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Dungeons & Dragons Online: Shadowfell Conspiracy to Launch August 19th

Here’s a press release for the latest x-pack of DDO! Enjoy! -Anne


Shadowfell Conspiracy Pre-Order

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE®: SHADOWFELL CONSPIRACY™ TO LAUNCH AUGUST 19th

Players Can Pre-Purchase Latest Expansion To The Award-Winning MMORPG
Starting Today

NEEDHAM, MA – May 22, 2013 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Wizards of the Coast announced today Dungeons & Dragons Online®: Shadowfell Conspiracy™, the second expansion to the award-winning free-to-play massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) developed by Turbine, will launch on August 19th, 2013. Shadowfell Conspiracy takes place in the beloved Forgotten Realms® setting, features an increased level cap and introduces new Iconic Heroes and much more.

“We’re excited to share our launch date with the world and introduce the new Iconic Classes system that will be available immediately to anyone that pre-purchases Shadowfell Conspiracy,” said Erik Boyer, Senior Producer of DDO.  “We’re also making new Forgotten Realms content that will enable players to create a level 15 character in the Forgotten Realms and play all the way to level cap.”

“Turbine continues to release great content for DDO, and we are thrilled that Dungeons & Dragons fans have another great expansion coming this August,” added Nathan Stewart, Brand Director for D&D at Wizards of the Coast.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ONLINE: SHADOWFELL CONSPIRACY FEATURES:

  • Two New Forgotten Realms Adventure Packs — Featuring gorgeous new wilderness areas packed with new D&D® monsters, dangerous encounters and a host of challenging dungeons.
    • Wheloon:  Horrors from the Shadowfell pour into Wheloon, a prison city full of irredeemable criminals and traitors to the Crown. In this place, Netherese agents conspire to forge an army out of the Kingdom’s enemies. Masquerade as a traitor to infiltrate the Prison City, fight marauding criminal gangs, and destroy the army before it marches – all the while battling creatures made out of the very shadows.
    • Stormhorns:  Deep in the Stormhorn Mountains, the Netherese Empire prepares to unleash its secret weapon against the Kingdom of Cormyr. Brave treacherous mountain passes through griffon territory and overcome cunning harpy ambushes. At the peaks of the mighty Stormhorns, overcome an alliance of giants and monstrous creatures – only to have to contend with a terrible Netherese secret weapon.
  • Introducing Iconic Heroes — Jump into the action of DDO with these new prestige characters that start in Forgotten Realms at level 15 and feature unique looks and skills. Each of these classic D&D heroes is a paragon of their race and class and features custom iconic gear, appearance options and new abilities to enhance their power.
  • Attain Epic level to 28 — Master your destiny and gain new epic feats and spells with three new Epic levels of advancement that let you reach new levels of power.

Beginning today, players can take advantage of special pre-purchase offers:

Collector’s Edition:  $49.99

Features all Shadowfell Conspiracy content, with all three Iconic Heroes including a pre-purchase exclusive Shadar-kai cosmetic costume, when it launches, plus immediate access to these items, including other pre-purchase exclusives:

  • Bladeforged Paladin Iconic Hero (including additional character slot)- A powerful, offense-focused disciple of the Lord of Blades, Bladeforged Paladins take less damage from slashing weapons and gain a tactical advantage from slashing damage. These devout leaders can repair themselves and fellow constructs.  Their stronger Paladin Aura boosts effectiveness of nearby party members.
  • Bladeforged Warrior Blue & Gold Cosmetic Costume (A pre-purchase exclusive)
  • Bladeforged Warrior Gold Cosmetic Costume (A pre-purchase exclusive)
  • Calico Tressym Creature Companion- A frisky, winged cat of your very own! Comes pre-trained with four tricks (A pre-purchase exclusive)
  • Tawny Owlbear Creature Companion- Cuddly and ferocious! Comes pre-trained with four tricks. (A pre-purchase exclusive)
  • Stormhorn Specs Cosmetic Goggles
  • Mountaineers Cosmetic Goggles
  • First expansion quest, ‘Shadow of a Doubt’ (Heroic level 15 only)
  • 3 Character Slots
  • Greater Tome of Epic Learning (1 per server): Permanently increases experience earned by a character in level 20 or above dungeons.  Provides +25% bonus to experience for first-time quest completions and +10% boost to other earned experience points.
  • One +2 Skill Tome per character
  • 2,000 Turbine Points

