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wyvernmonarch7
04-05-2014, 02:44 AM
Server population has declined. Please merge everyone into 1, or 2 servers. Perhaps when DDO started many years ago this was impossible technologically. Now, technology has improved exponentially and I'm sure this can be managed.

Players are becoming frustrated at being unable to find groups, etc. DDO has become largely a solo based game (different greatly from the social game that paper DnD is).

stoerm
04-05-2014, 03:37 AM
To avoid repeating the same points, please refer to:
June 2009
August 2009
October 2009
June 2011
January 2012
August 2012
September 2012
September 2012
October 2012
March 2013
June 2013
June 2013
November 2013
January 2014
March 2014
April 2014
May 2014
August 2014

The forums confirm it, DDO has been dying for 8 years.

Flavilandile
04-05-2014, 06:42 AM
Server population has declined. Please merge everyone into 1, or 2 servers. Perhaps when DDO started many years ago this was impossible technologically. Now, technology has improved exponentially and I'm sure this can be managed.


Are you willing you rename all your characters ?



Players are becoming frustrated at being unable to find groups, etc. DDO has become largely a solo based game (different greatly from the social game that paper DnD is).

This is not caused by the lack of people, this is caused by other reasons ... say... ******** Streak, Dungeon Scaling, Dungeon Alert... I can name a few more.
During the 8 years of DDO many mechanisms have been put in place that are just a hindrance to forming full parties...

Syllph
04-05-2014, 10:02 AM
With ESO live, populations will likely drop even lower. DDO had a good run, but too many bugs, not enough listening to players, and basically something new and shiny (new game) has nailed the last nail in this coffin. RIP ddo.

GeneralDiomedes
04-05-2014, 10:09 AM
They really really should. And yes, it is different this time.

Qhualor
04-05-2014, 10:14 AM
im sure the same thing that's been said for the past 5 years will be said here.

a new gane is coming out and people will leave DDO

DDO has become a solo game with grouping options

put up an lfm

put 'IP" and your group will fill

I don't have time to play and like that I can solo

I don't want to wait 5 minutes to form a group

thank Jimmy there is no more role playing in DDO!

theres 5 lfms, but theres 500 people logged onto my server right now

I judge the population by the amount of lfms

I have no problem filling groups for Von 3

pugs don't know how to play up to my standards and I don't want -10%

other games have 1 server and can handle it, why cant DDO?

im in a 5 man guild with players from 7 continents and its too difficult to get them on at the same time to run quests

all is fine

did I forget something?

azrael4h
04-05-2014, 10:28 AM
im sure the same thing that's been said for the past 5 years will be said here.

a new gane is coming out and people will leave DDO

DDO has become a solo game with grouping options

put up an lfm

put 'IP" and your group will fill

I don't have time to play and like that I can solo

I don't want to wait 5 minutes to form a group

thank Jimmy there is no more role playing in DDO!

theres 5 lfms, but theres 500 people logged onto my server right now

I judge the population by the amount of lfms

I have no problem filling groups for Von 3

pugs don't know how to play up to my standards and I don't want -10%

other games have 1 server and can handle it, why cant DDO?

im in a 5 man guild with players from 7 continents and its too difficult to get them on at the same time to run quests

all is fine

did I forget something?

You forgot "I'm Batman!"

bjones0064
04-05-2014, 10:53 AM
Server population has declined. Please merge everyone into 1, or 2 servers. Perhaps when DDO started many years ago this was impossible technologically. Now, technology has improved exponentially and I'm sure this can be managed.

Players are becoming frustrated at being unable to find groups, etc. DDO has become largely a solo based game (different greatly from the social game that paper DnD is).

Normally I would disagree with this type of move but I'm actually inclined to agree. I have been playing for a while and I have noticed it has gotten progressively slower to fill groups with random players. If your not on with your guildies or plan to TR with someone you know then our of luck. Now I'm really not speaking for myself on this as I have friends I typically TR with but for the abundance of new players out their they're going to want groups to fill quicker than they are.

Grosbeak07
04-05-2014, 11:04 AM
They really really should. And yes, it is different this time.

As opposed to last time?

There are a number of reasons why this won't happen. Turbine likely has contractual agreements with whoever hosts their server farm and b) the negative PR alone doesn't make it worth it.

