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SqueakofDoom
03-25-2013, 01:58 PM
It has been a while since there was a Lamannia Event, and the DDO store is still not working properly, so I am going to hop on Lamannia to give you tons of Astral Shards.

I will be waiting for you on top of the Leaky Dinghy Tavern in the Harbor on the following day and time to hand out lots of Astral Shards!

Tuesday, March 26th from 7pm to 9pm

All times are Eastern (GMT-4). NOTE: The US had our time change a couple of weeks ago.

Buttkierownsmade
03-25-2013, 02:42 PM
Squeak, I heard rumors from my friends saying you were gonnna get on for this today. i heard wrong. Or did you? Oh and Since your not on Today Can you stock the AH with Random loot and U17 items, some people Still need Epic Elite Items.

UurlockYgmeov
03-25-2013, 03:19 PM
It has been a while since there was a Lamannia Event, and the DDO store is still not working properly, so I am going to hop on Lamannia to give you tons of Astral Shards.

I will be waiting for you on top of the Leaky Dinghy Tavern in the Harbor on the following day and time to hand out lots of Astral Shards!

Tuesday, March 26th from 7pm to 9pm

All times are Eastern (GMT-4). NOTE: The US had our time change a couple of weeks ago.

My halfling friend says 'two hairy toes up!' :eek:

Buttkierownsmade
03-25-2013, 11:18 PM
Omgosh Thank you so much Squeak! Your Awesome
Hey Squeak can you tell Kookie to come and Drop more Piles of Hearts of Woods?

Texlaw1992
03-26-2013, 06:09 PM
Slightly off topic Squeak, but just wondered if you knew when Update 18 (the new expansion) might be available for preview on Lam. Thanks!

lucreciacrescent
03-26-2013, 08:54 PM
Slightly off topic Squeak, but just wondered if you knew when Update 18 (the new expansion) might be available for preview on Lam. Thanks!

and the new enhancement pass too? :D

SqueakofDoom
03-27-2013, 08:02 AM
New and Exciting content will be available to preview on Lamannia SOON™! (I know, I know: "SOON™" isn't really helpful...) We are still working out the scheduling, so I can't give a more exact date. I will keep you updated as I find out more information.

irnimnode
03-27-2013, 08:07 AM
will we get to use the chacaters we have now or will there be a wipe with the new content ??

lucreciacrescent
03-27-2013, 08:40 AM
New and Exciting content will be available to preview on Lamannia SOON™! (I know, I know: "SOON™" isn't really helpful...) We are still working out the scheduling, so I can't give a more exact date. I will keep you updated as I find out more information.

enhancement pass! xD

... enhancement pass? D:

or perhaps: http://ddowiki.com/page/Shadowfell_Conspiracy :D

hit_fido
03-27-2013, 08:57 AM
New and Exciting content will be available to preview on Lamannia SOON™! (I know, I know: "SOON™" isn't really helpful...) We are still working out the scheduling, so I can't give a more exact date. I will keep you updated as I find out more information.

I'd find seeing quite a few bug fixes to be very exciting right now...

BananaHat
03-27-2013, 09:55 AM
You know they'll announce the schedule April 1st just to really mess with us. :D

Nibor
03-27-2013, 10:16 AM
enhancement pass! xD

... enhancement pass? D:

or perhaps: http://ddowiki.com/page/Shadowfell_Conspiracy :D

Too early for xpack I think. either enhancement pass, or U18 - whatever that is, it seems to be close based on some offhand comments from devs.

Cetus
03-27-2013, 12:11 PM
New and Exciting content will be available to preview on Lamannia SOON™! (I know, I know: "SOON™" isn't really helpful...) We are still working out the scheduling, so I can't give a more exact date. I will keep you updated as I find out more information.

can I actually, for the first time in like a year, play my main character on lamannia without a failed character copy?

Just, you know, wondering....:mad:

UurlockYgmeov
03-27-2013, 12:15 PM
New and Exciting content will be available to preview on Lamannia SOON™! (I know, I know: "SOON™" isn't really helpful...) We are still working out the scheduling, so I can't give a more exact date. I will keep you updated as I find out more information.


Thanks Squeak!

patang01
03-27-2013, 12:16 PM
enhancement pass! xD

... enhancement pass? D:

or perhaps: http://ddowiki.com/page/Shadowfell_Conspiracy :D

No, new wonderful ways of spending shards.

Seikojin
03-27-2013, 03:27 PM
will we get to use the chacaters we have now or will there be a wipe with the new content ??

Most likely a wipe will occur considering what it may entail.

Thar
03-27-2013, 06:14 PM
New and Exciting content will be available to preview on Lamannia SOON™! (I know, I know: "SOON™" isn't really helpful...) We are still working out the scheduling, so I can't give a more exact date. I will keep you updated as I find out more information.

I need to inform you that I have acquired the rights for the trademark for SOON™ since the proper paperwork was not filed with the proper authorities. I charge 1 astral shard each time it is used.

Thank you for your time and payments.

