The Dungeon Masters over at Turbine today have released the latest update for its massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach. Titled Evil Resurgent, the update adds six new dungeons to the PC game: Parthilcar Tower Crypt, From Beyond the Grave, Spire of Validus, Whisperdoom, Haywire's Grotto, and Gate of Nightmares. For more details on the update, which is free to all paid subscribers, head over to the DDO Web site.
Yes the game is lacking a little content but must admit that the content that is there and there is still quite a bit with more added each month, that it is well thought out and enjoyable to play, would defiantely recommend everyone to at least give it a try, with the new sever merge that is happening soon will be lots more players around, and there is lots of earyl solo content and its easy enough to find a group when you have done all the solo stuff, and as for mounts, we dont need mounts as there are air ships or carravans that automatically take you too quests outside the city, also the upcoming comtent look awesome 3 dragons in the next module, and the graphics of this gma eare some of the best ive seen and i have played WOW and EVERQUEST 2, (left wow as got bored of the same old kill this many of find that many, and everquest is craft craft craft and for being such a ig game not many online, less than DDO) but as a final comment if you like to have to think about game play getting past tarts puzzles etc go for DDO if you wanna kill this many of that or craft this many of that go for EQ2 or WOW.
The Beta was -packed- but I tried playing a few months ago and hardly anyone's on. :( Its sad when potentially great MMOs totally deflate.
Excellent. I'm glad to see they continue to offer more great content for this wonderful game. For most of the hater comments, it seems quite clear to me that all of the gripes you have about DDO are actually the reasons most of us play it to begin with. They also did add solo ability to every Harbor and most Market quests FYI .
pure dog doo doo. dont bother. The guy that said you can solo is completely off his rocker. the whole model is for squad based mish. I wouldnt recomend this game to my worst enemy.
its a good casual game and u can solo a lot of the content if you wanted, I only tried the trial but, the downside is not a lot of people online and really horrible content. Great graphics , gameplay is kind of sloppy but whatever, worth a trial but i wouldnt get this game.
As someone that has played it off and on for BRIEF spurts (it gets old fast), I can say this update is nothing great. It does little to help the paper thin content that this game has. Overall, this game has good graphics, great system, nice engine, etc...but without real content, genuinely open/virtual areas, mounts, etc, it is only playable in limited sessions over a long period of time. I just paid for 1 month, will probably take 4 off before I play again.
Nothing will save this failed game now. I give credit to Turbine for trying new things and some of what they did here was good. The problem was a major lack of engaging content and a limited claustrophobic world more than anything else. I also found that dungeon crawls were more like dungeon runs ala Diablo and this is hardly the sort of implementation that Dungeons & Dragons called for. Nice try. No cigar.
I played the trial and it was alright. I really like D&D, but if I want to play in an online D&D world, I'll be playing Neverwinter.
Well, it looks great. Strange thing is I didn`t even know DDO existed until this news. Might check it out when I have some time.
For the record, Magikdragon, I think that DDO is wayy better than WoW. WoW is just boring, same old thing after same old thing. It gets really old. The gameplay has been dumbed down to the lowest common denominator, and thats just too bad. DDO is a good game with some unfortunate shortcomings, but its a very good translation of D&D rules, and parts of it are pure genius. Remember kids, if you didnt have D&D you wouldnt have Warcraft.
LOL at tarv4973, dude this is an MMORPG anyway, WOW is way better and you dont have to play like that guy from the Episode of South Park to enjoy the Game....
You know, the very best dungeons in DDO (let's say 2, 3 of them tops) are really great. Atmospheric, smart, full of traps and scripts etc. I left the game feeling that it was bogged down by its mediocre and repetitive me-too dungeons and instances. The good ones were really well executed though. Heaps tighter in design than their previously loosey-goosey Asheron's stuff. So I'm hoping that Turbine's best dungeon designers are in charge of the crypts in LotR Online, 'cause it wouldn't hurt.
All in all it's not a bad game. But it kinda wears on you after a while. Plus it looks like your staring at a brown smear on your screen. I know in PnP I had a better imagination for a color pallet. Here's hoping LOTR Online will learn from DDO's shortcomings.
Anyone that hasn't tried this game should since there is a free trial. Its one of the few mmo's I like because I don't have to play like the episode of southpark.