D&D Online gets more dungeons, dragons

First content add-on for Turbine's MMORPG released today; free download includes 15 new dungeons to explore, red dragon to slay.

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The first Dungeons & Dragons-based massively multiplayer online game just got more dungeons and dragons. Game developer Turbine today announced that the Dragon's Vault module is now available free of charge. To get the module, gamers need only log into their Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach accounts.

Dragon's Vault focuses on the quest of the same name, which features adventures in a gladiator-style arena, below the Jungles of Khybar, and in the Vault of Night where a red dragon awaits. Outside the Dragon's Vault quest, gamers will be able to fight a vampire boss, stop a grave robber, and team up with a bounty hunter to catch an assassin. Newbies can also gather experience on the recently opened Kobold Island.

The download also fixes some performance issues in the game, and tweaks keyboard shortcuts and the game's user interface. For a full list of additions and fixes, check out the official Web site. The Dragon's Vault module requires the full version of DDO.

Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach is rated T for Teen and retails for $49.99. For more information, read GameSpot's full review.

Discussion

22 comments
SulaMoon
SulaMoon

there are mores MMOs there that dont charge for extra content, WoW and Lineage 2 being there. Sure wow will charge for the expansion, but look at what have been added since its launnch! And Lineage 2 wont charge for any of the 12 expansions planned.. 4 are already out.

sigma8
sigma8

Best. Headline. Yet. I almost lost my drink! gj Gamespot staff.

DryvBy27
DryvBy27

i wish they'd patch the game and eliminate little kids from playing it as well.

jonfigs
jonfigs

This news actually makes me want to pick the game up and try it. Glad to see the support is there.

gjdalton
gjdalton

They released this information a while ago. DDO is going to be like the tabletop AD&D. They release the base game and then they are going to release "modules". This is the first one. But you knew that already I'm sure.

Ikthog
Ikthog

Well, some game publishers are charging a couple of bucks just to get armor for your horse, and in the age of the Xbox 360, that's likely to become the norm. Pretty soon the $15 a month is going to seem like a good deal even to the MMO haters... "I don't know how you can spend $15 a month on one game! I spent $200 this month on four new games that I already completed or got bored with, and you're STILL playing that one game! Man, you're getting screwed." /rolls eyes

winterblink
winterblink

EVE Online has never charged for any of its expansions and updates. And they've done HUGE updates to the game. In my opinion, MMO updates and extra content should be free, given the monthly payment scheme.

-Super-Fly-
-Super-Fly-

Shouldn't it be free anyway? Your paying $15 a month and I don't ever remembe WOW charging for any of it's updates.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

free is always a good price.

Meantoaster
Meantoaster

It is free Flophead. And i would have agreed with you once Mindphaser, until i realised that i was getting a lot more enjoyment out of wow and wasnt buying nearly as many new games as i used to.

Flophead
Flophead

I still feel sorry for all those who bought into this poorly made mmorpg. For $15 a month i'd expect to get new content for free.

Mantis_248th
Mantis_248th

its only a matter of time before they go everquest and start charging for every little upgrade possable.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

#8 haha, how do you like me now? you should eat it, it is customary this is true

Mindphaser
Mindphaser

Who the heck wastes $15 a month on one game? I'll NEVER undestand how people can pay all that for a single MMO game when there are so many non-fee games out there.

arathorn2nd
arathorn2nd

Free update? Hum, at least someone still go on the right direction.

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

Dragons for Dungeons & Dragons Online. We like that.

runstalker
runstalker

Stuff that shoulda' been in at launch, February 28th, but missed. That aside, however, it's good to see the support coming.

MetaRidley42
MetaRidley42

Nice, extra content is always welcome. 1st!