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Tolero
02-24-2009, 04:48 PM
DDO is celebrating its 3rd Birthday! As part of the celebration, we're giving out bonus XP and Loot!

Starting this Friday, February 27th, and running through Sunday M (http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt283/itsapuzzle/01100011.jpg?t=1243551874)arch 1st, DDO Players will gain a 50% XP bonus and +1 tier bonus to loot quality! But the fun doesn't stop there! Starting Monday March 2nd, enjoy 10% bonus XP for 2 weeks!

Be on the look out for more fun and previews as we celebrate DDO's 3rd Anniversary together! Happy Birthday DDO!

BlueBadger
02-24-2009, 04:49 PM
what Feb 29th?

jmonty
02-24-2009, 04:50 PM
happy birthday DDO!

negative
02-24-2009, 04:50 PM
Three years! :D

maddmatt70
02-24-2009, 04:50 PM
Will there be level 17 gear dropping in the VOD and Hound raids? My guess is no, but I thought that I should ask you anyway Tolero. At least the 50% xp bonus will make some of my guildies such as Cleen happy who are leveling up characters at the moment - thank you for that..

WeaselKing
02-24-2009, 04:51 PM
No Feb 29th, btw, gotta think if this is enough to resub or not. Certainly seems to me that this means Mod 9 is not coming soon.

Aranticus
02-24-2009, 04:51 PM
what Feb 29th?

Well...

Everything in ddo is klutzy. Including their calender

Hendrik
02-24-2009, 04:54 PM
Happy Birthday DDO!

Looking forward to another three more years!

:D

artvan_delet
02-24-2009, 04:54 PM
It will add more excitement if you put level 17 items in the chests. Regardless of what +1 loot means, IMO, you are missing an opportunity for fun, discussion, and looting if you don't have level 17 items. I'm only speaking for myself here. Thanks.

10% more xp for two weeks after this lootfest. Can't imagine they will have +10 percent xp during the new mod.

Invalid_50
02-24-2009, 04:55 PM
Can we get DDO belt buckles in the shape of Texas too? and when we lift our guts to show other people our buckle a genie with wishes pops out?

Happy Birthday!:D

Rindalathar
02-24-2009, 04:56 PM
Easier leveling for toons is great, but without something to look forward to for my capped characters, like level 17 items, or even something like the birthday cake from last year, I can't see this being much of a celebration. Sorry, Turbine, I'm not impressed. Hopefully, there is more in the cards than this.

Hendrik
02-24-2009, 04:58 PM
It will add more excitement if you put level 17 items in the chests. Regardless of what +1 loot means, IMO, you are missing an opportunity for fun, discussion, and looting if you don't have level 17 items. I'm only speaking for myself here. Thanks.

10% more xp for two weeks after this lootfest. Can't imagine they will have +10 percent xp during the new mod.


That is a real safe bet.

So, what can we infer from this?

It will be AT LEAST two more weeks.

:D

Memnir
02-24-2009, 04:58 PM
+50%?!?!?!?


......http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn12/EnPsyane/rockon2.gif


The +1 loot is kinda... pointless unless the cap restrictions are removed (pretty please?) - but damn, that's some nice XP. Looks like a solid weekend of no sleep lowbie leveling!

Impaqt
02-24-2009, 04:58 PM
Woot! TY. I may just be able to get my Ranger and my new cleric up to snuff before the mod hits.. Fabulous Idea.. WHere did you come up with it?
http://forums.ddo.com/showpost.php?p=2058939&postcount=20
:D

Seriously.. 50% XP is sweet and the 10% is just gravy as far as I;m concerned... But yeah, You need to fix the dates... No Feb 29th this year.

Eelpout
02-24-2009, 04:59 PM
The optimistic side of me is hoping they are running the 10% xp for the 2 weeks leading into Mod 9 release. So hopefully March 16-18 range for Mod 9.

Not that I don't enjoy the treats, but seriously, if Mod 9 release goes any longer than Mid-march, I don't believe there are enough things in that gift bag to keep people from cancelling subs (not me personally, but I can see how they feel)

Tarrant
02-24-2009, 05:00 PM
Happy birthday DDO!

GovtMule
02-24-2009, 05:00 PM
Wewt! Three years, baby!

And a Happy April Fool's on on the 29th? :D

adamkatt
02-24-2009, 05:01 PM
Is this a welcome back weekend as well with new cakes?

DelScorcho
02-24-2009, 05:05 PM
sounds like they forgot the anniversary and had to run out late when the stores were closed. I demand supercake (+2 inherent bonus)

http://forums.ddo.com/showpost.php?p=2067041&postcount=10

Anarkius
02-24-2009, 05:05 PM
Happeeee Bersh'dae DeeDee-OOOoooooooo. Happeeee Bersh'dae *hic* DeeDee-Ooooooooo. *hic*

Seriously though, glad to hit another one. :D

Look forward to all the extra loot and XP. ;)

See everyone in Stormreach...

cdbd3rd
02-24-2009, 05:07 PM
Kewl. XPses. :)

Trillea
02-24-2009, 05:07 PM
DDO is celebrating its 3rd Birthday! As part of the celebration, we're giving out bonus XP and Loot!

Starting this Friday, February 27th, and running through February 29th, DDO Players will gain a 50% XP bonus and +1 tier bonus to loot quality! But the fun doesn't stop there! Once 50% XP and +1 loot are over with on Sunday March 1st, starting Monday March 2nd, enjoy 10% bonus XP for 2 weeks!

Be on the look out for more fun and previews as we celebrate DDO's 3rd Anniversary together! Happy Birthday DDO!

Does this mean that we have +50% UNTIL THE NEXT LEAP YEAR?!?!?! *happy dance*

gemini26
02-24-2009, 05:08 PM
Til the 29th.. hmm. well theres no 29th this year.. but there is next year.. +50% xp all year! woo!

Bah, dangit trillea!

iamsamoth0
02-24-2009, 05:13 PM
Turbine is great! Even with dates.
Or was it on purpose? :)

Wizzly_Bear
02-24-2009, 05:13 PM
+50%?!?!?!?


......http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn12/EnPsyane/rockon2.gif


The +1 loot is kinda... pointless unless the cap restrictions are removed (pretty please?) - but damn, that's some nice XP. Looks like a solid weekend of no sleep lowbie leveling!
qft. and it fits in my 7 days left of sub :D

Impaqt
02-24-2009, 05:15 PM
There wont be another leap year until 2012 folks:rolleyes:

gemini26
02-24-2009, 05:17 PM
really? my pc calendar says next year. but could be wrong. it is microsoft after all

Mockduck
02-24-2009, 05:17 PM
Cool! Nice to see things getting kicked off.

JayDubya
02-24-2009, 05:18 PM
So did she mean Feb 28th (i.e. 2 days) or March 1st (i.e. 3 days).

I'm guessing March 1st, since that would be a Friday/Sat/Sunday combo.

Hmmm.. Should I focus on getting my mid-levellers to cap, or bring up a new lowbie... decisions, decisions

SableShadow
02-24-2009, 05:19 PM
How about a 24 hour reduction in raid timers for the next two weeks? :D

Aesop
02-24-2009, 05:19 PM
There wont be another leap year until 2012 folks:rolleyes:

true but we can look forward to April the 41st (being a quadruple leap year)


Aesop

SaisMatters
02-24-2009, 05:20 PM
Hmmm. Maybe I'm just being a downer, but this sounds like a distraction. They're having problems bringing in the new mod, so lets give players big loot and xp and hope they don't notice!
GIVE ME NEW CONTENT! PLEASE!

valorik
02-24-2009, 05:20 PM
woot happy birthday ddo :)

Hendrik
02-24-2009, 05:22 PM
Hmmm. Maybe I'm just being a downer, but this sounds like a distraction. They're having problems bringing in the new mod, so lets give players big loot and xp and hope they don't notice!
GIVE ME NEW CONTENT! PLEASE!

Yea, you are, now loosen the tinfoil hat please.

iamsamoth0
02-24-2009, 05:29 PM
How about a 24 hour reduction in raid timers for the next two weeks? :D

Rewards like that are innovative and interesting(Great Idea!). That was off the cuff too, I'm sure. XP all the time is kinda dull, esp. since I kinda play avoiding it.
Things like the cake were quirky and wonderful.
What about easter eggs, like the coins, I guess but turned in for other things. Maybe Jester's clothes, who knows.
Granting an extra 5 seconds on running time from soulstones. For a weekend. A celestial event granting +1 luck to us and mobs.
Just anything, anything other than another xp session.

I still have no need for raid timer, but I am sure some of you guys would love it.

[b]HAPPY B-DAY DDO!

