Raid #38 was a clan discovery Iron Horse raid run. The raid started about 20 minutes after the scheduled start as we filled seats and was our fourth and fastest successful completion of the new raid. Total raid session time was about an hour and half.
Raid #37 was a clan discovery Iron Horse raid run. The raid started about 30 minutes after the scheduled start as we filled seats and was our third successful completion of the new raid. Total raid session time was about two hours.
Raid #34 was a clan discovery Iron Horse raid run. The raid started about 10 minutes after the scheduled start and was our first successful completion of the new raid. Total raid session time was about two hours.
With the release of the discovery mode for the new operation Iron Horse raid, it's time for the clan to give it a go. I've very arbitrarily selected Saturday night for our attempts, but we can adapt and adjust to make sure it can work for anyone who wants to participate. We also will look to put Dark Hours in the mix when we've got folks wanting to do that. The raid clock on the home page shows exactly when in your local time the raids are scheduled for.
Saturday's raid was a full clan discovery raid run, with two first time raid participants: Dave B. and Shawn. The raid started about 15 minutes after the scheduled start time and was completed successfully, with a no wipes in about an hour. Actual time in boss encounter combat, though, was a mere 27 minutes.
Raid #26 was a clan discovery raid run. The raid started fairly promptly after the scheduled start time and was completed successfully, with no wipes, in 1 hour and 3 minutes.
Raid #25 was a full clan discovery raid run, our first since Title Update 8 and the Warlords of New York expansion. The raid started 15 minutes after the scheduled start time, mostly due to the captain not being as organized as he should be, (that would be me.) The raid was completed successfully, with no wipes, in 1 hour and 7 minutes.
With the majority of the active clan having completed the Warlords of New York campaign, it's time to resume with our weekly raids. For now, we'll do one Discovery raid a week on Sundays, until we get a feel for the impact the new build system has on raiding.
Raid #22 was a full raid run. We made it all the way to Buddy & Lucy once again, getting close to beating them several times. But sadly, we couldn't defeat them. We spent about three hours in last night's effort.
Raid #21 was scheduled to be a full raid run, but since we were light on seats and had new clan members, we decided to do a discovery raid run. We began fifteen minutes after the scheduled start, and had a full group of 8 clan members. We completed the raid successfully, with no wipes, in 54 minutes. This was a glitch free run!
Raid #20 was a full raid run, and our first successful downing of Boomer and also clearing the hangar. Also, it's apparent there's now an issue with tank bosses getting stuck when climbing over obstacles with the last update. Our victories and this new glitch may be related. Video highlights of our wins, as well as the full raid run are below the fold.
Raid #19 was scheduled to be a full raid run, but we were a little light on seats, so we opted to do a discovery raid run instead. We started a bit later than scheduled as seats got filled, and managed to start with a full group of 8 clan members. We completed the raid successfully, with no wipes, in a little over an hour, even with Boomer glitching and getting stuck.
Sunday's full raid run kicked off a few minutes after 9 PM GMT, with a slight delay caused by scheduling confusion due to our website raid clock incorrectly labeling the raid time as GMT. It's actually always shown in local time. That was my fault.
We worked at Boomer for an hour and fifteen minutes and got him down to two bars, our best run yet. We had some other solid runs as well. We are getting close. Video highlights below, as well as the whole raid run.
Raid #17 was scheduled to be a full raid run, but we didn't have enough seats booked, so we opted to do a discovery raid run instead. We started a bit later than scheduled as we tried to fill seats, and eventually kicked things off with 7 clan members. We completed the raid successfully, with no wipes, in a little over 45 minutes.
Raid #16 was a scheduled discovery raid for this past Wednesday. However, we didn't have enough seats filled, so no raid happened.
As a reminder, going forward we won't be having regularly scheduled discovery raids. We will be doing two scheduled full raid runs a week: one on Saturday at 21:00 GMT and one on Sunday at 21:00 GMT. Midweek doesn't seem to be a good time, and it's impossible for the US members to join in.
