Tag Archives: Iron Tomb

Over Geared Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

Two weeks in a row in Telara!

However, this week around we again fell short of a full group.  This is becoming the most common story for our group in 2013.  But four of us were on and logged in.  Our group was:

  • Jollyreaper level 51 mage
  • Zahihawass level 51 cleric
  • Hillmar level 51 cleric
  • Gizalia level 53 mage

And to open up the evening, we did another round of carnival games.  This time I left the group set to public and we ended up in a balloon popping raid in Meridian.

We'll all pop together when pop...

We’ll all pop together when pop…

When you get 8 or 9 people together doing this, finishing up the weekly quest for 50 carnival games goes by pretty quickly.  We soon all had our second doubloon out of the three required to get the Aurora mount.

Of course, with that over quickly, we were left wondering what else to do.  I suggested the Codex warfront, as there were several carnival related achievements tied in with it.  That drew a pretty universal sigh of revulsion.  And, I had to admit, we hadn’t fared well previously in Rift’s versions of battlegrounds.

Zahi suggested we roll with another level 50 expert dungeon to see how we would manage with just four of us.  That meant we would need a tank and would have to walk to a dungeon, as the LFG tool doesn’t work with a short group.

Zahi volunteered to respec in a tank role and I rode on out to a dungeon.

More after the cut.  Pictures, spoilers, text, etc.

Continue reading

Scraping Off the Rust in the Iron Tomb

The holiday season didn’t leave the team much time to get together, so the instance basically took most of December off.  We did have one alt night where we ran around chasing rifts and doing a zone event, but more than a month passed since we last did an instance.

But here in the new year we were finally able to form up.  Our group was:

  • Jollyreaper level 21 mage
  • Earlthecat level 21 warrior
  • Hakawati level 21 rogue
  • Hillmar level 20 cleric
  • Gizalia level 20 mage

And our target was the Iron Tomb, which is located just walking distance from the Defiant capital, Meridian.  There was no need to mess around with the looking for group tool and any of the class, role, soul point, or weight requirements which it might impose.

We went straight in.

Continue reading