Category Archives: DDO

Setting vs system (DDO & Neverwinter)

I’ve really fancied some Dungeons & Dragons themed gaming after last weekend’s tabletop sessions, so I’ve dipped back into both Neverwinter and Dungeons & Dragons Online over the last few days. They’re very different games, although both feature on the … Continue reading

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LOTRO: pre-holiday news avalanche

I’m away visiting family ahead of Christmas so I’m behind on the gaming news enough to have missed a flurry of news items relating to Turbine and two of the MMORPGs that I’ve played on and off for years now … Continue reading

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A dungeon without combat?

I was recently reading up on the newest expansion for Rift, Starfall Prophecy, and I came across this rather interesting feature – a puzzle dungeon. Most questing content, and certainly the overwhelming majority of dungeons, in MMORPGs involves a good … Continue reading

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Vendor gear and gear choice criteria

I was thinking recently while messing around on low-level characters in World of Warcraft (a new pandaran Monk) and Lord of the Rings Online (a dwarven Rune-keeper) that MMORPGs are full of items that, presumably, no-one uses. When was the … Continue reading

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My favourite MMORPGs – IntPiPoMo 2016 (1)

As the first in a series of posts for the 2016 version of International Picture Posting Month, I’m posting pictures here that capture aspects of my favourite MMORPGs, illustrating in “a picture is worth a thousand words” way why I … Continue reading

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Forced content engagement

Some MMO devs seem to like dictating not only the rules of their game but also how we play them. Others are, perhaps, more content to give us a world and let us figure that out. This topic was originally … Continue reading

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DDO: instance scale (and Karazhan)

We played another session of our new Dungeons & Dragons Online trio earlier in the week. In that time we managed to quickly wrap up the final quests on the Isle of Korthos and to transition across to Stormreach city … Continue reading

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