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DDOcast 247

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

Episode 247 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 guest Samius chat about DDO news and gaming with your spouse. Necrobotanist also calls in, followed by DDO community news, listner mail, a Crunchy Bits Melee Arty Build, and general gaming news.

This week’s music is THESE FOUR MEN by Paul and Storm from their Acquisitions Incorporated music pack bundle, now available on sale on their website at http://www.paulandstorm.com. Paul and Storm are a comedy music duo, and they have been performing as a duo since 2004. They often are guests at both PAX Prime and PAX East.

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DDOcast Episode 247 (02-18-12)

0:00:50 Intro
0:02:14 Welcome Samius
0:05:59 DDO News
0:15:02 Sponsor Break
0:16:15 Looking for more Segments!
0:16:31 Samius Pimps Cocktail Hour
0:21:00 Necrobotanist Calls In with DDO Puzzler
0:26:16 DDO Community News
0:43:14 Lightning Post
0:56:09 Crunchy Bits Build: Dwarf Fighter 2 / Monk 2 / Artificer 16
1:20:25 General Gaming News + Gaming with your Spouse
1:35:28 Closing

END

TOTAL TIME: 1:38:42

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LINK for Friday Additions for Lamannia Update 13 Release Notes

LINK for BUG: Kobold Boss Jumps inside walls in “Moving Targets” Challenge Quest

LINK for GameSpot: DDO Update 13 Gameplay Video on YouTube

LINK for Preview Screen Shots for Update 13 now on DDOcast.com

LINK for DDO Store Sales

LINK for Eberron Chronicle

LINK for Marcy Rockwell Blogs about Her new DDO Book: Skein of Shadows

LINK for DDOZonixx YouTube Channel Updated!

LINK for Samius Editorial on Loot Changes in U13

LINK for Best DDO Store Items for Soloing Debate

LINK for Staff Picks

LINK for PAX East Commits to 10 years in Boston

LINK for D&D Next Central is Up!

LINK for Paizo: Top 16 Advance to Round 3 of RPG Superstar

LINK for Dungeons, dragons and divorce? Online role-playing games can make or break your marriage

LINK for JOURNAL OF LEISURE RESEARCH: “Me, My Spouse, And My Avatar: The Relationship Between Marital Satisfaction and Playing Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORGPS)”

DDOcast 247 - A DDO Podcast

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DDOcast 246

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

Episode 246 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.

We’re back and on the mend from illness and injury! And we also sound like we’re in a cave! (we moved our recording to a different room, and are in the middle of working on sound quality, so thanks for bearing with us.)

This week Sig and Anne talk about the latest DDO news as well as chat about the latest release notes on Update 13 form Lamannia. We also have a special interview on Marcy Rockwell’s latest DDO novel, Skein of Shadows, the prequel for Update 13 and Menace of the Underdark. We then answer a few emails from our listeners!

This Episode’s music is QUEST FOR THE GOLDEN FROG by Professor Elemental from his 2010 album THE INDIFFERENCE ENGINE. Professor Elemental is a steampunk and chap hop musical artist. You can buy his albums at http://www.professorelemental.com/

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DDOcast Episode 246 (02-11-12)

0:00:35 Intro
0:01:33 DDO News
0:08:34 Sponsor Break
0:09:26 U13 on Lamannia
0:35:52 Interview with Marcy Rockwell on Skein of Shadows
0:43:36 Whatcha been Doing?
0:47:07 DDO Community News
0:50:03 Lighting Post
1:00:52 General Gaming News
1:05:49 Closing

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TOTAL TIME: 1:07:53

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LINK for Update 13 now on Lamannia (for about two weeks now)

LINK for The Art of Lolth: Interview with Fred Fries

LINK for BUG: Cannot Repeat VON 5 + Work-Around Solution

LINK for BUG: Abbot 20th Raid End Reward Not Giving a Full Named Reward list

LINK for Omnispell Dust & Omnispell Stones

LINK for DDO Store Sales

LINK for Update 13 Release notes on Lamannia

LINK for Eberron Chronicle

LINK for Congratulations to Star on Argonessen for gaining Uber Completionist!

LINK for Wizards of the Coast is reprinting AD&D 1st edition

LINK for Monte Cook Looks for the Supernatural in Geek Seekers

LINK for EuroGamer.Net: “Turbine: Subscription Model is Still Kicking”

LINK Marcy Rockwell’s Website

LINK Marcy Rockwell’s Books on Amazon.com

DDOcast 246 - A DDO Podcast

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DDOcast 245

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

Episode 245 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.

What a news week! Druids, Pets, Underdark, Forgotten Realms! Join us for some talk on the latest DDO news! We also have a quick Year in Review of DDO in 2011. Ecgric’s also got a new Premium Perspective. And an all new Crunchy Bits, this time on the Basics of Base Attack Bonuses.

This episode’s music is CITY OF PHLAN composed by Seiji Toda for the 1988 Commodore64 8-bit video game, AD&D: POOL OF RADIANCE (developed by Strategic Simulations, Inc. — who was eaten by Ubisoft!) You may be able to find a copy of the game on an NES ROM or download a C64 simulator…somewhere.

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DDOcast Episode 245 (01-21-12)

0:00:41 Intro
0:01:58 DDO News
0:43:05 DDO 2011 Review
0:52:29 Sponsor Break
0:54:55 Premium Perpsective with Ecgric
1:04:45 More Expantion Talk
1:10:38 Whatcha been doing in DDO?
1:14:53 DDO Community News
1:21:37 Lighting Post
1:28:23 Crunchy Bits Live: Basics of BAB
1:44:34 Closing

END

TOTAL TIME: 1:47:10

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LINK for Dungeons & Dragons Online: Menace Of the Underdark

LINK for DDO:MotU Epic Levels Talk

LINK for Sign up for Mornlands (maybe for DDO:MOTU?!)

