That’s One Small Step for the Cocktail Hour…

One Giant Leap in the right direction!

Guess who has a brand new iTunes Feed (pending approval from iTunes) and a new RSS Feed for shows?  This Girl!  Stay tuned for the iTunes Feed coming next week and should you want to read a too-long and boring story from me about “The Road So Far”, read more!

(more…)

Damsels of DDO Episode 1, The Shroud

Welcome to Damsels of DDO!  An offshoot of the DDO Cocktail Hour where girl gamers talk about things that are important to them in the world of Dungeons and Dragons Online. For this first installment we are talking about the Shroud!  Do people still go there?  Is it even worth it?  And what’s a Harry Beater?  Thanks so much for listening!

 

Arraetrikos


A Note From Lessah:  so far You Tube is the only place I plan to post shows because of the video/ Twitch ability.  Plus, when I finally fix the CTH’s iTunes Feed, I don’t want mixed up audio files going to the wrong place.  Aside from that, this is a kind of special side project where I get to monkey with video!

Intro:  Tavern Music!  (Pop Quiz: Name the music that plays at the end and get a mention on the next cast!) 

What even is this show?

This time around, we revisit an oldie but a goodie, the Shroud!

Housekeeping!

  • We have a YouTube Channel!  You can subscribe and maybe even listen to shows, who knows!  It’s a brave new world!  I have no subscribers, you can change that!
  • We are doing Epic Three Barrel Cove next!  Official Twitch date November 25th 11pm Pacific Time!  You can listen Live via Mixlr(Thanks very much to the DDO Players News for introducing me to this app, I LOVE it!) 

Email Us!  (Tell us how you’d feel about the option of a live audience!)  

 

Or just creep on us!  

 

Damsels of DDO Commercial!

damsels of ddo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(There is an extended dance cut remix of this on the Damsel’s Page!) 

 

 

Look Mom, a playlist!

Doing lots of work on the website today and making plans! Plans = good. Thanks to Clankenbeard for helping me figure a few things out and to Samius Gurobo for doing absolutely nothing!

Special thanks to my girls Sahba Jade and Mythery and also Rent as an honorary girl for being a cheerleader!

xxooxx

Lessah

 

DDO Cocktail Hour Episode 76, Samius Fix The Website!

ScreenShot00056

Welcome to the 76th episode of the DDO Cocktail Hour, where we discuss the social aspects of Dungeons and Dragons Online!  This time Samius and Lessah multitask in the Cannith Challenges.  We talk about the Fall Fling as well as the “Achievement Unlocked” idea aka bragging rights for players.  Listen for the indepth discussion on what makes a person an “Asshat”.  Thanks so much for listening!

 

HERE is the link for the episode!  Just left click and play or right click and “Save As”.  Or you can use the player above.  (God it feels good to be able to do things!) 

New Avengers Trailer

Fall Fling

DDO Players News

Forum:

New End Game Content – Prestige

By EdwinRophe

Samius Says:  Send your kids to Trade Schools and work camps instead of college! 

Emails:

  1.  DDO Dude, Where do you fall on the Asshat scale?
  2. Sympl of Thelanis, Lessah’s biggest fan comes forward!
  3. Derv of Thelanis, What’s up wit da website?

Group Discussion:  How to keep older players interested in the game.

Reach us at:

Follow us on Twitter

@Lessah

SamiusGurobo

Email Us!

Lessah@ddococktailhour.com

Samius@ddococktailhour.com

Twitch Stream: Lessah101, SamiusGurobo

*************************************************************

Shhhh, Website Bonus material!

*************************************************************

I ran across these dating profiles online and I knew I had seen these guys somewhere before!  As it turns out, they are all from Stormreach.

ogre dating vorag the vengefulVorag the Vengeful

  • Offline
  • Location: The Butcher’s Path
  • Occupation: Unemployed
  • Solitary ogre seeks female of any type for no strings D/s fun and games.
  • Likes: Adamantine hammers, dancing with myself, Vengeance
  • Dislikes: Kobolds, being disturbed
  • Quote: “The sewer is a lonely place without you.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lord Hragg of Greymoon   (From his Grindr Profile)

ogre dating hragg grindr2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ogre dating elder bruku  Elder Bruku of Greymoon.

  • Offline
  • Location: Sorrowdusk Island
  • Occupation: Leader of the Greymoon Ogre Clan
  • Silver backed ogre seeking lady for loving relationship.
  • Likes: Dining on the flesh of fallen adventurers, Mystical Dried Fish
  • Dislikes: Trolls, Kidnappers
  • Quote: “Won’t you ease my empty nest syndrome?”

DDO Cocktail Hour Episode 75, Is This Thing On?

