An Idea Worth Stealing!

Right off the bat, i know this is a special kinky numeric post but i am going to play it not overly dirty as i think there is a new CtH on the books for taping so i want to save up my lewd comments for that.

On with the real post.

I think everyone by now knows that i am a big fan of Magic the Gathering. For a while now i have talked about stealing and using their design ideas in DDo. Namely creating a set of psychographic profiles to target different types of content. I think it would really help in the development of everything from quests and items to class abilities and spells, but that is not the idea i want to steal today. No today i want to steal their “You Make the Card” idea. 

How it works is simple. They start with one of the core definitions of a card, color/type/etc and then allow a vote and the winner goes on the card. Okay lets go in to a little more details here. Lets say we were voting on making a new card here i would say lets vote on color of the card. black/white/blue/red/green/brown. From there we would start to add things like card type, powers, names, etc…. 

So what i propose is Turbine starts a you make the item. Start simple, with weapon/clothing/armor/jewelry/augment/etc… then we can vote level range then we can start to tweak said item with things like properties, slots, binding, icon…

It might take 6 months or more before a final item is selected.


Basically, i was just chilling here catching up on DDoCast/reading MtG articles when they started to talk about some of the new items in U21, namely the helm and how it was unusable and it got me thinking about item design and how that is like card design. 

Seems like a good idea to me. You?



U20 Loot, Like there are Other Things.

For today’s post i want to look at the new loot in U20. With 2 quests there is not that much to examine but what the hell. To be lazy i am just going to run the link out to the wiki and then just reference as needed.

Golem’s Heart: An augment…Blue? Good start. ml 28? Boo. Proc 2% does some damage heals some damage. Think that 2% is a little low but for the most part it is cute. Not worth farming for but i would be super happy to have one in the chest.

Hunter’s Slayer: Silver Greatsword.. Wish i would have caught this before Monday’s While We R Playing as an option to eSOS, not in raw power but with the much easier ability to farm up. 3.5[2d6] 17-20×2 is a respectable damage profile atleast while farming up that SOS shard. As a all in plan it wouldn’t be bad but i think some of its properties makes it more appealing to people that are not 100% dps all the time or for those that want to add it to their golf bag vs a fairly large subset of mobs.

Cyran Guard: This is a docent right? So it is meant for arty pets? Because it doesn’t DOOOOO anything. I wouldn’t even give it to my robot dog….

Deconstructor: Another augment, this one gives 2 worth wild properties in the right slot.  ml 26? Fuck yeah! Much better.  Adamantine and 3d6 damage to constructs… So Ady is lvl 12 so 3d6 TO CONSTRUCTS IS WORTH 14 MORE LEVELS to the minimum level? wtf…. /facepalm wtf? But on the flip side it is LEVEL FUCKEN 26 which is 2 lower then the other new named augment but it is +1 than Draconic Soul Gem. Yeah makes sense.


Well that was fun times. Agree/Disagree? Comment Below.