I was going nuts with the server down time. It had been planned for Wednesday, so I planned to not play then.. and then ended up not playing wed-fri, which is the longest break I’ve had from the game without other plans. I did keep myself busy, though.
When the game finally got back on on Saturday, I invited TorGrimorde to help me farm for the base for the spell storing ring. The plan was that she’d kill the opt for my bank toons, so I’d get more loot chances. The most irritating bit of it, was that the rare didn’t even show up half of the time, so took us a lot more than 8 runs to ransack the chest. The ring did not drop.
After chest ransack, grim headed off to her home server and I switched into raid mode. 🙂 Cleazy was busy, I wanted to do shroud, so joined Zendikar’s (Zoolo’s) hard shroud. I didn’t even realise it was his until after I joined, lol. This run was done a bit differently than I was used to, and I was having a bit of problems following lead. 🙂 But over all it was a good run.
I put un an lfm for ToD after and suddenly ppl started hitting it. 🙂 I thought we’d have trouble filling, but I had to turn some pll down. Well, ToD has been very laggy lately. First try we recalled in phase 1 because of too much lag. Second try we got to when Suulo arrives in phase 3 when lag hit really bad. Heals wasn’t taking and ppl died. Horoth was back to 100% and it looked hopeless. But for some strange reason, some ppl managed to stay alive, and I told tank to dual tank the bosses. Even stranger, we managed to kill Suulo and then everyone focused on Horoth. I was just standing in the middle of action scroll healing (drank a couple of pots too), hoping that no one more would die. And down goes Horoth! 🙂
After ToD I saw two lfm’s up for CitW, one by a (new) friend of mine, other by one of Orien’s elite, who do a daily hard run. Run with a friend and strangers, or a group of ppl where I knew most of the names and knew that the ppl knew what they were doing? I joined the second, just because I’ve been wanting to see what their runs are like. I got the handwraps and gave them away. Run was run somewhat effectively, and we finished in time for my weekly elite shroud.
This week in my weekly elite, Niv wanted to run his lvl 13. We were a bit low on dps, maybe, but we got through, and Niv didn’t die. 😛 Woohoo. (I told the ppl who did die, aren’t u a bit embarrassed?). I switched to Cerge and joined Cleazy in a normal CitW. Didn’t get anything good. C had to go, and I joined a group doing ADQ, and offered to do 2nd group. 😛 Here too I was having a bit problems letting the other person lead, lol. I told ppl to wait or when I didn’t want to wait anymore and ppl would follow suit. 🙂 We did fine, but nothing special on the loot list.
A guildie wanted to help me get the teleport mask from Gnola fan, so we ran that 3 times, but none dropped. There was another ADQ up, so we both joined and I rushed there and was the first one in the quest. 🙂 Run was good, as always, and guess what Thaz pulled from the raid chest?
It was getting late and I was tired, I ransacked the chest in Deal and the Demon, and then sent a tell to Drewedici, who had an eVON lfm up that I could join when I was done with the chest (did 2-3 more runs). He wanted to do eH VON 5-6. (Usually we do VON5 on norm). VON5 was fine, even though it took longer on eH than eN. In VON6 Drew put the monk/druids (himself included) to solo air and fire, and 3 melees on ice, while the rest was supposed to pike. Didn’t take long before I ran out to air to stop him from dying, and asked the other healer to got to ice. 😛 Oh, this is probably mean of me, but I thought it would have been better to play it safe than “I can solo this”. Got a bit messy, but we got through it. 🙂
Sunday I logged on without a clear plan and decided to continue ransacking the rare chest in Sands. After a 5-6 runs without even seeing the rare, I joined a group doing eH Chronoscope. 🙂 Had a fun run, even though I managed to die outside of the bank (I was impatient and left the bank before the rest and aggro’d too much stuff). Went back to farming the chest after, and got some help from Andy and a pug. While we were running, a guildie decided to run it solo, and what? His first time looting the chest and he gets the ring and gives it to me. Yay! We still continued and ransacked the chest before I said ty, I’m done. Joined an eVON group after.
After this I felt done with the raids for this weekend. The only raid I didn’t get to run was Abbot. I did: 2xcitw, 2xshroud, 2xeVON, 2xeADQ, ToD and eChrono.
I sent grim a message telling her I was going to continue farming Litany, if she was interested in joining. I logged on Maidae and we did a few elite runs, a few hard runs and then the bosses on normal. Got one person from the lfm and Andy joined on an alt for the bosses. After 16 runs I was getting the -90% on xp and didn’t feel there was much point in farming it anymore. 🙂
There, that was my weekend. I played 12h Saturday and about 6h Sunday. Ty for reading and have a great next week.
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