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Archive for November, 2009

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DDOcast 145, Part 2 – Crunchy Bits Collection

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Hello again!

This is Volume 1, Part 2 of Crunchy Bits and was complied and released in two parts by Jerry back in November 2009. You can find Part 1 here.

I thought it would be a good idea to release put these out this week since Sig and I will be out for this weekend and there will be no live show for Ep. 227.

We understand that its been a while and some things may have changed, but most of the advice and knowledge still applies. If you listen to it and have any questions feel free to send us an email or post in our forums. We hope you enjoy this republishing of Crunchy Bits!

Thanks,

Anne
July 28, 2011

P.S.: I’ve kept Jerry’s original message but will make another post for part 2 of the collection. If I’m feeling particularly ambitious, I may republish the Crunchy Bits Notes here on ddocast.com.

P.P.S.: Oh and 2009 is back when I was finishing up school and our play time in DDO was at its low point, and well before we inherited DDOcast from Jerry.


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:00 Introduction
:25 14-Rogues
10:28 15-Combat Basics
22:49 16-4th edition Sneak Peek
30:49 17-Team Tactics
40:27 18-Barbarians
50:32 19-Paladins
59:44 20-Weapon Traits pt 1
1:10:19 21-Weapon Traits pt 2
1:19:35 22-Weapon Traits pt 3
1:29:01 23-Art of Character Building
1:40:01 24-Multi-Classing
1:51:30 25-Special Forces Multi-Classing
2:03:52 26-Skills
2:15:21 Jerry, Sigfried and Anne Outro

END

TOTAL TIME: 2:18:04

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All right. I’ll be mostly away from the ‘net through the rest of the Thanksgiving weekend. Have a good holiday, be safe and I’ll see you soon.

Jerry
November 25, 2009

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DDOcast 145, Part 1 – Crunchy Bits Collection

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(The MP3 file can be downloaded HERE Right-click and ‘save as’ to download as an mp3)

Hi everyone!

This is Volume 1 of Crunchy Bits and was complied and released in two parts by Jerry back in November 2009. I thought it would be a good idea to release put these out this week since Sig and I will be out for this weekend and there will be no live show for Ep. 227.

We understand that its been a while and some things may have changed, but most of the advice and knowledge still applies. If you listen to it and have any questions feel free to send us an email or post in our forums. We hope you enjoy this republishing of Crunchy Bits!

Thanks,

Anne
July 28, 2011

P.S.: I’ve kept Jerry’s original message but will make another post for part 2 of the collection. If I’m feeling particularly ambitious, I may republish the Crunchy Bits Notes here on ddocast.com.

P.P.S.: Oh and 2009 is back when I was finishing up school and our play time in DDO was at its low point, and well before we inherited DDOcast from Jerry.


Hello Everyone,

Doing something different this week for the long Thanksgiving holiday. The following is a two-parter featuring all of the “Crunchy Bits” in one place! Sigfried and Anne did an amazing job with these, and I’ve had numerous requests to put all 26 of the segments together and release it.

I figure long road trips for Thanksgiving and the introduction in recent months of new players to DDO makes this is a great time to finally get this done. New players and veterans alike will get a lot out of this – here’s the crunchy stuff! Presented by Anne and Sigfried on DDOcast, here’s a treasure trove of useful advice and information and a great way to delve deeper into DDO!

This is a lengthy show. I’ve split it into two parts, each a little more than two hours long. Consider this both a “show” and an archive, a reference spot for the future.

Listen in parts or as part of a long road trip, enjoy! All of the Crunchy Bits show notes can be found HERE.

Visit DDOcast.com for any and all of the episodes in which these originally ran. Approximately September of 2007 through August of 2008. With just a few exceptions, all of the information contained within is accurate as of the time of production. Keep in mind that lots of rules have changed in DDO over time. Still, a ton of good information is here.

Thanks Sigfried and Anne for your hard work and research.

