If one would say we went in and, just like Dorothy in Oz, dropped a house on Alsbeth, one would be right. After only having seen the encounter briefly, previous reset, our raidforce was so eager to take her on that we cleared GSB in a record breaking 1 hour(!) and then mopped up RoS the same evening just to reach the witch.
What followed was nothing short of a slaughter. We ran, we carried crystals, we tanked and we smacked her ugly face over and over. Suddenly, after a mere 1 hour, she realized this wasn't going to end well and gave us the loot. Smart choise.
Thus we close the book on the Tier 1 raiding in Rift on Whitefall just one day after the first Tier 2 raid released. We might be old, we might be grumpy, we might have started raiding later then most and we might have Ernesto dragging us down, but by god we're doing something right! Amazing job everyone and a big thanks for many fun wipes!
But were we content? Did we savor the sweet taste of victory even though we had oceans of time left? Of course not! We went to Hammerknell where we made our first new friend, Murdantix. Our members are still sorting out runes to reach the various caps, but Pinchy decided to try a cunning plan, borderline exploit, that he calls "The Pinch". Below is a recap of the strategy and how it played out...
After that monumental embarrassment we spent about an hour ripping into him and walked away with a best attempt of 12%. It would quite likely have been a kill if it wasn't for another one of Pinchys bright ideas, anyone else seeing a pattern...? However, next time you die doggy!
Til we kill something next, auf wiedersehen!