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  1. LasraelLarson

    Serverpopulation

    Agras site does that already http://lux-hdro.de/hdro-live-europe.php
  2. remember this thread here: https://lotrocommunity.com/forum/topic/8505-nantworks-makes-strategic-investment-in-daybreak-game-company-and-establishes-video-game-publishing-joint-venture-nantg-mobile/ this bloody circus just never ends... but lets have some linkage fun & i'll brief quote some tidbits and leave it up too all of youz to decide if you want to follow the trail of crumbs... Soon-Shiong’s NantWorks Invests in Daybreak Games NantWorks, LLC, is the umbrella organization for an ecosystem of companies committed to the convergence of 21st century innovative platforms to transform how we work, live and play: NantHealth, NantOmics, NantBioScience, NantCell, NantKwest, NantPharma, NantMobile, NantStudio, NantCapital and NantCloud. AKA: a holding company. the CEO of Nantworks is Patrick Soon Shiong. some tidbits from wiki name link: he is an interesting fella for sure, who has a history of controversies... 1.) Patrick Soon-Shiong's Verity Health hospital chain declares bankruptcy 2.) Billionaire Doctor Who Just Bought the Los Angeles Times 3.) Is Being Sued By Cher & in November 2016 & again in January 2017 billionaire doctor palling around with Donald Trump. here he is on CNBC talking about media being "Fake News" and the cancer of our time: so yeah, odd... and one little tidbit that happened very shortly after Nantworks invested in Daybreak... H1Z1 Pro League Shuts Down, Citing Funding Failures anywhooo, i didn't bother linking up this stuff previously (and there is a ton more info i will forgo, but the links i provided will lead to the other details if you feel inclined to dig further on your own) ... as i have been waiting for the season finally of whatever "honey Pot" this whole goofy situation ends up finally revealing. it has dragged on for waaaay to long already. my anticipation has left the building. that said... this isn't over yet. i did enjoy one commentor from that massively article... 🤣 and one last tidbit, Soon-Shiongs net worth & company stock has been taking a beating over the past few years. still 7.8 Billion (down from over 12+) is still decent pickings.
  3. the title says it all. when the Holiday period is over and the annual winter peak tapers off around January 14th @ the festival end & folk return to routines... i think it will be abundantly clear the blip these servers made had no long term impact on gains & in fact may show a loss of total players, over previous years. and here we are New Years Eve 2018-2019: so did the legendary server player shell out big bucks? or was it just another freeloading opportunity for life-timers? did they actually increase revenues? because from my view, i think it cost them in overall players, maybe though that is OK if revenues actually did increase? but a success with a long tail, nuh-uh, no way Jose. this was no triumph i'm making a note here NO success it's hard to overstate my lack of su-prise gamedev ball in chain they do what they do, because they MUST for the good of the in-vest-or to bad for you, as good as dead no sense in crying, you will keep paying til your credit runs dry, but "HEY" you wore a neat cape for this i love you... i am being so sincere right now the lights are still on and there is more milking to be done so your glad you are still alive... still alive...
  4. LasraelLarson

    UK Perspective on UK Contempt of Court

    oh the Onion.... Ezra is not my kind of conservative & imho he undermines, more than he contributes. RE: Tommy... could have drawn attention to the issue (Child Grooming Gangs) without filming outside the Courtroom. the fight needs to happen, but milking a controversy that you created... sorry, no good. Tommy should not have filmed outside courthouse. reminds me of when Cernovich crew got some resist protesters to hold up a NAMBLA flag... (for 10 seconds until they realized what it was...) just bad (even dishonest) tactics. there is absolutely an honest fight to be had, but if you are gonna slide into "Grifter Territory" count me out.
  5. not much data but you can see the original sizable drop November 8 2018, as well as the 3 day outage due to server Migration March 6-9, 2019... aside form the actual surge when servers came back online and the drop back to regular activity... the Moria legacy launch does not initially seem to have had any significant new negative impact on the main 10 servers (just minor activity blips.) will know by Thursday just how much actual numbers have increased, still a bit early to be sure... traditionally the Spring Festival bump has always been smaller than the Winter Festival bump. they also have less consistency with firing the spring fest off at the same time each year, so i am sure that confuses some. there have been a couple years where it launched in May & even once in June... anyway gonna dump these graphics here as well... also looks like the servers may have just come down for weekly maintenance... maybe the Spring Festival will be active when they come back up?
  6. LasraelLarson

