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  1. Much like killing for sport, overexpansion and the need to be at odds with someone or someTHING at all times, I think it's simply human nature to kiss ass. Back when Cordovan was hired and all the shills popped up with "You're doing a great job!" all I could think (and post) was "No he's not. He's literally not doing anything at all except banning paying customers who are dissatisfied with and publicly critical of the product." The clincher was when he complained on the OF about having to log in on the weekend to deal with Baba Ji spam, which is literally his job, yet all the usual suspects treated him like he was a saintly martyr for performing duties he is paid to perform.
  2. Maybe it's because body odor and halitosis is not a factor on the internet /shrug. Maybe they just lack the ability to cut their losses when they stop having fun, and will warp the laws of reality in their minds as much as necessary in order to tell themselves they're still having fun. There are actually long-time shills on the OF who are beginning to show signs of seeing the light. They still temper their criticisms with blind praise to their oligarchs at every possible opportunity, but it's easy to tell they're losing hope. Those are the ones who will cry the loudest when the shutdown announcement finally comes.
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    Has anybody seen this?

    I hope more time and thought is given to the Producer's Letter than was given to the Mordor trailer... It's probably a question of understaffing. That said, I'm sure any number of the 800 employees just let go by Blizzard would love to work for a z-list studio who can't even afford to turn the lights on...
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    Has anybody seen this?

    TIL LOTRO was literally developed, coded and maintained in the dark. Explains quite a bit.
  5. That's precisely what games like Marvel Heroes Online and Clone Wars Adventures did to its players. Transformers Universe didn't even launch before they pulled that shit.
  6. LOTRO has been in maintenance mode for years. Consider all of the content released since then that is still in alpha testing (Beornings), flat-out doesn't work (raids), has been all-but-abandoned (PvMP), is pay-to-win (lootboxes), or caters to easily-entertained casuals (festivals). Not to mention four critically panned expansions (Siege of Mirkwood, Riders of Rohan, Helm's Deep, Mordor), downsizing, downsizing, downsizing, and the whole "parent companies are owned by Russian oligarchs, except they're not, except they are, except whew no one cares about this anymore" scandal... At this point, the only thing keeping the lights on is the little coven of whales pouring their entire trust funds into lootbox keys.
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    The Missing 2019 Producer Letter & Severlin?

    A direct answer from Cordovan? Not bloody likely. hypothetical scenario: Q: Hey Cordovan, does Severlin still work for SSG? A: I've worked with Severlin for many years, and throughout he has proven to be the consummate professional. Through his efforts we have achieved untold success in developing one of the most profound, exciting and culturally relevant games in the industry. There are many exciting additions to our next update, be sure to check the store frequently. If you have any further questions, please direct them to one of our salaried white knights on the official forums.
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    Another Attempt to Bump the Login Numbers...

    Quality post right here.
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    No plans for PVMP on LS

    "People should be more polite." --maartena https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?670797-Legendary-Server-Failures-Bad-Pve-No-PvMP-LOGFOR6&p=7910366#post7910366 I nearly collapsed a lung laughing at that blatant hypocrisy.
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    Questions asked and answered

    Hell with that. I'd swim on pure principle. That's how it was originally designed anyway, until entitled brats whined.
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    New Raid

  12. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?670420-Devs-Lack-of-Response-to-Failed-Burglar-Updates-is-Unacceptable
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    Cordovan Strikes with Banhammer

    The unspoken line is when you demonstrate how certain individuals on the OF seem to go above and beyond the call of duty to defend a game studio who don't even play the games they're trying to develop. That's when they call it a "personal attack." And also when you tell the megalomaniac community relations manager to go **** himself. (totally worth it, by the way)
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    Recent downtime

    Still down when I type www.lotrocommunity.com. This account has been suspended. Either the domain has been overused, or the reseller ran out of resources. In order to get here and see this thread, I had to do a Google search for lotrocommunity.com and click on a random forum post.
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    Cordovan Strikes with Banhammer