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Mockduck
07-19-2009, 02:38 AM
I think you'll want to listen to this week's ask the devs even if you don't generally listen to DDOcast, as the Turbine crew discusses full character respecs, MyDDO.com, two-handed puncturing weapons, Kate Paiz taking a temporary leave of absence, half-orcs and more! It was a very newsworthy Ask the Devs, fer sure!

Also, I am very much still looking for someone to transcribe Ask the Devs, so if you are interested, please PM me here or email me at ddocast at gmail dot com.

Here's a LINK (http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/6759.mp3) to the episode - just left-click to play, right click and 'save as' to download as an mp3.

This week's show features a BIG discussion with Turbine with Ask the Devs! This one is an absolute must-listen, with all sorts of significant news announced. Full character respecs, MyDDO and more! Big Bad Barry also discusses the Docent of Defiance in "From the Treasure Trove" and Samius and Xiloscient talk clerics in "Sound Concepts."

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DDOcast Episode 126 (7-19-09)

:15 Intro
1:00 Ask the Devs 9 Introductions
4:55 ATD: Development Pace
6:20 ATD: Dreaming Dark info
10:20 ATD: Buying Content and VIP
13:40 ATD: Full Character Respec!!!!!!!!!
16:20 ATD: Backpack memory
17:35 ATD: Half Orcs
19:27 ATD: Two-Handed Puncturing Weapons
20:15 ATD: Large Ingredients
21:27 ATD: Hate reduction, treason and subtle backstabbing
23:20 ATD: Social Networking, out-of-game character planner coming (MyDDO.com)!
26:15 ATD: DDO.com Forum signatures
27:00 ATD: Returning weapon character build incentives
28:30 ATD: Bloodstones, philosophy and acquisition
31:38 ATD: Quivers and hot-swapping
32:08 ATD: DDO: U and Linux, TDM
35:55 ATD: Kate Paiz, temporary leave
38:12 post ATD talk, transcriptionist needed!
40:58 Lammania stress test
44:40 Tomes and minimum levels
45:55 DDO Compendium Update
46:47 Shroud DPS Lag and mouse warping
48:17 Guild features in DDO:U
50:36 DX 10 fix
51:26 DDO-Europe and Favored Soul, character slots
52:30 Press this week
57:10 Show clarification
57:58 From the Treasure Trove - Docent of Defiance, Tip of the Week (Jump Cast)
1:01:41 Sound Concepts - Clerics (includes chat with Xiloscient)
1:19:37 Deadliest Warrior Round 2
1:20:55 Pics and Videos
1:22:39 Emails

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TOTAL TIME: 1:34:36

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LINK (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=2306762#post2306762) to Tolero's post about DDO Compendium updates coming.

Press Links:

MMOhub: 10 Things I Like About DDO (http://mmohub.org/news/10-things-i-love-about-ddo/446/), 10 Things I Hate About DDO (http://mmohub.org/news/10-things-i-hate-about-ddo/447/)

Massive Online Gamer Permadeath Article (http://www.massiveonlinegamer.com/news/usersubmitted/155-perma-death-in-ddo)

Crispy Gamer (http://www.crispygamer.com/news/index.php/2009-07-10/going-free-to-play-part-ii-dd-online-guided-tour/?utm_source=G4&utm_medium=Syndication)

MMORPG.com (http://www.mmorpg.com/blogs/pvthudson01/072009/4199_Dungeons-and-Dragons-Online-questions-a-noob-would-ask)

Maximum PC (http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/dungeons_dragons_online_eberron_unlimited_megainte rview_nothing_left_undiscussed)

BioBreak - 10 Essential Resources for New DDO Players (http://biobreak.wordpress.com/2009/07/17/10-essential-resources-for-future-ddo-unlimited-players/)

Warcry (http://www.warcry.com/articles/view/editorials/6266-Inside-DDO-Eberron-Unlimited)

LINK (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=191747) to Sigurd's Deadliest Warrior Part 2 info, a PvP event coming to Ghallanda.

LINK (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=191702) to new raid pics.

