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  1. Lord V was right. Settled out of court after all. All the conspiracy theories about the license of LotRO coming to an end turn to dust in the wind... Que nosam to turn up with his prediction that LotRO will wind down in 6 months...
  2. Looks like the whole lawsuit thing between Tolkien estate and Warner Bros./Zaentz is over. Probably nothing changes with regard to LotRO or most anything else. http://deadline.com/2017/07/warner-bros-tolkien-estate-settle-lord-of-the-rings-lawsuit-rights-dispute-1202123415/ There’s never been any indication that they celebrate the Fourth of July in Middle Earth, but fireworks of legal independence will be going off anyway. After a grueling five-year court battle, Warner Bros. and the estate of author J.R.R. Tolkien have settled an $80 million rights dispute over The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings. “The parties are pleased that they have amicably resolved this matter and look forward to working together in the future,” said a statement from the estate and the studio today, with no details of the deal they finally struck. No doubt on that “amicably” part with more Rings projects in the pipeline to add to the Peter Jackson helmed trilogy that made over $3 billion at the box office. The Tolkien estate and publisher HarperCollins filed the massive multi-million lawsuit in November 2012 against Warner Bros., its subsidiary New Line and Rings‘ Hobbit rightsholder the Saul Zaentz Co., Middle Earth enterprises division, claiming copyright infringement and breach of contract over video games, online slot machines and other digital merchandising. “The Complaint, the Warner Amended Counterclaim, and the Zaentz Amended Counterclaim are dismissed in their entirety with prejudice as to all parties thereto,” notes a filing in federal court made by the lawyers for both sides late last week, “and no Party is entitled to recover any fees or costs (read it here)
  3. So you make a clicky on your skill bar of the appropriate emote and click it. I'd say maybe kinda lame. Nothing to get too riled up about, imo, but to each their own. Might be fun with some friends to go back and do the old instances. Or, don't do the Trifles quests if you don't want to. And, yes, a grand remembering would have been cooler for sure.
  4. As I said, isn't it a look back at where the game has been for the last 10 years? Wouldn't instances be part of that? Now, if they want you to get something off the final boss of CD or ToO I can see being mildly annoyed. Is that the case? In some cases it might be having to do simple addition, imo, not calculus.
  5. I understand only characters that have unlocked them can do them. So what? It's a look back on where the game has been over the last 10 years. Are you expecting every quest have to have you visit Hobbiton and Bree? Any completionist is already going to have a max level character, no? I really don't understand the bruh-ha-ha over optional 10-year anniversary quests when they lead you to all the places the game has been over the last 10 years.
  6. What's wrong with quests in those gated areas?
  7. Food is something that people can't do without even more than healthcare and it is mostly done by companies (at least as mediaries) that only care about the bottom line to maximise profits. Thank freaking god the government doesn't interfere in it as much as they do healthcare. Doctors need to be free to act on their own instead of being among the most expensive paper pushers on the planet, with all the regulations and hoops they have to go through. You're asking how the government wastes money on health care (or anything else)? Really?
  8. Simple repeal is all they need to do. They've voted for repeal multiple times. Just get on with it. As for your second statement, I disagree it is a foregone conclusion that it would always become expensive for the public. Government has messed in health for 50+ years screwing around with it.
  9. Apologies. I answered for others mostly. I stopped playing a year or more ago after a couple years of sparse play. I only last week stopped following LotRO on Twitter and Facebook.
  10. I think there's a few who play (not me) but for most here they've deleted it long ago. The long long drought of raids/instances after RoR (such as they were) eventually took its toll, imo. For others, it was the class changes with HD (although, imho, they could have been overlooked by many if there were the forementioned instances available). Not those Epic Battles crap.
  11. Hmmm... Not even at endgame and already shooting it down. Must be really bad.
  12. The "deep state" term needs to be put to bed. This isn't a shadow organisation within the government that carries out clandestine operations and assassinations like in Turkey where the term originated. The right needs to realise that Wikileaks is a Russian operation just like the left needs to realise that the election wasn't "hacked" by Russia.
  13. Not to mention that it isn't illegal for the Indiana governor to use a private server. In fact, they aren't allowed to use a government server for political purposes -- they have to use a private server. He used both a private server and a government server while in office.
  14. Number two is key. This was the basis for much of the issue people had with Hillary. No hypocrisy for Pence at all.
  15. Is/was it illegal for the Indiana governor to use a private email server?