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DDO Cocktailhour Episode 70, Down The Rabbit Hole

Welcome to the 70th episode of DDO Cocktail Hour where we discuss the social aspects of Dungeons and Dragons Online!  This week, we talk about higher end content, the grind, and the reason why Samius Gurobo hates everything from True Seeing to AC.  Lessah makes Samius Gurobo look like a noob for a change when he fails to complete his DDO Homework.  Listen to hear the dialogue for six new hidden explorers in Epic Giant Hold!  Thanks so much for listening!  



Played: 224 | Download | Duration: 01:00:56

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Intro

Samius plays DDO until he falls over and now so does Lessah

Guardians of the Galaxy



Lessah is a Noob!

  • The Daily Pug. An experiment.  Paladin for hire.  *Long discussion about pugging.  

  • Into the Rabbit Hole! Otto’s Box What?  

  • Epic Giant Hold hidden explorers!  Listen to these six new explorers for evidence that The Truthful One and The Stormreaver were college roommates. 


Things that make you go Hmmm

  1. A shocking downward spiral in Mindflayer reproduction, sign of the times? I think not!  


Forum:  The Hampster Wheel by Navus  


Group Discussion,  

  • End game.  End game?  What does it all mean Samius?  So much XP per minute!   

  • True Seeing Crappy?  

  • AC Crappy?  Lesson Learned, if you don’t want your balls to get punched by a kobold, stay out of Kobold Assault.

Special Thanks to Chai for his great audio and voice work and Clankenbeard for helping with the voice work too! 


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Bonus Material!  (I don't always do this, but this week was pretty good.) 

Download Episode 70 Outtakes.  Warning: Explicit.  

Download The Stormreaver vs The Truthful One Lost Audio file for secret explorers! 



Episode 70 Interactive Game!

Name that Hireling!  (Level 1-5 Edition) 

This game is easy! 

Match the assigned “Nickname” on the left with the given name of the hireling on the right! 

I’ll post the answers when I post the show on late Friday/ early Saturday!  If you want, you can send answers to me via email and I’ll compare some of your answers to Samius’ on the show!   Please note, for this game I only used the hirelings I renamed (which means I rented them!), some hires were left off because I refer to them by their actual name.  Also Rogues were not included because you have to buy them in the DDO Store.  HERE is a helpful list on the Wiki of all Hirelings in case you need a description!  Good luck and I hope you do better than Samius will! 




Honorable mention, but not listed is Ormol Soggybottom, a level 5 fighter, because how can you possibly give that a new name?  (Psst, he is rumored to have dated Samius at one time!) 
Ormol.. this is for you buddy!  You'll find love again!  (Video contains strong references to guy on guy love! If this offends you, please don't watch.) 



Answer Key: 




DDO Cocktailhour Episode 69, Golden Rule

Welcome to the 69th episode of DDO Cocktail Hour where we discuss the social aspects of Dungeons and Dragons Online!  This week we talk about the Ice Games and play a spirited game of "Would You Rather", Stormreach edition.  We also talk a little about Gen Con and the "DDO Counsel".  LIsten to find out what Samius Gurobo is willing to do in order to get a job with Turbine!  Thanks so much for listening!  


Played: 198 | Download | Duration: 00:51:11


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(Above: The Sublime Ducks "do" the Demon Queen) 


Show Notes: 

Intro:  

Samius plays DDO until he falls over.  

Live Stream.  

Lessah is a Noob!

  • Why can’t I disable this trap?  

  • How many times can I fall for “have fun storming the castle”? 

  • Paladins always carry extra protection in case the condom breaks! 


Things that make you go Hmmm (symptoms of hard economic times)

  1. Ice Jumping isn’t as cool as it used to be.  

  2. A reason to skate!  (Cosmetic armor, What!) 


Group Discussion,  

  • Player Council, Stormreach gets local Government

  • Gen Con   

Game

Would you rather….  

