Enter Helper-Woman…

Back in the old’n days Tobril and I had “helper” alts in different level ranges to help people that have trouble leveling on their own for whatever reason.  Most often, at least for the people that ask me for help, was a lack of focus or enjoyment of quests at a given level range.

Enter classic problem; as you start to play said alt character you start to enjoy that manz and you have a pile of xps just siting there next thing you know you don’t have anyone in range to help next time.

This has only gotten worse as reasons to TR have grown. Lately i have had 3 or 4 people not as much asked for help as kinda hinted around at it and i have had to decline/offer explorer zone help/or hurt their best possible xp as the lowest i had available was a level 20. After 20 i have a slew of alts from 21 -28 so there is not so much an issue as it is before 20.

Okay enter Helper-Woman aka Samdarkai.

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She is a Rogue/Pally mix Shadar-kai, 13/2 at the moment although i am debating about taking a few levels as a wizard for some easy boosts. But unlike most of my current design ideas (epic Elite viability) this one has a whole new range of issues, namely a level cap of 18 and balancing the ability to solo any quest from 16 to 20 on heroic elite while also covering any missing skills/abilities that the person i am helping is missing PLUS letting them have all the glory assuming they are playing a future EE alt with the desire to be in the limelight.

In the past some of my “helper” alts were a little quest dominant making some of the people i was helping not feel needed and then it just takes longer for said person to level, which is not part of the plan.

In any case i have now “invested” too much to turn back now, aka tomes and btcoe gear.

Well wish me luck as i try and power this chick to level, do not die in every single level 16 on elite quest, unlike my time with her last night and the night before. 🙂

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Candy Cane, Gun, Ghost

Not long ago the guild and i were rocking a Crucible when we got to the wheel puzzle on top of the maze. I had to afk real fast when i heard someone poke fun at my names for the symbols for the wheels.

I am shocked! My names are clear as glass and i can’t see how anyone could want to poke fun at them.

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Candy Cane

Clearly the image above is a candy cane. There is room to call it “f” and i would except that also but clearly a cane like shape in there.

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Gun, Hat, Ghost

The reason i don’t call candy cane “f” is because a lot of people call Gun “F”. The leftest most symbol is Gun by the way. In the middle is Hat. I call it that because it looks like a head wearing a hat. But i have heard it called all kind of things but most often hat. The most right is a Ghost from pacman.

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Ghost, H, I

Once again from left to right because i am american and that is how we do things. we see the edge of Hat, Ghost, H then what i call “I”. Think “H” is the most commonly used symbol for that one and shouldn’t need a lot of explanation. But “I” guess that one is on me. I just see a capitol I when i look at this one, but i know lots of people say bow or cross or i even heard someone call it T before. Want to say the other day i looked real close and saw something else in the image but i can’t seem to remember. Maybe i should rename this guy road kill. It kinda looks like a flated animal…

Well work just called and asked if i could come in a little early so i am off to work.

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PewPewdate?

I just want to say that i am fairly please where Samius is heading at the moment. I have returned to epic levels,  almost 27 actually and the new build is working out fairly well even though i am super under geared. The style is a little different but once i get a few key gear slots filled i should be fairly solid to stop kiting everything in sight forever. I have been able to keep my EE streak going even though i am soloing for the most part now during the weekdays. With my new job being in the afternoon i only get an hour or so to team up with the Brits if they even get on before i need to go. But it is not so bad. Maybe once i get a little more geared up i will even try my luck at a pug or two…. if i am drinking… of feeling overly generous.

Speaking of gear my trusty vorpal of rightness star now with icy burst, has been working over time. And i am trying to decide if i would rather hunt for a cool spell touched or start the Thunder Forged crafting… Maybe both?

I will leave you all with an image of me doing the first bit of the Lords of Dust. Yes i am giving people the purple ball of take less damage… I am not sure if it is Colors of the Queen or a new “perk” in double rainbow. But Dis used to get a ton of tasty ham barrels, i make my guys take less damage. Really who is the winner here?

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Shutterbug

I was a bit of a shutterbug yesterday and thought why not share?

Ever watch Loth eat a man?

Ever watch Loth eat a man?

I am slowly leveling that last little bit to 28. Normally i have the DG whom i talk into helping me make a huge push to cap out. eXp is a lot slower when you are doing it alone. Right now i am mostly doing the 3 simi easy epic quests then explorers or trying to pick up missing saga pieces like the above quest.

 

FU_elminster

Fuck you Elminster!

Moving on to the next quest in the chain i get all the way through the quest when i notice that a flag did not complete…. I log in my alt account and have Steampower join and practically rerun the quest and i was able to proc the follow dickface to check off but not the leave the Under-dark…  I didn’t want that xp anyway!

