It has happened! Was on a trip when I spotted the attached. So it seems a plane-travelling group of Warforged has set up at this museum ...   Enjoy! Chris  
Well took the laptop in for a service (2 weeks ago!!) as it's not charging. They've still not fixed it so not sure when I'll be back on line :-( Have a good Christmas all and happy hunting.   Gaza

Congratulations

  I want to congratulate everyone who participated in helping us complete our first ee Deathwyrm, from Legend who organized it to Lightning who expertly healed everyone he could reach to those who couldnt make it last night but had been with us on previous attempts. It sounded like all had fun and that is what it is all about. :)  

The Legendary Halls

For more information:

DDO Update 21 Release notes: http://ddowiki.com/page/Update_21 Update 21 named items: http://ddowiki.com/page/Update_21_named_items

Stand-alone quest:

The Haunted Halls of Eveningstar

Shadow Under Thunderholme (The Thunder Peaks) contents:

Wilderness area: The Ruins of Thunderholme Two new raids: Fire on Thunder Peak, Temple of the Deathwyrm

Divine Crusader - new Epic Destiny in Divine Sphere (planned for later patch)

8th Anniversary - Anniversary Card Collection

Celebrate 40 years of D&D, and 8 years of DDO, with a special in-game card event! Check your character inventory for a "D&D Red Box" and use it to collect classic Dungeons & Dragons cards from the Deck of Many Prizes. Collect, trade, and combine the cards, exchange them for cool rewards, and view the card art in the new Image Gallery! The D&D Red Box is available throughout the month of March! Clicking on the D&D Red Box creates a Magical d20 into your inventory. Using the d20 (once per day per account) will give you a card (two cards for VIP!) Double-click on the "card cruncher" to open a UI where you can place your cards, and get cool stuff!

For more information visit:

DDO Official Update 20 Release notes: http://www.ddo.com/en/update-20-release-notes Wiki Named Items page: http://ddowiki.com/page/Update_20_named_items

Highlights from the release notes posted on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013.

New Free Quests

Two new quests are now available! These quests are free for all players! A Study in Sable (CD 26) - Venture into the Forgotten Realms for a classic mystery...DDO style! A group of guests gather at a manor near Eveningstar, and each night one of them falls victim to a powerful vampire caster - charmed to become his unwitting servant! It’s up to you to investigate the manor, and search for clues to discover who has been charmed. Tread lightly, for many creatures are known to roam the manor! Speak with Winne Harker near the Mailbox in Eveningstar to start unraveling the mystery. Brothers of the Forge (CR 28) - Accompany an old warforged friend, Talbron Tewn, back to the deadly and desolate Mournland in Khorvaire to help rescue an ally! See first-hand how the Warforged were honed to become the ultimate combat weapons! It is here that you will not only face ruthless adversaries, but also come to know the plight of the Warforged. Talbron Tewn can be found in House Cannith near the Marketplace Entrance. New Enhancement Tree: Eldritch Knight A new Enhancement Tree, Eldritch Knight, is now available for Sorcerers and Wizards! Abilities in this enhancement tree will help the battle-hungry caster empower their weapons with arcane energies. Eldritch Knight enhancements help you to deal spell damage through melee attacks, as well as providing bonuses to Force-based magic.

Reincarnation Updates

Reincarnation has been updated and new types of reincarnation are now available, including Iconic True Reincarnation and Epic Reincarnation! Hall of Heroes, available to all players in both Forgotten Realms and Eberron, is now home to the Life-Shaper, your friendly new Reincarnation Guide! The entrance to the Eberron Hall of Heroes is in The Marketplace beneath the bridge to the West of the entrance to The Subterrane. The entrance to the Forgotten Realms Hall of Heroes is North of the Eveningstar Well. Kruz has reincarnated, ascending into a higher existence, so you won’t be able to find him at his normal location in House Jorasco. Swinging by his place in House J directs you to the location of the new Reincarnation Guide instead.

Heroic True Reincarnation

This type of reincarnation remains primarily unchanged, with the exception of the following additions: When generating your new character, you can choose between any classes or Iconics available to you. If you choose a Non-Iconic Class, you will start at level 1. If you choose an Iconic, you will start at level 15. Note: Iconic Cosmetic Armor will appear in your Reincarnation Cache when Reincarnating into an Iconic. Heroic True Reincarnation is not available for characters currently on an Iconic life. Iconic characters use Iconic Reincarnation instead.

