On Saturday I posted at 9pm my time as per usually, starting with Reaper 2 Legendary Tempest’s Spine. My lfm said lvl 28-30, but I did let at least one lvl 26 join. At first we were filling rather slowly, but then we suddenly had an almost full party and I decided to start. We had a couple of reapers on the way to the main entrance (to which we always invis) and I told the party to just ignore them. As I didn’t stay and wait for everyone, I’m not sure if they killed them or ran past them like I did.
I finally finished it. After about 4 runs of taking screenshots of the pillars and puzzles in Riding the Storm out, I finally managed to complete my map.
It turns out I was wrong. There aren’t 12 side area puzzles, but 14, 6 west, 6 east and 2 north. There is an equal amount of pillars, i.e. 14. Check out my map below.
That’s all for this post.
Thank you for stopping by.
This is vol 2 of Keonna’s story that I posted January 19, 2013. Keronna, which means spell keeper in elvish, started out as a half-elf cleric with sorcerer diletante on the Cannith server. On Cannith we were running a 5 man group for a while, but soon we were down to 3. My friend Cat joined us and we were 4, but then Cat and Ness left, and it was just me and Rilosa. Before this, though, we had leveled past the heroic cap, done some epics and raids and TR’d. For Keronna’s second life I really wanted to try an undead staffer.. so I made her into a wizard-monk.
Now that I think of it, I can’t really remember much about the static Cannith group. We played together once a week for a couple of hours, we progressed slowly, didn’t acquire much gear and didn’t raid much. The few times I did host a raid, my character felt weak and the server natives didn’t know me or run raids the way I’m used to on Orien. When both Cat and Ness left the group, I felt that progressing would become a lot harder with just me and Rilosa, as neither of us ran a very high dps character at the time. So, after not too much hesitation, I decided to move Keronna to Orien to benefit from the gear and guild I have there. Rilosa soon followed and became part of my and my sister’s static group.
Things changed when Keronna moved to Orien. First I had to change her name, as there already was a Keronna on the server (although, I’m not convinced that there was). Since she had had an elvish name, I wanted her to still have that. I settled for Firetha, which in elvish means dark healer. I found it fitting as Firetha was a palemaster at the time, i.e. healing from dark spells. Then I capped her EDs and did a few raids before I decided to TR into her next life.
For Firetha’s third life I decided to make her an elf air sorc. I had seen some videos of how powerful one of those can be, so I wanted to give it a try. She turned out as a squishy mana drain who only did some of the dps I had seen on YouTube. I wanted more, and that’s when I decided that I was going to turn Firetha into the first character of mine to do a heroic TR train, TR’ing at 20. I started with wizard lives, of which Firetha needed 2. As I write this Firetha is on her third and final wizard life, after which she will be a sorcerer again.
Leveling a wizard solo in heroics was slow and tedious, so for her current life I’ve been leveling with a barbarian that I created on one of my alt accounts. Of course this limits me a bit, as that account does not have access to all the same content as my main.
Anyway, here are some old posts from Cannith:
January 26, 2013 In wait for U17
May 4, 2013 Keronna update; getting closer to epic
May 25, 2013 Cannith game night: epics and raids
August 28, 2013 Keronna 2.0
October 8, 2013 Cannith night – zombies!
October 16, 2013 Cannith again, zombie update
November 27, 2013 Cannith, Cannith, Cannith
January 14, 2014 Questing Cannith
March 19, 2014 When did this happen?
May 6, 2014 Static Cannith night
May 13, 2014 Not one shadowsight, but two
June 3, 2014 Keronna my pm henshin, finally hit 20
September 25, 2014 And then there were two
Firetha’s move to Orien:
October 10, 2014 So long, and thanks for all the fish…
Since I’m not a big fan of running low level heroics, and since I’m dual-boxing my TR, I basically only run Firetha when I’m too low on time to run one of my other characters, or when the mood hits, which isn’t that often. Due to this, Firetha’s levelling is going rather slow, yet not as slow as it did on Cannith.
So, what does the future hold for Firetha? Currently I don’t really know. There’s no long time end game plan for her, as she was made as a just for fun character. I’ve been making it up as I go along. For the time being the plan is just to do 3x caster lives, after which we’ll see.
