Not completely sure what’s going on yet, but I am sure War Of Alts will keep you informed, especially if you check back there on a regular basis.
So GOA/Mythic have started their pre LotD PR blitz, here’s hoping the emails to unsubscribed punters will be hitting the relevant post boxes in the very near future, with a nice upswing in the player base to boot. Though if we are going to need to have free addons of this size to get people to return, then that’s going to create a lot of content and expand the games playable area at a dramatic pace, which I am not completely sure is a good idea.
It needs to do something, since if my guild is any indication of the way things are going generally, I am going to be playing on my jack jones (Own) in the not to distant future, with just a bit of tumbleweed to keep me company.
Heh you never know, but we could end up being Free-To-Play (F2P) next year and my that would stick in Mark Jacobs throat if that happened.
On the subject of DDO going F2P, it “appears” that this is only applies to North America, so once again Europe is assuming the position. Check this from Codemasters, via VE3D, and as father jack would say “Feck Off”. Though Codemasters have said that they will evaluate how the beta is going and make an announcement on DDO in Europe in the near future.