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I pre-ordered but worried if I can run AoC. I did run a system check on a game testing site and came out above min. bu well below recommened
I am using a Dell Precision M65 - Intel Core 2 CPU T7200 @ 2.00 ghz, 2 gigs or ram and Nvidia Quadro FX 350M with 516.
OS - XP home. The system is less then a year old.
My guess is it will run but how well. If you have similar specs would love to know.
I pre-ordered from Amazon. How do I get the pre-order registration key?
I am using a Dell Precision duo laptop - 2 gigs of ram and a Quadro FX 512 graphics card. I can run Eve Premium content though only to look at not really for pvp.
Been following these boards for that past two months and saw many bashing AOC and some NDA-breakers panning the game.
I did not get to participate in the pvp beta-event. Has it helped improve the image and release of the game for some?
Does it seem like the game is on track to be a good mmorpg?
"Pointing out the D&D rules in a game that is SUPPOSED TO BE BASED ON D&D is most certainly not nitpicking."
What I don't get are all the trolls that say this game is not DnD. I guess people can argue this point till their blue in the face. Its just not worth it.
"I have presented a legitimate criticism of DDO and backed up that criticism with FACTS."
Yes, the fact that you are very bitter comes across loud and clear. Since you have a post in the top 5 complaining about how you got banned (and I have to ask, was that post started over a YEAR AGO!!??)
"#1: Bosses have been made immune to trip in order to nerf the tactical improved trip fighter."
- ok, so what - one encounter out of how many?
"#2: Trap save DC's have been raised excessively in order to nerf rogue multiclass characters. So much so that even a +29 reflex save and a 19 dice roll will not be good enough for a rogue multiclass."
"#3: Turbine's goal is to continue changing the game every mod so that people have to keep rerolling their characters in the hopes that they will subscribe to the game for a few extra months and therefore stave off Turbine's bankruptcy for just a little while longer."
- Name a single game that does ot change and tweak game mechanics. People will never be happy with any changes made.
In fact, it seems the user base is growing since the server-combine and I am running into new players everyday.
"PS: I hope that this recession hits Turbine hard and they go out of business. Nothing would make me happier than to see these people who have dragged D&D's name through the mud out on the street."
- Again, bitter. What ever has you so peeved is not worth wasting you energy or life about - ITS A GAME.
If you want to see pissed - got to the Eve forums after the Trinity patch nerfed carriers after people spent a year trainging for them - no wthat would suck - for DDO, just reroll.
Either that or wait for them to release Trolls as a playable race : )
Since you will not explain why Wow is more DnD. I will make my argument for why DDO is DnD. : )
DDO is not WoW. I think we can agree on that point; Two very different games. WoWs appeal is a phenomenon like EQ. I respect that. It is a great business game model and it works. And it is fun to play.
However, WoW is not my type of game. The largest reason is the nature of the quest and xp system. You grind to make a living and progress from level 1 to 80. The primary questing and xp system is based on quests to collect items, invade / kill a number of open area mob clusters or killing random monsters.
The environment does not seem fully logical. Mobs crisscrossing each other, walking in defined patters and areas.
Even fighting similar creature groups in ‘their’ territory like a mine, dungeon, castle; the strategy is to pull single mobs and prevent adjacent mobs from aggroing. Rinse Repeat, Rinse Repeat. You can not interact with your environment.
This is the old EQ model that not many games have tried to or failed to modify. It has been refined to its perfection with WoW.
The exception is running dungeons in WoW. These areas are instanced and have direct, difficult objectives. People repeat them often in Wow. Right? In-particular high end raids? They have the best loot, high xp.
DDO is entirely like that. From the moment you enter the game you are running a quest-dungeon. You gain bonus xp for interacting with the environment; breaking objects, disarming traps, finding secret doors, solving puzzles. You get xp from completing the quests goals. You can pick up goals within the dungeon for more xp. Xp for killing individual mobs is non-existent for 90% of mobs with the exception of some bosses. You do get an xp bonus for agression and killing most of the mobs in a quest.
This is the ‘grind’ in DDO and this is the way PnP works. You can and do xp from killing mobs but in order for players to progress in a campaign they pick up xp from doing and completing the quest it self.
DDO uses the DnD xp system. Its based on quest reward and not random monsters killing and collection quests. I personally think they should add xp rewards for exceptional play by an individual players but I digress.
You run dungeons and you feel like you are in a dungeon. You enter other quests from within quests and you feel like you are ‘far’ from civilization.
Quests happen with a particular speed that is hard to describe because I have never seen that in another mmorpg. Its quick, but careful and requires strategy.
The collection ‘questing’ in DnD is brilliant. You don’t get collection quests since the collector is more like a ‘vendor’. You give him the items that you find in quests and he will create and give you an item in return; potions scrolls, wands, etc... I use 90% of the items I get from collecting items, sell or horde the rest for an alt.
I can go through the character builds and playability and compare that to DnD, DDO and WoW but this is long enough and I think that is apparent.
Originally posted by Souldrainer
1. Like all other MMORPGs they are adding and will add more content to DDO. EQ2 came out and I repeated the same areas over and over and over again. In fact, in DDO, I the noob area, now on my 4th character, I am doing new dungeons I have never yet done.
