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    gaming laptops and noise

    Asus did have a ROG that employed a detachable water cooling unit. Ah, yes... Here it is. The thing is a monster, and I believe they discontinued it because, seriously, who would want that monster?!
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    gaming laptops and noise

    My wife uses my 2+ year old Asus gaming laptop, and I'm using a one year old MSI laptop. Both of which are relatively quiet (compared to some gaming laptops), but mine can go full-on Jet Mode, if it is pushed too far. I generally use it to livestream LOTRO and other such games, though, and that does not tax it enough to turn on the afterburners. This means I'm simultaneously running: OBS (to run livestream) FaceRig (software to mask my face on stream with animated character) Chatty (chat-control software) LOTRO (duh) Discord (to allow others to join my stream over audio) ... and with all that running, plus the usual sundry background stuff, it does just fine. So yes, you can get gaming laptops that aren't loud as hell, they are just few and far between.
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    Customer Service Begging For Compliments

    I'll say this: I've only had good experiences with Turbine Customer Service, but then again, I've only had to contact them once. Now I've had plenty of bad experiences with other staff at Turbine, mostly the CMs but others as well, but those don't really count in this case. Their Customer Service folk do a good job, or they used to, at least. It's been years since I had to call them.
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    Spammers have hit the Forums once again

    You actually have to care about your Forums, to be able to effectively deal with spammers.
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    Customer Service Begging For Compliments

    I have to say, my job does something similar a couple of times a year. Management wants feedback from others for how we are doing our jobs, so our Lead sends out feedback cards to several customers we've each worked with during the year, hoping to get some positive feedback for our reviews. This would be something very similar, Turbine probably wants feedback on how CS is doing, so they came to the fanbois on the Forums to get some. Corporate Circlejerk. Nothing to see here, move along.
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    Data Centre Move on 11th January 2016.

    ^ This ^ If they hadn't fired so many of their knowledgeable technical staff, not only would they be able to fix the issues with the code, they would still be able to create Skirmishes, and other content that seems beyond the understanding of current Turbine developers.
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    Rage and Denial on the Official Forum

    Oh, for sure! When I tested out LOTRO on my new laptop (i7 processor, 32GB RAM, nVidia 960M w/ 2GB of GRAM, running all games off of a 500GB SSD), I was able to run it with all graphics options at maximum and get 30-60 FPS, but the game was still a wee bit choppy. Not exactly laggy, but something similar. Meanwhile, I'm able to run WoW with everything cranked to max and get between 50-130 FPS, and no choppiness or lag. Definitely something wrong with LOTRO.
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    Rage and Denial on the Official Forum

    My Shaman hit 30 the other day, and I didn't see the ability to dual-spec come up. I'll look into it when I get home from work, because I'd love to have Resto as an option for my Shammy, maybe do some pick-up raiding here or there when I hit endgame. As for LOTRO and the 12-man raid you mentioned, I expect when the game shuts down, people will still be complaining it has bugs that have been in it since it was released, much like Draigoch.
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    Data Centre Move on 11th January 2016.

    Why are they taking steps now to fix things? The answer is obvious: Enough Whales got frustrated with the game's poor performance and left that it started impacting their bottom line, and that simply won't do, especially with the financial quarter about to end. Turbine can hide drops in store sales on a month-to-month basis, but at the end of the quarter, someone has to explain the financials to WB.
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    The Rage Corner

    Sorry, Spiteful
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    Loot Crate

    My brother hooked me up with a Horror-themed version of Loot Crate for my birthday last year. Next month marks the last box I'll be getting (they only got me a 6-month sub), and while there has definitely been some value to be had in these (the t-shirts are usually nice, sometimes you get a cool bobblehead or sign art print), I don't think I would continue the service, nor pick up a different type of similar service. Why? Because most of the stuff I will never use, and it just becomes ever-increasing clutter. Cool, themed clutter, but clutter all the same.
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    Rage and Denial on the Official Forum

    No, you really don't. I used to play a Resto Druid back in the BC/WotLK era of WoW, back when we were considered solid Raid Healers. Now they've changed things so much by forcing you into a specific spec with virtually no way to make a hybrid build, I couldn't imagine trying to play a Resto now. How could you do Dailies or level up as that spec, when it would take forever to kill anything? Instead, I made a Worgen Deathknight, as well as a Tauren Shaman to enjoy this go around. I have a Druid as well, but it got the Instant-90 bump up, and I went with Balance so I could actually be effective while leveling to 100.
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    Data Centre Move on 11th January 2016.

    I was happy playing LOTRO again, until I hit the brick wall called Mounted Combat, which sucked all the fun out of the game for me. Now I'm playing WoW again, and having a great time. Maybe it's just my server (Wyrmrest Accord, RP-PvE), but I have never seen such friendly WoW players in all my years with that game. Sure, there's still the usual "Anal" jokes in Trade Chat, but when actually interacting with other players, I have yet to encounter a single jerk among them. Not one. Considering it was the player base that drove me off from WoW back in 2010 or 2011, this is a significant - and welcome - change. The game is still loads of fun, with plenty of content to catch up on until the next expansion drops sometime in Summer 2016.
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    Everquest Next

    How sad. This could have been a truly revolutionary MMORPG, maybe something that would relight the fires in the MMO genre, and bring players back that had otherwise left for MOBAs and such. But instead, Daybreak cancels it. The MMO genre is effectively dead. They just haven't figured it out yet.
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    Data Centre Move on 11th January 2016.

    It doesn't have to be off screen... They could just play the audio of an eruption/explosion, and have the video fade to black.
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