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  1. apparently it isn't just LoTRO. Someone else on the server farm is also affected. DDO as well i guess with the new baby in high promo at PAX prime, at least there is a good chance it will be fixed soon. *smirk*
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    Ascended Weapons

    for myself, it really depends on what happens with an expansion. if they ever have an expansion. i am unclear how this will play out long term, so i am comfortable waiting it out. it really depends on how they handle the level cap, etc. GW2 is doing well enough, i suspect it will be around for a few more years at least. i am content to sit it out for up to a year, to see what they decide to commit to.
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    Bounder's Boundy Event

    well after 4 days: & now 5 days: clearly things aren't remaining constant. Vanyar adds more to their daily each day & will likely finish sometime on late Monday / early Tuesday (roughly one week.) Unless the weekday brings a drop off in activity again. not going to break down each server again, but as you go down the list of servers, the lower placed, the less acceleration there is. So whilst Vanyar goes from 13 days to about 7/8. The next few servers will likely only drop 2, 3 (or possibly 4) days of my initial totals as you go down the list it turns to only a day, (possibly two) less. then we have Gilrain. who appears to have already thrown in the towel. their day 4 & 5 total remains unchanged. i can't see them finishing without Turbine stepping in. i also think once the first few servers finish, the tail end of the pack is going to loose momentum. aside from the server wide buff... it is really hard to tell what else will change once that 1,750,000 target is reached. i've turned in on one character & have finished tier one, but it would seem all vendors are available to me & though i haven't bartered, it does look like i am able to. so aside from that silly buff... hopefully we'll have lots of folk from Vanyar reporting what, if any changes occur. discounts? additional vendors appearing? given that Gilrain seems to have already given up... i am glad one server will be finished shortly & can hopefully clear up what exactly hitting that target achieves.
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    Bounder's Boundy Event

    Lotteries, Farmers Faire & Harvest Festival token exchanges, lootboxs, Hobbit presents, Mithril exchange... & World mob drops. i so very doubt they had the time to create mini events specific to this activity. honestly, i think my list is exhaustive of all intended methods. also, what birthday celebration? day one & two were under the old loot table values. the loot table was updated sometime on day 2 (towards the end of that business day on the east coast) the increase was 5 times. loot bag variance 5 token bags, up to larger bags probably is what is throwing you off. looking at small sample size isn't reliable. the large sample (server increases) was 5 times, and that is consistent across all servers. just be thankful you aren't on Gilrain. seriously, in two weeks time when one server should be done, that server is going to get sooooooooooooo demoralized.
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    HD Closed Beta Invites are out

    it wouldn't have much legal weight. Turbine could ban an account, but a strongly worded letter, on legal letterhead, would very likely reverse that in short order. humorous if said letter also requested a public apology from the community manager via the forums; to clear up any confusion. i am not in the beta, nor have i been invited. and that is the way it shall stay. anyway, the strength of this NDA falters if everyone ignores it. whilst punitive action against one, two, or a small few number of players is comfortable enough... doing so against 100's of players would be a much harder decision to make. the beta hasn't even started & we've already seen the cracks. i wonder if early September was still a bit too soon? also, why is it i get the feeling the loyal testers, are among some of the most useless assets to have in your pocket?
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    They killed /follow on warsteeds

    well i didn't actually specify that they needed more DPS. they lack a dynamic feel. on foot, the molasses like skill use, solo, they are a damn snore-fest to play. on mounts, the problem wasn't DPS, the problem was the terrain causing me to lose my target numerous times as the mob could path over a cliff face i was unable to path over... or being mounted mobs, they'd kite through a series of other mounted mobs. i'd literally have like 12 - 15 warg-riders in my train. between the terrain & multiple targets pathing across my focus... things just got messy. i didn't die once, or get dismounted, just playability was a major P.I.T.A. to get those 4 kills took 6 separate engagements, plus the disengage times to survive. almost an hours play, for 4 kills. i have zero pvp experience in LoTRO. that said, my guard is a beast. amazing survivability. they just aren't that exciting to play. not a dynamic feeling class, the skill induction times are part of it. have you played guard in GW2? now that is fun. dynamic. exciting to play.
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    Lotro Apologetics - FAILS!

