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MMORPG | Genre:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 04/24/07)  | Pub:Midway Games
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  Lord.Bachus

Elite Member

Joined: 5/14/07
Posts: 8564

I believe in life before death... So dont forget to enjoy it while you still can.

 
OP  4/22/13 9:38:42 AM#1

Once or twice a year i return to the lands of Tolkien, just to play the most awesome class in MMORPG history, the Warden.  

 

So was i in for a surprise to find out that since my last visit the warden became even more interesting, they added ranged gambits and now the 3 stances influence how a lot of the Gambits work.

 

Just running a Javelin and running after it to my ennemie gives me so much kick, as the impact of the Javelin feels like a train hitting the ennemie...  And after that dancing around the ennemies while using my mellee weapon.  Just plain awesomeness..

 

I just love the feeling of this class...   

.....  And its what Lotro is good in, making every class feel totally different with interesting mechanics of their own.   

Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations)
Currently playing : The Elder Scrolls Online and Wildstar

  Po_gg

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Joined: 5/12/10
Posts: 1963

4/22/13 9:50:05 AM#2

Enjoy while it lasts, we can't know ofc for certain how will Turbine revamp the classes, but since they keep talking about simplification, probably wardens would be affected a bit more than the easier classes.

I didn't play my warden since Isengard though... maybe I should dust her off a bit, the only problem is I don't want to waste time with refreshening my memories of the gambits, if the system will change in the near future. I'm lazy :)

  Lord.Bachus

Elite Member

Joined: 5/14/07
Posts: 8564

I believe in life before death... So dont forget to enjoy it while you still can.

 
OP  4/22/13 10:16:34 AM#3
Originally posted by Po_gg

Enjoy while it lasts, we can't know ofc for certain how will Turbine revamp the classes, but since they keep talking about simplification, probably wardens would be affected a bit more than the easier classes.

I didn't play my warden since Isengard though... maybe I should dust her off a bit, the only problem is I don't want to waste time with refreshening my memories of the gambits, if the system will change in the near future. I'm lazy :)

They should not revamp their classes and make them simpler,,,,  having a deep world with a deep class system is what gives the game its place in the world..

 

The only thing what will help to keep more starters attracted to the game is adding better annimations and character graphics, because while the world still is very beautifull, the annimations and armor really start showing its age.  

 

THere is so much in this game, like epic weapons, that make it a long term campaign, i hope they learned the SWG  and DAoC atantis lesson very well, never change a succesfull  game at its core, because you will chase away your loyal playerbase and only get bad mouth to mouth advertisement...

 

 

The only thing i have learned for game update 10, is that they plan to replace the STR base of the Wardens with AGI, but in the same newspost, it stated that all gambits still kept buffing the same stats..

Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations)
Currently playing : The Elder Scrolls Online and Wildstar

  Sovrath

Elite Member

Joined: 1/06/05
Posts: 17017

4/22/13 10:18:19 AM#4
Originally posted by Lord.Bachus

Once or twice a year i return to the lands of Tolkien, just to play the most awesome class in MMORPG history, the Warden.  

 

So was i in for a surprise to find out that since my last visit the warden became even more interesting, they added ranged gambits and now the 3 stances influence how a lot of the Gambits work.

 

Just running a Javelin and running after it to my ennemie gives me so much kick, as the impact of the Javelin feels like a train hitting the ennemie...  And after that dancing around the ennemies while using my mellee weapon.  Just plain awesomeness..

 

I just love the feeling of this class...   

.....  And its what Lotro is good in, making every class feel totally different with interesting mechanics of their own.   

I did make a warden and loved the class. Howeve,r I never felt comfortable enough with it to party with strangers.

It's an awesome class nevertheless.

  Po_gg

Elite Member

Joined: 5/12/10
Posts: 1963

4/22/13 10:32:53 AM#5
Originally posted by Lord.Bachus

They should not revamp their classes and make them simpler,,,,  having a deep world with a deep class system is what gives the game its place in the world..

