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[DDO] Dungeons & Dragons Online - Want people to play with? Top of the OP for info

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  • HenroidHenroid Nobody Nowhere fastRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    So, apparently cleave isn't limited to how many enemies it can hit. Right now my barbarian (level 4) hits everything around him with cleave. The miss rate is very low. The damage is solid. Kobold packs die in just a second. I can't wait to get greater cleave now.

    Also, my barbarian mysteriously hasn't received a copper leveling sigil yet.

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  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Henroid wrote: »
    So, apparently cleave isn't limited to how many enemies it can hit. Right now my barbarian (level 4) hits everything around him with cleave. The miss rate is very low. The damage is solid. Kobold packs die in just a second. I can't wait to get greater cleave now.

    Also, my barbarian mysteriously hasn't received a copper leveling sigil yet.

    From the amount of people I've seen complaining about being unable to find a copper sigil (more and more are having trouble in Advice and Trade on my server, and I have guildmates who still can't find one), I wouldn't put it past Turbine to have stealth nerfed the reward rate on it.

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  • HenroidHenroid Nobody Nowhere fastRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    korodullin wrote: »
    Henroid wrote: »
    So, apparently cleave isn't limited to how many enemies it can hit. Right now my barbarian (level 4) hits everything around him with cleave. The miss rate is very low. The damage is solid. Kobold packs die in just a second. I can't wait to get greater cleave now.

    Also, my barbarian mysteriously hasn't received a copper leveling sigil yet.

    From the amount of people I've seen complaining about being unable to find a copper sigil (more and more are having trouble in Advice and Trade on my server, and I have guildmates who still can't find one), I wouldn't put it past Turbine to have stealth nerfed the reward rate on it.

    There was a recent patch wasn't there? I don't doubt this was done. I'm already one rank into level 4 and still haven't found one. This is the first time I've had problems with it.

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  • EntriechEntriech Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Generally the first thing I've been doing with my characters once they hit Stormreach is to head over to Durk and run Durk's got a secret on solo a pile of times until a copper sigil turns up in the rewards. Haven't had an issue yet. This is also good for ensuring you get a muckbane asap, if you're a melee class.

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  • HenroidHenroid Nobody Nowhere fastRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I've always gotten the copper sigil from one of the two quests in the tavern near where you arrive at Stormreach for the first time. The gambling hall or smuggler quest.

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  • JeixJeix Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Ok looks like i will have a bit of extra money sans tomorrow. Around $65. I may pick up a pre-paid visa and grab some content. Can you guys let me know what content you are running right now so i can join up?

    Hey Kanen, glad to see you're getting some new content. It really was starting to dry up around 10.
    Right now we're running gianthold for the most part, I know some others have gotten demon sands. But I think the main plan for everyone is to get Gianthold, Vale of Twilight, and Shavarath.

    I would also second just getting VIP for a month, especially if you can find a cheap box copy near you. Right now I am breezing through low level content for favor to unlock 32 point builds but I have also earned quite a few TP doing so, at 1000 favor you get a nice fat 100 TP bonus. Plus you get to know what packs are worth it.

    I liked the sharn pack, but it is very rogueish so it might not be for everyone. I disliked tangleroot, it all takes place in the same dungeon and you just go deeper each time. Deleras tomb seems really worth it, not only do you get the main quest line and the exp item from it but there are level 10/11ish quests in the graveyard outside the tomb. Threnal was nice, but short, it has another exp item that doesn't stack. Fun note, deleras is voiced by gygax and threnal is voiced by dave arneson and if you wear both "special items" you gain DM vision and can see hidden doors.

  • JaedlynJaedlyn Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Edit: For people wondering, raids in DDO are NOT like they are in other MMO's, they are generally short, yet challenging.

    Eventually everyone should plan on getting Gianthold, Necropolis, The Vale of Twilight, and Shavarath. I would recommend spellcasters get The Demon sands because one of the raid items has a high chance to restore SP when you take a hit.

    The Necropolis well...your going to want some of the items from the Abbot raid.

