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narizue
09-10-2007, 06:29 PM
I know that I am not alone in wanting the developers of the game to convey in some sort of state of the game address their vision of where the game is going. A quick search through General Discussion and Development Discussion turned up the following threads, all active in the last 10 days,all requesting some sort of long term vision statement from the developers.

Level cap increase. (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=120649)
Devs when can we... (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=120559)
Half Orcs (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=120590)
Crafting (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=120374)
Questions about the development cycle (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=120284)
Request for state of the game address (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=120313)
Request for State of the Game Address (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=120300)
Druid Question (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=119924)
Guild Housing (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=120674)
State of the Game (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=120563)
Level Cap Increase (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=120504)

The long term vision of the game is something which I believe many players would like to know about. We love this game, we love the friends that we have made in this game, and simply put we just want to know where it is headed. Not in the vague references of "down the road" or "a little bird told me" but in the same fashion that we received with the last state of the game address.

Folks have alluded to this occuring, but then silence. No response. For me this is the most maddening and disheartening occurance within the game.

We love the game. We just want to know where its headed.

Can we please schedule a state of the union, soon?

Leetsneaks101
09-10-2007, 06:33 PM
/sign

binnsr
09-10-2007, 06:36 PM
hear hear!

/signed

Aesop
09-10-2007, 06:40 PM
I wouldn't object to a little teaser treat from the Devs. Sorta what's on our plates and what we're thinking thread so to speak. Heck project leaders could speak up and say "hey this is what we are thinking about for "x" " and then ask for a little feedback about it. Not that they'd have to listen intently to our comments or opinions but htey'd get a feeling abot how things would be received by the community.

Aesop

Hafeal
09-10-2007, 06:41 PM
The State of the Union is strong.

Your Union is strong.

My Union is strong.

All unions are strong.

That is its State.

We are Here. We will thrive.

We are Strong.

And so the Union is Strong.

;)

Aesop
09-10-2007, 06:49 PM
The State of the Union is strong.

Your Union is strong.

My Union is strong.

All unions are strong.

That is its State.

We are Here. We will thrive.

We are Strong.

And so the Union is Strong.

;)




... um... We're taking our union to court. Union ... not so strong... not so good. Definately not so helpful

Aesop

sorry couldn't resist adding in the comment

I already signed off on this anyway though :)

Wizzly_Bear
09-10-2007, 06:56 PM
signed

Luthen
09-10-2007, 07:33 PM
While I /sign this I think it's just one more thread being added to the /ignore list of the Devs.

Has anyone not noticed that there are tons of threads spanning many months asking... even BEGGING for an answer that is direct and to the point on a few specific topics. We get NOTHING. Hey Devs... nevermind... HEY TURBINE!!!!! We have, for some time now, been respectfully requesting answers from you. Please, PLEASE, PLEASE give us an answer before you alienate and annoy so much of your base that they decide to vanish off to the next best thing. Or is that perhaps what you're looking for. An excuse to shut this game down so you can focus all your resources on newer titles like LotRO and whatever else you have down the road.

Maby I am a little over zealous. Maby Im a little to emotional at times. These are not bad traits. These show that I have as much, if not more, desire to see this game succeed then the fraggin company who owns it.

Korpse
09-10-2007, 08:10 PM
Worry not guys, it's not like Turbine has canceled a released MMO before. Right?

Arzuran
09-10-2007, 09:01 PM
x Arzuran

Lorien_the_First_One
09-10-2007, 11:42 PM
The State of the Union is strong.

Your Union is strong.

My Union is strong.

All unions are strong.

That is its State.

We are Here. We will thrive.

We are Strong.

And so the Union is Strong.

;)


Unions suck.

That is all...

Drider
09-10-2007, 11:43 PM
Unions suck.

That is all...


I concur. :cool:

Hafeal
09-11-2007, 12:00 PM
Unions suck.

That is all...


I concur. :cool:

no No NO, the union is strong.

I am telling you!

The Union is strong.


Not fair. Not just. Not helpful. Not representative.


But the State of our Union is strong I tell you!

The union has also announced the world is flat.

Ringlord
09-11-2007, 12:59 PM
Well this is the best thread I have seen so far asking for info on what is to come and certainly the most polite one. I would look for some info within the next 2 weeks on pretty much everything the OP listed.

Why do I say this? Who has been testing on Risia for module 5? Did you notice there is not a new splash screen showing any hints about what comes after module 5 like there has been for every module/update before this? I think they left it out intentionally and they have a big announcement for us very soon. They certainly have seen everyones posts asking for some hints so they know everyone is anxious for something to look forward to beyond mod 5 and update 5.1 ( whatever that will be ).

Beyond the fact that I will look a bit foolish if I am wrong about getting some info within 2 weeks I want to know just as much as the next player what is slated for the future and about when they think they will have it ready. So here is hoping :)

binnsr
09-11-2007, 01:06 PM
Beyond the fact that I will look a bit foolish if I am wrong about getting some info within 2 weeks I want to know just as much as the next player what is slated for the future and about when they think they will have it ready. So here is hoping :)

Here's to hoping you don't need a jester's cap, ring!

blakbyrd
09-11-2007, 02:58 PM
... um... We're taking our union to court. Union ... not so strong... not so good. Definately not so helpful



Haha, but isnt that kinda of like suing yourself?

