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Damsels of DDO Episode 31, Blown to Bits

The Damsels of DDO are a group of girl gamers who talk about things that are important to them in the world of Dungeons and Dragons Online.   This time around, we headed to House Cannith and got Blown to Bits while trying to blow up boxes.  Word to the wise, when something says “Extreme Challenge”, it’s not a joke, it’s an actual warning!  Thanks so much for listening!

 

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Intro:   

  • The Damsels of DDO Recorded Live on Wednesday December 23rd, 2015 at 11:00 PST. This is our 31st show.  Welcome Patrick Shamgar!  Why didn’t you quest with us?  You roll XP dice on every server every week… aren’t you level 20 everywhere?
    • DDO went offline or something.  Was it the Star Wars Premiere that did it?
      • What did you do for that day DDO was offline?
        • I visited the forums…
    • Tips for Noobs!  
    • So..Party Crashers… that is a thing for me each week I guess?
      • New plan, keep everything!  I do not have enough “stuff” to upgrade even one item.  I’m starting to think this is a waste of time…
    • Myth promises to be level 21 by next show, and then she growled at me.  (I translated!)

 

  • Rumors and News
    • New DDO Stream – Shoemaker stream weekly 3-6 EST on Sundays
      • Title – Shoemaker Builds a … Drow Rogue
    • Festivult – woohoo – through Jan 3rd
      • Get anything good yet?
    • U29
      • Legendary Green Steel
      • New legendary raids – shroud, tempest spine, hound
        • Forums
          • Too easy but …
          • “One shotting in LE”
            • Some Not complaining that LE is difficult (some say it’s easy), just ‘stupid’ with the mechanic of one-shotting
              • Would prefer better mechanics to make LE more difficult, such as Zuggtmoy fight in TOEE.  You can be one shot there but, if you pay attention, can avoid damage.
              • One shotting reduces build diversity?
            • Others think it’s fine as it seems more group play is needed.
          • My question – on first day, did these players take characters they’ve been ‘facerolling’ in other EEs into LE Raid and expect there to be no change?  Ok, so there’s one shotting.  How about using a real tank?  Not the 1000 HP 150 PRR character but one that is built to take the brunt of hits while DPS characters pound on the bad guys (and not all at once – perhaps use some tactics, CC, etc).
      • New quests
        • To Curse the Sky and Creeping Death
        • Forums
          • “Nerfs to Melee with U29”
            • Some complain they are getting grazing hits on a 10, using TF and over 100 to hit
            • Others don’t notice, even with level 27 under-geared character
      • Random Loot changes
        • Forums – as expected some hate it, some love it
      • Level cap increase – anyone 30 yet :)?
      • New feats – Myth, have you checked out the lower level epic caster feats?
    • December Deals –
      • Dec 18 – 24 – Mirror of Glamering 35% off (makes it 159 TP)
      • Dec 24-31 – Select cosmetic armors and outfits 50% off; skill tomes 50% off; challenge tools 35% off
      • DDO Bonus Days – 5% Group Bonus and 50% Guild Renown – Thurs – Jan 3.
      • 85% off select expansion and packs on the DDO Market, through Jan 4.
      • Otto’s Boxes, through Jan 3.
      • To take advantage of the sales – Triple Bonus Points through Jan 3
    • DDOCast
      • End of year survey
      • Best of …
      • Lady Lessah

 

  • Before we start!  
    • Doctor Who
        • Um…. yeah… no.  Sorry.  🙁
    • I DID watch Jessica Jones.  No further comment.
    • Show hole… why even have a TV? Because without a TV how would you ever be able to get into the hole?? Sheesh! And one show hole just leads to another so I don’t know what the problem is. 🙂

 

