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Tolero
09-04-2008, 11:40 AM
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Welcome to the Chronicle - a weekly look at what's happening around the forums! Read on for tips, community spotlights, Turbine info, and more!

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The following guilds are looking for more adventurers. Learn more about them here!


Covenant of the Phoenix, of the Argonnessen server
Recruitment Thread: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=154044
"CotP is an international multi-gaming guild with many chapters of many games, we are expanding into DDO and seek new members, new or old players can join us, we are suited for all, we have a large website and our own ventrilo server, our member base for the entire guild has reached over 1000! Our gaming goals for DDO are raiding, multi-grouping, and even creating new toons to help those lower levels, we want you to have FUN! If you would like to join, sign up on the website and apply for membership, then post your toons name on the DDO forums! or send Fenriz or Indominae a tell in game and we will invite you into the guild!"
VirusClan, of the Khyber server
Compendium Page: http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/VirusClan
Recruitment Thread: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=155413
"We're laid back, don't have a lot of rules, and are not sticklers for mandatory show or feel guilty guild events. Good sportsmanship and the old college try as they say are what we want. Always recruiting, never quitting, Virus Clan."Legands of Twilight, of the Khyber server
Compendium Page: http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Legends_of_Twilight
"If anyone has run with you and you are squared away, you can be invited in. Although we may sacrifice a chicken from time to time, no voting or voodoo rituals are needed to gain entry. We are laid back and want to keep it that way. Always looking for new members. Send a tell to any LoT member if interested."Forgotten Legion, of the Sarlona server
Compendium Page: http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Forgotten_Legion
"If you are looking for a guild that's more like Family, check us out next time you log on. The Forgotten Legion is always looking for good people to join us for non high pressure, laid back fun. If you see any of us on, send us a tell!!"Stormlords, of the Thelanis server
Compendium Page: http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Stormlords
"A fairly large guild who helps each other out with items, favor, raids. We do a lot of raids when enough people are on and love to offer spots when spots are available. We also take good care of our clerics <3. We like to see people in action before recruiting to make sure you're a good match for the rest of us, but we love loot, adventures and leveling."

Over 500 guilds have pages available in the Compendium! Read more about guilds in the Compendium by clicking here! (http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Category:Guild_and_Character_listings_by_server)
Looking for a guild? Looking for recruits? Be sure to visit the Guild Matchup forum (http://forums.ddo.com/forumdisplay.php?f=39)!


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Looking for a character design? Unsure of which feat to take next? Check out this week's character builds for tips, designs, and other help with your character's advancement!




Featured build: The Smashy-Smashy 3-Year-Old Build (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=157031)
Featured build: The Halfling Healadin (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=156535)
Featured build: Intimidating Turtling Machine (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=157302)


For more character builds, Be sure to stop by the Class Discussion forum (http://forums.ddo.com/forumdisplay.php?f=21)



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Are you a new or returning player seeking help? The Academy highlights community efforts to assist incoming and returning players!


Players of the Argonnessen server have formed an advice and tips in-game chat channel called "help". Users who participate in the channel answer questions and assist new players right in the game! Find out more about the channel by clicking here (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=156367).


For more help be sure to visit the Newbie Q&A forum (http://forums.ddo.com/forumdisplay.php?f=42) and Game Play Guides (http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Category:Game_Play_Guides)






Game Tip of the Week

You can move items between tabs in your backpack inventory by dragging the item onto the desired tab. Remember that you can earn additional backpack space through the favor system!


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The following threads are scheduled to be unstuck on September 15th, 2008 unless they are adopted:


Thread Name: Ghallanda Store Listing Index (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=21194)

About the Thread:

In 2006, community member Jeckle created a place for frequenters to the marketplace forum to be indexed. Frequent sellers/traders of the server would have their thread, or "store", listed in the index, to allow users to quickly jump to their favorite "shops". This thread can be a lot of work, but with love and care, can be a fun companion for a new owner. Adopt this thread to help sellers and buyers find one another in Ghallanda.


