|The folks from WarCry spent some time with Turbine, resulting in these impressions of D&D Online:|
It’s day one of E3 and I have completed all of my scheduled appointments for the day. Still a few hours left in the day, so I head over to the Turbine booth to say “hi” and get a quick look at Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach. David Eckelberry, Senior Game Designer of DDO, walks up to me and offers to give me a tour of the game. Quickly taking David up on this offer, I sit down and take the helm of one of the demo workstations and off we go. I select one of the pre-made characters they have set up for the demo and it’s into Stormreach we go. David explains to me that there are a few quests to complete, and if you complete them all, you win a slot in the upcoming beta. The trick was that a single player could not complete the quest, so you had to group with the other players in the booth. More on this quest later. The game was unbelievable fun. David continued talking about the game and the quest itself as I was walking around town talking with NPCs. After selecting my quest, it was off into the instance to complete the quest. Movement in the game is very smooth as well as the combat system.