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  1. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?683312-New-class-quot-BRAWLER-quot-found-in-beta-trainer-traits-and-raid-gear-huge-selling-point-for-Gundabad-expansion&p=8037039#post8037039 I mean, I wouldn't put it past them...but given the game (and the current classes) are such a mess... $$$
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  2. Dismantling their game's community has long been a manager pet project passed along to each new EP. PvMP is a good example. Passive avoidance and silence while letting systems harboring player loyalties march their way to the graveyard. Replaced by insta-gratification systems which intentionally inherit monetization structures. I'd guess every time SSG reads on their forums where a player says buying the Life Time was the best money they ever spent on gaming is a likely good source for the motivation to disenfranchise the non profiting portion of their playerbase. The F2P model has served its
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  3. Decided to revisit this year's Producer's Letter from April to compare how this update is described. This caught my eye: "In the fall we will see a new type of mega-update, the War of the Three Peaks, which will provide new content for characters of all levels. " So the shift to monetizing forthcoming updates (undoubtedly distinguishing them as "mega" to justify this) coincides with the decision to open up the entire game for free. Re-branding "mega update" as mini expansion" doesn't look like a panic move (and they're still hiring too). If I were to speculate, I think they're o
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  4. LOTRO: Bullroarer Update 28 Preview #1: When is an update not an update? When it's a "mini expansion". A few thoughts on the new zone preview along with a gallery of pictures. http://www.containsmoderateperil.com/blog/2020/9/24/lotro-bullroarer-update-28-preview-1
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  5. I spent several hours exploring the Elderslade on Bullroarer last night. Unless I've overlooked something, this is just a bog standard content update and I can't see anything justifying the term "mini expansion". I think SSG are being forced to sell Update 28 by Daybreak due to a hole in the Q3 financial returns. So it look like Update 28 is just going to be a standard content update with some cosmetic trinkets thrown in. The Guardian nerf doesn't seem to have gone down well either. I'll write a more detailed breakdown on my blog. I think this may be the beginning of the end for LOTRO.
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