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Posted: Jun 3rd 2009 7:51PM TheJackman said

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Hot hot hot is what they saying on that pics :D

Posted: Jun 3rd 2009 10:41PM (Unverified) said

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champs are going to NOT find this book so hot ^^

Posted: Jun 3rd 2009 11:35PM beskar said

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Ah yes, more of the same old crap. Got bored of LotrO around 9 or 10 months post launch. Still watch it from time to time, but its just variation on the same old tired content. I can't imagine how bored and/ODC someone would have to be to have stuck with it all the way through.

Posted: Jun 4th 2009 5:16AM (Unverified) said

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Please tell me you play WoW? Please? I'll laugh so so much. ^^

If not, as WoW is the king of repetative and stale content patches currently, I do see where you are coming from to a degree as the recent updates to Lotro do seem to be following the WoW format. That is to say a new level cap bit of content, some bug fixes and something mildly cosmetic. I miss the days of the music system, housing and cosmetic updates, but I guess they don't draw in the numbers anymore?

Saying this though, I still very much enjoy Lotro and think it is a well crafted game full of challenge and fun if it's your thing.
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Posted: Jun 4th 2009 5:48AM beskar said

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Nope, WoW is an even bigger pile of crap.

Posted: Jun 4th 2009 11:43AM (Unverified) said

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Then tell us champ, what MMO are you playing that isn't "the same old crap"?
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Posted: Jun 4th 2009 1:54PM (Unverified) said

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I just have to comment on this thread as there are certain people who simply don't get it. All MMO's follow a very similar formula. They all look the same in some way and gameplay follows a certain path. There will never be anything innovative again in the mmo genre that blows our minds. On that note, LOTRO still manages to do right by its players. When they release patches and content, which happens every 3 months, they always add something new and manage to update existing content to be just a little different. This is fantastic because it allows the players to revisit some of those low level areas with alts and still enjoy content they've done before. I read comments all the time on various mmo's about getting burnt out on repetitive content. This will happen when a good majority of players decide to power level to end game in a few weeks or less. LOTRO is a wonderful game, as are many other games, that continues to expand its world and provide interesting new content. Hey, maybe Rohan will have mounted combat...I can only think of one mmo, Darkfall, that currently has that and people still claim its "Epic Fail"..lol..

Posted: Jun 4th 2009 3:00PM (Unverified) said

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No, there WILL be something totally new and mind blowing eventually, but it certainly wont be by these big cash and hype rich companies, with loud mouth project managers who have to keep shouting embrassing self ego boost promotions to keep the money coming in - always a bad sign in any occupation. Their funding model just wont allow for anything really new and challenging. Now with light sabres, not with swords, no no no.

The EVE model (funding, not the game itself, although it has some great ideas, namely the end of levels, that should be copied) is the way forwards: Low cost and quiet start, keep your core players happy. If the WoW kids don't like your new player experience, well good! Just keep your niche happy, stay within your budget and all will be fine. If someone calls your game /fail well ignore them, word of mouth from your hardcore players will keep them coming and as long as your not wasting money they can wait.

And once we have this new game, that's held on in there through the bug ridden start, the forum tantrums and so on.. well then Blizzard can come along and copy it, and throw in some elves for good luck :)

Posted: Jun 4th 2009 7:19PM beskar said

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Oh you called me "champ" from the safety of your keyboard, I'm terrified of your aggression. Not. I'm actually playing no MMO at present because I think they all suffer from the same small-minded game design and are a complete waste of time. Some of the games presented at E3, however, suggest better times ahead.

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