Are you new to DDO:EU? Recently returned after an absence?
Then this is the thread for you.
The purpose of this thread is to match up new and returning players with experienced players to shorten the learning curve. DDO is largely based on the rules familiar to those who played PnP yet with many surprises for those knowledgeable in PnP rules, builds and strategies.
The game is also different in its combat style from most MMOs and those coming from a different background might find the controls unwieldy, strategy confusing and "twitch" style unfamiliar.
DDO also offers an incredible variety in classes and build make-up. You can have a party of 12 barbarians and each one be completely different.
While these are all things that I love about the game the fact is it can be overwhelming for someone to log into the game as a new player. There is a lot to take in and absorb, and at the same time, when joining a group, the other party members often have certain "class expectations" when you join a party.
I can understand the shyness about asking for help but really there are many wonderfully skilled and helpful people in the game. Even people who come across as gruff on these boards are often more than happy to lend a hand to someone new to the game. See, were were all new once. And like you, we started with nothing, knowing nothing. The biggest difference is that we grew with the game, and as it evolved, so did we. The other, most important factor: we enjoy the game. That is why we are happy to take the time to answer questions, demonstrate techniques and go over build ideas. We learned the hard way, there is no reason why you should!
This thread is a continuation of work started by Mythe, a player originally from Riedra. The banner was subsequently picked up by Levonestral. Due to RL he is no longer able to maintain the thread.
Mentors Available Per Server
Forum name: WICCANSOUL Active
In game: Wiccansoul
Classes: Knowledgeable in all except Monk. Best in Casters
Comment: Guild Leader of The Wiccan's Inn on Argo Server (Lvl 51 and recruiting). Been with DDO since Beta Testing and can offer help with starting builds from lvls 1, 4 and 7 and Iconic toon creations.
Forum name: Daemoneyes
In game: Taenebrae (PM), Daemoneyes (gimped melee), Daemonheart (sorc),
Classes: atm Arcane and Rogue types
Comment: no Ears (nearly Deaf), Argo is main but have lvl 16 on each Server for favor farming
Forum name: Darko.87
In-Game: Miac Spellweaver
Time: I'm usually on from 6:00 PM (EST) to 9:00 PM (EST) on weekends, and on at random times during the weekend.
Classes: Wizard and Sorcerer
Comments: I would love to help new players, and I don't mind answering any questions. I may even be able to help out with gear.
Forum name: pelaaja Active
In-Game: Gulda, Grisdalli, Feenex La Petit, Likiim, Bauner, Minnan,Hjutre,Samman,Eventi, Varvora , and one favor farming guy ( Likiam )
Time: I'm on usually 6 PM - 12 AM (GMT+3). On weekends sometimes all the way to 3 AM, too. But because it's my summer break now, I have pretty much all the time to be there, unless I'm playing Dragon's Dogma or some other games.
Classes: I pretty much know all of the classes, and the splash effectiveness/multiclasses of them. Spells of both divines/arcanes I know quite well, too.
Comments: I will gladly help new players. All you need to do is to hit me up in-game with a mail or PM to Grisdalli, Minnan or Samman (which i'm using the most at the moment). Be sure to add all of those 3 into your friend list if you want to talk to me. I'll look forward to our meeting ^^
Forum name: dydzio0614 Active
In-Game: Dydzio (wizard) / Dydzioo (monk/ranger archer)
Time: GMT +1 (I play pretty much, bigger chance to find me on weekends)
Classes: I know some stuff about everything, although I do not know very much about artificers/bards/rogues/divines.
Comments: No ears (nearly deaf). I have a lot of experience in this game so I can help in building solid characters (if you aim for character usefulness). I can also answer all your questions about the game and tell you about balanced and unbalanced things in the game and game mechanics and many more. Ambitious players who plan to play a lot and want to be "one man army" can also find information they need. Since I do not read forums a lot I prefer people to send me a tell when I am online or send a mail using mailbox to both characters.
Forum name: Braegan Active
In-Game: False, Troubadour, Instigator, Silothien, Braegan, Avandros
Time: Usually on around 5-6pm EST.
