Looking back at the history of the Saturday night raids

I posted my first DDO blog March 28, 2012 and have since then been writing semi-regularly as well as using the blog as documentation and history about my characters and gaming. I have been doing the Saturday night raids since 2012, although I did not do EEraids back then and at first I didn’t even post for them myself. Even though I have run and posted for raids on other nights than Saturday, in this blog I will mostly be focusing on the Saturday raids.

2012
I started running raids back in 2012. At first I was just joining raids when I saw them up, later I decided that I wanted to do a Shroud on Thazara each weekend, and soon I started posting for raids myself, usually on Saturday, sometimes on Sunday. Back in 2012 there were also a lot more people running and posting for raids, so I only hosted them myself about half the time. The dates posted here are the date of the blog, not the date of the run, as I’m no longer sure which day/ date the blog is about. Level cap increased from 20 to 25 in June 2012.

July 8, 2012 My very first time posting for Shroud, probably my very first time posting for a raid
July 25, 2012 My second blog post about posting for Shroud
August 5, 2012 Third post about posting for Shroud
August 19, 2012 Forth post about posting for Shroud
August 26, 2012 My first elite Shroud completion, my lfm. My first mention of Sat raids
September 2, 2012 Sat raids (and quests). I only posted for Shroud
September 16, 2012 I posted for Shroud, but lost my confidence and gave Cleazy lead
September 30, 2012 Shroud lfm
October 7, 2012 Sat raids, my first ToD. I posted for help, Kaikku joined and I gave her the star
October 14, 2012 Sat raids
October 21, 2012 Sat raids
October 28, 2012 Sat raids, my first time leading ToD
November 11, 2012 Saturday raids marathon
November 18, 2012 Sat raids
November 25, 2012 Sat raids/ marathon
December 3, 2012 Sat raids/ marathon
December 10, 2012 Weekend raids
December 24, 2012 Weekend raids
December 31, 2012 Sat raids

Most common category: Raids

Thazara’s Shroud September 2012

2013
In 2013 I continued doing raids on Saturdays, sometimes Sundays, and most of the time I tried to get as many raids done as possible in a night. Below are the blogs from 2013. July – September I don’t seem to have posted anything about Sat raids, and I believe this is because I wasn’t really posting for any. I was raiding a lot, but I was mostly joining raids posted by Gimpfest, Over Raided and Matrix, as I wanted to get more experience in raiding at higher difficulties. In October I started posting for Sat raids again. In 2013 – 2014 I was also running EE FoT with Avxseven’s group, the first completion in February 2013, but since these are not part of my Sat raids, they are not mentioned here. Level cap increased from 25 to 28 in August 2013.

January 7, 2013 Weekend post, Sat raids marathon
January 14, 2013 Week run down, including Sat raids marathon
January 20, 2013 Weekend highlights; questing and raids
February 4, 2013 9 days of gaming, Saturday Shroud mentioned
February 12, 2013 Bad raid runs, weekly Shroud on Saturday
February 17, 2013 Sat raids, I didn’t post for everything
February 25, 2013 Weekend post, quests and Saturday raids
March 19, 2013 Saturday night is raid night
March 26, 2013 Weekend raid marathon – 18 h straight
April 7, 2013 A few raids on Saturday
April 21, 2013 Saturday; A CitW and several EE FoT attempts
May 13, 2013 Sat raids, my first time leading VON
June 23, 2013 40th CitW

October 6, 2013 Weekend post, including Sat raids
October 13, 2013 Raids and flagging – weekend post
October 20, 2013 Weekend post, some raids
November 17, 2013 Saturday is raid night usually
November 24, 2013 Raids and epics
December 1, 2013 Busy, busy Cerge (raids and questing)
December 16, 2013 Weekend post (raids and questing)

Most common categories: Weekend raids, Raids

Thazara’s solo heal Shroud January 2013

2014
In 2014 I was doing Saturday raid marathons with Osiride, but I wasn’t posting so much about it. Instead I was posting about raids run, raids learned, pugs, puzzles and videos as well as Epic Elite raids. At the end October 2014 I also moved from Finland to Sweden, and I didn’t play much for a couple of weeks around that time.

January 19, 2014 EE raiding
February 2, 2014 Sat night pug raids marathon
March 1, 2014 Pug raid videos from the weekend
March 29,2014 Sat raids marathon mentioned, Cerge update
April 13, 2014 It was a raid heavy weekend
April 21, 2014 Easter weekend; Sat raids mentioned
May 4, 2014 Weekend raids
May 18, 2014 Raid night May 17
June 1, 2014 Weekend raids
June 29, 2014 Special raids this Sat
July 20, 2014  That EE Zawabi’s revenge
August 3, 2014 Sat raids and drinking
August 25, 2014 And we’re raiding again
November 30, 2014 Raiding again

Most common category: Raids

Cerge in EE Chrono June 2014

2015
January 23, 2015 I created the channel EEraids. I also posted about EEraids on the forums here (this thread is 2015-2016). The idea of the channel was to try and gather people who want to join me for Epic Elite raids on Saturday night. In August 2015 Defiler of the Just was released, and I spent many of my week nights in September running that raid, while doing EE Fire on Thunder Peak and EE Temple of the Deathwyrm on Saturdays. Level cap increased from 28 to 30 in December 2015.

