Hoarder! DDO-style

 Posted by at 12:28 am  DDO, Game Play  Add comments
Apr 262011

For the last few weeks I have been unwilling to sell off my usual quest-gotten vendor fodder. All of my characters are starting to feel the pain of carrying around an extra buttload* of otherwise useless weaponry.

* Technically, it is a Metric Buttload, for those who pay attention to such things

Update 9 is coming, Wednesday! And with it comes … well really a lot of things … but also, crafting!

I wanted to spend a couple of weeks on Lamannia figuring out the new system, but real life has had me by the short hairs. “No Lammania for you!” says real life, and who am I to argue?

Junk Lady
“Well look here, a +2 useless byeshk kama of nothingspecial, that’s what you were looking for, wasn’t it my dear …”

On the plus side, I will be figuring it out with my guild and without spoilers. But I like to know how things work: this time, I do not.

What little I do know comes largely from the research I did in early March for this post and for this post.

  • I know that one of the raw materials for the new system is your old weapons, through “deconstruction”
  • I know that you need Crafting XP to make anything useful
  • I suspect that deconstructing may provide XP, but even if not, it will certainly provide the crafting ingredients

I don’t know which weapons will be the most useful as deconstruction candidates, so I am stashing them all. I get a lot of weapons. Poor characters. They are all starting to look like the Junk Lady from Labyrinth, except with weapons instead of wicker chairs and stuffed teddy bears. I may have to stop questing altogether until after the patch.

So many weapons,
I’m heavily encumbered.

Yes, I’m a hoarder. But I hoard with a mission! Hope it turns out to have been worthwhile.

🙂 😀 🙂

  5 Responses to “Hoarder! DDO-style”

Comments (5)
  1. I’d have given you 5 “stars”, but I read in your blog somewhere that “everybody” “always” give 5, so…

  2. Each power on a item gives you a deconstruct level. 5+ gives the most but it doesn’t seem to give that much more deconstructing 8 over 5. Keep any item with a metal property (such as silver) but metalline is not a property. It can be deconstructed.

    When you level up; look for cheap recipes.

  3. Deconstructing doesn’t give XP, but for the most part anything will give you mats, no matter how useless. (And I believe, but I’m not positive, that say, stunning +2 gives the same amount as stunning +10. Probably a glitch, though.)

  4. It would be most unexpected if Stunning +10 = Stunning +2.

  5. Crafting is cool, but I hate that I can’t take unwanted parts off cool ass weapons like I have a +1 Seeker (+10) Heavy Repeating X-bow of pure good I would love to chop off the +1 and and pure good then replace it with a higher plus and maybe deception or some other suffix rider. Also the fact that you can transmute the down and sideways but not up is kinda annoying.

What do you think?

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