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Raids: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, August 16 - 18
* Tentative, depending on turnout.  Info below with respect to target called *


Raid Info: All related expansions

Zone / Gather Point: Announced in channel, during gather.

Time: 8pm EST, 7pm CST, 5pm PST

Channel & Password: FLRaids:raids
       
Minimum Requirements: Level 105, 7000 AA, DoN, MPG Trials.
       
Required Flags:  Refer to related strategy posts for details
 
Raid Guildlines: Read & Complete our Raid Guidelines post before attending.


Friends & Guilds
 
Free free to post on your guild forums, and tell your friends about our raids.  We have plenty of room, and welcome everyone.  Thanks!


Event Instruction Channels

During all our raids, we have additional channels which we give specific instructions to.  If possible, please be in the channel associated with your class/role listed below:

CHANNEL            CLASSES           
FLHeals:healsCleric, Druid, Shaman, Necro
FLTanks:tanksWarrior, Paladin, Shadowknight
FLCC:ccEnchanter, Bard, Shadowknight, Ranger, Monk, Druid
FLDPS:dpsMonks, Rangers, Rogues, Berserkers, Beastlords, Shaman, Bards, Magicians, Wizards, Necros, Enchanters and ALL players with Circle of Power clicky items.


Item Distribution Overview

Freelance uses both DKP and Random 1000 to distribute items.  All items are associated with a category, and each category tied to a ruleset; which is used for item distribution.

Current designated expansion AUG, LOOT & RUNE items require 20% Raid Attendance in order to BID/Random on them.  Retro designated expansion items are processed on demand via /random 1000 Ruleset, with normal associated base costs.  With the exception of special earmarked items (quest drops, etc).

N/A category items are distributed via Random 1000 ruleset.

LOOT category items are auctioned off in 3 rounds of open /raidsay bidding, starting at 50 DKP.  Minimum bid increments of 10 DKP at a time.  A player cannot bid beyond their Current DKP holdings.  Following no bids, an OPEN tag is associated and the Random 1000 ruleset is used (no RA needed).

Each "Real Life" person is allowed to participate, winning one AUG, LOOT, RUNE, and N/A item per night.  OPEN items still count as your item in that category for the night, and are available to anyone, including prior winners.   FFA items cost the same as their aforementioned category, but are not restricted to one per "Real Life" person.

CATEGORY    DEFINITION         RULESET          DKP BASE
AUGAugmentation ItemDKP + RA%     
250
LOOTRegular Loot ItemDKP + RA%     
50
RUNESpell / Melee DiscRandom 1000 + RA%     
25
N/AMiscellaneous ItemsRandom 1000 & Raid Attendance     
-
OPENUsed in conjunction with above categoriesRandom 1000     


Retro Content - Item Distribution by Player Request:

At the time of item distribution, the chest contents will be linked in /raidsay, and players interested are asked to link in the FLRaids channel the items they want processed.  The purpose of this procedure is to expedite the distribution process of low demand items.



Ring of Scale - Event Items
(Current Expansion Ruleset)
 
ITEM  CATEGORY     RULESET    DESCRIPTION
       
Visible ArmorLOOTDKP +20% RA or Random 1000     All types, used to make T1-T2-T3 visible armor
       
Non-Visible Armor PiecesLOOTDKP +20% RA or Random 1000     All non-visible armor
       
Cultural PiecesLOOTDKP +20% RA or Random 1000Cultural Aug (TypeXX)
       
WeaponsLOOTDKP +20% RA or Random 1000Melee/Caster Weapons
       
ContainersLOOTDKP +20% RA or Random 1000Bags, Boxes, any type Container
       
Element of KunarkLOOTDKP +20% RA or Random 1000     Quest Drop - Used to upgrade a group item to a raid version of item.
       
Spell/Disc RunesRUNERandom 1000 +20% RAUsed for Rk3 spells/discs
       
Guild Hall TrophiesN/ARandom 1000     Check with your guild first,
       in case they have it already.
       
Hero's Forge ArmorN/ARandom 1000 (if requested)     Visible Appearance
       
Armor OrnamentsN/ARandom 1000 (10 DKP cost)     Visible Appearance
       10 DKP cost per piece because they are tradeable.
       
Backflag piecesN/ARandom 1000 +20% RA     
       
Next Tier flag piecesN/ARandom 1000 +20% RA     
       


Empires of Kunark - Event Items
(Retro Expansion Ruleset)
 
ITEM  CATEGORY     RULESET    DESCRIPTION
       
Visible ArmorLOOTDKP +20% RA or Random 1000     All types, used to make T1-T2-T3 visible armor
       
Non-Visible Armor PiecesLOOTDKP +20% RA or Random 1000     All non-visible armor
       
Cultural PiecesLOOTDKP +20% RA or Random 1000Cultural Aug (TypeXX)
       
WeaponsLOOTDKP +20% RA or Random 1000Melee/Caster Weapons
       
ContainersLOOTDKP +20% RA or Random 1000Bags, Boxes, any type Container
       
Element of KunarkLOOTDKP +20% RA or Random 1000     Quest Drop - Used to upgrade a group item to a raid version of item.
       