Jerry
November 25, 2009

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DDOcast’s Crunchy Bits Master Class with Sigfried and Anne Trent, hosted by Jerry Snook
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:15 Introduction and chat with Sigfried and Anne
12:41 1-Two Weapon Fighting
22:20 2-Two Handed Fighting
32:05 3-Armor Class
43:05 4-Mod 5 Strategy
53:46 5-Races of DDO Overview
1:03:41 6-Ranged Combat
1:15:24 7 (accidentally called 6 in the segment)-Spell Casting Basics
1:26:57 8-Cleric Strategy
1:36:44 9-Bonus Stacking
1:47:46 10-Dynamic Duo
1:56:12 11-Intimitanks
2:05:54 12-Battle Wizards
2:17:52 13-Saving Throws
2:27:11 Outro by Jerry

END

TOTAL TIME: 2:27:44

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DDOcast 144

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Hi everyone!  DDOcast Episode 144 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 the latest news in addition to an interview Dulcenea did with Ron from Ron’s Character Planner on the “Stormreach Lighthouse” and an interview I did this week with Aaron Delwiche from Trinity University, which is using DDO as a subject in a mass communications class!  Very cool.

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DDOcast Episode 144 (11-21-09)

:15 Intro
:47 Update One, Patch One here
1:28 Epic items fix
2:48 DDO Store, other patch notes
6:10 Downtime talk
6:50 Holiday VIP Gifts!
8:22 DX11 Revisited
9:05 True Reincarnation talk
15:40 Vet status for new players
16:00 DDO Store – Black Friday deals and more
20:40 Press talk
23:14 Sound Concepts
28:34 Stormreach Lighthouse – Ron’s Character Planner
48:50 Interview with Aaron, Trinity University DDO class
1:10:25 Elf Chick results
1:10:55 Broctober winners
1:11:43 New DDO podcast! Yak’s Corner
1:14:09 DDOcast Note
1:15:14 Emails

END

TOTAL TIME: 1:20:09

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LINK to the Update One, Patch one Release Notes.  LINK to the Release Notes on DDOcast.com.

LINK to Turbine’s announcement about the VIP Holiday TP Bonus!

LINK to AMD’s latest list of DX11 compatible games, with DDO listed as being in 2010.

LINK to Tolero’s post about True Reincarnation past life feats list implemented with patch one.

LINK to Fernando Paiz’ post about True Reincarnation and when Lesser and Greater Reincarnation will be coming.

LINK
to Kruz’ guide to true reincarnation.

LINK to Xiloscient’s My.DDO.com page, where you can see the new Lineage tabs related to True Reincarnation.

LINK to new DDO Store items.   LINK to the DDO Store’s Black Friday deals, available now through November 30th.

LINK to the new hairstyles available in the store.

LINK to FreeMMOGamer’s Top 10 Free to Play MMO video feature on YouTube.

LINK to the Massive Online Gamer chat with Fernando Paiz, me and others about DDO.

LINK to the latest Massively missive in their “Choose My Adventure” series with DDO.

LINK to Ron’s Character Planner.

LINK to the Trinity University page where you can take the DDO cultural survey, offered in numerous languages.  LINK to more info about the class and methadology.  LINK to an article that Aaron explains is a good reason to include things like DDO in studies of this sort.

LINK to the results from the Smokin’ Hot Elf Chick contest on Ghallanda.

LINK to the Broctober Video Contest winners.

LINK to Yak’s Corner, featuring the new Yak Cast, a new podcast discussing DDO!

LINK to the awesome outdoor area adventure spreadsheet.

LINK to the latest Marvelous Misadventures of Mustardo comic.

LINK to Broccoli’s campaign against Tasty Ham on My.DDO.com.

Just a reminder that I will not be doing the usual show next weekend as I will be out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  Instead, I will be (finally) releasing that Crunchy Bits archive that has long been asked for!  It will rule.


Jerry

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DDOcast 143

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Hi everyone!  Episode 143 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 an interview about QA, Mournlands, Bugs and more with Couatl, 404Error, Lumrik (a tester!) and Tolero.  Dulcenea interviews Sanadil about his Interactive DDO Game Guide and crafting tips for the new player!  Samius has a “Sound Concepts” as well.  Thanks so much for listening.

