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Archive for April, 2012

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On Vacation! Next Live Show is on May 5th

Hi Everyone!

Looks like we ran out of time this week to get out Ep 253. Sig and I are out for next week on vacation, so I’ll hand you some DDO news before we’re out:

New 4-part DevTrailer for DDO: Beyond the Web: Forgotten Realms – Part 1

  • Highlights Include
    • Erik Boyer (Senior Dev) – Eberron is where we came from: Mage-punk, technoogy is magic.
    • Fernando Paiz – Forgotten Realms is the most iconic settings of D&D. Getting to Ferun from Eberron is very big deal and getting it right is important.
    • Dan Haard (Associate Lead Artist) – We have to be careful when dealing both Eberron and Forgotten Realms, because they are both beloved properties by fans. So turbine is working with Wizards of the Coast
    • Rick Liu (Lead Content Designer) – Treat both worlds and the connection between the worlds with respect; its not a trivial thing to go between campaign settings
    • Charles Miles (Senior Content Designer) – The whole linchpin between the settings is Lolth, who is powerful enough to create bridges through worlds.
  • Images Seen
    • Village of Evening Star both in game and art concepts
    • Art Concepts, Framing, In-game of King’s Forest
    • Polygonal modeling wire frames of environments, before 3D rendering has been applied.
  • Part 2 coming on May 4th

http://www.youtube.com/dungeonsanddragons/

Build Your Guild!

  • What is Build Your Guild? It’s a fun way to earn in-game bonuses and get an army together to take on the Drow!  Are you a new or returning player?*
    • Get these benefits from joining a guild:
      • Get +10% XP and +1 Loot just for grouping with fellow guild members!
      • Earn two Large Bounties for reaching level 8!**
      • Earn one Large Bounty for reaching levels 12 and 16!
      • Earn two Large Bounties for reaching level 20!
    • Your entire guild will get these bonuses as well:
      • Non-new and non-returning players who are grouped with new or returning guild members earn +5% XP and +1 Loot!
      • Non-new and non-returning player characters will earn a Small Bounty for their guild at levels 12, 16 and 20!
      • Large Bounties will award 25,000 Guild Renown and five Astral Diamonds, and Small Bounties will award 2,500 Guild Renown. All Bounties are subject to guild size bonuses, and are affected by Guild Renown Elixirs.

http://www.ddo.com/buildyourguild

Crystal Cove is Back! Now Thru May 6th
http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Treasure_of_the_Crystal_Cove_Guide

Good News:  Bound To Account/Character Bag Bug  to be fixed in the Next Patch
http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=4424133#post4424133

New DDO Store Features

  • New Bookmark Features:
    • When you first enter the DDO Store, you can go straight to a list of the things you’ve bookmarked by clicking the bookmark icon, which looks like the above image. NOTE: If you put an account item into your bookmarks list, that item will be removed from your bookmarks once purchased.
    • To bookmark an item, go to that item’s description, and you will see a “Bookmark This Item” button. Press it and it’s bookmarked!
  • New Icons
    • Featured Items: Items with this icon are the recent additions and are displayed prominently in the store.
    • Hot Items: Items with this icon are current bestsellers in the store.
    • Limited Time Items: Items with this icon are only available in the store for a limited time.
    • New Items: Items with this icon have been newly added to the store.
    • Sale Items: Items with this icon are currently on sale in the store.
    • Seasonal Items: Items with this icon are seasonal items, and may be unavailable once the current season ends.

http://my.ddo.com/turbinecommunity/2012/04/26/new-to-the-ddo-store-bookmarks-and-more/

More Point Bundles

  • 11,000 TP for $100
  • 24,000 TP for $200

http://www.ddo.com/us/ddostorepoints

DDO Bonus Days

  • Get +20% Guild Renown through April 29th!

DDO Store Sales

  • NOW thru May 3rd: 30% off Guild XP, High-Level Adventure Packs, Astral Diamonds and SP Pots

http://www.ddo.com/ddostoresale

Massively’s Look at DDO Monsters with Pictures!
http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/04/17/turbine-shows-off-new-ddo-expansion-beasties/

MMO Reporter has a super nice video on MotU from their PAX East Tour
http://mmoreporter.com/2012/04/15/pax-east-2012-ddo-menace-of-the-underdark-preview/

Samius’ AC List
http://my.ddo.com/samiusbot/2012/04/26/my-much-anticipated-ac-list/

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No DDOcast Live This Week! Plus new DDO Dev Video

We’ll probably do a pre-recorded show for Episode 253. Also no live so for April 28th, that means our next live show will be Saturday, May 5th 2012.

