So I have been webbing more and more in the last few weeks. And while I am not the best ddo player ever I have the quest more or less down. So well the last 3-4 runs I didn’t die at all and the raid kept the deaths down to low almost no deaths. But almost always there is at least one person that gets thrown off by a leg.
Jump to run 2 on Samiusbot aka Tuesday night, Brai (I think) asks in Defense if anyone wants to web. I was just clearing the web explorers as it was about bedtime and thought well if it was a fast normal maybe…. Turns out that was his plan exactly. I use a bypass and tag in. Things are going well until I go to sidestep a leg popping out of the ground and walk into another one spawning right behind me. Thought I was good as it looked like I had stopped. Turns out I had just lagged and in fact I was thrown extra far… Like really really far. The rest of the run went very smooth.
Last night Tobril has the on call phone for work so he doesn’t want to solo heal a hard just incase. I tell him to just throw up a normal and say on Tobril then. That was the plan anyway but as people started to file in the Channel people really turned out and we had a hard capable party. Oh I bypass again, need that repeater, bow, clever on the bot…
My normal task of herding the cat was assigned and I talk to Anna standing behind one of the tooth things. She runs down to attack some random spawn and I jump to behind the rock to tell her to not fight and my vision goes black like I am blinded then I die. Looking at the log I took a hit from Loth for 250 and then I was killed by myself. Not real sure what happened… But I never expect to complete with out dying just thought I had the quest down.
Skip to the leg fight. I see one spawning at my feet and move away but I guess I was doing a running man as I go from trying to move to open space with no in between time. BTW I was asked about what the leg tell looks like and how I would describe it is as if the ground is forming bubbles for about 1 sec if you don’t move in that sec then you are gone. If there is a pre bubble tell I haven’t picked up on it. Sometimes if you are real lucky you can see the start of the leg coming out of the ground with the earth cracking but for me bubbles or go flying. Death 2.
Death three, in the first optional area I move around the mini boss to keep Anna safe and I am adjusting to avoid the spikes on the roof when we go up. I fall to about 300. I quicken reconstruct quicken repair serous and try a quickened mass light (?) repair no spells go off. Not sure if another person was in my orb or what but I never got a heal and I thought I was shooting the mini boss… But I died on the roof from small arms fire from bowmen. Improved precise shot is a double-edged bolt, one that got me in lots of trouble through out the raid. I picked up 3 tear 2 light dots at one point, as an example….
Death four as I am going to blame on IPS as I picked up a priestess before I could kill her clearing trash mobs and got comet fall tripped chain killed while the healer was right next to me and telling people that I was tipped got me 0 loves.
Five kinda pissed me off a little. We were fighting Loth the second time. Now if I can I like to stay back by that pillar where we all stand to let Anna work the last ball. Lets me keep Anna back and still range when I don’t need to clear trash while having cover from Loth. So I was standing there clearing 3 or 4 spiders when I take a Loth death beam. WTF? Drink a curse pot repair check my placement and take 3 more beams in a row. My stone was right where I should had been safe. Maybe there is no cover from Loth and this whole I was just lucky… Totally questioning my understand of the raid…
Worse part, the only named item that dropped was the hammer (which is a great little item so naturally when it goes up for roll I do so, d100 high. I type out the command and roll a 17 the guy right above me, who is a faster typist I guess nails it with a 100. Ho hum. But I chill out just in case the winner changes his mind. And the wife files a slot of a guy that randomly DCs in the first part of the quest. So I am waiting for her to pass me her repeater was told to pull but didn’t. Anyway I see Sam wins and the item get moved to my name. I call hang on… And check the txt log. I am guessing that the guy that rolled a 100 was either honestly missed by its original owner or squelched so I confirm that Mr 100 still wants said item and is in the raid and pass it over to him.
Close but no Items for me…
Maybe this weekend?