Iconic True Reincarnation

This type of reincarnation is only available for characters currently on an Iconic life. You must be at the level cap (currently level 28 as of Update 20, but eventually will be level 30) in order to Iconic True Reincarnate. Grants +2 build points up to 36. You gain an Iconic Past Life Feat. This stacks up to 3 times. You gain a Class-based passive Heroic Past Life Feat. This stacks up to 3 times. You gain access to a Class-based active Heroic Past Life Feat. This requires using a Feat slot. You lose all quest progress, including Favor, Raid completions, and Quest completions. You do not lose Epic Destiny experience. When generating your new character, you can choose from any Iconic or class available to you. If you choose a Non-Iconic Class, you will start at level 1. If you choose an Iconic, you will start at level 15. Note: Iconic Cosmetic Armor will appear in your Reincarnation Cache when Reincarnating into an Iconic.

Epic Reincarnation

Epic Reincarnation is available to both Iconic and Non-Iconic characters. You must be at the level cap (currently 28, eventually 30) to Epic Reincarnate. You must have enough Karma in one Epic Destiny Sphere to spend on your Epic Reincarnation. You gain Karma for an Epic Destiny Sphere (Arcane, Divine, Martial, or Primal) when you gain experience and have any Epic Destiny from that Sphere active. You can view your Karma by toggling to the Map View in the Epic Destinies UI. You will not lose Karma from other, unselected, Epic Destiny Spheres. To introduce Karma, your existing Epic Destiny experience is applied to Karma for each Sphere. This will only apply when logging in to U20 for the first time. For example: If you have 1 million XP in Exalted Angel and 2 million XP in Unyielding Sentinel, your Divine Karma would be 3 million. If you have any Epic Destinies with max experience, the corresponding Karma will also be maxed. You retain your Epic Destiny progress. You gain an Epic Past Life Feat. The Karma you spend will determine which Epic Past Life Feats are available for you to choose from. For example: Spending Arcane Karma allows you to select an Arcane Epic Past Life Feat. This stacks up to 3 times. You earn one extra Fate Point for every four Epic Past Lives you gain. You do not lose quest progress, including Favor, Raid completions, and Quest completions. You do not lose Epic Destiny experience. After Epic Reincarnating, you return to Level 20 You retain your Race and Class Levels. You will spend a few minutes in Character Generation and then talk to the Life-Shaper – much like a Lesser +0 Reincarnation.

Other Reincarnation Types

Lesser Reincarnation remains primarily unchanged. The functionality of Greater Reincarnation has been incorporated into Lesser Reincarnation. Lesser Reincarnation is available to both Iconic and Non-Iconic characters. You can Lesser Reincarnate at any level. Every character now receives a free LR +0 token in their inventory on character creation or first login for existing characters. Other Reincarnation Changes Hearts of Wood have updated Tool tips to reflect the recent changes to Reincarnation. Epic Destiny Twist of Fate slots are cleared when you Heroic True Reincarnate or Iconic True Reincarnate. Reincarnation Timers have been updated: All reincarnation timers are now 3 days instead of 7 days. There are three total reincarnation timers: Lesser Reincarnation: Now only used by LR, since Greater Reincarnation functionality has been folded into Lesser Reincarnation. True Reincarnation: This is used by Heroic True Reincarnation and Iconic True Reincarnation. Epic Reincarnation: Used only by Epic Reincarnation. This does mean you can perform an Epic Reincarnation immediately followed by Heroic True Reincarnation.

Hearts of Wood

True Druidic Hearts of wood have been renamed to "Heroic Hearts of Wood," and are given to the Life-shaper in order to perform a Heroic True Reincarnation. They are still acquired using Tokens of the Twelve, special events, and the DDO Store. Two new Heart types have been added: Iconic True Heart of Wood and Epic Heart of Wood. These are used to perform Iconic True Reincarnation and Epic Reincarnation. They are acquired using Commendations of Valor, special events, and the DDO Store. Commendations of Valor are a Bound to Character currency which fit in the Ingredient Bag. If you remove the Commendations of Valor from your ingredient bag and doubleclick on them, a shop interface will open in which you can spend your Commendations of Valor for the following rewards: Potion of Insightful Ability (+2) (Bound to Account) Potion of Spellpower (+25) (Bound to Account) Potion of Prowess (+2) (Bound to Account) Iconic True Heart of Wood (Bound to Account) Epic Heart of Wood (Bound to Account) Commendations of Valor are now available in end reward lists of quests if the following is met: The quest was run on any Epic difficulty, except for Casual. You did not have a Quest (Experience) Ransack penalty when completing the quest. Note that more Commendations show up for higher level quests. Note that more Commendations show up for harder difficulties (Normal, Hard, Elite).