Standard Edition:  $29.99

Features all Shadowfell Conspiracy content, including the Purple Dragon Knight Iconic Hero, when it launches, plus immediate access  to these items, including other pre-purchase exclusives:

  • Bladeforged Paladin Iconic Hero (including additional character slot)
  • Bladeforged Warrior Gold Cosmetic Costume (A pre-purchase exclusive)
  • Stormhorn Specs Cosmetic Goggles
  • Calico Tressym Creature Companion (A pre-purchase exclusive)
  • First expansion quest: ‘Shadow of a Doubt’
  • 1 Character Slot
  • Lesser Tome of Epic Learning (1 per server): Permanently increases experience earned by a character in level 20 or above dungeons.  Provides +15% bonus to experience for first-time quest completions and +5% boost to other earned experience points.
  • One +1 Skill Tome per character
  • 1,000 Turbine Points

For more information, please visit http://www.ddo.com/shadowfell

Dungeons & Dragons Online®(DDO) is a free-to-play MMORPG featuring a massive world with state-of-the-art graphics and gameplay. DDO offers an innovative pricing model that allows players to download and play for free, purchasing adventure packs, items, and account services a la carte from the new DDO Store, or to subscribe to get unlimited access to all of the game’s content. Players can download and play DDO for free by visiting http://www.ddo.com.

About Turbine

Turbine, Inc. is a premier creator and operator of massive, persistent online worlds that foster powerful social gaming communities. Turbine is wholly owned by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group and has created some of the world’s most popular and award-winning online games, including The Lord of the Rings Online™, Dungeons & Dragons Online® , and Asheron’s Call®.  For more information on Turbine, its products and services please visit www.turbine.com.

About Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world class brand portfolio.  From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY.  The Hub, Hasbro’s multi-platform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.  Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. © 2010 Hasbro, Inc.  All Rights Reserved

About Wizards of the Coast

Wizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. Wizards’ players and fans are members of a global community bound together by their love of both digital gaming and in-person play. The company brings to market a range of gaming experiences under powerful brand names such as MAGIC: THE GATHERING, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, and KAIJUDO. Wizards is also a publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times best-sellers. For more information about our world renowned brands, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at www.wizards.com.

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This week Sig, Anne and Geoff (http://www.ddogamer.com/) go over the latest in the DDO Forum Updates and some interesting issues with some DDO services. We also go over the latest happenings for DDOcast and DDOgamer. Followed up by some news from the DDO community, reading up on our Lightning Post mail and then some general geeking out on games and Star Trek!

DDOcast LIVE! GenCon Event Details

  • Event Title: DDOCast Live Show
  • Event ID: ENT1346414
  • Date: Friday, August 16th @ 4pm EDT (GMT -4)
  • Location: At the Embassy Suites in Coronation 1
  • Notes: Tickets are $2 (the minimum they offered), should be room for 50 people, event Registration opens on May 19, 2013
  • Registration Link: https://www.gencon.com/events/46414
  • More info at http://www.gencon.com/

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This week Sig, Anne and Geoff (ddogamer.com) discuss the lack of news in DDO land, but don’t worry we dive into Lamannia’s latest build for Update 18 and discuss at length about the new Iconic Character Class-Race, the Bladeforged! We also have another episode of Dragon Fragments. And for community DDO news, we have our own DDOcast Question! Answer and you may win a prize 🙂 DDOCast Question: If you could replace your limbs with monsters which ones would you choose? Related Links