Classes: Pretty familiar with all of them. Tho I prefer melee and casters (divine & arcane).
Comments: If you have trouble finding me in-game, send a forum pm and if I can't help over pm's I'll do my best to set up an in-game time to accomodate.
Forum name: Stoner81 Active
In-Game: Horlath (Fighter), Pycke (Rogue), Jit (Monk), Masheenegun (Artificer), Kurack (TR character).
Time: I play a lot and based in the UK so all times are GMT+0.
Classes: Not a big fan of casters like Wizards and Sorcs, see the above mentioned characters for the stuff I like to play.
Comments: I only play on Cannith, I generally run a lot of stuff while I am online so please take that in to consideration when asking for help since I could be right in the middle of something so it could take me a bit to get to you. If you send me a /tell in-game and I don't respond instantly please be patient, I could well be afk and left the client running or be tabbed back in to Firefox reading up on something.
Forum name: Gunga Active
In-Game: Gunga, Guanmagi, Guntheric, Boomph, Mothyr, Niis
Time: week nights between 7PM - 12PM EST and most weekends
Classes: I tend to stick mostly to high damage melee, Sorcs and a Clerics/FvSs
Comments: I play often. I've rolled many, many different characters but lately. I like to move quickly, but don't mind answering questions.
Forum name: Sirea Active
In-Game: Sohryu, Maiah, Zorya, Tabris, Sauza, Egobrain, Rosmerta
Time: In-game evenings EST, Forums most other times
Classes: Most comfortable mentoring for: Cleric, Favored Soul, Wizard (Pale Master), Sorcerer, Bard, Ranger (Tempest and Arcane Archer), Monk (Light), Rogue and Paladin
Comments: Don't be discouraged if you send me a /tell in-game and I don't respond right away, I have a bad habit of going AFK while the game is running, or I could be tabbed out to Firefox and not paying attention
Forum name: valorik Active
In-Game: Arannel, Cocobolo, Lorithin, Aqueous, Olrick, Brunhellan, Loaken
Time: Various times, normally on in the morning and early evenings, often on late night as well
Classes: Mostly healers, but I play everything
Comments: Feel free to contact me via the forums, or in game, I browse the forums at work, so expect a quick answer at most times of the day.
Forum name: Plaidpooka
In-Game: Gazardiel, Urielle, Seraphielle, Azraellai, Sofiel
Time: Variable, but Sunday and Monday afternoons and evenings I'm usually on.
Classes: Sorc, Palladin, Ranger, Favored Soul, Cleric I do a little Rogue, but I'm still learning.
Comments: Race most familiar with- Drow [Edit: Why??? :)] Feel free to friend me and send me a tell with questions.
Forum name: thezosh
In-Game: Combatsoul, Reanimator, Tommygun, Gremlin.
Time: 6-12 EST ( i think) and most of the time on the weekends.
Classes: I prefer self healing melee, archers, and fvs casters.
Comments: I love to multi-class and have fun. pm me in game or on the forum with questions or if you need help.
Forum name: Asketes
In-Game: Permaraged Permaslayer Permadoc Permawarrior Holykrap Fawltypicks Demiknight Permapoet Permapyro
Time: **A LOT** I'm on at random times, Tues/Thurs not between 5 and 10:30 PST
Classes: Just about everything
Comments: I play often. I've rolled many, many different characters. I like to move quickly, but don't mind answering questions. I love to help those who like to learn this game, don't ask if you don't want to know. I understand that advice isn't always meant to be taken. I am very set in my ways, don't let my way of playing discourage you, I am known to be very friendly and fun to play with, just talkative ;) Send me a tell on any of these toons, sometimes I don't get a message if I am fighting or in the midst of a quest. I also can be forgetfull, if I respond and ask for a few minutes to finish a quest, just send me another tell in a bit. I promise I won't get mad.
Forum name: Lopnel Active
In Game: Styphathal
Comments: Been on regularly since Update 1. Love to teach, advise and help with builds. Acting as a recruiting officer for Homeboys of Stormreach which is a laid back and relaxed guild with a focus on new and returning players.