Interested in adopting a sticky? Learn more by clicking here! (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=151024)


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Thanks to all our players who came out to see us at PAX and the Gameworks party!
Bane handwraps will be making a return to a loot table near you in an upcoming release
Captain Stephian d'Orien is gathering clues (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=157518) regarding the missing Sir Lawrence d'Deneith.
The Turbine August newsletter featured a special wallpaper, so be sure to check your email! Be on the lookout for another wallpaper in the September issue!
Looking for updates and information from Turbine?
You can follow along with the latest Turbine talk right here on the forums! Be sure to visit:
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News & Announcements Forum (http://forums.ddo.com/forumdisplay.php?f=2)
The QA Lodge (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=151924)Tune in next week for the Stormreach Chronicle! Also visit the Compendium for an archive of previous issues (http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Category:Stormreach_Chronicle_Archive) of the Stormreach Chronicle!

Magnyr_Delorn
09-04-2008, 12:02 PM
Double check the description of the Sarlona Guild Spotlight Tolero.

Tolero
09-04-2008, 12:24 PM
Double check the description of the Sarlona Guild Spotlight Tolero.

What, who doesn't like a little vodoo with their recruitment :o thanks.

totmacher
09-04-2008, 12:26 PM
help channel is still going strong

where is nat gann

Aspenor
09-04-2008, 12:27 PM
where is nat gann
I think I saw him in the catacombs.

Missing_Minds
09-04-2008, 12:27 PM
Same with Ghallanda. Link goes to Kyber.

totmacher
09-04-2008, 12:29 PM
also I haven't seen this guild:

Covenant of the Phoenix, of the Argonnessen server

and I've played like every day for the past 24 months

so uhhhhhhhhh

I guess we're endorsing dead guilds now...

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...


DIE BLAH DIE!!

Borror0
09-04-2008, 12:33 PM
Rather than just complain about the choice you've made this week for the builds you've chosen, I'll say the following.

Since you select the builds on the discussion happenning, rather than the build themselves, do you think you could add some text to explain the reason? I'm just really scared some people think one of the three builds you listed if good, and that was my concern last week as you know. Just a line or two to say 'The following have been chosen for one of the follwoing reason: [list possible reasons]'.

What do you think?

Drider
09-04-2008, 12:37 PM
I never get the damn newsletter even though I'm signed up. :(

Drider
09-04-2008, 12:39 PM
Rather than just complain about the choice you've made this week for the builds you've chosen, I'll say the following.

Since you select the builds on the discussion happenning, rather than the build themselves, do you think you could add some text to explain the reason? I'm just really scared some people think one of the three builds you listed if good, and that was my concern last week as you know. Just a line or two to say 'The following have been chosen for one of the follwoing reason:[list possible reasons]'.

What do you think?


Or you could not complain about this issue every time it comes up. Not all those builds are the greatest or uber... but so what? I'm sure people can figure that out by themselves by reading the threads. Also just because YOU don't like a build doesn't mean it's trash or worthless.

Borror0
09-04-2008, 12:46 PM
Also just because YOU don't like a build doesn't mean it's trash or worthless.

We're talking about:

A S&B WF barbarian intimitank
A fighter based on Diplo... and incredibly low Diplo. Oh, he also increased Cha at level up (base Cha of 7!:eek:)
A ranger/bard that decided to trash the build and reroll

We're not talking about builds I dislike, we're talking about flawed concepts and flagrent errors.

Anastasios
09-04-2008, 12:51 PM
also I haven't seen this guild:

Covenant of the Phoenix, of the Argonnessen server

and I've played like every day for the past 24 months

so uhhhhhhhhh

I guess we're endorsing dead guilds now..

Yeah man, maybe you should click on the link and look at when and where that thread is posted...sounds like that Help Channel is going strong with people knowing *** they are talking about.

Aspenor
09-04-2008, 12:58 PM
Yeah man, maybe you should click on the link and look at when and where that thread is posted...sounds like that Help Channel is going strong with people knowing *** they are talking about.
Why don't you complain about it in an LFM?

Anastasios
09-04-2008, 01:05 PM
How about I complain about it in a new 'Helps' channel?

If you don't see the error, then why even bother with the post...or maybe that crosses the common sense threshold?

Kistilan
09-04-2008, 01:15 PM
also I haven't seen this guild:

Covenant of the Phoenix, of the Argonnessen server

and I've played like every day for the past 24 months

so uhhhhhhhhh

I guess we're endorsing dead guilds now...

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*explicatives*

I agree. I keep tabs on all of the guilds (specifically Argonnessen moreso as it's my home server). A little research at the guild's homepage (check link, wilco) reveals they are not heavily invested in DDO as their vent does not have a DDO Channel & there are no links or mentionings of anything going on in DDO. I think it was a whimsical idea that may take off later, but currently I have not seen said guild actively upon Argonnessen - ever. The post may have been new, but the verification (player-base validation) isn't there. This is why we have active guildlisting managers - they clean up what eventually isn't true. Good job to all the guildlisting managers out there btw.




