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PranasP
09-18-2019, 02:10 PM
Members of Extreme Explorers (PD guild on Sarlona) are starting a 6 character static group party on Hardcore server.

Rules:

Random die roll for Race

Random die roll for Class
Random die roll for enhancement tree you have to put all points during a level into
All characters to be triple class with random die rolls for each class
Every level random die roll of what enhancement tree that level's action points must be placed into for the class rolled for that level
Only class-based enhancements, no racial, no universal

all quests run must be elite (not sure how far we will make it)

Initial party composition (We got very very lucky)

Two Fighters, Human and Tiefling, both Vanguards
Two Artificers, (Dragonborn and Wood Elf) and Arcanotech and Renegade Mastermaker)
One Rogue, Halfling Mechanic
One Favoured Soul, Aasimar Beacon of Hope

If you see us you will know us by our names, all will contain gimp in it

First runs tonight...wish us luck

cdbd3rd
09-18-2019, 02:18 PM
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If you see us you will know us by our names, all will contain gimp in it

First runs tonight...wish us luck

Heya!

I saw the EE moniker the other day, but will watch for your names on the announcements. :p

PranasP
09-18-2019, 04:41 PM
CD!!!!!!!!

Hope all is well. Trust me a disheveled pile of rags forges on



Heya!

I saw the EE moniker the other day, but will watch for your names on the announcements. :p

Alithra
09-19-2019, 05:49 PM
I am amused & intrigued. Tell me more! Are you rolling all your classes first? Are you randomly rolling stats too?

I'm tempted to try this, but am curious about some of these finer details. ;-)

PranasP
09-20-2019, 03:38 PM
Sorry for the delay in updating. The Gimp party on HardCore ran Korthos Village elites (pretty much as expected with ease) and leveled. Also went out on the island in our dedicated hour of questing and finished Stop Sahuagin and Redemption. Next update in 2 weeks, needed to tablke one week for RL issues.

Party members and the vagaries of die rolls means we look like this now

Eff = FTR (Van)/Druid (SH)
Corv = Arty (RM)/Clr (WP)
Jeff = Rog (Mech)/Barb (OS)
Qin = Arty (AT)/Ftr (V)
Jey = Ftr (V)/Cleric (WP)
Gwak = FvS (BoH)/Rog (Mech)

Tho we continue to have relatively useful mixes for most, we already saw how traps will be a constant thorn in quest success

cdbd3rd
09-20-2019, 04:54 PM
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Tho we continue to have relatively useful mixes for most, we already saw how traps will be a constant thorn in quest success

2 Mech Rogues in your mix is a good start towards countering those.

PranasP
09-20-2019, 08:22 PM
I am amused & intrigued. Tell me more! Are you rolling all your classes first? Are you randomly rolling stats too?

I'm tempted to try this, but am curious about some of these finer details. ;-)

Rolled classes first. Then races. Then enhancement tree. Feats, stats and skills we left to ourselves to decide.

Alithra
09-20-2019, 09:43 PM
Rolled classes first. Then races. Then enhancement tree. Feats, stats and skills we left to ourselves to decide.

Did you pick those knowing all 3 classes in advance or are those being randomly rolled after creation?

Thank you for letting me in the super secret tech!

PranasP
09-21-2019, 05:15 AM
Did you pick those knowing all 3 classes in advance or are those being randomly rolled after creation?

Thank you for letting me in the super secret tech!

LOL. I misunderstood your question. We roll the classes when we level not all at once. Each level then is a nail-biting exercise is "Be please this..." "For gawds sake don't roll a [blank]"

For example I rolled a Fighter first picked my stats, only gave myself a 10 in Wis and then when I hit 2nd level of course a rolled a druid. Stuck buying Owl pots until level 4 or finsinding a Wis item if I want to cast any spells. Also now need to focus on medium armor and wooden shields if I want any combat casting...sigh

But I choose for skills sake to put more points in Int than Wis or Cha with my FTR level. Warlock and Sorc would have given me troubles too. No idea if any of this is smart. I think we are likely to end up 6/6/6 by 18 tho among ourselves we figure more likely 3/3/3 - 4/4/4 when we die off

Alithra
09-21-2019, 11:16 AM
Thank you! Yeah, stats/feats/etc before knowing your two other classes does add to the 'gimp' style build (and increase stress when random rolling). I like it. I think I'm going to have to try one for the lolz.

