Fed up with too easy braindead MMOs?Ever heard of D&D?Boy do I got a challenge for you.Up till New Year pretty much 80% of this game is up for grabs too.>https://www.ddo.com/en/ThankYouFair warning though, it's not for your average zoomer.The guy summed it up perfectly in the last thread that reached bump limit.PROs: >>320726CONs: >>320728
The whole past week has been quite the chain of updates.
REMINDER TO NEW FRIENDS THAT WE HAVE A GUILD ON CANNITHGUILDCANNITHIn addition, this link you will have to complete yourself was a handy resource for finding builds, as this game is well over a decade old: >/r/ddo/comments/ilybua/firstsecond_life_class_builds_for_2020_or_as/
Server merge when
>>478122When they figure out how to keep guilds intacts IIRC
Remember to use the code DDOQUESTS2021 for getting free access for almost ALL the paid game quests and HAPPY15DDO for some free cosmetics.
>>478122Did you mean "super server" ?, sadly never.My suspicion is the netcode just doesn't allow it.Don't think they will kill more actual servers either.
>>478118>Cannith Fuck i started at Argonnessen
>>478139Don't worry, it's a dead 4chan guild.It's not like you'll ever find anyone to group with on any server.
>>478143At least 4 people online within the past 48 hours!
>>478139Everybody starts there, currently the biggest population as its the top server in the list.Good idea to keep playing there.Just doing the korthos quest up to epic on 3 more servers will earn you enough free coins to outright buy the 3 99point sale expansions.As a tip, use a human for these throwaway characters and creat him with the >Mark of Passage – House Orien dragonmark, for a nice early running boost.
>>478143heck, why all the comfy games are dead.
>>478157Methinks it's because they are dead that they are comfy. All the people who would be going for min maxed builds and demanding everyone uses this specific, perfect min maxed end game build to do Misery's Peak are all gone, or just running solo 600+ past life characters
>>478157MMOs are sort of dead in general. Doubly so if they're 15 years old.
>>478175Seems razonable, but a bit grim from my zoomie perspective.
>>478150More like 5, but there's a big level gap and different schedules, I rarely see anyone online and just run shit until I notice I missed guild messages and they already logged off.
Hardcore actually looks pretty fun with the twice as crowded server and plentiful LFGs in low level areas with actually filled groups. I'm not sure I like the permadeath though and the whole thing being essentially over in a month.
>>478157There's also an active Hardcore season going on at the moment, so that makes the regular servers even more dead. I'd say that the general population of DDO is mostly healthy. Usually you can find an LFM to jump into within your level range. The quality of the groups varies, mostly zergy and quick to finish since they've done the quest too many times during their TR trains.There's many people that play in closed groups with friends or guild that never open an LFM due to the above stated reasons.
>>478206You can transfer your HC character at the end of the season to any of the current servers, for free.Even if you die, it doesn't matter.My very first level 20 in DDO was during HC season 1
>>478217I will probably end up on HC eventually. Really makes the loot more valuable.
>>478206>not sure I like the permadeath thoughIt is quite "hardcore", after all.I frikken died at Lvl3 in the harbor on the piss easy "Bringing the Light" quest on elite.Forgot to quickly kill that one dude and suddenly swarmed with dogs chewing me to bits.
>>478233Should have let people gamble in peace
>>478238The wicked must be punished.
>>478206Playing hardcore in DDO sounds fucking awful, at least on elite. So many quests are stuffed with instadeath traps.
>>478252That's the good part, find a nice trapped slope and get your grease clicky ready.Or did they nerf its amazing griefing potential?
>>478252Well you do get 2 "training" runs before getting to elite.But that's why "useless" skills like spot, search or reflex, fortitude saves aren't that useless anymore.Or a proper thief.Though honestly speaking, it IS mostly people running that, who know almost all quests by heart.
>>478188I would play more if the crippling lag wouldn't prevent me. I even reinstalled yesterday afternoon and it felt like a much smoother, improved gameplay experience, even the lag would revert back to normalcy after a short time.Then I play today, get 5 minutes into a quest, can't even hear dialogue coherently because it constantly stutters, and go 100-15% from the first boss mob because I'm completely frozen. It's so frustrating and no other game does this. At least I can advertise and invite.
>>478206Yeah, the lagfest locking up the entire game for 30 seconds globally and then a dozen people all dying simultaneously because monsters keep attacking during lag spikes is so fun.
>>478262>>478279>they're working on it™
>>478262>first boss mob
>>478290Jacoby Drexel handstands before you
https://www.reddit.com/r/ddo/comments/rh3k1t/list_of_tr_items_thanks_for_your_help_all/Here's a nice list of very good items that are worth farming for at low level.
Is this the most active /vm/ thread? I think it could survive in /vg/
>>478305No way, game's too niche
What are the odds for a good race or class sale?Really want the Monk and Warforged, the iconic race for the whole damn setting.
>>478320Warforged is a bit cringe, too many rust monsters.
>>478321Yikes, oh well still gota have it.Hopefully the last two weeks of Christmas and New Years will bring me luck.Next major sales round will take at least till Easter?
>>478325You can actually earn Warforged from house Cannith favor. Don't know the details on that though.
>>478325there sre still 2 more weeks of winter sales>>478321I can only think of a dozen places with rust monsters, and most of them are avoidable. only the lordsmarch quest with rust monster riders, tempest's spine, and rainbow in the dark are really notable off the top of my head>>478328you earn Artificer with house C, not warforged
>>478329>you earn Artificer with house C, not warforgedAh yes, thanks.Was getting excited, I knew only Drow can be earned for 400 overall favor on the server.
>>47831540 posts in a few hours. Most threads here don't get that many posts in a week
>>478350A good chunk of the posts are from me the thread starter, because I'm hanging out here waiting for my small migraine attack to subside.Still 10 other posters here, not too shabby.
>>478290I was doing the last Grovekeepers' quest, at the Hut. It was just the first red mob I fought.
I wish dual wielding rogue wasn't so ass to solo. Having 0 sources of AoE damage is suffering.
