It seems to me there are a lot of posts by people asking to make various abilities more powerful. From what I've gathered people are concerned that their favorite character is being outshined by someone with some other kind of build. "Since these other builds are so powerful", so seems to be their reasoning, "either these other builds need to be nerfed or or mine made more powerful." I haven't seen a thread specifically for those who oppose this view. Since this attitude is so prevalent on the forums and I know the folks at Turbine pay attention to the forums I am starting this anti-power thread, because I would like to see this attitude play a rather limited role in shaping the game.
I play pure class characters exclusively, and I don't want them to be made more powerful over night for free (I am happy to make them more powerful through playing). Also, I don't begrudge the folks who make insanely powerful multiclass builds. I don't care if those builds ever get nerfed or not. I am quite satisfied with the power of my pure class characters. I am also happy that I could do things like multiclass to increase the power and supplement the abilities of my characters, if I wanted to. (I don't want to.) I like that my pure class characters have weaknesses, and that they are not good at everything. I like that I can make decisions about my characters' builds that are good, useful, and intelligent, but that do not make him/her a self-sufficient powerhouse in every area of the game. If the only way to make characters with varying strengths and capabilities was to make stupid build decisions, I would find this an uninteresting game. I don't have any interest in playing a game in which the choices in selecting between builds are roughly equivalent to making a choice between red or green pants. I think the tendency to move DDO in this direction should be resisted.
As I said above, my reason for starting this thread is because it seems to me that the noise from folks who think the development team at Turbine needs to fix their builds for them or make them more powerful in some way seems to have drowned out the opposition, and this makes me worry about future changes to the game. If you are sufficiently on board with the idea that we don't need the folks at Turbine to spend time figuring out how to make our builds stronger, I hope you'll sign below. (If you agree that the folks at Turbine shouldn't worry about how to make our builds stronger, but you think I'm wrong about folks not being loud enough about this on the forums, it would still comfort me to see you sign below.)