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Magnyr_Delorn
03-19-2010, 03:32 PM
On the forums, but not a forum. More like a bulletin board. People can come to it for an update on any issue, for instance:

"What's the latest update on druids?"
"What's the latest update on customizable bard's songs?"
"When's the next clothing update?"
Etc...

This information is available to those who go forum delving. But for the rest of us, who don't appreciate the walk down dev post memory lane, this board would be a valuable resource to find this data in one central location. Dev's could update it at their leisure, and it would cut down on a lot of hearsay.

Ghirmeshk
03-19-2010, 07:33 PM
On the forums, but not a forum. More like a bulletin board. People can come to it for an update on any issue, for instance:

"What's the latest update on druids?"
"What's the latest update on customizable bard's songs?"
"When's the next clothing update?"
Etc...

This information is available to those who go forum delving. But for the rest of us, who don't appreciate the walk down dev post memory lane, this board would be a valuable resource to find this data in one central location. Dev's could update it at their leisure, and it would cut down on a lot of hearsay.

Not a bad idea, but I'd imagine some stuff would not be public for "secret" purposes.

Magnyr_Delorn
03-19-2010, 08:14 PM
I'm mainly referring to a consolidation of information they've already posted. They wouldn't have to provide new answers till they chose to. The bulletin board would simply serve to have all the dev posts on various subjects in one, easy-to-access location.

ssgcmwatson
03-21-2010, 05:51 PM
Perhaps a sticky here in the suggestions forum

Falco_Easts
03-21-2010, 07:19 PM
It gets to depressing for the Devs when the new ideas they have slaved over for months and are all excited about gets ripped to shreds by the playerbase.

Magnyr_Delorn
03-23-2010, 12:09 PM
Perhaps a sticky here in the suggestions forum

Yeah, having it as a thread that is locked to non-dev posters in a sticky format would be a great idea.

Ghirmeshk
03-23-2010, 03:58 PM
Yeah, having it as a thread that is locked to non-dev posters in a sticky format would be a great idea.

and also an easy fix

fatherpirate
03-27-2010, 07:08 AM
lol, would love to see an in developement list.

keeping everything secret is kinda an oxymoron...D+D 3.5 rules
it is not like we don't know what can and cannot pop up here.
- we know EXACTLY what spells are missing and might be added.
- we know EXACTLY what races and classes might be added...and what they do.
ect.

with exception of the particulars of a new dungeon...we already know the other stuff,
we are just curious WHEN it will be added :-)

ssgcmwatson
03-24-2011, 12:37 AM
lol, would love to see an in developement list.

keeping everything secret is kinda an oxymoron...D+D 3.5 rules
it is not like we don't know what can and cannot pop up here.
- we know EXACTLY what spells are missing and might be added.
- we know EXACTLY what races and classes might be added...and what they do.
ect.

with exception of the particulars of a new dungeon...we already know the other stuff,
we are just curious WHEN it will be added :-)

Plus changes to game mechanics... perhaps we wouldn't get a new thread every week asking for spell component bags or sortable ingredient bags.

Seikojin
03-24-2011, 12:45 AM
They keep it sparse to keep us on our toes. :)

Jaid314
03-24-2011, 01:35 AM
so... you're looking for a place that consolidates all the dev posts?

ok. go up to the top of your page (you may wish to open a new forum page first, 'cause it's gonna be hard to read this otherwise most likely).

now, the top menu bar, you don't need (the one with ddo.com, compendium, myddo, etc).

go down, past the banner thingy that says community and has a city (presumably stormreach) all across it. below that is a second menu bar, which happens to be just above the information about which forum you're in etc. you'll notice that the menu option furthest to the left in that menu bar says "dev tracker". click on it.

voila! click on any post in that list (not the icons, the link that you probably expect to take you to a thread) and it will take you directly to that specific post by a dev. admittedly, some of it isn't going to be stuff you care about (for example, the current top one as of this posting is by cordovan in the thread "Broken Lottery? (PAX East Pirate Hat and Swag Lottery!)" in the forums for "Gameplay & Game Systems" and reads: "If your character is having problems updating on my.ddo.com, you may be unable to receive your lottery winnings. We make a note of this in the Lottery description as well. Sorry if this is impacting your ability to receive your loot! For additional information about my.ddo.com updating issues, please see this post from Tolero." which is likely not something you care much about.