    Serverpopulation

    and for good measure...
  7. it should also be noted that the February STEAM loss of -230.1 is isolated from the outage due to the Database Migration March 6-9 which will impact March numbers some, but would also make any Legacy Moria launch & Spring Festival gains that much more impactful. i think Spring Festival starts March 21st? so Moria on Legacy has one week in isolation to impact gains... then Spring Fest starts.
  8. here is the updated image comparing a snapshot of the first week of January (with the festival bump) to the stark drop off post Festival. unfortunately i didn't grab a snap of the final week of the festival, but if memory serves me correct, the gain was still shy of the December loss of -30.4. so while the fest did not surpass the initial November gain from the legacy servers, it was just shy by a very small margin. what is noteworthy however in the above comparison is the dramatic decrease post festival on January 14th. for a net loss of -70.1 by the end of January & the continued MASSIVE drop throughout February. -230.1!!! as of today (march 14th.) and the Moria launch on the legacy servers.... these STEAM numbers are an ALL TIME LOW for LOTRO on STEAM (547.8 average players.) we shall see if Moria on Legacy actually brings the numbers back up again, or will it be the Spring Festival that does... so far, todays numbers aren't that significant. Just over 800 hitting Anor for Moria Launch... and just shy of 400 for Moria launch on Ithil. also noteworthy... these gains do seem to come directly out of the regular 10 servers. should also have some charts in the next couple of days reflecting that.
  9. LasraelLarson

    Serverpopulation

    for February 25, 2019
  10. LasraelLarson

    The Elusive Producer's Letter

    hasn't that always been a requirement though? yet another rubber stamp clause/excuse... this isn't fucking INDIA! thing about constantly deploying these excuses... all it serves to highlight is the inefficiencies. those things left unchecked carry cost. & just reflects badly back at the organization. probably something they should get on top off, but i have no expectation it will ever happen. enough time has passed to convince me this flaw is deeply ingrained.
  11. LasraelLarson

    What are you Listening to?

    i did not think they were ready for Tuvan throat singing... natural world is the keeper of many ancient secrets.... can you not hear the whispers?
  12. "IF" role-players stick to the RP channel &/or /say and respect basic agency, i am content to ignore them. there are actually RPers who are capable, but they are a rare breed. i recall back in the days when Patience was Community Manager over on the official forums, there was a poster who i have long since forgotten the name, who wrote this Tom Bombadil story pre his settling down with Goldberry & i thought it was VERY well done. but that was from a time when the Official Forums had an actual active posting population comprised of thousands of voices & actual conversations happened. that has all but disappeared now since Sapience poisoned the well & now with Cordovan... that guy is as useful as ass herpes. you will never see stuff of that calibre again. "IF" any role-players who do maintain a non annoying, or easily ignored presence still exist... they have been utterly eclipsed by asshats & folk who will angrily send you ALL CAPS tells for having the audacity to run inside the prancing pony. and then they post that shit server wide in /world subjecting everyone, regardless of location to that "E" list material. or the folk who chose the most trafficked locations to line up their band to play... on top of vaults, vendors, stables, etc. never allowing for a person to chose to wander up too. same goes for the posers in fashionable attire. i shit you not, there was a couple back on old Nimrodel, near the bree stables positioned and posing together so that all incoming and outgoing traffic would see them... for 3 weeks straight. & that doesn't even get into the E-cyber in back rooms of various locations (mostly early game.) so indeed there may be some non bat-shit crazy RPers out there, but in truth, they might as well not exist as the absolute bat-shit crazy is in full view. Laurelin is the worst server because of it.
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    The Elusive Producer's Letter

