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  1. Therefore Mordor was the last thing I bought.
  2. You are not alone. The following is pathetic. VIPs are complaining that this 'mini whatever' should have been included with VIP. What does SSG do? They add a 'War of Three Peaks map table with teleporter' as a (gated behind purchase) VIP quest reward to a vendor. And what do the VIPs do? They are excited and forget they paid at least $20 for something that used to be included in their subscription. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?&postid=8042654#post8042654 What did Paiz say again? 'You can throw them anything and they will keep paying'? He was rig
  3. https://www.gamespot.com/articles/microsoft-acquires-skyrim-fallout-dev-bethesda/1100-6482406/ Microsoft Acquires Skyrim, Fallout Dev Bethesda Microsoft has announced that it has acquired the parent company of Bethesda's game studios including those behind Doom, Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and more. Microsoft has announced a $7.5 billion deal to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda and its many studios. Those studios are behind some big video game franchises including Doom, Fallout, Elder Scrolls, and more. In an Xbox blog post announcing the acquisition,
  4. An example of a 'mission': quest 1: fetch a bucket at X, travel via a,b,c to quest 2: fill said bucket at Y, travel via d,e,f to quest 3: deliver said filled bucket at Z? I hope it's not going to be as bad as that. Also, I don't expect an epic book or so. I wonder what the 'goodies' are at 59/99.
  5. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?683093-New-Mini-Expansion-Pack-quot-War-of-the-Three-Peaks-quot-announced-normal-collector-s-and-ultimate-edition New Mini Expansion Pack "War of the Three Peaks" announced - normal, collector's and ultimate edition Cordovan just announced a new mini expansion pack. It's called "War of the three peaks" and it will be available in October for 20$ (Normal Edition), 59$ (Collector's Edition) and 99$ (Ultimate Edition). Infos so far: - It is NOT replacing the upcoming Gundabad Expansion which is planned for 2021. The firt
  6. Suddenly all is well. This poster is convincing me. Back to Lotro to spend money, lots of it. MC, lootboxes, traits, pets, pets converted into housing items collections, you name it, I will buy it.
  7. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?682181-Housing-Mount-Pet-Decorations ๐Ÿ™Š I've commented in red: ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
  8. Well played on the OF and here now as well lol.
  9. From the OF: No, we were at that point many years ago, maybe even already when the store was introduced.
  10. It's working as intended, trust me.
  11. I logged in, had a look, and logged back out. The houses are so dark inside that you have no idea what you are buying and the mead hall is a hall. Can't decorate that as if it's a house. Then the monetization of placing horses and pets - 20mc every time. No thanks. I've lost all my houses/kin houses due to lack of upkeep. That's how little I log in anymore. No desire to change that. Knowing what it was and what it is now - no fun left. Bumping into monetization in so many areas is a constant reminder.
  12. I assume that the last 2 months of freebies resulted in much more spending on store items than they otherwise make from selling zones etc. Hence this proposal today on Facebook: "We have announced free questing coupons and VIP updates for both The Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online! Thanks, MassivelyOP, for covering the announcement here": https://massivelyop.com/2020/05/28/lotro-and-ddo-lets-you-fully-unlock-all-of-the-content-to-date-forever/?fbclid=IwAR0XYGZjVMBQhU-pyRIsyr1yWHjNVw6lpMivQGgkd_n7RbX8vsCrREYpKSU OK, everybody who has had a beef with ho
  13. Dutch government is going for this strategy. All my family is there. I am not pleased (actually, I am f*cking angry). It's an odd idea to get herd immunity from a virus. Usually herd immunity has to do with immunizations. Shocking that many, many Dutch citizens bought into what the Dutch PM said last night. He, of course, didn't mention what the death rate can be, he only mentioned '60% is what we need, and then the vulnerable will be protected'. If people already become immune after having been ill, it is not known for how long they possibly can be immune. There are also data from China that
  14. As the title indicates, both a video and written highlights: http://www.mmo-central.com/2020/02/29/pax-east-2020-big-news-at-the-standing-stone-pax-east-meetup/ Hereโ€™s the highlights of the announcements: Recap of DDO Producerโ€™s Letter (New Feywild expansion, new Shifter race) Summer in LotRO will focus on the wedding of Aragorn and Arwen New theme of orcs vs dwarves: The Legacy of Durin and the Trial of the Dwarves Two big updates in 2020 in this story Leads into a Gundabad-themed expansion in spring 2021 New content coming later this year: (1 e
  15. True, my message seems to make no sense. However First line: 'Yeah, about that..... doesn't cost me 10k'. Usually rapists don't get paid. If someone wants to be raped.... can it be rape? But let's say it can be. Who in their right mind would seek that out? But if one wanted to, I am sure one can. And it wouldn't cost a penny. Hence the second line: 'But I don't think it's rape if you get paid'? Would it be rape if you were paid by the person raped? Can you rape someone who pays you for it? Clearer now? I know, crazy subject !
  16. Suspicion is that SSG changed the drop rate in the hobbit gifts. As I can't stand the idea of running Yule quests when the best stuff is behind the mithril slot machine I have decided to test the drop rate on free silver presents, now that we are past day 1 (when the drop rate was huge).
  17. Yeah, about that..... doesn't cost me 10k. But I don't think it's rape if you get paid? Oh, what do you say? Am I derailing the thread? Carry on then!
  18. So we go from what we wish the game to be, to what it was, and now to what it is. Very very sad. I also recall a quite recent 'redo' of armour, esp. in Angmar but also elsewhere, where the rich variety of items with individual names, and, more importantly, with different stats, were replaced by cookie cutter variants. This to push players more quickly to slotted armour and essences. So yes, the makers of this game have been on a very long monetization trajectory (which is completely intentional - there are videos about this, much more in depth. SSG wanted monetization to be much
  19. Do you see that as a positive thing? Because I don't. It's exactly the response I expect from SSG. WAI
  20. Players are now confused because they don't read carefully. They expect crafting carry-alls when they buy points during this sale. After buying MM, one player expected one crafting carry-all on each server she plays on. Others expect that every character on one server gets a task item carry-all after they make a points purchase. I think they don't understand that they will be able to buy more carry-alls, of either kind, in the store soon. But what I find most peculiar: why does no one mention that it's free to make an f2p account and use those characters as mules?
  21. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?677037-The-Curator-has-returned-from-Vacation "This Dummy?-- WAY useful!!! Sending a fortune in puppy-huggles to whoever thought it up!" Disturbing that players respond like this. I know, it has nothing to do with the topic of this thread. Just struck me. Just as it strikes me that players continue to expand on their excuses to give SSG money despite being disappointed. I saw one person write 'as long as we can continue to play'. Paiz was right.
  22. Good thinking, nice article http://lotroplayers.com/2019/11/24/mordor-besieged-comparison/ "Besides all the fancy kings, elfs and estranged cavedwellers and hibernators there are more things to find in both Dor Amarths. Then again 3000 years and an exploding volcano manages to do some work on your real estate. After a little thought experiment lets take a quick look at what happened to it all"
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