LINK for Update 13

LINK for Thelanis, Sarlona and Wayfinder Outage Last Thursday, Jan 19th

LINK for Enhancements Talk Thread

LINK for Madfloyd also has a new Lets Talk thread for Challenges

LINK for Also – Lets Talk Minimum Resolution

LINK for DDO Store Sales

LINK for More Info on Update 13 & DDO Expantion

LINK for Yskuma’s DDO Sage

LINK for Theris has put together a Windows 7 Theme Pack featuring DDO screenshots!

LINK for Tobril is organizing his latest in a series of new player raid training sessions for folks on Sarlona!

LINK for Feb 14: 6th Annual St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and Sweetheart Dance on Thelanis

LINK for The Eberron Chronicle!

LINK for Korthos Cast Episode 5

LINK for Fropo Rant

LINK for Also – Lets Talk Minimum Resolution

LINK for Madfloyd also has a new Lets Talk thread for Challenges

LINK for DDO Official G+ Page

We <3 Minsc & Boo!

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DDO Update 13 + DDO: Menace of the Underdark

Dungeons & Dragons Online: Menace of the UnderdarkBreaking news today for DDO! We’ve got Update 13 and a new DDO Expansion featuring the Forgotten Realms Setting and the Underdark! Looks like our www.ddo-motu.com speculation in episode 244 wasn’t too far off the mark!

Summary of New Features for DDO Sixth Birthday Update #13:

  • Release date is February 22nd!
  • New cosmetic pets!  – Like last year’s crafting system introduction, the cosmetic pet system will be rolled out over time.  Gotta collect them all!
  • A new  adventure pack that opens the door to the new storyline, Menace of the Underdark. This will serve as the beginning  of how Eberron and Forgotten Realms (Faerun) are connected.

DDO: Menace of the Underdark (DDO:MotU) Features:

  • DDO in a new campaign setting, Forgotten Realms! – You start in the village of Eveningstar and adventure through the surrounding King’s Forest wilderness in the nation of Cormyr
  • New Encounters with Drow and Lolth – But do they have Umber Hulks?
  • Finally, The Druid Class – you’ve been wanting it, now you get it! DRUIDS are HERE!
  • Level Cap Increased to 25 – True Epic Levels with character customization options to match your EpicWin-ness!
  • MotD is a premium expansion – The first actual paid for expansion for DDO. No word on cost yet.
  • Release date is This Summer – no exact day just yet!

Exciting news for DDO, especially in light of Wizards of the Coast’s D&D Next announcements!  Of course we’ll be talking about this on DDOcast 245!  Call us at 1-650-DDO-LICH or a message if you got questions or comments you’d like to share!

Also, starting today through Jan 22nd everyone gets 20% XP Bonus and 20% off on all XP Bonus Pots in game!

If you’d like more details here are some links:

And oh, here are those URL’s we found from last Podcast:

Lolth of the Drow

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DDOcast 243

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

Episode 243 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 we’ve got a special Festivult Episode just for you! Sig and Anne also bring you the latest DDO news from Turbine and the community! We also have some great segments from Skaggy, Ecgric and Shamgar!

This episode’s music is ITS BEGINNING TO LOOK LIKE FISHMEN from the H.P. Lovecraft Socieity’s Holiday album A VERY SCARY SOLSTICE. You can buy this album and learn more about HPLS at http://www.cthulhulives.org/

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DDOcast Episode 243 (12-17-11)

0:00:39 Intro
0:01:34 DDO News
0:04:56 DDOcast News
0:05:19 A Message from the Kobold Relief Fund
0:07:36 Sponsor Break
0:09:02 What is FESTIVULT?
0:13:26 Skaggy the Poet’s DDO Poetry Corner
0:17:44 Ecgric’s Premium Perspective:
0:23:47 Shamgar’s Epic Education
0:33:18 Whatcha been doing in DDO?
0:36:14 Sponsor Break: Dangerous Cookies?!
0:38:41 DDO Community News
0:46:25 Sponsor Break: Festivult Coin Collector Set!
0:47:40 Crunchy Bits Build: Festivult Jester Build
0:58:22 Lightning Post: Festivult Poetry, Raid Rewards, Assasin Trap Monkeys!
1:07:51 DDO Festivult Poetry: The Night Before Patch Day
1:10:30 General Gaming News
1:12:14 Playing First Edition AD&D!
1:15:36 Closing

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TOTAL TIME: 1:18:10

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LINK for Festivult Wallpaper!

LINK for DDO Festivult Dec 2011 Cookie List

LINK for DDO Update 12 Patch 2 Release Notes

LINK for DDO Store Sales & Specials

LINK for More of Skaggy’s Poetry!

LINK for Mr. Inside the Monestary – Alex Haddox’s Website

LINK for “Practical Home Security: A Guide to Safer Urban Living”

LINK for Shamgar’s Buidling Blocks #1: DDO 101 Lessons!

LINK for Shamgar’s Buidling Blocks #2

LINK for Shamgar’s Buidling Blocks #3

LINK for Shamgar’s DDO Weapon Statistics on Google Docs

LINK for Ecgric’s Premium Perspective Website

LINK for Eberron Chronicle

LINK for Mjoll’s Monster Information Project

LINK for GuntharBovine has updated his “Make Money Fast” guide

LINK for ForumGenerated’s 12 days of Festivult list

LINK for Inferus Adepts – A new raid mentoring program for Thelanis Server

LINK for IncindieLune is organizing a guild salute video project on Orien

LINK for Annual X-Mas Wizards of the Coast Layoffs

LINK for Krampus!

