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Announcement: DDOCast 396 – The Forums

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Sublime Permadeath’s Chai & Damsel of DDO’s Sahba Jade joins Shamgar for some discussion and tips for utilizing the forums to enhance your game play! We also cover some DDO news and some interesting general gaming news!

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The Forums – 2:10
News – 57:09
Lightning Post – 1:26:41
Closing – 1:29:21

DDO Chronicle 156
Full Moon Fury
Order of Syncletica: My Playstyle
Tactilicious & Craftilicious
Confessions of a Geek Mom: Her First Raid
DDO Gamer: DDO Through the Eyes of Innocence
The Stormreach Campaign
Adult Women Top Gamer Demographic
How DnD Saved My Autistic Son

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Sticky: DDOCast 395 – Necklaces

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Axel and Shamgar talk about 2 game updates, 2 weeks of game and community news, adn get into the necklace slot on our 395th episode of DDOCast!

NOTE: Technical difficulties resulted in a less than stellar audio quality. We apologies for the inconvenience

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Necklaces – 2:37
News – 38:24
Lightning Post – 1:17:52
Closing – 1:07:04

U27 Patch 1
Update 27 patch 1 hotfix
DDO Chronicle 154
DDO Chronicle 155
Notes to Strike a Chord 6
DDO Wrath Teaser Trailer
DDO: Permadeath Ep37
Vooduspyce: Gingerlocks Ep14
Axel: State of the Healer
DDO Gamer: 3 Years of Bug Reports
DDOGamer: Named Weapon Graphs
Geek Mom: Redwillow
Bambi the Insane: Kobold Notes
Repository Of Sneaky Endevours

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Sticky: DDOCast 394 – DDO Debates: The Big Important Stuff

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Lessah guest moderates this installment of DDO Debates that covers the big important things in DDO right now – so big that our panel needed an extra person! Enjoy Samius Gurobo, Axel, Chai & Shamgar as they discuss and debate several topics!

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DDO Debates – 1:22
Do we need a new difficulty? What should the new difficulty be? – 7:04
What is the worst designed raid? – 27:34
What do you want to see for a raid? – 41:41
Are classes balanced with each other and the game? What class is over performing? What class is underperforming? – 52:03
Are monster champions good for the game? Are they working? – 1:03:47
What game system needs to be revisited and/or expanded? – 1:13:56
Did the armor up PRR/MRR changes go to far?  Are they too good? – 1:25:44
What should the necessary XP look like to get to level 30? – 1:37:58
What should the new DnD movie be? – 1:44:18
Closing – 1:53:50

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Sticky: DDOCast 393 – Update 26 & 27 Review

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Voodu & Shamgar review Update 26 & 27 and share our thoughts on warlocks, the new content, and Xp changes!

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U26 & 27 Review – 2:27
News – 39:33
Lightning Post – 47:41
Closing – 1:01:33

DDO Chronicle 153
Gemini166: Stream 24 Hours of DDO
Tactilicious & Craftilicious: Turbine’s Mistake
DnD Movie
DDO Gamer: Crowdsourcing TOEE Crafting
Gear Planner Spreadsheet

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Sticky: DDOCast 392 – Hats, Helms & Headgear

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Cordovan and Patrick discuss hats, helms and headgear this week in our latest DDOCast episode.  We also talk about U27 and Cordovan shares a few behind the scenes goings on!

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Round Table – 3:39
News – 50:17
Lightning Post – 1:42:18
Closing – 1:47:18

U27 Release Notes
U27 Hotfix Release Notes
DDO Chronicle 152
U27 Loot
LOTRO Player’s News: Server Mergers
DDO Gamer: U27 Review
Bambi the Insane: Evil Alignments
Axel DDO: Underrated Adventure Packs
Axel DDO: U27 Loot Review
Notes to Strike a Chord
Exploit Weakness Bug

 

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Sticky: DDOCast 391 – DDO Debates: U27 & XP Changes

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Its another DDO Debates hosted by Turbine’s Community Manager Cordovan with DDOCentral, Kantouch & Shamgar debating U27 & the XP changes! We also hit the game news and give a snapshot into the DDO community!