Marupal
03-27-2013, 09:20 PM
enhancement pass! xD

... enhancement pass? D:

or perhaps: http://ddowiki.com/page/Shadowfell_Conspiracy :D

I'm gonna bet it's the enhancements from Glin's state of the game address.



...
Work on the new enhancement system is well underway and it will be heading to its first public beta this spring. In its current iteration, each class has at least two prestige class paths. The UI, similar to the Epic Destiny tree, will be a long awaited simplification to planning your character build, but more importantly, the goal is to make better choices more accessible for both new and advanced players in the heroic levels. We are planning an extended beta for this one. We’ll be doing multiple trips to Lamannia and lots of player events to give us all an opportunity to try it on various characters and gather lots of feedback.
...

Failedlegend
03-27-2013, 10:07 PM
Dang missed ANOTHER shard event...teach me to have a life lol.


enhancement pass! xD

... enhancement pass? D:

or perhaps: http://ddowiki.com/page/Shadowfell_Conspiracy :D

I really hope so I could honestly care less about more Forgotten realms stuff...I've been looking forward to the enhancement Pass since the let's talk: enhancements thread (which wasn't any different than "tell the devs" thread as it wasn't so much a conversation as it was talking to a wall) of course it was delayed for you guessed it forgotten realms content, hopefully it doesn't happen again


oh and...BEST CHARACTER EVAR!!!!!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qUDlVP-xru4/TXYhF_tX2tI/AAAAAAAAARg/1OBgsNR7dLw/s1600/vg44807_633957314235024415-enchantment.jpg

Buttkierownsmade
03-31-2013, 10:06 PM
Squeak?? somebody please come drop inventory space and the guide with hearts of wood?

SqueakofDoom
04-01-2013, 12:43 PM
The Guide has returned! (I will be happy for the day he is permanently placed in world!)

UurlockYgmeov
04-01-2013, 01:51 PM
and there was much rejoicing!

Eckabenar
04-02-2013, 06:59 PM
"Now I ain't complainin', . . . but, . . ." heheheh

Could you drop some Commendations of Heroism, next time there is an event? And? Could you make them "bound to account", rather than "bound to character"? I mean, after all, a thousand "bound" to one Character is overkill. I estimate that each character really only needs about 100 or so, at most? The rest just take up space. Unless of course, you have plans on doing something else, with them.

If one character picks up 1000, then they can divide them amongst their other characters. If we are going to try things out, for the devs to guage their effects on the game? Wouldn't it be better for the testing capabilities? Just sayin'.

And remember, "Now I ain't complainin', . . . but, . . ." heheheh (Trademarked)

lucreciacrescent
04-02-2013, 07:09 PM
"Now I ain't complainin', . . . but, . . ." heheheh

Could you drop some Commendations of Heroism, next time there is an event? And? Could you make them "bound to account", rather than "bound to character"? I mean, after all, a thousand "bound" to one Character is overkill. I estimate that each character really only needs about 100 or so, at most? The rest just take up space. Unless of course, you have plans on doing something else, with them.

If one character picks up 1000, then they can divide them amongst their other characters. If we are going to try things out, for the devs to guage their effects on the game? Wouldn't it be better for the testing capabilities? Just sayin'.

And remember, "Now I ain't complainin', . . . but, . . ." heheheh (Trademarked)

or you could just switch toons to get the commendations rather than the devs manipulating and changing the scripts xD

Eckabenar
04-03-2013, 12:00 AM
or you could just switch toons to get the commendations rather than the devs manipulating and changing the scripts xD

Except my ISP limits my broadband speed, because I'm in a rural district. It's a profitability issue, for them. When everybody is there, it takes a while to logout and login. By the time I get back, they're taken or gone. Everything isn't equal, in the hinterlands.

lucreciacrescent
04-03-2013, 01:51 AM
Except my ISP limits my broadband speed, because I'm in a rural district. It's a profitability issue, for them. When everybody is there, it takes a while to logout and login. By the time I get back, they're taken or gone. Everything isn't equal, in the hinterlands.

then you could probably get your toons ready before the event eh? :D Squeak announces the time of the events anyway and if I were you, I'll just log-in right on time on the toon I want those commendations in :) just a suggestion if I were you

SqueakofDoom
04-03-2013, 01:06 PM
Unfortunately, I do not have control over the binding status of items, so I am not able to make BTC items BTA. However, I am currently looking into a way to make BTC items (Commendations, Tokens of the Twelve, and other ingredients) more available on Lamannia. It will likely take me a while since I have ran into an issue, but I think I will be able to get it working.

lucreciacrescent
04-03-2013, 01:10 PM
Unfortunately, I do not have control over the binding status of items, so I am not able to make BTC items BTA. However, I am currently looking into a way to make BTC items (Commendations, Tokens of the Twelve, and other ingredients) more available on Lamannia. It will likely take me a while since I have ran into an issue, but I think I will be able to get it working.

looks like your forum posts count are now working properly ;) ;)

Eckabenar
04-03-2013, 01:32 PM
Thanks for the reply, Squeak. I wil keep that in mind, always.

