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Dungeons and Dragons Online looks back to the beginning for its fifth anniversary

Eliot Lefebvre

It seems hard to believe that Dungeons and Dragons Online has been running for five years now, but there you have it. The game has become a darling of the free-to-play business model and attracted a great deal of attention since the conversion, but for the fifth anniversary, the game is looking backward. Specifically, it's looking to Smuggler's Rest, once the starter area for new travelers to Stormreach. Though long forgotten, it's not abandoned, and players of all levels will be sent back to help Euphonia Teles try to beat some rapacious scavengers from obtaining the map to Crystal Cove. Euphonia's Challenge: Treasure of Crystal Cove, which our own Rubi Bayer previewed just a few weeks ago, will be available from 10:00 a.m. EST on February 24th to the same time on March 2nd.

In addition to participating in the event, players will be awarded a gift for characters created before February 22nd, with older characters getting more impressive hats to don as a show of age. There are also new items in the game's cash shop as well as a special experience and renown bonus for all characters from February 24th through March 1st, plus a Marketplace Egg-Hunt from now until March 6th. Dungeons and Dragons Online has been through a lot of changes over the years, but it's time to go back and celebrate the game's roots.

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