It’s all red!

I left my Cerge in Amrath yesterday when switching to Firetha. Today I logged into run Amrath on Cerge… and this is what it looked like.

This wasn’t just a camera glitch, the redness stayed with me till I switched zone/ teleported out of there.

That’s all folks, thank you for stopping by.

Cheers

Trying out the U24 quests

I didn’t run the U24 (see U24 release notes here) quests on the day of release, mostly because I just didn’t have a toon at the right level that I wanted to run, and I wanted to focus on the stuff I was doing. After I finished flagging for Shroud on Maidae on Sunday, I suggested to the group that we run the new chain, heroic elite (me and 2 other lvl 18’s). A wizard joined us on the lfm. I don’t think any of us knew the quests, or what to expect. We started with Palace of Stone.

Of the chain, this quest wasn’t that bad. We died some in the traps, we died some from some rocks, but we got through it. The DM was pretty annoying, though, and I might turn off the DM sound if I run this quest a lot.

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Cerge LR before and after

As I wrote in the previous blog, I messed up Cerge a little, so I decided to use the LR+0 heart I had in my TR bank to fix him. Doing so I also changed his looks a little. Here’s the before and after.

Cerge before LR                                                  Cerge after LR
 

This was just a post for my pics collection, lol.

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Cerge 5.1

Not too long ago I TR’d Cerge into my build I posted here. I as always spent 3 days on the build, and I posted it on both ddo forums and the vault for feedback. I was happy with the build plan… until I TR’d and leveled up to 15. Reaching 15, I realized you need 8 levels of fighter to get One with the Blade from the Kensei tree (technically it’s the prereq feat Greater Weapon Focus that requires 8 levels), so with my build plan I would not be able to use centered kensei until level 20. Ok, since ninja spy enhancements allow me to use shortswords I just used those until level 20, and at 20 reset my enhancements for heavy blades… only to realize the only weapon I can use with heavy blades focus is longswords.  Rapiers, daggers and shortswords are light blades.

So, I’m thinking I’ll just reset my enhancements again and go light blades… but then erdrique points out to me that light blades are piercing weapons and not slashing… and I have 4 feats focused on slashing weapons. Meh. No wonder his dps was poop up until 20. So, back to the drawing board, and I’ll have to do an LR. I haven’t done more with the build than change the feats and kensei enhancements, but here’s the new plan:

Character Plan by DDO Character Planner Version 04.20.02
DDO Character Planner Home Page

Cerge 
Level 28 Lawful Good Morninglord Male
(8 Fighter \ 3 Monk \ 9 Cleric \ 8 Epic) 
Hit Points: 408
Spell Points: 456 
BAB: 16\16\21\26\26
Fortitude: 19
Reflex: 12
Will: 13

                  Starting          Feat/Enhancement
Abilities        Base Stats          Modified Stats
(36 Point)       (Level 1)             (Level 28)
Strength             16                    28
Dexterity            14                    19
Constitution         14                    19
Intelligence         10                    13
Wisdom               10                    15
Charisma             15                    20

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Another hiccup concerning Cerge

So, Cerge is a cleric fighter (9 cleric/ 8 fighter/ 3 monk) this life. I wanted to do a dual wielding blades build, and got some help from a friend to create one (see the result here) . The idea was to focus on heavy blades… but after TR’ing and leveling up to 15, I realised that I need 8 fighter levels to get One with the Blade that keeps you centered with non monk weapons. I would have 8 levels at level 20, so until then I’d have to use some other weapon. As I am slashing weapons focused, and ninja spy enhancements allow you to use short swords, I decided to use short swords until level 20.

Well, Cerge just got to 20, I reset his kensei enhancements and chose heavy blades… only to realise that rapiers are not heavy blades but light, and that scimitars that are on the heavy blades list still uncenter me. So, if I stay with heavy blades, the only type of weapon I’ll be able to use will be longswords. My plan was to use balizarde as soon as I have the levels for it, but balizarde is a rapier. I think I will just have to change back to light blades and use rapiers and shortswords. Light blades gives me more options than heavy blades does, especially since I’m a dual wielder.

Thank’s all folks. Thank you for stopping by.

P.S. Bug report submitted about kensei heavy blades uncentering with scimitars.

Raiding again

I have written many blogs about raid night.. and here it is again. Osi doesn’t play ddo a whole lot anymore, he still manages out guild ship mostly, so he might log to put stuff on shard ah, check his mail and buy buffs for the guild. And then he logs to raid with me on Saturday night.

