Today we wanted to give you a sneak peek of one of the upcoming features in Update 17: Augment Slots! This is a new system that allows further customization of your equipment. An item with an augment slot can have an Augment placed in it. A slotted Augment bestows an additional effect to the item for as long as it is slotted.
Augment slots will be introduced on some new named items, and randomly generated items have a 5% chance of having an augment slot.
Augment Slots will appear in one of seven different colors:
Colorless Augment Slots can only hold Colorless Augments. Colorless Augment Slots can be found in any type of item.
Red Augment Slots can hold Colorless or Red Augments. Red Augment Slots can only be found on Weapons, Shields, or other hand-held items.
Blue Augment Slots can hold Colorless or Blue Augments. Blue Augment Slots can only be found in Armor, Robes, Outfits, Shields, or other off-hand items.
Yellow Augment Slots can hold Colorless or Yellow Augments. Yellow Augment Slots can only be found on Accessory items. (Ring, Neck, Boots, Belt, Gloves, Eyewear, Helmet, Bracers, Cloak, Trinket)
Purple Augment Slots can hold Colorless, Blue, or Red Augments. Purple Augment Slots can only be found on named Weapons, Shields, or other hand-held items.
Orange Augment Slots can hold Colorless, Red, or Yellow Augments. Orange Augment Slots can only be found on named Weapons, Shields, or other hand-held items.
Green Augment Slots can hold Colorless, Blue, or Yellow Augments. Green Augment Slots can only be found on named Armor, Robes, Outfits, or Accessory items.
This system will replace the two existing augment systems- Epic Augments, and Guild Augments. Existing guild augment slots and the guild augment vendors will remain, but new items won’t have guild augment slots after Update 17.
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The DDO Game Servers will be brought down on Monday, July 25th from 6:00 - 10:00 AM Eastern (-4 GMT) for an update to the game.
Cannith Crafting returns. Will you be returning to Cannith Crafting?
Edit: Release Notes are up.
Edit: Servers are back up.
We finally have some info on Update 9 courtesy of PAX East. DDO wiki has collected the info HERE and HERE. I also posted it to our FORUMS. Check it out and tell me what you think, because I'm a comment whore.
The DDO Birthday Event is now live and it's a parrrrrty matey! Click HERE for more info on the Treasure of the Crystal Cove event taking place in Smuggler's Rest, and HERE for the Compendium guide to the event.
From Cordovan (Jerry, formerly of DDOcast):
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The DDO Game Servers will be brought down on Wednesday, November 10th from 6:00 - 10:00 AM Eastern (-5 GMT) for an update to the game. Lamannia will remain up and available during the downtime. Release notes will be available Wednesday.
Apparently, the 2010 Broctober Video Contest didn't yield as many entries as Turbine had hoped for. The contest deadline has been extended to November 22.
View the official rules and prize info here.
DDO Turbine Point cards are now available at GameStop. Thanks to Tolero and DDOcast for posting the heads up. 750 Turbine Points for $10, and 2000 for $25.
Massively.com spoke to Executive Producer Fernando Paiz about Update 5. Click HERE for the article.