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  • For Lord of the Rings Online Screens Go Here This world is so rich and vibrant. I've come to love the colorful WoW type graphics rather than the realistic brand. They tend look a little washed out. So anyway take a look at the new screens and then....

    Visit our Lord of the Rings Online Site!

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    Fri, Feb 10, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • This just in from Ktat the Community Liaison Officer for ArchLord --

    I am pleased to announce that I have some news. The ArchLord Forums are now live, providing players with an early chance to build those friendships and alliances that will prove so key to becoming the ArchLord when the game launches!

    You can visit those lordly forums here or here or here.

    News
    Mon, Feb 06, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • MMORPG.com has an interview with Turbine's Steve Moy. He's the Beta manager for Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach.

    MMORPG.com: A number of our readers are expressing concerns that this game, like Guild Wars will be primarily instanced. If this is so, how do you justify charging a monthly fee?
    Steve Moy:

    This is a great question and I’ll address it in two steps – our use of instancing and our monthly fee.

    To be honest, our heavy use of instancing is a design choice more than anything else and it was one of the earliest and easiest decisions we made. Simply put, Dungeons & Dragons is about tackling dangerous environments with a small party of friends, not camping a spawn in a spot crowded with 50 other characters.

    Our focus on instancing, along with our unique quest-based XP system, allows us to do things that you don’t typically expect to see in an online roleplaying game – collapsing floors, intricate puzzles, carefully-scripted encounters, deadly traps (that you can use to your advantage if you can lure monsters back into them) and of course, an ever-present sense of impending doom. What could be more D&D than that?

    As far as monthly fees go, every online roleplaying game has its own business model, and ours relies on subscription revenue to offset the significant ongoing costs of maintaining a first-class game. Once the game ships, our development team will transition into a dedicated live team whose sole focus is to ensure that DDO is a living, breathing, constantly-evolving game. A portion of your fees also support our excellent customer service and technical support teams, and all of the hardware and bandwidth costs associated with running a game like this

    You're all Doomed... DOOOMED!

    Take a look at our Dungeons & Dragons Online site. It's worth the read!

    More News and Info on Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach

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    Fri, Feb 03, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Barbarian is his name... taking hits is his game!



    What takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'? Nope, not a Timex--it's the barbarian, of course. In Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach, this class stands out when it comes to absorbing damage. If you're thinking of playing a barbarian, there's no better way to prepare than by reading our handy (and recently updated) class guide. You'll learn about the barbarian's important abilities, feats, skills and enhancements.



    Want to be a Mighty Barbarian? Take a look at the newest article on the TenTonHammer Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach Community Site!

    News
    Thu, Feb 02, 2006
    Ethec
  • Word just in from Satine. Beta keys are available at Fileplanet.

    We’re delighted to announce that our friends at Fileplanet will be giving away many thousands of DDO European beta keys over the coming weeks, starting today!

    In order to have a chance at getting one of Fileplanet’s thousands of available beta keys, you must be a registered FilePlanet member with or without a paid subscription.
    Follow this link for further information:

    Over the coming weeks, Fileplanet will have tens of thousands more beta spots to give away, be sure to check our website at http://www.ddo-europe.com for the latest news on this.

    There are lots of beta keys up for grabs so make sure you’ve signed up!

    Check out our Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach site!

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    News
    Thu, Feb 02, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • What's all this "Chaotic Good" stuff, anyhow?

    Is Jean Luc Picard, captain of the Enterprise in Star Trek: The Next Generation, lawful good or neutral good? Shayalyn over at the Ten Ton Hammer - Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach site needs some help to settle a geeky
    argument she got into recently!

    But wait--this isn't Star Trek, it's Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach! And we've got a great guide to character alignment.

    Check out "The Roleplayer's Guide to Alignments" at DDO Ten Ton Hammer!

    News
    Tue, Jan 31, 2006
    Ethec
  • There's a new beta movie out for Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach. You can see this masterpiece at Worthplaying

    Adventurers have long travelled to the shrouded continent of Xen'drik to explore ancient ruins and discover the treasures hidden beneath. The bustling frontier city of Stormreach, a cauldron of ambition and secret plots, has grown on the edges of this dark and dangerous continent, safe and secure as the gateway to Xen'drik. But now danger threatens. Few explorers who set out adventuring the lands near Stormreach ever return, and those that do bring back only tales of death and destruction.

    If you love D&D Online, You'll love our Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach site! Go take a look at the new guides!

    More News and Info on Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach

    News
    Mon, Jan 30, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • You Can Walk the Walk...But Can You Talk the Talk?



    When it comes to games, Dungeons & Dragons is arguably one of the more jargon-loaded. It's time to demystify some of those terms...at least the ones that apply to Dungeons & Dragons Online (DDO).

    “Give me a DC25 UMD check.”



    “Make an opposed grapple check.”



    I asked Zed, one of DDO @ Ten Ton Hammer’s resident D&D aficionados, for some examples of D&D jargon. Those were the examples he gave me. My response was a slack-jawed, “Huh?”



    I learned that “Give me a DC25 UMD check” is something a dungeon master might say to ask a player to make a Use Magic Device roll versus a Difficulty Class of 25. (I don’t know about you, but I’m still saying, “Huh?”) An “opposed grapple check” is, according to Zed, “A combat option. Essentially a creature/player is attempting to grapple and pin another creature. Opposed checks are made. Each character/creature has a basic grapple score (BAB + Str +Other) and they add that to a d20.”



    Yeah, that makes sense. (I think.)

    Our handy reference at Ten Ton Hammer's Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach community site will have you talking like a DDO pro!

News
Mon, Jan 30, 2006
Ethec
  • Will unsupervised ankle-biters make it into your MMOG?



    Will an Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rating of "Mature" help keep kids out of Lord of the Rings Online and other MMOGs? And, perhaps more to the point, should it?

    I’ve found that gamers come in all varieties, and age has nothing to do with maturity. I’d much rather deal with 10 pre-teen kids who accidentally KS my giant bats in the newbie zone than one 23-year-old griefer who repeatedly trains my group for kicks. I’ve grouped with very young gamers who play with skill and wisdom. Then again, I’ve grouped with 20-something gamers whose antics could’ve easily landed them a spot on MTV’s Jackass.

    Read Shalayn's editorial at the Ten Ton Hammer Lord of the Rings Online community site and decide for yourself!

    News
    Mon, Jan 30, 2006
    Ethec
  • Quest for Glory in Dungeons & Dragons Online!



    Want to discover some of the quests awaiting you in Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach (DDO)? Wait no further. Explore them now with Ralsu and Shayalyn, two adventurers in the DDO beta who are bound for glory. One is an artistic and clever bard, the other a fiery and independent cleric. Time and trials will decide their fate--will they ascend to glory, or fall to Stormreach's many foes? Their journals will reveal countless quests to the careful reader in the weeks ahead.


    News
    Sat, Jan 28, 2006
    Ethec
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