Dungeons & Dragon

DDO[Dungeons & Dragons Online] Turbine has just announced that they will be adding a dragon to the game in April, thus making the name of the game almost true. They will need to add one more dragon unless they plan to change the name to what I called it up above.

I’m giving thoughts to buying this now, as I may have a few friends interested in a regular gaming night just for this. Scary to think of it, because I pretty much swore off Turbine not that long ago.

Anyway, it’s a free add-on to the game – which they are claiming is the “fastest growing MMOG in North America”. Um, right. Whatever.

– Ethic

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I own this little MMO gaming blog but I hardly ever write on it any more. I’m more of a bloglord or something. Thankfully I have several minions to keep things rolling along.

14 thoughts on “Dungeons & Dragon”

  1. Don’t fall for it. I know a lot of people that love the game and a lot of people that hate it. If you are going for a weekly or whatever scheduled game night there is much better alternatives like Neverwinter Nights.

    DDO is not a D&D game if you ask me. It rips off the lore and rules, but fails in implementation. I hope that the dragon isn’t the only content they have planned for this patch since people are already running out of things to do and they’ve promised big monthly content patches.

  2. Game released Feb 28. As of March 14th, it is the fastest growing MMORPG in North America. Assume it sold 100,000 copies in those 14 days. So just over 7,000 per day. I suppose that since it’s gone from 0 subscribers to whatever # it is at now, it technically is currently the fastest growing MMORPG in North America.

    I have just farted. It has spread already across the room. At it’s current rate, it will blanket the world in 5-10 days. It is the fastest spreading fart in North America.

  3. “I have just farted. It has spread already across the room. At it’s current rate, it will blanket the world in 5-10 days. It is the fastest spreading fart in North America.”

    Best comment ever.

  4. Heh, I’m flattered. The instancing one definately made me chuckle, which prompted some questioning looks from my fellow cubicle prisoners.

  5. On a percentage basis, moving from 0 to some non-negative number is a very impressive growth rate!

    I am considering instancing myself. That way, while one instance is at work, I could read a few books, clean up around the house, play a game, make dinner, pet the cats…

  6. If you are going for a weekly or whatever scheduled game night there is much better alternatives like Neverwinter Nights.

    And playing real table-top D&D!

  7. Well, personally, I’m glad Ethic is considering ‘taking one for the team’…I’m quite interested to hear what it’s actually like, but not interested enough to actually go look myself – I’m not sure I’d have the self-discipline required to ration the content out to myself…

  8. As someone who thinks it takes too long to level in WoW, DDO may just be the right pace for me.

  9. “As someone who thinks it takes too long to level in WoW, DDO may just be the right pace for me.”

    Umm… if they are using anythig close to actual DnD rules… won’t it take even longer to level in DDO than WoW? Slowish leveling was always a thorn in my side when doing PnP. That said…

    I dunno I will ever get DDO. So many reasons in my head not too… Loyalty to the original game, lack of desire to start yet another online game, time constraints… hell, that last reason alone has had me thinking of reactivating my EvE account just so I can train my toon. I wont, but the thought has crossed my brow.

    Dont get me wrong, I like Turbine still. In my book, they are 1 win, 1 loss (AC1 vs AC2). Some of the other stuff (can we say vaporware MEO) I dont factor in… copyright pissing contests happen. If they managed to pull out a DDO despite the copyright issues inherently involved, kudos. But that don’t change my scorecard.

    Just something about the whole concept as presented that I don’t like about DDO. NwN was a much closer model… Now, if Turbine did NwN in 3d/FPS… ok, now ya got something.

  10. “Umm… if they are using anythig close to actual DnD rules… won’t it take even longer to level in DDO than WoW?”

    One might think, but with a current level cap of 10 – several people have already hit it. I’m no catass, so I will take longer than 3 days to hit the cap.

    If you are looking for a game that you can take your time and explore a dungeon filled with unknowns and traps – no zerg rush – then you might want to think about DDO. The quests in the game are FUN. If you are going to play a game 4 hours a day every day you will not last long in DDO. Although, I know people that have found a few quests they like so much they have not stopped adventuring in them, xp be damned.

    Great, now I’m going to go buy it at lunchtime – thanks a lot.

  11. Ethic Says:

    A) We have done NWN in the past.
    B) We do not all live in the same state.

    It wasn’t directed at anyone specifically. It was more of a generalised statement.

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