Archive for May, 2010

Times are changing….

Posted in Uncategorized on 30/05/2010 by arthur1977

With am upcoming major change in my life happening in week or 2, I decided to chance around the look and name of this blog.  Last night I grabbed my 8 month pregnant wife and sat her down to pick a new Theme for me.  I gave her a selection of 4 and par for the course she chose one not on the list (which is OK because I like this theme).  With the upcoming birth of my daughter I have a feeling my MMO gaming time will be reduced (to say the least!).  I enjoy writing this blog so I plan to keep it up and with my life changing I have a feeling it will be reflected here.

I have been a gamer for 25 years so I have a feeling that it will still be a huge focus here but I might be taking more about PS3 games over MMO’s so I can actually pause to change dippers 😛

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Server jumping….

Posted in DDO, MMO with tags on 24/05/2010 by arthur1977

I am still really enjoying DDO, but its been hard to settle down and find a server to call my own.  I think it’s about time I do that because server jumping is leading to a lot of repetitive content and I want to see what the higher levels have to offer.

I decided to make Sarlona my home server and created a new character named Gutvyk!  He is a Dwarven Battle Cleric light (semi based on Sigtents Pseudo Shaman build). He starts off as a good melee fighter in the low levels but all his upgrades and enhancements tend towards the caster side so I can be a strong healer for endgame.  I also picked a healer thinking its one of the best classes to get group invites, a key to this wonderful game.

So far he has been great to play!  I have just hit level 4 (3 Clr / 1 Fig) and get to use the +1 Holy Dwarven War Axe that Saerrate was kind enough to give me (a big thank you for that!).  I am hoping to play for a few hours tonight and hit level 5, my plan is to try and get though both Waterworks and STK!

So if you need a Cleric that likes strong ale and slicing things in 2 with his Holy Dwarven War Axe look me up on the Sarlona server!

Busy, Busy, Busy….

Posted in DDO, Uncategorized on 21/05/2010 by arthur1977

Well as you have noticed I have not been my usual self and have hardly posting anything over the last week or two.  Unfortunately I have had a lot on my plate and its about to get busier.  Currently we are renovating our kitchen and my Wife and I are expecting our little girl to be born in the next couple of weeks.  I would like to thank everyone for checking this blog and hopefully enjoying it, I know I am just an average blogger but I try to have fun doing it anyway.

I look forward to blogging in the future but for the next little while it might not be to consistent.  I still plan to keep playing DDO and waiting impatiently for Final Fantasy XIV to come out.  If you ever want to say hello in-game I am currently playing a level 3 Dwarf Cleric on the Sarlona server in DDO.  My hope is to hit around 6 or 7 before the baby get here because after that it might be a while before I get and more real solid playing time.

Most played game on my iPod Touch!

Posted in Games, iPod with tags on 11/05/2010 by arthur1977

Well I have to say I am shocked that this free application has taken up so much of my time since I downloaded it for my iPod touch many moons ago.  It was one of the first applications I ever got and has stayed on my first tab ever since.

The game that has gotten by far the most use on my iPod is Sol Free Solitaire by Smallware!  It contains 6 different type of solitaire for you to enjoy.  It keeps track of how many games you played, won, as well as your total time played each style of solitaire.  As of today I have played Klondike 3 over 500 times and won 89 games  I have spent over a day (27 hours) playing in total.  So if you like playing cards to kill some time, I highly suggest you pick up this iPod app.

A Sunday afternoon in The Waterworks

Posted in DDO, MMO with tags on 04/05/2010 by arthur1977

I woke up early Sunday morning feeling good.  The Vancouver Canucks  had just taken a 1-0 series lead against the Chicago Blackhawks and I enjoyed watching the game.  By about noon I had complete all the chores I had set aside to do on my day off so the rest of the afternoon could be dedicated to gaming, specifically DDO!

I have been doing a lot of reading on the DDOCast forums and they have a static get together every Sunday afternoon and Wednesday night.  I wanted to create a Virtuoso Bard so I posted some of my ideas on the forums and had a really educational time discussing all of the options with some insightful people.  With my new build in hand I rolled up Gutvik the Unctuous on Friday and worked my way off the island.

I logged on Sunday just past noon and asked for a guild invite.  I got accepted to the DDOCast Build Guild and just enjoyed talking to my new guild mates.  Compared to most of the individual’s playing in the guild (this group has been running for a few months) I was one of the lower level players, but found a few guildies who wanted to group and headed off to The Waterworks for a fun time killing Kobolds.

Since Sharkhunter, Avaricegold and I had run the quest chain before we ventured in on Hard and were doing quite well (as well as you can with no Rogue) until we ran in to a stubborn Kobold Shaman that took a disliking to us.  After trying to take out the nasty Kobold resulted in a party wipe we though a new approach was necessary.  We zoned out and recruited another fellow guild mate named Kungfusious and grabbed some Clerical hirelings.

Needless to say this really turned our fortunes around.  We managed to complete all four quest in the chain while killing hundreds of monsters on the way.  I had a great time with this group talking back and forth (I really need to quit being shy and hook up my mic!) and before you know it the questing was done, and I have gained a level and filled my backpack with goodies.

The whole afternoon was great.  I met some good people who love playing DDO, and got to explore and advance my new character.  The ending of the quest couldn’t have been better because by the time I logout out my wife was just getting home from work.  I would like to thank Sharkhunter, Avaricegold and Kungfusious for a fun time and I hope to group with you again in the future!

DDOCast and DDO Cocktail Hour

Posted in DDO, MMO with tags on 02/05/2010 by arthur1977

If you play Dungeons and Dragons Online at all you have to check out these 2 podcasts.  Both of them are very entertaining and educational and all about DDO.

DDOCast is hosted by Jerry and just released its 166th episode over the weekend.  DDO Cocktail Hour is hosted by Lessah and Samius and have 11 action packed podcasts out and are posted during the week.  These are two of my must listen to podcasts every week, to find out more information about them check out their websites (DDOCast, DDO Cocktail Hour) or just download them both from iTunes.