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  finnmacool1

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2/11/11 4:02:35 PM#21
Originally posted by shakermaker0

Surely what your saying is countered by the fact that at level 20 in LOTRO you have to pay for quest packs? For me at that point grinding mobs for exp is more restrictive than EQ2's model? I feel that your love of a certain developer is clouding your understanding of the article. I could play EQ2Ex untill level 25 without having to pay a dime.  

You mean the quest packs you can earn through in game currency while playing any race and all but one class while talking in all chat, wearing any gear, with full storage and bags, and non capped abilities/spells? Those quest packs?

I guess playing any race and class a game offers without gimped abilities and running to sell every minutes is more important to me than you.

My understanding of the article is on point and has nothing to do with a developer or game. I actually think eq2 is a better game than either ddo or lotr but that isnt the point of the article is it? Sadly it appears you dont understand the point of your own article. Bang for your buck indeed.

  User Deleted
2/11/11 4:44:03 PM#22

You get more bang for your buck with LOTRO. However EQ2X is more F2P in terms of content. 

  japo

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2/11/11 7:19:20 PM#23
Originally posted by Kost

Good read,

However, I find it hard to see how the writer was impressed with EQ2X. When compared to Turbine it is blatantly obvious which F2P offering is the better "bang for your buck" and it sure isn't EQ2X.

Disclaimer: I realize that the writer wasn't making a comparison between the two in the article. This is simply for the benefit of anyone curious.

LOTRO's F2P model is far superior to EQ2Xs F2P model in every possible way. Obviously you cannot not rely on my word alone, and frankly I'm all about hard facts, so lets do a simple comparison, shall we?

(1) LOTRO gives you access to 7 classes as a free player (Burglar, Captain, Champion, Minstrel, Hunter, Guardian and Lore-Master), there are only 9 classes in the game and the two they do not give free players are expansion content and always have been.

EQ2 has 24 classes, and they give you access to 8 for free. As a free player you get access to one third of the games classes for free, where as LOTRO gives free players access to every single (non-expansion) class for absolutely free.

(2) LOTRO only has 4 races, they give free players access to every race they have in the game for free immediately.

EQ2X has 19 available races (20 if you count the new vampire race, but I'm not factoring them into this comparison), and they give you access to four for free. Forcing you to pay for nearly every race in the game.

So...what you're saying is , that even though EQ offers MORE classes for free than LoTRO, and the offering of races is EQUAL....since LoTRO has LESS in their game, they have the better offer?  You are kidding right?

 

(3) In LOTRO you can access ALL non expansion zones regardless of subscription level, it is the quest packs you need to pay for, and unlike EQ2X you can easily earn enough TP through ingame play to purchase the needed packs to unlock the content you desire.

You can access ALL zones and reach max level in EQ2X without spending a dime

(4) In LOTRO I can purchase a one month subscription, and retain everything I earned while VIP when my account reverts from VIP to Premium.

EQ2X locks any features you don't have access to if you subscribe and then revert back to a Bronze or Silver level. Forcing you to pay in order to regain access to those features, which is especially frustrating if you happen to have created characters while you were Gold or better that are not among the classes available at Bronze or Silver. Locked characters are pretty useless, no?

But you can make a one time payment for that race and get your character back,  Which, as stated above, gives you three more races than LoTRO since the race packs come with three races

(5) EQ2X restricts a free players access to chat heavily. LOTRO does not.   

You are correct on this one.  This is not SOE's greatest idea.

(6) EQ2X restricts spell tiers. No guilds intent on doing endgame content will take players with expert level spells, this is common knowledge, you are expected to have masters by 90 and this is no exception on 2X.

LOTRO does not restrict a free players access to class abilities or spells in any way.

LoTRO restricts racial traits...or whatever they're called.

(7) EQ2X restricts you from wearing any gear better than Mastercrafted as a free player. Again, hindering you seriously if you ever plan to use that character at endgame for anything other than questing or running content you outlevel.

It's only a hinderance if you want to raid.  For players like me who don't raid...no biggie.

LOTRO does not restrict a free players access to gear in any way.

