Dual Boxing

Last night I leveled my TR up to 15 and we got started on the Gianthold area. More importantly, this meant that my iconic bladeforged on my second account could join us 😀

Shadlowyn (partners ranger/rogue), Dimachaerii & Demoncherry

Demoncherry is 1 paladin/2 rogue/12 sorcerer. I do find it amusing that I’ve ended up with Dim & Demon playing together. ‘Demoncherry’ is what my guildies usually call Dimachaerii 😀 I built him as a helper, hence the rogue splash. As it turns out, both Dim & Shad have rogue or arti splashes so that bit probaby won’t be needed anyway, but the buffs are nice.

I had a few issues to resolve in order to get the dual box working. For starters, my iMac only had 4GB RAM. So I upgraded to 16GB. But I still had severe performance issues with both clients open, until a guildie recommended turning down my visual settings. I miss the high res I had previously – but it certainly did the trick 🙂

Picking on the dummy

It was also interesting running a VIP & premium account at the same time and seeing the differences. For example, one of the Gianthold walk-ups got my VIP character 19K XP, while the premium only got 12K XP. But it was fun running the two together and since he’s a first lifer Demon isn’t going to need to worry about less XP too much 😀

OK that was just a quickie 😀

Have fun, see you around!

Quick Update

I haven’t done a DDO based blog for a while so I thought I’d throw in a quick update. No pictures I’m afraid – I was too busy having fun & forgot to snap any 😀

The last few weeks I’ve been concentrating mainly on two of my characters – Dimachaerii & Hymm.

Dimachaerii has been run mainly during the week, when I’ve played. I must admit I’ve been having a lot of fun in real life lately so have not played as much as I could have. However, he’s now at level 13 with level 14 banked. I will probably push a bit harder now to get him to 20 so I can use him for weekend epic/raid runs while I concentrate on Hymm’s next few lives.

Hymm my main (and favourite) character is now capped at level 28, ready for the epic TR stone to drop on December 12th (woohoo – free stone! Thanks Turbine!). I’ve managed to get approx 2000 Comms of Valor since the changes came in on Hymm. I think he was level 24 when that happened, so I guess that’s not too bad…. and that’s just from running our usual cycle of epic raids and quests on a weekend.

My plans for Hymm as they currently stand are to epic TR when I get his free stone, then heroic TR into an iconic character. Getting him back to level 28 should get me enough comms for an iconic TR stone (although I have bought 2 while they were on sale this weekend so I don’t have to worry about it). From there I shall be iconic TR’ing to get the maximum stack of iconic past life feats while knocking out some class lives for working towards his completionist status.

The problem is – I’ve really enjoyed this life. He’s ranger 8 / rogue 6 / monk 6 stick build. I’ve fully upgraded his Sireth, almost fully upgraded his Pinion and I really, really enjoy playing him. I will miss the build and suspect this may be the build I use for his end life (as things stands at the moment). I have decided that, as much as I can, all following lives will be stick builds (especially since I now have a nice collection of quarterstaffs!). Next life – assassinating stick wielding Shadar-Kai 😀

Have fun, see you around!

Hymm – 6th Life & XP Thoughts

Hymm hit level 20 on Sunday and I thought I’d just recap on how this life has gone in terms of levelling pains…

I TR’d into this life on 19th August after Otto boxing on my previous life. This is Hymms 6th life, my aim now being to try & reach triple completionist with him. This life has been a stick build (I mistakenly called it a Juggernaut build in my previous post. It’s not, sorry) of 8 ranger/6monk/6 rogue.

This life has been myself and Row with her character Nightley. Row decided to try one of my previous Hymm builds of helf cleric dille 10 fighter/9 monk/1 artificer. She had to adapt it slightly with the new enhancement system, but overall she has enjoyed the build. With her build having cleric dille and mine armed with a stack of pots & UMD, we did quite well keeping an eye on each others health, especially at the lower levels.
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British Invasion

First – apologies for this going out, for me, later than normal on a Monday. I’m ill today so this has been delayed from my usual time of Monday morning (that’s in comparison to when I normally blog if I have anything to blog about!)

Second – as Mizz mentioned in her last blog there have been quite a few blogs within the OurDDO community lately about guilds. Sorry – this is another one. Well, partially. I’ll try and throw some other stuff in too. Feel free to skip down if you’d prefer.

I hope you don’t though 😀
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Playing a Bit of Everything

Although I have played my TR Hymm during my normal evening game play, I’ve jumped around with who I play over the weekend more than I normally do. Usually I seem to pick a character and run him all weekend. Oh and we helped out a friend 🙂 more on that later.

I actually took this shot the other week but forgot to include in my last blog

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General Update

So, honestly, I don’t really have much to blog about. But I’m overdue writing something so I though I’d better do a random update 🙂

I TR’d Hymm a month ago and have been running him weekdays with another guildie. He’s currently at 14 with 15 banked. The plan is to have him be a 8 ranger / 6 rogue / 6 monk stick build. So far the build is working out well. The damage is good and the ranger levels enabling many shot.. well.. many shot is my new favourite thing 😀 With the changes to XP I was worried about how leveling would go. We’ve seen the XP drop on repeats, but the change to the XP curve from life 3 onward has not been changed yet. So far it’s been OK. But from level 12 we have noticed it starting to become a bit of work. I’m not much for grinding out the same mission over & over again, though I have done it before now and in a group it’s less of a pain. But I prefer to run different things. We’ve managed to get to 15 without having to repeat anything, we’ve started to make more of an effort with explorer areas (with slays) and House C challenges. Once we take 15 I imagine we will start to repeat things, mainly Gianthold & Vale missions. But those I enjoy, so I don’t mind running them a few times. With any luck, the U19 Patch 2 will be released soon and the Gianthold Heroic Saga will help too.
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Random thoughts

So, it’s been a few weeks since I last wrote a blog. To be honest, I’ve not really felt like it. I still don’t 🙂 I’m kind of bored of telling you all what I do each week, mainly because I tend to do the same thing each week 😛 which I guess we all do in a way…

So, here’s a quick blog about random stuff…
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