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DDO Update 13 + Menace of the Underdark Pre-orders!

Dungeons & Dragons Online: Menace of the UnderdarkDungeons & Dragons Online – Update 13: Web of Chaos

Serving as the prequel to DDO’s upcoming expansion, Menace of the Underdark, Update 13: Web of Chaos brings:

3 New Free Quests

  • The Lords of Dust: The Silver Flame must now contend with an uprising cult! Controlled by the Rakshasas, the cult of the Lords of Dust have one priority – free the ancient demons trapped in Khyber.
  • Servants of the Overlord: Venture deep down into Khyber and fight resistance as you attempt to thwart the Rakshasas from freeing the imprisoned “Spinner of Shadows”!
  • The Spinner of Shadows: Engage in an ambitious battle as you fight to hold off the release of the Spinner of Shadows! Though beware of thinking your task is over, for a menacing journey awaits.

Veteran Status (7)

  • Now start your new character at level 7 and gain a head start! Earn through favor or purchase in the DDO Store.

New to the DDO Store

  • Cloak of Resistance – Aid yourself in the defense of magic attacks and traps
  • Necklace of Protection – Increase your armor class by 1
  • +1 Elemental Touch Weapons – A full suite of level 1 weapons are now available
  • Use the Omnispell Dust and Omnispell Stone in place of the material component of any magic spell. Free up inventory space!

Official Update 13 Release Notes can be found here!

Menace of the Underdark Pre-orders!

Now through June 24th you can Pre-Order the latest Dungeons and Dragons Expansion, Menace of the Underdark:

$79.99 – Collector’s Edition – You will receive the Menace of the Underdark Expansion Adventure Packs, the Druid Class, Epic Destinies, and the Eveningstar Challenge Pack at launch, plus access to the following items that you can begin using immediately:

  • Greater Tome of Learning
  • Lesser Tome of Learning
  • 2,000 Turbine points
  • Veteran Status (Level 7)
  • Veteran Status (Level 4)
  • DDO Epic Classics Adventure Pack bundle
  • DDO Classics Adventure Pack bundle
  • Pre-Purchase Bonus Items!
  • Demonweb Spiderling Creature Companion
  • Druid’s Wolf Pup Creature Companion
  • Onyx Panther Cub Creature Companion
  • Elite Spider Cult mask cosmetic helmet
  • Figurine of Wonderous Power: Onyx Panther

$49.99 – Standard Edition – Menace of the Underdark Expansion Adventure Packs, the Druid Class, Epic Destinies, and the Eveningstar Challenge Pack at launch, plus access to the following items that you can begin using immediately:

  • Greater Tome of Learning
  • 1,000 Turbine Points
  • Veteran Status (Level 4)
  • DDO Classics Adventure Pack bundle
  • Pre-Purchase Bonus Items!
  • Demonweb Spiderling Creature Companion
  • Druid’s Wolf Pup Creature Companion
  • Spider Cult mask cosmetic helmet

$29.99 – Base Edition – You will receive the Menace of the Underdark Expansion Adventure Packs and Epic Destinies at launch, plus access to the following items that you can begin using immediately:

  • Lesser Tome of Learning
  • Pre-Purchase Bonus Items!
  • Demonweb Spiderling Creature Companion

Visit the following links for more info:

Menace of the Under Dark Pre-Order Pictures

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Flagging progress and plans for Wytorimabor

