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Posted: Sep 7th 2010 5:06PM Darkstryke said

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And so begins the whoring of gameplay destruction down to the lowest common denominator so Timmy with $100 can feel like a hero.

F2P Micro-transactions ruining another game, hurrah

Posted: Sep 7th 2010 5:23PM alucard3000 said

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hehe more like Freemium not f2p sry
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Posted: Sep 7th 2010 5:25PM ScottishViking said

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Sounds like Mr. Schmoopy woke up on the wrong side of the bed...awww...
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Posted: Sep 7th 2010 5:36PM (Unverified) said

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Isn't the whole point of these games to role play a hero? Aren't we all doing that? If you want a challenge them there are plenty outside of playing games.
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Posted: Sep 7th 2010 6:00PM Keen and Graev said

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He has a valid point.
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Posted: Sep 7th 2010 6:29PM Its Utakata stupid said

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I disagree, DarkStryke. I think it began at, "The devs also admitted to slipping in a few pop culture mentions into the game, such as Firefly and Futurama references." Pink Nazgûl's with rainbows coming out of their asses is just around the corner. :(


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Posted: Sep 7th 2010 6:48PM Darkstryke said

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@ Keen, Valid points have no place on Massively. Had I posted 'omg now I can do everything this is the best thing ever11!1! It would have a +1000 rating by now ;)
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Posted: Sep 7th 2010 6:56PM Its Utakata stupid said

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I would of downranked you DarkStryke, if you did that. :(
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Posted: Sep 8th 2010 1:26AM (Unverified) said

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He doesn't really have a point. Radiance was a horrible gameplay mechanic, especially for a game like LotRO.
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Posted: Sep 8th 2010 12:41PM Dril said

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Oh, please, Keen. Your populist ramblings have gone far enough already, but the fact that money has no effect on the experience of the game is evidently something you chose to overlook.

Rather, you might look at the game, perhaps even TRY the freemium LOTRO first, and think "good, Turbine are getting more money! Now we'll probably get MORE content."
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Posted: Sep 7th 2010 5:07PM Mr Angry said

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Great news, but thanks for screwing up RDD for me....

Posted: Sep 7th 2010 5:21PM Deadalon said

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After spending last few days in LOTRO trial... the game is free to play material. It was either that or the devs had to really wake up and fix the glaring issues that was needed to fix to keep it up to acceptable sub standard. I can't say I will be playing LOTRO as free to play - but I will at least look at it again from one of my free trial accounts.... that is.... if those will be given access.

Posted: Sep 7th 2010 5:37PM aurickle said

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Aren't you the guy who's big, "OMG this game totally sucks because of this" complaint was LotRO's font? I remember you posting about how the UI is "one of the worst out there," along with a bunch of other complaints about the game. I addressed everything you brought up, including pointing out the many, many different ways that the interface can be customized. NONE of that mattered to you, though, because LotRO's font isn't fantasy enough for you.

I'm sorry, but from that thread and other posts I've seen by you it seems like you just really want to bash the game. Now here you are calling it a "sub-standard" game, without backing your comment up with a single fact or even reason.

Good job.

Why are you even bothering to read threads about such a "sub-standard" game, much less waste your time posting about it?
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Posted: Sep 7th 2010 6:30PM (Unverified) said

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Aurickle, reread what he wrote: "fix the glaring issues that needed to [be] fix[ed] to keep it up to acceptable sub standard." I read that 'sub' as short form for subscription.

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Posted: Sep 7th 2010 8:03PM Deadalon said

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@aurickle

I dont base my opinion on one fact (like the crappy fonts that can't be changed). I base it on many features that are lacking and have not been worked on since the game got released.

The game is a free to play title (free client) cause it is not good enough to charge money for it anymore. That inclueds endless list of issues the Turbine has desided to ignore and instead of fixing them ( like proper dev team would do with the biggest fantasy story ever told) they run out the back door and leave it out to die.

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Posted: Sep 7th 2010 5:39PM Joshua Przygocki said

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Turbine, please don't go over the top with pop culture references...
Though, I do look forward to seeing Futurama references.

Posted: Sep 7th 2010 5:48PM (Unverified) said

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Agreed. Just because WoW does it, doesn't mean you have to too.
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Posted: Sep 7th 2010 6:43PM Its Utakata stupid said

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It works for WoW Joshua, because it was originally loosely based on Warhammer (least I'm told) but it went on it's own direction, drawing references from many, many different sources to its own delight. There's only once source for LoTRO: Lord of The Rings, as the name of the game implies. So if that source doesn't have humaniod one eyed purpled haired aliens...it shouldn't have it in game or even make reference to it. Just saying...
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Posted: Sep 7th 2010 7:21PM DancingTaco said

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The pop culture references are very slight.. The firefly one is a lipstick called Saffron's Lipstick or something like that.. Thats too low key to even be noticed by most...

I only wish Bill Tripper would run into a swinging door like Jack used to do.. Now that would be classic...
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Posted: Sep 7th 2010 7:24PM Joshua Przygocki said

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Exactly like gbhuskey said it Uta, very subtle and almost impossible to notice, not blatant references(my post below was supposed to be a reply).
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