>>478409How about>https://ddowiki.com/page/Trapmakingisn't that pretty much why you should also level the UMD skill, to use magic wands?
>>478442Doesn't have much synergy with Assassination though, Maybe with the mechanics tree.
>>478298How about this but quest items only, that a new player can attain?
>>478392Those are actually a bit more difficult since they're "recent". Especially the lava mine boss, that guy slaps.
>>478497I feel that a new player shouldn't worry about this until they actually start TRing. Good items to keep in mind as a brand new player are boots with the movement speed clicky. You can get a 2 charge one from a korthos quest or a 3 charge as a drop from a borderlands quest.Pretty much use those all the time. Featherfall cloaks/swap items are also a good thing to keep handy. Easy to farm if you kill rares in the Borderlands wilderness area.
>>478095Join the /vm/ guildAnd also use the free quests codehttps://ddo.com/en/ThankYou
>>478745theres a /vm/ guild?
>>478356Well if it counts for anything you got me to download the game. Never played before, hoping this scratches my MMO itch.
Up to 3049 favor so far in Hardcore. Level 16, done almost all level 11 and below quests. This has been such a blast. Hope I don't die!
>>478784Good job, this is where it starts to drag on. Once you hit level 19 and you have to do a ton of favor it starts to feel a bit miserable. Especially if you think of the grind you have to do again if you die.The bloody footprints are pretty neat, too bad I won't be playing much during current HC cause of other games.
DDO got fucked raw by powercreep, mostly the new enhancement system and cannith craftingbut my biggest problem with the game aside from the shitty servers are still tomes, which are of course some seriously P2W shit>but you can find them in gameloel
>>478879I agree that tomes are absolute BS and I'm someone who has all +7 on my main character. Having tomes opens up a huge amount of builds as well, it's really nice to have.At least you can get a +2 and a +5 tome every life if you farm 1750 and 5k favor.
We are like 15 posters, thats enough for a small guild?
>>478908I think there is one, but it's dead? People play on different servers is the issue
>>478928Yep that's the problem, If we collectively agreed to reroll on the same server we could get something going.
>>478931Suppose we go onto the one with most anons? Or since Cannith already has a guild with a ship we can use that? I don't mind re-rolling, hell even starting from Korthos would be fun again with real groups
>>478931hmmm... im just starting in Argonnessen (level 2) so i could not mind rerolling that much
>>478933Argonessen would make sense for overall pop, otherwise Thelanis is the 2nd biggest one.
>>478931That was the deal with Cannith. The (level 39) guild was only made earlier this year.
>>478931Don't know about the rest but that's a lot to ask, especially considering how much time and money someone might have put into their character already. I wouldn't mind putting an alt on the server to play with everyone, but wouldn't abandon my main.
>>478908>>478931That's what happened on Cannith but people played at different hours and then Hardcore started up and people split and started playing there and then people got bored or had to deal with life issues and now half the guild hasn't logged in for a while.
>>478967As an EU player, time zones are indeed an issue
>>478497Actually for a brand new player the Korthos chain and its end reward set are still a great start.You might even do the Major's quest up to elite to grab not only the first half of your set but the pretty handy search/spot goggle and a striding boot or gauntlet.One or the other, striding doesn't stack like almost everything in D&D.Once you're fresh of the boat in the Harbor, make sure you grab and level appropriate hireling and the 3 free bags.>https://ddowiki.com/page/Bags#Small_Collectables_Bag>https://ddowiki.com/page/Fitzpat_the_FenceThen head on right past>https://ddowiki.com/page/Felix_d%27Cannithto the Market and start>https://ddowiki.com/page/The_Sharn_Syndicatefor a very good nicked weapon for your level.From that point on you might either start going around the harbor and market to grind out free inventory bags>https://ddowiki.com/page/The_Coin_LordsContinue Felix' cannith quest, to prepare for crafting a very useful underwater action gear.>https://ddowiki.com/page/The_Waterworksin the Harbor has good end rewards too.With the coupon code you can even go for the mount by grinding out the bosses over in Borderlands.>https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/509887-This-is-how-I-farmed-enough-feathers-quickly?p=6265388#post6265388That should keep you going for a day or two.
>>478984Another point of interest is selling your loot.Avoid just dumping trash gear at the inn.Got to the traders in the market, right down the trainers.When your gear outleveles them, head over to Felix' Canith map.The higher level gear traders are up north somewhere.
>>479006>UpdateBetter to deconstruct gear for Cannith xp and plat
>>479011Sure, once you got the 10k platinum for the second Coin Lord inventory tab.Remember, newbies have NOTHING.
>>479006>>479011I've been selling it at vendors so I'll try to be mindful on deconstructing it.
>>479017by it I mean gear I don't want/need
What items are worth buying with Festivult coins?
>>479198wait, theres more that just random boxes?
>>479206thanks for the newfag help.
>>478320ughOf course they put the frikken Shifter race on sale.Kinda seems like a halfhearted Werewolf and people seem to be less than enthusiastic about it.Is it worth the money or more a buy for someone who already has everything?
>every LFG is R_
The servers were as stable as I've ever seen them tonight. I did the Catacombs, finished Shan-to-Kor, Irestone Inlet, and I started Sharn.Now I sleep.
Ravenloft is tearing me in half. It's great.
>>479478and how its called? just /vm/ ?
>>478774Literally the third post in the thread, dude.>>479566Post your IGN.
>>479291>it's all rX>it's always just one guy anyway because nobody joins
>>479590LeitolarBut i dont main in Cannith tho.
>you can unlock a secret boss fight in the last Borderlands mission if you collect some optional junk from earlier questsThat's pretty fucking rad.
Gonna reroll my rogue so if you see my character leaving guild, that's why.
>>479896So is this your Cannith character's name?>>479945Post your new name and I can get you back in.
>>479977Same as the old one, Iluriel
>>479985accept the invite, baka
>>479977yea, thats my Cannith CN
>>479994sent ;)The lag is being nonexistent now, maybe I can finish this dumb quest after the 3rd attempt
>>480001Of course I jinxed myself. At least I got the dumb quest done!
