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Aimless Thoughts and Ramblings From Citiplaysddo

Earlier this year I mentioned in Twitter that a possible change was coming in my life, and that I would update everyone once more details were discovered. I’d gone to my boss and asked if I could change my entire work schedule (nights to days, as well as which days I would have off).

Since I hadn’t heard back, I’d assumed those suggestions had been disregarded and and sought out players on other servers to join in our favored activity, since it seemed that my schedule would remain in stagnation.

I’d also decided that I should increase the frequency that I updated this blog, going from once a week to three with the intention of updates on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, effectively allowing for an update a week for each server group.

Unfortunately, my new schedule means I would miss out on one of the guild nights, and the…

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Large Gaming Youtubers You Should Be Watching : 2016 Edition

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youtubeIn 2014 I wrote a post that outlined a few big gaming Youtube Channels you should be watching; since then though a few (opengriefing) have become very inactive and one (DLCentral) has closed down. RIP. (We love you Matt and Nate – check them out here though)

So the time has come for us to update this list. Once again all these channels are my own personal choices (MrJohnSherry will disagree with some of my choices) but they still carry the MrLuvvaLuvva seal of approval® and you are still guaranteed a damn good time*

I will be doing another post on much smaller channels you should be paying attention too – before they become the next big thing on Youtube!

So why not stop being a reader (just for a few minutes though) and become a watcher; a watcher of gamers, a watcher of gamers on Youtube…

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The real world isn’t ready for a true ARG MMORPG

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Over the past month, I’ve been an outside observer (with connections) of the whole Pokémon Go phenomenon. I’ve talked to players, I’ve explained it to the ignorant, I’ve read a lot of pieces on it, and I’ve tried to shield my kids from knowing about it because they are completely Pokémon crazy right now and I do not have the time to be dragged all over creation to find Squirtlechumon with my phone. I love them unconditionally, but expressions of that love should have sane, defined limits.

Anyway, I’ve been thinking of how Niantic (among others) has used the real world as its MMO setting, overlaying the game on top of reality to make an… I don’t know… augmented reality? I should trademark that. And there are obviously advantages to doing that: The real world is quite literally everywhere, it gets people outside and exploring, it turns the mundane…

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A bouquet of Flower Sniffers

Even Now

At last, Meren has done her eTR/TR combo and gone from being a sucky, sucky, SUCKY rogue to an only semi-sucky Favored Soul.

I was debating using her reincarnation experience as livestream fodder – wasn’t sure how interesting it would be. But I asked the rest of the Flower Sniffers, and they were all, “YEAH! DO EET!”

Actually I was debating streaming at all last night. Suffice to say I really wasn’t sure I was feeling at all livestreamy. But I kinda wanted to get an ETR/TR on video just for myself anyway, so what the heck.

In the end I was glad I did, because my Flower Sniffers really came through for me. Had an awesome time joking around in the chat with them, a couple folks who’ve watched my stream before, and a few new ones. One or more of the Sniffers may have been sans attire… there’d…

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MMO Anime Recommendation: Log Horizon

Occasional Hero

Log HorizonI’ve never been into anime. I don’t have anything against it, it’s just not my thing. I mean, I watched Pokémon back in the 90s just like everyone else, and I enjoy anime styled games like Megaman, but the shows have just never caught my interest. Bad translations bother me, bad dubs bother me more, and I’m not interested enough to pick through bad shows to find the good. Besides, most of my TV watching is done while I’m doing something boring on my other monitor. Fortunately, I have friends who watch anime (and play MMOs) who highly recommended Log Horizon to me. They described the plot as, “A bunch of people wake up inside an MMO one day and have to learn to live in the game.” My response was, “Is this another name for Sword Art Online?” I watched exactly one episode of Sword Art Online, and couldn’t…

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DDO: Tales from the Leaky Dinghy

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Last night was Massively’s third DDO group session, an event that I’ve come to really look forward to each week.  I think that’s because I don’t have a lot of spare gaming time to pour into this game, so when I play, I want to know that I can find a group and fast.  Considering that we had around 40 people log on, that wasn’t a problem — groups were forming left and right, and I took a small crowd of insanely trusting folks under my wing to do Waterworks.

Waterworks is like a coming of age ceremony in DDO, the first really big dungeon (well, four of them in a row) that takes a bit of coordination, teamwork, and babysitting to accomplish.  Babysitting Arlos, I mean, that ninny who keeps running headlong into battle as if he wanted to die and negate one of the victory objectives.  It’s been…

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Your First DDO Character (Cleric Edition)

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The New Player Human Necro Cleric

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[Author’s Note: This post will be a basic revamp of the Your First Character on DDO post, but with a Cleric Class reorientation.]

For my second introductory build, I thought I’d take some time to talk about another of my favorite builds, the Necro Cleric. This is build is an offensive caster, with heal and buff abilities, as well as the option to melee when needed.

I’d like to thank Forum user EllisDee37 for posting this build. I used it as a basis for my own build. I didn’t change much, but you can find the original build here. The actual build I use can be found here.

ScreenShot00124 You’re Awake! Hoy, you ain’t undead are you?

Benefits

  1. New Player Ready: Accessible to new players in class, race, and does not require tomes.
  2. Multiple Roles: Support, healer, and Offense.
  3. Versatility: Different play…

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Official Dungeons & Dragons Colouring Book

Dyson's Dodecahedron

I knew today was the release date for the new official Dungeons & Dragons coloring book (you wouldn’t believe how hard it is for me to spell it that way… “coloring” with the poor u just dropped from the word). Wizards announced it some time in Apri [link] but I didn’t hear much else about it. [Edit: Oops, turns out the release date is September 22nd, not August 22nd, so this is a month early!]

But today I got a package in the mail.

Dungeons & Dragons Colouring Book cover Dungeons & Dragons Colouring Book cover

First of all – I’m happy the U is back in the title. Maybe that’s just for the European printings (mine showed up from Europe). And it is full of exactly what I expect in the new “adult” colouring books combined with the excellent memories of the classic 1979 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons coloring book.

Behold! Behold!

But then I had…

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Massively DDO Group Forming This Week!

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Just passing this along, since I made mention of it a few days ago.  We’re starting a Wednesday night DDO group at Massively, and everyone is invited to roll up new characters and come join us for the weekly session.  Mostly we wanted to do this because finding good groups is the biggest barrier to enjoyment in that game (at least I think so), and even if (like I do) you have little time to play DDO, at least you’d be guaranteed to get in on a group once a week.

So if you’re interested, check out the Massively post on it, roll up a character on Cannith, and do a search for Syp or Rubialina — we’ll get you in like Flynn.  I’m making a halfling monk, myself.

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Raid night again finally

Micki's Delirium

After the server hall move, ddo experienced an unusual amount of lag.. to the point where raiding just wasn’t fun anymore. I decided to take a break from raiding. For weeks or even months, ppl have been telling me that the raids have been playable again, but I just kind of lost the drive for raiding. But.. this Saturday I had a cup of coffee and sat down with the plan to do multiple raids at 8pm UTC+1. I posted for legendary elite Tempest Spine, and quickly was joined by a few ppl. Suddenly I had too many ppl talking/ typing at the same time, and I was getting lost trying to make sure everyone got their questions answered and that I had the right characters for the tasks I needed.

After a bit of waiting, I decided that we had enough ppl to start.. and while we were heading…

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