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  • First Look: Release Notes Twilight Forge Module

    If you're like me, you are counting the minutes until tomorrow's Twilight Forge update. To make your wait easier...ok well maybe just to pass the time...here is a sneak peek at the release notes.

    Long ago, the Restless Isles were a chain of peaks linked by a labyrinth of tunnels and caverns. This natural fortress was transformed into a war foundry by the ancient lords of Dal Quor in their battle against the giants of Xen'drik. Known as the 'Twilight Forge,' this armory created warforged and other weapons for the cataclysmic war that ultimately ended in defeat for the quori and ruin for the giants.

    Thousands of years have passed since then, and the land has been inundated with water from the Thunder Sea. Only the tops of the peaks remain above sea level, but quori-reinforced tunnels continue to link the islands in this mysterious chain. Although the quori have been gone for 40,000 years, their strange architecture survives. So do the wildmen – a race of warped humanoids known nowhere else in Eberron, and presumed to have evolved from servants that the quori left behind.

    Visit Baudry Cartamon’s Shipping Warehouse, Ghola Fan’s Compound, The Shrieking Mines, and The Twilight Forge. Only a powerful party will survive the challenges of the Restless Isles!

    Read the rest of the notes and pass the time until it goes live letting us know what you think about the changes on the forums at DDO Ten Ton Hammer!

    News
    Tue, Jul 11, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Drow Race Revealed!

    The time has come! In preparation of the launch of Twilight Forge, the new module for Dungeons and Dragons Online, the history of the drow race has been unvieled!

    Most Drow choose a life of adventure out of necessity, given the dangers of their homeland. Still, they greatly desire personal power, and many Drow take up the mantle of adventurer seeking to satisfy their ambitions. The majority of Drow follow the evil scorpion-god Vulkoor, though exposure to the cultures of Stormreach has brought a few of them to less malevolent deities.

    Read more about the Drow at the DDO main site.

    News
    Mon, Jul 03, 2006
    LadySirse
  • New Spells for the Twilight Forge Module

    How many features can you fit into an expansion? Well, I think Turbine's DDO team is doing their best to find out! Here is a list of the newly announced spells that they plan to include in the upcoming Twilight Forge Module...

    New Spells for Players

    Niac's Cold Ray
    Shoots a ray of ice at your foes; does 1d10 per caster level, max 5d10 (Reflex save negates) cold damage to a single target. Niac's Cold Ray is a level 1 spell for wizards and sorcerers.

    Knock
    This spell unlocks locked doors and chests as if a rogue with a pick locks skill of caster level + ability modifier (where the ability is int for wizards and cha for sorcerers) was attempting to pick the lock. Knock is a level 2 spell for wizards and sorcerers.

    Dimension Door
    This spell, castable only in dungeons and adventure areas, creates a door of magical energy. Any member of your party may click on the door to return them to the inside entrance of the area (you will be returned to the inside entrance so you won't take an XP hit for exiting the adventure). There is no waiting time, unlike recalling, and the teleport cannot be interrupted by monsters hitting you. Dimension Door is a level 4 spell for wizards, sorcerers, and bards.

    Wall of Fire
    Creates a wall of flames in front of you. Watch and laugh as monsters run into it and burn; don't forget to bring the BBQ sauce. Wall of Fire is a level 4 spell for wizards and sorcerers.

    Teleport
    This spell is usable only in town and is designed to lower your time spent traveling. It lets you pick from several destinations useful to wizards and sorcerers (the marketplace, your class trainers, etc). Please be advised that as per D&D 3.5 rules, this spell has a 3% failure rate. Teleport is a level 5 spell for wizards and sorcerers.

    Get clicking to read the rest of the information!

    News
    Fri, Jun 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • The Lord of the Rings: Shadows of Angmar Riddle Contest!

    For all of you tricksy folk out there, get your riddle caps on! You could riddle your way into the Lord of the Rings Online beta!

    Think you're tricksy? Our Quest Designers are looking for a few good riddles to include in LOTRO! Winning entries may be used in LOTRO as the basis for quests, or found throughout the game! Send in your riddle today!

    Find out more at the Lord of the Rings Online site.

    News
    Thu, Jun 29, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Rick Schmitz Dev Diary - Various Valuable and Unlabelled Things

    Find out what The Lord of the Rings Online's Lead Content Support Artist, Rick Scmitz, has to say in his updated Dev Diary...

    Hello there! Rick "October" Schmitz here!

