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XyZspineZyX
02-07-2004, 07:36 AM
I'm finding the behaviour of the DRC slightly strange. They seem to be pulling out of the restoration project but, in character, I have to ask: Why?

A more logical scenario, surely, would be that they are banning the explorers from the cavern for safety reasons. Thus we would enter the cavern surreptitiously, which would help explain the forthcoming absence of visible explorers.

I had imagined that the DRC were going to be an important part of the developing story. If the story itself is being abandoned, and the expansion packs are going to be a collection of Ages with no connection to any plot development, this would be something of a disappointment.

(When they said they were going to keep the cavern fans running, I thought for a moment they meant us.)

XyZspineZyX
02-07-2004, 07:36 AM
I'm finding the behaviour of the DRC slightly strange. They seem to be pulling out of the restoration project but, in character, I have to ask: Why?

A more logical scenario, surely, would be that they are banning the explorers from the cavern for safety reasons. Thus we would enter the cavern surreptitiously, which would help explain the forthcoming absence of visible explorers.

I had imagined that the DRC were going to be an important part of the developing story. If the story itself is being abandoned, and the expansion packs are going to be a collection of Ages with no connection to any plot development, this would be something of a disappointment.

(When they said they were going to keep the cavern fans running, I thought for a moment they meant us.)

Evilcornflake
02-07-2004, 07:47 AM
OK guys face it IT"S DOWN. Stop yelling and crying cause y'all gotta face it. It's like an addiction so dont let it get over you. Take Everquest for example

Anna_Catherine
02-07-2004, 07:55 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>If the story itself is being abandoned, and the expansion packs are going to be a collection of Ages with no connection to any plot development, this would be something of a disappointment.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's been made very clear in the statements released that the expansion packs will be a direct continuation of the story. So that kind of makes you wonder, doesn't it? I don't think this is necessarily an inconsistency.

Maybe the DRC wasn't meant to be a long term story factor anyway, but their role was more for the help and convenience of explorers in the Cavern. A plot device, if you will, rather than a major plot point. Remember, all we have to base our ideas on is where we thought the story was going, but only Cyan knows for sure.

Or, if you're more IC-conspiracy minded, it could be that the DRC wasn't being entirely forthright about what is really going to happen in the Cavern http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Either way, I wouldn't despair for the plot just yet. I strongly suspect Cyan has more than one thing up their sleeves. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>(When they said they were going to keep the cavern fans running, I thought for a moment they meant us.)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I did too. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Annacat

XyZspineZyX
02-07-2004, 08:06 AM
Thanks for that, Annacat. Yes - food for thought.

And I'd still buy the expansion packs just for a collection of Ages.

JohnLynch6
02-07-2004, 05:11 PM
I think they have had to re-define the storyline. After all, it was suppose to unfold daily, this can't happen now, so I think they've changed it.

I think Yeesha is going to play a larger part of the storyline, but I think the DRC will still be there somewhere as well http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I don't think they're going to completely make up a new storyline, just change the focus. Yeesha would have had a role to play, but now her role might be a lot larger. Instead of having DRC-released Ages and Yeesha released Ages, we'll have just have Yeesha released Ages.

This is all just guesses on my part of course http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif