Challenges Wednesday, Aug 5 2009 

The last  couple of nights raiding has been a whole bunch of fun … if not a little frustrating for our intrepid adventurers.

Monday night saw us short of numbers for VP so we headed into WoE.   With little difficulty, we cleared through the zone up to the last couple of named … So all that was left was Aiden and the waves apon wave of ghostly books named   (Technical description I grant you, but those who have been there will know of whom I speak :p)

It was very very frustrating because my girl was pushing 3K heals /second and I could still not keep my saucy dark elf pallytank alive.     We tried pet pulling and bow pulling and body pulling and pulling into the corner closest to the door … and no matter what we did we ended up pulling the entire room (four encounters) and just could NOT keep Arisha alive.   I have heard that basically the way to do that named is to have two tanks, and basically bounce aggro between them as they die.    How have other folks done this encounter … is it possible to pull only one group of the books instead of all four encounters?

It was quite exciting though, Killy won herself another fabled piece in WoE .. this time a neck slot item.  

Tuesday night then saw us head into TotMC.  I was quite excited and we did indeed get some good work in on Thet-em-aua.   She is a right nasty witch.   For some reason, last night we were struggling to manage the adds… and after about a dozen pulls we gave up on her.  The adds kept reaching the named and we went KABOOM lol.   I am thinking that communication is the key to this fight.   I think that our issue was that the folks with the curse would concentrate on the adds from down the bottom, and the add up the top would kill us … and then visa versa.  If we could somehow ensure that the folk with the curse would split up I think we would be just dandy.

It didnt help that we had bad luck on one or two of the pulls with healers being called to kill the adds.  DPS on those adds was really an issue for us.

On one pull we got Thet down to just on 40% ….  so it definitely is in us.  I remember when we had the same with the sisters in SoH and the Twins in Kor’Sha.   We are almost there, and once we have got the mobs down the first time it will be VERY satisfying 🙂

So I am hoping tonight will be a nice quiet evening in game .. maybe run an instance … maybe make up my WoE pieces

Until next time friends …. happy hunting and crafting 🙂

Life is good Monday, Aug 3 2009 

With the return of my beloved voice chat, being able to hear and speak with the boys, life is good 🙂

At the moment, I am struggling to get in as much game time as I would like, between family time and time for other non PC fun.

We did manage to get a couple of instances in on Friday night.   We have been running Najenas Tower and Crucible for some particular pieces for the boys… I know Dan wants a ring of the last name in Najeenas, and Arisha wants the Deepwater Barrier off codexicon.    We were not so lucky … but it was fun to hook up and have a giggle anyhow.

My busy social calendar included a night out to see a band at a well known pub in town on Saturday night, with some of my EQ2 guildies.   I did manage to have a little fun with the Dirgeling in Kylong before my much needed Nanna nap to set me up for a big night on the town.

I had Killy make upgrades for a nice bunch of the dirges Combat Arts and Spells …. which does indeed make a huge difference.   I have just been pottering about hitting various quests and mobs .. and my little girl has moved along to almost 72 Dirge with 95 or 96aa.

I cant wait to get her dinged 72 so she can wear her new Mastercrafted set …. The mobs in RoK do smack you about a little in comparison to equivalent mobs in KoS.   Most times Katyya has no problem killing mobs … but pulling an add or an unlucky double attack can REALLY hurt.

Not much else to report from the weekend really … and now we look forward to the start of a new week and our raiding Schedule.

It has been decided that we will not complete our VP instance tonight due to poor numbers the last week or so.   Instead we will be hitting WoE tonight and TotMC tomorrow.   I am hoping if there is no mucking about we might even get in a couple of pulls on Aiden tonight ….. after him smooshing my poor little plate wearing dorf body everywhere last week :p

I am also hoping that we may also get some good work in on Thet – em – aua tomorrow night … but more news as to how we got on with WoE tomorrow.

Happy hunting and crafting!