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Bango last won the day on July 20 2015

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  1. Kickman - Sorry to see you and Hurin got the boot. Just the shrills now left on there.
  2. That's why Al's comment was a bit silly. They're in BIS gear for a reason. Anyhow. No point beating that point to death.
  3. Indeed, being at the keyboard and paying attention is a prerequisite for any end-game content. But given how in my experience the delta between "start of progression" gear and BIS gear is substantial, then if the raid group works with the mechanics then the content should be easy - but of course that's based on said raid group being so knowledgeable of the raid (because as they all have BIS they damn well should be!) they should have the mechanics down to a T.
  4. Just curious, but if a raid, once on farm with the raid group all having BIS gear is still meant to be hard, then how does the progression part work - you know, then said raid group has to clear it before they all have BIS...
  5. I've been playing it and it's not that hard - but definitely a big step up from the usual easy difficulty levels of questing content that has blighted the game since F2P went live. I went in with my lvl 108 warden who had below par gear and 15k finesse and so far it's fine. The additional levels I got from doing skirmishes and instances as well as using some hobbit present armour made the difference. i suspect many went into Mordor expecting to one-shot the mobs and are now struggling to cope.
  6. Of course, I had forgotten I had no spine or backbone and instead just take my orders from Amorey.. Thanks for reminding me. Or then again... your comment could be a reflection of your complete and utter inability to apply reason to the situation at hand. Mrs Amorey, ma'am... I'll be here awaiting your orders....
  7. I don't see what the fuss is about. I've never had any issues with Amorey on the OF, plus there must be at least a dozen to 15 others who wear the paid shrill hat with pride on there.
  8. I've been infracted 5 times by Cord since March. Even Sap only managed it once, though he did ban me outright in one of his hissy fits...
  9. Completely agree. I've not come across an expansion in any MMO where there is just so much to do and which caters for different styles of play. The world quest system on its own is fantastic but add that to the 8 new dungeons with normal, hc and mythic which have plus the order hall campaigns. I've not even thought about playing any of my alts yet - apart from getting my prot paladin her artifact - because of the massive amount of content available. But for me the biggest win is how the world content adjusts to your level - all the content is playable regardless whether one is 100 or 110. The dungeons auto-level to 110 so the pool of players is massive - and it works. The only aspect I've not tried yet is any pvp but once I've got better gear I'll give that a go. So I thoroughly recommend to anyone who has never tried wow to give it a go - you'll be surprised how good the game is.
  10. Not only is it an excellent system in its own right, but Blizzard have put in mechanisms whereby players of alts or those running behind the curve have catch up mechanisms for levelling their epics without having to resort to a Store. Can't wait for Legion's go live next week.
  11. Blizzard bundles all the expansions bar the current one into the content that you get with sub. So right now you can play to the end of Pandarus and lvl90 and in a month or so, Warlords will be added to that. Hunter was my first class too - levelled her back in the days of WOTLK. I dropped MM to play survival and it's not bad - it's a hybrid dot\burst spec and so far it's made a nice change. That and my enhancement shaman will be what I level up and raid with when legion goes live.
  12. I'm posting this as someone who had played since launch (good old Codemasters) and who has, two weeks ago, finally given up with the game. I've had enough wasting my time (and making excuses to myself) on an MMO that is now so below par as to be beyond parody. Over 9 and a bit years of playing LOTRO and I'm not at all sorry I've walked away. I should have done so when U17 dropped but I managed to convince myself that it was just a blip. U18 told me otherwise. Anyhow... the Community. Turbine needs to start being honest with its players. Get rid of all the bullshit stuff such as the player councils, special treatment of forum favourites e.g. the crap between Sapience and the LMB kin and go back to first principles of having frequent and open communication with the entire player base. If the likes of Funcom can put out regular comms as to what is happening with their games then there's no reason whatsoever why you can't. It's more than apparent that a culture of not-giving-a-shit as been prevalent at Turbine (at least in the lotro team) for years and whilst your colleagues may be happy with doing the absolute bare minimum necessary, your customer's deserve more. Lastly, and if you've got a spare few minutes I suggest you read this, and in particular the email "conversation" I had with your ex-colleague R. Heaton. It will tell you everything that was wrong about the "management" of the community back then and why things are as they are now on the official forum. And on that note I'm done with the whole lotro thing. I would wish you good luck, but I suspect that you're going to need a lot more than that in the coming months.
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