Dungeon and Dragons Online’s permadeath server opens its grisly doors

    
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Prepare to die.

That’s the mentality that Dungeons and Dragons Online players should be in should they dare step foot onto today’s new time-limited “hardcore league” server. With permadeath lurking around every corner, players have to be extra-careful to see how far they can advance in the 90 days that will make up the first iteration of this ruleset.

So other than the thrill of inevitable defeat, what’s in it for players? Standing Stone Games is willing to provide a number of account-bound rewards for the truly brave and stupid. There are cosmetics for reaching level 20 or hitting high amounts of total favor (which will encourage a diversity in dungeon runs), as well as a cloak and a pet for those who amass a number of reaper enhancement points. When you die – and you will die – your fate will be broadcast to the server at large, which is kind of interesting.

Characters that die on the permadeath server or make it to the end of the run on November 15th have the option to transfer to the regular live servers. It should be noted that only subscribers are able to access the hardcore league shard.

Source: Dungeons and Dragons Online. Thanks DDOCentral!
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Bruno Brito

1- Subscriber server events is a surefire way to screw your game, but since this is a niche event, i won’t really complain, not for everyone for sure.

2- Considering the ammount of builds that can shred through content in DDO, i’m highly sure at least most theorycrafters and veterans will reach top level unscathed.

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styopa

Meh…I like DDO but damn the engine is so old I’m not really kidding when I say we’ve seen server hitches playing multiplayer that seem like they come from something as simple as someone opening their BAGS. To die because of that?

Pass.

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Armsman

Given D&D has a player class (Cleric) that can resurrect; can’t player Clerics do the same (once they reach proper level of course)?

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donvweel

Rolling up a new character on there for sure. Perhaps a Barbarian and a Spellslinger Bard.

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Robert Mann

I’d end up dying at some point, look around, and sigh. Because lag is lethal. As such, I’d skip this event regardless of the offerings.

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silverlock

But you can transfer your dead character to another live server so whats lost really?

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Robert Mann

Any rewards, time spent seeking them, possibly mental health or peacefulness with pursuing said rewards…

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rafael12104

Good old Frankie S! The chairman of the board.

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Minimalistway

DEAR GOD! what show is that?!

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silverlock

Hey this sounds kind of cool.

It should be noted that only subscribers are able to access the hardcore league shard.

and their goes my interest again.

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Matthew Yetter

If it wasn’t for the fact that WoW Classic is only 1 1/2 weeks away, I would almost certainly be jumping in on this. It seems like a really neat challenge.

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gamingforfun

Play both!