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Everything posted by Mallorn

  1. Some instances have multiple cut scenes throughout. I got told off and left behind when doing The Praetorium because I was watching a cut scene. After that I had to skip every one of the succeeding ones. A few other players got locked out of bosses because they watched a cut scene, got left behind and then could not catch up as no one would wait for them because most of the players were not doing the instance for the first time but were simply grinding it. I did not have a clue what was going on from a story perspective and it ruined what was supposed to be the climax of the main game storyl
  2. I played up to level 50 but got sick of it. Thought the story was too campy, unepic and lacklustre. Hated the small environments and mechanical animations of the mounts. I found crafting to be a boring grind. Fates were good at first, but got boring very quickly and I hated the fact that they needed to be grinded over and over as the quests themselves did not provide enough experience in the later levels to reach cap. I thought the group content was very well designed, but hated the fact that they were incorporated into the storyline so that one had to complete a certain instance before y
  3. I've noticed that too and it has changed my mind about purchasing Mordor. Did some dailies at North gate around Minas Tirith and I crashed to desktop whenever I ported. Lag and warsteed rubberbanding was the worst I have ever experienced. I purchased a swift travel to Mordor with a Mithril Coin and crashed to desktop before I even got there. The auction house on my server is barer than it was before the server mergers. I eventually had a look around Mordor. The landscape looked better than I imaged, but there were very few players around which indicated to me that it has not sold very well.
  4. To be fair to Turbine with regards to the difficulty, they weren't the only company to do that: everyone pretty much has made their MMORPG easy. Secret World has just relaunched as Secret World Legends with a drastically reduced difficulty level. WOW became incredibly easy years ago. Even the main quest content of Final Fantasy XIV is very easy. SSG need to have a subscription only legacy server of Shadows of Angmar. I imagine they would make a tidy profit from it, but I think they have said that it would not be possible as they no longer have the code.
  5. Personally, I think my elf looks better with the updated avatar system and I am very happy with the end result because I expected the update to be worse than it is. My elf does, however, look completely different and I think the new hair looks very odd and too smooth. I don't look too closely at my avatars' faces, nor do I use moods and emotes, so the weird facial expressions do not affect me. Yes I am personally happy with how my new avatars look, but overall, I can see that the update is poor, rushed and a joke. a professional company should not have a released something so amateurish.
  6. I think it is interesting to see so many people on the official forums complaining about the pricing and content of this EP, with lots saying they do not intend to purchase it yet. I find it odd that so many genuinely seem surprised that the quality of the EP is poor and the content minimal. What were they expecting? Mordor is classic free2play LOTRO. They've been churning this kind of quality out for years. I think the past 6 months or so have definitely shown that the developers are actually the ones to blame for the mess that LOTRO became and not WB. The developers don't know how to
  7. Seriously is that it? Why bother doing an interview?
  8. I'm not surprised they have some mega expensive bundles. I kind of expected it, as they will need to rake in as much money as they can from the expansion pack. I don't really see it as shady business - a desperate cash grab, arrogance etc. - because a game with a small playerbase is going to have to charge a lot of money to stay afloat. Most things in life if they are not very mainstream and popular are priced at premium - they wouldn't be available otherwise. The people still playing obviously enjoy the game and if they want it to continue have to face reality that they are going to be
  9. Same here. I reached end game and there was literally nothing to do but grind group instances over and over. I just wanted to follow the story. I think Square definitely are missing out on customers by forcing the group content. Just got Final Fantasy XII too. So far I am loving it, which I'm finding odd because I remember being so disappointed with it at the original release.
  10. I'm really looking forward to the DLC, and I agree it is much better than FFXIII. I'm feeling very positive about the FFVII remake and looking forward to Kingdome Hearts 3.
  11. Was going to comment but changed mind.
  12. I haven't purchased a thing since the Minas Tirith Update. I really do not know how, or why, I forced myself to complete that content. The poorly designed Minas Tirith, the fetch and talk to so and so quests along with the insultingly bad Forlong quest chain, has seriously put me off ever giving them any of my money. And now finding out that all of the poor decisions were actually by the developers and not WB, no, not excited to see what they do next.
  13. Anyone played Final Fantasy XV? I loved it, but think it is a weird, frustrating, old fashioned, modern, flawed game that should not work but somehow does. I'm gutted they didn't actually hire a writer to make the story consistent and comprehensible because I think with an extra year's development this game could have been amazing. Square Enix also need to stop trying to be cool.
  14. I got Architect, (INTJ-T) Analyst.
  15. I don't really have any interest in what they are going to add to the game next. Minas Tirith was a milestone destination, I think many wanted the game to at least reach before shut down. I thought they did a terrible job with it. Far too many fetch and talk to so and so quests. Boring and not at all alt friendly. Poorly designed and a chore to traverse. Ugly. We all know Mordor is going to just be reused Angmar assets and I dread to think what ridiculous quests that EP is going to have. HD was dire. I am truly baffled how certain fans still retain their enthusiasm for the game and this i
  16. Yeah, I feel exactly the same. I do wish all of the staff at SSG well, but I cannot support the game at the moment because I just don't think they are offering anything that is worth spending money on, and they keep making the same mistakes over and over and over. The devs, it seems, are just going to carry on as normal, churning out the same, tired, grindy lacklustre content. They don't listen, don't act on feedback and just plough ahead, business as usual.
  17. I know many of us have felt that LOTRO has been in a precarious state over past few years due to the several bouts of redundancies at Turbine, but I think it is in an even dire position now. Anyone have any ideas as to why WB let go of LOTRO? I just don't buy the optimistic view many people have in game and on other forums that the devs launched a buy out so that they could take over the game and finally do what they want with it. Lot's of folk have this romantic view that the game is going to have a renaissance now the devs are in charge with its future secured. They get quite angry whe
  18. They also said in a recent interview that WB didn't interfere in the development of LOTRO so the changeover will have minimal effect on their plans. Everything is all down to the dev team it appears. In the interview grind was mentioned over and over and how it is not fun and causes problems. The devs gave the impression they did not see it as a problem and would not be making any changes. Yeah, it's going to be business as usual.
  19. Yeah, it's really not lore appropriate no matter how they spin this new race, but then, so aren't Hobbits being fantastic fighters, roaming as heroes all over Middle-earth. The whole game wouldn't exist if they stuck to the lore 100%. But, yeah, to me this does seem to be pushing the boundaries of the lore a bit too far. The race is sure to annoy many die-hard Tolkien fans that are still playing, so I am a bit surprised they are going to go there and upset a significant part of their player base. I do agree that they are probably adding this race to make the expansion pack look mor
  20. Yes, an auction hall. I don't get why they do not have one. The system they currently have is just ridiculous and unintuitive. I also think the story to the game is dire. I found many of the individual quest arcs very immersive at first, but that got old quickly. I don't get why so many people think the game's lore is great. I find it boring, unimmersive and the peoples unrealistic. It's all just so generic trying desperately to be interesting and different.
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