LINK for How to Record a Segment for DDOcast!

DDOcast 243 - A DDO Podcast!

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Happy DDO Patch Day: Update 12 Patch 1

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Update 12 Patch 1 Release Notes for Dungeons & Dragons Online are now on the LIVE servers! These release notes were posted on Wednesday, December 7th, 2011. These notes are subject to changes and additions. Read the original release notes here!

Of Special Note

Challenges

  • Four new weapons have been added to the Challenge vendors: A greataxe, khopesh, longbow, and rapier.
  • Level 8, 12, and 16 Challenge loot now has a Craftable effect that allows players to craft effects onto them with Cannith Crafting. Level 20 Challenge items will not get the Craftable effect, but will instead gain a second Augment slot; at tier two, the slot is colorless, at tier three a specific color (red, blue, yellow, or green) will be granted, depending on the item. Upgrading an item to tier three will make the item Bound to Character.
  • Consumables, from normal in-game potions to items that grant Crafting Essences, or small XP bonuses, are now available from Challenge Traders.
  • Challenge Supply Vaults now give multiple rewards when opened, and their contents have been weighted towards more interesting results.
  • All level eight, twelve, and sixteen Challenge loot items can now be upgraded.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some named Challenge items from being sold to vendors.
  • Previously-earned Star Objectives now award XP, although at a lower amount than for a first completion. XP will no longer be earned immediately upon completing a star objective, but will instead be rewarded upon completion of the Challenge.
  • Enemy casters have gained several caster levels.
  • The minimum level required to open Supply Chests has been reduced.
  • Challenge ingredients are now Bound to Account.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Kobold Healing powerups from working correctly in some Challenges.
  • Players can now exchange 20 of one Challenge ingredient for 10 of another Challenge ingredient. The ingredients available for conversion are based on the level range of the ingredient, so ingredients that are awarded from high-level Challenges can be used to get other high-level Challenge ingredients, etc.
  • Some Challenge creatures have been weakened slightly.
  • The Life Replenish powerup will now heal for its entire sixty-second duration.

Extraplanar

  • The Extraplanar Challenge Marilith and Lich bosses have been weakened a bit, and the spawn frequency of Fire Reavers, Ice Flensers, Succubi, and Jariliths has been reduced.

Kobold Island

  • The goal in Kobold Island: Short Cuts has been lowered to 300 Dragonshards, and the goal in the Epic version of Short Cuts has been lowered to 500 Dragonshards.
  • Kobold Island Challenge Extractors are now considered to be “buildings” for most spell effects, and no longer take some spell effects. Extractors can still be Repaired.
  • The objective panel in the Epic Kobold Island challenges now report the correct values.
  • Small Extractors will now display the correct map note icon when under attack.
  • Depleted Portals in Kobold Island: Short Cuts will no longer mysteriously become usable again.
  • A sub-menu has been created in the Extractors challenges that offer links to DDO Store items associated with the Kobold Island Challenges.
  • Smaller parties will be less likely to face two bosses guarding Large Extractors.
  • Killing monsters will now award points in all Kobold Island Challenges. Normal monsters will award one point, minibosses will award five points, and bosses will award ten points.
  • It is no longer possible to succeed at getting a Star for not having an Extractor destroyed, if an Extractor is destroyed, in Kobold Island: The Disruptor.

Lava Caves

  • Kobolds in the Lava Caves with giant crystals on their backs will now use kobold teleporters if the teleporters are located inside of power circles. These crystals are too large to go through regular, non-empowered kobold teleporters, however.

Dr. Rushmore’s Mansion

  • Skeleton Key Crests now properly state that they can only be used once per run.
  • Fixed a location where it was possible for characters to become stuck.
  • An optional gate now properly awards time when opened.
  • Enemies will now spawn properly when using teleporters.
  • Gargoyles will no longer drop collectibles that cannot be picked up.

Additional News & Notes

Combat

  • Fixed a bug that was causing stealthed monsters to be visible, but untargetable.

DDO Store

  • Many weapons, armor and shields that can be purchased from the DDO Store can now be sold to vendors in the game.
  • DDO Store Rune Arms are now Bound to Character.

Events

  • The Risian Altar now uses the barter system.
  • The planes of Eberron are shifting, and Festivult cookies and cakes have undergone changes, as usual.

Items

  • Armors that saw their colors change in Update 12 are now colored correctly again.
  • Epic Challenge loot can now be cleared using an Altar of Epic Rituals.
  • The Ring of the Master Artificer (levels 16 and 20) and the Mournlode breastplate (levels 16 and 20) are now Exclusive.
  • Level 20 Calomel Handwraps now properly grant the Lifedrinker effect.
  • The Weaken Undead property on the level 16 and 20 versions of the Mournlode Chain and Mournlode Docent now apply properly to undead enemies.
  • The Epic Mournlode Breastplate can now be fully upgraded.
  • Level 16 Mournlode Warhammers, Mauls, Longswords, and Greataxes now have Greater Undead Bane instead of normal Undead Bane.
  • Pirate’s Port will now only work in Crystal Cove.
  • Fixed a typo in the effect description for Ghostly.
  • The Tinker’s Finesse set bonus now works properly.
  • The Manslayer effect on the Stalker’s Ring now works correctly.
  • The Level 20 Frozen Tunic now grants Superior Ice Lore on its final tier upgrade.

Quests and Adventures

Phiarlan Carnival

Partycrashers
  • Fixed a crashing issue involving the Illusionary Guide.

