Dungeons & Dragons Online (in Off-topic)

Adminedyit [Superheros] December 6 2009 9:56 AM EST

anyone play it?
my dl should be done in about 15 - 20 minutes wouldn't mind grouping with some fellow CBers if they don't mind a noob mage in their group.

Character names:
Player: Character on Orion: Class 'online time':
edyit Tatianya Vycos Cleric >3PM
Shade Pupici Bard 10AM-6PM
SilvaGaidin Chesaria Cleric/Fighter/Rogue >3 PM
Titan Elyren Lycra ? ?
Raveshaw Raveshaw ? ?
Molotov Kittentails Freekie ? >?
novice Ralphus Macchio ? >3PM
OddBird Rakleb ? Noon+ 4-5 AM
Jiraiya Canagerus Blenderus Cleric ?
Acornbrew acornbrew ? ?

* Times are all EST / CB server time

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] December 6 2009 10:42 AM EST


there were some others in that thread. i play but have just been soloing and i play at some odd hours of late. it is much easier to solo now!

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 6 2009 11:23 AM EST

I'll get my act together and see you on their soon

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] December 6 2009 11:46 AM EST

perhaps we could pick a server and a day & time and all get together for some fun. i can't remember what the group size limit is.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 6 2009 12:05 PM EST

downloading now... be on in a few hours

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 6 2009 12:26 PM EST

I like playing D&D at home. Would you guys mind explaining to me what D&D online is like?

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 6 2009 12:33 PM EST

K I've read up on it a little bit, but I'd still like some feedback from some regular D&D players on how they like it.

Flamey December 6 2009 1:03 PM EST

It's simply an MMO with set quests. Quests are rerunnable and have different difficulties. Most later quests need groups or make it much easier to do with groups. It still relies on dice rolls for stuff like trap saves and hits and crits etc. Item stats don't stack like in DnD, so 8 Dex +1 items still only give you Dex+1.

You get skills, spells, feats and enhancements. Not sure if I have it right but skills are generic I believe like balance, bluff, dodge, open lock things like that. Spells are spells you get more spells available and more spell slots available the more you level. Feats are every few levels that may be a passive or active thing, a lot bigger than enhancements. Enhancements are like smaller feats. Improved Two-handed fighting is a feat and it improves your accuracy permanently and an enhancement is like Barbarian damage boost which gives you a damage boost for a little while.

Anyway, that probably confused you. I'm in Australia, I play in Khyber. My name is "Flayes". My night, your day, my day, your night pretty much.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] December 6 2009 1:11 PM EST

it def has more of a d&d feel than any other mmo i have tried and i have tried most of them in the last 12 years or so.

as a spellcaster you have a spell book and can go to a tavern and prepare the spells for given encounters.

the new version seems to be much more flexible with rest shrines than it was upon original release.

also, it is free now so it will only cost your download and play time to try it out.

Pwned December 6 2009 2:02 PM EST

Tried it and hated it. The thing I hated the most was that I didn't get xp for the mobs I killed and you weren't rewarded for soloing a dungeon. Plus you could get to the last boss in a dungeon and die and then have to exit the dungeon and you wouldn't get xp for all that hard work. Plus its not really customizable. It felt cheap. This is just IMO.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] December 6 2009 6:07 PM EST

I tried it, thought it was a rubbish WoW clone.

It's nothing like DnD.

Quest Giver: Hi Paladin, please break into this warehouse and steal this gem for me.
Lawful Good Paladin: Sure thing!


WoW is better than DDO in every capacity.

Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 6 2009 6:09 PM EST

Not the free capacity. :-P

QBOddBird December 6 2009 6:10 PM EST

NWN FTW as the best D&D based game ever :D

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 6 2009 6:15 PM EST

See there is a good reason to reconsider... I really like playing stupidly good chars and annoying party members with my goodness. Having to forgo role playing to complete simple quests would also irritate me.

Pwned December 6 2009 6:19 PM EST

" NWN FTW as the best D&D based game ever :D " Vouch

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 6 2009 6:22 PM EST

I played a few hundred ours of NWN... I never saw a persistent server that really did it for me... maybe I didn't look hard enough.