Ranmaru2
02-24-2009, 05:37 PM
AKA we're not going to be releasing Mod 9 on time or don't want to tell you so we're dangling a carrot once again for you. While the XP is nice, the loot just DOES NOT matter anymore. You've killed the loot run with the release of the shroud. The only thing we have left to run for anymore are +1 or +2 tomes.

Tolero, stop the BS. Give us a date for Mod 9 you're going to circle on EVERY calendar in the world and actually promise to. What I mean is this time, if you're going to come out at a national game convention and tell a release date on your game's podcast, to a MMO website publishing an article on it, and even be recorded on video with it, you STICK TO IT! Stop lying and hoping we stick around.

Kistilan
02-24-2009, 05:40 PM
Wooohoo!!!!!!

Thank-You x50% Turbine!

rest
02-24-2009, 05:41 PM
Thanks for the XP :D

Gratch
02-24-2009, 05:52 PM
Well since you're announcing BIRTHDAY things... you might as well give us a clue to

VAST AND MYSTERIOUS

Gratch
02-24-2009, 05:54 PM
Well since you're announcing BIRTHDAY things... you might as well give us a clue to

VAST AND MYSTERIOUS

/signed

Yeah... what this guy said. POKE POKE

ALL HAIL THE CUBE and his sixfinite wisdom from beyond the Squishlight Zone.

Alavatar
02-24-2009, 05:57 PM
It had to happen when my main gaming rig decided to fry itself. Doh!

Hopefully replacement parts will arrive in time! :D

Speaking of replacement parts, does anyone know of a place that can reliably ship a Geforce GTX 295 this week?

dopey69
02-24-2009, 05:57 PM
Happy birthday DDO!

thanx T :)

dopey69
02-24-2009, 06:00 PM
Hmmm. Maybe I'm just being a downer, but this sounds like a distraction. They're having problems bringing in the new mod, so lets give players big loot and xp and hope they don't notice!
GIVE ME NEW CONTENT! PLEASE!

pleez pleez distract me more

Logicman69
02-24-2009, 06:03 PM
Grrrr.... Bad timing. My wife is going into the hospital on thursday (child #2 on the way)and I will be stuck home with the kid all weekend.

But at least my new child will share a B-Day with DDO! :-)

frugal_gourmet
02-24-2009, 06:05 PM
Grrrr.... Bad timing. My wife is going into the hospital on thursday (child #2 on the way)and I will be stuck home with the kid all weekend.

But at least my new child will share a B-Day with DDO! :-)


If it's a boy: Coyle. If it's a girl: Coylette.

Oreg
02-24-2009, 06:06 PM
Having missed the last +1 loot weekend due to a business trip, I applaud the news of this weekend's distraction.

Gunga
02-24-2009, 06:08 PM
Booyah.

2 more toons to Cap.

Hitit.


PS: Happy BDay Turbine. Thanks for the years of fun.

Eelpout
02-24-2009, 06:11 PM
AKA we're not going to be releasing Mod 9 on time or don't want to tell you so we're dangling a carrot once again for you. While the XP is nice, the loot just DOES NOT matter anymore. You've killed the loot run with the release of the shroud. The only thing we have left to run for anymore are +1 or +2 tomes.

Tolero, stop the BS. Give us a date for Mod 9 you're going to circle on EVERY calendar in the world and actually promise to. What I mean is this time, if you're going to come out at a national game convention and tell a release date on your game's podcast, to a MMO website publishing an article on it, and even be recorded on video with it, you STICK TO IT! Stop lying and hoping we stick around.

What is the point in addressing your rant at Tolero? I would guess that she is as antsy as any of us for Mod 9 to be released. Plus she can't say anything until she gets the ok. Complain about the company all you want, but give her some slack, she is not the one making the decisions that are perculating your colon.

They did the +1 loot and +50XP the last 2 anniversaries, so it is fairly logical that this one was planned out as well. As opposed to the conspiracy of "If we give them this, they will forget about performance issues and Mod 9" line of thinking.



By the by. Happy Birthday DDO

VonBek
02-24-2009, 06:14 PM
Happy Birthday, indeed :)

Jendrak
02-24-2009, 06:18 PM
Looks like me takeing the month on march to go do my training (no DDO in the field) is gonna pay off. I'll miss 10%xp but i wont miss the mod.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DDO!!!!

P.S. Dont eat the cake....someone replaced it with a Mimic.

DasLurch
02-24-2009, 06:26 PM
While this is not unwelcome news, I would really love to hear a few other things that are supposed to be involved in the "Annaversery" happenings...

You know, like

1) How's the new Mod progressing? I see we are still on target for the January date that Kate mentioned a while ago. Didn't know she meant Jan '10, but what can you do. (I kid...) It seems that the Mod is still being worked on, but some progress reports would be nice since we are now sneaking up on 2-3 months over due. Please keep us informed if you are able :)

2) What has been going on with all the server crashes lately? Any info on this too would be lovely. I know we bashed the poor reviewwer for the meh review, but even she mentioned the server problems in it. Can ya spare a clue? is it tied into the new mod development?

3) Will there be a state of the game announcement this year again? I always love these.


Any help or tidbits would be gratefully appriciated.

Ranmaru2
02-24-2009, 06:28 PM
What is the point in addressing your rant at Tolero? I would guess that she is as antsy as any of us for Mod 9 to be released. Plus she can't say anything until she gets the ok. Complain about the company all you want, but give her some slack, she is not the one making the decisions that are perculating your colon.

Of Course she's not the one who makes decisions, but the one who does is a miserable failure and these "Loot Weekends" are useless. They can give us +50% xp to make rolling up lowbies less of a chore, but get rid of that +1 to loot. It makes it even less of a chance to pull a WoP anything.

My point of addressing it at Tolero is that she seems to be the one who gets more of an ok on what stuff to release than any other dev, as she's the current Community Specialist, which if we look at Samera and Quarion, release more information to the community than devs and have a duty to address the public regarding anything Turbine (Specifically, the DDO team) wants to say in regards to the game. By addressing the bridge, maybe she'll relay a response to her superior who has yet to even explain how such a HUGE blunder occurs in the first place. My patience is gone, and so is everyone else's.

Chazzie
02-24-2009, 06:29 PM
50% Shweet !!!! I didnt get to play much last Loot/XP event...top it off 10% for two weeks =) Nice touch,,,,Two Thumbs up

Tanka
02-24-2009, 06:29 PM
Much as I love the bonus XP weekends...

Could we have gotten more notice? I mean, just a smidge? Rassafrassin' work.

Oh well. I'll just have to get some benefit from it when I can.

stockwizard5
02-24-2009, 06:34 PM
WOW - THAT IS SOOO MUCH BETTER THAN NEW CONTENT :mad:

And to everyone who thinks this is the best thing since sliced bread - get a clue :(

Hokiewa
02-24-2009, 06:39 PM
WOW - THAT IS SOOO MUCH BETTER THAN NEW CONTENT :mad:

And to everyone who thinks this is the best thing since sliced bread - get a clue :(

get over it....There are plenty of people that love bonus xp and +1 loot.

FOOL

Eelpout
02-24-2009, 06:41 PM
WOW - THAT IS SOOO MUCH BETTER THAN NEW CONTENT :mad:

And to everyone who thinks this is the best thing since sliced bread - get a clue :(

I don't think anyone here is saying that this is better than having Mod 9 released. They have offered the bonus to loot and xp for the other 2 anniversaries. It is a bonus. Not one person is saying they would rather have this than Mod 9.

We all know it is well past the "scheduled" release. It sucks. But apparently if anyone is happy about +1 loot/ 50% xp, we are all noobs with blinders on. I am happy the game I enjoy is still around 3 years later. Am I happy with current performance issues and delays in content releases? Absolutely NOT!

Logicman69
02-24-2009, 06:45 PM
If it's a boy: Coyle. If it's a girl: Coylette.

Actually i was going to name the baby "Mod 9".. this way everyone will be happy!

Mod 9 IS HERE!!!! and it puked all over me! :-)

stockwizard5
02-24-2009, 06:47 PM
They have offered the bonus to loot and xp for the other 2 anniversaries. It is a bonus.

Yes they did - but this time I am guessing no loot :(

At least I understand why they had a code of silence until now :(

Ganak
02-24-2009, 06:47 PM
I'm happy to see three years of the game. High five!

Now this +1 loot thing. All during the last one, people (myself included) complained about the loot level cap not being raised.

Can we please either see this happen OR a one time post explaining why it is not possible at the time (it could take a fantastic amount of resources, we don't know). That way we address it before and avoid all the posts complaining about it and focus instead on the awesomeness that is DDO. Pretty please?

Lorichie
02-24-2009, 06:47 PM
WOW - THAT IS SOOO MUCH BETTER THAN NEW CONTENT :mad:

And to everyone who thinks this is the best thing since sliced bread - get a clue :(

Why? i cant like it because you and others dont?

