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A (not so) cute Completion

Posted: March 21, 2014 in Uncategorized
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“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!

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I am the Night! I er… It’s a Bunny hat guys! Come on! It just looks kind of batman-esque is all. Though, I guess with Evasion, UMD, Intimidate, Open Lock; Kobot is kind of a batman build anyways, so it works!

I tend to take lots of random screenshots while getting ready to post a new blog. And since I did a lot of Necropolis in the last week, I’ve got a lot of images from there. Some I have no idea why I even took them. :/ Some are a little more neat, like this one I’m currently using as my avatar on Twitter and my wordpress, of course.

Anyways, most of my past week as been stuck facing down the undead. Last week, I finished up TOR with Kobay, killing dragons and gawking at the high drop rate of dragon scales now. I was lucky to even see one before. Before I started back, I had 1 black and 1 white scale that had been sitting in my bags doing nothing. Now I have a whole stack of each. I’ll probably make some armors for my new characters, Like Kobot who is currently level 10, already enough xp for nearly 12 and still fashioning his Blademark’s Docent. It’s a pretty nice docent for low levels, but I think starting to get a bit outdated.

I didn’t have to worry about that yesterday anyways, as the only Docent I was worried about wearing was a Deathblock Docent! Kobot took on the Beholders of ‘The Prisoner’ and ‘Tomb of the Shadow Knight’ alone with Fayden, I peculiar hireling who has a knack for NOT dying in traps, which Ithought was pretty neat for a hire. Believe me, I thought there were a couple close calls, particularrly in Shadow Knight where I was just overwhelmed by the sheer number of shadows I had to fight and try to keep off of my hire at the same time. Good reason to have Intimidate. Keep in mind, he is a first-lifer, so he doesn’t have all the particular advantages of being a TR.
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However, I’ve tweaked him out as much as I possibly could. Not a whole lot, considering he still has lots of underleveled gear, even the goggles from Korthos, but hey. Everything considering, he’s doing pretty good for himself.

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Meanwhile, while Kobot has been focusing on Necro 2, Kobay has been duking it out with the Orchard and flagging for Ascension. Luckily, as usually… he had a lot of the sigils already for Litany and has been focusing on grinding out XP in Litany. Though to be fair, not all my time has been spent in Necro. I can only take SO much undead before I get sick of it. There has been plenty of Delirium too. Have to get my drinking humor on. Again, Sarlona doesn’t respond to my humor. :/

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I think maybe they were thinking it was suppose to be LV. 21+, I don’t know. I hate boring LFMs, so I really wish they would be more receptive of my humor. Oh well. I always got the Defense channel, as Samius has pointed out to me. Been a part of that for a while, but rarely use it. I think it’s because it usually works better if you are in your Epic levels and high leveled content. Leveling up, just doesn’t seem like many people are there trying to do that. Soo… I stick to my LFMing. At least till my higher levels.

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On that note, the new slots are looking pretty interesting. It’s even upgraded some items from before. I orignally had a boots on Innocence which I think had 15% striding, and now with the slot, has an extra 5% boost. At least I hope that is accurate and not just a bug. :/ Still, I’ve seen other items that seem somewhat upgraded now with the slots, some more than others. Which is cool, cept for the f=act that you now realize you should go back through and find that gear you had before and see what’s changed on it. Haha. >.< You know, if you are up for it.

A DDOAnonymous Meeting

Posted: April 8, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Hello, My name is Kobay.

(Waits for everyone to say “Hello Kobay”)

It has been about a two months give or take since my last Dungeon. (Everyone claps, and I mutter some derogatory words under my breath) Now, this ‘lapse’ without being in game has not been of my own free will. I will admit that much. The issue is, I’ve been in a really long process. The process may or may not include lots of drinking of alcohol and overworking myself on other days. That’s all besides the point.

First off, my Subscription was shut off. I mean, it wasn’t like I COULDN’T play, but it just wasn’t the same. I could log on to one of my completely free characters and throw a sword around or something and it was all fine and dandy, but it wasn’t my main. There was no way I could take the same risk and solo dungeons as easily with a simply first life toon with nothing other than what I managed to shift over to him before my subscription ended. Just. Not. The. Same.

Now the question you might ask is, Why did I do that in the first place? Either that or you already assume that like many other people, I’ve just decided to rage quit and try to move on from that. But then… why of course, if that was the case, why am I still writing this? Well, the truth is… I just didn’t have the extra cash. Yes, the monthly expenses weren’t that much and I should have been able to make it by, but between trying to move and having some issues with my credit card company… well… I just decided to cut it off till I could get in a better situation.

The second issue was Moving. Ha. That has been ridiculous. Makes me wish I has started off with a better Str and Con. The family isn’t too much help when it comes with that kind of thing, so I pretty much did all the moving myself. I say DID, cause yes, I am finally finished with that little project. The place looks nice and everything, and my computer is sitting in a corner ready to get back in on the action.

As much as I love to. That’s where my 3rd problem has arrived. Internet. The place I moved is PICKY about which internet company I can go with. The issue beyond that, is that SO AM I. (Curses my luck) I have a very deep hatred for some companies in my area, mostly based on internet performance. Hey… I’m a nerd. I am allowed to be picky with these kinds of things.

(Realizes no one else is amused)

So, it is just a matter of time now. Hoping I can get a good deal and then get back in the action! And more importantly, get back to Friday night Raids and ect with my Guild and getting wasted sitting at my computer.

(Blank Stares)

Why am I even here? I don’t even want to quit DDO. I only have done so based on circumstances. Screw you guys.

(My stuffed animals stare in silence.)

Yea. That’s what I thought.

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