    isn't it amazing we all had to wait until February 21st for the 3 Lotro Devs, a Junior Artist & an intern to have a last minute scrum early to mid February to throw together a rough outline of goals for the remainder of 2019 and then pass it off to Cordovan too forge Severlins name... to avoid my: 😛🤣😛🤣😛🤣😛🤣😛🤣 honestly though, does this seem like it has been passed about for editing, legal & Corporate approval, translations etc. or does it read more like thrown together last minute? regardless... they are stripping deeds as method of earning LP out of the game... to much free ride opportunities there. bit late, but not that surprising really. class developments, difficulty levels & more dial moving until they stumble upon the most player happiness, or just keep moving the dials. still have no feel for their game & the issue of difficulty where you would not expect it and ease where you would want challenge... 11 going on 12 years in & they are still attempting to stumble on that sweet spot. bet on more stumbles and fumbles. and yeah it does sound like they want to monetize newer tiers of crafting, or simply add in another layer to all tiers with better monetized crafting for all. all that said i am perfectly OK with the whole goals line. balancing their remaining Faculties by shifting them back & forth between 2 games... better to not actually promise anything & deal in the realm of potential yet unrealized & it pacifies the targeted players. what i do not see however is a single reason why this had to take until February 21st. to deliver. queue the, "better late then never" signalers. some things will never stop being utterly fucking predictable.
  14. LasraelLarson

    Laissez-les manger du gâteau

    so this yellow vest thing that is getting totally ignored by media for months... and meanwhile Macron is all like: i wonder what a modern day would be like? despite media black-holing this news, pretty much everyone here (or anywhere for that matter) is already aware of this situation... right?
  15. indeed, sunken cost fallacy is pretty much why most overstay any type of relationship that would have ended under healthy conditions. the other is IP. if this was just a generic fantasy game with no source legacy behind it... this particular game would have died faster than Ashrons Call. MUCH FASTER! i doubt it would have made it to the first expansion. haven't had much time to delve into the BLIZZARD subject, or its cause AKA Activision... but man the industry may finally get the needed kick to the balls that has been building for at least a decade now. covering that shitshow though, is time i do not currently have. fortunately, it is in many other good hands elsewhere. ;) that is the thing about being a behemoth... when all those fans turn on you at the same time... the chunk they can tear off your sum parts, is pretty significant. !
  16. LasraelLarson

    Where is Fernando Paiz?

    i figured this might be worthy of its own thread. from a cursory viewing of the DDO forums, it would seem there isn't a single mention, asking what Fernando is doing now. granted i don't follow these forums to know if such questions have been swept away, as i am accustomed to seeing on the official lotro forums, for subjects deemed taboo. or it really could be a case that the populous simply doesn't care. i don't have a history with those forums to know one way or another. so is anyone here more current with things DDO & have any idea if he has moved onto another Turbine project? i just find the whole thing curious. at least with LoTRO, no one had any idea Jeffery Steefal had moved off LoTRO & onto IC until much much later when Kate Paiz popped up in his position. anyway, if Fernando Paiz is still in fact with Turbine, one wonders what/where it could possibly be? edited: oh man, to be able to add an H to that title >.<
  17. LasraelLarson

    What are you Listening to?

    RISE KINGS!
  18. December 12 2018 we hear Dc.Octothorpe has left SSG. Here we are in early February 2019 & Lotro Producers letter from Severlin is still unpublished. anyone actually know that he is still at SSG? last time he was seen seems to actually be with Dr. Octothorpe: ominous. maybe he just didn't get it finished in time... that or perhaps Daybreak does have their finger on the trigger. time... enough & eventually all comes to light.
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    The Missing 2019 Producer Letter & Severlin?

    yeah lots of people being cute on both Lotro & DDO official forums. when the signal lacks (producers letter) make lots of noise.
  20. LasraelLarson

    Has anybody seen this?