I have a clue...thx, and while it may not be a big enough clue for you and some others, it's mine, and i'm quite happy with it, thx.

R

Strakeln
02-24-2009, 06:55 PM
Mr. Reality (or Mr. Negative, your choice) rolls into the thread...

So let me get this straight. You're giving us +1 loot level, which once again is capped at the current loot level... so, if you're at capped play, it's essentially +0.

On top of that, you're giving us 50% XP... when we've been at XP cap for a year... with no empty character slots... and you're about to make drastic changes to almost every class, changes for which we have very little information, meaning any build made right now might unintentionally lock itself out of what may become the next tempest...

Forgive me if I'm underwhelmed.

Gum
02-24-2009, 06:59 PM
DDO is celebrating its 3rd Birthday! As part of the celebration, we're giving out bonus XP and Loot!

Starting this Friday, February 27th, and running through Sunday March 1st, DDO Players will gain a 50% XP bonus and +1 tier bonus to loot quality! But the fun doesn't stop there! Starting Monday March 2nd, enjoy 10% bonus XP for 2 weeks!

Be on the look out for more fun and previews as we celebrate DDO's 3rd Anniversary together! Happy Birthday DDO!

Excellent. Ty DDO, and Happy 3rd Birthday! Happy to be a part of it :)

Dozen_Black_Roses
02-24-2009, 07:01 PM
Mr. Reality (or Mr. Negative, your choice) rolls into the thread...

So let me get this straight. You're giving us +1 loot level, which once again is capped at the current loot level... so, if you're at capped play, it's essentially +0.

On top of that, you're giving us 50% XP... when we've been at XP cap for a year... with no empty character slots... and you're about to make drastic changes to almost every class, changes for which we have very little information, meaning any build made right now might unintentionally lock itself out of what may become the next tempest...

Forgive me if I'm underwhelmed.

Ditto

Vendra
02-24-2009, 07:01 PM
I wish you a very happy birthday DDO and may you have many more wonderful years!

Lorien_the_First_One
02-24-2009, 07:01 PM
:( I wanted mod 9 for the birthday... stupid chars are almost all capped anyway

Or at least some more cake...

Barumar
02-24-2009, 07:03 PM
Actually i was going to name the baby "Mod 9".. this way everyone will be happy!

Mod 9 IS HERE!!!! and it puked all over me! :-)

Good - you don't want to name it Coyle (or Coylette) as everyone will think him (or her) a total idiot!

Happy Birthday DDO and congrats on kid # 2! Throw in the wife and you got yourself a nice static group in a few years :).

Barumar

RavenStormclaw
02-24-2009, 07:05 PM
Happy Birthday DDO! Since I am gonna be out of town all weekend but will have friday during the day to play any idea as to what time this will kick off? Early would be nice.....pretty please!

Barumar
02-24-2009, 07:07 PM
:( I wanted mod 9 for the birthday... stupid chars are almost all capped anyway

Or at least some more cake...

I like cake, but I just realized I still have most of mine from last year. +1 Tomes are so cheap or already surpassed by better, and other than fun to make people dance the only reason I keep them is for a Shrine in some Elite run like the Shroud or something.

Not saying I don't hope there is more in store than bonus XP and Loot (hoping for actually new loot :)), but I hope there are at least new cool choices if it is more cake.

Personally, I REALLY hope the e-mails have already gone out for a Welcome Back weekend (or two weeks with 10% bonus XP!) - as I think seeing old friends back to play is the best way to celebrate 3 years of DDO!

Barumar

akla_thornfist
02-24-2009, 07:12 PM
Mr. Reality (or Mr. Negative, your choice) rolls into the thread...

So let me get this straight. You're giving us +1 loot level, which once again is capped at the current loot level... so, if you're at capped play, it's essentially +0.

On top of that, you're giving us 50% XP... when we've been at XP cap for a year... with no empty character slots... and you're about to make drastic changes to almost every class, changes for which we have very little information, meaning any build made right now might unintentionally lock itself out of what may become the next tempest...

Forgive me if I'm underwhelmed.

double ditto, oh well happy birthday maybe mod 9 will be here sometime in april glad i sub monthly

Jefro
02-24-2009, 07:19 PM
Please unlock level 17 items!

Darkwolf1071
02-24-2009, 07:32 PM
Mr. Reality (or Mr. Negative, your choice) rolls into the thread...

So let me get this straight. You're giving us +1 loot level, which once again is capped at the current loot level... so, if you're at capped play, it's essentially +0.

On top of that, you're giving us 50% XP... when we've been at XP cap for a year... with no empty character slots... and you're about to make drastic changes to almost every class, changes for which we have very little information, meaning any build made right now might unintentionally lock itself out of what may become the next tempest...

Forgive me if I'm underwhelmed.

This, totally this.

Pyromaniac
02-24-2009, 07:51 PM
So let me get this straight. You're giving us +1 loot level, which once again is capped at the current loot level... so, if you're at capped play, it's essentially +0.

On top of that, you're giving us 50% XP... when we've been at XP cap for a year...

Forgive me if I'm underwhelmed.

/QFT

This really gives the established player who has been here for 3 years not much at all. Truly disappointing and now I know why the communication was last minute. XP is completely meaningless and loot is junk as we established last loot weekend.

Also no mod 9 date - someone suggested today in-game that DDO is moving to maintenance/no new content. They may be right.

Oreg
02-24-2009, 08:01 PM
Mr. Reality (or Mr. Negative, your choice) rolls into the thread...

So let me get this straight. You're giving us +1 loot level, which once again is capped at the current loot level... so, if you're at capped play, it's essentially +0.

On top of that, you're giving us 50% XP... when we've been at XP cap for a year... with no empty character slots... and you're about to make drastic changes to almost every class, changes for which we have very little information, meaning any build made right now might unintentionally lock itself out of what may become the next tempest...

Forgive me if I'm underwhelmed.

The biggest gaffe to me was that, in light of this "brithday" news, that they bothered with the Valentine's +loot and xp weekend. Had they not done that just a few weeks ago, this news would have been received better. This company makes some strange decisions....

Denox21
02-24-2009, 08:17 PM
Well im brand new to DDO. Just started couple weeks ago and although it sucks to hear my builds might be useless oor crappy after im done leveling them with this increased exp, it makes me pretty happy to have increased exp for the next 2 weeks pretty much.

Happy Birthday DDO!

Verdant_Force
02-24-2009, 08:39 PM
You'd think they'd give you something to use the extra xp for...*cough, cough, module 9, cough*

Instead of forcing me to roll up ANOTHER toon just to take advantage of the xp because its too good to pass up.

to quote my hero:
F*** it Dude, let's go bowling.

cindy0419
02-24-2009, 08:48 PM
One Word....
Sigh....

Ollathir
02-24-2009, 08:49 PM
http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr41/ollathir7/bday.gif I'd like to see a wrapped Cube

Turial
02-24-2009, 09:23 PM
Such an odd habit mortal races have. Always celebrating one more year closer to death.

That being said Happy Birthday DDO, May your coding forever contain /immortal on

FluffyCalico
02-24-2009, 09:29 PM
Please send out birthday cake again I am almost out of them

Hanza
02-24-2009, 09:33 PM
Happy Birthday DDO
Remember your birthday is designed to celebrate the day you were born. For most of us that means remembering what is what like to be a baby, by getting drunk and throwing up on yourself and possible ****ing your pants.

query
02-24-2009, 09:36 PM
Keep the game up, and I'm staying to celebrate!


Speaking as a person on MULTIPLE servers currently, I appreciate the 50% XP (meh on the Loot until the level cap for rewards are upped even if temporally.) And with that and the subsequent 10% (and my habit to play PC's one level lower than listed quests anyway) I'll get quite a few PC's up there and others ready for Mod 9 goodies!


But yeah, no special thing like the cake theme on the big day? :( I didn't want cake, but thought some "unique" gift would have been nice. Considering you're just trying to Duct Tape the Servers from crashing again, I understand :p.


Finally, can you give us a date estimate on WHEN the "Super secret" can be discussed without Soon or any of its synonyms? Thanks.

And thanks Tolero, Tarrant and every body else for attempting to guide this ship through troubled waters. We think we see a flashing light; now it's up to you to guide us to lovely and calm waters.

Strakeln
02-24-2009, 09:45 PM
No. Not forgiven. How bout you go away for the weekend. See ya next mod.I went to a thread that showed lots of people share my wonderful opinion of you. Stay classy!