SOEs devs have openly admited that the whole point of the payment model on 2X is to encourage freemium players to pay for subs, which (ironicly, and in typical SOE fashion) gives you access to LESS on EQ2X for the exact same price as a Live EQ2 sub which gives you everything the game has to offer.

I fail to see how EQ2X is the better deal in any way, shape or form. There is more than enough contrary evidence to prove otherwise. The restrictions LOTRO places on a free players are lax at best, and the fact that a free player can earn the TP ingame through free play to buy the needed packs for advancement is also a massive benefit over EQ2X.

What about numbers though?

EQ2X charges you 10 dollars for a guild charter. LOTRO does not charge anything for a kinship charter.

In EQ2X, what if I wanted to purchase the classes and races they don't offer me access to as a free player? Lets check out races first, shall we?

There are five race packs purchaseable in EQ2X (DE/Troll/Sarnak, Dwarf/Fae/HE, Gnome/Halfling/WE, Iksar/Ogre/Ratonga and Kerran/Froglok/Arasai). Each of these packs costs 750 Station Cash, equal to $7.50.

It would cost me $37.50 just to gain access to all of the games races.

Who wants all the races?  And if you do,,,,a one time payment of $37.50 isn't bad.  Now you have like 5 times the races that LoTRO gives you.

Classes?

Well, individual classes (thats right, no "class packs" like races, you pay per single class) are also 750 Station Cash per class. With 16 available classes that are not accessable for free, you're looking at a whopping $120 just to purchase the classes.

Again....who wants them all.  Find he one you want and py the 5 bucks.  Now you have more classes than LoTRO...unless you pay $20 for their extra class.

So, if a new player wanted access to all classes and races (and wanted to start a guild), it would cost him or her an initial investment of $167.50 to be able to achieve that goal, or would be forced into subscribing, at which point they would lose access to any characters that were created using a class that is not included with the Bronze access level once they reverted from Gold back to Silver or Bronze.

The entire goal of 2X is to get players to subscribe, they don't want Free players. That's a fact.

Of course it is,...it's all about making money.  SOE does have bills to pay after all.

What about LOTRO though?

Lets pretend that a free player wanted to buy those quests packs needed for 20-50 instead of earning the TP ingame, it would cost him or her a grand total of 17 dollars (and some change) to gain permanent access to the needed packs for progressing through the 20-50 range.

This is the only purchase that would be required, and the users account would immediately be upgraded from Free to Premium just for making a purchase.

LOTRO is a monumentally better deal in terms of bang for your buck, as well as flexibility depending on how much a user wants to spend (or not spend).

No....EQ2X is a better deal...with or without spending money.  The world is huge and the content beats the crap out of LoTRO.

But hey...everyone has their favorite.

  Ozmodan

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2/11/11 8:55:09 PM#24
Originally posted by Snaylor47

You get more bang for your buck with LOTRO. However EQ2X is more F2P in terms of content. 

That is a bunch of malarky!  The differences in content are minimal at best.  The sad thing you can't figure out that a lot the content in EQ2 is NOT available to the free player.  Better luck next time.

"No....EQ2X is a better deal...with or without spending money.  The world is huge and the content beats the crap out of LoTRO.

Huh?  If you took the time to read Kost's post, he lays it out in black and white, it is blatantly obvious.   Numbers don't lie.

  itchmon

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2/11/11 9:14:56 PM#25

why let them nickel and dime you.

 

thre's no sense arguing about eq2x vs free LOTRO.  both are much better enjoyed with the sub (in fact as pay to play games i think they're both OUTSTANDING).  no getting nickeled and dimed, the way turbine will do with the quest packs and $ony will do with the, well whatever they possibly can.

 

the only online games you're gonna get for free that offer what a sub game offers will be:

 

1) a game like guild wars where you've got to pay for the game itself and then for expansions

 

2) a game like Diablo 2 where it's not really a persistant mmo world but rather game servers a la battle.net

 

3) a game with heavy advertising to raise revenue since the game devs are not getting any from the players per se.

