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knchmpgn
10-22-2009, 09:44 PM
So I keep hearing these people spout off about Druids being in the upcoming Mod. I keep saying I have not heard anything about it, but they insist they have read it. I have scoured(sp?) the forums looking for any indications that this a true and have come up with nothing. Is this BS, like I think it is? Or is there any truth to it?

ArkoHighStar
10-22-2009, 09:51 PM
Druids are currently not on Lammania, and the devs have made no mention of them othere than they are on the plan somehwere in the future.

Lehrman
10-22-2009, 09:52 PM
So I keep hearing these people spout off about Druids being in the upcoming Mod. I keep saying I have not heard anything about it, but they insist they have read it. I have scoured(sp?) the forums looking for any indications that this a true and have come up with nothing. Is this BS, like I think it is? Or is there any truth to it?

A long time ago, in an interview far, far away, they let slip that half-orcs and druids would be in an upcoming mod. I seem to recall that they were shooting for half-orcs in mod 10, with druids in 11, but I do not recall any promised releases, just vague goals. The interview was from Ten-Ton Hammer, I believe and was around the time of Mod 8.

Lorien_the_First_One
10-22-2009, 10:01 PM
A long time ago, in an interview far, far away, they let slip that half-orcs and druids would be in an upcoming mod. I seem to recall that they were shooting for half-orcs in mod 10, with druids in 11, but I do not recall any promised releases, just vague goals. The interview was from Ten-Ton Hammer, I believe and was around the time of Mod 8.

In a subsequent interview they said druids were out. In a recent interview they said half orcs were the next race IF enough people bough monk, WF, and FvS in the store.

Natashaelle
10-22-2009, 10:02 PM
Well, there is one particular Half-Orc Druid in Mod10, but unfortunately he's an NPC and you can't play him :D

Lorien_the_First_One
10-22-2009, 10:09 PM
Well, there is one particular Half-Orc Druid in Mod10, but unfortunately he's an NPC and you can't play him :D

ya, half elf npc too. And of course we have dragon npcs but we cant play them either :D

Twerpp
10-22-2009, 10:17 PM
In a subsequent interview they said druids were out. In a recent interview they said half orcs were the next race IF enough people bough monk, WF, and FvS in the store.

Hmm didnt we see an article saying subscriptions were up 40%?

Turbine got their money now it's time to deliver.

Zippo
10-22-2009, 10:32 PM
ya, half elf npc too. And of course we have dragon npcs but we cant play them either :D

There's a ton of half elf zombies running around in live. Has been for some time now.

rayflo
10-23-2009, 12:10 AM
A long time ago, in an interview far, far away, they let slip that half-orcs and druids would be in an upcoming mod. I seem to recall that they were shooting for half-orcs in mod 10, with druids in 11, but I do not recall any promised releases, just vague goals. The interview was from Ten-Ton Hammer, I believe and was around the time of Mod 8.

the 10 ton post was kate saying that they planned on having a few things by the end of 09 but, that was when they planned on having ddo:eu come out in the first qurter of the year too. so imo i would think if any of that is going to be coming along it probably wont be for a few more months maybe 2 updates from now. but thats just my thought on it by what was said and how it has gone down

Urguwno
10-23-2009, 12:18 AM
I'm still waiting for the Tarasque playable race with More Cowbell PrE's.

Vistram
10-23-2009, 12:35 PM
I'd buy Turbine Points if we could buy more cow bell, it's a no brainer.

Sir_Chonas
10-23-2009, 01:25 PM
I'd buy more points if there was an animation for successful vorpals to purchase . . .but dreams are dreams.

Mekkah
10-23-2009, 02:52 PM
What's being previewed on Lamannia is not a new "Mod."

It's a Mod "update"

i.e. Mod 9.1.

I would think we would see said changes in Mod 10 or 11, as some others have already posted.

For now, let's be happy that the first major update to Mod 9 / EU is already on the way less than 2 months after the Mod release.

ArkoHighStar
10-23-2009, 02:59 PM
What's being previewed on Lamannia is not a new "Mod."

It's a Mod "update"

i.e. Mod 9.1.

I would think we would see said changes in Mod 10 or 11, as some others have already posted.

For now, let's be happy that the first major update to Mod 9 / EU is already on the way less than 2 months after the Mod release.

This is incorrect the term mod is no longer valid, mods don't exist anymore. They are now referred to as updates, and this is update 1, and it is equivalent to a mod, there will not be a mod 10 nor was EU mod 9. Basically the game has relaunched and Updates refer to a major update with new content. The content(quests) itself is now referred to as an adventure pack. This allows them to release an update and put as many adventure packs as they want as a subset of the update. Update 2 is scheduled for early next year.

Mekkah
10-23-2009, 06:13 PM
This is incorrect the term mod is no longer valid, mods don't exist anymore. They are now referred to as updates, and this is update 1, and it is equivalent to a mod, there will not be a mod 10 nor was EU mod 9. Basically the game has relaunched and Updates refer to a major update with new content. The content(quests) itself is now referred to as an adventure pack. This allows them to release an update and put as many adventure packs as they want as a subset of the update. Update 2 is scheduled for early next year.

I stand corrected - thank you :)

*bows down before you*

;)

Mekkah
10-23-2009, 06:17 PM
Wait, no, I don't bow down before you I just read the letter to the community that you quoted ;)

Natashaelle
10-24-2009, 03:33 AM
This is incorrect the term mod is no longer valid, mods don't exist anymore. They are now referred to as updates, and this is update 1, and it is equivalent to a mod, there will not be a mod 10 nor was EU mod 9.

