Tuesday, March 13, 2012

How Dungeons & Dragons Online Ruined Me For 3.5E

I was thinking that nearly all of my experience with 3.5e was via DDO. Not good.

Spell Points, not Spell Slots - how can a game call itself D&D and not have Vancian Magic (yeah, yeah -4e. whatever)?

Bardic Superman - use all weapons, heal, color spray and fascinate. I like bards, but this was too optimized.

Rogue 1 plus any other class - were Rogues ever really needed in DDO?

Repetition - how many times can you complete the same adventure? To infinity and beyond - almost.

Yeah, I know it's gone free to play. I'm actually surprised that it survived the 4e age. I can't imagine it will still be kicking when D&D Next arrives.


  1. I can't believe that I resisted the temptation to endure some badwrongfun level grinding. When you said it was free to play...

  2. I think you underestimate DDO. I played it a for a few years and I still go back and play my characters from time to time. If anything might kill it, its the fact that Paizo licensed out their Pathfinder system to be used in an MMO..


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