    RE: Octothorpe whether they gave him a chance to resign, or a pink slip, from his parting twitter feed (which Doro archived) it seemed clear to me it was a shock & the departure not his choice. that was my reading anyway. RE: Severlin his lack of visible activity since October last year & a missing producers letter... he might as well be. whenever they push that out, i am sure the truth will be confirmed one way or the other. my "so-called" hype (not actually hyped) is two-fold. 1.) to see if it introduces a new Lead, or confirm Severlin is a VERY behind the scenes Lead after all. 2.) post fundraising across the Daybreak studio, exactly what kind of a budget has Daybreak green-lit? how will they frame everything, etc. the latter may be difficult to come up with. i heard Daybreak just delayed launch date of the new Battle-Royale type game for Planetside Arena until Summer: https://www.planetsidearena.com/home https://store.steampowered.com/app/987350/PlanetSide_Arena/ addendum to the above: cooking the books is something that could very well happen via paying down expenses associated with the new development. so it is actually worse than Infinite Crisis.
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    Has anybody seen this?

    this assumes the relationship between SSG & Daybreak isn't a toxic cesspool, because if that relationship is strained, you can bet that would be reason enough. we know (NOT suspect) that Doctor Octothorpe was terminated at the beginning of December (12th.) 2018. & whenever something like that happens, one is left wondering was that it? and i do need to remind everyone of the fire sale they had from December 7th through the 16th called the "Legacy Bundle" for $199.99 USD: https://www.lotro.com/en/LegacyBundle so Daybreak terminated at least one SSG employee, right during a fundraising period... not just fundraising at Lotro, but also at DDO. in fact Daybreak did this funding package drive at every title in the entire studios portfolio. Everquest, DCU Online, H1Z1, Planetside, etc. etc. etc. yet Daybreak fired Doctor Octothorpe before the funding drive was even over @Lotro. & Doctor Octothorpe was the only one we got wind of due to his twitter feed. well there are 2 things i do NOT assume: 1.) Doctor Octothorpe was the only one let go. & 2.) SSG & Daybreaks relationship is all roses & joy... an entire shit-show is entirely within the realm of possibility. what fucking company fires a company tent pole mid funding drive? Daybreak games has managed just that. yet i am sure there are folk who assume i am jumping up and down with joy that Severlin may have also been terminated. those people are frankly idiots who are DEAD WRONG. whomever is tasked with writing both DDO's & Lotros annual letter, may find the most difficult part, is establishing a positive tone, when it is entirely likely that Daybreak striped all revenues above and beyond the most basic operations at all these studio games under their umbrella to fund the new Planetside Battle Royale game slated to launch this March. (or worse, clear their books of any trace of Columbus Novas money.) it is a repeat of Infinite Crisis all over again. and for those who can intellectually grasp what that means, my reasons for being pissed & acting like a bit of an attack dog, become crystal clear. anyway Kick, there are actual reasons for all of this to be dovetailing downward & they aren't actually SSG's current tiny roster of employees. i actually do STRONGLY suspect Daybreak is behind much of the current quagmire.
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    The Missing 2019 Producer Letter & Severlin?

    Cordovan Community Manager Join Date Nov 2010 Location Boston Area, MA Posts 25,374 The Producer's Letter will likely be published around the anniversary (so, a couple weeks yet). so apparently DDO is getting their Producers letter on, or around their anniversary, February 28. i wonder who it will be signed by? anonymous?
  23. LasraelLarson

    Where is Fernando Paiz?

    i wonder where the Paizs could have possibly come up with this SUPER original idea, that hasn't been done to death by the industry since the 80's... and a lot better i might ad... but emojis and coin unlocks... E SPORTS for EVERYONE! *sigh* fucking grifters.
  24. LasraelLarson

    Has anybody seen this?

    there are several good threads on this forum that stand above and beyond the rest, but IMO, THIS: https://lotrocommunity.com/forum/topic/3465-lotro-pvpersare-they-really-that-bad/ is the best & it all starts with Alywens first post: https://lotrocommunity.com/forum/topic/3465-lotro-pvpersare-they-really-that-bad/?do=findComment&comment=112183 Alywens contributions and peek behind the scenes was OVERWHELMINGLY received with positivity and praise & it was confirmation for many of things we suspected, or perceived in part. of all the threads in existence on these forums, the one i linked above MUST be marked to NEVER expire. it is a treasure.
  25. LasraelLarson

    Laissez-les manger du gâteau

    vous partez d’abord, puis vous parlez de pain et de cirques… sinon la charrette est devant le cheval.
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