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DDOCaSplat! 21 – Mikar’s 10 Week Challenge: Week 4 Kobold Chaos

MikarDDO has set forth a 10 week challenge to complete dungeons on as low a level as possible in both groups and solo play. In this DDOCaSplat! special, you can watch Shamgar attempt to complete these challenges.

Week 4: Kobold Chaos Level 14 with a level 7 Character. This is a sample run, and not one of the better.

Of all the challenges that could have been chosen, this would have been my last. I’m decent ish at Kobold Island, but clearly not as good as some. I chose to try a low level modified shuricannon build reasoning that ranged and fast movement would be key. I also took intimidate to quickly pull mobs off the extractors. The theory was sound in practice but the actual choice turned out to be poor and my stubbornness dictated I stick with it. Also, I want to try this particular character on the next challenge and character slots are an issue.

Rather early on i had a run at 4737 points, agonizingly shy of the 4800 needed for 8 points. I would have had it but i ran out of parts for the next large upgrade. sadly 4 more some odd hours would prove to be futile.

The biggest problem I ran into was not being able to kill the archon. It was partly gear, partly luck, mostly my build lacked a little punch and couldn’t handle a melee crowd.

I tried a couple tactical variations and got some slight improvement (I found not killing the named water elementals rather effective, they didnt seem to do much to the extractors) but alas I was not able to break into the 4800 point score for 8 points. Had I chosen build more wisely it would have been doable.

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DDOCaSplat! 20 – Iconic VoD Special

DDOCast guests join the DDOCaSplat! crew, the Damsels of DDO, and the Bonnie and Moosey show as we roll up iconic characters and take them into Vision of Destruction.

Then, to make ourselves feel better, we run Tempest Spine!

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Sticky: DDOCast 383 – Crossbow Builds

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FailedLegend joins Shamgar for some crossbow builds, more warlock preview, and game and community news!

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Crossbow Builds – 1:48
News – 47:27
Lightning Post – 1:26:57
Closing – 1:35:43

DDO Chronicle 143
Producer’s Letter 5/21/15
Warlock:  Enlightened Spirit
Warlock – Tainted Scholar
Warlock: Soul Eater
Damsels 16
Dirty Kobold 4
Axel: Dwarf Enhancement Tree
Longshotist: Producer’s Letter Review
DDO Players: Producer’s Letter Review
Voodu: Druid Wolf Pup lvl 20 Armor
DDO Gamer: Intro Ironblaze
Play Guild Feud 2

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Sticky: DDOCast 382 – Improving Defense

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Propane joins Shamgar for DDOCast 382 as we discuss some ideas and tips for improving your defense and dive into this weeks warlock preview news!

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Improving Defense – 2:13
News – 56:57
Lightning Post – 1:37:57
Closing – 1:43:00

Warlock Preview
DDO Chronicle 142
Community Update Video 5/15/15
Sitting Ducks: Caught in the Web
DDOGamer: Make Your Own Splashscreen
Axel’s Commentaries: Hirelings in Raids

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DDOCaSplat! 19 – Running Redwillow

The Splat pack continues their permadeath adventure and quest to find death with Redwillow and some other House J action!

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DDOCaSplat! 18 – MikarDDO’s 10 Week Challenge: Week 3 pt 2

MikarDDO has set forth a 10 week challenge to complete dungeons on as low a level as possible in both groups and solo play. In this DDOCaSplat! special, you can watch Shamgar attempt to complete these challenges.

Week 3 – part 2: Complete ToEE pt 1 on elite with a level 4 character (techniclly i could have gone up to level 7 and still gotten the bonus point – yes 1 measly bonus point – but wheres the fun in that!)

woof.  That was a struggle at times, a grind at others.  I got in a solid groove using sneaky body pulling tactics to thin out the herds and it was highly effective.  I used my same character from week 2 (a level 3 paladin) but I took 1 level of ranger for infinite arrows and a little boost in range banking on needing more range than any additional defensive or melee power. I didn’t have too many problems until getting the air key – which was the last key I needed.  That cleric proved tough and his mephit friends didn’t help much either. There was also a sizeable mob of orcs waiting behind a spawn door – Yikes and I was out of Lay on Hands! It wasn’t until I was heading to the end fight until I suffered my first of 2 allowable deaths – oh yeah, there are traps in ToEE! Luckily it was the only batch i ran into. It was at this point my tactics took a notable turn towards ranged and that ranger level paid dividends.  First were several gargoyles – and my gear was suffering from gargoyles before so i used range more to preserve my melee weapons than anything else.  And then I relaized the keys dropped when I died in the traps.  And a group of mobs respawned. Lousy! Thankfully, I was able to reach the keys without going in the trap.

