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Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO)
« on: August 06, 2018, 02:47:18 AM »
I started playing this again over the past week (I'm working 12  hr night shifts and frequently am not busy). The Crystal Cove area has been open and I have been having a blast running it. I've gotten to where I can solo it 9 times out of 10, and managed to get 330 crystals once. :D


It got pretty intense at times... At one point, the main "boss" came up to the top of the ramp, along with 1-2 other "mini-bosses" and several wraiths... They killed me, my hireling, and all of the kobolds... but I'd already gotten the 100 crystals so I still "won".


It was hard on my equipment, though... At one point, everything I was wearing was broken. :P


I definitely was spending more in repairs than I was getting out of it...


It was definitely worth it, though. You can craft/buy some really great gear with the green gems you get as a reward, and it was tons of fun. I did a few runs with a guy, and it was way easier with two people. Even after crafting/buying myself a set of armor and several skill boosting hats (probably costing around 1000 total), I still have over 1600 green dragonshards.
« Last Edit: August 06, 2018, 02:49:24 AM by phaedrusxy »
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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO)
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 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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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO)
« Reply #2 on: Today at 09:40:19 AM »
How close is it to actual DnD?

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Re: Dungeons and Dragons Online (DDO)
« Reply #3 on: Today at 10:57:35 AM »
How close is it to actual DnD?
75%ish?

It's D&D and you can learn a ton of Eberron lore, as well as expand on it, by playing DDO but it does have MMO mechanics that overlay the top of it. Particularly you get four Action Points per level which can be invested in skill trees. Also new combat mechanics like attack speed, PPR/MPR, Melee/Spell Power, Doublestrike, etc are aimed at the MMO gaming aspect to better set up scaling then the one hit lethality of D&D by becoming lethal in other ways. Like sheer numbers, because Contact Other Plane doesn't exist and you cannot Gate in Solars to claim caster supremacy.

As noted, if you want to play hit me up on what kind of Class you want. I can help you skip the learning curve of the differences and traps. Like a Human Sorcerer's best two Feats are probably Maximize and Empower Spell, because in a Spell Point system they don't need higher level Slots to use those feat and the SLAs they obtain in their skill trees ignore the increased cost of using Metamagics while enjoying the increased damage for using them. Something totally unheard of in D&D, sort of like Fighters (and even shields!) being useful.
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