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  1. 2 points
    Related to this topic is something that has been going on since Embers came about. The currency has a 10k cap. If a player chooses they can transfer their embers through the shared storage to another server. Essentially giving the players stash of 50k embers. All well and fine. Seems legit though I don't see it as intended or playing the game with an honest spirit of intent. I've read many post on the subject and in particular about SSG oversights and outright development mistakes. I personally, am unwilling to fuck with my shared storage doing item transfers. Other's have made it a way of LotRO life. From the AH pvpers to Raiders moving their endgame gear around as they server surf, to remembering how the gold sellers used shared storage to pollute Middle Earth. Sept 25th we get this obscure post made outside of patch notes where all transfers are immediately closed. Sighting some vague reasoning about player impact. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?675433-World-Character-Transfers-Temporarily-Disabled World Character Transfers are currently disabled while we work to resolve a log in issue impacting some players. Sept 30th this thread appears. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?675585-Embers-transforming-into-Motes-automatically-when-lvl130-cap-is-released Oct. 2nd Cordovan comments. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?675585-Embers-transforming-into-Motes-automatically-when-lvl130-cap-is-released&p=7962042#post7962042 It is my belief that what I stated earlier is consistent with our long-term statements about Embers and Motes, so a suggestion that anything is changing along that line is news to me. The content used to earn Embers and Motes will shift so that Embers are typically earned by playing the most relevant end-game content. Any currency already earned will remain intact and unchanged. Oct. 3rd a player post this. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?675585-Embers-transforming-into-Motes-automatically-when-lvl130-cap-is-released&p=7962161#post7962161 are we 100% sure? look at the photo i posted (not mine) Originally Posted by Cordovan Any currency already earned will remain intact and unchanged. are you confirming that we can spend the embers we have saved up in the 130 expansion, and that they will not be auto-converted to motes like they were when the cap was raised from 115 to 120 a year or so ago? Look at that. 174k Embers on one accounts shared storage even though the cap is 10k. Another thread started about the same subject. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?675639-Reactivation-of-Transfers-Between-Servers In it, is a player some know and even from some on this forum. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?675639-Reactivation-of-Transfers-Between-Servers&p=7962251#post7962251 Would really like to see these opened again. I play on multiple servers and transfer gear and items between the servers to set up my characters. I just leveled my Gladden hunter to 120 and need to get it all set up Am a bit squishy in level 115 Abyss gear. Not only embers are being transferred but bound gear as well. I don't have anything good to say about Chromite so I'll say nothing beyond what I already said here and that just a statement of fact by quoting his OF post. Minas Morgul is due to release. SSG has been doing for months, what ever they can to stall player progression. Some of it is obvious. To get players to spend, by placing irrational road blocks in player paths. The other has been to keep players logged on as long as possible. Consider what is openly known. The embers cap can be circumvented. Players can do the Anvil on one server and gear their alts on another server with the same gear they are already using and other gear they won as a reward. Transfers are being closed due to possible player impact? I can see again the average player getting fucked in the ass, because every time something which amounts to SSG having lack of foresight, becomes an advantage to those willing to venture beyond honesty. All too often hiding behind the logic that if SSG can't see that far ahead its not the players fault. Lack of foresight, allowed the gold spammers in the game. Lack of foresight, allowed raiders to exploit endless looting of boss chests. Lack of foresight, allowed players to cap embers of day one of Mordor release and never having to do any quest, rewarding embers. In the end is the players who will so greedily grab what ever they can as long as they can and I also include in this buying gold and keys from the gold sellers. What did the players lose? The chat is now self moderated by timers and a new filter. The filter fucked up the naming process. Kinship's and pet names as well. More loot was bound than I can recall in a long while. Now chest rewards are bound, including scrolls. In this insanity, players lost degrees of freedom, because the developers and the players are just fucking stupid. Greed fucking, both ends of the fucktoy, being the average player who plays and avoids exploiting and questionable practices. Its just a disgusting cycle that seemingly can never end, leaving a spum trail in its path. There is more but, I'll not openly list what I know, in a place where the info can be accessed by lurkers. Sidenote: I gotta LOL at players going to servers to gain a raid title where they know they have no competition. Expect Gladden to be the next server to lose its raid titles to transient whores.
  2. 2 points
    Well anyone with sense will know this release is still unfinished so won't need to rush to buggy content and will just use stockpiled points. It still amazes me that there are people willing to give SSG any money at all, be it for VIP or expansions.
