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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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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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DDOCaSplat! 17 – Roll for Metagaming

This week the Splatpack heads to part 1 of Delera’s & House K! Along the way the group rolls many metagaming checks, can they succeed them all?

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Sticky: DDOCast 381 – DDO Debates: Raid Bosses, Grouping, and More

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This week features another exciting set of debates with guest moderator Lessah! Evennote, The Longshotist, & Shamgar debate questions about raid bosses, social grouping, and more! We also look at the latest game news and community news!

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  • DDO Debates – 1:29
    • What should be added to guild ship amenities? – 6:21
    • What is the best looking hat? – 13:10
    • Are vorpal effects on weapons worth it anymore? – 19:40
    • Who is the best DDO raid boss – 26:10
    • Is self healing killing the social aspect of the game? – 33:18
    • What changes should be made to encourage grouping? – 44:07
    • Who would be the best actor playing a DDO raid boss? – 58:40
  • News – 1:07:21
  • Lightning Post – 1:23:33
  • Closing – 1:29:10

 

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DDOCaSplat! 16 – MikarDDO’s 10 Week Challenge: Week 3

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: Complete the Pit on elite with a level 4 character

I used my original ranger from week 1 (this task was completed before week 2 for this reason) which again proved mostly effective if slower than I would have liked. Ranged attack speed is surprisingly lacking at low levels. I know the pit extremely well so that wasn’t a problem. The prophets and their hold person spell proved to be quite taxing though and I didn’t quite remember the floor puzzles and ran into some problems there, though thankfully within range of the shrine. If I had to do it again, I think a warforged would be a better choice.

After the quest was completed I took a chance going for the Avatar ooze (and a muckdoom) but a champion trog warlord was waiting for me at the bottom of the shaft and he put an end to any hopes of that.

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DDOCaSplat! 15 – MikarDDO’s 10 Week Challenge: Week 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 2: Complete A Small Problem on elite with a level 3 character

This Challenge was certainly more tricky than the first.  Attempt 1 (the same ranger from week 1) ended when 2 fire elemental champions roasted Brawnpits.  The second time around I used a different character (sword and board paladin for aggro management purposes) and had much greater success, but still ran into a few problems guiding Brawnpits back with a particularly lousy combination of fire elly champ and illusionist champ in the same group. It probably would have helped if i would have remembered to get ship elemental resistance buffs before I left.

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DDOCaSplat! 14 – Carnival pt 2

The splatpack continues their investigation into the suspicious House P Carnival! We also watch Shamgar’s wolf die many times and play random games of strength!

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Sticky: DDOCast 380 – Leading a Guild

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This week we discuss the intricacies of leading a guild with guests Voodu &BonnieBew. We also take a look at the latest game news, U25.2, community news, and discuss some teasers for whats coming soon in DDO!

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  • Leading a Guild – 1:54
  • News – 1:26:23
  • Lightning Post – 1:37:49
  • Closing – 1:39:06
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DDOCaSplat 13! – MikarDDO’s 10 Week Challenge: Week 1

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 1: Complete Kobold Assault on elite with a level 1 character

A relatively simple if tedious task of killing 200+ kobolds.  I went with a ranger figuring staying alive was likely going to be more problematic than killing kobolds. It probably wasn’t the fastest completion, but it was relatively painless yet enjoyable.

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DDOCaSplat! 12 – Carnival Part 1

This week we start the phiarlan carnival quest series as we recruit a hill giant into theatre in A Small Problem and then crash a ball in Partycrashers!

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Sticky: DDOCast 379 – DDO Debates: Stealth, Monks & More!

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DDOGamer Geoff, Order of Syncletica’s Teacher Syn, and The Sublime Permadeath guild’s Chai take each other on in our newest debate episode! They debate questions about stealth, monks and more!  Stick around after as we cover the week’s game and community news too!

 

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  • DDO Debates – 1:13
    • Is stealth a viable playstyle or is it broken? – 3:13
    • What changes do we want to see with the monk & unarmed pass? – 22:19
    • What classic PnP module should be added to the game next? –  32:19
    • What is the deadliest monster in DDO? – 43:35
    • Are tactics based characters viable in epic elite? – 49:43
    • Are airship buffs a good idea? – 1:02:10
    • Which hireling is the most useful? – 1:10:15
    • Who should be the next guest DM? – 1:14:42
  • News – 1:18:08
  • Lightning Post – 1:31:52
  • Closing – 1:32:40

 

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Sticky: DDOCast 378 – Update 25 Review

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This week we review Update 25: Reign of Elemental Evil with our panel of guests: Vooduspyce, Damsel of DDO Sahba Jade, and DDOCaSplat member Chai.  Join us for some spoiler light discussion on the good and the lousy of U25 and stick around for the week’s game and community news!

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Update 25 Review – 2:00
News – 53:30
Lightning Post – 1:06:56
Closing – 1:10:12

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DDOCaSplat! #9 – Death by Kobold

The Splat Pack is back in the Harbor as Chai, Entimix, Lessah, Shamgar, and Steiner Davion take on the various kobold clans!  Also, someone dies!

Quest Completed:
Dirk’s Got a Secret
Butcher’s Path
Garrison’s Missing Pack
Kobold Assault

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Sticky: DDOCast 376 – DDO Debates: Character Building

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DDO Debates returns as guests FailedLegend, Steiner-Davion, & Propane tackle questions relating to character building!  Then Steiner-Davion & Shamgar look at this weeks news!

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  • DDO Debates: Character Building – 2:13
    • Should we be able to play evil characters? – 5:23
    • How can listen be changed to be more compelling? – 13:05
    • Enhancement points – should players get more than 80? – 19:24
    • What is the best action boost? – 24:20
    • Most fun weapon style? – 32:53
    • Should and can pure builds hold their own with multiclasses? – 39:48
    • Are tanks required for high end game content? -52:30
    • What role does the Cleric play in DDO today? – 1:01:08
    • Is TRing still worth it? 1:14:05
  • News – 1:24:03
  • Lightning Post – 1:53:09
  • Closing – 1:56:29
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DDOCast 375 – Ask the Devs: Update 25

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This week we Ask the Devs about the upcoming Update 25 & Temple of Elemental Evil!  Steelstar, Knockback, Severlin, No Worries & Cordovan give us a tour and answer some questions!

Production Note: Due to some unfortunate video issues, most of the footage you will see is in fact myself wandering through the Temple of Elemental Evil, though I did make an effort to line up my own wanderings with most of the descriptions.

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  • Ask the Devs: U25 & ToEE Tour – 1:12
  • News – 47:04
  • Lightning Post – 1:02:13
  • Closing – 1:04:34
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DDOCast 374 – Improving Offense

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We talk about the latest news and community happenings, review the mimic festival, and talk about improving your offense with DDO Gamer Geoff Hanna & Vooduspyce!

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  • News – 2:14
  • Mimic Festival Review – 48:55
  • Improving Offense – 58:54
  • Lightning Post – 1:47:43
  • Closing – 1:50:15

 

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DDOCaSplat! #7 – The First Death

Shamgar suffers his first death!  Watch as we start the Sharn Syndicate only to have to reroll and back to Korthos!

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Think you know where Shamgar will perish? Leave a comment and if you are right you could win 500 turbine points! Only comments will be entered and only your first comment per show will be considered.  See below for what we will probably run next time.

Quests Completed
Stand Your Ground
Dirty Laundry
Stormreaver’s Fresco
Heyton’s Rest
Storehouse’s Secret
Cannith Crystal
The Collaborator

Projected Quests for Next Episode
Korthos Island & Harbor

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