A big thank-you to jareth_gk
and @Thornbusch (whose lj user ID escapes me) for answering my cry of, "Anyone on Virtue have someone in the Citadel range who's dying to run the TF tonight?" on the Livejournal global channel last night as my SG
tried to get the required six together for the TF.
We started with 2 ma/regen scrappers, an invul/fire tank, an elec/elec blaster, a rad defender, a storm/ice 'troller, and my kin/elec defender. There was a touch-and-go weather moment when one of our scrappers (the TF leader, and the person the other scrapper [a 50] was exemp'd to) was worried that the lightning was going to knock power out, and we'd be left without both of our scrappers. We ended up losing one of our ma/regen scrappers a mission or so after that, though not due to weather, and we pwned those disgruntled boyscouts in something vaguely resembling 3 hours. And in the course of the TF, I got the Slayer badge, and thus the Atlas Medallion. Whee!
I remembered 2 missions in that I did, in fact, have Grant Invis (which, to be fair, I just picked up on Sunday when I dinged 30 and was mostly using, up until the TF, to hide the lowbies I was teaming with to run them through Steel, or the Hollows before they exemp'd me), which I started slapping on the squishies in my buffing runs. ID/SB/Invis for the blaster, 'fender, and 'troller. ID/SB for the scrappers. And the tank asked me not to SB because she wound up running too quickly past the things she was trying to tank.
It's strange to go from being mostly a duo, or running with a team of three or four, to a team of 5+. I'd buff everyone up the wazoo, and then have to dive into melee to hit Transference so I had blue love in my end bar, but by then, I was running low on goons to hit because they were going down so fast. And there were a couple of times that I needed to buff mid-fight and Transference would miss, and I'd run out of end trying to buff people and have to pop some blue candy. Soooo weird. I'm used to being Perpetual Motion when I'm playing; no down-time required because I can keep myself and my one or two teammates in the blue and green (unless things go horribly awry), even if I'm fighting with Stealth running.
Started the TF at just-barely-30. Ended it a little more than halfway to 31. *wistful sigh* Ahh, for the good old low-level days where I'd ding two or three times in a TF. Oh, wait, I'd also eat floor half a dozen times in those TFs because everything was purple
... nevermind. *grin*