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  • So. . .population is down to half of what it was in may according to some tracking charts. . .moving the average daily player count from 3663 to 2241. . .starting to think that some people might be right about the game dying. Though to be honest. . .it's not really a surprise. . .for a number of reasons.

    Of course, 4 out of 8 servers have an average daily of under 200 players it seems at any given time. . .since the hc season is over there's no longer a spike in players in one area. Seems that recent updates are, as predicted (perhaps because they didn't work correctly when applied, imagine that) are driving more people away from the game.
    The devs have asked before, over the years, but listening isn't something that's happened before.
    Still, will all the bugs reported all over the place with the pack. . .I can't bring myself to buy it. . .I'd rather buy something that works and will be more worth my time then having to dump even more money just to play it normally.
    Please no, I just returned from a very long (10 year) break and I'm having so much fun with all the new playstyles and content. I miss the former active PuG scene, but hope the game lives on for at least another 10 years! :)
    I'm a relative noob (around 1-2 years playing) to DDO and I'm with you Wender! My hope is that DDO will be around for a bit longer. :)
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    MMO's I've enjoyed over the years: (other than ddo)
    SWTOR (Starwars the old republic): very well done story line, systems that do what they're suppose to, large inventory and bank system, option for multiple classes on light and dark side, decent crafting/harvesting system, collections and cosmetics - with their own area that doesn't clutter inventory, semi open world areas, balanced dungeons at level, player housing, guild halls, affordable shop items that don't break the bank, decent graphics, responsive support that tries to resolve issues. Good sub benefits.
    Mabinogi: unique reincarnation/leveling/skill system, fairly balanced dungeons once you know the tricks to mobs, neat crafting and harvesting systems. Sadly this one has fallen it seems to the ptw tactics and has become infested with bots. Anime-ish art style. Ok story lines.
    Blade and soul: this one is very ptw, but you get what you pay for, no rng when it comes to getting what you want - and items purchased work as advertised. You can of course grind out everything for free - it will take a long time. Helpful/responsive community and support. The graphics are very pretty. The story line is. . .well it's bad, really bad, in the sense it will make you depressed and wonder why you even attempted the game.
    WOW (world of warcraft): Graphics are . . .eh. . .some areas are nice some are meh. Systems are solid and usually work as described. Xp is pretty standardized. Inventory isn't limited too much or overly expensive. Good sub and guild features. Good gathering/crafting system. Fun and engaging dungeons and raids. Can be very grindy. Semi ok customer support. Story line is ok up to a point, but then can get really out of left field.
    City of heroes: Great game play and systems, peculiar crafting, decent inventory, had good sub benefits, had base building/quest building for players - was shut down and stolen by dc. Dc online is a half baked copy of this old wonderful mmo. Engaging quests, the ability to play good or evil.
    DC Online: Half baked copy of city of heroes.
    New World: It's pretty. . .that's really all it has going for it to be honest. Support is lacking. Crafting/gathering is over run by bots. Duping floods the markets. guild/city systems were poorly designed. Arena/pvp is infested with cheating and bots. Quests are unbalanced. Some quests/systems and items are broken. Had really high hopes for this one when it came out, and was very disappointed in it's development turn - it became some odd arena pvp slog fest with lots of cheating and bots. Not really worth the money.
    Fail out 76 (Fallout 76):
    Decent graphics and open world system. Crafting is meh. Story line started out really bad and was more or less a bunch of notes every where - this has improved over the years and there are npcs now. Base building. Pretty solid pve systems. Pvp is still meh and there is an issue with cheating. This is one that is good to play with friends or family if you sub for a private world so you don't have to deal with trolls, and could provide a few months of entertainment before getting bored.
    FF14 (Final fantasy 14 online):
    Good graphics, good crafting system, easy inventory management, lots of classes to play with, ok story line. The story line takes a bit to get into and the sheer size of the world makes it easy to get lost in. Fun to play with friends and family. A bit of a steep learning curve. You can play all classes on one character and change out your style with your equipped weapon. Community was pretty friendly last time I played. Responsive and helpful support. Balanced and well designed dungeons and quests. Affordable cash shop. Good benefits for subbing.
    Black Desert:
    eh. . .I gave it a try for a few days. To be honest I just couldn't get into it. I found it very dry and boring and unimpressive in every way.
    Gave it a try when it came out. Ok graphics. Seemed to be more focused on pvp and arena type stuff, so I didn't spend much time really checking it out.
    Entropia Universe:
    Kind of meh graphics for now days. Real cash economy. Very steep learning curve. Very advanced crafting system. Player run stores and planets. Systems very well balanced and work with out bugs. Real cash in game stock market. Semi fun dungeons. Given the game runs off real world money it can be pretty rough to play like other mmo's until you stabilize an income for ammo and repair costs in game. Game currency can be converted to real world currency and sent to your bank, so you actually can make a living playing this game if you devote enough time to learn how. Systems and combat are pretty easy to learn, good tutorial starting up.
    Lost ark:
    Honestly it's just another amazon fail, more of a mobi with micro transactions than an actual mmo. It's more or less garbage.
    An oldy and goody. There is crafting, but it never really struck a chord with me on rift. Dungeoning and adventuring is constant. More or less run around and do things. I had fun playing, but honestly can't think of anything really memorable about it.
    I'm sure there were more over the years, like Everquest back at the end of the 90's. . .but these are the ones that come to mind currently.
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    Oh, there's one thing about most of these mmo's too that ddo could learn from - customer service and affordable pricing.
    I recall playing WoW from 2007-2008. I spent a while playing anime-style MMOs after that and then got into DDO when it went F2P. #history #mmo
    I was really into mabinogi once, though I've heard mabinogi has kinda gone down hill over the past few years. The reincarnation system on that game was leagues better than what ddo has. So was the crafting/harvest system (mabinogi). It was really anime ish though graphically, they came out with vindictus and I was hoping it was going to be something like mabinogi 2.0 with better graphics, but it's just an instance runner and pvp deal, so I barely gave it any time.
    I'd love to see a game designed like actual sao or log horizon or bofuri's new world online (as illustrated in the manga's or anime), with out the getting stuck in of course, even if they aren't full dive. Just the level of crafting systems and dungeon system designs seem like they would be a lot of fun. . .as well as the custom skill/leveling systems. But, I doubt a company/dev will come along and toss out the money needed for something like that.
    Amusing anime list: (mostly light hearted - some more serious) (in no particular order)
    Some of these are funny and light hearted, some are adventurous, some are serious. Just a list of the ones I enjoyed. Who knows, maybe others will find something amusing to watch from this.