I have been making progress in my efforts to flag for different raids/quests since my last post. I have actually been working lately, and two of my static group-mates are totally F2P and don’t have the access to the content that I do, so game time has not been as optimal as it could be for Wytorimabor. I have also been running dungeons with my alt ‘toons: Slipperyfish Scallopini and Niernen the Green. With all of that, I still have been accomplishing things, is a positive. I am 2 ancient giant relics away from being flagged for Gianthold Tor, so I am just that much closer to the Reaver’s Fate Raid. I am also two Shavarath shards (Rainbow in the Dark, and ???) from being flagged for the Shroud raid. I am now flagged for Against the Demon Queen (ADQ1), which means I am one step closer to the Zawabi’s Revenge Raid. On the leveling, I am about 15k XP away from level 20. I have already made Epic gear for him to use from the Cannith Challenges. I have an Epic Mournload War Hammer, and set of Epic Mournload Full Plate Mail, as well as a pair of Epic Rock Boots to go with it, so I will be geared for some of the epic quests that I would like to attempt. I figure that I will be at level 20 before I am flagged for the raids above, as I am running slayer/explorer/rare runs around the Sands, Meridia, and Gianthold; which tack on good amounts of experience as I wander the surrounding countryside. I am also working towards an Epic Stalker’s Ring for Slipperyfish, my rogue, for him to use when I get him up towards lvl 20. I am also waiting (patiently) for DDO to hopefully reopen Crystal Cove, as I love the loot that I can make from that run. I still want the Tier 3 Epic Cavalry Plate and I will decide on what I will wear primarily, it or the aforementioned Epic Mournload Plate. I don’t believe that I will ever TR Wytorimabor. I like him just the way he is, and I don’t want to change much, if anything about him. This might change in the future, but I would like to at least make it all the way to be able to run Epic leveled adventures and raids. I figure that I will end up using Wytorimabor as a raid runner, as well as an epic materials grabber to upgrade his epic gear once he attains level 20. That is, until DDO institutes U13 and 14, where the top end will be 25 and he will have 5 levels to work on, along with at least 3 more free runs to work out.

This post is syndicated from OurDDO Clean.

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DDOcast 247

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DDOcast is a weekly DDO podcast created by fans for fans! We discuss nearly everything related to Dungeons and Dragons Online – Eberron Unlimited.

Episode 247 is ready! Here’s a LINK to the episode – just left-click to play, right-click and ‘save as’ to download as an mp3. You can find DDOcast on iTunes, the Zune Marketplace and Cyberears.com.

This week Sig and guest Samius chat about DDO news and gaming with your spouse. Necrobotanist also calls in, followed by DDO community news, listner mail, a Crunchy Bits Melee Arty Build, and general gaming news.

This week’s music is THESE FOUR MEN by Paul and Storm from their Acquisitions Incorporated music pack bundle, now available on sale on their website at http://www.paulandstorm.com. Paul and Storm are a comedy music duo, and they have been performing as a duo since 2004. They often are guests at both PAX Prime and PAX East.

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DDOcast Episode 247 (02-18-12)

0:00:50 Intro
0:02:14 Welcome Samius
0:05:59 DDO News
0:15:02 Sponsor Break
0:16:15 Looking for more Segments!
0:16:31 Samius Pimps Cocktail Hour
0:21:00 Necrobotanist Calls In with DDO Puzzler
0:26:16 DDO Community News
0:43:14 Lightning Post
0:56:09 Crunchy Bits Build: Dwarf Fighter 2 / Monk 2 / Artificer 16
1:20:25 General Gaming News + Gaming with your Spouse
1:35:28 Closing

END

TOTAL TIME: 1:38:42

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LINK for Friday Additions for Lamannia Update 13 Release Notes

LINK for BUG: Kobold Boss Jumps inside walls in “Moving Targets” Challenge Quest

LINK for GameSpot: DDO Update 13 Gameplay Video on YouTube

LINK for Preview Screen Shots for Update 13 now on DDOcast.com

LINK for DDO Store Sales

LINK for Eberron Chronicle

LINK for Marcy Rockwell Blogs about Her new DDO Book: Skein of Shadows

LINK for DDOZonixx YouTube Channel Updated!

LINK for Samius Editorial on Loot Changes in U13

LINK for Best DDO Store Items for Soloing Debate

LINK for Staff Picks

LINK for PAX East Commits to 10 years in Boston

LINK for D&D Next Central is Up!

LINK for Paizo: Top 16 Advance to Round 3 of RPG Superstar

LINK for Dungeons, dragons and divorce? Online role-playing games can make or break your marriage

LINK for JOURNAL OF LEISURE RESEARCH: “Me, My Spouse, And My Avatar: The Relationship Between Marital Satisfaction and Playing Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORGPS)”

DDOcast 247 - A DDO Podcast

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New Screenshots for DDO Update 13: Web of Chaos

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DDO Update 13 Game Play Video