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July 25th, 2020, 05:39
The plan is to empty the guild chests out on August 1. Check if you want anything before then.

Only scrolls of spells you can't easily buy and specialty weapons like smiters and banishers should be left.
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July 25th, 2020, 12:29
I was taking notice of that.

I "took a peep", to quote Jeets from "The Grotto", into the guild chests and noticed scrolls of "resistance from elements, mass" there, if I recall that description text correctly. That would have been handy yesterday.

I think it could be a good idea if the casters among us that play in the Friday Group(s) would inscribe them, just in case. However, I'm not the boss here, so it's up to you to decide.

But, I thought that these scrolls were over level for our Friday group anyway.

Since guard items (like fire guard, frost guard, undead guard, good guard, acid guard) don't exist anymore in DDO (they are said to be buggy and thus removed; but I love them in lower levels where every health point counts), these might be valuable as well, but again, I can't say for sure because I'm not that deep into DDO.
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July 29th, 2020, 00:52
I can certainly use that XP pot since I'm WAY behind all the VIP's and need to catch up a little!!
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July 29th, 2020, 01:09
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I can certainly use that XP pot since I'm WAY behind all the VIP's and need to catch up a little!!
Indeed. We need to think about what we run while you're riding the gravy train. Might not be the right time to be jerking around with Restless Isles (lots of "dead space" and fairly poor quest XP). We might be better off skipping right to Borovia and maybe adding the Desert back into the mix. Things to think about between now and Friday, team.
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July 29th, 2020, 18:08
I've never been in the restless islands.
I guess I should at least take a peek at it before Friday.
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July 30th, 2020, 00:35
Trust me Alrik, you really haven't missed anything worthwhile!!
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July 30th, 2020, 04:15
Try to imagine stabbing yourself in the eyes. That would be an improvement over Restless Isles.

Definitely should run some high XP stuff like Borovia if Corwin's got a pot running. Maybe put him with Peter so that he can get the Reaper bonus as well as run a bit faster as well.
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July 30th, 2020, 18:37
Do haste spells also increase running speed ?
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July 30th, 2020, 20:17
Yes I think so.
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July 30th, 2020, 20:32
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July 31st, 2020, 01:30
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Try to imagine stabbing yourself in the eyes. That would be an improvement over Restless Isles.

Definitely should run some high XP stuff like Borovia if Corwin's got a pot running. Maybe put him with Peter so that he can get the Reaper bonus as well as run a bit faster as well.
If the group wants to run Isles, we could also have Corwin sit on the pot (I do love double entendre) until we're done and then guzzle before Borovia. I don't particularly care. I would like to run Isles at some point because we NEVER do and "new" experiences are nice, but it doesn't have to be this life.

BTW, next Friday (07AUG) I'm out. Two Parents and an SUV Campus Moving Company is back in business.
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July 31st, 2020, 09:09
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
Do haste spells also increase running speed ?
Haste gives a 32% bonus to striding, not stacking with striding gear, and 15% attack speed increase.

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If the group wants to run Isles, we could also have Corwin sit on the pot (I do love double entendre) until we're done and then guzzle before Borovia. I don't particularly care. I would like to run Isles at some point because we NEVER do and "new" experiences are nice, but it doesn't have to be this life.
I suggested RI solely because it is "new" for the bulk of us. If we run it over level, or whatever, that's fine, but I would like to at least justify the points spent for those of us who bought it with points.

There's a free XP pot as well, SOV2POT is the code.
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July 31st, 2020, 14:57
Put Corwin in my reaper group with a potion and he will catch up fast. Especially An Invitation to Dinner will give lots of xp. We can farm it reaper 1 and elite. I know a fast way to complete this quest. So it should be easy for Corwin to catch up completely.

Anyone else behind on XP who needs to be in the reaper group?

Another important aspect is if there are some items people want from the quests. That means we could farm those particular quests. E. g. Jm needed an item from Into the Mists. So we could farm that 2-3 times before advancing to Death House.

