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    Wink How did you die?

    I'm loving the Hardcore server so far. Managed to hit level 3 and so far haven't died.

    But all those world announcements make me curious.

    So, if you are one of the unfortunates and feel like sharing - HOW DID YOU DIE? And what quest were you in when it happened?

    Did you forget feather fall? Did you think the water was deeper? Did you brave Reaper 10?

    I'm sure I'm not the only one who would love to know

    [And I will post my death which is inevitable!]
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    Not dead yet, but I've come danger close a couple of times when Kobold Shamans and their lightning bolts of doom double-strike me just about the time my resist pot runs out. I'm fairly sure that those lightning bolts have accounted for more than a few.
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    Great idea for a thread!

    I haven't died yet, but am only about half way through 3. I - almost - wiped in Haverdasher Elite last night when I pulled too much aggro from the scorpion room w/the named.
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    #1 - Tangleroot part 2 end room with the final prisoner. Champion Hobgoblin Slayer with Demon Soul didn't care about my Webs and butchered my level 4 baby sorc.

    #2 - Holding level 8 on my Arti, cleaning up Sharn Syndicate favor, first trap room in Dirty Laundry on R1, bam, double spike hit with failed saves -> dead.
    On live, I would have jump + Featherfalled over to the box and disarmed it without thinking. On HC... I couldn't have made the jump, probably much less have hit the gear to disarm it. It's crazy (and super fun!)
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    Rumors--

    Level 10 Sorcerer just died on elite in the Pit.


    Healer type died at level 6 last night, when a trapper blew up a box that exploded and killed multiple party members.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverleafeon View Post
    a trapper blew up a box that exploded and killed multiple party members.
    I've been trapping and it's nerve wracking. Tons of fun, every time, don't roll a one.


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    Level 4 so far, some close, but not too close, calls so far.

    Kobold shaman lightning bolts are dangerous w/o ship (cargo) resists.
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    got incapped and made it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedora1 View Post
    Level 4 so far, some close, but not too close, calls so far.

    Kobold shaman lightning bolts are dangerous w/o ship (cargo) resists.
    Just one rank from L5 I got hit by two simultaneous lightning traps in Recover the Lost Tome.

    (Combat): You attempt to save versus trap:electric. You roll a 5 (+3): save failure!
    (Combat): You suffer 82 points of damage from Trap:Electric.
    (Combat): You attempt to save versus trap:electric. You roll a 9 (+3): save failure!
    (Combat): You suffer 56 points of damage from Trap:Electric.

    I was a L4 Horc barbarian with 103 HP and both Die Hard and Die Harder enhancements.
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    I got taken out by a champ mephit with a volley of magic missiles. Forgot to cast nightshield. Bye bye 8th lvl.

    Have to say the only way I've been taken out is by champs. Champs make it too difficult to judge a quests difficulty. And have to say, hardcore is just highlighting how difficult it is for new players -especially with champs, they should be an optional level of difficulty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tarrith_dourden View Post
    Champs make it too difficult to judge a quests difficulty. And have to say, hardcore is just highlighting how difficult it is for new players -especially with champs, they should be an optional level of difficulty.
    Yes, not having 20, 30, or more past lives and a bunch of low level twink gear is a game changer even for the most veteran players. Especially when death is permanent.

    It's easy to say a skilled first lifer with minimal gear can contribute just fine in low-mid reaper quests when all the other players are running characters with gear and past lives and a couple of deaths is no big deal. But when everyone in the party is a first lifer with random loot gen gear and there are no raise deads/res shriines/cakes - well it's a whole different story and maybe will help vets sympathize a little more with new players back on the regular servers.
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    My second character died. I was level 7, holding 8. I died on the trapped corridor in the 1st part of Deleras...I thought there was just one trap, but as I tried to run past it the next two went off and I was dead. Boo. My next character will be able to do traps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tarrith_dourden View Post
    I got taken out by a champ mephit with a volley of magic missiles. Forgot to cast nightshield. Bye bye 8th lvl.

