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Cordovan
03-24-2014, 09:15 AM
UPDATE 2: The DDO Store is once again available. Thank you!

UPDATE: All worlds have reopened, and we'll see you in-game! The DDO Store remains unavailable. We will let you know when we re-open the DDO Store.

The DDO Game Servers and http://myaccount.turbine.com will be offline for maintenance on Tuesday, March 25th from 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT). The forums and web site may remain up, but players may not be able to log in. Thanks for your patience, and we'll see you back in the game soon!

TorGrimorde
03-24-2014, 09:25 AM
Check your dates :D

ericrd
03-24-2014, 09:26 AM
so uuhhh ....uummm..... is it tuesday or wednesday

Grosbeak07
03-24-2014, 09:27 AM
I assume it's Tuesday at least that's what it was corrected to on facecrack.

Vyck
03-24-2014, 10:08 AM
6 hours for a maintenance... not even an update or a patch...

Nestroy
03-24-2014, 10:53 AM
Who says there will be no update, hotfix or patch... These are the usual prolonged downtimes we have from time to time, and sometimes we get some new program data packages via updater afterwards. Since not every hotfix is discussed into details (and Cordo even had to swing the "stop-or-be-banned"-bat last time, I would guess we will not get too big an information on what they are hotfixing together with the general downtime this time either. But it would be nice to see some less expl*bannable word* afterwards.

Cu online tomorrow after the downtime!

Chai
03-24-2014, 01:59 PM
They are taking it down to fix bards.

Um yeah...

AzB
03-24-2014, 02:53 PM
They are taking it down to fix bards.

Um yeah...

That made me laugh. Thanks!

Probably more to do with fixing some random cheat.

RapkintheRanger
03-24-2014, 05:34 PM
The DDO Game Servers and http://myaccount.turbine.com will be offline for maintenance on Tuesday, March 25th from 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT). The forums and web site may remain up, but players may not be able to log in. Thanks for your patience, and we'll see you back in the game soon!



It shouldn't take 6 hours to remove that shadow cloud effect from the new gear, but if that is what it takes please do it. it is well worth the wait!

Brattyone
03-24-2014, 06:44 PM
It shouldn't take 6 hours to remove that shadow cloud effect from the new gear, but if that is what it takes please do it. it is well worth the wait!

A thousand times this ^!!!!!!!

MarauderX
03-24-2014, 07:18 PM
another downtime... for 6 hours... to fix bards? Sure they are the best class in the game, but how much nerfing do they need??

Forgot to add that in March alone we'll have 18 hours of down time... and the month isn't over yet folks.

Arianka
03-24-2014, 09:20 PM
Who says there will be no update, hotfix or patch...

the OP, of course:


The DDO Game Servers and http://myaccount.turbine.com will be offline for maintenance...

MAINTENANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

D-molisher
03-24-2014, 10:59 PM
It would be awesome ...
If turbine for once fixed some off the broken / bugging stuff.
Maybe even nerf the black cloud on new stuff / nerf the pink shadowside in mirror darkly.

But servers probabaly go down to fix some random exploits like always.

I am so old, that when i started gaming ddo - the bugpaige on ddo-wiki was only half a page.
Nowadays it takes a full hour to read the bugpaige on ddo-wiki ... sadface.

GMoneyMackDaddy
03-25-2014, 12:00 AM
I only hope... let me stress the word "hope".. they fix the lag that makes the game unplayable at times.

Thumbed_Servant
03-25-2014, 12:04 AM
The DDO Game Servers and http://myaccount.turbine.com will be offline for maintenance on Tuesday, March 25th from 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT). The forums and web site may remain up, but players may not be able to log in. Thanks for your patience, and we'll see you back in the game soon!

Oh PLEASE let this be something they are doing to correct the current lagging and game crashing that has come about since update 21!

Nestroy
03-25-2014, 12:07 AM
the OP, of course:



MAINTENANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If I bring down the servers for standard maintenance, I would make sure to roll out and include every bit of fix that has passed QC until then. Downtimes are good for such things, because you do not have to put up a long "fix" list and do not get annoying questions on what is fixed and why other things are not.

Maintenance is such a beautiful word...

