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Post  Joe on Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:54 pm

Yeah, I went there. The game is pretty cool so far, and apparently I have the best solo play class. If you guys pick it up, I'll go healer though. Each quest so far has had me go into a dungeon, usually nearby, and they have difficulties you can select by party size, or if you're apparently suicidal. Its pretty cool really. Generally you have to smack around some mobs and complete some sort of puzzle, moving floor tiles seems pretty standard (Done it twice so far). Rogues are a requirement for disarming traps, but you can usually dodge them if careful. It feels like an MMO version of Dragon Age or Fable.

The mechanics are confusing, and in a D&D style (+1 to healing, yay?). Its pretty simple though, just go for the higher +'s lol. It also rolls a small die in the corner of your screen when ever you attack/are attacked, etc., but its just a visual thing really, you never have to click it and touching it does nothing. Apparently the game is actually a sanctioned with DnD rules and everything, so those into it are probably stoked lol.

A big downside for me is that you can only have two characters, and two of the classes are cash shop only (Monk and Favored Soul). You can buy more slots though, among other things. The guild system apparently has airships, which sound interesting as well, haven't read up on it yet.

The controls are pretty cool, the game is 100% active, so no auto-attacks. The basic walking controls are WASD or Arrow keys. Your mouse left click button is a melee attack/bow, etc. and you have a hotkey bar for spells. I play a cleric and pretty much just melee and use heal right now. You can also block with a shield by holding down shift, and if you left click while blocking it does a shield bash. Another cool thing is that heals actually damage undeads, which is rare in games.

Character customization is pretty good. You can choose from 3 types of main classes, melee, spell, and specialists. Of that there are:

Melee:
Fighter-Lots of weapon types, shields, heavy armor, most combat abilities
Barbarian-Not so great armor, but huge offense and berserker, also can absorb damage
Paladin-Best tank, good balance of offense/defense, and healing

Spell:
Wizard-Lots of spells, can buff?,and can summon allies
Sorcerer-Like wizard, but with fewer spells, but cast faster
Cleric-Devine spells, buffs, and healing, good against undead

Specialist:
Ranger-Can weild two melee weapons and excell at the bow
Rogue-Use stealth, open doors, disarm straps, and use sneak attacks
Bard-Use spells and magic to buff allies and debuff enemies

There are also 3 set subclasses to each class, and the option to build a customized class. When creating a class, it also tells you the solo difficulty.

Screenshots and more info to come.
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Post  harbinger on Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:05 pm

so what (if) server you on channel etc? your magazine quality review seems to have intrigued me. I'm feeling ranger or... might settle for rogue prefer the two weapons but traps.... I dont wanna disarm traps I wanna slice and dice...
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Post  harbinger on Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:58 pm

sweet....
might do that my little finger is numb on my left hand....
pretty good game though, not quite phantasy star but kicks the crap outta maple story

[b] YOU HEAR THAT DUCK!!!
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Post  Joe on Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:33 pm

Yeah, its not bad at all. The whole "adds +1 to will saves" etc. throws me off since I'm not a DnD guy, but it doesn't matter a whole lot I guess. Smashy smashy! I do miss the bright colors and anime-esque art, as well as more active spell casts. Its hard to get away from the hot bar I guess.
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Post  harbinger on Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:40 pm

MUWAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!! XBOX control compad! no extra software required... just wish I could make the cursor work on the controller I got the camera working just fine just cant substitute the mouse for grabbing stuff and arrow sniping but still thats the easy stuff stupid keyboard is murder on the wrist. and now i nolonger need it except for chat!
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Post  Joe on Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:25 am

Sweet. I saw you called yesterday evening, I was out at the Laurel County Fair and ran by Walmart to get a new router, mine crapped out on me finally. I plan to play some today though. Nick has been super bored without the internet, so I'll probably let him play 9Dragons or something (Was watching a shaolin temple documentary this morning, one of the kids there was playing it, lol. Even more funny, he was a tai chi practitioner in the game instead of a shaolin.).

Oh yeah Jon, I wield Morning Stars, how you like that? Huhuh? Yeah. Laughing

EDIT: Well it appears we're going down to Knoxville for the day to visit my mom. I'll be playing all weekend though.
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Post  harbinger on Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:34 pm

I got somewhat nice looking armor... of course it looks like some strapped a dead possum to one of my arms but other than that pretty cool, and I bought a couple of curved swords, still not able to weild my giant bastard sword... probably wont for awhile, suppose to be the largest of the single handed swords. and when I can I shall aquire a second... and learn how to kill with em... and my controller works waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than keyboard little spastic but safer when running up and down things that you can plummet to your death from, yeah! AND FOR A FORUM CREATOR JON SURE DOESN'T POST.
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Post  Joe on Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:45 pm

I checked out the official forums on Tempests. It seems like you can choose "feats" on leveling up sometimes, and they can let you wield larger one handed weapons without giving you a penalty. It depends on Dex as well, but that stuff should be built into your chosen path.
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Post  harbinger on Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:01 pm