  3. 2 points
    https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?675548-Stout-Axes-unable-to-enter-Moria https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?675548-Stout-Axes-unable-to-enter-Moria&p=7961205#post7961205 Stout-Axes unable to enter Moria After completing Vol II Book I Chap 9, and being given a legendary weapon by Hundi, he does not offer the follow up chapter 10 to have it identified. I conferred with other Stout-Axes and this is the case for them as well. Is there perhaps a specific racial flag that was not updated, like the undying deeds were for High Elves? Edit: This was an unboosted character. Other stout axes I talked to were also around lvl 47-52 RACIAL TRAITS ALSO BUGGED: Enmity of the Orcs and Enmity of the Cultists both reward the Heart of Fire trait. A classic example of Tragedy/comedy duality of LotRO and SSG/Turbine. No Stout Axe Dwarves can enter the beginning part leading to Moria. No Stout Axe Dwarves can obtain Legendary items. Whats more concerning to me is posted later. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?675548-Stout-Axes-unable-to-enter-Moria&p=7961386#post7961386 "Well, tbh, although he exaggerates, he is right. I cannot understand why you do not see that. They sold a race which is unfinished and cannot have access to crucial parts of the game. I mean, come on, this is unacceptable. And it is very ominous about the new expansion they are selling. They could not make it right so a new class have access into Moria, are you optimistic that the new expansion will be playable at first days with 1 or 2 rushed beta tests in one month? Let's be reasonable here, shall we? It is a mistake, a serious one, and it is a clear sign of what they are selling and what is coming. My only hope is that this is a wake up call for them. I really do." Its always something with SSG. Always
  4. 2 points
    The fact that this pre-order went out without any preview of the content on BR should be a red flag.
  5. 1 point
    I still feel it should come under the umbrella of a mental disorder (as in it is literally the result of the mind not functioning as it should in regards to sexuality), however there's a tone coming across in this that makes me think you don't actually mean mental illness but more the early 20th century mad house electroshock mistreatment of difference. There's a spectrum of gays that goes from the all out flamers that need to exaggerate being gay to its limits, to completely "normal" gays who don't use their sexuality as a replacement for a personality. I've known enough of both to know that the latter are just as tired of the "queens" as everyone else. Much like amongst straight people, there are repulsive people that make a lot of noise that paints a bad light for the decent people lumped into their category. I don't think they should suffer for the actions of the degenerate lot.
  6. 1 point
    Times have changed. No way would I believe that after four years of pathological lies, insults, corruption, hate speard, people like Trump or PIS (ruling in Poland) would not be swept from office, never mind get even a miediocre chance of re-election... Oh wait, in a week's time we have an election inPoland which PIS is likely to win easily... I still don't get the mechanism of this shit... Looks like stirring up hatred, fear, having a decent economy and a church on your side makes one immune to scandals which would have wiped off the face of the Earth any traditional political force. P.S. - This should be available, and explains a lot https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/05/opinion/sunday/putin-trump-ukraine.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage
  7. 1 point
    I am so glad I left this shitshow of a game. It is sad to see how the deranged are keeping it alive.
  8. 1 point
    Its official. Splay is now on the ballot in 48 states. I'll be running on the Death Match platform. Every candidate must face off against me, in a no holds barred death match, at an arena of my choice. #Splay for President 2020 In the event no one is left by the voting date, I will win by default.
  9. 1 point
    The early zones until 75 are fun and enjoyable looks great and unique. the real pain start once you start leveling everythin between 75 - 110/115 (this is when I stopped playing).
  10. 1 point
    They're banking on gamblers and big time whales, subbers and small time micro-buyers are irrelevant.
  11. 1 point
    I still amaze people actually defend their pricing. In gw2 you pay for each xpack 30$ (two so far) and you unlock almost everything the game have to offer. In swtor you sub for one month and it unlocks all the content that has been released until that point. And again people won't be able to buy it with points until march 2020, are they trying to kill the game or did it work for them with mordor?
  12. 1 point
    I picture him more like a Grodbog drone (lvl 1, 50 hp, from Skumfil instance) mind-fused to one of those bratty bare-ass goblin mini-bosses (from the brainless RoR Goblin Town instance) who pretend they're king, which is super easy to do when you're surrounded by nothing but lickspittle. How do you troll a cancer like that who wouldn't go away and must always get the last word? I monetized him. I made a bet with a Lotro-playing friend, then posted some questionable "lore" content in a general-discussion forum thread, counting on Radhruin_EW to take notice and get hooked into a reply-barrage. Hoo boy, he didn't disappoint! - And I made $6, two bucks per each react. The icing on the cake was informing him he was being owned. To which he obviously replied with his typical thick imbecility, but then a couple other posters chimed in with amusement - and he disappeared entirely for days. Only to reappear later in another sub-forum making long, articulate "lore" posts in actual topical discussion - clearly belaboring himself to re-establish whatever 'community cred' or hurt ego his goblin insect brain is capable of containing. It was a fun time.
  13. 1 point
    As long as there's enough people this time who do make the mistake you made last time, SSG are covered.
  14. 1 point
    Made the mistake of pre-ordering mordor ultimate bundle or whatever it was called in the blind hope that it would turn out OK. Never doing the same mistake again. And I simply cannot believe that they haven't even beta tested it yet as far as I know. I'll be sure to grab a lot of popcorn to watch the meltdown on the OF when they release this pile of shite onto those few poor souls still playing this game. I mean jesus, just when you think that you've seen it all, they manage to surprise you again. It's pointless to even try and understand them. You'll be fighting a losing battle. At this point it's a complete money grab. They aren't even pretending anymore (SSG). Everything is; That'll do.
