Just Got Empress!

Aimora
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I have just completed a crazy week of grinding AP to get the Empress title - and what a week it was!

I was on holiday and decided on a whim how I really fancied the beautiful costume that came with achieving Empress - not into the title or the status, just really wanted the lovely looking costume :) (Oh and the dye is nice too - thanks for pointing that out @raviour <3)

I haven't really PvPed much as I am so useless at it - anyone attacks me and I generally panic and mash as many buttons as I can in a hope of either healing through their attack while I run away (rarely works!) or to fire off enough skills to get them (again rarely works are there are so many accomplished dedicated PvPers), but anyway I thought I would give it a go - yikes what was I thinking!!

So I jump into Black Water Blade on my last non vet Char - Shamash a level 43 NB Kahjiit, I mostly levelled her with cake so she didn't have lots of skills and had totally rubbish gear - but hay-***, I had to work with what I had got (on reflection a bit of preparation would have gone a long way!) Post lfg in zone and off we go!

Healing worked the best as my DPS wasn't so good with my less than optimal set up and gear! After doing fairly ok, I ended up joining the group of the current leader on the leader board @HouLiGaN - this was an opportune chance and resulted in me being able to get to my end goal. So along with @raviour, we worked around the map chasing and creating fights the AP was flowing (yay). Eventually after not sleeping all night and some amazing fun (who knew pvp could be so entertaining) we got to the end with an epic fight Blue Road Keep and Houli got crowned! So happy for him and I had made some new friends along the way and cemented current ones.

Fun was had running along side our newly crowned Emperor, but we needed to sleep and Houli gracefully abdicated to give me a chance of the crown!

I was in 4th place at this stage - wow!

Unfortunately I had picked a week when a truly hardcore player was also determined to go for the top spot!
So continuing to join lfg's and repairing keeps like a crazy person, I edged my way up the leader board over taking an old friend - felt bad about that but I was on a mission and nothing was going to stand in my way.

Got to second place only 40k stood between us, then I had to take a day's break to go out with friends (I was on holiday and didn't initially intend to spend all day in doors hammering away at my keyboard!) while I was away in the sunshine I came back and he had pulled the gap even wider back up to 90k - does this guy never sleep!?
This was the point that I almost threw in the towel, I thought shoot I am never going to get there, but then thought what have I got to lose, I have had such great fun, met some truly amazing people, helped another chap get the crown and got a char that is maxxed out on skills - win win what ever the outcome!

I got into a very organised, dedicated group who knew and worked the map brilliantly lead by Cassiel Hellscream (don't know his gamer name sadly!) and I went with them taking keeps, defending keeps, stealing scrolls and generally have a blast!

By this time I had reached and passed V1 so couldn't log out, and was so close to the chap in 1st place no sleep for me then! 30k to go, but every time I got any AP he seemed to mirror the amount (turns out most of the time we were fighting alongside each other so no wonder!) Finally his AP stops going up - he went to bed - yay!! I kept getting gifts of armour in the post so my gear was a bit better at least!

This was my final opportunity to go for it, it was now or never!

I swept the map repairing everything in sight (had been a busy Sunday fortunately so lots to do!) Pushed forward and was in 1st place - 1st place an achievement in it's own right, a total PvP Nooblet, who had no idea what she was doing on a bizarre hybrid character had somehow managed to claw her way to the top - I just kept giggling about how improbable it all was! So whatever the outcome now I had made it to number one (mostly because the other chap finally needed to sleep more than anything!)

We also miraculously had 4 home keeps, can this be true - Empress is actually within my grasp - calm down Aims don't get too excited, we are not there yet!

So Rav and I rallied the troops got a small group of guildies and friends together - Caranti, Smiley, Rav and others I can't remember after 2 days not sleeping my brain had turned to mush! (it was hard to pull people together as it was now 6am in the morning)

We decided to attack Arrius keep which was currently owned by AD, got to the 2nd flag and got ninja wiped by EP, maybe I won't get the crown after all!

