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    Quote Originally Posted by Falvicar27 View Post
    Yes, because I have nothing better to do with my time and sit there and make things up.
    You wouldn't believe the number of people that do that on the internet and in real life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charononus View Post
    Bad, good, inexperienced, not new, and it's safer to assume troll than some odd situation when presented with contradictory information. If It Looks Like A Horse, Walks Like A Horse and Sounds Like A Horse, It's Probably Not A Zebra. So the safe bet is that the op was trolling and lying.
    His sign-up date is 2009.

    He has 58 posts.

    Odds are more in favor of his story being true than your allegations that he is lying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsquishwizzy View Post
    His sign-up date is 2009.

    He has 58 posts.

    Odds are more in favor of his story being true than your allegations that he is lying.
    What are the odds that he's really penguin who somehow learned how to type?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teh_Troll View Post
    What are the odds that he's really penguin who somehow learned how to type?
    I work in software development.

    From past experience, the odds are pretty good actually...

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    Quote Originally Posted by moomooprincess View Post
    BTW, I have yet to cap a character and I have been playing since 2007. My goals in the game do not match the goals of other players. But according to some in this thread, that makes me a bad player.
    Not at all. But given this, I wouldn't expect you to start raging on the forums about endgame, y'know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falvicar27 View Post
    I've been debating on whether or not I should spend anymore time on this game and so far from what I've seen is that the population seems to be going down. I do play on Khyber and got to level 5 and it took me over an hour to find a guild to join after posting in General and in Trade that I was looking for a guild many times (Not spamming mind you). I do know before that Khyber use to have an active trade/general chat but what happened to that server.. it seems to be a ghost town. (Oh, and that guild I ended up joining wasn't very active.)

    It seems now more than ever with the dwindling population Solo is the way to go. Am I wrong? I have also noticed that it seems like Turbine pushes people to TR. I mean what is this? A Hack N' Slash game? D3? Why not create an endgame rather than see people TR'ing a million damn times. I think that's the part that bothers me most is that when you reach level cap, well best thing to do is TR because really...what is there to do at level cap? I could be wrong but after reading the forums over the past few weeks it seems there is no endgame and it seems best to just TR. No wonder Turbine can't hold onto new players because as a new player when I reach level cap the last thing I want to do is level all over again.

    Now, I have played off and on since I created this account (highest character was level 8 or 9) and I have to say I enjoyed being able to use the AH. That now feels ruined because people now just put the better gear up on the other AH that requires the Astral Shards or whatever they are called. Personally, I don't think it was a smart move. It reminds me of the Real Money AH in D3 and that's now being removed because it didn't provide the best gaming experience and that was coming from the community.

    Also, can people list the bugs? I see so many bug threads but what are they? What are the game breaking ones? I did see the ransack thread regarding the re-rolls applying towards it. Would it be better if a list of bugs was just in one thread/place for turbine to see even if they don't ever plan to fix them or at least for other players.

    As a "newer" player what would appeal to me more and make me want to stay is if:

    1) Turbine got rid of the Astral Shard AH

    2) Fixed known bugs

    3) Create an Endgame for those not pushing to Level/TR many times over

    4) May want to actually MARKET the game.. most companies who decide not to spend money on marketing eventually burn out

    5) Stop creating new content and fix what you have first or the bugs just keep piling on and on making the game look less appealing for both vets and new players

    6) Revert back to the old forums. These forums are terrible, what happened to the old ones? I know Turbine knows but a Website can make or break keeping someone on it. I know returning and seeing these forums I didn't want to post or look at them, just being honest.

    7) Communication. The lack of developer to player communication is amazing to me. I have seen other games doing well because the company communicates with their player base and lets them know what direction they want to head and listens to feedback. Again, after just reading the forums throughout the last few weeks I don't see that type of communication with Turbine and their player base, unless I'm missing the threads as I sleep or something.

    Lastly, when I came back to these forums and reading them so often during the last few weeks I noticed one thing there were MANY negative threads. They were in regards to bugs, the ASAH, and no Endgame. That doesn't look good for a new player just checking the game out before they even download it.

    Sorry for the long winded post. This game is different than most and has potential but I think Turbine might be too blind to see that.

    OP;

    If I can make a suggestion, if you are going to come to the forums, just come for build advice and comic relief, and don't bother feeding the trolls. You can feed Teh_Troll because he/she seems alright, but as for some others, your best response is not to respond at all, as you don't owe anyone here any explanations.

    I'll make a few responses to your points;

    1) I personally can't see turbine ever getting rid of the ASAH, as it's a source of income for them.

