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Ramen
08-24-2007, 02:28 PM
Now that the server merge process is complete, and we're all settling into our new homes, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our players for their patience, and continued support through this process.

As a token of our appreciation, we're giving two special gifts for our players! These gifts include:

Two additional character slots! Each account will have 2 additional empty character slots on each world. By default, you will have 7 character slots. If you have unlocked the drow, you will now have 8 character slots. If you have unlocked the drow and 1750 favor slot, you will have 9 slots. This gift will become available when Module 5: Accursed Ascension goes live.
A free dragonshard! Appropriate to your level, per character on any non-trial account. Your dragonshard was placed into your inventory during the Module 4.2 patch on Aug 23rd.

Again, thank you all, and enjoy the game!

arminius
08-24-2007, 02:31 PM
Ut oh, I see a "difference with DDO Europe not to the favor of North America" storm on the horizon. Batten down the hatches!

_

darkrune
08-24-2007, 02:33 PM
Why does EU get 14 slots and US only gets 9??

narizue
08-24-2007, 02:33 PM
meh. I will take the gift. Its two more mule slots anyway. :D

Rowanheal
08-24-2007, 02:35 PM
Thanks for letting us know...

Now we have it officially after the officially of Gencon (http://www.creative.com/products/mp3/) :)

YAY!!! Now I can save slots for the Monk when it comes out NEXT YEAR... (for those not paying attention we have official word (www.ddocast.com)on this one... Boo Hiss)

See ya in Stormreach,

Cranky Gamer Girl (wonders if she can change her forum name to match her mood)

Juni
08-24-2007, 02:36 PM
Why does EU get 14 slots and US only gets 9??

I say it has to do with the fact that there are only 2 EU servers where we have 5.

Cyr
08-24-2007, 02:50 PM
Huh, before the server merge I had 9 character slots...after the merge I had 9 character slots...now I have...9 character slots (guess now at least I can delete a toon to make a new one). /sigh

Kilgore61
08-24-2007, 02:52 PM
Excellent news! Thanks.

Lorien_the_First_One
08-24-2007, 02:55 PM
And your logic for giving European players more slots than those on North American servers is.....We have crappier servers?.....We aren't as nice????.....

Xanstrollinoax
08-24-2007, 02:55 PM
Why does EU get 14 slots and US only gets 9??

Their giving us a gift and ya still complain? Man just be grateful their giving us more toon slots

Vandos
08-24-2007, 02:59 PM
And your logic for giving European players more slots than those on North American servers is.....We have crappier servers?.....We aren't as nice????.....

US servers = 5.
EU servers = 2.

Its all about the database servers, how much information each can hold and how much duress they can handle. More free capacity on the EU database server assuming 1 database server each for US and EU.

Drider
08-24-2007, 03:00 PM
And your logic for giving European players more slots than those on North American servers is.....We have crappier servers?.....We aren't as nice????.....


Most likely it's because we have more players, thus we are harder on the databases.

mocat
08-24-2007, 03:06 PM
Ramen...are you a pastafarian?

Just wondering...

Groooooooaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnn. :rolleyes: :p :D





Edit: Ohhhh, and a kobold sneak attack! :D

Yvonne_Blacksword
08-24-2007, 03:07 PM
Ramen...are you a pastafarian?

Just wondering...

Beherit_Baphomar
08-24-2007, 03:09 PM
*looks at watch*

*sniff*

Thanks

*looks at watch again*

*walks off*

ArkoHighStar
08-24-2007, 03:16 PM
Ramen thank you for the annoucement, can we get an answer from Turbine as why why the U.S servers did not get 12 slots like the E.U servers. Some explanation will go a long way to alleviate any lingering questions some may have

DaveyCrockett
08-24-2007, 03:45 PM
Sweet, I think

bandyman1
08-24-2007, 03:52 PM
So...Monks got rolled back till next year? I can't get the podcast to work. Can someone give me the offical word?

