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Archive for September, 2009


DDOcast 136

Hi everyone!  Episode 136 of DDOcast is now ready to go.  Here’s a LINK to the episode – just left-click to play, right-click and ‘save as’ to download as an mp3.  This week’s show features guest co-host Xiloscient, a look at grouping in Korthos with “Stormreach Lighthouse”, the latest from Lessah on “Know Your Role”, a new player guide to collectibles and resistance crafting on “Definitive Collectibles” along with an announcement about the “Miss Stormreach” competition and a parody ad “Subville.”  Thanks so much for listening!


DDOcast Episode 136 (9-26-09)

:15 Intro
2:20 Europe Patch 1/
3:25 Craig Alexander-GDC Austin (classes/races)
5:00 Atari countersuit amendment/66,000
8:40 Swear Filter Update
9:45 My.DDSlow…
11:20 Broccoli Meme
12:15 Miss Stormreach Announcement by Lessah and Clankenbeard
16:30 Permadeath runs on Thelanis
17:10 DX11 for DDO
20:05 DDO Herald iPhone app
21:30 DDO contests
22:20 Press Roundup/Console MMO/Playspan DDO Store
28:33 Subville
31:22 Know Your Role
36:48 Stormreach Lighthouse
44:21 Definitive Collectibles
52:08 Fuluge’s Cost Writeup
52:50 Sirgog’s Adventure Reviews
53:20 Knights of Blackmoore New Player runs
54:35 Misadventures of Mustardo
55:00 Moment of Silence Veterans Day
56:40 Emails


TOTAL TIME: 1:01:32


LINK to’s interview with Turbine exec Craig Alexander.

LINK to Atari’s amended lawsuit against Turbine.

LINK to Lessah and Clankenbeard’s Miss Stormreach event.

LINK to AMD’s press release about its DX11 video card.

LINK to DDO Herald info.

LINK to Turbine’s Threnal video.

LINK to Massive Online Gamer’s permadeath interview with Lessah.

LINK to review.

LINK to DDO re-review.

LINK to Gamasutra business model article.

LINK to Kotaku article about console MMOs.

LINK to the Playspan-DDO Store article by BusinessWireIndia.

LINK to VG247 article about Turbine’s console development costs.

LINK to Bio Break’s permadeath article.

LINK to Fuluge’s F2P costs article.

LINK to Sirgog’s excellent Adventure Pack writeup.

LINK to Season 2, Episode 1 of the Magnificent Misadventures of Mustardo.

LINK to Bekki’s Veterans Day Moment of Silence info.

LINK to C-Major’s music blog.



DDOcast 135

Hi everyone!  Episode 135 of DDOcast is now ready to go.  Here’s a LINK to the episode – just left-click to play, right-click and ‘save as’ to download as an mp3.  Thanks so much for listening!

This week’s show features a group chat about the latest news, including Update Zero, Patch 1, along with new player tips with the “Stormreach Lighthouse”, where Dulcenea explains Korthos and quest things, and Favored Soul build advice from Samius with “Sound Concepts.”  Lessah and Clankenbeard also have a new break bit!  Awesome.###

DDOcast Episode 135 (9-19-09)

:16 Intro
5:00 Patch 1, Combat Changes
24:10 Other Release Notes, Chat Filter and more
39:56 Mainetnance
40:50 Lawsuit
45:04 Rowanheal’s Quest List
48:20 Sirgog quest reviews
48:34 Favor Rewards
51:00 Press talk
54:35 DDO Store talk
1:03:30 New Turbine Video
1:04:10 Traffic Report
1:11:32 Stormreach Lighthouse
1:18:06 More tip talk
1:26:08 Sound Concepts
1:33:55 XFire Contest
1:35:45 European Screenshot Contest
1:38:10 Jones Soda
1:39:33 Dragonmarks and Meridia
1:41:00 Lessah Permadeath Event


TOTAL TIME: 1:44:33


LINK to Update Zero, Patch 1 Release Notes.

LINK to Boston Globe article about the patent lawsuit against Turbine and other MMO companies.

LINK to Rowanheal’s Quest List.

LINK to Sirgog’s Quest Reviews.

LINK to Gamasutra artcle about DDO’s business plan.

LINK to Massively article answering new player questions.

LINK to the new Menecharun promo video on Ten Ton Hammer and LINK to video on IGN.

LINK to new screenshots on IGN.

