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    Default Diary of a PD Solo Project

    Currently level 7 working on level 5 elite quests.

    Diary of a PD Solo Project- New User name Goth79 with forum update formerly, chappyglass.

    Highest level achieved yet!, 5/1/1 fvs/arti/monk

    Updating this first post with info and videos of my character deaths.

    I'm looking to embark on a solo permadeath project with some challenging rules to keep the game exciting and interesting for myself. I love DDO but the TR grind has caused me to lose interest in the game. The excitement of permadeath play is really what i need to breath some life back into it. Most of the rules I'll follow are similar to most pd guilds but I'm going to use a more elaborate heirloom system.

    The Rules:

    Only use gear that I've found, no AH, brokers, or vendors.

    All quests done on Hard or Elite only with no xp penalty.

    Can farm for items, but only on Hard or Elite with no xp penalty.

    No hirelings except for pulling levers where required.

    No Quest Re-entry.


    The hardest decision for me was weather or not to include the use of regular vendors or not. With no access to unlimited pots and scrolls my build choices will change drastically and it will be a far more challenging style of play. I'll be building for total self sufficiency. I'm going to attempt it for now without the use of vendors and see how it goes.

    I think the gameplay with be extremely challenging for me, and the risks exciting.


    The Fallen Hero's/ The Quests they died in:

    1. 1/1 Artificer/Cleric - Sacrifices - Died while incapacitated after taking falling damage and getting blasted by the Arcane Skeleton.
    2. 1/1 Artificer/Cleric - Havadasher - Overwhelmed by scorpions, went incap and bled to death. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQvdF...ature=youtu.be
    3. 1/1/1 Artificer/Fvs/Monk - The Butcher's Path - Warlock Cyressy cast hold and fireballed me to death. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhxpYy9oNEY
    4. 4/1/1 Fvs/Artificer/Monk - Repossession - Triple hit my electrical trap damage that I failed to disable.

    5. 5/1/1 Fvs/Arti/Monk - Dirty Laundry - Soundburst stunned and electrocuted to death.
    6. 5/1/1 Fvs/Arit/Monk - A Small Problem - Burned to death by fire Elementals.
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    the use of regular vendors would make your adventures a lot easier

    fundamental in PD solo is healing

    dont you think in pugging when attempting raids ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by remember1 View Post
    the use of regular vendors would make your adventures a lot easier

    fundamental in PD solo is healing

    dont you think in pugging when attempting raids ?
    I'm really hoping i can do this without using the vendors. I really like the idea of being a self contained unit with limited resources. I'm hoping being primarily a favored soul will cover most of my healing needs.

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    I finished up STK tonight with no major problems. Only real problems were not being able to disable some of the traps so I ended up running though some of the fire traps in the final part.

    Finished up Tangleroot as well and now have access to house P buffs, which is huge for me.

    I spent some time working on the cannith challenges and managed to get myself the wind bracers with perma blur! Also picked up the frozen tunic for some freezing cc action with my repeater. Seems to proc fairly frequently.

    Been working on cannith crafting as well and now have 15/15/13 in the crafting schools. Was able to make some stacks of holy bolts for when things get rough and a stench repeater for even more cc.

    I'm really hoping I'll be able to take this guy to level 10!

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    Had to retreat from the first quest in Delera's last night. Was the first time I've had to do so. I was outmatched. My little +2 shock repeater just wasn't doing enough damage to the skele's with their piercing DR. And casting Nimbus of Light was just burning through too much sp. I'm hoping if i can keep working on my cannith crafting and make myself a holy undead bane repeater i could do it, or even some good wraps.

    I've only managed to find a +3 disabling item so far, so it's doubtful i would be able to disable the traps in Delera's anyways. Also lacking a fort item, because i seem to have lost the one i had from my previous life

    Going to work on some of the other level 5 quests on elite and come back to Delera's. Hopefully I'll find something that could help me.
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    Finished up the Depths Series on Elite tonight with no major problems. Was blinded at one point with no way to cure it yet. But was able to kill the nearby mobs and wait for it to pass.

    I decided I was going to attempt the Carnival series in House P starting with A Small Problem. After almost an hour of pew pewing with my xbow and throwing my little Nimbus of Light around I was nearing the end of the quest. Just needed to escort Brawnpits back to the entrance, and fight through the last of the devils. All was going well until during one of the battles two fire elementals joined the battle against me. Then I realized my fatal mistake. I had bypassed the ele's earlier to save time in the already long quest. Somehow they had dropped down from up high on the cliffs and were now blasting me with fire at a most unfortunate time. They blasted me until i went incap and then they turned on Brawnpits. Having the diehard feat I was hoping to regain consciousness while they were busy with Brawnpits but he went down quickly and they returned to finish me off. In the end it was my lack of patience that killed me. If I had finished them off earlier I'm sure I would have finished the quest and lived.

    Going to start a new character and try again tomorrow. Maybe permadeath soloing with these constraints is a futile effort....but it sure is fun...and definitely challenging.

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