Sunday, June 27, 2010

Templates and playstyles

I've been using a template for my wizard as I get used to playing a caster in DDO.

I like it so far, but I've found playing solo that crowd control is so much better than straight damage. Yesterday for example, I would have much preferred the wizard in the pickup group to cast hypnotize or sleep than burning hands.

But, people play the way they want to play.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Farming for Favor

It's been crazy the last few weeks, not having much time to play. So I've been playing here and there where I can. Most of this has meant farming favor for turbine points on other servers for those 'first time server rewards'. So far, I've got at least 25 favor on every server, and 50 on three so far.

It's been a good opportunity to learn about other classes and races, but makes me appreciate my main , an Elf Paladin, even more. For example, a human cleric with power attack and a quarterstaff just looks and feels awesome, even if it isn't the 'best' way to play.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Quick xp on elite

My low level wizard alt unexpectedly grouped up with my regular group, who were also playing their alts. So my level 2 wizard joined a level 5 barbarian and later a level 2 bard.

I quickly got to 3rd level, and got blur and otto's resistible dance. I must say, the suhagain dancing animation is awesome.

I also spent a bit of gold and scribed new spells. I have a somewhat better choice of spells now, but I still need knock to not feel that I'm shooting myself in the foot for not having a level of rogue.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Leveling a wizard

I must say that running my wizard isn't too bad, but getting used to it is hard.

I wonder if trying to do slayer in Korthos is even worth it. If I finish up the 750, I think I'll reach level 3, which will be a big help. I do have the mnemonic clicky from misery peak so I'm feeling a bit better about that.

I've also have the +1 intelligence trinket and wiz int 1 on my 20 (now 22) int Drow, so my spell points and DCs  are pretty high. Add in my power III mace and I think I've got the makings of a good build.