NOTE: these answers are before the changes went live and are our perceptions leading up to launch.

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DDO Debates – 1:40
-Do we like the XP changes? Will it encourage grouping/raiding? – 4:34
-Should we be allowed to turn off bravery streak? – 16:20
-What U27 feature is the best change/addition to the game? – 23:09
-Which U27 item is the best item? – 30:19
-What kind of warlock should be your first? – 37:14
-What damaging or enemy-debuffing on-hit weapon proc or special effect do you feel is the most useful in DDO? – 44:30
-What monster do we want to see added to DDO? – 52:32
News -1:02:19
Lightning Post – 1:36:19
Closing – 1:36:57

U27 Lammania Release Notes
DDO Chronicle 151
U27 Preview Video
DDO Gamer:Close Look at Charisma Skills
Mikar’s 10 Week Challenge
Lessah’s Challenge Tutorials: Moving Targets
Pax Prime 2015 Gather for Buffs

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DDOCast 390 – Raid Ready

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Voodu, Steiner-Davion and Kantouch join Shamgar for a discussion about how to prepare yourself for the raiding scene by getting Raid Ready! We also cover the latest game news, U27 info, & community news!

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Raid Ready – 2:43
News – 1:05:02
Lightning Post – 1:31:42
Closing – 1:37:32

Tactilicious & Craftilicious: Understanding Warlocks
Tactilicious & Craftilicious: U27 Raid Loot
DDO Gamer: Jack Jibbers Blade
Axel DDO: New Raid Thoughts
Challenge Tutorial: Short Cuts
Geek Mom: Cleric’s Thoughts on Death XP Changes
DDO Player’s Poll: Favorite Race
Shamgar’s Epic Education

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DDOCast 389 – Conventional Survival

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Damsel & Cocktail Hour co-host Lessah & DDO Player’s News co-host Draculetta Chat about how to survive at conventions with host Shamgar.

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Conventional Survival – 3:34
Kids & Conventions – 49:35
News – 1:26:55
Post & Closing – 1:45:02

Update 27 Release Notes
DDO Chronicle 150
Seattle Times: Battling Ticket Bots
DDOGamer: The Battle of the Character Planners
Geek Mom: Teaching Kids MMOs
Dan Kimber: House C Challenge Weapons

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Sticky: DDOCast 388 – Questions with Samius

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Samius Gurobo joins Shamgar as we tackle some listener questions, update 26.1 news & community news!

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Have you checked out our Summer Scavenger Hunt Extravaganza? We are giving away 11,000 Turbine Points, 2 Otto Boxes, & more prizes!

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How do you get your spouse to play with you – 3:54
Avoiding TR fatigue – 12:12
Caster Levels – 23:55
Spell DCs – 29:25
How to approach Puzzles – 35:41
If we started over what would we do different – 46:08
Fighter vs Paladin Defenders – 54:15
Why Epic Reincarnated – 1:01:52
News – 1:07:22
Lightning Post – 1:30:18
Closing – 1:33:47

Update 26 patch 1
DDO Chronicle 148
DDO Chronicle 149
DDO Gamer: Geoff Builds a Warlock
Dungeonraider: Tyrnie Journal #3
Dan Kimber: Heroic Elite LoB & MA
Axel DDO: Increasing Survivability
Axel DDO: DDO Needs a Mythic Difficulty
Tactalicious & Craftalicious: Why I like Cannith Crafting
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Sticky: DDOCast 387 – Weapon Styles

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Steiner-Davion & Shamgar give a rundown of the various weapon styles in DDO and give some tips and ideas for being more effective with them.  We also cover the release of Update 26: Warlock’s Legacy!

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Weapon Styles – 3:30
News – 1:05:56
Lightning Post – 1:30:48
Closing – 1:34:25

Update 26: Warlock’s Legacy Release Notes
DDO Chronicle 147
DDOCast Summer Scavenger Hunt Extravaganza
Updated Character Planner
DDO Players: Have you pulled a named from ToEE?

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DDOCast 386 – Challenges

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Cordovan, Lessah, & Geoff join Shamgar for some tips, tricks and an overview of challenges! We also cover the week in news and give a shout out to several other DDO community endeavours!

