Things are very quiet here at SOE today.
Normally I do not post from here, but things are relatively calm compared to what it has been like the past several months and I felt like writing about it.
I'm very happy with how the launch went. Despite the problems with actual in store box distribution we still managed to get the game into the hands of the players via our digital download, and I'm glad that option is there. I am starting to buy games this way more and more, as I tend to not really look at the box art anymore these days and most of my cds and dvds are just on the shelf collecting dust, never to be installed again.
We made a big effort to try and launch a very large expansion with as few problems as possible. Of course some things slip through the cracks in a game as big as this, but overall I'm very happy with the quality level of the expansion. I'm proud to be a part of it.
I've spent the past couple days just running around in game and enjoying the fruits of our labors playing my beloved Saavedra. To this day I've played the same character from launch, and I rarely get hassled by players in game, which goes to show that either they don't care, or don't know that I'm a dev.
I managed to get all of my ports for the druid rings and now I feel like I'm super powered just because I can give rides to people. It's the little things that make all the difference. Back in Everquest I played a shaman and I was always jealous of the druid's ability to port people around.