    Have to say the only way I've been taken out is by champs. Champs make it too difficult to judge a quests difficulty. And have to say, hardcore is just highlighting how difficult it is for new players -especially with champs, they should be an optional level of difficulty.
    Did the word Elite change it's definition? There are no champs on normal, what makes it elite if you remove anything and everything that is elite? Why not just award the favor and experience when getting the quest to avoid any challenge at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FURYous View Post
    Did the word Elite change it's definition? There are no champs on normal, what makes it elite if you remove anything and everything that is elite? Why not just award the favor and experience when getting the quest to avoid any challenge at all?
    To be fair, veteran players didn't have to deal with champs when they first joined the game. New players should have the option of not having to deal with them as well unless they want to. As I said, it should be an optional level of difficulty, possibly one that can be selected when entering a dungeon by the leader.
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    Instantly take 80 falling damage and die without moving an inch.

    Fun times.

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    2 toons made it to #1 rxp leader board.

    1st one died to famine reaper frost lance and carnage hit at same time.

    2nd one died to black n blue dragon dot (after the quest was over QQ)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indubitably View Post
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    Pulled the lever to open the first hidden door (above some crates)
    Instantly take 80 falling damage and die without moving an inch.

    Fun times.
    The Falling Bug™.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedora1 View Post
    .... You get 1-4 champs, maybe not even the tough ones, and it's difficulty is miles different than if 25 of them spawn, especially mini bosses that become champs.

    If there are no champs, you know exactly how hard the quest will be, since it will be exactly the same as the last time you ran it.

    I'm fine with things as they are, but I can't disagree with his observation.
    We're digressing, but I can turn this one into another "I almost..." moment.

    Elite Kobold Assault. Just me, my mechno-pup, faithful Elieri, and a helper FvS hireling, Storm. I have my crew at the main gate taking care of business while I'm at the back strafing/bombing the attackers. Suddenly a pack of 3 Champs roll in the gate, mow down my crew like they were weeds and charged right at me!

    I imagine the surviving Kobolds are still cleaning up the stain I left as I ran screaming for the exit door! ...and my cat looked at me funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tarrith_dourden View Post
    To be fair, veteran players didn't have to deal with champs when they first joined the game. New players should have the option of not having to deal with them as well unless they want to. As I said, it should be an optional level of difficulty, possibly one that can be selected when entering a dungeon by the leader.
    It 100% is an "optional level of difficulty" that "can be selected when entering a dungeon by the leader". It's called Elite, if you don't want champs, select the champ free option.

    Elite:
    1. the best of a class
    2. a select group that is superior in terms of ability or qualities to the rest of a group
    3. the choice or best of anything considered collectively, as of a group or class of persons.
    4. The best or most skilled members of a group
    5. those people or organizations that are considered the best or most powerful compared to others of a similar type



    Five different dictionaries seem to indicate a similar trend in the meaning of this word
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    Quote Originally Posted by FURYous View Post
    It 100% is an "optional level of difficulty" that "can be selected when entering a dungeon by the leader". It's called Elite, if you don't want champs, select the champ free option.

    Elite:
    1. the best of a class
    2. a select group that is superior in terms of ability or qualities to the rest of a group
    3. the choice or best of anything considered collectively, as of a group or class of persons.
    4. The best or most skilled members of a group
    5. those people or organizations that are considered the best or most powerful compared to others of a similar type



    Five different dictionaries seem to indicate a similar trend in the meaning of this word
    The only non-champ level of difficulty you can select is Casual or Normal.

    He is right too, elite did not include champs a few years ago (2014), so many veterans obtained multiple past lives and twink gear before ever having to face them.

    His original point is also well taken, due to the random nature of champions spawning it is hard to gauge how difficult a quest will be, especially on elite. You get 1-4 champs, maybe not even the tough ones, and it's difficulty is miles different than if 25 of them spawn, especially mini bosses that become champs.

    If there are no champs, you know exactly how hard the quest will be, since it will be exactly the same as the last time you ran it.

    I'm fine with things as they are, but I can't disagree with his observation.
    My take on "the grind": https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthrea...=1#post6220972

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarrith_dourden View Post
    To be fair, veteran players didn't have to deal with champs when they first joined the game. New players should have the option of not having to deal with them as well unless they want to. As I said, it should be an optional level of difficulty, possibly one that can be selected when entering a dungeon by the leader.
    You have an old enough join date to know that we vets that didn't have to deal with champs
    Also didn't have any dungeon scaling for solo play.
    Every Quest and every slayer area was scaled to a party of 4 regardless of how many party members were there.
    The game was far harder when the level cap was 10 then it is today.

    The game has 2 levels of difficulty that have no champs present.
    IMO Even with chaps present the game is easier then it was in 2006.
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