It seems my Friday-night DDO group has kicked the bucket, and I can't quite work up an enthusiasm for DDO enough to find a new group etc in DDO itself. Its a fun enough game, heck if I want to kill monsters with a group of guys its a great place to do it, but I don't otherwise have any motiviation to play.
Turbine's exit survey has the following reasons I might be leaving: Technical Problems, Not enough new things to do in-game, Level grind, Boredom, Low population on my server / at my level (hard to create parties), Don't like recent changes to the game, Not fun enough, Price too high and other.
I realize that DDO is not a solo game. But "My party broke up" ought to be in there. I think it's fairly important to know how often you lose 5 guys because 1 guy isn't entirely interested…
Our party died because one guy couldn't make it two weeks in a row. I don't think any of us even tried to get any other group. Why would you? It'd just mess with the main group dynamic.
I don't see anything in DDO that warrants taking the MMO approach. It would be far better suited to a more Diablo/UO style shard system.
PS – It's good to see the blog stats back down below 2000 hits a day, mebbe I will feel a little less under the microscope when I'm writing again ;)