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Dragon Hunter's Den => Events => Topic started by: Nova Lelie on December 03, 2018, 08:10:39 pm

Title: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: Nova Lelie on December 03, 2018, 08:10:39 pm
Hey everyone,

So over the past few months I've had several people asking if we do raids. As you all know, the answer is, no we don't organise raids as a guild.

But it has occured to me that with all the different people asking these questions, you have enough for 1 or 2 raid groups. That's when I decided I will organise a few hours of raid training. For one to get you guys a feel and idea of what would be required to start a raid group and hopefully get some people the first boss kill (depending on learning curve on those nights though, don't expect miracles ;) ). Secondly it would be great if, after we've done these training sessions and you guys are more familiar, you would continue, say once a week, with a raid group.

So who can apply?
Anyone!! Don't worry about ascended gear for the training sessions, exotic is good enough.

What do we need?
A level 80 character in exotic gear. We will have to see what people have so we can figure out a compostion that works. Also I want to stress that even though since PoF came out it's easier to do good deeeeeps, a lot of the fight is about learning mechanics and using the right skills. So don't feel discouraged if it goes shit at the start. That is normal for a training group ;).
Last but not least, bring a cheery attitude. Everyone in training group has to learn, some will be further on in the learning process then others. The goal is to have room for all to improve and learn.

What's in it for me if I join?
You learn some raid mechanics and get to know other people that would like to be in a raidgroup.

I'am a more experienced raid player, but I'd love to help out, can I come?
Great!!! All help is very welcome. I am not going to pretend I am a top raider or know all classes by heart, I will be also relying on websites like Snow Crows. Be aware though that I will prioritise the less experienced raiders first if we have a lot of signups, since it are training sessions after all.

When is this happening?
Wednesday evening december 26th
Friday evening december 28th
Friday evening january 4th
(Starting between 19:00/20:00 GMT and 20:00/21:00 EU, will announce final time later).

Do I have to be available for all sessions?
No, if you can attend just one that is fine.

How do I join?
Reply to this topic and let me know what date you are available!

So have you always wanted a try at raids? Come join Nova's Holiday Raid Training!

Nova

(https://wiki.guildwars2.com/images/thumb/d/da/Raid_portal.jpg/300px-Raid_portal.jpg)

Possible help:
Jari
Kev
Shal
Storm
Gem
Title: Re: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: Nova Lelie on December 03, 2018, 08:25:45 pm
Nips, at least the 26th
Title: Re: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: Thorien on December 03, 2018, 08:26:19 pm
Sign me up  :)

Never done a raid but looking forward to giving it a go!

Definitely available on the 26th and 4th, and a maybe (but a very likely maybe) for the 28th.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: Cori on December 03, 2018, 08:29:24 pm
I'm willing.
Title: Re: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: Nova Lelie on December 03, 2018, 08:40:10 pm
Majs, hopefully all 3 nights
Title: Re: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: merula on December 03, 2018, 09:37:32 pm
I'd like to join on the 4th.
Title: Re: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: Sabetha on December 03, 2018, 10:58:05 pm
Just realized I've been signed on as 'possible help', but confirming it anyway. Will probably try and bring some new classes to train myself :)
Title: Re: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: Ragnar on December 05, 2018, 06:56:42 am
I should be able to join for each day. I can bring either a Viper or Berserker Warrior, telll me which you prefer
Title: Re: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: Carcasstro on December 05, 2018, 08:33:15 pm
Kastra and Me are up for it.

We can bring 2 classes

Ele, Necro for Kastra and Mes, Engi for me

:-)
Title: Re: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: Merlinae on December 05, 2018, 08:46:09 pm
Ill Help out if you need to fill slots ive a undergeared guard and reaper and my zerk tempest although i have a condi build gear for her to.
Title: Re: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: AntAgonizer on December 06, 2018, 03:43:03 am
Hey i'd like to join in with my boon support druid (Jensina the storm)! can do power or condi soulbeast as well.. but i tend to heal mostly
so far i've only done fractals (t3 mostly, t4 is hard to pug) and i'd love to see the raids, from videos i have glimpsed that the bosses are quite interesting.

