Character Plans for 2016

Over the Christmas and New Year period I’ve found myself switching between characters quite a lot. Due to the various states they are all in I’ve found myself a bit lost as to who has flagged for what, who is going where. So here’s the blog none of you asked for, something to try and help me focus on my character plans for 2016 in DDO.

Hymm

Hymm is still my main character and is still working towards triple completionist. Along the way I intend to get all the Iconic Past Lives (probably more then I need to be honest) and Epic Completionist too.
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DDO – 2015 Review

I should be revising for an upcoming exam, but it’s approaching the end of my Christmas holidays and I really don’t feel like it. So screw it, you guys get a blog instead 😀

2015 has been quite a busy year for DDO and for my DDO characters. So how did it do?

U25 – Reign of Elemental Evil

When this content came out, I loved it. I like Wil Wheaton and was pleasantly surprised when it turned out he was GM’ing the new content. The quests, though long, were fun and sometimes I really like a ton of bad guys to massacre.


Sometimes the mobs get you instead…
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Mining & Crafting

A few months ago I went to visit my sister and her family. My 9 year old niece was curled up on the couch with her tablet, headphones plugged in, intently watching something on the screen. When I asked my sister what she was watching she replied “Minecraft videos. She’s watching people play it, has been for days”.
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Amrath, Levelling and more Amrath

It’s been an eclectic few weeks in DDO for myself & Rach. We have been concentrating on our main characters, as usual, getting them to cap. But we have also thrown in a few weekends running our alts – 2 at epic levels and 1 a newly minted iconic (I say new but he’s actually been level 14 for a few weeks :P)

Hymm & Willowing have been blitzing through the quests as usual. Rach’s barbarian pretty much clears up everything. I just jump in with my Divine Crusader (or “puddle of pee” as it is known in the guild – don’t ask) helping to mop things up and give some extra healing.
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Starting a Melee Warlock…

Due to an unfortunate incident with Rach taking the day off work, leaving her keys in my car and my driving off to work after locking her in the apartment this morning – I got to take the afternoon off work. Which resulted in two quests in Stormhorns being run and us capping this life 😛

20 minutes later, we have the last of the favour obtained for House K & the Coin Lords, 10 minutes later we have our TR cache cleared. And I finally sold all the rune arms I had kept {just in case} even though I’ve done all three artificer lives – so that helped 🙂
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Last Bard Life

I’ve not had much chance to play over the last few weeks, but when we have squeezed in the odd hour we’ve made the most of it. Rachel’s pure Paladin that I am running with has already proven it’s a rock in both heroic and epic quests. For my last bard life on the path to triple completionist I decided to try a variation of a build fellow guildie Tobril has been running for his epic past lives.

The build is 3 rogue / 4 fighter / 13 bard. I went with a Shadar Kai race and focused on INT as my main stat, using the Harper tree enhancements to make this my damage stat. The build has proved to be really good. If you caught Samius’ Twitch stream last Friday you might have heard him mention the fact we were happy with our builds enough to run eE. We don’t normally bother. We’re more than happy to run eH so we can get through quests in a good time and not spend forever in an eE version of the quest. But this pairing has blitzed through eE quests without any real trouble. Yes there have been some deaths ( mainly me 😀 ) but it’s never been a problem.
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