Talk about bad, DDO unlimited = unplayable

Ok, so today I am taking a look at my Nile Online account. I have been playing daily for over a year so far so I am always on the lookout for something new. Up pops an add saying Dungeons & Dragons Online (DDO) can be played for free.

I played DDO quite a few years ago for a few weeks with my friends from TSO, SWG & WOW I think it was $9.95 a month but the content just was not there and after a few weeks we had seen everything. Granted it was when it first started but we all moved on to SWG for a year or so, then to WOW.

Anyways back to today’s story…

So I’m thinking I will install it and take a look..

I goto this page, and try to download. It downloaded about 1.4MB (1468KB) and stopped, didn’t matter if I tried the large 4GB file or the smaller 3GB file. So regretfully I must install the Turbine download manager. STRIKE = 1

Just what I need is another application that wants to run in the background all the time. I hate download managers, I would much rather have downloaded the 4GB file and be done with it.

Use Next and Browse? Where are They?

The first page of the installer is mis-typed..

Note now the text says to use the Next or Browse?

I do not see a Next or Browse

Do you see a Next or Browse?

I didn’t think so. FOULBALL BALL = 1

So I clicked the next best thing, Install

Well the turbine downloaded was slow as hell so I took the extra step to forward the port on the router to this machine. I did appreciate having the port information right there telling you to look in the options. BALL = 2

So I decided to head over to the forums and let the mods know of the file issues. As I get to the forums I noticed that there is a totally separate area for the free players. This in no good because then it makes everything harder due to having to look in various areas. #FAIL

So I navigate to the Free Player Forums, Then to the Account and Technical Assistance sub forum, here I see a link to Report a Bug When I click this link I get an error message…

error message when logged in

So while logged into a free account I can not post bug reports? that’s stupid #STRIKE = 2

Interesting thing to note: If I am not logged into the forums I can not only get to the page to report a bug but I can submit the bug report. #KING OF FAIL

Well the installer has gone through about 10 steps downloading various downloads and is finally working on the bulk of the program. Guess it’s time to go hit the tutorials and see if it is worth the time I have already spent.

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