Rather than just complain about the choice you've made this week for the builds you've chosen, I'll say the following.

Since you select the builds on the discussion happenning, rather than the build themselves, do you think you could add some text to explain the reason? I'm just really scared some people think one of the three builds you listed if good, and that was my concern last week as you know. Just a line or two to say 'The following have been chosen for one of the following reason:[list possible reasons]'.

What do you think?

Definitely not the absolute "best" builds or even completely refined. I did enjoy the 3 Year Old Smash Smash build because that's actually something relatively useful to a parent. The only merit in all three threads literally is it gets your head thinking "Ok, what would I have done differently to fix this?"

That in mind, I believe a disclaimer that "these builds are delightfully tacky, yet unrefined." IE: They're not the end-all be-all builds, but something to read and consider what you would do if you were trying to achieve the same effects as the builds in said threads.

Again, I think these included into the Stormreach Chronicle are good, but should have a caveat that they're not considered "perfected" by any means and that there is no guarantee that every player will enjoy playing these builds. I also would suggest that a requirement for selection would be a "Purpose of Build" at the top or after the initial descriptor of race class bab etc because otherwise no one has any idea why you would want to build that character in the first place, and highlightning it (for no reason or purpose due to the OPs lackluster of information) is poor service to everyone.

Borror0
09-04-2008, 01:19 PM
Again, I think these included into the Stormreach Chronicle are good, but should have a caveat that they're not considered "perfected" by any means and that there is no guarantee that every player will enjoy playing these builds. I also would suggest that a requirement for selection would be a "Purpose of Build" at the top or after the initial descriptor of race class bab etc because otherwise no one has any idea why you would want to build that character in the first place, and highlightning it (for no reason or purpose due to the OPs lackluster of information) is poor service to everyone.

I agree with you.

Anastasios
09-04-2008, 01:36 PM
I agree. I keep tabs on all of the guilds (specifically Argonnessen moreso as it's my home server). A little research at the guild's homepage (check link, wilco) reveals they are not heavily invested in DDO as their vent does not have a DDO Channel & there are no links or mentionings of anything going on in DDO. I think it was a whimsical idea that may take off later, but currently I have not seen said guild actively upon Argonnessen - ever. The post may have been new, but the verification (player-base validation) isn't there. This is why we have active guildlisting managers - they clean up what eventually isn't true. Good job to all the guildlisting managers out there btw.

So you are saying to new people we will not help you out with wanting to get more interest inolved...Kind of lame, especially when there is a chance at bringing other members of a 'large' gaming community...and I have seen this guild on btw, and some more proof for you...

http://covenantofthephoenix.com/forums/index.php?topic=7605.0

So breathing new life into the game and advertising it Kist is not a good thing...guild managers FTW


Definitely not the absolute "best" builds or even completely refined. I did enjoy the 3 Year Old Smash Smash build because that's actually something relatively useful to a parent. The only merit in all three threads literally is it gets your head thinking "Ok, what would I have done differently to fix this?"

That in mind, I believe a disclaimer that "these builds are delightfully tacky, yet unrefined." IE: They're not the end-all be-all builds, but something to read and consider what you would do if you were trying to achieve the same effects as the builds in said threads.

Again, I think these included into the Stormreach Chronicle are good, but should have a caveat that they're not considered "perfected" by any means and that every player will enjoy playing these builds. I also would suggest that a requirement for selection would be a "Purpose of Build" at the top or after the initial descriptor of race class bab etc because otherwise no one has any idea why you would want to build that character in the first place, and highlightning it (for no reason or purpose due to the OPs lackluster of information) is poor service to everyone.


We all know the problem here, it lies imho with just limiting to builds...Maybe incorporate one build a week (and not some build that is somewhat outdated) along with a certain strategy discussion thread and maybe an enemy of the week.

Borror0
09-04-2008, 01:44 PM
an enemy of the week.

What would that be for?

Kistilan
09-04-2008, 01:48 PM
So you are saying to new people we will not help you out with wanting to get more interest inolved...Kind of lame, especially when there is a chance at bringing other members of a 'large' gaming community...and I have seen this guild on btw, and some more proof for you...

http://covenantofthephoenix.com/forums/index.php?topic=7605.0

So breathing new life into the game and advertising it Kist is not a good thing...guild managers FTW

Ok, I stand corrected. I have been in LOTRO for the last 2 weeks, but I hadn't this guild before and they are new, which makes them perfect for guild of the week status. It looked more like a failure-to-launch, but it seems they are launching after all.