Ruins of Gianthold

Reaver’s Fate
  • Upgrade tokens will now appear on Hard and Elite difficulties.

Secrets of the Artificers

The Master Artificer
  • An additional chest will now appear when the optional “Destroy Toven’s Soul-Clensing Device” is completed before Toven is confronted and beaten. Items to upgrade Toven’s Hammer can appear in this chest.

The Vale of Twilight

The Shroud
  • The normal end-reward list (not the 20th completion list) has been modified to offer better rewards. Vale of Twilight-specific items, and randomly-generated treasure, have been added to the mix. The chance of getting small or medium ingredients has decreased, and the chance of getting large ingredients has increased. The end reward list now also has a lower chance of producing duplicate items.

The Vault of Night

The Vault of Night
  • Velah’s eggs can now be targeted and selected.

Skills, Feats, and Enhancements

  • The Artificer Past Life feat now has the correct icon.

UI

  • A character’s name now displays as red when dead in the large vitals UI.
  • Fixed a string table error that displayed instead of “Upgrade” on the Shared Plat buy button.
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DDOcast 242

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

Episode 242 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 about the latest patch, Update 12 Patch 1. We also have your regular goodies: DDO news from both Turbine and the community. And Skaggy’s got another great Poem for us!

This episode’s Music is NATURAL 20s by DUAL CORE from their 2009 album, NEXT LEVEL. Nerdcore specialists DUAL CORE, the duo made up of a programmer from Cincinnati, Ohio, known as Int Eighty, and a graphic designer from Manchester, England, dubbed C64. Their album themes are all geek and in the the musical styling of hip hop and rap. If you like what you hear, you can learn more about DUAL CORE and purchase their music at http://dualcoremusic.com/

Seeking DDO and D&D Holday Poems & Music!

Is your inner artist about to burst? Release and share! We’d love to hear your holiday poems or any other auditory delights (parody songs, orginal songs, fake commercials, and even comedy skits!) Record them and send them to us and we’ll play it!

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DDOcast Episode 242 (12-03-11)

0:00:52 Intro
0:01:22 DDO NEWS
0:08:16 DDOcast News
0:13:31 Sponsor Break
0:14:44 Update 12 Patch 1 Notes
0:22:05 DDO Poetry Corner
0:24:30 Whatcha been up to?
0:26:53 DDO Community News
0:35:19 General Gaming News
0:39:01 Closing

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TOTAL TIME: 00:41:23

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LINK for Update 12 Patch 1: Tweaks & Fixes to Challenge Quests

LINK for A Year of DDO VIP now available for $99.99

LINK for DDO Refer a Friend Double Bonus Points Offer Now Available

LINK for BUG: Item Upgrade Item Seals for Abbot and StormReaver not Dropping

LINK for New Payment Methods in the DDOStore

LINK for DDO Store Sales

LINK for DDO Daily Deals for December

LINK for Skaggy’s Blog

LINK for DDOViewer is a new player-made program that lets you see your character information!

LINK for DDO Brasil!

LINK for Eberron Chronicle for Nov 25th

LINK for Eberron Chronicle for Dec 2nd

LINK for Tobril is organizing groups to teach new players how to run DDO’s raids

LINK for DDO Brasil Player Blog

LINK for The Stormreach Sentinel DDO blog

LINK for amius’s Bow-monk Build for TR

LINK for Tobril’s Hound of Xoriat Raid Training

LINK for Gaming Dice in Chocolate and Sugar!

LINK for Turbine.com Gets a new Look

LINK for Epic Education 13 (ADQ1)

LINK for Epic Education 14 (adq2)

LINK for Epic Education 15 (adq3)

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DDO News for Week of 10/23 to 10/29

No DDOcast this week!

Lantern Joe Episode 240 will be aired live on November 5th @ 3PM EST (Noon PST / GMT -4). Sig and I are off to enjoy our Anniversary! But don’t worry next week we’ll bring you more news on Update 12 on Lamannia.

This Week in DDO News

Update 12: Vaults of the ARtificers Officially Announced

DDO Update 12 Vaults of the ArtificersInfo on Update 12 was released today and officially titled Vaults of the Artificers! Update 12 will be coming soon to DDO live servers, but you can now preview it on the Lamannia servers.
Update 12 Summary here >>
Offical DDO U12 Annoucement >>

Update 12 Events on Lamannia: Oct 29th @ 12PM EST

We’re looking for players brave enough to face Challenges on Lamannia tomorrow, Saturday Oct 29th! Those who play the Challenges can receive treats for Lamannia and for their live characters too! Join myself and 404Error (And maybe other Devs) from 12:00 PM Eastern to- 4:00 PM Eastern as they hand out treats for good little adventurers!
Read more details at the DDO Lamannia Forums >>
Offical DDO U12 Announcement >>

Turbine’s 2011 Annual Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Air Ship Pumpkin CarvingIt’s that time of year again: the weather turns colder, the leaves turn colorful, and spooky fun turns up everywhere. It also means it’s the perfect time for a pumpkin carving contest! Turbine is looking for the best pumpkins in the following categories:

  • Asheron’s Call
  • Dungeons & Dragons Online
  • The Lord of the Rings Online

What you win for best DDO Pumpkin:

  • 3000 Turbine Points for the DDO Store
  • Custom Forum Title: “Dragonmark of Spooky (2010)

View Contest Details here >>
View Last Year’s Pumpkins here >>

DDO Dev Team describe Update 12’s Challenge quests!