ArkoHighStar
08-24-2007, 03:57 PM
Someone from Turbine has commented on the difference in this thread
http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=1314533#post1314533

ArkoHighStar
08-24-2007, 03:57 PM
So...Monks got rolled back till next year? I can't get the podcast to work. Can someone give me the offical word?

yes they are according to the reports from GenCon

Netah
08-24-2007, 04:15 PM
Thank you, Ramen, for the announcement.

This is a fine gesture, and appreciated.

Krell
08-24-2007, 04:20 PM
Great news!

Thanks,

Krell

Eladiun
08-24-2007, 04:40 PM
Their giving us a gift and ya still complain? Man just be grateful their giving us more toon slots

I do have a test today, that wasn't bullsh**. It's on European Socialism. I mean, really, what's the point? I'm not European. I don't plan on being European. So, who gives a **** if they're Socialists? They could be fascist anarchists, it still wouldn't change the fact that I 'm getting 9 slots and the Europeans are getting 14.

Be grateful I'm getting stiffed!!!! Wow, zombies everywhere....fresh brains...

Dariuss
08-24-2007, 04:55 PM
People whine about extra character slots, people whine about getting dragonshards... i wonder they even bother giving us stuff when half the time it's thrown back in their faces?

Borrigain
08-24-2007, 05:03 PM
Why does EU get 14 slots and US only gets 9??

How about... "You'll get nothing and like it, Spaulding!"


People whine about extra character slots, people whine about getting dragonshards... i wonder they even bother giving us stuff when half the time it's thrown back in their faces?

QFT.

Borr.

Soul-Shaker
08-24-2007, 05:24 PM
Two additional character slots! Each account will have 2 additional empty character slots on each world. By default, you will have 7 character slots. If you have unlocked the drow, you will now have 8 character slots. If you have unlocked the drow and 1750 favor slot, you will have 9 slots. This gift will become available when Module 5: Accursed Ascension goes live.



Does that mean I get 2 free slots bumping me to 12 or does this mean Im actually at -1. Ive unlocked 1750 4 times before the character cap fix was put in. I have 10 true character slots available atm.

Spookydodger
08-24-2007, 06:27 PM
If it still works the way it did last time I tried it, if you delete a character, it should still have the character slot, but only if you unlocked it via "normal" methods.

After the 2nd attempt to fix the unlimited characters, I was at 8 and deleted one. The slot was still available.

That was a couple of months ago, however.

I make no guarantee that it will still work. Only that it worked before.

If you have no other characters on other servers, you could, potentially, test it when all characters get merged to Risia, for more confirmation. However, if you have other characters from other servers, all bets are off. Merged overpopulations have been tested to not leave a free character slot.

Shana
08-24-2007, 06:42 PM
People whine about extra character slots, people whine about getting dragonshards... i wonder they even bother giving us stuff when half the time it's thrown back in their faces?

Its simple - it works just like the sharemarket:

If BHP declares a record profit of $xbn but the market analysts had been expecting a profit of $x.5bn, the stock price goes down. So when turbine says "hey, we're giving you stuff" but the stuff is slower or not as good as people were already expecting to get, the general opinion of turbine goes down.

So its not "wow I get two more slots", its more like:

Euro got 7, I only got 2. Actually wait, I only really got 1 because I already had 8 like about 50% of the population. No wait, I still have the 19-odd characters I have since the merge and can't delete without losing slots anyway.

Ok?

Rason
08-24-2007, 06:44 PM
I do have a test today, that wasn't bullsh**. It's on European Socialism. I mean, really, what's the point? I'm not European. I don't plan on being European. So, who gives a **** if they're Socialists? They could be fascist anarchists, it still wouldn't change the fact that I 'm getting 9 slots and the Europeans are getting 14.

Be grateful I'm getting stiffed!!!! Wow, zombies everywhere....fresh brains...