on the other hand, the post 2 spots down has eladrin telling us the sorcerer capstone is in fact working (which many people have been grumbling about it not working, lately, which is silly because it is and i've seen the higher maximums to prove it).

going down a bit further are two posts by torc describing the spell pass:

http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3666483#post3666483
http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3666683#post3666683

and another

http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3663808#post3663808

go a bit further and you'll find more stuff, like eladrin mentioning tenser's transformation is due for an update: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3658885#post3658885

or tier 2 of the new PrE for favored souls: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3658874#post3658874
tier 3 of all the elemental savants: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3658861#post3658861

eladrin on changes to helplessness, death effects, HD/HP caps on spell effects http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3658006#post3658006

more from eladrin on death effects (in epics especially): http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3657827#post3657827

eladrin has even more to say about death effects (and recommended elemental enhancement damage lines for casters): http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3655965#post3655965

eladrin telling us that inherent immunities will still remain: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3655875#post3655875

eladrin telling us that arcane spell prodigy (the selected sorcerer past life feat) will be an option to qualify for tier 2 of elemental savant: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3655843#post3655843

eladrin tells us the mechanics of awaken immunity, the tier 2 elemental savant ability: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3655703#post3655703

eladrin tells us how the new arcane damage enhancements will interact with spells, and how the spells will interact with clickies: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3653625#post3653625

eladrin again. new spell scrolls will be available in treasure chests, no change to metamagic costs, and only sorc/wiz damage lines are scheduled to be split up for U9: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3653163#post3653163

eladrin posts some examples of changed spells: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3653104#post3653104

eladrin tells us what spells will be affected by each elemental savant PrE: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3652920#post3652920

eladrin shares information about caster level caps, and the costs for the elemental savant PrE itself: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3652766#post3652766

eladrin gives examples of the new damage enhancement lines: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3652752#post3652752

eladrin, more on elemental savants: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3652702#post3652702

eladrin gives information about tier 1 elemental savant, and costs of elemental savant SLAs with metamagic: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3652654#post3652654

eladrin tells us that the electric damage enhancement line also benefits sonic: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3652702#post3652702

phax tells us that (so far) you get to keep crafting experience when you TR: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3648864#post3648864

eladrin on the favored soul PrE angel of vengeance: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3640723#post3640723

more on the same from eladrin: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3640716#post3640716

eladrin, tier 1 of the angel of vengeance: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3640625#post3640625

another handy place to check are dev blogs. for example, from eladrin's blog: http://my.ddo.com/eladrin/2011/03/17/earth-air-fire-and-water/

and of course, if you only checked dev posts, i suppose you would miss out on: http://forums.ddo.com/showpost.php?p=3645638&postcount=57 which has most of the information about tier 2 of the angel of vengeance, which we didn't get from devs. there's also stuff that comes from videos/interviews at PAX. a quick simple search found http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8oOBbB0OLA but there's more out there if you want to look (check for various gaming sites) a quick google can help: http://massively.joystiq.com/2011/03/14/pax-east-2011-stalking-through-ddos-update-9/ for example.

but seriously, i've just done a good chunk of your research for you. last thing i'll give you: http://ddowiki.com/page/PAX_East_2011_Info has some useful stuff.

Morosy
03-24-2011, 01:42 AM
so... you're looking for a place that consolidates all the dev posts?

ok. go up to the top of your page (you may wish to open a new forum page first, 'cause it's gonna be hard to read this otherwise most likely).

now, the top menu bar, you don't need (the one with ddo.com, compendium, myddo, etc).

go down, past the banner thingy that says community and has a city (presumably stormreach) all across it. below that is a second menu bar, which happens to be just above the information about which forum you're in etc. you'll notice that the menu option furthest to the left in that menu bar says "dev tracker". click on it.

