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  1. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?683093-New-Mini-Expansion-Pack-quot-War-of-the-Three-Peaks-quot-announced-normal-collector-s-and-ultimate-edition New Mini Expansion Pack "War of the Three Peaks" announced - normal, collector's and ultimate edition Cordovan just announced a new mini expansion pack. It's called "War of the three peaks" and it will be available in October for 20$ (Normal Edition), 59$ (Collector's Edition) and 99$ (Ultimate Edition). Infos so far: - It is NOT replacing the upcoming Gundabad Expansion which is planned for 2021. The firt
    3 points
  2. Hahaha! Good, I hope it gives that arrogant, boring, uptight cunt Radsomething the aneurysm he deserves. Edit: holy fuck, the responses in that thread are hilarious. And they just keep going! "Please sir, can I have another slap across the face?"
    3 points
  3. SSGs graphs would make an interesting reading as I cannot see any logic in their decisions. If subscription stops including new regions, many current subscribers will drop their payments as the only redeeming feature left is PvMP and we all know how good that is. Greed itself is not a winning business strategy. And seriously, just how dismal their trailers can get? They always achieve to make the game look older than its age.
    3 points
  4. There was an outage back in 2013 where Turbine blamed a 3rd party for the issues. It happened over a long weekend. When it got fixed there was the usual thread thanking Turbine. I made a post thanking the 3rd party that had fixed the problem and Sapience gave me an infraction from trolling. Here is the post https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?522348-Thank-You-Turbine!&p=6898804#post6898804
    3 points
  5. Nice game you got there. Shame if something would happen to it... We need you to do us a favor tho...
    3 points
  6. Depends what they think is mature and constructive; Just check the forums how they interact with their customers?
    3 points
  7. Accurate. One look through Red_Panda's replies in the o-forum's Dev Tracker shows what the priorities are. Note promptness and punctuality pertaining to anything store-reated. Which leads me to think the current broken "limited live servers" situation is not from SSG's ineptitude but a deliberate testing ground. When something is a priority, it gets treated like a priority. When something is not treated like a priority - then the priority is elsewhere. Who's to say they're not using this datacenter fuckup as a chance to see how the store sales figures compare in a severely limited game
    3 points
  8. There are two runoffs for Senate in GA in early January. I'll be volunteering on those two after giving myself a weekend off to celebrate and recharge. There's also a race in Alaska that hasn't been called yet either. And there are more R Senate seats up for grabs in 2022 than D, so there's work to be done then too. Acting cabinet seat appointments can work for Biden now that the precedent has been set. Just having competent people who know what they're doing is a major improvement from the shitshow we've had to deal with lately.
    2 points
  9. At this point support for the EC doesn't make any sense. Where I live, in a very red state, my vote was totally meaningless. In California millions of Republican votes are meaningless. That other argument that candidates will only campaign in certain areas is no different than it is now. What would change is the need for candidates to go everywhere to gain support. You'll either have tyranny of the majority or tyranny of the minority. When my parents took my siblings and I out for dinner we didn't go to the restaurant one sibling liked and everyone else didn't. I don't think someon
    2 points
  10. You are not alone. The following is pathetic. VIPs are complaining that this 'mini whatever' should have been included with VIP. What does SSG do? They add a 'War of Three Peaks map table with teleporter' as a (gated behind purchase) VIP quest reward to a vendor. And what do the VIPs do? They are excited and forget they paid at least $20 for something that used to be included in their subscription. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?&postid=8042654#post8042654 What did Paiz say again? 'You can throw them anything and they will keep paying'? He was rig
    2 points
  11. This is an increasingly common occurrence. Players feeling the need to list their loyalty badges while submitting to the forums for help. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?684095-Any-SSG-support-tech-please-view-this-thread-Cordovan "I'm a VIP since pre launch in 2006. Been in here before %99 of the community. Did not miss a single payment over the years. I never eve rcomplain about anything in the game, even though I have some valid reasons to.." I am at a loss for words from both ends (the player and the company) after reading this. I'm happy I left this shit sh
    2 points
  12. Someone has been reading my posts here, it seems: https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?683093-New-Mini-Expansion-Pack-quot-War-of-the-Three-Peaks-quot-announced-normal-collector-s-and-ultimate-edition&p=8039117#post8039117 How very ironic to see the very same person who's tirelessly latching onto my OF comments to lure me into entanglements, is copying my thoughts point for point nearly verbatim. And how well it explains this user's parasitic urges, deflection, and reactive mirroring techniques when facing her own truth. Imagine the self-loathing it takes to be so willfull
    2 points
  13. I hope he dies. There's very few people in the world that would make it better by not being here, but he's definitely one of them. But we know he won't. He'll get top-of-the-line care that none of the people that died were given, he'll slog his already dying, unhealthy ass through it, and if he wins he'll get his poisonous little nepotistic family to run the country for him so he can spend his time attached to an oxygen tank and his Twitter feed, or if he loses he'll "retire" and be looking at all the ways he can avoid getting prison time (probably by claiming health reasons, similar to h