Spell/Disc RunesRUNERandom 1000 +20% RAUsed for Rk3 spells/discs
       
Guild Hall TrophiesN/ARandom 1000     Check with your guild first,
       in case they have it already.
       
Hero's Forge ArmorN/ARandom 1000 (if requested)     Visible Appearance
       
Armor OrnamentsN/ARandom 1000 (10 DKP cost)     Visible Appearance
       10 DKP cost per piece because they are tradeable.
       
Backflag piecesN/ARandom 1000 +20% RA     
       
Next Tier flag piecesN/ARandom 1000 +20% RA     
       


The Broken Mirror - Event Items
(Retro Expansion Ruleset)
 
ITEM  CATEGORY     RULESET    DESCRIPTION
       
Visible ArmorLOOTRandom 1000     All types, used to make T1-T2-T3 visible armor
       
Non-Visible Armor PiecesLOOTRandom 1000     All non-visible armor
       
Cultural PiecesLOOTRandom 1000Cultural Aug (TypeXX)
       
WeaponsLOOTRandom 1000Melee/Caster Weapons
       
ContainersLOOTRandom 1000Bags, Boxes, any type Container
       
Spell/Disc RunesRUNERandom 1000Used for Rk3 spells/discs
       
Left/Right Eye of SulAUGRandom 1000
       
Guild Hall TrophiesN/ARandom 1000     Check with your guild first,
       in case they have it already.
       
Hero's Forge ArmorN/ARandom 1000     Visible Appearance
       
Armor OrnamentsN/ARandom 1000     Visible Appearance
       10 DKP cost per piece because they are tradeable.
       
Backflag piecesN/ARandom 1000     
       
Next Tier flag piecesN/ARandom 1000     
       



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Upcoming Events & Strategy / Re: RoS - Overthere - T1 - Fell Foliage
« on: July 27, 2018, 03:19:19 AM »
Strategy Update - Thursday, July 26, 2018

Good run overall tonight.  Our smoothest to date!  Nice job everyone. :)

The new location worked out well.  Some adjusts were made over the course of a couple attempts, and then we got it down smooth on the 3rd.

Dimbly updated the positioning diagram accordingly.

Dimbly's diagram:




See everyone in-game!

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Upcoming Events & Strategy / Re: RoS - Overthere - T1 - Fell Foliage
« on: July 26, 2018, 11:46:32 PM »
I figured that would not be considered sharing strats. but let me know if that type of info is under the no info from other raid teams

Yeah, that was one of the first things I thought of when you replied earlier.  It's an iffy area, technically, I would say it goes against the spirit of the policy.  Thanks for keeping it in mind and trying to adhere to it.  We appreciate the effort.  :)

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Upcoming Events & Strategy / Re: RoS - Overthere - T1 - Fell Foliage
« on: July 26, 2018, 09:39:49 PM »
Thanks Krinni.  I think I heard about that happening as well, but at the time, I thought it was when tanking the boss near the main city/fort area (where we zone into the instance, that wall).

Padraigg usually plants the cactus to start, so if anything goes wrong, we know who to blame.  ;D

As I was replying here, thinking about flipping boss/renegade spots, I guess Dimbly was as well and he worked up the alternative positioning.

Dimbly's diagram:


Edit: Updated earlier strategy adjust post with new diagram, and strategy post as well, to avoid confusion.


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Upcoming Events & Strategy / Re: RoS - Overthere - T1 - Fell Foliage
« on: July 26, 2018, 07:58:26 PM »
Strategy Update - Thursday, July 26, 2018

We're adjusting the raid location and positioning.  A few months ago we looked at several areas, and Dimbly came up with one that we believe will be better overall.

Dimbly's workup:

The loc is p1600, n2150 on the NE wall.
  • The walls should catch sproutlings.
  • We won't see any pathers.
  • Tighter area for healing.

Dimbly's diagrams:







EDIT: Dimbly adjusted diagram so boss is not close to wall.  In response to Krinni's post regarding possible HP% adds ending up behind wall.  Thanks Krinni.


See everyone in game! :)

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Trigger Package Updates - Friday, July 20, 2018

Bumkus made two additional trigger overlays.  He said it's nice to know when the next EB cure and SILENCE is incoming.  I agree.  These overlays compliment the existing triggers.

I also included a small tweak to the Mystical Suppression overlay trigger Bumkus made, so that 10 seconds before the next SILENCE is about to fire, it will warn: NEXT SILENCE IN 10 SECONDS with text and voice.

Thanks Bumkus for working up the two triggers. :)

See everyone in game!

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Upcoming Events & Strategy / Re: EoK - Kor-Sha - T3 - The Kar`Zok
« on: July 20, 2018, 12:28:50 AM »
Ok so nothing else has to be done even when the buffs disappear

Correct.

