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.
Our static group has continued our reaper streak, finishing up the Lords of Dust chain and then Disciples of Shadow chain, one level over. Here are some pictures.
The Spinner of Shadows: Judet incap
Beyond the Rift: Spiders
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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I logged on at 9pm GMT+1 or 3pm EST on Thazara and put my LE Shroud lfm up. Within 20 minutes I had filled all but one spot, but I didn’t have a hurler, and I had to decide who to accept for the last spot. I decided to give Werehamster’s mech a spot and switched myself to Darth’s warlock for hurl, as Durk had joined the party on his cleric. As you know, I’m not that familiar with the warlock, and I mainly run around hurling mobs during p1. It might have been because I forgot to repair his gear before the run, or it might have been that I was stressed about the recording, but I was playing sloppy and died more than I would have liked. It was a good run non the less and we finished in 54 minutes.
This post is over a week over due, so I may not remember it all. For week 5 of LE/EE raids, I again ended up running Darthwolf in Shroud. The party filled and I said I’d either like a hurler or a healer, so Durk decided to bring his healer and I brought Darth. The run had quite a few deaths this time, but I didn’t really feel like we struggled that much. We lagged a bit in p1, but it passed.
After Shroud we did a quick LE Tempest’s Spine as well.
I posted for LE shroud just after 9pm Swedish time on Saturday, and was quickly joined by a few ppl, including Nurmaso and Lubash. Then we waited. I asked ppl to join in EEraids channel, in titan channel, sent a few tells… It took about 1.5h before we had a full party and when we did, I realised we didn’t have a hurler.. that is a warlock with “Hurl through hell”. We could have gone without one, but seeing as this is a tough raid, having to do the reds in p2 more than once isn’t really ideal. So, I decided to run Darth’s warlock instead of Thazara. Since I already had 2 completions of this raid, and we also had another cleric in the party, I felt we would benefit more from the warlock than from Thaz.