Bladeforged Notes

  • Bladeforged are one of the 3 Iconic Heroes to be released with the Shadowfell Conspiracy expansion pack.
  • They appear in the creation forge of Lord of Blades.
  • As all iconic heroes, they start at level 15 (1,050,000XP).
  • Their first level is Paladin. Then, they can either take a predefined path, or customize their paladin levels, or reject training and leave the forge with enough experience to train to level 15.
  • They cannot reincarnate. This is intended.
  • Racial features include:
  • Same as Warforged, except they get -2 dex instead of -2 cha
  • Additional Bladeforged feats:
    •  Increases Aura of Good: +2 AC and +1 saving throws
    • -10% Slashing damage, +1 PRR for 3 sec (up to 20+ PRR)
    • Positive healing reduced -10%
    • Grants Repair Light, Moderate, Serious, Critical and Mass Repair Light, Moderate, Serious Damage as Paladin spells
  • Starter equipment includes:
    • Upon reaching level 15, you receive a container item called “Bladeforged Equipment”. Double click in your inventory to open it and receive the following;
    • Forge Blade – +3 Greatsword: 1.50[w], True Law, Improved Bloodletter
    • Creation Forge Docent – +4 Docent: Greater Thorn Guard, Vitality +20
    • Icon of the Lord of Blades: Trinket: Charisma +5, Repair Amplification – 10%
    • Creation Forge Bassinet – Helm: Moderate Fortification, Reconstruction +72
    • Creation Forge Gorget – Necklace: Deathblock, Wisdom +4
    • Battle-Plated Cloak – Cloak: Protection +4, Greater False Life
    • Creation Forge Girdle – Belt: Strength +5, Dexterity +4
    • Creation Forge Gauntlets – Gloves: Melee Alacrity 10%, Attack Bonus +2
    • Creation Forge Sabatons – Boots: Striding +25%, Dodge Bonus 1%
    • Creation Forge Vambraces – Bracers: Resistance +4, Doublestrike 3%
    • Creation Forge Lenses – Goggles: Spot +13, Repair +13
    • Livewood Band – Ring: Constitution +5, Concentration +13
    • Bladed Steel Ring – Ring: Greater Parrying, Intimidate +13
  • NOTE:  Items are BtC, minimum level 15, and Race Absolutely Required: Bladeforged.

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Join Sig, Anne, Geoff (http://www.ddogamer.com/) and special guest David Beedy (aka Reebus the Rogue, Master of the Dulcet Tones, and DDO Top Ten) as we discuss DDO Gaming news, Enhancement comparisons, Community News, Raiding Basics, GenCon Events, DDOgamer.com news, latest DDO Top 10 List and other gaming goodness.

DDOcast LIVE! GenCon Event Details

  • Event Title: DDOCast Live Show
  • Event ID: ENT1346414
  • Date: Friday, August 16th @ 4pm EDT (GMT -4)
  • Location: At the Embassy Suites in Coronation 1
  • Notes: Tickets are $2 (the minimum they offered), should be room for 50 people, event Registration opens on May 19, 2013
  • More info at http://www.gencon.com/

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Today on DDOcast Sig, Anne and Geoff (http://www.ddogamer.com/) say their fair-wells to myDDO, funny stuff from Cocktail hour, various news items, haggle, reader mail, and our ever exciting sign off!

And oh! We have a contest!! Listen carefully on how to win Turbine Points!

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This week Sig, Anne & Geoff (http://www.ddogamer.com/ talk about DDO Game news, Pax East 2013 latest games, playing Neverwinter, DDO Player councils with DDOGamer, and more! We also have a specialy from our on the scene and drunken-fu interview master, Steiner-Davion. Many thanks to Steiner-Davion and also to Tolero, ProducerGlin and all of the DDO team!

NOTE: as Samius pointed out, Mindsunder loot is BtA on aquire and BtC on equip, so it makes sense that you can sell it on the Astral Shard Exchange

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This week on DDOcast Sig, Anne & Geoff (http://www.ddogamer.com/) talk about the latest DDO news, bugs, and community news! Geoff then goes over his latest “Deep Owlbear” interviews on DDOgamer.com. We also have a new Epic education by Shamgar on The Lord of Blades raid.

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Sig, Anne and Geoff (http://www.ddogamer.com/) talk about the latest DDO news. We also go over Update 17 Patch 1 release notes from Lamannia server. Hot topics include Astral Shard Auction House, the new-new collectible trade-ins and the Daily Dice System now found on Lamannia.

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HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY DDO!

Join Sig, Anne, Geoff (http://www.ddogamer.com/) and Jerry as we celebrate DDO’s 7th B-day by singing very badly! Don’t worry we stop and move on to the latest news in DDO: Birthday announcements by Sr. Producer Glin, a note from Exec. Producer Fernando, quick review over U17, and more!

