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  • Summary: Menace of the Underdark is the first expansion for Dungeons & Dragons Online.
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  1. Jul 18, 2012
    75
    DDO: MotU literally bridges the gap between Eberron and the fan favorite Forgotten Realms campaign settings. The team at Turbine has done a good job at weaving a tale that incorporates elements from D&D cannon that allows them to create a pathway anchoring one realm metaphysically to the other.
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  1. Aug 5, 2012
    9
    As MMORPG, this is the first and only one that respects the RPG part (I've played lots of them over the years). You don't need to build your char the same way everyone does, and you can still be usefull with different playstiles. That is FREEDOM. :)

    The game is totally free and you don't NEED to pay to play, since if you are smart, you can play even solo and have fun (even on the challenging difficulty levels). :)

    The game has a story that makes you feel YOU are the hero, and not just another guy. The dialogs are nicely written, the voice acting is better than most, and it's based on D&D 3.5 (not that 4th edition crap). If you like D&D, and you like MMOs, then give it a try. :)
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  2. Oct 3, 2012
    9
    If you like DDO, you will likely love this x-pack. Tons of content, including the best landscapes ever in DDO - the King's forest and the underdark. The music. sound, art and well content seems to have really hit their stride together. If you enjoy ddo, you will love this x-pack! Expand
  3. Jul 1, 2012
    8
    DDO is how you are meant to role-play online. Although its appearance customisation is limited, building characters with stats, skills, feats and enhancements it is the most comprehensive character builder i have used in an MMO. You can make whatever play style you want and good players don't just need loot, they need good builds. DDO encourages teamwork and in fact is near impossible to play without a group of other players, this is no problem if you have no friends online to play with as the group finding window lets you join others in their adventures and you will make new friends. Expand
  4. Aug 2, 2012
    4
    DDO has lots of potential - but it will never come to pass. Here are some problems: 1) past level 6 or so you practically have to pay for the game. Most content will be blocked and of course that content offers items to help your character get stronger, so without the additional adventure packs or VIP, your at a huge disadvantage. 2) This game has a lot of buttons you need to remember. If memorizing 40+ buttons is easy for you, you can disregard this, for the rest of us humans, you will either spend a lot of time getting used to it or give up. I played this game for 4+ years and still haven't memorized everything. I'm also playing a fighter... who is one of the more simple classes to play, and I still have 4 bars worth of clickies. It's also very ugly. 3) unless you have lots of friends be prepared to die a lot. Finding a good guild is difficult, and without lots of friends or a good guild, you will be dead a lot since the game is designed mostly for players who have either played the game long enough to carry equipment from one character to their fresh one, or for those with lots of friends. 4) the download time is insane - it took about 4 hours before I could get in game. You also should choose a good server, the people on thelanis and sarlona seem to be the friendliest, unfortunately for me, all my characters are on argonesson, and I've invested to much time to start over on another server. Not that I will continue to play the game anyway. I'll talk about positives now: The story and voice acting are pretty good. The character customization is awesome and the graphics are decent... nothing great by todays standards, but for us old school gamers who can appreciate eye candy even if it's not the latest, its nice at times. Expand
  5. Jul 16, 2012
    0
    This Expansion of DDO is a sham, a horrible disgrace, completely half-baked and not worth anyone's time or money. They still have not given me all of my pre-order bonuses. Horrible service, avoid at all costs. Expand