Welcome to the 75th episode of the DDO Cocktail Hour where we discuss the social aspects of Dungeons and Dragons Online!  We have a lot to talk about!  Gen con is coming up but…pirates are all around us, and Samius Gurobo is now in charge of making our website pretty!  We also go over emails and some other stuff too! Listen to find out which DDO Monster Samius Gurobo wants as a roommate!  Thanks so much for listening!

 

Here is the link for the episode!   (Warning: Show not totally bleeped!)

Jaggie made Lessah and Samius Plushies for Gen Con!

Jaggie made Lessah and Samius Plushies for Gen Con!

Intro:  Heal all of me!  By Rent2Pwn

 What would I do without your sweet heals

Keepin’ me alive while ignoring their feels

-  Got My hit points (brimming)- no kidding, I can’t stop you now

- What’s going on with the rest of the guys

– They’re on a downward hitpoint slide

- And they’re all dyin’, don’t know what hit em’ but I’ll be alright

[Pre-Chorus:]

The fighter is bleeding

- but i’m doing fine

- The caster is half out of her mind.

[Chorus:]

– ’cause all of you

– heals all of me

- Love the buffs and all the pee pools

– screw the rest of all the people

Give your heals to me

I’ll stay alive for you

At the end of all the fighting

They’re part dead and I’m still livin’

‘Cause you throw your heals at me

and you give them none of you, ohoh

 

Summer Fling 
 Twitter tag:  #ddogencon   #gecon2014

26:00 Group Discussion  

  • Gen Con
  • Gen Con party:  Friday Night, Severin, SWAG!

Email!

Steiner:  

1) IF you had to have a DDO/D&D Monster as a roommate, which would you choose to live with?

1a) Which DDO NPC would be your first pick for a roommate and why? (And no Samius, you can’t bang them…. EVER, not even with Tobril.)

2) Which Monster would you not want to live with?  Troglodytes excluded.

2a) Which DDO NPC would you not want to live with and why? (And yes Samius, it can be because I told you you can’t ever bang them).

Dictynna of Sarlona – Airships as real estate?

Reach us at:

Follow us on Twitter

@Lessah

@SamiusGurobo

Email Us!

Lessah@ddococktailhour.com

Samius@ddococktailhour.com

Twitch Stream: Lessah101, SamiusGurobo

Is this thing on???

While my better half assures me that I did nothing wrong and it was just poor timing on my part, updating my site while some sort of maintenance was going on… I still continue to think that it was in fact my fault for breaking the Cocktail Hour so effectively.
But hey! If you are going to screw something up, really put your back into it right?

So what happens now?  What about all the cool stuff that used to be here?  Well.  I hope to bring some of it back and maybe get some new stuff too!  Only I know nothing about Word Press and am still learning.  I was really used to Quick Blog so I didn’t change it.   Getting the shows back on the site will be more challenging.  Samius has a pretty good idea for that too though and since he is better at Word Press than I am, I hope he rolls up his sleeves and digs in or at least helps me learn!  Either way, I’m just happy to have my website back!

Thank you to everyone who sent me messages of support!  We have a show planned for this week!  (Right Samius?)

Cheers!

Lessah

 

DDO Cocktailhour Episode 74 What’s in a name?

Welcome to the 74th episode of DDO Cocktail Hour where we discuss the social aspects of Dungeons and Dragons Online!  Welcome Chai back to the show for a second date with Samius!  We have a ton of email and lots to talk about including our Summer Fling, the Crystal Cove, Swashbuckling, and BonnieBew sent in a great game of Would You Rather, DDO Addition!  Listen to find out what “How’s Your Father” really means in old timey speak!  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!

Intro:  Kobold Still Hates You!

Twitter Question?  

What are you taking for granted?  

DDO Cast guest what?

https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t1.0-9/10391395_762858460418878_5436168749237448175_n.jpg

 

Lessah and Samius’ static group.  “The Summer Fling”  party wipe in the Chronoscope! Mass walk of shame! 


Gen Con Party

Samius Says:  Open mic rant, commendations of valor

Forum:  DDO Party  by Cd!

Vote For Chai!  by Ungood

Bonnie Bew email of shame game!  

After dying during the first week of Summer Fling, I decided I had to write DDO CocktailHour an E-mail of Shame as part of my penance. Of course, then I promptly forgot about

it, because I have the attention span of a five year-old with a bag of Pixie Stix.

Since Lessah is hinting about making a new show this weekend, I’m scrambling to write this at the last second. It’s a gift!  

I don’t have any burning questions, so I’m offering up a round of “Would You Rather?“. You can only pick between the either/or options in the question – no adding in stuff!


1) Would you rather… gain the ability to ride horses and dinosaurs in DDO or dye armor and Warforged plating in DDO?

