Archive for March, 2012
An Old Friend
SoE patched the 13th Anniversary raid this morning, and as promised, we went into the Tower of Frozen Shadow to finish what we started last Saturday. We beat our old friends on the first 3 floors then went up and took out an unbugged Valdoon, then Venril Sathir and Dracoliche, and finally we arrived at the top floor to find an old friend who seems to be involved in a lot of expansion-ending events.
We dispatched the pair of them to earn some achievement spam and some T4 quality loot as well as an item straight out of Sheex’s dreams.
Most of us enjoyed this raid and revisiting some old friends as well as all the humorous little touches, like this death message.
There was only 1 problem with the final event, and it was summarized best by Nelson.
We’ll farm this 13th Anniversary raid every 5 days for the next 12 weeks to get our free T4 loot while still working on our progression and farming through the first 3 tiers of VoA.
Hard to believe Everquest has turned 13. Like an unruly teenage child, there are some things we love about it and some things we hate about it, but most of us that are still playing are pretty much stuck with it. Anniversary time is always nice because there are usually some nice augs to look forward to and a new raid. This anniversary was no different. Unfortunately, this raid was locked behind 13 solo/group tasks and missions. Friday was our normal raid night, so I spent all afternoon pissing my wife off by being glued to EQ slogging through these quests, so I could request the raid for us that night. I finished all 13 of Sam’s tasks just in time for the raid… or so I thought, until I went to request it, and he offered me a 14th (and initially hidden) mission instead. We did bang this one out, but not before we ran out of time to do the raid.
We were the first guild on Drinal to enter The Tower of Frozen Shadow raid zone on Saturday. Well, I don’t actually know this for a fact, but since no other guild on Drinal raids on weekends, I’ll just make the assumption. Among the wonders awaiting us in Iceclad were the corpses of raids that had come before us, including the corpse of Noklav, with a couple of his comrades snickering over his corpse. We entered the tower and rescued Ykesha on the first floor. Then, on the second floor, we came face to face with some “old friends” and a raid mechanic from the distant past. I’ve been asked not to spoil this for others, so I’ll just say that we spent a good 30 minutes getting everyone up to speed and prepared for the event. It was well worth it in the end, as we beat the event easily and were rewarded with a lockout and a chest!
The chest contained 2 very nice augs.
Not sure this aug was worth the hit to home faction since mass player whining has resulted in the decision to make these augs rewards for completion of the entire raid instead of just chest loot, but at least I’ll get to keep it in the divorce. Oh wait, I almost forgot, I got a bank bag for finishing the tasks as well.
We then moved on up to the third floor and got our “lore” on, and moved quickly up to the fourth floor where we were stopped cold by a bugged Valdoon. Yes, I know RoI beat this event and the remainder of the raid. However, we had neither the time nor the desire to work around the bug. Instead, we’ll look forward to completing the rest of this enjoyable raid after its fixed and after the augs become reward window grants for completion. Another update when that occurs.