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DDOcast Episode 143 (11-14-09)

:15 Intro
1:15 Patch News
2:13 Europe Patch/Update News
2:43 Thelanis issues
3:50 Eladrin and XP
5:25 Implosion fixes
6:00 Broctober Video Contest
6:29 Press stuff
7:00 DDO Wiki help
7:33 Lawsuit motion
8:20 QA/Bugs/Mournlands Interview w/ Couatl, 404Error, Lumrik, Tolero
44:27 Stormreach Lighthouse – Sanadil’s Interactive DDO Game Guide and Crafting Talk
1:02:33 Sound Concepts
1:18:25 Veterans Day stuff
1:18:51 CTF Tourney Khyber
1:20:04 Argo PvP night
1:20:47 DDO Fun web site
1:21:10 Emails

END

TOTAL TIME: 1:31:00

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LINK to 404Error’s page on My.DDO.com.

LINK to where to file bug reports on the DDO.com boards, re: this week’s interview.

LINK to Eladrin’s post about XP to cap.

LINK to info on the Broctober Contest.

LINK to the latest Massively.com “Choose My Adventure” DDO post.

LINK to Part 3/3 DDO talk by Yak on MMOSmackTalk.com.

LINK to Borror’s DDO Wiki help post on DDO.com.

LINK to the latest action in the Turbine/Atari lawsuits.

LINK to Sanadil’s Interactive DDO Game Guide.

LINK to Bekki’s Veterans Day Moment of Silence, which now includes screens of the event.

LINK
to Revlyn’s CTF PvP Tourney info being organized on Khyber.

LINK to a PvP tourney being organized on Argo on Sunday.

LINK to the DDO Fun web page.

Jerry

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DDOcast 142

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Hi everyone!  Episode 142 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.  You can also find the show on Itunes and many other podcast aggregators.  Thanks so much for listening.

This week’s show features guest co-hosts Lessah, Mical, Phlor and Ardrak where we discuss the latest news about Update One.  Samius discusses what to do when things go bad on “Sound Concepts” and Rheebus offers up some top ten suggestions for loot at levels 6-9 on “Rheebus’ Top Ten.”

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DDOcast Episode 142 (11-7-09)

:15 Intro
3:05 Dedication
3:51 Patch News/Europe Update
4:58 New Server – Orien
9:05 Lammania and Downtime talk
9:55 Massively chat
10:27 Veteran Status chat
19:47 Past Life feats talk
28:44 Lawsuit update
36:15 Sound Concepts and discussion
49:05 Rheebus Top Ten
1:05:45 Beckett’s Massive Online Gamer
1:06:30 Miss Stormreach File
1:07:35 Veterans Day Gathering
1:09:15 Pumpkin Carving Contest results
1:10:44 Great video contest entry
1:12:10 Elf Chick Contest
1:12:45 Fraps 3.0
1:15:40 Emails
1:26:18 Cake Talk

END

TOTAL TIME: 1:31:43

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LINK to the Orien server announcement.

LINK to Massively podcast that discusses DDO.

LINK to Eladrin’s latest Past Life Feats list on the Lammania boards.

LINK to Turbine’s response to Atari’s motion to dismiss some counts of the lawsuit (court document).

LINK to the page to vote for the winners of the New Player Screenshot Contest over at DDO-Europe.com.

LINK to Rheebus’ Top Ten Levels 6-9 Loot show notes.

LINK to the full Miss Stormreach Pageant audio Zip file.

LINK to info on the Veterans Day Moment of Silence being organized on Thelanis.

LINK to Broctober Pumpkin Carving Contest Results.

LINK to NerdFuryNet’s great Broctober Video Contest entry on YouTube.

LINK to the info on the Smokin’ Hot Elf Chick Contest on Ghallanda.

LINK to Fraps.com, which has released version 3.0 of its excellent video capture software.

Jerry

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