Posts Tagged ‘Dungeons & Dragons Online: Menace of the Underdark’

DDO Menace of the Underdark Sees The Light Today

Let's all sing 'hordes of the underdark' to the tune of Girls Aloud's Sound of the Underground

Revitalised by going microtransaction-to-play last year, Dungeons & Dragons Online has found itself in a healthy enough state to launch what appears to be a pretty beefy ‘premium expansion.’ Menace of the Underdark is, somehow, DDO’s first ever full-fat add-on after six years of hanging onto its servers for dear life until business models changed. It brings the more appealing, darker, undergroundy, demonic’n’Drowy aspects of the Forgotten Realms setting to the fore, as well as introducing the skinchanging Druid class for the first time. I am genuinely amazed this game didn’t have Druids before now. Aren’t all fantasy MMOs supposed to have Druids?

Take a look at the new stuff, settings, enemies, classes and “Epic levels to 25” in a four-part video, which also talks about luminescent algae.
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After Six Years D&D Online Gets An Expansion

He's been holding this pose for six years
Something felt wrong when I glanced over the announcement of Dungeons & Dragons Online: Menace of the Underdark. I dismissed it as just another expansion pack for a free-to-play MMO, but that felt wrong. Digging around uncovered what was troubling me: DDO has never had an expansion pack. It was released in 2006 and went free-to-play three years later, but even then it’s been a low priority thanks to server sizes and Turbine’s Lord Of The Rings Online Tolkien all the people. Because of that, the list of additional content is rather chunky. It’ll be out on June 25th, but you can pre-order now.
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