Since the servers are down for a week I thought id share my quest to complete my Stage 2.
A little back story first. I run with a 5 man static. Everyones very well geared and we get sh*t done. We decided we all wanted empy weapons so we made a deal that we would complete everyones stage 1 first before doing stage 2s. We started with Carabosse since at the time I was the only one with an actual weapon on the correct trial. I split my gems with the guy upgrading masamune and we finished all 100 gems about 3 weeks ago. We have then moved on to the hell that is 100 glavoid shells for gaxe and twashtar.
I decided I wanted my gun now instead of in 2 months so I started doing 5-6 man shout groups doing 1-2 fights at a time. While this does get the job done as many people have stated, i dont think the sheer amount of retardation from the pickup community is understood. Below is just some of the stuff ive encountered.
My groups are generally thf(me) war nin whm blm for the most part.
1. I spent about an hour getting a 6 man group together. So we get out there and miss the first claim on heqet. Not that big a deal we are farming time and such. So about 2 min before the window opens for heqet the war pulls/aggros about 10 frogs. Hes fighting those as I claim the NM. I pull the NM back safely and proc red with energy drain or something. At about this time the WHM starts saying if he dies he is leaving since hes getting hate from cure bombing the WAR. Just as he says that he dies and home points and disbands. We killed heqet with the brd main bealing and all was well.
I must of missed the memo where exp loss was serious business. So as soon as he dropped i got a tell from a random whm wanting clear so we invite him and finish up the 2 popsets.
Now as lucky as finding another whm within seconds of someone dropping is, this whm didnt seem to understand how cure works or any of his other spells for that matter. So at 20% charm happens and everyone dies because they dont know how to run away. We eventually kill it and the other pop after a longgggg time.
2. New group with 2 of my friends in it this time. My friends are blm and nin. We farm up the pops and start fighting. At 20% charm happens, we have the war voke and kite, but my blm friend stunned jala at the same time on accident. Luckly jala has the accuracy of level 5 whm and im kitimg both while everyone homepoint and comes back since the mages didnt have rr on.
On a side note same blm friend about wiped us on orthrus when he earth crushered about 10 dhalmels procing red on orthrus.
3. Just as a note for people who do this, no one reads your shout past what mob it is. Ive had tells ranging from can i have x drop locked to what mob are you fighting to ill go if you kill flame skimmer or t3 vnm.
4. Outside of cirein croin heqet camping is always interesting. Ive seen people get mad at other people for claiming and even a solo nin/whm killing heqet with 4 adds.