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Posted: Sep 10th 2010 12:35PM Controlled Chaos said

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A year old already. I have to admit, they've done a decent amount with their year. They actually seem pretty intent on fixing the broken stuff in their game. Guess that just means things will get better with time.

Happy birthday DDO.

Posted: Sep 10th 2010 1:38PM Daemodand said

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I still wish the game was set in Greyhawk, Forgotten Realms or Dragonlance.

Posted: Sep 10th 2010 3:31PM dudes said

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What Champions Online and Star Trek Online should have been, business model-wise.

Posted: Sep 10th 2010 6:12PM wondersmith said

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DDO's switch to F2P brought legitimacy and attention to this business model in the Western world like never before. Thank you, Turbine, for having the vision and courage to take the plunge and save this fine game, as well as giving us players the freedom to spend however much or little money we're willing and able to. You have empowered us.

Posted: Sep 11th 2010 12:41AM (Unverified) said

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"DDO's switch to F2P brought legitimacy and attention to this business model in the Western world like never before."

And the completely assainine and botched switch of LotRO to F2P removed it. People paying money in the store and getting no items and still waiting for responses from customer service ( Turbine CS, by the way, is known to take WEEKS to respond to tickets even before F2P was implemented ), people waiting on points that finally arrive and then disappear again, people having to rebuy content they already had access to (SoA), current subscribers and lifetimers unable to use ingame things such as "Fast Travel" or even, more importantly, customer service, as they are being told they need to subscribe. The list goes on and on.
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Posted: Sep 10th 2010 8:44PM (Unverified) said

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Honestly, I think DDO stroke right between the "Western" and "Eastern" way of billing, getting into a niche that is theirs and that makes them such a good company. You can still pay per month, but you can also just buy adventures, classes, races and when you do, they're yours. That's what's so overlooked with this system, but also what makes it so good: whatever you buy is yours in the game, forever. You won't lose it if you stop paying per month, because you don't have to.

Posted: Sep 11th 2010 8:48AM Arkane said

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I'm still waiting for the EU transfer, i hope we get it this year..

Posted: Sep 11th 2010 1:43PM (Unverified) said

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Those bugs will soon be fixed fresnoboone, and nobody new will even know they ever existed ; ). That's normal, just be patient and there won't be much to complain about, Turbine is an outstanding company.

Posted: Sep 11th 2010 8:06PM (Unverified) said

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Those "bugs" existed in beta, Turbine was told vehemently in beta that at the very least the store wasn't ready. But, everything went live anyway. And the bugs are still there, and the new people are getting a nice eyefull both while playing and when reading the forums, which happen to be full of complaints, particularly regarding not being able to get hold of customer service either ingame or through the website ticket systems.

And those who do manage to get a GM ingame all get the same response, they get told to file a ticket off the website, where people are still waiting for responses and where it is a well known fact by anyone who plays the game that Turbine couldn't even manage to answer tickets in under a week ( sometimes taking up to 3 or more weeks due to being "backed up with tickets" ) even before all these new and returning players were there.

Sorry, the Turbine before WB is NOT the Turbine now. The Turbine before would NEVER have allowed a lot of this shit to go live, but the new Turbine doesn't care as long as you feed their cash shop. Otherwise, you ain't worth shit to them.
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Posted: Oct 5th 2010 7:31PM DDOer said

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The F2P model has resurrected a game destined for the graveyard. We can now immediately vote through TP on what we like and don't like about the game and Turbine is highly motivated to model their offerings to our TP purchases. This has driven a TON of great new content this year. I think it is on par, if not above, what the content delivery promise was for the first your of DDO. Thanks for keeping me busy and making the game great! Happy Birthday DDO! Many more to come!

~Karranor
www.ddmsrealm.com/ddo - DDO Quest and Item Database

Posted: Oct 5th 2010 7:31PM DDOer said

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The F2P model has resurrected a game destined for the graveyard. We can now immediately vote through TP on what we like and don't like about the game and Turbine is highly motivated to model their offerings to our TP purchases. This has driven a TON of great new content this year. I think it is on par, if not above, what the content delivery promise was for the first your of DDO. Thanks for keeping me busy and making the game great! Happy Birthday DDO! Many more to come!

~Karranor
http://www.ddmsrealm.com/ddo - DDO Quest and Item Database

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