    Farming life in another world
    Reincarnated as a slime (multiple seasons)
    The ancient magus' bride
    In another world with my smart phone 1/2
    Howl's moving castle
    Dr. Stone (multiple seasons)
    Overlord (multiple seasons - slightly dark)
    Goblin slayer (careful with the first episode, not for kids)
    Ishuzoku Reviewers (interspecies reviewers - funny but some may find offensive)
    Kuma Kuma Kuma 1/2
    Don't toy with me miss Nagatoro 1/2
    Bofuri 1/2
    By the grace of gods
    Food wars (multiple seasons)
    The aristocrats other worldly adventure
    Loving Yamada at lvl 999 (romance)
    Sword art online (multiple seasons, most of it's decent to good)
    The rising of a shield hero (a bit dark)
    Fruits basket
    Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies moved to a starter town?
    Princess Connect! Re: dive
    Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest (multiple seasons)
    Log Horizon (multiple seasons)
    So I'm a Spider, So What?
    She professed herself the pupil of the wise man.
    Demon slayer (multiple seasons)
    Fairy tail (multiple seasons)
    Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
    Dr. Ramune -Mysterious Disease Specialist-
    How Not to Summon a Demon Lord (multiple seasons)
    How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom
    Bleach (multiple seasons)
    The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter
    Chillin' in My 30s after Getting Fired from the Demon King's Army
    Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill
    Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for My Retirement
    The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady
    Aiyou's Secret Room (horror ish)
    Tomo-chan Is a Girl!
    Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (multiple seasons)
    Beast Tamer
    I Somehow Became Stronger by Raising Farming-Related Skills
    I'm the Villainess, So I'm Taming the Final Boss
    The Maid I Hired Recently Is Mysterious
    Ascendance of a Bookworm (multiple seasons)
    I'm Quitting Heroing
    The Faraway Paladin
    The Seven Deadly Sins (multiple seasons)
    Restaurant to Another World 1/2
    Saga of Tanya the Evil
    Banished From the Heroes' Party
    My Hero Academia (lots of seasons)
    Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation 1/2
    RPG Real Estate
    No game, no life
    Cowboy Bebop
    Rurouni Kenshin
    Fairy Gone
    Captain Harlock
    Ranma 1/2
    Lord Marksman and Vanadis
    Tokyo Ghoul
    Death Note
    The Heroic Legend of Arslan
    Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody
    Demon lord retry
    Assassination Classroom
    Monster Girl Doctor
    Wise Man's Grandchild
    The Legend of the Legendary Heroes
    Dance in the vampire bund (probably not suitable for kids)
    I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level
    Mysteria Friends
    Kemono Michi: Rise Up
    A Bridge to the Starry Skies
    Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina
    Grenadier: The Beautiful Warrior
    After School Dice Club
    A Certain Magical Index
    A Certain Scientific Railgun
    Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle
    My Wife is the Student Council President!
    Familiar of Zero
    Snow white with the red hair
    The Ryuo's Work is Never Done!
    The Asterisk War
    Rosario + Vampire
    Welcome to Demon School! Iruma-kun
    And you thought there is never a girl online?
    Miss caretaker of Sunohara-sou
    Cat planet cuties (because cat girls, why not)
    Corpse Princess: Kuro
    Dagashi Kashi (multiple seasons)
    Blood: The Last Vampire
    Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious
    Didn't I Say to Make My Abilities Average in the Next Life?!
    KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!
    My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
    The Ambition of Oda Nobuna
    The Vision of Escaflowne
    Skeleton Knight in Another World
    The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in a Different World as an Aristocrat
    Parallel World Pharmacy
    Knight's & Magic
    Give Summer Time Render a try, it was interesting and a lotta fun. :)
    I'll check it out, thanks!
    I guess I'll put up a bio here, if anyone is interested. Not sure why the about section is only the signature and doesn't have a bio area.
    I'm a grouchy old vet, not as old as some. . .but getting there. I enjoy sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. I enjoy a variety of music, except rap - but metal, classical, rock, alternative, jazz, and so on are great. I love well done art, but not abstract - I prefer classical art styles to modern. I have many hobby's, from old style masonry to playing games and reading books on a variety of subjects. I enjoy mythology a great deal. I can be rough around the edges and overly crass at times.