Kuttamia
03-25-2014, 12:13 AM
Oh no, DDO going offline after my work. Q.Q

moomooprincess
03-25-2014, 05:18 AM
Since myaccount is down, I think this maintenance has nothing to do with the game side, but more on the login server side.

Maybe they discovered that the account login servers were dropping connection and making accounts invalid during gameplay.
Maybe the login servers just needed the three finger salute because of memory leaks.

Nestroy
03-25-2014, 05:22 AM
Since myaccount is down, I think this maintenance has nothing to do with the game side, but more on the login server side.

Maybe they discovered that the account login servers were dropping connection and making accounts invalid during gameplay.
Maybe the login servers just needed the three finger salute because of memory leaks.

Better than the one-finger salute before shiping them to the fill, I would say... Anyway, if they have to have downtimes, it is logical to assume, since DDO is no newbie company in the business, that during downtime they will try to do maintenance on the game servers as well as putting forward any update finished so far... Just good old data economics, imho.

Hopefully they can get the hamsters running again and finally find a way to bind the lag monster so it does not raise its ugly head like it did the last days...

dydzio0614
03-25-2014, 05:29 AM
will be offline for maintenance on Tuesday, March 25th from 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT)

6:00 AM to 12:00 PM... 18 hours maintenance?

Nestroy
03-25-2014, 06:01 AM
6:00 AM to 12:00 PM... 18 hours maintenance?

Well, do not expect any VIP to get reimbursed... ;)

But here I am sure Cordovan just happened to have set this wrong... 6 Hours are enough.

EDIT: And when something goes wrong and it takes longer than expected, nobody can complaint we were not given a fair warning in advance :p.

Kyshara
03-25-2014, 06:39 AM
I never trusted Turbine devs, but EIGHTEEN hours for a maintenance? Seriously, you guys are very very bad, that sounds so amateur.

kuro_zero
03-25-2014, 06:52 AM
Do people really not know how to read time???

6:00 AM to 12:00 PM is 6 hours. At NOON, AM changes to PM. At MIDNIGHT PM changes to AM.

I mean, seriously... come on...

Kyshara
03-25-2014, 06:55 AM
Oh ya, LOL, right.
But they are still bad -_-

Can't wait to see what's going to be messed now, and then emergency downtime tomorrow

Spellburst
03-25-2014, 06:56 AM
12 P.M. is noon, so 6 hours of maintenance. However, this is usually confusing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12-hour_clock#Confusion_at_noon_and_midnight) so my recommendation is to write 12 noon or 12 midnight to distinguish. 6 A.M. to 12 noon would be clearer, I think.

Culver.Civello
03-25-2014, 08:08 AM
Always jumping the gun on Turbine. On noes! Maintenance! The horror! It's not a patch or update. It's Maintenance, otherwise the turbine site would be up still. I know you might get confused by what is what, but chill... it's ok. I'll hold your hand if you need me to. It's gonna be alright. I promise. 6 hours is quite a bit, but I don't think we've had any maintenance runs in a bit, so to be expected. :) As for 18 hours... lolz.. XD Funny, but it's alright. People make mistakes. We forgive you. ^.^


O.o I feel like I'm trying to calm down my 14 year old nephew. XD

HurtyouBad
03-25-2014, 09:15 AM
I'm still confused why everytime the Maintenance message is posted that fellow players act like its the 1st time in the Games history that this is happening , its the same when your local News stations Weather person calls for snow and people RUSH to the Grocery store to empty it out....who cares why the Game is down 2-4 or 6 hrs at times and to constantly banter on Theories why it is down is pointless.....ok I'm done :) nap-time

Hiponic
03-25-2014, 09:34 AM
With my down time.. broke my toaster... and microwaved walfles... not bad.. little tough to cut thru.

Culver.Civello
03-25-2014, 09:37 AM
With my down time.. broke my toaster... and microwaved walfles... not bad.. little tough to cut thru.

Well, if that is ALL you've done with your downtime thus far and have been microwaving your waffles for 4 1/2 hours, then yea... I'd imagine they'd be a bit tough.

macadope
03-25-2014, 09:42 AM
cuz i need that license to get my inheritence...

(edit) but i don't need to learn how to spell lol

PhotoRob
03-25-2014, 10:00 AM
Actually, most of the non-English speaking world (and a large part of the non-U.S. English speaking world) uses the 24 hour clock and would automatically see "12" as being noon.

