Seems to me...as I peruse the forums this evening....that there are an awful lot of awfully unhappy people out there in DDO-land. And most of this unhappiness seems to stem from the Enhancement Pass. Many, many, many, many different things about the Enhancement Pass.
So..is it time yet?
Is it time for all the people (like me) that were saying "This New Thing, it will suck" and "Don't do this, Turbine, it will suck" all along, to look at the "the new enhancement system will be all flowers and candy" crowd and say....
WE ****IN' TOLD YOU SO!!!!
Seriously. It blows. No two ways about it, it blows. Just look at the forum topics if you don't want to believe me. Day ONE of the Pass going live and there's PAGES of threads of people seriously ****ed off about this thing. Many different aspects of it, not just one or two things.
People are quitting the game altogether over it. A lot of people feel that their characters are now useless. I know, to a certain segment of the player base, "if it's not absolutely optimal, it's useless". I'm sure some of the people saying their characters are now useless come directly from that camp. And I'm also sure that others don't. Regardless, they all feel their characters, that they spent so much time and effort developing (and money in some cases), are useless now, under a new system that they had absolutely no choice about (aside from choosing to play a different game). That is NOT a way to retain players.
My hope is that some of those "flowers and candy" posters are some of the ones that are seriously ****ed off about the way things turned out. Maybe that'll show them that sometimes things that ain't broke don't need fixing.
Oh and one other thing: the whole "We told you so!" thing...was it low and petty? Yes, it probably was.
Did it feel ohhhhhh so good? After months of being called a "doomsayer" and being told "no, just wait, it'll be awesome".....Ohhhhhhh yessssssss, it did!