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    Has anybody seen this?

    TIL LOTRO was literally developed, coded and maintained in the dark. Explains quite a bit.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  8. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?670420-Devs-Lack-of-Response-to-Failed-Burglar-Updates-is-Unacceptable
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    New Raid

    sigh...
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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

    I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'RE YELLING ABOUT!!!
  13. See this followup? https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?670029-Quest-Objectives-missing-after-18Dec2018-patch Look who's right there with their head up Cordovan's ass, asking leading questions that only a manipulative social engineer reading from a script would be asking.
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    Camelot Unchained (DAoC 2) building video + intro

    So is this vaporware? DAOC was supposed to go F2P several weeks ago, and that still hasn't happened. Haven't heard a thing about the sequel in months.
  15. Congrats to the dozens of LOTRO players out there who have been literally alpha testing a premium class for years. Now good luck with your beta testing...
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    Cordovan Strikes with Banhammer

    Rather than bump this old post, I'll simply link it. It's an instructive read, in that he was doing the EXACT SAME THING two and a half years ago, he was called out on it, and what do you know...nothing has changed... other than Turbine no longer exists, Daybreak Games is under investigation for being a front for Russian oligarchy, LOTRO has lost its lead developer, and the game's primary source of revenue (loot boxes) is about to be made illegal. I fear for Rohan....
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    Cordovan Strikes with Banhammer

    Cordovan has done more to divide and sabotage the player base than even Sapience. And that's saying a lot. I think he knows once the gravy train at SSG dries up, he's never going to find another job in the gaming industry again, per his self-made reputation of incompetence and draconian moderation as a community relations manager (Mr. "I thought the Mordor trailer was excellent!"...). So as criticism of the hot mess the game is perpetually in heats up, he'll do what he has to do in order to paint a picture in which all customers are perfectly satisfied, leaning on his shilling bootlickers to pick fights with critics in order to fish for excuses to ban said critics...all to keep his gormless employers fooled into believing that he's doing a great job, and that the game is fine. Without even having read the thread in question, I already know this was maartena's doing, for he/she has had his/her head firmly planted inside Cordovan's ass since Cordovan replaced Frelorn the Absent, and frankly it wouldn't surprise me one bit if it doesn't turn out that maartena = Cordovan.
  18. Maybe compulsive-spending whales? But you'd think they'd already have all this tack, right?
  19. The only way I would ever even consider playing this shitty game again is if they literally paid me to do so.
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    FTC Will Investigate Loot Boxes

    IIRC, wardens began with might based medium armor (which hardly even existed), then they did a stupid bandaid fix where wardens benefited equally from both might and agility, then all might based medium was converted to agility. Or something like that. THEN beornings came along, and they had to do ANOTHER bandaid fix in order for beornings to have gear at all (armor boxes), since they removed all the might based medium armor. Now they're going to have to do YET ANOTHER bandaid fix. And this one will probably take a while, since there is only ONE GUY working at SSG now....
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    FTC Will Investigate Loot Boxes

    So Beornings will once again have NO armor with the proper stats or LIs, and I guarantee you they'll leave might-based medium armor in the game. How many years have Beornings been in alpha-testing now?
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    FTC Will Investigate Loot Boxes

    The entire purpose of that particular poster's account (along with those of many others) is to make excuses for SSG. I have long suspected that individual of being an incognito company employee. The amount of ass-kissing is just too disproportionate to the content of their arguments.
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    On the new Middle-earth MMO and Lotro

    As long as Daybreak Games/Standing Stone Games has nothing to do with it, it has my tentative support. If it ends up being LOTRO 2.0, then it's a hard pass.
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    Legendary™ Servers

    Almost certainly a gold farmer. Anyone dumb enough to pay a subscription for content that's already available for free is also dumb enough to pay top dollar for gold, and the farmers know that. They don't even have to advertise...the whales already have the websites bookmarked. $150 a month is peanuts when they can charge whatever they want for gold that the imbeciles paying to play on the vip servers MUST have to gain that competitive edge over absolutely no one.
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    Legendary™ Servers

    By no means. Still plenty of gold seller spam in world chat. More gold sellers = more logins = placated shareholders.
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