Jarvanna & Schoan do EEs

While working on our EDs, Schoan, Valdayanie and Jarvanna have been doing some EEs that we’ve never done before (on those characters). Last Sunday Valdayanie couldn’t make it, so Schoan and Jarvanna did Madstone and Cry for help as a duo. On the dps side we were doing, good, but surviving against the giant skeletons turned out to be a challenge. More than once my piker Evilynnn had to rescue us, but throwing raises from a safe distance.

One of the minotaurs jumped up out of reach
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Jarvanna’s story ->Jan 28, 2018

It’s finally time to tell the story of Jarvanna. When I did the character stories last time, Jarvanna didn’t get one, as there wasn’t that much to tell. Instead I posted this blog about her. Now, almost 5 years later, Jarvanna’s story isn’t really that long, and yet, it’s been 5 years.

In July 2012, my sister decided to start playing DDO. Since I didn’t have a char at the right level, and since the druid class had been released only a short while earlier, I decided to make a druid. The very first post I found mentioning Jarvanna, was this one: While everyone’s off in King’s Forest…

Here are the blogs from Jarvanna’s early days:
July 7, 2012 Instead of Cannith night…
July 11, 2012 Thinking about my toons and about the game
July 14, 2012 Bugs or goofs?
July 19, 2012 Cannith night finally
August 5, 2012 Sort of a meh night
August 9, 2012 A return to Tangleroot Gorge
October 14, 2012 Saturday
October 17, 2017 Let’s dance
November 1, 2012 More mabar talk
December 3, 2012 Weekend runs 1/3

When I made Jarvanna, my sis was playing a fighter, later she decided to also make a druid. We were levelling slow, as we only played about once a week. It took us about a year and a half to hit heroic cap on our first lives.

Here are the blog posts from 2013 mentioning Jarvanna:
January 6, 2013 Dusting off my druid
January 14, 2013 1 week, 4 toons; quests and raids
February 2, 2013 Some memorable moments this week
February 4, 2013 9 days of gaming
February 22, 2013 Time, again. And my goals
February 25, 2013 My weekend, a quick blog
March 5, 2013 Cove cove cove
March 10, 2013 …and it’s a wrap!
March 23, 2013 Testing the limits
April 2, 2013 Jarvanna is growing up April 2, 2013
April 29, 2013 This weekend in DDO
June 6, 2013 Running stuff under level
August 13, 2013 Naming toons
September 30, 2013 Dancing… on the ship
October 2, 2013 Current plans for my toons
October 18, 2013 Heroic Elite Crucible on gimpy druids
October 28, 2013 Mabar mabar mabar
November 8, 2013 Update 20 approaching
November 21, 2013 This is kind of hard (Delirium)
November 28, 2013 Another one for the trolls, Acid Wit

In March of 2014 we did our first and so far only TR. This time I made a build plan for her, with some help from people on the ddo forums.

Here are the blogs from 2014:
February 8, 2014 Running the druids
February 19, 2014 Dancing… on the ship 2
March 6, 2014 Jarvanna 2.0
March 6, 2014 Jarvanna 2.0 take 2
March 8, 2014 Jarvanna TR’d
March 22, 2014 Jarvanna and Schoan pt 2
May 8, 2014 My ddo history so far
May 30, 2014 Jarvanna dancing on the ship
November 22, 2014 Jarvanna & Schoan adventuring again

After I moved from Finland to Sweden, our weekly runs turned into less often. In 2015 Valdayanie joined our group and we slowly made our way not only to heroic cap but epic as well. Once epic, I decided that I wanted us to finish all our EDs before the next reincarnation. This means that we are still on our second lives. We have run more often than I’ve blogged about it, though.

Here are rest of the blogs where Jarvanna is tagged:
April 3, 2015 The druid and her shadow
April 3, 2015 Questing week 14
May 23, 2015 How about some questing?
December 11, 2015 Reincarnation mapping
September 12, 2016 So this is Legendary
February 1, 2017 Same view, different image
May 14, 2017 Jarvanna and Schoan do EEs
July 1, 2017 LN TS with static group
July 8, 2017 CitW with static group
July 29, 2017 Raiding with the static group
September 9, 2017 Running U31 quests with the static group

What are the future plans of Jarvanna? After Jaravanna’s first life as a melee caster, I decided I wanted to do two more lives as a druid on her, a melee and a caster. As a melee a she’s been doing really well, especially since getting some points in her EDs, but I’m unsure if she’ll contribute enough to the group as a caster. Right now I’m considering turning her into a paladin for her third life. First we will continue working on our EDs and hopefully finish them all before we reincarnate. Since we are non iconic characters at epic cap, the plan is to do a double reincarnation, first epic and then heroic. What the actual future holds for Jaravanna is yet to be known.

To follow Jarvanna’s future story, look for her tag: Jarvanna.

