I figured out why the GoD vote on Flippy keeps failing, it’s the DPS classes, they fear the Berserkers massive DPS!
Alendi, in the EQ Forums
Another vote came and went, Monday morning rolled around, and the Gates of Discord expansion on the Fippy Darkpaw time locked progression server remained closed.
Now some on the forums are trying to figure out why, with the usual lack of success. Click on the link at the top of the post for examples.
Meanwhile, there was a request to find out what the actual results of the poll were. Piestro did not have the results to hand. It apparently requires a developer to go in and extract results from polls. In response to the inevitable “why don’t you just show the results by default?” Piestro answered:
The voting system is intended for more than just TLP votes, so making that change would mean every vote would be displayed. That’s not necissarily desirable.
And, of course, he is right.
When SOE is adding in things like health, power, and self resurrection potions based on simple majorities in polls, they certainly do not want to give anybody opposing adding a potentially lucrative item to their cash shop any leverage by letting them know anything beyond vague details. 55% in favor sounds good, but if you knew what percentage of the actual playing population voted… and we don’t know that number… the percentage of ‘Yes’ votes might sound considerably less impressive.
Anyway, on the Fippy Darkpaw Time Locked Progression server, the times seem to be favoring “locked” over “progression.” The next vote will come up in a week, but Gates of Discord won’t be unlocked until June at the earliest.
Addendum: Piestro posted the voting result percentages.
Vote to open Gates of Discord on Fippy Darkpaw – Yes: 40% No: 58% Ron Paul: 2%
Oddly, this second vote on Fippy Darkpaw ran concurrently with the first vote on Vulak, which ALSO failed to pass.
Vote to open Gates of Discord on Vulak – Yes: 42% No: 56% Harold Stassen: 2%
More on this as it slowly ceases to develop.