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DDOcast 234

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

Episode 234 is late, but 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 have a news heavy week filled with U11, Bug reports, and DDO Dev Talk on the Forums. We also have segments DDO Puzzler, Eberonian Chef, and DDO Top 10!

Today’s Music is “MegaMan 2 Wily” by ARMCANNON from their album “ARMCANNON 2: Return of the Attack of the Legend of Pizzor” ARMCANNON is a video game cover band who’s mission is to force feed the fanatics of the fangares they favor and to bring out the inner child to the outter surface. You can buy their tracks and albums at http://www.ARMCANNON.com/ and on iTunes.

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DDOcast Episode 234 (09-17-11)

0:57 Intro
2:17 DDO News
30:02 DDOcast News
31:15 Sponsor Break
35:03 Round Table: U11 First-Hand Reports
1:07:43 DDO Puzzler with Necrobotinist
1:12:29 Top 10 with Rheebus
1:17:19 Eberronian Chef with Adan
1:20:08 What’s up in DDO
1:25:20 DDO Community News
1:31:22 Crunchy Bits Light: Tips & Tricks with Artifiers and “Let Sleeping Dust Lie”
1:35:49 General Gaming News
1:37:31 Last Call
1:37:54 Closing

END

TOTAL TIME: 1:40:02

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Contest is Done! Congratulations to the Winners!

Congratz to Nick, Kevin, Jennifer, Dell and Chris! Each won a 1,000 TP each! Spend it well!

We gave away a total of 5,000 Turbine Points in celebration of Update 11: Secrets of the Artificer! Thanks for participating. When you get a chance to listen to our show, there may be more prizes in the future!

Our next live show will be on Saturday, Sept 17 @ 3pm EST (Noon Pacific). If you have questions or comments, leave us a message via email at ddocast@gmail.com. Or by twitter & Facebook @ddocast.  And of course via our LICH Line @ 1.650.DDO.LICH  or 1.650.336.5424

Thanks everyone!

 

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DDOcast 233

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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

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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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Day 2 PAX Prime 2011 Report: Expo Hall Adventures, Interviews, and Artificers

Day 2: Expo Hall, Uber Mice, Interviews and Boardgames!

In the morning we left to have brunch at the Hurricane Café at Keith Baker’s Eberron meet’n’greet along with Marcy Rockwell and her hubby, Alex.  I’m really a shy person, so I didn’t talk much and Sig was far more interested in food! Marcy formally introduced us to Keith, who is a really nice guy and very talented. I’m very glad to have met him; maybe I’ll have more courage to talk next time.  We set up an appointment with Keith to interview him later that day, and then quickly left to take Marcy to her book signing at the Turbine/WB booth.

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We wandered the Expo Hall looking for new games and boy did we find games! After all, we had to make up for lost time due to yesterday’s camera machinations.

  • Desus Ex, which is now on sale on Steam
  • Borderlands 2
  • Fire Fall
  • Orcs Must Die
  • Batman Arkham City
  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. SKYRIM! OMG SKYRIM!
  • Guild Wars 2
  • Gotham City Impostors
  • Bioshock Infinity
  • Prey 2

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Sig also walked away with an Uber gaming mouse that looks like it could double as a futuristic death weapon. This one is called Cyborg R.A.T. 9 gaming mouse by MadCatz. This mouse is rated the best mouse by Maximum PC magazine because of its highly customizable body and programmable buttons. Sig got it for that same reason why MaxPC loved it.

Following that, we had a quick interview with Keith Baker who was just fresh from viewing Artificers and the Lord of Blades raid in the DDO section of the WB/Turbine Booth with Fernando.  We also caught Marcy Rockwell signing her new book, The Shard Axe. While at the Turbine boot we saw a few people running the Crystal Cove test to win a DDO Lifetime Membership prize. It’s a 4 Player contest and the winners all get the Lifetime Membership. After Marcy was done signing her books at the booth, we met up again to do a quick interview with her.

We got to touring more of PAX areas, which took longer because it’s spread out over all floors of the convention center, the convention annex across the street, the Sharaton hotel to the west, and the Paramount Theater to the north.

Most notable area was the Paramount Theater: this year PAX did a smart thing for its main attraction events and took over the whole theater. The city actually blocked out a whole street just for the line for events at the theater. A freaking whole street just for A LINE! People tell me that the wait was up to 2 hours just to get in for these crazy super popular events.

