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  Blaze007

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12/31/13 1:01:08 PM#21

One thing Lotro has is a pricing out of donkeys a** - I quit the game around 2010-2011 and coming back right now would cost me - guess how much? 10$ for Rise of Isengard expansion + 19 $ for Riders of Rohan expansion another 19$ for Helm's Deep (and that with 50% Christmas discount!) +15$ for monthly sub. About 65$ to come back to 6 years old game to do more "kill 20 wolfs" type quest. But this time on a horseback! Not bad for a F2P game :))))

  Deadlyne

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12/31/13 1:29:09 PM#22
Originally posted by Lord.Bachus

they got the best mounted combat system in MMORPG land

Purely opinion.  There are other MMOs who's main focus is mounted combat.

They have the best legendary mount system in the world with fully customisable mounts

Also opinion.  The same MMO's whos focus is mounted combat have fully customizable mounts.

They got legendary weapons that you can level and customize

Defiance has this as well.

They got the greatest and largest dungeon of them all

Size doesn't always equal quality.

They have some of the hardest dungeons

This is so very debatable.

They have the best stories

I didn't find their stories all that interesting compared to many other mmo's that I've played

They have a dark deep fantasy world... withouth all the flash and bang.

Definitely not the only ones with this.

They have musical instruments that playrs actually can play 

This can be done in RaiderZ, Age of Wulin [mod edit]

They have pipes you can actually smoke

They have the shire

They have big eppic PvE battles

Tons of games have these

They have Players vs Monster PvP play

Everquest had this at one time as well,  all in all neither version is fun after the initial newness wears off.

 

And there are many things ik keep forgetting about...  Its the best MMO ever..  if you dont mind linear stories..

 

Normally I don't respond in this fashion but saying that "only" LOTRO has these features is blatantly untrue.  As well as the majority of you list being purely subjective.  I feel it's best to let the facts speak for themselves.

Just to question the philosophy. Army of Socrates.

  Po_gg

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12/31/13 3:03:17 PM#23
Originally posted by Vallador

I quit the game around 2010-2011 and coming back right now would cost me - guess how much? 10$ for Rise of Isengard expansion + 19 $ for Riders of Rohan expansion another 19$ for Helm's Deep (and that with 50% Christmas discount!) +15$ for monthly sub. About 65$ to come back to 6 years old game to do more "kill 20 wolfs" type quest. But this time on a horseback! Not bad for a F2P game :))))

Lol, guess what if you didn't quit - $30 for the RoI base pack, $40 for RoR (or even $70 if you wanted the Legendary pack with the 6th bag and the exclusive session play), and $40 for the base pack of HD...

See how much you kept in the wallet with quitting? ;)

  Blaze007

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12/31/13 3:15:29 PM#24


Originally posted by Po_gg

Originally posted by Vallador I quit the game around 2010-2011 and coming back right now would cost me - guess how much? 10$ for Rise of Isengard expansion + 19 $ for Riders of Rohan expansion another 19$ for Helm's Deep (and that with 50% Christmas discount!) +15$ for monthly sub. About 65$ to come back to 6 years old game to do more "kill 20 wolfs" type quest. But this time on a horseback! Not bad for a F2P game :))))
Lol, guess what if you didn't quit - $30 for the RoI base pack, $40 for RoR (or even $70 if you wanted the Legendary pack with the 6th bag and the exclusive session play), and $40 for the base pack of HD... See how much you kept in the wallet with quitting? ;)
Yup, that is why 21 out of 23 ppl in my guild who keep playing LOTRO are lifetimers. It does no make any sens to anybody else really, not for that money.

  Po_gg

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12/31/13 3:34:51 PM#25
Originally posted by Vallador

 

It does no make any sens to anybody else really, not for that money.

I can only wish for that, but I've missed both windows... so I had to buy those packs (the middle one for RoI and the legendary for RoR), while the lucky lifers got them for free.

  Scorchien

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12/31/13 3:39:00 PM#26
Just for the record .. Moria is in the Guiness book as the biggest undergorund Dungeon...
  Sovrath

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12/31/13 4:16:03 PM#27
Originally posted by tom_gore

If lotro had guild vs. guild PvP in the open world it would be (even more) the roleplayer heaven we've all missed since UO.

 

I appreciate your stance (as I prefer gwg pvp) but that really doesn't belong. It would be more faction vs faction and only in certain areas.

edit:

as for as the OP's statements:

they got the best mounted combat system in MMORPG land

The feel is good but it's technically horrible. I can't even control my mount sometimes as I find myself sliding all over the place.

They have the best legendary mount system in the world with fully customisable mounts

Needs more customization options and better art design in some places but it's pretty good.

They got legendary weapons that you can level and customize

These suck and I've always hated this system. you do realize that the person who created the system was working on another system, he found he couldn't make it work so he created this system in two weeks? Yup, two weeks. It's just ridiculous finding "legendary items" and destroying them.

They got the greatest and largest dungeon of them all

It's pretty great though I don't like the premise that the dwarves came back as that doesn't happen until much better. Would have been a better "giant dungeon crawl".

They have some of the hardest dungeons

I can't  speak to this but I've found some of them difficult.

They have the best stories

It has some of the best stories. The Secret World is also a contender as others have noted.

They have a dark deep fantasy world... withouth all the flash and bang.

True and that is a plus.

They have musical instruments that playrs actually can play

Again a plus. I just wished minstrels carried their instruments on their back instead of them magically appearing.

They have Players vs Monster PvP play

This could be better.

  immodium

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12/31/13 4:25:47 PM#28

Shadows Of Angmar was ace. It's such a shame they've turned most of the open world group stuff into solo content.

LOTRO was great back at release, I actually enjoyed forced grouping for epic and open world content. I can understand why it's put in place, 6 year old game, lack of players. Selling lvl 50 toons doesn't help either. :)

I still play occasionally. Wish the developers would put more effort into the open world areas, It's Middle Earth. Seems most people play it like a skirmish grinder.

Fingers crossed for Oculus Rift support in the future too. ;)

  LachyFTW

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12/31/13 4:37:54 PM#29
I would play this game but the entry price is in imo too steep.
  rodingo

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12/31/13 4:43:36 PM#30
Originally posted by Po_gg
Originally posted by Vallador

 

It does no make any sens to anybody else really, not for that money.

I can only wish for that, but I've missed both windows... so I had to buy those packs (the middle one for RoI and the legendary for RoR), while the lucky lifers got them for free.

Us "lucky" lifers paid $200 back during launch.  I also bought Moria and Siege of Mirkwood before the game went f2p.  I don't feel like pulling out a calculator to do math to see who would fare better in the deal, us lifers or those who bought the expansions separately but I'm sure the numbers are close.  I only play LOTRO maybe a total of 10-15 hours a year since 2009 just to check on new content and to see if I can get that itch to really play it like I did in 2007.  So far I don't feel lucky for spending the @$250.00 yet.

The f2p'ers are the lucky ones.

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  UtukuMoon

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12/31/13 4:45:51 PM#31
Originally posted by Lord.Bachus

they got the best mounted combat system in MMORPG land

They have the best legendary mount system in the world with fully customisable mounts. Yes very good system but having played ArcheAge i think it wins or is at least equal.

They got legendary weapons that you can level and customize. Agree.

They got the greatest and largest dungeon of them all. Hmm I take it you are talking about Moria which is actually zone but it's one of the best zones of any mmo to date.

They have some of the hardest dungeons. Having some of the hardest dungeons doesn't equate to "only things lotro has" to me Vanguard/EQ whoops lotro for dungeons.

They have the best stories. Yeah i have to agree.

They have a dark deep fantasy world... without all the flash and bang. Again i agree, no other mmom comes close imo.

They have musical instruments that playrs actually can play. Man the music system is epic.

They have pipes you can actually smoke. Lol, this sums it up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9p5TwcEy2w

They have the shire. Pretty obviously lol.

They have big eppic PvE battles. Again EQ and Vanguard are tops for PVE battles imo.

They have Players vs Monster PvP play. Again only lotro has this but it's a bit of a non starter because i could say only Age Of Wushu has the offline system they have, it's a claim to fame.

 

And there are many things ik keep forgetting about...  Its the best MMO ever..  if you dont mind linear stories..

Linear story line are okay, i like sand box and themepark.

Very good mmo and the best for depth and RP and lore, it's got faults but what mmo hasn't.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8ymgFyzbDo

  Bahz

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12/31/13 4:50:51 PM#32
They have the biggest lag ever....wanted to start playing again so lvled to 10 and checked monster play....found out its unplayable. So I went searching for another (pvp) game and I found the new hardcore pvp server of Age of Conen and really enjoying so far :)
  Jean-Luc_Picard

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12/31/13 5:02:40 PM#33

In my opinion mounted combat is awfully designed and implemented, and the legendary weapon system is a poorly implemented and terrible grind. There's also nothing "legendary" with those weapons, since you find so many you have to sell most to a vendor. GW2 has legendary weapons, WoW has legendary weapons, but the LOTRO supposed "legendary" weapons are definitely nothing legendary.

 

"They have some of the hardest dungeons"

Not a single LOTRO raid comes even remotely close to the WoW heroic raids.

 

"They have a dark deep fantasy world... withouth all the flash and bang."

Ah, yes, with Moria being brighter and more colored than a disco nightclub on a Saturday evening, and Runekeepers farting more lightning than a Star Wars Sith Lord with Force diarrhea. Gotcha.