Venomir
02-24-2009, 09:51 PM
+50 % xp is nice the loot bonus is kind of irrelevant. I have to be honest if thats all we get for the 3rd anniversary I am quite disappointed. I guess I was hoping for something that would revitalize the game for me. Or at least a hint as to when Mod 9 was coming. I am guessing june at this point.:p

DrWorm0
02-24-2009, 10:24 PM
http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss172/kobolder112/zzyzzy.jpg

It can happen to YOU!

bobbryan2
02-24-2009, 10:48 PM
Be on the look out for more fun and previews as we celebrate DDO's 3rd Anniversary together! Happy Birthday DDO!

Uh huh... I don't think more "previews" are synonomous with fun in this context.

You guys DO remember that the last estimated time for Mod 9 release was this week? Right? If you're not gonna make that, you could at least... ya know... say something.

Hordo
02-24-2009, 10:52 PM
DDO is celebrating its 3rd Birthday! As part of the celebration, we're giving out bonus XP and Loot!

Starting this Friday, February 27th, and running through Sunday March 1st, DDO Players will gain a 50% XP bonus and +1 tier bonus to loot quality! But the fun doesn't stop there! Starting Monday March 2nd, enjoy 10% bonus XP for 2 weeks!

Be on the look out for more fun and previews as we celebrate DDO's 3rd Anniversary together! Happy Birthday DDO!

Does this include the ridiculous downtime that we are sure to have as well? :p

bigpun
02-24-2009, 11:05 PM
Seriously!? I don't post often, but this is a dam kick in the pants. Well, at least my weekend is now open.

TechNoFear
02-24-2009, 11:26 PM
Mr. Reality (or Mr. Negative, your choice) rolls into the thread...

So let me get this straight. You're giving us +1 loot level, which once again is capped at the current loot level... so, if you're at capped play, it's essentially +0.

On top of that, you're giving us 50% XP... when we've been at XP cap for a year... with no empty character slots... and you're about to make drastic changes to almost every class, changes for which we have very little information, meaning any build made right now might unintentionally lock itself out of what may become the next tempest...

Forgive me if I'm underwhelmed.

What he said.

Uska
02-24-2009, 11:50 PM
+50%?!?!?!?


......http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn12/EnPsyane/rockon2.gif


The +1 loot is kinda... pointless unless the cap restrictions are removed (pretty please?) - but damn, that's some nice XP. Looks like a solid weekend of no sleep lowbie leveling!

That actually looks like me driving my buddys car pacer during the mid 80's we looked like the waynes worlds bunch long before the movie, only diff I played the bass instead of the drums.

Ranmaru2
02-24-2009, 11:55 PM
Uh huh... I don't think more "previews" are synonomous with fun in this context.

You guys DO remember that the last estimated time for Mod 9 release was this week? Right? If you're not gonna make that, you could at least... ya know... say something.

but that would be helpful and make people happy....

Drider
02-25-2009, 12:06 AM
Sooo... at least 2 weeks til Mod 9.. got it. :rolleyes:

Brimy
02-25-2009, 12:19 AM
Ok i'll well....I guess i will keep reading the forums until something interesting happens. Thanks.

Quanefel
02-25-2009, 12:44 AM
Happy Birthday DDO.





With that said, I do not want to be the stick in the mud but this whole "gift" here seems nothing more than something you all decided to throw together at the last possible minute. +XP that most of us have no use for and +1 loot for 2-3 days that if it is anything like a week or so ago, was not as spectacular as we all thought it would be. With no real hint on Mod 9 on the horizon.....kind of disappointing to say the least.

captain1z
02-25-2009, 12:54 AM
This interview was posted on IGN premuim for subscribers only. As I am a subscriber Ive loaded the interview elsewhere so u guys can take a look at it.


The relevance of this vid is the date for mod 9 is clearly stated and the interview was done Feb 18. For whatever reason this info has not been released to the DDO playing community.

Have a looksee....... all info is by turbine staffers:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

FluffyCalico
02-25-2009, 12:56 AM
This interview was posted on IGN premuim for subscribers only. As I am a subscriber Ive loaded the interview elsewhere so u guys can take a look at it.


The relevance of this vid is the date for mod 9 is clearly stated and the interview was done Feb 18. For whatever reason this info has not been released to the DDO playing community.

Have a looksee....... all info is by turbine staffers:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0

I could see this being in mod 9. Can you imagine a boss that casts Dancing balls and everytime someone dies he sings this! That would make the cleric capstone useful just to keep this from playing everytime someone died! :eek:

Strakeln
02-25-2009, 01:17 AM
Happy Birthday DDO.





With that said, I do not want to be the stick in the mud but this whole "gift" here seems nothing more than something you all decided to throw together at the last possible minute. +XP that most of us have no use for and +1 loot for 2-3 days that if it is anything like a week or so ago, was not as spectacular as we all thought it would be. With no real hint on Mod 9 on the horizon.....kind of disappointing to say the least.:eek:

Look at what you've done, Turbine. You made Quanefel and I agree on something. I hope you're proud of yourself, you probably just ruined both of our weeks.

Strakeln
02-25-2009, 01:19 AM
Have a looksee....... all info is by turbine staffers:I'm going to blame it being 2:20 in the morning, but I am soooooo embarrassed that I got nailed by that.

Quanefel
02-25-2009, 01:35 AM
:eek:

Look at what you've done, Turbine. You made Quanefel and I agree on something. I hope you're proud of yourself, you probably just ruined both of our weeks.

Isn't that one of the signs of the Apocalypse?

Uska
02-25-2009, 01:41 AM
This interview was posted on IGN premuim for subscribers only. As I am a subscriber Ive loaded the interview elsewhere so u guys can take a look at it.




The relevance of this vid is the date for mod 9 is clearly stated and the interview was done Feb 18. For whatever reason this info has not been released to the DDO playing community.

Have a looksee....... all info is by turbine staffers:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0




your very very bad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrReVkJEb24&feature=related

Wizzly_Bear
02-25-2009, 01:42 AM
This interview was posted on IGN premuim for subscribers only. As I am a subscriber Ive loaded the interview elsewhere so u guys can take a look at it.


The relevance of this vid is the date for mod 9 is clearly stated and the interview was done Feb 18. For whatever reason this info has not been released to the DDO playing community.

Have a looksee....... all info is by turbine staffers:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0
i hate you. i hate you so much.

turbine, you see what you are doing to us? now we are turning on each other. the insanity!!!! when will it end?!?!?!

wemery73
02-25-2009, 02:12 AM
+2 tome cakes?

Venar
02-25-2009, 02:14 AM
When are you announcing the super secret mysterious new soul-stone crafting system?

Ranmaru2
02-25-2009, 02:39 AM
When are you announcing the super secret mysterious new soul-stone crafting system?

By the time they announce that there won't be enough soul stones left in the game since they just don't care about us anymore.

Quanefel
02-25-2009, 02:41 AM
When are you announcing the super secret mysterious new soul-stone crafting system?

I have a large stockpile of Soul Soul gems itching to be used.......*Sighs*

captain1z
02-25-2009, 02:45 AM
to all who got caught


----------> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX3UqY8KZpU&NR=1

Cold_Stele
02-25-2009, 03:00 AM
Happy birthday DDO!

Thanks for the bonus xp, but if you could extend the +50% to Monday when I send mrs stele out to work that'd be real nice :)

As for all the people whining that mod 9 is late, we still have 2-3 weekly previews to go yet (ftr and rgr capstone, maybe hunter of the dead as it never had an 'official' preview post). If the previews dry up and still no mod 9, that's the time to worry.

Auran82
02-25-2009, 03:31 AM
Happy birthday DDO!

Thanks for the bonus xp, but if you could extend the +50% to Monday when I send mrs stele out to work that'd be real nice :)

As for all the people whining that mod 9 is late, we still have 2-3 weekly previews to go yet (ftr and rgr capstone, maybe hunter of the dead as it never had an 'official' preview post). If the previews dry up and still no mod 9, that's the time to worry.

Unfortunately the 'weekly' previews are becoming as weekly as the 'quarterly' mods are quarterly.

Cold_Stele
02-25-2009, 03:49 AM
Nope, there's been one a week. Last week's didn't come out until Saturday, but we've still had one a week.

Borror0
02-25-2009, 03:56 AM
If the previews dry up and still no mod 9, that's the time to worry.
I am worried that there is nothing previewed, other than PrE's and capstones.

Quanefel
02-25-2009, 03:57 AM
I am worried that there is nothing previewed, other than PrE's and capstones.

Oh, there was some previews of sorts of Mod 9....way back in late November.

Borror0
02-25-2009, 04:00 AM
Oh, there was some previews of sorts of Mod 9....way back in late November.
Must have missed them. I only started playing in December '06.

Quanefel
02-25-2009, 04:05 AM
Must have missed them. I only started playing in December '06.