Anyways, I'm all for the ideas well. However, as things "seem" to be, most of the mentioned items have been brought up by Turbine in the past (been awhile I agree), however the seem to keep getting pushed back as well. In turn that probably means that little to nothing has changed from the past expressions Turbine has made in this area, and probably little to no extra progress has been done on them either. That would tend to suggest a quietness on Turbine's part because they simply have nothing new to say, or just repeat what they said in the past.

Still, I too would like to hear it as well :)

Lorien_the_First_One
09-11-2007, 03:28 PM
Who has been testing on Risia for module 5? Did you notice there is not a new splash screen showing any hints about what comes after module 5 like there has been for every module/update before this? I think they left it out intentionally and they have a big announcement for us very soon.

Or they are afraid to put "November" as the date on the screen only for people to get ****ed at them when it turns into "December" even if it is delayed for perfectly valid reason. Easier not to say anything....

Luthen
09-11-2007, 03:34 PM
Or they are afraid to put "November" as the date on the screen only for people to get ****ed at them when it turns into "December" even if it is delayed for perfectly valid reason. Easier not to say anything....

I love that people are "looking ahead" to whatever comes next. Im not that deep. Id just like the simple answer of when Mod 5 is being released. It's insane that they don't know by this point if it'll be this month or not. I know they said it would be but lets be honest... it's already been pushed a few times. I propose that they do know but won't tell us because they hate us. I wish they'd still love us but they don't anymore. I think I may cry now. :(

dragnmoon
09-11-2007, 03:41 PM
Moved to it's very own personal Thread

DME543
09-11-2007, 03:49 PM
/Signed

Archetype
09-11-2007, 04:01 PM
/signed

....currently, playing Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach is like playing Dungeons & Dragons 3.5: NO clear idea of where the game is going in the near or long-term future.

Now, hopefully, it is because Turbine is being as close-lipped about it's product as Wizards was about 3.5 because they are planning...

... a major re-release of DDO "Sometime Soon", with a new boxed expansion set to include:

*crafting ("start collecting wolf pelt guys")
*guild housing ("Toga! Toga! Toga!")
*all classic D&D player races and classes
*Presige classes
*mounts
*all clothing and body slots visible
*100 new clickable character emotes("Chair" :eek: "AFK" "Pee-pee/Poo-poo Break" "On Beer Run!" "Spouse Aggro!" "Achey-breaky Dance" and dozens of others by popular request)
*an all-area PvP option ("Yes, you can now be critted when turning in Prayer Beads to Goldscuttle...")
*The Twelve! (j/k...nothing to see here, move along...);)
*a ladder up to the Harbor aqueducts
*customizable underwear
*a separate "Enemies" list (with "autoignore") to compliment your "Friends" list
*Evil Alignments (ooh...ex-Pally Blackguards...sweet)
*:eek: :cool: MAC Compatibility:cool: :eek:
*The entire city of Sharn as a new Module
*Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition rules
*user-created modules
*Plat-farming accounts automatically upload a virus to the abusing computer which permanently denies access to any Turbine website or service
*Wizard/Sorcerer Familiars
*Psionics
*Forum Titles auto-added to each in-game character name below guild names ("Founder: Respect Mah Authoritah!") :rolleyes:
*an entire full-page ad in one issue of Dragon magazine to promote this new product! (oops...too late)

and so much more...

Gornin
09-11-2007, 04:11 PM
/signed

....currently, playing Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach is like playing Dungeons & Dragons 3.5: NO clear idea of where the game is going in the near or long-term future.

Now, hopefully, it is because Turbine is being as close-lipped about it's product as Wizards was about 3.5 because they are planning...

... a major re-release of DDO "Sometime Soon", with a new boxed expansion set to include:

*crafting ("start collecting wolf pelt guys")
*guild housing ("Toga! Toga! Toga!")
*all classic D&D player races and classes
*Presige classes
*mounts
*all clothing and body slots visible
*100 new clickable character emotes("Chair" :eek: "AFK" "Pee-pee/Poo-poo Break" "On Beer Run!" "Spouse Aggro!" "Achey-breaky Dance" and dozens of others by popular request)
*an all-area PvP option ("Yes, you can now be critted when turning in Prayer Beads to Goldscuttle...")
*The Twelve! (j/k...nothing to see here, move along...);)
*a ladder up to the Harbor aqueducts
*customizable underwear
*a separate "Enemies" list (with "autoignore") to compliment your "Friends" list
*Evil Alignments (ooh...ex-Pally Blackguards...sweet)
*:eek: :cool: MAC Compatibility:cool: :eek:
*The entire city of Sharn as a new Module
*Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition rules
*user-created modules
*Plat-farming accounts automatically upload a virus to the abusing computer which permanently denies access to any Turbine website or service
*Wizard/Sorcerer Familiars
*Psionics
*Forum Titles auto-added to each in-game character name below guild names ("Founder: Respect Mah Authoritah!") :rolleyes:
*an entire full-page ad in one issue of Dragon magazine to promote this new product! (oops...too late)

and so much more...



Someone has to much time on their hands. But ROFLMAO.