Dinosaurs in the Eberron Wiki

2) Would you rather… manage the torches in Crystal Cove, guard the line in Crystal Cove, or watch ‘Dance Moms’ before you do Crystal Cove one more friggin’ time?


3) Would you rather… play a Warlock class in DDO or Eberron’s Kalashtar race?

4) Would you rather… drink Trog Water or drink a Dirty Kobold?

5) Would you rather…be resistant to all poisons, or resistant to all diseases?

6) Would you rather… break all the boxes in a quest before Shesamius can lick them, or have your dog Janet break all of the boxes in a quest before Shesamius can lick them?

7) Would you rather…have DDO introduce Epic Sorrowdusk, or Epic Inspired Quarter?

8) Would you rather...have more quests added to the Searing Heights wilderness area or more available Druid PREs?

9) Would you rather… get half-assed Cocktail Hour E-mails of Shame or discuss Samius’s feelings about Armour Class again?

Group Discussion  

  • Listener Bill writes in and says: “With the last update the single weapon fighting feat was introduced. Why do you think that DDO placed the restriction on the feat of only using a buckler, orb or nothing in the off hand, why not allow all the shields? …what is your take on the new feat?”  

Emails: SO MUCH EMAIL!  

  1. Sahba Jade double dip!  “When is the next show?”  “Live show at Gen Con would be great.”  

  2. Chris: 

    1. Potency?   

    2. Blade-forged Paladin?   

    3. I <3 Samius.  

    4. Awesome character names  

  3. Bonnie Bew Double Dip!  Renaming! 

  4. Epic fail email!  “Eshep”  “meet me at the STD”.  Most everyone figured out where to go.  I wonder if yall can figure out the tavern to which he was referring.”  

DDO Drink List

Reach us at:

Follow us on Twitter

@Lessah

SamiusGurobo

Email Us!

Lessah@ddococktailhour.com

Samius@ddococktailhour.com   

Twitch Stream: Lessah101, SamiusGurobo


************************************************************
Bonus Material! 

Gen Con 2012 was a live show and just for fun, Samius and Lessah had their kids do the show intro! 
************************************************************

DDO Cocktailhour Episode 73, Drunk Samius Sober Samius

Welcome to the 73rd episode of DDO Cocktail Hour where we discuss the social aspects of Dungeons and Dragons Online!  Welcome special guest Chai to the show this week, watch out I think Samius has a new man crush!  We are talking about the new update, our static groups, Twitch gaming, and more!  Listen to find out why a barefoot pirate is better than a Hipster Pirate!  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!   (I will add time stamps later!  I wanted to get this show out by Father’s Day!) 

Intro:  Sponsor!  Otto’s Dance Club!   Very special thanks to Chai for mixing the audio and Martel of Argonnessen who voiced it for me! 

Twitter Question?  

What is your new favorite room on your guild’s airship?   

Lessah and Samius’ static group.  “The Summer Fling”  What exactly is the “Walk of Shame”  Bardic sex change?  

Lessah is a Noob!

  • Pugging disasters.  Thanks a lot Patrick from DDOCast!  

  • The Danger Room!  

Things that make you go Hmmm

  • Pirates never wear shoes.  

Gen Con party?  

Samius Says:  This was a segment once.  What happened to all our old segments???  

Forum:  DDO Party

Paladin Changes!!!  (In where Samius and Chai make sweet sweet love)  

Group Discussion  Update 22

  • THEY BROKE CRAFTING!!!!  Whaaaaaaaaaaa

  • +6 stat tomes whaaaaaa?  

Emails:

Why don’t I have email?  


Reach us at:

Follow us on Twitter

@Lessah

SamiusGurobo

Email Us!

Lessah@ddococktailhour.com

Samius@ddococktailhour.com   

Twitch Stream: Lessah101, SamiusGurobo

The Summer Fling!

This is a static group hosted by the DDO Cocktail Hour that will be livestreamed on Wednesdays From 1:30-2:30 PM EST on the Argonnessen Server.  (That is 12:30-1:30 CST, 10:30-11:30 PST, and 6:30-7:30 London Time whatever that is in time talk!)  Starting next Weds at June 11th 2014! 

Tune in at Lessah101 on Twitch or SamiusGurobo on Twitch

The rules for this group
will be very different and unconventional.  

Members:  Samius, Jerry, Grimm, Rach, Lessah, Mike, (One alt BonnieBew)

 

Da Roolz

No twinking.  That means No Auction House, No Shard House, NO VENDORS (Weapon, clothing, jewelry, potion, wand, scroll.  Basically, if you can buy it, just walk away.) Here is the exception:  Spell components, crafting materials from the crafting hall, arrows/ bolts/ missile weapons incl the ones that are sold in House D. 

