Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Turbine, hire some real developers please

OK, now I get booted while crafting my cove item.  This is freaking ridiculous.  Keeping the game running needs to take  priority over nerfs and worrying how people are trying to game the system.  If the game can't stay up, none of the rest freaking matters.  FIX THE DAMN MEMORY LEAKS!

More info, I am running along at 75% memory used.  Suddenly, with nothing else being used, memory jumps to 95% and DDO client crashes.  Then, it would not let me kill the client the rest of the way out, but it was still holding 2GB of memory.  This is getting ridiculous and worse over the last few patches.

Turbine needs to fix their damn code.

I don't appreciate spending 20 minutes getting a pug 300 dragon shards for Turbines bad coding to crash my client from the memory leak and cost me my shards.  I can't explain how pissed off I am at Turbine right now.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Pofo is capped again.

After a long weekend of Cove runs, tonight I decided to skip the cove and I solo'd a few quests and finally finished capping Pofo back to 20.  Popped in Von 1 EPIC to kill a few things before my cleric got killed and thus so did I.  But I was able to take out the minotaurs including the named.  So I think Pofo is going to be fun to play in EPICs.

I wa always pondering at work today if CANTTOUCHTHS should go 18 Pally/2 Monk instead of fighter.  I am thinking with Defender of Syberius instead of Fighter with Stalwart Defender, I would get more AC from the Pally Aura.  Sometime, I will have to sit down and figure out the numbers.  Not sure I want to grind for the DOS ring when I already have the Stalwart set.  Maybe I run some more TODs on CANT while he is still 20 and if that ring comes up, I can think seriously about it.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Well, not a bad night

Well, didn't post any blog entries this weekend, as not a lot exciting happened, but I did get my Epic Warding Shield on Sunday evening which added 2 more AC for Canttouchths allowing him to self buff to 77 sustained now.  The 30 blocking DR not bad either.  Once I can get my epic Mroranan Helm, that will be 4 more AC.  That HELF TR in the future is looking better and better.

Last night, was experiencing some lag and really only did one quest, but it was a 2 man Epic Von 1 with Tobril.  Got to like those Defense Guild guys.  (and the lovely lady Awnia that has to put up with Samius since she married him).

Tonight thou was not the best loot night, but it was a great night for questing.  Did and Epic DQ (only had 1 person die once), Elite VOD (no deaths) and Elite Shroud (1 person died).  They were all super smooth and about some of the best runs I have had in those quests and to be EPIC and Elite, makes it that much better.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The way it should go

I did not run as much last night as I usually do, but the quality was where it should be.  Ran an EPIC snitch with some friends that of course was a cake walk.  Then I jumped in a PUG shroud that was easy as well.  Then I gave EPIC Chrono another try with a pug and it was a cake walk as well.  Did not really pull anything good last night except for my regular shard so I can craft replacement goggles for HP as I switch around gear during my EPIC upgrades (assuming I eventually get all my gear).

Monday, March 7, 2011

Not the best night

While this weekend was semi productive, tonight was pretty much a disaster.  Joined an EPIC Chrono, two failures with the last being because the cleric leaves to answer the door in the middle of the bank fight.  Then I join an EPIC dragon.  FVS, only healer and party leader DCs before we finish Von 5.  No problem, guy is going to get another, but a few drop.  Get another bard to join and he has a guildie cleric and DPS coming.  Leader does not listen and invites another DPS.  Bard leaves and it was getting late and I said forget tonight.  So my whole playing night was pretty much wasted which makes Fopo a grumpy DDOer.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Potential next version of Canttouchths

After raiding and EPICs and farming all morning, I decided to plan out Cant's next life.  He should be able to hit about 90 raid buffed AC this life.  So here goes the stats from the planner. 

And just for Jerry, posted tp MYDDO blog at: http://my.ddo.com/burradin/2011/03/05/potential-next-version-of-canttouchths/

Character Plan by DDO Character Planner Version 3.8.0

Level 20 Lawful Good Half-Elf Male
(18 Fighter \ 2 Monk)
Hit Points: 402
Spell Points: 0
BAB: 19\19\24\29\29
Fortitude: 17
Reflex: 17
Will: 12

Abilities   Base Stats   Modified Stats
(36 Point)   (Level 1)    (Level 20)
Strength          10               15
Dexterity         18               27
Constitution     13               15
Intelligence      13               16
Wisdom          14               17
Charisma        10               12

Tomes Used
+1 Tome of Constitution used at level 3
+1 Tome of Wisdom used at level 3
+2 Tome of Strength used at level 7
+2 Tome of Dexterity used at level 7
+2 Tome of Constitution used at level 7
+2 Tome of Wisdom used at level 7
+2 Tome of Charisma used at level 7
+3 Tome of Intelligence used at level 11

Starting   Feat/Enhancement
         Base Skills   Modified Skills
Skills      (Level 1)   (Level 20)
Balance         8            20
Intimidate      2            37

Level 1 (Monk)
Feat: (Half-Elf Dilettante) Half-Elf Dilettante: Wizard
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Fighter
Feat: (Past Life) Past Life: Ranger
Feat: (Monk Bonus) Toughness
Feat: (Selected) Two Weapon Fighting
Enhancement: Human Versatility I
Enhancement: Improved Balance I

