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  1. Amenhir

    The Elusive Producer's Letter

    This may be an unpopular opinion, but I believe this community should embrace defectors. Otherwise it becomes no different than the dismissive and cringe inducing shitheads on the OF. Almagnus, you've been insulted many times from my recollection, yet why didn't you "GTFO"? In fact, one poster has a signature stating FFXIV sucks, and I'd hazard a guess that you're the reason for that. There is probably only one person on the OF, that if they suddenly made an about face and started posting here, would cause me to go on attack mode. I'm sure you can make a decent guess on to whom I am referencing.
  2. Amenhir

    The Elusive Producer's Letter

    God dammit! When will people learn that it's not about having the money, it's about being manipulated by underhanded business practices. Yeah I have 20 bucks every 3 to 4 months to give them, but why the fuck should I when they're intentionally turning the game to shit in order to make spending that money seem like a good idea. Fuck that SSG cock gobbling fucktard who came up with that bullshit justification. Yay Shelob, finally! Only over a year since it was fucking relevant and we visited her god damn lair. Hey how about we don't add instances and raids revolving around actual bad guys from the stories. No, let's add a buggy pile of crap about an orc prison guard, something something vampire, and a raid that has nothing to do with the story.
  3. Amenhir

    The Elusive Producer's Letter

    The great thing is that the books still exist as they were written, and SSG can't change that.
  4. Amenhir

    The Elusive Producer's Letter

    You're missing the point. I no longer log into Lotro on auto-pilot, give them money, or blindly support everything that SSG does or says. I don't smoke meth, but that doesn't mean I don't read news articles about meth. I never played World of Warcraft, but sometimes I'll watch a youtube video. It seems your definition of addiction is reading about or discussing something. That's a very broad definition. I've all but stopped talking to my friends who continue to play Lotro, because it's a nonstop bitchfest about how laggy, buggy, and outright boring the game has become. That is addiction, continuing to do something even though it's "hurting" you, because you can't help yourself. Hurting in this case being frustration and anger. All I can do, when I do talk to them, is express how better off they'd be if they quit. Sadly, they won't give it up. It would also appear that you were confused. I was not using Kickman as an example of someone who would not let go. I was using his change in attitude as what must happen in order for the "true believers" to quit. They're the Wal-mart brand of star fuckers. It appears they believe they're buying themselves some goodies. They see Cord streaming on twitch and they seem to think he's some kind of celebrity. They want to be noticed, so they stroke his ego with cringe inducing level of ass kissing. On the occasion that I watched one of his streams I felt like I might give myself a detached retina from the constant eye rolling. The viewers are just as toxic, if not more so, then some of the most elitist pvpers in the game. They drown out and shut down any dissatisfaction raised by anyone. Then one of the official protectors of the realm will ban anyone who dares take Cord to task on his bullshit.
  5. Amenhir

    The Elusive Producer's Letter

    I wouldn't go so far as to imply that some of the more fervent supporters are actually employees. I honestly don't think they have the time. I think it's an addiction. I think it's like anything that has essentially been your entire life for a decade. They refuse to let go. They refuse to come to terms with the inevitable. I could use you as an example. For a long time you were a die hard supporter of the game. Then they did something that flipped that switch and you started ratcheting down your support. That hasn't happened to those that remain. It took me a few months to finally pack it in. What started as two weeks here and one week there, became months and months at a time, until I finally lost the desire to log in. They will eventually do something so completely stupid, that the last great exodus will occur. Sure, you'll have a few remaining who will never give it up, but Lotro can be a pretty lonely game when there are only 20 people logged in on a Saturday. I'm at the point now that the only reason I follow any of the news regarding Lotro is morbid curiosity and awaiting that final announcement that the game is shutting down. Which honestly can't come soon enough.
  6. Amenhir

    The Elusive Producer's Letter

    If they rework deeds and reduce or outright remove LP from lower level deeds then they need to remove all pretense of the game being f2p and go to a solely sub only game. If they do that I see it going two ways. The anti-f2p crowd will rejoice because the unwashed mass of free loaders ruining their experience will disappear. When that happens the game with shutter within months.
  7. That whole mess on the forums when they merged servers, with Laurelin raging about having to adapt to new players who didn't fit into their naming conventions. That was so damn obnoxious. It become abundantly clear to me that a lot of them didn't really care about the names, because they had names that actually violated their rules. It was simply a case of xenophobia. With that Banghole Twinkieass leading the charge. I wonder how many people left the game entirely due to being attacked by entitled douchebags.
  8. Amenhir