Stop your whining. They get 12 cause they only have 2 servers, and with all favor then they can have a max of 28 characters per account. For us though, we would be 9 characters per server, 5 servers.. do the math!

hinura
08-24-2007, 07:00 PM
what happens with the following?

1750 favor on one server and all slots filled.
drow on another server and all slots filled
all slots filled on another server

how many new slots do i get? or do i get screwed?

ArkoHighStar
08-24-2007, 07:05 PM
Stop your whining. They get 12 cause they only have 2 servers, and with all favor then they can have a max of 28 characters per account. For us though, we would be 9 characters per server, 5 servers.. do the math!


Actually, the math is not so obvious depending on how you look at it. If this is to help ease the merger pains then we have not fared nearly as well as the European servers in total slots lost due to the merger
US goes from 75(15*5) to 35(7*5) an overall loss of 40 slots or 54%
EU goes from 25(5*8) to 24(12*2) an overall loss of 1 slot or 0.45%

We may have 10 more overall slots but those slots have less value as they are spread out over more servers ,The EU servers have 7 more slots per server making that server over 50% more valuable. I for one would easily take the EU over ours

GreyRogue
08-24-2007, 07:19 PM
People whine about extra character slots, people whine about getting dragonshards... i wonder they even bother giving us stuff when half the time it's thrown back in their faces?
I just hope that the devs realize that the loud voices on the forums are not always very representative of the player base at large, to put it mildly.

Rason
08-24-2007, 07:43 PM
Actually, the math is not so obvious depending on how you look at it. If this is to help ease the merger pains then we have not fared nearly as well as the European servers in total slots lost due to the merger
US goes from 75(15*5) to 35(7*5) an overall loss of 40 slots or 54%
EU goes from 25(5*8) to 24(12*2) an overall loss of 1 slot or 0.45%

We may have 10 more overall slots but those slots have less value as they are spread out over more servers ,The EU servers have 7 more slots per server making that server over 50% more valuable. I for one would easily take the EU over ours

My bad. I was focusing on post-server merge and not before it :) I'm not really fussed, I played on one server and one server alone.


I just hope that the devs realize that the loud voices on the forums are not always very representative of the player base at large, to put it mildly.

I agree. Those who are on the forums are there for a reason: They ain't playing the game and some of us have reasons as to why we are not , whether that be supporting the community here as well as ingame or because the PC died, etc, etc.

ArkoHighStar
08-24-2007, 07:59 PM
My bad. I was focusing on post-server merge and not before it :) I'm not really fussed, I played on one server and one server alone.



I agree. Those who are on the forums are there for a reason: They ain't playing the game and some of us have reasons as to why we are not , whether that be supporting the community here as well as ingame or because the PC died, etc, etc.


Actually Glin from Turbine has been commenting on it in another thread and basically what it came down to is they do not control Codemasters so basically Codemaster decided to give more slots than Turbine, as Turbine was looking at it from a more overall number of slots view. Like it or not they have at least explained their position, which is a breath of fresh air.

Eladiun
08-24-2007, 08:16 PM
Stop your whining. They get 12 cause they only have 2 servers, and with all favor then they can have a max of 28 characters per account. For us though, we would be 9 characters per server, 5 servers.. do the math!

Umm...that implies i wanna play on a server with a bunch of randoms and not the folks I have been playig with for the better part of a year... I'm happy i about the slots but it's not like it's a gift. they had to do something to even things out after so many people rolled extra toons on all the servers prior to the merge so now they have 17 to 21 toons on one server already. Never mind the people who already had extra slots from the favor bugs. Prior to the merge people some people had 7, some had 8 and I think in some case 9 do to bugs giving them extra slots. They are really just evening things out.

And darn it can i get a little love for the great use of the Ferris Bueller reference...

Cheg
08-24-2007, 11:03 PM
How will this affect people with more than the standard amount of toons?

Unlimited Cap toons.
Server Merge toons.

