In last times i noticed that the community is going down, probably coz bored of DDO, i can imagine why:
DDO is the best PVE MMO of the entire web, but PVE has limits: what to do when yu noticed that can kill that extreme powerful boss like lolth or dracolich? The game is end! Yu have nothing left to do.
We can have a lot of new contents, new skills and abilities, but afther a few will be back in the same situation.
The player is competitive and PVE isn't.
We need PVP
Not annoyng PK, just regular PVP like battleground or siege GvG. I don't think it should be hard to implement since battlefield are up yet, need just rewards and a little balance on skills like on other games where some skills got PVE and PVP version.
This would stimulate ppl to search different equip for PVP, to build new PVP toons... to play again in DDO.
The chance of PVP are infinite: GvG, SvS, areas to conquest, additional splot for PVP toons... but i think that we could start just to make battleground useful.