Friday, September 30, 2011

I'll show you me booty!

Duelist's Leathers be me latest treasure. (Level 20, 3rd tier) I'm excited about putting something cool in the blue slot, my first blue slot evArr! Yar!

From last Cove, I have a smallblade, two cutlasses, a ring of the buccaneer, and a few trinkets.

I've gotten the most use out of the ring of the buccaneer. I'll replace it with a ToD ring eventualy, but for now it's an easy way to consolidate effects.

Next I'lll get... I dunno, a spyglass?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cool story about lag and HoX

I ran HoX and was delighted that there was no lag. I had given up on running raids my lag was so wretched!

Anyway, our leader lead us inexorably to a wipe. What started with "We don't need a bard! Obey me! I am your leader!" ended in "Everyone D Door out NOW! Obey me! I am your leader!" (Seriously, DDoor does not help in Hox! :) )

But I had fun. I even took a moment to hop through the DDoor and kill a big pile of reavers. Then ol Xyzzy herself came racing around the corner and I put on my Royal Guard mask and teleported, then something goes pear shaped!

I don't use feather fall on my Ranger because he's got tumble and self healing. But I do have a clickie on my 30% striders.

Anyway I haven't run Hound of Xoriat in ages and I was very pleased at how much tougher my character is. I was able to easily handle four reavers on my own -- a far cry from last time I was in HoX!

Fun times! :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Why is the Lag gone?

I beat my update 11 lag and so can you in eleven easy steps:
1) Call ISP
2) Tell them they are crazy
3) Uninstall DDO hi-res
4) Install DDO low-res
5) Update drivers
6) Blow dust out of the tower with pressurized air.
7) Change graphics from "detect optimal ultra high" to "low"
8 ) Set textures to "low"
9) Turn off all graphical details
10) Stop running raids
11) Success!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Royal Guard mask

I got one!

Now I can teleport once per day! I bought it from the AH for only 900,000 plat! Such a deal! Usualy I only see them for 1,500,000 plat but this one was discounted. Mwa ha ha!

Currently I'm eschewing UMD for self-healing Rangers, but now I can teleport! Whee!

Friday, September 23, 2011

I like the new UI

I like it.

I like seeing the hitpoints 'cuz it makes healing easier.

I also think it makes my 500 HP Tempest ranger look less gimpy. In fact, I lowered my HP to the mid 400s so I could wear cooler gear and I still get accepted into things.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Healing Artificers

It's easy!

I've been running my clerics to counter-protest the UI boycott and Artificers are easy to heal! I like that there's no pressure to heal their pets and I like that they always pew-pew-pew from someplace safe and tactical, which is incidently, where I like to park my clerics. That said, I think it's gonna be less fun once I start running higher level clerics. I rely on mass heals to save SP, but the Artificers are all over the map. And from what I remember about my Ranger, ranged gets difficult.

But for my level 7 cleric, nothing is easier than healing an all artificer party.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Crystal Cove music: playing now in my head

Crystal Cove sea-shanty music started playing in my head as soon as I read the anouncement. The music makes me smile, it puts a little captain in my step, it makes me do a little jig and it makes me shout "yar" while I chase my kids around the yard. DDO Crystal Cove makes me happy!

But what to craft? I like the idea of finishing my Epic Dueling leathers, that blue slot would be handy! Or I could make an Epic Spyglass for when I TR into something with UMD. Or, I could just cash everything in for air elementals! I dunno, I can't think streight with this sea-shanty blaring in my head. Time to stop typing and start planning my gear.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Welcome me back.

I'm back in Eberon!
It's so much fun to be playing again. I'm looking forward to my 20th ToD completion and then it's back to Korthos! With my first ever TR. :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this graduate of Espanol 101!

Yay! A Mi me graduar!

I don't know how I passed that horrible class. It's certainly not because I learned to Espanol! But somehow it happened and now my life begins again! It's springtime and uh, something about winter too just to get in all four seasons.