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The Damsels Game, Episode 158, Raptor Clause

Hello! We are the Damsels Game!

The Damsels are three lady gamers who like to play games and then talk about them. We’ve been busy gamers and we are ready to talk about it. There are a lot of holiday events in games we like but Lessah and Mythery by extension are playing only one. Ark Survival Evolved is a harsh taskmaster and those eggs don’t steal themselves. A lot has happened, so let’s get into it! Thanks so much for listening! 

Link for the episode, which is now at Buzzsprout.

This week, the Damsels Game is sponsored by Raptor Clause. He didn’t pay us, I am just looking for him and hoping he will start flying over something that isn’t crawling with predators. Just once… please? 

Intro:  

The Damsels Recorded Live on Sunday, December 18th. This is our 158th show.  We put shows out whenever we can, you can listen via iTunes, other podcast media, Our Website, DamselsofDDO.com, or our home at Podcast Garden.com. Among other sources. 

Jibber Jabber Time! 

  • <y professional advice on sleep: 
    • I think the cherry juice and brazil nuts help me get better/ deeper sleep. SOMETHING is working. 
    • You might need a sleep study if…
      • If your bed partner has ever shaken you awake because they thought you might have died. 
      • If you have ever been kicked out of the bedroom because of your snoring. (if they leave, it doesn’t count)
      • If you see a stoplight as a nap opportunity… omg, please get a sleep study. 
  • Emails
    • Email 

Dear Sahba Jade, You recently visited Tangleroot Gorge and Splinterskull. Chief Ungurz wishes to thank you personally. However, there is a small matter of how many endangered Worgs/ Wolves/ and Spiders you exterminated while assisting the Chief. He has handed the matter over to the “Tangleroot Gorge Wildlife Preservation Society” and they will be contacting you very soon. No formal charges have been brought against you as of today, but we advise you to seek advice from your own attorneys in Stormreach. Regards, Darguun Legal Team

  • Let’s talk videos and comments to videos! 
    • DDO 
      • A Quest a Day – Ep 109 came out yesterday
        • In the past six weeks, Sahba finished up Tangleroot, then some stand alones in House J – The Graverobber, Mirra’s Sleepless Nights, Redwillow’s, Dead Girl’s Spellbook, Dead Predators, Haunted Library, The Keeper’s Sanctuary – as well as Splinterskull, Sorrowdusk, White Plume Mountain, and Walk-Ups in the Ruins of Threnal.
      • Selected Comment
        • John Blackstar noticed I grab all the collectables except from treasure bags and wondered why.  My response was that the bags on the ground are things I have hundreds, possibly thousands, of … and I’m lazy.
        • MR Silent, in response to “Sahba becomes Premium” noted “I forgot what you get with VIP.”
        • Brian Stevens, for Ep 106 White Plume Mountain “On loot drops if you need caster stuff play a ranger and if need ranger stuff play a caster never fails it’s how they make the value of shared bank almost a nesc.”
    • I have several new videos, both Ark and 7 Days to Die
    • The Force is strong with Damsel Lessah on TikTok
  • What we learned/ thoughts for the week:
    • Lessah: I have unlocked the secret to making strangers leave my server. 
      • One that note… 
    • Myth:    Raptor Clause hates Lessah and it’s making my life hard.
    • Sahba: Lessah should do my tweets for me.

NEWS (maybe a rumor or three) and LET’S TALK (more in depth about some games we played than what we cover in our two-weeks in gaming) 