Pwned December 6 2009 6:27 PM EST

Well I'm not saying its the best game out there its just simply the best D.n.D. style M.M.O. out atm..... Until SWTOR comes out. http://www.swtor.com/tester to apply for testing.

Adminedyit [Superheros] December 7 2009 6:42 AM EST

well spent most of yesterday on it and i like it, i like the fact that its free and you have the ability to get items out of the USD store by just gaining favor points in the game so it has the ability to remain completely free.

started as a human wizard yesterday, got her to lvl 2 soloing everything, if anyone wants to get on and get a group going i should be playing a lot around 3pm EST my mages name is Vykos Tzimisce. i'm thinking about starting a new character as a Cleric if anyone is interested in getting a CB group together.

Adminedyit [Superheros] December 13 2009 11:22 AM EST

so anyone wanna get a group going, or a CB guild? CM me your name and i'll try and add you to my friends list

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 13 2009 12:25 PM EST

I'll be around today... three server time sounds good.

Look for Cleric named Ralphus Macchio

AdminShade December 13 2009 12:25 PM EST

I'm downloading it now. Would be nice to try after having finished Dragon Age. :)

[The Wretched]Freekie [Lower My Fees] December 13 2009 12:40 PM EST

Love to but the game doesnt run to great on my laptop.

AdminShade December 13 2009 3:49 PM EST

I've downloaded and installed it, started it up and it downloaded updates.

I have no idea what kind of race or class I would want to be though... I've downloaded the manual, will see what there is to get :)

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] December 13 2009 3:51 PM EST

i would start with one of the strong solo recommended strats until ya get the interface and gameplay down, especially if ya plan on doing any solo play with it at all.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 13 2009 3:52 PM EST

I think I've been searching for ed all wrong

my username (not charname) is lvl1humannovice

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] December 13 2009 4:11 PM EST

which server are you guys playing on?

Admiralkiller [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 13 2009 4:14 PM EST

going to start DL the game today let me know info for where to play and whatnot

AdminShade December 13 2009 4:14 PM EST

I have no idea on which server I should play.

I've found out that I like either a Bard (Virtuoso of the Sword) or a Ranger (Deepwood Sniper or Tempest) as class. Obviously I'd be an elf with this.

Any good?

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] December 13 2009 4:20 PM EST

i am unsure of where edy and nov are playing, i have a few characters on different servers and would probably just start a new one where they are.

AdminShade December 13 2009 4:21 PM EST

Then I will wait with creating a character until we know where they play. Also I'd like to have some feedback on the Classes I thought to be playing.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] December 13 2009 4:24 PM EST

i am not sure shade, it has changed a lot since the first release and i have only played a cleric since coming back. the cleric is awesome solo! sorry i cannot be more helpful.

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] December 13 2009 4:52 PM EST

I would also be willing to play. I just need to know which server.

AdminShade December 14 2009 1:27 AM EST

edyit, don't fail on us :p

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 14 2009 1:40 AM EST

Orion I think...

I'm also running a Cleric... and it does rock solo

Pwned December 14 2009 2:10 AM EST

If you want to solo you should try a warrior with a 2handed axe. So OP

Adminedyit [Superheros] December 14 2009 5:24 AM EST

on the Orien server. my characters name is Isoldel Ravenscry. it seems you can only add people to a friends list that are online at the time. I'm also thinking about starting a CB guild if anyone is interested in joining.

