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Off Topic Fun / Re: The Small Rants Thread XII: The Folly of Life
« on: September 20, 2018, 07:12:59 PM »
I also learned the Orkin man visits often enough he has his own badge...
This is very emblematic of your workplace, I think...

Off Topic Fun / Re: Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO)
« on: September 18, 2018, 05:30:31 PM »
Crystal cove opened today

Off Topic Fun / Re: Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO)
« on: September 15, 2018, 08:45:01 PM »
We killed all that stuff and solved the puzzle. There’s a room after that with an insanely tough beholder and those things with the stag skulls. There’s a weird doorway that gets a force field across it or something. Somehow it got bugged so we couldn’t get back in after dying.

Off Topic Fun / Re: Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO)
« on: September 15, 2018, 03:41:01 PM »
I'll go back and try it again solo on normal... I got invited to a reaper 1 version by a guy I didn't know, to an insane adventure that I'd never heard of... and as can be imagined the result was a clusterf*ck, lol. We did manage to make it all the way to the end boss, but after we'd gotten him down to about half health, the weird doorway bugged and we wound up blocked outside the room he was in and unable to finish...

Off Topic Fun / Re: Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO)
« on: September 15, 2018, 09:31:12 AM »
I kept it. I’d forgotten about active blocking... I’m acid spec’d so it works great to drop my dots then hunker behind the shield. So glad I kept it. :)

I got invited to the quest with the beholder drinking contest and had no idea what was going on... lol. I eventually killed them all by hiding behind the stair rail and jumping up to drop dots on them.

[D&D 3.5] The Other Half / Re: Other Half OOC
« on: September 13, 2018, 08:22:44 PM »
Getting ready to go to a physics conference in Dalian from the 13th to 16th and won't be able to properly check and post in the forums during it.
Sounds like fun. Any particular theme?

Off Topic Fun / Re: Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO)
« on: September 13, 2018, 01:30:20 AM »
So... I got the level 14 tower shield with 0 ASF (skyvault) on a reaper 1 Tor run last night... Now I need to decide whether to use it or sell it. :P

Off Topic Fun / Re: Awesome stuff you have to share, V4
« on: September 12, 2018, 09:31:26 PM »
I'm all about electric razors myself.
Always gave me terrible razor burn, for some reason. I use the expensive disposable ones. I cut myself badly enough sometimes with them. I'd need to live across the street from the ED to survive using a straight razor...

[D&D 3.5] The Other Half / Re: IC-Multiplanar conflict
« on: September 09, 2018, 06:32:07 PM »
Dyson says "These units are malfunctioning. We must decommission them."
Roll twice and take best for init:
Rolled 1d20+10 : 13 + 10, total 23

Rolled 1d20+10 : 9 + 10, total 19

Off Topic Fun / Re: Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO)
« on: September 09, 2018, 06:28:14 PM »
I realized how fkn gimped he was when I noticed that my warforged fighter hireling was so much more effective that it almost made no difference whether I actually did anything other than hide and let him kill everything. I was basically just there to heal him and disarm traps/open locks/etc... In other words, I was basically his bitch, and not the other way around. :P

That works OK soloing some quests, but I failed 3 times on that one with the mummies you're supposed to save from being murdered by drow. If I took the hireling and my skeletal minion, they'd always gank the mummy before I could stop them. If I didn't... I'd be killed by the drow... or unable to kill the drow before they ganked the mummy. SUCH a PITA...

I think this character wouldn't be too desired in most groups, either, although so far I've been able to keep his trap and lock abilities up well enough to perform the corpse role. So there's that... If I can get one more level on him to get Dimension Door, he'd make a decent runner/mule/trapspringer/etc.

Edit: getting stoneskin and DD made a huge difference.

Off Topic Fun / Re: Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO)
« on: September 09, 2018, 05:12:51 PM »
I’ve been playing around with my wizard with 2 rogue levels and hate him... So freaking gimped after playing... well any of my other characters. I should delete him so I’m never tempted to waste my time on him again...

Off Topic Fun / Re: Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO)
« on: September 05, 2018, 05:52:35 PM »
Crazy awesome day. I got the Pansophic Circlet and Hypnotic Pendant on a single reaper 1 run (which I've been farming on lower difficulties for 2 weeks), and also got a yellow slotted Jeweled cloak on a reaper 1 run in the minotaur maze in gianthold. I'm totally convinced that running in reaper is the only way to go now, and PUG groups work just fine for most quests. :D

I also got a bizarre and awesome random scepter that has +20 vitality bonus to health, +7 armor, +35% insightful glaciation and +24% competence to healing amplification.

Oh, and a Cloak of Featherfall with +8 to wisdom, which I am auctioning for probably way too cheap. :P

Introduce Yourself / Re: Migration...
« on: August 31, 2018, 04:44:12 PM »
Welcome! You're not alone in being forcibly relocated. :P (although I wasn't one of those who were, I know some others on here are)

Off Topic Fun / Re: Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO)
« on: August 24, 2018, 10:56:35 AM »
Got some items I'm thinking of auctioning, and wondering what I should set the minimum bid for...