Type in Mod 9 DDO in search engine, there are articles from a few gaming sites about Mod 9. None having much detial, just general info. o.O

Cold_Stele
02-25-2009, 04:20 AM
I am worried that there is nothing previewed, other than PrE's and capstones.

Seems to me the previews are like the old WDA so there's details of gameplay discussed but no spoilers about new content.

If you mean it's worrying there's no details of new feats etc, them yeh I see where you're coming from.

wak
02-25-2009, 04:40 AM
Mr. Reality (or Mr. Negative, your choice) rolls into the thread...

So let me get this straight. You're giving us +1 loot level, which once again is capped at the current loot level... so, if you're at capped play, it's essentially +0.

On top of that, you're giving us 50% XP... when we've been at XP cap for a year... with no empty character slots... and you're about to make drastic changes to almost every class, changes for which we have very little information, meaning any build made right now might unintentionally lock itself out of what may become the next tempest...

Forgive me if I'm underwhelmed.

I don't post often, and rarely do I voice my opinion in this way, but...

/signed

Aesop
02-25-2009, 04:57 AM
Must have missed them. I only started playing in December '06.

newb

;)

FluffyCalico
02-25-2009, 05:00 AM
newb

;)

March 06 for you so newb too lol

health001
02-25-2009, 05:07 AM
hahah i nailed it ! started my vacation today :)

Gordo
02-25-2009, 05:30 AM
Didn't we just have a faux +1 loot and XP thing?

Hammerdrop
02-25-2009, 05:53 AM
actually I Was Going To Name The Baby "mod 9".. This Way Everyone Will Be Happy!

Mod 9 Is Here!!!! And It Puked All Over Me! :-)


Rotfl:d

Borror0
02-25-2009, 06:49 AM
If you mean it's worrying there's no details of new feats etc, them yeh I see where you're coming from.
That was my point.

It means either we have ore slow previews up ahead or that there is new no feats or spell in M9 and neither situation sounds fun to me.

Thoreg
02-25-2009, 07:52 AM
"The light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off."

Deadz
02-25-2009, 07:52 AM
happy birthday DDO!ever notice if you say ddo real fast, it sounds like doo doo? ewww

tasthesose
02-25-2009, 08:22 AM
NOT EVERYONE HAS PLAYED THIS GAME SINCE THE 1st second of its launch you gibbering mouthers! SHUT IT! I for one am happy to take the extra loot and xp bonus, because I have characters that need xp still. I didnt just rush all my toons to lvl 16 asap and I would love to get some +1 loot to boot!

Calm down and shut up. This game is 3 years old and they are releasing the 9th major change to it? How can you complain? Bunch'a spoiled lil children.

Thoreg
02-25-2009, 08:35 AM
NOT EVERYONE HAS PLAYED THIS GAME SINCE THE 1st second of its launch you gibbering mouthers! SHUT IT! I for one am happy to take the extra loot and xp bonus, because I have characters that need xp still. I didnt just rush all my toons to lvl 16 asap and I would love to get some +1 loot to boot!

Calm down and shut up. This game is 3 years old and they are releasing the 9th major change to it? How can you complain? Bunch'a spoiled lil children.

Maybe you should go play WoW or something. BTW, it is not polite to tell people to shut up, NOOB!

Vengenance
02-25-2009, 08:37 AM
This would be great if it came with another free character slot, but since it doesn't this really doesn't help me at all.

Inspire
02-25-2009, 08:45 AM
Sad that all my toons are capped atm. I would have liked to see a new character slot! :D

falcon2030
02-25-2009, 08:46 AM
Happy B-Day DDO <sings> and many more <with hope in my eyes >

Quanefel
02-25-2009, 08:53 AM
NOT EVERYONE HAS PLAYED THIS GAME SINCE THE 1st second of its launch you gibbering mouthers! SHUT IT! I for one am happy to take the extra loot and xp bonus, because I have characters that need xp still. I didnt just rush all my toons to lvl 16 asap and I would love to get some +1 loot to boot!

Calm down and shut up. This game is 3 years old and they are releasing the 9th major change to it? How can you complain? Bunch'a spoiled lil children.

I was half expecting the word "whippersnappers" at the end of all...that.

Wrustle
02-25-2009, 09:08 AM
It's hard to imagine that this game has made it to the 3 year mark. There has been a lot of hard work and long hours put in by the staff (not to mention us players) and I thank you guys for that. Despite all the gripes and complaints from your hardcore player base, this is a great game. It has given me hours upon hours of enjoyment in my dull little life. While I can think of quite a few improvements that I believe would make this game a little better, I prefer to just sit back and wait and see what is to come (with the exception of my little rant in the "suggestion forum" about them maybe just adding a MOD 9 splash screen to make us happier in the meantime). The +1 loot and 50%XP weekend will help out more than a few players get their money supply up and level their characters. How is that in any way a bad thing? Mod 9 will come, I am sure of that. Maybe not as soon as we had hoped but it will be here.

To all you haters out there that just want to take time out of your lives and log into the forums to complain about, I want this and I want that, please... Just realize that this is a game and nothing more. If you're one of those entitlement types that believe that everything should be your way because you pay your monthly subscription fees (like the rest of us by the way) then... keep on keeping on because nothing I can type here is going to change someone's mind with that mentality.

Thanks again Turbine, and here's to another great 3+ years of DnD online gaming!

/raises glass

tasthesose
02-25-2009, 09:11 AM
"Maybe you should go play WoW or something. BTW, it is not polite to tell people to shut up, NOOB! "

Wait? Why would I go play WoW, I still like DDO. And I think it is much ruder for the people in here that are badmouthing a game that has consistently grown in leaps and bounds over a 3 year period.

"I was half expecting the word "whippersnappers" at the end of all...that. "

:)

I would rather be an enthused noob than a burned-out and jaded veteran who acts like a petulant child on the forums.

Aspenor
02-25-2009, 09:12 AM
NOT EVERYONE HAS PLAYED THIS GAME SINCE THE 1st second of its launch you gibbering mouthers! SHUT IT! I for one am happy to take the extra loot and xp bonus, because I have characters that need xp still. I didnt just rush all my toons to lvl 16 asap and I would love to get some +1 loot to boot!

Calm down and shut up. This game is 3 years old and they are releasing the 9th major change to it? How can you complain? Bunch'a spoiled lil children.

There is only one appropriate response to this post:

/golfclap

sda3
02-25-2009, 09:18 AM
Happy Birthday DDO...Thanks SpecialT

baylensman
02-25-2009, 09:18 AM
Some people would b#$%ch if you hung them with a golden rope!

Does your computer company give you anything after 1 2 or 3 years no.
Does you fancy internet enabled phone give you anything for the same no.

DDO is cheap entertainment at $.50 per day. and they offer a simple little bonus and people are carping that its not enough!

Most places you get a price increase every year. Here we get at least a little kiss.
If you running around with a bunch of capped toons, give yourself a challenge convert everything to plat mail it to another capped toon then delete and try a new build.

Strakeln
02-25-2009, 09:19 AM
Isn't that one of the signs of the Apocalypse?I'm pretty sure, yes.

I think I'm going to go ahead and report you for agreeing with me, I suggest you do the same. This can't stand.

Strakeln
02-25-2009, 09:25 AM
Does your computer company give you anything after 1 2 or 3 years no.Ahhh, but do they charge me after I make the initial purpose? You're talking apples and oranges - or more specifically, software and hardware. Compare it to software, like Microsoft Windows, for example. Do you get free updates for years and years and years after the initial purchase? Yes...


Does you fancy internet enabled phone give you anything for the same no.I purchased my first internet-capable phone around 10 years ago. Back then it was a simple text-line interface with about a dozen different "sites" where you could find things like local showtimes. Today I can access the entire internet from my phone.

I still pay about the same fee as I did ten years ago.

So the actual answer to your second question is yes...

woundead85
02-25-2009, 09:55 AM
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
wait....uhmmm...something aint right.....
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
almost hit this one.... >>FF>>........
HAPPY B'DAY DDO!!

Big-Dex
02-25-2009, 10:20 AM
;) /TIN FOIL HAT ON

Turbine's plan is to make all of us VETS quit the game, then they can lower expectations, have significantly less whining and grumbling on the forums, cater to the new crew of players who have come in, and quit trying to satisfy the power gamers.

/TIN FOIL HAT OFF

Happy B-day DDO! I hope this little LOOT and XP gig is just the kickoff to the celebration and not the whole of it. I also hope that MOD 9 does indeed come off BIG and sooner rather than later (sighs at another missed target :()! It is going to take a lot of content to make up for the lack of it that we have seen recently, particularly at end game, as well as keep us busy for four levels, so my expectations are very low. But I do truly hope Turbine pulls off a major surprise here!

