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1  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Neverwinter on: September 01, 2013, 07:29:20 PM
I noticed today that I got some enchants/runestones for participating in the Midsummer contests. I did a bunch over the last few days, and even won a few times, but I never got any enchants/runes out of them. I thought that was a little strange (though I'm not complaining).

One correction to your post - the dailies do not yield flower bags, just flower petals. The only way I've seen to get the flower bags (which are full of petals) is to buy them from the flower chick using flowers.
2  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Neverwinter on: August 30, 2013, 04:28:35 AM
Having spent a chunk of the day at the Midsummer festival, I'm a tad ambivalent about it. It's a massive time-sink, but I'm not sure what I'd get from it would be worth the effort. The mounts I see aren't any better than the horse I already have (+50% speed), and while the companion seems funny, I already have an animal companion that's only better than the Cleric companion because he's 10 levels higher, and even then it's debatable. I just can't decide if there's much of anything I really want in this event. I also heard rumor that the transmute item for CWs changes your weapon into a flower, which holds no particular interest for me.
3  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Neverwinter on: August 29, 2013, 09:42:56 PM

Quote from: silverjon on August 29, 2013, 05:23:12 PM

you can gain several levels per week without worrying

To quote the (already passe') internet meme: Ain't nobody got time for that! I need to make level 11 within the first day so I can start invoking and doing professions right away. If all goes well, I end up with 3-4 of each type of holy coin to spend before I delete and start over. I've definitely slowed down, though, now that I'm playing Feywild on my main, and this event (which seems fun if a bit goofy) will surely slow me down even more.
4  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Neverwinter on: August 29, 2013, 11:15:54 AM

Quote from: Destructor on August 29, 2013, 01:25:34 AM

Odin - I remember when you could farm the Profession Pack due to a bug (of which Cryptic has had MANY and MANY of in NW) where you could drop the mission and have someone else share it to you. So you could go in, do the mission, drop the mission, leave the mission, wait 5 minutes (as that's the instance respawn timer), and do it again. And again and again.

Yeah, I farmed it, well, a lot back when it was still around. Tongue

Yeah, the exploits in this game are rampant. I haven't used any of them (intentionally, anyway. Lord knows how many I've stumbled across without realizing it). These packs are REALLY nice - I've gotten a few duds, but I've also gotten some outstanding stuff out of them, including blue and green profession workers and assets.

If it were just the pack, it probably wouldn't be worth it, but Born to Die also generates around 10g (which is a royal pain in the ass to transfer), 10k AD (or much more if I have him do foundries, PVP, etc.), rank 1 profession workers (1 for each profession, plus several more that I hire), low-end pots (useful for alchemy), LOTS of profession supplies, etc. I've decided to continue farming the pack until I get sick of it (which could happen) or until they release a new class that I want to play (Ranger or Druid would be awesome), at which point I'd need that character slot for a real character.
5  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Neverwinter on: August 29, 2013, 01:07:51 AM
I hit 60 on my main (a CW with no particular build who probably isn't living up to his full potential) some months ago and immediately set him aside. I leveled up a DC to somewhere in the 30s and realized that there was a free profession pack for the taking at Neverdeath graveyard. My focus since then has been to farm that pack like crazy. I have never played basically ANY level 60 content on my main.

I created a new account (since I'd already used my two slots on my main account) and rolled up a TR. I got my profession pack, but found I'd enjoyed my TR too much to delete him as I'd planned, so I set him aside and rolled up another guy. This time, I named him "Born to Die," I bought him NOTHING, and I wouldn't even let him (or her) wear clothes. I also made BTD (as I call him/her) a CW, since I already had one of those and knew I wouldn't get attached to a second one. That worked pretty well, and I've farmed that pack around 10 times (maybe only 8 or 9, maybe more, I've lost track) since then, at a rate of about once every 4-5 days. With the exception of events, I haven't really touched my level 60 since.