>>480001I use the same name for all my characters by the way, so if i ever disappear send an invite again
Reminder that with the current Veteran 3 bonus you can literally create a character. Do the first quest of Ravenloft on casual and graba a free OP weapon. Rinse and repeat. Grab as many freebies as you need.
>>480003I'll keep you in mind, pal.>>480059Are they not level bound or anything?Also yeah, someone should have brought up the whole "free level 10 character" thing before now.
>>480073nvm it,s bound to char on acquire. rip
>actually managed to group up with 2 (two) other randoms today and ran an entire chain of low level questsMan I wish there were more people, was good fun. The free level 10 probably isn't helping low level content much either.
>>480261i dont get starting a new mmo with pre-leveled characters, wheres the fun at that?
>>480261There will certainly still be people < 10 who are TRing, just need to find a good way to group with them :)
>>480380For first character, maybe. Otherwise it gives you options where to start. DDO is structured on reincarnating and resetting with bonuses anyways, so it matters less where you start.
>>480380>>480450Also lets you test your build in mid levels if you're not following a guide
>>478321>>478325I like to use warforged hirelings. Not for conversation so much.
Level 19, XP capped, 4063 favor. This is probably the most intense part of this 5K favor run since the quests are getting harder but I'm not getting any stronger. Let's hope I don't fuck it up and die now.
What's needed in the Cannith guild group? Divine? Specialists? Martial? I'm usually in Gallanda but I can roll something for favor/grouping etc.
>>479240Screw it, I bought her anyway.Usually people go barb with it, but I'm trying two-weapon finesse Ranger.So far it's quite fun.
>>480832How do i get into HC?I played up to lvl 5 until i died, but i can´t get how reaper point or farming works (not even how to see my amount of points).Also i played a lich but the minion underperforms after lvl5 any recomendations for mage as well?>>479977Ankhael Thummos is my char on cannith.
>>480853Actually existingI don't think we've run a single dungeon together since the "resurgence".
>>480853There's no roles, just play whatever you like. There's not enough people to run groups, because time and level differences.
>>480900>How do i get into HC?Have a deep desire either for the rewards or the pure challenge of it. No matter what you are going for, always be joining a group or starting a group. There are so many people on all level ranges in hardcore you will almost never quest alone.If you are going for 5K favor (this season you will get bloody footprints), press the 'P' key in-game to open up the favor menu. Click on "Adventures", sort by level, and see all of the quests you have done and have not done. Just do 'em all unless you know they are a bitch (like TOEE p2)If you are going for level 20 (the neat red cloak), just do your normal levelling quests and try not to die. Don't be afraid to be a bit over level, you can run with favor groups to make up for lost XP.Check out Strimtom's hardcore builds for this season, and he also mentions previous seasons' builds which still hold up here https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/528713-Strimtom-s-Hardcore-Ready-Character-builds-Season-5?s=20b67675f468f591d0a7e05d2e9db707
Damn the +12 free damage in the Keep of Borderlands from the fountains are fun. Mowing mobs.
Guild is 40. We wait for the ship upgrade.
>>478095was this the one with the hilariously bad voice acting at least in the opening quests? i remember going around trying different mmos around the time rift was coming out because i wanted to try WoW's competition and laughing my ass off at what i think was this game's terrible voice deliveries.
>>481074You mean the old man doing voices? Yep, was intended to be like your DM putting them on
>>481074Probably. It's intentionally terrible since the narrator is supposed to be the Dungeon Master. Saves them money on voice acting too
>>481089Or gives opportunity to mix narrators. I am almost certain that one of the quests is narrated by the voice actor of Hank Hill.
>>481074They changed the DM for the opening quests and made it more soulless.>>481098One of them is voiced by Astrid from Skyrim.There's also Gary Gygax, the other guy who made DnD, and Hwhil Hwheaton.
what is this and how is it different from WoW gameplay wise?
>>481128How would you even describe WoW gameplay? I like the secret areas in DDO, and that you can play INT classes that are better at searching for secret doors and disabling traps, or you can cast True Sight to see most of the secret entrances. When I first played DDO I was mindblown. However, I feel this aspect is more true for the earlier quests.
>>481187I have been enjoying the platforming aspects of the game. Or that there exist platforming aspects at all.
>>481128Extremely different. From quest design, to builds to itemization.There is no gear treadmill, of course generally higher level items are better but there are low level items that stay forever good and thus are worth hunting for and have real lasting value. Quests are all instanced, narrated with optional tasks, sometimes multiple endings and hidden secrets. Builds are well.. D&D with a dash of mmo flavor.
>>481187>>481257is there pvp? how is it?
>>481280There are PvP areas in some taverns, but I've never seen anyone using those.
>>481280PvP is an aftertought and probably extremely unbalanced. This is through and through a PVE game.
>(Standard): You obtain 15000 Experience Points, and a +5 Upgrade Tome of Skill (Listen +4 to +5).thank you game, very cool
>>481305Horizon Walker time.
>>480933>>480984I rolled up a Cleric since we didn't seem to have any low level divines. Add Boblo Dwarfton at some point.For some reason the free Veteran status seemed to kick me out for some reason so I couldn't even run The Grotto; had to use a Rusty Mace and my starter Rags for half of Korthos.
>>481465Probably working as intended(TM)sent ;)
I can see you you creepy cunt.
>>481553That was the last rare mom who showed up for me
>>481564WAs the Satyr for me, almost got to level 5 getting everything.
>>480701Well, they are pretty much the goto DPS for arcane magic users, as they can heal them easily.And vice versa.
>>481128It is actually very action oriented, for such an old game.And you can definitely fuck up your build for good.Leaving you with no option but reroll or limp to lvl20, reincarnate and not be such a dumb ass next time.
>>481114>Hwhil HwheatonOh for fucksake, WHERE is that cunt?Need a fair warning what quest I need to switch the DM voice of.
