This week the DDO group did something a little bit different. Turbine is running a sale on certain Adventure Packs, making them affordable even with the very modest quantity of points we have thus far built up. So all of us who made it to this week’s session picked up the Catacombs pack, a bread-and-butter set of instances for character leveling in the 3-5 range.
It turns out that the Catacombs (located in the Stormreach Marketplace, which is where we’re active right now,) compares very favorably to the (free) Waterworks out in the Harbor. It’s actually a bit more elaborate so far, while keeping the same basic setup: an open zone (albeit without hostiles,) which leads to a number of distinct instances, at least one of which you’ll go into twice over the course of the adventure arc. We’re probably a third of the way through the pack, and so far it’s been tremendous fun.
If anything, this small tidbit of purchased content has made me want to buy more of the premium stuff – which, I suppose, was the whole idea.
Also, the group has now mostly hit level 5. Hrakn got a set of Full Plate +3 from a quest reward, which is awesome, but unfortunately looks kind of like a set of pajamas with shoulder pads.