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Upcoming Events & Strategy / Re: EoK - Kor-Sha - T3 - The Kar`Zok
« on: July 18, 2018, 08:14:17 PM »
Dimbly drafted an EOTD2 write-up earlier this week.  I'm including it here, and have also incorporated it into the main strategy post.



Dimby's EOTD2 Write-up

Yay!  It's My Turn To Break a Box in The Kar'zok event;  How Do I Get My EoD2 Achievement?

- Where is the box I have to break?

The box you have to break is in the room behind Snowblaze.  There is a purple barrier that you have to get past.  If you run into the purple barrier you will be tossed back about 500 units into the room.

- How do I get past the purple barrier?

There are two ways to get past the purple barrier, the proper way and the cheaty way. 

The proper way:

The purple barrier is brought down by exposure to shield fragments from the Frost/Flame Assaulters' shield.  When an Assaulter is caught in the targeted aura that Snowblaze casts on players, that Assaulter's shield will break.  There is an emote that indicates that this has happened.  When an Assaulter's shield shatters a fragment of that shield drops to the ground.  That fragment must be picked up from the ground, equipped in a secondary slot, and brought to the purple barrier at Snowblaze.  With the fragment equipped one may pass safely through the purple barrier.  When the equipped fragment makes contact with the purple barrier the purple barrier and the shield fragment are weakened.  When the fragment has contacted the barrier 3 times that fragment is destroyed.  When the barrier comes into contact with a fragment 9 times, the barrier is destroyed.  So, 3 shield fragments will bring down the purple barrier eliminating the need to have the fragment equipped to pass through the barrier safely.

The cheaty way:

You may pass through the purple barrier using Shadow Step effects (ie Mistwalk for druids) if you angle it just right.

- How do I break the box?  Now what?

So, finding yourself inside of Snowblaze's room there are 6 boxes scattered around the room that can be targeted  and broken.  You need to break one (and ONLY ONE) of those boxes.  You may break the box using a melee weapon or spells or by using a pet.  Do NOT use your pet to break your box!  When the box is broken you will receive a buff call Unstable Potion (greenish icon).  This buff has a 5 minute timer attached to it.  Before Unstable Potion wears off you need to position yourself in front of either Snowblaze or The Reaper and be hit with Breath of Atrebe.  When you are hit with Breath of Atrebe you receive an additional buff called Unstable Infusion (reddish icon).  When you receive Unstable Infusion you are assured of receiving your EoD2 achievement BUT ONLY when the event is won.  After receiving Unstable Infusion you may safely die.

- My pet broke open the box, how come I didn't get the Unstable Potion buff?

YOU FOOL!  If your pet breaks open the box, your pet will receive the Unstable Potion buff instead of you.  Now even though pets are people too, they are not willing to share the achievement with you.  You are SOL.  Don't let your pet break the box!

- I broke open the box and got the Unstable Potion buff, but I died.  Now what?

YOU FOOL!  If you have broken open your box and received the buff Unstable Potion, but you are silly enough to die before being hit with Breath of Atrebe you will lose Unstable Potion and you will not receive your EoD2 achievement.  You are SOL.  Don't die before being hit with Breath of Atrebe!

- I broke open the box and got the Unstable Potion buff and to be safe I gated out.

YOU FOOL!  If you have broken your box and received the buff Unstable Potion, but you are silly enough leave the zone or instance before being hit with Breath of Atrebe, you will lose Unstable Potion and you will not receive your EoD2 achievement.  You are SOL.  Don't leave the zone/instance before being hit with Breath of Atrebe!

And that's all there is to it.

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Upcoming Events & Strategy / Re: EoK - Kor-Sha - T3 - The Kar`Zok
« on: July 14, 2018, 09:53:30 PM »
From what I understand of the EOTD2 flagging as soon as Snowblaze's shield drops, you run upstairs past him, attack a targetable crate with normal attacks giving you a buff called Unstable Potion that lasts 5 min. You then need to go to a tanked boss either Snowblaze or Reaper and stand in front of them to get Breath of Atreb cast on you and get a buff called Unstable Infusion. Then you run and stand in only one of the fire auras and live till Snowblaze is dead?

Dimbly and Huevos are coordinating EOTD2, but I asked them last night to write up the details and I'll incorporate it into the main strategy post.  Dimbly said he's going to try and draft something on Sunday, and then we can polish it up during the week and get it posted before the next raid.

I successfully completed EOTD2 last night.  I stood near Snowblaze and was successful in getting the Unstable Infusion buff.  I agree with your Breath of Atrebe comment, looking at the spell data for Unstable Potion, it indicates you need to get hit by Breath of Atrebe; a Frontal AE which both Snowblaze and Reaper cast.  After which you get Unstable Infusion.

After I got the Unstable Infusion buff (and possibly after it faded), I died later in the event, BUT I still got the /ach for EOTD2 on the win.  Therefore, if you do die after Unstable Infusion, it's OK.  But, I believe if you die when Unstable Potion is on, you lose the buff.