First? I just celebrated my 35th year of playing D&D on April 1, of this year. I have been a DM for the last 33 years. My original gaming group had restrictions on how Players & DMs were developed. They brought them along slowly and wanted the experience to be enjoyable. I spent the first year learning how to be a good Player. Then I was paired with an experienced DM to develop my Campaign building skills, through the next year. It was frustrating at first, but I grew to understand why.

It was so the gaming experience would be enjoyable and less disappointing for all the players. I also watched the game change from a majority of male Players to what we have today; a good mixture of male and female Payers. After all, it began as a Social Experience, for Mr. Gygax and his friends. Then it was turned into a business. Most of those original Players have turned their own kids into D&D Gamers and now they are playing the game with their grandkids, as well. Imagine that! It can be used to influence the "modern family" and allow granparents to have more of an influence in their progenies lives. And through DDO? They aren't always subjected to the "funny smell" of their Grandparents.

Second? DDO is a business, as well and I recognize that. Therefore I can see the need for "bound to character" restrictions on the Live Servers, to maintain Game Balance and so they can make a good profit. After all, I believe in capitalism and am all for it, so long as it isn't a detriment to society, itself. And this is a "society of gamers. And we all try to support it by spending our hard earned dollars, here.

Third? What is the purpose of Lamannia? Mainly to help the devs find the bugs and gauge the effect new items and other things will have on the Live Servers. It also has a side benefit for the VIP players, as well. They can experiment with all the myriad options of the game and develop the best Character Building skills for the Live Servers. On Lamannia we don't have to spend our dollars, because we are here to help the Devs, make the best game on the web. I fully support that idea, because I want to continue playing the game, until I am no longer mentally or physically capable to do so and bring the younger generation along, as well.

So? In keeping with the tradition of my own D&D experiences, which I also learned from Mr. Gygax, at a few "Gen Cons"? I am merely making a suggestion as to how the Devs could be helped in their long and unending quest to improve the game online, for its paying customers. That's all it was; a suggestion and nothing more. Also keep in mind, that not everyone has access to the highest possible broadband access, nor the top-of-the-line equipment to play the game. Some people are restricted to dealing with old computers, until they just give up the ghost, so to speak, due to limited incomes, in today's global economy.

I do appreciate your input though and welcome all other advice, as well. Squeak and Kookiekobold have responded to my "in Lamanna" requests often and I am greatly appreciative of that and to all the Devs who work on the game.

FZTopaz
04-03-2013, 02:50 PM
Unfortunately, I do not have control over the binding status of items, so I am not able to make BTC items BTA. However, I am currently looking into a way to make BTC items (Commendations, Tokens of the Twelve, and other ingredients) more available on Lamannia. It will likely take me a while since I have ran into an issue, but I think I will be able to get it working.

What about scales? Flawless scales in the AH would make me a happy person!!!!

Seikojin
04-03-2013, 02:57 PM
"Now I ain't complainin', . . . but, . . ." heheheh

Could you drop some Commendations of Heroism, next time there is an event? And? Could you make them "bound to account", rather than "bound to character"? I mean, after all, a thousand "bound" to one Character is overkill. I estimate that each character really only needs about 100 or so, at most? The rest just take up space. Unless of course, you have plans on doing something else, with them.

If one character picks up 1000, then they can divide them amongst their other characters. If we are going to try things out, for the devs to guage their effects on the game? Wouldn't it be better for the testing capabilities? Just sayin'.

And remember, "Now I ain't complainin', . . . but, . . ." heheheh (Trademarked)

If it was easy for them to switch btX and unbound, I am sure they would do so on Lam. The only problem is when they prepare to switch the build to the live servers.

In many of the companies I have worked in, I have seen the effects of not properly setting the configuration for these kinds of flags. It can be devestating for both the company and the clients who use the program.

I am sure Squeak will come up with a solution that will include other areas and help most. One thing you may find is lam only commendations on the lam store.

UurlockYgmeov
04-03-2013, 03:05 PM
Unfortunately, I do not have control over the binding status of items, so I am not able to make BTC items BTA. However, I am currently looking into a way to make BTC items (Commendations, Tokens of the Twelve, and other ingredients) more available on Lamannia. It will likely take me a while since I have ran into an issue, but I think I will be able to get it working.

You the Squeak! :)

razzertothemax3
04-03-2013, 05:08 PM
Hey Squeak, it seems the guide has wandered off again, would you mind bringing him back? :P

Gratch
04-04-2013, 12:51 PM
Also Squeak, if you have a second... could you update the current Lama build to one with the new enhancement update, tell Glin if he's now the executive producer that it would be nice if he could post to the forums more than once per year (I miss Madfloyd - Did he go to the INFINITE CRISIS team?), and give us some sort of glimpse into the next update's content? I'm guessing it's Update 18 then long delay then new Expansion (which you won't call update 19 at first but then you will).

K thx.

(Though if you did all that you'd have to change your forum name to SqueakOfTriumphantness).