Sentinel's Bracers and Another horsie!!!

DDOcast Build Guild got together this morning to run the new Update 4 content. We were right at the level range. I worried a bit that it would be difficult, but we found after a few minutes that we were doing fine. I know it was going to be a good loot day when I found a sigil in the first chest. When I found one in the second chest, I felt super lucky. By the time I got to the third chest and pulled the last sigil I needed, the group was cussing me in a nice way. The loot gods FINALLY decided to smile on me.

The group finished up in the tower and I ran down to pick my end reward. I had read something on the forums about the bracer's, but hadn't been paying close attention. Once I upgraded them, I ended up happy and awfully surprised.

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My monk donned her new fabulous gear and ran off to complete the tower one more time. It's the first piece of actual good gear she's pulled on Orien, and I was super pleased by how well they worked. I am a killing machine baby!!!

Everyone seemed to enjoy the new content. Well, ok. I will be honest. Some of the group had choice words for the "pit lite" quest :D I swear I didn't egg them on. One of the players just couldn't get the jumps. I ended up going after his stone, and carrying back up for a rez. Comments ranged from "Interesting" to "OMG, what the #$%". I think I am not the only one who is not happy with the mechanics in this quest. One things I have figured out. Don't fight where the jets send you. Let go of the mouse, take your hands off the keyboard, and put your arms in the air. You will normally land where you are supposed to.

DDOcast Episode 163 is up and ready for your listening please. We had several live callers, had a round panel on different subjects... plus Clanky is back with another clerical errors.

After finishing up with the DDOcast Build Guild, I logged into LOTRO for some fun with the hubby. I checked out my lotteries, and saw that my mini had won her horse. *jumps up and down with joy* It's a good thing. I was going to be low on cash to buy hers. Now, I can catch up with training all the levels I've skipped due to being poor.

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It cracks me up to see how small the hobbit pony is. In the above pic, Zeff is on his dwarf. Even his pyon is bigger. I figure it has to be. Dwarf's drink an awful lot of ale, giving them a wide girth. I almost feel sorry for his pony now that I think about it.

We ran through some average content, did a few parts of the book we are on. Nothing to write home about. Except we got this great end reward from a quest.

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Ok, so you might be wondering what's so great about a pipe?

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I couldn't wait to find out. So I lit up and watched. I blew out the smoke and it made a bird. Now you can buy pipe weed that will do this, but the pipe we were rewarded lets me smoke once an hour and it will never run out. How cool is that?

It's late here and I have had a full day of gaming. I think I am going to go crawl in bed with a book. Anyone read the Honor Harrington series by David Weber? If you like space opera, this is some of the best I have read. Its just excellent. I'm itching to read the last five books I have stacked up on my nightstand, but tonight, I am going to read Jim Butcher's new Harry Dresden book Changes. I've had a friend who has called me for 6 days to see if I have read it yet. Maybe tomorrow I can say yes and gab about the thing :)

GAME ON!!!