A Quick DDO Update

Lately I’ve been writing more and more cryptic n’ personal, so I should get back on track with DDO.

So far, I’ve been doing a lot of stuff with the guildies. Since Project Nemesis came out, we’ve been running that non-stop (grunt). It’s been pretty fun so far, and while my patience can run a bit short, I do have some really good times watching my clueless guildie run about in the wrong direction and get tripped by one of Irk’s mines. LOL. The other day we were all shrieking into the mic trying to get Zulkis and Irk aligned to the crystal. And then juuuust as Irk seems like he’s under the crystal he does his final stride and we all let out a collective (friendly) groan, like it’s a sports game. I just about died laughing watching Sno strafe that crystal across the grid so fast HAHAHA.

PN’s a pretty fun raid in that regard, I’ll hand them that. But I could see it being very quickly an annoyance once those who have ran it enough have mastered the raid mechanics.

Milo really needs to get back to cap sometime soon. Currently a Half Elf Cleric, I have plans to TR Niveax and then all of my characters will be nice and settled. Bard Spellsinger is maybe one that I’ll revisit on an alt; I may need to start making more alts. It’s hard to not play Sera though, when I’m the most comfortable using her especially to hard carry groups where needed. Syl’s an OK DPS, but I need to fit her out in Sharn gear next. Both Sera and Syl really, but fixing Sera is a bit harder because I would like to perform an LR on her before doing so, so that I can fix some feats around at the same time (so for now, she’s just got the impressive SP numbers to sport, but after Sharn juggling, she’ll likely lose out on one of the LGS pieces… which means for me, I’d rather just go HP feat and forget about breaking 5 digit SP numbers).

Niveax… so she’s probably going to go Ranger Inquisitive. I really don’t like to double up on classes, even though Rogue Inquisitive seems to be at the top right now. Gotta do a bit more research, but definitely going to make her a thrower or an Inq build. Need some ranged DPS in here.

So for building alts, I’d probably do:

  • A first lifer Warlock Hurler for LShrouds may be acceptable (TR Rinnybon?)
  • A properly TRed tank (would love MRR / PRR bonuses)
  • A Ranger TWF or a heftier DPS toon (Fighter?) – this one is less priority
  • An arcane DC caster, likely Sorcerer (super in love with casting speed, but also a potential hybrid if spell pass flies)

I’ll have to think about future plans a bit more. I’m always slow to start new alts (mostly because I reeeally need a theme before starting a build, so the other way around screws me). But it’s amazing the guild wants to build alts as well, filling roles to complement others – most of them want me on my Favored Soul. I’m warmed to see that!

Another DDO Update: 49th RXP Mark, Lvl 6 Druid, & More

It’s kind of amazing how I’ve been sticking to my alts these past couple of weeks! So much that I almost feel like I’m losing touch on Sera here and there. I’m not as devoted or motivated to go run Reaper dailies, even though today I just got my 49th point. OCD tells me I need to get 50th, but it’s no big deal. Almost 100k per level is exhausting to me without drinking pots or first time bonus.

As much as I would like to just TR and get those first time bonuses too, it’s a bit much. Whereas I might be making only 2-3k rxp per quest, I’d probably spend longer in heroics and epics getting up there. Really don’t want to put in that much effort either, probably.

Anyhow, I think it was maybe a few days ago? A week ago? That I finally got to TR my Druid. It’s been… years for all three of my alts. Except I forgot that I only had maybe like 1 or 2 more raids to go for 20th completion, one of which was Deathwyrm and maybe FOTP. I needed the mask too for Milo’s cosmetic as a helf, ugh.

In any case, it’s progress. I finally got around to Niveax’s TR, which has been interesting so far. 6 levels in, supposed to be a ranged AA character, but I’m playing her as a wolf build with a Vorpal longsword until I get more points into AA and better gear, I guess. If there’s one thing about Druids I really do enjoy though, it’s that they are so adorable. I had so much fun emote chatting with a guildie, pretending to be this “slightly neurotic” dog as he called it. XD

From here on, I guess once Milo and Niv reach cap, I can then focus on just gearing them up. Ugh. That already sounds like a pain. But… then what? Just focus on Sera’s rxp grind? I still have a little over halfway to go for 5.625 million, basically 3 million more to go still. That… is an insane amount of rxp grinding. I suppose I won’t break that until maybe a whole year later, when we already have some folks with the wings. I just gotta keep at the grind. I wonder if we will start seeing them more as time passes on, it’s been way more than a year since Reaper released, surely there ought to be more Reaper wing sightings? I might only hear of a few that are around. But then again, once you’re sucked into your Reaper static groups, it’s hard to find those same players around in any mundane setting. 😀

One thing’s for sure, Ravenloft has helped tremendously in bridging the gear gap. I do somewhat think its a bit cheap, but for alts its also not a bad thing totally. Sylvette feels much more viable, and I suppose it’s also because I have a better direction with the builds now. Sadly, Reaper has sort of made that easy for me; no more creative or flavor heavy builds, it’s time to work.

Reincarnation Track Update

…Ugh-gain.

Man, I get tired of rewriting the reincarnation track, but it happens because of updates and all. Meh.

If I don’t write out these things I literally will think about the TR plans all day, for days or weeks, so here I am, writing it out.

So here is the new plan, with added lives. Kill me nao.

Current Life: 18/1/1 Fighter/Artificer/Favored Soul, Half Elf
Fury of the Wild, Kensai

  • ER: Doubleshot – AA spec, Fury
  • ER: Doubleshot – Kensai spec, Fury
  • ER: Doubleshot – Direct TR

1st Ranger: 18/1/1 Ranger/Artificer/Wizard, Deep Gnome
Fury of the Wild, Deepwood Sniper (regain Primal karma)

  • ER: Power over Life and Death – Tempest spec, Divine Crusader

2nd Ranger: 18/1/1 Ranger/Artificer/Cleric, Sun Elf
Fury of the Wild, Arcane Archer

  • ER: Power over Life and Death – Tempest spec, Divine Crusader

3rd Ranger: 18/1/1 Ranger/Artificer/Cleric, Sun Elf
Divine Crusader, Tempest

  • ER: Power over Life and Death – Tempest spec, Divine Crusader

Racial Reincarnations

  • Human 18/2 Warlock/Rogue (Fiend)
  • Human 18/2 Warlock/Rogue (Fiend)
  • Half Elf 18/2 Warlock/Rogue (Fey)
  • Half Elf 18/2 Warlock/Rogue (Fey)
  • Dragonborn 18/2 Warlock/Rogue (GOO)
  • Dragonborn 18/2 Warlock/Rogue (GOO)

So… 16-18 (haven’t decided if I want to flesh out the rest of Dragonborn and Half Elf lives – Human is left alone so that the future TR project allows Sera to TR once more without wasting a PL) more lives from now I’ll finally be “done.” I decided against doing some of the other lives that I would have because I am just that desperate to get back to Favored Soul.

I have, I believe, 2 Heroic and 1 Epic boxes. I’ve been debating on finally using them, and maybe even buying more when they go on sale. I’m thinking to save 1 of the boxes for the final Favored Soul life, and use 1 of each heroic and epic for the final of each reincarnation types (so the final Ranger ER life and the final Dragonborn life). Wish I had more boxes, but I also don’t really want to cough up the cash. 😦

Welp, at least I can look back and track the slow but certain progress. Maybe I’ll make it right on time for an exact one year anniversary of Favored Soul “free.” *cries*

😦