Dungeons and Dragons Online's
second expansion will not be like the first. In fact, Shadowfell Conspiracy
might even be seen as a pseudo-sequel to DDO
, a game-within-a-game that's offering players a fresh start in a favorite land. When the expansion hits on August 19th, players will be able to ignore all of DDO's
Eberron content to start a new character at level 15 in the Forgotten Realms. Between the Forgotten Realms content that Turbine's
added to the game in the past year and the new missions coming with Shadowfell Conspiracy
, players could conceivably level solely in this setting.
It's obvious that Turbine's a little Forgotten-Realms-mad right now, although that's not a bad thing. The setting is a favorite among D&D fans, and while Eberron has its supporters, the studio obviously sees the Forgotten Realms as the future of this long-running MMO. While the expansion is still a couple of months away, today's Update 18: Disciples of Shadow
update will serve as a prologue so that players can get started on their journey through this fresh land.
We sat down with DDO's
team to talk about Update 18
, the new races coming with Shadowfell Conspiracy
, and the pre-purchase program that promises to give you head start. Read on, or else the wrath of the owl bear will be upon thee!