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Posts tagged ‘cannith crafting’

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Next Big Update for DDO: Update 11 Secret of the Artificers

Turbine just announced that Update 11, the next big update for Dungeons & Dragons Online, will be launching sometime in September. Update 11, called Secrets of the Artificers, will bring in a new Artificer class, a new high-level quest hub, new crafting levels and more.

The full rundown of features for Update 11: Secrets of the Artificers, is posted below.

New Artificer Class

A blend of Rogue and Arcane classes, the Artificer uses specially created weapons and mechanical pets to challenge their foes

New House Cannith Enclave

Home of the Artificers, House Cannith is a new high level quest hub where magic and mechanics converge.

New Content

Born in war, forged in fury, Stormreach faces its most terrible foe yet.

New Crafting Levels

Craft all the way to level 150. Plus, craft Draconic Runestones, a new magical weapon available to all classes.

The Secrets of the Artificers Premium Adventure Pack will be available in the DDO Store and Free to VIPs, and includes:

  • Two new high level Raids
  • New wilderness area
  • 3 new dungeons

Resources:

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The Eberron Chronicle!

A weekly look at community news, events, and more from the world of Eberron!

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Crafting with…Courtney! DDOcast 7

Courtney makes a pick to take down reavers, flensers, ghostly skeletons and more!

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Crafting with…Courtney DDOcast 6

Courtney crafts a maul to crush oozes and rust monsters!

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DDOcast 226

DDOcast is a weekly DDO podcast created by fans for fans! We discuss nearly everything related to Dungeons and Dragons Online – Eberron Unlimited.

Episode 226 is ready! Here’s a LINK to the episode – just left-click to play, right-click and ‘save as’ to download as an mp3. You can find DDOcast on iTunes, the Zune Marketplace and Cyberears.com.

This week Sig and Anne talk aboout U10.2 patch notes, DDO News, A special segment on Cannith Crafting Q&A, Round Table Talk on DDO Videos, Community News, and more! We also have some awesome content with Epic Education, DDO Poetry Corner and Premium Perspective!

Today’s Music is from Marc Gunn, Celtic Geek musician of renown and host of the very excellent “Marc Gunn’s Irish & Celtic Music Podcast”. The tune we heard was the title song from a new album titled “Don’t go Drinking With Hobbits” (You here that Lessah? It’s dangerous, be careful!) More info at http://www.marcgunn.com/

We Have Mascots! And We Have a New Logo!

Kobolds! Meet DDOCast’s new kobold mascots, Snippit (the girl kobold) and Snagz (the boy kobold). You will see them a lot here as time goes on getting up to various hijinks and hopefully bringing you amusement. They were brought to life by the talent of the mighty Drew Pocza. We hope you like them!

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DDOcast Episode 226 (07-23-11)

0:42 Intro
2:36 DDO News
10:10 DDOcast Annoucement: Introducing our Mascots!
11:40 Sponsor Break
12:51 Cannith Crafting Q&A Special
25:49 DDO Poetry Corner with Skaggy the Poet
30:17 Epic Education with Shamgar
40:53 Premium Perspective with Ecgric
53:21 Round Table Talk: DDO & Game Videos
1:00:35 DDO Community News
1:09:22 What’s New in DDO with Us
1:11:12 General Gaming News
1:17:18 DDOcast Mail & Messages
1:24:37 Last Call Outs
1:26:59 Closing

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TOTAL TIME: 1:29:48

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LINK for Lamannia U10.2 Release Notes

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LINK for Scheduled Server Downtime: 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM Eastern (-4 GMT) Monday, July 25th

LINK for BUG: Cove Epics can’t have their slots cleared

LINK for BUG: Craftable items w/ Guild Augment Slots Not Working with Augment Crystals

LINK for Risia Ice Games Now Thru July 30th

LINK for DDO Store Sales & Promos

LINK for LIKE for Discount on Hearts of Wood on Facebook!

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LINK for Anne’s Article on Cannith Crafting BETA w/ Response from Glin

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LINK for Ookami007 Night of The Devourer comic

LINK for Epic Education on The Chronoscope

LINK for Favored Soul 101

LINK for The Eberron Chronicle

LINK for Last Week’s DDO Newsletter

LINK for Crafting with…Courtney! Episode 5

LINK for Wizards of the Coast put up Chapter One for Free of The Shard Axe online!

