Short and Hairy

I have been dancing around this idea for a while now but after reading Geoff’s article this morning i think now is the time to stand and stay this out loud. Dwarf’s are currently the master race. And if you want to have the idea low gear leveler i think you want a dwarf rouge/X build.

That feels good to say… Hope it was super controversial. It was in my mind…

I feel like i lead the curve on things like this and then jump ship right as it becomes main stream. So i half feel like there will be a huge up swing in the fat halfling characters. I remember reading a tag some were that said something like: Will play any class or race except dwarf and rangers, they are the easy buttons of DDo.

Now i dont know about the ranger thing, but i will say 6 or so ranger levels are fairly sweet. But i totally agree that the dwarf is the master race right now knocking the plastic helfs off their throne for the foreseeable future.

I currently have 4 actively being played dwarfs or fat halflings, Samius, Butterzotch, As400 and SamiusJr. And i have to say the racial line is amazing.

  • Massive amounts of Con and HP equals staying alive power, no brainer.
  • Iron Stomach is great, drink any pot and get lots of perks.
  • Bonuses to Tactics, if you are a tactics person you know how important these bonuses are.
  • The dragonmark gives SR, a forcefield and an earth grab attack… Okay so SR and forcefeild bitches!
  •  And Throw your weight around, WTF? Con give HP, Con is damage, Con is HPDPS? Yes please!

And you know that mountain line is not bad either, if you have the HP do you really need reflex saves? Just twist them in.

Also my quick 2 cents on what is the best single class to level up. Is the one that had the lowest score, yep for me it was the fighter. Namely when i was doing the tank on the cheep thing he mostly leveled to cap solo at the time. All he needed was the best AC i could muster for the least amount of work all the amp i could fit in after that and a Vamp Morningstar of PG (i think) with a guild slot… I felt unkillable most of the time on Samyus back then. His Ac was always solid so i didn’t take a lot of damage what i did take i was able to heal back with a cleave/great cleave and when it was time to fight the boss i would haste up and go as big dps as i could. 9/10 times i could get them before they got me. If i were to do it again yep he would be a dwarf… They are just too good not to play right now.


Radio Silence

Sorry for the lack of posts last week, it was a fairly busy week plus I was ill one day so that just meant that I had one less day at work to get things done. But in addition to that I am just not having super amounts of fun right now.

My higher-level guys are not xping fast enough for me to want to be working on them all the time. My low level guys are grinding away mostly solo as Tobril leap frogs past me over and over again as people motivated to the TR grind are wanted to do. The wife is only interested in playing on the weekend when there is more then just Tobril and I playing (maybe not even together). Although last night she and I where talking and she sounded like she was for trying to play her namesake char again who is currently a pure 20ish druid. So maybe she and I will rock some easy epics again and maybe that will light a fire under my ass.

I think the real killer is I am just unhappy with how my mains, Samius and Javabot are playing. Like most wizards Samius audibled into a force arch mage to rock the double rainbow. And that was fun for a while but between the changes to the procs and just spamming different magic/chain missile spells depending on cooldown over and over again I am just tired.

Java’s dps is way lower then I remembered from the life before and I am not sure what to do about it, although I just got him back to 25 so maybe switching weapons will do the trick. If not…. I might need to find another build.

And I guess that takes me to the last thing, my spare brainpower is now thinking about magic decks and not ddo builds.

How can I shake myself out of this grand tilt? I want to look at the Eldritch Knight, it could be just the thing. If I can find away back to the melee/caster hybrid that Samius was originally it could be just the shot in the arm I need.

All that said I still enjoy playing, I just seem to find myself watching more MtG videos or playing more MtG then going and logging on to ddo…

Hell maybe I need to pug some more, that will get the blood flowing.