    I WAS WRONG! Guardians of Middle Earth console game also available via steam; will in fact be at PAX Prime. i can't check its stats on steam, but i would guess it doesn't rank very high? anyway, correction made. still no LoTRO.
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    Lotro Apologetics - FAILS!

    yeah, i'm going there... so many fails to address, lets just start with a couple: is? i think this poster means was. & now i'll demonstrate why was isn't just a cynical analysis. E3. no Lotro presence. Comicon. no Lotro presence. Gamescom 2013. no Lotro presence. & now on the official forums asking about Pax Prime. no Lotro presence. aside from the pure unadulterated horseshit, which i have highlighted in (appropriate) brown, the real reason is LoTRO isn't the flagship anymore. the game that is the Flagship is Infinite Crisis. which was present at all these events & will be at Pax Prime & just to buy Sapience and team obfuscation a clue... Infinite Crisis is a PC platform, not a console. & dollars to donuts the MOBA console GoME won't be there (& guess what, Monolith is based in Washington state.) again, rubbish. anyway, it can be frustrating to look at the official forums, though i am doing it less with each passing week. anyway these items stuck in my craw, and needed to vent.
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    Bounder's Boundy Event

    you can say 10 times all you like; you'd still be wrong. once again, it's time for basic math. the image below shows 4 days worth of accumulation. assuming this rate of accumulation stays constant: Vanyar daily contribution = 137,137.5 - will finish the max goal in roughly 13 days. Belegaer daily contribution = 95,737.5 - will finish the max goal in roughly 18 days. Brandywine daily contribution = 89,637.5 - will finish the max goal in roughly 19 days. Maiar daily contribution = 86,600 - will finish the max goal in roughly 20 days. Gwaihir daily contribution = 77,687.5 - will finish the max goal in roughly 23 days. Landroval = 58,950 - 30 days. Snowbourn = 57,412.5 - 30 days. Dwarrowdelf = 56,687.5 - 31 days. Meneldor = 55,012.5 - 32 days. Laurelin = 52,687.5 - 33 days. Eldar = 51,050 - 34 days. Morthond = 49,712.5 - 35 days. Sirannon = 49,137.5 - 36 days. Gladden = 48,512.5 - 36 days. Anduin = 47,575 - 37 days. Arkenstone = 44,900 - 39 days. Imladris = 42,587.5 - 41 days. Elendilmir = 41,650 - 42 days. Withywindle = 40,962.5 - 43 days. Windfola = 40,137.5 - 44 days. Vilya = 37, 862.5 - 46 days. Riddermark = 37,725 - 46 days. Crickhallow = 36,687.5 - 48 days. Evernight = 34,937.5 - 50 days. Estel = 32,962.5 - 53 days. Nimrodel = 32,900 - 53 days. Silverlode = 30,137.5 - 58 days. Firefoot = 27,237.5 - 64 days. Sucks to be Gilrain = 19,162.5 - 91 days. so as you can clearly see whilst some servers (7 of them) will reach the goal in under a month & be free to farm for items they want, others will be working on the target into a second month (20 of them) & 1 will be working into a 3rd. whilst Gilrain will still not finish in 3 months time, but be just shy. now I don't doubt those servers who are on target to finish under one month time will keep pumping out high daily totals; those servers who go beyond the month mark will likely have a drop off & those final servers who go beyond 2 months are probably going to become utterly demoralized. soo vr00mie, please consider stuffing a can in it. you come off sounding like a bit of an uninformed ass. afterall, who can say there aren't a small couple of players on Firefoot, or Gilrain... working just as hard as some on the big servers? as it stands right now, Turbine will likely still have to deploy additional methods for servers whose goal still remains locked. even if HD is delayed right up untill the last day of Fall; i doubt this was implemented to last THAT long...
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    Reason for Turbine/WB not showing Helm's Deep?

    because pretty much every feature listed in the press release of April 2013. isn't finished. has Palantir even got their hands on testing Big Battles yet? the leaked map shows so many placeholders for buildings, unfinished blobs of terrain & the region looks to still need additional polish. the combat changes & new skill trees, that isn't finished yet... & unlike a new combat like mounted battle... simple changes aren't really demo material. so if they spent the money to go to all these events, what would they show? all they could do is talk about Helms Deep, or show a picture of concept art. not really worth the expense. the game is a lot older than some other competitors in the market & unpolished, not even finished material isn't really something to take to a Con. i still can't wipe that eyesore of early Isen demo, with Fornost copy pasta in place of the actual assets used for Nan Curnunir. place all those things above with the fact Warner is banking on Infinite Crisis. there really isn't a mystery here.
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    Bounder's Boundy Event

    it looks as if they've increased the loot chance by 5X. good. even with additional avenues coming via festivals (probably Lotteries as well) the sustain on this event can't last out past 2 months (if that.) these next 2 weekends will show a bubble of activity, but the sustain beyond that is unlikely. the farmers faire & harvest fest might also give a bump. assuming Helms Deep is pushed to the very last day of Fall... i think now most servers should complete by the last day of Fall. whilst the big German servers should remain encouraged, some of the smaller servers may still have pressure to sustain the entire 3 months, (or longer) as the daily required for 90 days is 19,444. anyway, i updated last night. i have contributed a whooping 50 tokens to Nimrodels total. i suppose not much help, is better than no help at all. my 83 champ shall very VERY casually deed (likely in Dunland) as i slowly eek out those last 2 levels.
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    Helm's Deep images on facebook

    what would possibly have made better teaser art? the 'glittering caves' in the mountains behind Helms Deep. but by looking at the leaked map, it would seem these won't feature (at least not with the launch of HD.) i wonder if they intend to add them as additional update down the road, or whether they'll just skip them altogether? even a concept piece of the Ents blocking the enemy escape, would be more interesting. regardless, the image chosen does nothing to make me wonder about what might be coming with HD. in fact, if this was the image from their arsenal, they chose to use... it just makes me question; how much won't we see?
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    Corporate lying bastards (no, not Turbine)

    this thread made me think of:
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    Bounder's Boundy Event

    actually once folk have enough for the horse, don't just predict a drop off... expect it. and once tier 3 of deed is done... you see where I am headed. and for the record: I still haven't updated my client, or logged in since this last patch.
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    Bounder's Boundy Event

    of course it will be adjusted. but there are some assumptions that might prove false. festival tokens being traded. assuming folk festival. assuming they aren't going to spend festival tokens on other items. regardless, what Firefoot currently needs... (6700) is almost 2 days accumulation... more than 3 times the current rate. closer to 4 times. and that is assuming this accumulation rate stays constant, & that by October first, folk haven't lost interest en masse, leaving only the hardcore addicts still pokin the pooch.
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    Bounder's Boundy Event

    vr00mie to complete 1,750,000 points in 90 days (November 26th 2013) a server needs to average 19,444 points per day. if the official forum reporting is accurate servers like Firefoot (6700 & currently in last place) are well below the daily average needed to finish in 3 months time. if Helms Deep Launches on December 21st 2013, (almost 4 months time) Firefoot will still be well short of the mark, as will a few other servers. 6700 X 120 days = 804,000 well short of the needed 1,750,000. even double the rate... 804,000 + 804,000 = 1,608,000 still short after almost 4 entire months. basic math skills is all it takes to deflate whatever emotions are running high with you over this issue. the accumulation rate needs to more than double if all servers will make target by December 21st 2013. only a few servers are currently poised to make it in around 3 months time.
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    Lotro Apologetics - FAILS!

    i was using that statement to contrast Yulas' previous. goal posts easily shift with the apologizers, it isn't hard to find conflicting statements. Warner has the franchises sown up. anyone wanting a kick at the can, will have to partner with them to make it happen. given some of Warners recent moves; i have nothing but dread regarding any use of the Tolkien franchise in the future.
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    Latest Update leads to crashing

    i can confidently say, we will get HD before December 21st. 2013. whilst these hiccups do in fact take time away from beta testing & polish, & definitely eat into the ongoing development... no requested delays beyond December 21st 2013 will be honored by management. if the dev team can't line all the ducks up by then, we get the expansion regardless... even if it is missing basic assets. & that assessment, whilst fabulously cheeky, is very likely incorrect. whilst no question it is the addicts who are carrying this event. (hello Crell *shakes head* don't be afraid to start hording young man, least your server hold back and make you the event mule) i'd be comfortable to say this has increased log-ins & whilst not spectacular, participation has increased. i still think this one will bite them in the ass hard as one week turns into 2 & then goes past the month mark. the event is no were near the status of the past ring lore event, nor is the field of participation anywhere near as large. whilst some servers will finish this before HD launch. i think it is a very real possibility that more than a couple servers will not finish. even with the additional avenues added as the event proceeds.
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    Bounder's Boundy Event

