Putting Marketing before Fun
Today marks the release of the Twilight Forge module and the introduction of the drow race into Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach (DDO). Since this is Editorial week at DDO @ Ten Ton Hammer, Darkgolem couldn't resist making his feelings about the drow known.
"The way that drow are attainable in DDO rewards people for playing a lot, but after the amount of favor needed is attained, the DDO implementation of drow discourages use of other races for character classes. The benefit to the makers of DDO of course is that people spend a lot of time playing to first unlock the drow and then to level their new characters. But this detracts from the game in several ways."