The Damsels Game, Episode 160, Conan Exiles

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. We have been roped into the wide world of Conan Exiles and now we have to really dig into what it all means. I don’t even know what the word “Venerate” means. How am I supposed to do it for the gods? What does a baby turtle eat? So far, gruel isn’t really doing the trick. All these questions are explored, and more in today’s cast. Thanks so much for listening! 

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Lessah takes her first Thrall in Conan Exiles

Conan Exiles, No Cuddling!

This week, the Damsels Game is sponsored by Gruel. A good source of nutrients, gruel is the cornerstone of any thrall operation. If they’re hungry, feed them gruel. If the wheel of pain isn’t spinning, just use the gruel to grease the wheel. Gruel. It’s what’s for dinner. 

Intro:  

The Damsels Recorded Live on Sunday, January 30th. This is our 160th show. What to listen to more shows? We have on our YouTube Channel, The Damsels Game, or our Website, DamselsofDDO.com. More on that in Housekeeping. And you can listen to the show live if you follow us on Twitch. Twitch.tv/thedamselsgame 

Our Latest Episode  Wyvern Milk is up on YouTube and easily downloadable on the website. 

Jibber Jabber Time! 

  • Emails
    • Email 
      • Nope
  • Let’s talk videos and comments to videos! 
    • DDO 
      • A Quest a Day – Ep 151 came out yesterday
        • Since our last episode, Sahbajade has completed the walk-ups in the desert, Ataraxia’s Haven, Hiding in Plain Sight, The Restless Isles, Made to Order, The Spawn of Whisperdoom, Dreams of Insanity, And the Dead Shall Rise, Necro I, Necro II, The Faithful Departed, A Relic of a Sovereign Past, The Enemy Within, Invaders, and started the Assault on Stormreach chain.
      • Selected Comment
        • Lots of comments on the “Invaders” video
        • Still comments on the “VIP vs Premium” video (Aug 17)
        • Thanks for all the comments.  I do read them all.
    • Lessah’s YouTube Channel
    • Lessah’s TikTok 
  • What we learned/ thoughts for the week:
    • Lessah
      • Baby turtles do not eat shredded animal roast. 
    • Myth: I can play/finish a lot of puzzle games if I actually try.
    • Sahba: I thought I Watched tv but then I started watching “A French Village.”  

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) 

