View Full Version : New Idea to generate Interest: Devs please read

06-21-2007, 10:23 PM
So it came to me this crazy thought to help remedy (or at least begin to remedy) some of the issues I've read about here such as:

1) Content
2) Getting more people playing
3) Getting Player involvement
4) Just Having Fun

The above in no way reflect my personal opinions just some things I've gathered from reading the forums.

So here is my idea:

We have this mysterious place named "The twelve" with no idea what it is or will be used for. Now the devs may have a long term goal to use this or not but here is how I suggest it be used:

The Twelve could represnt All characters over all levels ie kinda of like a council with all character types and levels represented with one exception levels 1 and 2 would be excluded. Here is how I envison it: One NPC councile member to represent each two block level ie 3-4, 5-6. 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14. This would leave room to add council members as the level cap increased.

Second each reprsentative would have a series of quests appropriate for the level they represent.

(This adds much new content over a whole range of levels)

As the level cap increaes a new council member is revealed with new quests

Now here is where the cool part comes:

The council members are chosen from among the characters of active players who are willing to let them be retired to become permanent pieces of Stormreach. This could be done any number of way: random selection among willing partcipants, vote by the active players based on in-game campaing by tose willing to partcipate, perhaps desing special dungeons and over a period of time those who complete the whole dungeon with all optionals in the fastest time (NO REPEATING ALLOWED) etc. There are a myriad of ways this could be done. I think the players should be given a few choices and vote on they way we want this conducted

Next the winners will actually get to give suggestion, ideas, themes for the quests they will represent. Perhaps help design.

Advertise the heck out of this thing.

Cool thing is this will not be a one time thing as a new council member will have to be chosen each time the level cap is raised.

What do you all think.


06-21-2007, 11:15 PM
The twelve has to do with the twelve dragonmarked houses. So we have some have some minor idea what it's for

06-22-2007, 12:52 AM
The definition of what the 12 is is already well documented so changing the definition might be problematic.

Beyond that I get the feeling the 12 will be open with the next level cap increase.

1) The 12 is supposed to be for higher-level content - level 15 is the beginning of playing amongst the big boys.
2) A new adventure zone is going in with 4.2 which connects the Cerrulean Hills and the 12. It would appear that the devs are starting to give us a choice to teleport or walk to zones satisfying both playstyles.

As far as advertising the heck out of it, Turbine's biggest bang for their advertising dollar will come starting in October at the start of the Christmas shopping season. Mod 5 would be prefect. Turbine should definately look at past problems though and never hype a major release on release day. Hype a release a week after release day after the hot fixes and new lag issues have been ironed out.

Content is coming at a constant rate but DDO content is very detail intensive with a lot of hands-on artistry involved. It takes a lot more time to create a dungeon than it does to run through it.

06-22-2007, 07:46 AM
Ok I admite perhaps we know more about the 12 the I originally thought; however, that does not really change the premise of my idea. Instead of calling it the twelve you can introduce it as something else. Council of Elders/
Adventurers what not. The idea is still valid just have to change the name.


06-22-2007, 09:01 AM
Finally a vacation after a year and a half. Will be gone 5 days. Anyone wanting to argue with me, flame me, tell me my idea is trash will have to wait cause I'm outta here...LOL!

Have fun looting Stormreach while I am gone!


07-13-2007, 09:55 PM
Bump..one time only