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!
In the first Dungeons & Dragons Online producer's letter of the post-Turbine era, Dan "Severlin" Ciccolini has given players a forward look at the next update and a bit of a peek into the future. Update 34 will include a new dungeon, a champion overhaul and the Reaper diffculty. Players will be marked with a "specific plan" that allows them to become empowered.
The Dungeons & Dragons Online forum has been updated with the news that Team DDO is raising money for men's health via the Movember Foundation initiative. To give the community a chance to participate, a speackial Team DDO page has been set up as well as a personal one for Jerry "Cordovan" Snook. Participating in Movember simply means that men shave their faces on November 1st and then grow a mustache for the balance of the month. Women can participate via the Move Program sees folks MOVing!
Dungeons & Dragons Online players can now get their thrills and chills with the start of The Night Revels. The DDO team has updated The Night Revels guide on the official site to bring it up to date with the most recent changes to the annual festival.
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.