So, I took a new picture…

:) I got my hair cut and straightened at the hairdresser’s today, and showed a pic on twitter and to some friends, including Osi. He said it looked very Matrix, and then made me this…

:D lol

I tried the mirror of glamering

I was complaining on twitter about being out of TP and unable to buy cosmetic armor for Cerge. Rest suggested the mirror to me, and looking at the cost, I decided to try it out. Here’s the result. What do you think?

You can compare this look with his previous looks here and here. I’m unsure if I like his brown hair, though.

That’s all folks. :)

I haz bought the cranium rat bundle

I really wanted to buy a wraith from the store… but turns out they didn’t have one right now. The cranium rat bundle was not that expensive, so I decided to get that one instead. I named the purple one FatHamster (I call one of my degus ‘chubby hamster’, cause she’s so round and soft), the black one BlackBeauty (after Anna Sewell’s novel) and the gray one ZombieRat (just Zombie wasn’t allowed). And then I decided to make some gifs… Click on the images below to view animation.

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Cerge TR’d into life 5

Sometime just after midnight Oct 18, I finally got around to TR’ïng Cerge into his cleric life. See the build plan here. As always, I do the before and after pictures.

Cerge: 1 cleric/ 19 favs/ 8 epic morninglord     Cerge: 3 monk/ 4 fighter/ 8 cleric morninglord

 

I really don’t like his looks in the black robes, if I hadn’t ran out of TP, I would have gotten him cosmetic armor. Hopefully I can do something about his looks later. I also did a small miscalculation when planning this build. The idea was to do centered kensei with focus on heavy blades… but after levelling him up to 15 and looking at the enhancements, I learned that I cannot take One with the Blade until I have 8 levels of fighter, which I won’t have until level 20. So, I cannot use heavy blades until then. Ninja spy allows me to use light blades, though, so I will just stick with light blades until level 20.

Alright, that’s all folks. Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.

Say Hi to Blueball for me?

Once in a while when playing I end up turning my camera so someone or something is blocking my view. Once in a while it’s one of my cosmetic pets. So, I’d like to introduce you to my blue macaw Blueball. Say hello.

Next.. I must make a gif. Wouldn’t that be cool? lol.

Until next time….

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First life clerics can’t solo EE’s

Back in spring of 2012 when I first capped Thaz (I took months to cap because I was determined to run every quest at level), someone told me that Thaz would never be allowed into high level raids. Since then, more than one person has told me to TR Thaz, that clerics need past lives to be any good, etc. It has become my mission to prove, that a first life cleric can do just about anything, as long as you have some gear and tactics.

I do know that her dps is much lower than other builds, and most likely lower than it could be if she had past lives. It takes me much longer to solo an ee than for Osi, and I’m rather squishy, so I have to kite + heal constantly or I’ll die. But the fact that it isn’t super easy, make it much more exciting. I am constantly worried about dying, lol.

I was told that I would have nothing to do in ee gianthold at level. I was curious to test this, and chose the fastest of the gianthold quests, Trial by Fire. What did I learn? I could neg level all non red named trolls, and the spiders were dying from my blade barriers. I could even insta kill mobs with destruction after neg leveling them. Yes, I did end up using some pots, and I didn’t finish the quest as fast as some others, but I finished it without dying.

Here is the video:

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Zawabi’s Refuge from above

One of the last raids we did during raid night this Saturday was Zawabi’s Revenge. As we were leaving the raid, the instance froze. Trying to move, I hit jump a few times, and ended up stuck high up in the air. I took a few pictures.

Enjoy the view and see you around.

Cheers.

So long, and thanks for all the fish…

is what I wrote as the guild message in Destiny before I logged off and sent in the transfer ticket yesterday. The auto response said that it could take up to 10 days for my errand to be handled. Still, a friend of mine transferred one of his toons a year ago or so, and it was supposed to take 3 days, but took 1. I was hoping that it would take only one for me too, and I could not wait to get home from work and check if she had been transferred.

Yay! She had. Her name read Keronna-1, but when I logged in I found myself guildless (with the text ‘you guild has been disbanded’ in guild chat), and her name was Keronna, without the 1.

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And then there was Update 23

Update 23 brought us epic Orchard of the Macabre. The 4 flagging quests on epic and a new epic raid, The Mark of Death. On launch day (Monday Sept 29) Osi came with me into epic Orchard and we 2 manned Inferno, Fleshmakers and Vol ee. I was having some problems with some of the mobs… in Inferno the magmas kept hurting me a lot, in Fleshmakers I got stunned and commanded, and in Vol I was quelled over and over.

In Inferno I also broke my eSOS, and had to use an alternative weapon on Cinnis.

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I want you to get excited about your life

I hear dr Phil’s voice in my head when I say those words (see Dr Phil House Intro Theme Episode). U23 was just out in ddo, and I will soon post a blog about my experience in epic Orchard, but right now I would like to talk about me, us, ppl, players. Why do you play ddo? What is it that keeps you coming back? Mmo’s can have an addictive effect. Are you addicted and if so, why? Have you thought about it? Does it affect your personality?

For me, it’s rather simple. I’m an introvert. I don’t like ppl. I don’t like the sounds they make or the smells that surround them. Most of the time I want ppl to stay away from me, and I keep my headphones on at work, so I won’t hear the ppl around me. Sometimes my headphones don’t block out the sound well enough and I feel irritated. But at the same time I want company. I want to be acknowledged and appreciated, I want attention. I want to be part of the world and I want to be remembered. 18 years ago I for the first time went on a chat. It excited me, it was fun. 3 years later I was spending a lot of my free time getting to know new ppl in chat rooms, some who I then swapped emails with and allowed to get to know me better.

For a long time I’ve found it difficult to get to know ppl irl, I lock up and I want to just leave. From the safety of my own home I open up and let the others see the real me. When I started playing ddo I was scared and nervous, but soon found I really enjoyed sharing this experience with others. To me ddo was another social media where I could talk with ppl from the safety of my own home. I’ve also always enjoyed playing games and I’m fairy competitive, so I fit right in. Another thing that I noticed was that I enjoy taking charge. I might be really scared of new things, but when I get over the initial fear, I actually really enjoy the responsibility. I want to look out for my group and I want us to succeed.

I have met different kinds of ppl with different attitudes towards the game, and I have let them influence my own attitude. There are some ppl, that have come to to play an important role, though, and they keep me grounded. Having nice things and reaching certain goals in the game should never come before the ppl you play with. I enjoy playing this game, but if it wasn’t for the ppl in it, I would have quit ages ago.

So, what happens when we let the game become more important than ppl? When we become nasty and unfriendly and rude? When things don’t excite us anymore, and all we see are the nerfs? Maybe that is the time to quit? The game is supposed to be fun… if it is no longer fun, if it is affecting your life and the ppl around you.. maybe it’s time to look for something else?

So, to quote dr Phil, “I want you to get excited about your life”.. because this life is all you get.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.