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  • All of you DND fans rejoice! The Official Site announced that DDO is available now for pre-order!

    The wait is over! Dungeons & Dragons™ Online: Stormreach™ is now available for preorder online! This preorder program is your passport to the world of Eberron. Be among the first to receive the game when it launches when you reserve your copy today. Plus, at EBGames.com you can preorder online now and receive a set of keys via e-mail that will grant you access to the full Beta for up to 10 days! Not only that, but the preorder pack also contains other bonuses:

    +1 Amulet of Protection: Gain the tactical edge in combat, with +1 to your Armor Class when you start playing the full game.

    Head Start Access: Play before release! Reserve a name, start building your character and get a head start over other adventurers.

    Stormreach opens its gates to you - Beta access, head start access and bonus magic items.

    If you're looking for the best DDO fansite on the web, Visit Dungeons and Dragons Online at Ten Ton Hammer

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    News
    Wed, Dec 21, 2005
    Awenyddion
  • Those lucky people who got to play the Dungeons and Dragons Online Beta have
    some thoughts...
    GamerGod
    has the scoop on their first impressions:

    It was a dark and stormy day in my mid-Fall 2005 school quarter when I received
    an urgent instant message from Grimwell, our Editor-in-chief. He wanted to
    talk to me on the phone. Now. "This is it," I thought, "He's
    finally decided to bill me for all the bandwidth I've spent hanging around
    his forums without contributing enough articles." No sense running from
    danger, I picked up the phone and put on a brave face.
    What awaited me on the other end of the receiver was a call from gaming nerd
    nirvana, an offer to beta test Dungeons and Dragons Online: Stormreach. Yes,
    the Dungeons and Dragons Online, based on the game that was to pencil and
    paper RPGs what Everquest was to MMORPGs. A game that was so popular it leapt
    off the pages and into an 80s cartoon series, dozens of computer games, and
    a bona-fide bomb of a full motion picture. Now I was being offered the chance
    to see the bliss of the twenty-sided dice through the eyes of a Turbine-made
    MMORPG engine.
    I accepted Grimwell's invitation, and we immediately fell into habit of discussing
    our favorite, cheesy D&D mechanics of old --things like multiclassed Monk/Wizards
    and the joys of what it means to be a Gnomish Illusionist. It immediately
    occurred to me that there was a great deal more Dungeons and Dragons knowledge
    hanging around in my noggin than I thought. How many more gamers instinctively
    carried such knowledge? This game wasn't just a game: it was our birthright.

    News
    Mon, Dec 19, 2005
    LadySirse
  • The Lord of the Rings Online Official Website has updated the Champion Class information which includes which races can become Champions, the Champion's role in the game, and what a human Champion might look like.

    When I grow up I want to be Champion!

    You Guessed It! Best Lord of the Rings Online Fansite On the Net!

    Other Related News and Articles on Lord of the Rings Online

    News
    Fri, Dec 16, 2005
    Awenyddion
  • A Short Q&A For Your Short Attention Span

    MMORPGDot.com
    has a short and sweet bit on Lord of the Rings Online from LotroSource.

    KhazadDum081389: Will any race or profession be able to tame a pet (like
    a ranger or an elf)? If so, what will be the kinds of pets you can tame?
    Chris Foster: Pets are definitely going to play a part in LOTRO. For specifics,
    you'll have to wait for more information on classes.

    News
    Thu, Dec 15, 2005
    LadySirse
  • 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
  • If you could ask Tolkien one question what would it be? The developers of Lord of the Rings Online answered this in their Developers Corner

    Welcome to the Thursday Insider. In each Insider, we'll ask team members to answer a question about themselves, LOTRO, or The Lord of the Rings. You never know what you'll get from the LOTRO team!

    In this Insider, we've asked two questions from the community. Enjoy!

    Jeffrey "Nigellian" Steefel (Executive Producer):
    If you could travel to Middle-earth, and had one week to stay there, what would you most like to do with that time?

    Chris "Hakai" Clay (Artist/Designer):
    If you could have lived the life of one of your characters who would it be and why?

    And my question.. Why did Peter Jackson make a mockery of your book for the purpose of Star screen time? *cough* Liv Tyler *cough*..

    All Your Lord of the Ring Online Info Here

    Other LOTRO News and Stuff

    News
    Fri, Dec 09, 2005
    Awenyddion
  • Adventure Starts Here
    MMORPG.com
    has some Official Exclusive Lore for RF Online.

    Chapter 5 : Novus, the new hope

    Doctor Dohyun and his companions escaped the Lablum sector before its annihilation,
    beginning their voyage to nowhere. The search was for any inhabited galaxy
    containing human life. Messages were transmitted into the ether, only to be
    met with the silence of empty planets and the cold of space. Their journey,
    it would seem, would be a long and arduous one and with that prospect, the
    team continued on with their research into the Holy Mental.
    Slowly over time, members of the research team and survivors of the disaster,
    began to die through natural causes. Time had slipped by for these last members
    of the Arcane Club, but Dohyun’s hope and belief of finding traces of
    humans kept him alive. Even after 30 years, his heart drove his passion for
    survival. With all but three members of the team now remaining, it was with
    huge excitement and relief when they discovered a planet, thriving with sentient
    life and human activity within the Novus sector.

    News
    Thu, Dec 08, 2005
    LadySirse
  • Today, the official site is promoting a new Weapons Tool that gives information on all of the weapons in game.

    Need a bit more information on weapons?

    Thanks to the guys over at the ever popular RFO community site //RFO.Asterix// comes a great little tool to help you in your weapon selection. By clicking on a particular weapon, you can see what potential that weapon has with additional talics. There may be a slight problem for IE users which I believe is being looked at.

    Big thanks to SpongeX and Xanavi for their work on this and the rest of the database.

    You can find the tool Here on the new non-harsh looking RF Online Forums.

    Get the latest and greatest RF Online News Here

    News
    Thu, Dec 08, 2005
    Awenyddion
  • 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.
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    News
    Wed, Dec 07, 2005
    Ethec
  • When faced with the choice of reading War and Peace or the tasty new Chapter 4 in RF Online's continuing lore saga, Awen chose Chapter 4...

    To survive this horrific destruction, the rest of mankind had no choice but to segregate themselves from the outside world. Planets were put into a self-regulated quarantine. All landing platforms and communications were destroyed to prevent any outside intervention. For a lucky few, a number of planets in the Lablum Sector escaped infection. This was one of only a handful of sectors that escaped the damage the virus had brought to the galaxy. The Lablum sector played home to Doctor DoHyun and he deduced that the current virus was somehow related to the Arcane Virus. Working closely with the scholars and members of the Arcane Club, they dubbed the new strain the “Mutant Strain Arcane Virus”. With the latest information gathered from the other colonies before the galaxy wide cut-off, the researchers resumed their investigations into this MSAV.

    Today, Codemasters released the latest and greatest in their series of Lore for RF Online. Read More Here

    This way for more RF Online News

    News
    Tue, Dec 06, 2005
    Awenyddion
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