We've been (im)patiently waiting for Claws of Veeshan raiding content to open up for some time now, having new dragons to beat is always an enticing challenge. With the new delayed release structure of raids, which we 100% support, we no longer have to worry about being crazy people over the holidays, and can work our EQ time around other things going on. While most of us were unable to travel or see family this year; this has meant alot of extra EQ time hanging out at home. But finally, the day was upon us, and we rose to the challenge, placing 5th gamewide (at the time of this posting). While we did not participate in the early morning raid race (kudos to those who did!); we gathered on a non-raid day to knock it out of the park.
Raid 1 for us was Tantor; an overgrown wooly mammoth who likes to throw stones at people and has all kinds of mini-me friends that chase folks around. Guarded by killer bunnies, he stood vigil in Western Wastes where we were happy to serve him up like something out of Fred Flinstones. Past that, it was time to visit Klandicar and the New Brood, an interesting fight where Klandicar is now in the depths of the caves in Western Wastes, surrounded by eggs waiting to hatch into baby dragons; golden drakes that attend his battle and a couple of friendly giants and dwarves. They retreated quickly enough and we claimed victory and set off for Dragon Necropolis to visit our old friend Zlandicar, who is in a sad state, with Talendor's head also grafted onto his body; he's an ugly dragon who has befriended rats and dracoliches.
All in all, we had an easy time of things having really put in the work on beta so that we knew what to expect for the most part when we got there on live. We eagerly await the arrival of CoV Tier Two next month: Sontalak, Aaryonaar and The Crusaders.
After what has been perhaps the most leisurely expansion release yet, Torment of Velious Tier Two finally opened up on Sunday, and we were ready to lay down the smash hammer! In something we haven't done in years, we actually opted to start super early in the day and managed to post a top 5 finish for all three events.
Here's a sneak peek into the next three raids of Torment of Velious, which take place in the Tower of Frozen Shadow, once again: Heart of Frozen Shadow, Til Death Do Us Part and Tserrina Syl'Tor.
The most recently released expansion for EverQuest, The Torment of Velious featured something new this time around - staggered raid launches to avoid holiday raids over Christmas. Tier One finally opened up Friday, January 17th, and we were there to smash it down! Some pictures for your amusement! For Tier One, we had three server first finishes, two 6th serverwide placements and one top 10 finish for an overall placement of 7th for Tier 1. Not a bad way to fire up the ole' engines!
A whopping 10 guilds cleared Tier 1 on day one, and more are expected over the weekened as raids hit their normal schedules. Enjoy some pictoral storytelling... and a peek into the first three raids of Torment of Velious: Griklor the Restless, Servant of the Sleeper, and Restless Assault which is a modernized, "reinvention" of the Ring War for those who remember it from the original Velious days, which unfortunately isn't a "ring war" anymore in that there is no ring. ;)
Calling all Shaman! Do you like fast and furious loud walks in a crowded room while looking out for your adventuring party and helping them be their best version of themselves? Have a penchant for buffing, dotting, and casting like a fiend... calling forth damage like no other? If you are passionate about the shaman class, we're looking for you! Find out more here, or send a tell in game to luclin.adetia or luclin.drizerker. Will also consider high-playtime bards, fabled beastlords, or a high dps necromancer.
It should come as no surprise that once again, I've been too busy IN Eq to deal with the website, but boy did we have a great Tier One opener for the most recent EverQuest expansion, The Burning Lands. Yes, EQ is still going. Yes, we are still kicking! Yes, yes, yes! Some pictures for your amusement! For Tier One (more on T2 to come later), we had three server first finishes, two 4th serverwide placements and one top 10 finish. Not a bad way to fire up the ole' engines. Enjoy some pictoral storytelling...
So in true TR webpage style, the most recent expansion big finish took places months ago. *coughs* After the nightmare of finishing off Tier 2, tier 3 was actually quite enjoyable. Since some time has passed, we're deep into heavy farm, and basically just doing weekly clears, special projects and achievement hunting for new members while we wait for next expansion -- having fun kicking butt, taking names, and getting checkmarks! In the meantime, here's some photos to hold you over!
So in true TR webpage style, this dragon actually died back on April 17th, but our forward march into Tier 3 has been going well -- still have more updates in the queue. Hoshkar has fallen a couple of times and it was great to be back to killing dragons again! After the nightmare of finishing off Tier 2, this one was actually quite a treat.
More Updates to come!! We're coming down the home stretch!
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