Later! :)


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Upcoming Events & Strategy / Re: EoK - Kor-Sha - T3 - The Kar`Zok
« on: July 14, 2018, 02:26:43 AM »
Update - Friday, July 13, 2018

We're getting the barrier down on Snowblaze consistently, and as Dimbly directs, players are doing the steps towards ridding EOTD.  Of course, to actually finalize EOTD removal, we have to win the event!  ;D

We had two strong attempts last night.  Dispatched adds, kept on top of beetle, but our failure was primarily how we split our DPS on both Snowblaze and Reaper.

Strategy Adjusts:

On ENGAGE - Everyone DPS Reaper until 90% HP -- Then STOP and kill adds.

Once ALL assaulter adds are dead, with only Snowblaze and Reaper remaining, we want to focus on a 35% HP gap between both.  We believe if we go over 40%; based on past experience, we suffer a big AE and wipe.  If we keep their HP too close together, we get penalty adds, such as spheres (somewhere under 10%).

Here is how we want to do this -- Once assaulter adds are down:

DPS Reaper until 65% HP, then ALL move to Snowblaze until 80% HP.

Then DPS Reaper until 45%, then ALL move to Snowblaze until 60%.

DPS Reaper until 25%, then ALL move to Snowblaze until 40%.

Then finally KILL REAPER, finish off Snowblaze.


Trigger Changes

Changed Burning Rage triggers to remove the HP too far apart references.

Separated sub-group triggers into a stand alone optional GINA package.  The optional package is not required.

Reminder: Everyone - DELETE your old triggers BEFORE importing the "Main Package".  Thanks.


That's all for now.

See everyone in game! :)

Quick update.  Fixed the Optional trigger package, I forgot to remove the HP too far apart reference /whistles.

That is all! :)


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Upcoming Events & Strategy / Re: EoK - Kor-Sha - T3 - The Kar`Zok
« on: July 13, 2018, 06:57:55 PM »
Update - Friday, July 13, 2018

We're getting the barrier down on Snowblaze consistently, and as Dimbly directs, players are doing the steps towards ridding EOTD.  Of course, to actually finalize EOTD removal, we have to win the event!  ;D

We had two strong attempts last night.  Dispatched adds, kept on top of beetle, but our failure was primarily how we split our DPS on both Snowblaze and Reaper.

Strategy Adjusts:

On ENGAGE - Everyone DPS Reaper until 90% HP -- Then STOP and kill adds.

Once ALL assaulter adds are dead, with only Snowblaze and Reaper remaining, we want to focus on a 35% HP gap between both.  We believe if we go over 40%; based on past experience, we suffer a big AE and wipe.  If we keep their HP too close together, we get penalty adds, such as spheres (somewhere under 10%).

Here is how we want to do this -- Once assaulter adds are down:

DPS Reaper until 65% HP, then ALL move to Snowblaze until 80% HP.

Then DPS Reaper until 45%, then ALL move to Snowblaze until 60%.

DPS Reaper until 25%, then ALL move to Snowblaze until 40%.

Then finally KILL REAPER, finish off Snowblaze.


Trigger Changes

Changed Burning Rage triggers to remove the HP too far apart references.

Separated sub-group triggers into a stand alone optional GINA package.  The optional package is not required.

Reminder: Everyone - DELETE your old triggers BEFORE importing the "Main Package".  Thanks.


That's all for now.

See everyone in game! :)


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Upcoming Events & Strategy / Re: EoK - Kor-Sha - T3 - The Kar`Zok
« on: July 06, 2018, 04:29:37 AM »
Update - Thursday, July 5, 2018

Just a quick update.  We had a good run on this event last night.  We got Snowblaze's barrier down on the 2nd to last attempt!  It's important we get this barrier down, as it allows us access to the back room where the boxes are, and make progress on EOTD2.  That's a why spent the entire night in there working on this.

Thanks everyone who was able to show up. :)


Trigger Package Change

Removed the Gaze emote trigger that was put in way back before we understood the mechanic, and as a result the action the trigger it was doing was counterproductive.  Sorry all! /whistles.

Delete your OLD trigger set before importing new.

By the way, if you were at our raid on Thursday, this is the trigger set I shared in the raid, so if you imported it at the time, you are already set up.

Other changes:
- Fixed a minor typo in the description of one of the triggers.
- Cleaned up the strategy post overview area.

See everyone in game! :)


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Upcoming Events & Strategy / Re: EoK - Kor-Sha - T3 - The Kar`Zok
« on: June 28, 2018, 06:18:13 PM »
Strategy Adjusts

On engage, CASTERS take Reaper HP to 91-92%~ and then STOP and begin assisting MA on assaulter adds.

Everyone else in the raid help on assaulter adds.  But!  Wait for MA call!

MA - Try to avoid targeting the current Flame add until its "shatters" trigger fires indicating shield down, and then call DPS on it.  The shield shattering should occur very quickly, as it was previously.


Trigger Changes

- Shield shatters trigger adjusted so that it will fire for both FLAME and FROST assaulter adds, and indicate which with voice/text.  Previously, it was only firing for flame.

