“So a group of Adventurers walk into a bar… again”
This last Wednesday, I had the opportunity and pleasure of running Acute Delirium with Jerry (Cordovan), our DDO Community Specialist, in DDO’s live twitch stream on Ghallanda. It was fun, albeit very painful. I forgot how annoying that quest can be if you’re just not ready for it. Luckily, we did have a level 28 cleric, Budstein with us, who kept us alive throughout! Thanks Budstein! However, it was still a rough ride and I think the only person with more deaths than me was Jerry. Poor guy. By the end of it, all his equipment had been broken or nearly broken. Thank goodness for Paladin’s equipment saving enhancement that I happened to have just to work up toward my divine might enhancement.
I didn’t find the Monsters in that quest all that tough, specially when I was able to get my sneak attack in, but the Frost beholders seemed to me what was killing us with their ice attacks that were hitting us for an easy 200+ damage a pop, not to mention they were downing our precious bookcases and beds in a matter of a single shot or so. The horror! I later realized some tips that people were posting on doing the quest included Invisibility on the bookcases, ect, when I looked back at the stream and Jerry had been talking. I wish he said something in chat about it. :/ I totally forgot about that! He logically assumed, no casters = no invis, but I had a stack full of invis scrolls for a reason. Casters still would have helped make the quest a lot easier though. And as Sincletica pointed out to me last night as well… so would have monks. haha! Of course.
But we had what we had, and me managed anyways. Toward the end of the bookcase march, I focused primarily on reconstructing the bookcases and let everyone else handle the trash. I was gonna die reconstructing those things, if I had to! It worked. I was excited, and we made it to Kyber where we faced down the giant Beholder and retrieved the mimic. (PSA: When you are smashing the beholder’s Ganglia, make sure to have some Acid resist. >.< Whew.. I almost fell to a giant spray of acid a couple of times.) That’s one of those quest I don’t run very often, and I had forgotten why. It was still a pleasantly good time though, and all of us withstood till the end, even if Jerry did seem a little nervous toward the end. Haha.
If you want to see the full video, you can watch it at http://www.twitch.tv/ddostream
You can of course, catch it live every Wednesday at Noon EST. He’ll be around to different servers as well, so you can also catch him live and join up with his group yourself!