Welcome to the fail train. Let me take you for a little ride. If you look to the left there is a story of a Tod wipe. And to the right a Tod that was saved by the healers and their willingness to drink a few pots.
Oh sorry, hope all the color above didn’t scare you off. I want to mix things up a bit. Add some flare. Shout “Bamm” as I add some unneeded spices and have you all clap for me. Okay to the stories.
Firstly Java is 50K from cap and I would like to get some Xp from Tod as it is like 25K first time on normal and only gets better. I tell Tobril that we are Toding tonight and to get in the mind set of maybe having to lead it. After I solo a few quests and decide to get Samius ready to TR. If I am going to take good advantage of the xp bonus around the corner, I need to get a few levels before it kicks in. And I am handling some inventory issues, when Tobril says Tod up and gives the leader’s name and asks if I want a spot saved. Of course! And swap.
First thing I hear is a lot of talk about who will tank sully? If I was caped I would step up and do it. Yes, as the “healer”. Java hits for solid damage numbers and has lots of hate. But until cap and get my epic gear set I don’t want to try to tank. I have about 100 hp waiting for me at level 20 pushing me well over 600 maybe touching 700 if I push it. And if I don’t have to heal/cast I think I can push 850. 😉
So anyway lots of talk happens. Parts 1 and 2 go fairly smooth except the leader (the other “healer”) dies after part one from getting stuck in the lava. Okay….
Part 3 I am assigned the group, so I can help kill Sully. Things go poorly right away as the tank dies and we play who’s the tank. We finally get things stable, Tobril ends up as the tank. And I know he and I are on the same wave length. I ask the other healer if he has it long enough for me to res/heal every one up and the group agrees that the Sully tank will just kite and every one will stay on Horoth and we will just complete. But you know what, When Sully dropped more then half of the group went after Shim. And as I was healing at the time, the leader/healer had run dry and was having issues landing heals, or so he claimed. And they started dieing. At one point I am massing the group over by Sully while yelling to get on Horoth and Tobril eats it. Guess it is another time the leader’s heals are not going off. A that point we have to games of Who’s the Tank going on and someone says DD time. The sorc and bard are dead. Royal guard mask for the win.
30 to 40 mins later Tobril and I are flagging for the new raids and he sees another Tod up. This time with names he remembers. I take a look and questioned at least 5 names, with two standouts over and above that even. But I want that XP. So we go, he on his FvS me on Java and we go.
Part one, fairly smooth. There is a death or two in part one when people don’t watch their curses.
Part two was a near hit. I was watching party chat fairly close, and our one and only arcane was new to the quest. But he thought he could kite. So Tobril and I decided that he would back up kite. And as things started I saw that there was no area effects on the stairs or near by as the shadows started to come up the stairs. I called out to Tobril who responded as quick as he could but we still had 2-4 shadows on the group. And even massing like crazy I couldn’t keep up with the damage alone. Tobril and the caster and one or two others that took off and handled their own heals lived. After a few passes by Tobril I got a rez and started to rez/heal the group. Once they gave up trying to pull via ranged, one by one they tried to pull agro by stepping out into the train of mobs. Normally with no warning to me and got ran over and died.
I drank 3 pots and used all of my Sp regen items. But some one managed to get agro once we got it. The boss went down in quick order.
Part 3 we had a lot of that one guy dieing over and over. Until I finally yelled to keep him down. I got an agreed and a few other less clean responses from the party. But once we started to leave the 2-3 trouble makers dead the fight went a lot easier. And if you want to know yes, both people I said were trouble were left dead at the end.
There were a few things said after the last trouble maker died extending the fight yet again. But I replied with “All the more rings for me!” And pulled my Encrusted, first run this life. Not quite worth it but close.
I ended up drinking a pot for the end fight and user at least 100 scrolls. So 5is pots all of my Sp regen items the last 2 charges from the med shard turn in for two more pots over 2 runs for 25K xp and one of the rings I wanted for my build. I will take it.