>>481598The worst 2 quests in the game, Temple of Elemental Evil. Several hours long, trash loot, the most unbalanced boss fight in the game, it's a hard skip on every life.Unless you want to deal with a raid boss-tier boss spamming Earthquake in a 7th level quest.
>>481598Temple of Elemental Evil.
>>481602>>481604Thnx and crap!It helps with the Horizon Walker unlock.
>>481074What are you fucks on about, I love that dude narrating quests.
>>481778No clue either.The DM voice overs are a big part of the atmosphere and they rock unless hWill hWeaton.
how much variety is there in the environments/dungeons? i've been craving on going on a real fantasy in an alien/fantasy world and DDO might be worth me checking out
>>481800Not sure what you're looking for in regards to variety, it IS called DUNGEONS&Dragons after all.In my opinion there's tons of variety, from the get go.But no better time to find out now with the free coupons.Just don't expect the standard modern retard MMO way of quickly rolling a character and ending up at endgame later that evening.
>>481804i honestly just dont want copy pasta dungeons all the way throughout
>>481806Yeah, that's not a problem here.Take a look again at the Pro/Con links in the OP post.For D&D beginners like yourself the real problem is to not gimp your character.I recommend checking out a good beginner guide like Strimtom's.>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoxIxpSOSTU&list=PLtsQoxbW0LXqbTXu0VVZ_kA79W-6mIRSo
>>481809thank you anon. the armor looks amazing in this game
What can i do when i have 5k platinum? Can i store in a bank or something?
>>481819get 3k more for your first medium collector bag, because the free one fills up fast>>478984>https://ddowiki.com/page/Bags#Small_Collectables_Bagthen>to grind out free inventory bags>>https://ddowiki.com/page/The_Coin_Lords>>479015>Sure, once you got the 10k platinum for the second Coin Lord inventory tab.Sadly the shared account bank is locked behind a paywall and pretty much the first thing you should buy if you plan on playing this game in earnest.
>>481800There's several central hubs that lead to quests. Hubs and quests vary from mausoleums, to complex urban scapes to classic Forgotten Realms grasslands and high mountains, to deserts and foreign planes. My favourite are jungle areas, webm related. Using featherfall from high areas gives me a boner every time.
3 whole charges, that's huge.
Lol got to a place that can only be reached by jumping. Guard ain't happy about it.
>>481800>>481806It used to be pretty bad as far as environments go for f2p. The quests were basically Innsmouth\Sewers & Warehouses\Jungle temples.Now that most of the content is free there's a shitton of variety, both in looks and map design. Just look up the adventure packs for what strikes your fancy and hop between them if you ever get bored of their setting.>>481819Assuming you've hit the f2p cap - the bank is premium only, but the limit grows with level. Around level 13 it's practically lifted.So what you can do is create a new char, make use of the free level 10 start in December and mail all your excess money to your new mule.
>>481927I already forgotten what it is to play with a free account.
>>481948Well now that I think of it, my account is free, I just used multiple codes for adventure packs, but still.
>>478095level 5 sorceror. bought a couple extra bags so i could haul all my gear around. have no idea what gear is worthwhile. Not having a problem killing stuff, but I'm scared to sell anything. i'm trying to use weapons that hav buffs for fire or acid because i am putting action points into earth and fire savant. that makes sense. not sure what do with armors etc. do i just hold onto them, quick slot items that make sense to wear in certain scenarios? or equip / unequip to get temporary bonuses?kinda lost in the details.
>>481920Damn, which quest gave you that one?
>>481979Gnoll quest in Borderlands
>>481983I've been running around with a x1 charge this entire time. I'll prioritize running that quest a few times, assuming the servers allow me to play today. At least I got my first bag upgrade yesterday from the Coin Lords!
This is for one server only? At least that's how I understand the wording.
>>481998It's for the whole account, at least it should be and is for me. Unless I did something I don't remember doing.
>>481965For armor grab anything with decent AC, PRR and MRR, CON and any fancy effects you might find useful. Fortification as well, since it prevents you from getting crit as often.For general gearing try to keep your spellpower high, crit rating high, main stat high for DCs, stats that give extra DCs for the spell schools you use. Be sure to get boots with swiftness on them for faster movement.There's also niche tings like death ward that you generally want on an item, can prevent you from getting instakilled by certain effects.I'm sure there's plenty of things I'm missing, but that's just off the top of my head
>>482018thanks man, but what are:>PRR and MRRand >DCAre these items switched out when appropriate scenario is encountered? I.e. how actively are you equipping / changing armors?
>>482025The only thing I can think about when it comes to swapping is when you have items such as these boots >>481920 that are called "clickies", you swap to it, use the buff/effect, then swap back.>>482025PRR and MRR are physical resistance rating and magical resistance rating. Scroll over it on your character's sheet to see how much damage you avoid.DC is Difficulty Class. https://ddowiki.com/page/Difficulty_classBasically it makes it so it's harder for monsters to make saves vs your spells, thus doing more damage.
>>482018>>482034thanks for the clarification guys.
>>481984ANother good item in the area is the featherfalling cape. It's a constant effect so it'S convenient. It's from the rare monsters in the wilderness area.
>>482043Keep an eye on Deathblock equipment, if you are a spellcaster, it's usually on Bracers or Belts.
>>482056i've got some of that. I had assumed it was for a type of spell i.e. a "death" spell that I may begin to encounter at some point. Is it more general protection?
>>482061You are correct, it protects from specific kill spells, e.g. Finger of Death, Disintegration and whatever Beholders bombard you with. If memory servers, it gets important from level 6 or 8, maybe a bit later, depends on the level you are running your quests on. General spellcasters can get nastier stuff on Hard or Elite. Bosses often have nasty shit regardless of difficulty.
>>482061https://ddowiki.com/page/DeathblockThe wiki is your best friend and anyone playing this game needs to favorite it. But yeah Deathblock saves you from instant death effects, extremely important.Fear immunity is good too if you can get that.
