On Saturday I had decided to just take a day off, relax and play some DDO. But to my disappointment, when I open my computer at around 2.30 pm, the ddo.com domain has disappeared. I head over to the guild forums and learn that the ddo.com domain registration has expired. Seriously!?! So what am I going to do now? I’ve reserved most of the day for gaming, and now I can’t. Well I end up doing some laundry and watching tv, as well as caring for the degus and a few hours later I was able to log on again.
With the 30% bonus xp weekend I really should be playing my alts, not my capped cleric, but Saturdays are kinda Thazara’s time. I was thinking of heading over to ADQ to finally try and solo it, then notice a friend online and send him a tell “when did u want to do shroud?”. He replies “after this. Join ** if you want to come.” (he’s doing ADQ). 🙂 So I join, head over to ADQ (get someone to show me the way to the preraid again, since I’m still unsure about the way) and the run’s fine. Then I join my friend’s lfg for a hard shroud. This time I’ve decided to wear minos, my epic ring of buccaneer (tier 2) and my greater false life belt, instead of switching to a heavy fort belt and greater false life ring as I usually do in shroud. For a hard shroud I feel I really need to wear the ring and minos. Since my archmagi item is a crystal cove hat, putting on minos means I lose 200 sp, but that’s fine in most quests, since I use the hat for buffs ans then switch to minos. I tell the party already before we head in that I plan on wearing minos and losing 200 sp for it.
When we finally start we’ve lost both the bard and the third cleric, so we’re only two cleric’s running (might have been an fvs in the group, but I think it was only me and the other cleric healing). Part one goes fine, I put on my archmagi hat, rest, loot.. and want to buff before continuing, but people have already rushed off. I figure, ok, I’ll buff on the other side, but no. I have this thing, I want to buff, put on minos, and use my superior ardor VI clicky before I do any healing. So, I’m very annoyed with people for not waiting for it. I just throw some buffs, put on minos and use my clicky… let the other healer care for the situation (if someone had died because I wasn’t healing, I prob would have thrown a fit). People are still rushing, and since I’m annyed I forget that part 3 is puzzles, and just buff myself before heading in… and when I get there someone has finished my puzzle! Most people would be happy about this, but this just ruins the frickin run for me. The only bloody reason I’m running this is to do the puzzles (well loot, too, but I want to learn the puzzles).
At least before part 4 and 5 people let us buff, and I’m wearing my minos. We have one death in part 4 and none in 5 (or if we did I forgot about it), so over all that’s a successful run. When harry’s down to some smaller % I drink a pot (I’ve apparently saved quite a few, since I have 11 major mana pots in my backpack), even though I avoid potting but figure I’d better make sure we finish this. So, my first hard shroud completion. Yay!
🙂 I’ve put up a lfg for Lord of Eyes elite, since I’ve yet to run it (elite for favor). But since no one is joining I jump on a party running Wrath of the Flame elite, and in the party there’s two clerics (including me) and an fvs 😀 Well we had a smooth run, one death, but a pretty quick completion (I was like, what, was that it?).
I’m chatting with someone (forgot who), when my friend (from Shroud and ADQ) sends me a tell “VON6 elite?” They’ve already done VON5 elite (cept the last fight), and I get the favor from that one. Yay! And VON6 goes pretty smoothly. Crappy loot, though.
And then I notice another acquaintance lfg’ing for Abbot. 🙂 I send him a tell that I’ve yet to run it and that I don’t know the puzzles. But he let’s me join. Run’s a mess 🙂 many deaths and one guys gets incapacitated in the asteroid room. Incapacitated basically means you’re stuck. But at some point he learns that clicking release means you die and are transported back to the main room. I died several times and one of the times I stand too close to the edge and my stone falls in the water. Meh. Leader has to throw me a raise twice, since it takes me like 7 sec to swim to surface and then 1-2 to climb up, and I miss the time on the first raise. In the end we’re successful. My end loot is completely worthless, though.
And before going to bed I ask my friend if he’d like have his arti help Cerge out with von3-4. His arti is lvl 11, Cerge’s 16. Von3-4 elite is 11. He’s ok with doing von4 (says he wants to do von3 with another toon), so we head off to that one. 🙂 And finally Cerge gets his von4 completion. The arti dies a couple of times in the traps, though, but we finish the run in less than 45 mins 🙂
Except for my annoyance in Shroud, the evening was pretty good. Thazara got her first favor in weeks and is now up in something like 3324 favor, Cerge got his von4 completion and I had over all a nice time.
Just an update from me.
Tc and see you ingame.
P.S. I believe I need to farm for tome pages for Thazara (for archmagi), so I can wear minos all the time. She’s pretty much an underdog in most raids/quests with her less than 400 hp and less than 2000 sp. Minos will have her at just over 400 hp.