Ivan_Milic
04-05-2014, 11:43 AM
With ESO live, populations will likely drop even lower. DDO had a good run, but too many bugs, not enough listening to players, and basically something new and shiny (new game) has nailed the last nail in this coffin. RIP ddo.

Lol, you are one of those people when every time new mmo comes out you yell rip ddo.

stoerm
04-05-2014, 11:46 AM
With ESO live, populations will likely drop even lower. DDO had a good run, but too many bugs, not enough listening to players, and basically something new and shiny (new game) has nailed the last nail in this coffin. RIP ddo.

There will probably be a dip as people try it out. I played the beta and based on what I saw (admittedly only lower levels) I wll not be paying for it. Very pretty but shallow and boring. My guess is people will try it and many will be back in DDO sooner or later. The same has happened before, I have seen some people who quit publicly here on the forums now quietly back on Cannith.

That last nail has been proclaimed many times before, but I foresee a long slow decline for DDO, not a sudden death. It would be nice to have a resurgence like with Eberron Unlimited but I won't hold my breath. Nothing lasts forever.

bjones0064
04-05-2014, 12:00 PM
With ESO live, populations will likely drop even lower. DDO had a good run, but too many bugs, not enough listening to players, and basically something new and shiny (new game) has nailed the last nail in this coffin. RIP ddo.

DDO will remain the MMO to beat

Ivan_Milic
04-05-2014, 12:01 PM
That last nail has been proclaimed many times before, but I foresee a long slow decline for DDO, not a sudden death. It would be nice to have a resurgence like with Eberron Unlimited but I won't hold my breath. Nothing lasts forever.

Gw2, tera, rift, diablo 3, swtor and more to come that have killed ddo. :D

Syllph
04-05-2014, 01:10 PM
Lol, you are one of those people when every time new mmo comes out you yell rip ddo.

You think? If you get bored and check my past several years of quotes you'll actually find the opposite. I've almost always defended DDO against other games. (I've complained about the game itself quite a bit, but I don't think I've ever said it will die because of another game)

No I think this time it is different. It's not ESO that will exclusively kill DDO, it's one of several factors that will do it. I do agree with the other poster that said it was pretty, but shallow. ESO definitely isn't anything ground breaking (apart from their PVP server which is amazing - and I HAVE said I hate PVP on this forum more than I care to admit. So to go 180 around to loving something is pretty cool for me at least)

Personally, I just see DDO alive because of the community. If the community starts to decline, like I've been seeing, I can't see the game last very long.

fmalfeas
04-05-2014, 01:51 PM
You know, this refrain gets really, really old. You know where else this doom has been spewed? Everquest. Since Luclin, at least. So...yeah, I'm not seeing it. Until Turbine makes an announcement, or we get another 'year of no content', I'm just going to work off the assumption that DDO will be here for the foreseeable future.

wyvernmonarch7
04-06-2014, 02:06 AM
[QUOTE=Flavilandile;5303934]Are you willing you rename all your characters ?


absolutely (and ddo can just put -1, -2, -3 at the end of players names too, as I have been seeing recently on my server, cannith)

Lonnbeimnech
04-06-2014, 03:34 AM
Are you willing you rename all your characters ?


absolutely (and ddo can just put -1, -2, -3 at the end of players names too, as I have been seeing recently on my server, cannith)

And for those people that have a few characters on the servers that get merged. Should they be ok with buying extra character slots?

stoerm
04-07-2014, 09:43 AM
And for those people that have a few characters on the servers that get merged. Should they be ok with buying extra character slots?

I think with the first DDO server merge the number of slots was expanded to accomodate all existing alts.

MalkavianX
04-07-2014, 09:55 AM
And for those people that have a few characters on the servers that get merged. Should they be ok with buying extra character slots?

^This.

Say they merge Argo with Cannith (for example) and I have 14/14 characters on Argo and 10/14 on Cannith. After the merge, will I have 24/28 or will I have 24/14 and have to buy 10 more slots to be able to play them all? If they made people pay the ridiculous tp price for each new slot in order to play their already made and played characters, THAT would make a carp ton of people quit.

And yes, I really do have that many characters, and then some (roughly 8-10+) on each of the other servers. Alt-oholism ftw!