Last week the raids were a bust. I had my lfm up for EE Deathwyrm for about 3 h and I only had 3 ppl join in those hours, of which all left after a while. I was dual boxing with friend’s account, flagging his toons for doj, so I wasn’t in that much of a hurry, but when I started to feel like I was too tired to run the raid, I took the lfm down.
EE deathwyrm team no 26
This week things were a bit different. I was getting ready to get back to flagging friend’s toons for doj when I suddenly had 4 ppl in the party (+ me and friend’s toon)… so I quit the flagging thing, booted friend’s account and waited for a few more. When we were 9 in the party I decided to get started. Some of the party members did really well, others kept dying… so I didn’t feel that confident about the run, until I had a full party. Getting to end fight was a bit of a struggle, but not impossible. For the end fight, Grandern took lead of shadow side, I was on dragon and Khyleeh and Arrienne did the death lords. It took us a bit to find the real phylactery, but in the end we finished after 82 min, with 52 deaths.
Miri, that is Miriath, left my guild Phoenix Clan today. Miri has been in Phoenix (previously Gli Egypt) for about a year and a half and he was the first person I asked Osi to invite since I joined. My reason? I said I needed someone to TR with. I didn’t really run with Miri much, I play very mixed.. some days I run a TR, some days eTR, other days raids, so I find it hard to TR together with others. It really only works if they are playing multiple toons too, so they can leave one for me. Miri has more than one toon, but he really only plays one, so we ran some epics together and some raids, but very little heroics.
Me and Miri running EE Druid’s chain back in June.
I don’t exactly know why Miri decided to leave, he said something about wanting to try something different, and then removed his toons from the guild. I’m sad to see him go, and a little disappointed that he didn’t give us a chance to try and convince him to stay. I wish him all the best in his adventures and hope he decides to come back at some point
Good luck, Miri.
P.S. As I may have mentioned, my guild is like my family in ddo, so it does make me sad when ppl leave. Osi did come back recently, though.
I was a bit late for my raids this week. Me and darth went shopping and we weren’t home til after 7.30, and then I had to let the degus out, so logged on at 9. I put the lfm up and apologized in channel for being late. Not that I know if anyone even read it. I got a few joiners quite fast, and Nurmaso started running the puzzles right after joining. I stayed on my ship for a bit while doing my daily duolingo on my phone. I stepped into the raid when I was done and caught up to the group as they were about to fight the bone guardian. We got/ did jumps and red light/ green light room. Some people were having some issues in the jumps and caught up with us later, while red light/ green light went really well, even though it takes longer.
Getting to the end fight, I felt like at least some were not listening or willing to do any of the tasks required, and then when part of the party went to shadow side, the death lord team started dying. We were running short man, so I could not afford to have more ppl on dragon side, but told the ppl on shadow side to kill things on dragon side before heading back. When it came to finding the real phylactery, that part did not take that long, I think they did 3x shadow portal and then we found the real one. Pulling the lever failed on the first try, but the raid finished in 78 min 37 s.
Last night I was thinking I would just eTR Firetha (so I would remember to do it before TR) and then run some quests on Thaz. But as I was done with the eTR I said to myself “meh, I’ll just TR now”… I went to the reincarnation grove, did the procedure, logged out to get my screenshot, restarted client… and huh? I did not have a button for reincarnate. I logged back in again and tried again, and I had to look at it twice before I realised where I had gone wrong. TR cache! I’ve been mainly eTR’ing of late and didn’t remember that doing a TR means you have to empty it, lol. So I spent my time doing that before finally getting to do my TR. Here are Firetha’s before and after. And as always, the creation cave does not give you the real colors. He hair was supposed to be light blue.. but now it’s only gray. Oh, and the before screenshot is from the last TR. I forgot to screenshot her before this TR.
I finally got around to doing 20 doj runs on Firetha and planning a TR build for her. My idea is to do 2x wizard lives just 1-20 on her. As I will play my other toons as well, I don’t know how fast I will be able to TR, but this will be my first time actually meaning to do just 1-20 leveling. Only time I’ve previously TRd at 20 was when cap was still 20. I did one TR on Maidae back then.
Here is the draft for my wizard life/ lives
Character Plan by DDO Character Planner Version 04.28.01DDO Character Planner Home PageFiretha
Level 20 True Neutral Human Female
Hit Points: 240
Spell Points: 1696
Abilities Base Stats Modified Stats
(36 Point)(Level 1)(Level 20)
Strength 8 13
Dexterity 8 13
Constitution 18 23
Intelligence 18 28
Wisdom 8 13
Charisma 12 17
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Back in 1999 when I was active on Funplanet forums, I used to call myself “Micki the girl”, just because Micki is commonly a guy’s name. Now I am “the gamer” instead, lol. Not really, I don’t remember using thay nick before. Anyway, I asked Darth to snap a picture of me playing (I was running Defiler of the Just at the time). Here’s a couple of pics.
I am wearing a puple t-shirt in the pics, normally I’d wear gray or black. And I have a little bit more stuff on my table than I usually do (water bottle, beer can, coffee mug), but this is what it looks like when I’m playing 🙂 You can see Darth’s table in the right corner of the second picture.
Last week I was away on a cruise so EEraids were cancelled. This week I was back and I posted a bit before 8pm my time (2pm EST). I was prepared for a long wait, it has been taking a long while to fill these of late, so I was going to plan Firetha’s TR build while I wait… but I ended up talking with the first joiners instead. When we were 8, ppl started making their way to the raid and after an initial reset because of lag we were off. We got/ did archives and tower, and except for one late joiner getting lost and dying (and then releasing and leaving party), we didn’t have any issues to get to the end. In the end fight I had 3 ppl on death lords, I was on dragon as normally of late and I told Nurmaso to lead shadow side. It felt like the shadow side took a long time, but we finished in 60 min, which is still quite good for EE.
A dead dracolich in EEraids 28
Then off to fotp. A couple of ppl left and I got a couple of replacements and then we were off. We had a good amount of ranged dps, so I actually could have melees focus on trash and ranged on dragons this time. We had some deaths and a bit of lag, but still finished in 24 min.