A member of my guild on the recently came back from an extended break and he said that he started streaming on twitch.tv. Check him out, he’s at twitch.tv/JohnBigboote. Well, monkey see monkey doo. I am now streaming on twitch as well. I received my tax return last month and updated my computer a bit with a new graphics card(mid to high end quality as of 3 years ago which is good enough for DDO) and improved my internet speeds. Check me out at twitch.tv/force081. My work schedule is all over the place so I don’t have any dedicated times to play but I will probably stream when I think I’m going to be doing any thing interesting. Johnbigboote and I are going to be tandem streaming sometimes too. We are going to try to figure out fun things to do like races or soloing a “side” of a quest; things like that. A bit of a warning, we tend to have adult language, tell some crass jokes and listen to heavy metal music so if you’re not into that you might want to check this out. Check us out though, I think it’ll be a lot of fun!
On to DDO stuff. I myself have been taking a small break from DDO until recently so I’ve been missing a lot of the 10 year event. Stupid Steam had a sale last month. But I’m back now. I chose items with my 10th anniversary token thingie for all 14 of my characters. Some characters got something useful but some not so much. I still have a raiders box on a few toons that I don’t play much so the CitW weapons weren’t needed on those. I haven’t gotten to try the party event quest/challenge outside of Party Crashers yet and neither has JohnBigboote. Maybe we’ll stream it. I doubt there is enough time left in the event to get any good gear but it should be fun.
I haven’t tried a Gnome yet but then again I haven’t played a druid yet so I guess you could say that I’m a little behind on trying the updates. The plus to intelligence might come in handy for an int rogue so I might give that a shot on one of my next lives. Last time I played I noticed the little slider bar next to peoples names that adjust their voice volume. THAT IS AWESOME!!!! I’ve been looking for something like that for years. Although it’d be nice if there was a way to lock it. (if there is a way forgive my ignorance) I was trying to heal a party member and in my haste to click his name I turned his volume all the way up! It wasn’t a game breaker but it was a bit annoying. I can imagine doing the same thing and turning the volume all the way down and not noticing and end up missing some pertinent information.
I’m not usually a lag complainer but the lag has gotten pretty bad at certain points. I was doing a VON 5 and I lagged right off into the lava. Luckily I was able to /stuck out of there but if I hadn’t done it quick I would have been stuck there until I released out. You know how fast VON 5 runs can go. Maybe I would have been lucky and someone with dimension door would come grab me but probably not. The Argonnessen server came down earlier for a restart and to do some maintenance so I hope that was an effort to fix it.