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DDOCast 496 – Ravenloft Preview

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We take a look at the history of Ravenloft, what you can expect with DDO’s interpretation of Ravenloft & our first look at sentient weapons this week with our guests Evilbeeker & Lynnabel!

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Ravenloft Preview – 2:04
“Greetings from Korthos” with Grandern – 55:09
Game News – 1:04:35
Community News – 1:41:33
Lightning Post – 1:37:12
Closing – 1:45:00

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Pre-purchase Ravenloft
Ravenloft FAQ
Movember Team DDO
DDO Chronicle 259
Sentient Weapons Preview
DDO Players News Hiatus
Grimorde’s Puzzle Ap
Citi Plays DDO: Ravenloft

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DDOCast 495 – Leveling 16-18

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This week we continue our leveling series by looking at levels 16-18 with our guests Evilbeeker, Asheras, & Voodu!

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Leveling 16-18 – 3:37
Game News – 1:15:35
Community News – 1:19:54
Lightning Post – 1:23:00
Closing – 1:31:06

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Pre-purchase Ravenloft
Ravenloft FAQ
Movember Team DDO
DDO Chronicle 258
Damsels of DDO 76
DDO Players News 154
Micki’s Delirium: Raids Week 49
Micki’s Delirium: Epic Crucible on Reaper 2
Voodu: Falling in the Litany Pit

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DDOCast 494 – Livestreaming

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We go (really) in depth on how to get started successfully in livestreaming and recording videos with our guests Cordovan & Strimtom!

Have thoughts on this show, ideas for round table topics, questions you’d like us to answer, or topics you’d like to see us debate? Leave us a comment, send us an email (ddocast@gmail.com) or give us a tweet (@ddocast)!

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Livestreaming – 3:55
Game News – 1:16:15
Community News – 1:29:00
Lightning Post – 1:34:10
Closing – 1:41:00

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Pre-purchase Ravenloft
Ravenloft FAQ
DDO Chronicle 257
Movember Team DDO

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DDOCaSplat! 2.30 – Save the Scarecrow, Sacrifice the Bard

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DDOCast 493 – Leveling 13-15

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Patrick & Evilbeeker take a look at quests for leveling from 13-15 this week as well as Update 36 patch 4 and more!

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Leveling 13-15 – 2:43
Game News – 47:38
Community News – 1:04:34
Lightning Post – 1:08:50
Closing – 1:18:55

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Pre-purchase Ravenloft
Ravenloft FAQ
Update 36 Patch 4
DDO Chronicle 256
Mists of Ravenloft Wallpapers
4th Annual Halloween Party

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Ravenloft Pre-Purchase Details

Ravenloft Pre-purchase details are out! To assist players in making an informed decision about what they are purchasing here is some information and charts to help break down the numbers:

Free to Play & Premium

standard edition  $      39.99
Mist of Ravenloft 2495
Aasimar Race 1395
20 astral shards 150
Supreme rez cake 350
Total Points 4390
Points/$    109.7774

 

Collectors edition  $      79.99
30 days VIP  $      14.99
Difference  $      65.00
Mist of Ravenloft 2495
Aasimar Race 1395
Character Slot 625
50 Astral Shards 243
2 Supreme Rez cakes 700
Ethereal Rest Shrine 695
Vistani Knife Fighter^ 495
Heroic Level Scarecrow
Barovian Aristocrat outfit+ 795
Barovian Aristocrat hat+ 350
Black Cat Cosmetic Pet+ 395
Total Points 8188
Points/$    125.9692

 

Ultimate Fan Bundle  $    129.99
60 Days VIP**  $      29.97
Difference  $    100.02
Mist of Ravenloft 2495
Aasimar Race 1395
Character Slot 625
140 Astral Shards 596
3 Supreme Rez cakes 1050
2 Ethereal Rest Shrine 1390
5 Mirrors of Glamering 1225
Vistani Knife Fighter^ 495
Heroic Level Scarecrow
Legendary Scarecrow
Barovian Aristocrat outfit+ 795
Barovian Aristocrat hat+ 350
Black Cat Cosmetic Pet+ 395
Vampire Hunter Outfit+ 795
Vampire Hunter Hat+ 350
Raven Cosmetic Pet+ 395
Scourge Aasimar Iconic Hero 1295
10 slots Shared Storage 995
Mist Weapon Aura^^ 475
Racial Enhancement Tome* 2975
Bottle of Mist
Total Points 18091
Points/$    180.8738
Additional characters
Racial Enhancement Tome 595
Total Points 595
Points/$        5.9488

 

VIP

VIPs receive Aasimar so they have been taken out of the tables from above. Also, I have made a presumption that a VIP is probably paying the special $9.99 a month price so these tables reflect that pricing

standard edition  $      39.99
Mist of Ravenloft 2495
Aasimar Race
20 astral shards 150
Supreme rez cake 350
Total Points 2995
Points/$      74.8937

 

Collectors edition  $      79.99
30 days VIP  $         9.99
Difference  $      70.00
Mist of Ravenloft 2495
Aasimar Race
Character Slot 625
50 Astral Shards 243
2 Supreme Rez cakes 700
Ethereal Rest Shrine 695
Vistani Knife Fighter^ 495
Heroic Level Scarecrow
Barovian Aristocrat outfit+ 795
Barovian Aristocrat hat+ 350
Black Cat Cosmetic Pet+ 395
Total Points 6793
Points/$      97.0429

