dungeons and dragons online

Official Site: Dungeons and Dragons Online
Studio: Standing Stone Games, formerly Turbine/WB Interactive Entertainment; published by Daybreak Game Company
Launch Date: February 28, 2006
Genre: Fantasy Themepark
Business Model: Hybrid F2P (Optional Sub, Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

Massively OP Podcast Episode 176: Guild Wars 2, The Crew 2, and Elder Scrolls too

Justin and Bree discuss Fractured's Kickstarter, Trion Worlds' purchase of Gazillion, Guild Wars 2's new episode, The Crew 2's launch, drama in Elder Scrolls Online and Black Desert, The Sims, DDO, Trove, what we bought in the Steam sale, and pipedreams for Marvel Heroes.

The Daily Grind: What are your summer MMO goals?

Now that most schools are out and the heat has begun in earnest in the northern hemisphere, it's the perfect time to retreat into...

The MOP Up: Skyforge’s PvP revolution (June 17, 2018)

The MMO industry moves along at the speed of information, and sometimes we’re deluged with so much news here at Massively Overpowered that some...

Global Chat: FFXIV re-reborn, State of Decay 2, and Dungeons and Dragons Online

With the rollout of Patch 4.3, Final Fantasy XIV is offering its players a nice big slice of content to enjoy as...

Neverwinter’s art team builds Castle Ravenloft block by block (and using a few tricks)

Now that you've seen (or maybe you haven't) Dungeons and Dragons Online's version of Castle Ravenloft, you can check out Neverwinter's vision...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 173: The Bless Mess

Justin and Bree discuss Bless Online's launch, EVE Online's Into the Abyss, Fallout 76, Elder Scrolls Online's spyware issue, Path of Exile's Incursion, H1Z1, Star Trek Online, Trove, DDO, and UO, with mailbag questions on the Bless Mess and on open-world immersion.
And sometimes there are... different issues.

Perfect Ten: The unique pitfalls of licensed MMOs

Making a list of the "biggest" MMOs currently running is always an exercise in frustration. It's easy to put a few things on the...
Oh, you're busy, we can come back later.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 170: Mild West Online

Justin and Bree discuss Conan Exiles, Wild West Online, LOTRO, NCsoft's financials, Gamersfirst's acquisition, H1Z1, the Guild Wars franchise, WoW, DDO, and Trove, with mailbag topics on offensive in-game titles and too-fast MMO combat.

Neverwinter gets bitten by Ravenloft’s gothic horror

Dungeons and Dragons Online isn't the only MMO that's vacationing in the moonlit lands of Barovia. Cryptic announced this week that it is...

Perfect Ten: You got your MMORPG in my tabletop RPG

Tabletop games and MMORPGs seem like they would go well together, but remarkably they often don't. That's true for several reasons, but one of...

Daybreak update: Renova boss questioned over Columbus Nova’s alleged payment to Michael Cohen

MMOs and politics once again collide this week as last night CNN broke the news that Robert Mueller's FBI team has zeroed in...

The Daily Grind: Do you buy the Daybreak-owns-Standing Stone Games rumor?

Buried in the Daybreak ruckus of last week was the rumor that Daybreak is not in fact merely the publisher of Standing...

EverQuesting: Columbus Nova or not, Daybreak is tying its own noose

How about those Red Sox? Seriously, that's a conversation I'd rather be having than the one that has cropped up this week -- and...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 167: Daybreaking news

Justin and Bree host a special edition of the podcast focused entirely on the Daybreak denial and layoff story as it's unfolded.

Daybreak has now been hit with layoffs [Confirmed]

Daybreak has now confirmed the layoffs, and we've got lots more information from our own sources - see below for updates and context. Multiple game...
Hate the player, not the game! It's not the player's fault that they're in the game as it is.

Leaderboard: Does the Daybreak fiasco affect whether you play its MMOs?

Over the last couple of days, we've been covering the Daybreak scandal - specifically, how concerns over the impact of government sanctions on Daybreak's...

Dungeons and Dragons Online overhauls its daily rewards

Like many MMORPGs, Dungeons and Dragons Online has a daily reward system, which it calls "Daily Dice" (D&D, dice, you get it). In...

Daybreak update: Chief Publishing Officer Laura Naviaux has left the company

Yesterday, Massively OP put together a piece on MMO company Daybreak Games Company and its corporate overlords, chronicling the US government's asset freeze...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 166: Russia breaks the internet

Justin and Bree discuss DDO, Secret World Legends, Star Trek Online, Trove, Ultima Online, the Russian Telegram crisis' effect on MMOs, TERA, Kritika, RIFT Prime, and MapleStory 2, with mailbag topics on zoning out in MMOs and finding classic play niches in modern crowdfunded MMOs.

Daybreak says it has ‘no affiliation’ with Columbus Nova, the company it said bought it in 2015

Note: We've updated this piece heavily at the end with Daybreak's statements and further links. A chain of business connections could have a real and...

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