I was not in any way implying we should not invite new associations from cross-games to DDO. I am one of the largest advocates for that within my own guild which spans several guilds, a kinship and an eve corp. I'll certainly say hello to the first CotP member I see on the WHOIS list when I am back on Argonnessen.

EDIT: Reading up at their forums (which don't have a DDO Forum still, very new to launch) CotP actually follows the Sister Cross-Server for Argonnessen = Elendilmir on LOTRO. I instigated this notion at launch and several Argo guilds followed over to Elendilmir. It may just be coincidence, but that's pretty cool.

Anastasios
09-04-2008, 01:50 PM
What would that be for?

Filler...beats some of the builds I've seen on there lol...maybe there should be something else, I just threw it out there coz not everyone has played PnP, maybe a bit more insight PnP style on a specific enemy would be cool but it's a longshot. I'm sure there is something else that could be incorporated man, I'm with most everyone else though thinking the whole build thing is a bit off.

Anastasios
09-04-2008, 02:05 PM
Ok, I stand corrected. I have been in LOTRO for the last 2 weeks, but I hadn't this guild before and they are new, which makes them perfect for guild of the week status. It looked more like a failure-to-launch, but it seems they are launching after all.

I was not in any way implying we should not invite new associations from cross-games to DDO. I am one of the largest advocates for that within my own guild which spans several guilds, a kinship and an eve corp. I'll certainly say hello to the first CotP member I see on the WHOIS list when I am back on Argonnessen.

Yeah they did it by the book I would say, not trying to be an ass coz I know Relics spans a few games which is why I thought 'wow, what is Kist thinking?', as for the Guild Manager comment, I digress, it's my style to make stupid remarks and comments. I still think it was a lucky crapshoot by Tolero by choosing that guild, but then again she may have done her research in regards to it which is more than likely the case lol.

Either or, I hope the guild in mention continues to have fun with this game as much as we all do.

Tolero
09-04-2008, 02:07 PM
I am never going to turn the Builders Blueprints into a "here are the best builds" section - that stifles a lot of the fun and creativity out of what people are able to do with their builds (My personal favorite build of all time was someone who made a "coal thrower," who had to figure out how to carry the most coal they could because coal in stacks is very heavy). Matters of taste are not for dispute, whatever rocks your casbah, each to their own, etc. People can take a great amount of inspiration away from unusual, failed, reworked, or otherwise "odd" builds. If you see a build that you think would be cool to include in the Chronicle, you're welcome to recommend it/sent it in, but I'm not going to be the one to tell a player "no I'm not going to include your build in the Chronicle because it's not 'the best'".

And yes, now maybe we can help bolster the numbers for the newly exploring CotP members ^^ getting a ball rolling goes easier with a little help.

theblaz
09-04-2008, 02:42 PM
I agree with Tolero about not making the builds a "best build out there," and I like the idea of having build concepts and seeing who can make a workable one or a fun one to play, but the problem with some of these builds that are selected isn't that "they're not the best"; it's that they are virtually unplayable or hideously flawed.

I don't want the people trying to make builds to feel they shouldn't bother unless it's the best build EVAR or anything silly like that, but it is sort of irritating to see builds that are seemingly thrown together at random get highlighted despite unplayability and massive design flaws.

Maybe instead of build of the week, someone can post a build CONCEPT, and then the three most interesting can be highlighted?

Even though that might run into the same problem, it would still let people see a build concept and let them apply their "Make it the best" thoughts to it, and it would also let the devs pick fun and interesting builds without worrying about people whining that they're not the best.

Or, at least it would go further to making this "Builds of the Week" thing more fun for everyone.

Kistilan
09-04-2008, 03:00 PM
I agree with Tolero about not making the builds a "best build out there," and I like the idea of having build concepts and seeing who can make a workable one or a fun one to play, but the problem with some of these builds that are selected isn't that "they're not the best"; it's that they are virtually unplayable or hideously flawed.

I don't want the people trying to make builds to feel they shouldn't bother unless it's the best build EVAR or anything silly like that, but it is sort of irritating to see builds that are seemingly thrown together at random get highlighted despite unplayability and massive design flaws.

