Saturday, July 7, 2012
Usually I hook up with groups looking to run instances in hard or elite mode, but last night I think I finally got what I have been looking for, for a long long while: a DDO static group. Me and three other players committed to running a chain, and I am halfway to level 6.
Though I had been in some of the dungeons before, and undoubtedly so did some of the other party members, the good thing about DDO is that it's a game with a great deal of replayability. We ran Protect Baudry's interest, Irestone Inlet and a few others. I have also spent some time hunting down collectors in Stormreach. Ten Ton Hammer detailed a long time ago the importance of doing such quests, for me it was more a chance to get rid of items dragging down my inventory.
One thing I would advise any of you wanting to try out DDO, I am not sure about Underdark because I have not tried it, but at least in Stormreach, do try to join a guild as soon as you can, and if your guild is high level and has a ship, even better. I find that I am not that great at reading the map or remember where things are, so having the ability to transport anywhere via the ship is one of the greatest benefits of joining a guild. Who needs mounts when you can teleport?
Happy adventuring, and I will keep you posted on the progress of our static group.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Doing the low level quests is a lot easier if you team up, so me and Cornholio the Great teamed up and knocked off a few in succession and quickly leveled all l the way to 2. I know so much more now than when I started playing the game: the proper use of hirelings to aid in dungeons for example, and even what feats and skills to take that help out my class.
DDO, unlike other games has an advantage since there is so much online, in terms of guides and documentation. Many old games like DAoC, but to name one, have fewer resources, so it makes it easier to look up walkthroughs and helpful hints online.
Of course, if I just wanted to automate the character creation process I could have just used the excellent DDO Character Generator made available by the good folks over at Mortal Voyage in the Argonnessen server. Their Perma-Death guild was featured in the latest (and last) edition of Massive Online Gamer. There's a link to this great newbie tool over at their website: www.mortalvoyage.com.
Anyone know of a good starting guild for my alt??? Look me up in Orien if you wanna get down with my pally!!
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Honestly, Nov-Dec was a blur, in so far as gaming. I really didn't do as much as I wanted to. I think I logged on to DDO once in the past month, but that was only because I downloaded the game to my external drive to see if I could run it on my old laptop. I was surprised the answer was yes, though it tends to lag from time to time which was annoying. Truth be told I have been spending more time in the DAoC battlegrounds, but given my free trial for that game will be running out in about a week's time, I don't think I will be resubbing.
Also this year, I resolve to do more creative writing, and to this end I am reading the DDO novel "The Shard Axe" penned by fantasy writer Marshiela Rockwell. I've only glanced at the first chapter, but I hope to consume it all within the next couple of weeks and post a review of it here. The reason I am doing this is twofold: I have been working on a DDO themed novel of my own set in Stormreach of course, and I find this one to be a good source of inspiration. It is readily available in paper and e-book format through Amazon or through your favorite hobby/bookstore. So go out and get a copy you will be glad you did! I will update this blog more with my progress on my book and my other writing endeavors, as well as the progression of my warforged toon on my server. Stay with me!!