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DDOcast 288

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This week on DDOcast Sig, Anne and Geoff (http://www.ddogamer.com) talk about the latest DDO news including a great forum post by our favorite DDO QA guy, Maj. Malphunktion, we also talk about some Forgotten Realms lore, tad bit on community news, and then wrap it up with some fun general gaming news.

Notes: http://bit.ly/12xcPGB

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DDOcast 231 – PAX Prime 2011 Special

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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 231 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.

Our PAX Prime 2011 Special this week Sig interviews with Fernando of Turbine talk on Update 11. We also have an inter view with Keith Baker, creator of the Eberron world. The sound quality for Marcy Rockwell’s interview was so bad I couldn’t really add it to show. I’ll try and write up a transcript of the interview here later today. I’ll also try and get another “re-interview” with Marcy as soon as I can.

This week’s intro music is “Girl From Ipswich” by Paul and Storm from their YouTube video called “Water.” You can sample, purchase, and imbibe more of their songs at http://www.paulandstorm.com/

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DDOcast Episode 231 (08-31-11)

0:25 Intro
0:59 Interview with Fernando Paiz
39:25 Small break with Anne
41:21 Interview with Keith Baker (Transcript is Here)
56:02 Closing

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TOTAL TIME: 00:58:54

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LINK for Update 11 on DDOwiki

LINK for Update 11 Lamania Known Issues

LINK for Latest Update 11 Notes on Lamannia

LINK for Massively’s “PAX 2011: Turbine lifts Rise of Isengard NDA, shows off LotRO and DDO”

LINK for MMO New’s “Turbine at PAX Prime: LOTRO Beta Lifts and DDO Update”

LINK for Keith’s Baker Blog: Have Dice Will Travel

LINK for Cthulhu Gloom at Atlas Games

LINK for Marshiela Rockwell’s Blog: They’re Biodegradable

LINK for Pre-Order The Shard Axe @ Amazon

LINK for Pre-Order The Shard Axe for the NOOK

LINK for Marshiela Rockwell’s Official Website

LINK for List of Eberron Source Books and Novels

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66% Done: A PAX Prime 2011 Report

Day 1:  Destroying Plans & Having Fun Doing it!

One of the few hottest days of the year in Seattle also happened to coincide with the first day of PAX Prime 2011.  Outside the Washington State Convention Center it was 82°F (28°C), but it felt like near 90°F (32°F) due to humidity.

Failed horridly at trying to get to the Key Note this year; I should have stopped and RTFM! But on the plus side all huge lectures are now at the Paramount Theater. Yes, I do not miss the days when it was held in a cement hall. I hope to the Live D&D Game on Day 2 of PAX.

I also got the day wrong on Marcy Rockwell’s book The Shard Axe signing wrong. (Ouch! That’s like two gutter balls in a row, if I was bowling.) It’s on Sat @ 11:30am in the Warner Brothers / Turbine Booth #932, not Friday! Ugh.

At Noon we had our interview Fernando and as usual he was on par with all the tidbits we were looking for as DDO fans! I won’t say too much here because I want to save it for the show, but I think with the new digital voice recorder & HD mic I got really did a better job than last year’s setup! I hope to have it all edited out for Ep 231 of DDOcast.  Here are a few teasers:

  • Talked about Update 11
  • New technologies implemented in DDO
  • Inspirations for Update 11 and Artificers
  • House Cannith Quests and Raid Previews
  • Fairness in the DDO Stores and Online Transactions
  • And Of course some more screen images of DDO U11

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As a side note, I have to say that Turbine was combined with the with WB games booth, so it wasn’t the total Turbine booth as it was last year.  Understandably, PAX East in Boston is gonna be their main stay since it’s in their back yard. Regardless, I want to thank the Turbine Crew for taking the time to see us at PAX! You guys are awesome!

During the interview with Fernando, my digital camera started taking mutant pictures and died! You know when GS or Icy Regiments perma break? Well that’s what it feels like when your camera breaks at PAX. So we spent our Expo Hall touring time out getting a new camera.

Armed with a new camera, we met for our happy hours DDOcast meet-up in the TAP House Bar.  We saw up with Marcy Rockwell and her hubby; And Marcy gifted us with a signed copy of The Shard Axe! I can’t wait to read!  We also met with Phite & Ms. Phite, and Shamgar. We drank, ate tasty foods, talked DDO, games, writing, and PAX. Chatting went well beyond 6pm!  Ahh the best laid plans of Mice and Men often go awry! Of course I didn’t go to the panel on Journalism!

The WB Games/Turbine PAX Party was really packed! We got VIP tickets and cut the lines into Gamesworks. Free food, Xbox game stations, shirts, buttons, cos-players, in-game swag cards, bags, free-play arcade game cards, and (thanks to Phite) I ended up with more booze tickets then they were given out!  They also held a raffle for some bigger prizes. Both Phite and I ended up with a Lifetime Membership to DDO!

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Overall, day one felt like a hurricane (whoops! poor choice of words for the East coast folk! I hope everyone is doing okay out there!) It was a very busy day wandering around and chatting up with friends, I learned later from a friend that the panels were packed and the lines were long. Though its super crowded, the best part about PAX is everyone is super friendly; sure we bump into each other but everyone is happy. After “sorries” are said, its a good reason to start talking games with another PAXite!