Monday, November 15, 2010

All my hardwork undone! D:

The latest update removed the alchemical rituals from my Icy Raiments. I sure hope they come back! It's not a huge deal -- it's more like chrome on a caddy. A vanity thing.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Lord March quests

The new f2p quests are great. I'm especialy impressed by how each quest is it's own mini-adventure that transitions from scene to scene. Some of the older quests are very mono-thematic, you go into the trog dungeon and you find an entire dungeon of trogs. But these new quests move around alot. They're still based around a theme but theres more transition. For example, the quest Frame Work is about infiltrating a castle, but theres the surrounding countryside, sneaking into the castle, and the big boss fight. Each one is clearly distinguished by the scenery and style of gameplay. Bravo Turbine!

Also of note, I think Turbine has a new engine under the hood that allows them to have more combatants. I really enjoyed having crowds of enemies to fight. Usualy mobs of that magnitude don't happen unless I've got DA. It was cooll to have DDO drop twenty wolves on me like it was no big deal.

Supposedly, the next part of this quest is premium content, so the f2p is part of an eeeevil plan to advertise and earn money. I say bring it on! I like what I see in this 'freeview.'

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Con Opp is good

I still don't have a good sense of how much this thing procs, but I never run out of mana. In fact, I often find that I'm 'wasting' mana by running around with a full blue bar. I'm very happy with Con Opp so far, I plan to run tests as soon as I stop having so much fun.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

[my first time] Hot off the altar of Destruction!

Concordant Opposition helm with all SP enhancements +1 Int / +2 Cha / +3 Cha. I immediately ran out the gates of Meridia to the ratswarm by the ramp. The ConOpp procs fast enough that I ended up with a Hp/Mp profit. I dunno if it will be the gamechanger I hoped for against tougher foes who hit for more damage, but I can forsee a huge savings in time and money spent wandwhipping. Also, this allows me to scrap my Wis +6 ML 13 helmet. The Minimum Level on the ConOpp helm is only 11!

Friday, November 5, 2010

+1 Greater heart of wood -- for me??!?

So there I was,  Running with the Devils on normal and in that teeny-tiny treasure chest in the stone gazebo? I found... a +1 greater heart of wood.

Now I'm trying to figure out what to do with it. Here are my plans so far:

1. Brag to everyone I meet and spam my guild chat about it Done! and fun too.

2. Sell it. Gah! Everyone is interested but no one has platnum, or scales. It's an army of beggars! I know we dwarves are greedy and all but seriously, I'm not gonna sell this +1 GHoW for peanuts. (Anyone else on Orien and got plat? :D )

3. Reincarnate now! I could get Metamagic: quicken for heals and reshuffle my skills to get some Open lock to bypass the Giant on Epic! Von2.

3. Reincarnate later. In theory, If I got all my purchased content to Elite, I'd have enough to unlock champion 32 point characters plus another 100 favor to spare. And I've got enough TP that I'm ready to buy somethin when it goes on sale.  So I'd have all the skill and feat reshuffling from 2) and also some extra build points. Shazam! Only downside there is that I'll probably have my TR token BEFORE I grind out the favor from 1600 to 1750. Doesn't make much sense to spend two hearts (+1 greater, and then True) so close together.

4. Save it for later. A waste of a perfectly good bankslot if you ask me, but also insurance for if I accidentaly click the wrong trainer or somethin.

So assuming I don't find a buyer, I guess I'll plan on grinding out 1750 favor and upgrade Doomstone from 28 to 32 points. Then I'll level up my other slot with something pug friendly, just in case Mabar (or something like it) rolls around before I get Doomstone up to 20 again.

Ah well, I wish all my problems were this fun. :D

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Requiescat in pace Mabar.

Well that was fun. I spent a week of play and an Epic! Token, but I've gained two cloaks and a level 9 nimbus wand. Why two cloaks? My Epic! cloak has a guard on it and my level 12 cloak is puppy safe. I haven't had a chance to try out the nimbus wand, but I think it will be a hoot on Korthos when I TR.

My favorite Mabar memory was when I pulled a win out of the jaws of certain doom. The caster at our lever died and it fell upon me, the fast ranger with a pos pos greensteel clickie, to sprint over and save him. Except that he was gone so I had to singlehandedly fight off the Night Gargoyles. Which again, was certain doom, until a caster sprinted over to save me. :D