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Exframe
09-11-2009, 02:16 PM
I've been looking for guides all day, I want to be a plain simple fighting class but all the guides are just full of stuff I can't even understand how to get or do! I dont want something complicated I just want a detailed guide on how to create a simple fighting class that can solo/party w/e just play and have lots of fun! That's what I came here to play not to break my mind trying to figure out guides. Thanks to anyone who helps.

GoldyGopher
09-11-2009, 02:21 PM
I would suggest taking a Paladin or Ranger using one of the premade templates (truthbringer or tempest).

This will allow you most DPS will still having access to healing.

Exframe
09-11-2009, 02:26 PM
I would suggest taking a Paladin or Ranger using one of the premade templates (truthbringer or tempest).

This will allow you most DPS will still having access to healing.

I also dont really understand shortcuts, a small shortcut list would help me. DPS? Huh?

GoldyGopher
09-11-2009, 02:33 PM
I also dont really understand shortcuts, a small shortcut list would help me. DPS? Huh?

DPS is a measure of the amount of damage your character can do to a mob (creature) they are fighting.
Technically it means Damage Per Second, but with an active combat system its not nessecarily acurate in DDO case.

Camulus
09-11-2009, 02:36 PM
DPS means damage per second. So a melee DPS build tries to do as much damage as it can using swords, axes, etc. If that is what you want, start a ranger character using the tempest template. You'll do lots of strikes with your swords, so you'll be doing alot of DPS.

Sneakee
09-11-2009, 02:37 PM
Check out the DDO Wiki - it has LOADS of information on classes, quests, loot and just about everything in between.

This will be a good palace to start:

http://ddowiki.com/page/Newbie_guide

Quikster
09-11-2009, 02:38 PM
here (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=193439) is a thread that explains the DDO/MMO slang :D

Tiger_Eyzz
09-11-2009, 02:42 PM
You can also check here for guides and stuff :D
http://www.tentonhammer.com/ddo/guides
btw I am new today as well so I will be right there with you learning all about the game hehe

Borror0
09-11-2009, 02:49 PM
You can also check here for guides and stuff :D
http://www.tentonhammer.com/ddo/guides
btw I am new today as well so I will be right there with you learning all about the game hehe
No, that's an horrible place to look at. Their guides are either incredibly outdated or simply build on misinformation because nothing they said was ever true.

@OP: For more gamer slang, this wiki article (http://ddowiki.com/page/Glossary) can help.

honkuimushi
09-11-2009, 03:15 PM
If you choose one of the melee prebuilds on the character creation screen and follow the path at the trainers, you should be able to get enough experience with the game to figure out where you want to go from there. That really cuts down on the number of choices you have to make. They aren't optimal, but most are playable. Once you have a better idea of what's important, you can have a lot of fun tweaking custom builds.

Rydin_Dirtay
09-11-2009, 05:18 PM
I'd suggest one of the paladin pre-builds over the Tempest ranger pre-build.

In my opin a Tempest Ranger requires that you really know aggro management well. The Paladin is a little more forgiving of mistakes. As a new player, you probably won't have a good feel for aggro management yet. Frustration factor will be much lower with the Paladin, in my opinion.

Exframe
09-12-2009, 01:12 AM
Thanks guys, you really helped.

Aranticus
09-12-2009, 02:42 AM
check my guides out too