    1980 – 1998
    Ft. Benning, Ga
    Fort Gordon, Ga – (schooling)Multichannel transmission and telecommunications/ Military intelligence
    Uijeongbu, S. korea – camp redcloud (visit to Japan)
    Darmstadt, Hessen – Germany (visits to France, Spain, Italy, England)
    Warsaw, Poland
    Iraq – various
    Carrollton, Georgia – (Schooling) university of west ga -Business management and marketing (BA) - worked at the university as head of web design and on campus food court management
    2003 (end) - 2005
    Ft. Sam Houston, tx – (schooling) medicine and emergency services – combat medicine (certification and licensing)
    Silver Spring, Maryland – Walterreed army medical center – emergency medicine, neurology, brigade level schools and education nco – (schooling) art institute of Pittsburg – graphics design and game design (BA), Theology online degree (ThD) (Waste of time and money) First book published.
    2006 – 2009
    Colorado Springs, Colorado – Fort Carson – combat medicine company level, medical records and accountability battalion level – (schooling) Full sail – game design and coding (BA): University of Phoenix – business management, economics, international business, marketing (MBA) Second book published
    2009 -2013
    Afghanistan, arghandab valley (2011-2013)

    2013 – medically retired due to war time injuries sustained in Afghanistan due to uranium powder laced mortar round. Retirement rank SGT(p).

    Georgia – Happily retired and working on books and hobbies.
    Back to the grind, finally made it to second racial reincarnations, well, at least one now. Maybe in another ten years I'll finish this wheel, lol
    There will be MANY new spokes on that wheel before we get there. :)

    Heck, we may even be up to an eighteen wheeler by then. :)
    Yeah. . .I have a few with a few lives, it's just daunting to pull out an old char and have to far a whole new gear set before returning to said wheel.
    I have an old tank, left over from thunderforged era. . .nearly all his once fancy epic raid gear is basically useless now.
    Managed treasures on hc, managed 20 on hc. . .now to work on the favor grind. . .ugh. . .might work on reaper after. . .maybe.
    At least none of my toons have died yet, amazingly.
    Blacklion Mercantile (BLM) on cannith is looking for friendly and fun loving members to join our ranks. We work together and help one another out. So, if you're looking for a guild to relax with, maybe even role play with, then drop us a line.
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