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DDOCaSplat! 23 – No Pants Tuesday

The Splatpack adventures take them on the search for a Dead Girl’s Spellbook, a family signet ring and off to sorrowdusk isle! Join us for our permadeath adventures!

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DDOCaSplat! 22 – Mikar’s 10 Week Challenge: Week 5 Demon Queen

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 5: Against the Demon Queen + Zawabi’s Refuge (bonus points)

DQ1 was a very simple affair.  My bladeforged artificer/pally/monk made easy work of the whole thing.  I was actually quite surprised at how fast and simple it went. Not even the queen gave me much trouble and I had a simple time staying far enough away do shoot her to death.  Some folks reported problems with the wildmen mystics and disintegrate, but if they hit me i sure didnt notice.

DQ2 was a far different story. I was caught off guard a little how much more difficult it was. In practice, the raid became an exercise in different ways I could get slowed down, which caused problems. I fell victim alternatively to poorly timed cripples (for crying out loud, 1 minute cripple should have been fixed a hell of a long time ago), ray of enfeeblement, and buffs simply wearing off without catching it.  I tried a few tactical variations like killing the archers, but it seemed not to be worth it.  In hindsight, a 4th level of paladin would have served me very well with the 10% movement speed boost.  Ultimately I didnt have much time with work to get a win and I ended up spending more time than I had.

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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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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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