Since it has been a challenge to get enough raiders to fill our Thursday Frozen Tempest raids starting at 9pm EST we are attempting a new solution that should allow those that cannot play until later in the evening to join forces with the early raiders and fill a 20-man raid. We will start this tonight (9/12) with a ToDQ raid.
What has been proposed is that we will have 3 raids each Tuesday and Thursday with the raid week beginning Thursday so that Tuesday will be clean up or retro-raids/experts if we have already cleared the 10-man zones on Thursday.
Thursdays will be: ToDQ – 8:50pm EST to 9:50pm EST then head to FT from 10pm EST until 11:15EST, a late ToDQ raid will start at 11:30 EST
Tuesdays will be: ToDQ cleanup or retro-raid – 8:50pm EST to 9:50pm EST and then move back into FT from 10pm EST until 11:15pm EST, a late ToDQ or retro raid will start at 11:30pm EST
When you sign up for the raids, please be clear about what days and times you can attend and be ready to go at least 10 minutes before raid start time or we may have to leave you behind due to the tight time schedules. Hopefully this will allow us to start making some real progress on Galindra.
Since Rift has gone Free to Play both Hammerfist Clan and Silent Strike have seen an influx of players and since not everyone is 60 we felt that we’re leaving a lot of people out with our weekly raids. In addition, since Hammerfist has so many Pacific time players, they have been running the same raids twice a week. In order to simplify things and to accommodate more of our members, we decided to try making a few changes with our raiding and events schedule.
Starting this week, there will be 1 sign up for the level 60 10-man Triumph of the Dragon Queen raid. There will be 2 time slots on Tuesday evenings (6:00pm Server time and 8:30pm Server time) and people will be able to sign up for whichever ones they can attend and then the raid leaders (Sazume and Herc) will sort out groups from there. The 20-man level 60 raid, Frozen Tempest, will be scheduled on Thursday nights. Sign ups for both raids will be posted by Thursday evening the week before (so this Thursday raids will be posted for next week with a roster posted by Sunday evenings).
In addition, there will be one weekly “Retro-Raid” that there will be a posted time, but no real sign ups for. It’s looking like these will be on Friday evenings. By Retro, we mean level 50 content, so anyone level 48 and up is welcome to go and experience some of the raids. These raids are meant to be relaxing and fun and a chance for the newer members to get to know everyone a bit better.
What does this all mean for Silent Strike’s guild night? I propose moving it to Monday nights, which always seemed to be a good night with quite a few players on. Guild night is still a night to do things that our members need doing, whether running through dungeons, completing group quests or stomping rifts for fun and profit. Please feel free to comment on this post if you have ideas or concerns about these changes. Our overall goal was to be as inclusive as possible and not strictly focus on end-game content when there are so many new people that aren’t ready for that yet.
Tonight the HammerStrike Raiding Alliance cleared our first Storm Legion raid dungeon – Triumph of the Dragon Queen. It’s been a couple of months of tries and learning, and it finally all paid off. Congrats Everyone!
Last night the HammerStrike raiding alliance finally took down Jultharin in Triumph of the Dragon Queen. We’ve spent a few weeks learning the positioning and how to target the wisps properly, but we finally did it! We made good progress on Phase 1 of the General Typhira fight and hope to soon be able to call Triumph of the Dragon Queen dungeon cleared!