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  1. I agree. Looks like get as much money out - this is the last chance. Which it is, if they don't improve the game. Also, I read that they are making DDO a main focus over Lotro - so they may have decided to try to keep development for DDO after this expansion for Lotro is over. Maybe the DDO client and servers are not as buggy as Lotro, so they decided to let Lotro fade away after this.
  2. Cordovan just clarified on the forums. You can find his quote easily on the general forums thread on this. He said, they are "intending" to make a 64-bit client. But he said they are still looking in to it and it may not be possible. So he can promise we will get one.
  3. If SSG is truly independent, and if their only games are Lotro and DDO, then this could be the best thing for Lotro. I guess it depends if SSG will have the money to keep running and put money into the game. If Daybreak is only the publisher, maybe they can't mess up development.
  4. What is important about Daybreak is that it is recently a troubled company. It was Sony Online Entertainment before, but was sold off in 2015 by Sony. They had layoffs then. John Smedley (President) left the company and then later Russell Shanks (President) left also. I have no idea if they have stabilized financially, but this company is nothing like a typical, stable, successful games publisher. Their most recent fame is for butchering H1Z1, doing a cash grab with the battle royal mode of the game, splitting the game in 2, and then abandoning development of the main H1Z1 game. H1Z1 itself does not look like it will have a long life. Although, this did milk it for a ton of money without ever finishing the game. Landmark / EverQuest Next anyone? This is Daybreak's game. How is that game coming? They also really screwed up Planetside 2 - a game that had huge potential. Some of their games they shut down: Everquest Next: cancelled on March 11, 2016 Legends of Norrath: closed August 17, 2016 Planetside: closed July 1, 2016 Dragon's Prophet: closed November 16, 2015 Magic: The Gathering – Tactics: closed March 28, 2014 Free Realms: closed March 31, 2014 Vanguard: Saga of Heroes: July 31, 2014 Everquest, Everquest II, DC Universe Online and Planetside 2 are still running. Landmark has been essentially abandoned without an official comment. H1Z1 is still being developed, but it is generally agreed they are doing a bad job with Planetside 2 and H1Z1 - which are their two biggest games in active development. Overall, I would say Lotro's future is pretty uncertain. I imagine Lotro will kept running but put on maintenance mode like EQ2 and DCUO. They may try to milk money out of it however by putting out some small, new content. They have done a decent job keeping EQ, EQ2 and DCUO running, but AFAIK without any new development.
  5. It is almost unbelievable. I kept wondering if this is real. Thanks for posting it.
  6. Of course not. The game is in too bad shape now.
  7. WoW's new expansion Legion has sold over 10.3 copies already - and many people are still buying it. They have already had $515 million in sales from this expansion. It shows how making and selling a good product can be profitable. But you have to spend enough money first to make the product be good. Turbine still needs to learn this.
  8. I am playing. So far Legion is really impressive: tons of rare mobs, the game is hard enough I am dying sometimes (and dying a lot from players on a PvP server). Questing is perfect for me: it goes fast, doesn't feel grindy, leveling is fast. The class halls are nice because every class is very different (has a different house and weapon to level up). So lots of replayability. The world feels huge at this point with all the lower level zones, Draenor (last expansions zones), etc. It's ironic WoW is now doing legendary weapons that grow with you, and companions that help you fight on the world with you. It's like Turbine could come up with good ideas, but greed or lack of effort made them bad. Lotro had companions that you call to help you, but then they made them useless by making them temporary and cost TPs. Plus, with the difficulty broken in the game, you don't need help. In WoW, it is just a nice convenience that speeds things up, and free of course. WoW has proved the sub model is much better than Turbine's (pay to lessen grind) F2P model. Now is the best time to play WoW. The worlds are absolutely alive - tons of players everywhere.
  9. Except you have heirloom weapons that grow with you too (stats adjust for your level). And you can put the skin/look of any weapon on that weapon. Blizzard does a good job in general. They might miss in some things they try, but they spend a lot of time and think hard on how to do things. In Lotro you get raids and things broken for a long time. In WoW these things get fixed quickly.
  10. Thanks Muer. The moderation and running of this site has been good for many years. By the way, these forums were posted about yesterday on the Official Forums. It's one of the top posts over there - and talks about these forums. So you had many new people coming over and reading the fighting and swearing in the Cordovan post. Bad timing, and it shows the negative effect of attacking each other and fighting.
  11. Thank you Cordovan. It's totally appreciated.
  12. Please make a new thread if you want to start going back and forth with one poster and it's off topic, or just PM them. ________________________________________________ Unrelated: I can agree with this.
  13. He is community manager for four (?) games now. Their old MMOs and DDO and Lotro.
  14. Doro is fine as a moderator. He is not the only one at fault (if you have to find fault) in that thread. People often come to this forum and attack each other, you can see others doing it in the thread.
  15. The funny thing is I don't even remember my forum name when I used to post over there a lot. I do remember being new and liking both Sapience and Celestrata. ____________________________________________________ I looked up an old thread and found my old forum name, Cindir. Do you guys remember this thread? It was a great post. Poke some fun at "Call me maybe" LOTRO-style!! I remember it was so funny. Clover and Celestrata are in that thread, and Fred and lots of old timers. Man, things changed a lot. This was before the dark times over there. /shivers