 

in LOTRO (again, i love LOTRO) sure you can earn turbine points for free by playing, but if you factor in the hours involved, you're working in game 2 or 3 hours for what, 5 bucks worth of points?  you could likely put in 1 to 2 hours (if not less) at your job for 15 bucks, then you're working an hour for a month's sub nstead of working 2 hours for 5 bucks worth of turbine points, or eq points or whatever points.  I'm no wealthy person (i'm a grad student) but i dont mind putting in 3 hours a month for an eve sub and a $ony station pass (yeah, even $ony's subscribers think they're greedbags heh) it's actually a really efficient use of my time, since between them i probably get 80 to 90 hours of entertainment a month.

 

sorry to get all high horse but i needed to get it off my chest re: free to play games.

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  nolic1

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2/11/11 9:37:16 PM#26

I really wish everyone would stop saying Lotro lvl locks you and does not let you past lvl 20 or 25 thats a joke. Your only locked on quests after abut lvl 30 or 35 if you do it right even lvl 40 is easy to get F2P. I have characters I have gotten all the way to lvl 40 just questing through lone lands and doing some skirmishes then I am off to the Misty Mountains and doing the books helps get you to about lvl 37, 38. So dont go saying that it lvl locks you it does not do that. As for content yeah EQ2 has alot but like one said its not possible to do all of it with the restrictions in place then its pay to win. In Lotro you pay to unlock content as in quest hubs and questing areas nothing more and thats about $30 to $40 dollars give or take a few TP sale's and those have been going on alot.

Well as I said the game EQ2 is a good one but there F2P isnt near as good as Lotro because they dont lock you out of skills and gear which makes no sense to do anyways. And as for class and race locking on EQ2 they call them premium classes and races why because they think what they offer for free meets the trinity set up on classes and there races they offer equal all they same ones I get with most F2P games anyway so. Now for me I have beta tested both games way back when and even there F2P betas and knew turbines model was way better. During the EQ2x beta they had it locked even more till most of the player base complained till they gave us the option for more for the money.

So keep this in mind also not everyone likes ethier EQ2 or lotro some like games that we all didnt mention and theres well go look the list is alot more then the P2P games. But hey EQ2 might be more for free but locks you out worse then even Runes of Magic does and those players from that game understand what I mean. RoM can cost into the thousands to be end game but EQ2 just does it in a way they make you thing its cheap when you add it up it costs way more. But in lotro you pay to unlock it it unlocks across the board all but virtues which are in no way a skill tree sorry but no. So you do that math say a total of $80 for Lotro and what $150 to $250 dollars for EQ2 and thats the first time not including all the extra stuff when you want to upgrade gear and spells that you have to spend about $15 dollars for a full unlock not sure on spells so still a guess it might be more.


To me I enjoy gaming I dont play to be uber I play to have fun. If a game is not fun to me guess what I move on and play something else till I find one that is. When I find that great game and not sure if in my life time there will be one I hope it has everything I want in an mmo.

  japo

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2/11/11 9:42:13 PM#27
Originally posted by Ozmodan
Originally posted by Snaylor47

You get more bang for your buck with LOTRO. However EQ2X is more F2P in terms of content. 

That is a bunch of malarky!  The differences in content are minimal at best.  The sad thing you can't figure out that a lot the content in EQ2 is NOT available to the free player.  Better luck next time.

"No....EQ2X is a better deal...with or without spending money.  The world is huge and the content beats the crap out of LoTRO.

Huh?  If you took the time to read Kost's post, he lays it out in black and white, it is blatantly obvious.   Numbers don't lie.

Did you take the time to read my responses to his post?  They're in bright yellow.

My numbers don't lie either.

  Vargur

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2/12/11 6:29:53 AM#28

To compare games are often a test of interests. I used to play LotRO with a sub a year ago, but have not tried the FTP model. I have tried DDO FTP and just a few days ago I decided to take a look at EQ2x, mainly because I have heard many good things about their crafting system and housing design.

The key to having fun is deciding what makes a game fun for you. Some people want to try all the races and classes, while others prefer to play just one race/class combo and take it to the end. The various preferences can make different games look more enticing. Some people just love The Professor and his world, and for them LotRO is the obvious choice. EQ2 and DDO are more "generic" worlds created by the devlopers, and EQ2 seems to open up more to exploring. When I play DDO, I dont see the old Pen and Paper worlds I grew up playing in, nor the EQ/DAoC I played avidly years ago.

