Sunday, 6 April 2008

Dragon Slayers

So... again another one of haplo's "crazy" ideas...

Noticing we had quite a few Cloud Evokers being held by LS members (Cloud Evokers are a very rare drop from quite a few ENMs, and are needed too gain access into the Ouryu Cometh BC) we decided too go up against some big bad dragons, for fun, glory, and the chance too get roasted again in "The Wyrmking Descends".

Before we could do this tho, we had too get a few members access too the BC, which meant a run of "Storms of Fate". This BC is always fun, as long as you dont all get BBQ'd *lol*

So we gathered together at the Rivene: Marzy (WHM), Snoop (SMN), Kysuke (NIN), Anacin (BLM), Bigawkward (MNK), Gruive (SAM), Snakerekon (BLM), Zaeon (DRK), Kanilla (WHM), Lunakitty (BLM), Minkus (SMN), Ellah (PLD), Arroh (RDM), Lenor (PLD) and special guests Slyshadows (DRK) and Celinakail (BRD)

Took him down without much drama, grats too everybody who needed the win ^_^

And so began the plotting of the downfall of our next target in "Ouryu Cometh" (this BC drops the Monarch Orb which allows access into "The Wyrmking Descends"). The stratery, although sounding complicated was simple enough. A tank party, consisting of 2 BRD's, RDM, WHM, BLU and a NIN/DRK would take care of Ouryu himself, a party of meat-heads were too handle the worm spawns/elementals, while the BLMs concentrated on taking down the big bad beast.. The plan worked suprisingly well, Lenor didnt lose hate once, and we made it with about 5 mins left too spare.

Fast foward a month, and another win later, we decide too put our Monarch Orb too good use, and have a go at taking down Bahamut, for a second time.. this time its dosent prove quite as easy...We enter and start buffing/sleeping for TP.. BRDs make sure all the melees get their *six* songs.. Kamos calls "GO!"

Everybody rushes in too take him down.. however due too some extremely bad luck, he BBQ's over half the melees in the first 20 seconds :(

Not long after he summons all his friends too come hunt us down.. Ouryu, Tiamat, Jourmy, the works.. and well.. result..

Did very well all things considering and wiped at about 15%, next time he wont be so lucky :(

Thanks a bunch haplo for organising the event, Kani, Lenor and Jojax for donating your Cloud Evokers and Kamos for briefing everybody on stratergy.

Sunday, 23 March 2008

The Hills Are Alive~

With the sound of bone crushing turtle stomping @_@;;

After days upon days of camping the Adamantoise Notorious Monster in the Valley of Sorrows for the final rare/exclusive item required for a Black Belt, Jojax felt sorry for Bigawkward and decided to hold a KSNM99 event for the Adamantoise Egg.

Gathering up as many black squishies and meatheads as possible, we made our way to the Waughroom Shrine, ready to cook up some Turtle Soup.

Tartaruga Gigante has one tough shell to crack. Smack him enough times and he sulks and treats into his shell where we gains {Impossible to gauge} regen and starts spamming high annoying high-tier -ga spells and ancient magic.

Here he is having a big sook after being schooled by the linkshell.

It was the first attempt at this KSNM for the linkshell. So for the first round it was us who got turned into turtle soup. There's nothing like swimming (or drowning) in Waterga IV...

Fortunately we managed to get our strategy down for the second try. With Jojax as the head Chef, we managed to nuke, skillchain and kite our way to three subsequent victories before everyone got too tired to continue.

And in the tradition of worthless Waughroon Shrine KSNM fights (read: Operation Desert Swarm), all we got was crapga.

We did at least me manage to secure an Adamantoise Egg for Biggy. So mission accomplished \(^ ^)/

May we never find you herding Velociraptors in the Valley of Sorrows again.

Props to Jojax for making it happen and co-ordinating everyone very well and thanks to everyone who attended ^^

Monday, 11 February 2008

Uninvited Guests

Haplo had suggested a month or so back, that SR try the quest "Uninvited Guests" as a group. Basically its a similar fight too the mammet fight for CoP 2-5, the catch being the more people you take into the BCNM, the more mobs spawn (1 mammet will spawn per 2 people) up too a total of 9 for the alliance. The prize drop from this fight, Assault Breastplate only drops if you go in as a full alliance, so of course, thats what we went after... for bragging rights mainly ^.~

After Haplo finally rounded up all 18 members: Igneusnex (DRK), Haplo (NIN) Lenor (NIN), Ellah (PLD), Snakerekon (RDM), Slyshadow (DRK), Kanilla (WHM), Exxile (DRG), Daiakuji (SAM), Marzanna (WHM), Anacin (RDM), Lunakitty (BLM), Minkus (SMN), Snoop (SMN), Stinkypuppy (DRK), Gruive (BLU), Tsukai (BLU), Blackeyes (SMN).

We set off for Monarch Linn, it was a pretty eventless trip, apart from the mandatory Snakerekon death (comming seriously close too catching Drargens deathga count).

Haplo explained the basic stratergy, meat heads were too solo/duo a mob, while RDMs and WHMs try too silence, haste and prevent mass deathga.

It was a little chaotic, getting pwnd by another mobs AoE is always painful, but we pulled it off with few deaths. Of course Stinkypuppy died (twice) as predicted..

Mammets were pretty stingy, no Assault Breastplate T-T, but plenty of yellow liquids lol. Then it was back too the NPC too collect our loot.. there was a few miratete's memoirs, a mannequin head went too Slyshadows, an armoire went too Snakerekon, crimson jelly too Exxile, and i think the rest of us got stew or rice.

Big thanks too Haplo for organising the event and making sure it all ran smoothly, we will have another go at that breastplate soon. My BRD could use some more tav salads anyways (Thanks hap^^).