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    Wretched Twilight - Cloak: Ghostly, Superior Nullification VI,Stealth Strike, Sneak Attack Bonus +4

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  • EntaruEntaru Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Urge to subscribe rising.

    If only because I want to speed up my leveling a little bit. I have limited time to play and most folks, even the lower level ones, are out stripping me.

    Mostly just huntin' monsters.
  • MordrackMordrack Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    A couple of new screenshots from Gianthold.
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  • BloodshedBloodshed I smoke my friends Down to the FilterRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    When Favoured Soul came out, some of us foolishly thought we were getting another healing class.
    Haven't grouped with one yet that actually intended to heal anything.
    Also now I have to get used to seeing Blade Barrier everywhere again, and never knowing if its ours of theirs D:

    I know I was gone for a while but, what the hell is a Favoured Soul and where the fuck is my Druid class? O_o



    /rant off

  • randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Bloodshed wrote: »
    When Favoured Soul came out, some of us foolishly thought we were getting another healing class.
    Haven't grouped with one yet that actually intended to heal anything.
    Also now I have to get used to seeing Blade Barrier everywhere again, and never knowing if its ours of theirs D:

    I know I was gone for a while but, what the hell is a Favoured Soul and where the fuck is my Druid class? O_o



    /rant off

    Man Druids are like pansy Monks that don't kick ass. Nobody needs them 8-)

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  • Who-PsydWho-Psyd Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Bloodshed wrote: »
    When Favoured Soul came out, some of us foolishly thought we were getting another healing class.
    Haven't grouped with one yet that actually intended to heal anything.
    Also now I have to get used to seeing Blade Barrier everywhere again, and never knowing if its ours of theirs D:

    I know I was gone for a while but, what the hell is a Favoured Soul and where the fuck is my Druid class? O_o



    /rant off

    Depends on how they Spec em, ran with a Heal Specced Favored Soul the other day. SP out the ears.

  • DerrickDerrick Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Bloodshed wrote: »
    When Favoured Soul came out, some of us foolishly thought we were getting another healing class.
    Haven't grouped with one yet that actually intended to heal anything.
    Also now I have to get used to seeing Blade Barrier everywhere again, and never knowing if its ours of theirs D:

    I know I was gone for a while but, what the hell is a Favoured Soul and where the fuck is my Druid class? O_o



    /rant off

    I was kind of wondering about druids myself. They're one of the best classes, so it seems weird to omit them.

    It's hard to decide which class to level.

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  • HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    the fact that druids were damn great in 3.5 may be one of the very reasons they were omitted

    anyone who has played at the tabletop with a Druidzilla may have at some point felt like all the other character classes were completely unnecessary when you have a class that can (with a certain build) either fill the role that they do... and sometimes do it better.

    being a fighter, feeling pretty badass... and then having the caster turn into a venom spitting machine of claws and death and multiple attacks... well now you just feel like a chump

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  • Foolish ChaosFoolish Chaos Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Yeah druids definitely had some balance issues.... though turning into a flying triceratops who shot lighting out of his eyes.... doesn't get much better than that. :D

  • BloodshedBloodshed I smoke my friends Down to the FilterRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    They kept telling us over the (nearly) past 4 years that we were getting things.

    Half-Orcs, Gnomes, Druids, etc.
    And they had this brand new D&D world to use, which while a lot of people (myself included) thought they could have gone with an older campaign setting, has some really cool shit in it.
    Kalashtars, Shifters, Artificers, a world heavy with Psionics, and then out of nowhere, we get the Favoured Soul. Which no one who I have ever played D&D with has ever heard of, lol.

    Years ago (like 3) they told us they were having trouble with Shapeshifting (for Druid class).
    Seriously? How hard can it be?

    WoW had a Functioning shapeshifting system, in game, on release. (I am NOT saying there were no bugs)

    Its a fun game, and I'm not pulling some "Forum troll/threatening to quit" drama here.
    I guess I'm just ruing all the lost potential of this game, and the D&D license.

    I'm not even sure you can blame it on Turbine.
    They have the Lord of the Rings license, too. And that game is very well done with stunning graphics.

