Dungeons and Dragons Online begins testing Mists of Ravenloft

    
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With a December release window for the expansion beginning to loom large in Dungeons and Dragons Online’s future, the team at Standing Stone Games pushed forward to get Mists of Ravenloft’s test underway.

The first preview test for the expansion is running from now through Friday, November 10th. It includes all three public spaces, the new Barovia wilderness area, seven dungeons, and the racial AP tome. However, the team informed players that the test will not be covering any raids, the other five dungeons, sentient weapons, favor rewards, and landscape-specific loot.

The expansion will take players to the horror-themed realm of Ravenloft for the first time, becoming the third (or fourth, depending on how you count it) Dungeons and Dragons campaign setting that DDO has used since its launch.

Source: Official forums. Thanks DDOCentral!
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Chosenxeno .

I downloaded DDO a while ago. Just can’t bring myself to log into it. I heard healers are meh.

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Jason Clearwater

It’s free-to-play, so try it out.

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Jason Clearwater

I ran around in the Ravenloft explorer area last night and it is HUGE! I am really looking forward to this expansion on the live servers in December.

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smulb

Why don’t they just make DDO 2 already?! jeez!

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Richard de Leon III

they need money…a lot of money….>.<

Not to mention there is a good chance their current customer base will not move to the new game. No one wants to lose their characters or progress. Pretty much the same thing happened with EQ1 and 2, the population split to the point neither game had a healthy customer level.

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Sunset DDO but have a character transfer system. Can’t D&D 3.5 characters be ported over to 5th edition? PLEASE I WANT DDO II!

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Wakkander

I’d love to see a new DDO, ideally based on Sigil in Planescape, which gives access to the various popular settings along with its own very weird one. Also follows the idea of being based out of a singular city like DDO mostly is.

Converting from the 3.5 based with hybridizations mirroring aspects from 2e up to 5e to a 5e based game might be tricky though. I would honestly want a clean slate myself, and not be particularly concerned about my old characters.

That said I doubt it will happen. SSG doesn’t have the capital, and I’m not entirely sure they would have the rights to make a sequel. The lawsuits kinda disappeared back when ddo went f2p and found newfound success, but there was some legal back and forth, no idea where things ended up precisely.

As far as I recall it was basically Atari trying to strip the rights from Turbine, who claimed to have the sole MMO rights, but Atari was publishing Neverwinter, and it was all very convoluted and I think it all settled out of court once DDO started raking in cash there for awhile.