    2) Bugs do get fixed, although I would agree that there are several, and turbine doesn't always fix the ones that the vocal minority on these forums feel that should be prioritized. I really feel that if you want to enjoy the game, don't even worry about bug lists. There are many mini-games in doo that you can play when times are slow, like trading in the auction houses, crafting, etc.... and perhaps you can make a mini-game of trying to discover for yourself what the bugs are. The reality is that the game is 90% good. You can make that 95% good if you don't worry about the bugs and just play the game for what it is.

    3) I agree that this game needs and end-game, or at least more of an end-game that we have today.

    4) You bring up a good point with regards to marketing, and this needs to improve. However, I believe that the biggest problem this game (and not necessarily turbine) faces is actually new player retention. The population has indeed been falling steadily over the past as many vets have left the game, and continue to leave at a faster pace than new player attrition and retention.

    5) New content in the form of adventure packs and expansions is mainly what keeps the ddo boat afloat, as well as other store purchases. Think of ddo as not a game, but a platform, like buying a game console. Installing ddo is like buying a wii, and purchasing access to expansions and module packs is like buying a game for the wii. This is the bread and butter for ddo now. And it must continue, bugs and all, for the platform to make money.

    6) Totally agree with you on that point

    7) Another great point, and totally agree. Communication is certainly **** poor! They need to improve this.

    Reading the forums can certainly be a downer for new players. However, from what I've seen, this is common for many mmo forums anyway.

    In summary, try to enjoy the game for what it is. Just a game. Anything you do in game should be for entertainment value, like going to the movies. Anything you acquire in game doesn't mean anything in real life anyway. If you play for fun, and not worry about things beyond your control, you will have a great time! And if they shut down tomorrow, you have lost absolutely nothing, and will have gained great memories. Then move on to something else lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by EllisDee37 View Post
    Not at all. But given this, I wouldn't expect you to start raging on the forums about endgame, y'know?
    I will bite. Are you saying that I complain about end game? If so, please provide a link to a thread I started on it since 2010 or so. In 2009, after I ran Shroud, VoD, and Hound a 100 times each I probably complained awaiting the Vast & Mysterious.

    Or are you saying that since I have not capped a character currently(level 28), you would not expect me to complain about end game? if so, fine. But all he is stating is exactly what he has read on the forums from other posters.

    Just doing a search about END GAME in title of a thread the last month yields 21 threads started on the subject

    https://www.ddo.com/forums/search.php?searchid=861885

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    DDO losing steam

    Ideas for End game

    DEVs what happened to my end game

    Say No to Epic True Reincarnation and Yes to an Epic End Game

    We need more "make end-game better" threads


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    Quote Originally Posted by moomooprincess View Post
    Or are you saying that since I have not capped a character currently(level 28), you would not expect me to complain about end game?
    Yes, that is what I (clearly and explicitly) am saying.

    if so, fine. But all he is stating is exactly what he has read on the forums from other posters.
    Right. He's complaining about something he has no personal knowledge of and is not likely to get that experience for a very long time. In other words, it's nothing but ignorant doom. Thus the mocking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falvicar27 View Post
    I've been debating on whether or not I should spend anymore time on this game and so far from what I've seen is that the population seems to be going down. I do play on Khyber and got to level 5 and it took me over an hour to find a guild to join after posting in General and in Trade that I was looking for a guild many times (Not spamming mind you). I do know before that Khyber use to have an active trade/general chat but what happened to that server.. it seems to be a ghost town. (Oh, and that guild I ended up joining wasn't very active.)

    It seems now more than ever with the dwindling population Solo is the way to go. Am I wrong? I have also noticed that it seems like Turbine pushes people to TR. I mean what is this? A Hack N' Slash game? D3? Why not create an endgame rather than see people TR'ing a million damn times. I think that's the part that bothers me most is that when you reach level cap, well best thing to do is TR because really...what is there to do at level cap? I could be wrong but after reading the forums over the past few weeks it seems there is no endgame and it seems best to just TR. No wonder Turbine can't hold onto new players because as a new player when I reach level cap the last thing I want to do is level all over again.

    Now, I have played off and on since I created this account (highest character was level 8 or 9) and I have to say I enjoyed being able to use the AH. That now feels ruined because people now just put the better gear up on the other AH that requires the Astral Shards or whatever they are called. Personally, I don't think it was a smart move. It reminds me of the Real Money AH in D3 and that's now being removed because it didn't provide the best gaming experience and that was coming from the community.

    Also, can people list the bugs? I see so many bug threads but what are they? What are the game breaking ones? I did see the ransack thread regarding the re-rolls applying towards it. Would it be better if a list of bugs was just in one thread/place for turbine to see even if they don't ever plan to fix them or at least for other players.

