Last night we had quite an adventure. Chibidew got to the point where she can tackle CoB and SCoB (her goal is to co-tank with Corn against NVD, LOL). Coincidentally, yesterday Corn got some new recipe from some Masterbook IV, and wanted to know where the Allagan Aetherstones drop. We decided to go to CoB to see if they really drop from there, and to see the drop rate.
Since Chibidew already cleared T1 with us long ago, we went to T4 (because it’s short) and T2 just to also get the completion. We asked PZ and he was interested, and logged in to join us. Therefore, with Kuji, we had 5 people. T4 and T2 were very easy and I thought we would try those again to see the drop rate and to farm what already dropped, but Corn suggested that since we had 5 people, we might as well tackle T5. Of course, all agreed.
However, since I suck (VERY BADLY) and kept dying to Dive Bombs, Corn had to change to his other job, SMN, to ensure there is a second raise for oh-shit situations. And then, Kuji had to go AFK for dinner, so we had 4 people.
After so many tries, mostly wiping to Deathknights + Twister, we finally…..downed Twintania.
Kuji came back while we were killing first set of adds on our last attempt, but we stayed in hope of getting more practice before leaving the duty to pick him up. Turned out to miraculously won in that attempt!
Then PZ had to go to sleep, as it was 3 a.m. We still went on with SCoB though… Killing T6 (wiped twice before figuring we better ignore the slimes).
Then, we continued to T7. XD We wiped so many times I felt that it was impossible and that we should wait for PZ and do it again next week. Nope. There seems to be no “impossible” in Corn’s dictionary. He again changed to SMN to help deal with the adds, since our main problem was the adds which swarmed me or him and was killing everyone.
We also, for the first time for us, figured out (through intensive googling) that we must stand outside of the “hitbox” of the petrified Renaud (Ogre add, is it an ogre? LOL I don’t know the enemy type) to make it count, otherwise the system considers it to not block the ray.
Finally,with enormous difficulty, we won.
:D It was soooooooooo exhausting but also a shit load of fun. Personally, though this is both tiring and time-consuming, I would not hesitate to do this again with my FC folks. It provided challenges and also an opportunity to put our capability under stress test. I also feel it helps tighten the bond between us. It’s so refreshing to have FC activities, because lately it’s rare we do anything together in the FC as a group of more than 3, due to the extensive list of daily things that everyone has to complete and the limited playtime of those who have a full-time job, and the time zone differences. ><;;
And here’s s group pic in the workshop while we made some progress to the Airship part, after T7 ended. Missing PZ, though. :'(