In the mean time, enjoy the latest Dev Sneak Peek video from Turbine:

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PAX East 2012 DDOCast Press Tour with Fernando Paiz

Hi everyone! Here’s the whole interview with DDO Exec Producer Fernando Piaz along with some great video of MOTU! Many thanks to Steiner-D, our PAX East Contact! This interview took place on Saturday, April 7, 2012. The recording is very rough and no edits were made.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

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DDOcast 252

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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 252 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 & Anne are joined by Deadnettle as guest host! We’ve got lots of DDO news, round-table talks on the Enhancements Revamp, the latest community news, and more gaming related news. We’ve also got the latest Back to the Lab by Strype and an experimental segment called, Gear Crunch!

Today’s music is…D&D by Stephen Lynch off his album The Craig Machine. Available on Amazon and iTunes! Learn more about Stephen Lynch at http://www.stephenlynch.com/

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DDOcast Episode 252 (04-14-2012)

0:00:42 Intro
0:02:00 DDO News
0:14:10 Enhancement Revamp Chat With Deadnettle
0:43:23 Sponsor Break
0:44:00 DDOcast News
0:47:23 Whatcha been doing in game?
0:51:34 Back to The Lab
1:00:18 Community News
1:04:12 Lightning Post
1:08:28 Gear Crunch: Gearing Up a Level 20 Pale Master
1:14:20 Latest DDOcast news: Enhancement Revamp Update from MadFloyed
1:15:13 Gaming General News
1:16:42 Closing

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TOTAL TIME: 1:18:59

LINK for DDO Dev Trailer: Beyond the Web

LINK for Lolth 2012 – Weaving Our Future – Your First Choice. If You Had One

LINK for New: Adventure Packs Description Page

LINK for Let’s talk about Auto Grouping

LINK for Its a Lamannia Party!

LINK for BUG: Mouse Problems after Update 13? There’s a work around

LINK for New Quarterly Desktop WallPapers are Available

LINK for DDO Store Sales

LINK for DDOwiki’s Page on the Proposed Enhancements Change

LINK for DDO Forums Post on “Let’s Talk: Enhancements”

LINK for Latest News for “Let’s Talk: Enhancements from MadFloyd

LINK for DDOcast Shirts & Shinies, now for UK, FR, DE, and JP!

LINK for Stiener-D’s Interviews with Fernando are Available! In 2 Parts!

LINK for DDOcast Events & Calendar Page

LINK for “The Foam Box” – Portable acoustic voice booth

LINK for Eberron Chronicle

LINK for Legacy of Wolves on Kindle

LINK for Howling Tower: Steve Winter, Long time D&D Grognard, gives tips for DMs

DDOcast 252 - A DDO Podcast

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DDO Lamannia Party!

Lamannia Party From Thursday April 12th, through April 28th

MajorMalphunktion Speaks!

Hey folks! For the next three weeks we are going to be running a community party on Lamannia! From Thursday April 12th, through April 28th we will be having events on Lamannia! You personally can win 250 Turbine Points once a day, just for showing up! That’s right! Every day, for just for coming to Lamannia you can win Turbine Points. If you win every day for a week that is 1750 Turbine Points! Not a bad deal eh?

Read more here >>

Here are details on how you can participate:

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Dungeons & Dragons Online: Beyond the Web Trailer

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Part 2 Interview with Fernando Piaz @ PAX East 2012 (Raw)

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Here’s Part 2 of the interview with DDO Exec Producer Fernando Piaz! Many thanks to Steiner-D, our PAX East Contact! This interview took place on Saturday, April 7, 2012. The recording is very rough and no edits were made. We’ll try and do transcripts soon.

You can download the full MP3 HERE just right-click and save as!

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Part 1 Interview with Fernando Piaz @ PAX East 2012 (Raw)

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Many thanks to Steiner-D, our PAX East Contact! This interview took place on Saturday, April 7, 2012. The recording is very rough and no edits were made. We’ll try and do transcripts soon.

You can download the full MP3 HERE just right-click and save as!

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DDOcast 251

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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.

Episode  251 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.

Hi Everyone! Join Sig & Anne as they discuss the latest news on MotU, U13 Patch 1, the latest Hotfix, some news from PAX East 2012, and announce the winner of our MOTU Giveaway!  We also have a Top Ten from Rheebus the Rogue.  No interviews with Turbine yet, but stay tuned!  We’ll update this feed with additional notes later!