Here's hoping...

Sendo
02-25-2009, 11:17 AM
Well, i am sick of getting ^%$# around, so i am going AFK until Mod 9.

kingfisher
02-25-2009, 11:24 AM
NOT EVERYONE HAS PLAYED THIS GAME SINCE THE 1st second of its launch you gibbering mouthers! SHUT IT! I for one am happy to take the extra loot and xp bonus, because I have characters that need xp still. I didnt just rush all my toons to lvl 16 asap and I would love to get some +1 loot to boot!

Calm down and shut up. This game is 3 years old and they are releasing the 9th major change to it? How can you complain? Bunch'a spoiled lil children.

i laughed, mostly cause i kept picturing micheal myers as the dad in 'so i married an axe murderer'

ooo the colnel with his wee beady eyes...how i hate him because he puts and addictive chemical in his chicken that makes you crave it nightly!! smartass!

and my personal favorite -

HEAD! PANTS! NOW!

tasthesose
02-25-2009, 11:36 AM
i laughed, mostly cause i kept picturing micheal myers as the dad in 'so i married an axe murderer'

ooo the colnel with his wee beady eyes...how i hate him because he puts and addictive chemical in his chicken that makes you crave it nightly!! smartass!

and my personal favorite -

HEAD! PANTS! NOW!

AHAHAHAAHAHaa, excellent!

Wizzly_Bear
02-25-2009, 12:29 PM
any word on what time this will start/finish?

gaxpar
02-25-2009, 01:41 PM
Once again the barr has been set to the lower possible value ,the easy way out, a loot weekend and xp weekend. I suggest looking at the signatures of people and see how many capped toons people have in general .

So i mean its an awesome pr job to have all theese fanbois clapping for the bread crumbs , but i ask you this : what was the minimum they could have given you for a 3 year anniversary ?

Answer loot weekend ? Theres no +1 to loot, because if there was you 'd see level 17 items. In the old loot weekends, when dq 1 was the loot run and the cap was 12 you were able to loot 128 000 gold and 156 000 gold items the cap was 12 .

Has anyone got a +17 item during that last weekend even a rr one min 15 ?No heh thats what i tought ever heard about a rr +17 item ? NO why because theyre not in the loot tables .

So what does a loot weekend means if the loot is not on the table ? NOTHING

What do the other games give to their customers ?

Live events ? for real could we have that here no we cant the sh***y hardware couldnt take it . Remember the live events we had before ,they were utter failures because the lagg was so bad people had to log out because it was unbearable .

Turbine pr department lied to us a couple times so far .

1- No more monthly updates for bigger modules there has never been smaller mods than 7 and 8 .

2-We improved the hardware to help our customers get the maximum out of their gaming time .We all know how that went ,lagg anyone ? Wanna see raids without lagg go to youtube the only place in the world where raids dont lagg .

3- +1 to the loot when you cant even get a level 17 item out of level 21 quest visions and hound elite anyone ?So most of you cant even talk about that since you cant even open elite .

Do i need to go on ? If you would have been there in the first year you would understand why this is unacceptable , because in the first year and half way in the second year they delivered .

Just hit the ddo wiki and look at the number of quest that came out and put dates on them you will fully understand the bread crumbs mode im talking about now .

Once again wether its content and server performances ,and communication the barr has been set to the lowest possible value we kinda are getting used to it though .So the disapointment is not as bad as the first few times when we hit the bottom .

Borror0
02-25-2009, 01:46 PM
Just hit the ddo wiki and look at the number of quest that came out and put dates on them you will fully understand the bread crumbs mode im talking about now .
Already done for you. (http://ddo.enterwiki.net/page/Quests_by_update)

Uproar
02-25-2009, 01:46 PM
Will servers be down a while on Friday morning? Or will the invocation be transparent to users?

binnsr
02-25-2009, 01:48 PM
Be on the look out for more fun and previews as we celebrate DDO's 3rd Anniversary together! Happy Birthday DDO!

Can we skip the previews and go straight to Mod9?

gaxpar
02-25-2009, 02:44 PM
Already done for you. (http://ddo.enterwiki.net/page/Quests_by_update)

But dude i have to say that even though i disagree often with you , i know you love this game and did a tremendous amount of work related to it .DDo wiki is truly a great source of info .Good job on it .

But still i cant find the release dates of the modules and updates they are indeed in a chronological but with no dates unless i couldnt find the link .

But just looking quickly at those :

What we got between mod 2 and 3 wich weas roughly about 4 months apart maybe 5 .

Tomb of the Burning Heart We all know how people liked it but turbine once again didnt hear people .
Tomb of the Crimson Heart
Tomb of the Immortal Heart See lfms often for those today no but at least they gave us something .
Tomb of the Sanguine Heart
The Bloody Crypt

Update 2.2: Stormreach Under Siege!

A Relic of a Sovereign Past when it came out about one hour of gaming
Faithful Departed Even have outside area bout 30-45
Invaders! normal was at leats an hour and elite couple hours
Keeper's Sanctuary maybe 30-45
The Pit at leats an hour at first


Now what we got between mod 3 and 4 so september 2006 and january 2007



And the Dead Shall Rise...
Dreams of Insanity
From Beyond The Grave
Made to Order
The Enemy Within
The Spawn of Whisperdoom


Update 3.2: Litany of the Dead Part 2
Tomb of the Shadow Guard
Tomb of the Shadow King
Tomb of the Shadow Knight
Tomb of the Shadow Lord
The Shadow Crypt


Any of those updates were bigger than mod 7 and 8 isnt it sad just go look for yourselves .And they were out about every month .

Now its not my business what they deliver and how much time they do its theirs but it is their job to tell us what will will get for our dollars ,so us as customers we can decide if we pay for a product and make enlightened decisions .By informing us everyone can decide for themselves if its worth their 15 $ for what they get .

So far it has really not been the case there is ZERO info on whats coming where is the state of the game adress ?

We had one class in 3 years and painted the elves black to call that another race ? I mean is that really a mmo world standard one class and half a race per 3 years ?

Guys please turbine put your cards on the table so we can make a wise decision with our hard earned money in those extremely difficult financial times .

I ask again if thats not the strict minimum what would it be for a 3rd anniversary ?

The omerta is not cutting it anymore lighten up !

michrech
02-25-2009, 02:46 PM
...I'll be at my brothers house for a good portion of the +50% weekend helping him install "wood" flooring in his house. :(

Here's hoping I get at least some time on Friday (after work) and Sunday! ;)

Borror0
02-25-2009, 02:52 PM
But still i cant find the release dates of the modules and updates they are indeed in a chronological but with no dates unless i couldnt find the link .
Oh, sorry. The date are here (http://ddo.enterwiki.net/page/Category:Modules_and_updates).

gaxpar
02-25-2009, 02:57 PM
Oh, sorry. The date are here (http://ddo.enterwiki.net/page/Category:Modules_and_updates).


List of updates the game has taken.

Module 1.0: Dragon's Vault
(Release date: 5 April, 2006)

Update 1.1: The Harbor
(Release date: 10 May, 2006)

Update 1.2: Solo Enhancements
(Release date: 14 June, 2006)

Module 2.0: Twilight Forge
(Release date: 12 July, 2006)

Update 2.1: Litany of the Dead Part 1: The Necropolis
(Release date: 16 Aug, 2006)

Update 2.2: Stormreach Under Siege!
(Release date: 20 Sep, 2006)

Module 3.0: Demon Sands
(Release date: 25 Oct, 2006)

Update 3.1: Evil Resurgent
(Release date: 13 Dec, 2006)

Update 3.2: Litany of the Dead Part 2
(Release date: 24 Jan, 2007)

Update 3.3: Academy Training
(Release date: 12 Mar, 2007)

Module 4.0: Reaver's Bane
(Release date: 12 Apr, 2007)

Update 4.1: Mark of the Dragon
(Release date: 22 May, 2007)

Update 4.2: Searing Heights
(Release date: 18 Jul, 2007)

Module 5.0: Accursed Ascension
(Release date: 27 Sep, 2007)

Module 6.0: The Thirteenth Eclipse
(Release date: 30 Jan, 2008)

Update 6.1
(Release date: 28 Feb, 2008)

Module 7.0: The Way of the Monk
(Release date: 03 Jun, 2008)

Module 8.0: Prisoners of Prophecy
(Release date: 29 Oct, 2008)


What was in those mods and updates this

http://ddo.enterwiki.net/page/Quests_by_update

Quite obvious isnt it ?

Why do you think they got rid of splash screens ? because pr wise it was undefendable .

Why on the login screen you can find messages like all that shine is not gold saying to be careful with pasword and what not dating february last year ,BUT NOT ONE WORD ABOUT THE CRASHES they are deleted daily ?