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Challenges: Overview – 2:38
Challenges: House C – 21:24
Challenges: EStar – 1:02:16
News – 1:20:02
Lightning Post – 1:44:36
Closing – 1:49:33

DDO Chronicle 146
DDO CTH 86
Edrique: Usefulness of Cannith Crafting
Gingerspyce: Guide to SP Regen Items
Guild Feud 2 Results

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DDOCaSplat! 26 – House P Sports Radio

The Splat pack (minus Lessah) heads to House Phiarlan including Tear of Dhakaan & Gwylan’s Stand. Along the way we get side tracked and talk about sports ball!

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DDOCast 385 – DDO Debates: Warlock Preview

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We ask our panel of guests several questions about the upcoming warlock class and then ask them a few more questions to debate! Featuring from Damsels of DDO: Mythery, Vooduspyce, & Chai!

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DDO Debates – 1:32
-Are we excited about warlocks? – 3:07
-What warlock ability are we most looking forward to? – 6:18
-What warlock pact do you like on paper the best? – 12:14
-Should warlocks have alignment restrictions? – 15:28
-Do we really need warlocks? Should they have chosen a different class? – 18:28
-Should Hirelings be allowed in raids? – 22:07
-Should you stay with a slow inactive higher level guild or join a more active lower level guild? – 22:38
-What would we like to see for a 3rd Druid tree? – 32:42
-Are we concerned that infinite crisis is shutting down so quickly? – 45:14
-What group of movie/tv characters would you want to watch play DnD? – 54:00
News – 1:00:53
Closing – 1:27:42

DDO Chronicle 145
DDO Gamer: Warlock Preview
DDO Gamer: Eldritch Blast Preview
DDO Gamer: Fire Peaks
Tactilicious & Craftilicious: Warlock Preview
Warlock Legacy Preview Video
Ironblaze: Raging & Runearms
Vooduspyce: Von 4 Puzzle Solution
Axel Warforged Enhancement Tree Review
Massively OP: Why Care About Infinite Crisis Shutting Down

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DDOCast 384 – Guild Feud 2

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Shamgar covers the week in game and community news including the first release notes for update 26! Then the High Lords of Malkier from Sarlona take on A Tribe Called Zerg from Cannith in the second edition of Guild Feud!

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News – 1:30
Lightning Post – 11:56
Closing – 15:53
Guild Feud 2 – 16:57

Update 26 Lammania Release Notes
DDO Chronicle 144
Cosmetic Feedback
DDO Gamer: Producer’s Letter Review
DDO Gamer: Clickies for Fighters
MMORPG: 4 Reasons to Give DDO a Try

 

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DDOCaSplat! 21 – Mikar’s 10 Week Challenge: Week 4 Kobold Chaos

MikarDDO has set forth a 10 week challenge to complete dungeons on as low a level as possible in both groups and solo play. In this DDOCaSplat! special, you can watch Shamgar attempt to complete these challenges.

Week 4: Kobold Chaos Level 14 with a level 7 Character. This is a sample run, and not one of the better.

Of all the challenges that could have been chosen, this would have been my last. I’m decent ish at Kobold Island, but clearly not as good as some. I chose to try a low level modified shuricannon build reasoning that ranged and fast movement would be key. I also took intimidate to quickly pull mobs off the extractors. The theory was sound in practice but the actual choice turned out to be poor and my stubbornness dictated I stick with it. Also, I want to try this particular character on the next challenge and character slots are an issue.

Rather early on i had a run at 4737 points, agonizingly shy of the 4800 needed for 8 points. I would have had it but i ran out of parts for the next large upgrade. sadly 4 more some odd hours would prove to be futile.

The biggest problem I ran into was not being able to kill the archon. It was partly gear, partly luck, mostly my build lacked a little punch and couldn’t handle a melee crowd.

I tried a couple tactical variations and got some slight improvement (I found not killing the named water elementals rather effective, they didnt seem to do much to the extractors) but alas I was not able to break into the 4800 point score for 8 points. Had I chosen build more wisely it would have been doable.