    2 points
  14. I think many of them simply feels they have to protected their game, maybe for some it's an addiction.
    2 points
  15. I keep reading this stuff about how SSG is a business and they need players money desperately. Ya umm nope. Not this year in particular. I know damn well DBG and by proxy of DBG's umbrella, SSG too have gotten millions from the US as a result of Covid-19 through the US appropriations for small businesses. Think this through and you will see what I mean. DBG recently broke up their business into smaller development companies. That in itself made them eligible for loans to keep their employees working from home and with the caveat of loan forgiveness for adhering to policy's set forth by US cong
    2 points
  16. This one? From what little I saw of it, it looks like they made a Rust RPG and added some Witcher 3 and Far Cry Primal vibes. A lot of reliance on crafting, resource gathering, open world player-made structures, and potentially some sort of PvP at the end (let's hope they didn't copy Rust's level of offline-raiding, toxic PvP as well). I'd certainly give it a try under different circumstances, but the fact that it's an MMO puts me off. I can't bring myself to go through the same disappointment I did with LotRO, seeing incompetent devs release an update that kills the entire game
    2 points
  17. Uff da. You open a job ad and another job ad posted under "Careers at Daybreak Game Company" and find... "Our Standing Stone Games Studio is looking for a passionate content designer [...]" "Our Standing Stone Games Studio is looking for a passionate Game Engineer [...]" I'm really bad at .gif reacting, but what a dedicated effort by a tiny indie company to keep giving us more content, of course they have to make money to survive and everyone should keep supporting the little guys, they work so hard and sacrifice so much. Unexplained server instability? It's just a
    2 points
  18. From his Twitter profile; Gamer for life! Community Manager for Standing Stone Games. NOTE: This is my personal account, and should not be used for any company-related questions. Proceeds to use his personal account for a company-related job search. That just about sums him up.
    2 points
  19. A company staffed by incompetent and unambitious bottom-feeders with extremely low cost of upkeep but devoted fans with more money than sense would make the perfect front. They're not hunting whales, they're letting automated robo-whales chuck dirty cash their way through micro-transactions, and funnelling it back out as legit funds. I can see why they'd be concerned with an interruption to this conveyor belt that's part of a larger Russian oligarch money-laundering scheme, but not giving a shit about things like lag, chat issues, or bugs.
    2 points
  20. It's obvious many of the white knights are being compensated in some form to shill for SSG. Many of them exhibit more symptoms of Stockholm Syndrome than actual kidnapping victims, and no one could purposefully be so gullible and loyal to a company that couldn't give less fucks if they genuinely tried. It HAS to be incognito SSG employees trying to gaslight the community. Stranger things are happening. /shrug
    2 points
  21. For a moment I thought I might log on an alt forum account and make a thread. A thread title like this. Returning player remembering a great game How is LotRo doing these days? Are the servers active? Are the GMs helpful? Hows the player community? I'm looking forward to reloading the game and discovering whats new. Then I decided I didn't care enough to make the thread, even though it may have set the forums on fire seeing how today their forums are loaded with flash points.
    2 points
  22. Apparently you CAN go too far defending SSG/LotRO. Out of all my recent posts, apparently these ones crossed the line. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?682139-The-Extra-Monetization-Of-Rohan-Housing-(&p=8026939#post8026939 Someone said: "Let's just keep it to the facts, the increased monetization of this game is a clear sign of its decline, so is the overall quality. A healthy game doesnt need to charge unreasonable amounts of money for literally everything." I responded with: "That's not a fact, that's your opinion, and I disagree entirely." They then
    2 points
  23. DBG is commonly known to be a Game killer. Following in SoE's footsteps. Along that same path SSG isn't. More like a sadistic cultist who isn't satisfied with a generic death. Nope, they need to stomp the carcass to its last breath. Then used a stun gun to resuscitate life back into the dead. DBG as terrible as they are probably stands in horror telling them to show some mercy and just pull the plug. I could see DBG peoples standing around asking themselves what have we gotten themselves into with SSG. It's really a whole new level of arrogance and stupidity. A 3 week rollback? Who in the
    2 points
  24. I've had some time to think about it and I actually don't mind this now. It's not an integral, necessary part of the game, and was never promised as free to VIPs, so it's fine for it to come with a cost. If people want it, they can buy it. If they don't, then there's regular housing still available. There's too much self-entitlement these days. People should be grateful they get to help keep the game they love alive, warts and all.
