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Any DDO players here?
« on: November 02, 2012, 07:44:22 AM »
So after a few years I was thinking of getting back into it, and it's more fun with a group. Anyone game?
EDIT: Orien server, looks like.

It's free to download, you just can't access some of the more exotic races and classes. (getting a VIP subscription unlocks everything, and you still have a Premium account afterwards; you can buy stuff individually but it's not as efficient)

EDIT: Apparently there is some kind of referral reward, so if anyone gets the game because of this post, tipping me off would be nice. :p Already got three people to agree. Anyone else who wants a cube speak up and see if anyone else will take your referrals.
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Re: Any DDO players here?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2012, 09:00:44 AM »
So it is free to play now then?
I wanted to try it back when you had to subscribe for it but my brother convinced me to play WoW......
Isn't this game set in Eberron?
Do you need a really good system to play?If not I will consider downloading if I can find the space in my hard disk and spare time to play it.....

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Re: Any DDO players here?
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2012, 09:53:29 AM »
So after a few years I was thinking of getting back into it, and it's more fun with a group. Anyone game?

It's free to download, you just can't access some of the more exotic races and classes. (subscribing for any length of time unlocks almost everything, and they remain unlocked afterwards; you can buy stuff individually but it's not as efficient)

EDIT: Apparently there is some kind of referral reward, so if anyone gets the game because of this post, tipping me off would be nice. :p

I used to play, although I haven't in a year and a half or so. It was fun, but got a bit repetitive in the end. I think I ultimately got an 8th or 9th level Rogue/Ranger and a 10th level Paladin, though I don't remember which server.

Note that as a free-to-play player, you're also limited to a small subset of the available content, too. There's a healthy supply of free quests up to level 6 or so, but it dries up rapidly beyond that.

So it is free to play now then?
I wanted to try it back when you had to subscribe for it but my brother convinced me to play WoW......
Isn't this game set in Eberron?
Do you need a really good system to play?If not I will consider downloading if I can find the space in my hard disk and spare time to play it.....

Edit:Typos

Yeah, it's been free to play for a long while now. It's set in Eberron, although they recently expanded into other campaign settings (mostly FR) with some of the new content.

You don't need a great system to play. I played just fine (albeit at minimal graphics and with some frame rate issues in large battles) on a laptop that's currently 7 years old. This was about 2 years ago, I think.

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Re: Any DDO players here?
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2012, 10:12:37 AM »
However, you do need to have Windows...  :(
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Re: Any DDO players here?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2012, 10:16:27 AM »
I've played it before and gotten up to 6th level or so with a fighter/rogue, but I eventually stopped since I felt it ate up more of my time and hard drive space than I liked, plus it was a but difficult being on my own.  Sure I was in a guild for a bit, but it always felt like I was alone.

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Re: Any DDO players here?
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2012, 10:25:44 AM »
However, you do need to have Windows...  :(

Ha..
That;s more than ok since I am an (ir)rational Apple hater.....
I see if I can try it during the weekend....
How can I refer you though?Would it be possible since I am from Europe?

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Re: Any DDO players here?
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2012, 10:42:01 AM »
How can I refer you though?Would it be possible since I am from Europe?
I am also from Europe. :eh

The way it works is, an existing player goes to this page and enters your email address, then you click the sign up link in the email.

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Re: Any DDO players here?
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2012, 11:23:14 AM »
One of my friends recently decided that we need to play more videogames together and suggested DDO since it's free and she knows I like D&D.  So now I have a first level Cleric on the Thelanis (or something) server. 
I'd be interested in finding out if they made in-combat healing worthwhile, or if MMO style "tanking" actually works now, or various other things that are common knowledge for us but might be counterintuitive in an MMO. 
Any build advice for a cleric and/or paladin?
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Re: Any DDO players here?
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2012, 01:04:46 PM »
Well, I know DDO uses the social skills for aggro mechanics, and that it's possible for a tank to stand in a doorway and have allies shoot past him. http://ddowiki.com/ could be helpful.

Also, "enhancements" are a big part of character builds (you get one for each 25% of a level you gain), with prestige classes being replaced by enhancement chains.
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Re: Any DDO players here?
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2012, 03:41:30 PM »
Intimidate does work for aggro in DDO.  Damage too is useful for threat of course.

I haven't gotten very far in the grand scheme of things but healing in combat is often needed.  I'm not sure how necessary it is for those with excellent gear and specs though.

If you want to start off on the right foot I'd recommend looking at their forums.  Of particular note is the official forums keep mentioning how out of date the wiki is, so anyone looking at that should be wary.

One of the things I've always wanted to try in DDO is a khopesh Kensei build because in the game they have 19-20/x3 crit.  After the crit math I've done I can see it being quite powerful, but of course I'd need to look at all the options to really tweak it right.
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Re: Any DDO players here?
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2012, 03:54:09 PM »
Paladins are great for soloing at low levels (and probably mid-high levels as well). You have good damage (2H weapon + Smite goes a long way), good tankiness (heavy armor alone is fine for low levels), and good self-healing (LoH provides crazy burst healing, and wands of CLW are a dime a dozen for out of combat healing).

