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Nakties Karys of Istaria

Biped warrior adventures in vast world of Istaria.

Author: Lithuanian

300 euros to play Lotro

Posted by Lithuanian Monday April 13 2015 at 11:24PM
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Istaria

Been a bit busy, aiding plots…and then suddenly getting lost. Too many things to do and no giant task to keep me occupied all the time. Talked, roleplayed, asked for advice. One kind person from Guild adviced to level up Mage from current level 10 to some lvl.16 and then start Paladin.

To do that I relaly would need power-levelling. And this is what i could not get. A pity.

Lord of the rings online

I was calculating simple things on the “imbue” system. If level 25–40 costs some 3000 mithril coins, then it is some 25.000 Turbine points. At current sale one could buy 26.000 TPs for only 149,99 euros. Since almost every class has two legendary items, to imbue them and actually play with their full power one needs simply 300 euros.

It’s not to mention tons of LI experience runes, scrolls of empowerent, crystals. Every item that enhances combat abilities is on store. If you need – feel free to buy things that, for example, almost never drop.

Wait wait, you can grind!– one would object. Correct. For one Legendary item one needs 25.000 TP. Let us guess, one earns 1000 TP each day (that’s 10 toons non-stop, without playing anything valuable or having fun in real life). Then, player needs 25 days of perpetual grind. But let us say, he manages to get 5000 TPs from extras: oh, only 20 days. Sicne we have 2 legendary items – it’s almost 1,5 months of grind.

Lotro is now officially not only pay to win, but a worthy competitor to any Asian grindfest. A game that I am losing faith into.

I keep logging, keep asking if any lower level player needs help (and rarely getting positive answer). i keep aiding kinnies and random people with instances or skirmishes. But I do understand that almost all “end-game” content is locked for me now. Locked, because no one could beat RNG 9a war without victory). Locked behind Great Wall of Super Grind.

Wait wait, Turbine announced they would lower prices!

No, they won’t. It’s Turbine that denounces truth even now. Why person who denies ruth could be trustworthy? Oh, and by the way: on mmorpg.com almost everyone reacts negatively or purely mentions facts that legendary system overhaul was, in fact, needed after Moria. Now, it’s too little, too late.

I do not believe in Turbine. I almost don’t believe in Lotro and I really don’t know what to do next. If I do not start making something in Istaria, I would have to look for something to replace p2w Lotro.

And so grumpy day has ended: just a grey, grumpy day.

https://mmoblogg.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/300-euros-to-play-lotro/

Limitations writes: As much as you say... Lotro is not pay to win... Mon Apr 13 2015 11:53PM Report
Lithuanian writes: Unfortunately, it is. I would gve everything to have Lotro f2p. To have Lotro selling only fluff items in the store and not combat ones. Tue Apr 14 2015 4:34AM Report
Limitations writes: You can unlock all the content without spending a dime, and get all the stuff without a dime, as far as I can recall... Pay for things faster, not pay to win. Tue Apr 14 2015 8:53PM Report
Vandalica writes:

  + 1

Thu Apr 16 2015 7:57AM Report
Ravensworth writes: Lotro is not pay to win it is Pay to Play. End of story. All Freemium models are. Thu Apr 16 2015 11:54PM Report

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