Dungeons and Dragons Online tests patch with birds of prey and ‘wizards run amok’

It’s high summer, and in Dungeons and Dragons Online that means it is time to pack up, leave the city, and set a destination for the mountains! The White Plume Mountain, in particular.

A new five-dungeon adventure pack is on the way for the game and is in fact being tested right now. The devs said that this pack doesn’t contain a single narrative arc but instead is “tied thematically around wizards run amok.” We can get behind that.

The patch also contains the new Falconer enhancement tree, which will give an avian combat pet to any character that wants one: “It is designed to provide fewer big hits; the hunting bird swoops to attack seconds after you have made your weapon attack to provide extra damage and certain status effects.”

Favored Soul and War Priests are due for a revamp with this update, and Barbarians are going to be seeing their fair share of changes as well.

Source: Official forums. Thanks DDOCentral!
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gamingforfun

There is one error of sorts in the above description: Warpriest is a Cleric enhancement tree and not a separate class. This article makes it seem like Warpriest is a different class than Favored Soul by itself. http://ddowiki.com/page/Warpriest_enhancements

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arimer

I love this game but man I wish they put out more content more often. Especially when the power creep has made a ton of the old stuff worthless.

Number two I’d like tos ee it completely updated. New UI, new engine, new everything. The engine it’s on is just very dated.

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donvweel

I love the combat pets, an eagle or hawk would go great with my black and white panthers.

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I still really need to go back to this at some point.

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styopa

I really enjoyed a lot about DDO but man, it’s sooooo clunky codewise. At the frequent hitches in the game, we’d joke “oh, someone on the server opened their inventory!”

That eventually drove us to other games. That, and their more-or-less- complete abandonment of how D&D *actually* works. Yes, there’s classes and levels but mechanically it has as much to do with D&D rules as, well, NWO (ie nearly nothing).

Now WotC just needs a dev to take the (very pretty) skin of NWO and slap it on an ACTUAL MMO port of 5e rules, and I think they’d have a hit.

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donvweel

I think they have fixed a lot of the slowdowns. I have been playing without any hitching for a while now.