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40 hours on Steam + at least 3,000 in its own launcher.
This game has loads of great aspects to it, ranging from group questing to a 'True Reincarnation' mechanic allowing for endless play.
The party questing allows for some easier playthroughs of the harder quests in the game at low levels and even when you hit the heroic level cap. Each player gets their own loot from chests which can be switched around and given to others via the chest's item drop-down menu allowing for some Bound to Account/Character items to be traded before they're claimed.
The leveling system in this game is real easy to learn but very complex and detailed when you truely understand it allowing for pretty much any combination of classes that don't clash to work. There are thousands of custom player-made builds to try on the forums which give you an edge over a standard build. Being able to combine up to 3 classes will also give you an edge too. Want to play as a caster but still be able to disable traps? No problem! Combine Wizard and Rogue for the easiest of them all.
The True Reincarnation mechanic of this game allows for endless play, as once you hit the heroic level cap of 20 you unlock the ability to remake your character with benefits. You gain +4 points for your build from Adventurer to Hero, +2 from Hero to Legend and it caps at 36. Champion characters will only gain a +2 stat boost going into Hero as they already start at 32 points. Each time you True Reincarnate (TR), you gain extra abilities based on your previous life. For example, if you were a Barbarian in your last life, you gain 10 HP. All passive past life feats stack up to 3 times. Also, you can take an 'Active' past life feat which allows for extra boosts ingame such as Barbarian's 'Berserker's fury' past life feat allowing you to use a Rage like ability in which a Barbarian has as a different class.
Heroic and Epic levels are a fairly new feature of DDO which has only really come around in the past few years and is still massively developing. Now the level cap has been raised to 28 allowing for more Feats and Stats to be gained, giving an even greater advantage over your enemies in quests. With this came a new item system that has 4 different tiers of loot for Heroic and Epic quests. These items are paired with the difficulty they were looted in, giving boosts greater if the difficulty was too.
This is an EXCELLENT F2P game as you NEVER have to buy anything in the game if you decide you don't want to, as you get 'Favor' for completing quests which in turn grants you 'Turbine Points' to spend in the store.
DDO has a lot of flaws in its own right, but none more than your average MMORPG. It's always going to have bugs which the community are always trying to stamp out through the use of the public beta test client, Lamannia.
DDO IS a pay2win game. You'll never get to level 28 at the current state of the game unless you get some of the epic-level addon content.
Although there may seem more good points than bad, you'll find a lot more yourself from just playing in both aspects. Each person has their own preference of games and whats in them and I love DDO because it's a group-based game. You'll find it much easier to complete quests and objectives if you team up with 5 other people. DDO is an ever-expanding game which is currently on its 25th major update excluding patches for bugs. I could write an essay that makes A Song of Ice and Fire look small and easy to read on whats great and what sucks about the game, but nobody would want to read it. I'd be surprised if people actually read this far into my review. Anyway, going off on a tangent, the game is amazing if you like to team up with friends to go on an epic adventure through the levels, facing different enemies on the way from slimy, annoying ooze monsters that love to break your weapons to Acid-breathing dragons and much more.
I'd give this game a rating of 7.5 out of 10, as it still has a long way to go to be able to catch up with the major MMOs such as Guild Wars 2 and World of Warcraft. On the other hand, it holds its own playstyle I've yet to see in any other MMO of group-based questing from the start.
If you do decide to play the game, Cannith is a great server! Thousands of players always willing to help you, all you need to do is ask. Just remember, asking around for help in the starter area won't get you far, you have to venture out into the world.
Hope to see you in-game soon! ^_^