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A sneak peek at Update 24’s dungeons … and beyond

Dev Posts - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 17:32
Content designer Knockback here. I’ve worked on dungeons such as “Eyes of Stone,” “The Snitch,” “A Study In Sable” and the Thunderholme adventure area, and I’m here to update you folks on some of the things we’re currently building for DDO. *Upcoming dungeons in Update 24* Update 24 will be previewed on Lamannia starting this weekend, so now seems like a good time to unveil its dungeons. Get ready for some surprises! First up in Update 24 is a new content pack, Heart of Madness. The plane of Xoriat is encroaching on Eberron once again and the result is three dungeons full of Xorian insanity. Both the Lord of Eyes and the Lord of Stone are back, as well as some other fan favorite characters. (Hint – one of the dungeons is named “Fashion Madness.”) The centerpiece of the pack is “Terminal Delirium,” the follow-up to two of our most popular dungeons. Once again you’ll be returning to the Sleeping Spell Inn, and once again you’ll be seeing—and be turned into—some very unusual things. Heart of Madness is CR 18 Heroic/26 Epic, and is a paid pack (450 Turbine Points; free to VIPs of course.) Also coming in Update 24 is a Forgotten Realms dungeon themed to tie in with Wizards of the Coast’s Tyranny of Dragons (https://dnd.wizards.com/dungeons-and-dragons/story) storyline. You’ll infiltrate a Cult of the Dragon base while on the trail of the fabled White Dragon mask. “The Mask of Deception” is CR 16 Heroic/30 Epic, and is free to everyone. *Hey, what happened to Anauroch?* Earlier we had mentioned Anauroch as one of the places we wanted to go in 2014. Obviously that’s not happening. Why the change? It’s tempting to blame it all on Xorian madness, but the truth is we’ve been listening to what excites you guys when it comes to D&D settings. We may still make it to Anauroch eventually, but don’t expect it any time soon. It’s a long, long walk from Cormyr. Instead of the blazing hot desert, we’re going someplace cooler instead. *Future plans and Update 25* So what kind of cool things led to the detour away from Anauroch? One of them will be coming in Update 25. Since The Haunted Halls of Eveningstar was received so well, we’ve decided to adapt another classic pen-and-paper module to DDO. Rather than blabbing on, I’ll skip right to the awesome part and give you five simple words: The Temple of Elemental Evil. Yep, we will be creating our own version of the original, classic Temple inside DDO. We’re very excited about adapting one of the most famous modules in Dungeons and Dragons history, and we hope you are too. In the meantime, though, we have a date with insanity. Hope to see everyone this weekend on Lamannia for a preview of Update 24!

XP rewards for explorer areas?

Recent Discussions - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 17:14
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2O14 All-Server VETERANS DAY Event - TUESDAY NOV 11, 3PM & 9PM EST GHALLANDA HOUSE D

Dev Posts - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 16:57
To all participants: enjoy tonight's event.

KotC/Radiant Servant

Recent Discussions - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 16:49
Do the Improved Turning Enhancements in these two Trees...

Assassin build - sneak useless

Recent Discussions - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 15:22
hello Turbine, could you please fix the spot on creatures...

Erdrique's Blog-Erdrique Had a Busy Weekend, Quest Runs November 7th to 9th

Recent Discussions - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 15:10
This past weekend, Erdrique did quite a bit of questing :)....

The Ban Game

Recent Discussions - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 14:49
^banned as an aftereffect of atrocious alliterative actions

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