Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Slave to the Grind

The title this week is so appropriate to how I have been playing recently and a little bit of good old fashion hard rock (crystalmoonchi thinking you will not enjoy this music video).
Yeah I got some strange stuff in the back pack.
So I haven't been blogging basically as I have been stuck on the grind route of Grouseman the heroic completionist. It just feels old smashing through quests and wildernesses that I have run probably several hundred times. I have been running him though and he is fun as a assassin rogue although he is primarily being played at the moment as a melee character almost fighter like with the different abilities. As I power level  he is currently two thirds of the way through level 18 and soon he will be working his way through 19 and getting ready for 3 warforged lives. I will be doing epic lives with him but at the moment I can't face epic rogue. The WF lives will be artis and 2 of them will definitely be skipped via xp stones. However with update 36 and the changes to Artificers I will be thinking I can do an epic version at some point. One of the great advantages of doing at least 40 more lives is I can pick and choose when to do epic with him and not need to do every one.
I do like the eyes even if it does mean switching with the mask to use it for the benefits.
So artificers are a changing and I have to thank @Strimtom for the video recently on the change. I know that I will have to revisit my artificers and will need 2 more whirling words which is my personal favourite rune arm. I hope that update 36 brings me back to my artificers as they have been quiet recently. My focus has been a rogue and a sorcerer, even my Barbarian (currently a fighter) has gone many days without getting much game time in.
So at level 17 this is how he looks.
With update 36 coming I was thinking about my own personal wish list, certainly 2 heroic wildernesses. I feel we need a level 8 and a level 12 wilderness but that is just me, I love wildernesses and feel a tiny bit aggrieved that I clear all those nasty monsters and yet not an once of favour. I mean slaughtering 7,500 monsters in the Orchard and not a single bit of favour??? Just wrong in my opinion! See okay didn't get on to the players council for whatever reason but I will still get my wish-list up lol.
My favourite Sorcerer finds killing a gargoyle above his head a little worrying. What goes up doesn't come down.
Going back to Grouseman, he has used a +5 supreme tome and is a completionist. So if I run him as a human he get each stat at 11  early and that will rise to a base of 15 for them all. So knowing that where to go with him? I have several bound and attuned Kukris with festival Icy burst and the level 8 ones are still the best choice when running the Vale. So Rogue was a natural choice but I am now thinking Tempest Ranger for his last life. Anyone who reads this blog and knows of a good build that I should look at please let me know as I have the next 40 or so lives planned but when I get there in 7 or 8 years time be nice to have a clue what to shoot at. Although if we get a race in the future that has Kukris for their god's favoured weapon then another choice will be opened.

Heading back to the Grind

Grouseman

1 comment:

  1. LOL, You know me too well, ahahaa! Yes, I did mute the music after the first few bars of listening ;P
    But it is perfect for what you intended it to be for, as usual.
    And I also know you well!!!
    You love the grind of DDO, ahahahhahaaha, you can't wait for them to put another race or whatever in the game. You have FOREVER to finish and it will never be done!! LOL ;-)
    Loves Ya

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