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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!

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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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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! 2.28 – 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 483 – The DDO Store

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This week we take a look at what is available in the DDO Store with our guests Evilbeeker, Arkat & Antha! We also get an early look at the upcoming changes to Favored Souls & Cleric Domains!

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The DDO Store – 1:54
Game News – 1:06:05
Community News – 1:24:32
Lightning Post – 1:17:54
Closing – 1:30:54

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DDO Chronicle 245
Cleric Domains Early Look
Favored Soul Changes Early Look

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DDOCaSplat! 89 – Trick or Dying

This week we finish off the Orchard of the Macabre by trick or treating the Doomsphere’s haunt.  Then we head to the Vale of Twilight for the Coal Chamber!

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DDOCaSplat! 62 – Trapfinding with Party Members

This week we finish the heart tombs in necropolis! Along the way we discuss teen girl media and try to get each other to die in traps!

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DDOCast 400

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It’s Episode 400!!! It’s an epic show as we celebrate 400 episodes of DDOCast. First we cover the news with our founder Jerry Snook. Then we get crazy with some interviews of some of our contributers, we have new versions of some of our segments, we have a few segments from our past, old commercials and other fun stuff!!

A special thanks to all of the folks that have helped make DDOCast fun, exciting and informative for 400 episodes! We weren’t able to include everyone in this show but we have good representation across the lifespan of the show.

Remember to leave a comment to enter to win some prizes! We are giving away:
-A hard copy of The Stormreach Campaign book
-A signed copy of Skaggy the Poet’s new book of poetry
-A Traveller’s Trunk
-500 Turbine Point Codes

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Here’s the show order:
Introduction & News with Jerry Snook – 0:00
DDO Commercial* with “Sean Connery” by the Trents – 31:37
Interview with Jerry Snook Founder of DDOCast – 34:26
Girl Gamers* with Rowan Heal – 53:07
A Traffic Report by Lessah & Company – 1:03:40
Dragon Fragments – 1:07:09
Interview with Skaggy the Poet with a poem* – 1:11:55
Kobold Rap* by the Trents of a Skaggy Poem – 1:19:44
Interview with Sigfried Trent – 1:21:55
Premium Perspective with Ecgric – 1:31:54
Interview with Lessah and Samius of Cocktail Hour – 1:39:54
Paladinners Commercial* by Clankenbeard & Lessah – 1:54:13
Epic Education by Shamgar with Voodu – 1:55:28
Top Ten with Reebus the Rogue – 2:15:06
Commercial for Total Sham* – 2:24:39
DDO Debate with Geoff Hanna, Chai & Bonnie Bew – 2:26:24
Clerical Errors* with Clankenbeard – 2:43:10
I’ve Been Everywhere* by Clankenbeard & Lessah – 2:47:48

*These are old content from previous episodes of DDOCast and may contain elements that are not current.

U28 patch 1 Release Notes
DDO Chronicle 161
The Night Revels Loot
DDO Gamer: Level 28 Gearing with Orchard
DDO Gamer: Choosing a Server
Vin Diesel Talks DnD
DDO Cocktail Hour
Skaggy the Poet
Reebus Top Ten: DDOCast Notes
Sig & Anne’s New Adventure
High Lords of Malkier DoJ

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DDOCaSplat! 37 – The Head of Goldilocks

This week the splatpack goes hunting for the head of gola-fan through ogres, bugbears, and traps! — Watch live at http://www.twitch.tv/ddocast

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DDOCaSplat! 36 – Because Japan…

The splat pack takes on HiPS (Hiding in Plain Sight) and battles technical issues, traps, and more because Japan!

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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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DDOCaSplat! 34 – What to Bring to a Crossbow Fight

The Splat Pack engages in many a crossbow fight in which we bring many things, including axes, traps, and Lessah!

Along the way we do Church and the Cult and some Red Fens!
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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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DDOCaSplat! 32 – Traps, Puzzles & Champions Oh My!

The Splat pack finishes Cult of the Six & Xorian Cipher dodging traps, solving puzzles and dying to champions along the way!

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DDOCaSplat! 31 – Mikar’s 10 Week Challenge: Week 10 Devil’s Assault

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 10: Devil’s Assault Elite (level 18) – At the time of completion the lowest level of completion was 7.  I gave 6 a few tries but decided to jump up to 8 to flesh out my particular build better.  It means giving up 2 points or more, but I’m already far enough back its not really a big deal. And I wanted to not be in there all night.  I completed my first real attempt (i forgot ship resists the first time and went suicidal).

The first wave proved to be a little challenging depending on the run. It consistently had the highest number of champions. Luckily they didnt get any dangerous buffs.

Wave 2 was when i learned that the archers are a priority target as they were doing more damage – presumably they were doing evil damage. The bezekiras were also dangerous but I was able to handle a few trips.

Wave 3 introduced fire elementals.  They ultimately proved to be less dangerous than the archers except the champion.

Wave 4 introduced some casters, but they proved to be a non issue.  I prioritized them and kited the orthons and devils.  The orthons did a little damage with their repeaters but not too much.

Wave 5 was when things started getting sporting. I ran into some extra challenges.  First, the casters were now real casters with disintegrate and magic missile – which my warlock shield didn’t block and was an unexpected problem. Second, my ship resists wore off and I had forgotten resist energy potions.  I was able to compensate for the fire elementals with cold shield potions.  I chose not to kill them in fear of a champion fire elemental which I think was a solid choice.  Thirdly, gear started breaking including my lifeshield docent!  Ultimately my dwindling stash of healing potions carried the day.

My build was 3 warlock (with the aura and cleavish blast), 3 paladin (defender), and 2 arty using repeaters and rune arms. It proved an effective combo.

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DDOCaSplat! 30 – Necromancer’s Doom

The Splat pack finishes Delera’s Tomb and Greymoon and starts on Cult of the Six!

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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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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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DDOCaSplat! 29 – Mikar’s 10 Week Challenge: Week 9 What Goes Up

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 9: What Goes Up Heroic Elite at level 15 – This challenge wasn’t as difficult as it sounds.  Lots of running and shooting took care of most of the quest.  Once I moved outside I did fall through the glacier leading me to run to certain working areas to kite/kill.

I did run into a little trouble with a pack of Orc battle clerics in that they were healing each other faster than I could kill them.  Archer’s focus turned out to be the key to overcoming that hurdle.

The end fight was mostly a matter of finding the non respawning mobs that needed to die and pulling them with as few extra guys as possible.  The shadovars were dangerous but ultimately turned out to be a non-issue.  They did use disintegrate but i mostly dodged it and saved the rest.  I was also able to get a lot of shots into the main boss before the final phase so when a mob of orcs came I was able to single him out and finish him off without dealing with the orcs…a nice bonus since I was already up to 2.75 hours…

And yes I totally cheeseballed the flight pillars.

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DDOCaSplat! 28 – Dear Diary

The Splat Pack takes on the Pit and parts 2 & 3 of Delera’s Tomb! Along the way we discuss the right way to go in the Pit, Lessah’s poor puppy, and numerous dear diary references!

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