LINK to the Xfire DDO Community contest.

LINK to info on the DDO-Europe screenshot contest.

LINK to Wotc-Jones Soda promotion.

(per Dulcenea’s ‘Stormreach Lighthouse’ request: LINK to the item set bonus for Korthos from the DDO Wiki.)

LINK to the abbreviation guide by Kachi on



DDOcast 134

Hi everyone!  Episode 134 of DDOcast is now ready to go.  Here’s a LINK to the episode – just left-click to play, right-click and ‘save as’ to download as an mp3.

This week’s show features guest co-hosts Carliee, Xiloscient, Rowanheal and Steiner-Davion where we talk the latest news about the launch of DDO:U.  There’s also an interview with Kotels and Kudesnik from the Extreme Explorers permadeath guild on Sarlona, Samius talks raid loot controversies on “Sound Concepts, Rheebus gives us ten reason why Stormreach needs health care reform and Dulcinea has her first new player segnet: “The Stormreach Lighthouse”!  Thanks so much for listening.


:10 Intro
2:50 F2P Launch and Thoughts
9:00 Bugs…
15:25 F2P Signup and Video
19:30 Ad blitz underway
20:29 Slogan more/accounts/odds and ends
21:30 Banking
46:16 Xfire contest
46:56 Kotaku, Mersky and TPs sold
57:12 Robi 3.0 New Player Guide
58:49 Press
59:20 handwraps
1:01:45 Tralese Survey, PAX writeup by Memnir
1:04:10 Stormreach Lighthouse by Dulcenea amd Quixote
1:07:55 Five more New Player tips
1:15:10 kitty alert!!!!
1:18:06 Rheebus Top Ten
1:22:05 Sound Concepts
1:30:30 Extreme Explorers Interview – Permadeath
1:49:56 Mortal Voyage Video
1:51:35 Sir Aggravator Video
1:51:15 Naming contest!


TOTAL TIME: 2:01:20


LINK to sign up to play DDO.

LINK to an alternate url to sign up.

LINK to info about

LINK to the Xfire DDO Community.

LINK to Turbine’s official video for the launch of DDO:U.

LINK to Robi 3.0’s New Player Helful Information.

LINK to Kokumuo’s new player blog.

LINK to Tralese’s DDO survey results.

LINK to the new Mortal Voyage video on YouTube.

LINK to Sir Aggravator’s new video on YouTube “The Ballard of Aggerson.”

LINK to the Extreme Explorers web site.

Press links:



DDOcast 133

Hi everyone!  Episode 133 of DDOcast is now ready to go.  Here’s a LINK to the episode – just left-click to play, right-click and ‘save as’ to download as an mp3.
This week’s episode features a group chat about the release of Eberron Unlimited!  It’s a big post-release chat about the latest update to DDO in addition to other news.
DDOcast Episode 133 (9-5-09)
:10 Intro
2:55 Eberron Unlimited here, patch days
5:35 Head Start info, Turbine Points, signup help, premium info
11:00 9/9/9 talk
15:00 DDO:U likes, launch thoughts
22:55 DDO:U issues/skill change talk
26:20 Dungeon Scaling
32:26 Standpoint – Downgrade
38:40 Leveling tips
40:50 New quests – difficulty
46:50 Mouselook text, guild ranks
48:00 Loot Drop Rate – Mythbusters
52:30 Atari/Turbine Lawsuit latest
1:03:20 Advertising
1:05:00 Cannith names
1:09:03 Turbine at PAX
1:10:50 Tips for New Players
1:23:10 New Manual
1:23:50 Emails, final thoughts and tips
TOTAL TIME: 1:40:50
LINK to FAQ about Eberron Unlimited and the new account plans.
LINK to Eberron Unlimited/Mod 9 Release Notes.
LINK to the latest Known Issues list.
LINK to Ten Ton Hammer’s writeup about Atari’s response to the Turbine lawsuit.  This article basically says the same stuff as all of the other web site articles about this situation, so I’m not going to bother linking to a bunch of sites here.
LINK to Erfworld’s web site, where a new DDO banner ad has recently been seen.
LINK to Turbine@Pax info.  LINK to a pic of the booth, LINK to a pic of the t-shirts, LINK to a pic of the temporary tattoos.
LINK to Ron’s Character Planner.
LINK to the new and latest DDO Manual by Turbine (PDF).
LINK to info about the Philadelphia Stand Down for homeless veterans.