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    Community Member Westerner's Avatar
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    Default First Von6 Velah Raid! Newb Wonderment!

    I've been playing a month running a ranger/rogue based on Grenfell's Round Mound of Astound build. I'd hammered away and finally completed Von1-4 and was looking for a group to do Von5-6, but couldn't find one. Then out of the blue I get a ninja invite: "Ready for Von5? Can you do traps?" "Yes!!" I say.

    Some highlights from this awesome experience:

    An intricate series of 6-8 traps that are best disarmed in sequence. Good thing I just got evasion at ranger level 9, otherwise I'd have been chopped up.

    A "Super Mario" part where I'm supposed to jump on top of a pipe, get blown in the air, land on a ledge to disarm traps. I take a wrong step and go for a swim in the lava. Party gives up and goes the long way to the ledge, but I manage to disarm all traps. I'm down to 3 thieves' tools as I disarm the last trap!

    Von6... Wow!! The music, the setting, absolutely spectacular!! I took print screens to show my kids. A few people do something with pillars while the majority of us wait near Velah. As the screen goes down, we buff, clerics head to the side behind rocks, and the rest of us charge.
    "Heh heh," think I, "I'll sneak around the dragon and stab it in the leg!" Velah, however, has other ideas. "Not her body Torg!" party yells. "Stay by her nose!" Ooops - Velah squashes me. I'm dead.

    So I watch the rest of the fight. A few more deaths, but Velah is defeated in the end, and clerics raise everyone who died. Whoa!! Look at the size of that chest! Hope it's got some goodies inside. I pull a Stonemeld Plate, but as a Ranger I can't really use it. Oh well. Picked up 23k XP and had an awesome time!

    Hats off to the Von6 devs for really making it stand out as the culmination of 6 quests.
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    Man, wish i coulda been there! I hearing the reaction of first timers on the dragon! We've had a couple first timers our past two times on the dragon, and its so fun hearing the ooooo's and ahhhhh's!

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    Default Gratz

    Congrats bro. And thanks fer the post. It be jolly read for us Velah vets.

    You'll enjoy reliving that first time fer a bit. Enjoy it!

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    Congrats! It's nice to hear positive feedback from people that run a raid for the first time. Although I've only run a dozen or so raids, I've never had raid loot drop for me, so that part is pretty cool too. I haven't done Von6 since the changes...I need to get back in there!
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    I recall the rush of that first run.. followed in my case by chaos at the pillars and a party wipe. I'm bad luck up there - my record stands at 2-5-1 (two victories, five wipes, and one ran-out-of-time). Started running the weekly reaver grind and almost never went back.

    When you run the Titan you will join in my befuddlement by that raid.. I rode out the chaos on a gantry casting cure masses.. while the big boy hammered us with a plasma gun and people fired lasers at it... like visiting a sci-fi MMO for a couple hours.
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    Yeah, just ran the Titan for the first time tonight...LOTS of fun (or not). Thanks to Giant Slayers Inc. for draggin' me with them. Ahh, the Titan...OP, just stick with the Dragon runs 'til you get to the Reaver!
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