Let me preface this by saying, this thread will more then likely be spammed with hatred to all hell, but I don't care. I just want to know if anyone out there feels like I do and maybe, just maybe, I can get a dev response as to why.
I started DDO soon after the F2P lanuch. Originally I wasn't going to but I saw it was set in Eberron. I had owned the Eberron handbook for a while and loved the world so I had to play. The game had me hooked from day one. The world was interesting, combat was quick paced and fun, and the characters were interesting. I had to keep playing. Much buying latter, I had bought every adventure pack, race, class, and several character slots. The world was getting bigger. Each update was a chance to explore this weird but fantastic world and this filled me with joy.
Then came the announcement of MOTU. The second I heard it was FR, I knew DDO was changing and not in a good way. Everything about FR has been mapped for years. I was a fan of FR for a long time but I found it quickly got old. And to find out the devs were focusing mostly on FR angered me greatly. Every DDO game is set in FR. It was Eberron that made DDO special. Now I meet every update with not the joy I once felt, but sadness and anger at a world I find boring and bland. A world not of bright vibrant colors like Eberron but of dulled, bland colors like every older D&D game. It has gotten to the point I can't even find a reason to log on any more. The world I love has been forgotten to a realm that is anything but forgotten as it's name suggests.
It feels as if the devs have caved in to making DDO more mainstream D&D. And here I sit. Waiting for the day Drizzit appears and I quit DDO.
And to this I wonder. Am I the only one? Am I the only one that wants more Eberron? Is there a really reason the devs have abandoned this lovely world of mysteries for a world that has none? I just want to know, is there anyone out there who knows how I feel about this?