    The Elusive Producer's Letter

    You mean like when they did that deed adjustment pass and reduced the requirements for a lot of slayer deeds? What that did was award a shit load of lazy people thousands of points. "Oh boy, I logged in today and ended up with 3500 turbine points!" Meanwhile, I log into all my characters and walk away with 100, because I was stupid enough to play the game.
  9. It's like any microcosm, there are going to be toxic, elitist pricks. The only thing I found strange about rping was the need to converse as if you were reading a novel. Even if you were pretending to be a character in a story, why would you speak that way? "Ahoy there weary traveler" Engelbert said with some trepidation. That is just bizarre. It also chapped my ass when a "musical group" would take a much lauded piece of music and then change the lyrics so it's about pie, loving pie, eating pie, doing weird things to pie. We get it, hobbits like pie, but there is zero justification for taking something like Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah and making it song about pie loving. Now I didn't troll those people for doing that. I simply stopped attending Weatherstock, or going to the PP.
  10. I guess it is possible to polish a turd. Someone actually defending empty servers. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?671361-Will-we-get-one-big-server-per-region-EU-US&p=7916738#post7916738
  11. You mean the person who posted the screenies from discord are trying to backpedal to cover their ass because someone informed them they could be in deep shit for breaking nda?
  12. It's been deleted from Reddit, but a player of lotro with a youtube channel made a video. You can pause said video and read what I assume is the entire exchange. What I've concluded is that one of the requirements for being hired as CM of Lotro is to be a world class twat.
  13. Every time I see one of those posts I am reminded of a Louis CK bit, even though he likes to get caught jerking it.
  14. I suppose on the plus side there are less people fighting over the cherry bushes.
  15. Are you shitting me? 50mc for a horse that used to cost 500s?
  16. Amenhir

    Where is Fernando Paiz?

    What's really troubling is with all that "talent" that was the best logo they could come up with? Is that MS paint?
  17. Amenhir

    Has anybody seen this?

    Perhaps that's why the Prod. letter is taking so long. They needed extra time to get the new Exec Prod. caught up. I doubt it though. He's probably just hiding somewhere.
  18. Amenhir

    To the few idiots still running LotRO on XP

    The only people that still use xp are too old to care or live in a bunker and wear a tinfoil hat.
  19. Amenhir

    Has anybody seen this?

    I'm referring to the fact that for a great many players of Lotro all combat can be done without ever moving the character. Compared to lotro, ffxiv is a frenetic action rpg.
  20. Amenhir

    Has anybody seen this?

    I agree for the most. Unless that game becomes vaporware or is just incredibly bad. The market won't be able to support two LotR mmos, especially when one is 15 years old. Lotro will never truly lose all of it's paying players due to the advanced age of many of them. If the new game is more action oriented like a lot of newer mmos have become it won't attract a 60 yr old whale.
  21. Amenhir

    Has anybody seen this?

    I think the assumption used to be that WB wanted Turbine due to the LotR ip, but after having gone back and read some things in that thread, it became clear that they couldn't have cared less. If WB wanted the mmo rights then it would have been very easy to wait it out until Turbine went to the table to negotiate the option to renew and essentially price them out of contention. When WB/Turbine divested itself of Lotro and it was announced DBG was taking over publishing a lot of people believed the Golden age of Lotro was finally going to arrive. However, in reality, that's when the nickle and dime tactics would truly begin.
  22. Amenhir

    The Missing 2019 Producer Letter & Severlin?

    https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?670727-WTB-2019-Producer-s-Letter&p=7909446#post7909446 "I think you know full well that the letter is probably just about finished but has to be ratified by the legal department and this is what takes the time. If you didn't know and weren't using this pretence to have a bash in the hope your whining would increase the speed..... then in future just do a little research before you feel the need to create a whole thread about something that is common knowledge.... I was going to link the info for you but that would only encourage further indolence" ^ This is the kind of shit that makes me want to choke someone. What a useless cocksucker.
  23. Amenhir

    Has anybody seen this?

    I'm glad I started that thread, because it turned into something quite magnificent.
  24. Amenhir

    No plans for PVMP on LS

    This is what irks me so much. Instead of letting the game shut down back when people still had some good will towards Turbine/SSG, they dragged it out until people who used to love the game, now hate it with a fiery passion. I played the game for eight years and instead of having bittersweet feelings about the whole thing. I am filled with anger and a hope that the game dies a miserable death and the company goes under. It might be irrational, but when people take something you loved and slowly and methodically destroy it, then you're going to be upset. Then you realize that it was done due to incompetence and lack of foresight. That only serves to piss me off even more.