    I'm the Lead Content Support Artist on The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ (LOTRO). You may be wondering, "What the heck kind of title is that?" Well, it's the sort of title you get when you're crazy enough to work with Content folks and Artists.

    While the majority of the LOTRO Art team is toiling away on all sorts of things you might expect to find in a game based on J.R.R. Tolkien's amazing books (like Orcs, Dwarves, Rivendell, hobbit holes and so on), the Content Support team makes some of the unexpected items that the Content folks dream up along the way.

    Read the rest of this dev diary at the official Lord of the Rings Online site.

    News
    Wed, Jun 28, 2006
    LadySirse
  • New Enhancements for Module 2, Part 4 of 4

    The concluding issue of notes from the developers at Dungeons and Dragons Online has been posted. This issue takes a look at the new enhancments that we will be seeing when Module 2 launches in July.

    Module 2 will be introducing a number of new enhancements (purchased with action points) that will let players further customize and specialize your characters. Almost everyone will be getting some new enhancements to choose from; this is the fourth in a four part series of articles featuring in-depth descriptions of what these new enhancements are and how they work.

    Find out more at the official DDO site.

    News
    Wed, Jun 28, 2006
    LadySirse
  • European DDO Player Screenshot Contest - Win 3-months of free game time!

    Codemasters Online Gaming announced a new contest for the European players of DDO!

    Do you have pictures of you and your friends in an epic battle or narrowly avoiding a deadly trap? Perhaps you found a particularly picturesque location in game, or were discussing your adventures with guild mates while relaxing in the local tavern? Here is your chance to show off your photography skills in the world of Eberron.

    We are excited to announce our monthly screenshot contest! Each month we will pick several player-submitted screenshots and post them up for you to vote on. The screenshot with the most votes at the end of the month will be declared the winner and will be awarded a fantastic special prize of 3-months’ free game time!

    We are now taking the first batch of submissions for the first contest which started 27th June. For the first month's competition you have just one week to get your submissions in! Thereafter, there will be whole month in which to send us your screenshots. For more information please click here.

    News
    Wed, Jun 28, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Loot Preview, New Shadows Chapter and a New Poll

    The DDO official site is filled with goodies! Let me take a moment to catch you up...

  • Sneak Peek: Twilight Forge Module Loot - Get a look at some of the new loot items coming in the July expansion. Experience this look through the eyes of Quirk Meadora, Halfling Rogue extraordinaire.

    Gyroscopic Boots of Striding

    How did I, Quirk Meadora put myself in this predicament? One moment I am laughing it up in the tavern enjoying a drink, the next I am on the run. Truth be told, I do know why I am on the run, and that reason is the same one that is helping me to escape this horrible situation.

  • Shadows of Stormreach: Chapter Three - Keith Baker continues his wonderful exlcusive story.

    Spike found Link in a dark corner of the Leaky Dinghy, talking with a dwarf merchant. Joy flowed through Spike as he charged the pair - the burning thrill that only came with battle. A swift, open-handed blow with his left hand sent the dwarf tumbling to the ground. His right hand locked around Link's throat. Spike pulled his victim out of his chair, lifting him into the air.

  • Player Screenshot Poll - Let your voice be heard!

    Have a look at the screenshots this week and vote for the one you like best. At the end of the week we will tally the votes and announce the winning screenshot. The winner at the end of each week will be awarded the forum title of "Stormreach Chronicler."

News
Sat, Jun 24, 2006
LadySirse
  • Features Page Updates, New Calendar Pages and Audio Interviews...Oh My!

    Friday was a busy day on the official site for Turbine's Lord of the Rings Online. The Features page has been updated with new descriptions of The Lord of the Rings Online:Shadows of Angmar. The Calendars have been updated with wallpaers for July - September 2006. Last but certainly not least, Codemasters is releasing a 15-clip series of audio interviews featuring LOTRO's Executive Producer, Jeffrey Steefel.

    Head over to the Lord of the Rings Online site to see all of these updates for yourself!

    News
    Sat, Jun 24, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Where Do Things Stand After Four Months?

    Gamespy has taken some time ot look into this question in regards to Dungeons and Dragons Online. What is new, what has changed? Read on to find out...

    It's been four months since the game's launch, and while it doesn't seem like a good deal has changed, it is clear that Turbine is mobilizing towards some really big changes. In this first installment of our new State of the Game column, we look at where Dungeons & Dragons Online stands today as compared to its release, and where it's headed.

    Find out more at GameSpy.

    News
    Thu, Jun 22, 2006
    LadySirse
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