Welcome back once again, dear readers, to the Drew Wood The Quiz Power Hour here at MMORPG.com. In celebration of their fifth anniversary, today's Quiz is going to be focused on the comeback kid of MMO gaming, Dungeons & Dragons Online. So sit back, sheath your vorpal blade, kick up your boots of elvenkind and relax as we dive into the questions. Are you ready? Here we go!
Q: Dungeons & Dragons has gone through many different editions in its time as a tabletop roleplaying game. Which of the editions lends itself to the gameplay of DDO? Bonus points! What's the name of the campaign setting in which it takes place.
DDO's gameplay is based on the ruleset laid out in edition 3.5. The campaign setting is Eberron.
Q: Quick! Name the eight races that are available for play in the game, alphabetically! Bonus points go to the people who can tell me which four of the eight need to be 'unlocked' in order to play.
Drow, Dwarves, Halflings, Half-Elf, Half-Orc, Humans, Elves, and Warforged. The four that need to be unlocked are Drow, Half-Elf, Half-Orc and Warforged.
Q: What are the names of the last three (released in August, October and December 2010) content updates released for DDO?
Update 6 (August 2010) was Into the Deep, Update 7 (October 2010) was Half Bloods and Update 8 (December 2010) was Attack on Stormreach.
Q: In what month of what year did DDO reopen their Beta-testing phase in preparation for the release of their Freemium structure?
In July of 2009 Turbine reopened the beta-testing on the game to ensure the Freemium product was working correctly.
Q: What is the name of the quest chain that is dungeon mastered and narrated by Dungeons & Dragons co-creator Gary Gygax, before his passing in 2008?
The quest chain is known as “Delera's Tomb”.
Q: What are the names of the four DragonMarked houses in Stormreach?
Deneith, Jorasco, Kundarak and Phiarlan
Q: Four of the classes available for play have alignment restrictions placed on them. What are the classes and their restrictions?
Neither a Barbarian, nor a Bard, can be “Lawful”. A Paladin must be “Lawful Good”. Likewise, a Monk must be “Lawful”. It's also worth noting that DDO does not allow use of the evil alignments, rather focusing solely on good and neutral, which is in itself a kind of alignment restriction.
So that concludes our quiz for this week. Let's all wish DDO a happy fifth birthday with a ten long-bow salute. Yes. I'm a nerd. See you all next week!