Last week when Hamster and Maidae were running Storms Horns, just as we were about to do A break in the Ice, a world notification popped up. Apparently the servers were to go down for a restart. Hamster looked at the forums and discord, I checked twitter, but we couldn’t find any other information about it. We decided to try and run the quest anyway, hoping that we either finish or that the warning was false.
It’s been a while since I epic reincarnated Maidae, and due to the release of Ravenloft Maidae’s leveling has been going slow. I added a sentient gem to pinion and a few filigrees (still haven’t found all that I wanted to add) and I feel Maidae has been doing quite well since. This week Hamster and Maidae started running Wheloon on R2, at level 26. I screenshotted the quest report from Friends in low places as I was surprised at Maidae keeping up in kill-count with Hamster.
It’s been a while since I eTR’d Maidae, and she’s mostly been neglected while I’ve been doing the Ravenloft quests. The last few weeks she has been getting some playtime, though, and last night I added the first filigrees to her weapon, Pinion. This week I was doing Gianthold on reaper 2 with Hamster. See some of the screenshots below.
I found a nice perch spot in Foundation, after a bunch of deaths
Today I eTR’d Maidae for the 9th time and selected Colors of the Queen for the 3rd time. Here are her before and after pictures.
That’s all for this post.
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P.S. I just realised Maidae hasn’t reincarnated in almost 2 years, the previous being a TR in December 2015
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 was maybe 10 min late for my raids last week, but nothing big. I put the lfm up and slowly people started joining. The problem was that several of the joiners were lower level than I would have wanted, and when a 3rd cleric joined, I decided to switch to Maidae instead. I let anyone interested join until the last spot when I realised we still didn’t have a strength character for the levers. The arti’s dog was about 10 points too low, so he started looking at ways to get the str up. I left the lfm up for str, but in the end we used the dog, as non of the players had str.
Fire and ice was no messier than normally, a few deaths but we had good people and down they went. A couple of people got left in ice, but managed to run past the mobs to get to the rest of us. The dog did a good job on the levers and we finished off the mobs on the way to the end fight ok. The end fight was slow. Not only was it slow, but Sor’jek reset twice. One player got blown off and died and the decided to leave the party. We were low on dps, and after the second reset, I think more than one person went afk of boredom. I felt like there weren’t too many of us left attacking after a while. I had switched to auto attack, hitting adrenaline, fury and manyshot as well as my other action keys every so often. It took us over an hour to finish. Some named items dropped.
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.
I eTR’d Thaz July 30th, and then I was away last weekend, so raids were cancelled. I was trying to get Thaz back to cap before this week’s raids, but didn’t quite make it. I didn’t want to run Thaz in RSO without the level 30 ring I made for it, so I decided to run Maidae instead. I posted for the raids (Tempest’s Spine) at exactly 3 pm EST, and I somewhat quickly got a few joiners. I was a bit worried that I would have issues getting joiners posting on another character than usually, but my worry was in vain. It took 15-20 min to have enough people to start. Fire and ice went really well and we were quickly on our way to the end fight. We managed to do the end fight without Sorjek resetting this time. The raid finished in 24 minutes.
I posted for R2 Tempest’s Spine as per usual at 3 pm EST. I didn’t have to wait too long for joiners, but with 4 spots left, we still din’t have anyone to do strength and intelligence. In the 9th spot our str char joined and then Niv sent me a tell asking if we needed an int char. I said yes, he joined and off we went. The party filled as we were in progress. I may have been playing a bit sloppier this time, or maybe my party was less aggressive than it usually is, but I died at least twice in ice this time. But my party was awesome as always and we didn’t really have that much issues to finish that part. Usually, in the end fight I de from Sorjek’s lightning attacks, but this time he shot me with an arrow at least twice. We finished in just under 30 min.