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Mockduck
05-29-2010, 07:28 PM
Hi everyone! Episode 169 of DDOcast is now ready to go. Here's a LINK (http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/9516.mp3) to the episode - just left-click to play, right-click and 'save as' to download as an mp3.

This week's show features guests Anne, Sigfried and Samius along with a brand new segment to DDOcast called OCD Gamer by Ryz and an interview with the Neverquesters guild on Argonnessen. There's also the second part of DDOcast's poster competition. Thanks so much for listening!

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DDOcast Episode 169 (5-29-10)

1:50 Two Weapon Fighting Changes
1:05:50 Downtime, +2 Loot and Premium issue
1:09:00 Direct2Drive Starter Pack offer
1:10:20 Europe Status
1:12:15 Warner exec news
1:14:00 Monk Ninja Spy II
1:21:26 OCD Gamer, first segment!
1:29:50 Morah Goes Missing: Poster Contest Segment 2
1:37:10 Community Notes, DDO Store stuff and more
1:42:20 Neverquesters Interview
2:07:00 Parsec Award Nomination!
2:09:38 the reason for the holiday
2:10:30 Emails

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TOTAL TIME: 2:22:00

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LINK (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=251248) to Eladrin's announcement about changes coming to Two Weapon Fighting, Two Handed Fighting and combat.

LINK (http://www.direct2drive.com/6/9357/product/Buy-Dungeons-&-Dragons-Online%C2%AE:-Eberron-Unlimited%E2%84%A2-Starter-Pack-Download) to the DDO Starter Pack being offered by Direct2Drive for new DDO accounts.

LINK (http://www.gamespot.com/news/6263910.html?tag=latestheadlines;title;4) to Gamespot.com's article about the new executive at Time Warner Interactive who'll be in charge of Turbine's activities, among other things.

LINK (http://ddo-daily.com/eladrins-puzzle-u5-monk-ninja-spy-ii) to the DDO-Daily.com look at Monk Ninja Spy II.

LINK (http://ddo-daily.com/charm-person-walt-snider) to DDO-Daily's interview with Walt Snider about his upcoming DDO podcast.

LINK (http://my.ddo.com/theris/2010/05/26/monster-minute-marilith/) to Anne's my.ddo.com writeup on Mariliths.

LINK (http://www.ddo.com/ddostore/1010-memorial-day-point-promotion) to the DDO Memorial Day point promotion.

LINK (http://www.ddo.com/ddostore/1009-new-haste-potion-10-a-25-stacks) to the DDO Store info about the new Haste potions.

LINK (http://my.ddo.com/turbinecommunity/2010/05/28/the-eberron-chronicle-17/) to the latest Eberron Chronicle.

LINK (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=250616) to Boromirs DDO.com Half-Orc prediction contest.

LINK (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=247213) to info on Teldurn's Riddle Nights on Sarlona.

LINK (http://my.ddo.com/guild-argonnessen-neverquesters/) to info on the Neverquesters guild on my.ddo.com.

LINK (http://www.ddmsrealm.com/ddo/quests/WSearch.aspx) to the excellent DDMsRealm.com writeup on Wilderness XP.

LINK (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190399393589) to Bill Robert's eBay sale of DDO time cards.

LINK (http://ddowiki.com/page/Crafting) to the excellent DDO Wiki overview of crafting in DDO.

LINK (http://parsecawards.com/) to info on the Parsec Awards, which DDOcast has been nominated for!

LINK (http://ddo-daily.com/contest-shoot-your-screens-for-points) to DDO-Daily's request for cool screenshots!

LINK (http://ddococktailhour.com/2010/05/25/ddo-cocktail-hour-episode-15-ninja-surprise.aspx) to the DDO Cocktail Hour Episode 15, with special guest Anne!

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CONTEST RULES:

CONTEST INFO:

Here's a LINK (http://images.quickblogcast.com/82681-72328/LETTERPUZZLE.jpg?a=20) to the secret letter released to Stormreach Action News in this week's contest segment.

Over the next few weeks I'll be doing a series of sketches and offering up some prizes for people who solve the puzzle! This contest will be open to anyone except for DDOcast contributors, and will require that you download the U.S. client for Dungeons and Dragons Online.* Otherwise, be the first person to use the emote /kneel in front of the person whose name will be revealed, on the right server and at the right time and date and you'll win this:

http://images.quickblogcast.com/82681-72328/DDOContestPosterGiveawayresized.jpg?a=3

Also,1500 Turbine Points. Neat, huh? A real collectors item.

The second person to type /kneel in front of the person will get1500Turbine Points*. Third person to do this will get 1000 TP. The first puzzle will be broadcast in next week's show, Episode 168, and will probably continue for the following two weeks. I'll post them upon the following Mondays as individual files for people to download/listen to as well.

Good Luck!

*European Server players who wish to have their Turbine Point winnings exchanged for a game time card will be able to do so. The intent is not to take players away from any particular server or service, but for simple logistic reasons. The exchange offer is for European server players only, as I don't have the money for U.S. game time cards as well. The use of the emote /kneel while targeting the proper person is to deal with any situations in which multiple players show up at once. In that case, the first /emote listed in the social panel will be used to determine the winner.

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Jerry

Trillea
05-29-2010, 08:16 PM
My 2 cents as to Eladrin's major post..

I want the TWF change to go to Lamannia, and what we will need is for the main players from all servers to hit Lamannia with their hardest and fastest hitting characters. With the attack speed reduction being replaced with doublestrike, combined with the front-loading of hit detection, I can see this possibly significantly reducing the DPS lag, but we will *not* be able to tell unless the population of the test bed (Lamannia) reaches the levels of at least one of the live servers.

Kistilan
05-31-2010, 09:44 PM
My 2 cents as to Eladrin's major post..

I want the TWF change to go to Lamannia, and what we will need is for the main players from all servers to hit Lamannia with their hardest and fastest hitting characters. With the attack speed reduction being replaced with doublestrike, combined with the front-loading of hit detection, I can see this possibly significantly reducing the DPS lag, but we will *not* be able to tell unless the population of the test bed (Lamannia) reaches the levels of at least one of the live servers.

That would be a good idea.

Motivation: 500 free TP to any premium/VIP account that logs into Lamannia and completes a raid.

Secondary Motivation: Random contests by GMs finding players on Lamannia and letting them take a roll on the Wheel of Fortune (1d100). Rare items to be had & ported to the server which the character originally hails from into the character's inventory!

Things like this would get the people playing on Lamannia on a specific night.

Symar-FangofLloth
05-31-2010, 10:19 PM
Oh, hey. Never listened to this before, but I have to say, you have a really nice voice.