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DDOCaSplat! 20 – Iconic VoD Special

DDOCast guests join the DDOCaSplat! crew, the Damsels of DDO, and the Bonnie and Moosey show as we roll up iconic characters and take them into Vision of Destruction.

Then, to make ourselves feel better, we run Tempest Spine!

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DDOCast 383 – Crossbow Builds

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FailedLegend joins Shamgar for some crossbow builds, more warlock preview, and game and community news!

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Crossbow Builds – 1:48
News – 47:27
Lightning Post – 1:26:57
Closing – 1:35:43

DDO Chronicle 143
Producer’s Letter 5/21/15
Warlock:  Enlightened Spirit
Warlock – Tainted Scholar
Warlock: Soul Eater
Damsels 16
Dirty Kobold 4
Axel: Dwarf Enhancement Tree
Longshotist: Producer’s Letter Review
DDO Players: Producer’s Letter Review
Voodu: Druid Wolf Pup lvl 20 Armor
DDO Gamer: Intro Ironblaze
Play Guild Feud 2

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Sticky: DDOCast 382 – Improving Defense

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Propane joins Shamgar for DDOCast 382 as we discuss some ideas and tips for improving your defense and dive into this weeks warlock preview news!

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Improving Defense – 2:13
News – 56:57
Lightning Post – 1:37:57
Closing – 1:43:00

Warlock Preview
DDO Chronicle 142
Community Update Video 5/15/15
Sitting Ducks: Caught in the Web
DDOGamer: Make Your Own Splashscreen
Axel’s Commentaries: Hirelings in Raids

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DDOCaSplat! 19 – Running Redwillow

The Splat pack continues their permadeath adventure and quest to find death with Redwillow and some other House J action!

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DDOCaSplat! 18 – MikarDDO’s 10 Week Challenge: Week 3 pt 2

MikarDDO has set forth a 10 week challenge to complete dungeons on as low a level as possible in both groups and solo play. In this DDOCaSplat! special, you can watch Shamgar attempt to complete these challenges.

Week 3 – part 2: Complete ToEE pt 1 on elite with a level 4 character (techniclly i could have gone up to level 7 and still gotten the bonus point – yes 1 measly bonus point – but wheres the fun in that!)

woof.  That was a struggle at times, a grind at others.  I got in a solid groove using sneaky body pulling tactics to thin out the herds and it was highly effective.  I used my same character from week 2 (a level 3 paladin) but I took 1 level of ranger for infinite arrows and a little boost in range banking on needing more range than any additional defensive or melee power. I didn’t have too many problems until getting the air key – which was the last key I needed.  That cleric proved tough and his mephit friends didn’t help much either. There was also a sizeable mob of orcs waiting behind a spawn door – Yikes and I was out of Lay on Hands! It wasn’t until I was heading to the end fight until I suffered my first of 2 allowable deaths – oh yeah, there are traps in ToEE! Luckily it was the only batch i ran into. It was at this point my tactics took a notable turn towards ranged and that ranger level paid dividends.  First were several gargoyles – and my gear was suffering from gargoyles before so i used range more to preserve my melee weapons than anything else.  And then I relaized the keys dropped when I died in the traps.  And a group of mobs respawned. Lousy! Thankfully, I was able to reach the keys without going in the trap.

Then came the end fight.  I knew it was going to be tough.  I was aiming to take out the fire elly first, but the earth grab was too much to ignore, and indeed led to my 2nd of 2 deaths (and nearly a third a few more times!).  I managed to take out earth and was then able to take fire down shortly after.  I opted to kill the air elly right away since he was knocking me down – a major problem with a bebilith on your tail.  I ended up taking out water too – the bebilith was webbing me (despite a fire/cold shield!) so he needed to go. It got dicey, but eventually I was able to take out the bebilith.  The druid, while certainly able to do some damage, wasn’t too much of a problem once the shield came out and my MRR got a serious boost as did my dps.  Oh, and the cookie/cake stash saw very liberal use in here. A worthy investment considering how stingy i am and how not useful they are in higher levels. And 2 hours is a long way to go to fail (I could have been more liberal too).

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