I've always found it weird that what people in the U.S. call "military time", the rest of the world just calls "time". (And I am a natural born citizen of the U.S. who sets all his clocks to 24-hour readouts.)

Wipey
03-25-2014, 10:05 AM
Do people really not know how to read time???

6:00 AM to 12:00 PM is 6 hours. At NOON, AM changes to PM. At MIDNIGHT PM changes to AM.

I mean, seriously... come on...
It might be one of those "things" for non native speakers.
I will probably be able to repeat 5 telephone numbers if you wake me up in the middle of the night, but might confuse am / pm because I just don't use it.

RumbIe
03-25-2014, 10:24 AM
Do people really not know how to read time???

6:00 AM to 12:00 PM is 6 hours. At NOON, AM changes to PM. At MIDNIGHT PM changes to AM.

I mean, seriously... come on...

I'm not sure who the poster is so I can't vouch for their time reading skills, but I took this to mean that cumulatively for March we have been down 18 hours which is inclusive of this 6 PLUS the other maintenance, hotfix, patching or whatever you want to call it that they have already done this month.

I'm not even sure if 18 hours would be accurate if you include the update (when did that go live?). It may have just been coincidence that 18 also happens to be the same number if you misread the time (6 AM to 12 PM).

Again it's how I initially read his/her post and further thought so because they said that it has been 18 months so far and it is not even the end of the month. So he had to have been adding things up and not just a single downtime incident.

Kyshara
03-25-2014, 10:24 AM
24 hours clocks here. If you live 20, 30, 40 years not seeing something from someone's else culture, you might get confused. The world has dozens of countries and different cultures, not only United States, you know?


It might be one of those "things" for non native speakers.
I will probably be able to repeat 5 telephone numbers if you wake me up in the middle of the night, but might confuse am / pm because I just don't use it.

^ That.

Brendael
03-25-2014, 10:25 AM
This thread is why everyone should adopt military time. There is no ambiguity with 06h00 - 12h00 or 18h00-24h00

Grimborn
03-25-2014, 10:28 AM
6:00 AM to 12:00 PM... 18 hours maintenance?
That would be 6 hours, think about it. 18 hours would be from 6:00 A.M. to 12:00 A.M.

Shoot_to_Thrill
03-25-2014, 10:32 AM
Last 29mins...

During downtime I watched The Hobbit part 2 and had a lovely fry up. =)

LOOON375
03-25-2014, 10:34 AM
Hey look, more DoooOOOOMMmm

Turgar
03-25-2014, 10:39 AM
While I hate downtime, I appreciate the need for it.

Nestroy
03-25-2014, 10:40 AM
OK, back to topic: We are nearing the 6-hours mark. Bets are up if we get an extension or not.

kuro_zero
03-25-2014, 10:40 AM
24 hours clocks here. If you live 20, 30, 40 years not seeing something from someone's else culture, you might get confused. The world has dozens of countries and different cultures, not only United States, you know?



^ That.

What country uses the 24 hour clock exclusively, with no familiarity with the 12-hour clock?

Most countries I've been to use 24 hour clock in written and in context to schedules while the 12-hour clock is used in conversation.

Aepervius
03-25-2014, 10:41 AM
12 P.M. is noon, so 6 hours of maintenance. However, this is usually confusing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12-hour_clock#Confusion_at_noon_and_midnight) so my recommendation is to write 12 noon or 12 midnight to distinguish. 6 A.M. to 12 noon would be clearer, I think.

my recommendation is to frankly ignore am and pm, and use the international notation and military notation : the 24 clock. No confusion possible...

Aepervius
03-25-2014, 10:46 AM
What country uses the 24 hour clock exclusively, with no familiarity with the 12-hour clock?

Most countries I've been to use 24 hour clock in written and in context to schedules while the 12-hour clock is used in conversation.

Not many country in europe uses am and pm. Usually instead they use the 24h in recent time or say "noon" "1 in the afternoon" "midnight" "1 in the night" which removes the confusion of am and pm.

Where i live in germany all the time are written in 24h cycle , and pretty much only in oral parlance you use the 12h cycle.

Kyshara
03-25-2014, 10:47 AM
What country uses the 24 hour clock exclusively, with no familiarity with the 12-hour clock?