 

Come on Nightfall, there be werewolfs to but to sleep!

Come on Nightfall, there be Werewolfs to but to sleep!

After my frustrations with quest objectives checking off, i decided to just run a few explorer zones. Sweet shot no?

 

Well that was my day in ddo. Now to get that last 200K or so just in time to TR for the weekend.

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Credits?

Long time readers/people that have to sit and listen to while i do things, know that i have had more then a passing interest in a thrower build in DDo. But they have never panned out, mostly because of how the hps of mobs in DDo scale upwards as the levels add up.

Then when the enhancement+ destinies pass was making waves over in the Mornlands, Tobril and I talked about a possible thrower build a few times but nothing really came from it.

Then about 4-5 months back, Tobril says to me while i am bemoaning the state of Samius’ current “final” life to a Magic Missile build , that Distributed (Ilindith on the DDo Forums) has a throwing build that i might like. And while some things i didn’t really care for in the build, Dis proved to me that a throwing build is finally a good build in the current end game.

So it has been sitting in my brain for a few months then Dis finally joins the Defense Guild and we have time to talk about the build. I tweak some things. He tweaks some things. And we kinda have a core idea.

Then i post my leveling sheet and ask him for his input, which he does.  He doesn’t like Epic Destiny: Doubleshot feat by they way. He logic is you are almost constantly rocking the massive penalty from 10Kstars or manyshot so why bother trying to have a Doubleshot value if you are going to have that massive penalty most of the time. Sound logic, so i have an extra feat to find a home.

Anyway, he makes a comment about not giving him any love for giving me the idea of a throwing build. And i am like

Say What??!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And in like 3 mins i find my first throwing build post, (which looks a lot like yesterdays post but with a few less details) dated back in March, 2012 i think.

But then i started thinking did i ever really give him the big love for showing me that a throwing build is now finally an option? I know i have posted a lot of things in the last few weeks on thoughts that he has jumped started in my brain, but looking back there isn’t much credit given. And i tend to do that, so thanks Dis for the ideas.

Anyway, i want to to point out his throwing build. He posted the details yesterday i think for anyone to comment on, here: Shurikens-v2.

Also in thanks i want to share this:

Partly in Thanks, mostly because Uhura is hot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comment as you do,

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Samius the “Flinging Star” Gurobo

Level 28 Lawful Good Halfling Male
(12 Monk / 2 Rogue / 6 Ranger / 8 Epic)
Hit Points: 454
Spell Points: 165

BAB: 16/16/21/26/26
Fortitude: 20
Reflex: 28
Will: 16

Starting Feat/Enhancement
Abilities Base Stats Modified Stats
(36 Point) (Level 1) (Level 28)
Strength 6 12
Dexterity 19 32
Constitution 16 23
Intelligence 14 21
Wisdom 14 20
Charisma 9 15

Tomes Used

I have +4 in all stats and the following 5s.
+5 Tome of Constitution used at level 19
+5 Tome of Intelligence used at level 19

Skills start then ending at 28 (A level break down at the end.)
Balance 8 25
Concentration 5 39
Disable Device 6 41
Haggle 3 16
Heal 4 31
Hide 4 25
Jump 2 17
Listen 2 17
Move Silently 4 23
Open Lock 8 25  <- this could be wrong but at the moment i had to cut a rogue skill and this was it.
Search 6 41
Spot 6 36
Use Magic Device 3 38

Level 1 (Rogue)
Feat: (Selected) Least Dragonmark of Healing

Level 2 (Ranger)
Feat: (Favored Enemy) Favored Enemy: Undead

Level 3 (Ranger)
Feat: (Selected) Completionist

Level 4 (Ranger)
Level 5 (Ranger)

Level 6 (Ranger)
Feat: (Selected) Dodge
Feat: (Favored Enemy) Favored Enemy: Giant

Level 7 (Monk)
Feat: (Monk Bonus) Shuriken Expertise

Level 8 (Monk)
Feat: (Monk Bonus) Zen Archery

Level 9 (Ranger)
Feat: (Selected) Point Blank Shot

Level 10 (Monk)
Feat: (Monk Path) Path of Harmonious Balance: Fists of Light

Level 11 (Monk)
Level 12 (Monk)
Feat: (Selected) Deflect Arrows

Level 13 (Monk)
Feat: (Monk Bonus) Ten Thousand Stars

Level 14 (Monk)
Level 15 (Monk)
Feat: (Selected) Improved Precise Shot

Level 16 (Monk)
Level 17 (Monk)

Level 18 (Monk)
Feat: (Selected) Quick Draw

Level 19 (Rogue)
Level 20 (Monk)

Level 21 (Epic)
Feat: (Selected) Epic: Combat Archery

Level 22 (Epic)
Level 23 (Epic)

