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  • An interview for a game you can almost play!
    MMORPGDot.com
    has a Dungeons and Dragons Online interview from OGaming.

    Turbine's Justin Quimby has been interviewed at D&D Online. Here's a
    bit on authenticity:

    OGaming: How true to the source material – rule books, player's guides,
    novels, etc. – will the title be?
    Justin Quimby: Consider this. Every time you attack in our game, you see
    a d20 pop up on screen that tells you what you rolled. We've gone to incredible
    lengths to be as true to the pen and paper experience as we can. Arrows do
    1d6 damage. We have spells like fireball and magic missile. You could print
    your character sheet out and with very few modifications be able to play the
    tabletop version. We have all the ability scores, skills, feats… it
    all works the same way it does in the original version. That's one of the
    great things about having the Dungeons & Dragons license too. You don't
    have to come up with some random name like "magic bolt" for the
    incantations your wizard casts… you get to call it by the name D&D
    fans recognize.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Dec 19, 2005
    LadySirse
  • Images, Media
    Fri, Dec 16, 2005
    Awenyddion
  • Get into the game that started it all! DDO is having an open stress test! Regsiter Here!

    The Dungeons & Dragons™ Online: Stormreach™ Stress Test Event is going very well and there are still registration keys available! Remember, you don’t have to be a paying subscriber to Fileplanet to get in the Stress Test Event. Just visit FilePlanet to sign up and download the Stress Test client. Players in the Stress Test will also have three opportunities to win spots in the regular DDO Beta during our nightly events. The events are detailed below:

    Wednesday, December 14 – 8pm until 10pm EST
    Let’s party! Turbine admins will be logged on during this event and giving out loot and spawning the occasional Beholder! We’ll also be giving away Beta spots at random to some players who are logged on during the event. We may even run some D&D trivia contests with Beta spots as prizes too. Beta spot winners will be contacted during the event in game and receive their Beta invitations next week. So log in, hang out with your friends, and be careful not to attract the attention of any Fire Giants you happen to see!

    Thursday, December 15 – 8pm until 10pm EST
    Help us help you! On this night we’re going to be stressing our in-game help system. Details for this event will be posted on the stress test forums and the stress test launcher on Thursday evening so be sure to keep an eye out for more information. Winners will be contacted via e-mail next week.

    Friday, December 16 – 6pm until 10pm EST
    The big event! During this event players will be asked to adventure in the many dungeons throughout Xen’drik. Turbine admins will be randomly teleporting to players who are in dungeons and giving away even more Beta spots! Winners will be contacted in-game and receive their invitation next week.

    So register now and don’t miss your chance to experience what PC Gamer calls “The MMO that changes everything!”

    Check Out the Best DDO Fansite in the Universe! Shayalyn's running this one now and it's filled with tons of great info!
    More News and Info on Dungeons and Dragons Online

    Beta, Official Announcements
    Thu, Dec 15, 2005
    Awenyddion
  • Stress Therapy With DnD Online: Stormreach?
    Now, close your eyes and picture yourself with your power animal. Good, now
    kill it and take its gold and buy some new armor! Blue's
    News Reports:

    D&D Online Stress Test

    Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach Stress Test is entering a second
    phase, a paid FilePlanet subscription will no longer be required to help ready
    the upcoming MMORPG for prime time. Word is: "The Dungeons & Dragons™
    Online: Stormreach™ Stress Test is available to all registered FilePlanet
    members, with or without a paid subscription on Tuesday, December 13 through
    Saturday, December 17. FilePlanet members with a paid subscription will have
    access to the exclusive high-resolution client. Members without a paid subscription
    will have access to the standard client." Sign ups are being accepted
    on 3D Gamers and FilePlanet.

    News
    Tue, Dec 13, 2005
    LadySirse
  • The Official Site has some new Dungeons and Dragons Online Screens If you didn't want to play before, you will after seeing these shots. They're absolutely vibrant and gorgeous!

    All You Need to Know About DDO is Here!

    Other DDO News!

    Images, Media
    Tue, Dec 13, 2005
    Awenyddion
  • Dungeons and Dragons Online- Oh My!
    GamerGod
    has some brand new screenshots for every DDO player out there! Check them out,
    their pretty cool!

    All
    For Your Viewing Pleasure!

    Images, Media
    Thu, Dec 08, 2005
    LadySirse
  • Let's hope you never run into the dreaded GamerGod during a dungeon crawl.
    GamerGod makes some good points about why Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach satisfies its DnD heritage and makes for a good MMORPG.

    I’ve played D&D for as long as I can remember, and I always wanted someone to make a good D&D game where I played one character in a party and went out adventuring. I always dreamt that one day there would be a totally interactive D&D world where my character could live and meet people, slay mighty dragons, and have people recognize who I was. I've been thinking a lot about what I know of this game, and the thing that I like most is how this MMO has set itself apart from the rest. Most of the elements in DDO are headed in different directions to other MMO's; it forces you to form parties, real time combat, no mounts, and no houses. It's a risky strategy, considering many people play MMO's to buy houses, ride horses, and farm gold and become an almighty ruler of the game - but I think it's a brilliant idea and a brilliant-looking game. For many people, this game will not live up to their hopes or expectations, and although I haven’t played the game yet I'm eagerly awaiting the release. What do I think? Is DDO worth all the hype? My answer is that my dream may no be longer a dream.

    Read the rest of the GamerGod op/ed on Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach.
    Other links of interest:

    News
    Wed, Dec 07, 2005
    Ethec
  • Fancy, shiny, moving pictures of marvellous beasts and magic missles.
    DDO.com has posted a brand new Dungeons and Dragons Online movie.

    " The latest Dungeons & Dragons Online™: Stormreach™ video has been uploaded to the video library on DDO.com. "

    Be the coolest 20-sided dice rolling geek on your block by visiting our TenTonHammer DDO Community Site. If you need even more, we have More DDO News, and by more we mean older.
     

    Video, Media
    Tue, Nov 29, 2005
    Boomjack
  • GameSpy rolls for initiative.
    DDO is still in the "hands on" phase of previewing (followed by the "OMG roxxz0rz!" preview phase, which is followed by the "preview" preview phase... something like that), and GameSpy doesn't disappoint.

    After all, what better genre than the massively multiplayer online role-playing game to bring the "role" back into what usually becomes merely an endless treadmill of players searching for the bigger, better magical doodad? Having been lost in the D&D Online beta for about three days now, I'm seriously impressed at how well Turbine is translating not just the mechanics, but the very "feel" of classic D&D gameplay to the MMO format.

    No dice bag needed to view GameSpy's "hands on" preview of Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach.
    Other links of interest:

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Nov 22, 2005
    Ethec
  • Some fancy Dungeons and Dragons pictures, ironically showing neither a dungeon nor a dragon.

    CVG has posted two new Dungeons and Dragons Online screenshots.

    " Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach is set on the continent of Xen'drik in the world of Eberron with players questing, adventuring, hitting things with swords and calling people "n00bs" and so on. "

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    Images, Media
    Tue, Nov 22, 2005
    Boomjack
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