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  Galias

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1/14/09 12:00:45 PM#21

Well done, Turbine!  And well deserved.

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  John.A.Zoid

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1/14/09 12:06:14 PM#22

Personally I think WoW is the better overall game because it does everything so well where as Lotro has crap combat, player models and PvP which are main points of an mmorpg.

  Stradden

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OP  1/14/09 12:06:56 PM#23
Originally posted by ironraptor

There is an error Turbine Inc. is a Massachusetts-based  MMO company not a "Virginia-based MMO company ".

 

*facepalm* you're right. I'm fixing that now. Damn my scattered brain.

 

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  khartman2005

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1/14/09 12:09:37 PM#24
Originally posted by Stradden
Originally posted by ironraptor

There is an error Turbine Inc. is a Massachusetts-based  MMO company not a "Virginia-based MMO company ".

 

*facepalm* you're right. I'm fixing that now. Damn my scattered brain.

 

 

LOL we all have bad days Stradden. Your allowed at least one mistake :)

 

Grats to Lord of the Rings Online and Turbine. You are in my opinion the best MMO development company out today. May you have continued success through the years.

  User Deleted
1/14/09 12:25:03 PM#25

Congrats to LOTRO + Turbine! I should try LOTRO out or something. The fans seem incredibly docile.

  LordAdder

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1/14/09 12:35:14 PM#26

 

Gratz Turbine!  Well deserved. 

Originally posted by openedge1

I would most definitely disagree with this win. But, MMORPG.com has really been weighted towards this game anyways.

I think the heavier European influence of this site and forums helps Turbine win this match, due to the game being liked more in EU than the US.

Critics and the current player base love the game, but I can also read about so many dislikes and the sales of the game has not been sky high either.

This is not to say the game is not stable and well run, and I guess Turbine wins for that. But, for the game itself, it is not that good to be THE game of the year.

Just felt that differences are felt by many people, and along with the graces and praise of this title, we should also note the downsides...and LOTRO has quite a few in my opinion.

Anyways, Grats Turbine.


 

LIKED more in the EU than in the US?!  Now where exactly have those statistics been published, or is this just your own perception? Geesh.

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  User Deleted
1/14/09 12:44:52 PM#27
Originally posted by LordAdder

 

Gratz Turbine!  Well deserved. 

Originally posted by openedge1

I would most definitely disagree with this win. But, MMORPG.com has really been weighted towards this game anyways.

I think the heavier European influence of this site and forums helps Turbine win this match, due to the game being liked more in EU than the US.

Critics and the current player base love the game, but I can also read about so many dislikes and the sales of the game has not been sky high either.

This is not to say the game is not stable and well run, and I guess Turbine wins for that. But, for the game itself, it is not that good to be THE game of the year.

Just felt that differences are felt by many people, and along with the graces and praise of this title, we should also note the downsides...and LOTRO has quite a few in my opinion.

Anyways, Grats Turbine.


 

LIKED more in the EU than in the US?!  Now where exactly have those statistics been published, or is this just your own perception? Geesh.

lol...  Pay him no mind, he's just bitter (and i love it).

The people have spoken.  Congratulations Turbine!

  LordAdder

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1/14/09 12:50:46 PM#28
Originally posted by John.A.Zoid

Personally I think WoW is the better overall game because it does everything so well where as Lotro has crap combat, player models and PvP which are main points of an mmorpg.

WoW does everything so well and PvP is a main point of an MMO?! What universe are you from?

Apparently a larger percentage disagrees with you than agrees, especially since Turbine and LOTRO has won three of the seven categories this year, two of them by landslides. No matter how you slice-&-dice it and despite the fact that LOTRO has a few shortcomings (as does any and every MMO in existence), LOTRO is in fact a great game and the Turbine LOTRO team has done an outstanding job considering that it managed to knock the behemoth down to size.

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  User Deleted
1/14/09 1:19:24 PM#29

WoW does everything so well and PvP is a main point of an MMO?! What universe are you from?

Apparently a larger percentage disagrees with you than agrees, especially since Turbine and LOTRO has won three of the seven categories this year, two of them by landslides. No matter how you slice-&-dice it and despite the fact that LOTRO has a few shortcomings (as does any and every MMO in existence), LOTRO is in fact a great game and the Turbine LOTRO team has done an outstanding job considering that it managed to knock the behemoth down to size.

 

Has to do with the fact that most of the WoW players are playing, moreso than voting...

Hard to believe that a game with 11 million players could be outdone by a game with 250k players...

I think it has to do with the fact that the WoW forums never advertise these polls (like the Voodoo Extreme Game of the year award)...thus, they are not sending their players here or there to vote.

I don't play either game, but I still chose WoW, as it really has the genre down pat, and knows what it's player base likes.

  Salvatoris

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1/14/09 1:26:55 PM#30
Originally posted by openedge1

WoW does everything so well and PvP is a main point of an MMO?! What universe are you from?

Apparently a larger percentage disagrees with you than agrees, especially since Turbine and LOTRO has won three of the seven categories this year, two of them by landslides. No matter how you slice-&-dice it and despite the fact that LOTRO has a few shortcomings (as does any and every MMO in existence), LOTRO is in fact a great game and the Turbine LOTRO team has done an outstanding job considering that it managed to knock the behemoth down to size.

 

Has to do with the fact that most of the WoW players are playing, moreso than voting...

Hard to believe that a game with 11 million players could be outdone by a game with 250k players...

I think it has to do with the fact that the WoW forums never advertise these polls (like the Voodoo Extreme Game of the year award)...thus, they are not sending their players here or there to vote.

I don't play either game, but I still chose WoW, as it really has the genre down pat, and knows what it's player base likes.

 

McDonald's sells more burgers than any other restaurant in the world,  but they aren't winning many "worlds best burger" polls now are they.  ;)

I played LOTRO to 50, and enjoyed it at the time.  I wouldn't go as far as saying it's the best MMO of the year, but it is a pretty decent game.  IMO, far better than WoW.  If it had any kind of compelling endgame or real PvP, I'd probably still be playing it.

  rturja

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Joined: 10/10/05
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1/14/09 1:29:20 PM#31

When enthusiasts vote the results can be very different from pure consumers voting. I love music, but wouldn't call Britney Spears an artist in any shape or form, despite of record sales either.

Congrats to Turbine and LotRO team for fair and deserved win!

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  User Deleted
1/14/09 1:33:37 PM#32
Originally posted by openedge1
 

Has to do with the fact that most of the WoW players are playing, moreso than voting...

Hard to believe that a game with 11 million players could be outdone by a game with 250k players...

I think it has to do with the fact that the WoW forums never advertise these polls (like the Voodoo Extreme Game of the year award)...thus, they are not sending their players here or there to vote.

I don't play either game, but I still chose WoW, as it really has the genre down pat, and knows what it's player base likes.

I think it has more to do that the majority of WoW players are not mmo fans, they just hopped on the WoW bandwagon.  They don't frequent any mmo site other than worldofwarcraft.com to troll their very own forums.

People who are members here are actual mmo fans.  They are informed and play (or try) many different mmos.

There's a HUGE difference, IMO, between and mmo player and a WoW player.

  Vormir

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1/14/09 1:45:06 PM#33

Grats to Turbine and Lotro.

I've been playing this game since release and I've always thought it was under rated.

Although I'm feeling frustrated because of the recent Guardian porblem, I find it a very pleasent game to play with a 5 star community.

If you didn't try it, you should give it a go.

And people comparing it to WOW? Well I think that can't be helped, but for a game that is just a 1,5 year old with much of content stil to come, I think it's fair to say that this award is just the beggining.

Cheers,

V

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  User Deleted
1/14/09 1:48:31 PM#34
Originally posted by Stradden
Originally posted by ironraptor

There is an error Turbine Inc. is a Massachusetts-based  MMO company not a "Virginia-based MMO company ".

 

*facepalm* you're right. I'm fixing that now. Damn my scattered brain.

 

 

Ahhh... It just means you're human, and not "above" making an error, or acknowledging it (there are people on these forums who could learn from that).

  ericbelser

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Joined: 11/11/08
Posts: 790

1/14/09 1:53:28 PM#35

Lets not forget the big loser of the year - Funcom and AoC...more proof of just what a bad idea giving them Hyboria was....

The top games show the importance of stability, playability and functionality over hype and promised innovation really.

 

  John.A.Zoid

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1/14/09 1:53:48 PM#36
Originally posted by Salvatoris
Originally posted by openedge1

WoW does everything so well and PvP is a main point of an MMO?! What universe are you from?

Apparently a larger percentage disagrees with you than agrees, especially since Turbine and LOTRO has won three of the seven categories this year, two of them by landslides. No matter how you slice-&-dice it and despite the fact that LOTRO has a few shortcomings (as does any and every MMO in existence), LOTRO is in fact a great game and the Turbine LOTRO team has done an outstanding job considering that it managed to knock the behemoth down to size.

 

Has to do with the fact that most of the WoW players are playing, moreso than voting...

Hard to believe that a game with 11 million players could be outdone by a game with 250k players...

I think it has to do with the fact that the WoW forums never advertise these polls (like the Voodoo Extreme Game of the year award)...thus, they are not sending their players here or there to vote.

I don't play either game, but I still chose WoW, as it really has the genre down pat, and knows what it's player base likes.

 

McDonald's sells more burgers than any other restaurant in the world,  but they aren't winning many "worlds best burger" polls now are they.  ;)

I played LOTRO to 50, and enjoyed it at the time.  I wouldn't go as far as saying it's the best MMO of the year, but it is a pretty decent game.  IMO, far better than WoW.  If it had any kind of compelling endgame or real PvP, I'd probably still be playing it.


 

The whole Mc Donalds Argument is dumb because people eat at Mc Donalds for convenience but you don't go out of your way to play a mmorpg for convenience.....

  kingtommyboy

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1/14/09 1:54:12 PM#37
Originally posted by openedge1

I would most definitely disagree with this win. But, MMORPG.com has really been weighted towards this game anyways.

I think the heavier European influence of this site and forums helps Turbine win this match, due to the game being liked more in EU than the US.

Critics and the current player base love the game, but I can also read about so many dislikes and the sales of the game has not been sky high either.

This is not to say the game is not stable and well run, and I guess Turbine wins for that. But, for the game itself, it is not that good to be THE game of the year.

Just felt that differences are felt by many people, and along with the graces and praise of this title, we should also note the downsides...and LOTRO has quite a few in my opinion.

Anyways, Grats Turbine.

 

There are more USA LOTRO players on these forums than EU players, so your statement makes no sense too me

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  User Deleted
1/14/09 1:55:22 PM#38
Originally posted by Thradar
Originally posted by openedge1
 

Has to do with the fact that most of the WoW players are playing, moreso than voting...

Hard to believe that a game with 11 million players could be outdone by a game with 250k players...

I think it has to do with the fact that the WoW forums never advertise these polls (like the Voodoo Extreme Game of the year award)...thus, they are not sending their players here or there to vote.

I don't play either game, but I still chose WoW, as it really has the genre down pat, and knows what it's player base likes.

I think it has more to do that the majority of WoW players are not mmo fans, they just hopped on the WoW bandwagon.  They don't frequent any mmo site other than worldofwarcraft.com to troll their very own forums.

People who are members here are actual mmo fans.  They are informed and play (or try) many different mmos.

There's a HUGE difference, IMO, between and mmo player and a WoW player.

 

Agreed. So many people I've spoken to, heard and read posts by didn't know what a MMORPG was, or that WoW even was a MMORPG... they figured it was just a new Warcraft game with more people. This is also a hint as to why so many believe (and some still do) that somehow WoW was the first to do everything that's been commonplace in MMOs for years.

Personally, I think any MMO Blizzard put out would have likely had similar results... be it for Diablo, Starcraft, etc. Each one of those games has its own large built-in fan-base, not to mention those who would buy and play anything Blizzard put out.

And of course there's the "phenomenon effect"; people see or hear about some big thing going on and feel like they have to be part of it (see: Cabbage Patch Dolls, Tickle Me Elmo.. People who weren't even gamers racing out to buy PS3's just to brag that they have one, etc).

Also, because more people play a game doesn't mean they automatically agree it's "better". I know plenty of people who play WoW only because their friends play it. I know other WoW players who've said they think that LoTRO is a better game overall; but since all their friends are playing WoW that's where they are.

Point is, you can't narrow it down to "A has more players than B, therefor A should automatically win". There are many more factors that play into it.

Besides all that, it's not like the results are staggeringly different.

  qdogthepimp

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1/14/09 1:57:09 PM#39

Congratulations Turbine, With LotRO great game and definatly well deserved

  Oweyn

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1/14/09 2:03:43 PM#40

Once again a hearty congratulations to LOTRO and Turbine. I've enjoyed this game since I've first logged in. Also thank-you to the Tolkien Estate for lending the licence. If this game did not exist, I would never have discovered the joy of MMO's!

 

 

 

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