  15. 1 point
    There are three Republicans hoping to primary against Trump. Mark Sanford, Joe Walsh(no, not that Joe Walsh), and Bill Weld, I'm not too familiar with their platforms. Although a incumbent facing opposition from their own party has not lost the nomination, none in the last 50 years have won the general election afterwards. The idea is that a incumbent facing a strong primary will divide the voter base. At least two states have refused to even put anyone else on the ballot for the Republican nom. I'm not sure if anymore have followed.
  16. 1 point
    Interesting is that a conservative guy was not allowed to run in the 2018 provincial elections for the same offence. https://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/news-story/9606315-trudeau-s-blackface-backlash-brings-back-memories-for-strange/
  17. 1 point
    At least we now know that Doro is a communist . 57 % regulationnism ... 33 % ecology ? Go hug a tree comrade 😁
  18. 1 point
    That person joined november 2007 ... 12 years invested ... 12 years . They just invested too much time of their life to admit something is wrong with the game .
  19. 1 point
    I remember BeardedMinstrel saying once on lotro reddit somewhere around Mordor launch after multiple bug fixing attempts " ... it just shows how SSG is the most thoughtful and considerate gaming company " . With customers like that why not make suckers pay 5 times ?
  20. 1 point
    To add to this, LoE will again be required on your gear (as it was in Mordor), which means they are going to be basing the majority of gear progression as you level around loot-boxes (just as it was in Mordor where teal gear in loot-boxes had more LoE than anything dropping in quests, etc). Only this time, the keys for the loot-boxes will be store only right from the start. $40.00 for a standard edition "expansion" for this game is too much, no matter how people try and justify it otherwise.
  21. 1 point
    All of the addicted masses will drool and completely forget they already paid for Minas Morgul with the Mordor expansion. All of the ocd taint will buy it today because the new dwarf triggers their compulsion fix. Nice carrot to dangle in front of donkeys who can't see beyond ten feet. Again staggered content release. No details of the instances beyond two words, Seven and Shelob. I will laugh loudly, if in the future, I find all 7 instances are copy pastes of the Epic Battles. I'll not pay for staggered release content in way of pre-order. When I pay for a product, I want the product the moment the transaction is complete. Not the essence of the transaction. I'll also not pay (Using LP) for the content 5 months later at a price based on the content being new, because by then it won't be new. SSG has not impressed me. They have managed to find the sweet spots in what drives or compels some types of people to trigger spend, but I'm not one of these. Nope, I know a good portion of this expansion will be broken and incomplete. Just for the record. You read it here first. I, 100% know when the instances release there will be things seemingly broken that all the die hard, raid types will gain benefits from, which will shortly after, be denied to the remainder of the playerbase. So-called oversight or mistakes. They aren't and never have been. They are product driven decisions that allowed those addicted end game grinders to find meaning in their pathetic expenditures. I've already decided LotRo is in my past. I've spent the past month saying good byes and slowly been parceling out my assets. Going to players who actually can use stuff. Avoiding hoarders and collecto-maniacs. Turning my Gold coins back into to gold and giving away a caps worth of gold daily. Once done, I will socially divest and go silent save for one last endeavor which may take several weeks, but will only require minimal input from friends I made over those 12 years. The last thing I plan to do is create a video with my Black Arrow and post it on LotRO forums via Ytube. I found some music I'd like to place in the video. At the last of the video, I will show my character page Freep and Creep going thru the motions of deleting all my characters. Then it will be done. With closure taken place, LotRO will be a memory across a bridge I will never travel over again. Twelve years is a long while to spend at doing anything consistently, but its time to move on.
  22. 1 point
    What Trump needs to do ( after re-election ) is to repeal 22-amendment that limits presidential terms . Just imagine the collective triggering that would cause . #Trump2024 #Trump2028 #Trump2032 All hail God-Emperor
  23. 1 point
    Slight necro, since I guess this new stuff is pretty on point. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49763805 "Trudeau can't remember how often he wore blackface" The man constantly trying to appease the delicate sensibilities of those most vocal on the left finds himself at their mercy now for something that's really not that big of a deal. I guess it's one of those things where as they develop what they find offensive, people should be held retroactively accountable. Can't wait for the next thing to be something like "it's offensive to wear clothing from other cultures", then he gets ripped apart for wearing all the Indian stuff whenever he could.
  24. 1 point
    Surely Jeff Bezos will want it priced for maximum take up to kill all competition, like free to play with Amazon Prime then have zero micro transactions and all dev into the game? Well I can hope...
  25. 1 point
    Source: https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?537832-A-nice-polite-forum&p=7065085#post7065085 Sad. I really can't wait four months (since the release of HD) for a simple fix. I will miss LOTRO.


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