FailBoat[SG] [Forever Alone] December 14 2009 5:29 AM EST

The easiest solo'ing class is a Cleric with a single level of Rogue and then Fighter mixed in regularly.

dup December 14 2009 6:25 AM EST

i played this game when it first came out..pretty much did every quest/raid/area at the time then quit..i will say clerics are pretty much OP. I played a bard however..at higher levels you are just a support gimp however dont expect to do any damage or take any for that matter...mages/fighters dish out the most damage. Empowered/Maximized (Death cloud maybe? its like a level 5 poison cloud spell that does con damage or can kill on a failed roll) is pretty much imbalanced..can solo as a high level mage with it, also web is probably one of the best spells there is and its low level. Stay away from warforged..most ppl dont want you in their groups. Also paladins are pretty beastly overall in tanking and they do decent damage. Just throwing out my thoughts as they come to me..it has been so many years since i played the game. Use magic device is your friend...and if you play a healer later on you will basically be wand spamming to heal people (you can use wands of spells that your class can learn however without use magic device)..you can buy them in the middle of the bazaar tent place..i forget what city it is but its in the middle of the third area i believe. Overall it was a pretty good game..downside is you cannot solo much of anything throughout the game..unless they changed it however.

AdminShade December 14 2009 1:34 PM EST

So, we are going to play on Orion server?

Then I am going to make a character right now, wish me luck!

AdminShade December 14 2009 2:24 PM EST

The name of my character is Osourtiv Gourmetski.

Too bad nice names already were taken...

PearsonTritonRaveshaw December 14 2009 2:51 PM EST

I'm going to give it a shot!

AdminShade December 14 2009 4:46 PM EST

edy has found me tonight and it was very nice :)

I'll definitely be back tomorrow!

FailBoat[SG] [Forever Alone] December 15 2009 7:36 AM EST

If you're over on the Orien server playing, type in /joinchannel CB and you'll join a private chat I made earlier for those of us in CB until we can get a Guild formed.

PearsonTritonRaveshaw December 15 2009 4:15 PM EST

Raveshaw on Orien. =)

AdminShade December 16 2009 12:10 PM EST

bump, I'm on Orion now :)

FailBoat[SG] [Forever Alone] December 17 2009 2:52 PM EST

Well, Shade and I are up and running around on Orien. More people should join us!

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 17 2009 2:54 PM EST

What's your character name?

AdminShade December 17 2009 2:55 PM EST

we should make a list, I'll edit first post :)

FailBoat[SG] [Forever Alone] December 17 2009 2:59 PM EST

We're all in the CB Chat Channel, which you can get into by typing in /joinchannel CB. Then you have to Right Click the General Chat tab and Set Outgoing Type to UserChat1. This will let you talk in the channel. And I'm basically playing recyclable characters to farm Turbine Points for a Monk, or Favored Soul, I haven't decided yet.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 17 2009 3:00 PM EST

Elyren Lycra

[The Wretched]Freekie [Lower My Fees] December 17 2009 4:04 PM EST


{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- December 17 2009 4:24 PM EST

Starting the download now, this could be fun :)

QBOddBird December 18 2009 1:40 AM EST

I'm signed up as Rakleb, the level 1 ranger, on the Orien server. :D

PearsonTritonRaveshaw December 18 2009 1:42 AM EST

Let's get everybody together sometime soon to do some quests. What time is best for you all? I'm usually free after 6 PM PST.

Adminedyit [Superheros] December 18 2009 5:20 AM EST

weekdays i'm usually on for a few hours after 3pm EST. weekends i'm on and off all day. Also i've found out now that you can add people to your friends list by typing in the first name and hitting add. if we get enough people interested that want to play i'll start up a guild.

AdminShade December 18 2009 9:51 AM EST

bump: I've updated first post with a nice table, feel free to leave your details in here to allow me to update. Also notify me of mistakes. :)

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- December 18 2009 2:59 PM EST

Started on Orien. Name: Canagerus Blenderus....

Can't get out of the cave, it tells me the village is still downloading, "please wait".

I left it on overnight, maybe its done. Dunno I'm not at that computer yet.

Walrushammer December 19 2009 10:37 PM EST

Ooo, sounds fun. I'll be "Icewalrushammer"

FailBoat[SG] [Forever Alone] December 19 2009 10:56 PM EST

Yes, if you don't down the full program, it can take ages for it to download the rest of the city and whatnot.

AdminShade December 20 2009 3:57 PM EST

I might restart my Bard. I now know some things I didn't know before and perhaps made some poor decisions.
One of which is the poor name, I'll have to find a better one!

