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Posted: Jan 23rd 2008 12:29PM Alarie said

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DDO is awesome. Doing amazing things with a small group or two groups is 100x better than 50 people on a raid. You just feel you acomplish a whole lot more. The quests in DDO are awesome and well written.

Anyone on the fence about trying DDO wait till after Mod 6 is released next week to jump in. Mod 6 looks to be very good! Thanks for the hands on!!!

Only thing I hate about this write up is clicking the pics takes me to all the pics instead of just the single one I want to look at! BLAH!!

Posted: Jan 23rd 2008 12:33PM (Unverified) said

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Nice write up.

Turbine seems to be making things harder! I'm still in awe of the acid pit in Vile Apothecary that rolls like 12d6 acid if you dip your toe in. To make it worse you hop around off of pipes around it, pull a lever you think you need and POP giant metal trellises pop up and prevent you going back the way you came.. the easy way.

Posted: Jan 23rd 2008 1:06PM (Unverified) said

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Thank you for your research and all your DDO posts.

Posted: Jan 23rd 2008 2:26PM (Unverified) said

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DDO got me from pnp to MMO - it was the first game I thought was worth paying a subscription for (not that I would mind if they found a model to go free to play).

Joseph Allan Andersen

Posted: Jan 24th 2008 12:39PM (Unverified) said

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Thanks for the great write-up! I can't wait to try it out!

For those that read this and haven't tried DDO out yet, get a free 10 day trial account NOW and try it ( http://trial.ddo.com )! After you experience the fast-paced real-time and strategy-based combat you won't want to go back to any other Worlds ;-P. That, the great community, the fantastic graphics and sound, great quest design, and fun/deadly traps and puzzles will always wanting more. Turbine is great about releasing new content all the time (if not as often as us junkies would like) so there is always something new.

Also there is a great Podcast for DDO called DDO Cast, (hosted and created by Jerry Snook), which you can check out at http://ddocast.com .

Come check us out! You won't regret it, and we'd love to have ya!

(This comment is not a paid advertisement, nor am I affiliated with DDO in any way other than as a fan and player. The opinions, comments, and typos expressed here are solely my own, and do not necessarily reflect those of Massively, Turbine, their affiliates, partners, family members, pets, or next-door neighbors. If you are still reading this, please find something better to do as I have run out of witty things to say. Don't eat lead paint.)

Posted: Jan 24th 2008 12:49PM Rollins said

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Between this and LOTRO, Turbine seems to do a pretty good job of regularly supplying free content.

Posted: Jan 26th 2008 7:44AM (Unverified) said

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At $15 a month, it's not free.
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Posted: Jan 26th 2008 5:29PM Rollins said

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As in not a paid expansion. You know what I meant.
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Posted: Jan 27th 2008 9:01PM (Unverified) said

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DDO listens to its user base. Love the game

Posted: Feb 4th 2008 6:30PM (Unverified) said

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This game rules the REAL RPG with wild action on PC market!

WoW is for kiddies, who never understood what is a Role Playing Game..
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Posted: Jan 28th 2008 1:56PM (Unverified) said

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I have been playing the game for almost two years now and been playing D&D since 1977. In some way the the online game is a let down. Were the the cool D&D spells like fly, spider climb, and polymorph to name a few. Also on the online game they nerf others for the benefit of a few. They took away wizards ability to buy scrolls because a few wined saying unbalanced game because wizards are to powerful. So the dvs decided to show favoritism and one sidedness . Also if you have problem go the forum were if you post one will alway get rud comments and others will tell you how you should play the game like they know how in the first place. And the Dvs Are alway trying to cram grouping down ones throat or else. Also the main tactic in the game is the tanks will kick in the door and rush right in leaving some behind. Instead of running with the Dvs trying running with some of the so called group out there. Let s see the comment I will get from this post!

Posted: Jan 29th 2008 11:46AM (Unverified) said

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The main thing you may forget is in pen and paper a smart DM can overcome some simple tactics (i.e. having monsters back out of a fire wall). A computer simulation cannot compose similar statagies, no matter how well it is programmed. At this point no AI can match up with the cleverness of humans. Yes they did nerf a few spells, but even the lowest level monsters ended up with a pile of extra hitpoints. It is part of the experience to use the abilites you have to your advantage. It is just as fun for those who enjoy melee fighters to hit things as it is for spell casters to fry them. I loved letting bad guys stew in banks of Cloud Kill, but I understand it was turning the game into a repeatable situation - run to door, cast area effect spells, wait, repeat. In my opinion the change was not such a terrible thing.

I would also love to see some higher level solo quests. I tend to play a lot, and sometime people in general get on my nerves...

I feel as though the Turbine people have made a fairly balanced game. Yes it is different than traditional PnP D&D (which I have played for 15 years), but it is still a fun experience - no matter which type of character I play.
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Posted: Jan 29th 2008 3:12PM (Unverified) said

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Ok and that is your opinion but I fee that the game went the other way. Also the dvs did more than just nerf a few spells, they came in after and said that some enhancements now cost more and that put my toon in a negative two enhancement hole, because they said my wizards was two powerful. I have the emails still that was sent on this and I made a few screen shots of this so I would have prof. How many other seen the increase in enhancement points? Also I do not play my wizard as a blaster type finger of death every thing or phantasmal killer so I would like to see other type spell in the game. Also wizards who have the dragon mark of making should be able to craft and repair equipment. The only thing the dragon mark of making does is repair warforges in the online game and I am and will not be buffing dispenser for warforges and parties!!!

Posted: Feb 14th 2008 8:40AM (Unverified) said

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aww, milton, are you still upset about being moved into the basement and having your stapler taken away?

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