One might argue that EQ2's race packs feels excessive when the "have to buy" three races to get the one you want, and DDO allows you to buy single races, but to me at least that seems to be the wrong approach. I was a bit dissappointed that EQ2 did not allow me to ressurect my old EQ Half-elf Ranger without paying, but I think I can afford to pay if I decide that I want to do so.

All games, even FTP, have something working for them. The key is to decide if their features are the ones you want, and if not, find something else to play.

  Kazara

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2/12/11 8:27:53 AM#29

EQ2 is an outstanding game. The only serious problem it has is $OE and has suffered under its management. In fact, $OE as a reason to stay away is more than understandable. While the game may have many features, you will be nickle and dimed at every turn to truly access all them and to be spared crippling limitations.  I would suggest that any player that feels 'hooked' at the beginning of F2P just go ahead and buy the game (latest expansion includes game & all expansions) and go to the live servers for the free month.

  MurlockDance

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2/12/11 8:49:42 AM#30
Originally posted by japo

You can access ALL zones and reach max level in EQ2X without spending a dime

That is untrue. You can't access the Sentinel's Fate areas or get to level 90 without paying somehow for Sentinel's Fate.

Maybe this will change once the new xpac comes out, but at the moment you can only level up to level 80 max without upgrading or paying money.

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  shakermaker0

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2/12/11 9:18:27 AM#31
Originally posted by vesavius

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This article was written atleast a dozen weeks ago, and lets face it EverQuest 2 an expansions coming out every year - I'd be the first person to dance around and scream that SOE are shovelling money into my back pocket. Not the case unfortunatley.

  Ozmodan

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2/12/11 9:30:48 AM#32
Originally posted by japo
Originally posted by Ozmodan
Originally posted by Snaylor47

You get more bang for your buck with LOTRO. However EQ2X is more F2P in terms of content. 

That is a bunch of malarky!  The differences in content are minimal at best.  The sad thing you can't figure out that a lot the content in EQ2 is NOT available to the free player.  Better luck next time.

"No....EQ2X is a better deal...with or without spending money.  The world is huge and the content beats the crap out of LoTRO.

Huh?  If you took the time to read Kost's post, he lays it out in black and white, it is blatantly obvious.   Numbers don't lie.

Did you take the time to read my responses to his post?  They're in bright yellow.

My numbers don't lie either.

If you can't figure out how restricted EQ2 is compared to Lotro's version of the freemium model I feel very sorry for you.

  ultrastoat

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2/12/11 11:04:22 AM#33
Originally posted by Ozmodan

Originally posted by japo
Originally posted by Ozmodan
Originally posted by Snaylor47

You get more bang for your buck with LOTRO. However EQ2X is more F2P in terms of content. 

That is a bunch of malarky!  The differences in content are minimal at best.  The sad thing you can't figure out that a lot the content in EQ2 is NOT available to the free player.  Better luck next time.

"No....EQ2X is a better deal...with or without spending money.  The world is huge and the content beats the crap out of LoTRO.

Huh?  If you took the time to read Kost's post, he lays it out in black and white, it is blatantly obvious.   Numbers don't lie.

Did you take the time to read my responses to his post?  They're in bright yellow.

My numbers don't lie either.

If you can't figure out how restricted EQ2 is compared to Lotro's version of the freemium model I feel very sorry for you.

 

Ozmodan, why don't you actually give us a supportive argument instead of just spewing this kind of talk?

I've played both Lotro and EQ2X, and whereas certain things like chat restriction are annoying, the equipment / spell tiers thing is hardly noticeable until the higher levels, and even then it doesnt really matter.

Lotro offers you "more" at startup because it HAS LESS at the beginning. Lotro also "makes" you buy quest packs, and whereas you can grind for the points needed to buy CS items, it takes a lot of time.

In EQ2X, I can go to my house, play with my furniture, then go around my home city, RP a bit, go on a quest, run into a zone that is much higher level, and get my butt kicked, and then come back to my city and start all over again, because I can acces virtually any and all of the content that the game has to offer. What's more, there are "progression" guilds in EQ2 that cap off at a certain level and complete everything in that expansion, so you can stretch your free game even further with that option.

 

Now, kindly explain this sentence:  The sad thing you can't figure out that a lot the content in EQ2 is NOT available to the free player.

