Ricotta standing at the welcoming party in Haven

I decided Ricotta was growing tired of Qeynos, and after she snagged the languages for all of the goodies, as well as all of the sage / merchant sold book quests, she started the betrayal back to Freeport. Now she’s snug and cozy back in the town of Haven, some caves that have all of the comforts of home (without any of the extreme comforts). I’m in no rush to work back up her Freeport faction, as the quests are pretty boring, but at least in my spare time it gives me something to do. It was nice that I remembered to buy those book quests first, I hate how only Qeynos or Freeport can do particular quests.

Raided HoS last night, what a horrible raid. If it could go wrong, it did. I wasn’t feeling all that great (touch of the flu I think) and I had said ahead of time that if we had more then enough people I would sit out. However, for the first time since I’ve joined the guild, only 24 people logged on vs the 30-35 or so we typically have on raids. I know a few are moving, and are sick, so it comes as no surprise. I was also asked to play my healer instead of the coercer, another small let down. People were off their game, running in places they shouldn’t have been running so that we got adds, aoe’ing when we had encounters mez’d and breaking them (subsequently those broken mobs ran around and squished healers who drew agro), and far too many fighter classes, not enough dps. We had 4 scouts, two were bards so they don’t put out a lot of dps, we also had 4 mages, two were enchanters, lack of dps again. 9 people were fighters. Ouch. Three of those I believe were guardians. One was a zerker. One was a shadowknight. With no enchanter in the off tank group (though we did have a dirge) my power regen was lacking and I spent the evening wearing my power regen gear instead of typical gear just so I could soak up every last bit of power I could. I went through over 50 clarity potions, and used my manastone, manastone 2.0 every chance I could. It was a long night.

Taking a break from the coercer lately, even though she hit 68, I have not been in the best of moods to level her. We’ll see how it goes. I started a brigand to get out of my funk, and two new tradeskillers. I needed a new tailor, an alchemist, and I’m not sure what the final class will be yet, but I think I may make an armorer. We’ll see I guess.

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