Daily Archives: June 5, 2012

Gates of Discord Closer, But Still Locked on Fippy Darkpaw

Another vote has come and gone to open up the Gates of Discord expansion on the Fippy Darkpaw time locked progression server.  Having failed on May 7th and May 21st, this was the third unlock vote.

I’ll keep coming back until you say “Yes!”

It appeared that the raiding guilds decided to drop the obnoxious behavior and actually try to build a coalition to get the Gates of Discord expansion vote to go their way this time as they faced up against the “no” faction.

An “Occupy Norrath – Vote No” sit in

Feeling better about their chances, the raiding guilds were online early in the morning waiting for the expansion to unlock.

They were disappointed.

The anti-GoD faction won out again, but only by the smallest margin possible.  Per Piestro:

So in a stunning turn of events, the Fippy vote resulted in an exact tie. People voted yes and no in exactly equal numbers. In order to unlock an expansion at least 51% of the populace must vote yes, so GoD was not unlocked. I’ll be very anxiously awaiting the results next time.

A dead heat.  The hope for an unlock is not in vain with things running that close.  Still, it will be June 18th at the earliest now before the unlock can happen.

Meanwhile, over on Vulak, which has caught up to the Fippy Darkpaw server and now has its vote running in parallel, chances of an unlock look dim.  Piestro relayed the results:

For Vulak, it was 56% no, 40% yes, 4% don’t care.

And so the time locked progression servers run on with the Planes of Power, Lost Dungeons of Norrath, and Legacy of Ykesha as the last set of expansions to be unlocked.