>>481602>>481604>got hype for ToEE after plowing through Slavelords; it's in the same area so it must be good, right?>first part's first half was kind of neat but became incredibly grindy while wandering through corridor after corridor>second part was snoozehell from start to finish, big Z nuked my cleric hireling almost immediately and I counted myself lucky to have made it through>look up the items you can craft later>need 200 shrooms from part 1 just to get the first upgrade>when you get 1 or maybe 2 on normalI didn't mind the orbs of Wheaton if only because I could ignore them but god damn I learned my lesson to ignore everything else involving these quests. Can't imagine how much buyer's remorse I'd have if I paid for these, or god forbid blew some points on them.Going through Ravenloft now and while the "big for the sake of being big" design philosophy continues there's at least some better atmosphere present. Overall I'm glad to see there's agreement that ToEE fuken sux.
>>482271Ravenloft at least has teleporters right to the front of the quests so you only have to explore the wilderness if you want to.ToEE's best items are the named drops, not what you craft, and even the named drops are dated. Elemental Bloom is an alright quarterstaff which lowers Wisdom which makes it easier to Paralyze with, Sapphire Sting is an alright bow, and the 2 head items are fine to make cosmetics of.
>>482271Slavelords is fun content, I guess it's outdated now, but it's fun. Extremely overtuned though and a pain to run solo.
Saltmarsh is cool content
Been tuning my Veteran3 builds for max favor running on the different servers. My best I think is:Barb 3Str 18, Con 14, Int 10, Cha 12: Levels in StrSkills initially in Spot/Search/Jump/Swim/etcTwo-handed, Power Attack, Weapon FocusFB: Athletic, Sprint Boost+Extra Action, Core2RV: Scar, Power, Core2Bard 6Doors, Retreat, Blur, Invis, Cure Mod. etc.Balance/Haggle/Perform 6/etc.WC: Boast, Edda, Iced, Core3Fighter 1KS: Core1, Extra Action(1)Essentially a racecar-man with 10+ speed boosts and hard hits. Boast for tempHP, spells for healing/mitigation/utility, functions as hagglebot too. You should be able to tweak things a bit, but you need 12 Cha for spells. I haven't had much chance to try it past Enter the Mists, but 175+ speed is really fun regardless.
why play this when you can play LOTRO?
>>482277>Ravenloft at least has teleporters right to the front of the quests so you only have to explore the wilderness if you want to.WAIT WHATIs it the guy in the tavern with a green star above his head? My dumb ass has been running/riding to each quest, and while I haven't minded it too much yet thanks to journals and rare encounters, I'm sure it'll start to lose its charm on the third run or so.
>jumped on a waist-high crate to kill a shitty hobgob, got pushed off>game lags while I'm in the middle of the falling animation>comes back up>YOU DIED>what>check combat log>death by falling, 95 damageYeah man, I'm totally playing hardcore.
>>482492>walking on electric floor in spies>game freezest-thanks ddo
>>481998Yes it is.I got antsy too because its the only damn thing in the account unlocks that hasn't is specifically spelled out.
>>482458Lotro is great, when you want to go OLD old school tab target and have a hard on for the lore, which I do.DDO is much faster in action and harder in regards to details of D&D game mechanics and character building.
>>482442>Two-handed, Power Attack, Weapon FocusWhy not go for cleave instead of focus?It's a great AOE and trash mob remover, I'm having good results with it even on my sword&board pally.BTW if we could gather all up on cannith for basically favor running OPs, I'd join in gladly.Already filling up my slots with vet3 toons I plan on adding to the 4chn guild.
>>482434looking salty all right
>>481965>bought a couple extra bagsPlease don't do that anymore.You can relatively quickly grind out two free tabs and also two free bank tabs.>https://ddowiki.com/page/House_KundarakCheck the other posts here, nevertheless thanks for supporting the game.If you feel like spending money, better invest in character slots. After buying shared account bank.Also the different races (good one on sale right now) and classes are much higher priority.Don't worry about hoarding stuff, just sell it in the market place so you have money as explained above.Maybe except for any weapon with the speed enhancement, for faster running.Any unnamed Mithril armor would be also very handy to hold on to.It can be upgraded with crafting to be of actual use even at endgame.
>>482481Yeah, each tavern in Ravenloft has its own teleporter which can send you to any of the quests in its own chain, one of the other taverns, or back to Stormreach.And unlike the shitty guides in the Forgotten Realms content that require Astral Shards, Ravenlofts' teleporters are completely free.
Which collectibles are even worth hoarding? It seems so far like it all trades for shitty consumables and enchantments I'll outlevel quicker than I can gather the necessary junk.
>>482710All of them can be used in Cannith Crafting.Bruised Spore Pod+Amulet of the Six = StrengthSour Darkcap+Polished Ore = DexterityRunic Parchment+Glass Phial = ConstitutionCeramic Bowl+House-Sealed Letter = IntelligenceSinged Soarwood+Silver Flame Hymnal = WisdomRomantic Sonnet+Charred Soarwood = CharismaBlade of the Dark Six+Mark of the Keeper = DeadlySour Darkcap+Fragrant Drowshood = Melee AlacritySmall Planar Crystal+Scholarly Notes = DoublestrikeSinged Soarwood+Moonstone = Combat MasterySkull Fragment+Cryptmoss = ShelteringGlittering Dust+Cryptworm Moss = Dodgeand then a bunch of different spellpower recipes.
>>482587thanks for the tips. concerning this:> unnamed Mithril armor would be also very handy to hold on to.no armor penalty for sorcerors?
redpill me on shifter
How does bank storage and inventory work with reincarnation? As I understand it, you lose your extra favor tabs when you reincarnate. What happens to all the items then? Do I have to pick what I want to keep, do they get locked until I work the favor back up or what?
>>482902They're put in a reincarnation cache.I think every account gets a free 12-space collectable storage in their bank; the cache looks just like that except there's no search bar and it's "take out" only.
>>482577Strikethrough with Two-handers seems sufficient for AOE clear, but mostly I didn't want to have to spam a button. Cleave is great though, the +1Weapon Die might be optimal even.My guy in Cannith is just level 3 though, did you want to run at level, or should I roll a Vet3 for speed?