On Saturday we did quite a few raids for once. I started with reaper 2 TS as has been routine, and after we did a normal Riding the storm. TS filled rather quickly, RSo a bit slower, but the wait wasn’t too long. I was going to finish taking pictures of the pillars and puzzles, but realised later that my screenshots had failed, and I hadn’t even taken pics of all of them. The raid itself went pretty well, and we even had a named item drop (Discerning Gaze). Apparently I forgot to screenshot the quest report for RSO…
Jarvanna hit 30 some weeks ago and now me, Schoan and Valdayanie (or little static group) have been focused on just gaining xp for our EDs. Valdayanie has been unavailable for the last couple of weeks, so it’s been just Jarv and Schoan. I wanted to try some EEs last week and we started with Lords of Dust. I was surprised at how easy it felt compared to expectations… I expected us to do poorly and maybe even fail. We continued with Servants and later Beyond the Rift, skipping Spinner, as I didn’t feel like dying a lot.
This week (last Saturday), I was almost on time, but the interest for the raids was quite low. I posted for reaper 2 TS, and it took a while to fill, but eventually we got going. I felt a bit distracted, and didn’t help much, and as we got to end fight, one player had taken the wrong turn and got killed by fire ellies. Half way through the end fight I decided to go get them instead of helping with the fight, and before we got back the raid finished. A few named items dropped.
This is the sequel to Cerge’s story that I posted December 25, 2012. I’m working on updating my character’s stories, and now the time has come to tell Cerge’s. Since you can read about his earliest days in the previous post, the story will continue from there.
Quite early on I decided that I wanted Cerge to be my end game caster. I wanted to do completionist and 3x all the caster lives, to make him the best caster possible. Then iconics and epic reincarnation was added to the game, and I decided that I wanted to follow my previous plan plus do iconics and epic past lives. Since I don’t really enjoy running the lower level quests, and I do enjoy running epics, as soon as iconics were added, Cerge became an iconic.
When it comes to Cerge’s reincarnation, when epic destinies were added I decided that I was going to do Cerge’s lives in epic sphere order. Caster classes first, then other magical classes, and last but not least melees. At the time when I first came up with this idea, melees were my least favorite class to play. Of course, each life was supposed to be different from anything I had played before, and on each life I wanted to do a few epic lives as well.
Cerge’s first life he was a pure warforged sorcerer that struggled in hard quests (I didn’t even attempt elite for the most of it). He was ok, but he didn’t really make playing a sorcerer feel like fun. It might of course have been my lack of gear and experience as well as his lack of past lives. On his second life I again made him a warforged (I had this idea that I wanted him to be wf all his lives… but I gave up on that pretty quickly) and this time a trapper wizard. I focused a lot more on his trapping abilities than his casting, and even though he could do some casting, he was mainly cc and quite bad at that. He was an excellent trapper, though.
Cerge’s third life I made him a human bardcher. That is an archer bard. I had fun playing this build, he could do some cc and pull aggro with his dps, but in general he had poor healing and his dps was only so-so. This was my first experience playing an archer, though, and a positive experience.
On Cerge’s forth life it was time to move away from the arcane sphere and move over to the divine (as I consider divine to be casters too). This was also Cerge’s first iconic life. I decided to use Thaz’s build and adjust it for a 1 cleric/ 19 favored soul sun elf build. The build worked out perfectly, and even without the gear he was beating Thaz’s dps. This was my first favored soul and I enjoyed it a lot. Soloing heroic elite quests had never been as easy. Cerge did one epic past life as an fvs. He previously got 2 epic past lives in combination with the heroic TRs.
For Cerge’s fifth life I wanted to do cleric, but since Thaz is my caster cleric, I wanted to do something different with Cerge. I think I remembered reading about someone doing a dual wielding melee cleric, and since I had never done something like that, this is what I wanted to do. I actually screwed up the build on my first attempt and ended up lesser reincarnating him at 20. I was convinced that the weapons I wanted the use were going to count as heavy, so I focused my whole build around slashing weapons, only to later realize they count as piercing. Cerge did quite well as a melee cleric and I even did som high level EEs on him. Cerge did 2 epic past lives as a cleric.