Will they get 2 more character slots, or 0?

Eladiun
08-24-2007, 11:19 PM
If you already have more than 9 you get 0

Drak
08-27-2007, 03:48 AM
As has been alluded to, we could have officially had 7 toons per server.
3 servers merge to one, wow 21 toons.

So we are, as at mod 5, still missing 12 slots.

oh yeah giving us 2 is a paltry way of making it up to us, the people who pay thier wages.

Ringlord
08-27-2007, 08:08 AM
Everyone had the same EQUAL chance to go to each of the servers that would merge with their own and fill up every slot available with a character so they could have had a boat load of extras after the merge. If you really wanted extra characters it is not Turbine's fault you did not do this or that if you did you just created junk characters to fill up the slots instead of planning builds you really wanted to try playing.

Personally I see no reason they had to give us anything since the merge went very well so I definitely see no reason for anyone to complain.

Arronaz
08-27-2007, 09:57 AM
Everyone had the same EQUAL chance to go to each of the servers that would merge with their own and fill up every slot available with a character so they could have had a boat load of extras after the merge. If you really wanted extra characters it is not Turbine's fault you did not do this or that if you did you just created junk characters to fill up the slots instead of planning builds you really wanted to try playing.

Personally I see no reason they had to give us anything since the merge went very well so I definitely see no reason for anyone to complain.

Sorry, many people had characters on two servers that were merged. Some for roleplaying on one and normal playing on other, or permadeath, whatever. Now, suddenly, they can't even reroll a character if they did something wrong, or enjoy the 1750 extra slot or 32 points if they achieved it after the merge, and worse, they won't be able to enjoy the new classes/races. They had a given limit of characters they could make on 2 servers, and suddenly the two servers became 1, since they couldn't foresee where their servers would go, they ended with a bunch of characters in the same server. You might argue, they could always move the characters to another server now, but the price is absurd.

7-day_Trial_Monkey
08-27-2007, 10:10 AM
And your logic for giving European players more slots than those on North American servers is.....We have crappier servers?.....We aren't as nice????.....

They, namely Turbine, does not run the EU servers. They didn't give anything to the European players.

And as your whine and lack of thank you indicates, no, you are not as nice as them.

hannika
08-27-2007, 10:39 AM
i'm kind of confused about something. i have 8 characters right now... i've unlocked drow and 1750 only on one toon so i never got extra slots via lots of 1750's.... so if the base increase is TWO slots, why is it going to 9?

Ringlord
08-27-2007, 10:43 AM
We started with 5 character slots. We get the 6th one by unlocking Drow at 400 favor and we get the 7th by reaching 1750 total favor. If you have an 8th slot you have it by some bug ( known or unknown ) or you had another character on one of the servers that merged with your old server that maybe you forgot about.

Furgulder
08-27-2007, 10:59 AM
yes there was a bug (after the "exploit") where 1750 characters, some, not all, had an "8th" slot added to the account. Turbine then said they would not take it away, but if more slots got added in the future, you would get 1 less then everyone else, since in essence you got a free slot already.

I dont mind free gifts so I wont complain, but the only thing I did with shards was sellem, and you cant do that now since the merge as the AH is flooded with them. So shards are worthless to me, and I have 12 slots with the combined servers, and made characters/classes id actually play, so the slots are worthless to me.

But like I said, Im not complaining, and I thank Turbine for any freebies they give out.

Slapphappy
08-30-2007, 12:39 PM
This morning during the downtime, I browsed some of the forums. I was excited to see I was getting two new character spots. Now that the game is back up I tried to roll a new toon, but couldn't. Did I miss something?

Mad_Bombardier
08-30-2007, 12:48 PM
This morning during the downtime, I browsed some of the forums. I was excited to see I was getting two new character spots. Now that the game is back up I tried to roll a new toon, but couldn't. Did I miss something?Coming in Mod5.

wizzy_catt
08-31-2007, 05:05 AM
As has been alluded to, we could have officially had 7 toons per server.
3 servers merge to one, wow 21 toons.