Then Smiley came up with a plan of getting one person to attack one keep while we sneakily ninja another, which worked and we were down to the final keep!

We dashed to the last keep took the flags and amazingly I was Empress!! (I had a little weep as it was all so overwhelming - people had been so sweet and kind along the way and I was a bit exhausted too!) I had grinded so much that I was now V2 so again couldn't log out.

After helping keep the fight going (badly of course getting Empress doesn't make you a good PvPer! But as Houli said think of dying as Empress as a way of granting people the killer achievement - love it my way of thinking!) I decided I needed to sleep, bade farewell to the lovely people in Baby PvP and logged - which meant I abdicated, I had out levelled the campaign :(, but the great thing was it gave the guy in 2nd place (who had overtaken me again once he woke up anyway - so technically was in 1st place!) a day in which to gain the crown!

Sadly I used up my last non vet slot so can't return until DB DLC and I can buy another spot - but I will definitely be back!

Would I do it again - probably on my next holiday in November, but next time I will be more organised!

Anyway I thought I would share my story it was a truly phenomenal week - exhausting but fabulous, I actually really enjoyed PvP - I am stunned to be making that statement!


Aimora Gilidhren - 50 Hybrid Sorcerer
Aimae Gilihdril - 50Templar Healer
Aimsae Astasia - 50 Templar Tank
Aimellie Halfpenny - 50 Nightblade spinning DPS
Sofae Ethelbur - 50 Dragonknight Tank
Sha'Mash 50 - Nightblade - Former Empress
Saelenor Wilihfren 50 - Templar No. 3
Seliene Harbingerin 50 - DK in training
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  • Aimora
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    Sha'mash's stats (not amazing even after becoming Empress!) And not looking so good in the Costume :/
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    Edited by Aimora on May 17, 2016 11:31AM
    Aimora Gilidhren - 50 Hybrid Sorcerer
    Aimae Gilihdril - 50Templar Healer
    Aimsae Astasia - 50 Templar Tank
    Aimellie Halfpenny - 50 Nightblade spinning DPS
    Sofae Ethelbur - 50 Dragonknight Tank
    Sha'Mash 50 - Nightblade - Former Empress
    Saelenor Wilihfren 50 - Templar No. 3
    Seliene Harbingerin 50 - DK in training
    Aims For Equanimity 10 - Magicka DK


    Circle of the Phoenix - Guild Mistress
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    Auridon Trading Company - Joint GM


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  • Aimora
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    Who the Costume actually was for :)
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    Aimora Gilidhren - 50 Hybrid Sorcerer
    Aimae Gilihdril - 50Templar Healer
    Aimsae Astasia - 50 Templar Tank
    Aimellie Halfpenny - 50 Nightblade spinning DPS
    Sofae Ethelbur - 50 Dragonknight Tank
    Sha'Mash 50 - Nightblade - Former Empress
    Saelenor Wilihfren 50 - Templar No. 3
    Seliene Harbingerin 50 - DK in training
    Aims For Equanimity 10 - Magicka DK


    Circle of the Phoenix - Guild Mistress
    Elysium - Guild 2nd in Command
    Auridon Trading Company - Joint GM


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  • Turelus
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    Congratulations.

    Sounds like you'll have some great memories every time you see that costume. :smile:
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  • Nermy
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    Quite a read... gratz.

    Not something I'm ever going to be bothered doing I might add.
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  • Aimora
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    Hey - sorry we didn't get to duel again - was bushed!!

