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    Default High Lords will host Hound of Xoriat teaching raids on Saturday, March 2 at 9pm EST

    Our last teaching raid event was a lot of fun with our Death to Suulomades Extravaganza in Vision of Destruction, Tower of Despair and Epic Chronoscope. You can read about it and watch the live stream here.

    In this week's teaching raid we will revisit the Subterrane with heroic and legendary Hound of Xoriat this Saturday, March 2 at 9pm EST.

    All events in this series are for players new(er) raiding or players who are looking to learn raids better. First timers welcome! Please have sound and be willing and able to follow instructions.

    The goal is to welcome newer players into the raiding scene, to teach people how raids work, to get players more comfortable with raids, and to enhance the Sarlona community. There is no level cap for any of our teaching raids but you need to be at least level 14 to enter the Subterrane and you will need to be at least level 20 to enter legendary content.

    If you are new to HOX, there is no flagging required. You will need to have access to the Vale of Twilight adventure pack. Heroic HOX is located in the Subterrane and is confusing to find for many players. We will start from the market and show you how to get to and open the way to the raid. We will also be exploring a fun and off the beaten path area called "The Deep Tunnels", where we will hope to find Xithzul, Son of Xyzzy, the Frost Fiend of Madness and we will swim through a lake of acid to find the Beholder Council!

    We will be teaching HOX using the "Hall tanking" method, but we will also be discussing the more traditional "circle" and "collapse" methods so that you will understand the differences and benefits of each. We will use the heroic raid for teaching and then apply what we learn to the legendary raid, which uses the same mechanics. Heroic and Legendary HOX are distinct, so doing the heroic version will not put you on timer for the legendary raid.

    Space is limited so reserve your spot ahead of time! If you would like to reserve a space in this Saturday's event, please contact me in game on Voodu, who I've been playing mostly lately.

    This event will be live streamed on my twitch channel twitch.tv/vooduspyce so even if you're not on Sarlona, you can watch, learn and ask questions live.

    Thank you to the community for all the support and special thanks to DDOCast for mentioning our events. We hope to see you in raids soon!

    Much love,
    Gingerspyce and The High Lords of Malkier

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    Hey Voodu,

    Can you do a heroic and epic level Hound? I would like to get back into the mix with learning, but have no epic level characters. I was thinking you could 2 runs; one for epic characters, and one for heroic characters. This would broaden the range of players and you are more likely to get more signups, including me.

    cheers,

    RJ7
    Sarlona - Wolfgame (2), Deviltron (18), Aylaro (17), Fladeshield (15).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripjaw7 View Post
    Hey Voodu,

    Can you do a heroic and epic level Hound? I would like to get back into the mix with learning, but have no epic level characters. I was thinking you could 2 runs; one for epic characters, and one for heroic characters. This would broaden the range of players and you are more likely to get more signups, including me.

    cheers,

    RJ7
    that's exactly what this event is

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    A visual aide I will be referring to during the event...


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    Great runs! Heroic Hound of Xoriat is located in the Subterrane, which can be a confusing place for newcomers. We had 6 signups who were new to or still learning the raid, including a couple people who were totally new to the Sub so we explained some of the interesting and unique mechanics about navigating through this fascinating slayer zone. On our way to heroic HOX, we took a scenic detour through "The Deep Tunnels" where we swam through a lake of acid and came upon the beholder council where we saw the beholder Iograxllozx... a rare encounter so elusive, out of the way and hidden that most DDO'ers have never seen! We also found and defeated the Frost Fiend of Madness. Then we headed into "The Den of Beasts" looking for Xithzul, Son of Xy'zzy but he was not in his lair.

    We used the heroic instance of the raid to teach a method that we call the "hall tanking" method and afterward we compared and contrasted this method to the more traditional circle and collapse methods. After the heroic raid we applied what was learned to the legendary raid, which functions identically to the heroic raid. In the end we defeated Xy'zzy twice and had 2 textbook completions!

    You can watch the replay of the live stream on my Twitch channel vooduspyce.
    Last edited by Nachomammashouse; 03-04-2019 at 05:33 PM.

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