Most countries I've been to use 24 hour clock in written and in context to schedules while the 12-hour clock is used in conversation.

I was talking about cel phones, desktop clocks. People still have clocks in their houses, sure, but I don't even look at it.
Here we don't say "I meet you at 6 in the afternoon" or "I meet you at 10 during the morning", we just say "I meet you at six" and the person already knows if its afternoon or not based on the time they had the conversation. If it's not specified, the other person asks "6 at morning or at afternoon?" So, not familiar with it.

Yes, there is a confusion in the AM and PM stuff, that's all, like a guy said: I just don't use it.

Cordovan
03-25-2014, 10:48 AM
The downtime has been extended until 1:00 PM Eastern.

enochiancub
03-25-2014, 10:49 AM
Cue the snide comments.

Chaimberland
03-25-2014, 10:51 AM
The downtime has been extended until 1:00 PM Eastern.

Are you sure this is just for maintenance? Or an overhaul?

Culver.Civello
03-25-2014, 10:52 AM
Woot! 1 more hour of cardio! wait.. what?

Chaimberland
03-25-2014, 10:52 AM
Cue the snide comments.

HA! I got the 1st snide comment!

In_Like_Flynn
03-25-2014, 10:52 AM
It takes time to clear hamster dust.

Shoot_to_Thrill
03-25-2014, 10:54 AM
Wuyondra carefully drew back the string of her composite bow. The bow hummed with ancient arcane magical power. With every inch she pulled the magic arrow that materialized grew, until upon full draw the whole arrow was visible. A final check revealed that the Mindflayer was still unaware of her presence. She took one last deep breath before loosing. The arrow whistled through the air finding it's target. The Mindflayer howled in pain and tried find where the unseen marksman was, his long fingers gesturing in some weird sign language. His tentacles writhing as he spoke something. But before he was able to complete the spell another arrow tenfold more potent than the first slammed into his chest, the force knocking the creature off his feet...

Grimlock
03-25-2014, 10:56 AM
UPS was late in delivering more RAM for the 8 year old servers to help fix the lag issues.

ChicagoChris
03-25-2014, 10:57 AM
With my down time.. broke my toaster... and microwaved walfles... not bad.. little tough to cut thru.

I'd splash 2 levels of monk. That would soften up the walfles and the finishing move would cut through anything...

Girlmistress
03-25-2014, 11:00 AM
Yeah sure, why not... It always extends ^^
they should really plan the time better

zendragon02
03-25-2014, 11:00 AM
Rabble Rabble Rabble...

Nestroy
03-25-2014, 11:01 AM
How about adding some Heavy Metal Hamsters (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SV6x2zQoPk) to the servers? To combat lag...

Pank
03-25-2014, 11:03 AM
The downtime has been extended until 1:00 PM Eastern.

Is it 1 in the morning or the afternoon? Maybe it is 13:00 or 1300 Zulu? Don't know. So much to do so little time...

All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.

UurlockYgmeov
03-25-2014, 11:04 AM
hmm.... wonder if there will be a patch as well...


gets ready to kill akaimi - and uninstall AGAIN.

not that I object to having software covertly installed - (I Do - communication BEFORE! not silence after) - it is the fact that now my ISP automatically thinks I file share - and have been flagged as such for running this software - but mostly

I HATE HAVING SOMETHING RUNNING AFTER I END THE GAME. Why doesn't it kill itself when the game closes?

barecm
03-25-2014, 11:05 AM
If this addersses the lag issues that a lot of folks, including myself, have been experiencing lately then take as much time as you need. The game gets unplayable at times. If not, well.....

Pandir
03-25-2014, 11:05 AM
What country uses the 24 hour clock exclusively, with no familiarity with the 12-hour clock?

Most countries I've been to use 24 hour clock in written and in context to schedules while the 12-hour clock is used in conversation.

Yeah but ,at least in germany, if you speak of 12 hour times if the time would be ambiguous we tend to add either at night or during day.
It's mostly the P.M. or A.M that gets people that don't regularly use it, i mean who speaks latin anymore nowadays (And why do americans insist on using latin, inches, yards, miles and all that stuff :P).

