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04-03-2009, 02:46 PM
A weekly look at what's happening around the forums! Tips, community spotlights, Turbine info, and more!


These players have gone above and beyond the call with a great contribution to the community!

The DDO community has been getting the word out about DDO over at the Developer Showdown, and curiosity is on the rise! Geriant (http://forums.ddo.com/member.php?u=169) has started a welcome wagon (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=177309) for arrivals brought in from the Escapist! Way to go helping new players feel at home in Stormreach! Come on in, the water in Korthos is cold but fine!

Looking for a guild? Try one of our featured guilds today!

Guild: Coven of the Crystal Flame
Server: Argonnessen
Recruitment Thread: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=177650

About The Guild: The COTCF is a well to do guild, with over 2 yrs as a guild... where the player base has been around since early ddo. COTCF runs all level quests. We raid as well! We are an adult guild, with a few younger players thrown in. If you are looking for a guild where you can join up and have some fun, and not worry about egos and drama, COTCF is a right fit for you!

Over 500 guilds have pages in the Compendium guild listings (http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Category:Guild_and_Character_listings_by_server), and yours can too! Try a template (http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Category:Guild_Page_Templates) today!
Looking for a guild? Stop by the Compendium (http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Category:Guild_and_Character_listings_by_server) and Guild Matchup Forums (http://forums.ddo.com/forumdisplay.php?f=39)!
Would you like your guild to be featured in the Chronicle? Send a PM to the Community Team!


Join other aspiring builders as we take a look at this week's user-created character builds!

Featured Build: Lakedaemon
(http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=177391) Featured Build: Offensive (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=177660)(it's not what you think!)
Looking for a character design? Unsure which feat you should take next? Seeking build feedback? Be sure to stop by the Character Build Forum (http://forums.ddo.com/forumdisplay.php?f=175)


Helping new or returning players, one topic at a time!

DDO Dictionary: Circumstance Bonus
Definition: A bonus granted because of specific conditional factors favorable to the success of the task at hand. Circumstance bonuses stack with all other bonuses, including other circumstance bonuses, unless they arise from the same effect. For example, if you equipped two items that each gave you the exact same circumstance bonus, the bonuses wouldn't stack.


In a world where threads are tasty and posts are food, one Cube has chosen a question.
Now he's looking for answers...

This Week's Question, BurnerD (http://forums.ddo.com/member.php?u=33634) asks:
Is Eladrin still around? If not, what do you think happened to him?

This week's answers:
Adrahil (http://forums.ddo.com/member.php?u=189176)says: They forgot to refill his cubicle water bottle and he perished from dehydration. Good luck finding a shoe box big enough to bury him in. You can probably replace him and the kids won't even notice.

Missing Minds (http://forums.ddo.com/member.php?u=37042) says: No water? No wonder he perished. Soda or coffee minimum. Bad Tarrant!!!

A stranger - who looked very similar to Eladrin (http://forums.ddo.com/member.php?u=1512), but who had a handlebar mustache, Fedora, and sunglasses - says: Heavens, I don't know what became of him. I guess it will remain one of the great unsolved mysteries, like what happened to Nat Gann, and how many Adventurers does it take to save Arlos?

Funny you should ask. See it appears that Eladrin was foolish, and when the question of cube reproduction came up last week, he was spouting hideous lies! He tried to claim that Gelatinous Cubes are created by powerful wizards to help clean their dungeons. There was only one way to crush this vile rumor... remove the source of the rumor. *slurp* mmm, tastes like coding!
- Your friend, The Cube

Next week's question, Tolero (http://forums.ddo.com/member.php?u=33634) asks:
So Tarrant is going to be making a new little segment in the Chronicle juuuust for him. But he hasn't decided on a name for the segment yet. We've got "Curious Cube" and "Builder's Blueprints" and "Adopt A Sticky" etc etc. What's a good name for Tarrant's new segment?

Think you have a good question for the community? Let The Cube judge!
Send your question for the Community to DDO@turbine.com - your questions/answers could make it past The Cube's belly, and into the next Chronicle! Make sure to identify yourself!


The fight's not over at the Escapist Showdown! DDO players are leading the charge to victory, and there's still time to Vote (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/tournament/great8)!
Your hard fought battle against Valve has brought more Mod 9 tidbits! Check out the Official Discussion forums (http://forums.ddo.com/forumdisplay.php?f=166) for: /stuck command, Compendium changes, & Dragonshard news!
As an added bonus, even though voting against Nintendo is not yet over, we have faith in your ability to cross the finish line! So in advance of the poll closing, you've earned another fun tidbit (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=177883)!
The fourth installment of the Art of Shavarath series (http://www.ddo.com/article/1042) is available for viewing!
Congratulations to Zoetic for making it to the final round of the DDO Anniversary Video Spotlight! Next comes the Community video vote, where you pick your favorite to be spotlighted on DDO.com! Watch for the voting next week!

You can follow along with the latest Turbine talk right here on the forums!
Visit: The Dev Tracker (http://forums.ddo.com/turbine_tracker.php?tracker=devtracker), News & Announcements (http://forums.ddo.com/forumdisplay.php?f=2), and The QA Lodge (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=151924)

Tune in next week for another Stormreach Chronicle!
You can visit the Compendium for an archive of previous issues (http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Category:Stormreach_Chronicle_Archive) of the Stormreach Chronicle!

04-03-2009, 05:07 PM
What is Tarrant planning on discussing in his little section? Might help in suggesting a name.

04-03-2009, 05:13 PM
Isn't it obvious?

Tarrant's Torrent.

04-03-2009, 05:17 PM
Tarrant's Tirades



04-03-2009, 05:18 PM
Tarrant's Torment's you mean :D

How long has he been here and how many still think he's female?

04-03-2009, 05:25 PM
nat gann was saved!!! come back to the light eladrin!!!

04-03-2009, 06:21 PM
Tarrant's Tantrum


Temple of Tarrant

04-04-2009, 01:15 AM
For Tarrant new chronicle, why not: The Black Pudding's Corner

04-05-2009, 06:07 PM

Guess I should have put this on our forums :)