Well NOW I'm happy!! I don't have any personal acquisitions to speak of, but things are really looking up. I have my salvage shell going strong, with high priority on both skadi's cuirie and skadis chausses, and my Einherjar linkshell just killed its third Odin tonight, the first of which I was present for. We're utilizing the feather mule rotation strategy so as long as we don't get khimaira or behemoth on tier 3 wing mega (HATE YOOOU KHIMMY >.<) we should be entering odin's chamber every few weeks.
When I applied to both my salvage linkshell AND my einherjar linkshell application status was closed, but my salvage shell put me on a waiting list and I got in a month or two later. My einherjar linkshell was not accepting thieves at all but my app was reviewed by the leader and he gave me a chance because my gear was so good, asking that I level ranger to help with Odin. But after the past couple months I performed so well I'm just going to be going to Einherjar fulltime as the only thief in the alliance.
Tonight's Odin I was put in the ranger party to assist with hate control, collaborating the 3 rangers to keep them alive, but I was /war and since Odin was straight tanked I used my Kirin strategy. Sub /war, and utilize my sneak attack/trick attack solo abilities as my main form of damage output in each respective critical build (as I have said before, a pure agility build DOES have its place, and this is it!!). With my newly aquired X's knife this is the first HNM I pitted it against, and I'm VERY pleased. I ate coeurl subs since he has an aoe that dispells ALL buffs including food, used zerk/cry and collab as needed, and my solo sneak and trick attacks were both doing over 300 damage each on average, which is GOOD. I discovered he has INSANELY high defense, because barrages were doing 480, and slugwinders 350-420 damage. I was not only a help in hate management, I was a reliable high tier DD on par with the rangers. Their melee did more than my dagger of course, and they ws a lot more, but my solo criticals were a HUGE assistance in damage over the fight, and it mattered for the win!!. I also discovered Odin doesn't have alliance hate so I can still Hide once he's pulled, and since I can use sleepy potions and opo opo necklace to tp to 300% outside, it opens the possibilities of a berserk SATA assassin's charge HIDE frontal Shark Bite opening on one of the paladins, just like I used to do in sky. Finally, since Odin's drops are direct off of him rather than out of a box, and since the odin specific drop is NOT 100% (we got Hofud today), my treasure hunter 4 DOES matter here. With this in mind, I will never be doing Einherjar as anything other than thief, and that's cool!!
This was my first odin, one of many more to come for sure. We didn't get N legs but I don't care since that's just a matter of time. I had a LOT of fun in Odin, and since einherjar is a scheduled event it revolves around MY schedule so the dragons aery and Nidhogg are officially old news.
Being very well geared and having fun with the job I love -- check
Being respected for my dedication to said job by my peers - check
Being the only representative of my job in certain events -- very cool
Never having to run 20 minutes through the Boyhada Tree and deal with the **** sh*t of the Dragon's Aery EVER AGAIN ---- *&%^%$# PRICELESS!!
And to boot, I have a three day weekend, so I'm off of work from now straight through to Tuesday. It''s gonna be an awesome weekend indeed.
Edited, Apr 17th 2009 11:54pm by Melphina
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