I got to Play, Well Kinda.

Last night I decided to push threw the visual pain of trying to play DDO using the on board video card and do something. At first I thought if I could just ransack the locked chest in Servants of the Overlord, looking for a Silver Slinger I would be okay on the whole use of my time for the night and take the edge off of not playing. But I saw Tobril farming xp and after a few runs at the chest I switched to my F2P pally.

This Pally is again mostly for my son, it was his first alt. But he doesn’t play all that much so he lingers until I feel like pulling him/it along and then he gains a few thousand xp and he is done playing or I am tired of having a piker around. Aka a great side project to have while my computer is having issues.

So Tobril is zerging nMissing.

With 2 or more people that know their job and invis clickies it is not a bad run. Normally for me, I am unlikely to lower my streak and end up running it on Elite and letting the setting eat the fun out of the quest, and I don’t want to even think about that quest again. Thankfully first life alt account guys streaks don’t matter so I was able to tag along.

I was assigned the task of getting the book in the school/church that one guarded by the 2 mind flayers. I would run, jump into the water climb out run in to the building, pull a lever run in grab the book try and get out. Most of the time I had to kill the mindflayers. Most of the time I would roll a 1 on a mindblast while trying to kill the flayers, hoping the timer ran out before I died. Just to be clear I did have my brain ate at least once, on the first run. But I think the following runs were fine.

While I did that Tobril would solo the rest of the quest, including the end fight. If I was lucky and fast I would get to help some at the end fight. But most of the time I arrived in time to loot a chest and DD.

Speaking of DD, you ever see someone cast a spell and vanish and then 3 or 4 sec later see the DD fade in? Just as an example for the kind of visual lag that I was dealing with.

One run I had a few mobs on me on the path to the end fight. Waiting for Tobril to finish up his part so he could kill everything and I could help with the end fight. And I was in real trouble, I was down to one lay on hands and just a few more 100 sp for cure spells left, and I was hoping Tobril was almost here when all the mobs but one died. Then a saw a fireball and the door open to the end fight and I looked around for Tobril. Checking the map he was already at the end fight. He ran past me/ saved me and I didn’t even see him.

But we had the run to 4-6 mins for 4-5k and it was a good run. Will have to add it to the list to suspend the streak (via gold seal hire/alt account) and then xp zerg it just to keep things time efficient.

But after days of little to no play last night was fun if gut wrenching.

The new computer is out for delivery so I hope to be a playing fool this afternoon and later tonight.

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As I struggle for a topic…

So here we are at 2:30 my time and I still haven’t written any thing for today. I have been playing with work stuff. My work Mac came the other day and I have been trying to use it some just to try and get a feel for things. But that is no excuse. The werds must go on. But I still don’t have much of a topic to focus on.

I could try an talk about the failed eDQ runs last night. But they might come across as whiny. And who wants to hear about how the healers failed to heal a raid, or fail to throw a rez with the queen’s bar all but totally gone? And please don’t get me started on how the raid leaders had real leadership issues. How many people can BYOH in and eDQ? Answer not many. And loosing a Sorc for a fighter because you don’t like how the sorc might play is crappy. Trust me one more caster would have won that second run hands down. That wipe was totally on the leader being an a$$.

Or I could talk a little about how I hit two epic Small Problems and in the second with Oncler he bitched me out for pikeing a fight. I was on Java healing btw. When I said I do that part of the quest all the time and there is not a fight he informed me there was and I told him I ran it the night before and there wasn’t. After about a min of arguing someone said that fight was only on epic and we both felt dumb. No seals for me on either run so my dry streak on seals continues.

I could run down how Phlor did his first night as a WF and a none Pally class. But as he was fresh off the boat (level 7) all we did was run the Ataraxia’s Haven loop and he did fine. Learned that rust monsters are bad which was funny. But nothing really worthy of a whole post.

Here is some good news Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Ted’ Moves Up to June 29. Think it will be a blast if the wife will never go. Tobril might be around for the 4th of July it might be just the movie to get us away from the computers and Ddo.

In other movie news Iron Man 3 started shooting yesterday and just got their budget increased (60 Million), hmm Iron Mans. Speaking of Iron Man and the Avengers (I was too talking about the Avengers) here is a sweet tee I am about to order. http://www.80stees.com/products/Avengers-Shirt.asp

While I am on the movie kick. Please someone tell me who thinks Kristen Stewart is hotter then Charlize Theron so I can kick that person in the nuts. The wife as informed me that I am taking her to see Snow White and the Huntsman, and before it even starts the realism is gone…. And I like brunettes over blondes.

Well I think that is enough rambling to make this count as a post. If you want to hear about something specific tomorrow you better use the comments.