DDO wiki:Welcoming project/A Letter to New Players
If you start at level 1, its easier for you to get to know the basic game concepts. DDO doesn't have the easiest learning curve but after a little while, all things get clearer. If you decide to start at level 15 on an iconic toon, the pace will be much faster but it can also be a real fun way to start.
On your first life I recommend maxing your class stat and then constitution. Take Toughness feat(s) to allow you to have more HP. It's going to be easier for you to learn new quests by having a health margin for mistakes you will make.
DDOwiki is your compass, your guide, your best friend. Use it to find the next quest to do and take advantage of the maps.
is a great tool with tons of crafting recipes and puzzle solvers.
You can ask questions to others by typing
/advice and then your question in any public instance you are in.
As mentioned in a previous thread, the Welcome channel is also a good place to ask questions to others, its a public channel open to all
In your chat bar type:
/joinchannel welcome You will see a notification telling you that you joined the channel.
Then create a new chat window where outgoing text is set to userchat1 and you are in the channel.
DDO is definitely a game worth playing. Sure. some are gonna say the graphics are outdated; however, the new quests and expansion packs show constant improvements in graphics. DDO is about content, character customization, and teamwork. The overall game is well balanced and the developers adjust the game well over time with each update. Those of you who played pen & paper Dungeons & Dragons will recognize some concepts from the 3.5 edition on which the game is based upon. And then its developing concepts of its own to adapt to an MMORPG game environment. You can either be a free-to-play player or invest into the game. DDO has a few incentives here and there to buy things but overall the game respects players who don't want to invest a lot and still allows them to be competitive.
Orien is the default server of the game at this moment to help the server grow. Our server is always looking for more passionate players. We already have a good solid player base. The raiding scene is doing okay but needs reinforcements. Log on, let the game enchant you and come strengthen our ranks...
Welcome to Dungeons & Dragons online.