- Added triggers for both warning of burning rage, burning rage, and when Snowblaze eyes return to normal (burning rage over)


Map Loc & Position Addition/Change

- Changed Reaper MT position.  Thanks Arsenil for the feedback.
- Added An_Ancient_Dragon to the map (not related to Kar`Zok event, but it is the same zone/map).

- Diagram in strategy post changed to reflect new Reaper MT position.


Strategy Adjusts - Overview

So, we're early in on the wins for this event; three weeks worth.  Our first win wasn't pretty, but hey, a wins a win! :D  However, we have to tweak our strategy.

In order to remove the zone-wide Aura of Kor-Sha debuff, we need to complete Essence of the Dragon II (EOTD2) in /ach.  The problem of course, is that to do this, we have to get into the room behind Snowblaze where there are a limited number of boxes.  Snowblaze has a barrier up around herself, which blocks the entrance to the room.  Some classes are able to leap beyond this and get access to the room.  However, not everyone can do this of course, so it's not viable.  We need to drop the barrier around Snowblaze.

During one of our Kar`Zok raids a couple of weeks ago, Dimbly noticed when a flame assaulter shield was broken that a shield fell to the ground in front of it.  Dimbly, being a pack rat, of course had to pick it up  ;D  He linked it in a private channel, and I clicked on it.  Here's a screenshot:

Sarnak Shield Fragment:


It's temporary, but you can equip it in your secondary slot.

We thought this we interesting, and pretty clearly has something to do with how to get that barrier down on Snowblaze.  The problem is, we haven't been shattering any shields on assaulter adds lately, so we haven't been able to get the shields to drop on the ground again.

We have to ask ourselves what's changed?  Well, our strategy changed a couple weeks ago.  On engage, we've been putting the entire raid on Reaper briefly, and taking it down to 80% HP.  Our thinking at the time was, we needed to keep Snowblaze and Reaper HP out of balance (and we believe this is still required).  The thing is, we didn't know how far out of balance; and we used 80%~ HP range.

The problem is, Snowblaze doesn't take too kindly to this action, and she begins making some noise:

[Fri Jun 15 21:44:27 2018] The Kar`Zok snowblaze's eyes burn with flame at the harm done to her partner.
[Fri Jun 15 21:44:32 2018] The Kar`Zok snowblaze's eyes burn with flame, a flame that fuels her strength!

This isn't new information to us, we've seen this before back in February, when we were messing around on the event.  That's why it's in the write-up, and it was associated with the /ach Burning Rage.

Clearly, Snowblaze entering the burning rage state is a big deal.  It's preventing us from shattering shields on assaulter adds because the mechanics of the event are slightly different when Snowblaze is in this burning rage state.

When Snowblaze is in the burning rage state, the Gaze emotes are FAKE; resulting in no Freezing Pulse landing on players.  In addition, Emanating Flames is also not effective (or not effective enough).

Note the context in the log samples when the frost effect is present and when it is missing: Soandso is encased in unstable frost.

Also note that throughout the event Emanating Flames (EF) is still in effect, but during her burning rage state EF is not shattering any shields on Frost adds.  Note in the log sample we get weakened messages and "shield cracks", but it never reaches a "shield shatters".


The first sample below is to demonstrate what a normal (real) Gaze emote looks like along with the effects and context:

[Sat Jun 02 21:59:18 2018] Snarlwolf is encased in unstable frost.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:18 2018] Twoma is encased in unstable frost.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:18 2018] Reccoo is encased in unstable frost.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:18 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Snarlwolf, Twoma, Reccoo
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:18 2018] Twoma has taken 91198 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:20 2018] Reccoo has taken 92669 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:23 2018] Snarlwolf has taken 94140 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:24 2018] Twoma has taken 91660 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:27 2018] Reccoo has taken 123558 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:29 2018] Snarlwolf has taken 100416 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:30 2018] Twoma has taken 97278 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:30 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield cracks from the shock of the Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:30 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield cracks from the shock of the Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:30 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield cracks from the shock of the Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:30 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield cracks from the shock of the Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:30 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield cracks from the shock of the Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:30 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield cracks from the shock of the Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:33 2018] Reccoo has taken 123558 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:33 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield cracks from the shock of the Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:33 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield cracks from the shock of the Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:33 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield cracks from the shock of the Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:33 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield cracks from the shock of the Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:35 2018] Snarlwolf has taken 100416 damage from A Kar`Zok snowblaze by Freezing Pulse.
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:35 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield shatters from the shock of the Freezing Pulse!
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:35 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield shatters from the shock of the Freezing Pulse!
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:35 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield shatters from the shock of the Freezing Pulse!
[Sat Jun 02 21:59:35 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield shatters from the shock of the Freezing Pulse!


Here's some context while Snowblaze is in the burning rage state:

Note: the red highlights relate to Emanating Flames, the blue and green relate to Freezing Pulse.  I included both to illustrate the context while Snowblaze is in the burning rage state.

