I am not talking about Turbine or the devs. i am talking about all of you that have decided to "preorder" this expansion pack. It IS your money, but from my perspective you are reinforcing negative behavior on the part of WB/Turbine.
They started selling this "expansion" before telling us what was in it. A few days later, after a lot of sales, they said there would not be a raid. They still have not said what level the quests are.
Skill tomes and other PTW items are continually added to the DDO store for exorbitant prices ($7 for +1 UMD on one toon?).
This is only called an expansion so they can charge more money for minimal content and force VIPs to shell out cash for content. 3 levels without increasing caster levels or much else additional power (we all know power after level 20 comes form EDs, which apparently are not being expanded on.)
There are still dozens of unfixed bugs from the last expansion, over a year ago, which are not being fixed.
Buying this stuff, especially without even knowing what you are being promised, let alone what will be actually delivered, only encourages this poor behavior on the company's part.
Now, in all seriousness, will i eventually buy this pack myself? almost certainly. am i telling you what to do? no. but i am chastising you for your purchase and validation of this cynical and selfish business model, particularly as "preorder".
and before the tired, sad old argument that if ppl stop buying then the game will be sent offline is brought up, let me just point out that if we continue to validate this business model this game will die because of the sad state of its development as people go elsewhere. and we will also be validating this business model for the entire gaming industry, which helps no one.