Why because the track record would be too sad to look at so they remove it within few hours so when you log in you cant even find one thing about servers crashing unless it happened in the last few hours .

Why was this deleted i'll let you guess...We are very excited and extremely pleased to anounce the players there is something huge and fanatastic in the works for the 3rd anniversary did you guys hear THAT in an interview ?

Consider yourself lucky, that the mmorpg review was not a founder with facts ,woulda been a lot worse than what we seen so far .

Starspawn
02-25-2009, 03:15 PM
So much for the hype and marketing for DDO's 3rd birthday. I knew when we didn't hear anything leading up to it that this was going to do a big belly flop of a splash but I am still disappointed that this is all we get this year.

My love of DDO is dying... slowly and without much sorrow anymore. I used to be passionate about the game. Now I can hardly even muster up enough emotion to even care.

Meh... Happy Birthday DDO.

Time to start looking for another MMO to dedicate my time to.

cypan41
02-25-2009, 04:02 PM
Gotta agree. This is a sad sad way of placating the mass's. And it's not working.

The guy who said, 1 class and half a race in three years is spot on. I don't think without the Dungeons and Dragons name, this game would have lasted this long with as little as is being put into it.
Sad actually.

KoboldKiller
02-25-2009, 04:30 PM
Fine with me, I have several alts below level 8 I need to level up so +50% works for me. As far as it being a dissapointment I didn't expect much anyway.

Beherit_Baphomar
02-25-2009, 04:31 PM
I don't think without the Dungeons and Dragons name, this game would have lasted this long with as little as is being put into it.
Sad actually.

I wonder if I would still be here if this was some nameless MMO....

Loot weekends when there is no new loot are pointless, I think we went over this the last bonus weekend, no?

An XP weekend to people that have been here for 3 years is...well...you aleady know...

Any chance those that have been here for a while could actually get something for the 3 year anniversary Turbine?

alchilito
02-25-2009, 04:33 PM
Any chance those that have been here for a while could actually get something for the 3 year anniversary Turbine?

No. Maybe you can do like Chuck Norris and pinch your founders helmet.

gaxpar
02-25-2009, 04:43 PM
Fine with me, I have several alts below level 8 I need to level up so +50% works for me. As far as it being a dissapointment I didn't expect much anyway.


After everything they said about the 3 rd year you didnt expect much ?You must have missed the interviews the articles the posts no? You see thats the problem people have lowered their expectations, but everytime we do this they lower the delivery timewise quantity wise and quality wise .Because now it is crystal clear that whatever they say they dont deliver .

So thats why theres the omerta policy now dont say anything so the customers can never say we dont deliver ,dont commit because you cant deliver ,sad isnt it ?

Because we are ready to lower our expectations again and keep paying, except theres 9 servers worth of people not paying anymore .


You see turbine people dont expect much so dont worry you can deliver even less still until we get to the breaking point of profitability.

Wich is imho very close .What about the super secret bs we heard about for the last 6-8 months ?LOL and you guys still buy what they tell you ?Look at the records .

Beherit_Baphomar
02-25-2009, 04:44 PM
No. Maybe you can do like Chuck Norris and pinch your founders helmet.

Al, I was gonna post some things about your mom but this is a family forum...children are watching...

ArkoHighStar
02-25-2009, 04:45 PM
Fine with me, I have several alts below level 8 I need to level up so +50% works for me. As far as it being a dissapointment I didn't expect much anyway.

And that my friend is the sad part in all this, Turbine has finally set the bar so low that we no longer expect them to wow us with anything anymore. We have gotten used to being misled about timelines, and features, and classes, and races etc, that when Turbine gives us the bear minimum no effort anniversary gifts, we mumble and go about our business.
This past year has been tough content wise, as Turbine has obviously focused on polishing the game for some kind of great event called "Super Secret", which has been "Super Secret" so long, even Turbine has forgotten what it was. We hold on to the promise of mod 9 greatness so tightly that we have certainly put in on such a high pedastal, that it is impossible for Turbine to deliver anything that will considered "big enough".

It is sad when an MMO like Tabula Rasa put out more new content in its last 3 months of life than Turbine has in the last year. The Anniversary is a nice thing for those who can take advantage of 50% xp, but a 50% xp bonus isn't worthy of being our anniverary party, it is more like the hors d'ouevres served at the beginning of the party

alchilito
02-25-2009, 04:47 PM
Al, I was gonna post some things about your mom but this is a family forum...children are watching...

Your mom jokes are so mod6 dude.

Eelpout
02-25-2009, 04:49 PM
I wonder if I would still be here if this was some nameless MMO....

Loot weekends when there is no new loot are pointless, I think we went over this the last bonus weekend, no?

An XP weekend to people that have been here for 3 years is...well...you aleady know...

Any chance those that have been here for a while could actually get something for the 3 year anniversary Turbine?

I do feel for those of you who are pretty much capped out. I still get use out of bonus xp, so I can't get overly worked up. However, I think it will be a slap to anyone who can't get something out of the 3 year anniversary, whether it be events, in-game item (like the cake), or a combination of things.

Not look that gift sheep in the...:) but it will be a letdown if the only thing the anniversary brings is the +1 loot 50% xp bonus. Even more so now that it looks like Mod 9 will not be our gift.

thatguy
02-25-2009, 04:58 PM
I can't believe the build up for mod 9! So much news and information everywhere, Turbine has really pulled out all the stops! On third party sites, it can be found on the DDO site, It's everywhere! I can't believe Turbine came to there senses! I am so glad I renewed my account, it was just so worth it!

I love the 50% xp bonus on all quests, especially since all my toons are capped! It's great because Turbine cares!

Drfirewater79
02-25-2009, 05:08 PM
can someone tell me where our happy birthday mod 9 is coming out?

thought mod 9 was supposed to come out this month ? has it been a while since i have seen any official mod 9 info posted

has it been pushed back .... is it coming in march?

what is included in mod 9 other then a slew of new levels can anyone tell me where the official thread for mod 9 release notes is?

another loot weekend doesnt matter to me one bit maybe i can get my baby cleric up before new mod with 50% exp but really just want 50% exp boost when the new mod comes out so i can make it to 20 asap.

ArkoHighStar
02-25-2009, 05:15 PM
can someone tell me where our happy birthday mod 9 is coming out?

thought mod 9 was supposed to come out this month ? has it been a while since i have seen any official mod 9 info posted

has it been pushed back .... is it coming in march?

what is included in mod 9 other then a slew of new levels can anyone tell me where the official thread for mod 9 release notes is?

another loot weekend doesnt matter to me one bit maybe i can get my baby cleric up before new mod with 50% exp but really just want 50% exp boost when the new mod comes out so i can make it to 20 asap.


Nobody knows because Turbine is not saying, so we can at best guess that is at least 2 weeks away(at best) given that wehave a 10% bonus to xp for the next 2 weeks, other than that we have nothing, nada, zilch.

alchilito
02-25-2009, 05:17 PM
can someone tell me where our happy birthday mod 9 is coming out?


Soon (tm)

Pittminion
02-25-2009, 05:18 PM
Bah, You guys need to wait a week or do it next weekend as well. Oh well chalk up yet another xp weekend I won't get to attend. Seriously, I've only been able to participate in one so far. You really should offer it two weekends in a row. Go ahead and shut it down during the week if you must or run it a full week. There are many of us that only play during the week because of weekend demands.

ArkoHighStar
02-25-2009, 05:18 PM
Soon (tm)

silly its

Coming Soon (tm)
:D

DelScorcho
02-25-2009, 05:26 PM
silly its

Coming Soon (bs)
:D

fixed that for you ...

ArkoHighStar
02-25-2009, 05:27 PM
fixed that for you ...

well done left side:D

sjwalker1973
02-25-2009, 05:29 PM
More crappy +1 loot weekends. Last one two weeks ago didn't help any. You need to fix the loot generation tables for this to be a boon for players who've stuck around for 3 years. I'm telling you, I must have made the loot gods angry when I made my toon. :D

No word on Mod 9 yet eh? Sheesh.

DelScorcho
02-25-2009, 05:47 PM
I must have made the loot gods angry when I made my toon. :D




The loot gods are jerks! Embrace loot atheism - your pulls won't get better but you can blame the level 16 loot tables instead ...

sjwalker1973
02-25-2009, 05:49 PM
The loot gods are jerks! Embrace loot atheism - your pulls won't get better but you can blame the level 16 loot tables instead ...


You made Jobu the loot god angry. You must do pennence. :D

DelScorcho
02-25-2009, 05:53 PM
You made Jobu the loot god angry. You must do pennence. :D

I've had my issues with those so called loot gods before

http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?p=1757297#post1757297

Ranmaru2
02-25-2009, 09:52 PM
Your mom jokes are so mod6 dude.

