Quote Originally Posted by HAL View Post
You say "database" - singular. I'm really hoping that you don't mean that 3 MMO's, a MOBA and "other stuff" all run off one database... O.o
Well, I guess the user/customer database is indeed a single one - after all, you can have one turbine account with both DDO and LoTR, can't you?

As for code changes springing up surprising things in areas no one expected, sadly that can happen in far smaller projects as well. I used to work with a Warehouse Management System that ran JIT-sequenced production for Automotive customers - every step we added we were glad the guy who originally worked on the main database was available when (inevitably) something like that came up.
Happily we were later able to build a largely new database with less issues, changing over it customer by customer. But that is impossible with millions of them.