Dungeons & Dragons Online (in Off-topic)
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 on Orion:
||Noon+ 4-5 AM
* Times are all EST / CB server time
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!
I'll get my act together and see you on their soon
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.
downloading now... be on in a few hours
I like playing D&D at home. Would you guys mind explaining to me what D&D online is like?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 6 2009 6:09 PM EST
Not the free capacity. :-P
December 6 2009 6:10 PM EST
NWN FTW as the best D&D based game ever :D
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.
December 6 2009 6:19 PM EST
" NWN FTW as the best D&D based game ever :D " Vouch
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.
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.
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.
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
I'll be around today... three server time sounds good.
Look for Cleric named Ralphus Macchio
December 13 2009 12:25 PM EST
I'm downloading it now. Would be nice to try after having finished Dragon Age. :)
Love to but the game doesnt run to great on my laptop.
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 :)
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.
I think I've been searching for ed all wrong
my username (not charname) is lvl1humannovice
which server are you guys playing on?
December 13 2009 4:14 PM EST
going to start DL the game today let me know info for where to play and whatnot
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.
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.
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.
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.
I would also be willing to play. I just need to know which server.
December 14 2009 1:27 AM EST
edyit, don't fail on us :p
Orion I think...
I'm also running a Cleric... and it does rock solo
December 14 2009 2:10 AM EST
If you want to solo you should try a warrior with a 2handed axe. So OP
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.
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.
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.
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!
December 14 2009 2:24 PM EST
The name of my character is Osourtiv Gourmetski.
Too bad nice names already were taken...
I'm going to give it a shot!
December 14 2009 4:46 PM EST
edy has found me tonight and it was very nice :)
I'll definitely be back tomorrow!
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.
December 16 2009 12:10 PM EST
bump, I'm on Orion now :)
December 17 2009 2:52 PM EST
Well, Shade and I are up and running around on Orien. More people should join us!
What's your character name?
December 17 2009 2:55 PM EST
we should make a list, I'll edit first post :)
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.
Starting the download now, this could be fun :)
December 18 2009 1:40 AM EST
I'm signed up as Rakleb, the level 1 ranger, on the Orien server. :D
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.
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.
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. :)
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.
December 19 2009 10:37 PM EST
Ooo, sounds fun. I'll be "Icewalrushammer"
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.
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!
I might DL this when I get my new G72GX laptop!
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?
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.
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 :)
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
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.
December 22 2009 1:09 AM EST
I would join if they had a katana as a wep
December 22 2009 1:10 AM EST
December 22 2009 1:10 AM EST
Do they...? dual wield katana thief? like in baldur's gate?
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 =)
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.....
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...
December 22 2009 1:17 AM EST
3 hours for the high res client.
December 22 2009 1:23 AM EST
download it anyway!
December 22 2009 1:28 AM EST
Yea I am. Gonna watch the samurai 7 anime till its done.
December 22 2009 1:30 AM EST
should really start up a xfire or vent soon.
December 24 2009 6:33 AM EST
bump, I've got vacation now so shall be able to play a bit more :)
Is there anyone playing right now. I am going to start a char on this server now.
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.
December 31 2009 12:15 PM EST
GRRR I would be a horrible multi, I always post with the wrong account
December 31 2009 12:59 PM EST
the downside to playing for free however is that some modules just aren't available.
December 31 2009 3:13 PM EST
the modules are available, you just have to spend favor points on them :)
8 minutes to go installing the high res client. names smallpau1 !
characters name is smallpaul, couldn't use a 1 in my name.
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.
January 3 2010 6:26 PM EST
Anyone else having difficulty getting into the game? I can't log into any of the servers. =|
January 4 2010 4:09 AM EST
Anyone else having difficulty getting into the game?
none at all.
January 4 2010 6:48 AM EST
Err, at that time yes I did. Server was down.
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