    As a "newer" player what would appeal to me more and make me want to stay is if:

    1) Turbine got rid of the Astral Shard AH

    2) Fixed known bugs

    3) Create an Endgame for those not pushing to Level/TR many times over

    4) May want to actually MARKET the game.. most companies who decide not to spend money on marketing eventually burn out

    5) Stop creating new content and fix what you have first or the bugs just keep piling on and on making the game look less appealing for both vets and new players

    6) Revert back to the old forums. These forums are terrible, what happened to the old ones? I know Turbine knows but a Website can make or break keeping someone on it. I know returning and seeing these forums I didn't want to post or look at them, just being honest.

    7) Communication. The lack of developer to player communication is amazing to me. I have seen other games doing well because the company communicates with their player base and lets them know what direction they want to head and listens to feedback. Again, after just reading the forums throughout the last few weeks I don't see that type of communication with Turbine and their player base, unless I'm missing the threads as I sleep or something.

    Lastly, when I came back to these forums and reading them so often during the last few weeks I noticed one thing there were MANY negative threads. They were in regards to bugs, the ASAH, and no Endgame. That doesn't look good for a new player just checking the game out before they even download it.

    Sorry for the long winded post. This game is different than most and has potential but I think Turbine might be too blind to see that.
    Each server has it's own life cycle for population which is effected not only by the Time of Day but even what Day of the week. To get a true picture of the population on a server you should probably spend about a weeks time playing and looking at the LFMs (which is not where a 100% of grouping occurs but will give you PUG insight)

    Next when the game first started with guilds younger guilds were more open to bringing people on. However, over the years most have found two things need to be vetted out. 1) is the person a good fit for the style of the Guild 2) Is the guild a good fit for the style of the player. Guilds such as mine, allow people to post on our Website to request entry and members and officers alike attempt to meet up and run quests with them. Using a recommendation approach allows the person to get a feel for the different personalities and styles of our guild and us a chance to get to know them. In all honesty believing one should just get an invite because one wants one seems a bit presumptuous to me.

    I am not a fan of the ASAH, but it actually gives newer players the ability to "Jump Start" their character with a cash investment.

    Very little software is "Bug" free, but it would be nice if some of the "Quality of Life" bugs could get a few more resources add to them and put an end to them once and for all.

    End Game should exist and at one point did. {Raids} I would love to see more Raids added that are relevant. I truly believe Turbine missed an opportunity with "What Goes Up" by not making that a Raid.

    Marketing is good as it helps make a presence in the market. I agree Turbine relied too much on Word of Mouth, but still DDO is a niche game so it will not be effective to just put up signs everywhere.

    I actually disagree with stopping on the New Content, what needs to happen is more balance between fixing known issues and releasing new things for us to do.

    I think they are starting to get the hang of the forums, but it would be good for them to hire certified experts with this tool to help them get more out of it.

    Honestly I think the lack of communication is as much the forum participants fault as it is the Developers. I agree that it would be nice to have more than just our Forum Moderators and community specialist and CUBE posting. They do have spurts and I actually welcomed the openness they had recently when the question of Secrete Doors and even TR'ing changes that they posted. As well as the results of the conversations concerning those issues.

    It is easy to be negative about something, some people just like to be that way. Keeping in mind that the forum community is estimated at around 5% of the player base, one can't really get a true feel of how the entire DDO community feels about the game, what we get is a very small vocal minority or minority groups.

    Keep in mind that since 2007 there is usually 1 or 2 posts a week discussing when DDO will DIE, it is kind of hard to get onboard with the fatalist opinion when you are looking forward to next weeks reason why DDO wont be around much longer.

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    Default Falvicar, hopefully you have used the Ignore feature on the forums

    It is there for a reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falvicar27 View Post
    What the hell is the problem with asking about the current state? Is it THAT difficult to understand? No, it really isn't.
    Nope, it's not at all. Except that one small point of contention, you know, where you didn't actually ask about endgame... You just stated there wasn't one, and that Turbine needs to make one.

    Asking about it is one thing, being concerned about it is cool too; Posting something as a statement of fact when you have absolutely no experience in it, and basing those "facts" off what you read on the forums(Which is a very small subset of the actually game population.) is not cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teh_Troll View Post
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    Talking Yer Stuffs?

    Was gna say "can I haz yer stuffs"...

    ...then I saw you only played to L8/9.

    I'll pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffyanne View Post
    I would get up to L28 first before you start worrying that there is nothing to do.
    He's not worried about himself. He's worried about others quitting the game.
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