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  1. Amenhir

    Producer's letter - summer 2015

    ‚ÄčI'm failing to see the hypocrisy. This is not the first time you referred to someone's comment as moronic or nonsensical or idiotic. A moronic statement would be "I drank a bottle of lysol because it said it killed the herpes virus" I would not classify referring to a misspelling as a typo and not some kind of indication that it's the product of a larger problem as moronic. You find it so because you don't agree and your first reaction is to get all pissy because some how what that person does or does not think of Turbine is real personal to you.
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    2015 Player Councils announced

    How many "focus" groups do they need? Though I guess the Palantir program and beta testing isn't enough for them. Who knows what is up with Palantir program as that guy was laid off.
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    Producer's letter - summer 2015

    That was just an attempt to blame the players on why there wouldn't be anymore raids. They did the same thing for years regarding Lotro's performance issues. Sapience dropped that bombshell, and I'm guessing he had an inkling, that the fanbois would latch onto that like a newborn to a teet. They did and anyone who commented that they would stop playing because of lack of new raids, etc was jumped. Even if those numbers are accurate it's bad business to alienate any portion of your player base. Why do pizza places have anchovies? Because they know that those 1 or 2 people that actually order them will take their business elsewhere and surely gripe to their friends how terrible they are for not having what they want. When my friends ask me how the lotro endgame is I have to be honest and tell them it's meh at best. That does not motivate them to download and play.
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    Producer's letter - summer 2015

    Wow you are some special kind of asshole. Is it possible for you to disagree with someone without referring to them as an idiot or moron?
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    Imbuement System Dev Diary

    Turbine reminds me of my little brothers. Whenever you ask them to do anything they make the most half assed attempt until you give up and just deal with it. Everything that they do wrong is WAI, that is until they get around to "fixing" it.
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    Imbuement System Dev Diary

    Ok let me edit this one more time since you obviously didn't read it. There is too much "stuff" in Lotro that is becoming more and more dependent on the store. These may be mostly convenience items but that is the same as a lot of other f2p mmos. They make the stuff you really want so unbearably grindy that you cave in and spend money. I'm not f2p and I haven't been for some time but Turbine isn't even trying to hide it this time. There are mithril coin icons all over the place. I was never arguing that I "needed" to have maxed LIs or that gear is content. My post that apparently twisted your titties is only about how I personally feel about the new LI grind. You don't have to agree, but you also don't have to shit on others because you don't.
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    Imbuement System Dev Diary

    I made the 90% comment, however I did not say that 90% of Lotro is gated behind a cash shop. I said that they are getting more and more like those mmos that do.
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    Imbuement System Dev Diary

    The point I'm making is the "content" does not justify the "grind." You're absolutely right Bohemond, there is zero to do at endgame that requires fully maxed LIs. With that being said, that means there is no longer anything enjoyable, for me, to do at endgame that doesn't involve a "grind." Your comments go back to that old saying "If you don't like it, don't do it" and that is exactly on of the problems. I have two options then, deal with it or stop playing. I have chosen the latter. Pretty pathetic though that those are the only two options. I will try to curtail any "serial complaining."
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    Imbuement System Dev Diary

    That's what they are hoping for, that the grind is so unbearable that people will plunk down money in order to speed up the process. When f2p was first launched Turbine was lauded for having so much content available for free. Now they are getting more and more like those other f2p mmos out there that 90% of the content is gated behind some cash shop and the alternative is so mind numbing that you pay the money. It's kind of like extortion. They know that a percentage of players will cave in and give them what they want and they are hoping that offsets the ones that refuse and leave.
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    Imbuement System Dev Diary

    The store was always a slippery slope but this new system is borderline predatory. Having a system in place that hopes to bank on people making mistakes is beyond shitty. I wonder how many people are going to be calling for a complete overhaul when they realize that the legacy they accidently clicked on will now take 50 MC to change, no ifs ands or buts. I love the part where you can either dump hundreds of dollars in the store buying legacy tier upgrades or spend the rest of your natural born life grinding marks and meds for them. Up until now I never felt that the store was necessary to be competitive. Now it seems like a punishment for not using it. I'm tired of being spanked.
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    Imbuement System Dev Diary

    Monday was the start of an indefinite hiatus from Lotro. I go to work, put in my time and when I get home I no longer log into Lotro, I punch a time clock. It is no longer about making your toon better it has become keeping up with the Joneses. The new system is only about sinking a ton of free time and rewarding those with disposable incomes. Lotro has officially become p2w.
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    New "Instance Cluster" Dev Diary

    In a bold move Zynga purchases Turbine. Inc from Warner Brothers for $17.36. Coming to Facebook Spring 2016....LOTROVILLE!
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    New "Instance Cluster" Dev Diary

    I think Rowan became EP when a lot of stuff was already in the works. I would even go so far as to say that at least half of what came out while he was EP was already being developed. They don't have the money to simply throw that away and start from scratch. So, it gets pushed out regardless. They needed to buy themselves some time to flush out any remainder of what Kate Paiz had in the works. It took them a year so we'll see what comes down the pike. I think Rowan was brought in as damage control. He was totally contrary to Miss Paiz and I think that was definitely needed at the time.
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    New "Instance Cluster" Dev Diary

    The crests that drop from the challenge chest are BoA. If a person is extremely lucky and wins the roll every time it will take a minimum of 120 challenge completions to get a full set of the five slot essence gear. At this stage I hope that isn't the only reason to bother doing these. The shiny should be secondary to the quality of the instance. If these instances are shite or painstakingly difficult than it will just be another thing no one does.
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    Lotro PvPers...are they really that bad?