I was a Raider in other MMO's(WoW, Wildstar), almost always as a healer, and i think i could be useful  ;D. not that im a uber pro or anything like that, but i bring a LOT of patience. i have no problem with wiping alot and startig fresh at all.

for now i think i can attend all the dates, EDIT friday the 4th is a maybe, if i work late shift. wont know until right before chrismas
Title: Re: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: Bezglutek on December 06, 2018, 07:41:26 am
Oooh!
I'd like to join sooooo bad <3

I can join on all dates, and I'll make sure to have a working mic for that.

I've done VG once or twice and a few attempts for the escort and Gorseval. I've done it with my main ranger/druid, first as a ranged DPS then as a healer. I'd prefer to go with my main :P
I can go also necro, but probably need to rearrange her build. Have other classes as well if needed (all of them 80, I think all have at least exotic gear and HoT class, some also PoF), but I'd need to know in advance to fist learn those classes :P I'm quite comfortable with Revenant but the rest I haven't played that much.
Title: Re: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: AnyaRikku on December 06, 2018, 12:39:30 pm
me i'd like to do it too if theres room
Title: Re: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: manhattan on December 06, 2018, 03:03:35 pm
I'm also very interested! tnx for doing this, can't wait!
Title: Re: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: Nova Lelie on December 09, 2018, 11:38:54 am
Awesome you are all on the list, more are still welcome!

By the looks of it we will have 2 groups on some nights, but I've got enough help covered so thats no problem.
Title: Re: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: Irkm Desmet on December 11, 2018, 09:25:20 pm
Hi,

i would like to join too. The 26th is not so good. But the 28th and 4 of January i will try to come.

Cheers

Irkm
Title: Re: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: revla on December 13, 2018, 07:19:53 am
Hi,

I'd like to join too, if there's still room  :). All three times are ok for me (at least for now). So far a few times  I participated in an escort, but I'd like to learn more. I'm familiar with dragonhunter the most. I have also necromancer with both specs if needed, but I haven't played with it much.
Title: Re: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: Liana on December 13, 2018, 06:58:19 pm
Hi, I would like to join training raids too. I have escort few times done and 2 training raids - vale guardian and Sloth, but never did full raid. I have  druid, mirage and necro, all spec, builds and asc eqip, feel the best in necro atm.
Title: Re: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: Nova Lelie on December 13, 2018, 07:25:14 pm
You are all on the list, since the group is growing quite fast and I will need some (more) preparation time, I will close signups friday 21st of December.

If you sign up after that I will not be able to guarantee a spot

I got a raid sheet set up for you guys too.. message me for the link and access, I'll try to pm it if I see you in TS too :)
Title: Re: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: Kragon on December 14, 2018, 10:44:27 am
hi

great initiative, I would like to join the  26 and 28th if possible.

I can bring condi berserker or ranger, dps elementalist. prefer a condi or dps type

Kragon
Title: Re: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: Beasti on December 14, 2018, 01:42:48 pm
Hey all,

I'd like to join in on this if possible! 26, 28th should work out for me.

Cheers
Title: Re: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: sen on December 15, 2018, 01:52:53 pm
I've been recruited because I said years ago that I was interested in raiding.  ;D I'm still interested if you have room for a scourge.
Not sure about the 4th, I might have to work. All other days are fine.
Title: Re: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: Nova Lelie on December 15, 2018, 03:02:04 pm
That makes 2 groups, one with me, the other with Jari
Title: Re: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: Nova Lelie on December 21, 2018, 03:16:03 pm
Sign up is now closed! If you don't have access to the sheet yet, let me know !

Me and Jari had a look at all classes and divided groups for the first night, it's colour coded on the sheet :)
Title: Re: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: Carcasstro on December 23, 2018, 09:15:31 pm
Sorry we have to cancel the 26th, my family changed things for x-mas. So please count me and kastra out.
Title: Re: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: Nova Lelie on December 23, 2018, 10:27:05 pm
Sorry to hear that, for the others not to worry, I've got people I can ask to fill the gaps
Title: Re: Nova's Holiday Raid Training
Post by: FlamingNips on December 27, 2018, 02:12:58 am
I can go to the next raid training as a backup if it is full. I have both a condi scourge and a healing scourge ready.