Thanks again for the inspiration and good luck!

Silverleafeon
09-21-2019, 01:20 PM
Members of Extreme Explorers (PD guild on Sarlona) are starting a 6 character static group party on Hardcore server....

+1

Very creative and interesting.
I did run a gimp life on Fawngate long ago, recorded in her completionist thread.

Well done!

gott_ist_tot
09-24-2019, 12:47 AM
Hey

Brilliant idea! Envy for having DDO friends to form a static group with.

Anyway, how's it going? Any updates? I'm itching to get to know what classes you rolled next.

PranasP
10-03-2019, 09:23 AM
We ran for the second time last night (real life conflicts make static groups difficult) and with all but one of the starting six party members. All of Korthos, except Misery's, is done now and we all made it to third level and third class. The DDO gods and dice had be kind so far but they turned on us finally as we all dreaded. Party members are now as below

Eff = FTR (Van)/ Druid (SH)/ Sorceror (Earth)
Corv = Arty (RM)/ Cleric (WP)/ Warlock (Tainted Sch)
Gond = Rog (Mech)/Barb (OS)/ Ranger (DeepWoods) - functional still
Qin = Arty (AT)/ Ftr (V) / FvS (Beacon Hope)
Jey = Ftr (V)/ Cleric (WP) - didnt make it last night...still has hope for functional
Gwak = FvS (BoH)/ Rog (Mech) / Bard (Swashbuckler)

On the plus sides:

1) Everyone has at least one class with direct or item using healing skills
2) We have a full range of crowd control options, and spell schools and also buffing is pretty good

On the negative side:
1) well spell pen and BIG DPS is problematic
2) It sucks trying to plan for the unknown, everyone has initial character creation choices they could change

Next week - Misery's Peak elite and then on to the Harbor for level 2 quests on elite. Goal is to get at least 3rd AP done in our hour. Going slower than usual b/c of the selling and resupplying needed to assure survival.

Just on a personal note, my character Eff. I gambled on need Str and Con early thinking I cwould get more melee than casting classes And took Int for skills. Wis and Cha I put at 10. So any spells means wands of Owls and Eagle's.

Vanguard meant shields, which have to be wooden which gives me sorc spell failure. Ftr any armor became Hide/leather became Rags b/c of sorc. Soooooo....while buffing, and then for initial contact I am naked crowd control (entangle, sonic blast) and then choose to wade in naked or run/hide/don armor, come back and intimi-aggro off of whoever needs it most. I am glad I maxed UMD at start and continue to do so. My Spring Herald I choose produce flame and beguile. For my next 4 APs in Earth savant - thinking acid spray SLA and Stability. Spells using Entangle and Ram's from druid, Sonic Blast and Caustic bolt from Sorc

Hot bars gonna be busy

cdbd3rd
10-03-2019, 01:36 PM
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Hot bars gonna be busy

Hehheh....

https://media2.giphy.com/media/AENTc05Ot1MKE2WmuX/giphy.gif

PranasP
10-08-2019, 01:40 PM
Hoping for some good stories to share

PranasP
10-10-2019, 11:52 AM
So one of our original party members has not shown since first night. Another Extreme explorer guildmate from sarlona asked to join and did. Night began with creating his character then his lvl1 Sorceror(water) joined the leval 3 GIMPS for Info is Key, New Ringleader and Smugglers Warehouse

All on elite per GIMP rules.
All level 3s achieved 3rd APs in current class. Quests remain fairly easy to complete, no near deaths or adrenaline surges. Our newest member the Water Savant Sorc made 2nd level and was within 500xp of 3rd when we hit our time limit for the night. We witnessed his random rolls for 2nd and 3rd class

so he is

Sorc (water), Cleric (Warpriest) / Arti (battle engineer)

Next run next week more level 2 Harbor quests

Alithra
10-18-2019, 10:26 AM
Hope the party is still alive & kicking. How are the level 2 quests going?

