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January 9th, 2015, 11:31
Seems another MMO game got a Producers Letter this time it's for D&D Online from
Executive Producer Robert Ciccolini. I still play the game but it has a been a while.

My name is Robert Ciccolini, although many of you might know me as “Severlin” on the forums or from podcasts. I am the Executive Producer for Dungeons and Dragons Online. I wanted to take this opportunity to look back on our previous year and look forward to the year ahead.
Thanks go to Gamebanshee for this one as I missed it today.

More information.
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January 9th, 2015, 11:31
My current antivirus package says that the GameBanshee site has a virus.

It points towards this address - probably an advertisement sheet or somthing - :



And this :

Spoiler


There seems to be some info regarding the site GameBanshee has linked to : https://safeweb.norton.com/report/sh….com&ulang=eng
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January 9th, 2015, 11:35
That's odd as I do not get any warnings, and I usually visit the site twice a week.

I'll remove the second link just to be safe.

Update: I e-mailed the website to get a response.
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January 9th, 2015, 11:44
Okay, thank you.
I'm surprised as well, but that Norton site information says "drive-by downloads", which is the new hipster among trojan- & virus-distribution.

On the positive site, read this ! :

Temple of Elemental Evil

Our next big update will include the Temple of Elemental Evil. We are all excited to present this classic dungeon to the players. The Temple grounds are quite large! Although players will be presented with a quest to accomplish when they enter the temple, there will be many dangers and treasures to find if the players take the time to properly explore the vast network of temple halls and chambers.

Warlock

We are looking into adding a new class during the year, and we are considering the Warlock class. The Warlock creates powerful eldritch blasts to destroy enemies in addition to a variety of spells to aid them in their adventures.

Level 30

Characters will be able to gain experience to increase their level to 30. Characters who reach this milestone will gain additional feats and power, and they will be able to wield and even construct new weapons and treasures to face the foes that challenge them.

New Festivals

The coming year will bring new festivals; a mimic event where players have to hunt down mimics that have infested all the corners of the land. The autumn will also bring a new seasonal festival that will haunt your favorite places and provide characters with more treats than tricks.
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January 9th, 2015, 16:26
I've canceled my sub again as of a couple days ago. The little endgame that exists (which is practically nothing) is plagued by lag. And I've pretty much never been a fan of "TRing", so that leaves me staring at the screen when I log in, bored senseless.
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January 9th, 2015, 19:09
I wouldn't trust Norton since they are notorious for false positives.
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January 9th, 2015, 19:18
Well, the original message came from my antivirus porogram, which is by "G Data".
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January 9th, 2015, 21:18
I've picked up spamware on Gamebanshee before. It seems like they are occasionally attacked by idiots.
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January 9th, 2015, 21:40
Often enough, it's not the site's but the advertiser's fault. Which means it can happen to pretty much everyone.
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January 10th, 2015, 00:02
Here is link to forum post of the letter.
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January 10th, 2015, 14:06
Originally Posted by Turjan View Post
Often enough, it's not the site's but the advertiser's fault. Which means it can happen to pretty much everyone.
True, just use addblock pro and ghostery in your browser and your much safer (next to your AV tools).
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January 10th, 2015, 16:59
I enjoyed this game for a bit awhile back. The thing that caused me to stop playing was the need for partying up with people. Now, I understand that is exactly the reason why many people play a game like DDO, but I was finding it a bit too hard to solo quests as I was doing in LOTRO. Ultimately, I just went back to playing LOTRO for awhile and left DDO alone.

Still, it's a pretty great game for D&D enthusiasts. Some of the quests and areas to explore were awesome, and the whole D&D setting was top-notch.

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January 10th, 2015, 17:02
Actually the game does not have much to do with D&D. Only D&D feature was needing to do quests as a group.
It was just a H&S game with D&D logo.
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January 10th, 2015, 17:33
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Actually the game does not have much to do with D&D. Only D&D feature was needing to do quests as a group.
It was just a H&S game with D&D logo.
You my good sir are an obvious troll.
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January 10th, 2015, 18:36
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You my good sir are an obvious troll.
Only if you consider my 18 years of playing and running D&D being a troll.
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January 10th, 2015, 19:09
It has been anything but D&D for the past few years now.

80 intelligence scores
+12 enchantments
+6 stat "tomes"
Wizards in heavy plate walking through traps.
Weapon damage modifiers based on int and cha.

The game is a joke if you're comparing it to PnP.
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January 10th, 2015, 20:00
Originally Posted by Drithius View Post
It has been anything but D&D for the past few years now.

80 intelligence scores
+12 enchantments
+6 stat "tomes"
Wizards in heavy plate walking through traps.
Weapon damage modifiers based on int and cha.

The game is a joke if you're comparing it to PnP.
Or any other IE game or even NWN games. And D&D games are about roleplaying, not H&S. They have not been just about dungeon delving for 30+ years now.
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January 10th, 2015, 23:32
Join our Watch Guild on Khyber and play with people from here; that's what makes the game fun!!
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January 11th, 2015, 13:22
I liked it very much, and it's the only old school RPG I played for quite a while - which modern RPGs still do have narrating Dungeon Masters nowadays ?

One of DDO's plus is imho definitively the narration in a few adventures by Gary Gygax himself, Dave Arneson, and since a few Patches ago, Ed Greenwood, if I understood this correctly. It surely gives you an eerie feeling … especially since Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson are already dead.
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January 11th, 2015, 13:30
Originally Posted by Drithius View Post
It has been anything but D&D for the past few years now.

80 intelligence scores
+12 enchantments
+6 stat "tomes"
Wizards in heavy plate walking through traps.
Weapon damage modifiers based on int and cha.

The game is a joke if you're comparing it to PnP.
You might be, we aren't. The clue's in it's name DDO <---- Online.
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