LINK (http://www.youtube.com/user/ddoxiloscient) to Xiloscient's YouTube video of Genesis Point, a new quest coming in DDO:U.

LINK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdbs40OwI3c&feature=player_embedded) to BumofChicken's Favored Soul wings video on YouTube.

LINK (http://ddocast.com/2009/07/12/ddocast-looks-at-the-sharn-syndicate.aspx) to DDOcast Looks at the Sharn Syndicate video.

Jerry

Cowdenicus
07-19-2009, 02:40 AM
No wonder I was not allowed anywhere near this episode... :eek::D

Now it all makes sense. :p

valorik
07-19-2009, 03:00 AM
and to think I was about to go to sleep :eek:

BoBoDaClown
07-19-2009, 03:35 AM
Thanks Mock - good work :)

Lorichie
07-19-2009, 03:46 AM
and to think I was about to go to sleep :eek:

I was thinking the same thing.

R

Ghirmeshk
07-19-2009, 04:29 AM
Wow! Tons of info here. Thanks, Mock & crew.

bandyman1
07-19-2009, 04:49 AM
Awesome as always Jerry.


Have to say; I'm more stoked after listening to this than I have been in a loooooooooong time.

kamimitsu
07-19-2009, 06:52 AM
Rogue Grenades?! (at 27:30ish). Someone on the Dev Team actually read my thread?! (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=186396)

Cedrica-the-Bard
07-19-2009, 06:58 AM
I wonder if the character respec would allow you to convert a 28 point character to a 32 point character?

GovtMule
07-19-2009, 07:52 AM
I will be able to look at my character and inventory while offline.

I am enraptured

soupertc
07-19-2009, 08:13 AM
good work as always Jerry....alot of cool info.

Draccus
07-19-2009, 08:26 AM
This was my first time listening to DDO cast (first time listening to any podcast, to be honest). VERY COOL!

How the heck do you get these developers to do this? I'm impressed!

Also, how do the logistics work? Is it done by phone? A special voice chat system? face-to-face?

SteeleTrueheart
07-19-2009, 08:34 AM
Damn you Jerry! It is almost midnight here and I stumble across this thread!!

How can I possibly sleep now! And I have work tomorrow!

Theboz
07-19-2009, 09:00 AM
alot of good info

My first time listening too, well except I tried to listen to the last one that had really bad audio, lol.

Lorien_the_First_One
07-19-2009, 09:11 AM
This was my first time listening to DDO cast (first time listening to any podcast, to be honest). VERY COOL!

How the heck do you get these developers to do this? I'm impressed!

Also, how do the logistics work? Is it done by phone? A special voice chat system? face-to-face?

DDOcast has been a regular souce of first release of information to us for some time now. The DDOcast team does great work and its nice to see the Turbine team recognize that and contribute :)

Lorichie
07-19-2009, 12:22 PM
Awesome as always Jerry.


Have to say; I'm more stoked after listening to this than I have been in a loooooooooong time.

Concur.

Less about the information (tho that was obviously welcome news) but more about the candidness. For some topics, there was no beating around the bush. No meant no, assertive meant assertive.....I guess it just seemed there was a less apologetic tone and more along the lines of "this is what we're doing and here's why".

Mebbe it's just me,

R

Kistilan
07-19-2009, 12:34 PM
Kate Paiz taking a temporary leave of absence = Best Idea/News Ever.

The fallman's gone, but the damage is done. It's still Smedley'd, regardess if ya kick the cat out of the bag.

Is Fernando still around? (Still downloading this episode).

Big-Dex
07-19-2009, 12:34 PM
Nice job Jerry! Lots of interesting info here.

Dex was here. :cool:

SableShadow
07-19-2009, 12:37 PM
Thanks, Jerry! Awesome work, as always. :)

Lorien_the_First_One
07-19-2009, 01:06 PM
Kate Paiz taking a temporary leave of absence = Best Idea/News Ever.

The fallman's gone, but the damage is done. It's still Smedley'd, regardess if ya kick the cat out of the bag.

Is Fernando still around? (Still downloading this episode).