Alternatively I might not sell this stuff, and instead sell the Portable Hole I got... which would probably give me enough platinum to last as long as I'll play this game. :D

Edit: Sold the portable hole, looks like it went for the minimum bid, which was 250k, and the auctionhouse took like 30%...

Off Topic Fun / Re: Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO)
« on: August 20, 2018, 08:56:51 PM »
I didn’t even get to the dragons and I haven’t done the raid.

Edit: Didn't play at all last night, really... like for 30 minutes. Was too busy at work. :P

Off Topic Fun / Re: Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO)
« on: August 20, 2018, 12:04:51 AM »
It’s Thurlzdoom... Thurl is a pbp wizard character of mine. :p sorry I thought I told you about all of them.
It told me that character don't exist and I thought I copy and pasted it *shrugs*.
That's odd... I added Takwin. Will send PM.

Edit: Something weird happened... I was in Tor Gianthold, and had completed the main quest and was resting up before trying a dragon and I accidentally fell into some lava... The crazy thing was, it kept burning me even after I died like 10 times... I had to log out, and that kicked me out of the dungeon and reset it...

Off Topic Fun / Re: Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO)
« on: August 19, 2018, 12:16:58 PM »
It’s Thurlzdoom... Thurl is a pbp wizard character of mine. :p sorry I thought I told you about all of them.

Off Topic Fun / Re: Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO)
« on: August 19, 2018, 04:38:41 AM »
I'm on the Cannith server, and mostly playing Thurzdoom, my sorcerer 12. I also have Ulfgrom some (barb 8/rogue2/ftr1), and rarely play Tymlin (rogue 2/wiz 8) or Ulfdag (Cleric 9).

Off Topic Fun / Re: Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO)
« on: August 18, 2018, 08:58:49 AM »
Yeah I'm using Empower and Maximize and have bought some enhancements to reduce the costs, although I have them "turned off" on my general spellcasting for now, and always on for the SLAs (which I can kill most mobs with quickly: I typically only actually cast spells for bosses and hordes). When I have them both on, and I hit something with Scorching Ray, it's typically WAY overkill (like... most mobs die to the first of the four rays...). So I'm just wasting power...

I'm having a blast running with acid first and fire second, though most people say you should spec cold primary for the later game (I haven't used my heart of lesser wood, so I could). Just made 12th night before last soloing The Pit, and then I bought Gianthold with some DDO points I had laying around and am enjoying it a lot.

I was finally able to put two points into getting Acid Blast as a SLA (requires 12th level), which is like an acid substituted fireball, and holy crap is that great. I'm doing average of 250+, and frequently critting for 500s, for a very small amount of power points (and I have over 1500 at my maximum). I have noticed that since hitting 12th there are more and more mobs that actually make their saving throws and some which I have a hard time beating the SR on, though. As in PnP D&D, once you hit the mid levels the difference between having a good save (and evasion) and having a bad save start to really become noticeable, and it's pretty easy to tell which monsters are which. Most of my spells allow Reflex saves at this point, so when I run into a bunch of rogue-like monsters with Evasion sometimes the fights take a while longer. :D

My biggest complaints are how you're basically railroaded in the game, and don't have all the utility/non-combat options that you have in real D&D. For example... there's a portcullis, and I'm a 12th level sorcerer with Dimension Door... except all that spell does in DDO is teleport me back to the beginning of the dungeon. It has no other destination options... So I have to run around all over the fkn place looking for a key... instead of DD'ing through it, blasting it open with my uber-acid attacks, summoning a monster on the other side and having it pull the switch, etc...

Also, invisibility is near useless. I understand that it seemed "unfair" that you could Invis to the end and complete a bunch of the quests without fighting, but come one... I was following an old guide on how to run through one of the adventures and it suggested using Invis to bypass some of the monsters... and they just walked up and started attacking me like I was wearing a giant, neon sign saying "Kill me, please!".  :rolleyes

And then there is the total lack of real flight... (although jumping off a cliff and lobbing fire/acid balls as you Featherfall down is pretty awesome :D)

Off Topic Fun / Re: Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO)
« on: August 15, 2018, 11:24:33 PM »
Been running this with my sorcerer, and it's significantly easier with the amount of damage he can dish out and Dimension Door to get back to the beginning quickly. I ran it with a few PUGs, but still haven't beaten that 330 crystals that I got soloing, although overall we do average more than I can get solo. I also soloed it a few times set on CR 17 with my level 11 sorcerer because I wanted emeralds. That was pretty tough, and wound up letting the Foreman die once or twice when Jack showed up, but managed to get over 100 green DS every time and got all the emeralds I needed, too. :D

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