U12 Tribute to Doctor Who - Time ChallengeDDO Design Director Ian “MadFloyd” Currie, Web Content Developer Kyle “FordyTwo” Horner, Associate Content Designer “FlimsyFirewood”, Content Designer Phil “The Rocking Dead” Speer, Senior Community Specialist Amanda “Tolero” Grow and (the heroically-named) Content Designer Steve “Steelstar” Rogers chat about time travelers, new Challenges, ogre bathroom breaks and much more in the latest Developer Q&A!
Read the Full Interview here >> 

Mabar Festival Now thru Nov 2nd!

You’ll know the festival is active when the sky above House Jorasco’s Airship Tower turns blood-red, and the undead take advantage of the endless night to roam freely through Delera’s Graveyard. The festival takes place primarily in the graveyard, so get your undead-slaying gear and make your way there! Everyone, including free players, can visit the public Graveyard even if they don’t own the Delera’s adventure pack!
Read More on the Mabar Festival here >>

Mabar Lag!

GOT LAGUsers reporting lag in the Mabar festival area and in the Spectral Dragon zone. MajMalphunktion responds: “My team does not create lag, and all I can do is report it.We are just one spoke in the wheel. The issue is more complex than ‘the dragon is out!!!’. We are working on it.”
Read & Comment on the Forums here >>

All U12 Challenge Quests now Open on Lamannia, including Epics!Lamannia

  • Lavacaves: Colossal Crystals – Huuuuuge Crystals have been discovered deep within the volcanic caverns. Kobolds love shiny crystals and the Union has decided that they MUST have one of them! Go Go Go!
  • Lavacaves: Time is Money – The Time Foreman is short on Crystals but has plenty of time to trade!How long can you last?
  • Lavacaves: Circles of Power – The Kobold Mining Union has found a large amount of crystals deep inside a volcanic cavern! Filled with dangerous enemies, the Union needs your help. Additionally, Mysterious circles of unknown energies can be found throughout the caves… Maybe it is possible to harness their power!
  • Extraplanar Mining: The Dragon’s Horde – The Kobold Mining Union is in need of your help once again! This time, they’ve chosen a new location to gather Crystals from…an Extraplanar Palace that the dragon Auraxyllon has created to store his wealth.
  • Extraplanar Mining: Labor Shortage – Back inside Auraxyllon’s Palace, a new Foreman has taken over the Union. Time is short and Crystals are still needed to meet the quota! Every second counts!
  • Extraplanar Mining: Buying Time – A grizzled old Commander Foreman is working with his crew on the Extraplanar Palace. Unfortunately, He is down to his last few workers and needs your help to fill his quota.

Read more about the Epic versions here >>

U12 Shroud Update on Lamannia Make us Cry with Joy!The Shroud Arraetrikos

  • When completing the Shroud, instead of a generic list of level-appropriate random gear, you will now get a selection of Shroud ingredients, which can include anything from small/medium/large ingredients to power cells, Shards of Power, and more!
  • Extra chests will appear at the end of phase 5 on higher difficulty settings
  • One additional chest will appear on hard difficulty
  • Two additional chests will appear on elite
  • Arraetrikos went on a diet, and now has fewer hitpoints on hard and elite.

Read more about the Shroud updates and comment at the Lamannia Forums >>

Update 12 on Lamannia Highlights: Update to +3 Tome Drops

U12 and +3 TomesUnbound +1 and +2 tomes now drop at slightly lower levels. Unbound +3 tomes can now drop in regular (high level) treasure. (That release note means “You can get them in lower level dungeons than before”. We basically shifted everything down a bit.)
Read up on the status of +3 Tomes in game >>

DDO Store Sale Items now thru Nov 3rd

20% off Favored Soul, Anti-Mummy Elixirs, Mummy Rot Cures, and Lesser Anti Beholder Crystals and fast travel items. Also get a free sample of Draught of Midnight with cupon code T5VB8D
More on DDO Store Sales >>

DDO Community News

The Eberron Chronicle – Another week of community highlights for DDO

Crafting with Courtney – Howling Wearwolf – +1 Screaming Module of Bleeding

Ten Ton Hammer’s Update 12 –  Vaults of the Artificers Hands-On Preview with Paiz & Glin

Massively’s Hands-on with Dungeons and Dragons Online’s Update 12: Vaults of the Artificers – Rubi Bayer goes over the highlights of Update 12

And of course…Happy Halloween!

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Update 12 Vaults of the Artificers

Info on Update 12 was released today and officially titled Vaults of the Artificers! Update 12 will be coming soon to DDO live servers, but you can now preview it on the Lamannia servers.

Vaults of the Artificers features new challenge system, where you earn some pretty awesome loot!

  • VIPs get unlimited access to all Challenge quests at all times
  • Free and Premium players can buy the Challenge Pack. And just like Adventure packs, its a one time purchase that gives you unlimited access.
  • Free and Premium players can also buy Single Access tokens
  • Try before you buy! Each day, players can get a Daily Challenge Token.  You can use this token to try out a challenge at anytime.
  • And much like Adventure Guest Passes you can buy Challenge Guest Passes for a friend.

Read more about Update 12 Here >>

And of course, what everyone has been waiting for, the ability to unlock the Artificer class with favor earned in the new U11 and U12 quests. There are also some new features available for purchase in the DDO Store:

  • New Platinum Sharing for characters on the same account on the same server. VIPs get the first tier automatically.
  • Four new Armor kits, two are for warforged
  • Challenge Powerups: buffs that help you get an edge inside Challenge quests.
  • Challenge power ups
  • Purchase and use Gold Seal hirelings two levels above your character.