>>482902everything you have gets put into a cache that you can withdraw from. You have to empty said cache each life but it essentially works as a one way storage system
What is the 99 favor trick for new servers? Don't you meet the criterion by around the 3rd quest? I need to do that shortly to pick up the remaining two 99pt expansions I don't have.
>>482988>5 favor = 50 ddo points (First time only)>25 favor = 25>50 = 25You can either go for 50 favor or just do quick quests at the harbor/korthos to get an easy 50 per server without effort
>>482988You get 50 DDO points for the first 25? favor per new server, so make a vet 3 mule on all servers and run Korthos village elite and you should be good
idea for really fucking fast 5 favor>go fire sorc and max cha + con, grab expeditous retreat and some other spell grab maximize/quicken>click through levels and grab random shit to get through it fast but make sure to pick up fireball, dimension door, and teleport>finish up creation and teleport to gatekeepers grove >cast expeditous retreat and run to bringing the light and kobolds new ringleader and do them on normalseems to be really fast to do and fireball can just one shot everything in these quests
>>482737Correct, for a light one.Or find a medium and get an elf to put points in his armor penalty reduction.There's more tricks for this.>https://ddowiki.com/page/Arcane_spell_failure#EnhancementsThough don't sweat these intricacies for now, you can worry about that on your next incarnation.
Kino boots right there
>>482738She never has stinky feet because she's always barefoot.It's new, so you'll stand out.DOs:Any class with DEX focus, personally fan of Ranger.DON'Ts:anything smart, like Wizard or Thief.
>>478095Because the old one is archived already, posting PROs>Lots of customizations, classic D&D features like Ability scores, feats, multiclassing, etc. Also adds Enhancements which are skill trees that allow further customization of your character.>Quests are fun, every single one is narrated and acts as a dungeon of various size (some can be one room big and others can be sprawling mazes that take hours to get through). Almost all quests have optional objectives and secrets that reward the player with XP and loot. The whole game is very immersive overall>Loot and Gear is very cool, many low level items stay relevant forever. Items are not merely +atk or +def, different items are better at different times. Enemies have immunities and weaknesses and you can capitalize on that with your gear and spells.>Community is very mature and friendly>A ludicrous amount of content and more content comes out regularly>A lot of paid content can be earned by playing, you earn DDO points regularly and that can be used for permanent character or account upgrades>Infinite replayability, the game encourages you to play as every classes and races through the Resurrection system
>>478095CONs:>It's dated both graphics and netcode wise, there can be freezes and rubberbanding at time, 99% of the time it's not gonna get you killed but it can be annoying. Not that frequent though.>Low population, around 2-3k concurrent players at all time>F2P is very barren, unless you at least pay a sub fee there will be very little content, thankfully it's 10$ a month if you get 3 months at a time>Cash shop has a lot of pay for convenience
Hardcore 5000 favor and level 20 complete. Got my neat cape and bloody footprints. Boy was that a journey, was actually having nightmares about dying for pretty much two weeks straight. Looking back with a relaxed mind, that was one of the best videogame experiences I've ever had. I feel very accomplished.Now I'm taking this opportunity of bountiful groups and elite openers to level up an alt account. Hopefully I will get the cape on them, too.
DDO vtuber on Twitch named Austrakear. I guess there was an untapped market? Male voice and jiggly breasts, pretty unsettling, but I applaud the effort.
>>478095Not sure how I feel knowing I'm going to sleep with this being the last post I see versus waking up and starting my day with that thing.
>>483267trannies literally infest everything now, like herpeswatch who you watch
>>483264Congrats. Would you recommend hardcore to a new player? It seems like it would be amazing fun doing everything blind with a real fear of dying, but the prospect of getting 1 shot by bullshit that requires meta knowledge to avoid is off putting
>>483455Hmmmm that is a tough question. On one hand, you will have groups to do almost every quest in the game, which will absolutely never happen on a regular server. On the other hand, I typically advise new players to let the group know when they have never done a quest.... but if it is that way for every quest, the party might get worried they have a liability on their hands.If you are good at following people closely and can look up quests on the wiki very fast to check maps for traps I would say it would be fine for a new player. Just go into it with the expectation that you will die so you aren't disappointed when it happens. If you do die, you can always transfer your dead character to a live server and keep playing them.
THF Paladin is real great for solo, and I've had some decent success with Pale Master too. Any suggestions for other good solo builds with minimal item and stat investments? Inb4 pretty much anything is viable with a hireling
>>483086right on man, thank you.
>>483455You're not getting one shot by bullshit on normal difficulty quest runs. Elite on the other hand will likely vaporize you instantly with a failed trap save. Ironically enough, this means soloing is much safer, as groups of vets will be aiming for higher diffs.Also keep in mind that the game gets serious lag spikes and is fairly buggy. You can get pranked by the server hanging up as you're about to jump over a lava pit or lock yourself in falling animation between boxes and get hit by gorillion crash landing damage.
>>483646Wizard seems to be brokenly good, can make a copetant gish with just a level 1 spell and proper stat allocation.
This crossbow seems cool but also very situational.
>>483692>Crossbow of Fuck Lawful GoodWell that'd be a really fucking sweet item if it was the exact opposite alignment. But as it is, I'm not sure it's even situational enough to be worth a bank slot. How many angels and paladins does one fight, really?
>>483692It's literally evil.
The difficulty unlocking system is such a fucking stupid mechanic.New players jump in and proceed to roflstomp absolutely everything for hours. Then they get bored after effortlessly facetanking their billionth kobold/sahuagin without ever being in any danger. In order to actually get challenged, they have to first die of boredom twice doing normal and "hard". Every single quest they'll ever do. Especially now with the code where there's more stuff to see than you could do in just your first life so you're motivated to never repeat content thrice in a row.There are two ways around it; one - you either play quests way over your level, which is not only unintuitive (and was impossible at first with Korthos being unskippable) but also not enough, as elite is much harder than underleveled normal; two - you post an LFG, wait two hours for a 30 past life ubertwink to arrive, open it for you and then zerg it as well because why the fuck wouldn't he, surely that's what you were waiting for.Or the third way, which is monthly $$$. Except you've probably already lost the player before he even considered forking out money.
