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Posted: Sep 3rd 2010 3:31PM (Unverified) said

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If they keep the updates going it should bring DDO back from the brink and up to AAA status.

More races are awesome, though I would assume they are only available if you buy them.

Posted: Sep 3rd 2010 4:52PM (Unverified) said

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I'm sure the half-orcs will be F2P, but the Half-Elves will probably be VIP and purchase only. But you know, it would be nice if they added a race that was Premium & VIP, without a purchase option for F2P, but that's just me. :)
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Posted: Sep 3rd 2010 3:40PM (Unverified) said

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Yeah ... for a F2P, it seems every time I blink they have a new major update coming.

Posted: Sep 3rd 2010 10:42PM shocktheshammy said

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I would sat they are already past AAA status and easily the best f2p out there and as a sub game within the top 3 ( WoW obviously still on top and then the flavor of the month IE Aion conan warhammer etc pulling the #2 spot)

For a game that was considered dead a mere 18 months ago their growth has been amazing.

6 updates a year far surpasses WoW's content patches that seem to drop every 5 months on avg.

IMO Turbine is set to be the Top of the MMO world soon...I just hope that their partnership with Warner will lead to some new titles (Buffy MMO please)

Posted: Sep 7th 2010 4:24PM Natsumi said

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You forget that there are many patches between the content patches for WoW, sometimes as many as 5. They are usually balancing patches or bugfixes (sometimes in the form of a hotfix) that are too small to require a whole patch number.

I do have to say that DDO is better than it's F2P competition, but it's still not on the level of WoW. It is however a nice time killer on Tuesdays during server maintenance or if I need a D&D fix. lol Oh, and compared to LotRO it's frigging amazing. I don't think LotRO has ever had a PvP balancing pass or really knows what it's doing as far as classes. Man, that game is boring. But, my current fav F2P game of all time is still Diablo 2. hehe
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Posted: Sep 3rd 2010 4:00PM Audacious said

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What's the point of a Half-Elf in these games?

I remember in Neverwinter Nights their customization options were identical in every way to humans. Are they really only for min/maxers?

Posted: Sep 3rd 2010 10:18PM (Unverified) said

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I would think that the two new races would get some racial enhancements that are unique to them. Half Elves probably get some of the enchantment resistance and such just like pen and paper.
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Posted: Sep 4th 2010 9:36AM (Unverified) said

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Stock d20 Half-Elves are not all that attractive for power gamers. On the other hand, they are frequently requested by players because of their old-school D&D roots.

In Eberron they get the Mark of Storms.. that has some potential, and they may the best for certain caster or caster/melee builds that are currently rolled up as elves, since they'll be easier to give decent hit points.

Relevant dev post...
http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3245413#post3245413

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Posted: Sep 4th 2010 10:28AM Audacious said

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So in other words:

Yes. They're identical to humans in appearance, but with different stats.

/golfclap
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Posted: Sep 10th 2010 3:46PM LaughingTarget said

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Half-Elves get low-light vision, resistances to sleep, bonuses against enchantment spells, and a bonus to the perception check. However, they give up the extra Feat at the first level and extra skill point at each that humans get, which is kind of a big deal. The D&D rules are fairly well balanced while avoiding making any race too similar.
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Posted: Sep 3rd 2010 5:00PM Vrazule said

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Still no Druid, after all these years and long forgotten promises.

Posted: Sep 4th 2010 9:38AM (Unverified) said

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The good news is they are "closer than they will admit" to having druids done. Possibly for real this time, and if they do it properly the same tech will let them introduce Shifters.

Not much hope for gnomes or Kalashtar, but I can dream...
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Posted: Sep 10th 2010 3:47PM LaughingTarget said

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Druids would suck royally for a long while given a large portion of the game is set within the city proper. Going through sewers, dungeons, and warehouses kills a large amount of what Druids are good for.
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Posted: Sep 3rd 2010 5:24PM JoeH42 said

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"This level 12 quest arc will send you to solve the long-running mystery of Nat Gann's fate, and it may or may not involve time travel."

Well now, why would they POSSIBLY mention that it might or might not involve time travel if it's not going to? You could rattle off a huge list of things an adventure might include but why would you do that? I mean that'd be like if they mentioned that it also might or might not involve cyborgs from outer space, clones, Master Chief and Michael Jackson. Why would you bring up the subject unless it's actually going to be involved? So, going to have to assume that time travel will be involved.

Thank goodness they are finally updating the AH, that feature has been a freaking embarrassment for years. Now we just need FE to do something about how clunky it's jump mechanism is...

Posted: Sep 4th 2010 9:39AM (Unverified) said

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Turbine? Guilty of clueless marketing? Say it ain't so (again, and again and again..) :-)
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Posted: Sep 3rd 2010 5:44PM Alequaffer said

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What, no half-dwarves? Ach!

Posted: Sep 3rd 2010 6:21PM Brianna Royce said

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Just to clarify, Turbine has said that both of the new races will be purchasable in the store (they won't be freebies). We've updated the original post with that information.

-Bree

Posted: Sep 4th 2010 7:58AM (Unverified) said

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Well, Update 7 already looks great : ). I'll be waiting for more DDO News / Articles, keep them coming Massively!

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