I have to say, that changed with the release of Feywild. The much more manageable dailies (which don't involve doing a PVP match or foundry mission FOUR FRIGGIN' TIMES!!!) combined with the campaign system (where you can unlock permanent BOONS, such as +250 power, for your character) and the new professions caused me to bring my CW out of semi-retirement. I did indeed unlock a second part of the Feywild map after 3-4 days, which gives me even more dailies to do. Now I'm struggling to keep up with those and still advance my profession-pack farmer up to the proper level to quest for that pack. I'm definitely staying interested, though, which is the main thing. Yest I'm definitely not as hooked as I was on WoW, which is important as that game sucked me in and wouldn't let me go.
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 29, 2013, 12:55:32 AM

Quote from: silverjon on August 28, 2013, 06:22:54 PM

Quote from: Odin on August 23, 2013, 04:27:00 PM

I guess need to check and see if there's a thread on here where SilverJon and I can be the only ones to discuss Neverwinter Online, ha ha.

Phew, yeah, they just let me in.

Yay!
7  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Neverwinter on: August 24, 2013, 11:30:47 AM
I guess that's a big negative. Ah well, I mostly play solo anyway.
8  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Neverwinter on: August 23, 2013, 04:30:44 PM
So is anybody here actually playing this? Feywild came out yesterday and actually made some nice changes, along with the usual array of bugs (sorting the AH is busted, CTDs are rampant). As mentioned above, it definitely sounds as if Feywild is a money-pit for ADs, but they also added at least one new daily in which my lvl 60 made 6000AD for 7 minutes of work this morning (plus another 2,000 from the old daily guy, Rhix), so it's not a total loss.

FWIW, I've got a Lvl 60 (primarily T1 gear), a Lvl 50, a level 45ish, and then a guy I use to farm profession packs, and I've never spent a dime on this game.  I don't have a purple mount or a full kit of T2 gear, but the game has certainly held my attention without the need to spend actual cash.
9  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: August 23, 2013, 04:27:00 PM
I guess need to check and see if there's a thread on here where SilverJon and I can be the only ones to discuss Neverwinter Online, ha ha.
10  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: October 11, 2011, 01:36:04 AM
I don't really realize how often I check in at OO throughout the day until it's down.

I also don't realize how infrequently I come to GT until I can't remember the name of the site.  icon_smile
11  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: November 15, 2010, 12:21:31 PM
Looks to be down. No morning Walking Dead analysis for me, it seems.
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: November 05, 2010, 10:14:38 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on November 05, 2010, 10:09:23 PM

Quote from: Odin on November 05, 2010, 09:57:45 PM

Yeah, downforeveryoneorjustme says it's down. So what's new around here?
Zeke is pushing a liberal gay agenda now.

Zekester posts here? I thought he'd disappeared completely.
13  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: November 05, 2010, 09:57:45 PM
Yeah, downforeveryoneorjustme says it's down. So what's new around here?
14  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Official Name Change: Odin on: July 16, 2010, 08:50:21 PM
Seems like these threads are usually made by KD, but clearly it's the change, not the thread, that makes it official. biggrin

Anyway, the poster formerly known as Sith Lord is now Odin. No fancy reason, I've just felt at times over the thousands of threads I've participated in at forums where I used that older handle that on rare occasions I got a stronger, harsher reaction to my posts than I'd have otherwise expected. Occasionally it was implied that my evil-sounding name might have something to do with it. Maybe so, maybe not - it's hard to say, but to be on the safe side I finally decided to just make it something less commonly associated with blowing up planets and generally screwing people over.

Granted, if Anthony Hopkins comes off as a real prick in the new Thor movie I could have similar problems, but I doubt Odin will ever summon the same immediacy of dislike that Darth Sidious/Palpatine did. So there you go.

This mirrors my change on Octopus Overlords from a month ago.
15  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: July 07, 2010, 12:08:23 PM
It's down for everyone, not just me! biggrin
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 05, 2010, 02:18:58 PM

Quote from: tgb on May 05, 2010, 01:28:10 PM

Why isn't this thread just stickied?
Eternal optimism?
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: May 04, 2010, 11:50:31 PM

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on May 04, 2010, 11:09:43 PM

Why do we have this thread?

