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    Turbine has published the subscription pricing. Here it is! Go see how much you're going to have t o save to play this bad boy.

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    News and Info on Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach

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    Fri, Feb 10, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Got Skillz?

    Wondering what skills are available in Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach (DDO)? Wonder no more. Ralsu has compiled a list of current skills and their purposes so you'll be prepared when the time comes to create your DDO character.

    Get skills here!

    Fri, Feb 10, 2006
    Ethec
  • A gift for the magi...

    Darkgolem gives you what you want: a complete list of Level 1 spells from Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach! Even better, he tells what each spells does and how useful it is to a budding wizard or sorcerer:

    [Sleep] can be targeted upon a spot designated by a cursor, but the fast paced nature of combat makes this a difficult technique. When placed upon a running creature, it will appear at the location the creature was when activated, usually missing. Hypnotism is much more effective for disabling creatures until dealt with in other ways.

    Fri, Feb 10, 2006
    Ethec
  • The Versatile Human and the Mysterious Warforged

    Here are two more races to consider when creating your character in Dungeons & Dragons Online. Ralsu explores the versatile, pioneering spirit of the humans of Stormreach, as well as the strong and mysterious constructs, the warforged.

    Learn more about Stormreach's humans, then discover the mysterious warforged at the DDO - TenTonHammer community site!

    Fri, Feb 10, 2006
    Ethec
  • Did you bring protection?

    In Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach, Shayalyn and Ralsu take a seemingly simple job of protecting a crate of goods in Kenbrooke's basement. They are confronted by and entire gang of thieves intent on destroying the crate and killing them:

    My spectral companion growled into the gloom once more and we spotted more brigands making their way toward us, trying to use stealth to remain undetected. Several of them were upon us quickly, and I saw both Ralsu and Aloyce take punishing blows from the thugs. I drew back, chanted an incantation, and healed them each by turn. Calten hung back in a corner, whispering his own magical words, and I watched as several bolts of magic tore into the flesh of the bandits, the manifestation of his spell.

    How did our intrepid adventurers survive the ordeal? Read Quest Journal #4 at DDO - TenTonHammer to find out!

    Wed, Feb 08, 2006
    Ethec
  • Hairy footed, or hugely hearted?

    Ralsu supplies us with the essential information to understand another playable race in Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach. They're small and resourceful, nimble and curious. They're halflings!

    Halflings are cunning survivalists who choose adventure as a way to acquire the wealth and luxury they revere. Most seek to avoid physical confrontation, relying on wit and reflexes to survive. Their trust in their skills permits them to demonstrate bravery even in desperate situations.

    Learn more about halflings at DDO - TenTonHammer!

    Wed, Feb 08, 2006
    Ethec
  • DDO elves, fresh off the.... shelves?

    Ralsu conjures up another guide to the races of Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach, this time painting a word portrait of the beautiful and mysterious elf.

    An elf often seeks adventure because of stagnation in her life. A race that can live over 700 years, elves have ample time to explore the curiosities in life. Elves are neither rash nor greedy. They gain perspective from their years of experience. When elven curiosity points to a goal, elves demonstrate remarkable concentration and persistence.

    Learn more about elves in Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach at DDO TenTonHammer

Tue, Feb 07, 2006
Ethec
  • Clerics inciting others to violence? And we're not even talking about Danish cartoons.

    Zed brings us the information needed to build a better cleric in Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach, and he insists clerics are more than simple healers.

    Whilst clerics in DDO are still the primary healing class they offer much more versatility to a group. They are capable of buffing the entire party’s combat skills or other important ability scores, crowd control and even some powerful offensive spell casting. Plus, clerics can enter front line combat, hiding behind shield and heavy armour to aid the fighters in bringing down their foes.

    The Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach Cleric starter guide, only at DDO @ TenTonHammer. And don't worry: Shayalyn and Zed promise that no alter boys were harmed in the making of this guide!

    Tue, Feb 07, 2006
    Ethec
  • Stormreach: Quest for Glory - Quest Journal #3

    Excitement continues to build for Dungeons & Dragons: Stormreach, the next MMO in line to launch later this month (Feb. 28)! Ralsu and Shaylayn brave the sewers of Stormreach once again to rescue a young woman kidnapped by kobolds.

    Shayalyn howled in pain from behind me. I wheeled around to see her squaring off against a kobold. Another was scampering out of one of the inoperable waterways. I focused my magic and began telling the second kobold about the room it was entering. I described a carnival, narrating the whole scene—clowns, freaks, and patrons—and the kobold froze in amazement. It was seeing the images I rendered.

    Read Ralsu's journal at DDO @ TenTonHammer to follow the duo's thrilling exploits!

    Mon, Feb 06, 2006
    Ethec
  • Is Soloing in DDO Possible?



    Just how solo-friendly is Dungeons & Dragons Online? Is there a certain class/race combination that will excel at solo play? Darkgolem explores the possibilities in his editorial and draws one simple conclusion.

    The difficulty levels of dungeons increase as you go along. As you advance, you run into more and more foes in encounters. Any dungeon master who creates their own adventures, and started with level 1 dungeons, can tell you it’s hard not to kill the adventurers when they begin. You place small amounts of weak enemies in adventures, and this principle applies to DDO just as well. But as you advance, this changes, and after a few levels, a group of adventurers can handle quite a bit.

    When soloing in DDO, this will be the big problem you run into. Certainly you can handle the small amounts of foes at first, but after level 2, you will run into larger and larger amounts of foes. Soon, some of those foes can damage you fast enough that even when you’re killing them off as fast as you can, you are killed by the rest, whether by spell, arrow or sword.

    Read "Going it Alone in Dungeons and Dragons Online" at DDO @ TenTonHammer.

    Mon, Feb 06, 2006
    Ethec
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