DDOcast 251 - A DDO Podcast

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Dungeons & Dragons Online Underdark Tour


Read more at GameSpot >>

Here’s what we know from the video:

  • Traverse the Demon Web along The Weave, Lolth’s Domain
  • Head to Forgotten Realms and the land of Ferun
  • New Monsters: Driders, Swarm Hoard Spiders,  green dragons, and maybe even werewolves.
  • Druids have the following wild shape forms: wolf, winter wolf, dire bear, fire elemental, and water elemental
  • New spawn mechanic ensures “random” encounters; keeping combat interesting like a DM in a table top game
  • Visit the village of Evening Star
  • Work with a new faction called The Purple Knights
  • New Area called Kings Forest with random encounters

Here’s the full intro Video unadulterated:

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DDOcast 250 Part 2 Epic Celebration Continued!

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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.

Episode  250 PART 2 is ready! Here’s a LINK and ALTERNATE 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.

Hooray! 250 Episodes of DDOcast! Sig & Anne are joined by special guest, Jerry Snook. In this is our recording of our Livecast on Ustream on Sat, March 31, 2012. In this second part, we have the latest DDO Community News, plus interviews with Alex Haddox from Inside the Monastery, Skaggy of DDO Poetry Corner, Stiener-D, Ryz from OCD Gamer, Lifting the Viel’s Littlewind, Strype of Back to the Lab, Epic Ed’s Shamgar, and Premium Perspective’s Ecgric.

Thanks and Enjoy!
Anne & Sig

DDOcast Episode 250 Part 2 (03-30-2012)

0:00:16 Interview with Alex Haddox
0:13:09 More DDOcast Trivia
0:16:53 DDO Community News
0:24:48 DDO Poetry & Interview with Skaggy
0:35:57 DDOcast Commentary
0:36:51 Interview with Stiener-D
0:48:42 Interview with Ryz
1:01:59 Trivia Break
1:05:22 Interview with Littlewind
1:18:12 Interview with Strype’s Back to the Lab
1:31:26 Comentary Break: Challenge Quests
1:34:43 Interview with Shamgar
1:47:33 Interview with Ecgric
2:01:06 Honorable Mentions to more DDOcast Friends!
2:07:46 Closing

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TOTAL TIME: 2:10:26

LINK for Grieve’s “Raiding for Dummies”

LINK for PJSTechie-Shamgar’s Epic Ed Notes & Building Blocks Notes

LINK for DDO Chronicle

LINK for Marcy Rockwell’s newest DDO book: Skein of Shadows Cover revealed

LINK for WB-TURBINE is Hiring!!

LINK for Ecgric’s Premium Perspective Website

LINK for Challenge Quests

LINK for PAX East 2012 April 6-8

DDOCAST 250 PART 2

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DDOcast 250 Part 1 Epic Celebration!

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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.

Episode  250 PART 1 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.

Hooray! 250 Episodes of DDOcast! Sig & Anne are joined by special guest, Jerry Snook. In this is our recording of our Livecast on Ustream on Sat, March 31, 2012. In this first part, we have the latest DDO news, plus interviews with Rheebus the Rogue, Tolero-Merlask, Rowanheal Girl Gamer, Lessah & Clankinbeard, and Samius! More details to be posted here later!  Thanks!

DDOcast Episode 250 Part 1 (03-31-2012)

0:00:58 Intro and 250th Celebration!
0:06:39 DDO News
0:29:12 Interview with Rheebus the Rogue
0:39:03 DDOcast Trivia Break
0:40:02 Interview with Tolero-Merlask
0:53:55 More DDOcast Trivia!
0:57:53 Interview with Rowanheal Girl Gamer
1:11:41 DDOcast Trivia Break
1:20:24 Interview with Lessah & Clankybeard
1:31:45 Fun Facts on DDOcast
1:34:14 Interview with Samius
1:45:43 More fun Facts with DDOcast

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TOTAL TIME: 1:49:30

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LINK for TURBINE @ PAX East 2012

LINK for U13 Patch 1 Notes

LINK for DDO store Sales

LINK for Menace of the Underdark Preview Pictures

LINK for DDOcast Store!

LINK for April 5th Festival of the Traveler Guide

LINK for Alex Haddox’s Practical Defense Podcast

LINK for Samius MyDDO Blog

LINK for Lessah & Clankenbeard Fake DDOcast Commercials & more

LINK for DDO Cocktail Hour

LINK for Rowanheal’s Blog

DDOCAST 250 PART 1