Ok. I know i've talked about Rift before in a few of my responses but Rift i think is really going to pull ahead of the market. They are going to be completely f2p. I mean EVERY dungeon every raid every area all free. there is nothing hiding them from anything. This letter shows what they're going to do. they even mention not wanting to be pay to win constant weekly updates.
So this isn't a thread to say hey stop DDO, but if a game can truly go this route like Rift is doing it just makes you wonder if ddo can up its game. to me that is a serious change to all mmos. most games have p2p areas or stop at level 20, but to be able to experience all and any part of the game for free. That would make all companies go mmmmm. What are we going to do next? So i'm hoping we will see things to make us happy. With the latest stuff with performance issues, long growing known issue list, the forum issues, lack of release notes on update 18. people are really starting to worry. Some have stopped giving money. Now with Rift announcing something like that you could see some people actually flock to it. They seem to care about their game. We constantly ask for something from Devs and i know they try to do what they can.
Im still a loyal ddo fan, but i can say i probably will be playing a little less knowing these current issues. if they want to get people to come in or back we gotta see some improvement. Im not saying ddo should become f2p like rift but i really want to see them up their game and listen to us. I know a lot of us have felt they just havent and we just dont mean much. So Turbine can you step it up?