So finished PoP last night. Some of it was waaay easier than I remembered. Some of it was more tense than I remembered. (I'm looking at you, last 15 minutes of Rathe Council kill..) Either way, it's done and we had a pretty solid plow from start to finish.
We had all the elemental flagging targets done by Sunday at raid start, and we went ahead and killed Fennin Sunday night. Sunday and Monday night we got open world Fire/Water/Earth stuff that was up with an offhour raid. We ended up getting a total of around 50 extra elemental loots during our offhours those two nights. I know RI was on a leveling hiatus, but I was really shocked that the 3 or 4 other flagged guilds were sleeping 3 nights in a row on that stuff. Thanks for the easy loot though guys.
Elemental gods weren't bad all things considered. Fennin was easy so was Coirnav. We actually did OW Coirnav Tuesday night, and got the instanced Coirnav Weds. We had a partial wipe on Xegony right after engage, but after taking 10 minutes to get our heads straight, we stomped her like the bug she was. Rathe council was 30 minutes of boredom followed by a 45 minute asshole clencher. Our kill was pretty clean, but I'm glad that damn fight is done.
All things considered, the elemental planes were an absolute joke this time around.
Plane of Time wasn't too bad. We cleared the zone in 4 hours, which seems like a long time, but we took our time with each of the gods to be sure we wouldn't have any unnecessary wipes. We had one reset on Tallon Zek at 70%, but other than that, every single boss was oneshotted. Sadly, there's only one screenshot of this endeavour, and that's Quarm's ass sticking out of a wall.
We have 22 time clears between us and Gates of Discord. That being said, we could always use a few high quality recruits to fill out our numbers. Classes we have a high priority need for right now are Bard and Beastlord, but we are always accepting quality applicants of any class, so if you're interested, contact Mesozoic, Tanadien, or Wulli in game or on discord.
You can join our discord at: Link here!
Just so everyone knows. IV2 is still planning on playing on Coirnav long term. PoP launch is coming tomorrow, and they announced these lackluster rulesets for the new servers, so I feel most people aren't that interested.
I just don't know why DBG can't listen to what people really want.
It seems like DBG just dropped the ball twice on these. Oh well, there's always next time. See you folks for PoP! -- Meso
Is it just me, or have these last few weeks before PoP launch seemed really long and drawn out? IV2 has been chugging along and clearing content as usual since the last update. We split Emperor 5 times this expansion, and have been doing 3 Seru splits every week, so most people are about Luclined out at this point. I think I speak for most people when I said that we are all definitely ready for our next chunk of content.
Everyone has done PoP before, and most of us have done it a few times. That being said we are looking forward to all the true PoP bosses that only show up the first week or so of PoP launch. Spoilers ahead for you TLP PoP launch virgins.
Of course, there's also everyone's favorite bottleneck and griefing fiesta over in Plane of Storms.
There's also the hysteria and confusion over flags.
There's also the one boss that you can't do right away because no one is BoT flagged yet.
All of these tribulations are worth it so that we can get to the elemental planes and meet our server's namesake!
Yea I went there!
All joking aside, everyone seems very excited for the content anyway. PoP is a great nostalgia trip, and the expansion has a ton of group and raid content to keep us busy for a few months.
We have a decent roster moving into PoP, but we are always open for quality applicants. If you are a decent player with that wants to raid 3 days a week and still stomp all the relevant content, then we might just be the place for you. You can submit an application by hitting the Apply button at the top of our webpage. Hit up Mesozoic, Barudin, Wulli, Harbin, Marcone, or Ribeye in game or on discord for more info. (Discord Link)