“This is How we Zerg” is the tentative title of a new show I’ve been thinking of and discussing with the DDO Twitch viewer community.
This came out of my Twtichy Tuesdays #30 show on DDOStream 2015-06-23 with Special Guest Lessah. We ran Spies in the House and I found myself teaching Lessah how to run it quickly, as well as inform others about the breakables bonus.
The core concept is to teach players how to run quests quickly while maximizing XP. We would probably start off with a introductory show or two that covers preparation and a very quick low-level quest such as “Kobold’s New Ringleader.” From there, we would go into other quests and perhaps eventually raids.
I feel that we need a team to host, consisting of myself and 1 or 2 others. Each episode, we would also have 1 or 2 special guests who cover a specific quest. We would probably have some intro, run the quest once just to see it, run the quest again slowly while pointing out details and how to handle them, and then finish up with a speedrun or two. Depending on the quest, it might be worth covering solo vs group as separate runs.
We feel that this is valuable information, but we also want interaction. With this in mind, it seems as if a livestream (preferably on DDOStream) seems the best choice for recording, and then we will archive each episode off to youtube as well for long-term reference.
As there is more background work and scheduling needed for this kind of show, it probably would not work weekly. Perhaps every other week or once a month might be best. We will see once we get the hosts set and figure out our schedules.
This could work as server agnostic. As long as we can get in group with the special guests each week, it should not matter overly much what characters we run as. For the first few episodes, we may not have special guests so whichever of the hosts are acting as guest should probably pick the server to ensure they have all the needed resources available.
Skunk_City and Mystwalker67 have agreed to help so far, and several others have expressed interest.
If you want to be part of this, please contact me with a list of quests you zerg regularly (that you would be willing to teach others, 5 quests or 1 chain maximum for now) as well as general guidelines on your availability.
Personally, I can probably do:
- Spies in the House
- Druid’s Deep Chain
- Turn the Tide
And am available MWF after 5pm Eastern US time.
We will probably figure out some focused communications, as well as what we’re using for voice comms, etc shortly.