I just wanted to post a quick update as to what’s been going on with the University. I had real life intervene and less time to play DDO, so the guild on the Cannith server never got off the ground. And I’m sorry to say I was not very diligent about checking mail on the Dean accounts or PMs on the official forums. So for quite some time the University has been unofficially shelved. At this time I don’t have any definite plans on what to do with the University. I am however excited by Evennote on the Thelanis server starting a DDO Players Helping Players initiative, and plan to support that with the University resources and my available time. I am still open to suggestions on what to do with the University and will happily accept suggestion, help, other authors for blog posts, etc. But at this time I don’t think it would be wise to have the guilds recruiting until enough officers could be found to maintain order and provide help. There may be some future posts on this site about various topics that come up during DDOPHP Q&A sessions, but for now I don’t really have the time to try and un-shelve the University as a whole.
Looking back, this is probably the first blog post I should have made. There are often people playing DDO at the same time you are that are willing to offer help and advice. But if you are a new player and have only re-sized the Chat Box and maybe moved it, you might not get any help or advice until you are a little more aware of how it works.
IS ANYBODY THERE?
The default Chat Box has 4 tabs, and starts you out on the General tab. Depending on where you are located and what you are doing, typing into it and reading from it can be useful, or just downright frustrating. If you type something in the General tab and don’t get a response, it doesn’t mean everyone on the entire server is ignoring you. In fact, the General tab defaults to the general channel which is localized to your area. And there are lots of different areas. So what you type there is only available to be seen by those in the same area you are. And if they leave your area, they can no longer communicate with you in the general channel. However there are other reasons why someone might not see what you type there.