This time of year I guess people have one of two situations. Either the family congregate and game time disappears or you are away from work/school and can put in some serious gaming. For me it was family so I have been barely playing, perhaps just 30 minutes or so a day. Which compared to what I usually put in is a pittance.
|This time of year it takes hours picking out a tree|
We have all hopefully worked out by now even with all the game time I have put in and all the characters I have run from a half orc barbarian to a halfling monk that is not built around a healing amp I still see myself as a newb. Okay I know what I like and I have played every class at least twice but that is about my enjoyment. To me DDO is about the fun of figuring things out and not copying others, I could go down the route of running the shroud regularly and farming items and materials to make my characters Uber but I I don't want Uber characters I want fun to play characters.
I will trying and build the best character I can but having a character that has so much gear for every occasion appeals less and less. Even on my maxed out sorcerer I only have 4 hotbars and when I see what others are having on their screen shots I go brain dead. I could not remember what 25 characters have on every hotbar if I have gear for every problem. If it is a caster I want one with my main offensive spells and and another with my buffs. For melee a selection of weapons but the active bar will have the special attacks if any, a lot of the time I will go down the passive route of building a character so everything works without my interference.
|Okay the one on the right at the back.... I think|
Now I definitely would never tell another player how to play but when I watch videos/streaming of other players I do wonder just how they remember what is on every hotbar? Perhaps I need to get a better memory? Sorry this was going to be just a happy holiday wish but I got distracted and my mind went on a wander. If anyone who reads this has 7 plus hotbars on most of their characters would love to know how you memorise the wide spectrum you have available. Have I missed a trick or is old age my problem?
Happy holidays and may your ice skates hit purple (assumption skates being required soon).