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Smitty last won the day on November 3 2019

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  1. Wait, they admitted this was happening?
  2. I have no horse in the race, but Trump is absolutely hilarious. I don't understand how you could furrow your brow and get all hot under the collar when he speaks or tweets. He is undoubtedly a troll, both intentionally and unintentionally.
  3. I've been stuck in pre-battle MT and it's dreadfully slow and boring. The sky is awful (I get it from a lore perspective, but man, it doesn't make for enjoyable playing).
  4. Almost since launch, this company has failed to recognize that, given the IP, they are basically guaranteed money. Consequently, there's no reason to ignore player feedback or make this Lord of the Casino Online. But this is what they've done and continue to do. I've never seen a company so hostile toward its player-base and oblivious to its game's problems (although I hear ArenaNet is catching up to them).
  5. My ASUS laptop runs pretty quietly by itself, but it also runs really hot, so I add an external Opolar cooler, which does a good job with reducing temps but is really loud. It's a bit of a no-win. I'm still waiting for the day that gaming laptop manufacturers actually invest in proper cooling and noise reduction.
  6. I still don't know what exactly went wrong, but this is hilarious nonetheless. Some great memes on r/lotro. I also still maintain that at some point the game will simply cease to function. There will be some tweak or change here or there that, combined with all the other stuff being supported on a rotting foundation, will simply topple the whole thing and they won't know how to put it back together.
  7. I would welcome maintenance mode, if it actually meant they would do maintenance on the existing game. Unfortunately, they keep adding more content onto a rotting foundation.
  8. I was permabanned by Sapience a long time ago and asked after he left if I could be reinstated, but I got no reply. There's no rhyme or reason to their decisions. The CMs just act on gut feelings.
  9. Unlike Star Wars Battlefront and other titles, Lotro is such an obscure game that I feel it might fly under the radar of potential regulations and so get away with a lot of immoral and possibly illegal business practices. Who's holding SSG accountable? If there are regulations against loot boxes, can we trust SSG to scale back on them in game? Those dialogue phrases kill me! The guy pronounces Rohirrim like "Rohireem." It drives me up an absolute wall.
  10. Are there level cap armor sets that don't have essences? I thought I read that they were going to try to diversify the armor at end game. I'm sitting at 105 with bartered skirm armor because the essence grind makes me sick.
  11. I wonder what the whales and Standing Stool Games fanbois will do if the other Middle-earth MMO turns out to be a fun, well polished and supported game. Lotro has benefited from being literally the only game in town when it comes to Middle-earth-themed MMOs. The devs can do practically anything without repercussions, whereas competition can breed excellence. It amazes me that no one until very recently had the thought of investing in a new Middle-earth MMO. All it would take is one glance at Lotro to conclude that, if people are still supporting this dumpster fire of a game, there is money to be made.
  12. Yeah, forgot about the rubberbanding crapshow that is mounted combat. I also recall that it was the Great River update that inaugurated the terrible server lag, which they've never figured out how to solve. Up to that update, you had a solid, salvageable game.
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