Running U31 quests with the static group

As I may have mentioned, I run with Valdayanie and  Schoan once a week or once every other week and the plan is to finish of our EDs, then eTR + TR. As we play so little, things have been going slow, and since Schoan doesn’t have all the packs, we have been running a bit of the same quests over and over. This week I suggested we do the U31 quests for a bit of a change. As we are xp’ing, running in off EDs, I figured it’d be best to stick to hard. Below are some screenshots from today’s runs.

Elf Courier in Memoirs of an Illusory Larcener 
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Raiding with the static group

Schoan, Valdayanie and Jarvanna have not done a whole lot of raids, mostly due to the fact that we don’t really play these characters outside the group and Schoan has had a lot of problems with lag in raids. As we hadn’t done Legendary Shroud together, I suggested I’d post for a normal run, and I did. We quickly got a few joiners, and when I felt we had enough to start,  I suggested we run short man. My character felt terrible in the run, and I brought Evilynnn with me as a piker, which did cause a bit of distraction for me. The raid progressed slowly, but over all it was a good run.

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CitW with static group

My static group, Valdayanie, Schoan, Jarvanna.. and my piker Evilynnn have been doing our very first EEs of late (the characters’, not the players’). We just finished up the demon web last night, and I suggested we do a Caught in the Web. I decided on normal, as our characters aren’t maxed out and we’re running in off EDs. I had just switched to Grandmaster after capping Sentinel. I posted for the raid on the lfm, but we started just the 3 of us, well I did park Evilynnn at the start too, so she’d get a completion, xp and give us more loot.

Things were progressing nicely, the first Lolth fight, the legs.. even the optionals. We got a few joiners and things got easier. Ana was getting a bit beat up though. As we get to the end area, I figure since it’s only normal, we can fight up top. I forgot to tell the party to gather behind the rock. “It was only normal”, caused chaos, ppl died, fell off, we lost Ana and someone had to bring her back. The person leading her back got her as far as the ramp before he fell off. I grabbed her so she could activate Lolth and then went to fight Lolth, while the rest of the party was fighting trash and getting back up. Once most of the trash was taken care of, ppl came to help me with Lolth and we finally got the raid to progress. Getting the portal keepers prepped was a bit of a challenge, but not really as difficult as getting the trash taken care of, and finally Ana went through and we could gather in the end area. I also got Evil there.. but forgot to open the chests on her until after most had left. Luckily she didn’t get anything but trash, so nothing to pass to other players. A few comms dropped and Valdayanie got the rapier.

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LN TS with static group

The static group characters don’t get a lot of love. We run together at the most once a week, and currently we’re running in off EDs to try and cap them out. I suggested we cap all our EDs before TR, but we’ll see if that actually happens. This time I wanted to attempts a short man Legendary Tempest’s spine. I spent a while crafting a str item for Jarvanna so she could do the str levers (yes my gimpy druid didn’t even have 47 str), and I brought in Godscraft for the int rune and Evilynnn just as a piker/ raiser.

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Jarvanna and Schoan do EEs

Jarvanna hit 30 some weeks ago and now me, Schoan and Valdayanie (or little static group) have been focused on just gaining xp for our EDs. Valdayanie has been unavailable for the last couple of weeks, so it’s been just Jarv and Schoan. I wanted to try some EEs last week and we started with Lords of Dust. I was surprised at how easy it felt compared to expectations… I expected us to do poorly and maybe even fail. We continued with Servants and later Beyond the Rift, skipping Spinner, as I didn’t feel like dying a lot.

Lords of Dust, miniboss

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Same view, different image

So, on Sunday I was dualboxing Jarvanna and Evilynnn (Evil mainly piking for xp), and I noticed something interesting in Gianthold. I’ve noticed the same phenomenon on my guild ship as well. The premium char has snow, the VIP does not. Check out the pics below.

Gianthold from Jarvanna’s point of view.

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So this is Legendary

After not having run together at all in August, last Friday Jarvanna met up with Schoan and Valdayanie for some legendary questing. I’m not sure we knew what we were getting ourselves into. We’re all level 27 and a bit undergeard, the legendary difficulty means the quests are level 31 upwards.

We started with Memoirs of an Illusory Larcener on legendary hard, and that one went pretty well.. except for the end fight  were we died and died and die some more before we got it done.

Party struggling in the end fight of Memoirs of an Illusory Larcener

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Reincarnation mapping

Here’s something little I’ve been working on. As some of you know, I enjoy looking at the history of my toons, and remembering what I’ve done. I also keep dates and screenshots in my blog through blog posts. Now I’ve made a spreadsheet of all the reincarnations my characters have done. I have made the spreadsheet publicly viewable, click on the image below to open the sheet in a new tab.

🙂 that’s all folks. Thank you for stopping by. And have a great day.