Normally, we get a producer letter about once a year. An annual “State of the Game” address. Sometimes we’d get slightly more, as in those years where we had more than one producer.
But setting aside introductions, we’d get one big producer letter every year. Generally the letter talks about how awesome the previous year was, and how many things were accomplished, and then give us information about the upcoming year.
Not very informative information, but still, stuff that we can parse and dissect and try to decode so we have some idea what to expect. Not always to useful end; sometimes the game undergoes a direction change and things that were mentioned in the letter are never actually pursued.
[Cough][cough]desert of Anauroch[cough][cough]
Severlin changed all that. First, he stopped being all coy and hinty and started just telling us what was coming. A nice change!
Then, he stopped telling us a year in advance and started a new path of giving us much smaller letters that cover only the next quarter. A not-so-nice change.
Then, he stopped doing that too.
Or maybe he is just a little late. Or maybe I am just a little anxious. But for whatever reason, we are now into entirely unprecedented territory where we have no idea what is coming, in what order, or when, or really, anything.
The game is stateless. Update 31? 32? 33? Will these even exist?
I vaguely remember something about another classic D&D module being done up as DDO content. But I don’t remember why I know this, and I can’t even find a source to link that mentions it.
Between twitch sessions and videos and facebook and twitter and DDOCast and the chat channel there are a lot of ways to learn what Turbine is planning for the game. Too many to consume them all.
Way too many.
Bring back our producer letter!
🙂 😀 🙂