For you who don’t follow me on twitter or youtube, here’s a short post about the crucible run we did. I eTR’d Thaz some time back, and I’ve been running epic sagas on reaper 2 with Misanthropic, as he’s an instakiller build and it’s been making getting some reaper xp so much easier for me (and of course, I enjoy the company). I post on the lfm as well, and interest has varied. For gianthold, though, we’ve been getting a full party. A few days ago I wanted to do the crucible, and record the run. I wasn’t sure we’d be able to do reaper 2, but as it turns out my worry was in vain.
This year I have a special treat for you. As I was running The Night Revels, I remembered someone asking me to do more Thazara videos, so I decided to 1. record a run of each of the quests in The Night Revels and 2. screenshot all the bosses and mini bosses in the quests. I also screenshotted the entry to the quest, where you can see the maximum amounts of mats I have gotten (the number in parenthesis next to the stars). To get the maximum amount of mats, you need to run at 5 levels above your own, and you may not have someone in your group who are several levels above yours, as that will give you a penalty. 1 level above your own did not seem to make a difference, but you do need to run 5 levels above the highest level player for max mats. Any challenge reward bonus will increase your mats. On to the quests.
Here are some screenshots from Thaz’s epic reincarnation.
Then she chose to epic reincarnate
On Saturday, I and Darth were over at a friend’s place playing the D&D board game Wrath of Ashardalon. I figured we’d play a dungeon or two and I’d be a bit late for raids (I had intended to post for them anyway), but it was closer to midnight (my time) when we got back. Yet, I wanted to log on and post for raids, starting with R2 LTS. I was surprised at the interest. Within a few minutes of posting I had both int and str, and then I just needed more people. A few minutes after midnight (6 pm EST), I had full party and we were ready to get started.
Since we were at a concert the week before, there were no raids, but last Saturday I was back at it. For Tempest’s Spine (LTS R2) I got intelligence quickly, but strength was again shining with it’s absence, so when we were almost full one of the party members switched to a str character so we could get started right away. Up until fire & ice we were good.. but then it turned messy. I guess I have gotten used to a few strong casters in the group who can take out the reaver and flenser quickly, but this time people were dying alot, and we just failed at timing over and over again. I was getting frustrated trying to organise without actually telling everyone where to go. Somehow the fire side then got fire pulled closer to the shrine, and I yelled at them to stop and leave him alone (til we could clear trash to ice). We were still dying, but somehow got trash down enough, so when fire mistakenly went down, we were able to kill ice off in time.
I posted as per usual a bit after 3 pm EST for LTS reaper 2. I got my str and int as the first two joiners, but then no one was joining for a long time. We waited, and then suddenly people started hitting the lfm. Meliy, who apparently streams every Saturday at 4 pm on DDOstream, asked if he could stream the run. I was a bit hesitant, but figured why not. Just as we were about to start we lost our str. Luckily for us, Meliy had a str character he could bring, so he switched to that one instead and off we went.
The last person to join the party got killed in wilderness, so I ran back to get him. The rest continued onwards. As I caught up to the party, they had entered the iron golem room, and I got locked out… for a few seconds. Fire and ice was a big mess, with a lot of deaths.. I helped kill fire and didn’t die myself until I started running around looking for people to raise. We got back up, killed off the trash and headed onwards. We had a few deaths on the way to the end fight, but nothing like fire & ice. The end fight was long and boring, but Sor’jek didn’t reset and no one fell off. We finished in 35 min. You can watch Meliy/ Kozma’s stream of the run here.
I was a little bit late last Saturday, and posted for R2 LTS at about 3.15 pm EST (I try to always post at 3). The group was slow filling, and it wasn’t until one of the last few spots that we got strength. The group filled before we started, and I waited for most before running to the front door. This time I didn’t die, in fact things went really smooth up until the end fight. Most of the party stayed in the safe spot, yet Sorjek reset once. He fell down and then reset. I don’t know what caused him to fall down or if the reset was because of the fall or if one of the party members got knocked off. The end fight was anyway long and boring, but eventually Soejek went down. We finished the raid in 30 min, and I didn’t die at all this run. A few named items dropped.
I posted for R2 LTS a few minutes after 9 pm my time (3 pm EST) last Saturday. Haleyh joined as my first party member, and we had intelligence, Jedli as 5th and we had str. A few minutes later we were ready to start. This was my first TS since Thaz’s eTR and me changing her bracers to a pair of crafted ones. This was also the first time in a long while that I died running to the front door. Normally I fireshield and then heal 0-1 time during the run. This time I took 3-4 fireballs to the face and dropped… and got rescued. In fire & ice I died again, I ran to fire and had to get rescued, fire ran off and I think ice needed to die twice. After fire died, I rushed back to the room with the rune to make sure it had opened. The rest of the raid went pretty well. I had most of the party stay in the safe spot during the end fight and and Sorjek didn’t reset. We finished in 26 minutes.