So, I was feeling bored with doing my little quests here and there, and I saw that Margaret from Preying Mantis (PM) was looking for hunters for a Rift raid run, so I jumped to the chance, since I never really played with them before other than Helegrod.
Boy, I’m really mighty impressed with the way they ran this. No nonsense, a few explanations, kill the boss, split the loot, and on to the next boss. We did the locks 3 through 8 in a matter of two hours, compared to where it will usually last 5-6 hours from 3 through 7 on some raids I’ve joined. It was awesome. Another plus was that most of them already had Rift gear so it was easy to roll for whatever I needed for my hunter (I got the chest piece gem).
It’s easy to tag along if you know what you’re doing, and a good thing that I did. We didn’t have the +3 hope buff, they only had one LM (lore-master), who did a mighty job of keeping us powered up, wound/disease control, and stun immunity. Hardly anyone died, except for the Balrog boss, where only 2 died but was brought back up with efficiency. I hope they were impressed with me as well, hardly questioning what to do and such. I would love to do another run with them, if only just to do a quick one to get what I need.
I just wish this was the same for all the raids I’ve ever been in. Although, it’s also fun to just talk and chat while doing the run, however long it takes. But when you’re in a time crunch like I was at the time, this run was really ideal for me.
Thanks, PM, hope to do more Rift runs again with you in the future. If you’ll let me.