Friday, August 5, 2016

LotRO Announces the End of the Players' Council

According to this post, LotRO will apparently not be renewing their Players' Council (PC) program.  Or I suppose more correctly, "Players' Counlcils" as they have two (one is dedicated to PvMP - "Player vs. Monster-Player", LotRO's version of PvP).

So, one has to wonder - does this mean DDO is also re-thinking the PC?  LotRO has had a PC for far longer than DDO, but then again, LotRO and DDO are different (I know, I know - that's a shock to some of you out there, but it's true).  It's possible LotRO decided they get enough feedback on their Palantir pre-preview server to not need the PC anymore.  DDO, on the other hand, no longer has the Mournlands pre-preview server and just has the Lamannia preview server (equivalent to LotRO's "Bullroarer" preview server).

Still, without any other explanation as to why it is being eliminated, that leave a lot of speculation.  Is it a cost-cutting measure?  Does Turbine just not have the man-power to oversee the program?  And even though, as I stated above, DDO and LotRO are different, is it a foreboding of things to come for DDO?  Is DDO's relatively new PC program "DOO-OO-OO-OO-OO-M-M-M-M-MED"?  Perhaps not in the immediate future, but  "SOON™"?

Only time will tell.  {Time is such a blabbermouth...}

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