Sometimes you hear someone say: “Back in the day when…” followed by something he/she remembers. And you try to think back when that was, if you remember it aswell. Or you frown because it was something before your time.
I got inspired for this post by a tweet Micky send out yesterday. She wrote: I have been playing since a little while before U11. What about u? #ddo To which i replied: 19 september 2009, at least that’s the date i joined the forums, but i usualy do all at once so must be my 1st day playing #DDO
I can refer back in dates, but i’m terrible when it comes to Updates. Like Micky said she started playing just before U11. U11…….when was that again and what was the update about? I can’t remember. If someone would say he/she started beginning 2011 i can compare it to my own date and have a clue.
Or if someone would say “when Gianthold got released”, or “when airships made it into DDO”. When was that? I don’t know.
I know if i was playing DDO allready or not, but i can’t put a date to it. Not even in years.
So that made me look up all the release notes on Modules* and Updates i could find on the DDO website. I’ve listed everything in a sheet** with dates and noticable changes so i have an easy reference to the changes to the game and the dates. To me it’s fun reading back on changes that happened, that i went through, that the game has undergone. Some changes long forgotten allready because the change was GOOD (looking at you leveling sigils***). Some changes so common now you can’t imagen there was a time it wasn’t in the game (looking at you Guild Renown and Airships).
* When DDO first got released in 2006 they named updates to the game Modules. After the F2P release in 2009 they changed that into Updates.
** Have you forgotten i am a sheet person? I love putting stuff in sheets to organize chaos 😉
*** In the beginning in DDO you needed leveling sigils to be able to advance beyond hard set levels. If i remember correctly i only needed 1 bronze sigil before Turbine removed them from the game.
Below i’ll put up the list so you can track back updates and changes and see if you remember them aswell.
I would love to hear what you all think about being good and not so good (putting it mildly) changes done to the game.
And to restate Micki’s question: When did you start playing DDO?
|M0 P1||14-3-2006||Founders Helm|
|M1||VON; weapon set shortcuts|
|M1 P5||14-6-2006||solo content|
|M2||12-7-2006||The Twilight Forge (Restless Isles); Drow; Mail; Patron Favor|
|Stormreach under Seige||18-9-2006||Cult of Madness in WW|
|M3||25-10-2006||Demon Sands; level cap 12; PVP; AH; Feat Respec|
|M3 P1||13-12-2006||Festival Jester; several Delera’s Graveyard Quests|
|M3 P2||23-1-2007||Litany ot Dead part 2: shadow tombs +crypt|
|M4||12-4-2007||Reaver’s Bane (Gianthold); level cap 14; SRE all wildernesses; Risia Preview Server|
|M5||27-9-2007||Accursed Ascension (Black Abbot)|
|M6||The Thirtheenth Eclipse; level cap 16|
|M7||3-6-2008||Market Place Tent destroyed; 2 raids Suulo and Xizzy; Monk|
|M8||29-10-2008||Korthos Island; Siber Attol|
|U0||31-8-2009||F2P; DDO Store; level cap 20; FvS; Devils of Shavarat; Sharn Syndicate; Cerulean Hills; Difficulty Scaling; Mantel ot Worldshaper|
|U1||28-10-2009||Path of Inspiration; 32 point builds; Epic Dungeons; Veteran Status|
|U1 P1||16-11-2009||TR; Hireling Folders;|
|U3||No level sigils required; 4 new quests The Twelve; Casual Difficulty; Epic VON; LR/GR|
|U3 P1||17-2-2010||4th Bday|
|U5||28-6-2010||Guild Renown-airship; Phiarlan Carnival|
|U7||20-10-2010||Horc/Helf; Deception in Stormreach (Lordsmarch Plaza); Chronoscope Raid; Mabar|
|U8||13-12-2010||Risia Ice Games; Attack on Stormreach; Cookie Jar|
|5th Bday||Crystal Cove|
|U8 P2||14-3-2011||Localization: French en German|
|U9 P1||16-5-2011||Cannith Crafting; Harbinger of Madness|
|U10||20-6-2011||Reign of Madness|
|U11 P1||12-10-2011||Artificer; House Cannith|
|U12||9-11-2011||Challenges; Shared Plat Bank|
|U13||27-2-2012||Web of Chaos; 6th Bday; Vet status 7|
|U14||25-6-2012||Menace of the Underdark; Level cap 25; Epic Destinies; Druid|
|U14 P1||11-7-2012||Caught in the Web raid|
|U15||20-8-2012||Song of Druid’s Deep; Monster Manual|
|U16||12-11-2012||Netherese Legacy/High road of Shadows; Orbs|
|U17||19-2-2013||Epic GH; MM II; Augments|
|U17 P1||18-3-2013||Shard Exchange; Daily Dice; VIP XP Bonus|
|U18||22-5-2013||Disciples of Shadow (2 Wheloon quests); Iconic Heroes; Skill Tomes|
|U18 P2||24-6-2013||VIP weekly gold roll|
|U19||19-8-2013||Shadowfell Conspiracy/ Wheloon City + Storm Horns; Enhencement Revamp; Sagas; Hall of Heroes; Level cap 28; Chest Reroll|
Notes to the above list:
- M0 P1 stands for Module 0 Patch 1
- U11 stands for Update 11
- Some release notes didn’t have a date on them
- Most patches didn’t have any new changes, just patches to the latest updates and/or hotfixes and/or bugfixes