Last Mabar post

I did the final Mabar grind Mon-Tues. I was going to run Andybot, but after the hotfix, the Open Palm Inn had become a lag black hole (at least on Orien), so after 5 game restarts I gave up and left Andybot there, and swapped to Jarvanna.

Monday I ran with a 6 man group lvl 4-8 in instance 8-13, and with Andy passing me his motes while dualboxing, I made just under 6k motes in 3 hours.
Tuesday I wanted to run Maidae, since so far I had had the most fun running Mabar on her. I put up an lfm for 16-20 (instance 16-20), small group and picked Spire of Validus area as battleground. This area seemed to offer almost constant respawns with no competition for for kills. 🙂 I was joined by 3 monks, a sorc (who was mostly piking) and a wiz. Interestingly enough, I believe I knew all of them, or had run with them before, which doesn’t happen often.

I kept getting mostly finger bones (which are the most valuable), and after 2 h, I had made way more motes than I needed (needed 2.25k, had 3.7k). My sister handed me an additional 700 motes and with that here’s my final list of items:

Maidae
Wraps: lvl 12, 16, 20.
Cloak: lvl 4, 12, 16.

Cerge
Cloak: lvl 4, 12, 16.

Jarvanna
Cloak: 12.

Now I’m done with Mabar and am going to prepare Maidae for her and my first TR. I wish to do an elite shroud on her and run Delera’s for Devotion wraps first. I’m planning the TR for Sunday.

I just flagged Cerge for ADQ and will flag him for Dreaming Dark next. I wish to do 20 Shrouds and run ADQ for Torc, as well as make him some ioun stones before TR.

That’s all folks. Take care and see you in game.

Mabar pt 3

I’ve been mabaring it for a few h tues-thurs, then did a marathon (9 h) Friday and Sunday, while Saturday was my first night off from ddo in a long time. Yes, I actually went out on a Saturday, can u imagine. *giggle*

So far I’ve run mabar on Jarvanna (druid 8), Cerge (sorc 18) and Maidae (monk 20). And Andy, or Neguash convinced me to make a mabarbot, a vet 2 human 1wiz/6cleric: 18 cha, 16 wis and I put the rest in con, so 16 con. Empower heal, Empower, Maximize, Quicken and improved turning. Bot’s an undead killing machine, bursts take out pretty much any undead in range… until I run out of bursts, that is.

During the Friday marathon I mostly ran the bot (who I named Andybot Slayer of undead, lol), but I wasn’t making too many motes. I also was having troubles getting keys, and we kept getting too low level spawns. I’ve been constantly trying to figure out how to make more motes. Friday was sort of a bust, I made maybe 6 scales, but only about 3k motes in my hours on. Sunday I was running on my sorc and kept getting loads of fangs (had 25 when I finally quit), but only one scale and only around 4k motes.

I just don’t know how people do it, the ones who claim to be making 1.6k/h or even 100k/day. I ran both with 6 man group and 12 man raid party. Drops seemed a bit random, sometimes we got loads of spawns and good drops, other times drops were pretty crap. Also spawns seemed to differ between instances, in one instance we’d get too low level spawns, change to other instance and we got right lvl again and more spawns.

I did buy 2x draught of night on Sunday, and not only did it seem to get me some motes, but I seemed to be getting more drops as well. Today I plan to run Andybot in a group of 6 and use a draught of night for more motes. I’m also gonna ask Andy if he still needs that lich dust he was begging me for, I realized I only need 1 and I have 2, so I could trade him for motes. I need 8.25k motes and 1 dragonscale more to make the items I still wish to make.

Current items:
Maidae: cloak 4, 8, 16. Wraps: 4, 8, 16.
Cerge: cloak: 4, 16.

Hopefully items in the end:
Maidae: cloak 4, 12, 16. Wraps: 4, 8, 16, 20.
Cerge: cloak 4, 12, 16.

That’s all folks, and if u want to grind Mabar with me mon-tues, see you on Orien. 🙂

P.S. Mabar is to end on Tuesday, to be back around thanksgiving. Mabar Schedule

First mabar experience

Tonight when mabar finally went live I joined a lvl 16-20 party on Maidae and was running around Delera’s Graveyard killing things, piking once in a while to send tells to a friend. 🙂 I got enough motes to pick up base item of Cloak of Night and Wraps of Endless Light, but what annoys me is that u cannot get the item at the level u want, but have to buy the base and then upgrade.

I stayed on long enough for the Summoning Chamber to open, went in with my party, but ended up in lvl 20-25 instance instead. Lag is bad, but when the dragon arrives it gets really bad. I can’t move at all, and we end up failing. I was told that the one before had had exactly the same problem.

If turbine doesn’t fix this lag problem, I guess I’ll only get items to level 8 (which doesn’t require any scales).

Mabar

I haven’t read forums or if there’s been any myddo posts on Mabar.

But here’s the wiki page: Mabar Endless Night Festival

Halloween 2012
It was announced in U15.1 and 15.2 that changes would be made to Mabar to accommodate epic levels.
These changes will effect both monsters, the Summoning Chamber event, and loot rewards.
On Thursday, Sept 27th, there was a preview of the changes on the Lamannia server. http://forums.ddo.com/showpost.php?p=4704403&postcount=1
According to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ0gYbVqSoY , it is planned for Oct 25th to Nov 4th.
This was confirmed in a post by Tolero. http://forums.ddo.com/showpost.php?p=4720308&postcount=5

P.S This will be my first time participating in this event.