For the same reason that somebody always posts at OO on the rare occasion GT is down. Because it's good to have confirmation that it's not just you and it's good to commiserate with others when you're bummed out that your forum is down.
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Road on: November 28, 2009, 02:31:26 AM
Yeah, I remember getting past the poor punctuation eventually, but it didn't help me enjoy the story any better.I didn't hate it, I just didn't see what the big deal was. It was meh.
19  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: November 27, 2009, 11:44:51 PM
Nice!  icon_lol
20  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thanksgiving Band of Brothers marathon on Spike on: November 27, 2009, 11:44:12 PM
I have the DVD set and had my own little marathon a week ago. Just an absolutely top-notch series. Makes great watching alongside Saving Private Ryan (made by the same producers, IIRC). I've watched the series quite a few times and never get tired of it. What a remarkable time in history and what a fantastic retelling of their story.
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: November 27, 2009, 11:36:12 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on November 27, 2009, 10:36:07 PM

Leave OO alone.  I'll miss it just as much as I miss GT if it disappeared.  Almost same community but very different vibe

Well, sadly at the moment OO has chosen to leave us alone. It makes us grumpy.
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Road on: November 27, 2009, 09:35:47 PM
Bah, I used to be an English teacher so I've read enough literature to know that it is possible to like some of it (though I never liked as much of it as I probably should have as an English teacher). I just didn't like this. It seemed to be a story about a guy who made some really great "check for secret doors" rolls and not much else.
23  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The Road on: November 27, 2009, 07:59:49 PM
I'm relieved to see that I'm not the only one who was unimpressed by this book (though we're a pretty clear minority). I remember I found something about the writing style (lack of periods? Capitalization? Quotation marks? Something important was under-utilized, I don't recall what) bothersome, and the story itself just didn't do much for me.
24  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: November 27, 2009, 06:21:42 PM

Quote from: triggercut on November 27, 2009, 04:11:15 PM

It might be time to have it put down.

I never feel this way when the site's up - it still seems a vibrant, dynamic community to me with plenty of activity to hold my interest.

But when it's down like this, I turn traitor in a big hurry. It ain't fair, but feelings often aren't. I think I mostly just want the thing to work and I want to go somewhere (like here) to rant and bitch when it doesn't. Then when it works again, all is forgiven and I forget how annoyed I was until the next time it crashes.
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: November 05, 2009, 03:57:01 PM

Quote from: Jag on November 05, 2009, 03:56:04 PM

Quote from: dbt1949 on November 05, 2009, 03:51:42 PM

Ah, we had a pilot on board. Who'd of thunk it?

He didn't have the fish.

So long and thanks for all the fish?
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: November 05, 2009, 01:27:23 AM
It's slow as molasses in January, but it's back up.
27  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: November 04, 2009, 01:11:17 PM
I always wondered why Rip had named OO's virtual server "yo-yo." Now I get it.  Tongue
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What if they remade the movie version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on: May 27, 2009, 10:00:56 AM
I liked the original movie and was disappointed when the "johnny come lately" TV series didn't seem related to it at all. From the article, their basic premise makes sense - it's been a while, it's time for a new Slayer to take the job. The only real problem with it that I can see is the horde of rabid series fans who are going to freak out about it.

I'm glad Abrams wasn't dissuaded from making the Trek relaunch, it was an awesome movie. This movie could be great, too, but I'm betting there's a good chance that the fan reaction could kill it.
29  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The "Fabulous One" is not so fabulous any longer. At least financially. on: May 27, 2009, 09:53:51 AM
That's good advice. When I was unemployed, we used our HEL to pay off one of our cars, as the line was a) essentially borrowing from ourselves and b) had some insanely-long time period before we were even required to start making payments. It might have been as long as five years, I don't recall exactly, but it was a long time. We ended up paying ourselves back well before that timeframe once I got a new job, but taking the pressure off was a huge help. We didn't need to do it with credit cards since we've never not paid the balance each month, but I can see it working the same way, and I'd much rather owe myself money than some CC company charging me 18% or whatever.
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The "Fabulous One" is not so fabulous any longer. At least financially. on: May 27, 2009, 12:52:41 AM