  • Vella/ Catacombs @20

  • Coin Lord/ Mayor of Korthos   

  • Pug the Abbot / Put a Knife in your eye


Emails:

Lessah loses an email from "Bill".  This is why we can't have nice things People! 

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iTunes!

Remember when I had all those issues with my old podcasting host and I feared listeners could no longer subscribe because those episodes were gone?  Well... that's not strictly true!

LINK  For our original iTunes feed that is now active again! 


Yay for me screwing this all up when I first started doing the show! 

I will add a link this in the side bar right after I take a little trip down memory lane and remember how to do that! 


This is a cautionary tale folks!  Always have a back up plan.  If I can figure this stuff out, anyone can!  We are back bitches! 


DDO Cocktail Hour Episode 68, You Do Me And I Owe You One

Welcome to the 68th episode of DDO Cocktail Hour where we discuss the social aspects of Dungeons and Dragons Online!  Today we are looking at the New update, new enhancement line, and other stuff that Lessah has noticed while jogging around Stormreach and not looking at the release notes.  Listen to find out who we think is clubbing baby owl bears to make decorations for leather armor.  Conspiracy!  Thanks so much for listening!


Played: 421 | Download | Duration: 00:58:12


Here is the link for the episode! 


RETO   Rangers for the Equal Treatment of Owlbears 


Intro:  Kentucky Vampires

No more Cyberears.  

Orange is the New Black

Lessah is a Noob!

  • Eveningstar.  Hey Lessah, does this rag smell like chloroform?

  • Hall of Heros.  Eveningstar, Hall of Heros.  Why can’t I read about any of these heros?  And where is Dittz Dudden?  What is the point if I can’t see my favorite Lawful Good Hot Drow?!  I saw a half orc in there but no drow… Of course there is a pool of water in the middle of it because the primitive people of Eveningstar don’t know about things like drainage and indoor plumbing.  Thatched-roof cottages are so last season….  Where is the elaborate sewage system infested with Kobolds?  They need one.. and they need streets that won’t get muddy.  A few public works programs would go a long way, like making cobblestone streets and all that.  I see some people loitering in that town.  Stormreach sends all their refugees/evacuees to the docs where they belong.

  • Save the Owlbears!!!  Big Owlbear in the harbor in a cage is ALIVE.  When I wear the leather with the owl bear face on the front, it’s small.  Are they harvesting baby Owlbear pels to make this armor!  RETO Rangers for the ethical treatment of Owl Bears.  The Stormreach Owlbear Conspiracy!  Stop!  The Devs are clubbing Baby Owlbears to Decorate Leather armor!  I am going to stand in the harbor and start throwing paint on anyone I see wearing this armor.


New segment “Samius Says, Turbine!”

Web tools, offline guild chat, AH/SH, gear lists, CHAR BUILDER, etc…


Things that make you go Hmmm (symptoms of hard economic times)

  1. CPT Niles Cage needs to move that ship.  It’s hampering harbor business.

  2. Baudry is at the end of the doc… I thought he was an owner not a supervisor.  His tavern drinking days are over?   His business must be suffering if he can’t afford to sit on his ass in the tavern and drink.  I blame the flood of undocumented workers in Stormreach who cannot protect that stupid box!


Group Discussion,  New Update.  

  • What do you like?  

  • Hate is great!  My Barbarian is a Superhero!  (What’s it like for Gen Pop?)

  • What is the deal with the heart of wood?  What is that for?

  • Hireling Outfits, Red Carpet style




Forums

Extra Credit Video, Power Creep

How to Make Bacon

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No email.  Let’s change that.  

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DDO Cocktail Hour episode 67 Funny Guild Names

Welcome to the 67th episode of DDO Cocktail Hour where we discuss the social aspects of Dungeons and Dragons Online!  Today we are talking about funny guild names!  And we have a new sponsor that will help you sort out all the bad things Kobolds are saying about you! Trust me, it gets much worse than "Kobold Still Hates You."  Thanks so much for listening!

