Thaz’s 100th ADQ raid

Thazara is my one character that will never TR. Thazara was born on the first week of August 2011, and my goal has been to make her as strong as I can with gear, build adjustment and the last few years epic reincarnation. This means, that Thaz’s list of raid completions has never reset. Of course, I don’t raid all that much, especially not of late, and raids like ADQ really don’t offer anything anymore.. but I still wanted to finish getting to 100. Here are some screenshots from Thaz’s 100th.

We faught Lailat in The Court of Lailat (the pre-raid).
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Raids week 35

This time I’m posting the raids blog a bit earlier than the last two weeks. This is the raids post for yesterday, week 35 of me hosting the raids since legendary was introduced in U29.

Jedli was online this time and joined me for TS reaper 2, which I posted for at 9.05 pm GMT+2, or 3.05 pm EST. My first joiner had both str and int for us, so I was able to change the lfm right away (it said “need str and int”).  There was another TS post up, but they had posted for hard.. and were for some reason not filling. As people were joining my lfm, some if not all of the people in the other group joined mine instead. We filled quite quickly.

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Raids week 33

This is the raids post for last Saturday. I’m again a bit late writing it, but at least I managed to get it done before the next raids 🙂 If you’d like to join my Saturday raids on Orien, feel free to join the channel “/joinchannel EEraids endgame”. Currently I/ we do reaper 2 legendary Tempest’s Spine and a normal Riding the Storm, after which ppl get to suggest what they want to run. If I don’t get any suggestions I pick something I would like to run. I post for TS at about 3 pm EST, sometimes a bit later.

Anyway, last week we did TS and RSO as per usual. For some reason I completely forgot to get the group picture of TS group, I only got the experience report. It seems like we finished at 3.48 pm, so filling the group and running the raid took 48 minutes. This time I also didn’t die, and killed a few trash mobs in fire & ice. It looks in the experience report like we didn’t have a full party, but we did.

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Raids week 29

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.

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Raids week 27

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.


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Raids week 26

I was a bit late logging on, and apparently this week people were waiting for my post, since as soon as put the post up, people started clicking the lfm and we filled in like 5 minutes. I started with Tempest’s Spine reaper 2. The run was a lot better than last week, but we did have a few deaths, and I got kicked off and had to run back. Luckily I ended up close to the short cut entrance and didn’t have to worry about running into any mobs on the way back. We finished TS in 25 minutes.

The the plan was to do Riding the Storm out LH. I had a good group of people, but I didn’t want to attempt the raid short manned, so we waited. I was looking for people on the who, but the few names I recognised were busy doing other things. After waiting 40-50 minutes without filling the party, I suggested we just short man normal instead. We also had a few first timers, so I figured normal was better anyway. The run was pretty good, we had a few deaths, some miscommunication and we struggled on the last puzzle, but nothing major. I also took screenshots of all the rune pillars and puzzles I found (I didn’t run around the whole area, though), and I intend to continue this next time, in hopes of mapping them all out for future runs. We completed RSO in 50 minutes.

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Raids week 25

Last week I was away so didn’t host any raids, this week I was back again with the plan to do at least Tempest’s Spine and Riding the Storm Out. I decided to post for TS reaper 3 just after 9 pm my time. At first it seemed like I would have to cancel the raids, but then Haleyh and Klorox joined, and it didn’t take too long before I had enough players so we could start.

Things seemed fine up until end fight. We completed fire & ice with the normal amount of deaths (yeah, I died in ice as I usually do), and no one got lost or left behind. We get to end fight and people start dying. Max wondered if Sorjek’s hps were going down at all, but it was just that were were lacking in dps due to deaths. I got blown off at least 3 times and had to run back. Two of the times I ended up near entrance and once time I died and had to be rescued. When Sorjek was down to only a few percent hp, he walked too close to the left pillar and reset…

We were already low on resources and this was an additional blow. At least we managed to always have someone on the platform, and the reset didn’t happen again. After 59 minutes he finally went down an we got our loot and xp. To me the reaper xp was not worth the additional pain that R3 caused us, so next week I’ll be doing R2.

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Raids week 24

I have decided to temporarily rename my weekly raids post to ‘raids week xx’ instead of  ‘LE/EE raids…’, this because we haven’t been mainly focused on the EE completions the last few weeks and I feel the title is misleading.

The plan for last Saturday was to run reaper TS and then 1-2 runs of Riding the Storm Out. Instead we ended up doing TS, RSO and Shroud. TS on reaper 2, RSO on normal and Shroud on hard. I wasn’t really that interested in spending the whole night waiting to fill my party, so I decided to run on a lower difficulty to encourage ppl to join.

TS was good, except for me dying a lot. I’m not exactly sure what the difference was this week… I attacked something, it aggro’d on me and then I was dead. It kept happening over and over, even in the end fight.

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LE/EE raids week 23

After last week’s fiasco with Shroud, this week (well technically last week) I decided I was going to post for Reaper TS, and LN Riding the Storm Out. I posted for TS reaper 3 first, and waited for a full party with a character for strength and intelligence. Both of these joined rather fast, so the rest of the waiting was just for people to join. It took about half an hour to fill, and then another half hour to complete the raid. I managed to not die until the end fight, but during the end fight I got targeted by Sorjek several times and died. Reaper 3 takes about 10 minutes longer than reaper 2, in my experience.

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LE/EE raids week 22

It’s already Thursday night and I’m only now doing the blog about last week’s raids. I did upload the pictures days ago, I just haven’t gotten around to writing the actual blog til now.

Saturday I was a bit late, maybe 15 min, and I posted for LE Shroud. I’ve for the time being given up on attempting to do reaper, as most if not all of my regular raiders are TR’ing. Weii joined me, and we waited… about 40 min before I told him “I give up” and posted for hard instead. He wasn’t convinced it would make a difference.. and it didn’t, much. We got 2 or 3 joiners in half an hour, after which I was quite bored with waiting, so I decided to post for TS instead. Reaper 2.

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