Unless it's gunga's mom

alchilito
02-25-2009, 09:59 PM
Unless it's gunga's mom

True.

captain1z
02-26-2009, 12:23 AM
fixed that for you ...

I saw the fix and nearly spit snapple all over my monitor...... luckily I stopped it and it came half out my nose.

burns a bit but was worth it.


THNX

Deriaz
02-26-2009, 06:29 AM
You know what stinks about this, for me?

I have no computer with DDO. Until March 17th-ish. Arrrrrrgh. Stupid graphics card decided to, like, melt. . .

Oh well. Happy Birthday, DDO! :D!

-D

Solmage
02-26-2009, 08:31 AM
Happy Birthday DDO!

I do have a request please: Can you uncap the loot tables so we can pull level 18 items? With mod 9 scheduled for .. hum.. this year or so .. (heh :p) a lot of us would enjoy pulling such items.

If not, can you at least separate the xp from the +1 loot into different time frames? The reason for this is that many are ignoring the +1 loot and it's becoming a lowbie palooza that's fairly annoying to those of us who don't want to level up a new lowbie and would rather try to get nice loot.

The reason they're ignoring it is because the loot tables are capped "at level 16 anyway" and "we could pull level 16 items any other time"

Solmage
02-26-2009, 08:37 AM
Any chance those that have been here for a while could actually get something for the 3 year anniversary Turbine?

You know, I wouldn't mind an upgrade to our founders stuff =) Seeing how every newbie now starts with some pretty awesome Korthos equipment, perhaps make the talisman +2 AC, the helmet false life (or mod fort), and boots 10% striding? Hardly unbalancing but actually useful.

RavenStormclaw
02-26-2009, 02:53 PM
can someone tell me where our happy birthday mod 9 is coming out?

thought mod 9 was supposed to come out this month ? has it been a while since i have seen any official mod 9 info posted

has it been pushed back .... is it coming in march?

what is included in mod 9 other then a slew of new levels can anyone tell me where the official thread for mod 9 release notes is?

another loot weekend doesnt matter to me one bit maybe i can get my baby cleric up before new mod with 50% exp but really just want 50% exp boost when the new mod comes out so i can make it to 20 asap.

Highligted in red is the single greatest problem causing so much fuss. Why make it 20 ASAP? So you can complain that you're capped and there is nothing to do? So you can complain another xp weekend doesn't work for you because you are capped? So you can, once again, belittle the makers of this game for taking their time to bring us something awesome? Stop! Take your time to level 20. Take a moment and smell the roses. If you rush to 20 then start complaining I have zero sympathy for you. Its not really turbnes fault... it's yours. I've played for 2 years and have exaclty 2 capped toons. I take my time and I enjoy myself. If you take the quick path to to cap and miss everthing along the way it's not my fault and its not turbines fault. If people want to get to cap quickly and then limit themselves to 10% of the game then I am sorry you have no one to blame but yourselves. This is DDO not epic level DDO. That means content for level 1-20 and onward thus at cap you are talking about 10% or less of total content. Enjoy the way up.... don't rush.

DasLurch
02-27-2009, 12:38 AM
DDO is celebrating its 3rd Birthday! As part of the celebration, we're giving out bonus XP and Loot!

Starting this Friday, February 27th, and running through Sunday March 1st, DDO Players will gain a 50% XP bonus and +1 tier bonus to loot quality! But the fun doesn't stop there! Starting Monday March 2nd, enjoy 10% bonus XP for 2 weeks!

While I like this part...


Be on the look out for more fun and previews as we celebrate DDO's 3rd Anniversary together! Happy Birthday DDO!


I really think that the secrecy needs to end about this part already :) C'mon, isn't it like OUR birthday too?

Uska
02-27-2009, 01:14 AM
You made Jobu the loot god angry. You must do pennence. :D

It will be fine as long you dont drink his rum

Bakalakadaka
02-27-2009, 05:11 AM
So its Friday the 27th all over America and pretty much everywhere else as well. When exactly is this +50% supposed to start because it hasn't happened yet....

darkrune
02-27-2009, 05:55 AM
NOT EVERYONE HAS PLAYED THIS GAME SINCE THE 1st second of its launch you gibbering mouthers! SHUT IT! I for one am happy to take the extra loot and xp bonus, because I have characters that need xp still. I didnt just rush all my toons to lvl 16 asap and I would love to get some +1 loot to boot!

Calm down and shut up. This game is 3 years old and they are releasing the 9th major change to it? How can you complain? Bunch'a spoiled lil children.

the problem is NOT that this is that 9th "major" change to it (trust me there have been many more than 9 with all the nerfs and "readjustments" that have occured), the problem is that there were 4-5 Mod releases coming about every 2-4 months in the first 18 months or so... then we were placed on the backburner with the release of LOTRO and have never seen any meaningful development since. sure we were given the new explorer zones and a few new raids but come on...

As a player that has MULTIPLE capped toons of ever major class and some multi-class boredom builds and no slots for new toons, tell me what the +50% xp does besides allow more cr@ppy pugs to get to 16 that shouldnt be there, and tick off the people that have been playing forever and are borderline considering deleting toons and leaving game...

I am not saying that I am leaving but as many people that i have talked to recently said, if mod 9 doesnt knock my socks off i will be reupping my xbox live sub and leaving this game in the dust and yes i will sell all my gear because i will not return. Yes i know this is only one subscription out of thousands, but seriously, how many others feel the same way after broken promise after broken promise (half-orcs, half-elfs, druids, housing, true crafting, etc etc etc)

the TRUE clock is ticking Turbine, get the new mod out soon because your core players: the ones that lead the raids that pugs(casual players) join, unlock the new materials so casual players can play them( race to subterrean anyone, how many runes did you turn in???), and drag noobs through material so they can learn how to beat dragon, titan, demon queen, reaver, sorjek, harry, sally, and the hound are getting irate and considering sub cancelling.

With no character slots and very little need for loot what do I have to play for???

just my 2cp not meant as an attack on the poster

Dark

MetaSyn
02-27-2009, 06:25 AM
agreed, Darkrune

and hell its the 27th and there is no bonus XP yet or loot,, and if it turns out to be the same +1 loot tables as Valentines' Day, well thats perty much BS.

happy birthday DDO

PetertheJerk
02-27-2009, 06:30 AM
its 730am ET wheres my lewtz and xp?!

Bekki
02-27-2009, 06:30 AM
Xp and Tier Bonus usually starts between 10:00am and 11:00 Am EST.

at least that is about when it Kicked off last time...

KoboldKiller
02-27-2009, 11:25 AM
I for one could have all my toons capped but I like to re-roll. I have been around for awhile and while I do not share the negativity with some I do understand it. I for one think the +50% xp is great and for those who can't use it I'm sorry but i believe there are many players who can. As for it allowing people to level up faster who shouldn't be there, or however you put it, what makes you the deciding factor of who should be able to cap and who shouldn't? I can't stand elitist attitudes like that. It's a game if the person enjoys their build and has fun that's what they pay for. I'm sorry not everyone can meet your high expectations. Why is it only people that have been playing forever should have capped toons? A new person has just as much right to cap as you do. And just because they are newer and can level faster do to the bonus xp doesn't mean they are going to be bad players.

Anyway, yes I think a bit more should have been done for the b-day but i am all for what they are doing right now. Besides I have 4 alts level 8 and lower I want to level or re-roll.

DelScorcho
02-27-2009, 02:10 PM
I am not saying that I am leaving but as many people that i have talked to recently said, if mod 9 doesnt knock my socks off i will be reupping my xbox live sub and leaving this game in the dust and yes i will sell all my gear because i will not return. Yes i know this is only one subscription out of thousands, but seriously, how many others feel the same way after broken promise after broken promise (half-orcs, half-elfs, druids, housing, true crafting, etc etc etc)


Its not just one subscription. Many people feel this way.

suitepotato
02-27-2009, 04:25 PM
I probably will be leaving within the next two months short of mod 9 being spectacular, verifiable news of an infusion of funding, and a solid testable roadmap for DDO ongoing.

I have no hope for any of that at this point given that Turbine's level of communication with the player base has been frostier and more distant than the Kuiper Belt. Donald Trump is warmer and the NSA more informative by comparison.

I am sure it pains the forum functionaries the higher powers have given the sorry duty of watching the customer response to the malaise, but unless and until Turbine makes serious forward progress, subscriber numbers will drop no matter the loot or XP.

The game is not and has not been fun for some time. It's more or less gotten to be like Alexander seeing that he had conquered the world and found he had nothing left to conquer. It seems the DDO gods have no interest in further acts of creation for us to experience.