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March 19th, 2020, 18:50
Hello,

the company behind DDO and LOTRO has just announced that both games will be open to everyone who has to stay at home because if the current crisis until later in April.

As I understand them, they do it so that everyone stays in good humour meanwhile the industry, districts, towns etc. gets closed.

Here is the announcement : https://www.ddo.com/en/friends

I respect their decision to help to not let people fall prey to the current hysteria.

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March 19th, 2020, 19:07
Congratulations to Standing Stone LLC, great initiative on their part!
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March 19th, 2020, 19:13
Come to the DDO Hardcore server and see if you can survive these trying times. Say hello to Graylander if you see him. Lvl 16 Favored Soul who hasn't died yet but has been close a couple of times.
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If I only had patience for these games (MMOs) …
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March 19th, 2020, 21:40
Originally Posted by henriquejr View Post
If I only had patience for these games (MMOs) …
Yeah I'm playing with two of my friends and we are trying to see how long we can survive. Hardcore server is pretty fun. If you die you're done.
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March 19th, 2020, 23:06
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Yeah I'm playing with two of my friends and we are trying to see how long we can survive. Hardcore server is pretty fun. If you die you're done.
I'm glad you're having a great time together, really. I am not being ironic here. It's that I don't think I would join a group in order to do raids and I believe I wouldn't find some fun playing just alone.

The only MMO I played (and even so, for a very few moments) was Funcom's Anarchy Online long time ago. When I uninstalled it, it was like "I'm done with it!". I never touched WoW, Everquest, Ultima Online, etc. Yes, I have both Albion Online and Black Desert Online installed in my Steam library, but it's my kid who plays them

Anyway, I once again commend Standing Stone LLC for their initiative
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March 20th, 2020, 00:03
Don't forget that the Watch has a Guild on the Khyber server for members of the Watch to play together. We have a regular session on Friday evening USA time. I think it's 7 pm east coast time. Everyone from the Watch is welcome; lots of help available too.
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March 20th, 2020, 11:29
Originally Posted by henriquejr View Post
If I only had patience for these games (MMOs) …
DDO plays almost like a solo C-RPG. It's good fun, in my opinion.

Almost all quests are instanced.

Only raids are group content, and a few quests with certain mechanics (like 4 persons standing on pressure plates).

I very often wish people would do games like DDO these days.



Edit : Doing quests with members of the Watch has its own kind of fun !
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May 29th, 2020, 20:11
There is an important update : https://www.ddo.com/en/news/free-que…ng-stone-games
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June 5th, 2020, 20:40
The above link points you towards in an-game DDO Store coupon code which gives anyone access to all Adventure Packs until August, 31st, 2020

Until that date you can get as well "the quests from" the two Forgotten Realms DDO Expansions for 99 DDO Points, which is quite a steal, considering that these two Expansions themselves - which include these quests - must otherwise be bought extra. The only drawback is that this offer contains only the quests ("the playable content"), and no bonus of any kind.

DDO Store Sales: June 4th - 11th
Now Available!
Get the quests from Menace of the Underdark or The Shadowfell Conspiracy for 99 DDO Points each, now through August 31st!

Find them in the DDO Store in-game.
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