So we are, as at mod 5, still missing 12 slots.

oh yeah giving us 2 is a paltry way of making it up to us, the people who pay thier wages.


agreed. im not sure what theyre thinking but we should all have at least 21 toon slots.
i wonder if i delete 1 toon out of 17, will i be able to create anotehr one? i dare not to try.

jonnyb
09-03-2007, 02:59 PM
Like it or not they have at least explained their position, which is a breath of fresh air.

What??!!? I don't believe it I must have linked proof that Turbine is taking responsibility and explaining as why a large portion of their customer base is getting jiped.

quick check your faucets to makes sure the water hasn't turned to blood.

Tenkari_Rozahas
09-03-2007, 04:43 PM
What??!!? I don't believe it I must have linked proof that Turbine is taking responsibility and explaining as why a large portion of their customer base is getting jiped.

quick check your faucets to makes sure the water hasn't turned to blood.

jiped? turbine has no responsibility to give us extra character slots.

kungfu
09-04-2007, 04:53 PM
agreed. im not sure what theyre thinking but we should all have at least 21 toon slots.
i wonder if i delete 1 toon out of 17, will i be able to create anotehr one? i dare not to try.

Don't do it. I tried. I wanted to create a toon around some race required weaponry I had laying around. After the merge I had 15 characters. I had to delete 7 characters to be able to create the new one. Not a big deal so much to me because they were mules but may be a big deal to others. Just thought I'd let you know.

-Bal

Elgringo76
09-12-2007, 01:12 AM
Their giving us a gift and ya still complain? Man just be grateful their giving us more toon slots


be grateful that they are giving us more slots to play the same old low end stuff?
sorry but I wont be grateful till they increase the level cap or put some high end content in for people bored with loot runs


as for the Codemasters EU and Turbine US thing
id be glad codemasters dont run this side of things, seems every mmorpg they touch has a nasty way of dying off.....

Shankd_Dream
09-12-2007, 12:06 PM
Now that the server merge process is complete, and we're all settling into our new homes, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our players for their patience, and continued support through this process.

As a token of our appreciation, we're giving two special gifts for our players! These gifts include:

Two additional character slots! Each account will have 2 additional empty character slots on each world. By default, you will have 7 character slots. If you have unlocked the drow, you will now have 8 character slots. If you have unlocked the drow and 1750 favor slot, you will have 9 slots. This gift will become available when Module 5: Accursed Ascension goes live.
A free dragonshard! Appropriate to your level, per character on any non-trial account. Your dragonshard was placed into your inventory during the Module 4.2 patch on Aug 23rd.

Again, thank you all, and enjoy the game!

yay more characterrrrrrrrs. Now all i need is for these people to stop wasting my money so I can suit 'em up.. The harsh life of the cleric, and a buncha weirdos who don't know what they're doin half the time.. ;P

KenKan
09-12-2007, 12:29 PM
Two additional character slots! Each account will have 2 additional empty character slots on each world. By default, you will have 7 character slots. If you have unlocked the drow, you will now have 8 character slots. If you have unlocked the drow and 1750 favor slot, you will have 9 slots. This gift will become available when Module 5: Accursed Ascension goes live.

Again, thank you all, and enjoy the game!

Ok so those of us who where unlucky enough to get a 8th character slot by mistake are now only get 1 more spot. Is this True or not. Don't get me wrong I could use another toon. But I would like to know for sure.

Impaqt
09-12-2007, 12:56 PM
Ok so those of us who where unlucky enough to get a 8th character slot by mistake are now only get 1 more spot. Is this True or not. Don't get me wrong I could use another toon. But I would like to know for sure.

Yes.. We are being ufairly given only 1 more spot:rolleyes:

We've had the bonus of an extra slot for a while.... The mod will even things out....


