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  1. 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.
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    Sub FUBAR

    There have been bugs in the game for 10+ years that no one working on LOTRO has ever even considered fixing. But once they catch wind of THIS one, you can bet your bottom dollar it will be fixed immediately.
  5. Maybe compulsive-spending whales? But you'd think they'd already have all this tack, right?
  6. 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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    Legendary™ Servers

    Nice mental gymnastics!
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    Legendary™ Servers

    The entire thing is just so deceptive. It couldn't be simpler. SSG is charging players for an experience they could already be having at no cost on pre-existing servers (Stones of the Tortoise + like-minded players. It's been done before on nearly every server). SSG simply counted upon the gullibility and lack of common sense of its player base in order to squeeze out a little more $$$ prior to maintenance mode, and the true-to-form player base did not disappoint them. On the other hand, without $$$, LOTRO is going to shut down. So THIS is how SSG has chosen to generate that money. Not with better content. Not with upgrading the game engine to a 64k client (which we all knew was never going to happen, and so did Turbine/SSG). Not with overhauling gameplay and fixing the thousands of bugs players are currently pretending don't exist. Not with competent marketing (remember the Mordor trailer?). Not with better communication or customer service. But rather by rewarding LOTRO players' blatant stupidity by charging them a fee for what they already get for free. Which is going to make it all the sweeter when the players finally realize they've been swindled.* * but keep paying for it anyway, because they're complete idiots.
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    Legendary™ Servers

    Meh, let fanbois call it a "success" if that makes them feel better. They're paying for content that's already available at no cost (other than the TP for a Stone of the Tortoise and quest packages, which can be earned for free). The only "success" here is that SSG has successfully bamboozled the lowest denominator of LOTRO players.
  16. The only way to get support in LOTRO is to spend a few months kissing SSG's ass on the OF. Attack anyone who offers constructive criticism or feedback. Chastise anyone who doesn't share your zeal for SSG's ineptitude and incompetence. Use the "love it or leave it" maneuver. SSG really respects that. Troll often. Be pedantic, and argue with as much hyperbolic strawman as you can muster. Piss off paying customers who expect value for their purchases, to the point where they lose their cool with you and get banned. SSG loves that. Become a shill for mediocrity, greed, and incompetence. Only then will you be deemed worthy by SSG to obtain support.
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    Legendary™ Servers

    That may be the only "classic" thing about this entire debacle.
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    Legendary™ Servers

    You're such a hypocrite. Within 37 minutes, you saw my post, took the time to click on the link (because you knew I was referring to you), and replied with your usual defensive snark. THAT is stalking...
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    Legendary™ Servers

    The usual suspects are out and about condemning criticism and praising poor quality; https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?668041-New-quot-Legendary-quot-server-fails&p=7888205#post7888205 There's nothing you can do on the new VIP-exclusive servers that you can't already do on the free live servers. It's a gimmick designed by idiots to take advantage of idiots, and it's working (for now), much to my amusement.
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    Legendary™ Servers

    The entire thing is a big fat middle finger to diehards who have been begging for a classic server since Moria. And the diehards are too stupid to even realize it. A classic server was never going to happen, but SSG rationalized that the diehards are such morons that they could literally put out a version of the game with less content than one can play for free behind a paywall and call it a "legendary server," and the mouthbreathing whales would fall for it hook, line and sinker. All it's going to accomplish is to dilute server population, cause the remaining servers to ultimately merge (which absolutely no one wants), and give the dickheads at SSG the satisfaction of being able to cry out, "We told you so! We told you no one really wanted a classic server!" without ever admitting that it's not a classic server. But the dumbasses who sub in order to play it aren't smart enough to know the difference, so by all means, let them get ripped off and contribute to the final destiny of Bored of the Rings Offline.
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    Legendary™ Servers

    Think of all the MMOs out there whose "vanilla" code has been reverse-engineered by non-professional fans into emulated servers (WoW, DAoC, Everquest, Star Wars Galaxies, etc.). It's a shame LOTRO was never embraced in that regard.
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    Who owns Lord of the Rings Online?

    LOTRO is "owned," lock stock and barrel, by Russian oligarchs.
  23. That's what really grinds my gears about Turbine/SSG. THAT is their answer for everything. Dissatisfied with gold farmer spam? Ban. Dissatisfied with being lied to about the European datacenters? Ban. Dissatisfied about the American datacenters being downgraded instead of upgraded? Ban. Dissatisfied with verified bugs reported promptly and visibly on Bullroarer making it into live regardless, and never being addressed? Ban. Dissatisfied with the frequent CTDs in Minas Tirith despite owning hardware more than capable of rendering it? Ban. Dissatisfied with SSG dragging their feet on "researching" a 64-bit client upgrade? Ban. Dissatisfied with SSG grooming children to gamble? Ban. Dissatisfied with a Community Relations Manager who doesn't even pretend to give two shits about the community? Ban. Dissatisfied with developers who don't even play the game they're employed to develop? Ban. Dissatisfied with a Z-List gaming studio holding the Tolkien IP hostage while they milk the teats of whales (or quite possibly SSG employees pulling a fast one on the shareholders) to keep profit margins in the black on paper as hundreds of players abandon the game daily? Ban. Dissatisfied with the white knight shills who are more than likely SSG employees attempting to deflect dissatisfaction and valid criticism as they choke on Severlin/Cordovan's urgent members? Ban. I see the same thing all the time on Reddit. If you're not part of the circlejerk echochamber………………………..Ban. And that's not how it's supposed to be.
  24. Cordovan and Severlin giving the standard "We will look into this and see what can be done." Which is precisely what they said prior to promising to remove it from the game entirely. Lying hypocrites..... The very name of the steed implies that it was a deliberate move, and a calculated "Fuck you suckers!!!" to players' feedback. It ought to be called the "Steed of True Colors,", because SSG has finally shown them to what's left of the anemic playerbase. Fingers crossed this finally sinks them, and the IP can be free from this egregious tyranny.
  25. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?664684-Blue-Line-Hunter-needs-to-be-fixed-urgently!-Listen-to-the-paying-customers&p=7844037#post7844037 And of course, Cordovan doing what he always does, label negative feedback and dissatisfaction as "extensive insults and harassment". https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?664534-Blue-line-hunter-survey&p=7843563#post7843563 Par for the course for LOTRO staff; ignoring feedback and closing threads in order to censor concerns and refute dissatisfaction in future. I sincerely hope this is the final nail that buries this gaming studio. Middle Earth deserves better. It also deserves a dev team who actually play the damned game they're developing more than an hour a week for a webcast... You cannot double down on defending poor choices and taking shots at the people who are literally keeping you employed by a gaming studio already on thin ice. It's just incredibly stupid. They DESERVE to fail, and that's all there is to it.
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