Read more about the new U12 features here >>

Also released today, a Dev Diary Q&A with Design Director Ian “MadFloyd” Currie, Web Content Developer Kyle “FordyTwo” Horner, Associate Content Designer“FlimsyFirewood”, Content Designer Phil “The Rocking Dead” Speer, Senior Community Specialist Amanda “Tolero” Grow and (the heroically-named) Content Designer Steve “Steelstar” Rogers.

Read the full DDO Dev Q&A here >>

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DDOcast 239

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

Episode 239 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.

Samius joins Sig and Anne to say fairwell to Lessah and the DDO Cocktail Hour. We also go over the latest DDO news including Update 12 on Lamannia, Mabar Festival, Pumpkin Carving Contests and more! We also have segments: Ecgric’s Premium Perspective, Rhreebus’ Top 10, and Deadnettle’s Puzzler

This episode’s music is DAMAGE by 3D6. 3D6 is a nerdy punk/rock band out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Their songs feature topics such as Dungeons and Dragons, comics, video games and robots. You can learn more about 3d6 and purchase their songs on iTunes and on their web site: http://www.reverbnation.com/3d6

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DDOcast Episode 239 (10-22-11)

0:00:44 Intro
0:02:11 DDO News
0:18:57 DDOCast News
0:19:41 Sponsors
0:21:44 Round Table
0:23:52 Lich Line Caller: Tobrell Bromances with Samius
0:25:30 Back to CTH
0:30:07 Lamannia U12 Release Notes
0:41:46 Ecgric’s Premium Perspective: The Vale
0:51:32 Lich Line Caller: Deadnettle Puzzler LIVE with the Ustream Chat Room!
0:58:29 Rheebus’ Top 10 Feats (part 1)
1:09:36 What’s Up in DDO With You?
1:19:34 DDO Community News
1:28:54 Lich Line Caller: CSIStormreach Seeks Arty Advice
1:31:36 Back to Lightning Post Msgs
1:35:04 General Gaming News
1:39:14 Last call
1:40:02 Closing

END

TOTAL TIME: 1:42:01

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DDO Lamannia U12 Release Notes

Lamannia

Posted today on the DDO Lamannia Forums!

Welcome to the Lamannia Update 12 Release Notes for Dungeons & Dragons Online! These release notes were posted on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011. These notes are subject to changes and additions.

Try Challenges on Lamannia!
Introducing Challenges, available for preview on Lamannia! These repeatable quests feature multiple objectives and mini-games with a broad range of choices!

  • Complete the objectives to collect rewards you can barter with for better loot.
  • Choose your specific level of difficulty – each Challenge supports a broad range of character levels.
  • Try to best your high score each time you play.
  • Multiple variants available with different strategies, time limits, and rewards.

Challenge Scores
Scoring is based on both a point value and a Star ranking.

Point scores determine how many reward items you will receive once the time runs out! Try to beat your personal best high scores, or compare your score with your friends’ scores!

Additionally, each Challenge has five specific star objectives. Each objective you complete rewards a blue star. For every star you earn, you earn favor points for House Cannith. Each Challenge variant has a different set of star objectives, and can offer different types of monsters, mechanics, powerups, goals and time limits.

  • You must complete the first star objective to receive items and XP for the Challenge.
  • If you complete all 5 star objectives in one run of a Challenge at its maximum available CR level, all of your blue stars will turn to gold – you’ll earn bonus favor and bonus experience!
  • Players over level (5 or more) will not be rewarded items or XP, but may still earn favor from star accomplishments.

Accessing Challenges
Visit House Cannith to participate in Challenges! Look for the challenge boards to accept your desired Challenge variant. There are multiple ways to gain entry to a Challenge:

Challenge Packs

  • The Adventure Pack grants full access all the time, any time! Free to VIPs!
  • Guest passes can be purchased to grant your friends access to challenges for a limited amount of time.

Challenge Tokens
Challenge Tokens are used to access individual Challenges one time

  • Free Daily Challenge Token
    • Visit Kariya ir’Vannis in House Cannith, near the Cannith Gorgon statue, to receive access tokens into that day’s free Challenge!
    • The available Challenge will change every day, so check back daily to see which Challenge Kariya has to offer!
    • Premium users will receive bonus Challenge tokens from Kariya!
    • Challenge tokens can be used for entry into a Challenge, or spent on one-use bonus items using the “Cannith Supply Vault” located inside the Challenge at the beginning.
  • Universal Access Token
    • Purchase a universal token for single-use access to one Challenge of your choice.

Available CR Levels
Supported level ranges for each Challenge differ; as you enter a Challenge, you may use the level selection drop down menu to chose the Challenge level you wish to play. The majority of Challenge variants are also available (separately) in Epic CR levels. Note that selecting a Challenge below your character level can result in XP and reward penalties for your party, though it will not impact your ability to earn favor.

Rename Tokens
It is now possible to change your character’s name, surname, and your pet’s name – visit the DDO Store to purchase a Rename Token! Visit the Character -> Name Changes category and select which name you’d like to change. A one-use Parchment will be delivered to your inventory. (Note that names must still comply with the Code of Conduct)

  • To change your first name, activate the Name Change Parchment (First Name) from your inventory and type in your new name. Special characters and spaces are unavailable in first names.
  • To change your surname, activate the Name Change Parchment (Surname) from your inventory and type in your new name. You may use spaces and apostrophes in your surname, but other special characters and numbers are unavailable.
  • To change your pet’s name, activate the Pet Name Certificate from your inventory. Open your pet’s character sheet by right clicking on their health bar. Click the “rename pet” button. Special characters and spaces are unavailable for pet names.
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DDOcast 238

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

Episode 238 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 are here to deliver you DDO news while the DDO Forums were down. (DDO Forums are now back up as of 3:30pm PST!) We also talk about the new House Cannith Alchemical Crafting system and Shamgar has another Epic Education on the Demon Queen. We also go over our latest emails and messages from the Lightning Post!

