Mar 31, 2012This game has turned itself around, and now that there's plenty of players- it's a lot of fun. The action aspect of it makes it very different from other mmos. Personally, this is my favourite F2P by a long shot, and the only time I put it down is to try out a new mmo or to play through a console game that came out- and since I'm not paying I can put it down and not worry at all. This game is just awesome, and I'll be playing it for years.… Expand
Feb 1, 2012Well. What do you say about a game based off of a cherished pen-and-paper system that was so tweaked out the wazoo that they have to constantly rebalance everything with every content patch? Either that's dedication or insanity. I'm inclined to believe the former, though. Because the amount of work that is constantly poured into this game via Turbine is amazing. The game is already based off of what is undoubtedly one of the greatest RPG systems ever created, so it would make sense that Turbine would go the extra mile, and for that I salute them. Oh, and did I mention that the game is an action MMO with actual challenge, with deep and involving party-based gameplay? Or that there is soooo much content for both free-to-play players AND subscribers? And that the DDO store prices are very reasonable? I have played many a bad and good MMO in my life, and let me tell you: DDO: EU is the BEST MMO out there right now, hands down. Not even SWTOR can steal its thunder in my book. Check it out if you're into MMO's, you might be surprised.… Expand
Mar 4, 2013I have played DDO off and on since it was beta over 7 years now. I can honestly say the game continued to improve once they went "free to play" and had the cash to keep cranking out new content. It remains a very satisfying experience if you have a background in pen and paper D&D. The graphics have benefited from the LOTRO title sharing the same engine as well. It's really rare to see a single title continue to evolve and improve over so many years. The servers are busy and new content continues to arrive.… Expand
Oct 13, 2012I have played a rogue to level 10 without spending any money on the game. I could have kept playing but decided to buy the new expansion, underdark. It is for level 17 characters, but I really liked the game and I got a good deal on some points as a bonus buy for getting the collectors edition. Now I have more than enough and don't feel the need to favor farm at all. It is fun for free but it is even more fun if you spend a little money on it. You can choose how you want to play, all free or half-pay, or full-pay. Up to you.
. I have heard that it is impossible to go to 20 on just free content, but I have also heard it has been done. What matters is that you are having fun. If not, then don't play. I think it is the best game out there right now. I play all of them a little, just to at least see how they are. Nothing is as fun as this one. Some come close... i am enjoying PlanetSide almost as much. . The key to this game is to find your own style of play. There are 'unlimited' customization options, really. Maybe you like to tank, maybe dps, maybe heal, or maybe freestyle. All is possible. Enjoy.