X

Dungeons & Dragons Online PAX 2009 Interview

JGaskill
Leave a Comment

Posted September 21, 2009 - By Jake Gaskill

Turbine’s Dungeons & Dragons Online recently went free-to-play with the release of the downloadable upgrade, Dungeons & Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited. The developer’s director of communications, Adam Mersky, explained to G4 the reasoning behind this decision during PAX 2009.

Now, while forgoing a subscription-based model for Turbine's massively-multiplayer online role-playing game certainly gives the game a better chance of competing with MMORPG juggernauts like World of Warcraft, Mersky says that the micro-transaction approach also fit in perfectly with the history and philosophy of the Dungeons & Dragons franchise.

“If you think back even further, D&D was marketed this way, you know, from its inception. You buy a handbook, maybe you enhanced it when you got some cool dice or minis or a map. Then you bought more handbooks and manuals and things like that. So [DDO: Eberron Unlimited] fit with the IP. It fit with the style of game we built.”

Check out the full interview below to find out more about how Turbine went about developing DDO: Unlimited’s free-to-play/micro-transaction hybrid model.

Dungeons & Dragons Online PAX 2009 Interview »


Tags: PAX, PC Gaming
Dungeons & Dragons Online PAX 2009 Interview
http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/699358/dungeons-dragons-online-pax-2009-interview/
http://images.g4tv.com/ImageDb3/176767_LGST/dandd-online.jpg
BlogThread_699358

ADVERTISEMENT

Blog Tags

g4tv.com
  • Sara Underwood's Naked Bike Ride

    Posted: June 22, 2011

    1,308,617 Views | 05:20

  • International Sexy Ladies Show: Messy Cat Fight

    Posted: January 27, 2010

    636,649 Views | 00:49

  • Adult Star Kirsten Price Tests Kinect's Nude Filter

    Posted: November 12, 2010

    1,436,150 Views | 04:33

  • Best Nude Scenes in Video Games

    Posted: June 29, 2009

    1,523,028 Views | 03:12

  • International Sexy Ladies Show: Wrestling in Moscow

    Posted: June 19, 2009

    137,150 Views | 01:24

AdChoices