Well, I think it's time for me to take a hiatus from DDO in totality.
My time spent in-game has dropped markedly in the past month or so - the desire to log in is just not there at the moment. And impending development has me kinda bummed out, so I don't have a lot of carrot to put before the cart to keep me plugging along.
In the past, I've still been active on the forums even while cooling off my time spent in the severs... but not this time. These new forums are just so awful it's no longer fun or pleasant to browse them. I really find the errors and problems with the New to be grossly off-putting, so I'm putting myself off them. If doing something is no longer fun, then there is no point to it. And these new forums are structurally and functionally about as unfun as they can get.
I'll check back in to see if any improvements are made to the game or the forums. But, it'll be a while. I need a break from both. Various elements have made me feel like persona non grata, and I am not one to overstay a welcome. I just want to thank the community for being such a fantastic one - I love y'all. This is the best community I've had the pleasure to belong to - and even if I haven't always agreed with everyone, I still have enjoyed the discussions and laughs along the way. And to the Developers of the game - thank you too. I may complain about things, but the game has kept me playing more or less consistently since 05. I have honestly only complained from a place of love. No other game besides pen-and-paper D&D has kept me interested for as long. That says a lot, and I appriciate the ride this far.
No stuff to have. No good-byes to say. Just a See Ya Later.
Hopefully I'll see y'all again in better times.