Character XP Curve Changes

The XP curve while leveling has been adjusted. It still takes 1,900,000 total XP to complete level 19 and reach level 20 on your first life. Second life = 150% First Life XP. Overall XP needed to complete Second life has been decreased from previous amounts. (Second life characters now need 289,250 less XP to reach level 20.) Additional (3rd or above) life = 200% First Life XP. Overall XP needed to complete Third life (or fourth, etc.) has been decreased from previous amounts. (Third life characters now need 578,500 less XP to reach level 20.) XP granted for Veteran Status I and II have been properly adjusted to match the new XP Curve
Update 19 is here with allot of changes!

Shadowfell Conspiracy

Shadowfell Conspiracy includes 10 Quests and 2 Wilderness Areas in addition to the 1 prelude quest.

Two New Forgotten Realms Adventure Packs

Iconic Heroes

The Enhancements System Revamp

Level Cap Increase to 28

Stealth System Updates

New Skill: Spellcraft

A new skill now exists called Spellcraft. Spellcraft grants 1 point of Spell Power per point of skill to all other spell damage types. Spellcraft is a class skill for Artificers, Bards, Clerics, Druids, Favored Souls, Sorcerers, and Wizards. (Primary and secondary casting classes, but not tertiary caster classes like Paladins and Rangers.) This increase in spell power is reflected in the character sheet tooltip. Other changes include skills, feats and abilities, item changes etc. Enjoy!

For more information visit:

DDO Official Update 19 Release notes: http://www.ddo.com/en/update-19-shadowfell-conspiracy-release-notes-official Wiki Release Notes page:  http://ddowiki.com/page/Update_19_Release_Notes Wiki Named Items page: http://ddowiki.com/page/Update_19_named_items
Update 17 is coming this week (or so they say!)

Heroic Gianthold

- Explore the updated quests and wilderness area of Gianthold in heroic difficulty. Visual updates and a revised story will take you deeper into the myth and legend of Gianthold Tor. With the Stormreaver and his followers planning to destroy the world, it falls to the heroes of Stormreach to stop them by any means necessary.

Epic Gianthold

- In the all-new Epic difficulty, Gianthold is under siege by dragons under the leadership of The Truthful One. In an effort to save his people, the Stormreaver escapes from imprisonment and returns to confront his ancient nemesis. Learn the truth of the draconic prophecies and put a stop to The Truthful One's plans once and for all! For more information visit: The DDO page: http://www.ddo.com/update17  Wiki Release Notes page:  http://ddowiki.com/page/Update_17_Release_Notes Wiki Named Items page: http://ddowiki.com/page/Update_17_named_items See you there :)
Have a merry christmas and a jolly holiday! :)
Hey all, thank you for all your patience with the moving. I think its all sorted. Let me know if you find something that isnt working. There are a few things that I still want to add, edit etc. but that will just get done over time. Enjoy the new expansion pack, druids etc!!  Here are the ddo wiki release notes: http://ddowiki.com/page/Update_14_Release_Notes
Welcome! I have been talking about doing a new site for ages, and finally I put some time aside to do it.  It is still a work in progress, I am working with several new plugins and working through the site to improve the experience.  I hope it will be finished in June 2012.

Feel free to take a look around, register etc.  I will transfer this entire site to the spellswords.com domain when we are ready.

Registration Email

When we tested Ulf's registration his email for confirmation went to his spam box, so keep an eye out and add the email domain to your safe contacts.

Security

Important: Right now all the forums are public and I have opened up registration to anyone just to make things go easier initially, I will improve the privacy on the live site.

Groups

As soon as you have registered I will invite you to the relevant groups so that you have access to all the discussions.

How to Docs

I will write some How to posts as I get time, just some useful things that you can do when posting in the forums area with regards to formatting and abilities.

Feedback

I look forward to your feedback, feel free to post comments to this post or the official feedback thread in the Forums (General).  Remember if you are experiencing errors to let me know which browser you are using, I have only tested in Chrome.

Data Transfer

We cannot unfortunately import the data from the current website so I have to transfer what we can (in the process of doing it) and what is important like guides, guild vault items etc, and then just redo the rest, so please save any specific threads you might have created that you want to save, like your Who's Who entry or somethings from the Creative Corner. Cheers, Nathalie :)

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