Trust me Turtle, you are funny (in a great way)
I was in that nightmare 9 hour Citw (I was only there for a ***** 5 hours), and i remember it was your humour that was one of the things that kept people going.
You all sound like a lot of fun, but dang I already have 30 toons spread across 4 servers.
Why y'all gotta be on Sarlona? :p
It was a pug. We had people who were unfamiliar with the raid, unfamiliar with EE's, or both. Not most of the party, just a coupla guys. But they listened and went to stock up on cure pots, heal pots, and whatever else we could think to tell them to help themselves with.
The people were fabulous fun to be with. Everyone was friendly, working together, trying out tactics, no one got nasty when something didn't work, they just suggested a different tactic, there was constant and steady progress. Jokes and laughter flew around and it was hard to breath from laughing. Things went wrong, Thug dc'd and was not able to reconnect, a few people left, others came in, when we found ourselves with no healers at the fifth hour mark I MIGHT have made myself somewhat famous (by the sheer amount of people who go "You're Tortoisse? I heard about you! How happy is your healer?" lol with an offhand remark about the fact that I could get us one but he would require private off game payment.
And in the end we won. And a lot of people(none of whom where there) have told me it wasn't worth it, but it completely was. And if I can't make them understand that sheer amount of fun it was, with all the laughter and camaraderie between the curse-out sessions on Lolth (didn't we do a who can most creatively curse out the stomach at one point? Which I LOST!) and the fact that it was the ONLY time something I did in ddo truly FELT EPIC as opposed to bloated hp beatdown hard, I don't think I can ever really connect about the experience and why it was completely worth it, and how awesome it felt to finally kill the spider wench and win! There may have been a moment where turtle dignity was thrown aside and I threw down the headphones and did retarded looking renditions of the Snoopy happy dance. :) By the end I'd forgotten all about the pdk favor that was what drove me into that thing in the first place, and it was two days before I realized I had access to the special pdk store. LOL I was so busy gloating that LOLTH WENT DOWN! BOOOYAH!
I think only maybe 5 of the original 12 were still there at the end, but for that one day it kinda transcended grinding a video game, and it WAS an actual quest with people falling along the way and new people arriving, and we were going to do what it took to save Faerun. And we did. And it felt like it. One of what I'm told constantly by those who don't get it was my worst ddo moment was my best, and I love the people who went through it with me and am thrilled when I see someone who was like "Oh hey Turtle, I remember you, we went through that together!" I laughed at Coddex for whining, he only did the last three hours. :) By the end I'd forgotten all about the pdk favor that was what drove me into that thing in the first place, and it was two days before I realized I had access to the special pdk store. LOL
It was the most immersive event I've ever had in a video game, quite simply.
And I never got lost in that quest again. A huge turtle shout out to all of you who came back for me, or voice guided me with the map when I kept getting lost early on, and I was really proud that by about the three hour mark I stopped getting lost, a record for me! :)
Now Devs; Do not take this thinking you have an audience for 9 hour raids if you're haunting my post, it was a synergy of the people and the raid and trading news of the ddo day and other elements I don't think is repeatable. I hope to the turtles of the sea you don't actually have an audience for nine hour raids, I think it would do me in if that was a regular thing. LOL I was so tired by the end of it.
I am proud to say that we are now four, and welcome BoyandhisDog and alt company formally, and still there are two open spots. I have given the teamspeak server out on several pms, if you sent me a pm and didn't get it, lemme know, as Boy and I had an awful time with the forum pms. :) If you did get it, hop on and get to know us! I'm usually on between 2 and 8 (life willing, this week has been spotty with a friend having seirous medical issues) and we'd love to get to know you!
Right now I don't have any characters on Sarlona and usually don't play until after 8pm EST (except possibly on the weekends), but I wanted to let you know that I really like the sound of your group. It certainly sounds right up my alley and it sounds like a great opportunity for people to join up with a static group.
Right now all my characters are on Cannith and I'm usually on either by myself, with my fiance or with my fiance & brother.
If I roll up a character on Sarlona, I'll be sure to look you up. :)
There are still slots, a lot of people contacted me once then vanished into the ether. :) If you want to play with us, you still have time! :)
This is a good group of people to game with.
I had the pleasure to do so on a few occasions and had a good time.
If you are looking for some good people to adventure with, you would do well with them.
Looking at your post, retired 69 year old daytime player with 24/4 arcane archer attached to a great small group of nighttime players that I will remain Guilded to.
on central time in Texas.
Am very interested in using my toons to join up with your raids during the afternoon.
having trouble with teamspeak feeding back so hollar at me next time you are on and give me teamspeak info
Zbreze, 24/4 elf ranger arcane
Daubentonia Drow Monk level 4
Deathinred Human Artificer level 10
Zslicser Human Corm Army Elite level 15
and a handfull of slaves which can be put to any use as needed.
Hey Turtle, not sure if a position is still open but I dropped you a mail on your forum account :P.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Hi guys! Sorry I haven't been on much this week, my cable company is making me crazy and supposedly coming to fix the dang signal today(and Dre has been busy this week with the back to school for kids). It's hard to game while you keep getting kicked off the internet. LOL I'm HOPING they figure out what the dang problem is and actually fix it today and I should be on this evening. :) I look forward to finding you guys Durgrot & Arkadios, and we do still have room for you both. :)
Ok cool, hope your internet gets fixed soon.
[QUOTE=TrinityTurtle; I look forward to finding you guys Durgrot & Arkadios, and we do still have room for you both. :)[/QUOTE]
yes me to.. still not figured out why teamspeak feeds back into speakers. used it on other wargames in the past. i know i can use game voice chat. send me the your info on teamspeak so i can try to get it online.. tkx.
also having trouble with att here with heat in hot afternoons but the 105's are gone for fall.. thank God.
105, faints. I'ts been in the high 90's here, around 95, but it's the heat combined with the 85% humidity that just kills me. It almost feels like trying to walk through hot wet towels going outside. L OL
I sent you a pm with the server info. (I think, there is one address that I use internally and one for people outside the house, but I'm 95% certain I sent the right one!)
I would love to get a new group. the person i used to duo with disappeared about 18 months ago. Put the game down for a while, but now i've come back. 15 characters ranging from level 4 to 20.
FYI Peeps! I will be really sporadic this week thanks to my boss being on vacation and working extra hours. Instead of my usual 2 to 8 run time it will be if I'm lucky 5 to 8. :) I have no idea what is going on with Coddex this week, (I know, bad wife, but I've been busy helping my son re-settle after moving back), dre is navigating back to school, but BoyandhisDog should be around. :)
I've added turtel to my friends list and have been keeping an eye out for you. See you soon :D
I also sent you a private mail with the teamspeak address so you can reach us.
And if you know a secret way to make the workday go faster, please help me. : )