So, Turbine has rewarded MotU pre-order purchasers with access to the MotU closed Beta. I’d like to say, Thank You Turbine. I’ve participated in a handful of Betas, and I really enjoy the process. I’m not very GOOD at it, from a testing perspective, but I try to give feedback where I can.
This time round, what we’re getting to see is quite early, but overall I’m really impressed. And the feedback from other participants seems to be right on the money too. I hope that the dev team really listens and takes things to heart.
Initially, I was lack-luster about the whole Forgotten Realms setting coming to DDO. I like Eberron and I wasn’t sure Steam-Punk would meet the more traditional setting very well. But I’m glad to say that I was wrong. Getting a glimpse of the FR setting really struck a nice nostalgic nerve, and I’m left craving more, more, moar. I’m also really stoked to see some of the other great stuff the team is working on, like Epic Destinies, and of course the Druid class. This expansion is going to be AWESOME.
Now, I’m sure some of the proposed things will prompt the usual (or maybe More Than Usual) DooOoooOMMMmm!!!11! responses. Some of it is kinda scary. But after 6 years, the game simply MUST evolve or it’ll die, and I believe the direction it’s evolving is a good one.
Obviously, I can’t say too terribly much, due to the NDA beta participants are bound by, but I’ll say this: You’re going to be impressed from the moment you step in. So thanks again Turbine for letting me see all this while it’s still raw. Thanks for working so hard to keep bringing us fresh content and features. Thanks for listening to our feedback and making it a priority.
Long Live DDO and Good Hunting.