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    Face it, it's a financial decision. They couldn't afford an expansion-sized update on the monthly income they get from subs and shop sales. We'd have just carried on getting another small update every few months. They decided to test the waters and produce a substantial expansion, charge for it, and see if the F2P and VIP community were willing to bite on higher costs for a substantial increase in content.

    No, it's not in the spirit of the original VIP agreement but it is wholly in keeping with the industry standard. If Turbine were rolling in money from successful MMOs like Blizzard then we'd have some justification for calling them tightwads but they never quite managed to produce an MMO that captured the popular imagination despite potentially huge franchises like D&D and LotR. They didn't manage to survive in the premier league and got taken over, so now WB calls the shots. They're always going to be weighing up the cost vs the benefit of any content. If it makes you any happier, the announcement of layoffs at Turbine last October would suggest that they've no plans to produce anything requiring as many staff as they needed for this expansion or LotR's Rohan in the near future, so the chance of being stung for another big expansion seems unlikely for the time being at least.

    If I was going to worry about anything, it would be Perfect World's Neverwinter capturing a big chunk of the casual f2p market for a D&D themed game and watching the DDO playerbase shrivel and content development die back completely to cut costs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Battrick View Post
    Face it, it's a financial decision. They couldn't afford an expansion-sized update on the monthly income they get from subs and shop sales. We'd have just carried on getting another small update every few months. They decided to test the waters and produce a substantial expansion, charge for it, and see if the F2P and VIP community were willing to bite on higher costs for a substantial increase in content.

    No, it's not in the spirit of the original VIP agreement but it is wholly in keeping with the industry standard. If Turbine were rolling in money from successful MMOs like Blizzard then we'd have some justification for calling them tightwads but they never quite managed to produce an MMO that captured the popular imagination despite potentially huge franchises like D&D and LotR. They didn't manage to survive in the premier league and got taken over, so now WB calls the shots. They're always going to be weighing up the cost vs the benefit of any content. If it makes you any happier, the announcement of layoffs at Turbine last October would suggest that they've no plans to produce anything requiring as many staff as they needed for this expansion or LotR's Rohan in the near future, so the chance of being stung for another big expansion seems unlikely for the time being at least.

    If I was going to worry about anything, it would be Perfect World's Neverwinter capturing a big chunk of the casual f2p market for a D&D themed game and watching the DDO playerbase shrivel and content development die back completely to cut costs.
    Two things all mmo's charge for expansions period adn I doubt NWO is going to do much for long its going to bite bigger than a great white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psykopeta View Post

    and the best part was the guy who says "u14 would be few more delera quests"
    Do you feel they owed you more than this for what you have always been paying?

    Simple truth, if Turbine felt they shouldn't charge extra for an expansion, there wouldn't have been an expansion.

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