This episode’s music is THE DRUNKEN GNOME ILLUSIONIST and SCREW YOU DM by DAN THE BARD. Dan the Bard writes, performs and records songs about Dungeons and Dragons! Dan is an accomplished musician and storyteller. You can learn more about Dan the Bard and purchase many of his fine albums and songs on his website: http://bard.phoenixlore.com/

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DDOcast Episode 238 (10-15-11)

0:01:02 Intro
0:02:09 DDO News: Oh-nos! Forums Down! U11.1 Now Live!
0:10:37 DDOcast Show News: No Live show on Oct 29th
0:10:51 Sponsor Break
0:12:15 Round Table: House Cannith Alchemical Crafting
0:21:40 Epic Education with Shamgar
0:27:10 What’s Up in DDO?
0:31:36 DDO Community News
0:36:09 Tribute to DDO Cocktail Hour
0:38:54 Lightning Post
0:49:15 General Gaming News
0:50:23 Closing

END

TOTAL TIME: 00:52:22

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DDOcast 237

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

Episode 237 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.

Yes its 237, even though Sig says 236 in the cast 😛

This week Shamgar from Epic Education join Sig and Anne to talk DDO news and the Lamannia U11 Patch 1 Notes. Shamgar also takes us through a detailed walkthru of the new U11 raids, Lord of Blades and The Master Artificer. We also have a new segment from Deadnettle’s DDO Puzzler. We even have a Crunchy Bits Basics on Hit Points.  And a special interview with MajMalphunktion, our favorite Turbine QA forum cruiser!

This week’s music is POCKET PARAFOIL BY ALEX MAUER from his 2008 album 9999. Alex is a classic console music composer creating chipset and 8-bit tunes using 9 different game systems, such as the Nintendo NES. If you like what you hear, you can buy his albums on his website at http://www.alexmauer.com/

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DDOcast Episode 237 (10-08-11)

0:00:35 Intro
0:01:30 DDO News + Lamannia U11 Patch 1 Notes
0:17:35 Sponsor Break
0:18:33 Round Table Talk: U11 Raids – Lord of Blades & Master Artificer
0:50:42 DDO Puzzler with Deadnettle!
0:52:56 Interview with MajMalphunktion of Turbine!
1:15:15 Whatcha been up to in DDO?
1:20:22 DDO Community News
1:24:29 Crunchy Bits Basics: Hit Points
1:38:04 Lighting Post: +3 Tomes BAH!
1:41:03 General Gaming News
1:46:27 Last Call & How to Win Shamgar’s Turbine Points!
1:48:27 Closing

END

TOTAL TIME: 1:50:02

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Now on Lamannia: Update 11 Patch 1

Lamannia

Changes include party UI fixes, artificers now functioning with vet status, and also The Mabar Festival is active! Here are some high lights for Lamannia’s latest patch!

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DDOcast 236

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

Episode 236 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 chat about the latest Drama-Lama, +3 Tomes in the DDO store! And we have a Crunchy Bits Build for Artificers (Finally!) We got some mighty fine segments: Eberronian Chef with Adan, Back to the Lab with Strype, and a DDO Top 10 with Rheebus the Rogue! We also have a super sized mail bag just in from the Lightning Post.

Today’s Music is PIECES OF EIGHT by CAPTAIN BOGG & SALTY an Oregon based Pirate Rock Band off their album PEGLEG TANGO. You can buy their album on Amazon or visit their website at http://boggandsalty.com/

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DDOcast Episode 236 (10-01-11)

0:00:36 Intro
0:01:49 DDO Game News
0:11:22 Sponsor Break
0:13:19 DDO Round Table: +3 Tomes in Store
0:21:52 DDO Top 10 with Rheebus the Rogue
0:24:26 Eberronian Chef with Adan
0:26:42 Back to the Lab with Strype McClaine
0:37:27 What are We Doing in DDO?
0:38:39 DDO Community News
0:44:06 Crunchy Bits: Artificer Build
0:55:35 Lighting Post: Newbie advice, Epics, Mabar Nerf & No-Drama Plz!
1:14:18 General Gaming News
1:17:42 Closing

END

TOTAL TIME: 1:19:10

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DDOcast 233

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

Episode 233 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 U11, Artificer Build Ideas and Contests (with special poetry entry from Skaggy The Poet). We also have an Interview with Marcy Rockwell on her recently Released DDO book, The Shard Axe. Another mind-bending puzzle from Necrobotinist’s DDO Puzzler and Ecgric’s Review of Artificer with Rowenheal!

Also, thank you to the Heros of DDOcast! Who have donated thus far to helping us maintain the DDOcast website and gain other goodies for everyone!

Today’s Music is “Tonight D&D” by Allie Goertz. You can “name your price” and buy a copy of this lovely song from her website at http://cossbysweater.bandcamp.com/

DDOcast is giving away 1,000 TP! Read more here!

