The Loot has been Good Lately, Real GOOD Even

So I have talked a lot lately about things that happened in my vacation gaming bender but something I have hinted around but haven’t come right out and said is that the loot gods have been simi generous to me for the last week maybe two weeks now. And just as a memory test and hopefully sharing a little hope I am going to list a few things.

Litany – Boom max Int is totally possible for Samius if I was a Drow…. Meanwhile in the land of Hps I will just have to live with a max Int for a non drow/human person. Yep that means I now have both chase items for maxing Int, Litany and a +5 tome.

2 Abbot Seals, in 6 runs (did one last night and the party was mostly skunked) I got these 2 seals and that litany. Now I have one left and a clean Litany. ☺

Antique Greataxe
Marilith Chain
Darkstorm Helm
Bow of the Silver Flame
Hell Fire Cross Bow (for the Alt account)

New Seals:
Marilith Chain
Darkstorm Helm

Some of these are real funny as Tobril has been chasing the Dark Helm for a while now and I luck sacked into them either while he was off doing something else like a Web with out me or otherwise not around. Also when I pulled the Helm Shard I went to check my list and mean while the group leader starts sending me tells and saying things in party to the effect that he had need chasing this shard. So when I return and loot the thing, as I didn’t have one, he is a little displeased and takes off taking the other healer in the small pug of melees. But what do I care and me and the other melees rock the quest a few more times with 0 need for a healer. Then last night just because I hadn’t ransacked the chest yet the wife and I did 3 or 4 zerg runs and pulled the matching seal. So looks like As400 will be exchanging his hats after all.

That Hell Fire is now the main weapon on my Alt account arty. It is a little better then the Holy Burst/Righteous that I crafted him up like 10 levels back.

And maybe I can dig up a seal for that Great Axe and then pull a Cleaver, Hewer of Suffering then I can go all Axe for my dps guy and rock a larger crit number if I loose critting on like a 14. ☹ Btw my shitty +5 Holy Burst Silver epic Falcon of Vamp got a few 1300+ crits so far now. And one 1693ish crit. I feel like a real dps alt now. Sure I need a healer to keep me alive on anything harder then eHs and my saves are shitty and around 800ish Hp I am not super uber in the hp department…. Where was I going with this????

Oh and now I have everything but the base item to make an Epic Marilith Chain for Darth, But I am also less then 10 reds and a few coms away from a FR red set so it is a race to see what Seeker +10 armor I can make first.

Okay that helps some, time to focus down and finish this project that my boos wanted done by the start of the new year, that he has given me 6ish months to work on so far and I figured that would take 18 months…. Yeah that is my life right now.


Time for Everyone’s Favorite Game

Gear Shuffle 12/3 addition! And the crowd goes wild!!!!

What? I can’t be the only person that pictures themselves as game show contestants when looking at gear. I just can’t be….

Last night was a short night for XP and I knew it would be so I had a plan to do some bank work and do some gear sorting on Samius.

20 to 21 I felt a real shift in power back to Tobril in quests and I have Finger, Circle, Wail and Power Word for instant kills so things are dying well enough for the most part. But I still feel like I have to go back to web and laying down damage spells like WoF, Acid Rain and spamming my force SLAs when my big spells are on cool down…

Over all I blame the fact that he has big boy gear ready and waiting at level 20 and I am still using my same leveling gear on Sam. Don’t get me wrong my gear is really good pre 20 but post 20 I start to fall short. Or at least compared to my counter part who was gearing up while I took a year to TR…

Hence the game show….

Yesterday, I started a simple spreadsheet (falling in ❤ with Google Docs) with just a list of my gear slots and the gear that are in those slots and a rough plan for some of those slots.

Some of these slots have been fixed for so long I hate to try and change them my Min2 helm, CordOp bracers and Torc are key items. For now other key staples are the Stormreaver Napkin and my new Epic Ring of Elemental Essence/GFL slotted.

The one quest the DG ran last night was a Eh Small Problem where we pulled the missing seal that I was hunting for As400, but now that Samius has the needs for it the game puts it in the chest… ❤ you too loot gods… I believe in DDO so DDo believes in me. You can call me Samius Gurobo, high priest of the DDo loot gods.

My belt slot is currently a ToD belt but I can now change it to a Cannith con belt with a guild slot and gain some max SP with a guild slot. My main trinket was a Epic Dragon Eye but my new ring covers the 200 Sp so now I can nab one of my t3 Spy Glasses and have my extra +2 Int on all the time for DCs. Before I had to use my Rad 2 rapier for that INT, meaning if I wanted to use my big shield and wanted my DCs boosted I lost my potency items so I was swapping super often and I felt died one to many times to umd lag deaths….

So that opened up room to use a Blade of the High Priest(ess) for my not elemental casting needs. Sometime in the last 2 weekends one of the Brits pulled one that they didn’t have a need for and decided to give it to me as I might have a use for it. Winner winner!

I still have a few slots to play with and some staples will need to go sometime to make room for bigger and better toys as the levels roll in. But for now I feel a lot better. As I work through the epic levels and different destinies my gear will be a moving target but it feels good to be working gear again vs working XP all the time. A new challenge, or an old challenge revitalized I should say…