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  1. SSG posted a statement by DGC today. They said nothing themselves but simply cut and paste a press release from DGC. It is factually "questionable". Then we have the layoff today at DGC today, following the departure of Chief Publishing Officer and former Senior Vice President, Laura Naviaux. This story smells so bad and DGC are making such a hamfisted attempt to cover their tracks by deleting tweets, and editing Wikipedia, that finally the "big boys" of game industry journalism have caught on. Here are my thoughts on the matter. May be tomorrow will shed further light on the matter. Bummer for those who lost their jobs today. Hope they find gainful employment elsewhere soon. Hopefully with a "better" company.
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    Bullroarer Update 22 (Build #1)

    Build #2 was released today. we now have a region map and a revised Rhovanion map. Plus, there are folk queuing for the privy in Lake-town
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    Bullroarer Update 22 (Build #1)

    I only had time to check out the map and didn't do any "digging" to find out about new gear. I suspect more information about such things will be in the next test build.
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    Bullroarer Update 22 (Build #1)

    We're going to Northern Mirkwood and the Dale-lands in the next update. Anything is better than Mordor! The fist test build was available on Bullroarer this weekend. Here are a few pictures. My summary of things so far is here.
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    Give away - LotRO Europe stuff

    PM'd you Mr Banks about the boxset
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    Amazon: Lord of the Rings for tv?

    It looks like Christopher Tolkien is out of the picture, having resigned as the director of the Tolkien Estate. I guess that coupled with the death a while ago of Saul Zaentz means that a lot of the "obstacles" to making more material available for adaptation have now gone. http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2017/11/15/104426-in-historic-move-christopher-tolkien-resigns-as-director-of-tolkien-estate/
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    Morder Pre-Purchase Packages Announced

    No Almagnus1. No one is triggered (which is a trite phrase that doesn't feature in serious debate). You simply presented me with an easy writing opportunity. Yes, I have a "soap box on the net" because I'm a writer. Funny that isn't it? I'm happy to put time and effort in to generating traffic for it. I and others have written sufficient here to address your erroneous arguments. I have a rule these days, of not getting bogged down in lengthy, circular internet debates. And your ongoing replies validate this. But thanks for the traffic.
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    Morder Pre-Purchase Packages Announced

    "You're playing wrong"...
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    Morder Pre-Purchase Packages Announced

    Oh look, yet another "you're playing wrong" post. The very concept of "forcing people to be social" is inherently anti-social. The clue is in the use of the word "force". It seldom yields positive results. Give players choice. It is possible to accommodate both play styles. At present running group content in LOTRO gains players better gear anyway, so I do not see socially disposed players as being disadvantaged at present. The only time I've ever come across this debate and vociferous demands from both sides, has been on forums. As we all know forums do not represent the majority world view of LOTRO players. I have written in the past about the average LOTRO player and they're far from a needy group. Posts like this always smack of "you're play differently to me and I don't like it", which is a odd mindset to say the least. Sadly it's all too common these days and impinges upon far more important matters than gaming.
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    Mordor Preview

    I've spent some time looking around test build 2 of Mordor. Have written a few thoughts on the aesthetics of the Black Land here. Will it be too dark & gloomy for some players?
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    Lotro is so dead to us that there is not even...

    I logged in and did the Scavenger Hunt year 1 to 3. Some quests are a bit grindy, especially those where you have to visit locations all over Middle-earth. The ones visiting taverns in The Shire and Bree are less of a hassle. The easiest way to get tokens is just to do the Beer fight in Thorin's Hall, as it has the quickest cooldown. Many folk have so many tokens from previous years, they can simply exchange them and get a lot of the new anniversary rewards immediately. I spent a couple of hours online and earned enough for the Steed of the Unflagging Dragon. It's only 40 tokens.
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    How DEAD is LOTRO to YOU?

    I log in to LOTRO whenever there's new content. I play for a month then move on. It affords a degree of fun and the narratives are still well thought out. It's no longer the apple of my eye, gaming wise, as it was in 2008 but then again nothing is. Laurelin is quite a busy server so the picture that Doro paints isn't really the case at present. It was though a year ago. The whole Standing Stones games thing has rekindled interest to a degree. Guild Wars 2 is far more "dead" to me. Heart of Thorns simply took the game in a direction I didn't want to go in, so I ceased playing. if they release an expansion that is comparable to the base game, I may return.
  13. So Landmark is to be closed on 21st Feb. Does this bode well for LOTRO? Are DGC more than just a publisher in their relationship with Standing Stone Games?
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    Do you have a project for 2017?

    I like projects. But I also have all the baggage that comes with real life. IE making money, relationships and not dying. However I reckon if you organise your life adequately you can fit in side tasks and stick with them. So I'm back to writing blog content everyday this year. I've done it before and it just takes a bit of discipline. I'm also working on a new monthly podcast about movies. It's going to be in-depth and aimed at those who consider themselves buffs. If memory serves, quite a lot of you folk are creative and do "stuff". Anyone else got themselves a project(s) for 2017 (not to be confused with bullshit resolutions that never get achieved )?
  15. I wrote a few thoughts about LOTROs current transition. The TLDR version boils down to follow the money to find out who's calling the shots and what their respective motivation is
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