  Daffid011

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2/12/11 11:29:14 AM#34
Originally posted by japo in yellow

So...what you're saying is , that even though EQ offers MORE classes for free than LoTRO, and the offering of races is EQUAL....since LoTRO has LESS in their game, they have the better offer?  You are kidding right?

Lotro offers all the classes needed for every aspect of the game for free.  There are portions of EQ2 that require more than the 4 free mirror archtypes offered.  Yes there are more total classes in EQ2, but there will come a point when those classes are required and/or the free classes offered will not have enough gear/spells/etc to be able to contribute at higher levels of gameplay.  EQ2X offers more classes, but they are diminished in their capabilites.

 

You can access ALL zones and reach max level in EQ2X without spending a dime

 A player can access the ENTIRE game in lotro without spending a dime.  That cannot be said for EQ2X.  Even the free content in eq2x has restrictions that break the risk reward model of the game.  A player can experience the risk of the content, but cannot enjoy the rewards of their efforts.  So players can't really enjoy ALL of the content without shelling out cash can they?

 

But you can make a one time payment for that race and get your character back,  Which, as stated above, gives you three more races than LoTRO since the race packs come with three races 

This is a discussion about what can be done for free, not what can be undone with a cash payment.  


LoTRO restricts racial traits...or whatever they're called.

Turbine points can be earned for free and used to purchase anything.  

It's only a hinderance if you want to raid.  For players like me who don't raid...no biggie.

 The same could be said about races, classes, crafting, etc.  That doesn't make it any less important to the discussion.  It also might come as a huge surprise to players when they get to that stage.

Who wants all the races?  And if you do,,,,a one time payment of $37.50 isn't bad.  Now you have like 5 times the races that LoTRO gives you.

This is a discussion about what can be done for free, not what can be undone with a cash payment.  

Again....who wants them all.  Find he one you want and py the 5 bucks.  Now you have more classes than LoTRO...unless you pay $20 for their extra class.

This is a discussion about what can be done for free, not what can be undone with a cash payment.  

Of course it is,...it's all about making money.  SOE does have bills to pay after all.

So does turbine and lotro can be played completely free.  Everything.  Turbine has increased their revenue by 300% since their change.  EQ2X cannot even fill one server.  

 

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2/12/11 11:29:17 AM#35
Originally posted by japo
Originally posted by Ozmodan
Originally posted by Snaylor47

You get more bang for your buck with LOTRO. However EQ2X is more F2P in terms of content. 

That is a bunch of malarky!  The differences in content are minimal at best.  The sad thing you can't figure out that a lot the content in EQ2 is NOT available to the free player.  Better luck next time.

"No....EQ2X is a better deal...with or without spending money.  The world is huge and the content beats the crap out of LoTRO.

Huh?  If you took the time to read Kost's post, he lays it out in black and white, it is blatantly obvious.   Numbers don't lie.

Did you take the time to read my responses to his post?  They're in bright yellow.

My numbers don't lie either.

What numbers?

All you did was provide personal opinions on why you think your game is better than the other, then you tried to use some flawed logic to show why.

"My game is actually better because yours offers less classes and races overall, even if you have to pay out the ass to play the extra races and classes in my game", is effectively your entire argument.

Look at your actual response to the issues about gear restrictions:

"It's only a hinderance if you want to raid.  For players like me who don't raid...no biggie."

I see, so even though it's a piss poor deal it doesn't matter because it "doesn't effect you". Nice. What about the players who want to raid, or run high end dungeons (which you will be essentially useless in with the gear you will have, regardless of what you claim to the contrary). I guess it's all good that they are left out in the cold because it doesn't effect you.

Regarding this little gem:

"But you can make a one time payment for that race and get your character back,  Which, as stated above, gives you three more races than LoTRO since the race packs come with three races"

It's not a one time payment if you were just subscribed to Gold and reverted. That is the entire point of why I made that statement to begin with. It's not a hard concept to grasp, and if you enjoy paying the company twice for access to that content be my guest, but don't you dare try to come here and convince other users that 2X is the better value, when you legitimately pay one time in LOTRO and retain the content you would be forced to pay twice for in 2X.

Overall, in terms of actual evidence you provided none.