    I like what they've done with F2P, because I think it will pull in more subs, and hopefully with a little more income, they can start cleaning up the rough edges of this game.

  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    well this is going to annoy me until i forget about it. but there was an mmo with unlockable content where your party could join you even if they didn't have said content unlocked.

    this should be easy with the small amount of microtransaction type mmo's i've played.

  • HenroidHenroid Nobody Nowhere fastRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    PikaPuff wrote: »
    well this is going to annoy me until i forget about it. but there was an mmo with unlockable content where your party could join you even if they didn't have said content unlocked.

    this should be easy with the small amount of microtransaction type mmo's i've played.

    The Koreans are fucking with Pika.

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  • HamHamJHamHamJ Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Bloodshed wrote: »
    Years ago (like 3) they told us they were having trouble with Shapeshifting (for Druid class).
    Seriously? How hard can it be?

    Yeah but if you just did something like that people would be bitching that they can't choose what to wildshape into like you could in 3.5 and rabble rabble.

    If they are going to druids it would be better if it wasn't just a rip-off of WoW druids (who were kind of a rip-off of DnD druids in the first place but whatever).

    Also Natural Spell. Don't include it and people will bitch. Include it, and the class will probably be impossible to balance.


    Man, I seriously need more inventory space. I'm starting to wonder if it's worth having all these "just in case" scrolls and potions filling up my bags.

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Bloodshed wrote: »
    When Favoured Soul came out, some of us foolishly thought we were getting another healing class.
    Haven't grouped with one yet that actually intended to heal anything.
    Also now I have to get used to seeing Blade Barrier everywhere again, and never knowing if its ours of theirs D:

    I know I was gone for a while but, what the hell is a Favoured Soul and where the fuck is my Druid class? O_o



    /rant off

    Man Druids are like pansy Monks that don't kick ass. Nobody needs them 8-)

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  • Gnome-InterruptusGnome-Interruptus Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    So are there any bonuses that you keep if you subscribe for a month then cancel instead of renew at the end of it?

    Also, whats with the point range for purchases in the DDO Store?

    ugh.. and more login problems, it wont let me log into the website using the same credentials that work for the myaccount.turbine.com website.

    EDIT: Hmm... sounds like the only way to purchase turbine points is through the game client.

    And another question: To become a premium account, do you need to purchase points with cash, or can you just spend some points that you earned in game?

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  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Buy with cash.

    I've seen point purchases as low as 20 points and as high as over 1000. It varies wildly, and there seems to be no rhyme or reason as to how Turbine prices multiple things within a category, like adventure packs or guest passes for them.

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  • EntaruEntaru Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Bloodshed wrote: »
    When Favoured Soul came out, some of us foolishly thought we were getting another healing class.
    Haven't grouped with one yet that actually intended to heal anything.
    Also now I have to get used to seeing Blade Barrier everywhere again, and never knowing if its ours of theirs D:

    I know I was gone for a while but, what the hell is a Favoured Soul and where the fuck is my Druid class? O_o



    /rant off

    I've specifically built mine to heal and buff. All his damage is through TWF Scimitars.

    Mostly just huntin' monsters.
  • HamHamJHamHamJ Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    ugh.. and more login problems, it wont let me log into the website using the same credentials that work for the myaccount.turbine.com website.

    I'm not sure if this is what you mean, but your account username and forum (and other stuff like that I would guess) username are different.

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  • JeixJeix Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    New update notes from the test server. These are still a work in progress.
    Spoiler:

  • EntaruEntaru Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Great. More things to spend cash on that I want.

    I could use me some 32 pt builds and some veteran status.

    Mostly just huntin' monsters.
  • HorseshoeHorseshoe Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    hair style tonics? wow.

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  • zanmattozanmatto Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Horseshoe wrote: »
    hair style tonics? wow.

    Wouldn't that just be... a comb

  • DerrickDerrick Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    When I'm rolling characters I get a certain inertia because I'm not sure which way would be "best." Mostly because I'm not familiar with the system. "Enhancements" are kind of baffling, and the prestige classes not listing requirements on the leveling page is kind of irksome.

