Oh, that’s just cold!

I’m talking about the weather, of course! Here in north central Pennsylvania, the weather is very cold indeed, and full of nasty things like snow, ice, and people who don’t know how to drive in either one.

Cold and snow make me think of Storm Horns. I wasn’t sure how many Flower Sniffers would make it online for Sunday night’s stream, and I’d done an EE raid train (MoD, DoJ, Shroud, HoX) the night before, and I wanted to keep things under two hours because I had to get up early, so I opted for EH What Goes Up.

Slvr showed up with his warlock, and we had a really rather easy jaunt, even the part with the horrible pink blinding Lagmo Bismol. In hindsight, we probably could/should have done EE, and likely would have been able to get the completion within my two-hour timeframe.

But having nearly an hour and a half to spare wasn’t a bad thing, because we had plenty of time for an EE Devil Assault. CMorrigu made the transition from Twitch chatter to party member on a bladeforged pally. Yay paladins! Even combined, we couldn’t hold a candle to Slvr’s warlock in the kill count, but c’mon, that just shows who hit stuff last the most.

Besides, Slvr is on the naughty list. For the last couple of years, I’ve had to endure him bragging – sorry, gloating, to use his word – about his homemade party mix, which to hear him tell it is equivalent to the nectar of the gods. Not only does he brag/gloat about how good it is, he also sends it out to SOME of his friends. However, I have yet to get even a nibble of the stuff. Please feel free to leave a comment telling Slvr to either send me a damn bag of it, or stop talking about it in my presence! LOL

We had some great people in Twitch chat once again! Among topics of discussion were “Soylent Green,” the awesomeness of paladin tanks, and exactly what “chuffed” means. Any Brits want to weigh in on this? If you’re chuffed about something, does it mean you’re happy or unhappy about it? I’ve heard it both ways.

Depending on the outcome of the “chuffed” definition request, we were either very chuffed or very unchuffed with our loot. The only thing of note that dropped in either quest were the Goatskin Boots Slvr pulled in WGU – pretty underwhelming. Good thing we do this for the fun and not the treasure!

Love DDO? Well, I hope so since you’re reading this! Massively Overpowered is looking for the Most Underrated MMO of 2016. Show your support for DDO by voting here! You’ll have to scroll down a bit; Dungeons & Dragons Online is near the end of the list.

As of the time of this post, DDO has a decent lead over Massively staff pick Final Fantasy XIV. Make sure you vote and help DDO come out on top!

If you’re a Forgotten Realms fan, you might want to check out this contest, featuring trivia about Ed Greenwood’s novels (Greenwood, in case you didn’t know, is the original creator of the Forgotten Realms – and also the guy who narrates Haunted Halls of Eveningstar). E-mail your answers to Jeff Thetford – his address is at the top of the question list – and you could be one of 20 winners picked to receive Ed’s latest Mirt tale! You can also check out TheEdVerse on Facebook for more info.

Program note: There WILL be a Christmas night stream on Sunday, Dec. 25. However, there will most likely NOT be a New Year’s Night stream on Sunday, Jan. 1, so that Even can spend Quality Time With a Guy. 😉

The Christmas night stream is tentatively slated to feature Even and LrdSlvrhnd duoing Tower of Despair so that Slvr can tank shadows without having anyone deliberately try to steal aggro. ToD is likely to be followed by some combination of Shroud, Chrono, VoD, HoX, and/or FoT.

And don’t tell Slvr, but if he’s still bragging/gloating about party mix and still not sending ME any, he might be wrong about Even not deliberately stealing aggro from him. Just sayin’. 😀

Last but certainly not least, congratulations and best wishes to the DDO team as they make the move from Turbine to Standing Stone Games! As far as I can tell, things should continue as usual from the players’ standpoint, although I guess now we won’t be able to say, “Because Turbine” about stuff that doesn’t make sense to us.

I think this will be a great thing for DDO. I can’t imagine a company investing in a game if they didn’t intend to keep it around for a while, and with Turbine rumored to be focusing more on mobile games, the move might be just what DDO needs.

Streamin’ with Even is live every Sunday night at 11 pm Eastern time, now on the official DDOstream! Assuming I did everything correctly, the show will still be hosted on my own Twitch channel as well, but if you’re watching live and want to chat, DDOStream is the place to be. Videos are archived on my YouTube channel. I’m usually on Thelanis, usually on Evennote, and usually have room, so feel free to send me a tell if you’d like to join! I’m also definitely open to suggestions on what to run next. You can send ingame mail to Evennote on Thelanis, or email me at evennote (at) gmail dot com. Thanks for reading and/or watching!  🙂


5 thoughts on “Oh, that’s just cold!

  1. You’re in luck – ‘chuffed’ is a Yorkshire word (my region!).

    Depending on the context, ‘chuffed’ normally means happy i.e. ‘I was chuffed to bits’ = ‘I was really happy’.

    You can also say ‘what the chuff?’ = ‘what the hell?’

    Hope that helps 😛

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  2. Haha, thanks guys! I’m chuffing chuffed to have that straightened out. I think the “what the chuff” usage was what confused me, because if you’re saying, “What the chuffing chuff?” it doesn’t sound like you’re very happy. 😀

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