8 April 2011 at 11:37am
Concerning new/old abilities, I think it will be about 50/50. I'll have a better idea once I've written it! ;)
Hmm, that is a question I have sort of being dreading. The problem with people writing their own DQ materials is that a wave of new 'non-canon' items will be introduced into the mix. Whereas some people will be responsible with this, others might abuse the chance to create the 'perfect uber weapon' for their hero. This also raises issues with hero builds and balancing (and possibly pvp battles, if people go down that route). If some heroes are choosing to equip themselves with their own or someone else's creations then things get messy.
I see the benefits and I see the drawbacks of fan-made content - certainly if it is unregulated. One solution to this (and it is one I have been thinking about lately) is to run a couple of competitions for a new act 2 quest and a new act 3 legendary monster. The winning entries would then be featured on the downloads page as 'official' DQ fan-made products. At least, in this way, fans feel like they can contribute to the site. (Winners would also get a full set of loot cards!)
I'd be interested to hear other opinions on this!