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Is this Viznak the Goblin in Arganaith? I guess he has aspirations to be a king. He wears a crown. I just ran into him in Minas Morgul yesterday from a quest bestowal at Echad Uial or however its spelled. It was an odd quest that seemed out of place. I imagine he is there because players commented how much they liked the npc from Mordor questing.

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Nice game you got there.  Shame if something would happen to it... We need you to do us a favor tho...

There was an outage back in 2013 where Turbine blamed a 3rd party for the issues.  It happened over a long weekend.  When it got fixed there was the usual thread thanking Turbine.  I made a post thank

Accurate. One look through Red_Panda's replies in the o-forum's Dev Tracker shows what the priorities are. Note promptness and punctuality pertaining to anything store-reated. Which leads me to t

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Viznak is just a washed up second hand Gollum and a stellar example of the bland tripe MadeofLions gets praised for at the OF. Uninspired fanfic which in better days would never have been allowed into print. The guy is the king of lack of continuity and loose ends. How many Gandalfs are currently in game waiting for him to pick up one of his inane subplots?

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https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?662539-Viznak-Appreciation-Thread

Blue name posted in this short thread

https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?662539-Viznak-Appreciation-Thread&p=7925794#post7925794

I'm so happy you all like Viznak! Deekin definitely was an inspiration for the character, along with some Gollum.

The VO Actor was Darren Altman, who also played Samwise!

 

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Their slap-in-the-face-insulting "Thank you gift" code has already expired.
https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?682030-Thankyougift-code-expired-!-it-is-only-9-45-pm

They can't do ANYTHING right. It's just one cock-up after another.

I cannot wait to see the VIP tears flow when they find out they're only being compensated for 5 days and fewer TPs than they could have farmed themselves in an hour (if they could log in and actually play).

SSG continually shits in the whales' mouths, yet the whales eagerly thank them for it and ask for more.

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On 8/1/2020 at 8:04 AM, MusicMachine said:

Viznak is just a washed up second hand Gollum and a stellar example of the bland tripe MadeofLions gets praised for at the OF. Uninspired fanfic which in better days would never have been allowed into print. The guy is the king of lack of continuity and loose ends. How many Gandalfs are currently in game waiting for him to pick up one of his inane subplots?

I 100% agree with this. The game used to be praised for it's faithfulness to the lore. Now it's just the case of how much bullshit can they put in the game with every update.

On 8/1/2020 at 1:57 PM, psalm8818 said:

Their slap-in-the-face-insulting "Thank you gift" code has already expired.
https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?682030-Thankyougift-code-expired-!-it-is-only-9-45-pm

They can't do ANYTHING right. It's just one cock-up after another.

I cannot wait to see the VIP tears flow when they find out they're only being compensated for 5 days and fewer TPs than they could have farmed themselves in an hour (if they could log in and actually play).

SSG continually shits in the whales' mouths, yet the whales eagerly thank them for it and ask for more.

I'm surprised they even fixed it. The problem is that most of the whales won't even complain, and those few sensible people that are still playing the game can't cause too much of a backlash on the OF, because there's so few of them even bothered to post anything. So eventually everything dies down and the shit fest continues as per usual.

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On 8/1/2020 at 2:04 AM, MusicMachine said:

Viznak is just a washed up second hand Gollum and a stellar example of the bland tripe MadeofLions gets praised for at the OF. Uninspired fanfic which in better days would never have been allowed into print. The guy is the king of lack of continuity and loose ends. How many Gandalfs are currently in game waiting for him to pick up one of his inane subplots?

Yeah. Sort of a Smeagol version. You're supposed to have a soft spot for the dumb-as-nails little goblin. Fits in well in a Pathfinder RPG setting. I even had a goblin like him in my own D&D LotR campaign. But lore-break for sure.

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These players cannot resist the call to be used and abused. The funny part is they pay SSG for the let down.

https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?682064-What-is-the-point

Seven pages of BR feedback and discussion.

Not ONE developer or Blue name response. If we exclude Vastin's comments surrounding Bombadil, the last time we genuinely had a blue name interact on the bullroarer threads was two middling responses to the upcoming RK changes back before the release of U25 ALMOST a year ago now, and before then, who knows? I don't have the patience anymore to look further back.

AND YOU HAVE STILL GONE AHEAD WITH THINGS IN THE UPCOMING PATCH THAT THE COMMUNITY HAVE VERY OPENLY VOICED THEIR OPPOSITION TO.

Why do we bother posting? You clearly don't read it, or wilfully ignore it.

 

My post on the topic.

https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?682064-What-is-the-point&p=8025972#post8025972

Has it ever occurred to any of you to let this train wreck, on its own?

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21 hours ago, psalm8818 said:

Dissent intensifies.

https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?682057-Enough-is-enough

(At the time of this posting, there have been no replies. 10,000 Schrute Bucks on "If you don't like it, then leave" or "L2Read the EULA" or "I'm perfectly satisfied, so your dissatisfaction is unwarranted" as the prevailing responses, each from the usual suspects).

Surprisingly there's more responses that agree with the OP, at least that's the impression that I got when scrolling down through replies. I guess the wind's changing somewhat.

 

6 hours ago, Splay said:

These players cannot resist the call to be used and abused. The funny part is they pay SSG for the let down.

https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?682064-What-is-the-point

Seven pages of BR feedback and discussion.

