So, to sum it up...
So, to sum it up...
Shorlong - Pale Master, Cevon - Druid Archer, Gorgnak - Barbarian, Addanc - Bear Tank, Juristash - Shadar Kai Assassin, Treiah - Morninglord Tempest Ranger, Baylfyre - CC Bard, Deimanus - Bladeforged Melee Arti, Daerian - Healing Cleric Morninglord, Krazig - Pally Tank, Veriste - Shadar Kai Death Knight, Xanapheia - TWF FVS, Helainia - Shadar Kai Henshin-Theif
Leader of The Dark Creed
There were 2 questions asked in the title of the thread:
Are the Devs allowed to play? (ie, is it legal) - answer is yes.
The question of can they play? (ie, are they any good) - answer must be _____ based on the changes they make to the game...
There are many, many videos on You tube by ddo players who show what you ask.
Magical Rings are well... magical. - Gandalf
Ryiah | Raeyah | ReikaraToy Soldiers
I care that you don't have like, 1 or 2 people you can anonymously point to and say:
"this guy/gal(s) has definitely solo'd some EE's. They understand min/max, they understand actually going through a TR, and from having capped destinies on at least one character, understands just what a slog that is".
If you can't say that, we, and by we I mean you, have a HUGE problem.
If you can say that, but you don't want to, that's fine because if that person exists I'm happy, you don't have to tell me about them. But they DO need to speak up a little in your meetings.
Finally, if being embarrassed about how you play a game by the community means doing your job better, it's your JOB, you should probably embrace that. Or just put a dev on the video who actually enjoys playing the game a little more competitively i.e. likes serious challenges and playing difficult content.
This was not reaching out for angry attacks. I have no history of flaming devs. This was ACTUALLY an attempt to try and be reassured that we are on a level playing field when it comes to talking about certain aspects of this game. Like for instance, the slog of capping epic destinies. Or why the new high-level loot (lootgen and named) seem to be twisted in so many weird knots right now. Is lootgen supposed to be superior in almost every slot to end game raid gear with the exception of Flawless dragon armor and a few random pieces for a few random builds?
I just wanted to know if they get what we mean when we say hardcore, or end game player. Based on their decision making and more recent design decisions, I'm not confident we do. I don't need a dev to be a play tester. But play testers don't design games, they test mechanics. Their job isn't to have a character for the last 6 years in DDO and watch it change and morph and recount to the devs it's trials and tribulations with their design decisions.
A play tester tells the dev if many shot is shooting 4 arrows after BAB 16, or if the floor tiles on roids is lighting up when you wear goggles in Abbot.
They either need serious, hardcore players on the dev team, or they need to take our feedback more seriously. We're not crazy, we just like playing this game. Really Hard.
I also want to point out that I feel misunderstood at times in the game. When I say no worries I will solo it later, that means lets move on to something else, because the scaling is killing us (the group, not necessarliy myself per se, but sometimes me as well). I can always flag for it later on. I'd rather have the group move on and have fun together, than get get rutted in a particiluar quest due to party make-up and scaling. The group that sailed thru EE T0R may face plant in EE Outbreak for example.
Essentially its all relative. There isin't a right or wrong answer. There are many shades of gray on a given day, or in a particular group.
Besides I'm pure arty and don't have evasion. I laugh my butt off when folks say I need it or its essential, and/or won't let me into PUG because I don't have it. Everyone's play style is different. I may not need it, but other people might need it based on their play style. Someone else may see evasion as essential and I may see it as gimp. That's because we are both great players in our own ways. The play style that works for you, may not work for me, and vica versa.
There will always be critics...
Lastly, everyone I do enjoy watching your pug/raid/solo adventures on YouTube. I like seeing or learning new ways to do the same thing. Keep the uberness on Youtube coming!
Last edited by Livmo; 11-08-2013 at 03:42 PM. Reason: bah I still can't spell, Ghostbaneit!
Now talk to those people who cap ED's about how to make the process more fun, more engaging, and more tempting to those of us (pretty much everyone) who hates leveling their off detinies for fate points, twists, and now ED feats. I have A LOT of characters who have to take placeholder feats and later PAY to change them because I can level to 28 far faster than I can cap all my EDs. It's pigeonholing.
I pug with the same people a lot and I am famous on my server.
I roleplay my character to a T. People know me.
I was in a guild for Two years before I made my own and we did some Guild only quests. I was the 3rd to join that Guild.
Who am I?
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