Will take the time to step aside and answer those tough questions.
Forum name: Aranticus
In Game: shurugar fortius urden feifung cylene fortina
Time: Asian/Aussie ~ US EST 0600-1100
Comments: I spend some time each day either giving away loot in hide and seek or sell stuff to house d broker for new players to pick up. Please send me a PM if you want to contact me directly.
Forum name: BlackSteel Active
In-Game: Shadowsteel Azuresteel Gildedsteel
Classes Preferred: I prefer Barbarian, Favored Soul, Cleric and Monk but can give general guidance with other classes as well.
Forum name: Etelan
In-Game: Samond, Kelav, Zebonus, Nerem
Comments: Near perfect favor record (about 20 points short). Started DDO on launch day. Experienced in PnP 3.5 and 4e. Developer of the DDO weapon comparision tool, Barrage. Officer of The Hand of the Black Tower.
Forum Name: Stormdum
In Game: Triaja, Hailbop, Draisen,
Time: 10am-10pm CST
Comment: My areas of expertise are high end content and game mechanics. I also excel in arcane and divine character building and I can answer any number of questions regarding healing, casting and support classes. If I am not questing I may be available 1on1 for discussion regarding reincarnation, character planning and leveling advice. Send a tell or in-game mail to Triaja, Hailbop or Draisen.
Forum name: Wizzly_Bear Active
In-Game: Dracosanct Dracofulgur Dracoanima Dracofuror Dracomuse Dracomagus, Dracocaelu, Dracoarilato
Time: sporadic - primarily central US evenings and weekends
Classes: I've played everything in game fairly extensively, but my strongest suit is definitely casting - especially clerics and wizards. If it matters... due to a much decreased amount of time playing lately I am a bit behind on end-game power play.
Comments: I can create level 4's and 7's on any server to help as well
Forum name: Phem81
Forum name: Kokanee Active
In-Game: Vyking, Khant, Drower, Spectron, Squasher
Time: week nights between 7PM - 12PM MNT and most weekends
Classes: All classes (If i don't know it I will quickly find someone who does)
Comments: I play Daily. I'm always about to TR one of my guys so if you are a new player and want to stick around on a fast paced leveling journey to lvl 20: Be my guest. I don't mind answering questions if asked politely.
Forum name: Rsking Active
In-Game: Foaly, Artemisfowl, holyshort, Rsking, Deathsieth, Deathseith, Juliusroot
Time: Lots usually between 12 noon to 10 pm eastern GMT -5
Classes: Best with arcane classes, Have a few ranged and a Divine but all my builds are slapped together in my head with little to no planning.
Comments: I'm not good with build but you want quest information I got your back, Cannith Challenges (torch running, scouting, the works), Evening star challenges are a bit of a lesser thing I go but I have them down as well. Raid flagging, Raid processes, explorer area's. I Know almost every quest and challenge in DDO like the back of my hand Some have even called me the best torch runner on sarlona but I don't even think I am even close but hey I'll take praise when I get it.
You need Information I will usually have it down and can guide with out even being in the quest usually. If I don't know what it is your asking I know several that do. I know several that do.
Forum name: Partydeluxe Active
In-Game: Partydeluxe, Axess, Nimmuz, Roboboogie, Partywiz, (Crafter: Partyartie)
Time: primarily Thursdays thru Sundays, EU (Dutch) time evenings and nights (later = usually moar drunk, its weekend..)
Classes: Extensive experience with: Bards, rangers, clerics, sorcs and also wizard to some extend.
Comments: Played about 8 hours a day for ~2 years when I should have been busy getting a geology degree :) When I finally did however I also got a job and I now notice it messing with my playtime, so I'm mostly just online in the weekends. That job does not prevent me from actively strolling the build-sections on these forums however so I should have sufficient knowledge on other classes as well. Fastest contact in-game (/tell and mention this post), slower with forum PMs but also possible.[/QUOTE]
Forum name: Gordgray
In-Game: MissJoAnna, Gordgray, Twigen, Silentgray, Oship, Missleorna, Iamser
Comments: the Rogus guild is and has been helping any one that is welling to learn by doing.
