|I, on the other hand, am stupid like a …
well … a big dumb stupido.
Yes, that was me, with the serial LFMs all day for Tower of Despair groups with the same character.
But wait, you say (and I hear you), some of those groups filled! Why are you filling again on the same character?
Well, it’s like this …
My first run of the day was with a group of five or so people who were in the same guild, or at least knew each other. Lots of banter, jobs assigned to people who knew how to do them, having a competent core of folks who have practice working together is a real plus.
I was able to focus on castering, and did pretty well, running up the kill count, buffing and CC’ing and fingering like a boss.
A very smooth run and soon Horoth is down to his final few hit points. I throw my last SP into one more DOT refresh, grab a beating stick and jump into the melee pit.
Loading screen. I am in House P.
Either I forgot to equip my Boots of Anchoring altogether, or I miss-clicked when swapping them to cast Haste on the Sully group halfway through the end fight. But either way, I was only seconds from a successful completion, but now I am Banished and need to start completely over from scratch.
Not really a problem, many worse things happen all the time, no reason not to just swash my own buckle and start another group.
And so I do. It takes awhile to fill, I end up having to spam for healers, and when we finally are assembled in the quest we have that one guy that keeps D/Cing for five minutes at a time over and over.
But eventually we are underway. I am typing jobs and buffing and focused on leadering. I assign myself to the role of Reconstructing the WF melee who will be tanking the Judge and off we go. The two of us are quickly surrounded by fire elementals, but I don’t worry, it’s always like that, and start Reconstructing.
Except no, I am dead, and so is the WF melee.
Did I buff myself up for fire resistance? Was I so busy leadering and buffing everyone else that I forgot something basic like Fire Shield? Seriously, I cannot remember if I cast any buffs on myself at all. I must have, right?
In spite of the random nature of our grouping it seems we have a strong party. They shrug off the bad start, eliminate the Jailor, and rather quickly eliminate the Judge as well. Part two goes very smoothly as well, and soon we are in the Hall of Judgement, facing First General Horoth and his cohorts.
I am typing jobs and buffing and casting Rage and … wait, that Rage didn’t get everyone? Weird, I wonder if the old limit of six-per-Rage-cast has returned? I’ll cast it again …
Loading screen. I am in House K.
I got so distracted I lost my place in the cut scene and didn’t notice Horoth was ready to drop. No boots and I am Banished again. No last Haste for the group. No wizard that was supposed to Recon the Sully tank. One other member (a DPS melee) was waiting for the last haste and got banished too.
It really was a good group. They pulled together again and won without us. Very nicely I might add.
Twice in a row. Who gets Banished twice in a row?
I tried to fill another group but apparently the server’s demand for ToD runs was already fulfilled. Or maybe it was the Fates saving me from total meltdown. Either way, thirty minutes pass with no healers and the group disbands.
Seriously, who gets banished twice in a row?
I think I am going to nail those boots to the bottom of Ejecta’s pixellated feet.
🙂 😀 🙂