Yes, he's still here, and she's just going on mat leave on EU launch day

Kistilan
07-19-2009, 01:16 PM
Yes, he's still here, and she's just going on mat leave on EU launch day

I sensed this. (haven't pressed play yet).

Wierd. Mreh... :cool:

Theboz
07-19-2009, 03:05 PM
Yes, he's still here, and she's just going on mat leave on EU launch day


she not going on Eu launch day, she is going to deliver about that time. She's on leave now

Mockduck
07-19-2009, 03:17 PM
No wonder I was not allowed anywhere near this episode... :eek::D

Now it all makes sense. :p

Heh, yeah, there just wasn't time in this week's show to have a guest. I actually recorded bits and pieces of the non-ATD stuff over the past few days as I've been really busy with work and other stuff. Also, I was out of the house for much of Saturday, so that's why it didn't go up until very late.


Rogue Grenades?! (at 27:30ish). Someone on the Dev Team actually read my thread?! (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=186396)

Sure seems like it! A good idea is a good idea.


I will be able to look at my character and inventory while offline.

I am enraptured

I know! I had no idea that that answer was coming and I almost needed a break to dance around the room and cheer.


This was my first time listening to DDO cast (first time listening to any podcast, to be honest). VERY COOL!

How the heck do you get these developers to do this? I'm impressed!

Also, how do the logistics work? Is it done by phone? A special voice chat system? face-to-face?

The ATD is recorded over Skype, as is all of the other group conversations in DDOcast. Basically someone sets up a conference call over Skype.


alot of good info

My first time listening too, well except I tried to listen to the last one that had really bad audio, lol.

Can you remember which one had really bad audio? I've tried to make it sound as good as possible and can't think of any that really sounded bad.

Lorien_the_First_One
07-19-2009, 03:32 PM
she not going on Eu launch day, she is going to deliver about that time. She's on leave now

My bad, I must have missed that. I confess to not paying too much attention to the fluff sections of the interview. Hmm...I hope all is well with her pregnancy, it seems really odd to be scheduled off more than 2 weeks early.

Theboz
07-19-2009, 03:34 PM
Can you remember which one had really bad audio? I've tried to make it sound as good as possible and can't think of any that really sounded bad.

It was one, not to long ago. I dont remember the which one though. I would probaly believe it was about the time of the announcment of F2P or just before.

Mockduck
07-19-2009, 03:35 PM
It was one, not to long ago. I dont remember the which one though. I would probaly believe it was about the time of the announcment of F2P or just before.

Huh, I thought all the recent episodes sounded fine. I guess the big question is: was the audio quality of this one better?

ArkoHighStar
07-19-2009, 05:22 PM
In respect to the myDDO stuff LOTRO has had it for about 6 months, and they have been betaing api type stuff which will allow you to pull your character info/guild rosters onto your own web site etc

see the link below for an idea of what they have done

http://my.lotro.com/bracket/datalotrocom-usage-guide/

This if enabled for DDO would tie in perfectly to things like the character planner or the crafting tools etc.

bandyman1
07-19-2009, 05:57 PM
Huh, I thought all the recent episodes sounded fine. I guess the big question is: was the audio quality of this one better?

I'm betting it wasn't a DDOcast he's talking about.

I'd say it was the horrendous audio of Kate's ten-ton hammer interview, right before the announcement of DDO:EU.

Listening to that thing made the baby Jesus cry :D.

Mockduck
07-19-2009, 06:42 PM
I'm betting it wasn't a DDOcast he's talking about.

I'd say it was the horrendous audio of Kate's ten-ton hammer interview, right before the announcement of DDO:EU.

Listening to that thing made the baby Jesus cry :D.

I bet you are right. Trust me, DDOcast would never (well, probably never*) release audio of that quality. I would have postponed the chat until it was fixed if I had done it. I let a certain amount of sound issues slide, but that made my ears bleed!

*It would have to be the most major piece of audio in DDOcast history for me to even consider it, and I'd apologize profusely before-hand...

Theboz
07-19-2009, 11:16 PM
I'm betting it wasn't a DDOcast he's talking about.

I'd say it was the horrendous audio of Kate's ten-ton hammer interview, right before the announcement of DDO:EU.

