Why can't we get an engine upgrade like LoTR online?

DAOC has more players then LOTRO. Their getting engine upgrades and a visual overhaul. I'm just curious If broadsword has issued any requests to EA for an upgrade. If so or why not?
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  • Money.
  • You don't play DAoC for graphics (much like Minecraft). Bugs and other fixes are needed way before graphics is even brought up
  • Graphics upgrade could bring more players + more revenue.
  • Most population statistics shows LOTRO has a vastly superior population, they even state that 40% of the players are VIP (subscribers) which puts that value easily triple what plays DAOC live servers. A graphics update would be nice, but the game is old and frankly I've been sitting out waiting for the classic server for years, especially after Pheonix decided to shut down (though they are doing a seasons server it appears but waiting to see what happens here for the classic)
  • You can make the game look vastly better with just ReShade and dgVoodoo2. https://www.prondrknorr.com/daoc-video-tweaks/
  • Not to mention LOTR is a huge IP, they prolly paid/pay sizeable license for. With the IP getting a new series and more attention, it's a bit easier to find funding for that, it's an investment.
  • edited August 2022 PM
    bug fixes..rare thing..none of the important bugs are addressed. telling BS wont ever change that. graphics engine upgrade..never gonna happen. Why..cuz pop is so low..why is pop so low..[removed]
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  • Graphics upgrade would be great
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  • My thought is that might be hard as I believe Dark Age of Camelot used the Gamebryo Engine which looks to have seized development.

    However, with the release of NVIDIA Remix Studio maybe there is hope to upscale the textures a bit?

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