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Dungeons & Dragons Online: Alpha Journal #2

StraddenStradden Managing EditorMember CommonPosts: 6,696

Turbine's Dungeons and Dragons Online has released the second in their promised series featuring journals from some of their Alpha players. Thus far, the journals have taken the form of interesting stories, told from the character's point of view. Presumably, this is intended to highlight the importance of character and roleplaying that are so important to the pen and paper franchise. While this does not seem to sit well with some fans would would prefer a more directly informative approach, a careful reading of this week's journals will not only entertain those of us eager for DDO Alpha news, but will also reveal tidbits about the game itself.

 This week we have two journal entries focusing on combat. One features the continued adventures of Greyven, and the other introduces us to a new character, Neah. These journals were written by two separate people. Following the pattern of last week, the italicized text indicates comments that we have added to help explain something about the game.

Greyven’s Journal

"Movement along the western tree-line," warned Greyven. "How many?" Mithras asked, seeing nothing but trusting the elf's keen senses. "Let's find out," Greyven's arrow flew, striking something with a wet thud, followed by a crashing in the bushes. The rogue began counting, "One...".

As an elf Greyven gets a +2 racial bonus on his Listen, Search, and Spot skills. It is also possible to shoot an arrow in a general direction, rather than at a fixed target.

To read the rest of these journals, click here.

Cheers,
Jon Wood
Managing Editor
MMORPG.com

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