 

Ultimate Fan Bundle  $    129.99
60 Days VIP**  $      19.98
Difference  $    110.01
Mist of Ravenloft 2495
Aasimar Race
Character Slot 625
140 Astral Shards 596
3 Supreme Rez cakes 1050
2 Ethereal Rest Shrine 1390
5 Mirrors of Glamering 1225
Vistani Knife Fighter^ 495
Heroic Level Scarecrow
Legendary Scarecrow
Barovian Aristocrat outfit+ 795
Barovian Aristocrat hat+ 350
Black Cat Cosmetic Pet+ 395
Vampire Hunter Outfit+ 795
Vampire Hunter Hat+ 350
Raven Cosmetic Pet+ 395
Scourge Aasimar Iconic Hero 1295
10 slots Shared Storage 995
Mist Weapon Aura^^ 475
Racial Enhancement Tome* 2975
Bottle of Mist
Total Points 16696
Points/$    151.7680
Additional characters
Racial Enhancement Tome 595
Total Points 595
Points/$        5.4086

 

Numbers Explanation

*Price based on Tome of Fate (595) & 5 characters

^Price based on Harper Agent

+price assumed based on the varience of similar items in the store

**90 days VIP price is cheaper than 2 @ 30 day VIP pricing

^^Price based on Glamered Weapon Aura & 5 characters

 

Also, as there is no store equivalent, and because I also ignored them for other expansions, I intentionally did not put a price on the scarecrows.

 

Shadowfell Conspiracy Comparison

Here are the numbers I made for the collector’s edition of Shadowfell Conspiracy. They have been modified to reflect the same rules above.  There is however, one important difference: these values do not include the content as Ravenloft does.

VIP /Premium Per additional character
Collectors edition cost $ $49.99 $49.99
3 character slots 1875
Greater epic tome 1595
3 iconic heroes 2985
+2 skill tome per character 1475 295
2000 points 2000
Collectors pack value 9930 295
Tressym companion 395
Owlbear Companion 395
2 cosmetic goggles 200
Bladeforged iconic hero 995
3 cosmetic armors 2385
Collectors extras value 4370 0
Collector + extras 14300 295
TP/$ 286.0572 5.9012

 

Conclusions

At first glance Shadowfell is clearly a better value.  There are some things to keep in mind though.  For starters, you get the cosmetic armors and hats on EVERY character which means you get more copies of them than just the 1 received in Shadowfell and this is not really reflected.  Of course these are BTC, which is why I only included 1 in the pricing, but it does mean you could outfit all of your characters with these cosmetics.  Additionally, ALL of Ravenloft will be available at a later date so it is probably reasonable that we are getting less value for dollars in that regard

On the other hand, Shadowfell numbers don’t include the content.

So while there are some nice and unique things in Ravenloft that you wont be able to get anywhere else, they are mostly cosmetic (and the scarecrows) and it does not appear to be a very good deal compared to shadowfell.

 

 

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DDOCaSplat! 2.29 – Third Time Tactics

Welcome to DDOCaSplat! We are static group on Khyber that tries to challenge ourselves and look dead doing it.

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DDOCast 492 – VIP +

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We spend a little time pitching VIP + subscriptions before taking our first look at Ravenloft Prepurchase, Update 36 patch 3 and more!

Have thoughts on this show, ideas for round table topics, questions you’d like us to answer, or topics you’d like to see us debate? Leave us a comment, send us an email (ddocast@gmail.com) or give us a tweet (@ddocast)!

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Producer’s Note: Due to personal time constraints, there will not be time stamps this week. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Pre-purchase Ravenloft
Ravenloft FAQ
DDO Chronicle 254
DDO Chronicle 255
Update 36 patch 3
DDO Players News: Night Revels Loot Preview
DDO Players News: Lynnabel Interview
Voodu: Scourge of the Undead
Voodu: Animated Scarecrow Demonstration
Weekly Wednesday: Ravenloft Q&A
Axel DDO: Ravenloft Expansion Details
FiveThirtyEight: Is Your DnD Character Rare

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DDOCaSplat! 2.28 – Living Lucky

Welcome to DDOCaSplat! We are static group on Khyber that tries to challenge ourselves and look dead doing it.

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DDOCast 491 – Leveling 10-12

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We continue our leveling series by taking a look at quests from levels 10-12! We also get our first look at Vistani Knife Fighter, Aasimar & more!

Have thoughts on this show, ideas for round table topics, questions you’d like us to answer, or topics you’d like to see us debate? Leave us a comment, send us an email (ddocast@gmail.com) or give us a tweet (@ddocast)!

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Leveling 10-12 – 3:25
Game News – 1:16:04
Community News – 1:33:31
Lightning Post – 1:37:44
Closing – 1:41:32

Watch shows live at twitch.tv/ddocast

DDO Chronicle 253
Update 32.2 Hotfix
Update 36 Patch 3 Lammania Preview
Axel’s DDO Story part 2
Weekly Wednesday Livestream 10/4: Maze Arcana
Voodu – Aasimar Preview Video
Voodu: Vistani Knife Fighting Tree
A Very Bad Guild Tempest Spine pt 1