    I had so much fun it was amazing! Tell Smiley I couldn't find him on here to tag him :/
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    Aimae Gilihdril - 50Templar Healer
    Aimsae Astasia - 50 Templar Tank
    Aimellie Halfpenny - 50 Nightblade spinning DPS
    Sofae Ethelbur - 50 Dragonknight Tank
    Sha'Mash 50 - Nightblade - Former Empress
    Saelenor Wilihfren 50 - Templar No. 3
    Seliene Harbingerin 50 - DK in training
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  • clayandaudrey_ESO
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    Well earned and congrats.
  • Caroloces
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    Wow! That's a great and inspiring story! Congratulations!
  • Caroloces
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    Wow! That's a great and inspiring story! Congratulations!
  • Tryxus
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    An inspiration for all future Empresses and Emperors :p

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  • Aimora
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    Tryxus wrote: »
    An inspiration for all future Empresses and Emperors :p

    Gz

    Haha - yes keep repairing those keeps lol
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    Aimae Gilihdril - 50Templar Healer
    Aimsae Astasia - 50 Templar Tank
    Aimellie Halfpenny - 50 Nightblade spinning DPS
    Sofae Ethelbur - 50 Dragonknight Tank
    Sha'Mash 50 - Nightblade - Former Empress
    Saelenor Wilihfren 50 - Templar No. 3
    Seliene Harbingerin 50 - DK in training
    Aims For Equanimity 10 - Magicka DK


    Circle of the Phoenix - Guild Mistress
    Elysium - Guild 2nd in Command
    Auridon Trading Company - Joint GM


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  • Sunburnt_Penguin
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    Congrats :) a good read
  • Maphusail
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    Nice state of current pvp: now every pve'er can take an excursion trip in Cyro and get his crown... Luckily it's only BWB campaign.
  • Voxicity
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    Congrats :) I value my sleep far too much to try for emp
  • sickboy2808
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    Well done Aims. Now i know why u couldnt help me with a dung the other night. Truly well done
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  • Turelus
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    Nermy wrote: »
    Quite a read... gratz.

    Not something I'm ever going to be bothered doing I might add.

    @Nermy let me know when you have time off work for a week. MoMads will help crown you. :wink:
    You've been a good sport in PvP long enough to deserve the push.
    @Turelus - EU PC Megaserver
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  • Zerok
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    Were you online during the Sypher stream?
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  • DRXHarbinger
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    Well done. Hopefully you don't get deposed within a few hours like I did many months ago. Should be at least a 24hr cool down on emp imo. I barely got to enjoy any of it, hopefully you reign long enough for entire zergs to hunt you down and fail time and time again.
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  • Wolfkeks
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    Congrats!!
    a good read too :)
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  • Aimora
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    Maphusail wrote: »
    Nice state of current pvp: now every pve'er can take an excursion trip in Cyro and get her crown... Luckily it's only BWB campaign.

    Hehe - still was a fun thing :) Took nothing away from anyone else really - the chap in 2nd place will still probably get it, in fact for me it put a positive spin on PvP after seeing all the whining posts on the forums, previously I had no interest!

    I will be pvping more which has got to be good for pvp surely the more people that play the better or do you hardcore pvpers want to keep it all to yourselves? And I can assure you it was no excursion - it was a long hard grind with a couple of nights not sleeping!

    But can we please not turn this into a Pvp vs Pve thread, that wasn't my intent, there are enough of those already on the forums - in fact this experience has given me a much better insight into PvP.

    (Edited the part in bold for you :P)
    Edited by Aimora on May 17, 2016 12:23PM
    Aimora Gilidhren - 50 Hybrid Sorcerer
    Aimae Gilihdril - 50Templar Healer
    Aimsae Astasia - 50 Templar Tank
    Aimellie Halfpenny - 50 Nightblade spinning DPS
    Sofae Ethelbur - 50 Dragonknight Tank
    Sha'Mash 50 - Nightblade - Former Empress
    Saelenor Wilihfren 50 - Templar No. 3
    Seliene Harbingerin 50 - DK in training
    Aims For Equanimity 10 - Magicka DK


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  • Aimora
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    Zerok wrote: »
    Were you online during the Sypher stream?

