From my glance – I am horribly disappointed. First the itemization is bland, just stronger better versions of gear which already exists. Two, the loot simply detracts from the game. DDO already had power creep issues but adding 3 character levels and at the same time changing max stat on equipment from +8 to +11 (and who knows what new insight levels exist) just detracts from previous content. All of the sudden your quests which lots of hard effort and energy were put into creating them from Update 14 to update 18 are no longer worthwhile because you just grind to 28 and go get your random +11 key stat and +11 Constitution item and call it a day. New expansions should not make your last year of content worthless. Loot should be fresh and exciting, it should fill much needed slots with options which allow gear flexibility for unique builds. A new update should not make the last year worth of quests obsolete and it should not just be 30% increased damage, efficiency, protection from the last year of itemization.
This is bad…
Leaving Lame-annian forums, this glance was just depressing – I was hoping for some ray of sunlight in DDO’s future. Now I just regret spending money again.
PS: I don’t like random either and I don’t like loot which is different for each difficulty class of the quest – ultimately however that is just a small issue compared to blandness and items which are unhealthy for the current existing itemization environment.