  • MMORPG.com’s 2021 Game of the Year Awards
    • Biggest Disappointment 
      • Winner – Activision Blizzard Lawsuit
      • Runner-up – New World (all of the issues post-launch)
    • Most Anticipated
      • Winner – Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen
      • Runners-up – Ashes of Creation, Palia
    • Best Persistent Online Game
      • Winner – Path of Exile
      • Runners-up – Destiny 2, Warframe
    • Most Improved
      • Winner – Star Wars: The Old Republic
      • Runners-up: Black Desert Online, Marvel’s Avengers
    • Best Indie
      • Winner – Valheim
      • Runners-up – Kena, Bridge of Spirits
    • Best RPG
      • Winner – Solasta: Crown of the Magister
      • Runners-up – Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, Mass Effect Legendary Edition
    • Best MMORPG
      • Winner – Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker
      • Runner-up – The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood
    • (By the time of our next show, PC Gamer online will have done their list, so far, only have best ongoing game – Apex Legends – and are only picking one a day)
  • Let’s Talk – Nothing going on here until after Raptor Clause!!!  Although, remember the old PS2 game Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance? It’s finally, finally out on PC.  Not D&D Dark Alliance, that came out recently, that I talked about, but the old PS2 game that Myth and I played on the couch, co-op style.  I may give this a try.  I really liked that game.
  • Games I think we should give a go 
    • Halo: The Master Chief Collection or Halo: Infinite (Dec 8)
    • Conan Exiles – Drac wants us to let him know when we do this.
    • Deep Rock Galactic – FPS with mining dwarves ($29.99 Steam) 
    • Path of Exile or POE2 (Free to Play)
    • Destiny 2 (Free to Play)
    • STO???
    • Runescape (Free to Play)
  • Games we’ve tried and what we thought (SP means still playing, # means number of us SP)
    • 7 Days to Die – three thumbs up (SP2)
    • Creativerse – one thumb up (SP1)
    • DDO – three thumbs up (SP1)
    • ESO – three thumbs up (SP3)
    • Grounded – three thumbs up (SP3)
    • Guild Wars 2 – three thumbs up (SP3)
    • Minecraft – three thumbs up (SP3)
    • Neverwinter – three thumbs down
    • Neverwinter Nights – three thumbs down
    • Remnant from the Ashes – three thumbs up (SP3)
    • Satisfactory – M/S thumbs up (SP2)
    • Scrap Mechanic – M/S thumbs up (SP2)
    • Subnautica – three thumbs up (SP3)
    • Tom Clancy’s The Division – three thumbs up (SP1)
    • Valheim – three thumbs down
    • WoW – L thumbs up 
  • Games We Play News
  • ARK – it’s Raptor Clause time!  Speaking of Ark – Free weekend and it’s only $9.89 on Steam right now.  If you are listening live, go get it!
  • DDO
    • The 5th season of hardcore league is underway – 1 Dec 21 – 1 Feb 22
    • Change to the way submitting help tickets in-game look and operate coming soon
    • Festivult has arrived – Festivult coins are now in game (for those not on the hardcore server) and the Jester has arrived to give you cookies for the coins, with new cookies and new benefits.
    • Update 52 Portent of Dread released 9 Dec 21. 
      • A new Free to Play quest is available called Dread Sea Scrolls! Foxpaw the Gatekeeper has a plan to destroy Codex Pages once and for all – what could possibly go wrong? Encounter pirates, raptors, and even a mysterious island appearing off the Stormreach Harbor! Speak with Iris Joll inside of the Hut from Beyond in The Harbor to begin the adventure. This quest is level 6 on Heroic and level 32 on Legendary.
      • Planar Shards are now bound to account.
      • Teleport items (such as the Bottle of Mist) are now bound to account.
      • Upgrade Tomes of Fate are now able to be turned into Purified Eberron Dragonshards.
    • Update 52.0.2 released 15 Dec 21.  Most notable in this release: Artificers no longer prevented from mounting horses :).
    • ESO – 
      • New Life Festival (holiday event) began 16 Dec and continues through 4 Jan.  
      • Justin Olivetti (Massively OP; 27 Nov 21) did a really nice write-up for ESO about eight things he likes:
        • Ambient sounds
        • Mapping
        • Joining multiple guilds
        • Post-quest scenes
        • NPC gestures and stances
        • Choices in quests
        • Archeology
        • Zone choices
    • GW2 – Wintersday Celebration 14 Dec – 3 Jan
    • Minecraft – Caves and Cliffs 1.18 launched on 30 Nov 21
      • Lush Caves
      • Jagged Peaks
      • New Cave generation
      • Increased height and depth (50% more vertical space to explore)
    • Satisfactory – FICS-MAS runs from 1 Dec – 18 Jan
      • FICS-MAS Calendar
      • Giant FICS-MAS Gifts
      • MAM Research

Question of the show: I follow several online PC gamer twitter feeds and Massively OP recently asked the question “Which MMO offers the best character customization of 2021? Which sets it apart for you?” So, before I get into the answers, which do you think and why?  

  • Before we start!  
    •  The Witcher is my current reason for getting out of bed. 
    • If you haven’t, watch season 1 of Why Women Kill.

Ark: Survival Evolved

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I’m sorry but you are just going to have to listen to the show. I just can’t type all of this craziness. I can tell you that there is talk of catching wyvern, stealing wyvern eggs, and milking wyvern! Yes, I said milking the mommy wyvern. So go listen!!!

  • Our two weeks in gaming copycat
  • Minecraft – The World’s Longest tunnel. 
  • Satisfactory
    • I couldn’t play anything but this on my laptop.
  • 7 Days to Die, Alpha 20 
    • LOVE IT! 
  • Ark, Ark, Ark
    • Raptor Clause and Wyverns… 
  • Grounded
    • Grounded with Tae and Lessah
  • DDO
    • .

Housekeeping! 

  • Go to our YouTube Channel and subscribe. TheDamselsGame on YouTube, The Damsels Game at Podcast Garden, and the Damsels Game in your Heart.  
  • Be sure to subscribe on either iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/damsels-of-ddo/id963433116 or from our home at Podcast Garden 
  • Mythery – Make videos. 
  • When is Next time?  
    • Jan 1???

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the live show! Come join us in a few min as we play, here on this channel.

Email Us!  

Damsels Email

thedamselsgame@gmail.com 

Our Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thedamselsgame 

Or just creep on us!  

@Lessah 

@Mythery1 

@SahbaJade