apparently an other free weekend for old-timers is coming up. I got a thing about in my email so chances are anyone who played before got the same one. but I felt I should update this anyways.
Basically the new one is from 15th to the 18th of June. Although last time they gave an extra day or so as well. Again this includes 50% more xp and +1 level of stuff from chests. Also "special in-game events" but as I remember it, that was just the taverns spawning random monsters for no loot or experience, just death penalties.
new stuff since last time would include (quoted from email)New Enhancement System:
Every rank counts! With 70 ranks, creating unique characters that match your play style is easier than ever! Specialize or generalize, the choice is yours!Mod 4.0: Reaverâ€™s Bane:
Our latest free update for DDO increased advancement up to 14th level (rank 70), and included new dragons and outdoor adventure areas (Cerulean Hills for low-level characters and Gianthold for high-level heroes).Dragonmarks:
These marks allow for greater character customization and new abilities. These stylish markings are sure to be all the rave!Friends List Enhancements:
Add personal notes about your friends, as well as look at their class, level, guild, and online status.
Main thing I guess would the level cap going up to 14 and more dungeons to do over and over and over.. I don't believe they've added in any new races or classes since then. Which is a shame really but they are apparently working on monks (or druids? I forget) and half-orcs.
(old stuff, last update)It seems DDO is letting all its old deactivated accounts play for the weekend (although it started yesterday and there's 5 days left). They just revamped their enhancement system this week, and depending on when you last played there IS a bunch of new stuff to do. 'course its still a pain trying to find a group. Anyways here's the press release with more info:www.ddo.comWelcome Back Weekend!
Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreachâ„¢ would like to welcome back our former players for a very special weekend. If you're a former DDO player, you can play all weekend for free. All you have to do is log in and your characters will be waiting for you. We can't wait for you to see all of the amazing things that have happened since you left!
From Friday, March 16th through Sunday, March 18th we will be celebrating by offering an additional +50% XP and +1 to loot for ALL players. There will also be special live events throughout the weekend so keep your eyes open.
Also, if you haven't logged in for awhile, be sure to visit your trainer to take advantage of the new enhancement system! All of your previous action points have been refunded to you so that you can customize your character the way that you want. If youâ€™d like more information, click here to visit the forums.
There's also a big content patch next month, which includes raising the level cap to 14. Also, lots of dragons to kill.
If you're looking for fellow PA'ers then The Fancy Lads
on the Khyber
server might be what you want. Of course no one has logged on for a month it says.
If you haven't played before then there's still a 10 day trial you can play here: http://trial.ddo.com/
(you'll still benefit from the 50% extra xp and better loot)