Kicked in the Balls, but I am still Smiling.

Last night the DG formed up and did a Web and A EE Tor… You know I remember back when 3ish hours of play was more then 2 quests… But that is a tangent for another time. No today I want to tell you about how I just kept getting kicked in the nuts in that EE tor.

Before we started the Tor I reset some of my destinies and some twists planning for the EE Blue dragon. That guy is still causing me problems. But the rest of the quest is fairly easy.  So naturally I was clicking on Cocoon when some random giant crits me (as I have swapped out extra fort for energy shield…) right at the start of the quest. I mean in the first 10 mins. And LEAD the killed count.

During the boss fight I had the agro of the boss and at least 1 skelly. Down to 100 sp I let people know I am going to shrine and someone needs to take the boss so I can go. In a few secs the boss is off me and I take a hit. Instead of DDing and leaving I try to heal first then I plan to DD. Nope another killer hit. Death 2.

I get rezed first thing DD. Heal on the way to the shrine and rest up. I get back to the fight. Firing off one chain missile and 3 magic missiles at the boss as my target and for some reason 2 of the caster skellies and one of the barb skellies break off whoever has had their agro this whole time and roll me. Hold Monster and a few other spells take me low, just as I break free I get reheld and hit by the barb skellie. Ding again. Death 3.

Thankfully, I lived to the Black Dragon fight with out another death and I was good through the fight, one dragon down, two to go. During this time another guildie logged on and joined our group. But he took more then one death durning the Black fight and raged logged just before the wall went down and refused to get back on to loot the chest. One less puller. L But on the up side one person (not a DG) pulled the True Imp Blood augment. So that was a nice pull. I tried to roll on it even thought he wanted it but I lost the roll so /cry. J

After we looted I ran over to were the Tor boss fight is and started to clear that room one fight at a time. Assuming everyone was right behind me. I looted all the gold, the chest and shrined what could they be doing? I get held again and killed, look over at the wife’s Screen and they are still in the black room buffing? /facepalm…

The rest of the quest was poking fun at me for being squishy. But at this time I only had one more death then the other caster, who was leading the poking fun charge. But I gave as good as I got. And when his death count (White Dragon fight) caught up to mine I pointed out that he was just squishy as I was… and that was good times.

Then the Blue… Everything was going well. We prepped the giant. I left Rainbow off as to not perma dot him. And we all switched to the dragon. I get low on trash and Cocoon is not enough and I pop a heal scroll but it is too late and I take a huge hit from the giant who should have been on the sorc, ding! There are a few more deaths, but the wife lives long enough to throw not one but two rezs my way as I take a ball lighting right as I take the rez as a ranged person runs trash to the wall where people are coming back to life.

She throws another one and I see her fail the concentration check due to another bloody ball lighting. Tobril throws me a rez so I can start rezing others but I move away from the trash and it vanishes. I hate when that happens.  We all decide that he should just kill the dragon/giant as they are prepped but I think he threw one more rez at the sorc and it was a good thing he did as about then he drinks a silver flame pot, fails a save and is slowed and he dies. The sorc pops up and blasts hard with both guys at a sliver and we win.

The DG was skunked minus Tobril getting the Cold/force stick but think as a whole we had at least 1 named item per chest. Just would have loved getting the hat I want.

Want to say finished that quest with around 5-6 deaths. But I kept a smile on my face because I was having fun. Maybe once I find that hat I can start the massive gear shuffle and I wont be a squishy little Halfling any more.


EE Alts?

Yesterday, Tobril and I were talking and as it often does our topic of conversation wondered over into DDo land. We ran down the basic plan for the night (we did a teaching Abbot raid last night for example) then via TR plans for Tobril’s Fvs the idea of the roster of EE capable alts came up. Some how this talk finally got me to understand the logic behind some of the things Tobril has been saying/doing.

His active roster is meant to be EE capable in the role they are intended and he wants to cover what he feels are key/hard to fill roles.

He has:
Tobril – heavy dps/role filler/random light tank (as needed)
Syg – Tank
Holy – Healer/Dps
SQL – Caster/CCer
Tennie – Monk (set at a lvl 20 cap for challenge farming/helping guild with the 17-20 push)

And that is his active roster as I remember it. Which is strange to me. I know he has other guys he enjoyed playing and at least at one time had plans to tweak for todays needs. But even before and durning his massive DDo bender/s he was starting this pull back. Wanting to spend more time doing other things in his day other then work out -> work -> DDo -> Sleep-> repeat.

Got me thinking, what of my active roster to touch up list is currently EE ready or are simi close and what do I need to do to get them EE ready.

Samius – clearly my most EE ready guy, arcane/most traps (Some skill gear wouldn’t suck)
Samyus – Tank – Already has rocked most quests on EE, is mostly geared could use some Web stuff but Epic GH shouldn’t be that much further out…
Darth Samius – DPS – He has a list of wanted gear, but he is far closer then any other of my random DPS guys (has a lot more EEs then i would thing looking at him).
Butterz – Buffer/Trapper – she has like 1 epic level and is hardly in to her first destiny. She just needs played and Xped but I think she could do EE in her role as is. Just everyone else will need to be on the ball as she will not be able to pick up much slack.
As400 – not quite there, will always be second fiddle as long as Samius is an arcane.

Java – on the project list, will TR in to a Druid at some point. So he is just in the oh you need x healed… Sure I got a guy. I hope to that once I am done I can use Java as my EE not arcane caster but I am not 100% sure he will be able to do everything I have planed for him.
How EE ready is your roster? Who needs work? What roles do you feel are important in EE?