[Fri Jun 22 21:36:48 2018] You tell your raid, '-[ Get Ready - About to engage! ]- ALL (+announce/v)'
[Fri Jun 22 21:36:48 2018] You tell your raid, '-[ Pets, Who art thine Leaders? ]- ALL (+announce/v)'
[Fri Jun 22 21:36:48 2018] You tell your raid, '-[ Pet owners, turn off taunt ]- ALL (+announce/v)'
[Fri Jun 22 21:36:49 2018] You tell your raid, '-[ Feeling small?  Shrink if you are not already ]- ALL (+announce/v)'
[Fri Jun 22 21:37:14 2018] You tell your raid, '30 seconds'
[Fri Jun 22 21:37:23 2018] You tell your raid, '20 seconds'
[Fri Jun 22 21:37:28 2018] You tell your raid, '10 seonds'
[Fri Jun 22 21:37:41 2018] You tell your raid, 'ALL YOU ARSENIL'
[Fri Jun 22 21:37:54 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a Kar`Zok reaper >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 22 21:38:12 2018] The Kar`Zok snowblaze's eyes burn with flame at the harm done to her partner.
[Fri Jun 22 21:38:17 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Marquele, Jasson, Tyranosawr
[Fri Jun 22 21:38:17 2018] The Kar`Zok snowblaze's eyes burn with flame, a flame that fuels her strength!
[Fri Jun 22 21:38:35 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  'Luthernhamner bring your mob to raid plz!!'
[Fri Jun 22 21:38:37 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield protects them from the weakened heat of Emanating Flames.
[Fri Jun 22 21:38:52 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Kazmin, Remslaren, Tyranosawr
[Fri Jun 22 21:38:57 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a frost assaulter >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 22 21:39:27 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Mulila, Ghanda, Beedlin
[Fri Jun 22 21:39:32 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield cracks from the heat of the Emanating Flames.
[Fri Jun 22 21:39:32 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield protects them from the weakened heat of Emanating Flames.
[Fri Jun 22 21:39:37 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  'Evilash bring your mob to raid plz!!'
[Fri Jun 22 21:39:44 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a disturbed ancient beetle >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 22 21:39:55 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a frost assaulter >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 22 21:40:02 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Vulvana, Exzerker, Luthernhamner
[Fri Jun 22 21:40:27 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield protects them from the weakened heat of Emanating Flames.
[Fri Jun 22 21:40:37 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  'Exuo bring your mob to raid plz!!'
[Fri Jun 22 21:40:37 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Kazmin, Kevsaiyan, Lanadar
[Fri Jun 22 21:40:54 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a frost assaulter >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 22 21:41:02 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a disturbed ancient beetle >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 22 21:41:12 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Toransa, Reccoo, Idaran
[Fri Jun 22 21:41:21 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a frost assaulter >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 22 21:41:22 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield protects them from the weakened heat of Emanating Flames.
[Fri Jun 22 21:41:47 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Castalia, Kevsaiyan, Dimerall
[Fri Jun 22 21:42:08 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a flame assaulter >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 22 21:42:14 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  'Beedlin bring your mob to raid plz!!'
[Fri Jun 22 21:42:22 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Dokhopper, Marquele, Castalia
[Fri Jun 22 21:42:26 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a disturbed ancient beetle >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 22 21:42:57 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Pimm, Macebus, Gruesula


Here's a sample from my log demonstrating Snowblaze in her burning rage, and the fake emotes, and then her leaving burning rage state and the emotes becoming real, and also Emanating Flames becoming effective again.