Quote from: PeteRock on May 26, 2009, 06:20:53 PM

We'll have to make minimum payments on credit cards

Just my $.02 here, but once you do find work (and it sounds like you've got a strong network that should help make that happen pretty soon), I'd suggest paying those suckers off pronto. Carrying credit card debt from month to month is just pissing money away, IMO. One of the main reasons that I was able to opt out of the whole workplace BS a few months back was that we live within our means and don't carry debt that's not critical (ie. a mortgage, car loans when we need new vehicles, and not much else).

Anyway, continued best wishes on your job hunt.
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Need help winning a trip to NY on: May 23, 2009, 11:19:33 PM
Woo hoo!

The producer has already called and told me that the Dinosaur won by a landslide when the current votes were combined with the anchor/judges scores. I've been told to report to the restaurant tomorrow morning at 6 AM for the follow-up segment. Woo hoo!!

If I understand correctly, the segment will air tomorrow morning (Sunday, 5/24) at approximately 7:30 or 8:30 AM depending on your time zone and which of the 3 live feeds your local affiliate has elected to air. Check your local listings, I guess.

Thanks a ton to those who cast their vote on my behalf.
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Need help winning a trip to NY on: May 23, 2009, 12:53:25 PM
Last bump here, just to provide the location of the voting link. I can't seem to direct-link to the vote page, but from the GMA Weekend website, about halfway down the page, there should be a link titled "Best Barbecue Contest." I was able to vote once with each of my two browsers. Thanks to everybody who votes!!
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Need help winning a trip to NY on: May 22, 2009, 08:53:42 PM

Quote from: Teggy on May 22, 2009, 06:26:09 PM

This contest seems a little odd, though. Only 4 contestants, and none from Memphis even?

Yeah, it's purely a popularity contest. If Memfus folks weren't persuasive enough or vocal enough in their entries, I guess that's their tough luck.  icon_smile
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: The "Fabulous One" is not so fabulous any longer. At least financially. on: May 22, 2009, 08:52:01 PM
Sorry to hear it Pete. Good luck and stay positive! Things have a way of working out.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Harry Potter Trailer Out on: May 22, 2009, 05:01:27 PM

Quote from: hepcat on May 22, 2009, 04:15:27 PM

Sadly, there are quite a few folks who will view this film as "Harry Potter and the Finally Legal Emma"....

According to my daughter's Time for Kids magazine, the actress playing Ginny Weasley is 18 now, too. And of course Mrs. McGonegal has been legal for years. biggrin
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Need help winning a trip to NY on: May 22, 2009, 04:57:46 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 22, 2009, 04:56:56 PM

I'll be happy to help stuff your box.

Ahem. Uh, thanks?  icon_confused
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Need help winning a trip to NY on: May 22, 2009, 04:00:47 PM
Bump so folks can see the new, hopefully more marketable title.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Harry Potter Trailer Out on: May 22, 2009, 03:58:54 PM

Quote from: PaulBot on May 22, 2009, 03:33:19 PM

Cool! Definitely on my "must see in a theater" list!

Same here - and for the first time my kids are old enough to want to go so we'll need seats for 5.  icon_lol

I'm going to need to see if I can get a home equity loan.
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Official 2009 American Idol Thread on: May 21, 2009, 10:45:06 AM
I don't remember the previous years' Idol finales too well, which I think is an indicator that last night's kicked their asses. I was surprised at what a cavalcade of great artists they had on - that show had to cost a fortune. Sure was fun to watch though, especially on TiVo when I could skip past the ones I wasn't too interested in. Speaking of Black-Eyed Peas, aren't they supposed to have a well-endowed blond hanging around? She was the only thing about that group that I ever found interesting.
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Official 2009 American Idol Thread on: May 21, 2009, 02:11:40 AM
Holy crap, that was a shocker. Way to go Kris!
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