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DDOcast Episode 233 (09-10-11)

0:00:53 Intro
0:02:16 DDO News
0:10:02 LICH Line Caller: Rhyz, Says Thanks!
0:12:02 Sponsor Break
0:13:40 Interview with Marcy Rockwell on The Shard Axe
0:35:18 DDO Contest Winners
0:42:35 Skaggy’s Contest Entry Poems
0:46:39 DDO Puzzler with NecroBotinist
0:52:45 Premium Perspective with EcGric
1:05:21 DDOcast Contest Part 2
1:07:15 Mini-Crunchy Bits: Artificer Build Ideas
1:13:19 What’s Up With Us in DDO?
1:15:14 DDO Community News
1:18:54 DDOcast Lightning Post: Email, Messages, etc
1:27:53 General Gaming News
1:31:19 Closing

END

TOTAL TIME: 1:33:09

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DDOcast 232

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

Episode 232 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. (And yes, we know Sig said Sept 9th, but he meant the 3rd)

This week Sig and Anne talk DDO game news & community news, PAX Prime Report, Round Table on Artificers, Mail & Messages, and more! We also have some awesome segments this week: Top 10, Eberronian Chef, ODC Gamer, and Epic Education. We’re also glad to introduce the premire of DDO Puzzler with Necrobotanist (AkA Deadnettle).

LISTEN TO WIN!

We also have an awesome contest with the swag we’ve gathered at PAX Prime this year. We’ve got T-Shrits, bags, buttons, in-game pirate hats. We even have a signed copy of The Shard Axe as a prize!

This week’s music is “I’m Always the First to Die” by Sean from Jinx.com. You can download the MP3 free at the Jinx Blog.

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DDOcast Episode 232 (09-03-11)

0:35 Intro
1:47 DDO News
5:38 DDOcast News: Donation Thanks! And CONTESTS! LISTEN to WIN!
8:59 Sponsor Break
10:28 PAX Prime 2011 Report
19:38 Top 10 with Rheebus
27:17 DDO Puzzler with Necrobotanist
31:53 Round Table: Drama Lamma & Artifier Outcry
46:14 Eberronian Chef with Adan
47:48 OCD Gamer with Rhyz
52:48 Epic Education with Shamgar
59:07 What’s new in DDO with Us
1:02:53 DDO Community News
1:08:19 Lightning Post: Msgs, Mail, etc
1:18:18 General Gaming News
1:19:38 Closing

END

TOTAL TIME: 1:21:02

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Live Show on UStream! Sat, Sept 3rd @ 3pm EST (Noon PST)

LOL! Herppy Derpy! Yeah its been a hard and long week. Its Sept 3rd (not Aug 3rd)

  • DDOcast Episode 232
  • Date: Saturday, September 3rd
  • Time: 3:00 PM Eastern (Noon Pacific)

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Leave a message on our hotline at 1-650-DDO-LICH or 1-650-336-5424

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DDOcast 230

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

Episode 230 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.

Ep 230 is actually early! We need to get ready for PAX so here’s the latest episode!

This week Sig and Anne talk DDO news, Artificers for U11, Community news, and PAX Prime 2011 . We also have segments Eberronian Chef and Premium Perspective!

Today’s Music is D&D by 3OH!3 (THREE-OH-THREE) and is a bonus track from their first album. 3OH!3 is an American electronic musical duo from Boulder, Colorado, made up of Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte. They’re famous for their song “DONT TRUST ME” and working with Katy Perry’s remixes. You can find more info at their site http://www.3oh3music.com/ and buy their albums on iTunes.

Join Us for the DDOcast @ PAX Happy Hour Meetup

  • DATE: FRIDAY, AUG 26TH
  • TIME: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • WHERE: Seattle Tap House Grill, 1506 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101 (click on the map below to enlarge)
  • DETAILS: Look for the Man in the Lime Green Pith hat with a yellow wooden parrot on top. We’ll be in the bar section.

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DDOcast Episode 230 (08-20-11)

0:37 Intro
1:45 DDO News: Artificers, New German servers!
7:29 DDOcast News: PAX 2011, Skagtraviganza, Gtalk
12:27 Sponser Break
14:16 U11’s Artifcers
43:07 Eberronian Chef with Adan
45:41 Premium Perspective with ECGric
49:39 What’s New in DDO with Us!
52:14 DDO Community News
54:50 Crunchy Bits Live
1:10:36 DDOcast Mail + Anne’s OldSchool Monster Contest
1:14:04 Voice Mail
1:15:03 Closing

END

TOTAL TIME: 1:17:01

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DDOcast 229

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

Episode 229 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 guests, Coldin and Ecgric talk a ton about U11, but we also have DDO Community news and some General Gaming News.Our segment authors really pulled out the creative chops and provided us with some bonus material! Two DDO parody ballads: “Sig & Anne” by Skaggy and “Zerger” by Ecgric. We also have the last DDO Poetry Corner before the big Skagtraviganza. Plus a new segment by Adan Maskery called Eberrionian Chef.

Today’s Music is “Dugeon Master Gurls” by The Second City Network. The Second City Network is the New Media branch of The Second City, the biggest sketch & improv school in the world! Many of the biggest stars from the last 50 years got their start at The Second City! Their website is http://www.secondcitynetwork.com and you can download a free MP3 of this song at their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/TheSecondCityNetwork/

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DDOcast Episode 229 (08-13-11)

0:31 INTRO
2:51 DDO News: U11 PR, Maint, Lam Live events, etc
17:17 DOOcast news
18:31 Song Break: Sig&Anne by Skaggy
23:10 Sponsor Break
24:05 Update 11 Bonanza! Lamannia Notes, Dev Diary, Talk!
1:16:50 Eberronian Chef with Aden Maskery
1:19:32 DDO Poetry Corner with Skaggy the Poet
1:26:02 Lighting Post: DDO players respond to (G+) U11
1:28:85 Whatcha been doing on DDO?
1:32:85 Song Break: Zerger by EcGric
1:37:15 DDO Community News
1:41:09 General Gaming News
1:42:24 Last Call
1:43:04 Closing

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TOTAL TIME: 1:44:02

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