Not ONE developer or Blue name response. If we exclude Vastin's comments surrounding Bombadil, the last time we genuinely had a blue name interact on the bullroarer threads was two middling responses to the upcoming RK changes back before the release of U25 ALMOST a year ago now, and before then, who knows? I don't have the patience anymore to look further back.

AND YOU HAVE STILL GONE AHEAD WITH THINGS IN THE UPCOMING PATCH THAT THE COMMUNITY HAVE VERY OPENLY VOICED THEIR OPPOSITION TO.

Why do we bother posting? You clearly don't read it, or wilfully ignore it.

 

My post on the topic.

https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?682064-What-is-the-point&p=8025972#post8025972

Has it ever occurred to any of you to let this train wreck, on its own?

They'll figure it out eventually. Every person has a limit, it's just the matter of tolerance. For me, this whole shit fest with servers feels like Déjà vu of late 2013. The only difference is that now even the ultimate fanboys have a hard time making up excuses and are actually begining to realise that the game's 3/4 of the way down the drain and that there's actually no point in trying. The most hillarious thing in that thread is (if I understood correctly), that EVEN Arnenna admits that she stopped posting on BR for the exact same reasons that the OP stated...

For me, it's just a big bowl of shame and sadness to see my once favourite game go from great to absolute shit. 

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5 minutes ago, Papi said:

Apparently a DDO server just got hit with a 3 week rollback.  Yes, 3 weeks!  There is no way it isn't related to the what has happened during the past 3 weeks in LOTRO.

 

https://massivelyop.com/2020/08/07/lotro-ddo-character-transfer-wayfinder-rollback/

DBG is commonly known to be a Game killer. Following in SoE's footsteps. Along that same path SSG isn't. More like a sadistic cultist who isn't satisfied with a generic death. Nope, they need to stomp the carcass to its last breath. Then used a stun gun to resuscitate life back into the dead. DBG as terrible as they are probably stands in horror telling them to show some mercy and just pull the plug. I could see DBG peoples standing around asking themselves what have we gotten themselves into with SSG.

It's really a whole new level of arrogance and stupidity. A 3 week rollback? Who in the fuck does that?

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15 hours ago, Papi said:

Apparently a DDO server just got hit with a 3 week rollback.  Yes, 3 weeks!  There is no way it isn't related to the what has happened during the past 3 weeks in LOTRO.

 

https://massivelyop.com/2020/08/07/lotro-ddo-character-transfer-wayfinder-rollback/

As far as fuckups go, this is the best one yet. I'm kinda sad that it didn't happen to lotro, because seeing all those whales' tears on OF would have been absolutely epic. 

Honest question; how long can SSG keep going like this?

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You make your own luck.  Bunch of cretins funding a bunch of cretins. They couldn't even publish the DDO propaganda this week, not without a mention the big issue de jour ofc.

Imagine any poor sod who planned a transfer onto to this server when they got switched on. "Where's my toon? 

"Sphere of Annihilation" loose in the datacenter?

 

  

 

 

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47 minutes ago, Gondorian96 said:

It's all kicking off again in the OF. Entire first page of the general discussision is filled with threads about the lag and inability to even properly log in the game. 

https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?682586-Where-is-SSG-Where-are-the-Devs-Hello-Are-we-alone-in-the-world

Seems like the last few remaining hamsters finally kicked the bucket. 

SSG is still using the "due to external issues outside of our control" excuse.  Because, of course.

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1 hour ago, Papi said:

SSG is still using the "due to external issues outside of our control" excuse.  Because, of course.

I guess that's what happens when you're still using Aol dial-up as your isp.

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Since before I left the game I've had a hunch that they may be feeding some shills not with real money but gambling keys or other perks of the kind. Besides, some employees might be posting under multiple aliases. (Not that there aren't enough stupid addicts to shill voluntarily and pay on top of it.) Call it a conspiracy theory but this person's -sort of- whistleblowing reminded me again:

https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?682628-Im-so-happy-servers-are-unstable-!&p=8030563#post8030563

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For a moment I thought I might log on an alt forum account and make a thread. A thread title like this.

 

Returning player remembering a great game

How is LotRo doing these days?  Are the servers active? Are the GMs helpful? Hows the player community?

I'm looking forward to reloading the game and discovering whats new.

 

 

Then I decided I didn't care enough to make the thread, even though it may have set the forums on fire seeing how today their forums are loaded with flash points.

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2 hours ago, Urwendil said:

Since before I left the game I've had a hunch that they may be feeding some shills not with real money but gambling keys or other perks of the kind. Besides, some employees might be posting under multiple aliases. (Not that there aren't enough stupid addicts to shill voluntarily and pay on top of it.) Call it a conspiracy theory but this person's -sort of- whistleblowing reminded me again:

https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?682628-Im-so-happy-servers-are-unstable-!&p=8030563#post8030563

Ah damn it, that's where I was going wrong! I needed bad grammar, neglect of caps lock, and constant spelling mistakes. Apparently, that's the only way you're allowed to post in defence of SSG without Cordoban acting like a cunt to you.

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I'm reasonably certain Hankenstein is the third of a forum ban success story. On their third account going berserker anytime someone disagrees with them. The same moron who proposed SSG sell pvp ranks. The same who got triggered so bad they said they were rage quitting the forums only to return a few days later. They are either a teen or a brain damaged soul and possibly both. I can see Captainkissass salivating at knowing another dumbass fell into their bait troll trap. Anyway they deserve each other.

 

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