I think quite a few need Ravenloft gear so farming actually would benefit us a lot. The Ravenloft gear will be the best gear you have until you hit level 14 for Age of Rage gear and 15 for Sharn gear.

E. g. we need to get the Thrummingspark Cord from Wrath of the Earth for Corwin's sorcerer. It gives enhanced glaciation and magnetism which stacks with regular glaciation and magnetism. It also gives ice lore and lightning lore.

The equivalent for acid and fire is Burnscar Sash which drops in Sunrise. Also worth farming for.

Raven's Bane drops Silverthread Belt which is the same for devotion and nullification. Great for clerics, druids and wizards.

These are the only items I know of with enhanced bonus to spell power so I use the appropriate belt until I hit 29 when I can use the legendary version of the same belt. Those items are that good.
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July 31st, 2020, 20:55
I have with Alrih rather the opposite problem : She's ready to take level 13. Right now. As a first-lifer.
I won't use the Voices with her anymore, because then she levels too fast.
She still levels too fast as a first-lifer anyway, I guess.

Regarding the "cleaning of guild chests to August 1st" I think I'll take a look at what I might take.
Corwin should, imho, as well.


( Uh ! We already have August ! Time flies ! )
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July 31st, 2020, 23:00
FYI , I'm F2P again.
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August 1st, 2020, 00:22
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FYI , I'm F2P again.
Once you make a purchase in the DDO Store/buy an expansion pack, you are henceforth forever "Premium".

First lifers tend to level extremely fast when paired up with Reaper/Elite running parties. Even a second life character will stay at the wall for most of a 1-20 run.
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August 1st, 2020, 11:28
Yes, I'm Premium, to be exact. I had forgotten to post that, but essentially, it's still F2P, that was what I wanted to point out.

I'm sorry, to be impolite, but this Friday run was very unfun for me, personally.
And here's why :

The Barovia quests are very story-heavy, and I did not do them before.
I absolutely hate farming story-heavy quests. It marginalises their stories. Treating stories this way is to me like speedreading through a poem.

Plus, as a "flower-sniffer" type of player, i know i should have played them before. But I'm also a very casual player, and in the midst of the week I'm often so exhausted I'm just unwilling to let myself into so emotionally strong habitats like the Land Of Barovia - and especially into story-heavy quests.
So, everything there was new to me - and it was like speedrunning through the complete Natural History museum, past all dinosaurs in 5 minutes. Or speedrunning through the Cheops Pyramid (I've never been to Egypt) in 5 minutes. Not looking at the inscriptions, the paintings any anything at all, just arriving in the main chamber, and from there just going out again.

I understood, however, that Corwin also needed help, and as he was rather slow as I am, I was more happy to stick to him as he had about the same running speed as I had, often. Also, he had a similar tendency (like me) to get lost because of that.

I totally loved your remark about the loading time, Corwin : "I always wanted to finish "Of War And peace".

So, I need to go through every quest in my style again, with another character. Means that I'll need at least 2 hours for the full castle.

And that at full night.


On the positive side I would like to thank everyone who has given items to me (while still in the chest). The reason is that apart from our guild runs I hardly ever get named loot. Not only is my roll luck legendarily bad ( as also experienced in SWTOR ) , but I also have had no luck in farming items in solo mode yet, even on elite difficulty ( Kinetic Sphere in "Rosemary's Ballad" or Leather Gloves Of The Snake from "Kind Of A Big Deal" ).
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You'll find that DDO is coded to only give items you can't use. Hence why I rarely get anything but docents. I have basically one of every major archetype, but zero warforged.

Seriously, I've farmed for Sword of Shadows and the Torc for over a decade and I've only seen the SoS drop once.
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August 2nd, 2020, 00:47
I have read horrible tales of people trying to farm the blade of Jack Jibbers.
One especially unlucky person in the forum had tried to get a certain blade from a rare assassin from 3 barrelcove, and use several pots to get it, with no success.
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