Damsels of DDO Episode 127, Just Talking

The Damsels are three lady gamers who talk about things that are important to them in the world of gaming, especially Dungeons and Dragons Online. The world is ending or whatever so we might as well play games! The Damsels have been in quarantine from Epics and this play session was no exception.  How is this ten+ year old game still cranking out fun content? Let’s talk about it. Thanks so much for listening! 


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Intro:  

The Damsels of DDO Recorded Live on Sunday, June 7th. This is our 127th show.  

 

Lessah jibberjabbers about things and Myth corrects and Sahba sleeps

 

  • That time me and Myth tell everyone about our tabletop D&D character backstories 

 

 

  • To Sahba, Do you set an alarm for….. (surprise question because Sahba is the worst at not waiting to react or answer until the live show) 

 

 

  • What we learned:
      • Lessah:  I should have been a helicopter pilot and I wasn’t meant to have a pet hyena.   
      • Myth: blah blah blah
      • Sahba: ???

 

Rumors, News, and Lies 

 

    • So, what’d I miss? 

 

  • Before we start!  Spoiler!!! 

 

  • RuPaul’s Drag Race is the only reason I still have cable. That and HBO. But should I pull the plug on the cable? I get my news more often than not from PBS Newshour OR…. WION because I love how savage they are towards the rest of the world OR… Australia. 
    • HBO Go worth it? 
    • You can watch RuPaul’s Drag race on the VH1 App. In fact, I found Drag Race UK. 
    • All-Stars started Friday night. Looks like it’s going to be good although there were a couple of girls from season 3 that I didn’t recognize. I did, however, recognize Ongina from season 1!

 

RuPaul Cheat Sheet

All-Stars sheet to come

 

The Lost Gatekeepers

Here’s how I understand this, the Gatekeepers, who are these really old druids that hail from Khorvaire and are the protectors of Eberron decided they were interested in seeing what was going on in Xen’drik. So they put one of their “druid groves” in the harbor of our lovely Stormreach. 

The Home of Memory

I guess the first thing that happened when they got here was someone got lost because the first guy we met, Thel Shattertusk, asked us to go to the Cerulean Hills and look for him. We went out there…I don’t think we actually found any lost people. I think we may have seen some things that, well…let’s just say that next, we went over to an abandoned mine.

Heart of the Problem

Some guy named Capstone said he was over here finding new old things or old new things. I’m not exactly sure but we went to see what he was talking about. Mostly what we found were things trying to kill us, like fire mephits and a big magma thing, plus there were some clay golems hanging around in there.

Rosemary’s Ballad

After we left the mine we ran into Lily Hargrove and I think but am not exactly sure that she wanted us to go to the garden behind her family’s farm. I suppose it is about time to admit that up to this point, in and around all of these places we have been going we have been seeing and hearing things. Like memories, these other people’s memories so things were a little weird. It took us a hot minute to find the way into the garden but there was a disembodied voice talking to us, lots of notes left around, and many op memories/visions to behold. In the end, we had to kill Sage Hargrove.

The Sacred Bounty

Next, we found ourselves in a run-down temple and I really don’t know what we were doing in there. It was pretty small but once we were in we couldn’t seem to get out without solving the puzzle in each room. Then there was a big Vine Horror blocking the exit of course. We’re out so there’s that. Did I mention that those crazy visions were in there too???

Housekeeping

Killed hags!!

 

 

  • Other games

 

  • 7 Days to Die just keeps popping into our hearts. I have a little to no zombies game where I am building a… birdcage. 

 

 

  •  Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon

 

      • What a great game! It is NOT a cakewalk. But it’s a great game to play with friends. 
        • If you get seen by UNIDAD (the police in the game) you are Screwed. Where do they get their money/ support/ training? These guys are deadly. The thing to do if you live in this setting is work for them! These guys eat. 

 

  • Subsistence

 

      • The graphics in this game look a ton better and now there is a map!
      • Fishing is a great way to survive until the river freezes over in winter. 
        •  Fishing traps suck. They need work. They don’t augment your time in terms of taking time out of your day to fish because they rarely catch fish. 
      • Animal traps are pretty cool, just don’t run out of bait. Also, check them each day on your route to look for supplies. The animals in them will eventually die. 
      • It is so hard to survive. The struggle bus is real but not impossible. That sets this game apart from other survival crafting games like Green Hell.  

 

  • Guild Wars 2

 

      • I forgot how fun and engaging this game is! There is so much to do and explore. I pay nothing to play this game. They reward me for logging in every day. The currency system is not broken. I have collected/ earned all of ten gold pieces in all my playtime.  
        • For the most part, I rely on Karma and level rewards and LUCK to upgrade my gear. It has worked out well. I don’t have to worry about the next shiny thing that’s going to make me more powerful, I can just play and explore and not worry about it. 
        • I can play alone and accidentally run into events with other players or I can play with friends and just fill up hearts by doing really dumb things. 
          • Example: We went to a town where the goal was to participate in a tavern party. We got XP for it! 
      • Again, this game was a one-time expense for me. If I had to choose if a subscription was required, (right now) I would leave DDO as a VIP. There is just too much that appeals to me. Example: I am a chef. I explore and pick wild veggies and kill animals for meat and make meals. The meals give me and my friends XP bonus and other buffs. I didn’t BUY that. I MADE it.

 

 

 

Housekeeping! 

 

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