Listening to that thing made the baby Jesus cry :D.


I stand corrected, yeah that was it, Sorry, Mockduck. :o

Mockduck should have dont that interview then, because I had no audio problems at all with probally, my first DDOcast listening, as of now.

Mockduck
07-19-2009, 11:19 PM
I stand corrected, yeah that was it, Sorry, Mockduck. :o

No problem, it was an easy mistake to make.

Larkins
07-19-2009, 11:37 PM
Awesome interview thanks for all the work. Sucks about the half Orcs though. I guess the news is the same about the Druids as well.

FluffyCalico
07-19-2009, 11:57 PM
Awesome interview thanks for all the work. Sucks about the half Orcs though. I guess the news is the same about the Druids as well.

Well half-orcs are pretty much a dead race in current DnD so I doubt they are a high priority item only being popular in old DnD due to the lack of a better choice.

Ghirmeshk
07-20-2009, 12:22 AM
Well half-orcs are pretty much a dead race in current DnD so I doubt they are a high priority item only being popular in old DnD due to the lack of a better choice.

In 3.5 Eberron Half Orcs have a role and a dragonmarked house--unless we are moving toward 4.0 (I hope we are not moving toward PnP WoW)--they would be entirely appropriate.

FluffyCalico
07-20-2009, 12:24 AM
In 3.5 Eberron Half Orcs have a role and a dragonmarked house--unless we are moving toward 4.0 (I hope we are not moving toward PnP WoW)--they would be entirely appropriate.

appropiate and popular in the current version being sold are not the same thing. I never said they were not appropiate choice.

I ment killing 2 birds with 1 stone is more likely. Give us something from 3.5 people liked that is still popular in current version.

Ghirmeshk
07-20-2009, 12:29 AM
appropiate and popular in the current version being sold are not the same thing. I never said they were not appropiate choice.

I ment killing 2 birds with 1 stone is more likely. Give us something from 3.5 people liked that is still popular in current version.

Ah, gotcha. In that case, it seems that if a race that could get a strength bonus and not be hugely unbalancing is desired, the Eberron choices are Half Orc or Shifter (granted . . . only certain shifters could get a STR bonus). In my own experience (PnP), half orcs still get played . . . especially half orc druids in Eberron (gatewarden types), but I see how that complicates the issue. I'm not sure what the solution is here. I am only fairly certain that half-elves are not it:). (not that you suggested they were)

Cowdenicus
07-20-2009, 07:25 AM
I stand corrected, yeah that was it, Sorry, Mockduck. :o

Mockduck should have dont that interview then, because I had no audio problems at all with probally, my first DDOcast listening, as of now.

and if you go to ddocast.com you can listen to all the old episodes also... hint hint.

Pwesiela
07-20-2009, 10:37 AM
My bad, I must have missed that. I confess to not paying too much attention to the fluff sections of the interview. Hmm...I hope all is well with her pregnancy, it seems really odd to be scheduled off more than 2 weeks early.

Been around pregnant women much? It doesn't take much of an excuse for a doc to say "you're on bed rest." Heck, my sister was in bed for the last month of her last pregnancy! (and that's nothing compared to some...)

Two weeks early = really big belly and low manuverability. :D

GL on the baby Katie!

Cowdenicus
07-20-2009, 01:11 PM
No problem, it was an easy mistake to make.

Thats much better, you be nice... I will deal with "customer complaints" because of my extensive training in political correctness. :eek::eek::D:D

Galbbatorix
07-22-2009, 11:33 AM
Best part was the question about large devil scales, they STILL think the drop rate is the same, this just makes me laugh. If this is true then how come I have pulled one in my last 42 shrouds. If what they say is true I am 6 scales behind schedule, they need to look into this more, or just increase the drop rate considering scales are the most commonly used ingredient. Most weapons made are mineral 2, lightning strike, and radiance, all of which take 4-6 scales, more than any other ingredient.

Invalid_50
07-22-2009, 11:57 AM
Yes, he's still here, and she's just going on mat leave on EU launch day

Cool, another Paiz! Guess they'll put the kid in charge of content development eh? ;)