[Fri Jun 15 21:41:24 2018] You tell your raid, '-[ Get Ready - About to engage! ]- ALL (+announce/v)'
[Fri Jun 15 21:41:24 2018] You tell your raid, '-[ Pets, Who art thine Leaders? ]- ALL (+announce/v)'
[Fri Jun 15 21:41:24 2018] You tell your raid, '-[ Pet owners, turn off taunt ]- ALL (+announce/v)'
[Fri Jun 15 21:41:24 2018] You tell your raid, '-[ Feeling small?  Shrink if you are not already ]- ALL (+announce/v)'
[Fri Jun 15 21:42:11 2018] You tell your raid, '30 seconds'
[Fri Jun 15 21:42:48 2018] You tell your raid, 'Electrical Trace emote == GO SOUTH ROOM'
[Fri Jun 15 21:43:29 2018] You tell your raid, '30 seconds'
[Fri Jun 15 21:43:34 2018] You tell your raid, '20 seconds'
[Fri Jun 15 21:43:39 2018] You tell your raid, '10 seconds'
[Fri Jun 15 21:43:57 2018] You tell your raid, 'ALL YOU ARSENIL'
[Fri Jun 15 21:44:11 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a Kar`Zok reaper >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 15 21:44:22 2018] Kazmin tells the raid,  'Inc MGB Ancient Cry of Chaos butcher the enemy my Viking Brothers'
[Fri Jun 15 21:44:27 2018] The Kar`Zok snowblaze's eyes burn with flame at the harm done to her partner.
[Fri Jun 15 21:44:32 2018] The Kar`Zok snowblaze's eyes burn with flame, a flame that fuels her strength!
[Fri Jun 15 21:44:37 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Kazmin, Paruaa, Exzerker
[Fri Jun 15 21:44:50 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< Luthernhamner >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 15 21:44:51 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a flame assaulter >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 15 21:44:57 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield cracks from the heat of the Emanating Flames.
[Fri Jun 15 21:44:57 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield protects them from the weakened heat of Emanating Flames.
[Fri Jun 15 21:44:57 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield cracks from the heat of the Emanating Flames.
[Fri Jun 15 21:45:12 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Absolutt, Cymrilx, Landaru
[Fri Jun 15 21:45:26 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a flame assaulter >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 15 21:45:37 2018] The Kar`Zok snowblaze's eyes burn with flame at the harm done to her partner.
[Fri Jun 15 21:45:39 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a disturbed ancient beetle >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 15 21:45:47 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Mehdisin, Dyanu, Toransa
[Fri Jun 15 21:45:52 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield cracks from the heat of the Emanating Flames.
[Fri Jun 15 21:45:52 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield protects them from the weakened heat of Emanating Flames.
[Fri Jun 15 21:45:52 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield cracks from the heat of the Emanating Flames.
[Fri Jun 15 21:45:52 2018] The Kar`Zok snowblaze's eyes return to normal. <-- Note: BURNING RAGE STATE OVER
[Fri Jun 15 21:46:11 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a flame assaulter >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 15 21:46:22 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Dokhopper, Dyanu, Snarlwolf
[Fri Jun 15 21:46:47 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield shatters from the heat of the Emanating Flames!
[Fri Jun 15 21:46:47 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield protects them from the weakened heat of Emanating Flames.
[Fri Jun 15 21:46:47 2018] A frost assaulter's icy shield shatters from the heat of the Emanating Flames!
[Fri Jun 15 21:46:57 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Pimm, Kazmin, Vulvana
[Fri Jun 15 21:47:12 2018] Arsenil tells the raid,  '**** TAKING AGRO ON AND TANKING a Kar`Zok reaper - HEALS TO ARSENIL****'
[Fri Jun 15 21:47:32 2018] Exuo is encased in unstable frost. <-- Note: Exuo has Freezing Pulse
[Fri Jun 15 21:47:32 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Exuo, Cymrilx, Kazmin
[Fri Jun 15 21:47:37 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a Kar`Zok reaper >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 15 21:47:43 2018] You tell your raid, 'need mt on reaper'
[Fri Jun 15 21:47:46 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield cracks from the shock of the Freezing Pulse.
[Fri Jun 15 21:47:48 2018] A flame assaulter's fiery shield cracks from the shock of the Freezing Pulse.
[Fri Jun 15 21:48:07 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Dimbly, Oruatyrim, Idaran
[Fri Jun 15 21:48:07 2018] The Kar`Zok snowblaze's eyes burn with flame at the harm done to her partner. <-- Note: BURNING RAGE STATE WARNING
[Fri Jun 15 21:48:42 2018] Padraigg tells the raid,  '{MA1} -- ASSIST me on <<< a flame assaulter >>>!!'
[Fri Jun 15 21:48:42 2018] The snowblaze sets her gaze upon Vulvana, Dyanu, Furro
[Fri Jun 15 21:48:52 2018] You are burned by falling fire.  You have taken 126159 points of damage.
[Fri Jun 15 21:48:52 2018] You have been slain by a pillar of flames!
[Fri Jun 15 21:49:01 2018] You tell your raid, 'die please'


Note: The above log sample is not always showing unstable frost landing when you would expect it (ie, when Snowblaze leaves her rage state), at least not right away.  This could simply be due to range, and my log didn't pick up the messages.  I don't know where I was standing two weeks ago during the event, nor where the players emoted were.

The important take away is that shield shatters are NOT happening when Snowblaze is in the burning rage state.



That's it for now!

Hope to see everyone in-game! :)


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Necromancer / Re: How to Necro *Ring of Scale Edition*
« on: June 21, 2018, 03:26:27 AM »
Thanks for posting a guide for the current expansion (RoS), Fintank!  I set this thread as a sticky as well, so it stands out.  Scornfire's TBM guide may still have some relevant information, I'm not sure.  Let me know if not, and I'll adjust the sticky accordingly.  Also, he included triggers in the other post, so perhaps those are useful or can be migrated to RoS, not sure.

If you want to share your trigger package, that'd be nice as well.  But no problem if not.

Do you use triggers for epic?  Your swarm AA?  Other clicks, to know when they're back up, or just check them during GCD?

Hopefully other members from Team Necro will chime in on this post with their suggestions/thoughts as well. :)

Later!