Level 24 (Epic)
Feat: (Selected) Epic: Improved Martial Arts

Level 25 (Epic)

Level 26 (Epic)
Feat: (Epic Destiny) Epic Destiny: Epic Spell Power: Positive

Level 27 (Epic)
Feat: (Selected) Epic: Blinding Speed

Level 28 (Epic)
Feat: (Epic Destiny) Epic Destiny: Doubleshot

Level 1 (Rogue)
Skill: Balance (+4)
Skill: Concentration (+2)
Skill: Disable Device (+4)
Skill: Haggle (+4)
Skill: Heal (+2)
Skill: Jump (+4)
Skill: Open Lock (+4)
Skill: Search (+4)
Skill: Spot (+4)
Skill: Use Magic Device (+4)

Level 2 (Ranger)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)
Skill: Heal (+2)
Skill: Search (+1)
Skill: Spot (+1)
Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)

Level 3 (Ranger)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)
Skill: Heal (+2)
Skill: Search (+1)
Skill: Spot (+1)
Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)

Level 4 (Ranger)
Skill: Concentration (+1)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)
Skill: Heal (+1)
Skill: Search (+1)
Skill: Spot (+1)
Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)

Level 5 (Ranger)
Skill: Concentration (+1)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)
Skill: Heal (+1)
Skill: Search (+1)
Skill: Spot (+1)
Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)

Level 6 (Ranger)
Skill: Concentration (+1)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)
Skill: Heal (+1)
Skill: Search (+1)
Skill: Spot (+1)
Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)

Level 7 (Monk)
Skill: Concentration (+2)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)
Skill: Search (+1)

Level 8 (Monk)
Skill: Concentration (+3)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)
Skill: Search (+1)

Level 9 (Ranger)
Skill: Concentration (+2)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)
Skill: Heal (+3)
Skill: Search (+1)
Skill: Spot (+1)

Level 10 (Monk)
Skill: Concentration (+1)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)
Skill: Search (+1)
Skill: Spot (+2)

Level 11 (Monk)
Skill: Concentration (+1)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)
Skill: Search (+1)
Skill: Spot (+2)

Level 12 (Monk)
Skill: Concentration (+1)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)
Skill: Heal (+0.5)
Skill: Search (+1)
Skill: Spot (+1)

Level 13 (Monk)
Skill: Concentration (+1)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)
Skill: Heal (+0.5)
Skill: Search (+1)
Skill: Spot (+1)

Level 14 (Monk)
Skill: Concentration (+1)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)
Skill: Heal (+0.5)
Skill: Search (+1)
Skill: Spot (+1)

Level 15 (Monk)
Skill: Concentration (+1)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)
Skill: Heal (+0.5)
Skill: Search (+1)
Skill: Spot (+1)

Level 16 (Monk)
Skill: Concentration (+1)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)
Skill: Search (+1)
Skill: Spot (+1)
Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)

Level 17 (Monk)
Skill: Concentration (+1)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)
Skill: Search (+1)
Skill: Spot (+1)
Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)

Level 18 (Monk)
Skill: Concentration (+1)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)
Skill: Search (+1)
Skill: Spot (+1)
Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)

Level 19 (Rogue)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)
Skill: Search (+1)
Skill: Use Magic Device (+10)

Level 20 (Monk)
Skill: Concentration (+2)
Skill: Disable Device (+1)
Skill: Search (+1)
Skill: Use Magic Device (+1)

 

As always use the comments for thoughts.  I am tempted to go arty vs Rogue there are a few perks for each side. I am leaning towards more sneak attack dice and maybe a minor melee option with staffs for leveling and as needed.  Also i am conserned with the low open lock but i am not 100% comfortable with the trap locations in a lot of quests so seems like a worth wild trade off. I could also see going a point less in dex for another skill point a level. So something to thing about there. Now i just need to look at enhancement points.

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Another “Final” Build

First of all sorry for missing yesterday’s post, i do try and hit on Mondays but i was overly busy dealing with real life. Again sorry.

As for DDo land think i just about have Samius in place for an attempt at a “final” life for a while. I am on my last ranger life so i now have all of the extra damage with ranged past live free feats, unless you at talking sneak attack damage then 2 more rogue lives wouldn’t be out of the question. Anyway the plan at the moment is to go shurikens (or some other ranged) full time, aka PewPewPew!

And that is about all i got. 🙂

Well not all, i know i am looking at 12/6/2 monk/ranger/rog or arty. Samius is always a halflinglike race so i think i might be returning to the skinny version.  Man i just would really like it if they had beards or any manly facial hair really. Oh well… Will have to deal with a massive dex instead.

Guess i need to pull up the planer and get to work i have like a level and some change until i have this last life wrapped unless i really want those last 2 damage from sneak attacks……

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