  1. Tidbits of News
    1. Microsoft pushes Edge (from Maximum PC Jan 22)
    2. .
    3. .
  1. Let’s Talk – Conan Exiles
    1. What do we think overall
      1. Overall, it’s a really good game. Things I like:
        1. Crafting, the survival aspects, weather is a thing, Avatars are pretty sexy. Gameplay is fairly challenging. Learning nuances of the game, like how to make things, isn’t just laid out for you, you have to want it and be interested. You can dye your clothes. 
        2. But…
          1. The combat system seems really slow to me. My character will go through attack animations and if I am not facing the right direction…well…I’m attacking air. I can’t course correct while that animation is going on. It’s also really hard to change weapons after someone has already engaged you. The only way I have found to do that along with drinking a potion for health, is to retreat and then go back in. 
          2. The biggest issue I have with combat is…strafing and flanking an opponent during combat. Maybe it’s me, maybe I just don’t have it all figured out yet, but I can name six other survival crafting games that have a combat system I like better, that will allow you to strafe and flank a target during close quarters combat, thus giving you more options than just standing there and taking those hits on the chin. 
            1. (7 Days to Die, Ark Survival Evolved, Minecraft, Subsistence, Grounded, Valheim)
    2. Combat system vs other games
  1. Games I think we should give a go 
    1. Halo: The Master Chief Collection or Halo: Infinite (Dec 8)
    2. Deep Rock Galactic – FPS with mining dwarves ($29.99 Steam) 
      1. Dead last on my list. I have watched my husband play this game a lot and I don’t really like what I have seen so far. 
    3. Path of Exile or POE2 (Free to Play)
    4. Destiny 2 (Free to Play)
    5. STO???
    6. Runescape (Free to Play)
  2. Games we’ve tried and what we thought (SP means still playing, # means number of us SP)
    1. 7 Days to Die – three thumbs up (SP2)
    2. Conan Exiles – three thumbs up (SP3)
    3. Creativerse – one thumb up (SP1)
    4. DDO – three thumbs up (SP1)
    5. ESO – three thumbs up (SP3)
    6. Grounded – three thumbs up (SP3)
    7. Guild Wars 2 – three thumbs up (SP3)
    8. Minecraft – three thumbs up (SP3)
    9. Neverwinter – three thumbs down
    10. Neverwinter Nights – three thumbs down
    11. Remnant from the Ashes – three thumbs up (SP3)
    12. Satisfactory – M/S thumbs up (SP2)
    13. Scrap Mechanic – M/S thumbs up (SP2)
    14. Subnautica – three thumbs up (SP3)
    15. Tom Clancy’s The Division – three thumbs up (SP1)
    16. Valheim – three thumbs down
    17. WoW – L thumbs up 
  1. Games We Play News
    1. Ark Love Evolved – 
    2. DDO
      1. Snowpeaks Festival has begun.  
    3. ESO – 
      1. ESO: High Isle available for pre-purchase (available 6 Jun)
        1. Get a palefrost elf fawn pet with pre-purchase until 4 apr 22.
    4. GW2 – Lunar New Year 2022 is Live
    5. Steam Lunar New Year Sale
      1. The Outer Worlds is on sale in Steam (67% off). I got this for Sahba Jade (surprise!) I started playing it but my time is limited and Conan and Ark and Civ V are taking all my attention. It’s an open world action adventure RPG (single player) that reminds me a lot of Fallout New Vegas. 
  1. Question of the show: Desert Island Game Discs – Which eight games would you take to your desert island? (Assume there is a solar powered computer on the island)
    1. Lessah: Bioshock, Red Dead Redemption 2, The Witcher 3, Civilization V, 7 Days to Die, Subnautica, Subnautica Below Zero, Mass Effect Legendary (that’s three games in one)
    2. Sahba: TC: The Divison 2; Elder Scrolls Skyrim; Minecraft; Divinity: Original Sin 2; Subnautica; Civ V; Outer Worlds; The Witcher 3
  1. Mythery: 7DTD, Mass Effect Legendary, Borderlands 2, Death Stranding, Myst, Icarus, Far Cry 5, Outer Space thingy
  • Before we start!  

Conan Exiles 

We built a house. We learned to take thralls. We explored a very little bit and we learned how to steal pets. 

  • Our two weeks in gaming copycat
  • The Outer Wilds – I just started collecting quests, I have nothing at all. Hopefully I will get around to playing it this month. No promises. OT is calling and I need money. 
  • Ark, Ark, Ark
    • ARK – I decided I needed a Manta…then I decided I needed four mantas:  
      • We had an idea for a cage that you could trap a manta in and then feed it gel before it stings you to death. The results were ok. 
        • Then I decided we needed to breed the mantas. At the same time, we are raising three new Wyverns. Aaaaaaaaand….. We found an Alpha Fire Wyvern and now Mythery wants to kill it and I want to leave it alone. 
  • DDO
    • Sahba is 30, doing some R6s, trying to get reaper XP.  
    • Sahbajade is about to do Necro III.
    • Caaryn (shortsword build) is 5.

Housekeeping! 

  • Go to our YouTube Channel and subscribe. TheDamselsGame on YouTube,, and the Damsels Game in your Heart.  Linked in the show notes on our Website: DamselsofDDO.com 
  • Our Podcast is at Buzzsprout for the moment. There are direct links to download on our website DamselsofDDO.com and I have requested to have us listed on Spotify. 
    • We are only doing 2 episodes a month right now. Why? Because that’s what we get for free from this hosting service. I am not ready to pay them money yet. I don’t even know if I like them yet. This is where we are at for the time being. 
  • Mythery – Figure out how to get our podcast back on Apple. (look at our Itunes reviews!) 
  • When is Next time?  
    • Feb 13

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

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