voila! click on any post in that list (not the icons, the link that you probably expect to take you to a thread) and it will take you directly to that specific post by a dev. admittedly, some of it isn't going to be stuff you care about (for example, the current top one as of this posting is by cordovan in the thread "Broken Lottery? (PAX East Pirate Hat and Swag Lottery!)" in the forums for "Gameplay & Game Systems" and reads: "If your character is having problems updating on my.ddo.com, you may be unable to receive your lottery winnings. We make a note of this in the Lottery description as well. Sorry if this is impacting your ability to receive your loot! For additional information about my.ddo.com updating issues, please see this post from Tolero." which is likely not something you care much about.

on the other hand, the post 2 spots down has eladrin telling us the sorcerer capstone is in fact working (which many people have been grumbling about it not working, lately, which is silly because it is and i've seen the higher maximums to prove it).

going down a bit further are two posts by torc describing the spell pass:

http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3666483#post3666483
http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3666683#post3666683

and another

http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3663808#post3663808

go a bit further and you'll find more stuff, like eladrin mentioning tenser's transformation is due for an update: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3658885#post3658885

or tier 2 of the new PrE for favored souls: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3658874#post3658874
tier 3 of all the elemental savants: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3658861#post3658861

eladrin on changes to helplessness, death effects, HD/HP caps on spell effects http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3658006#post3658006

more from eladrin on death effects (in epics especially): http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3657827#post3657827

eladrin has even more to say about death effects (and recommended elemental enhancement damage lines for casters): http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3655965#post3655965

eladrin telling us that inherent immunities will still remain: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3655875#post3655875

eladrin telling us that arcane spell prodigy (the selected sorcerer past life feat) will be an option to qualify for tier 2 of elemental savant: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3655843#post3655843

eladrin tells us the mechanics of awaken immunity, the tier 2 elemental savant ability: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3655703#post3655703

eladrin tells us how the new arcane damage enhancements will interact with spells, and how the spells will interact with clickies: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3653625#post3653625

eladrin again. new spell scrolls will be available in treasure chests, no change to metamagic costs, and only sorc/wiz damage lines are scheduled to be split up for U9: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3653163#post3653163

eladrin posts some examples of changed spells: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3653104#post3653104

eladrin tells us what spells will be affected by each elemental savant PrE: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3652920#post3652920

eladrin shares information about caster level caps, and the costs for the elemental savant PrE itself: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3652766#post3652766

eladrin gives examples of the new damage enhancement lines: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3652752#post3652752

eladrin, more on elemental savants: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3652702#post3652702

eladrin gives information about tier 1 elemental savant, and costs of elemental savant SLAs with metamagic: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3652654#post3652654

eladrin tells us that the electric damage enhancement line also benefits sonic: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3652702#post3652702

phax tells us that (so far) you get to keep crafting experience when you TR: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3648864#post3648864

eladrin on the favored soul PrE angel of vengeance: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3640723#post3640723

more on the same from eladrin: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3640716#post3640716

eladrin, tier 1 of the angel of vengeance: http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?&postid=3640625#post3640625

another handy place to check are dev blogs. for example, from eladrin's blog: http://my.ddo.com/eladrin/2011/03/17/earth-air-fire-and-water/

and of course, if you only checked dev posts, i suppose you would miss out on: http://forums.ddo.com/showpost.php?p=3645638&postcount=57 which has most of the information about tier 2 of the angel of vengeance, which we didn't get from devs. there's also stuff that comes from videos/interviews at PAX. a quick simple search found http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8oOBbB0OLA but there's more out there if you want to look (check for various gaming sites) a quick google can help: http://massively.joystiq.com/2011/03/14/pax-east-2011-stalking-through-ddos-update-9/ for example.

but seriously, i've just done a good chunk of your research for you. last thing i'll give you: http://ddowiki.com/page/PAX_East_2011_Info has some useful stuff.

Well, while you were doing all that research, perhaps you could have researched some information as to when this thread was made :P

donfilibuster
03-24-2011, 04:07 AM
They won't make a specific board for this because "it won't have enough traffic", maybe we can prefix those threads tho.
/sarcasm

Cyr
03-24-2011, 09:07 AM
It gets to depressing for the Devs when the new ideas they have slaved over for months and are all excited about gets ripped to shreds by the playerbase.

Alot less work would be hacked to pieces if it was brought to the player bases attention earlier. That way players could chime in with their specific opinions and suggestions before all the development time was spent and the change was basically a forgone conclusion.