Then again some fellow germans never understood me if i say i'll pick them up at three quarters five, instead of quarter to five. It was quite baffling to me that couldn't understand that so there.

capsela
03-25-2014, 11:06 AM
Have auctions been paused because I have one ending soon.

kbaskins
03-25-2014, 11:08 AM
Turbine is simply adding more ants to Hex. Then they have to initialize the GBL. It's a complex process. :-)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hex_(Discworld)#Structure_and_technology

PSU_Lion
03-25-2014, 11:15 AM
Bazinga!!!!!!!!!

Shoot_to_Thrill
03-25-2014, 11:18 AM
...Wuyondra moved in for the kill. She was no longer worried about stealth. The caster was down. It was time to finish this. The Mindflayer knew his time was up. Where had it come from? Nobody can hit that quick! He spat out blood and felt his life ebb away. He knew his assailant would finish him but he he had one last chance. He grasped the charm around his neck and spoke the single command word. Wuyondra saw the movement and reacted. Firing another arrow. But it did not strike the wounded creature. Because suddenly a a fierce blue energy bubble had materialized around the Mindflayer! The arrow hit the bubble and was no more. Wuyondra tried to notch another but found she was unable to move! The Mindflayer rose awkwardly to his feet, his breath was shallow his breathing rasped. The Energy bubble dissipated leaving Wuyondra now free to move but she was slowed. Her mind was swimming. Her vision blurred. She stumbled and fell forward. The Mindflayer now saw who had almost killed him. This was it? I stupid Drow female! No. He would not die by her hand. He began to chant the death spell again...

Turgar
03-25-2014, 11:23 AM
Yay lol just more time to reflect on how I play DDO way too much!

Livmo
03-25-2014, 11:24 AM
I still play this sometimes when I'm waiting to process. I will have it open in a small window on my desktop someplace. It's all keyboard commands so its nice to have a little distraction on the side.

Moria (video game)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moria_%28video_game%29

Game files
http://beej.us/moria/

EDIT ~ Back up the charecter's file to another directory or spot. Death can come swift and easy at times. Once dead the game deletes the charecter's file and you have to start from scratch. However, if you have a back up copy in a another directory, then you can move the file over and pick up where you left off the last time you backed up your charecter's game file.

Gratch
03-25-2014, 11:26 AM
UPS was late in delivering more RAM for the 8 year old servers to help fix the lag issues.

They "upgraded" to a rental server farm "with faster servers" 4 years ago.

Just remember... those 128meg DDR DIMM's are notched on one side.

I also wonder if they could give us much larger number of monster battles if they fix all the monster scripts and upgrade their lease to beefier servers. Who knows... bottleneck may be something they have less control over.

madmaxhunter
03-25-2014, 11:27 AM
...Wuyondra moved in for the kill. She was no longer worried about stealth. The caster was down. It was time to finish this. The Mindflayer knew his time was up. Where had it come from? Nobody can hit that quick! He spat out blood and felt his life ebb away. He knew his assailant would finish him but he he had one last chance. He grasped the charm around his neck and spoke the single command word. Wuyondra saw the movement and reacted. Firing another arrow. But it did not strike the wounded creature. Because suddenly a a fierce blue energy bubble had materialized around the Mindflayer! The arrow hit the bubble and was no more. Wuyondra tried to notch another but found she was unable to move! The Mindflayer rose awkwardly to his feet, his breath was shallow his breathing rasped. The Energy bubble dissipated leaving Wuyondra now free to move but she was slowed. Her mind was swimming. Her vision blurred. She stumbled and fell forward. The Mindflayer now saw who had almost killed him. This was it? I stupid Drow female! No. He would not die by her hand. He began to chant the death spell again...

Suddenly she starts running in place, "Crud! Lagging out!" Moments later the environment clears and she see's her soul stone floating in the distance...

Zenove
03-25-2014, 11:29 AM
People in the U.S. can have trouble with am/pm too. Witness my upcoming doctor's appointment at 3:20am(got the appointment card right here.) I'm betting they won't even have the decency to be open in the middle of the night! But what we lack in sense, we make up for in stubborn.

Shoot_to_Thrill
03-25-2014, 11:30 AM
Suddenly she starts running in place, "Crud! Lagging out!" Moments later the environment clears and she see's her soul stone floating in the distance...

