September 10, 2009

Dungeons & Dragons Online

Dungeons & Dragons Online, the massively multiplayer online game based on the Dungeons & Dragons table top game (specifically the Eberron setting), has just moved to a "freemium" model. That's where the game itself is free and there's no monthly fee, but small things here and there throughout the world cost nominal fees. For instance, four races are available from the start, but you've got to pay to get two other races. Some weapons (though evidently not the best weapons available) are available to purchase. You can also buy adventure modules that contain a new adventure for your party to play. The idea is that players will come for the free game, and spend enough on buying doodads for their characters that the publisher still pulls out a profit.

Well, I'd love to hear from people that have played it. I've downloaded the client and created my first character (Majeek Castabulous the Cleric) on some server that starts with a "C". I'm not exactly oozing extra time here, but I'll try to check it out a bit and report to you guys how it looks.


Unknown said...

I'm definitely going to be checking this out soon.

Unknown said...

I tried to download this the other day, and couldn't get it to install. I have minimal patience for this sort of thing, so I'm out.