No grouping outside the static group. You will be dedicated to the “Summer Fling” group until school starts back up (August basically).  (Soloing for make-up XP is ok, farming for collectibles and potions i.e. picking Lily’s in the Tangle Root Gorge for Remove Curse and Cure pots is ok, farming the named minotaur or the named skeleton in TBC for the hand wraps or the Hand Canon is ok, just don’t overdo it and use good judgment.  Know when to say when.)  Note about this!  I want this to be fun and a tiny bit challenging.  I want you to yearn for items.  If you find yourself missing something in your inventory or from your character.  GOOD.  Then the group is working as intended!  So be careful when you think about farming something!  Ask yourself if you really need it or if you can live without it. 

We level together, so if you collect xp on your own, you will have to bank that XP before the group is ready to level.  

You play with only what you find in quests.  Group sharing is ok, crafting is highly encouraged.  The vendors are off limits!

NO DDO STORE.  No stat tomes, no extra inventory slots, no bank slots, no crafting materials.  (Already existing companions on your account are ok.)            Here is the exception!  You can have cosmetic hair.  Samius is a big GIRL so you can buy hair dye (but if you pull hair dye from a chest you must eat it immediately regardless of color) Buy at your own risk. 

NO DAILY/ WEEKLY DICE.  You are welcome to roll the dice on another character or save the dice prizes on a mule for when the group disbands.  

We start at Level 7.  

If all six players do not show up, we will fill the group with a hireling from the market vendor or an alternate dedicated to the group.  Time is very tight with this group, so if you are late we will have already started.  The group starts on time.  Just jump in when you log on and be judged.  

This is a Twitch group and all play sessions will be on the live stream.  Additionally, so that all players can be heard over the live stream (and to make it more entertaining), we will be using skype!  You can download skype for free at skype.com.  

Death.  This is a great topic!  We are not a Permadeath group, but cooperative gameplay is rewarded while zerging and taking my XP with your demise is discouraged.  

If you die, you must suffer “The Walk of Shame”.  Remove your armor/ robe and continue the quest naked.  (You will be allowed your non-visible gear and any weapons/ staff/ scepters in your hands)  

 If you suffer a second death.  You are to move to the back of the party and go into “time out” and think about what you did.  When the quest is over, you must go to the tavern naked as penance for your death.  Once in the tavern, you will be allowed to wear your clothes again!  Do not worry, your Walk will be on the Live Stream and I will Tweet about it so everyone knows!  Remember, it’s Shame, not Fame!  


FAQ’s:  


1.  I want to join,
but I don’t have the ability to roll a level 7, can I join the group with an
already established level seven character?  


Yes!  But I ask that you start naked, and I
do mean naked.  Unload all of your gear, stat items, and weapons, the
group will outfit you as it goes along!  Please avoid buying tomes from
the DDO store.  


 


2.  What if I miss
a day due to real life?  


Please try your best not to miss!  But if
you do miss, you will be responsible for making up that XP, the same rules will
apply so your make-up session will be on your own (minus one hireling!)


 


3.  Can I buy bags
to hold more collectibles/ ingredients from the DDO Store?  


    No.
 Turn them in for goodies, put them in your bank, destroy them. Figure it
out.  


 


4.  But I have
tomes from the anniversary card game to use!  


   
Great!  Use them on another character or wait until the end of the summer.
 


 


5.  Can I do the
DDO Store quest on Korthos that gives me a spirit cake?  


    No.
 Just no.  Stop asking!  


 


6.  Can I use the
bonus ticket that gives me a crafting XP elixir and slayer boost pot?  


    No.
 Use it and give the items to another character.  


 


7.  Can I use ship
buffs?  


What is a ship buff?  <<<that
should answer your question.  Conversely, when we earn House P favor, we
will be using the “buff table”.  That is almost as good as ship buff, but
not really!  XD  For the purpose of this group, I would like to form
a temporary guild.  “Summer Fling”


 


8.  Can I join the
Summer Fling guild with my level seven character, “side car” level along with
you, and join if a regular player does not show up?  


I’d like to leave this to the group’s
discretion.  I don’t mind.  But all the same rules will apply to your
side car.  If the regular player shows up, you must relinquish that
player’s spot once the current quest is completed. 


 


9.  What does your
group need most?  


I already have a Druid and an Artificer and
cleric.  Pick something! 


 


10.  Why do you
have so many rules?  


Because


 


GOALS:  (the group decides, the group always decides, but before hand because we have a golden hour!) 


Week One:  Coin
Lord Favor for back pack space


Week Two/ Three:
 House P favor and House K favor bank and Buffs!  


Week Four:  Finish
the above if not finished and start House D?  Group vote!