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Re: Any DDO players here?
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2012, 04:59:28 PM »
I used to play, I haven't touched it in years though.....

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Re: Any DDO players here?
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2012, 11:39:44 PM »
I used to play too, in fact the toon I made is a WF Arty. I quit shortly after the Expansion through due to guild reasons. Simply put, I apparently have too much of a life off the computer to play DDO.

However, if you guys want to join Cannith, and don't give a crap about omg reown loss, maybe I could be persuaded.

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Re: Any DDO players here?
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2012, 09:21:18 AM »
One of the things I've always wanted to try in DDO is a khopesh Kensei build because in the game they have 19-20/x3 crit.  After the crit math I've done I can see it being quite powerful, but of course I'd need to look at all the options to really tweak it right.
Looking at the wiki, it would be interesting to try a half-elf monk 2/ranger 11 with Zen Archery, Rogue Dilettante and Past Life: Druid (the one that grants you a flame blade SLA). Though that would require getting a druid to lv20 first...
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Re: Any DDO players here?
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2017, 10:14:49 AM »
So... let's cast Animate Dead on this thread... Anyone still play this, ever? I'm thinking of giving it another shot... If I could get in with a group it would certainly help... I remember being very frustrated last time I tried it and quitting not too far into it...
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Re: Any DDO players here?
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2017, 12:39:40 PM »
It's been quite a bit, I'm totally up for running another character. Major preference towards Cannith through due to having multiple epic level characters and a high level guild I can get you all invited to provided Raz still don't have a life.
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Re: Any DDO players here?
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2017, 01:53:56 PM »
Last time I played it, while the beginner zone docks was plenty full of content, by the time you got to the next zone, which was more inner city, it was like more than half the dungeons required a paid account to get into to and the content for free players significantly dropped to where you had to start grinding the same shit over just to keep going. And that was only around level 6-8. Maybe a year or two ago too. Three tops. But, eh....it still felt terrible. Much better when it first launched...

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« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2017, 03:10:47 PM »
It's been quite a bit, I'm totally up for running another character. Major preference towards Cannith through due to having multiple epic level characters and a high level guild I can get you all invited to provided Raz still don't have a life.
I made a dwarven cleric on Cannith, named Ulfdag Hammerskald. Got him to level 2 so far. :p (I saw that you mentioned Cannith earlier in the thread).

I got in a party with a rogue and a mage earlier, and ran around outside the newbie town a bit. We went through a level 2 dungeon where you unlock some crystals to free the dragon from the control of a mindflayer. Was pretty awesome, I thought. :D Trying to decide what to do with these "action points" now...
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« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2017, 07:34:22 PM »
And that was only around level 6-8.
You should have kept exploring. After noob island is the Harbor which then gives access to the Market, which as the central hub for Eberron has access to all the other secondary areas and of course advertises the pay areas. You're just supposed to run past them through.

In all there is quite a few free quests. Lv1 14, lv2 18, lv3 9, lv4 8, lv5 5, lv6 9, lv7 5, lv8 7, lv9 1, lv10 4, lv11 4, lv12 5, lv13 2, lv14 1, lv15 5, lv16 5, lv17 1, lv18 1, then four epics. Under the Difficulty system, every one of those can be reduced by one level (poor choice) or increased by two. So for example a lv9 character has 13 quests open to them which can be ran twice per day without any XP penalties, another 9 can be continued to run at a -10% rate, and you can try to run quests a level or two higher than you too but you'll probably need a bit of help. In other words, that "empty" range you spoke of easily has 22 quests to run off free content alone. Through obviously if you like running a quest once, and only once, you're pretty SoL given the genre is all about repetition.

Running all the quests, including the epics, gives 1,493 favor worth 350 Turbine Points (and another 500tp for first character on said server). At this point admit you can just admit that you spend a couple weeks playing a game you enjoy, and spend a Steam-level of ten bucks on Turbine Points giving you enough to pick up both the Vale & Gianthold. Overall they give you the most for your buck, great items, lots of quests, bunch of new raid content, they double down and give Epic quests, plus GH has a Saga reward. Once you complete every quest in the area at least once you can turn in for bonus +46,000xp, you can do this as many times as you like irregardless of your actual level so long as you complete each quest once.

Eventually, by the time you want to try out epics, you'll ether want to actually pay for the game or be so fed up you leave. But if you throw another fifty bucks at it you should access a huge chunk of Faerun's content. Either way, you probably spent far more time online playing this game than what could be considered a healthy amount :p

I made a dwarven cleric on Cannith, named Ulfdag Hammerskald. Got him to level 2 so far.
Cool. I'll try to patch up and email you in game.
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Re: Any DDO players here?
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2017, 08:10:17 PM »
I wouldn't even know how to check an email in game... Do you mean via a /tell? Or do I have an email account? :p
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