LINK for LOTRO expansion beta starts July 27

LINK for Pre Orders for Star Wars The Old Republic Are now Available

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Cannith Crafting: A Live BETA

Disclaimer: I’m going to brag a bit. You know, just to get it out of my system. And then I promise to move on to what I’m really trying to say. So if you don’t like bragging farts, stop reading here and feel free to skip down to the next section if it pleases you. 🙂 So I’ve been playing MMOs for about 12 years now. I do not have enough fingers on my hands to count the number of closed betas I’ve been in. I consider myself lucky to be invited to test so many MMOs. Today, I don’t do much beta testing. I sometimes miss it, at other times I’m glad I have the free time to do other things.

Cannith Crafting: A Live BETA

So when Cannith Crafting was put on the live servers in a BETA format, it was the first time I’ve heard of a MMO subsystem being tested in such a fashion. It’s highly unorthodox to release sub-systems into the live arena, but in the case of the Cannith crafting system I can understand why, what they had to gain (and potentially lose) from doing it. There are also some interesting unexpected results from using this method of “live” beta testing.

The Reason: Not Enough Testers

In huge games like WoW (nearly 12 million Players) or even Aion (3 million players), the response to a beta-testing call-to-arms is astounding. Typically a percent of the player base are also closed beta testers and able to see content months in advance (but only after rigorous NDA agreements are signed). If we assume that only one half of a percent (0.5%) MMORPG’s population are close beta testers that would be nearly 60,000 beta players for a game like WoW. (1)

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Update 10 Patch 1 Goes Live Wed, 7/12! With Crafting Changes

Cannithitem Device

Madfloyd elaborates on the new crafting changes for Update 10 Patch 1 on the DDO Forums:

A patch is going live tomorrow that includes changes to crafting. Some of these changes are simply conveniences (recipes can now pull ingredients out of bags, device animations have been sped up, etc), but there are also a fair number of recipe changes.

The release notes will have more details about the patch, but here is an early look at the types of changes you’re going to see in the crafting devices:

  • All of the regular Bane & Greater Bane recipes, as well as well as recipes for several of the other more powerful effects in game, have been updated. The changes involve swapping ingredients or adding in additional ones.
    • Some of the additional ingredients are new. One is called the ‘Purified Eberron Dragonshard Fragment’ and can be obtained from the crafting vendor in exchange for various precious items and others are specific to certain regions of the game.
    • Other ingredient additions include Soul Gems, potions from favor reward vendors, and various slayer arrows found in treasure throughout the game.
  • Named raid loot will not be used as one of the new ingredient types – it is not our intention to use named raid loot as a part of the cannith crafting so that crafting remains accessible to a variety of players.

Many of these recipes, when combined with other effects available in crafting can result in extremely powerful items that approach raid loot. All in all this is a good thing; after all, crafting is a fair alternative to raiding. We just want to ensure that there’s a sense of balance between the various routes. We were concerned that some of these items may be too easy to create once you attained the required crafting level and we didn’t want to upset the equilibrium of the game. We would rather proceed cautiously.

Official Patch notes for Update 10 Patch 1 on the Live servers will be available after tomorrow’s update, 6:00 AM – 11:00 AM Eastern (-4 GMT) Wednesday, July 13.

Read the original thread here >>

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Crafting with…Courtney! DDOcast 5

Courtney makes a ring to boost Armor Class, and helps people figure out what can go where!

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Crafting with…Courtney! DDOcast 4

Courtney crafts a blade fit for Dol Dorn!

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Sad News for Risia Crafters: Craftable Items are not Random Items

Craftable items are not treated as "randomly generated" by the Risia upgrade system, so those items cannot be modified by it.

Eladrin

Question: Will Risia Ice Recipes work on Crafted Weapons?
Short Answer: No. The Risian crafting alter will only accept randomly generated item. Once you disjunction an item, is no longer considered a random item.

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Crafting with…Courtney! DDOcast 3

Courtney shows you how to make an easy item to detect secret doors in her latest “Crafting with…Courtney!”

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Crafting with…Courtney! DDOcast 2

Courtney makes a simple and useful ring in Episode 2 of “Crafting with…Courtney!”

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Crafting with…Courtney! DDOcast 1

Courtney makes her Cannith Crafting recipe debut with a Deathblock Robe of Invulnerability!