2. Explain Fluidity in wow and all other mmorpg. You enter a 'dungeon' in WoW. you see an Elite Mob. You try to make sure you just pull that ONE mob even though there are 5 right next to it and try to beat it up - rinse and repeat. Same goes for out-door areas. In DDO, with a good party, you are running the Dungeon, more like an action-adventure. You cannot pull selected encounter since the mobs all respond to aggression (and will bang on gongs to call for help) - DDO is as Fluid a game I have ever seen online - ever! Repetition in dungeons builds speed in game play and trying to solve the puzzle. No other mmorpg has the same type of combat and questing system in place and if you want to argue that please do by providing examples – again Proof or STFU
3, You still did not even attempt to explain how Wow is is more DDO - fluid has nothing to do with it. Game mechanics, class system, etc..?? what about that. Your really just full of it and like to be contrary instead of trying to offer anything that resembles an argument. If your going to mae a point, back it up!
4. Clerics and other classes - what’s your point about this?. The class system in DDO IS DnD - clerics are not just healers, they are true warriors that can fight, heal and cast offensive spells. Wizards and sorc own the end game as they do in DnD and are not relegated to just casting damage spells. in particular the DDO wizard which has so many utility spells. Crowd control, buffing, etc... I am amazed at how true to the game DDO really is to DnD. In short, We have helped you hi-jack this thread and it has provided little in the way of progression of a true argument. But at least you are allowing us to point out the Strengths in DDO (one of the reasons you are not responding to me directly but then again, I except nothing less from a TROLL). DDO is DnD – no questions. Watching the monk video and having them reference oriental adventures sent a thrill up my spine – how cool is that?
After playing so many games, name one game other then EVE that allows you to create such a diverse number of character builds is almost mind boggling. Bottom line, go haunt the EVE forums, they can eat you for lunch there to or just stick to WoW. I was going to give you the benefit of the doubt but it’s a wasted effort since you are unwilling to have a coherent debate.
To all others who are curious about DDO, if you are curious enough trust me, its worth trying. I stayed away after release and am so happy to have finally tried it. You will not be disappointed.
SO it would seem that the Troll is silenced. Can't prove your claims about WoW being more like DnD then? Thank you.
Aside from that, my next question to anyone reading these forums, is do you think the Monk class will be weak, right on or maybe over-powered?
How is WoW more like DnD then DDO?
And please keep in mind to others, I want support for a re-review of DDO as a great MMORPG. So, while I am 'feeding the troll (sorry Souldrainer, you are entitled to your thoughts but...) please keep a support thread going as well.
Originally posted by Souldrainer
Souldrainer, your aptly name. Your one of those-Troll-energy-drain people in life maybe?
Anyway, if you need to troll, start another thread.
No MMO does come close to internal vision and imagination provided by table-top. If only!
However, DDO does create the reality of DnD better then any other MMO yet. EQ2, WoW, etc... don't come close and I have played both extensively. I liked them but running around killing mobs for collection quests and etc... has so many things wrong with there dynamic. EQ1, now that was a game!
For DDO - The speed, action, strategy was more then you could hope for with this game. The classes really do feel and remind me of PnP. You are entitled your opinion but well, your wrong.
Just to add some more thoughts.
I was going to wait for AoC but after trying DDO I think I will hold off on AoC even after release.
Becuase I am an old school DnD PnP fan and the one thing I have always wanted was a TRUE ONline DnD Game.
This is it. I have never seen such ability to customize a character Class as this game. It blows my mind. So many types of class builds. Name a game with that type of direction (other then EVE)?
The game devs have so much source material to add future content that it will make sticking around this game a strong draw. Prestige classes and Epic levels, even if not talked about now have a place in the future.
THe questing and combat system is unlike any ohter fantasy game out now and is a breath of fresh air. I was so sick of collecting fox pelts and bat wings. I always thought it was funny that you go to an area and 'pull' one monster and the 15 next to him sit there.
Not in DDO.
Thanks!! keep this post going. Make MMORPG re-do their Review.
First, Great icon - lol - will never think of Unicorns in the same way
Second - great point, just don't know release of Mod 7.
Either way, this game does not get a fair rap and its a Jem in the rough. Sort of amazed!!
They just need to re-review at some point and want a thread to get going that asks them to do so.
It is by far the greatest community I have run into in 8 years of playing MMORPGs. Either that or I got to de-senitized by EVE players - lol
I just read the review for DDO done in 2006. I am asking that MMORPG.com re-review DDO and the current state of the game.
The amount of content, depth and playability of DDO is amazing and it does not get the credit it deserves.
So, MMORPG, please re-review! Its worth and the game has changed since release.
General: A Tribute to Gary Gygax 1938 - 2008
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3/07/08 2:31:08 PM
I remember playing Basic set and first edition Advanced DnD when they first came out. I was 11 years old.
The game introduced me to a way to open my mind and imagine. Anything was possible. The inspiration I gleamed then transformed me into a visual artist interested in the primal cause of the worlds, the myths of Gods that inhabit our souls and the desire to express those visions.
Thank You Gary Gygax. Thank you!!
Thanks for the great reply - your in Roadkill - lol - you helped kick my alliance out of the drone regions recenlty (OXIDE) hehehehe - the cycle of life.
I just bought DDO and will install morrow night. I like the fact that loot matters, something that does matter as much in many other Fantasy MMO's - I will look you up online
I am trolling the various game forums on MMORGP.
I recently chose to take a break from EVE and have been an avid EQ2 and EQ player before that. I have played other games but the 3 mentioned kept my attention best; EVE a little to well : )
Anyway – I am an old DnD PnP player from the 80’s so have some questions
Thanks in advance
I have been hooked on EVE and EQII, both off and on, for the past 4 years. I gave up on EQ2 a while back because of grouping and the game really lacking substance – sorry to offend any EQ2er’s, just my 2 cents.
I love EVE but need a break. I cannot wait for Age of Conan and have followed VG since release waiting for it to improve.
Thanks in advance