    2 points
  25. You know that weird phenomenon where sub-beta males send cam-whores money online and buy their bath water? SSG is that cam-whore, the whales are those simps, and this housing is the bath water. They'll chuck that money down with the excuse of "I have fun" or "it's not a lot of money" or "I want to keep supporting them", but it's all weak attempts to internally rationalise being exploited.
    2 points
  26. They've kept a few servers "open" (a.k.a. on life support, feeding tube) while taking others down. No chat /channels, no mail, no auction house, no friend-list functioning. Put another way, keeping the addicts who cannot function without being plugged into the game on life support/feeding tube. Interestingly, in this unstable server environment, the $tore has not been disabled. I've logged in a few days ago out of curiosity, to check out the new festival in what (I thought) would be a less-laggy environment due to new restrictions. Result: extremely choppy movement, massive rubberbandin
    2 points
  27. At this point, we're basically chasing down the Gúrzyul, the former disciples of Sauron. This mainly includes Dulgabêth, the Mouth of Sauron; Karazgar the Weeping Warrior; and Urudanî Stonemaiden, previously the mistress of Nargroth and currently a fire-wraith. Karazgar is involved most of the Black Book story in the Three Kingdoms (Felegroth, Dale, and Erebor) and The Dwarf-Holds (Iron Hills and Ered Mithrin). He also appears in the Vales of the Anduin. His story is never adequately completed, before you are whisked away to help Isildur (himself now a wraith) find a final peace in the final c
    2 points
  28. It is a way of trying to ignore the actual protest by always talking about the few wankers that just want to riot.
    2 points
  29. What can you expect? At least the store is functioning perfectly, that's the main thing for them. I'd bet that if the store went down, there would be a fix in 24 hours max, because they depend on the cosmetic buying whales so much.
    1 point
  30. I don't even know where to start. As I was reading her reply, when someone pointed out that if that DDO announcement would have been posted in the LOTRO forums at the beginning of this shitshow, and then she came up with that 18 hours bullshit, and that it didn't matter anyway. When confronted on the late 2013 HD shambles, she refused to comment because her feeling were apparently hurt. Maybe it's because she could not think of a good enough excuse to throw back. I honestly wonder who even allows such a person to have an access to a computer? And when she's called an 'SSG fanboy' and a 'white
    1 point
  31. You can really see the psychosis on display in that thread. I can't help but point out Arnenna (hasn't she publicly threatened to quit/unsub multiple times now?)...where she defends the fact that SSG provided DDO an update but waited 18 hours, nearly a day, to update the LOTRO forums with the same update. Let's think about that for a sec...a company whose livelihood depends on people having access to their product...and that product is currently inaccessible...waits almost a day to keep a huge chunk of their customers informed about the status of things. Apparently, Cordovan was on annu
    1 point
  32. There's gonna be a bunch of arse licking idiots going through withdrawal if the game went dark. I'd wager the forums will go offline the moment the statement is given, because those same drugged with optimism will be trolled to death. Their denial will be real world problems in their minds.
    1 point
  33. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?681724-Stating-the-obvious-is-NOT-quot-Keeping-us-updated-quot Their gripe is, in essence, "We know the servers are down, and we know you have no clue what's wrong. Telling us what we already know is not keeping anyone updated." I love it. I love watching these idiots wallow in the mediocrity they've enabled for the past 10 years. I also love watching them slap down the same handful of shills with their heads up SSG's asses (Armenna, maartena, etc), who are trying to gaslight the community into believing an entire week of downtime with
    1 point
  34. Yes, they more than succeeded in making the West a clown zone. The whiplash-inducing hypocrisy of the media is just too much for words now. It's not even a question of pretending not to be lying or shilling for one side. The mask is off, figuratively, and literally - when in cultic BLM reveries on the streets, where the pandemic risk magically disappears. "By any means necessary" will Western civilization be destroyed.
    1 point
  35. Several months ago, I finally made it to the destruction of the ring and started into Mordor. Haven't played since, since Mordor looks like poop, as did almost the whole of Gondor, especially with the awful darkened sky effect (I get the lore reason, but it's still too dark and ugly). I feel like I can never play the game again and have no regrets. I'd like to see the northern zones, but I don't know if I have the patience to get through Mordor, and I'm a zone completionist. The gear situation is a nightmare grind. I simply gave up ever hoping to finish my LI or have decent armor or raid
    1 point
  36. Yeah, it's difficult what to hope for; Another Trump win will be sort of funny because of the rage of the losers; But I fear that will have a little more negative impact on me then Biden winning; Though I think the influence of the USA on the world/ Europe is overrated; It's because everyone says they have so much influence... But a landslide win of Biden would also be interesting to see, because of the reaction of Trump and his fans; And who-ever wins, I won't be suprised if he can't complete the full term because of serious health issues. So the VP is more important then ever.
