Hey everyone! Hope you all had a good Christmas/New Year/time off work – depending on how you look at the holiday season 😀
My New Year’s resolution (for what it’s worth) is to try and blog more, both here and over on my tech site. I did a terrible job with blogging last year – and what is the point of paying for these sites if I don’t use them? So, fingers crossed I can do better this year.
2022 was busy in terms of “real-life stuff” which meant that we only had a chance to play DDO a few days a week. Gone are the days when we played just about every day, and all weekend. However, some reasonable progress has been made. Hymm is trying to finish off the Iconic and Racial reincarnations he has left to get. Rach is doing the same with her main character, Willowing, although she is a few lives behind Hymm.
We have just finished off our latest Racial lives, Hymm was a Gnome Alchemist and Willowing a Dragonborn Sorceror. Do you know what happens when a Sorceror and Alchemist walk into a dungeon?
When I first started playing DDO, back in 2010, my main character was Fyrne. And I had plans to get him to Completionist, then triple completionist. Then I created an alt, who I named Hymm. He was my first monk character. And I loved him. The monk was so much fun, I started playing more lives as Hymm. And at some point in 2013 (judging by this blog) I had decided that he would be my triple completionist.
We’ve recently hit level 9 on our whatever life we are currently on. We like level 9 – it has what we call our trio of XP quests:- Gwylan’s Stand, Tear of Dhakaan and (everyone’s favourite) The Pit, all run at elite.
We didn’t used to be fans of this quest. But once I came across the map by Lessah and Clankenbeard I found it much easier to navigate, and it’s been a staple quest ever since. We usually run it first, pop an XP pot before pulling the last valve, then run the 2 other quests. It’s a lot of XP!
I’m sure I won’t be the first or last DDO blogger to cover Ravenloft. I may even do some more on the new expansion pack, as we only had a chance to run 3 of the available 12 quests when we stepped in for the first time last night. Note for anyone who has not looked at the new quests there may be some minor spoilers.
OK, so, disclaimers! We ran the quests at Heroic Elite (level 12) and we are currently level 14. We’ve not read anything about the new quests/areas and didn’t try the Lammania preview. Continue reading →
The build itself has been quite fun. I had forgotten how nice it was to just hit things 🙂 But since my last post about TR’ing into this life was at the end of May, it shows just how long it’s taken to get from 15 to our current 27 1/2. We’re just not playing as much as we used to. But, the end is in sight and we’re hoping to make a push this week to cap.
This blog is well over a week late – because we TR’d last weekend after completing our last set of lives (mine a Druid, Rach a Ranger). That was (thankfully) my last Druid life. I can’t say I’ve really enjoyed any of them, apart from the use of the Earthquake spell.
Otherwise known as “Life 32 Complete” but I’m getting bored of using variations on that as a blog post title.
But yes, we capped yesterday. My build was (something that would make Lessah and all other Paladin lovers shudder) 7 Paladin/7 Rogue/6 Monk quarterstaff build. I really thought this was my final Paladin life (assuming I stick with 3 of each and DDO don’t bring in incentives to run more) but it turns out I have one more to go. Darn. Continue reading →
We capped our current lives this weekend. This life I have run a pure Ranger, with Rach running her mostly Druid with a bit of Rogue & Wizard. The combination has worked out really well (again!). Once we got to a higher level especially, as Rach would Earthquake the mobs while I picked them off. They didn’t really have a chance 😀
Hey peeps, long time no blog 🙂 Since I’m too tired to revise this lunch time I thought I’d throw an impromptu blog your way.
Hymm capped life 30 a few weeks ago now. Obviously Rach capped her main, Willowing, too – but I’ve no idea what life she is on. (I’m fairly sure she doesn’t know either 😛 ). I know in my last blog (oh so long ago) I said I intended to do 15 Wizard/5 Warlock but when I actually started the build process and looking at the spells I would lose – I changed my mind. So I went with a pure Deep Gnome Wizard with focus in Illusion, with Necomancy second. I had a fine old time running around and PK’ing and FoD’ing stuff 🙂