Then came the end fight.  I knew it was going to be tough.  I was aiming to take out the fire elly first, but the earth grab was too much to ignore, and indeed led to my 2nd of 2 deaths (and nearly a third a few more times!).  I managed to take out earth and was then able to take fire down shortly after.  I opted to kill the air elly right away since he was knocking me down – a major problem with a bebilith on your tail.  I ended up taking out water too – the bebilith was webbing me (despite a fire/cold shield!) so he needed to go. It got dicey, but eventually I was able to take out the bebilith.  The druid, while certainly able to do some damage, wasn’t too much of a problem once the shield came out and my MRR got a serious boost as did my dps.  Oh, and the cookie/cake stash saw very liberal use in here. A worthy investment considering how stingy i am and how not useful they are in higher levels. And 2 hours is a long way to go to fail (I could have been more liberal too).

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DDOCaSplat! 17 – Roll for Metagaming

This week the Splatpack heads to part 1 of Delera’s & House K! Along the way the group rolls many metagaming checks, can they succeed them all?

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Sticky: DDOCast 381 – DDO Debates: Raid Bosses, Grouping, and More

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This week features another exciting set of debates with guest moderator Lessah! Evennote, The Longshotist, & Shamgar debate questions about raid bosses, social grouping, and more! We also look at the latest game news and community news!

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  • DDO Debates – 1:29
    • What should be added to guild ship amenities? – 6:21
    • What is the best looking hat? – 13:10
    • Are vorpal effects on weapons worth it anymore? – 19:40
    • Who is the best DDO raid boss – 26:10
    • Is self healing killing the social aspect of the game? – 33:18
    • What changes should be made to encourage grouping? – 44:07
    • Who would be the best actor playing a DDO raid boss? – 58:40
  • News – 1:07:21
  • Lightning Post – 1:23:33
  • Closing – 1:29:10

 

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DDOCaSplat! 16 – MikarDDO’s 10 Week Challenge: Week 3

MikarDDO has set forth a 10 week challenge to complete dungeons on as low a level as possible in both groups and solo play.  In this DDOCaSplat! special, you can watch Shamgar attempt to complete these challenges.

Week 3: Complete the Pit on elite with a level 4 character

I used my original ranger from week 1 (this task was completed before week 2 for this reason) which again proved mostly effective if slower than I would have liked. Ranged attack speed is surprisingly lacking at low levels. I know the pit extremely well so that wasn’t a problem. The prophets and their hold person spell proved to be quite taxing though and I didn’t quite remember the floor puzzles and ran into some problems there, though thankfully within range of the shrine. If I had to do it again, I think a warforged would be a better choice.

After the quest was completed I took a chance going for the Avatar ooze (and a muckdoom) but a champion trog warlord was waiting for me at the bottom of the shaft and he put an end to any hopes of that.

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DDOCaSplat! 15 – MikarDDO’s 10 Week Challenge: Week 2

MikarDDO has set forth a 10 week challenge to complete dungeons on as low a level as possible in both groups and solo play.  In this DDOCaSplat! special, you can watch Shamgar attempt to complete these challenges.

Week 2: Complete A Small Problem on elite with a level 3 character

This Challenge was certainly more tricky than the first.  Attempt 1 (the same ranger from week 1) ended when 2 fire elemental champions roasted Brawnpits.  The second time around I used a different character (sword and board paladin for aggro management purposes) and had much greater success, but still ran into a few problems guiding Brawnpits back with a particularly lousy combination of fire elly champ and illusionist champ in the same group. It probably would have helped if i would have remembered to get ship elemental resistance buffs before I left.

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