Awesome initiative, I'll join with my lvl 17+ characters and hope to expand my horizons past Shroud and carnival/sentinels epics.
I’m doing tod flagging and helping some people get boot materials this week.
We’ll advertise in channel, keep an eye out. If you miss my groups and want
to run ToD feel to work on flagging. I’ll throw up a training post like the previous
runs soonish, but on-call and moving are impacting my schedule a bit.
Once again opened up a few open spots to channel members this evening for my guild's drink-n-raid night. In the past, folks have joined relatively quickly. We usually don't invite others, preferring to shortman raids, but I like the idea of this channel for giving newer players a look at things, or older players a chance get drunk and mess around.
I was surprised by the response I got this week though.
I asked, "Does anyone want to join for a Shroud-n-Booze run, I have a few open spaces."
Channel member replies, "Are you guys solid?"
. . . are we solid? What is this? Is this now the channel where you only join groups if you/they are xpert?
As one of my friends pointed out, learn2channel folks. Tobril has started up an excellent channel for new folks to get their feet wet in raids/epics. I promise to teach new folks the ropes, even if I am three sheets to the wind when I do it. (Some would argue I play better that way, anyway.) But if you ask me if the group is "solid" in the training newbies channel, we are all gonna laugh at you.
Even if we suck, new players would be able to see a raid without pressure of having to be leet. We ended up running a hard hound, vod, tod, echrono and edq after the boozey shroud warm-up. We took along a first timer through the epics, though it turned into an all guild run by the end of the evening as our pugs got waggro and logged off. We drank through the whole thing. I am now rambling and posting.
Point of this whole post? Defense channel is great fun to teach new folk or learn new quests. Or run with other new folk to learn it together without pressure. Or am I wrong? Are you guys solid?
Last edited by Lost_Leader; 12-31-2011 at 04:18 AM.
Leader of the Lost Legions
as the top page of every challenge level 25 solo
and leader of many solo/group epic raids/quests
i think i could be a good teacher as i already teach others.
add Syphiroth as teacher pm anytime to learn.
ROFL "Are you guys solid"
I suspect as we draw near the new year most people are going to be a little more on the "liquid" side of things, if you catch my drift...
It's really cool that all kinds of groups are forming out of this, we've taken various peeps into LoB and elsewhere, several of which did excellent. (a few needed a bit of work, but hey that's what this is all about)
I would like to point out that a good attitude and listening to direction goes a lot farther than gear/build. Gear can be ground, builds can be TR/LR'd into, but being the type of PLAYER that contributes no matter the build/gear takes a lot more effort and swallowing of pride sometimes.
General "State of Tobril" update - We flagged some more peeps for ToD, once some other people get back from vacation and get their schedule straitened out I'll post a training ToD run. I would recommend getting flagged, me and other people are available-ish to help out.
I can say with some certainty that, yes, the Lost folks are solid, and a ton of fun. If you are ever able to, hop into one of those groups, quick! I did a couple of weeks ago and had more fun in that set of raids than I have in quite some time! They even let me drag my gimpy low level cleric along on a few
For those of you who are new to the defense channel, the people who list stuff there are generally very experienced players looking to bring new people along on whatever it is they happen to be doing. No need to ask if a group is solid, since they likely are.
Speaking of... Tobril, I did a flagging run with a couple of folks from the channel, and will continue to do so until flagging for those who want to run ToD is complete, and will likely do some boot ingredient farming for them as needed as well. My question though is do you have a date in mind? (just as an fyi I am on vacation until the 6th) I would love to drag my gimpy cleric along as I have yet to run this raid in the healer capacity and all. Do you have a thread that goes through the expectations for what to bring along on a ToD yet or is that to come after you have chosen a date?
Great idea, but it seems to be turning into the new Abbot channel. If the constant general chat spam or noob bashing continues, don't be surprised if there's nobody left.
Recently completed a very slow Completionist adventure, playing each class until I was bored. My son (Henry) randomly picked the next class from the ones I hadn't done yet.
Thats a great thing you got going there. I would really like to participate, both as a teacher and a student. I never ran the titan, eDQ and most of epic phiarlan carnival and epic sands, but I'm quite familiar with most roles in the other raids and epics.
My only problem is your schedule. I live in Europe, and there is no way I can join you in the early evening hours during the week (7pm MST is 3am here). Would you consider offering other times, maybe like 11am (would be 7pm here) on weekends, or something like that? I guess there are some more people with the same problem that would be happy about that.
Waking me up on a weekend before noon would probably result in missing limbs.
There is nothing stopping other people from running training events, whether they
are formal signups or random “hey let’s go do something”. I don’t have a good solution
for the Euro-peeps aside from getting together with people that are on at the same time.
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