Okay, this may be small of me, but I have to do this, I have to. So let’s just get it out of the way right now.
I told you so.
There. I feel better. And now with that said, we can get on with the celebration of our victory, because it is a victory, total and complete, and better, it is one that should be a win for everyone, players and developers alike.
Yesterday afternoon, Turbine developer Vargouille announced the final Reincarnation design and it is everything everyone ever wanted it to be:
- Tokens of the Twelve will be able to buy Heroic Hearts, and they removed the “for now” label that previously accompanied that statement
- Commendations of Valor will still buy Epic and Iconic Hearts, but they will drop from end reward lists on all epic quests
- Higher-level epic quests and higher difficulties will reward more Valors, but they expect us to run about 28 Epic Hard quests to earn one heart*
- Valors will be Bind-To-Character but the hearts themselves will be Bind-To-Account
- Sagas won’t even drop Valors any more, the Saga system will be completely separate from the Reincarnation system
I think that is everything anyone ever asked. All of the demands laid out during the Great Wayfinder Bridge Occupation have been met.
I haven’t read the rest of Vargouille’s thread to see how people responded, but I already know this will not make everyone happy. We are a picky bunch, we DDO Gamers, and I do not believe there is anything that Turbine could do to make everyone happy. Free money? Free sex? No, someone will be unhappy no matter what, universal satisfaction is an unattainable goal.
But this is pretty damn close.
Did we really need to stand on the bridge on Wayfinder? Would any of this have happened if we didn’t flood the forums and get the MMO press involved? Who knows, the fact is that we did do those things and conjecture about any other path will always and only be that: conjecture.
Also, it was fun. A rather silly way to stand up to Da Man, nothing that should be compared to any kind of real-life protest action, we put only our avatar pixels on the line. Nonetheless, it was fun, and I am glad I participated.
And to all of you who dropped negative vibes on the rebellion recap post or the power to the people post, and those of you who spent two entire forum pages explaining that I do not really know the meaning of the word “victory”, yes, all of you:
I told you so.
I’ve spent my whole life trying to avoid being that guy who says “I told you so”, but really, it was not so bad after all.
I could get used to this.
🙂 😀 🙂
* as pointed out by @illarven, I misread this and the number of required quests is much higher than 28