I agree. But still, there will be a pretty big revamp, they're planning to revisit all the skills, the trait lines, etc. Too bad I can't link the dev diaries because of the maintenance (there wasn't any specific detail so far anyways in them)

  WalterWhite

Advanced Member

Joined: 4/25/08
Posts: 403

It's time to cook.

4/22/13 10:37:33 AM#6

I love my Warden, then I play my Minstrel and love that, then I play my Loremaster and love that till I lpay my next alt and so on.

The classes in LotRO all have great playability and it is sometimes hard to choose a favourite, especially if you are an altoholic like me. I have just recently made a Captain, a class I never fancied playing and yup, you guessed it, I love it too.

  kevjards

Apprentice Member

Joined: 9/27/10
Posts: 1443

4/22/13 10:42:15 AM#7
Originally posted by Po_gg

Enjoy while it lasts, we can't know ofc for certain how will Turbine revamp the classes, but since they keep talking about simplification, probably wardens would be affected a bit more than the easier classes.

I didn't play my warden since Isengard though... maybe I should dust her off a bit, the only problem is I don't want to waste time with refreshening my memories of the gambits, if the system will change in the near future. I'm lazy :)

from what i have heard all they are doing is simplifying the skills..what i mean is there are a lot of skills that a lot of classes dont use so i think its more of a case of combining to have less skills but some do multiple things.has for anything else the classes will stay the same.

seen has i have a minstrel and half the abilities rarely get used i think turbine have the right idea.atm everything just gets cluttered.

  Torvaldr

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Joined: 6/10/09
Posts: 5575

4/22/13 10:59:59 AM#8

I don't know why Turbine likes to screw with their classes.  Well I kind of know, in that at certain points their combat systems haven't scaled well and they've needed to revamp them to a greater or lesser extent.  This usually means some class balances and changes, but they overthink it in my opinion.

The worst change, for me, was the minstrel changes a little before Isengard when they completely redid how ballads and skills worked (codas, etc).  It didn't break the class but it did change how it felt and I never really got used to it.  My lore-master, thankfully, has aged well.

Interesting side note.  Graalx2, one of the main designers behind the warden, left Turbine a while ago.  I found him while doing closed testing in another game.  Yes, Graalx3 is out there, ferrets, cookys, and all.

I think a mind wipe so people could play an mmo like it was their first time again, would be easier to build than a new mmo people here would actually like. - DamonVile

  Po_gg

Elite Member

Joined: 5/12/10
Posts: 1963

4/22/13 11:07:49 AM#9
Originally posted by kevjards

what i mean is there are a lot of skills that a lot of classes dont use so i think its more of a case of combining to have less skills but some do multiple things.has for anything else the classes will stay the same.

seen has i have a minstrel and half the abilities rarely get used i think turbine have the right idea.atm everything just gets cluttered.

I'm a hoarder, so every skill of mine is Precious, no hobbit can steal them from my skill panel :)

Minis had to re-learn almost the whole class not a while ago (with the new 3 ballads / anthem / coda system), and soon we can re-learn it again... Don't get me wrong, I like to learn, but if something is not broken why bother "fixing" it? Rarely used skills could be necessary in some cases... and until then they sit quietly on the hotbar, not disturbing anybody :)

  Danwarr

Novice Member

Joined: 10/18/09
Posts: 190

"Prepare for Titanfall."

4/22/13 11:12:23 AM#10
Originally posted by Po_gg

Enjoy while it lasts, we can't know ofc for certain how will Turbine revamp the classes, but since they keep talking about simplification, probably wardens would be affected a bit more than the easier classes.

I didn't play my warden since Isengard though... maybe I should dust her off a bit, the only problem is I don't want to waste time with refreshening my memories of the gambits, if the system will change in the near future. I'm lazy :)

Post-RoI, Wardens were in a pretty messy state due to the mitigation changes.

Post-RoR, wardens are pretty much amazing. Having the 3 stances affect the gambits makes for some interesting group dynamics as well.

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