The Convention center’s Annex is actually another building across the street and was taken over by Halo Fest and Table Top games run by Wizards of the Coast. Halo Fest is amazing! They turned a single floor into a museum of Halo and mini lecture hall. And of course there were kiosks where you could play all versions and variations of Halo.  Wizards took over 2 floors and dedicated one to Magic: The Gathering and the other to D&D. In the afternoon, we played a D&D encounter and The Legend of Drizzt Boardgame.

Floor Six of the convention center is where we found PC-Consoles-Tourny-Freeplay in addition to Mini-Dealers/Expo Hall and the PAX 10 indie games booth. I was really looking forward to trying out all the PAX 10 games, but I twisted my ankle trying to avoid crashing into other people. We did find a strange booth called “Church Games,” which I think is a religious gaming group (I think I’ll leave this one to Sig to explain).

Somewhere along the way I sprained my ankle, and decided to call it early and head home to play some video games.  I was kind of sad to miss my friends I had planned to see at PAX, and I really wanted to take a look at the Guild Wars 2 panels and attend the party.  There’s always next year though!

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Artificers & Update 11 Dungeons and Dragons Online News

By now you’ve probably heard that Artificers will not be free nor “earnable” through favor for VIP account holders. This is true and Fernando did tell us this during our interview with him.  I can totally see why people would be pretty annoyed by this and feel like they are being strong armed into paying for something they would otherwise expected to get for free (such as the Monk class or Favored Soul). Now if you are budget minded, then waiting 3 or more months for a new toy while others play for it will suck a lot of the fun out of the thing and leave you feeling cheated.

Sig himself didn’t like this idea, and he too knew fans would be up in arms about it. Design wise, it makes sense that Cannith favor would unlock the class, but making it unavailable when the class comes out is not a good call in his opinion – at least not long term.

I have to be honest with you though, I will be buying the Artificer when it comes out and had planned so before I won my Lifetime membership. When I heard the news, I wasn’t annoyed personally, but I knew many DDO fans would be. Both Sig and I have Turbine points saved up and the 1K points that we’ve gotten for a couple months have been great. We’ve easily gotten our money’s worth in points and it’s nice to unlock on all servers.

I also have to say that knowing both Tolero and Jerry now works for Turbine really changes things for me. There are fans of DDO working as employees of Turbine.  Jerry and his wife are expecting a new baby. Knowing that the money I spend on DDO will go to them in some way and that makes me really happy. Also meeting the talented developers makes me want to give money to them, so I can see what new stuff they can come up with. Heck, if I had enough capital I would invest in Turbine.

There’s a saying: “Its OK to not like things, just don’t be a jerk about it.”

Overall, I would say if you don’t like it let them know and why, but don’t be a douche bag about it.  Tell them what you were expecting as a DDO VIP player. Heck, tell them what you were expecting as premium or free player. But don’t forget to tell them what you did like about what they’ve done in the past and why you liked it. Perhaps if you ask nicely enough, they’ll do it again.

Stay Tuned for Day 3 Report!

Okay I think I’m done for now. I’ll do another write up tomorrow on PAX, for now I have to take some meds and put ice on my ankle.

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DDOcast 230

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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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Dungeons & Dragons Online, Update 11: Secrets of the Artificers to launch Sept 12!

Dungeons & Dragons Online, Update 11: Secrets of the Artificers to launch September 12th

Update 11: Secrets of the Artificers will feature:

  • 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

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Dungeons & Dragons Online Brings you Artificers on Lamannia!

Lamannia

Looks like tomorrow’s Lamannia, open beta server event will bring us Artificers! Turbine’s official Lamannia Coordinator, KookieKobold invites us to play around:

Wednesday’s Event will be held at 7pm to 10pm EST (GMT-4).

This event’s focus will be on the new class, the Artificer! Once Lamannia is live, Artificer will be available from the DDO store in game for a small amount of turbine points (Which can be gotten from Lord Poincealot).

From there, we ask for you to play your way through the levels of Artificer! Experience will be drastically increased starting on Wednesday and ending on Monday of next week. Devs will be on hand searching for those of you who are adventuring through quests. Those Devs will be granting levels to the people they find in quests.

Yark Yark!
See you all there!>

Read the offical event notice on the DDO forums >>

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DDOcast 229

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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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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

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