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  1. This has popped up again, thanks to the redacted documents being revealed. Where there is smoke there is bound to be fire. https://massivelyop.com/2019/03/19/daybreaks-definitely-not-owner-columbus-nova-is-back-in-national-news-again/
  2. Papi

    Moria soon on LS?

    RIFT Prime is closing after one year. I don't give the LS much longer than that--if it doesn't close sooner. Moria was the first and last great expansion of the game. I can't see people sticking around on the LS for what comes after.
  3. Google is your friend: A foreign limited liability company is defined as an LLC which has been formed in one state but which is now carrying out business, or wishes to carry out business, in another state. This is in direct contrast to a domestic LLC, which is a company formed in the state in which it will be doing business.
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    The Elusive Producer's Letter

    Sapience left LotRO five years ago. And he was a special brand of <insert expletive>. Although Cordovan half-heartedly opened up a dialogue here, he doesn't even have time to manage the OF, so I doubt he gives two shits about what is said over here--let alone try and verify who is posting what under what name. Given the attitude of some of the people on this forum towards the game, I find it hard to believe that they are "protecting their status" on the OF and in-game by not using the same forum name here. It's bullshit, pure and simple. The only thing that Amorey is truly responsible for is getting under your skin, repeatedly.
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    The Elusive Producer's Letter

    Careful now...or you'll be the next target. That's pure bullshit and you know it. More bullshit.
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    The Elusive Producer's Letter

    "Yes to an LI revamp, in due time." This should have happened years ago. Literally. To say "in due time" now is laughable. But coming from SSG, expected. Much like the spelling errors.
  7. It's also interesting to point out that the person who posted the screenshots wasn't the only one arguing back and forth with Cordovan, it wasn't a solo protest, etc.
  8. There is a Palantir leak where Cordovan was arguing back and forth with folks about class balance. It was an interesting read (I won't post it here, but it shouldn't be hard to find).
  9. This happens when MadeofLions posts, he's treated like some savior it's almost cult like. And often, he will pop into a post that starts out with a valid criticism/negative bent in hopes that just his mere presence will quiet the haters. I lost any remaining respect for him when he tried to excuse/explain away why loot-boxes are in the game.
  10. I agree that FFXIV hits a sweet spot with the festivals. They blend just enough story and lore into the event and it's a short and sweet affair. And that is the way it should be, festivals and the like are about getting away from the grind of the main game and doing frivolous shit. But LOTRO can't pass up the chance to increase that grind and hope that folks run to the store to alleviate it some way.
  11. Well, whenever anyone asks how is this game still up and running...this is why. And let's not forget about the joy people receive from opening loot-boxes. And how awesome they are for doing it. Sigh...
  12. Papi

    Has anybody seen this?

    The hype (if we can honestly call it that) over the producer's letter is a bit funny. For one, it shows just how starved the remaining community is for any semblance of hope for the future of the game. It also shows how that same community can be so easily satiated with what will more than likely be 2 to 3 short paragraphs of PR bullshit. It's quite interesting to observe. As the saying goes, beggars can't be choosers.
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    Has anybody seen this?

    There is no doubt that with Daybreak came the loot-boxes as a primary source of revenue and the outlandish prices for the Mordor expansion pack. The true test will be what/when/how the new LOTR MMORPG launches. It doesn't have to do much right to shut down LOTRO for good, sadly. But it's going to take another game to do it because I honestly think there are enough whales left in this game to keep it afloat for years--if only for the sake they can log into the game, play their flutes and ride their horse in a digital representation of Middle Earth.
  14. Papi

    Has anybody seen this?

    It's too easy to paint WB as the big, bad corporation that ruins everything. Not saying they aren't at fault in other areas, but in regards to LOTRO...SSG has already gone public with the information that they never felt stifled creatively or economically by WB. I'd wager that WB had a pretty much hands off approach to the game as long as it met it's targets. This is/was a SSG/Turbine turd all the way (imo)
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    Has anybody seen this?

    This particular passage always stuck out to me. "But it was also its biggest downfall. We tried to do too much with too little, attempting the LOTRO console game, building a proprietary downloader (Propel), mock ups of a Harry Potter MMO to woo WB...all of which soaked up bodies and millions and came to nothing. To me IC was classic Turbine, even in the WB era." The above mentality persists today....SSG, Turbine...doesn't matter what you call them. Why the hell would I trust my money to a company (now published cough-owned-cough by Daybreak of all fucking people) with a complete lack of direction and leadership?
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