I just returned after >6 months not playing (I had an active account all through it - although, I DID lose both accounts worth of Broker stuff and in transit mail
) due to hiatus because I became a new Daddy
in March. I have been playing since early Beta and prior to the break was alternating between fruitless waits at ToD with my 22PSI and some Infinium area quests. But by the time I left, I was concentrating on the ToD since already it was green/gray but that chain was TOO LONG and I was TOO invested to drop it!!!
I like quests...normally hehe but I'm also obsessive...
I originally was asking how to make the Summoners spawn since I assumed this was what was 1. Making the wait for them soooo long and 2. Causing the many times we tried to do the event FAIL.
Now, I am mostly convinced it is just a timed spawn and we need to wait.
OK - so I joined a group 2 nights back who tried it a few times that day. On the try I was there for, I heard the war warn ppl to stay away from Summoners cos if they aggro it gets bugged. Well during the first 2 gargs at least one aggroed and we evacced after a LONG wait to see if it advanced since we had a BM, Pal, Cleric in grp so they weren't hurting us much ;(
We got tired of waiting for the next (there was mention by some of preferring to staple their tongues to an overly amorous antelope rather than waiting AGAIN) and we broke up circa 1am EST.
I tried last night. After 90 mins of no group for it (they were up and in sight) a guy on an alt offered to help me through it on his 50 Necro if I didn't mind not getting xp for the fights... !!?!!? XP??? I've lost tons just waiting lol - YEAH! thanks!. This dude is a TOTALLY generous and nice guy for offering then travelling a long distance to get to me. One of the things I like about these type of games vs the instanced ones is the community aspect.
We pull the dogs about midway between Summs and the rock behind us. Kill them. I walk to Summ (I have the 4 'summoning event' parts in inv also btw, voidrender, fur, wings, something else) and I receive some message about summoning beginning (I admit to never reading it in my tension/excitement) and I back away - wary of aggroing them.
We fight and kill the 2 Gargs. However, the 50 Necro and his pet are right by the Summoners. But he says not to worry he cannot aggro them (and indeed he did not)
We kill them and I approach the Summs again (no message) once I see no more mobs appearing.
I back up again to midpoint and wait, nothing no more spawns of gargs or dogs?
I move close again. No message. They ARE casting again though... Wait by them... One aggros.. I back up - he is unattackable. It looks like we bugged again
I logged in sadness ;P
(My 'data' thread at VGSpheres, you will see it started long ago heheh: