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General Discussion  » What exactly makes this game unique amongst MMOs?

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  Consuetudo

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OP  10/17/13 2:46:01 PM#1

And this is not entirely criticism either, but a legitimate question. 

A first impression means a lot, and this game, keeping in mind that I am aware of its datedness, does not seem to be set apart from its competitors. I find myself doing the very same quests, using the very same abilities, the same classes &c., that I would find in any other MMO. And all I am really saying to myself while playing this is that it is a "WoW clone." 

Yet I don't really feel this with Age of Conan; although that game is questy, it also has a dynamic combat system and feels less blocky. 

It also seems like a bit of a B game, using sound-alike voice actors with regard to the people in the films and presenting loads of quest text I don't really see a point in reading, given that where I have to do quests is charted on the map. 

 

  flizzer

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10/17/13 2:49:55 PM#2

It is Tolkien!  Lord of the Rings!  Hobbits!  

 

For fans like me playing in Middle Earth is a dream.

 

If you are not a Tolkien fan I can imagine not being overly impressed with playing LOTRO.  I am a lifer since 2008 and recently returned after playing in GW2 and I am loving the game all over again.  

 

And reading?  Great text in this game. I need to read everything.  I have to say you just don't get it.  

  Lord.Bachus

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10/17/13 3:20:00 PM#3

Everything in this game is based on or around stories ...  The world is much more authentic then the general high fantasy settings..

 

and for the next month or so classes have much much more diversity then in most mmos, while combat is a little slower, it has more tactical value

Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations and worlddesign) SWTOR (Story immersion) TSW (story) ESO (character advancement)

  Mendel

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10/17/13 3:48:06 PM#4

As far as unique features, LotRO is one of very few MMORPGs that offer the ability to play music that others can hear.   A good group can play together.  It does make for a unique in-game RP experience, as either performer or audience.  This, plus the game lore, makes this a good game for serious role playing when the mood strikes me.

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10/17/13 3:57:33 PM#5
This title was the first MMO to really feel like a WOW clone to me, only with worse PVP.

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  trancejeremy

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10/18/13 1:14:10 AM#6

Pretty much just being set in Middle Earth.

 

It's a fairly standard theme park MMORPG. I wouldn't call it a WoW clone, as it's more a case of sharing similar inspirations than a direct copy, though they've tried to make it more and more like WoW as time goes back.

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  Siug

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10/18/13 1:35:20 AM#7
Nothing makes it unique imo. It was based on Tolkien's book(s) but it isn't anymore. There's only facade left but it's an empty shell to peddle shite from cash shop.
  Boneserino

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10/18/13 2:40:27 AM#8

I am curious as to who the person was that claimed this MMO was "unique"?

I haven't really run into any MMO's I would describe as being unique.   This is simply a nicely detailed world set in Middle Earth as many have stated.   I like it because it feels like an actual world to me, versus some other MMO's I have played.  It gives me a free roaming feeling just travelling about the world.  Similar to Fallen Earth which I also enjoyed.   Your experience may  vary. 

If you are looking at this game for entertaining combat I would say this is not the MMO for you.  I am sure AoC combat is much deeper from what I have heard of that game.   Personally I am not looking for too much in regards to combat, and by that I mean I like to play for long periods and too much action combat wears me down.  I can find the right balance depending on the enemy or quest levels I choose.  Your experience may vary if you prefer more difficult twitch type combat.

Quests yea, are pretty standard fare.   Nothing too new here.  Occasionally some interesting ones do pop up, and instances can be challenging.  I am still trying to finish a fellowship instance with a friend in which we are severely outnumbered.  Still haven't beat it but we will eventually and that keeps us entertained.

Is it a unique MMO?  I can't really think of any real reason to say yes.  I still enjoy playing it tho.  I would say expect a casual experience of a high order and you won't be disappointed.  Looking for action and deep combat mechanics tho, then  probably not a good bet for you.

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  Po_gg

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10/18/13 3:07:26 AM#9

I love both because of the lore behind. True, AoC's conversation system is great, just as the combo mechanics. But as others posted already:

Originally posted by flizzer

It is Tolkien!  Lord of the Rings!  Hobbits!  

 For fans like me playing in Middle Earth is a dream.

...


And reading?  Great text in this game. I need to read everything.  I have to say you just don't get it.  

Originally posted by Mendel

... the ability to play music that others can hear.  a unique in-game RP experience

These make it an awesome game.

 

And what makes it unique? Well, Turbine's lame, off-the-mark moves... (/sarcasm)

Like this last one to switch on +100% xp on everyone for a month. What, folks switched to premium to avoid the rest xp, and xp disabler sales weren't too good?  Well, I bet the disabler purchases will skyrocketing now...

  User Deleted
10/18/13 3:12:42 AM#10

Its LOTR and game world is great. Art is truly awesome.

Beyond that, unfortunately, it is pretty much WoW for gameplay.

  Leiros

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10/22/13 7:29:38 PM#11

I have to agree with the person that mentioned the music system. As small of a part of the game as it is, it's something that you just don't see in other games. It is great for RP or for just showing off or passing the time. I wish more games had a system like this that allowed players to "play" their own instruments in game. IMO it's the most unique thing about LOTRO ... other than the lore.

 

  maxima29

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10/22/13 8:22:32 PM#12
You have the lore, the music system, one of the better cosmetic systems help give each player their unique personality , legendary weapons system, mounted combat, open tagging, some have bits and pieces of some of these.  You put these all together is a polished game and that's what makes it unique.
  Zorgo

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10/22/13 8:26:25 PM#13

If one ring to rule them all isn't unique....I don't know what unique means.

Well, than other than how to catch a unique rabbit.

"Unique up on it".

 

  kartool

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10/22/13 8:57:57 PM#14

It can be called a WoW clone, but I'd call it a quality WoW clone. The lore and presentation are pretty fantastic. The player models are a little lacking but the world and atmosphere are still nice to look at even now. You have your fair share of gathering bear ass quests, but there are also some pretty engaging quests as well. The mail quests can go straight to hell.

I played a hobbit burglar for a couple of years and really enjoyed it. I spent more time in WoW, but I can say I enjoyed my time playing LoTRO more than any other MMO to date. Back then the community was awesome, I don't know what it's like now.  My guild used to hold Old Forest runs where we'd run people through all the quests and get all the deeds done.  I never did play much PvP, so there's not much I can say about it, other than it wasn't really my thing. 

 

  RebelScum99

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10/22/13 9:17:14 PM#15
Originally posted by Wiha
Nothing makes it unique imo. It was based on Tolkien's book(s) but it isn't anymore. 

How exactly is it no longer based on Tolkien's books?  Aside from the Runekeeper class, the game has been very faithful to Tolkien lore...almost to a fault.

 

 

  RebelScum99

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10/22/13 9:20:43 PM#16
Originally posted by maxima29
You have the lore, the music system, one of the better cosmetic systems help give each player their unique personality , legendary weapons system, mounted combat, open tagging, some have bits and pieces of some of these.  You put these all together is a polished game and that's what makes it unique.

Not to mention one of the best communities in any MMO, with a dev team that encourages that type of social atmosphere with their numerous seasonal events and world design.  

Could the game have been made better?  Sure.  But as far as Wow-clones go, this game is one of the few that actually did it right, and still managed to have its own unique spin on the themepark style of MMO.  

  sethman75

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10/23/13 12:43:09 AM#17

* Bard class that kills things with his musical instrument lol

* Achievements that give you better abilities and are worth something

* Fantastic focus on the books and stories of LOTR

* Best mount system in any game full stop(especially the Warsteed which is like a horse simulator)

* Awesome community

* Amazing details in almost all the environments

* Detailed class system

* In game music system where you play many instruments

So basically it is everything wow is not.

Don't let the pvp kids tell you it's bad because it is the best mature MMO on the market right now.

  Starbuck1771

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10/23/13 1:22:15 AM#18
Nothing much anymore. WB & Turbine are ruining it.

  Lord.Bachus

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10/23/13 1:30:30 AM#19
Originally posted by RebelScum99
Originally posted by Wiha
Nothing makes it unique imo. It was based on Tolkien's book(s) but it isn't anymore. 

How exactly is it no longer based on Tolkien's books?  Aside from the Runekeeper class, the game has been very faithful to Tolkien lore...almost to a fault.

 

 

Exactly my point....  and yes they added some lore but thats still very much in the Tolkien style..

 

Just wondering how they ever could have added the Runekeeper... it was in the same expansion as the Warden, where warden was so much Tolkien flavoured, its hard to find roots in tolkiens world for the runekeepers.

Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations and worlddesign) SWTOR (Story immersion) TSW (story) ESO (character advancement)

  Consuetudo

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OP  10/23/13 5:06:54 PM#20
Why not just play WoW? 
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