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  1. Thanks to my mum being left some money and wanting to cheer me up (long story short DWP are screwing me out of my PIP which is my car and lifeline and the took it by twisting and lying about the whole interview) she has got me an amazing gaming laptop but that isn't what is funny (it is now I have sorted it after a day and evening of pain trying to sit and sorting it)

    It has a RTX 2080 Super but when I went on LotRO I was getting 20 FPS on top settings. This was after managing to sort out the problem of not loading due to no Direct X9 then only showing Direct X9 in the settings) so I reformatted and downloaded everything twice and had the same issue. Then a kind soul in chat sorted it. It was using for some stupid reason the on board tiny Intel GFX card not the beast! Now I am a happy chap as getting 250-300 FPS on ultra, just need to be in bed all day now from sitting on my painful bit all day!

     

    PJ

  2. 17 minutes ago, Doro said:

    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 a la Helm's Deep.

    Plus, it's Amazon, and honestly fuck Jeff Bezos.

    That’s the chap. It does seem reading through comments that it wasn’t going to be an MMO to start with and people preferred the original product. I am enjoying it though but I don’t play hardly any games at all apart from LotRO so maybe if I did more my enjoyment would be less. No subscription just the original cost plus a dreaded store but hopefully that won’t be too bad 

  3. Anyone else trying the preview week of this new Amazon Games MMO? I am and loving it so far. Amazing graphics and good fun. 
     

    talking of which I am only getting 30-40FPS but it is buttery smooth, is that because the game engine is a lot newer than LotRO?

    been put back to May next year but have pre ordered so will get access to future closed beta. 

  4. On 1/15/2020 at 3:19 PM, Splay said:

    Looks like Severlin answered the questions with a sense of truth. 10k log ons per day. He is including alt cycling in this count, so at optimum the number is more like 8k and possibly much less. Anyway, let's stick with his number of 10K. The last expansion's price was from $40 to 140$.

    The rest of what he says is being underplayed. They sure are worried and though more Tolkien world exposure does indeed captivate generally more interest. Very little will go SSG's way.

    Hmm? Thirteen year old MMO or a brand new MMO? Which way will I go? Ask this question to a person with a small amount of disposable income and the answer is obvious. It doesn't matter if the person stays with the newer MMO. What matters is if SSG can endure the introduction of another competing MMO. It doesn't matter if the MMO is not LotR proper because Tolkien is Tolkien regardless of the setting. Everyone who indulges MMO's and Tolkien will choose at first the newer MMO. Well, because it's new.

    If Amazon's new game flops, it may not matter to SSG's continued development of LOtRO. Can it and they survive? It's not looking good for SSG.

    Or it could be logins when you put your username and password in initially?

  5. On 5/3/2019 at 10:39 AM, Doro said:

    Are we talking about turbine.com? If so, it's sending me to WB now.

    Odd, when I checked it last week it was one of those cheep search engine sites that take over once famous domains. 

  6. 8 hours ago, Altreg01 said:

    Being a long time gamer, but pretty uninterested lately Im yearning for a new game. My son, also a gamer since he was old enough (would that be bad parenting or good??) is on his way home from his first year in college this week and asked me if I was still playing LOTRO.  He mentioned he and his friends want to try an MMO and was asking me about them. My son has had a F2P account on LOTRO in the past, but his one friend is dead fast against LOTRO was asking me about others. Ive dabbled in GW2, and ESO not much to my liking though. He mentioned the Star Wars MMO, is that any good? Part of me wishes they would play LOTRO as starting an established MMO for the first time generally sucks and I could reroll with them on the not so Legendary Servers and not feel totally lost and out of place.

     

    Any suggestions?  

    I enjoyed playing Star Wars and at the moment am playing Final Fantasy XIV which is amazing IMHO 

  7. 8 hours ago, Macdui101 said:

    Someone said the Turbine domain was let go.

     

    And as funny as shit that it would be, please none of you buy it.

    For £10 a year surely it would have been worth them keeping it up. I see it is now a search type thing now. 

  8. 1 hour ago, Doro said:

    I may be misreading this, but it seems like they're saying they're happy they can play the game without ever having to actually cough up any money. I can see the appeal of a game where you slowly unlock content for free just by playing it, and I've often thought if I didn't have a Lifer account I would've done exactly that as a Premium player.

    That’s how I read it too 

  9. 2 hours ago, Doro said:

    Doesn't seem that fair to me. 1 lot of a bunch of crap and 250 points, all limited only to people who logged in 30 days beforehand. That's junk.

     

    It’s for people who have played recently not for salty sea hags who haven’t played for years ??

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  10. Least the compensation is very fair https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?671702-LOTRO-Post-Downtime-Events-Sales-Bonuses-and-FAQ-3-9-19

     


    All players will receive:

    A Coupon Code for a free Appreciation Box containing: 5 100% XP Boosts, 5 Enhanced XP Supply, 5 Tomes of Defence, 2000 Figments of Splendour, 3 Rapid Crafting Boosts, and an assortment of seasonal dyes. (1/Account). Expiration end of April.

    Additionally, VIP players will receive: 

    A VIP subscription time extension. 
    250 LOTRO Points automatically granted to their account if they have logged in during the previous 30 days.

    Premium players who have logged in during the previous 30 days will receive: 

    250 LOTRO Points
     

  11. On 3/7/2019 at 4:39 PM, Daventer said:

    Still experiencing it until now?

    In FFXIV? Still smooth and lag free (apart from when I kicked the laptop power out and was running on battery only for a bit!)

  12. 17 hours ago, Almagnus1 said:

    I suspect it's largely due to code quality.  Keep in mind that SE [Square Enix] had to make FFXIV work with a PS3, so they probably have highly optimized rendered code compared to the mess that is LotRO's renderer.

    A 64 bit client would (in this case) only help with being able to load more stuff into memory, and not necessarily with processing throughput.  Server quality is largely irrelevant to client loading, and only really matters with latency.

    Thanks, that is interesting

  13. Hi,

     

    I am only getting between 40-50 FPS but it looks so much smoother and is lag free compared to LOTRO when I get much much higher FPS. Is this to do with server quality and a 64 bit client?

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