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] December 20 2009 4:10 PM EST

I might DL this when I get my new G72GX laptop!

AdminShade December 21 2009 2:39 PM EST

I'd like to know, is this possible?

I am currently a Bard (say I'm level 1), can I get 1 level of Rogue for just the pick locks skill and then still continue to level as a Bard?

Other question which might be easier to answer: how does dual level work in DDO?

FailBoat[SG] [Forever Alone] December 21 2009 3:13 PM EST

You can multi-class up to three classes. This doesn't seem to affect your experience gain in the slightest either.

And going Class I want to play, One Level Rogue, Back to Class I want, is generally how I've been doing all of my characters for the ability to open locks. But I solo play alot.

AdminShade December 21 2009 3:16 PM EST

Well, the current people I know and play with are anything but rogues and I'd also just pick 1 level of Rogue for that purpose, to have Open Locks.

I think I'm going to update that table here above with the (primary) Class of the character :)

Charity December 21 2009 3:32 PM EST

Right now I've got a level 3 paladin and a level 2 sorcerer

But I've been considering changing one of them to a bard or rogue

Just so people will want me in their party and I can feel more useful :P

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- December 22 2009 12:45 AM EST

I'm a Cleric, my activity will be random for the next month or so.

I actually got to play a bit today and it was a decent bit of fun, cleared the crypts/hall/warehouse(or w.e) up to one before epic difficulty.

Pwned December 22 2009 1:09 AM EST

I would join if they had a katana as a wep

AdminShade December 22 2009 1:10 AM EST

don't they?

Pwned December 22 2009 1:10 AM EST

Do they...? dual wield katana thief? like in baldur's gate?

AdminShade December 22 2009 1:11 AM EST

Baldur's Gate did not have dual wield as far as I know, or has it been that long ago...

Anyway, they should have Katana's as weapons, and otherwise there will be loads more other nice weapons =)

Pwned December 22 2009 1:15 AM EST

Baldur's Gate 2 S.o.A. Well I'm re-downloading the game so there better be a katana.....

AdminShade December 22 2009 1:17 AM EST

...In D&D a katana is called Bastard Sword. It is a poor weapon choice in D&D, and a much worse one in DDO...

Pwned December 22 2009 1:17 AM EST

oh no...fail

3 hours for the high res client.

AdminShade December 22 2009 1:23 AM EST

download it anyway!

Pwned December 22 2009 1:28 AM EST

Yea I am. Gonna watch the samurai 7 anime till its done.

Pwned December 22 2009 1:30 AM EST

should really start up a xfire or vent soon.

AdminShade December 24 2009 6:33 AM EST

bump, I've got vacation now so shall be able to play a bit more :)

AdminNemesia [Demonic Serenity] December 24 2009 10:40 PM EST

Is there anyone playing right now. I am going to start a char on this server now.

Charity December 31 2009 12:15 PM EST

Interesting...it seems you can earn ANY of the races/classes purely by obtaining Favor. No cash needed for this game. :D

That makes me wanna donate to them though.

QBOddBird December 31 2009 12:15 PM EST

GRRR I would be a horrible multi, I always post with the wrong account

AdminShade December 31 2009 12:59 PM EST

the downside to playing for free however is that some modules just aren't available.

Adminedyit [Superheros] December 31 2009 3:13 PM EST

the modules are available, you just have to spend favor points on them :)

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] January 1 2010 4:31 PM EST

8 minutes to go installing the high res client. names smallpau1 !

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] January 1 2010 6:28 PM EST

characters name is smallpaul, couldn't use a 1 in my name.

Flamey January 1 2010 10:40 PM EST

Paying for content seems to be worth it. I'm about to do so myself. Paying $50 USD will probably get you most of the decent packages that you will need/enjoy.

QBOddBird January 3 2010 6:26 PM EST

Anyone else having difficulty getting into the game? I can't log into any of the servers. =|

AdminShade January 4 2010 4:09 AM EST

Anyone else having difficulty getting into the game?

none at all.

Flamey January 4 2010 6:48 AM EST

Err, at that time yes I did. Server was down.
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