This week in DDO…

Well, nothing especially exciting has happened in the last week or so, but here’s a quick recap anyway.

Hymm, my 3rd lifer, is now a level 12 barbarian (I think I have level 13 banked… if not I’m close) and I’m happily running around bashing things over the head with great axes. The team has a nice combo going and we seem to be able to cover all the bases (healing, trapping, cc etc). We even did Hold for Reinforcements at level, on elite, over the weekend. I hate that guy… did you know a fire mephit only has to LOOK at him and he dies?!? However, kudos to my missus who spent the 15 minutes of the mission stood over Coyle with her paladin, healing as required, while we killed πŸ™‚

My second 3rd lifer, Fyrne, is now a level 6 fighter. I’m getting good dps from him too. He’s not quite as much fun as the barbarian though… and I’m seriously considering LR’ing him to add a splash of rogue. This is partly because we are definitely lacking rogue skills from this group. And yes, I know, if you know where the traps are you should be able to avoid them etc but where’s the fun in that? Plus, I like the idea of having evasion. I think that sorts my lunch break at work out – playing with the character planner πŸ™‚

My dark monk has finally switched epic destinies, from GMoF to LD. But I will be switching back every time I do anything that won’t be giving me much XP. Which gives me a reason to run Lord of Dust even more πŸ™‚

On non DDO news, I’ve just picked up Drake 3 for the PS3 nice and cheap. I love Drake 1 & 2 and from what I’ve heard, 3 is just as good. So I may actually drag myself away from the PC for a bit when it gets delivered….. but I don’t imagine it will be for long πŸ™‚

OK that’s me done for now. Hope you’re all having fun in game. See you around!

*** EDIT ***
Well, look at me forgetting the most important thing that has happened this week!

There’s a good chance we’ll hit level 70 again tonight, as I’m not sure we got enough of a buffer in place for todays decay to hit – but woohoo anyway πŸ™‚

TR’ing Again

I’m off work this week, I was looking forward to a quiet week off, just tootling around…

But while out & about this afternoon, my partner decided she wanted to TR her battle cleric into a clonk. She’s had me run through the character builder with her and everything!

Except that means I also have to TR so she has someone to run around with πŸ™‚ shucks what a shame! So, my unloved Favoured Soul has been transformed to a Horc fighter.

Which means I’m currently running two 3rd lifers around Stormreach – lots of fun πŸ™‚

And, just for Samius…

Third Life TR Talk

In our guild, we tend to try and TR together to make it easier for levelling up. Overall, it’s a lot easier to get through missions when there a few of you, plus it’s always a laugh πŸ™‚

We are now looking to start on our third life TR’s. The problem I had is that I have a choice of two characters:-

Fyrne, currently a warforged Favoured Soul. This guy is my intended completionist, although I’m not sure I’ll complete with every class 3 times, or just the once (does that even class as completionist?). Anyway, I’ll be honest – I don’t like playing this character at the moment. The favoured soul class is doing nothing for me. Which does make this guy an ideal candidate to TR into something else to try. However, I also have…

Hymm, currently a human light monk. This is his second monk life and I love this character. To be fair, I love the monk class anyway. I have a dark monk build that is about to hit level 20 that I also really like playing and he can fulfil my need to punch things while Hymm TR’s. My plan for him (or Hymm :-D) is to try and get 3 x barbarian, 3 x paladin & 3 x fighter lives. Whether or not I manage that many lives is yet to be seen….

After careful consideration I’ve decided to TR Hymm. Because when it gets right down to it, I like characters that can hit things πŸ™‚ Fyrne is going to have to do a sorceror, wizard, cleric & bard life at some point…. and I’m not sure I’m ready to handle that just yet (even though I have a wizard, bard and cleric in my alts) lol

Decision made, the next steps are:-

  • Use this checklist!!
  • Make sure I’m stocked up on House Cannith marks
  • Get some low level armour & weapons crafted (Hymm also happens to be my crafter)

Just for giggles, the rest of the group are:-

  • Antaka (light monk) who is TR’ing into a paladin
  • Willowing (rogue) who is TR’ing into a rogue ( my partner does like her rogues πŸ˜€ )
  • Korvisa (archer) who is TR’ing into an artificer
  • Ventenar (favoured soul) who is TR’ing into a favoured soul

A nice mix there I think. Now we just have to coordinate the actual step of TR’ing.

See you around!

#20 Shroud x 2

In the last week both of my level 20 characters have completed their 20th Shroud run. And both were interesting in their own way….

With Hymm, my monk, we had a fairly steady run on normal until we hit part 4. Part way through beating Harry down, half the party died. Suddenly. All that were left were myself, another monk, a cleric and a caster. (I think….there may have been another but it’s been a long week!). But, we still managed to take Harry down. It took 3 rounds, but we got there. And a nice +3 strength tome at the end for my monk was well appreciated.

For Fyrne, my Paladin, we were on an elite run. It’s my first elite Shroud, and it was very intense! I haven’t felt that worked up about a mission since I first entered the Shroud. But it was a good group, very few deaths, and a bonus drop of an epic dungeon token from killing the lion in part 5 for several of the group. And I got a +3 charisma tome for when I TR as a bard.

Oh and to round it off, my level 6 had a purple ioun stone dropped in Swiped Signet last night!

So all in all, it’s been a good week for DDO for me πŸ™‚