Well last night’s raid was a COMPLETE success! even with a dodgy start (an emergency hotfix meant the servers went down for an hour just as we had formed outside Cazic Thule :P) We lost 3 people to the server fix but we were still left with 15 of us 🙂
We had decided to complete Marr’s Chosen quest as this is a X 4 raid at lvl 50-55. There is a pre-requisite to this quest – you need to complete the Froglok Timeline in order to do Marr’s Chosen, but only 1 person needs to be on the quest to zone you into the special instance in Cazic Thule. I would recommend doing the froglok timeline anyway – as well as AA you get a cool little sparkly tablet you can place in your house as a reward 😉
We had enough for 3 groups and we had 3 lvl 50-55 chars to mentor. MT group: Killians (SK), Kalyyn (Temp), Gwyanne (Mystic), Kajen (Swashie), Yharlie (Illy) and Magania (Conjie); Group 2: Myself, Jianne (swashie), Sheea (bruiser), Izebella (warden), Chingus (zerker) and Glarim (coercer); Group 3: Senquus (warden), Uffern (necro), Ruari (warlock).
This zone is huge amounts of fun, there is some disco AA and about 10 nameds (including Venekor the Younger). I got 2 AA points in 2 hours 🙂 The mobs were mostly yellow to us but being heavily mentored went down very easily and we just had some fairly nasty AOEs to deal with. We had a few deaths (warlock and ranger strongly deny aggro issues!) but only 1 wipe – everyone did very well indeed. This was a very fun evening and a very nice introduction to raiding as a Guild 🙂
I will organise another run at this at some point as not all guildies were able to take part or complete the quest (lol and there is always our alts too :P) We are thinking of going into Courts (POF) next and then hopefully a few KOS raid zones to complete a few quests. It will be fun going back to those zones – I haven’t been in labs or deathtoll for ages! Kajen is also organising the raids for Fire and Ice / Deception which should also be great fun – just waiting for guildies to collect those darn runes lol Its nice to have the raids as part of our event organisation now, its more interesting to have a variety of events to do.
I enjoyed organising the raid too though it was quite hectic at times but everyone seemed to enjoy theirselves which was the main aim 🙂
Afterwards I quickly handed out loads of roses and got the title ‘The Flirtatious’ (part of the Erollisi Day quests).