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LouM
12-15-2009, 08:18 AM
My buddy is a Ranger and bought a +4 Longbow to replace his +2 Longbow. He couldn't hit anything with the new bow, not one arrow hit and in the combat window it showed nothing, not a miss or hit.
I am a Dwarf warrior with the Repeating Light Crossbow feat. Had a nice Darkwood +2 and was lighting up the enemy. Bought a +4 Light Repeating Crossbow from DDO Store. Same issue, Ranged weapons from DDO store are failing to register/work properly. Very frustraiting due to "non refund" you bought you own policy ?
Are we the only two ?

Angelus_dead
12-15-2009, 11:57 AM
You are possibly the first players ever to try them, because to buy any straight +X weapon from the DDO store is to fall into a trap. Any longterm player can happily give you any weapon in +1 to +5 for the cost of a few clicks.

Save your Turbine Points for Adventure Packs or other goodies that don't drop from generic chests.

Solesurv
12-15-2009, 12:15 PM
Yep. I can confirm this. +4 Bows from DDO Store are NOT WORKING.

LouM
12-15-2009, 12:30 PM
Ok, so what's the simplest way to buy stuff off other people ? the Trade option ?
As for DDO store, that sucks the sell broken stuff.
Are the tomes a rip off too ?
What is worth while ? The Armor/Exotic Weapon/Shield seemed to work.

Zenako
12-15-2009, 12:38 PM
For a veteran player, almost ALL of the gear in the DDO store is next to useless and overpriced at that. You will find stuff at least as good from just playing the game for a short while. There are ingame brokers that sell items, weapons, armor, etc of all levels for in game gold.

The stuff in the DDO Store that has value are those things which allow your game account to do things you could not otherwise do. Things like adventure packs, or veteran status, or 32 point builds, or extra character slots. Things like that. You cannot get any of those things with in game gold. (You can get some of them via earning favor however, but that can take some time to do.)

For a new player, some of the stuff is clearly appealing, but say you do purchase that +4 Longsword for example. Within a short time of playing at the levels where you can use an item like the +4 Longsword, you are pretty likely to get something like a +3 Flaming Longsword in a treasure chest, which pretty much makes the +4 longsword obsolete. That is just an example.

Angelus_dead
12-15-2009, 04:08 PM
Ok, so what's the simplest way to buy stuff off other people ? the Trade option ?
Say you wanted a +4 bow. You'd just need a way to tell people you'd like a +4 bow, and that you'll give a few Festival Coins to get one.

You could do this in general chat, /trade chat, party chat, guild chat, /tell, LFG, or LFM. Some people will dislike seeing you use of those systems for classified ads, but any of them will work.