Category Archives: DDO

Discussing difficulty in MMORPGs

Massively OP had a discussion piece two days ago on difficulty in MMORPGs that was an interesting read, and that generated some incisive comments from the community. I’ll cherry-pick a few points to add my own thoughts too in this … Continue reading

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An MMO postcard (3/4)

I’m away for a couple of weeks on holiday, so here’s a third scheduled post: a MMO postcard of sorts. Travel by ship is many things, exploring new places is always a thrill. It’s that shared experience with close friends … Continue reading

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Inventory is full, again #GW2

Inventory management is a constant part of all the MMORPGs that I play, although it’s more of a pressing problem in some rather than others. It isn’t something that I particularly enjoy, in the same way that the micromanagement of … Continue reading

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Quest failure conditions #DDO

It seems quite unusual that you can outright fail a quest in a MMORPG. You can get yourself lost or give up on one easily enough of course. But how often do we get told we’ve failed and get sent … Continue reading

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New uses for junk items?

I read recently a D&D (pen and paper) blog post about giving players items that aren’t obviously weapons to encourage them to think of solutions to challenges that do not automatically involve combat. This idea combined with recent gameplay experiences … Continue reading

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Into the Pit of despair #DDO

I experienced “the Pit” dungeon for the first time yesterday, well the first time I can remember playing it anyway. Foolishly we started the dungeon quite late and the run took two hours despite rushing somewhat. This dungeon is a … Continue reading

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Bring the fire (resistance) #DDO

In our last Dungeons & Dragons Online session we played some House Kundarak quests, seems Syp is just ahead of us on doing that. The most memorable quest was Taming the Flames – a nest of nasty re-spawning Fire Elementals. … Continue reading

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