View Full Version : How to enjoy DDO a little better

09-11-2009, 11:14 AM
Please feel free to add thoughts to this....

1) read the instructions about the buttons and mouse as it is a bit different than the other games.....and can be modified including some different settings overall...read the manual first to enjoy.

2) there is a built in voice chat that works when you are in a party, learn how to turn it on and test it...then use it. The joy of DDO is really in gaming with others, not yourself. Voice chat is free and improves the game for most 100%.

3) The content in mainly dungeons, these are private instances where just you or your party are the only ones in the dungeon. You get xp by finishing the dungeon and extra xp for doing optionals in it. Each dungeon has different settings from solo to elite. Each setting increases the monsters abilities and attack/defenses to test your party.

4) It takes a while to learn any game and get in to it...give it time.

5) this is not your 10 year old's combat system. You have much more control and more options.

6) use the forums to help build your first few characters.

7) do not multi class your first toon until you understand the game.

8) befriend clerics...lots of them..

09-11-2009, 12:02 PM
Is it better to just follow a path for your first character or attempt to customize it? I have some knowledge of D&D (albeit with 4e) but I realize DDO is 3.5e based and has a little different method to the madness.

09-11-2009, 12:06 PM
6a) Use Aranticus's templates for new players.

(or else join a guild with some Build Geeks in it and have them tell you want to do!)

09-11-2009, 12:10 PM
"C:\Program Files\Turbine\Dungeons & Dragons Online - Stormreach\en\DDO User Manual.pdf"

09-11-2009, 01:30 PM
Repeat to yourself "This is not WoW, nor should it be compared to WoW" over and over and over

09-11-2009, 01:34 PM
Dont come to the forums