I still fail to understand how the database can handle 15 or more character right now for the peole who decided to exploit the merge (Or just hapened to have a a bunch of characters onthe servers that merged) and cannot handle 10+ at the same time...... But only onthe US Servers.... Boggles the Mind.....

People are Capped Turbine...... Mod 5 will be relegated to loot runing in a few short weeks I'm sure and we will all go back to haveing very little to do other than Level new characters... But no slots..... -sigh-

Shankd_Dream
09-12-2007, 01:29 PM
Yes.. We are being ufairly given only 1 more spot:rolleyes:

We've had the bonus of an extra slot for a while.... The mod will even things out....


I still fail to understand how the database can handle 15 or more character right now for the peole who decided to exploit the merge (Or just hapened to have a a bunch of characters onthe servers that merged) and cannot handle 10+ at the same time...... But only onthe US Servers.... Boggles the Mind.....

People are Capped Turbine...... Mod 5 will be relegated to loot runing in a few short weeks I'm sure and we will all go back to haveing very little to do other than Level new characters... But no slots..... -sigh-

My friend only played on adar server, every time he gets 1750 favor on a character makes another toon, he has twelve now.. How will he be affected by this?

Impaqt
09-12-2007, 01:55 PM
Deleted TO help the "Innocent"

You probobly want to edit and delete that post.. People have been banned for less around here... You car descibing in detal what turbine has deemd an "Exploit"

That Occurence should no longer be happeneing. But I would assume your "Friend will not be getting any extra slots come mod 5

TheDoctor
09-13-2007, 02:05 AM
I already have 9 slots and a dozen shards...

Get real.... This "reward" is ****.

The real reward is more people to play with. IMHO.

randallflagg
09-14-2007, 03:06 AM
After reading hours of posts, no matter what you do to improve the overall gaming experience in Stormreach, the general overall response will be; CONSTANT WHINING AND COMPLAINING!

D & D Online, Stormreach is an addictive, thoughtful, Fantastic game that is superior to any game I have played. (I am an avid gamer and I have played hundreds of Demo's to back up my statement)

Every addition to the game has been a success built off consumer feedback.

I have two accounts, one for me and one for my 7 year old daughter who I take on quests with me when she is in the mood to adventure!

I have a toon from every class in the game and I look forward to Mod 5 with great anticipation.

Thank you for the great work you and the developers have done to improve Stormreach, I love this game!

Drak
09-14-2007, 05:42 AM
After reading hours of posts, no matter what you do to improve the overall gaming experience in Stormreach, the general overall response will be; CONSTANT WHINING AND COMPLAINING!

D & D Online, Stormreach is an addictive, thoughtful, Fantastic game that is superior to any game I have played. (I am an avid gamer and I have played hundreds of Demo's to back up my statement)

Every addition to the game has been a success built off consumer feedback.

I have two accounts, one for me and one for my 7 year old daughter who I take on quests with me when she is in the mood to adventure!

I have a toon from every class in the game and I look forward to Mod 5 with great anticipation.

Thank you for the great work you and the developers have done to improve Stormreach, I love this game!

agreed

Shankd_Dream
09-14-2007, 09:58 AM
agreed

There definately is a lot of whining and complaining, im from beta, well have abeta acct. some where, when the game was first released it was great, but it stinks, that we have to wait so long for new content. a few major things we're still missing are the actual ROLE PLAYING elements, building/enchanting your own weapons and armor.. They fix it so the ranger would have a companion, but what about spell casters, where are they're toads, hawks and stuff?

These are some reasons for the complaints, and a huge list was removed from when the board was wiped.

randallflagg
09-14-2007, 11:33 PM
Yes, there are many things I would like to add to the game. But, the point is Turbine is collecting data from players and making progress.
Its time we enjoy what we have!
My highest level toon is a 7, so I have hundreds of hours of gameplay in front of me!