Players Helping Players launches

Players Helping Players

As promised, Players Helping Players is now up and running! It’s still in its infancy, but I have big plans for it.

Friday night I happened to be on Thelanis at the same time as Dean from DDO University. He’d seen my earlier post about getting Players Helping Players started and very kindly offered any help I needed, including the use of his content. He also has guilds and teaching characters on every server.

As part of Players Helping Players, I’ve been debating adding a forum to OurDDO – not to compete in any way with the official DDO forum, but to provide an alternative source to get help. Unlike Turbine, I don’t have to deal with the issue of offending paying customers, because I don’t have any. So I’ll have much more freedom to edit or delete posts that troll, grief, or bully, and to sanction users who make such posts.

If I add the forum, it will undoubtedly be a much, MUCH smaller community than the official DDO boards, so the pool of knowledge will also be smaller. But I’m hoping that the smaller population will also mean a more friendly and welcoming experience for players who want help with DDO basics.

I’d really love some feedback on this. Do you like the idea of adding a forum to OurDDO? Why or why not? If implemented, what features would you like to see? What features do you think should NOT be included? Would you use the forum, and if so, for what?

A big THANK YOU to everyone who’s been supportive of OurDDO and Players Helping Players – I could never undertake either without the help and support I’ve gotten!

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5 thoughts on “Players Helping Players launches

  1. Zirxion

    Looking forward to it and, as always, thanks for championing the cause.

    BTW, check your link to PHP in the post. I think you’re missing a colon. 🙂

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  2. Cool!! Look forward to seeing how it progresses :). A forum, at first thought, sounds like a good idea in the sense that it can be used to help answer some direct questions more quickly. However, it also sounds like it could be a lot of work to keep up and moderatored (is that a word?). With that said, any extra resources that can help answer questions and augment the things that are already out there I always seen as a good thing. The more places to find answers, the better in my simple mind :).

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