:)

Emizand
03-25-2014, 11:32 AM
(And why do americans insist on using latin, inches, yards, miles and all that stuff :P).


When trying to build a new country/empire why not imitate one of the most succesful ever. Germany however was never completely subjugated by the Romans so................

;-)

Rishlin
03-25-2014, 11:33 AM
...Wuyondra moved in for the kill. She was no longer worried about stealth. The caster was down. It was time to finish this. The Mindflayer knew his time was up. Where had it come from? Nobody can hit that quick! He spat out blood and felt his life ebb away. He knew his assailant would finish him but he he had one last chance. He grasped the charm around his neck and spoke the single command word. Wuyondra saw the movement and reacted. Firing another arrow. But it did not strike the wounded creature. Because suddenly a a fierce blue energy bubble had materialized around the Mindflayer! The arrow hit the bubble and was no more. Wuyondra tried to notch another but found she was unable to move! The Mindflayer rose awkwardly to his feet, his breath was shallow his breathing rasped. The Energy bubble dissipated leaving Wuyondra now free to move but she was slowed. Her mind was swimming. Her vision blurred. She stumbled and fell forward. The Mindflayer now saw who had almost killed him. This was it? I stupid Drow female! No. He would not die by her hand. He began to chant the death spell again...

AND THAT'S WHEN YOU WOKE UP RIGHT?!!!
Man I've had that same nightmare for weeks now!

Cordovan
03-25-2014, 11:35 AM
The worlds have reopened, and we'll see you in-game!

Nesis
03-25-2014, 11:36 AM
Suddenly she starts running in place, "Crud! Lagging out!" Moments later the environment clears and she see's her soul stone floating in the distance...

so would this be a true death or is this forgiven in those guilds?

Cordovan
03-25-2014, 11:46 AM
The DDO Store remains unavailable, but all worlds are open. We will let you know when we re-open the DDO Store.

madmaxhunter
03-25-2014, 11:53 AM
so would this be a true death or is this forgiven in those guilds?

I feel special, your first post and it's quoting me!

Worse, the perma-death guild had an in-character council meeting to discuss the rules of such a death. Meanwhile Wuyondra stood, waiting for a GM to come to her rescue. Being she was f2p none came. The council spent the next hour nerd-raging about the rule.

Shoot_to_Thrill
03-25-2014, 11:54 AM
...as Wuyondra fell forward she perceived a sudden surge through her body. Part adrenaline, part wild Fey energy had come to her aid. Her fall had become a a practiced roll and with cat-like agility she was up on her feet again. Her vision was still wavy, her head was clouded. Yet somehow she was moving again! At that moment the Flayer completed his gesture and let the death ray surge towards the stricken Drow. Wuyondra saw the creature scream out and unleash the spell almost too late. Almost... But she had faced this situation more than enough now. Digging her boot upon the floor her powerful quads catapulted her lithe compact frame into the air, she somersaulted over the head of the creature, while simultaneously drawing and firing at the direction of the scream. Although she could not see her foe her keen hearing was enough. The arrow hit true as she landed on her feet behind the creature. The Mindflayer slumped to the floor. Dead. Wuyondra drew a deep sigh of relief.

madmaxhunter
03-25-2014, 11:57 AM
...as Wuyondra fell forward she perceived a sudden surge through her body. Part adrenaline, part wild Fey energy had come to her aid. Her fall became a a practiced roll and with cat-like agility she was up on her feet again. Her vision was still wavy and her head was clouded. Yet somehow she was moving again! At that moment the Flayer completed his gesture and let the death ray surge towards the stricken Drow. Wuyondra saw the creature scream out and unleash the spell almost too late. Almost... But she had faced this situation more than enough now. Digging her boot on the floor her powerful quads catapulted her lithe compact form into the air, somersaulted over the head of the creature, while simultaneously drawing and firing at the direction of the scream. Although she could not see her foe her keen hearing was enough. The arrow hit true as she landed on her feet behind the creature. The Mindflayer slumped to the floor. Dead. Wuyondra drew a deep sigh of relief.

Or that, haha. Nice diversion during the outage Shoot.

Shoot_to_Thrill
03-25-2014, 12:01 PM
Or that, haha. Nice diversion during the outage Shoot.