If fact, you only actually provided any mathematical data in the second to last comment you highlighted in yellow:

"Again....who wants them all.  Find he one you want and py the 5 bucks.  Now you have more classes than LoTRO...unless you pay $20 for their extra class."

And you were not even correct about that. It's $7.50 per class, not $5.

Regarding your argument about EQ2X having more races and available classes, I suggest you blame Tolkien for not adding more races to his world lol. Damn you Turbine! You chose to remain true to the IP you were representing, shame on you!

  Kost

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2/12/11 11:45:44 AM#36
Originally posted by nhavas

Ozmodan, why don't you actually give us a supportive argument instead of just spewing this kind of talk?

I've played both Lotro and EQ2X, and whereas certain things like chat restriction are annoying, the equipment / spell tiers thing is hardly noticeable until the higher levels, and even then it doesnt really matter.

If by hardly noticeable, you actually mean seriously roadblocks gameplay, then yes.

Lotro offers you "more" at startup because it HAS LESS at the beginning. Lotro also "makes" you buy quest packs, and whereas you can grind for the points needed to buy CS items, it takes a lot of time.

I have two young children that both had enough TP for the packs on there accounts within a week from the time they began playing. No, it does not take alot of time.

In EQ2X, I can go to my house, play with my furniture, then go around my home city, RP a bit, go on a quest, run into a zone that is much higher level, and get my butt kicked, and then come back to my city and start all over again, because I can acces virtually any and all of the content that the game has to offer. What's more, there are "progression" guilds in EQ2 that cap off at a certain level and complete everything in that expansion, so you can stretch your free game even further with that option.

 In LOTRO I can go to my house, go to my neighbors house, go to my kinship hall. Decorate inside and outside. Walk around my home city abit. Bust out my lute and play music with some bystanders. Check the AH and actually use it if I want (without paying extra!). Run into a zone that is much higher level and get my butt kicked, and then come back to my city and start all over again.

Also, you probably should mention that many of those "Progression Guilds" you speak of generally don't take Bronze level accounts.

  stragen001

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2/12/11 11:52:04 AM#37

Good read, especially since i JUST downloaded EQ2E last night!

"From my initial steps I could see plainly that my bag slots were reduced to two interchangeable packs"

I have only played for about 3 hours so far, but I have got 1 big bag and several smaller bags right from the start.....Wierd.

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  Kost

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2/12/11 11:55:13 AM#38
Originally posted by stragen001

Good read, especially since i JUST downloaded EQ2E last night!

"From my initial steps I could see plainly that my bag slots were reduced to two interchangeable packs"

I have only played for about 3 hours so far, but I have got 1 big bag and several smaller bags right from the start.....Wierd.

Indeed!

Just wait till you realize that regardless of how many bags you actually have, you can only equip two of them without paying. Have fun carrying those extra bags around in your already extremely limited inventory, or being forced to throw them away, because you also have basically no bank space either.

And forget about trying to sell them on the Broker, unless you want to pay for tokens just so you can list the items.

Why don't you go start a guild and see if you can give them away to someone who might need them? Oh, sorry I forgot, you have to pay to be able to start a guild too.

No worries right? You can just use chat to advertise them to randoms and sell them that way! Oops, no you can't, because your chat access is so limited that communication is almost non-existent. Have fun using /say to sell your goods.

Ouch.

  stragen001

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2/12/11 11:59:50 AM#39

Im 'between games' at the moment waiting for SWTOR to come out so have been a bit of an MMO slut playing all the Betas and F2P mmo's

I would like to see Adam review LOTRO next and compare (and it would seem many others agree).

That was the last game I played for any length of time and got to about level 35 in Trollshaws before I felt I had to start paying real money to be able to progress. The way LOTRO rewards you with Turbine Points for completing deeds and major quests meant that if I found I *needed* to buy something from the store, I could work on deeds/quests with turnine points as rewards until I had enough. 

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  stragen001

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2/12/11 12:02:30 PM#40
Originally posted by Kost

Just wait till you realize that regardless of how many bags you actually have, you can only equip two of them without paying. Have fun carrying those extra bags around in your already extremely limited inventory, or being forced to throw them away, because you also have basically no bank space either.

Oh Man, that sucks!

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