TwoThe
10-23-2019, 06:34 AM
(We got very very lucky)

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2a/50/d7/2a50d727ae8a99c98d0a903bf3baae6f.jpg

Still hope you have fun though. ;)

PranasP
10-31-2019, 11:06 AM
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2a/50/d7/2a50d727ae8a99c98d0a903bf3baae6f.jpg

Still hope you have fun though. ;)

While some of us got lucky all of us did not. We are taking this seriously. Though short of saving every die roll screen shot I can understand people choosing not to believe we are doing it on the up and up.. Update to follow

PranasP
10-31-2019, 11:17 AM
Hope the party is still alive & kicking. How are the level 2 quests going?

I have had to ravel a lot recently for work so didnt have time to post. And left my notes at home so a bigger update tonight with everyone's current character build

As of last night all Harbor 2s done. Incomplete parties for the last two sorties but no deaths yet. All of us are Level 4s now with 1-4 APs achieved. Closet near miss was a <10hp result from a kobold shaman lightning bolt.

I am now a Druid2/Ftr 1/Sorc1. Enhancements are Season's Herald and Nature's Protector, Vanguard and Earth Savant. My stats mean I have to buy and use wands of Eagle's Splendor and Owl's Wisdom at start of every dungeon with rewhipping later. Upon engagement my job is to entangle or sonic blast (not so good with earth savant), follow up with melee attacks (Fintan's Bite scimmy) intermixed with acid spray, caustic bolt and produce flame. I have two symbiotic enhancements with vanguard and nature'sP but cant wear armor yet really and can only use bucklers so potential tankiness is well awful


Tonight I will post the other builds
Next week is Waterworks elite...champs oh my

Arianrhod
11-13-2019, 07:57 PM
Hi, Rory here - wasn't able to make it to the Hardcore server this time around, but wanted to join the EEers for GIMP night on Sarlona. Was getting ready to make up a character to have ready, but have a couple of questions - 1) about enhancement trees - I've only seen mention here of class trees - what about racial and universal trees? Do characters just roll for a class tree and then distribute points as desired between that and any racial or universal trees they want? Do they have to stick to just the (class) tree rolled (i.e., no racial or universal trees used ever)? Or are racial & universal trees included in the dice roll and just none ever came up during the time covered in the thread? Also, names - use standard EE naming conventions, or include "gimp" in the name somewhere (Rorygimp? Gimpyrix? lol)

PranasP
11-14-2019, 08:15 AM
Well its been fun.

First an apology for not posting more frequently but RL got in the way.

We finished our Hardcore run last night. Three characters have made Lvl 5, a couple dropped out b/c of RL and we had one death (Qin). Champ Red named shaman in Waterworks first part to crit lightning bolt. Rerolled on the spot and new levle 1 naked gearless cahracter finished the quest with us and made level 2 by nights end, and is now level 3

I will need to edit the post as I have misplaced some notes but current party composition is

Eff (me) - Ftr 2/ Druid 2/Sorc 1 (Vanguard/Stalwart Defender/Nature's Protector/Season's Herald/Earth Savant)
Gwak - FvS 2/Rog 2/Bard
Qin - NEW Charcacter = WF Pal/FvS/Sorc (How did he pull 3 Cha classes!!!!)
Rof - Sorc/ Arty/ Cleric

PranasP
11-14-2019, 08:19 AM
Hi, Rory here - wasn't able to make it to the Hardcore server this time around, but wanted to join the EEers for GIMP night on Sarlona. Was getting ready to make up a character to have ready, but have a couple of questions - 1) about enhancement trees - I've only seen mention here of class trees - what about racial and universal trees? Do characters just roll for a class tree and then distribute points as desired between that and any racial or universal trees they want? Do they have to stick to just the (class) tree rolled (i.e., no racial or universal trees used ever)? Or are racial & universal trees included in the dice roll and just none ever came up during the time covered in the thread? Also, names - use standard EE naming conventions, or include "gimp" in the name somewhere (Rorygimp? Gimpyrix? lol)

Answers - public roll, we will do it inauguration night.
Random rolls in this order
1. Race
2. Class
3. Enhancement tree you must place all points into for while at this level (No racial, no universal)

Points distributed however you want and alignment is your choice after you roll first level. Naming use you standard but must have gimp at end