Plainly Smoke

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Jan 102019

The Rise of Smoke

When we did beta, we looked at a few raids, including this one, and while we didn’t flog our logs over them, we devoted a healthy couple of hours to understand the absolute basics.

The basics taught me that I would hate this raid, and it was grossly over difficult and we would need to be in 6 places at once.

So when we beat the other two T1 raids, leaving this one to last, I had some apprehension about dying 50 times a night learning the event.

What a surprise it is, when its not stupidly impossible, but actually only just a little bit hard, (I would even say this is probably easier than Stratos) and quite winnable when people follow emotes.

So, we have Huey, Dewey, and Louie in their own rooms, with Hong Kong Phooey all alone up his own area.

In the Red corner, weighing in at 2,130 lbs  – Huey “Warm Heart Flickers” Mephit.

In the Blue corner, a slim trim 1,993 lbs – Dewey “Dark Waters Sing” Mephit.

And in the Green Corner, at a hefty 2,662 lbs – Louie “Shadows of Stone” Mephit.

Finally our reigning champion, Supreme Heavyweight at 8,391 lbs King of the Ring, the undefeated until now Phooey “Disappointed Heart’s Torrent” Golem.

Not much else to add, other than once we understood what not to do, the event was beaten very quickly.

Well, as quickly as you can beat a golem with 20 bazillion hps,

So then, a special shoutout to Senate member Sheev for all his love and motivating messages towards Absor, As I don’t have a current ingame screenshot of sheev, but have this – its a older pic sir, but it checks out.

 Posted by at 14:29

General Reparm again

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Jan 012019

Because I missed the first kill of Reparm, I did a lackluster news report, however, at the insistence of a few guildmembers, armed with screenshots from our 2nd win, I get to write another one.

It all starts with a ton of trash before getting to the “tables” camp backdoor of castle 2, with the Guardian of Doomfire at the archway, classically the trigger for Fennin Ro event in the original Plane of Fire.

Unlike the old version, this guy isnt just a trivial push over, and could quite easy be a stopper for some guilds.

Obviously, if you cannot beat this happy fella, you wont beat anything beyond him either.

However once hes out the way, you get to the real event – General Reparm, his pet froggies, snails and his boner army.

In original PoFire, theres only 1 frog, and hes nothing to do with Fennin’s room, There are ZERO snails there and the inclusion of the boner army is a new one too.

As I like to include “Action shots” as pictures in the news, I made a effort to get at least one or two of each mob, and even though Kardin also tasked himself with also getting screenshots, it came as a surprise to find we both chose a snail as one of our targets at pretty much identical times, so we have a double view occurrence of the dirty animal from both sides !

Quite the fun event with surprises and good mechanics, even if its using old content, a nice raid compared to some of the hoop jumping puzzle solving dollops of crap we sometimes face.

With thanks to Kardin for supplying some screenshots, Felrynn for running the raid, Yinla for main assist, and all the guild for taking part, be it in the field or on the bench.

 Posted by at 18:13