The last DDO Update release was called "Module 9" in Europe.

uhgungawa
10-24-2009, 04:51 AM
Sorry, no Druids in the next update. But I did hear that there is a hidden cow level .... :D:rolleyes:

Zippo
10-24-2009, 10:59 AM
The last DDO Update release was called "Module 9" in Europe.

Bah you can't trust what those screwy Europeans say anyway:D

Nikmal
10-25-2009, 08:51 PM
Hmm didnt we see an article saying subscriptions were up 40%?

Turbine got their money now it's time to deliver.

You are right.. it is time to deliver.. BUT we have to give them SOME time to deliver and the newest update coming up is not to shabby an update. If you want Druids, Half-Orcs and or Half-Elves it may take some more time. the very fact that they are not waiting that long between updates again is a GOOD thing too.

Hendrik
10-26-2009, 08:26 AM
The last DDO Update release was called "Module 9" in Europe.


Thankfully, we do not play on European servers.

ArkoHighStar
10-26-2009, 12:03 PM
The last DDO Update release was called "Module 9" in Europe.

then go play in Europe and you can have mods, mods are officially dead on the North American Servers

Here is the eulogy direct from Fernando himself


A Module by Any Other Name

A question we have heard you ask in a few different ways is “Why are ‘Modules’ now called ‘Updates’? What’s the difference?” This is a good question. Let me try to explain a little more about the terminology, and the reasons behind the change.

One distinction we’d like to make is the difference between publishing of a new version of our software and the release of new content or game features. Changes to our software can include bug fixes or even underlying changes to code to improve the way the game runs. New content and features can include things like quests, items, or other fun activities we’ve added to the game. In the past, software changes and content additions always had to happen at the same time, but that will not necessarily be the case going forward thanks to some new technology we’ve been utilizing.

Previously, the term ‘Module’ was also used interchangeably to talk about the new content or the software patch, and we wanted to be able to talk about an update separately from the introduction of a new adventure pack when applicable. After all, not every software change involves new content, and not all new content involves a software change for us these days.

With DDO Unlimited, things will work a little differently than before. You will see us introducing new features, content and store items at times between our “Updates.” Some of these will be small and others more meaningful, but this is all part of our plan to keep new things appearing in the game on a regular basis.

Cedwin
10-26-2009, 12:28 PM
Check out this interview from 2007.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdQn5iHaYbI#t=1m46s

Particularly to the end, starting at 1:46

"We're going to be exploring Guild Housing"
"Regular content releases"
"Adding Half-Orcs and Half-Elves by the end of the year" (2007)

Natashaelle
10-26-2009, 12:47 PM
then go play in Europe

*erm* ... I DO play in Europe lmao :D

Jendrak
10-26-2009, 08:55 PM
This is incorrect the term mod is no longer valid, mods don't exist anymore. They are now referred to as updates, and this is update 1, and it is equivalent to a mod, there will not be a mod 10 nor was EU mod 9. Basically the game has relaunched and Updates refer to a major update with new content. The content(quests) itself is now referred to as an adventure pack. This allows them to release an update and put as many adventure packs as they want as a subset of the update. Update 2 is scheduled for early next year.

Mod...Update...same thing. The only reason they insist on switching names proably has something to do with them marketing DDO:EU as a new game instead of a re-build. EU was Mod 9 and "Update 1" is Mod 10...just depends on how you wanna look at it.

ArkoHighStar
10-26-2009, 09:47 PM
Mod...Update...same thing. The only reason they insist on switching names proably has something to do with them marketing DDO:EU as a new game instead of a re-build. EU was Mod 9 and "Update 1" is Mod 10...just depends on how you wanna look at it.

true but you will never hear Turbine call it mod 10 in the U.S. so might as well be consistent

Solmage
10-26-2009, 10:08 PM
I am not holding my breath on druids, at least not anymore. It's something I would have really really liked to see, but it's not something I would expect to see before 2011, if at all.

Last official word if I remember correctly was that while they were not officially canceled they were officially put in the back burner. Way back.

Hafeal
10-26-2009, 10:24 PM
Without digging up the article, there was one interview when DDO:EU was announced wherein Kate said Druids would come depending upon how the DDO Store went. If players bought the races and classes, then it would be feasible to bring Druids on.

So, want Druids? Start buying FvS, Warforged, Drow and any new class or race they have coming soon (Half-Orc, Half-Elf).

Nikmal
10-27-2009, 12:57 AM
then go play in Europe and you can have mods, mods are officially dead on the North American Servers

Here is the eulogy direct from Fernando himself

Ours WAS called Mod 9 true.. but it was shortened from Module 9 though.. as us Americans DO do that once in a while.. so instead of telling another person to go play in Europe like it is a bad thing.. and the fact that we have gone from "mods" to "updates" is ok. Updates mean content updates to me this is ok. fixes will come too.

Natashaelle
10-27-2009, 05:04 AM
.. so instead of telling another person to go play in Europe like it is a bad thing..

... not to mention the "cute" suggestion completely backfiring when made to an actual European player ...

Eronthar
10-27-2009, 05:21 AM
Check out this interview from 2007.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdQn5iHaYbI#t=1m46s

Particularly to the end, starting at 1:46

"We're going to be exploring Guild Housing"
"Regular content releases"
"Adding Half-Orcs and Half-Elves by the end of the year" (2007)

Yeah I remember that interview very clearly. They didn't keep their promise and I left the game. Here I am now tho'. Let's hope we can see those races soon as Drow and Monk are always on best sellers list so far.

Zadkiele
10-27-2009, 06:41 AM
Thankfully, we do not play on European servers.

You might not, but many of us Euro players post here.

That said, this is the US forums, not the EU forums, so I'm perfectly fine with you talking about Update 1 instead of Mod 10 (which is our name for it). The education system over here is good enough for us to be able to subtract 9 :)

Zad