Apologies for the delay between blogs. Real life is unfortunately being a bit of a pain at the moment and making me do other stuff 😦
However, I have managed to get some quality game time in. Last week our current guild grouping hit level 20 (I was going to say capped but I guess that doesn’t apply anymore!) Which has made me really happy because it means I have a high level dark monk character I can play while I work on my multiple TR’s for my light monk. Although I did start playing around with the idea of TR’ing the dark monk build and including a splash of another class to see if there was a way to incorporate more feats… Damn I should have bought more Hearts while they were on sale!
Anyway, since the 5 of us have hit 20 together we decided to start the Eveningstar quests again. And it was great! It was like playing them as new (apart having a good idea of tactics this time round) and we all really enjoyed them again. Mind you, I do think they are some of the more fun quests in the game anyway 🙂 My dark monk now has his Ancient Gemstone docent and Grave Wrappings. I’m just working on building up commendations. I think the healing amp on the Purple Dragon Knight Gauntlets will come in very handy for him. Also, his current equipment appears to be kind of sucky…
Also, we have dragged our 5th guildie kicking & screaming through the Shroud with us. Ok maybe not so much kicking and screaming, but he did have to get himself flagged. So we are now running 5 man Shrouds every 3 days and the extra DPS is cutting the run time down to about 40-45 minutes.
Most excitingly, yesterday we attempted our first VoD. Only on normal, again only 4 of us, but it went surprisigly smooth. And I got the Enlightened Vestments (bonus – they actually look nice)! It took longer to find the entrance and get that middle button pressed! Which ended up being lit completely by accident when a tiefling ran across it while trying to get to one of us on the far side. I’ve read that a summon monster should work, but we haven’t been able to work out how you get the monster to spawn on the switch – none of us could target the switch. So if any of you guys & gals have a reliable way of hitting it – could you let me know?
Well, I guess that’s my ramblings done with. Hope you’re all having fun and I’m looking forward to todays Update 15 🙂
See you around!
5 thoughts on “The Last Week in DDO”
Grats on the short-man VoD completion!
There are a couple of ways to get the center button to get to VoD. The easiest way is to have a capstoned cleric cast Divine Intervention on someone so they won’t die in the red light.
If that’s not an option, you need to get the mobs to trigger it. You can stand next to the archers while facing the center and block. They’ll usually run backwards to get away from you. Just keep backing them up until they’re in the center. Its also possible to get them to run toward you from the other side but that takes more luck.
Yesterday i ran the Eveningstar/Kings Forest quests for the 1st time (got the pack on the 50% deal) and i loved them. I too am on the hunt for some great commendations gear, but haven’t decided yet what to focus on.
I hope RL gets less of a pain soon (or is that Soon™?).
@Mar glad to hear you like them. That 50% off was a great deal! And yes – so much choice lol
@Comic cheers! 😀
@iRjagular – thanks that’s great to know 🙂