Dungeons & Dragons Online Beta Journal #3

Turbine's official Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach website has been updated with a third beta journal, this time detailing one player's experience while trying to finish a quest for his whole party. An excerpt to follow:
I entered sneak-mode and carefully crept past all the monsters standing between my comrades and our goal. I actually told my group that I was nervous, and laughed about it. The last time I felt so immersed and, therefore, responsible in such circumstances for a group success was in a pen and paper game.

We had no idea if the quest would advance for the entire party if I did reach the end, but we didn't have many options and it was the best plan we could muster. I felt like if I failed, then I failed the hopes of my group and I didn't want that on my shoulders. I should have been able to shake that sort of thinking and just realize "it's only a game," but for the very first time since the advent of my tenure with MMOs, I honestly was consumed in the moment. It was literally exhilarating!