Sixt life was to be paladin. The last class in the divine sphere. Since I was in the middle of running EEraids on Thaz, and finding a good tank for EE deathwyrm was quite difficult, that was what I wanted Cerge to be, a dragon tank. I asked Short (like I’ve done with many of my builds since I got to know him) what the best build for a tank would be, a tank that would also have enough dps to solo stuff. He suggested I’d do a sword and board build using a dwarven axe. The build was decent. Cerge did a pretty good tank for Deathwyrm. His intim wasn’t top notch, but by using paladin additional hate in combination with Unyelding Sentinel’s added hate, no one I ran with could pull the mobs off me, and I was even able to steal aggro from others without the use of intimidate. All I had to do was touch the mob with my axe, it didn’t even have to do damage for the mob’s aggro to turn to me (tested in Fire on Thunderpeak when dragons had the purple orb). Cerge could have had better heals, though, and his dps was a bit disappointing. Cerge did 2 epic past lives as a paladin.
For Cerge’s seventh life it was time to move over to the primal sphere, the sphere of non casters but still magical beings. I decided to start with druid. Since I had heard good things about melee druids, I decided I wanted to do one. Short gave me a couple of suggestions and I decided to go with the dual wielding short sword build, only to realize the wolf doesn’t actually use the offhand weapon. I struggled through, I even did two epic past lives, but I didn’t really like this build. I felt like he was lacking in dps, lacking in heals and just felt really squishy. I wanted to do difficult quests and EEs, but I kept struggling to do them, so after the second epic life I was done.
And that brings us to Cerge’s current life, life eight, a shadarkai ranger. At this point Cerge has done three sun elf lives, which is the maximum, and I figured human would be the best for a ranger. I did shadarkai to do iconic and used a lesser heart to get rid of the first level of rogue. This is in my opinion Cerge’s best life so far, even beating the fvs. I have done a lot of soloing, even EEs at level and Cerge has just been getting more powerful. Cerge has capped at level 30 on his 8th life and I am planning to do a few epic reincarnations.
Here is the list of Cerge’s reincarnation blogs:
April 15, 2013 True Reincarnation
December 26, 2013 Epic Reincarnation & True Reincarnation
May 18, 2014 Epic Reincarnation & True Reincarnation
September 7, 2014 Epic Reincarnation
October 18, 2014 True Reincarnation
December 16, 2014 Lesser Reincarnation
January 31, 2015 Epic Reincarnation
April 14, 2015 Epic Reincarnation
April 29, 2015 True Reincarnation
March 6, 2016 Epic Reincarnation
March 31, 2016 Epic Reincarnation
May 5, 2016 True Reincarnation
September 18, 2016 Epic Reincarnation
November 8, 2016 Epic Reincarnation
January 30, 2017 True Reincarnation
Here’s the list of EEraids I ran on Cerge (that is the weekly EEraids I post/posted):
July 11, 2015 EEraids 21
July 18, 2015 EEraids 22
August 15, 2015 EEraids 23
August 29, 2015 EEraids 24
September 5, 2015 EEraids 25
September 12, 2015 EEraids 26
September 19, 2015 EEraids 27
October 3, 2015 EEraids 28
October 10, 2015 EEraids 29
October 24, 2015 EEraids 30
November 7, 2015 EEraids 31
November 21, 2015 EEraids 32
December 12, 2015 EEraids 33
January 2, 2016 EEraids 34
And here’s a list of blogs about Cerge soloing EEs:
September 11, 2014 Solo Impossible Demands EE
September 19, 2014 Solo Outbreak EE
July 3, 2016 Solo House D chain and first Eveningstar chain EE
March 15, 2017 Solo Bargain of Blood Reaper 1
April 23, 2017 Solo Flagging for Caught in the Web EE
April 30,2017 Solo flagging for The Fall of Truth EE
What does the future hold for Cerge? Well first he is going to finish his path to completionist, while doing epic lives in between. This would have meant artificer, monk, fighter and barbarian, but warlock was also added and kind of screwed up my TRs according to sphere. I plan to do warlock last. I also intend to do all iconic past lives as well, and at least epic completionist, if not all epic lives. Then I intend to do at least two more of fvs, sorc and wizard, and then maybe consider doing racial past lives, since racial reincarnation was added in the last update.