Dungeons and Dragons Online is finally getting horsies

Fun fact: File the antlers off a deer, it becomes a horse!

    
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Hot on the heels of the hardcore server’s finale, Dungeons and Dragons Online had another big announcement for today: Mounts are actually, finally coming to the game.

Non-DDO players may not have realized this, but DDO is one of the few fantasy MMOs that has lacked any sort of mount ever since its launch. This was partially due to the heavily instanced nature of the game which didn’t really need super-quick transport for its dungeons.

However, on Wednesday’s livestream, Community Manager Cordovan confirmed that horses are coming with the next content update for players to obtain and ride. These will only be usable in the game’s expansive wilderness areas and will be an object, not a skill. The Keep on the Borderlands update is coming “soonish” but SSG declined to put a date on it.

Source: Twitter. Thanks Dark Phoenix!

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Baemir

Lol I checked out DDO a few weeks ago for the first time ever and I was wondering where the mount vendor was. I started to become suspicious after not running into any throughout 3-4 play sessions. It’s a pretty rare thing to leave out in fantasy MMOs.

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Techno Wizard

Now I don’t have to make Monty Python clip clop sounds when moving around in-game anymore.

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sophiskiai

I recently picked up the Mists of Ravenloft expansion, and faster wilderness movement would be very welcome in vast areas like Barovia. But looking at that video, something about the way the horse turns into a motionless statue when it jumps really creeps me out, hope they add some animation there.

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zoward

Man, I’ve been waiting for YEARS for this. It’s nice to see DDO getting this kind of love, though. The pessimist in me thinks it’s so they can market the hell out of mounts the way they do horses in LotRO … but DDO could be a litttle more creative. Unicorns? Pegasi? Riding Lizards? The fun never ends.

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gamingforfun

Maybe we will get player housing now as well. :)

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Purewitz

And maybe players as well. :D

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Mewmew

There are some things that turned me away from the game when I went to play. Like the whole 32 skill point thing. You either have to buy Champion status in the store, or that first character you create isn’t going to be considered that great compared to others in the future.

I’m playing a character that either is going to need to be reincarnated or abandoned otherwise they’ll feel less than. I don’t know the game, I don’t know if I want to buy Championship status right off, so I have to make a character I feel like I’m going to need to abandon or max out before I can reincarnate and start building it up for real.

There is a lot more to it than that and various different types of reincarnation, but they all lose a massive amount of something to do them.

There are a lot of different skills and interesting things in the game, and I *am* going to dabble in it a bit more in the future, but there were numerous things that were a turn off to me as a new player like that.

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gelfred

Never would have expected them to be added. Maybe some bigger playable areas are coming, like the halfling area with raptor riders.
Planning on playing again when the new class and starter area is in.