Level 2 (Monk)
Feat: (Monk Bonus) Dodge
Enhancement: Way of the Tenacious Badger I
Enhancement: Monk Wisdom I

Level 3 (Fighter)
Feat: (Selected) Past Life: Warrior of the Wild
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Weapon Finesse
Enhancement: Fighter Armor Class Boost I
Enhancement: Elven Dexterity I
Enhancement: Racial Toughness I
Enhancement: Improved Intimidate I
Enhancement: Fighter Toughness I

Level 4 (Fighter)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Combat Expertise
Enhancement: Fighter Strength I

Level 5 (Fighter)
Enhancement: Improved Wizard Dilettante I
Enhancement: Human Improved Recovery I
Enhancement: Fighter Item Defense I

Level 6 (Fighter)
Feat: (Selected) Past Life: Student of the Sword
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Two Weapon Defense
Enhancement: Fighter Armor Class Boost II
Enhancement: Racial Toughness II
Enhancement: Improved Intimidate II
Enhancement: Fighter Toughness II

Level 7 (Fighter)
Enhancement: Fighter Item Defense II

Level 8 (Fighter)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Improved Two Weapon Fighting
Enhancement: Fighter Stalwart Defender I

Level 9 (Fighter)
Feat: (Selected) Improved Critical: Piercing Weapons
Enhancement: Elven Dexterity II

Level 10 (Fighter)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Shield Mastery
Enhancement: Fighter Strength II

Level 11 (Fighter)
Enhancement: Improved Wizard Dilettante II
Enhancement: Improved Intimidate III
Enhancement: Fighter Toughness III

Level 12 (Fighter)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Greater Two Weapon Fighting
Feat: (Selected) Improved Shield Mastery

Level 13 (Fighter)
Enhancement: Fighter Strength III

Level 14 (Fighter)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Two Weapon Blocking
Enhancement: Fighter Armor Class Boost III
Enhancement: Fighter Stalwart Defender II
Enhancement: Improved Intimidate IV

Level 15 (Fighter)
Feat: (Selected) Toughness
Enhancement: Improved Wizard Dilettante III

Level 16 (Fighter)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Weapon Focus: Piercing Weapons
Enhancement: Fighter Toughness IV

Level 17 (Fighter)
Enhancement: Human Improved Recovery II

Level 18 (Fighter)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Greater Weapon Focus: Piercing Weapons
Feat: (Selected) Toughness
Enhancement: Fighter Critical Accuracy I
Enhancement: Fighter Critical Accuracy II

Level 19 (Fighter)
Enhancement: Fighter Tower Shield Mastery I
Enhancement: Fighter Tower Shield Mastery II

Level 20 (Fighter)
Feat: (Fighter Bonus) Weapon Specialization: Piercing Weapons
Enhancement: Fighter Stalwart Defender III
Enhancement: Fighter Dagger Specialization I
Enhancement: Fighter Rapier Specialization I

Busy night for CANT

Well, I ran a bunch of stuff tonight.  Let's see, EPIC VON 6, EPIC Big TOP.  Then we had Abbot, VOD (CANT tanked it on hard easily), TOD (failed, maybe I should have tanked it), and Shroud.  Also succeeded in getting blacklisted by a dude because I passed my loot to a friend instead of putting it up for roll.  Note I said, I passed loot chest gave to me to a friend and dude got mad.  It is ok, now I will have to look for groups he is in to jump into for the hell of it to see if he drops because I passed my loot and did not give it to him.  Funniest part was he sent a tell to Samius asking if I gave it to a guildie/friend and when Samius told him yea, he told Samius he was blacklisting me.  Didn't even ask me.  Well, I will always look to friend first as my friends usually do the same for me.  Maybe I should have kept that +4 char tome that one time that I let the group roll on since I couldn't use it, lol.

Oh, another funny tonight, running a VOD and two healers which were FVS's, neither had death ward to cast on group.  Not even the single target version.    Some days, it just makes me laugh and other days I shake my head.  Some things are simply required to know at those levels and people don't get it.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The grind has started -

OK, tonight CANTTOUCHTHS started his grindfest.  I did a hound as well as EPICS for Into the Deep, Von 1 and Tide Turns.  Did pick up the seal for the Delving googles which gives me the components for EPICing those.  The rogue may have to build those some day, after CANT gets all he needs.  Samius did pick up a scroll during our runs, just don't remember which he got.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Wow, CANT cant believe it

OK, last night I capped.  Tonight, family goes to a movie and then when I get home, I see a TOD posted.  I figure I need to get my completions in (this is to be number 2) so I can grind to 20 and hopefully get my Stalwart ring.  Well, don't have to worry about 20 completions now as I actually pulled it.  Did not even have to hope to win a roll.  Worst part is I am not ready for it as now I need to grind out my epic helm of MROR to move the Wisdom 6 to that slot to keep my AC.  What a nice dilemma to have.  Was also great to hit 82 AC when fully raid buffed in TOD.  Next life is going to be even sweeter now.