Yesterday during raids I decided to switch char, so gave the leader star to Haleyh and switched. When I returned I tried to ask for the star back while I was on my guild ship, but I was unable to send Halyeh tells, and he was unable to send me tells or pass me star. The star was passed to Klorox who was able to pass me the star. Trying to get to market from my guild ship, twice I got stuck in loading, and after restarting my client for the second time, I decided to go to the harbor and enter market that way, which seemed to work.
Later when IronMaw was trying to join the party he was unable to join by clicking the lfm. Hamster tried as well and couldn’t either. We were unable to send Iron tells and I could not invite him. I moved to harbor and tried again and this time I was able to invite him. Then when entering the raid, the only one who managed to get into the raid was Iron.. who apparently entered from Market instance 1. Everyone else who were in market 2 got stuck in loading. After me an a few others had restarted the client a few times, we figured out that we needed to be in market 1 to be able to enter the raid.
So, my guess is that there was something wrong with marketplace instance 2?
I started the recordings on April 4th and finally finished them last Monday. And now I finally have the videos appended and uploaded to YouTube. The Caught in the Web flag is I’m sure the longest flagging in the game, unless you count farming for sigil pieces in Necro 4.
To flag for Caught in the Web, you have to run the following quests:
Web of Chaos chain + Beyond the Rift (level 16 heroic normal, 21 epic normal). To flag for the Eveningstar chains you can run them heroic or epic. After you’ve run the 4 quests, you can use the rift to get to Eveningstar. I always run them heroic, so for these videos I ran them again on epic.
The first time you run The web of Chaos chain + Beyond the rift, the quests have to be completed in order as each quest run flags you for the next one. The other 3 chains, the quests within the chain will flag you for the final quest, which then opens the next chain. The 3 quests within each chain can be completed in any order. To flag for the final, you have to return to Eveningstar and pick up the quest rewards.
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.
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.
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.
I finally got to going through my Shroud flagging videos and uploaded them. This is how to flag for The Shroud.
Head to the Tower of the Twelve and talk to Gustavine Kyerrh. He will give you the quest Finding Meridia
Either run throught the Vale or use a level 3 guild ship navigator to get to Meridia.
Talk to Grandmaster Aaseamah Screven to complete finding Meridia.
Run the 5 quests out in the Vale and pick up the Shavarath stones from the end chest. Failing to collect the stone will prevent you from flagging. The quest you have to run and the stones you have to collect are:
I hadn’t done Tower of Frost on legendary, and I wanted to do the U35 quests on reaper. Yesterday I posted for The Newcomers 1 skull reaper, and my party filled rather fast. When I had a full party I suggested we do Black and Blue on 2 skulls, which wasn’t much more difficult. Today I wanted to do Tower of Frost on reaper 3, but after a long wait and no one joining, I lowered to 2 skulls and started solo. I was half way through second floor when I got my first joiner, and soon after we filled. The quest got a lot easier with more people, and we progressed nicely. The end fight was a bit challenging with the boss killing us over and over, but all in all it was a good run.
I noticed a few things during these runs, though. Thaz has been struggling to be useful for more than heals and rebuke foe in legendary raids, but here I was keeping up with the kill count. In the U35 quests I was imploding, spamming light spells and even mass frogging a few mobs… in Tower of Frost I couldn’t implode quite as much, but with comet and divine wrath in combination with the other spells, I too was getting some kills. I only had to step back a bit as I was draining on mana. Oh, and I noticed that I had healed Hoytarcher for over 10k with Divine Wrath one time. That’s more to him having awesome heal amp, than to me being an awesome healer, lol.
Anyway, here are Thaz’s stats at the start of The Newcomers:
U35 was out recently and I’ve now done the quests a couple of times, but not the raid. The theme for the update is dragons, and more dragons. 🙂 We got two new quests, with dragons, a raid with a dragon and a new player race – dragonborn. If you like me like dragons, it’s pretty awesome.