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  1. Yesterday
  2. Amen to that. In light of a recent forum banning spree targeting the min/max number-crunchers (aka players who actually know class mechanics and contribute constructive data - any self-respecting MMO's coveted audience), it's abundantly clear SSG is barely keeping afloat holding on to the IP like drowning man to a straw. All that's left are the narcissists using Lotro as platform for self-aggrandizement and using o-forums as punching dummy for their own mental health issues; may as well shut down all servers except Landroval. But, it is what it is. p.s. To be fair: I was wrong about my earlier Bullroarer thread getting deleted, my bad. It's still there and I must've overlooked it while trying to locate it. Can't find a way to edit this thread's title, but if the phrase "deletes thread" can be removed for sake of accuracy, please do.
  3. Amazing how holding it back helped fix all the bugs, right?
  4. I highly doubt that, considering there's been much, much worse done before and nothing happened then, either. Things like them promising a free raid to everyone, then selling it to people in Isengard (Draigoch).
  5. Darmokk

    Spotted a bargain - post here

    The 4k version of the Harry Potter movies is part of Amazon Prime day. $99, and somehow it got down to $79 for me. I dunno why I need them in 4k given I have the BluRays already, but it is a good deal. Couldn't resist.
  6. Last week
  7. Cordovan and Severlin giving the standard "We will look into this and see what can be done." Which is precisely what they said prior to promising to remove it from the game entirely. Lying hypocrites..... The very name of the steed implies that it was a deliberate move, and a calculated "Fuck you suckers!!!" to players' feedback. It ought to be called the "Steed of True Colors,", because SSG has finally shown them to what's left of the anemic playerbase. Fingers crossed this finally sinks them, and the IP can be free from this egregious tyranny.
  8. LasraelLarson

    2 recent GW2 firings make for some BIG DRAMA

    welp, about a week and a day since the posting of Woodenpotatoes rundown of events & i still haven't found an abridged version. i seem to recall finding many vids in the 10 - 15 minute mark, with extended branding well past the halfway point & no real clear picture of the exchange that erupted, but rather useless faff to one side, or the other... but that is more to do with the sad & useless state of youtube; wind-baggery aside. so in the meantime; a vlog on the shifting state of story narrative... BY CHECKLIST: when your story is quota driven. in all this Jessica Price shitstorm... it is rather convenient to have & liberally play a minority card, framing this as an attack (common tactic) rather than legitimate criticism. nor is it any surprise that this deflection is a "go to" deployed at every opportunity. but when absolutely everything is a form of oppression to be deconstructed, by any means necessary, is it really that surprising that the backlash is likened to, "the little girl who liked to cry WOLF!"
  9. So it's not only a blatant rip-off of the deed version, but it's also technically another Store-only mount. Well, they are Turbine 2.0 after all.
  10. Can't make this up... "No, it's not the Steed of Many Colours, it's the Steed of Shifting Hues!" the only alteration is the dark brown horse hide instead of original grey.
  11. That pic has been the visual reference so far, though I reckon after the patched servers are back up it will draw more mentions by name as screenshots will be shared around. Even if its color scheme is altered (say, deep colors instead of the original pastel tones), the very concept of..."shifting hues" is such a painfully obvious ripoff of raid steed it is indeed comical. Literally word-for-word synonyms, even the steed icon is identical. Because picking a new original name for this steed to better hide its origin is... what's that whimper over there... yes, SSG intern, thinking hurts.
  12. I think I remember this whole thing, and I wasn't particularly opposed to it since it wasn't mounts only available via the Store. But this is just funny. "Quick, get some synonyms for the mounts and put them in anyway, even after we said we wouldn't!". Are we sure it looks the same as the Steed of Many Colours? Also, I just did a search for the phrase "Steed of Shifting Hues" and got zero results. Nobody has mentioned it on the other forum at all?
  13. (intro for context: I used to post here 4 years ago under same username [without underscores], but have since forgotten my password and no longer have access to email I used to recover it). I've been mildly and tacitly supportive of SSG after they split from Turdbine, but they sure have a talent at taking player support and ramming it up their ass. This incident is fairly low-key, so I wanted to report it here before stuff on the official forum begins disappearing. The outline: Bullroarer open beta, late May: While testing some things out, I notice someone in world chat linking a thing called [Steed of the Tireless Mount Selection Box]. And what does it contain but a plethora of meta-deed steeds from raids. Steeds that are actually earned rewards by actually doing the game content. Such as the Steed of Many Colours from Isengard metadeed, Steed of Dale-Lands from Erebor metadeed, etc. Intended for inclusion to a Gorgoroth LOOTBOX. It wasn't mentioned in any beta release notes, of course. Someone just literally discovered it by accident. I get livid and create a thread on Bullroarer forum calling attention to this and calling for its removal. It generates multiple pages of negative feedback from players in agreement, resulting in a blue name making a public announcement that this selection box is indeed being removed due to this feedback: Originally Posted by DrOctothorpe This mount selection box was originally added in response to player requests for hard or impossible to obtain mounts, however it is clear from the variety of responses that we were off of the mark. Thanks for all the feedback. We will remove this mount-selection box from the prize list and head back to the drawing board. Fast forward to today: Someone on official forum happens to discover that latest release notes for today's latest "patch" include this little gem: "New items have been added to the Gorgoroth Steel-bound Lootbox, including a Steeds of the Tireless mount selection box," But wait... does it still include meta-deed raid steeds, like the Steed of Many Colours? Not at all!!! Instead, it includes this: How fucking daft is that. Not only slipping it back in, after the public promise to remove it due to "listening to feedback", but the insolence of renaming it. Fucking scum. The original Bullroarer thread I made has already been conveniently deleted (funny to see SSG resort to Sapience tactics, first such case with a whole thread erased) - even though it was made on May 30 and threads older than that are STILL on Bullroarer forum. Cached version of my thread is still available, so I want to post it for the record before it too disappears: cache of thread By the way Cordovan, I am Herwegur so you can connect the dots and ban me since you're going down the same route as Sapience. In the meantime, the new live thread is obviously not attracting as much heated backlash as the old deleted thread, obviously because this is so under-handed that very few will even notice. Tolkien IP was literally the only thing still inspiring me to log in. This kind of scummy tactic though makes me throw up in my mouth a little at the sight of the ring desktop icon. I mean, this is beyond disgraceful, this is dirt-caked-in-dried-shit tier of gross. So if LotRo chokes and dies, won't shed a single tear. Clearly unworthy of its IP with such attitude to both players and ITS OWN CONTENT.
  14. Agra

