Surprise, Your Dead!

Ever wonder how the DM would sound while we are playing DDo?

I do. And most of the time I think he would be whiny that I am just bypassing his whole adventure. In my head my DM is always a guy, most of the time that stereotypical nerd man/boy with the broken glasses that has never touched a boob.

Anyway, he is always falling back to cheese dick moves to try and slow me down.

Ha, the door is magically warded to be locked unless you defeat everyone in this room.
The whole dungeon is mentally tied together to know your location, or is warded to slow you down once so many guards are alerted that you are around and about.

But the worse is when he sticks a party wipe trap for no real reason other then to kill your ass.

By the way I was running Foundation of Discord last night when I realized that my mental DDo Dm is kinda a dick.

Oh if you don’t know Giant Hold quest I might have some spoilers for you.

So in Foundation, aka the one surrounded by heads, buff including Invis for last and take off down the hall, jump down, shoot down the other hall, time the door to gather the least amount of agro, pull trash into my layered AOE spells/Sword range jump around that one corner up against the wall as to avoid the traps as much as possible…..

Bang, Bang, Bang, Bang! Giggle, roll damage you take 130 points of sonic 4 times? Surprise your dead again! It is just not your night for this quest. This is the third time I got you with these traps.

See, he is a dick. Release and try again….

Turns out the fourth time was the charm and the traps weren’t there, looks like I finally won the die roll. Once I wasn’t in danger of random death to traps I was able to quickly complete the quest and finished the rest of the loop easily enough.

I will just say that my DM was in a spite full mood as he got me a few more times last night. Once in Blockade Busterwhen a captain hits me with a Disintegrate with his first action. Where I naturally roll and 1 and die. Again in Undermine, which I will blame on lag mostly. I did put myself in a spot where a lag spike was going to kill me, but I thought Ice Storm, Body of the Sun and a BIG Regen would be good enough. Guess not. Unlagged once I was a stone, nice timing on that one. Then, Tobril jumps to 18 via stone and we do Lords of Dust where I die again to massive amounts of traps. OVER AND OVER. Tobril offers to come back for me as he is off soloing the quest I am just losing everyone xps but I can reach the shrine before the traps and I figure, either he will beat the quest and I can just release or I will make it past and fourth or fifth try I made it.

In my head the DM was crying he was giggling so hard until he said, sure you made it, why not?????

It is nights like last night that make up for the nights where all he does is pout about me bypassing everything and all I can say is what goes around comes around.

What is your DDo Dm like?


Lots of Fail

This weekend was full of win but also had ample fail for me to enjoy. Lets start off right. Traps are bugged and are doing lots more damage then they should. Lets all just agree that this is the case and move on. I first heard of this issue as Fopo was doing WW(2) on elite at level and was taken out by an acid trap. I didn’t think anything of it as elite traps happen. But then I was soloing WW(3) and auto ran back through the hall of acid traps (I have good saves, evasion, and a 30 acid resist from my boat) but I didn’t make it. Started looking at the combat log and the trap was hitting for 40 or 50 points over the resist evasion never happened with my save rolls around 13+20 were failing?? Might be a DC boost too, so kids be careful around traps on anything but normal.

In other fails, Tobril and I did some of the new chain on Normal and found them to be fairly easy. So we stepped things up a bit and boy. Those little spell ward things must be traps because they went from 10 points of fire to 150 points of fire damage. Kinda hard for hirelings to make it past one. Add in that slow effect that I guess you can’t save and that doesn’t show up in your debuff bar… So those Traps suck.

But the worst part of doing those hards was that the hire thought he could solo the quest and he needed to wait on him, zerg on mister 250 hp hireling clr! All I can say is get your silver flame pots if you’re a melee that can’t umd heal scrolls because Hires have gone nuts.

But the worst fail of the weekend was last night, leaving me disappointed in myself just in time to go to sleep. I had moved to the Carnival quests elite. I had gotten all the way through the first on in the chain, and Brawnsprits and I were finishing up. I had 2 of the dogs dead. But we had the dancing dog and the neg level dog left. I took 4 or 5 negs at once, cursing my miss play of not starting my DW sooner. I just got it running when I got danced.

But everything was fine as long as I had the agro even with the dogs going all spammy with the dance and negs spells. I could see my DW working over and over while my dance counter kept getting reset before I could act in my defense. A min or two of “dance and dance and dance” and Brawn was able to pull the agro of the neg leveling dog. I thought that maybe Brawn would be able to finish things while I piked the rest of the quest as the dog he had agroed was at less then 1/3 hp. But it seams once the dogs go spammy with their spells they mean it. And I watched Brawn get negged to death. I saw rings about 14 times in less then 30 secs.

Funny thing is, even though I failed the quest it didn’t end right away. So after a while the dogs stopped dancing me long enough to do something and I was able to beat the two dogs down lowering the firewall allowing me to loot the chest. If only I could pick up Brawns stone and take him to the shrine….