Played: 147 | Download | Duration: 00:50:43

Here is episode! ^^^ I have had a tiny hiccup with Cyber Ears and I might never go back there. Until then, the episodes reside safely on this site.





Intro 

Ender’s Game Trailer

Pacific Rim

Superman

What are you watching


Lessah is a Noob!

  • Red Eye Party Wipe Crucible

  • Crystal Cove

  • A tale woe or, the Sitting Ducks party wipe in VON 3 elite.  The Ducks (life 7?) Lessah is hired as a CC paladin.  

  • Why is cursespewing useless?

Things that make you go Hmmm

I bid on the Club of the Holy Flame and someone outbid me!  Really?  Really???  


**Trents are casting no more.  Shamgar is the new Anne and Sig.  

Survey for the new cast

Guild Names

Twitter (listeners toss their own funny guild names at us!)

Forums

Have you seen my server connection?  

The Daily Prep

Aug 2nd chickens lay eggs!


Emails:

Bekki

Shaw Wilson (Playwright!)

Kris Vampiric Beholders



Chickens


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DDO Cocktail Hour Episode 66, Got Glitter?

Welcome to the 66th episode of DDO Cocktail Hour where we discuss the social aspects of Dungeons and Dragons Online!  Today we are talking about crafting!  So bring your glitter, glue, and Popsicle sticks to the show.  Samius Gurobo and Lessah also answer a few impossible questions and read a judgmental email... fun times!  What DOES the faint Tang of Decay taste like?  We don’t even know!  Thanks so much for listening!

HERE is the link for the episode!  Just left click and play or right click and “save as” to download!

You can also listen from our home on cyberears HERE




01:06:55

WARNING!  This show is not bleeped!  There isn't a lot of bad language anyway. So whatever!


Intro:   A Team theme song

Happy mother’s Day!  

Why A-Team!  

Sorry so long between recordings!  

Back Yard Chickens!

Lessah is a Noob!

  • Double Trouble Hireling watch!  Larafay (Death Machine FS at level 15) Level 1 Fighter Virgil Grabby Hands

  • Three man Dreaming Dark on hard, PD

  • Get in the Van Little Girl!  Let’s go to Eveningstar

  • Super terrific Pop Quiz Question for Samius!  

  • Red Eye shout out


Tweets!  Let’s talk about crafting!  


Group Discussion, Crafting and you!  


Cannith Crafting, Eldrich Rituals Crafting, Shroud Crafting, Tower of Despair???, Epic Crafting, Dreaming Dark, Cauldron of Sorta Katra, Dragon touched???  Do people go there anymore?  


Is Item upgrading crafting?  

Is unraveling enchantments crafting?  


  • Crafting PSA.  Stop raining on my glitter parade!  Why is it when I feel like I’m having fun, some power gamer has to come and take a giant shit all over my gaming experience?  Keep your opinion to yourself, pat me on the head and say: “who’s a good crafter!” and move on!  


Forums

DDO Blogs, where Samius talks about one!

Geoff Hanna Congrats on Real Life Loot.  


Emails:

Scott Email  


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DDO Cocktail Hour Episode 65 Show Me The Money!

Welcome to the 65th episode of DDO Cocktail Hour where we discuss the social aspects of Dungeons and Dragons Online!  Today we are talking about supply, demand, and economy in DDO from a few very different perspectives and we welcome special guest Kudesnik to the show.  Noobs, Power Gamers, and Casual Players, Oh My!  We asked the community to share their Auction House shame with us too!  Lessah’s poo phones in, and I really wish that was a lie!  Thanks so much for listening!


HERE is the link for the episode!  Just left click and play or right click and “save as” to download!



You can also listen from our home on cyberears HERE


WARNING!  This show is not bleeped!  It’s just not, ok!   

56:19

Intro:   Bouncing

What are you drinking?

Iron Man and Samdok!  

Lessah is a Noob!

  • Double Trouble Hireling watch!

  •  Favorite All Time Hireling Thus Far, Samuel Merik Level 9 Cleric and Tonya Brightstone, Level 12 Favored Soul.  Hire these guys, they are amazeballs!

