Dungeons & Dragons Online is getting ready to grow again with the Menace of the Underdark expansion. We've got a preview of MotU, the first time players will get a chance to explore one of the legendary locales in the DnD universe. See what we think and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.
When I first learned that they were creating a Dungeons and Dragons MMORPG years ago I was extremely excited for the potential. I had played all of the Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale games as well as the Neverwinter Nights franchise and to see D&D make the transition for a full fledged MMO was inspiring. To say I was disappointed to find out that the game would take place in a new campaign setting is an understatement. I did end up playing Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach (DDO) and then again I picked it back up when it went free to play with DDO: Eberron Unlimited. I could never reconcile the choice to have the game set anywhere other than the Forgotten Realms though and because of this I never played the game for extended periods of time. For that reason I welcome the first paid expansion pack in six years for DDO, Menace of the Underdark (MotU), and the promise it brings with it introducing the Forgotten Realms to DDO.
Read more of Rob Lashley's Dungeons & Dragons Online: Menace of the Underdark Preview.