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  • LYON, FRANCE – 3 March 2006 – Atari announced that the English language version of Turbine’s DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE™: Stormreach™, the first massively multiplayer online (“MMO”) role-playing game inspired by the legendary pen and paper game, has launched today in Europe. The localized German and French versions of the title are on schedule to launch on March 23rd and 24th respectively. "

    All of you blokes across the pond may cheer now.

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    Fri, Mar 03, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • There's a new class on the official site. Lore-master hits the stage in a blaze of glory!

    Lore-master
    Races: Man, Elf

    'This only would he say, that Imladris was of old the name among the Elves of a far northern dale, where Elrond the Halfelven dwelt, greatest of lore-masters.'

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Council of Elrond"

    A keeper of ancient lore and otherwise lost knowledge, the Lore-master uses his knowledge of the lesser and greater powers of the world around him to stave off the advances of the shadow for a time, and to treat the wounds and suffering of his companions. In dire need he can use this knowledge to hurt his foes; but this task being extremely difficult, a wise Lore-master would rarely attempt it.

    The Lore-master will be the class of choice for the player that enjoys using the power of ancient lore to aid their allies and hinder their foes. Steeped in the histories of Middle-earth Lore-masters are able to aid their fellows in recovering from maladies caused by the forces of the Dark Lord. They can also use their knowledge to daze, harm, or hinder their enemies, as well as give of themselves to strengthen another. Some Lore-masters are even said to be able to communicate with animals and request their aid. A Lore-master's combat style is anchored in the power of knowledge and using it intelligently to defeat evil.

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    Tue, Feb 28, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • Thank God! Finally! Someone thought to do this the right way. You would not believe how many times I've had to wait to get my pre-order because I was idiotic enough to buy it online instead of going into a store to get it.

    We have extended preorder access to Dungeons & Dragons Online™: Stormreach™ (DDO) through March 5th in order to help address the concerns of players who have told us they may not be able to get a copy of the retail box for DDO right away. Players who have created an account using their preorder bonus key will continue to have access to DDO through Sunday, March 5th. We expect most retail stores to have DDO boxes available on or before this time.

    Starting on Monday, March 6th, players will need to redeem a retail key at https://billing.turbine.com in order to continue playing. Players who are unable to obtain a retail key before March 6th won’t lose their account information or characters and will be able to play those characters once they enter a retail key.

    As a reminder, the opportunity to earn the Head Start Event founders helmet and founder status ends at 8:00am EST on February 28th. So be sure to log in and get your guilds set up!

    It's no longer a race to see who gets in first, etc, etc.

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    Mon, Feb 27, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • We've all been waiting for it to happen. It's now on. Miday has signed a deal with Turbine to co-publish their MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online. What does this mean? It means that Midway will do the distribution for North America.

    Ok anyone want to take bets on who the next major publisher will be to step into the MMO ring? Anyone? Anyone?

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    Thu, Feb 23, 2006
    Awenyddion
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    Fri, Feb 17, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • We are seriously right around the corner to this long anticipated game. Will it live up to our hopes? Only time will tell.

    WESTWOOD, MA, February 13, 2006 - Turbine, Inc. announced today that DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINETM: StormreachTM has gone gold and is in final production. The world's first online roleplaying game based on the legendary pen and paper DUNGEONS & DRAGONS® game, and voted the "most-anticipated MMO," by IGN.com readers, is currently scheduled to ship on February 28, 2006. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS is under license from the Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS).

    Customers who preorder DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE: Stormreach will receive exclusive access to the game days ahead of the official release and a free Beta pass for up to 10 days to try the game (the Beta will be officially ending February 20, 2006). Customers will also be given a +1 in-game amulet for added defense during combat and a special limited-edition poster featuring the red dragon.

    Our Dungeons & Dragons Online team has been doing alot of hard work prepping the site. Go check it out and find out how to play the game!

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    Mon, Feb 13, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • It's almost out. We're weeks away! Can you feel the excitement in the air?

    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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    Fri, Feb 10, 2006
    Awenyddion
  • 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....

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    Fri, Feb 10, 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!

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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
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