Ty. Ty. :D

But I'm getting the jitters now . When is it ddo time?

ImanCarrot
03-25-2014, 01:03 PM
Eeek! they changed time?
Realitively speaking that's not fine,
But, to be fair since e=mc^2
And we have that in the bank,
Everyone forgets about Planc.

Fedora1
03-25-2014, 01:21 PM
Wuyondra carefully drew back the string of her composite bow. The bow hummed with ancient arcane magical power. With every inch she pulled the magic arrow that materialized grew, until upon full draw the whole arrow was visible. A final check revealed that the Mindflayer was still unaware of her presence. She took one last deep breath before loosing. The arrow whistled through the air finding it's target. The Mindflayer howled in pain and tried find where the unseen marksman was, his long fingers gesturing in some weird sign language. His tentacles writhing as he spoke something. But before he was able to complete the spell another arrow tenfold more potent than the first slammed into his chest, the force knocking the creature off his feet...


...Wuyondra moved in for the kill. She was no longer worried about stealth. The caster was down. It was time to finish this. The Mindflayer knew his time was up. Where had it come from? Nobody can hit that quick! He spat out blood and felt his life ebb away. He knew his assailant would finish him but he he had one last chance. He grasped the charm around his neck and spoke the single command word. Wuyondra saw the movement and reacted. Firing another arrow. But it did not strike the wounded creature. Because suddenly a a fierce blue energy bubble had materialized around the Mindflayer! The arrow hit the bubble and was no more. Wuyondra tried to notch another but found she was unable to move! The Mindflayer rose awkwardly to his feet, his breath was shallow his breathing rasped. The Energy bubble dissipated leaving Wuyondra now free to move but she was slowed. Her mind was swimming. Her vision blurred. She stumbled and fell forward. The Mindflayer now saw who had almost killed him. This was it? I stupid Drow female! No. He would not die by her hand. He began to chant the death spell again...


...as Wuyondra fell forward she perceived a sudden surge through her body. Part adrenaline, part wild Fey energy had come to her aid. Her fall had become a a practiced roll and with cat-like agility she was up on her feet again. Her vision was still wavy, her head was clouded. Yet somehow she was moving again! At that moment the Flayer completed his gesture and let the death ray surge towards the stricken Drow. Wuyondra saw the creature scream out and unleash the spell almost too late. Almost... But she had faced this situation more than enough now. Digging her boot upon the floor her powerful quads catapulted her lithe compact frame into the air, she somersaulted over the head of the creature, while simultaneously drawing and firing at the direction of the scream. Although she could not see her foe her keen hearing was enough. The arrow hit true as she landed on her feet behind the creature. The Mindflayer slumped to the floor. Dead. Wuyondra drew a deep sigh of relief.

Moar! Want moar! :D

CavernDragon
03-25-2014, 01:41 PM
The DDO Store remains unavailable, but all worlds are open. We will let you know when we re-open the DDO Store.


Are accounts site still closed. Need to add VIP to my sons account.

Cordovan
03-25-2014, 02:55 PM
The DDO Store is once again available. Thank you!

XiaNYdE
03-25-2014, 10:27 PM
The lag is awful today, running with a constant 10%+ loss, rubber banding everywhere in the haunted halls, maybe another 7hrs is needed.

realism
03-26-2014, 05:22 AM
The lag is awful today, running with a constant 10%+ loss, rubber banding everywhere in the haunted halls, maybe another 7hrs is needed.

Open your task manager and check the awesomonium processes. Started my game tonight and noticed horrible lag with wonderful low fps like action. Opened mine up and saw 8 awesomonium processes running, closed them all down and game ran smooth after that.

First time ever had that many running at game launch.

Dragonhiglord
03-26-2014, 10:48 AM
Open your task manager and check the awesomonium processes. Started my game tonight and noticed horrible lag with wonderful low fps like action. Opened mine up and saw 8 awesomonium processes running, closed them all down and game ran smooth after that.

First time ever had that many running at game launch.


What is "awesomonium" and should I kill it every time I log on?

Fedora1
03-26-2014, 11:10 AM
What is "awesomonium" and should I kill it every time I log on?

I think it runs for the DDO store to work, and I kill all but the top one listed in my process list, so if 5 are running, I kill 4 of them.