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    Default Letter from Executive Producer Rob Ciccolini - January 2018

    Greetings!

    Our first year as Standing Stone Games is behind us, and we want to thank our fans for being part of a wonderful year. We feel truly fortunate to have wonderful players, and we are excited for the upcoming year. I wanted to take some time to talk about our plans for the upcoming months. The reason we are here is because YOU are here, and we look forward to hearing from you.

    Update 38 will arrive this Spring, and will return adventurers to Eberron. The magic that has long protected Stormreach is failing, and a strange plague is sweeping through the city. You'll join forces with the healers of House Jorasco to find a cure and save your adopted home. This new adventure pack will be level 14 on Heroic difficulty, and level 31 on Legendary difficulty. Part of this work will allow us to tweak House Jorasco as well, to help players get around the space.

    We will also be doing a bit of work on the Anniversary Event, including some new event rewards, as we celebrate DDO's 12th year! We will have a special gift for players as well, but do not want to spoil the surprise.

    One of the things we have long heard from you about is the desire to have a third Artificer Enhancement tree, and we're pleased to be able to say that the Renegade Mastermaker will be coming in the near future. This tree will focus on improving your Repair spells, Curative Admixtures, personal Defense, and building things to buff both yourself and your allies. We also intend to add a third Favored Soul tree, update the Cleric Warpriest, and do extensive work on the Druid class. For Druid, we will be working on the core of the class, its animal forms, and both of its existing enhancement trees in addition to a brand new enhancement tree.

    Another thing we have long wanted to do is update our Treasure of Crystal Cove event, and we intend to start doing that work in the coming months by updating the reward list. Speaking of events, we have plans for Night Revels to update the public space to work similar to the Challenge system its dungeons use, and add a new dungeon for our favorite Halloween event. October is historically one of our biggest months, and we think you'll love what we have in store.

    Next, we are pleased to announce our next classic adventure! An eccentric wizard has hidden three famous Sentient weapons inside of a volcano, and challenged all comers to try to retrieve them. Can you make it through fiendish obstacles and deadly traps? Have you guessed the pack yet? It's White Plume Mountain, a classic 1979 dungeon that was also recently brought to 5th Edition in the Tales from the Yawning Portal book. We'll be giving this intense test of skill the DDO treatment later this summer in an adventure pack that will also feature several other stand-alone dungeons themed around wizards and their arcane environments.

    We are happy with the feedback we received about Sentient Weapons with the release of Mists of Ravenloft, and plan to continue to support that system in 2018. In addition to the Sentient Weapons available in White Plume Mountain, we intend to add a Kobold-themed Sentient Jewel for our 12th Anniversary, and create a Dragon-themed jewel for an as-yet unannounced release date.

    We have another big announcement to make later this year, but we're not ready to hint about that news yet, sorry. Stay tuned soon for an announcement about an adventure that has been on many of our players' wish lists for years. We can't wait to tell you about it!

    On behalf of everyone on the Dungeons & Dragons Online team, we thank you for your support. We've been humbled by the response to the Mists of Ravenloft, and we look forward to continuing our amazing tabletop-to-screen journey with you in 2018 and beyond!

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    Druids finally getting fixed, nice.

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    Sounds awesome!

    Who's going to narrate White Plume Mountain?
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    I smell..... TOMB OF HORRORS!!!!!
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    Cool.
    Is first life unfunded 1-20 playable with just LFG yet? Maybe I should reinstall.

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    Thank you!

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    As far as the events, all I ask is not make them so grindy. It gets old and boring real fast running the same dungeon or couple dungeons over and over again. It's one of the bigger reasons why I don't participate in them. 20 runs is bad enough for me just to get a cosmetic.
    #MakeDDOGreatAgain

    You are the one choosing not to play alts.

    Casual player now investing way less than I used to into the game, playing 1-3 months at a time and still want nothing to do with Reaper. #improvepuggrouping#alldifficultiesmatter

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    something we've wanted for years???

    undermountain??? undermountain??? maybe its undermountain????

    though tomb or horrors or dragonmountain would be plainly acceptable also....

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    Thumbs up Into the future

    All of that sounds great. I’m looking forward to it all.

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    Please make it Isle of the Ape, where all our gear dissolves !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xaxx View Post
    something we've wanted for years...
    More BtC storage space?!

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    Curious about the Crystal cove items, will we still be bale to update the ones we have? Enjoy the night revels, always like new dungeons. Love the updates to classes.
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    Tomb of Horrors is the most diabolical dungeon I ever experienced in DnD. I haven't run all the classic stuff though so maybe there is one that is worse. I hope this is what's being hinted at toward the end of the Producer's Letter.

    I can't wait to have more options for Artificer, FvS, an actual Warpriest, and of course the Druid being more versatile.

    Most of all I hope dungeons are designed more like the Ravenloft stuff going forward. You guys made some instant classics, and I'm of the opinion Death House, Invitation to Dinner, and Sealed in Amber are the best quests in the entire game.


    Also please bring back Lani Minella as DM if possible. She's amazing.

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    YAY!!!

    Congratulations to all of you working at Standing Stone Games and thank you for bringing us some really fun adventures in your first year of business. I hope you have many, many fun, successful, and profitable years to come.

    Thank you for taking time to work on events and festivals. Thank you for continuing to add new dungeons including White Plume Mountain. Exploring exciting new dungeons and finding neat new stuff are at the heart of Dungeons & Dragons.

    I am betting on Tomb of Horrors for the mystery dungeon.
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    Undermountain pls!
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    I am... cautiously optimistic about all those things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveycrockett View Post
    i smell..... Tomb of horrors!!!!! :d
    I too, smell
    TOMB
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    Good stuff guys. Looking forward to playing more DDO in 2018.
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    Expedition to the Barrier Peaks?

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    Awesome!

    looking forward to all of the above, Great job,
    and i see a lot of returned players lately, hard to stay away from the Best Game Ever!

    really got my fingers crossed for some Spectral Dragon action in the graveyard, sure was fun back in the day

    thanks all
    >>>Haste-n-go>>>

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