Dungeons & Dragons Online is the premier MMORPG based on the original Dungeons & Dragons tabletop RPG created by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson and first published in 1974, which has been an inspiration for almost every fantasy game since then. Using the D&D 3.5 ruleset as its base, DDO puts players into the Eberron story setting, onto the land of Xen’drik, where magic drives technology, political factions constantly struggle for power, and where action, adventure, and dangerous creatures lurk around every corner of this wild, untamed land.
DDO lets players choose to roll characters from the usual list of fantasy races, such as Elves, Dwarves, and Halflings, but also introduces some new playable races to the MMORPG genre, such as the Warforged, Half-Orc, and Drow. Many familiar classes are also included, such as Fighter, Ranger, Rogue, and Wizard, and DDO also allows multiclass characters, and for Prestige characters, such as Warchanter (Bard), Kensai (Fighter), Knight of the Chalice (Paladin), and many others.
Most everything else you expect in an MMORPG can also be found in DDO, and Turbine is constantly updating the game with new material, fixes, and upgrades. Menace of the Underdark will be the next expansion pack launching 25 June 2012, and will add 3 Forgotten Realms adventure packs to the game, along with the Druid class and increased level cap (25). What’s more, DDO is and will remain free-to-play!
The latest Dungeons & Dragons Online producer's letter has been published on the official forums. In it, players will be happy to hear that a pair of beefy updates will be coming before the end of 2016 and that Ravenloft will be headed into DDO in 2017!
The Dungeons & Dragons Online site has been updated with a teaser for Update 32: Against the Slavelords. The content expansion includes updated Cannith crafting, new dungeons, a guest GM with actor Travis Willingham, new store items and much more.
Turbine has revealed the first information about the next free update to Dungeons & Dragons Online. Called Gnomework, the content expansion will feature several all new quest lines that send players on discovery missions in a classic choose-your-own adventure story.
The Dungeons & Dragons Online forum has a new post with the patch notes for Update 30 which will bring Gnomes into the game! Gnomes are available for free to VIPs, though anyone can purchase an unlock in the DDO Store.
Dungeons & Dragons Online players are invited to head into the game to take part in the Winter Games that features both the Risia Ice Games and the Midwinter Festival.
The latest Dungeons & Dragons Online Producer's letter has been published on the official site. The first part of the letter takes a look back at the accomplishments of 2015, the second part provides the look ahead.
Rob wraps up his adventures diving back into DDO this week and answer the question, does DDO stand the test of time?
For a new year Rob starts a new column, The Test of Time. Take a look as Rob dives headlong back into DDO and reflects on what made this title worth remembering.
A trio of Turbine's Dungeons & Dragons Online team took to the airwaves recently to give players a preview of the Warlock, the latest playable character slated to enter the game with Update 26. See what you think!
There was a time when I would fork over $15 a month for subscriptions to multiple MMOs at a time, and although that's crazy, I clearly remember Dungeons & Dragons Online being one of the few MMORPGs worth the concurrent investment. Here are four reasons to get back into DDO or give it a try for the first time!