Maybe instead of build of the week, someone can post a build CONCEPT, and then the three most interesting can be highlighted?

Even though that might run into the same problem, it would still let people see a build concept and let them apply their "Make it the best" thoughts to it, and it would also let the devs pick fun and interesting builds without worrying about people whining that they're not the best.

Or, at least it would go further to making this "Builds of the Week" thing more fun for everyone.

QFT in red; highlighted in yellow; italicized, emboldened and underlined where important word insert would fix main beefy problem that several have stated.

I know it seems like semantics, but it seriously would remove all doubt on "is this the BEST build of the week, or the SMARTEST build of the week, or the ODDEST build of the week?" The word concept removes all questions -- just like a concept car or concept space vehicle. This word also opens up the minds of those reading to "hmm, this could be done the same way if I just swop this for that and remove this add a few of these and roll it up this way...."

DagazUlf
09-04-2008, 03:39 PM
I am never going to turn the Builders Blueprints into a "here are the best builds" section

:)

Borror0
09-04-2008, 05:29 PM
I am never going to turn the Builders Blueprints into a "here are the best builds" section

Sorry Tolero, if I sounded like that was what I was asking, let me reword what I meant.

I'm confortable with the idea of choosing a thread for the dicussion going on rather than the build. Sometimes, the discussion going is way more interesting than the build or a lot of explanations are given out in explaining why the build is a total failure. (I'm not talking about 'not optimal' builds but builds are simply Horrible. A bit like a drow sorcerer with 14 base Cha.) What I'm askin,g is to explain the purpose of the section, to make that clear.

To let be known that the builds selected weren't necessairly chosen for how good they were.

So, basicly, I'd just want you to put up there the reasons you have to select a build. Either tied to the builds, explain each week why each build was chosen. But I know that is a more 'risky' thing to do because posters like AD and I will come and nitpick what you say, so you could just list your criterea to select a build for a week.

Again, only with the mindset to not lead peopel in the wrong direction. :)

Rog
09-04-2008, 05:45 PM
I am never going to turn the Builders Blueprints into a "here are the best builds" section - that stifles a lot of the fun and creativity out of what people are able to do with their builds (My personal favorite build of all time was someone who made a "coal thrower," who had to figure out how to carry the most coal they could because coal in stacks is very heavy). Matters of taste are not for dispute, whatever rocks your casbah, each to their own, etc. People can take a great amount of inspiration away from unusual, failed, reworked, or otherwise "odd" builds. If you see a build that you think would be cool to include in the Chronicle, you're welcome to recommend it/sent it in, but I'm not going to be the one to tell a player "no I'm not going to include your build in the Chronicle because it's not 'the best'".

And yes, now maybe we can help bolster the numbers for the newly exploring CotP members ^^ getting a ball rolling goes easier with a little help.

Not to put in my 2 cents but any build that is played good is a great build. who is to say your build bites by looking at it. i see the weirdest builds rock and the best builds flake out becouse the person behind the build did not know how to play the toon.
lunarsong a outdated umd/healing bard the the devs nerfed when they leared the POWER of a 56 umd.:)
sorry guys and girls i am the reason you cant BUY polar ray scrolls.

EightyFour
09-05-2008, 04:53 AM
Maybe it would be a good idea to discontinue the build of the week, I do see that most of the builds are not focusing on the strengths of there class or if they do than they leave open large holes that don't turn the build into the desired role. I also see several good builds on the forums that are not being highlighted, but who is to say what is a good build and what is not? But the general player base can see the holes in these highlighted builds and those builds well get more comments.

So in writing this I realized that the build of the week maybe not to be a path on finding how good a build is, but by highlighting builds that have large holes, they can be analyzed by the player base and maybe some of those holes can get patched up with a few adjustments. This maybe a way that it is being said that these builds need to be highlighted because they may have the creativity but they don't have the playability, and with a few adjustments these builds could become a combination of creativity and playability to form a new way of handling situations.

It's some what of a long shot, but I believe there could be a few diamonds in the rough.

