So i got a email a few weeks ago from the dreaded Blizzard company, before all this exploit nonsense hit DDO. I was done with Diablo 3 last year when my account got hacked by some putz. I Took a break from DDO for a bit. Went and fooled around in Neverwinter only to realize fast it was just another pay to win cash grab of a game. The exploits from the community and the lack of action from the devs pretty much killed the game. All they really cared about was Astral shard purchases and zen . The game declined and turned into a bunch of gold spammers fast.
I played some xbox games. Some pc games. Nothing in the MMO realm because i was kinda sick of the cash grabs around every corner. Then last week I decided to come back to DDO and see whats up. Reconnect with some old friends and kill some baddies. Maybe start the grind up once again for loot, xp, raids and epic mumbo jumbo. Upon checking my email for purchase order i finally got around to seeing what that message from Blizzard was all about...
Here it is. I was kinda shocked to say the least. Blizzard doing away with its cash cow?
For once i agree with them and i think these lame real money Auction houses do nothing but cause trouble for Games like Diablo, DDO and Neverwinter. These games are supposed to be about killing bad guys and ransacking their treasure. Every game i played with a real money auction house where we could purchase virtual junk ended up with its fair share of negative consequences. Once they add this feature the game gets tainted, Cheapened and cheesy as heck. Dungeons and Dragons online is no exception. It creates a rift in the community. A two tier system so to speak. Those with their big credit cards and those without. It also causes a influx of people willing to exploit to bypass paying real money for pixels.
Do away with it. It tarnishes the game. For once i agree with Blizzard! They are doing away with their dirty cash grab tactics and i think Turbine should do the same. Devs Time can be spent on better things rather then all this astral shard nonsense!
You guys and girls at Turbine should go back to your roots as well. Make money by selling us wicked quests and raids with tons of new bad guys hording their awesome loot. That is all we want! To play a game and reap our just rewards. It is pretty simple really. The direction the game has went since ASAH is pretty bleak! Just my 2 cents after coming back and seeing the economy in shambles in a game used to love. Dev time wasted once again on stuff 90% of the player base could care less about. Nothing good will ever come of a real money AH. At least not for us players!
I Tried the new expansion. Looted some boring new loot and was underwhelmed as a whole after completing it. I could not help but think to myself how much better it could be if the devs focused less on cash grabs and more on game play. The game is messed up right now and i personally think Turbine should re-evaluate their economic choices. I Have not even been back a week and the game feels stale already. The new Expansion was no where near the caliber of what Motu was! The poor choices of Turbine as a whole has really effected the game and it has to stop! Turbine needs to go back to its roots of being a game company and not a zen/tp/store/AS business. It is really starting to show in the lack of quality quests, loot and monsters! It is a pretty sad state of affairs! Smarten up Turbine!
Anyway that is my bi-annual rant for the year on these forums. Good questing and peace out y'all!