I got to Mor Dhona through Coerthas, which I entered via the Black Shroud. didn't have much trouble except for the vultures or buzzards or whatever and I got sneezed on by Antelop Stag once.
I went exploring this weekend as well with gf and managed to hit most of the gates in Coerthas before deciding to go to Mor Dhona. But there was a stretch of open plains with nothing but raptors and inferno drakes. She got aggroed shortly after and we had to start again at camp dragonhead. Tried agian and died again.. is there a safer path to take or do we just have to be extra careful and patient to get past this region? Both of us are around rank 21 so its pretty much 1 shot kill from the drakes even with stoneskin up. The vultures were easy enough to dodge but the drakes seem to have longer aggro range than other mobs.
On a side note, we did fight a black ewe in coerthas and that was one incredibly fun fight!
I made it through that stretch without any deaths. I'm pretty sure raptors are the same as in FFXI, aggressive towards sound. Give them plenty of room, but don't don't worry about them seeing you from a distance. The drakes and peistes detect by sight, so you can run right behind them and be perfectly fine.
Most of all, don't make a move past a scary monster if you think it might move soon. there's nothing worse than almost making it behind a drake and it turning around to get a good look at you.
Maat Mashed: 6:03 pm EST 2/15/07
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