As you might have heard, SSG made all the content available to everyone until the end of April. Seethis post to read more about it.
Since this meant my static group has more content to run, we started with wiz-king R2 and continued with Outbreak in the druid’s chain. We usually run for about 2.5 hours, and after those two quests we were out of time. Have a look at the screenshots below.
I am playing Jarvanna with Judet piking for xp. I can use Judet to raise the group if things go sideways.
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As always on Wednesdays I posted an hour before on discord that I would be posting raids an hour later. By 9.15 pm my time we were a full group, in and ready to start. Carlinee was our tank, Tavarez on lazer and Lursana Gish tank. Completion time: 17 min, 31 s. Loot: 84 nemesis runes, 30 threads of fate and Gauntlet of the Iron Council.
Raids 147 were Wednesday Nov 6 and Sat Nov 9, with a run of citw with my static group on Sun Nov 10.
1. Project Nemesis LH
I wanted to do elite so posted for “elite if the right group”. After waiting about 20 min for a tank, with 3 non tanks waiting for the last spot I switched to hard and invited the first person who had applied. Main tank: Bruder, don’t quite remember who was placing gish. I think Soul was on laser. Completion time: 21 min, 40 s. Loot: 84 nemesis runes, 30 threads of fate.
I gave SSG some money and they gave me some nice new shinies. The ultimate bundle is just like with the Ravenloft expansion filled with cosmetics. I didn’t buy it for the cosmetics, but I did want the peacock, tome and the teleport to sharn clicky.
After using the code in the store I got 140 Astral Shards, 3 Major Guild Renown Elixirs and 20 Greater Treasure Hunter’s Potions, 5 Mirrors of Glamering and the dimensional bag right away in my inventory. I had to relog to get the sharn ticket. Once clicking on the ticket I got Inquisitive Cosmetics: robe, mask, & cloak (BTA), High Society Cosmetics: outfit, hat, & cloak (BTA), Weapon Aura: Forgewraith (BTA), Cosmetic Pet: Bloodhound, Warforged Peacock (BTA), a Universal Enhancement tome (BTC), a level 15 and a level 30 Shield Guardian (BTC).
If I’m not mistaken, the weapon aura was BTC in Ravenloft, now I’m able to collect one on each of my chars and put it in the shared bank. Each char that logs in will receive a sharn ticket and the things that came with it, so I’ll probably end up throwing a bunch of stuff away. The pets can only be added once, so I’ll be throwing them away on all other characters.
I used the inquisitive robe and cloak on Thaz, the High Society outfit and cloak on Jarvanna. I didn’t like the hat and the mask. I love the peacock pet. 🙂
Then it was time to start flagging for heroic Shroud. We started with a R1 Running with the Devils and after a successful and quite easy run of that one, we headed to The Coalescence Chamber. Ruff, who was running it for the first time suggested we run it R3, which is a difficulty that has been giving us a challenge, but is still doable. I told him he’d regret it, but said sure and we entered on R3.
Coal chamber is long and at level 18 it used to take me about 45 minutes to guide a pug through it elite. This run I had died so much my gear started to break before we even reached the first key. I normally park Jarvanna at the quest entrance and bring her into play only when everyone else has died – this happened a lot more this run and I had to keep her close by for most of the quest, as well as using her to clear mobs in some areas, since Judet ran out of sp. Eventually we finished, and I think we all agreed that R3 was more of a challenge than it was worth.
After a tough run through To Curse the Sky and Creeping Death on reaper 1, the static group moved on to running Lords of Dust on reaper 3. In our our first attempt we all got knocked down by the cats at the first altar and ended up wiping, so we released and restarted. The second try went better and we managed to get through the quests without the whole party dying. I didn’t take many screenshots, but here are a couple.
Ruffshot, Schoan, Valdayanie and Jarvanna took level 16 before starting the LoD chain, while Judet who didn’t yet have enough xp for it was still 15.
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Yesterday my static group was running the last level 14 quests in Gianthold to finish saga and to flag for the raid. We actually ended with completing the raid on hard, but before that we did Gianthold Tor. After two failed attempts on R3, we dropped the difficulty to R2 (heroic). The plan was not to do dragons, but after completion Ruff was interested in giving it a try, so I agreed. I figured the black dragon would be the easiest due to the semi safe spot, but I was wrong. We activated it, Judet failed to jump up up to the safe spot and we all died. That is except for Jarvanna who I had left at at the shrine with the kobold. I figured the portal would be closed, but ran her to it anyway an found that is wasn’t. I buffed up, entered, jumped up to the safe spot before raising the others (not Judet though). Realizing the hire wouldn’t survive, I spent the rest of the fight healing Ruff and Schoan and we completed.
I didn’t think we’d be able to do the other dragons but I was down for giving it a try. When we got to the portal I used Judet to give everyone deathward and Valdayanie helped pass out buffs. I decided to stay in heal mode and enter on Jarvanna, Ruff was going to take the dragon. We enter and with Valdayanie kiting and shooting the dragon and Ruff meleing the giant, I didn’t actually need to heal at all, but could throw some spells at both. We completed without deaths, but I forgot to move Judet into the room and she didn’t get loot from the white dragon.
My static group has increased it’s playtime and is now playing once a week. I’m mainly playing Judet with Jarvanna piking, but Jarvanna joins when the rest of the party has died. Last week we did Mired in Kobolds and decided to give fighting Sinvala a try on R2! Here are a couple of screenshots. And yes, we completed the optional fight. 🙂
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Cerge has done 8 TRs and 12 ERs in the soon 7 years since he was born (Feb 24, 2012). Here are his “what he looked like on TR” pictures.
TR 1 (Apr 15, 2013): I didn’t do separate before and after pictures for Cerge’s first TR, but the picture to the left is his first picture. Cerge as a warforged, 20 sorcerer/ 5 epic. Continue reading →