View Full Version : DDOcast Episode 113!

04-17-2009, 08:04 PM
Out early, have a good weekend!

Hi everyone! Episode 113 of DDOcast is now ready to go. Here's a LINK (http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/5809.mp3) to the episode - just left-click to play, right-click and 'save as' to download as an mp3.

This week features a Skype-cast where the crew talks more about Mod 9 on Lammania and a recent dev chat on Ten Ton Hammer. We also welcome a new segment to the show - Sorrowbladen's Kill on Command! He takes a look at character creation - welcome to DDOcast! BigBadBerry talks new Mod 9 loot on "From the Treasure Trove", Rheebus discusses rapiers on "Crunchy Bits" and we feature a song at the end of the show from the fantastic band The Irresponsibles! Thanks so much for listening.


DDOcast Episode 113 (4-18-09)

:10 Intro
2:05 TTH Dev Chat
15:55 James Thomas status
17:34 Abbot Raid in Mod 9
27:45 Quest Difficulty, Scaling and Permadeath
38:03 PvP changes
43:00 Ataraxia's
46:00 Lag....
48:20 Shroud down on Lammania
49:00 Item comparisons
50:20 Names
51:44 Soft targeting
53:47 (intermission, then chatter)
57:58 Shared Banking
58:36 New Splash Screen
1:00:00 Video winner and DDOcast video talk
1:02:42 Massively.com podcast discusses DDO
1:03:34 Kill on Command - character creation
1:08:00 From the Treasure Trove - new named loot, demon queen raid
1:11:13 Crunchy Bits by Rheebus
1:22:11 Email, Errata and Final Thoughts
1:34:11 The Irresponsibles: Break Me


TOTAL TIME: 1:40:03


Here's a LINK (http://chainmail.guildportal.com/) to the Chainmail Guild web site. We're pulling for you, Laggin!

Here's a LINK (http://www.tentonhammer.com/podcast) to the Ten Ton Hammer podcast section. Here's a LINK (http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/5807.mp3) to the Dev Chat With Kaite Paiz.

Here's a LINK (http://images.quickblogcast.com/82681-72328/Mod_9_Splash_2.jpg) to the new splash screen.

Here's a LINK (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=2148395#post2148395) to the video winner post on DDO.com. Congrats, Theuf!

Here's a LINK (http://podcasts.aolcdn.com/massively/podcasts/MS049.mp3) to the Massively.com Massively Speaking podcast, where they discuss DDO.

Here's a LINK (http://www.myspace.com/theirresponsiblesband) to The Irresponsibles on MySpace.


04-17-2009, 08:13 PM
Please tell me that you adjusted Kate's volume! :D :eek:

And thanks as usual Jerry (how did your handle change?)

04-17-2009, 08:21 PM
how did your handle change?

Mockduck is my main, courderoyguy was an old forum name I used for a long time on the Interwebs. I asked very nicely if Tolero would change it and she did!Text written in black!

04-17-2009, 09:40 PM
Text written in black!

I tweaked Kate's volume as best as I could, applying dynamic processing to make the levels a bit more even. However, distortion as bad as was on the recording can't really be fixed in post, so it's pretty harsh to listen to. I don't have the audio in the show for that reason: rather, it's linked for your own personal enjoyment.

04-20-2009, 04:45 PM
Nice DDO Cast. Though you probably know how a lot of us feel about Kate's low-info no-future non-talk with TTH.

Also as a correction, during the discussion of Kate's TTH, someone says they may bring out the Artificer before the Druid. Artificer was requested by one of the users. Kate, otoh, said the Favored Soul, not artificer, was more likely to come out first.

Also Tolero said "Okay" (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=177845) in a forum request for the Favored Soul at the start of April.

If they are having resource or massive implementation delays on the druid... Favored Soul (a sorc-like cleric) is probably much easier to work into the game with the current engine and adds a new healer archetype.

I'm more sad about the Half-Orc that has gone from:
-"hopefully Mod 10" in November to
-"we don't have any info on that" in ddocast's last dev chat to
-"we're re-evaluating Druids and Half-Orc's due to 4th edition PHB vol 1" in the TTH article.

Today's Analogy Corner with Gratch:
I was recently re-evaluating new seat covers in my Honda Accord, while reading about the seat covers of the latest Hyundai Accent... but then decided while they're both cars... maybe I don't need to care about seat cover technology in Hyundais and instead concentrate on the requirements to make a new seat cover work with my Honda. Eg... don't evaluate your nice 3.5ed game based on Hasbro's-book-marathon 4th ed minis++ edition.

04-21-2009, 08:56 AM
Ah but Gratch - you assume Turbine get a choice in the matter.

Remember WoTC get game input into DDO and may very well decide to veto any move to add non-4th ed class/races.

04-21-2009, 12:51 PM
Ah but Gratch - you assume Turbine get a choice in the matter.

Remember WoTC get game input into DDO and may very well decide to veto any move to add non-4th ed class/races.

WotC just released the 2nd players handbook for 4th edition containing both halfOrcs and druids. The 2nd handbook has been noted by WotC to be just as official as the 1st... Hasbro just wanted more money so they've broken the handbook into multiple releases. I don't quite know what Kate was smoking with that comment... well... maybe I do know (http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/04/20/Marijuana-fans-see-signs-of-change/UPI-61801240241253/).

Barbarian, Bard and Sorc are also in the second handbook only... though that totally explains the lack of Sorc PrE, Bard PrE expansion and the crit rage nerf in Mod9!!!!

04-21-2009, 03:51 PM
Cool Gratch.

Didn't know about the 2nd PHB release.

Maybe Kate didn't either?

04-21-2009, 06:40 PM
Good discussions Jerry (and everyone else) thanks!