I haven’t posted in a long time (nothing new there ), so now I’m going to ramble on about two topics:
1.) The Shroud – Phase 3:
I have to say, the Shroud is my favorite raid (and the first one I learned in the game). Over my past 4 lives I think I’ve run it about 52 times. Therefore the puzzle phase isn’t a challenge anymore, although I still enjoy completing it.
But all that changed my last run: I saw a LFM for a normal Shroud, for levels 18-25. I thought that was weird, as most Shroud runs I see in that range are for hard difficulty. But I joined anyway. It wasn’t an uber-elite-kill-portals-in-5-seconds- group, but it was solid. The first and second phases went ok.
Then came the third phase: people were taking longer than usual with the puzzles, but eventually all but one were done (a 5×5). The raid leader (I think) was trying to do that one, but he eventually asked for help because he was a bit rusty, so I step in to help. I started solving it using the solve down method when it hit us: the rainbow-colored wall of death (a prismatic wall).
Now truth be told, I had only seen it once on my very first Shroud run. I was almost finished with the puzzle when the wall came and killed me and another 8 party members. Our remaining members rounded our soul stones up and took us to the center. I got my raise from the cleric, who survived thanks to his Divine Intervention, ran back and finished the puzzle.
And I have to say, that little almost-wipe made this the funnest phase 3 I have run in a long time.
2.) ASAH (Dear God what have I done!?)
Yes, I am a loot-hoarder. I don’t even want to throw away some useless low level named items. And every time I want to TR, a little part of me dies every time I let go of some piece of loot. So naturally I have major inventory issues. My 6 mules are all full, my shared bank is full, my bank is full, my inventory is almost full.
So, as a temporary fix I decided to post some stuff on the ASAH for storage, including an old Threnalian War Blade (one without the augment slots). But I only posted it for 15 astral shards without a buyout. So it sold. Dear God what have I done!? I can never get one again.
I know the new one is much better, with the augments and stuff. But I’m a hoarder. A loot hoarder. I love all loot, especially the ones you can never get again. May the loot gods have mercy on my soul…
If you made it this far, thanks for reading
This post was written under the influence of this …song