  • Things that make you go hmmmmm  Baudry Cartamon.  Why is your warehouse filthy?  What are you shipping?  Did you know you have kobold poo everywhere and dead bodies on the floor?  I am going to call the Board of Health!  Don’t the Coinlords have rules and regulations in place to keep the public safe or is this like the water supply scandal all over again? I think he is shipping empty boxes.  People buy those?  


Tweets!  Where you tell us your price gouging secrets, your secret shame and your personal limits.  

Group Discussion, Money in Stormreach and you!

  1. Where is all your money going?

  2. How do you make money when you are an OCD crafter and break everything down?  

    1. Heavy Fort Sapphire story

    2. The daily Routine, we all have one, what is yours?  

  3. How do you make money fast? I don’t want to be rich, I want to be ridiculous-ly wealthy.  Let’s make that happen!  

  4. How stupid do you think I am Stormreach?  It’s like everyone is trying to sell their loot to the five guys in the game who have all the money.  What about me?  What about the little guy!

Examples:  

  • Bloodstone.  It’s also a gem.  Stop selling it like it’s a real thing and please for the love of God, people stop buying it and getting taken for a ride!  

  • People are selling collectibles at prices no one would ever pay. “What what what... are you doing?”  

  • Ingredients.  You people are greedy!  5,000 plat for 10 greater earth essences? Really? Really?? That’s 500 plat each, why don’t you just stick a gun in my face?  

  1. What about long term Investments and 401K?

    • Is farming loot to sell on the AH that rewarding?  Do you do it as a happy accident or deliberately?  

    • Collectibles of Note.  Watch out for these guys!  

      • All Soarwoods!  (resist fire 30 pots)

      • Powdered blood  (Crafting and Heroism x15 minutes pots)

      • Research Diaries (crafting item, you need em when you need em! Also Haste Level 5 pots!)  

      • Fragrant Drowshoods 40K plat on Thelanis

      • Vials of Pure money  (Not as cool as they once were!)

      • Silver Flame Hymnals (hit or miss, I see one on Thelanis for 800 plat...) and Tomes of the Prophecies of Khyber, still a good bet!  

      • Unbound shards and shards of potential are money makers for crafters (like me!)  Just remember fair market value when shopping for ingredients I won’t pay over 50-75 plat each.  If you are paying more than that, you are getting robbed and if you are charging more than that.  DON’T.  What, what what, are you doing?  Look at your life, look at your choices!  

  1. Shard House


Forums

DDO Blogs, where Samius talks about one!

Sockofstuffing

Emails:

CTH Voicemail From Lessah’s poo.  (Really?  Really??  This is a thing now?!  This show has officially jumped the toilet!)


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DDO Cocktail Hour Episode 64, Spells IRL

Welcome to the 64th episode of DDO Cocktail Hour where we discuss the social aspects of Dungeons and Dragons Online and sometimes more inappropriate things too!  This week the crew ask “what spell in DDO would you use in real life?”  Lessah had a double trouble hireling watch feature and she shares a tale of Permadeath woe and talks about her mentor’s guide to building a flawless PD Ranger!  The team also talks about the My DDO fallout and Samius Gurobo’s poo phones in.  (I can’t make this stuff up, it really happened!)  Thanks so much for listening! 

This week’s we have a Public Service Announcement and a new sponsor. 

This PSA is brought to you by the Coin Lords.  Attention Citizens of Stormreach.   Do not drink the beverage known as Troglodyte Water!   

New Sponsor!  This one won’t make you sick.  In fact, this product makes everything fresher, it’s Dungeon Febreeze!  It eliminates odors and the faint tang of decay.  Just spray a little at the beginning of every dungeon you explore, you won’t notice that you have yet to cleanse that Dungeon Taint.  Remember, just because the quests stinks, doesn’t mean the dungeon needs to…Dungeon Febreeze.  Pick up some at your local vendor today!    