Jondallar
09-05-2008, 05:26 AM
I am never going to turn the Builders Blueprints into a "here are the best builds" section - that stifles a lot of the fun and creativity out of what people are able to do with their builds (My personal favorite build of all time was someone who made a "coal thrower," who had to figure out how to carry the most coal they could because coal in stacks is very heavy). Matters of taste are not for dispute, whatever rocks your casbah, each to their own, etc. People can take a great amount of inspiration away from unusual, failed, reworked, or otherwise "odd" builds. If you see a build that you think would be cool to include in the Chronicle, you're welcome to recommend it/sent it in, but I'm not going to be the one to tell a player "no I'm not going to include your build in the Chronicle because it's not 'the best'".



you are the boss lady of the forums so do what u like tolero, but u may as will just post the lame premade builds that come with the game and are substandard on every level except by rpers who come across as masocists because they revel in the inferiority of their builds. we all know that as merlask you were avid into rp and off beat game play ect. but to feature "whatever junk ppl are looking at on the forums" as builds of the week is a disservice imo. most noobs desperatly want not to be weak and uninformed and to promote random builds as builds of the week is a disservice imo... i suggest a poll in each forum and post the builds that have the most positive responces

Mockduck
09-05-2008, 12:18 PM
I like that the build section highlights unusual builds along with "good" ones. Builds are builds, and there's room for everything in this game. It's fun and interesting to see what kind of things people come up with, good or not. Keep it up!

Jay203
09-05-2008, 03:25 PM
Sorry Tolero, if I sounded like that was what I was asking, let me reword what I meant.

I'm confortable with the idea of choosing a thread for the dicussion going on rather than the build. Sometimes, the discussion going is way more interesting than the build or a lot of explanations are given out in explaining why the build is a total failure. (I'm not talking about 'not optimal' builds but builds are simply Horrible. A bit like a drow sorcerer with 14 base Cha.) What I'm askin,g is to explain the purpose of the section, to make that clear.

To let be known that the builds selected weren't necessairly chosen for how good they were.

So, basicly, I'd just want you to put up there the reasons you have to select a build. Either tied to the builds, explain each week why each build was chosen. But I know that is a more 'risky' thing to do because posters like AD and I will come and nitpick what you say, so you could just list your criterea to select a build for a week.

Again, only with the mindset to not lead peopel in the wrong direction. :)


20 copper pieces on Borror0 just doesn't like the WF intimitank :P
oh, and i think Tolero go thru each section and pick the one that happens to be on top with actual repies and views :D
now i gotta go back into the turtling machine thread and put up a disclaimer :P

Artagon
09-05-2008, 11:13 PM
LoL.. now I have an inferiority complex due to how much people hate the builds this time round.. I hope it's not because of my healadin :/

Jay203
09-05-2008, 11:41 PM
LoL.. now I have an inferiority complex due to how much people hate the builds this time round.. I hope it's not because of my healadin :/

lol
don't worry, i'm sure my wf barbarian intimitank is among one of the most hated idea in the build section :D
i have done my job :D

Vallin
09-08-2008, 07:37 AM
I am never going to turn the Builders Blueprints into a "here are the best builds" section - that stifles a lot of the fun and creativity out of what people are able to do with their builds ...

There are some players who use the character planner and spec out everything, including equipment and tomes, even before the character has even been created. Then there are others who take a much less structured approach.

Personally, I like less structure - and I let my characters evolve as enhancement systems are changed, or new loot is available, or as there are new roles for characters to fill. Sometimes you find that the way you build and play your character has sudden advantage (i.e. recent resurgence of intimitanking).

There will always be some people who prefer to play in a more structured way, and who will look down at anyone who uses the "wrong" weapons, or whatever. There is room for everyone. I think it is fun to see what people do - whether their builds have warts or not. And if there are warts, there is no need to deride it - next mod may make them more right than the planners! IMO, the game requires constant character adjustment and tweaking.. how many evasion fighters were out there that never made the adjustment and instead got relegated to the trash heap?

Vallin

Gunga
09-08-2008, 11:42 PM
QFT in red; highlighted in yellow; italicized, emboldened and underlined where important word insert would fix main beefy problem that several have stated.


What font color/style is read-between-the-lines?


you are the boss lady of the forums so do what u like tolero, but u may as will just post the lame premade builds that come with the game and are substandard on every level except by rpers who come across as masocists because they revel in the inferiority of their builds. we all know that as merlask you were avid into rp and off beat game play ect. but to feature "whatever junk ppl are looking at on the forums" as builds of the week is a disservice imo. most noobs desperatly want not to be weak and uninformed and to promote random builds as builds of the week is a disservice imo... i suggest a poll in each forum and post the builds that have the most positive responces

OMG did you write this from your blackberry?

/signed, btw.