>>483934You sound like you either(1) have run Korthos quite a few times and it is stale to you, or(2) are trying to level up an alt or favor farmerFrom my experience when I was a new player I was happy to solo things on normal and explore, learn, and enjoy the quests. DDO is a really unique game and it took a while for me, at least, to really get in the swing of things versus other MMOsFirst life is solo/leading groups on normal and then running with pugs when you find an LFM. If you enjoyed that, second life running on hard isn't a bad idea as you're probably doing new quests, still learning, and don't have a lot of great gear in the bank. Then third life the gates are open and you can open on Elite/Reaper.I think you might overvalue Elite difficulty for new players. If they are a more hardcore gamer where they want Elite difficulty, then they should be thrilled to get a 30 past life zerger to try and keep up with and learn from them. If they are impatient and want to open Elite right away on a first lifer with their under-geared ass they can pay for it and die trying to solo past harbor lol.
>>483934>>484015I agree that difficulty unlocks are pretty aggravating, however I've been running at level stuff on normal and leveling has been fine with the bevy of quests at low level, however I'll have to see how sustainable that is when the quests run out, or how reasonably I can keep going on a class that might not be so good for soloing. I guess there's always hirelings for that.
>>484015The core of the issue isn't really content getting stale, it's that normal isn't actually normal - it's braindead easy. If you've ever made a single functional D&D build in your life, you straight up can't die, barring getting lagged in a pool of lava. It's like those single player games everyone always bitches about where the devs get the bright idea to lock difficulty behind completion so you slog through on video game journalist mode only to realize you've already seen all the content and don't feel like replaying it again.Part of the problem is also the enhancement rework and random loot power creep, the majority of old content is very obviously undertuned by now.>>484029>when the quests run outThey won't. Redeem the code DDOQUEST2021 if you haven't done so yet, it unlocks all the paid content but three expansions. There's more than enough to get to level 20 on normal and still have untouched quests left for your second life.
with the playerbase so small, how is the solo ability? Will i have a hard time trying to play through all the quests/expansion stories on my own?
>>484175It is extremely easy to solo, don't worry about that.Only a very small amount of quests cant be done alone (like 1%)
>>484178sweet. i know everyone praises the build customization and that is one of DnD's biggest selling points, but how is the writing of the quests? I really only care about the story.also is there different branches to quests where i can play either evil or good or is it all just you being a typical good guy?
>>484179If you actually care about the story there is a good chance you will LOVE it. At least the quest chains and expansions. Most players don't read a single line of dialogue and still love the game. I like to try to read everything during my first playthrough and the writing is great IMO. Especially packs like Feywild, it is such a great story and has a bunch of subtle humor in there that most people don't notice. Ravenloft is actually really really sad.
>>484179You're mostly locked into this "doing the right thing for the right coin" mentality. Your average D&D party, really. Don't expect much roleplay.Writing varies by quest. There's a lot of "evil necromancer wants more power" played straight, but there's also plenty of silly and intentionally campy dialogue. Deeper characterization is rare. The game is mostly a callback to old dungeon crawling D&D modules, ported to instanced MMO format. Don't expect any Nobel prizes in literature.
>CrassiaCould I get an invite, thanks
Double points bonus if anyone feels like whaling. Tomes on sale at the same time..
>>484476Lets see, if the Christmas Eve weekly sale later today has some proper classes or races.You can grind out the Artificer for free.
>>484543I did that on my character before, learning the challenges was kind of a pain, but you learn how to torch run which is useful for Crystal Cove event. If someone wants some help with that I might be able to. This life I'm trying to unlock 5000 favor for +5 tome, Falconry and Horizon Walker.
Fun little set of quests
Erry time I sit on mobile data the game wants to update.
>Quest says Medium length>Takes forever
>>478095cheeky fucker, you planned for thiswell, Merry Christmas anons
>>484584Is that the one with the madusa Lady towards the end?
>>485982Nope, it's a Saltmarsh Quest. The Final Enemy. Long quest, 3 floors. https://ddowiki.com/page/The_Final_Enemy
Yo Inquisitive is fun as fuck. Dual Wielding crossbows, huge damage, your class barely matter.
>>478095Yoo, does she fuck kobolds?
>>487393Oh no no no Human bros we got too cocky
>>485874HAHACrap, I missed it!Ole baldy really did a good job, never seen a DDO thread so lively.
>>478095The Countdown is on!Only ONE day left for>80% of this game is up for grabs>https://www.ddo.com/en/ThankYouGrab it while you still can!
>>478290Not alive but not quite deadARRRRRGHHH
Reaching level 20 since the new update, and I can finally try Epic Destiny stuff. I was able to cobble together a group for Twilight Forge raid so I'll able to unlock Falconry and Horizon Walker this life too.
>>487393Built for BKC
Need to grind some Kundrak rep for the bank tab. Send help.
>>490892Atleast it's you're not trying to grind Artificer
>>490921It can always get worse. Good thing I am not interested in Arti at the moment, makes my life a bit easier. I am, however, interested in monk.
>>490892Hm I usually just get that when levelling up normally. Here's the favor list, just run the following on Elite for 153 favor. Don't even need to touch Red Fens or the VON raid.Haverdasher (Harbor)The Lair of Summoning (House K Tavern)The Chamber of Insanity (House K Tavern)The Forgotten Caverns (House K Tavern)Ruined Halls (House K Tavern)The Tear of Dhakaan (House P)Tharashk Arena (VON 1)The Prisoner (VON 2)Gateway to Khyber (VON 3)Jungle of Khyber (VON 3)Haywire Foundry (VON 4)https://ddowiki.com/page/House_Kundarak#Patron_quests
>>491030I've ran Kundrak before, I was just lazy and skipped a lot of quest reruns with this character, but now my inventory is getting extra messy and I've got no more excuses to delay the grind.
