Raids week 97

 

On Saturday I logged for raids at about 5 past 9 my time And Osi had a bit more than half a party already. We waited til 20 past to fill and step in on hard (baba’s). I asked if Osi wanted to split the party, and he told me to go right, he’d go left. Anyone else got to pick side. During the first baba fight, after I cast Divine Wrath I got aggro of the hut, as the aggro was supposed to switch, it switched back to me. When we stepped into the hut I still had the symbol for hut aggro in my buff bar. As for totems and and puzzles, I killed the totems most of the time when frog was off timer, and attempted to get the crows, but implosion is a bit finicky if there is any mob in range that is immune. For some reason it seems to always taget the immune mob and continues ticking on it until the spell runs out. Tahlua and Idhril and I were doing puzzles on my side, puzzles were being completed rather fast. We did struggle a bit to get the scarecrows down at the same time, though. In the second baba fight I didn’t get aggro of the hut at all and during the run through the hut I managed to not let the wisps kill me, lol. In the end fight Osi said in good time before the shamblers spawned to focus on baba and leave shamblers. This time we had a decent amount of dps and baba went down without the debuff being cast. We completed in 28 minutes and Vestments of Ravenloft dropped.

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Raids week 95

I had intended to do this blog a bit earlier in the week, but that didn’t happen. This is the blog for raids 95, Saturday 20 October. On my suggestion, this week Osi posted for Killing Time as the first raid, but as I logged I was told that Matrix had just filled a group for the raid. As we’re waiting with very few joiners I suggest we do something else in hopes of getting more joiners for KT when Matrix is done with their run. We switched to Baba and waited a bit more for a full group. For sides, Osi told me to go right and he’d go left, the rest got to choose side. We managed to split evenly and I helped with puzzles, but had more than one person on my side who knew how to do them. As for end fight, since Osi was ready to tank again, I wrote in party chat for the party to focus on baba. Half the party did, half went to fight shamblers. I was insisting we’d focus on baba, so I did so, ignoring anyone who went to shamblers. The raid completed in 36 minutes and Suffering, the Half of Whole dropped.

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Raids week 94

 

Last week on Saturday I logged at about 5 past 9 pm my time and this time Osi didn’t have a full party yet. I don’t remember if he put an lfm up or not, but the raid party quickly filled with people from Phoenix Clan (our guild), Soko Irrlicht and a few friends/ regulars. I said something like “we’re an LH party, no?” (because of no tank) and we stepped in on LH. I also decided I wanted to go left in the split, and Osi told us it was a random split. This week I finally got enough screenshots of inside the hut, to puzzle together an inside hut map picture for wiki. The first run through Fleea was doing puzzles left, with me attempting to help. Second run through Gaijya joined us left and did puzzles with Fleea, while Osi was left to deal with puzzles right. As for end fight, Osi seemed to want to tank shamblers again, so I told the party to just focus on baba and let Osi deal with shamblers. Close to the end we were hit with the hp debuff, but soon after completed. The raid completed in 33 minutes and Echo of Ravenkind, Fate, the Knower of All and Patience Through Peril dropped.

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Raids week 93

Last week Saturday when I logged for raids Osi had a full party already, he only saved a spot for me. I had intended to grab some more pots while waiting for the group to fill, but now I just had to run to he raid so we could start – which was Baba’s. Since I’ve been meaning to get some screenshots from inside the hut for DDOWiki, I asked to do left side of the hut this week – I’ve been doing right side exclusively during our raids.  The raid progressed without issues and I attempted to help Fleea with the puzzles – puzzles I’ve never done before. With update 40 and the new cloaks there seems to have been a bug introduced, a bug that kept moving Thaz to the left side of the screen. This can be seen in some of the screenshots and in the video down below. The bug seems fixed in patch 1. In the end fight of Baba’s, Osi wanted to tank shamblers, so I decided that we ignore them and fight Baba instead. The raid completed in 31 minutes and the only thing I saw drop was a +7 str tome.

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Raids week 92

 

Last week when I logged on for raids Osi had an almost full party waiting for me. Titus wanted to try tanking in Baba, and we stepped in on R1 (in fact someone chose it before I could get the party to say which diff they wanted). By 10 past 9 pm we were already in but spent a few extra minutes organising the party. My side ended up with a few puzzlers, and it seemed like we had different ways of doing them so I attempted to do it the way they did and got confused, which made the puzzling take a bit longer. Over all the puzzles went well, and we had very few deaths until the end fight. As we step out to the end fight area, I get insta killed by a wisp as I’m typing instructions. I wait out the death timer, get a raise and get back to helping kill scare crows. As for baba and shamblers, Titus managed very will, with only a few occasional heals from me (maybe Osi or Stitchz helped too). The raid completed in 45 minutes with only 4 deaths total. Memory of a Tailor’s DuressSavior, the Breaker of Chains and Spite, the Fractured ShardsVan Richten’s Spectacles dropped.