This Saturday I went for a swim at the local pool, cleaned at home and took care of the degus… then I poured myself a glass of wine and watched some TV, before logging on to raid with Osi. I’m again trying to give up coffee, so having not slept enough, add wine, and I was starting to feel tired after a few raids.

Lately I let Osi decide what raids we run, he usually checks the lfm that we’re not lfm’ing for the same as someone else. He told me to post for VoN.

 

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Thaz eTR 3

I was going through sagas on Thaz and gaining xp faster than I wanted… I capped way before I was done with the sagas… or sort of. I had run the 3 Eveningstar chains (CitW flagging ones), Druid’s chain, The High Road, Gianthold, Web of Chaos… and Wheloon. EE of course. I was only missing Storms Horns. I do, though, prefer to run chains all in one go.. and I still consider Storms Horns to be the most difficult chain included in the sagas, so I kept feeling like there wasn’t enough time, like I didn’t have the patience to wait for a group, and that I had other things I needed to do. Finally last night I managed to get Storms Horns finished as well, and then I did Thaz’s 3rd eTR. 3rd stack of Power Over Life and Death. As a divine healer caster, I felt like that one benefits me the most of the divine ones.

I am still following this build plan (for enhancements, see the link at the end), except I keep changing the skills a little. I always do spellcraft, heal and UMD, but in one build I was putting the rest in perform, in one in diplomacy… this time I decided to go back to concentration, as I still find that having some is still better than having none… even though it’s impossible to get it high enough for scrolls to not fail on hit in EE’s.

Anywho, as always, I take a before and after picture. Thaz has had the same hair style since I did the greater reincarnation back at the start of 2012.. and has been blond with blue eyes for the most of it. Ex co-worker said that Thaz kinda looks like me, lol. I guess my sub c was trying to make her look like an elf version of me, lol. Last eTR I did give her purple hair and greenish skin, this time around I went back to her normal style.. except I decided to give her very natural looking lips, with no gloss or lipstick.

Here are the pics:

Thaz before eTR,                                                     Thaz after eTR

:) That’s all folks. Ty for stopping by and have a great day.

Jarvanna & Schoan adventuring again

My ddo time has been quite low since my move, and I haven’t been too inspired to do a whole lot. Me and sis usually play together once a week on the toons we have for that purpose (Jarvanna and Schoan), but it’s been several weeks since we played and I of course haven’t played Jarvanna since then. This week we decided to run, and I suggested we do Ataraxia and Hips (Hiding in Plain Sight) with my piker alt in the party, and then we did one Sands walkup before it was too late.

Here’s the gang:

From the left: Schoan, Jarvanna, Samuel (hireling) and the pets.

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So, we’re half way through November…

On October 29th we packed all my stuff + the degus in a moving car and I said goodbye to Finland. October 30th we got to my new place and the next 3.5 days I spent on buying Ikea furniture, assembling Ikea furniture (that’s the typical for Ikea, everything is in parts), unpacking and sorting. November 3 I started my new job and right away had less time for unpacking and sorting. Today I finally had all my things unpacked and put somewhere. I still need to take the cardboard to the recyling place… then I’m mostly done. I might put up a poster or two.

It has been stressful. Long work days, lots to do at home… ddo hasn’t been a priority. As soon as I got my computer table sorted and my computer, screen, mouse and keyboard unpacked I started playing ddo again, but with so much to do around the home, my inspiration has been rather low, and I’ve mostly been doing mod and some favor runs… and some xp on Firetha (working on her EDs). But apparently I did run Thaz some this month as well.

Here are some screenies I found of Thaz runs.

Thaz did ee Wheloon, here in A lesson in desception.

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Maidae; some color

If you read my Maidae TR4 blog, you may remember that I said that Maidae’s hair was supposed to be dark purple, but that I thought it looked just brown. With the discount to hair dyes, I decided to get her a more noticeable purple color (was 75 TP). What do you think?

And as a side note, if you missed it, I moved from Finland to Sweden last week, and I just started a new job on Monday. I’ve been buying and assembling furniture for the new apartment, and I’m not even fully unpacked yet. Still lots to do. Because of the move I haven’t had a whole lot of time to play ddo or blog. I will get more active again once I get everything sorted.

That’s all from me for now. Thank you for stopping by and take care.