ARRGH halp! December Deals Final Week!This is your FINAL WEEK of December Deals! Now through January 6th get:>75% off Augment Bags>50% off Iconic Heroes>35% off Cloaks>Now through January 6th!mmkay fuck cloaks and bags, but which iconic race to pick??
>>491699People seem to like shadar kai a lot. I would just look at them all, maybe check out their past life bonuses, and see which looks best to you :)
>>491723Oh, thanks for the tip.That one wasn't even on my radar.Got me the Bladeforged, two birds with one stone.Warforged race and my favorite class in full DPS mode.Now need to grind up some coins for the 2nd.Aiming for another two-fer, non-free race + fun class.Aasimar Scourge and Thiefling Scoundrel are my current top two, but will investigate the kai too.
Still around and able to invite new players to Cannith! The other MMO I play got a big patch last week which is why I haven't been online.
>>493813How often does the leader log on? Cause we still need that boat upgrade and maybe buff additions.
>>493901Heck if I know. I'd assume every so often but it seems as if he hasn't been around in a while, or even noticed the thread.
>>496570Nice.Only 700 more to go.>https://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Token_of_the_TwelveHow soul breaking is the grind for "free" reincarnation?
>>496733It actually isn't that bad considering you have the Lords of Dust quest.
>>496733Dunno, I have a lot of quests unlocked with codes, I am only really missing Masterminds of Sharn. It would be a lot worse if the game was boring, but I am enjoying my current character, I might make a Human Bard instead of reincarnation tho.
>>496733Also, I get around 50-100 shard per run on hard difficulty. I think it's managable. Pic ir yesterday's loot in Tomb of Raiyum.
>>496733Shiieeeet, 143 tokens for a 49 minute run. Do not be discouraged and stay strong brother.
>>496828Ah, well that's not as bad as I thought then.Even frikken GW2 has much worse grinds than that.
Think I know the answer, but does the shield spell +shield ac bonus stack with a shields ac bonus? Or is it just like the armor bonus and mage armor?
>>499359Just like with mage armor.When the description has the same name, it doesn't stack.That's why there are all these weird bonus types.>https://ddowiki.com/page/Category:Bonus_types
Little bump for the new week, hoping for a good upcoming sale.
>>478095if i missed out the free stuff they gave away... can i still have fun in the game?
>>501134You're kinda screwed out of going f2p to lvl 20 but it's worth going through the starter quests to see if you like it
>>501134Lots of people made secondary accounts, might be willing to share or sell.
>>501134It literally was revived today only, bet you missed that again too.
BTW I stupidly got me the>https://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Divine_Vengeancewith the free anniversary coupon code.Thought it was the best choice for my first life Paladin.How can I not fuck this one up any more?Only equip and unlock it at lvl20?Don't think I can resist when I reach 18, though.Halp.
>>501617You chose poorlyYou could have had the quiver which gives you 30% run speedhttps://ddowiki.com/page/Item:Quiver_of_Alacrity
I'm on track to get 5000 favor for the first time, what +5 Tome should I get? Currently Wisdom based Favored Soul, and I'm thinking to do a Dwarf Cleric next. Wisdom makes sense as I enter Epic levels, but Intelligence seems nice to bolster poor cleric skills.
>>502046If you don't already have it, pick constitution as you always need it and it's going to have a bigger impact than any additional spell points/DC/skill points that you'd get otherwise.
>>502017Some helpful guys already helped me grind up the horsie and it had such a weird mega negative concentration.Rest of the stats weren't that helpful for my pala either.I KNOW I chose poorly, should've gone for one of the LVL20+ weapons instead.Which are hidden behind the expansion not covered by the free quest code.Noticed that too late though.
>>502121Nah the quiver is better as it uses an item slot you won't be using, and can be used from level 1 so you never need to get a speed item otherwise.It's the most useful for the reincarnation treadmill but if you play paladin I understand why you went for the Holy Avenger
>>501613guess ill just wait till the next time this happens, if it ever does.
>>502121the negative concentration is on the Epic quiver, not the level 1 versionthe level 1 quiver is amazing because you can't use the horse in quests where movement speed matters most.
>>502121giyars casted expeditious retreat is a decent source of enhancement movement speed if you don't have the quiver or can't afford the spell slot for casting the spell. Its generally a lot more convenient to use the quiver but its a total bitch to farm the normal way since it requires running a raid nobody does anymore with really annoying flagging requirements. Its definitely livable without it though, especially if you have access to sprint boosts or have abundant step abilities
>>502116I'm still deciding, but isn't Con more of a convenience for healers? Unless I wanted to go Dwarf: Throw Your Weight Around, I'm not sure I'd want to go Con at first.
>>502046I'd say intelligence would be fine considering its universally good for getting some extra skills, and caster/trap DC bonuses. Constitution isn't bad either if you need more health.
>>502183I always had fun in this game, first played it maybe in 2007 or 2008, even when I didnt have adventure packs or any benefits. If I'd get tired I jut stop playing since there's no dailies that make you fall back much.
>>502434It depends on what difficulty you're playing but at elite+ you need as much health as possible to avoid being one hit by traps or casters
Anyone here play on Argo? It seems to be the highest population server, other than hardcore.
>>504135Me, I play on Argonnessen.
Argonessen was the default server in the list, so pretty much everybody new here is there.I was suggesting to maybe create a favor-grind (& maybe more) guild in here.
What's the difference between DDO and Neverwinter? Why should I play DDO? Is DDO any good or is it just nostalgia goggles?
>>507345neverwinter is a shitty WoW clone set in forgotten realmsDDO is loosely based on D&D 3.5e rules with a lot of homebrewing
>>507345Neverwinter is AD&D by name only, actually a decent action MMO but it has gone full pay2win now.Their content is more than stale and their biggest accomplishment is to consistently delete old content and reuse it in a worse way than before.DDO is actually quite an action MMO too, but it is much more true to AD&D.Its biggest problem is the for current times insanely restrictive F2P.Now that the free coupon code expired, I can't really recommend it anymore, unless you want to sub for a month or 3.