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Raids week 91

 

Last week Saturday we started with Baba’s as we usually do. I don’t remember now if Osi posted or if I did, but I logged on Cerge only to change to Thaz when we decided to do EE. Ekefen joined to tank for us, I attempted to split the party somewhat. I tried to assign a tank and make sure we had a puzzler on each side. I went right as I usually do and noticed that my side only had me as an insta killed for totems while the left side had at least two (Osi and Upload). Still, we were about as fast taking out totems and when it came to puzzles my side had about 3 puzzlers. Running through the hut and then getting to the end fight taking out wisps and things were going really well until the shamblers spawned. For some unknown reason one of the shamblers refused to aggro on our assigned tank and charged straight at the party. At one point he ran after me too, I wasn’t aware that I had hit him as he was on the other side of baba and I was attacking baba. This lead to me dying, but the rest of the party managed to continue dps’ing baba, even with one shambler loose… and soon after we completed. The raid finished in 41 minutes with 6 deaths. Only two items dropped from what I could see; Molten Silver Gauntlets and a +8 upgrade tome of dex.

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Raids week 90

On Saturday I was on time for raids for once. As I logged Osi sent me an invite, but didn’t give me the star. Instead he put up an empty lfm, and once we were down to 3 spots, he passed me lead so I could lfm. Looking at the party makeup, I decided to post for hard. The last 3 spots filled quickly and we stepped in. I was trying to organise a little, getting people to take on roles, but eventually gave up and figured we’d be fine. I’m sure Soko talks outside party chat and makes decisions that I don’t see. Puzzles went well, baba fight went well. The raid wasn’t death free, but deaths were few. When shamblers spawned we killed them and no one died in the end fight. The raid completed in 31 minutes and only 1 named item dropped: Savior, the Breaker of Chains.

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Raids week 89

Last week Saturday I was running late and sent a message to Osi that I was. When I logged on at about a quarter past 9 pm (3 pm EDT), Osi had already started a group. Noticing that the group already had 3 divines, I decided to switch to Cerge. By 9.30 we had a full group. Since I felt we were a bit low on dps, and I again didn’t want to wait for a dedicated tank, I decided on hard. For puzzles part I wanted Osi right with me, Bruder left and Crone offered to play crow tank. Gaijya was puzzler. For right side Tahlua was tank. I, Iqos and Fleea were doing puzzles. We had a few random deaths during puzzles, but most of it was smooth. In the end fight I explained a little, we killed wisps, crows and shamblers before baba. The raid completed in 34 minutes and Torn, That Which Renders Despair and Dusk, the Light Descends dropped. I traded runes to get Dusk for Thaz many weeks ago, I believe Osi won the roll on this one.

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Raids week 88

 

Here is the post for raids 88, which was Saturday last week. I was a bit late again, but figured it’d be fine. When I logged on Osi and a few others were waiting for raids and I got an invite. As I was about to put my lfm up I saw an lfm for baba’s, so waited for them to fill before putting my own up. The other group had posted for R1, I posted for R1/EE/EH depending on group. Once we started to fill we decided on hard, since we were a bit low on dps and I didn’t want to wait for a tank. I decided to switch to Cerge, since the party had 4 divines besides me, and I figured Cerge would do more dps to baba. As for splitting up in teams, I suggested Upload, Rivella and Nab go left, I wanted Osi and Madzombie with me right, the rest for to pick sides. The raid was quite smooth, puzzles got completed without too much waiting. We killed wisps, scarecrows and shamblers in the end fight. I think we had a few deaths, but not too many. The raid completed in 38 minutes and Memory of a Tailor’s DuressVestments of Ravenloft and Echo of the Icon dropped and I got a +7 int tome.

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Raids week 87

Due to a busy Saturday, last week I didn’t manage to log on to ddo until half an hour after my normal raid time. I did send my regulars a message that I was running a bit late, though. At about 9.30 pm (3 pm EDT) I posted for babas and was quickly joined by a few people. Once we had a full group I stepped in. I suggested Rivella go left, and I asked if left side had a puzzler, since last week I failed to make sure both sides had someone who knows them. My side had again someone else but me doing them, so we completed quickly, except for the few times when I couldn’t get the crows down with implosion or frog and the crows were not killed at the same time. I believe this was the first run we’ve done where we didn’t have any deaths. We killed wisps, crows, shamblers and finally baba in the end fight and the raid completed in 36 minutes. It would seem we got skunked on loot, though.

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