I was going to see if you were gonna be on today but it seems like you will be in a sleep deprived coma... oh well call me when you get on I'm off all day tomarrow (fri) but I might have to run a couple errands, games not as good in single player lol, went to the second ..place... island... whatever
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Post  Joe on Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:20 pm

I'll be on as long as I can stay awake. If I went to bed as soon as I got home I'd probably wake up at 3 a.m. anyway lol. Last I checked at 4 p.m. Nick was still asleep. Last night I finished the Dragon bit at like 10:40-ish, so I think we're about even. I stayed on the island just incase you hadn't done it yet, but I'll go ahead and move on.
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Post  Jonth on Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:20 pm

Alright, I haven't downloaded it yet, but I'm looking into character information about this game. I have a concept in my head that I'm trying to read up and see if it will work. I know Jake is a ranger, what class are you Joe?
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Post  harbinger on Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:46 pm

he tis a cleric... sheilds and smacky things throw a few heal spells here and there
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Post  Joe on Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:27 pm

I'm a war-priest type cleric (the best soloer or so its said, figured I might be playing alone alot). I can make a full on healer/spell type too though. I just started a Paladin to see what its like.
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Post  Joe on Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:45 pm

Paladin isn't a very good healer, at all. I got one to level two and finally got a healing spell, but its useable only once per rest shrine and heals the same as my cleric heals. So, it'd be better to go more tank based, and from what I hear, the warrior types have better taunts and can weild the better shields off the bat.

http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=232660 <- this thread on their forums offers alot of info on builds, etc. for making a good customized character for the role you want to play.
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Post  harbinger on Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:16 pm

i'm probably gonna be on around 3:30 4 ish TODAY
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Post  Joe on Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:14 am

I'll probably be on tonight. I was at the hospital yesterday, my grandma had a siezure and my grandpa started hitting her, so she went to the ER and grandpa is at the veterans in Lexington.
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Post  harbinger on Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:06 pm

hope everyone is okay, gimme a call if you get on, I just tried a long chain mission and failed most the way through and finally found that stupid sword I won in the auction, turns out I didn't buy a crappy one by mistake I actually got the good one I just didnt know I had to go get it out of my mailbox... duh, I know. kinda makes me wonder where that 4rth bastard sword came from though...
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Post  Joe on Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:11 pm

Everything is as alright as it can be. I'll probably be on after 6 or so. I think I gave you one of lizardbane or something, can't remember.
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Post  harbinger on Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:10 am

you remember that one nerdy guy that used to play good games?... what was his name... memories fading...
wonder whatever happened to him
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Post  Joe on Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:29 pm

Hmm....I'm not sure, you mean Jon? Hes still around somewhere. I hear tale that today is a Maple Story patch day for that Dual Blade class. I spoke to him the other day and he was considering DDO, looked into a D&D book at a bookstore. Hes all about the lizardmen.
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Post  harbinger on Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:28 pm

thats because they share the same face... YOUR FACE JON! ...your face.
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Post  harbinger on Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:37 pm

so yes to inform anyone else who might actually play this game besides me and joe, in DDO you can multiclass and make your own custom warrior mage whatever meaning youan use all the skills from whatever classes you train your char, I am currently a lv 4 ranger lv 1 rogue meaning I can run around with two giant swords screaming like a mad man summoning wolves to my aid AND I can pick locks and slip through the shadows behind my enemies and open em up. while joe is a shiny cleric guy who apparently can pimp smack a ghost and glows in the dark while trying to sneak but he can heal, you could also be an archer with bows or crossbows and use back up weapons of somekind and gain wierd nature abilities like the blessing of the merfolk (fish people like sara likes) or you can grab a giant two handed hammer or even two one handed hammers or maces or a million other weapons from both oriental and western cultures it has a built in controller mapping system simple to use so you can use a game controller like an xbox or ps3 its like phantasy star WOW and evena little like maple story minus the suck. so play PLAY before me and joe leave you all so far behind its rediculus. not selling this too hard am I?
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Post  harbinger on Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:44 pm

http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=122746

this is the thing that I told you about joe (actually at this time I have yet to tell you, you may even find/read it before I tell you about it, in such a case yay joe way to take the initiative, and if not than yeah just click the thing and scroll down to LV.5)
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Post  Nick on Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:46 pm

Joe wrote:I'll probably be on tonight. I was at the hospital yesterday, my grandma had a siezure and my grandpa started hitting her, so she went to the ER and grandpa is at the veterans in Lexington.

Glad people tell me these things
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Post  Joe on Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:32 pm

Nick wrote:Glad people tell me these things

Why your dad didn't tell you, I dunno. He probably didn't want to burden you with more stress. Grandma doesn't even remember being at the hospital, she was pretty out of it. Grandpa just came back today and hes pretty normal now and on meds, so everything is ok.
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