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Nachomammashouse
07-28-2017, 09:06 AM
The Reaper Life series is cruising into mid heroic levels. One of my hopes was to capture one or two 9 skull completions. I am happy to say that we've captured several 9 skull completions and our first one is in this installment! Why 9 skulls? Because that's where we are with our progress. Each life we've been pushing our limits and increasing the number of skulls if we thought a particular quest wasn't bad in the previous life. The life prior to Reaper Life was the first life in which we had worked up to 8 skulls in some content. Some of those 8 skulls weren't bad and so we pushed them up to 9 skulls this life. Every episode of the series so far shows us doing a skull rating higher than we've ever attempted for that quest!

Episode 8 Level 9 - R9 Library of Threnal (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRM_XVRvojE)
This one is a quickie, which is why we like to do it every life. We don't do the whole Threnal chain, but the first parts of eastern and western Threnal are an easy source of reaper xp. This episode is our first ever legit 9 skull completion. It shows our first attempt, which was an immediate fail due to 3 reapers in the first fight and it's a good example how you can get bad luck in any given instance. Then we go in again and take care of business.

Episode 9 Level 10 - R8 Chamber of Rahmat (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keAiXQO1lzI)
This one was a challenge for us and it is my biggest personal death count in any episode so far. I want this series to capture our struggles as we push our limits in reaper mode, so I'm not shying away from showing party wipes and me dying a bunch!

Episode 10 Level 11 - R7 Offering of Blood
One of our biggest challenges of the series! Offering of Blood is a tougher reaper quest than many others because of the endless respawns, which not only causes more mobs to fight but increase the chances for reapers. It also has a lot of casters that are constantly dispelling us! This one really pushed us to our limit but our perseverance pulls us through to victory. There are some funny and unique moments captured in this episode, which is one of my favorites of the series!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSe2zYPc_Dw


Reaper Life viewers have commented that they'd like to hear better quality audio of the other party members. I did some experimenting and I think I found a solution. Unfortunately I didn't start using my new recording setup until our level 15 video. I'm a little worried about the video quality with this new program, so it'll be an experiment when we get there.

Also thanks to channel viewer Wyvernjack96 on Youtube for keeping a running tally of our death counts for each episode! Here are the totals...

Littlemama: 30
Inamorata: 27
Jimmy: 20
Gingerspyce: 19
Nimvind: 15
Cyax: 13
TOTAL REAPER LIFE DEATHS: 124

I think I will win with the most deaths once the series is over! It's the most deaths wins right? :D


Voodu Warlock Reaper Ladder Challenge (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo53EiFOERE)
So I was solo farming the first chest in Legendary Slave Lords part 3 because I needed collars. I thought it would be a fun challenge and an interesting metric to see how many skulls I could work up to and still get to the first chest. I started with epic elite as a baseline and then did 1 skull, 2 skull, 3 skull... Each run I recorded how long it took me and you get to see how Voodu performs on her own and how far I get. I live streamed it all, so there's no hiding from Voodu's genuine performance! I also go over some recent gearing changes for those who are following my build.


I also did a quick 5 minute video with tips for optimizing your shared crafting storage bank (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXrxknXKchE), which might help you free up dozens or possibly hundreds of spaces in your crafting storage bank!


I hope your summer is going well and I look forward to sharing many more videos with you as we inch toward the big Ravenloft Expansion this fall!

Much love,
Gingerspyce of Sarlona





Older updates:
7/18/17 Gingerspyce's week in videos: Update 36 first look! (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/488240-Gingerspyce-s-week-in-videos-Update-36-first-look!)
7/12/17 Gingerspyce's week in videos: Reaper Life- the early levels (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/487989-Gingerspyce-s-week-in-videos-Reaper-Life-the-early-levels)
7/3/17 Gingerspyce's week in videos: new series Reaper Life! (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/487772-Gingerspyce-s-week-in-videos-new-series-Reaper-Life!)
6/20/17 Gingerspyce's Reaper Survival Guide part 2! (https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthread.php/487435-Gingerspyce-s-Reaper-Survival-Guide-part-2!)

BandVP
07-29-2017, 03:55 AM
interestin... the reaper life 10 now works when i click this link...idk the original problem, mabye its just that im in a different country atm..

Nachomammashouse
07-29-2017, 07:00 AM
interestin... the reaper life 10 now works when i click this link...idk the original problem, mabye its just that im in a different country atm..

I'm glad you got it to work!