Raid #15 was a full raid run that started on time at 21:00 GMT. Because we had done some full raid attempts earlier in the week, we got skip the tarmac, thanks to a checkpoint and go straight to Boomer. And we spent the next two hours with him.
Last night’s full raid run was over two hours trying to defeat Boomer. We had some good attempts, getting him below half, but ultimately could not beat him. But we did improve and learn a few things.
Last night's discovery raid run started with six agents, but by the end of the tarmac, we had seven. Even being a seat short, we easily finished the raid in less than hour. It was Marijan’s (SgtStoka) first raid run with the Blastards, but not his first time raiding, and he did a great job.
We're switching things up and taking them to the next level in terms of our raid runs. Wednesday and Saturday nights will be Discovery Raid runs and Sunday nights will be the Standard Raid. The time for all these raids is the same: 21:00 GMT / 22:00 CET / 16:00 EST. I've added a countdown to the home page of the site to each of those.
The scheduled raid run was such a great time that we ran a second run after the first with only six members and succeeded. Details of the second raid come after the summary of the scheduled raid run.
Due to illness and several Blastards just returning from travelling, we didn't have the numbers to do a weekend raid run. We will try again soon.
The raid run started at approximately 9:20PM GMT. This was a full clan member run. It took 42 minutes to successfully complete the raid, with no wipes, which is a new record for the group. We weren't even trying to go fast...
Wednesday night at 11:30 PM CET there were enough Rat Blastards on to do a raid run. But one of those Blastards had to get up early for work, so we had special guest Yovideogames2017 join us once again. It took us about an hour to basically laugh and shout our way to a successful completion.
Raid #7 started about 15 minutes after the scheduled start time of 9:30PM GMT, due to some networking issues affecting Kirk and Liz. We were short a clan member for a full team, but luckily Liz came through with a guest, Blueface-Kid, who did an admirable turn on his first discovery raid run. This run was our best yet, with no wipes, and taking just a little over an hour to complete.
Raid #6 started slightly after 8PM GMT, as we had to spend some time to fill an empty seat. Due to lack of attention to detail on my part, I didn't get precise times on any of the sections, but the raid was successfully completed in just over 90 minutes, inclusive of bathroom breaks.
Raid #5 was started promptly at 8PM GMT and completed by 9:45PM GMT. Boomer was done in less than 30 minutes, and Razorback took 41 minutes. The only wipe was with Buddy and Lucy.
Raid #5 is still scheduled for 8PM GMT / 9PM CET / 3PM EST for Sunday, November 17th. Current seat reservations are:
We've got more than 8 seats reserved, but two seats are tentative, so make sure to be on-time if you want to ensure your place. I recommend being loaded up and in game five to ten minutes before start time.
There will be a public party set up for voice communications called "RB Raid #5" several minutes before the raid start time.
See you raiding Blastards tomorrow.
Raid #5 is currently scheduled for Sunday, November 17th, at 3PM EST / 8PM GMT / 9PM CES. Check PS Messages for the group message and book your seat if you want to participate.
This will be a discovery raid run, and based on raid #4, I estimate it will take 2 to 3 hours.
The raid finished successfully, after about two and a half hours. Participating members:
Boomer went very well, with no wipes. The hanger was perfect, with no wipes and the two bosses going down almost at the same time. Lucy and Buddy involved one wipe while people got used to that damn 360 degree attack. Razorback took some time, with a few wipes, but we got there once we managed to keep the boomers from launching the mortar strikes.
Great team work, everyone. And good fun.
We're moving the start time of Raid #4 to 3PM EST / 8PM GMT / 9PM CET. With this update our current seats are
Leaving one seat free. Contact me (AngriestAlex on PS Messages or on the Rat Blastards Community Page) if you want that spot.
The current goal is to do a Discovery Raid on Sunday, November 11th, at 2PM EST / 7PM GMT / 8PM CET. As of Thursday the reserved seats are:
Kirk and Wally have expressed interest, but the scheduled start time presents an issue. We have three seats open. If you are interested, contact AngriestAlex on PS Messages.