 

"They have the best stories"

They had one of the best stories before Turbine ruined it by completely ignoring the Tolkien lore and turn the game in just another generic high fantasy MMORPG.

 

And let's not forget a flaw that exists since the beta of the game, the slow and sluggish combat.

Playing now: WoW, Landmark, GW2

Got a refund: Archeage. First refund since I started MMOs.

Top 3 MMORPGs played: UO, AC1 and WoW

Honorable mentions: AO, LotRO and GW2.

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  UtukuMoon

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12/31/13 5:02:46 PM#34
Originally posted by Bahz
They have the biggest lag ever....wanted to start playing again so lvled to 10 and checked monster play....found out its unplayable. So I went searching for another (pvp) game and I found the new hardcore pvp server of Age of Conen and really enjoying so far :)

Yup monster play is seriously laggy but you know what, lotro is not a PVP mmo.

Don't play lotro hoping for epic pvp lol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8ymgFyzbDo

  Bahz

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12/31/13 5:12:48 PM#35
well, I really enjoyed the monster play as archer...hiding at bridge and once the monsters moved over it kill em...but it's really unplayable these days due to lag.
  Iselin

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12/31/13 5:25:41 PM#36
Originally posted by Jean-Luc_Picard

...and the legendary weapon system is a poorly implemented and terrible grind. There's also nothing "legendary" with those weapons, since you find so many you have to sell most to a vendor. GW2 has legendary weapons, WoW has legendary weapons, but the LOTRO supposed "legendary" weapons are definitely nothing legendary.

 

I have to agree. I left LOTRO around the time of Moria. I never experienced the legendary weapon system until recently. There is certainly nothing legendary about those weapons when so many of the damn things drop, they have upper limits to leveling that you can hit really, really quickly, are replaceable by a new, better ones every couple of levels just like regular weapons and have underwhelming stats.

 

If they were rare drops and you could keep the same one forever thereafter with the stats continuing to improve as you used it, morphed in appearance, etc., it could feel legendary. As it is, it's just another frequent random level-specific loot drop mini game - they blew it.

  Po_gg

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12/31/13 5:49:27 PM#37
Originally posted by rodingo
Originally posted by Po_gg

 while the lucky lifers got them for free.

Us "lucky" lifers paid $200 back during launch. ....  I only play LOTRO maybe a total of 10-15 hours a year since 2009 just to check on new content and to see if I can get that itch to really play it like I did in 2007.  So far I don't feel lucky for spending the @$250.00 yet.

The f2p'ers are the lucky ones.

I ment it in a bit sarcastic way, and if you play only 10-15 hours, then that "lucky" doesn't apply to you I guess. I know lifers who are playing since years now, and bought all 3 expansions from the stipend.

I still play a lot (even after these awesomely lame HD changes), so in retrospect that $200 would've been a great purchase for me. To be honest I had no idea back then that I'll be hooked on LotRO this much... :)

 

Agree on the last line, 1 quad pack purchase, 1 month vip and that's it for them. And with the vip trial they don't even have to pay for the 1 month. Funny to see those "not free enough" comments :)

  daltanious

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12/31/13 8:01:57 PM#38
Originally posted by Lord.Bachus

they got the best mounted combat system in MMORPG land

....

Yep, things only Lotro has (first few that comes to my mind):

  • bad interface, very bad reaction times for keyboard or mouse

  • you jump .... change direction in air ... and you land at starting position where jump occured or even before ... wow, very immersive

  • crappy, unnatural combat

  • graphics was bad even for that time (and it is cartoony, bat bad typo); very ugly characters

  • ......

 

Despite all this and more had my share of fun .... but as above list started to become longer and longer ... so I lost more and more wish to return to play. Love LORE but game and engine need new team that would reprogram all from scratch.

  VincerKaden

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12/31/13 9:09:33 PM#39
Originally posted by daltanious
Originally posted by Lord.Bachus

they got the best mounted combat system in MMORPG land

....

Yep, things only Lotro has (first few that comes to my mind):

  • bad interface, very bad reaction times for keyboard or mouse

  • you jump .... change direction in air ... and you land at starting position where jump occured or even before ... wow, very immersive

  • crappy, unnatural combat

  • graphics was bad even for that time (and it is cartoony, bat bad typo); very ugly characters

  • ......

 

Despite all this and more had my share of fun .... but as above list started to become longer and longer ... so I lost more and more wish to return to play. Love LORE but game and engine need new team that would reprogram all from scratch.

The character model graphics were bad for that time, but the landscape and city structures were amazingly beautiful at that time. A lot of current MMOs aren't even as beautiful still. I've never had any problems with reaction times. The combat is what it is.

  Morrowbreeze

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1/06/14 12:30:33 PM#40

Graphics quality;

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Events such as "Childsplay" to gather donations for sick children in hospitals to buy toys;

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Largest music events that top any MMO;

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