Thursday, 6 December 2007

The Eye and Serpentshrine Cavern in One Night!!

Morning everyone!

As the title suggests Rage ventured into TK:The Eye and Serpentshrine Cavern in 1 evening!

First we went to the Eye, and took down Loot Reaver.

This was a really frustrating encounter for me personally as the melee group had been assigned one of the groups priests to heal us. Well when i say us...actually i mean she had been assigned to heal the Raid Leader Rogue in the group, and occasionally throw a couple of HoT's on the rest of the surprise surprise we were all dead apart from the rogue at the end of the encounter...Not before we had reset the encounter twice due to the fact that the melee group were mostly having to run out of range of the pounding to heal up and were getting targeted by his arcane bomb things. (PS i love Deadly Boss Mods warning mechanism if you get targeted!! You get the Big Bad Wolf from the opera event in kara shouting "Run away little girl, run away!!" It scared the poop outta me when i first heard it!!)

Basically when we reset the 2nd time the rogue who was getting healed made a point of shouting at the melee group and saying "Don't leave melee range or you kill people - stand there and take it" So i did.... I think i must have done about 20k damage on Void Reaver in total on the 3rd attempt when we killed him, because i was healing myself the whole time till i ran out of mana then funnily enough i died.

So once we had him down, and the melee team were dead, apart from the rogue, i whispered the priest CL, and explained what had happened after i had spoken to the rest of the melee team who had died and confirmed that they didn't get any heals either. He said he'd speak to the priest and i heard nothing more from then...It was highly annoying..i wish we'd had a paladin healing our group instead - so much better at this sort of damage.

Next week when we go I'll make sure we have a paladin healing...

Anyway we then moved to SSC and took down Hydross on the 2nd attempt, after we had some bad luck on the first try with 2 lots of adds coming.

We took him down in little over 6 minutes which was amazing - he seemed to go down really fast!

I love it when encounters go a bit hectic in the last 5-10% of the fight!! when either 1 or 2 of the tanks have died then it becomes a race to do as much dps as you can while he goes around the group 1 shotting everyone! But we got him none-the-less!!

I decided in the shower tonight that i was going to farm the mats for some epic tanking bracers i can craft and spend some of my badges on Primal Nethers to craft the mats - they seem to go for about 800-1000g for a set. so if i can craft like 5 i should get my money for my epic flyer pretty soon! i just need to farm the mats:

[Bracers of the Green Fortress]
Binds when equipped
Wrist Plate
581 Armor
+39 Stamina
Equip: Increases defense rating by 17.
Equip: Increases your dodge rating by 10.

20x [Primal Life] <---- That's gonna be a lot of grinding with my herbalist....
6x [Hardened Adamantite Bar] <---Not so much of a problem.
1x [Primal Nether] <--- Will buy these with Badges of Justice.

Although that is a lot of primal life's i think its do able to craft 3 or 4 sets of these if i just knuckle down and farm what i need....i see these bracers as my ticket to my epic flight on both of my 70's.

Once i find a nice place to farm the Primal Life then I'm set - i know you get 4 or 5 mote of life's from the tree giants in skettis - so i guess I'll switch Gwindle back to feral and go farming. If i can find someone to help me - i can offer them the herbs if i get the life's....