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Legendary Servers = Failed Experiment?

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So, now that we're starting to get into the "gotta regrind the LIs with each new level increase" and past the fun content of SoA and MoM... are the legendary servers going to become ghost towns as players lose interest?

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Over on the OF they're excited about race changes being a thing soon, and a new race of dwarf coming, so I think that yes, the Legendary Servers are past prime now.  

They've got new shinies coming to charge people for.

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My money is on them including the new dwarf race (reskin w/o beard...sigh) with the upcoming expansion and not including it in the standard edition--just like they did with the Mordor expac and the High Elf bullshit.

Also, am I reading the forums right...they are adding a Tier 4 and 5 to existing, end-game instances? How fucking lazy can they get?? <--rhetorical

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I'm not sure if making it a progression server was a good idea, as most of the nostalgia was for SoA, not the later expansions. 

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1 hour ago, Falebrindor said:

I'm not sure if making it a progression server was a good idea, as most of the nostalgia was for SoA, not the later expansions. 

I did run the Rift a few times, then logged off. 

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2 hours ago, Falebrindor said:

I'm not sure if making it a progression server was a good idea, as most of the nostalgia was for SoA, not the later expansions. 

Pretty much this. It might've worked better if they had a permanent server for each cap, that way people would be able to choose just how near to the edge of the cliff they wanted to get instead of slowly being pushed. Then again, there's only so long old, out-dated content could last people. The SoA re-release lasted 2 months, maybe 3 max, before people started complaining about a lack of content. MoM, another 2 months but people were already getting bored after 1 month. No idea about SoM, I dropped the Limited Servers about a month before SoM came out.

Their biggest mistakes was not adding PvP. That used to be something that gave me a reason to log in most often, when evening kin raids and subsequent locks limited the end-game hours.

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5 hours ago, Doro said:

 

Their biggest mistakes was not adding PvP.

Above:  In a nutshell.

Their populations continue to decline and at this point Ithil is even lower than the lowest existing server before consolidation. They just need to put those horses down and send them to the glue factory.

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Havent played in a month, SoM just didnt make me want to keep playing, I'd love to pop in on a rare day off today and say hello to what's left of my kin, but I'd have to drop $15 for that. I knew the LSs would definitely run their course for me, Im just not sure if Im surprised that it ended so soon or if I lasted that long.

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14 minutes ago, Altreg01 said:

Havent played in a month, SoM just didnt make me want to keep playing, I'd love to pop in on a rare day off today and say hello to what's left of my kin, but I'd have to drop $15 for that. I knew the LSs would definitely run their course for me, Im just not sure if Im surprised that it ended so soon or if I lasted that long.

Ha, didn't you only start back up on there at the start of June?

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Just now looked at the numbers per Lux-hdro. Both Anor and Ithil have lost anything close to a bare minimum which could be considered critical mass. Even Landroval  and Gladden could be put in that category as well. I'm seeing recently staunch supporters of the LS venture come back to Landy and wondering where everyone is. Each level cap raise on the LS soon after, has the continual decline.

Minas Morgul will hold the original servers at their current dismal state but again the decline will continue. PvMP is nonexistent on 80% of the servers. Festivals aren't holding up well as they once have. Lore is being broken and outright destroyed, pushing away Lore Fanatics.

Now, the new Lore mutation is Isildur became a Shade and Aragorn brought the Scepter of Annuminas to stir the Shades memory likely so Isildur will confront Karaz-something and have the players help defeat the last foe of Sauron's dominion. MoL is really dicing up the Lore in ways not seen before.

Raid kins are being pushed in to raid kin pugs for survival.

The only players who don't see the decline, are fuckin morons who wont look you in the eye, who would just as soon place everyone on ignore, because they can't control the chat box and freak out, if someone says something at all.

The newer players haven't a clue on how to manage the UI, follow quest progressions, build their characters, or even understand the stats to choose gear.

Its really a complete breakdown of the game and its social existence.

Meanwhile idiots showcase the game via livestreams who just make the situation overall worse.

Anor, Ithil server merge is inevitable and that will alienate even more because of the naming policy.

I took a recent look at the usual game sites who have been selling accounts and gold for near 20 years, and in those you couldn't give away a LotRO lifetime account. They aren't buying or selling them at all. Was a time where a lifetime account was for sale at over $500. Also their gold selling prices for LotRO aren't even 10% of what they were at the games peak. I follow such reputable sites as a monitor for years. Not these, recent shit Russian scabs who stole accounts just by looking at their site. Also many so-called whales have been washed ashore and have become dead carcasses, alongside the flotsam and jetsam already littering the shores of Middle Earth.

 

All in all, I can say with clarity, this game is nearing its last sunrise. You'll know this day, when suddenly SSG fast tracks to the "Sailing off into the West" by the fellowship. After that its 100% maintenance mode or an outright lights out situation.

 

Edit: Just found this. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?674713-The-ability-to-transfer-character-from-a-legendary-server-to-live-as-a-one-way-one-time-only-ability

Only reason to want this is reaching level cap and not wanting to wait for a new one and knowing the LS gimmick is failing.

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21 minutes ago, Splay said:

Now, the new Lore mutation is Isildur became a Shade and Aragorn brought the Scepter of Annuminas to stir the Shades memory likely so Isildur will confront Karaz-something and have the players help defeat the last foe of Sauron's dominion. MoL is really dicing up the Lore in ways not seen before.

Raid kins are being pushed in to raid kin pugs for survival.

The only players who don't see the decline, are fuckin morons who wont look you in the eye, who would just as soon place everyone on ignore, because they can't control the chat box and freak out, if someone says something at all.

The newer players haven't a clue on how to manage the UI, follow quest progressions, build their characters, or even understand the stats to choose gear.

Its really a complete breakdown of the game and its social existence.

Meanwhile idiots showcase the game via livestreams who just make the situation overall worse.

I think at this point LotRO (overall) is terminal.  I'm surprised it's lived this long, but if (as suspected) the core is unraveling, you can't keep enough people on the servers so round 2 of server mergers are going to happen.  I predict we're going to see a DE, FR, EN-EU, EU-RP, NA-RP, and NA server survive (as that's the bare minimum number of tags), and eventually FR will get dropped (because the FR community is so small comparatively).

21 minutes ago, Splay said:

Edit: Just found this. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?674713-The-ability-to-transfer-character-from-a-legendary-server-to-live-as-a-one-way-one-time-only-ability

Only reason to want this is reaching level cap and not wanting to wait for a new one and knowing the LS gimmick is failing.

#NotSurprised

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On 8/12/2019 at 6:34 PM, Splay said:

Now, the new Lore mutation is Isildur became a Shade and Aragorn brought the Scepter of Annuminas to stir the Shades memory likely so Isildur will confront Karaz-something and have the players help defeat the last foe of Sauron's dominion. MoL is really dicing up the Lore in ways not seen before.

Not only is that a shameless insult to the source material, it's an almost transparent rip-off from them SoM/SoW thingies (as far as I can remember their story from a fanboy's chat last year, which I couldn't mute :p ).

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