I think my emo came across well enough the last few days. And I talked about my plan to not jump on the TR train again right away. Maybe I did not say this but for the last 5-6 lives the time I spend at level 20 on Samius have been less then 5 hours total. So I have a quick turn over time. So I kinda feel like I have just ground of 21.5 million XP with out a real break. Sure I have had lots of fun along the way. But some times you need to sit on your laurels and take a rest.
That doesn’t mean that I haven’t been playing. Lets not get crazy. It means that I spent the last few days doing something I haven’t done in a long time. Work on getting someone geared/flagged up. Namely my (sons?) F2P arty.
So far I have gotten him a Lucid Dreams. I feel it is one of the best Rune arms you can get, for sure the best with out raiding.
And not a lot else, but in my defense he didn’t need gear leveling. That is a huge part of what makes the ranged WF Arty so good. Hell, his main Xbow is a heavy repeater I made for him for level 2; Acid burst of nothing. So he needs something more.
He is shroud flagged and I will try and run him through for some shards and then pass him the mats for a pos/pos while I look into a more long-term item. But I spent an hour or so Tuesday looking for a Silver Slinger just because what else was I going to do?
Then last night, I had about 50 mins of play time before they killed the server for the hotfix and I ran a wizking and a chains of pain to work on my DQ flagging. You bet I will be farming this guy a torc while I farm for one on other alts. Might as well get two pulls instead of one, right? I was on my way to OOB when I noticed the world warning and just logged.
So I got some time to play, didn’t really do anything super helpful but at a totally freeing few nights playing. A few more while Tobril gets himself back to 20 and I think I will be ready for the push to completionist.
Hey if you have gear ideas for that arty that might not be too bad to grind for in my spare time let me know. Mean time I will just farm what ever happens to fall into his lap.
The last couple days have been slow for the TR train. The guild did epics on Tuesday this week after everyone decided that Wednesday would be the best, but not two weeks in a row. Shoot me. Xping on Wednesday is not that great as Fopo has his league bowling on those nights. So I fit in some more epic stuff as able. Last night turned in to a night of ddo where when I logged for the night I wondered where the night went as I felt like I did nothing (one eSnitch and one Abbot run done).
Anyway I did get a little bit of xp in the last few days on Samius and xp capped so I had to level to 10. A level I have been looking forward to since I learned that the Arty Battle Engineer gave -10% ASF. Meaning I can bust out some of my favorite armor from back in the day. Elfcrafted Chain Shirt, it is like baby blue dragon armor (+3 Mithral, Arcane Lore and Minor Spell Penetration VII) and happens to look amazing!
Replace that shitty Minos Legens, and put on a smexxy yellow feathered Captain’s Chapeau on a human with a kick ass long beard and a dragon mark and a rune arm you will have a rough idea of what I look like. I looked so hot I was getting tells about how randy I was making people while just standing on the boat. Okay, those tells were from Tobril. But I know how smexxy I look! Damn Smexxy!
Speaking of Smexxy, I have been really enjoying the Retain Essence perk the arties have.
Whenever an Artificer uses a rod, staff, or wand, the character has a chance to not expend a charge. The percentage chance is equal to (Artificer Level)/2 + Int Modifier + Enhancement Modifier + Effect Modifier.
I am not sure what that all means, fill in the blank style and find a % per item thing but I can say that I notice my wand charges get saved fairly often. But where I really see charged being retained is on my spell boosting clickies. When I made them I gave them the highest level spells I could and still was able to use them at the time. So they are superior X level 7 or 8. So I am going to say there Effect Modifier is high as I almost always get 4 uses out per clickly and a lot of the time 5 uses in really long quests.
One last thing, I think today starts free Arty weekend. So if you haven’t gotten to play them because you are holding out for them to go on sale or something roll one up and try it. And if you love it then you can you can use code DDOMK10 to get 10% off whatever is in your store cart. And I think we are also in 25% xp week starting today also.