 

 

HERE is the link for the episode!  Just left click and play or right click and “save as” to download!

 

You can also listen from our home on cyberears HERE

 

WARNING!  This show is not bleeped!  It’s just not ok!   

00:43:33

Intro:   Blast

What are you drinking

Tweets, where you tell us what spell you would use from DDO in real life! 

Discussion, getting old players to return.  How do we do that?  You’ve lost that loving feeling.

Lessah is a Noob!

·       Double Trouble Hireling watch!  Level 8 Cleric “Fergus” and Level 11 FS “Roshan”.  Daffious is a hireling, but he is only available in the Sublime because he is a "biter". Also it's almost impossible to keep a halfing clean, the Coin Lord's deemed him too dirty for the regular vendor.  

·         A tale woe or… This one time in the shower…I accidentally killed my guild leader.

·         Ducks fly into the Chronoscope on elite!  I went to the Circus! 

·         Look Mom!  I’m a Ranger!  Tupe’s rules for making a flawless Permadeath Ranger! 

There are two kinds of characters in this game, Rangers and Targets.

Rangers are also arrogant little premadona bitches.

Remember you are the ranger, the clerics just think they run the party.

Never Buff a Halfling

Never Let your Halfling wiggle off its hook.

Always choose the pretty bows to match your shoes.

Con is a dump stat.

 

Forums

Samius has a new Blog!  Goodbye MyDDO, Hello Word Press. 

Emails: 

CTH Voicemail From Samius’ poo.  (What is my life?!) 

Spoiler Alert!  In 2 weeks Kudesnik and Jupiterspinning will join us for a special report on the Auction House and financial climate of Stormreach. 


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DDO Cocktail Hour Episode 63

Welcome to a brand new episode of the DDO Cocktail Hour where we discuss the social aspects of Dungeons and Dragons Online.  This week Lessah adds “Hireling Watch” to the show and also complains about how it sucks to be plat-challenged in DDO.  Samius talks for twenty minutes about his man crush on Robert Downey Jr. and the crew shares their gaming pet peeves.  We also spend way too much time talking about Furbies.  Thanks so much for listening! 

This week’s show is brought to you by “Trog Water” the only water designed specifically for Troglodytes and deemed safe by the Coin Lords for human consumption.  It’s fortified with God-Knows what, pick up a bottle today at your local vendor! 

 

 

HERE is the link for the episode!  Just left click and play or right click and “save as” to download!

 

You can also listen from our home on cyberears HERE

 

WARNING!  This show is not bleeped!  Mostly because I’m lazy. 

Intro:   

What are you drinking? 

Samius wanks off to Ironman.  And he also talks about movies.  FYI: Pacific Rim is not a porno! 

Stuff We Watch:  Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Shameless, The Carrie Diaries, Ru Paul’s Drag Race, Glee, The Mentalist, The Comic Book Men 

Send us a Tweet, tell us what you’re watching! 

Tweets, where you tell us your gaming Pet Peeve.  Here are some greatest hits: 

Don’t be in a group if you want to solo, Don’t echo your mic, Know your limitations, Don’t zerg off and then cry when you’re dead.  Don’t be needy!  No one likes needy.   

Lessah is a Noob!

  • Crafting (Look Mom!  I made a stinky longbow!)
  • Poor marketing skillz for ingredients rant!  1000 lesser Earth Essences for 41,000 Plat?  Really?  Being poor sucks!  (Where Lessah and Samius rant about high AH prices.)
  • Hireling watch!  This week’s Hireling is a Level 3 Favored Soul named “Porn Stash”
  • Things make me go hmmm…..  The Catacombs.  “The Faint tang of Decay” Could be coming from this dead body I’m standing next to.  His rotted guts are all over the floor.  Does anyone have Dungeon Febreeze? 

Forums

1.    Holy Crap Ron of Ron’s character planner Post MotU AC Update! 

2.    Tin foil hats  By Ape Man

Emails: 

Kudesnik, Irondeacon, Mizzaroo

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