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Magician / Re: Magician RoS Guide
« on: June 21, 2018, 02:57:04 AM »
Thanks Furro. I think that approach to the guide makes a lot of sense. It is a lot to implement at once, so I'd take it in parts. The same thing goes for keybinding if you're used to clicking things; I think changing all of your abilities to keybinds right at once can be a bit daunting. Instead I'd recommend taking it slow and getting used to a few keybinds at a time.

I edited the guide and added triggers. Other than typos, the only thing I changed was the Firebound Alliance description:

Firebound Alliance: Alliance is a spell that debuffs the mob. It has 8 counters that add damage, which can only be used by spells cast by other Mages (with the exception of RS, which cannot use counters). If all 8 counters are used within 18s, it fulminates for 2.4 million damage. There are four important conditions for casting Alliance: 1) You have at least 3 Mages in the raid (or 2 if the other Mage is Twincasting), 2) You are all on the same target, 3) That target will live for 18 seconds, and 4) Another Mage's Alliance is not on the mob. If all of those conditions are true and Alliance is off cooldown, you should be casting it. That means you should use it whenever it refreshes, including with Syllable of Refreshment procs, again assuming those aforementioned conditions are met. It's helpful to have GINA triggers to help know when other Mages have allianced the mob; I included that and some other triggers as an attachment to this post.

Hopefully that's a bit clearer; Alliance will bounce if another Mage's Alliance is on the mob, so you definitely should wait for theirs to fulminate/wear off.



Thanks for expanding with more detail on FA.  Some conditions to get used to there, but I guess as a Mage, it becomes a habit after using it a bit. :)

Re: Triggers

Thanks for including your trigger package.  I hope you don't mind, I have some suggestions for some of the regex.  I work with regex often in the stuff I do outside of EQ as well.

Re: Firebound Alliance trigger:

I would adjust your trigger slightly to ensure it fires for someone who has rank I as well:

Code: [Select]
^{S} begins to cast a spell\. <Firebound Alliance.+$
Soandso begins to cast a spell. <Firebound Alliance>
Soandso begins to cast a spell. <Firebound Alliance Rk. II>
Soandso begins to cast a spell. <Firebound Alliance Rk. III>

Note: FA isn't an AA (yet!), but if it was, the above trigger would still work.  Also, AA's tend to display ranks starting at I, whereas spell book spells do not currently, that I know of.

In Timer tab, the end early search text, could be changed to a regex:

Code: [Select]
^.+'s firebound alliance is fulfilled\.$


Re: Your Firebound Alliance trigger

Remove the 3rd capture group (surrounding the 'for ' word), which seems to be superfluous.  Mainly for less noise in the trigger pattern.  Performance wise, it depends on the language whether or not there are gains.

Code: [Select]
^{C} hit {S} for 2347439 points of non-melee damage\.$

Re: Black Wolf trigger

Include the period and end of string anchor, as you have in some of the other triggers.

Code: [Select]
^You are infused with the spirit of the black wolf\.$

Re: Mana Burn trigger

Include a start of string anchor in this trigger.

Code: [Select]
^{s} is hit by an enormous blast of magical energies\.$


Or just get a gina trigger when it lands and wears off.
Fintank covered it pretty well, but to elaborate a bit:

First, I definitely agree that an Auspice trigger is useful for Mages. There's one included in the trigger package I attached. That said, I don't think it removes the need for understanding when Auspice will be going out.

At a basic level, your goal is to not waste First Spire, while also getting it out as frequently as possible (it only has a 7:30 reuse). Triggers are great at telling you that Auspice is on, and therefore that you shouldn't use First Spire. However, they do nothing to tell you when the next Auspice is going out. That creates the very real possibility that you use First Spire, and 5 or 10 or 30 seconds later Auspice goes out. You've then wasted an ability, and a trigger wouldn't have helped.

Going beyond just First Spire, like Fintank said, you want to plan out your adps beforehand. Your general goal is to maintain a high crit rate, with the additional goal of having a high crit when other modifiers are present (e.g. crit damage modifiers or twincast). ADPS ends up being a bit like a puzzle, where you have to fit quite a few different abilities together to yield the highest sustained DPS. To give an example of this, here's a document I used to use to coordinate ADPS on Defense of Lendinara (WK 2 in CotF). Coordinating ADPS to that level is a bit unnecessary, but I think the format helps illustrate how a number of abilities fit together in an effort to maintain a high crit rate. It's not really possible to effectively do that if you don't know how Auspice is being used.

Just to chime in on this.  I agree as well, it's good to know when spice (and other TB/MGB abilities for that matter), are going to occur (at least ballpark anyway).  For FL raids, as mentioned, we do assign coordinators, and do indicate which stages for x, y, z.  But we don't have a time-lines in place for all events. This is an area we need to work on.  :)

I also agree with your spreadsheet example, while it may be a bit unnecessary, it does give an overview of how ADPS can align.  We tend to try and get a time-line down to a hotkey, for x stage do this spread, for adds, that spread, type of thing.  Having coordinators helps delegate this out, as they can be on/remind people for next spice/etc.

For FL, ADPS in general is an ongoing work in progress (WIP). :)


Later! :)

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