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Alpha Journal #3

Posted by Jon Wood on Oct 10, 2005  | Comments

Alpha Journal #3 - MMORPG.com

Turbine and Dungeons and Dragons Online have released the thrid in their series of Alpha Journals, where players give us their impressions of the game's Alpha test. This week's journal takes a more informative and less fictional approach, at least partially alleviating concerns that these journals would provide nothing more than a story (albeit an interesting one). 

Neah's partial walking-tour of Stormreach.

The Dock

To date, every new arrival starts out in an introductory area of Stormreach we are loosely referring to as the Dock. It's a fairly small, somewhat linear area designed to get folks used to the game concepts and controls. Its principle features are the Wavecrest Tavern and a rakish rogue by the name of Lord Gerald Goodblade. It's Lord Gerald who gets players started on their life of adventure by requesting a few 'favors' the player might perform for him to win their way out of the Harbor. It seems the harbor gates are sealed and guarded 'to keep out the riff-raff' and the only way for a newcomer to pass them is with the recommendation of one of the local residents. At least, that's what Lord Gerald tells you. But if you know Lord Gerald like I do, you know his assertions are not always 100% trustworthy.

Once you've either worked your way out of the Dock by doing Lord Gerald a favor (or three) - or figured out the alternative to running his errands for him-you arrive in another transitional area called (again, loosely) the Harbor.

To read the rest of this journal, click here.

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