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Sig, Anne & Geoff (http://www.ddogamer.com/) talk about their latest exploits in DDO’s Update 17 on the live server, the bugs, and of course the new Augment system! Shamgar also graces us with another Epic Education #28, Lord of Blades Part 6: Party at the Forge. We also have a nice array of regular D&D and general gaming news.

After Show Notes: Nightforge Gorget and other non-epic items can’t be upgraded yet. Sorry for the bad info! Anne was confusing Live server with Lamannia Beta server features. Currently if you want a new version, have to go out and get another one. Rumors say that you can do upgrades in the next update!

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  • Email: ddocast@gmail.com
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Sig, Anne & Geoff (http://www.ddogamer.com) talk about the 48+ hour down time for DDO servers, the latest news on from the DDO community. Sig and Anne talk about their Turbine Tour with Update 17. And from Shamgar, we have the latest Epic Education on Lord of Blades: Pillars of the Forge

For more info visit our website http://www.ddocast.com/

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Sig and Anne along with Geoff from http://www.DDOgamer.com/ talk about the latest DDO News, some of the new Epic Dragon armor changes, reviews of reviews of DDO, some interesting general MMO and quite a bit of general gaming news.

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Sig & Anne with Geoff Hanna (from http://www.ddogamer.com/) and Patrick aka “Shamgar” from Epic Education (http://my.ddo.com/pjstechie/) go over the latest DDO news, we speculate about Update 17, goodies found in the new Midwinter Festival mini-game. We even have time to dive into the Lightning Post mailbag to help a player on how to splash Arcane Archer in their divine caster builds.

NOTE: sorry about some of the quality, Sig’s connection was really slow and so he sounds like he’s being sucked out of the Matrix in some parts!

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This week Sig & Anne with Geoff (http://www.ddogamer.com/) go over the latest Patch and Hot fix for Update 16, U16 Named Loot items, Astral Shards, and more!

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Sig & Anne with Geoff (www.ddogamer.com) we’ve got our usually bout of DDO news, chat about Update 16, and ponder the mysteries of the universe.

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Join Sig and Anne with Geoff (www.ddogamer.com) as we talk about some of the latest DDO news, game bugs, community news, Update 16, Mabar Fest and then wonder why DDO doesn’t have a Fernia Fire Fest. We even have some interesting news on WB-Turbine’s latest new hires and layoffs.

In segments department, we have Luidwig’s Dragon Frags, who by the way is holding a contest if you listen to his segment and figure out what songhe’s referencing in his latest performance poetry, you could winone of 4 vanity pets! Just email your answer to ddocast@gmail.com.

This episode’s featured D&D music is by M IS FOR MAGICMISSILE by Mary Crowell; a singer/songwriter and piano teacher who loves playingDungeons & Dragons on both sides of the GM’s screen.Acolytes of the Machine is her second solo album and is a love letter to the hobbyof Dungeons & Dragons! You can buy her latest album Acolytes of the Machine& Other Gaming Stories and other albums at http://www.MagnusRetail.com

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Sig and Anne go over the latest DDO news from Turbine and the community. We also dig deep into our mailbag and answer questions. We’ve even got some Crunchy Bits on Banking XP.

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DDOcast 258

We are going old school Crunchy this week with a detailed look at the new defensive rules introduced in update 15. Hopefully it will be easy to understand and give you some confidence in kitting out your character. Epic Education returns finishing up Tower of despair and starting in on Lord of Blades We also have game news, community news, Rheebus the Rogues top 10 Bugs, Ludwig’s Dragon Frags.

LINK for Crunchy Bits Notes on Armor Class and More!

LINK for Update 15 Patch 1 Release Notes

LINK for Post U15.1 Known Issues List

LINK for DDO Wiki’s AC Info

LINK for DDO Wiki’s PRR Info

LINK for DDO Wiki’s Dodge Info

LINK for DDO Cocktail Hour’s Latest Bonus Pod

LINK for Shamgar’s Epic Ed Notes

LINK for YourDDO Website

LINK for UndeadTed’s DDO Art

LINK for Eberron Live Facebook Page

LINK for DDO Album Covers

LINK for 13th Age OGL Table Top RPG

LINK for Guild Wars 2 IGN Video Review

LINK for GamesRadar.com Review for Neverwinter’s Forge