    Stat caps aside the biggest problem is how broken certain classes are, which has been argued to death. The above post regarding a warden having 80k mastery, that in my opinion is broken. Considering they get the same contributions to mastery from both might and agility.. I believe that was supposed to be only a grace period. Nothing is going to change and you know the main reason is.....Jinjaah who is now the dev for every class it seems....rolls a warden.
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    Lotro PvPers...are they really that bad?

    They stopped caring because they went from being a relatively small developer to just one of thousands of companies run by a media giant. When they were an independent company they can look at the content and ask "Will our players actually enjoy this? and what can we do to make it better?" Once they were bought out the questions became "How much did this cost to make, and how much are we making?" That shift in the approach to content meant making stuff on the cheap and then hoping that people are hooked enough to play the same old stuff for a year. It worked for a time but they made too many core game play changes and drove players away as well as alienating the few that remained by having some asshat be the face of Turbine. Now it's all about creating stuff as cheaply as possible and as grindy as possible because people will pay for the convenience items instead of the content.
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    Lotro PvPers...are they really that bad?

    The legendary item system is probably the single biggest reason I don't have altitis. The idea of having to worry about grinding all that stuff for more toons makes me shudder. The new system just seems even more cumbersome than the current system and surely it's mostly just an additional way to get people to plunk down more money. If they created content worth subbing for they might bring in some cash. Unfortunately, most people that vip now either do it solely for pvp or have done it for so long that they couldn't live without the convenience.
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    LOL! This is priceless. QQ T2C Too Hard...

    I ran a ToO t2c last night actually with all lvl 100s. Fire and Frost challenge is still a royal pain in the ass but the Shadow boss is the one that especially concerns me for anyone trying to run it on level. That guy has 5 million morale. I can't imagine any raid of lvl 75 players, even with the best gear available on that lvl, are capable of doing that much damage in the 5 minutes approx. you have to beat it. Add the defilers and the stacking -10% damage buff and they are SOL. The original post on the OF is not without merit. Not everyone has the hours upon hours to spend necessary to beat some of the content in its current guise. Making an ass out of someone and claiming it's all QQ makes it seem as if anyone who doesn't have the same play style, game experience, skill, or time is not worthy enough to even attempt such content.
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    Bullroarer U16 Notes

    How long do you think it will take til they decide that TP can only be used to buy MC and MC has to be used to buy store items? Why couldn't they just let the stupid weapons lvl up as we lvl? No they had to add some stupid gimmick that is going to make the already cumbersome system more annoying.. YAY!
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    TRION pisses off paying AA players

    They probably have some stipulation that says the account has to be inactive for a certain amount of time to prevent this.
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    Lotro PvPers...are they really that bad?

    This is pretty dead on accurate. The ones that were the worst offenders were usually the people that would zerg 1v1s or call a craid on one freep and then corpse jump them with the same amount of zeal you might find it you discovered the cure for aids. RM had some nice people. Briandor was always very welcoming and helpful and probably one of the nicest I found out there.
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    LOTRO Forums

    I hope Sapience is getting plenty of use out of his Stalin blow up doll.
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    Lotro PvPers...are they really that bad?

    Spa Sapience is one of those front of the house guys who never tells the chef that the customers think their food sucks. Blaming a lot of dissension on "just wanting something to complain about" or that everyone's computer is the issue. Sure every company needs a little spin to keep the masses from calling for their heads but he seemed to pull things straight out of his ass and it didn't help that he had a cast of knuckleheads who felt he shit pots of gold and farted rainbows.
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    Lotro PvPers...are they really that bad?

    WoW is a monster and Blizzard had the benefit of coming along before there was an endless glut of crap to compete with. It didn't help any other company coming along when they're considered "WoW clones." The average person might say "Why not just play WoW' They never went full f2p and that has obviously helped them considerably. If Lotro had gone a similar route that WoW had done with their 20 lvl trial thing they might have been able to bring in new players and get them hooked. I knew by lvl 30 that I was going to go vip. Of course it helps if there is a reason to be vip. When I began playing it made sense. Now there isn't much of an incentive to go vip, other than pvp.
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    Lotro PvPers...are they really that bad?

    More than likely it is a difference in server communities. Riddermark had some pretty hateful pvpers, My "childish" trolling as you put it was more of a knee jerk reaction to seeing some really abusive things said to people in glff. The fighting that would go back and forth anytime pvp was brought up was mind numbing. I figured claiming pvp was being ported to iphone was innocuous compared to calling someone a pedophile or retard for having a differing opinion.
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