House Cannith

Power Play – Sahba said that, a few days ago she had snuck up behind an abashi to give him a ‘gut-ectomy’ and had broken her watch in the process. This had annoyed her so much that she went on to quickly disembowel several more abashi before leaving the area and by the time she got home her watch was in deplorable condition. She was on her way over to house Cannith to have it repaired and asked Lessah and I to come along with her to keep her company. I’m here to tell you, Lessah and I will never learn. I’m pretty sure we never made it to the watch shop but instead went into the manufactury. We wound up in a part of the place where the power crystals, which the artificers here use to get their magical energy from, are kept. It’s called the Power Works. When the Lord of Blades decided to take up residence here he disabled these crystals and somehow we were enlisted to get them back up and running. When we arrived we met a girl named Kylea and she said she could get them booted up if we would escort her and keep her safe. We took turns babysitting her and managed to get all of the crystals going again. There is a generous amount of shrines in here and the metal guys and their dogs were pretty easy to light up and fry.

 

Loot

Magewright’s CloakCloak: Charisma +6, Stealth Strike, Perform +10, Enhanced Perform +5, Nearly Finished [ML:18, BtA]

Wolfinson’s Monocular EnhancerGoggles: Reconstruct — 1 Charges (Recharged/Day:1), Reconstruction +72, Search +10, Enhanced Search +5 [ML:18, BtA]

 

Blown to Bits – While we were in the Power Works, Lessah was whispering to me that she had heard about some bracers that some guy had made and left in a chest over in the Armament Storage Facility and she REALLY wanted them. I was all like, cool, let’s go grab ‘em. That’s when she told me the other thing she heard. Someone had said that this chest is in a big box that is under a force field and guarded by some sort of automated system. Well, that does sound like something in house Cannith but I think we can figure it out so I said, Let’s do it! So we get over there and of course things aren’t as simple as that. This guy, Marcus, tells us that he thinks the Lord of Blades (yes, him again) is trying to create an army of constructs. He said we can have whatever we find in there if we destroy all of the constructs stored there so the Lord of Blades can’t use them. Lessah was all over that! We went in and found a bunch of demolition charges and proceeded to blow things up! So much fun! After we completed our fiery mission we made our way to a room with a box under a forcefield. Which made us think her info was valid. So far so good. She interacted with the thing playing guardian and it dropped the forcefield. Now all we had to do was get into the box. Sahba said we should blow it up. I think Lessah was worried about the chest but she did it. It wouldn’t have mattered anyway because what was in the box was definitely NOT a chest. It was a BIG…ANGRY…iron golem. And this iron golem was different than any other iron golem than I had ever seen. He dropped demolition charges as he chased us around, trying to blow us up. It took a while and a LOT of running but we finally took him out and got to loot the chest. Which, by the way, was sitting off to the side and was never actually in the big box under the forcefield. The rumor was true too because Lessah got the bracers she was looking for so everything ended up great! I wonder if Sahba ever got her watch fixed?

 

Loot

Fabricator’s BracersBracers: Cannith Combat Infusion, Incite +20%, Balance +10, Enhanced Balance +5, Nearly Finished [ML18, BtA] (Iron Fire Bomber Chest)

Alchemist’s PendantNecklace: Constitution +6, Alchemical Conservation, Greater Elemental Energy, Nearly Finished [ML18, BtA] (End Chests, including the optional one for destroying all the crates)

MISC

 

  • All Things Mythery:   

 

    • Mythery Says:  “I’m a Sorc-Barian”
  •        Ask Mythery:
    • Draconic Incarnation.
      • Why have I never seen you trying to fear things?
      • When will you post your new build for Sorc-Barian?
      • Idea!
        • Let’s pick out each other’s twists!!!

Housekeeping!

  • It’s Christmas.  I’m busy.  No promises on anything.  Ever.
  • Mythery – No
  • The Adventures of Sahba Jade!  What’s Next?
  • When is Next time?
    • Special Event – Wolfpack Heroic Hound – Dec 29, 9 PST, on DDOStream twitch
      • Bonnie Bew, Grim, Rent, Patrick, Drac, Chai, Zazo, Martel, Cordovan
    • Twitch – Jan 5 11 PST, baby epic TRs
    • Podcast – Jan 6, 11 PST

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