|Even after all this time I've been playing I keep discovering quests and areas I didn't know about. Looking for something new to do, recently I sorted all the level 12 quests listed on DDO wiki into alphabetical order by quest name and started at the top of the list. That led me to this chapel that has probably been in the game as long as I've been playing, but I've never had a reason to go to.|
However I wouldn't say that viable build diversity is what really drove me away the last time I was playing. There were and still are a huge variety of strong characters you can build if you know what you are doing. What always caused my runs in DDO to stall out was a dearth of content I found fun in certain level ranges. This has been vastly improved. There is a heck of a lot more content now (as there should be after all this time!), and most of the newer content has been exceptionally well done. The content presentation has also become much better organized in general, I don't recall so many NPCs offering to guide you through quest chains when I was last playing. For example, Saga's are chains of suggested quests that reward large amounts of XP, guild XP, or tomes that permanently increase your skills when you complete them (in addition to all the loot and Xp you get from the quests themselves). Gunning through a Saga at a higher difficulty yields better rewards, which gives you a good incentive to push your limits instead of coast. There are also a lot of "challenges" now, quests that you can knock out in five or ten minutes if you need a short play session.
Sharn expansion in the spring to see if SSG can pull off a double. The high fantasy urban setting, complete with skyscrapers, sounds potentially very interesting.
*You can find an in depth review of Ravenloft at Bio-break here (part one) and here (part two). Unless you are really flipping out for some of the bonuses that come with the full expansion packages, buying the adventure pack in the in game store for SSG points is far and away the cheapest way to get access to it. I waited for double bonus points and ended up spending much less than even the standard edition. However the adventure pack is just the content, it doesn't come with the Aasimar race.