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 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...
Straight shot.

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...

Dungeons and Dragons Online meets the Disciples of Rage

The call for adventurers has gone out yet again in Dungeons and Dragons Online. Yesterday, the game pushed out Update 38: Disciples...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 165: Step into the Morninglight

Justin and MJ discuss Secret World Legends, DDO, WoW, Conan Exiles, RIFT, LOTRO, TERA, Ultima Online, ArcheAge, and Star Trek Online, with mailbag questions on combat combos and recapturing former players.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 164: Shroud of the Heroes

Justin and Bree discuss April Fools' Day across the MMO world, RIFT, DDO, Trove, Guild Wars 2, WoW, Sea of Thieves, Shroud of the Avatar, SWTOR, and FFXIV, with mailbag questions on MMO tourist modes and character customization.

Global Chat: RIFT Prime numbers

RIFT's new Prime progression server certainly has recaptured or recruited many MMO bloggers to the game as of late, and it is all...
Still crazy after all these years.

Dungeons and Dragons Online preps Disciples of Rage adventure pack

The next adventure pack for Dungeons and Dragons Online is undergoing testing and polish right now, as Standing Stone Games teases players with...

Mimics take over DDO, players terrified to open chests

Usually the sight of a fat, treasure-laden chest is a source of joy for Dungeons and Dragons Online players. It's where most of...

How DDO’s Mists of Ravenloft went from concept art to game design

By now, Dungeons and Dragons Online's Mists of Ravenloft has seen a few turns of the full moon and settled into its...

DDO cracks down on exploiters, players cry… ‘honeypot’?

Better not be a cheater in Dungeon and Dragons Online. Last week, Standing Stone Games announced that it was cracking down on...

The Stream Team: Diving the dev dungeon for DDO’s 12th anniversary

Last year, Massively OP's MJ experienced Dungeon & Dragons Online's anniversary dev dungeon for the first time. This year, she's adding something new to...

Dungeons and Dragons Online celebrates 12 years with giveaways and bonuses

Twelve years on, and Dungeons and Dragons Online continues to tick along with its loyal fanbase and regular features. To celebrate the...

Perfect Ten: What I discovered after returning to Dungeons and Dragons Online

When I look back at last year, the most surprising turn in my MMO gaming career was staging a successful return to Dungeons...

The Stream Team: Collecting the Tear of Dhakaan in Dungeons and Dragons Online

Massively OP's Justin & MJ are delving into another DDO adventure. They will be waging war against the Arzag-Khor tribe so that the hobgoblin...
Stabby stabby

Massively OP Podcast Episode 156: Downfalls and uprisings

Justin and Bree discuss MMO and MOBA sunsets, WoW's Battle for Azeroth, Alganon, DDO, Star Citizen, and Blade & Soul, plus a bit about Ultima Online and LOTRO, with mailbag questions on Guild Wars 2's classes and the state of MMO communities.

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