The other day I wanted to do a reaper 1 Battle for Eveningstar at level, meaning max level 21. I posted and left the lfm up while I started. I have done this quest EE at level before, but never attempted to solo reaper. I spent most of the time jumping on roofs, trying not to die from the casters, which failed a few times. Luckily my deaths were close enough to a shrine that I didn’t need to use a cake. I parked Albus as a fail safe and at a couple of times parked him near me on a roof so he’d throw me heals, but he turned out to be completely useless for this. Parked he didn’t heal me and he didn’t heal himself either, so he ended up dying. For the end fight I just left him at the shrine.
The quest took me a while as I was clearing most of the trash, but things progressed better than I had expected. I even managed to take out the priestesses without them healing more than once of twice. As for the end fight, it took me a while and when the driers spawned I had to stop attacking the boss to take care of them, but I managed to do this without taking too much damage. I finished the quest in 53 minutes solo, as no one had joined. Hamster offered to join to help me out, but I was at that time more than half-way through the end fight, so told him I was almost done.
On Monday I attempted to run A small problem R1 and that didn’t go so well, even with an almost full party.. so struggled through Lords of Dust instead short man. Wednesday I posted for Servants and started solo. I was level 20, the quest is lvl 21 on normal, so I was at a somewhat good level for reaper, but I felt weak and under-powered. After the first wave a melee monk joined me and I was happy for the help. He may have had many more past lives than me, but he seemed surprised at the difficulty of the quest and was impressed with my build for not dying all the time, lol. I was happy for the compliment of course, but I didn’t really feel like my build is that good.. it has its quirks and it is a kiter build. I feel like that’s my thing.. I kite. I guess that’s why I’ve come to like ranged characters a lot of late. How not to die? Don’t get hit, which of course is quite hard when you’re a melee. For melees you just need a lot of prr, mrr, dodge if you can manage, displace, and enough heals to stay alive. My build has evasion, dodge, some prr and some heals, I survive by running backwards while I shoot, or by perching. For my build perching makes things take longer, as I use adrenaline in combination with improved precise shot to do as much damage as possible, and it’s hard if not impossible to ips when perching.
Anyway, the quest was long with a lot of deaths, but we eventually finished. I’ve decided to hide the monk’s name, while I kept Niv’s name in the screenshots.. as Niv only joined and got to us as we were in the end fight, fighting the last two mobs – the priestess and the hezrou.
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.
Yesterday I ran the dailies once eH to cap Cerge, and then right away eTR’d for the 11th time. I’m not getting any closer to epic completionist, though, as I’m doing Primal for Doubleshot (this is the 5th past life in Primal). Anyway, I eTR’d and then right away colored his hair scarlet, lol. Here are the before and after pictures.
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Cerge is a shadarkai this life, and since I’ve liked him blond, I made him blond this life as well. I tend to collect the hair dyes that drop from chests at times, and I send them to a bank character that stores them. This time, though, I had two hair dyes in Cerge’s inventory, burgundy and scarlet, and I figured why not so I used the burgundy. I think I like it. What say you?
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I’m generally not a fan of soloing, as I enjoy the company of other players.. so unless I’m multiboxing, I tend to lfm for the quests I want to do. But with the addition of reaper difficulty and the limitations of it, getting people to join my lfm has been getting harder. Getting joiners for EE was already difficult at times, but reaper has become a challenge. I don’t like waiting around too long for people to join my lfm, so most of the time I’ll pick a difficulty I can (with some difficulty) solo and hope that someone joins me in progress.
When running Precious Cargo the other day, after stepping out from I believe it was the cargo hold, I had become invisible.
I posted for R2 Tempest’s Spine as per usual at 3 pm EST. I didn’t have to wait too long for joiners, but with 4 spots left, we still din’t have anyone to do strength and intelligence. In the 9th spot our str char joined and then Niv sent me a tell asking if we needed an int char. I said yes, he joined and off we went. The party filled as we were in progress. I may have been playing a bit sloppier this time, or maybe my party was less aggressive than it usually is, but I died at least twice in ice this time. But my party was awesome as always and we didn’t really have that much issues to finish that part. Usually, in the end fight I de from Sorjek’s lightning attacks, but this time he shot me with an arrow at least twice. We finished in just under 30 min.
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…
After capping last night, I immediately epic reincarnated Cerge (after midnight, so today). Here are his before and after pictures.
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