step one: don't let them log into the forums with their old forum name if it was different from the game login name
step two: don't let them log into the forums with the game login name either
step three: pretend all DDO players are from north America (I created this forum account so that I had a chance to post anything at all, I HAD to choose a nationality (not optional), and I HAD to choose between Canadian and US American (no other options were available). In other words, I was forced to to lie in order to be able to post on this forum.
Btw, my forum handle which I had used since I joined (july 2010) to now (was logged into the forum with it no longer than 2 hours before starting to try to log into the new forums) doesn't seem to be available, but I'm not sure for what reason.
I just have to ask: Is this an active effort to drive customers away from DDO?