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Here we list all references to upcoming changes, some are specific to particular updates, others are general.

  • When adding content always remember to link to the quoted text in order to verify the findings.
  • Brief information is placed in the Annual Quarterly Release Schedule.
  • Quotes are placed in the Next Release Information.
  • Next release is updated after each update becomes public.

Release schedule[edit]

  • Each year contains four updates: Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter.
  • Specific and confirmed information should be placed here with links.
  • Another expansion in discussion stage, possibly in late 2017,
Quote:
Originally Posted by (executive producer) Severlin Source
We are planning out the future of DDO in years, and discussing the possibility of an expansion near the end of 2017. Cool things are coming.

Speculative info[edit]

Annual schedule: 2017[edit]

  • Update 34: January 2017 (released, delayed from 2016 Q4)
  • Update 35: March 2017 (released)
  • Update 36: July 2017 (released)
  • Update 37: Q3 2017/TBD, around the Halloween season? (Ravenloft Expansion)
  • Update 38: Q4 2017/TBD

Future updates[edit]

Update 35[edit]

Update 35
  • Dragonborn
  • Anniversary challenge available again
  • New raid and two dungeons

Things not included/pulled from U35:

UI/QoL

  • Questing hub
    • created to help people figure out where to go and what to do
    • hub will help get to quest entrances more quickly.
    • We don't have a name for this new system yet
    • We'll be talking a lot more about it in the coming weeks.
  • Character Bank Storage - previewed but pulled from U35

Event

  • Possible updates to all festivals / events in the update that takes them live

Update 36[edit]

Update 36

Content

Update 36 Patch 2[edit]

Update 36 Patch 2

Update 36 Patch 3[edit]

Update 36 Patch 3

Things previewed with U36P3 but will be included with U37

DDO Forums

Mists of Ravenloft expansion/Update 37[edit]

Update 37
Expansion logo

Release Date

  • (Ambition:) Before Halloween 2017, depending on how well LotRO Mordor expansion goes (https://youtu.be/N290xlKBabk?t=1103)
  • (Expected:) by the end of 2017 or very early 2018
  • No confirmation yet if this is considered U37, but most likely is

Contents

  • Ravenloft will be level 10 and level 30+ so players at cap have stuff to do. We will have a special "veteran status" option during the launch of Ravenloft that allows players to create level 10 characters and go right there.--DDO Forums
  • Barovia wilderness area in development, its listing to the in-game Compendium UI leaked on Lamannia
  • Also possibly 2 raids - Strahd von Zarovich and Baba Yaga as antagonists
(Standard): Raid Completions:
DNT Story Quest For raid_strahd : 0
DNT Story Quest For raid_baba : 0

Characters

Items

  • Sentient Weapons are included as customizable reward
    • Some sort of progression mechanic for these were also planned to be included but scrapped (?)

Update 38[edit]

Update 38

Developer quotes[edit]

March 2017 Bank update to be pulled from U35[edit]

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cordovan (Contribs • Message• Cordovan) Source
It is likely we will be pulling the new character bank from Update 35, and will not bring out an updated UI with additional bank space until we resolve at least some of the community's concerns over it.

DDO Producer's Letter - September 2016[edit]

See Producer letter/September 2016

7 Sept 2016 Tree trimming and Wolf training[edit]

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteelStar (Contribs • Message• SteelStar) Source on September 7, 2016
Some interesting opinions there! Let's break that down:

Wolf/Tree build fixes are coming. The timing has less to do with the severity or priority and more to do with the complexity. Yes, there is time to fix Warlock before broken Druid abilities. It takes less time to repair a crack than rebuild an entire wall.

Planned Warlock changes are based primarily on data collection and testing. Warlocks aren't the most powerful damage-dealers in the game right now, but neither are Paladins or Barbarians. For that matter, we really haven't been hearing that "Melee players are upset that their OP Paladins and Barbarians aren't miles ahead of all the Casters anymore" at all. Even if we had, it would not be the sole deciding factor.

Endgame is not the only measure that counts. The fact that some changes are necessary is not diminished by the fact that other necessary changes have not happened yet.


Anyway!

Hope everyone is having a fine morning.

7 Sept 2016 Warlock Balance[edit]

Quote:
Originally Posted by SteelStar (Contribs • Message• SteelStar) Source on September 7, 2016
Relatively small, targeted balance adjustments to Warlock (especially Enlightened Spirit) are in the works for sometime after U32.

6 Sept 2016 Livestream / Podcast[edit]

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cordovan (Contribs • Message• Cordovan) Source
We are very interested in bringing Ravenloft to DDO, it's not so much a matter of if, as it is when, So it is a plan that we are absolutely pursuing at this point, to go into Ravenloft. Stay tuned for More information
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cordovan (Contribs • Message• Cordovan) Source
There can always be things, that lead to changes in our scheduled and that sort of thing, but we are very much interested into going into Ravenloft, at the very least it will be brought up in a producer's letter, that we are working on it currently

Development archive[edit]

See also[edit]