One of other changes from Update 30, beyond the Gnomes and the Anniversary Party Challenge, is the addition of two new food groups to bars and taverns across both of DDO’s realms: broccoli and bacon.
Technically, it is not broccoli itself, but rather broccoli juice. Which in real life, I think, is normally just called “water”, but in DDO it is this lovely emerald nectar, greener than a fresh apple, filling a goblet with broccoli goodness.
There is a purpose to this; the broccoli juice restores 6000 points of mana when consumed in a tavern. Not instantly, it takes a minute, and you have to stay in the tavern for the whole minute to get all 6000 points of mana. Similarly, bacon restores 6000 hit points over a minute.
We’ve had food and drink in DDO all along, this is nothing new. What is new is that food and drink used to provide an effect – “Fed” and “Quenched” respectively – that varied in strength from I to X, restoring more points at X than it did at I. Now we just get “Broccoli” and “Bacon” as shown here.
Another difference is that food and drink used to be accompanied by two differing types of oils, so that warforged characters could also restore points even though they do not eat or drink. I forget the specifics of the oil types, but the thought was that they would apply them rather than consuming them. It is the same reason why most characters can directly use Tasty Ham, but warforged cannot and instead have to first use the Stone of Change to convert it to Tasty Ham Oil.
But that is not the way of modern DDO; we don’t have time for that kind of fuss and bother. Everyone eats bacon and drinks broccoli, whether they actually possess mouths or not.
Note our lovely warforged model Exterminate, eating and drinking just like lesser, fleshier, fragile organic creatures do.
Regardless of the mouths/non-mouths of warforged, I suspect that many of us never get our hit points or mana back while in a tavern. That is what guild airships are for! It felt odd to step into the Goldwing Inn for a refresh between Anniversary Party challenge runs; it seemed weird and old-fashioned, like suddenly I was playing the game on a 386 with an 800×600 monitor.
Nonetheless, we don’t all have guild airships, right? But we do all need hit points and mana, and now we can all fill up in one minute or less. Unless you have somehow figured out how to stack more than 6000 hit points onto your character? 6000 mana is more likely but I think still out of reach.
It is, isn’t it? 6000 mana? Does anyone actually have that much?
I am always curious.
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