Forum name: ArthnoxxActive
Time: Afternoons CST, almost all day on weekends.
Classes: I'm your your man for ranged or melee. Casters... eh not so much
Comments: Feel free to send a tell or forum PM whenever you need help. I'll reply as fast as I can. I've been doing a lot of TR leveling so I'm a little gimped on current endgame. Also, I'm an editor for DDOwiki.
Forum name: Elixxer Active
In-Game: Elixerr, Exiile
Comments: I have been playing DDO 2+ years now. I know a lot of pros and cons, and if I don't know it I can find out for you. I enjoy helping people. Send me in-game mail or a tell to any characters in my sig, sending a forum msg will work but expect a slower response. I should be able to find anything you need somewhere even if I don't already know. Broccoli.
Forum Name: MuleAxe Active
In Game: MuleAxe, MuleRaptor, MuleFort, MuleFist, MuleCures
Time: 6-1 0 PM US Eastern
Classes Preferred: Experience with all classes, and feel comfortable helping with anyone of them.
Comments: Thelanis Server. My individual play style is fast, and can tone it down for newer folks getting used to the content. More than happy to answer questions in-game, via forum PM, or however the question gets to me.
Forum Name: Biggin Active
In Game: Bigggin, Bigginhoss, Bigginhos, Bigginmule
Time: M-F, 8AM - 4PM CST
Classes Preferred: Cleric
Comments: Mic required.
Forum name: Gorloch
In Game: Pixa, Healza, Casstza, Nodda, Biteza, Lotsa, Singza, Smiteza, Kickza, Notza
Time: evenings after 7PM PST
Forum Name: kebomatic
In Game: Algrimm
Time: Mornings, GMT
Classes Preferred: Sorcerer
Forum name: Levonestral Active
In-Game: Many alts
Time: I play mostly evenings in the Eastern Time zone.
Comments: Feel free to email/tell/PM me with any questions you may have. Have limited play time now, but will help out in game when possible.
Forum name: DoctorWhofan
In-Game: Trissa Scully, Roselyn, Allura, Terrahh, Tnannet, Healbotatron, Sousake, Oncoming, Mulder, Kleo, Keatheran, Jennysmith, johnsmith, Kaname, Courwin, Caboose, Fatherabel, Heeroyuy
Time: HST (Hawaiian Standard Time)
Classes: Clerics, FvS, Paladins, Casters...Anything but straight melee and Barbarians
Comments: If it just a question to needing a guide through Tempest's Spine :p , you can contact me on my alts, through my guild, Merc's Only (ask for Trissa) or PMs here. Love slow, love optionals, and LOVE showing people the game and willing to invest time into helping!
Forum name: Enir Active
In-Game: Akme, Katspaw, Katbird, Katzenjammer, Bullsaye
Time: 4-6 p.m., 9-11 p.m. EST
Classes: Rogue, Cleric or Favored Soul, Comfortable up to lvl 9
Comments: I don't play wizards/ sorcerers well. I love rogues and clerics. People can send me mail or message me in game.
Forum name : Soloman
In game : Solobot, Sistasole, Pashadenali, Medie
Time: Vary but mostly in the early evening CST
Comment: I am an experienced player but not a power gamer. I can teach tactics and give build advice to new players and help answer some questions and grind quests for the returning veteran player.
Forum name: DakFrost Active
In Game: Likely, Lastly, Leastly, Lithely, Loathly, Loudly, Largely
Time: some evenings and weekends
Comments: I've been playing for awhile but always fairly casually. I usually have a few low level alts that I can run the low level content and am happy to help any new players. I'll also gladly reward any new players that take the time to write up a Bio.
Forum name: Sleepsalot Active
In-Game: Sleepsalota mostly
Time: I am on just about any time day or night do to health issues
Classes: Any have tried them all But FvS is now my Main
Comments: I enjoy helping new players. I don't mind answering any questions. I may even be able to help out with gear.
I do monitor General Chat most times if not in a Quest. And try to help any who ask for some advice if I am not sure I will go to the Wiki and look stuff up.