    Serverpopulation

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  15. FundinStrongarm

    2 recent GW2 firings make for some BIG DRAMA

    Yup.
  16. LasraelLarson

    2 recent GW2 firings make for some BIG DRAMA

    current year 2018 & the cluster-fuck churns. tis a spectacle to witness. some D-List "game" writer thinks they are the shit, & in fact the material they produce is utter... then gets all uppity about said crapulance when a non challenge too is issued... wrongly cries mysoggyknees & the Bolshevik White Knight Brigade comes out in force looking for a pound of Kulak flesh. witting Bolsheviks operating in full awareness of motive & agenda, make me puke. & they know who they are, (as do i) dishonest cunts. unwitting fools who play into their hand... the world is full to the brim with the generic award recipient & socially/functionally impaired. those useful idiots programmed in the Marxist doctrine to deploy every disparagement to other the Kulak that the programmers may seize the means to establish power... not at all ironic, they can name 57 genders, but how many of them know about the Holodomor? it was never taught in Holocaust class... the cult like partisanship this has all produced is stupefying, yet entirely predictable. thing is for myself... GW2's main appeal was always the mechanics & design behind the world. the story was never anything to celebrate, not at launch & definitely not in the year of employ this "Dime a Dozen HACK" contributed. should her gleeful disparagement barrage too any and every e-rag that would listen (& believe) also land her in court... i'll have a good hearty laugh!
  17. Almagnus1

    Vastin Takes a Dig at Dissatisfied Customers

    Both are MMOs, and they keep adding stuff to Warframe, and they're both F2P (I mean, PC Gamer just called it the best F2P PC game https://www.pcgamer.com/warframe-has-quietly-become-the-best-free-to-play-game-on-pc/ ). Yeah, there's a lot of grinding (especially initially), but once you build up your resource reserves, it's not that big of an issue. Most of the quests after Natah are actually interesting and mostly enjoyable, especially with the reveal of what the warframes really are and how you're able to control many of them. That, and there's enough other game modes now that it's not just an Akkad snooze farm =P
  18. Amenhir

    Vastin Takes a Dig at Dissatisfied Customers

    What does warframe have to do with lotro. Warframe is a shooter with a ton of action. Lotro is a tab targetting snoozefest in comparison. There isn't much of learning curve in Warframe. I managed to pick that up rather quickly. Then I stopped playing after about six months because grinding more components to make weapons and frames got really boring. Farming Akkad though sure is a ton of excitement. /s
  19. Earlier
  20. Pontin_Finnberry

    Explore Middle-Earth (56k warning!)

    Off thew map in The North Downs, Found a hobbit with Squirrels dancing around him. (Hidden wall couldn't get closer).
  21. Almagnus1

    Vastin Takes a Dig at Dissatisfied Customers

    ... Have you even tried to play Warframe? That's got a learning curve like a brick wall, and throwing more money at it (to buy platinum) isn't going to help you until you learn enough of the game mechanics that you'll probalby not need the platinum for a majority of the things while also figured out how to use warframe.market to sell stuff and generate platinum, essentially making it an effective F2P game that works... if you don't mind the work involved. Oh, and it's also (at the time of writing) #4 at https://store.steampowered.com/stats/ .
  22. Outside of Lumul-Nar: The Halls of Night from above: Thorin's Ale-hall:
  23. LasraelLarson

    2 recent GW2 firings make for some BIG DRAMA

    if you click on the settings, you can increase the speed, up to X2 making it only half hour... otherwise don't really know of any other decent abridged versions that give a blow by blow in detail. maybe someone else can help you there...
  24. Doro

    2 recent GW2 firings make for some BIG DRAMA

    Any rundown that doesn't involve me having to listen to a twink over the course of an hour?
  25. LasraelLarson

    the perpetual embarrassment that is Justin Trudeau

    so if the allegations must be listened too & believed & "Super Male Feminist" Justin Trudeau believes he did not act inappropriately... is it reasonable to conclude it is appropriate for a Male Feminist to grab a strange women by the buttocks? Trudeau is such a fake. & given his emphatic stances, it is not surprising many are finding his stance here rather hypocritical. the following take expresses this well: here is hoping Canadians of all stripes see all the recent baloney as time for our "walk away" moment. the above Maritimer has a really good series on that as well: #WalkAway from the Liberal Left 2 #WalkAway from Liberal Division 3 #WalkAway from Liberal Hypocrisy 4 #WalkAway from Liberal Identity Politics 5 #WalkAway from Liberal Overreach i suspect the above vids may resonate with many in the land of The Leaf. so i boost signal. 😉
  26. soo, for the rundown on this recent drama... the nice & friendly sounding WP unpacks (in "precedented" lengthy fashion) an hour long vlog of the nitty-gritty... a run down of some of the predictable response by stillgray: ... it's all soo exhausting. 😫 also, i would have fired them both.
  27. Agra

    Serverpopulation

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