    For some reason, because this D&D and I know the PnP system backwards and forwards, this is bothersome.

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  • GalielmusGalielmus Registered User
    edited October 2009
    zanmatto wrote: »
    Horseshoe wrote: »
    hair style tonics? wow.

    Wouldn't that just be... a comb

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  • VelmeranVelmeran Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    So a friend of mine and I have started to play this. We have no interest in spending any money at all cause he's eternally unemployed and I'm just cheap. We know that there are level cap items we have to get from the store, and that getting the lvl4-8 one if pretty cheap. but is that it? is the 8+ level item so expensive that we would have to grind characters on every server? Basically, how viable is it to play this game with zero money?

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  • citizen059citizen059 on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeamRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Velmeran wrote: »
    So a friend of mine and I have started to play this. We have no interest in spending any money at all cause he's eternally unemployed and I'm just cheap. We know that there are level cap items we have to get from the store, and that getting the lvl4-8 one if pretty cheap. but is that it? is the 8+ level item so expensive that we would have to grind characters on every server? Basically, how viable is it to play this game with zero money?

    That really depends on what your goals are for the game.

    This thread on the DDO forums is worth a look, it'll give you a basic idea of what you're up against if you want to get as much as possible for free.

  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Thinking about rolling someone I'll actually play on Cannith. My Sarlona crew seems to have kind of vanished.

    Not sure what, though.

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  • EliminationElimination Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Ok guys, good news on the Kanen front, i got my hands on a $50 pre-paid Master Card so i will be picking up some packs. I'll grab Gianthold for sure, probably Threnal, and maybe some higher level stuff, any recomendations? What are you guys running currently? Or should i just use it to sub for 2 months?

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  • Gnome-InterruptusGnome-Interruptus Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    how much more difficult are the Elite or Hard dungeons vs Normal?

    Also, is it required that you do Hard / Elite to get favor from doing dungeons?

    I found both my Cleric and Barbarian could solo Normal (Barbarian needed to use rest shrines, but the Cleric could just power through the whole dungeon in one go)

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  • korodullinkorodullin What. Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Well I'm finally getting the 500 Turbine points I was supposed to get when my account went VIP two weeks ago. Wonder if I should buy something.

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  • DerrickDerrick Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    how much more difficult are the Elite or Hard dungeons vs Normal?

    Also, is it required that you do Hard / Elite to get favor from doing dungeons?

    I found both my Cleric and Barbarian could solo Normal (Barbarian needed to use rest shrines, but the Cleric could just power through the whole dungeon in one go)

    Looked to me like on elite the mobs just had a lot more health, and hit a bit harder.

    Now, I've only played the first few dungeons but they look soloable on hard certainly and probably elite with a cleric with time to blow.

    It'd be faster to just grab a group though.

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  • DerrickDerrick Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I can't get the officer roster page to load and it also looks like you can't search for guilds in game (unless I'm just doing it wrong).

    Can someone invite Slyph to the guild?

    [edit] nevermind. Apparently the game either has the weirdest patching system I've ever seen or it's decided that the game isn't already fully-downloaded and installed despite having played perfectly yesterday. Yep, it wants to reinstall the full game. Screw it.

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  • VelmeranVelmeran Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Wow, that page had alot of good info on playing for free, but really...I'm not going to waste time grinding multiple characters on multiple servers just to get some point, seems crazy. Also, is the game capped at lvl12, or just the free quest? Cause if they are calling it a "free" mmo then basically limiting to you 60% of the levels, let alone dicking you on content....my need to kick them in the balls will rise. I'm tired of game companies using "Free" to really mean "Parts of this game are free, but most content you'd want to play for a while isn't"

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  • Foolish ChaosFoolish Chaos Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Is it just me or do speed bonuses stack?

    And Velmeran, you can think of this game as something which alot of people had to pay for no matter what, only now they have changed it so that you can get most of the game for free and pay for it if you'd like. Cause thats what it is.

    I don't see it as a negative really....

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