    1 point
  37. The Batman's Joker let all the crazies out of the asylum. Chords of Chaos accompanied by tribal chants, where the lunatics dance to the beat. A festival of madness where sacrifices are offered to their gods. Where have I seen that before...
    1 point
  38. Thanks, it worked, I just went to the repair tab in the launcher, and activated the restart of graphics
    1 point
  39. Who is saying that? Nobody here.
    1 point
  40. There may come a time where the messenger and the message diverge. Perhaps this time has already arrived. When this separation occurs, continued discourse has choices. The obvious ones are, to disengage, or choose incendiary literal devices. Neither of which offer a positive outcome, in the name of continuity par for the usual pro forma. What's left in the absence of consent to continuity? To address the messenger rather than the message. If... Indeed there is any reason for follow up at all. Almagnus has no message and hasn't for some recent span of time. Now, if Almagnus had offered u
    1 point
  41. Seems to be things are getting less strict now that Christopher Tolkien is out of the picture and they were already pretty lax before, what with living dragons, elk mounts, High Elf players, Beornings, etc. Whatever rule was in place at the beginning was slowly tiptoed away from over the years with each new lore-breaking change. That, or the years of claiming we were never allowed were a lie. I still think this has come far too late. The days of avid PvPers in LotRO ended a long time ago, hell it was dying while I was still on it during RoR. Even early on the Limited Servers, those of us
    1 point
  42. I take it back, then. I assumed that it would be pointless because nobody is keeping track of it any more to even know it's free, but I was probably wrong. Would such an outcome also be possible from existing players simply playing for longer, hence more over-lap with other players logging in and a larger peak? For example, if 10 different people logged in every 10 minutes and only played for 5 minutes at a time, after an hour it would only have a peak of 10, but if they stayed for an hour then 60 would show. But then I guess if separate logins are counted, only crashes would explain
    1 point
  43. I'm in agreement 100%. If Biden wins 2020 and fucks shit up as much as Trump, I'll be dumping on him just the same. It would have been nice to see some younger candidates who fit into a mass appeal. Instead its two cranky old dinosaurs who probably wear Depends and are angry about it.
    1 point
  44. Thanks Doro - the reviews showed that but didn't mention if it had been fixed - maybe will give it a go during the forced work at home period
    1 point
  45. My thoughts relating to the pvp linked below. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?679328-Now-that-the-Producer-s-Letter-is-here&p=7999788#post7999788 While we have disagreed on some points in the past, I am in agreement with you today. Just to pick a relative famous quote, "We're not in Kansas anymore". Though my agreement comes from a different position, it is agreement nonetheless. I have absolutely no interest in another new PvMP scenario and certainly not one that places an opposite, polar diametric to the Tolkien trilogy and Tolkien's larger un
    1 point
  46. One concern on the horizon amid the virus spread is farmers and their seasonal crops. In the US most of the manual labor in the fields is done by seasonal migrant workers. When I say most, of course that is subjective, nonetheless this work isn't being done by educated or even semi educated people. Prior to the 1980s and the introduction of NAFTA (NAFTA mention being a timestamp, but does have a relative value outside of just a timestamp.), traditionally these positions were performed by the farmer's family, young persons and college students residing in those farmer's area. Though the US farm
    1 point
  47. Heard about the free thing. Not playing it. It's over for me.
    1 point
  48. The most important posts are delivered by small Baltic grandmothers, who carefully and ritualistically carry the message across Europe to the Swiss interchange directly. Unfortunately, it can cause a minor delay in response time.
    1 point
  49. That's actually been making me smile recently. Gamers are looking at all these normies in lock-downs and going "this is nothing different". Back in its peak, I could go a month solid without needing to go outside, just wasting time fucking about with friends in LotRO and raiding with my kin. Absolute, mind-numbing bliss. But it was a very different beast then, with a very different community. I wonder just how many people will pick up their old WoW accounts though? That's got to have quite the uptake.
    1 point
  50. Did Severlin and SSG allow players to connect dots that aren't there? https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?679021-SSG-announcement-regarding-COVID-19 Is it a nice gesture on the part of SSG or is this driven by something else? The last expansion was released unfinished. Nothing new there. It was released and some would say was overpriced and not a real, full expansion. Was there an uptick after the latest expansion released or was it more of the slow gradual decline? The latest expansion became available about two weeks ago in their store for LP purchases. Did it not sell
    1 point
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