January 24, 2015 A blog about the idea behind EEraids
January 25, 2015 The kick off of EEraids; First Fire on Thunder Peak completed
February 3, 2015 EE Fotp take 2
February 22, 2015 EEraids continue
March 1, 2015 EEraids: our first Deathwyrm
March 11, 2015 EERaids; Fifth Saturday
March 22, 2015 More EEraids
March 29, 2015 EEraids take 7  
April 5, 2015 EEraids 8th Saturday
April 12, 2015 EEraids Saturday No 9
April 19, 2015  EEraids 10 – recorded this time
April 26, 2015 EEraids 11
May 3, 2015 EEraids 12 – a failure
May 10, 2015 EEraids 13 – a failure
May 24, 2015 EEraids 14 – finally a success
May 31, 2015 EEraids 15
June 7, 2015 EEraids 16 – a failure
June 14, 2015 EEraids 17  
June 21, 2015 EEraids 18 – a mess
June 29, 2015 EEraids 19
July 5, 2015 EEraids 20
July 12, 2015 EEraids 21  
July 19, 2015 EEraids 22
August 17, 2015 EERaids 23
September 1, 2015 EEraids 24
September 6, 2015 EEraids 25
September 13, 2015 EEraids 26
September 21, 2015 EEraids 27
October 4, 2015 EEraids 28
October 11, 2015 EEraids 29
October 25, 2015 EEraids 30
November 9, 2015 EEraids 31
November 22, 2015 EEraids 32
December 15, 2015 EEraids 33

Categories: EEraidsEpic Elite Raids, Raids

Thazara in EE Fire on Thunderpeak June 2015

2016
Legendary raids were introduced with update 29 in December of 2015 (TS, HOX and Shroud), and my EEraids took a major toll with it. From having been able to somewhat easily get a full party for Thunderholme raids, now my raids were not filling. In January I was still posting for them, in February I was posting for Defiler and legendary raids and in March (I believe) was the data centre move. The data centre move cause a lot of problems in game, including lag that made several of the raids unplayable, so I took a break from posting for them. In September I decided to do a revival of the EEraids, and restarted the counter.  At first the main goal was to do LE Shroud each week.

January 3, 2016 EEraids 34
January 17, 2016 Raid night and Sunday gaming
January 31, 2016 EEraids Saturday
February 8, 2016 EE raids turned legendary
February 21, 2016 EE Defiler of the Just, finally

August 21, 2016 Raid night again finally

October 8, 2016 LE Shroud, finally
October 24, 2016 EEraids/ LEraids Saturday
October 31, 2016 EEraids/ LE raids, week 3
November 6, 2016 LE/EE raids week 4
November 22, 2016 LE/EE raids week 5
November 30, 2016 LE/EE raids week 6
December 4, 2016 LE/EE raids week 7
December 11, 2016 LE/EE raids week 8
December 18, 2016 LE/EE raids week 9
December 26, 2016 LE/EE raids week 10

Most common categories: EEraidsEpic Elite Raids

Thazara in EE Shroud October 2016

2017
In February 2017 reaper difficulty and reaper xp was released. This again caused problems for my raids, as the best way to get reaper xp was to TR… and with many people TR’ing, there wasn’t that many available for raids. In March 2017 we also got racial reincarnation, i.e. yet another reason for people to TR instead of staying at cap to do raids with me. By April I had switched to posting for TS and RSO intead of Shroud, as Shroud was not filling, and I also switched the title of the blogs from “LE/EE raids” to just “Raids”, as I wasn’t actively trying to do every raid on EE anymore.

January 8, 2017 LE/EE raids week 11
January 17, 2017 LE/EE raids week 12
January 22, 2017 LE/EE raids week 13
January 29, 2017 LE/EE raids week 14
February 6, 2017 LE/EE raids week 15; Introducing Reaper
February 12, 2017 LE/EE raids week 16
February 20, 2017 LE/EE raids week 17
February 28, 2017 LE/EE raids week 18
March 7, 2017 LE/EE raids week 19
March 15, 2017 LE/EE raids week 20
March 23, 2017 LE/EE raids week 21
March 30, 2017 LE/EE raids week 22
April 7, 2017 LE/EE raids week 23
April 11, 2017 Raids week 24
April 23, 2017 Raids week 25
April 30, 2017 Raids week 26
May 10, 2017 Raids week 27
May 18, 2017 Raids week 28
May 21, 2017 Raids week 29
May 30, 2017 Raids week 30
June 17, 2017 Raids week 31
June 23, 2017 Raids week 32
July 1, 2017 Raids week 33
July 8, 2017 Raids week 34
July 9, 2017 Raids week 35
July 21, 2017 Raids week 36 
July 29, 2017 Raids week 37  
July 30, 2017 Raids week 38
August 13, 2017 Raids week 39
August 23, 2017 Raids week 40
August 31, 2017 Raids week 41
September 6, 2017 Raids week 42
September 12, 2017 Raids week 43

Most common categories: EEraidsEpic Elite Raids

Thazara in Legendary Tempest’s Spine Reaper 2 May 2017

That’s all the Saturday raids blogs so far. Currently I’m using the category EEraids for the Sat raids, so to find all the newest raids, click on that link, or scroll through the starting page of my blog.

Here’s hoping that the Sat raids will continue for years to come.
I hope you enjoyed this blog, and welcome back again.
Cheers.

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