Nothing's really changed in DWO; GM activity there is pretty standard for DWO (weekly promos, maintenance, patch notes, stuff like that).
Saying this I believe DWO can really improve. GM interaction with the community is minimal, if not, non-existant. One look at the forums will tell you this much; no one manages it or keeps it in check. That's where you get a spam of useless threads and necroes, multitude of posts and behaviour that spark flame wars and a bunch of other stuff that would normally be frowned upon by anyone with a logical mind-set or who follows the ToS. While this is mainly an issue concerning DWO's community, the fact that the community became this bad was due to a lack of control. I think its essential in raising the bar on what is acceptable behaviour/etiquette
Furthermore, there needs to be a change to the GS roster; while the GS' are friendly and very much at one with the community, they do little to nothing in terms of GS duties, including:
- Forum support, where they help players to find answers to therr questions about the game.
- In-Game Events, where the GameSages organize, run, and promote events beyond those offered by the game itself.
- In-Game Support, where the GameSages provide answers to questions, work as mediators for disputes, and generally assist the players to enjoy their gameplay.
Whilst it is understandable that due to the faction seperation in the game that not all GS' can provide support to all players, they still neglect their duties to provide forum support (hence why situations are as bad as they are) or any events (the last event was a music video contest held some time in September, with no events for a long time before and after).