    *emphasis mine* & it seems this event is fully ready to take advantage in that regard. apparently bounders tokens can be purchased with Mithril Coins.
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    You know how I know Turbine is failing?

    ah kk. that fountain is quite a nice item, perhaps if they do return it, not placing it in that main plaza would be wise, as that plaza seems to serve too many other functions.
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    They killed /follow on warsteeds

    indeed! i've taken one character through the questline in Wildermoore, my Guard. i took him straight to Wildermoore after receiving my heavy mount at Harwick. by the time i reached the quest were you had to kill 4 mounted enemies east of Forlaw; i had a couple skills added to the mounted combat tree. the experience was pathetic to say the least. leaving the issues with landscape out completely (yeah Wildermoore is rather a joke in that regard) pursuing one enemy kited me into another and another; until i had more than a dozen mounted mobs in my train. & guards damage output is pathetic on mount. so between the sheer number of the enemies i was fighting & the landscape going, "hey bud, fuck you" & messing everything up. i'd have to disengage and flee after about 10 minutes in that mob train. it took a good 6 attempts to get those 4 enemies killed. had i been on my Minstrel, the AoE nukes, i'd have finished in short order. guards in LoTRO are so sad. molasses like skills off mounts, and damage output on mounts, effectively making them royal pitas' if solo. anyway, since the alleged MC improvement, i haven't played, so no clue with regards to /follow. the only time i ever used it was for that one Hybolt daily out of Cliving to catch a wild horse.
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    Latest Update leads to crashing

    i haven't updated the client yet. you'd be amazed how well doing that avoids issues altogether. why am i not surprised this didn't come off without a hitch. and Ns' computer works just fine for Ultima Online, so nyah!
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    Bounder's Boundy Event

    yep, the festivals. my guess is you'll be able to trade/swap farmers faire & then fall tokens for the new barter item. which if that is the case, might be faster than farming world mobs... especially so if you have the 2 league reputations advanced for the daily deliveries. still, by sustain, i mean will this be a fun thing to do beyond 2 weeks? will the number of token collectors go up? or (more likely) down? & the smaller servers... and so on. what i see happening in fairly short order, is an increase in moaning as this event will eventually will go away. & the few that actually earn it via hours and hours of grinding... should they end up selling it in the new year at the store... this event has every chance to become the bitter pill. & that is why they added this. i just don't think it will have the sustain they intended. this also might save them from having to add anything new to the farmers faire & harvest fest. converting those tokens into hobbit badges, or whatever these new items are called, means folk won't bitch quite as loudly if they can spend them this way, vs on (the absence of) new items.
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    Bounder's Boundy Event

    yeah, this one is gonna come back & bit them in the ass. i wonder how the sustain of this event will hold? i haven't even patched; & TBH don't even really want to. will the first day rush sustain out one week? two? long enough to complete the required unlock? will Turbine up the drop rate if it doesn't sustain? does the, "my playtime is about 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week" type have a snowballs chance in hell? & when this event does roll up & go away... will Turbine sell it in the store? heh. the story seems trivial so far, & i doubt Turbine have plans to tie this into future content, like the scorching of the shire. no nothing that complex & intriguing. no. the future looks to be, trade festival tokens in for... whatever these barter tokens are called.
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    Helm's Deep images on facebook

    with concept art, they can show a large scale battle, similar to the movies. i don't think they can do the same with in-game footage without revealing the segmented nature of the Helms Deep big battle experience. & those instances aren't even finished yet. to make a trailer takes manpower, & funding, which i'd say they don't have. & landscape fly-through would be the best option, but based off that last map reveal, it looks like there are plenty of placeholders, & the final assets aren't finished, even some landscaping to be completed. what is really sad, is they seem to be soo short of even concept art; they are left teasing one image in segments over time. as for subject matter... i'd find concept art of something like Rhosgobel, or the Houses of Healing & gardens of the 6th level of Minis Tirith, more exciting than Helms Deep. of all the times when concept art could be used as early promotion... this is probably the worst time.
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