    Not sure when was that if it was between Tue of last week and Monday of this week then highly likely as I was rarely offline :)
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    Aimae Gilihdril - 50Templar Healer
    Aimsae Astasia - 50 Templar Tank
    Aimellie Halfpenny - 50 Nightblade spinning DPS
    Sofae Ethelbur - 50 Dragonknight Tank
    Sha'Mash 50 - Nightblade - Former Empress
    Saelenor Wilihfren 50 - Templar No. 3
    Seliene Harbingerin 50 - DK in training
    Aims For Equanimity 10 - Magicka DK


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    Elysium - Guild 2nd in Command
    Auridon Trading Company - Joint GM


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  • Aimora
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    Well done Aims. Now i know why u couldnt help me with a dung the other night. Truly well done

    Haha yes you know me I will always help if I can - even drop what I am doing if I can go back to it, I got to a point where I wasn't able to log even if I wanted to lol
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    Aimae Gilihdril - 50Templar Healer
    Aimsae Astasia - 50 Templar Tank
    Aimellie Halfpenny - 50 Nightblade spinning DPS
    Sofae Ethelbur - 50 Dragonknight Tank
    Sha'Mash 50 - Nightblade - Former Empress
    Saelenor Wilihfren 50 - Templar No. 3
    Seliene Harbingerin 50 - DK in training
    Aims For Equanimity 10 - Magicka DK


    Circle of the Phoenix - Guild Mistress
    Elysium - Guild 2nd in Command
    Auridon Trading Company - Joint GM


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  • Mayrael
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    Amazing story so... Cheerful:) Big respect for you, I truly doubt that I will ever achive something like that, I have no time and patience :P Usualy I dont care about events like this but it was so optimistic post that I just couldnt resist. Awesome :)
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  • Duiwel
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    Proud of you perhaps one day I can get it on Augustus and be crowned the first Septim Emperor
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  • Aimora
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    Duiwel wrote: »
    Proud of you perhaps one day I can get it on Augustus and be crowned the first Septim Emperor

    Go for it :)
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    Aimae Gilihdril - 50Templar Healer
    Aimsae Astasia - 50 Templar Tank
    Aimellie Halfpenny - 50 Nightblade spinning DPS
    Sofae Ethelbur - 50 Dragonknight Tank
    Sha'Mash 50 - Nightblade - Former Empress
    Saelenor Wilihfren 50 - Templar No. 3
    Seliene Harbingerin 50 - DK in training
    Aims For Equanimity 10 - Magicka DK


    Circle of the Phoenix - Guild Mistress
    Elysium - Guild 2nd in Command
    Auridon Trading Company - Joint GM


    Looking for a friendly, progress focused guild check us out at thecircleofthephoenix.gamerlaunch.com/


    Check me out at Anook anook.com/aimora
  • Nermy
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    Turelus wrote: »
    Nermy wrote: »
    Quite a read... gratz.

    Not something I'm ever going to be bothered doing I might add.

    @Nermy let me know when you have time off work for a week. MoMads will help crown you. :wink:
    You've been a good sport in PvP long enough to deserve the push.

    @Turelus really nice offer mate but it won't be until next winter, not wasting a week of summer in Cyrodiil!! lol! :)
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  • Xandryah
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    congratulations, my feline Empress :)

    if you are into animal rights, now it's the time to change things in Tamriel
  • Aimora
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    Xandryah wrote: »
    congratulations, my feline Empress :)

    if you are into animal rights, now it's the time to change things in Tamriel

    Shoot I am a Vegan too - missed a chance there :/
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    Aimae Gilihdril - 50Templar Healer
    Aimsae Astasia - 50 Templar Tank
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    Sofae Ethelbur - 50 Dragonknight Tank
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    Saelenor Wilihfren 50 - Templar No. 3
    Seliene Harbingerin 50 - DK in training
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  • W0lf_z13
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    Aimora wrote: »
    Not sure when was that if it was between Tue of last week and Monday of this week then highly likely as I was rarely offline :)

    Sypher stream was Saturday afternoon started at about 1pm ( EST ) and went for a few hours ... I got killed by the sypher squad with sypher doing the last 700 damage with a pulse lol
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