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Offline Ishmael

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Does anyone still play Dungeons and Dragons Online?
« on: August 20, 2019, 08:21:10 AM »
I started playing about a month ago, and I am having fun so far with the different quests.  Any tips, tricks or complaints?
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Re: Does anyone still play Dungeons and Dragons Online?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2019, 11:03:56 AM »
I played from launch for about 3 years (I quit at just the time it became free to play).  It was fun.  Haven't looked back since I quit.
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Re: Does anyone still play Dungeons and Dragons Online?
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2019, 08:51:57 PM »
I still prefer face-to-face, though I have used Roll20 at times.
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Re: Does anyone still play Dungeons and Dragons Online?
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2019, 11:58:25 PM »
How deep can you get using free play?  Is any content paywall blocked?

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Re: Does anyone still play Dungeons and Dragons Online?
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2019, 01:39:42 AM »
You don't get the content of the books with the free roll20, but it is serviceable. Dnd beyond is a better system if you can pay.
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Re: Does anyone still play Dungeons and Dragons Online?
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2019, 01:52:37 AM »
You don't get the content of the books with the free roll20, but it is serviceable. Dnd beyond is a better system if you can pay.

Does different things. Beyond is a great automated character sheet and reference, but it doesn't give you the virtual tabletop, which I think is Roll20's focus.

That is, unless Beyond has added some major functionality since the last time I looked at it.

Roll20 also has the benefit of hosting many different game systems. Personally, I'd hesitate to use it for D&D without paying for additional content, but I'd absolutely use it to play something like Dungeon World.
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Re: Does anyone still play Dungeons and Dragons Online?
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2019, 02:29:26 AM »
Guys. It's a video game.

https://www.ddo.com/en
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Re: Does anyone still play Dungeons and Dragons Online?
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2019, 02:45:12 AM »
Guys. It's a video game.

https://www.ddo.com/en

I know. I've never played it, so we're having a small side discussion. Anyone can return to the OP at any time.
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Re: Does anyone still play Dungeons and Dragons Online?
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2019, 05:57:25 AM »
Guys. It's a video game.

https://www.ddo.com/en

I know. I've never played it, so we're having a small side discussion. Anyone can return to the OP at any time.

I had no idea it was a video game. Sorry to derail.
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Re: Does anyone still play Dungeons and Dragons Online?
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2019, 10:30:29 PM »
I have not played it since it came out.

There was a dungeon scene that payed homage to a picture in the original players handbook that I liked.

Gary Gygax had done some VO work that I really enjoyed.

Other than that I felt the game was boring and suffered from the same problems every other MMORPG seems to suffer from. Why do I have to grind out experience by hunting down 1000 furry rabbits or whatever other stupid creature is about in whatever section you happen to be running through. If I remember correctly xp was handed out based on quests but it didn't feel any different than every other game like it.  With the action fighting It never felt like I was using the D&D system when playing.

Has the game changed at all? Its been a long time.
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