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    Bwest Fwiends Memnir's Avatar
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    Default My 1st Green Dragon

    Now, I know that for some this won't be much of an Achievement at all - but I'm feeling pretty good about myself at the moment. If y'all will allow me a slight preamble...


    With the Loot Bonus going on and all, I figured I'd take my chest-blessing Virtuoso Bard and hit up the GH Mind Flayer and Supply Master chests. Why not, right?

    This Bard isn't a Battle Bard by any means - and I don't have the best gear in the world anymore. It's been years since I've powergamed DDO, and my approach to the game in the past year could be called Casual by the most generous terms. This is meant to be a Support type character, nothing more - and probably had no damn business at all being out there solo.

    I hit the Mindflayer chest - and was almost to the Supply Master's hill - when I saw a few Dwarves marching away from what looked like a few dead Hill Giants. I haven't been out there much, so I figured the Dwarves killed them. I took em out, and then started to run up the path, when a huge SWOOOP-BOOOM! filled my ears. Unbeknownst to me at the time, the Hill Giants had not been killed by the Dwarves - and there was a chest hidden from view by their bodies.

    The chest of a named Green Dragon. A CR 27 Green Dragon who was not looking at my lvl 22 Virtuoso in a nice and friendly way. He did not want to sing songs.

    I've also never fought a Greenie before.

    I about did something indecent in my drawers since, as I said, this Bard is not made for fighting what it cannot Fascinate or dance, and isn't equipped to the gills. I looked at my hotbar and saw I only had 19 Heal scrolls - and was about to pop down a D-Door and skedaddle. But then I figured what the hell.


    And then proceeded to have the most intense, most heart-thumping, and most awful damn fun fight I've had in DDO in years. And I won.
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    I'm not sure what I am most proud of - and thus deciding to have the stones to put this thread in this forum... the fact that I won, the fact that I even decided to give it a shot, or the fact that against what I thought of as all odds I pulled it off.

    But between those three - I thought it was an experience and personal achievement worth sharing. Sure, it's not a solo EE Raid or a speed-run... but I'm proud of it. Thanks for reading and sharing it with me.
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    Default Woot!

    Looked intense :P Good Job!

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    I would have loved to have been there to see it... Grats!

    This makes me want to go running around eGH by myself now.....
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    Gratz, I know my bard got chewed to bits the first time I ran into him, but gathered my thoughts, restocked my inventory and hunted him down for revenge.

    When I found the red dragon after that, I proudly stated that I was the best halfing for the job and took her down nice and fast.

    taking on a dragon of any color solo is a great feeling of the power you hold.

    once again, gratz, keep up the good work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Memnir View Post
    And then proceeded to have the most intense, most heart-thumping, and most awful damn fun fight I've had in DDO in years. And I won.
    That right there is what we keep coming back for, am I right?
    That and the good people.

    Congrats!
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    Congratz, Memnir!

    I felt the same way the first time one of my toons beat up one of those GH dragons solo - and it sounds like my toon was geared better for the fight than was yours. Wonderful feeling, like you said, it's what keeps us coming back.
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    I alwys feeel good to slay a dragon aswell ^^ good job m8
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    Cheers, man!!

    Yes, one of the things that Turbine has done right is their fights with the dragons. These are really fun. MAJOR PROPS! Even a fight where the player dies is exciting and fun. At least from my perspective.

    I remember the first couple of times I encountered the dragons out in the Kings Forest. Big "Wohhooo, sh**!" moments.
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    I enjoyed your post and I understand your own sense of achievement from some of my own personal achievements that don't sound that exciting to others but are red letter days for me.

    Gratz
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    Grats.

    Personally I find the green dragons have the most terrible AI of any monster in the game. Guess it's good at least someone can enjoy it.

    (and the fact both of my primary characters can kill these in a single attack doesn't help either, would really be nice if they added difficulty settings for the wilderness..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shade View Post
    Grats.

    Personally I find the green dragons have the most terrible AI of any monster in the game. Guess it's good at least someone can enjoy it.

    (and the fact both of my primary characters can kill these in a single attack doesn't help either, would really be nice if they added difficulty settings for the wilderness..)
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    Just think, if the battle went the other way, what better character to have eaten by a dragon, and reincarnate into a mouth harp.

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    grats Mem

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    Grats.

    I really like the 4 Dragon fights in the Wilderness the 2 Greens, Red and White are all fun.

    I highly recommend you seek out the White Dragon rare. Fighting it with the help of the Brothers Grim is extremely fun.
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    Thanks, everyone.
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    congrats

    we came here to kick some Dragon-A** and chew bubble-gum!
    and... yep... (stares at Dragon)
    were all outta bubblegum
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    Next time make a video, pls
    The battle sounds epic
    Gratz mate ^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vengeance777 View Post
    I highly recommend you seek out the White Dragon rare. Fighting it with the help of the Brothers Grim is extremely fun.
    I do enjoy the white dragon. Nat and male need some balance though

    Oh and grats on the kill Mem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shade View Post
    Grats.
    Hey, thanks!
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