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Posted: Mar 27th 2011 9:20PM Red Runner said

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I agree about MMOs with Mr. Schaefer. Charging money monthly to play a game is ridiculous. Especially when it's $10-$20 a month.

Posted: Mar 28th 2011 7:00AM paterah said

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@Red Runner I respectfully disagree. I get my money's worth in a p2p MMO much more than a singleplayer game.
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Posted: Mar 28th 2011 3:32AM DiscoJer said

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How was that a major patch in LOTRO? They didn't add anything except a raid cluster and a minor revamp of one of the areas.

Unless you mean the 450 items they brag about adding to the store (most having to do with upgrading your legendary items...)

Posted: Mar 28th 2011 3:38AM DiscoJer said

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And let me add, the minor update to LOTRO was only the 2nd content they've added in two years. There was a year before F2P hit of no new content at all...

Posted: Mar 28th 2011 10:56AM shipwreck said

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@DiscoJer

I'm not sure your timeline is quite accurate. Siege of Mirkwood was released December 1, 2009; Enedwaith was released November 2, 2010; and this update came out March 21, 2011. So that is one year, three months with three updates.

I agree that this is a disappointing pace but it's not quite as bad as you make it out to be.

Also, the instance cluster is pretty notable (4 large instances and 1 raid), the Epic story was continued, and the LI system was revamped (granted, this should have been done two years ago). The Evendim expansion is also fairly extensive, the crafting update is very nice, revamping Volume 2 and making it soloable is no small feat, and the class changes are a great addition.

So, "major patch" is a very subjective term but it is a nice bit of content after a long drought. The concession can be made that some of this stuff is unnecessary or past due. I am in the camp that all steam should be used on new zones, and not these little tweaks and such, but I do appreciate the effort they put into keeping existing content of high quality.
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Posted: Mar 28th 2011 4:30AM Snappyguy said

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It doesn't really matter or annoy me (I like reading the things I haven't heard about before :) ) but is anyone else occasionally getting these "Massively" posts on the Joystiq site? Or have I done something to mess my browser up.

Oh and I know Massively is from Joystiq, I just thought it was separate.

Posted: Mar 28th 2011 12:15PM Brianna Royce said

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@Snappyguy Hiya Snappy. Nope you're not crazy -- the crossposting of things both teams think you Joystiq readers will like is intentional! Just to confuse you more, sometimes WoW Insider crossposts to us, hehe.

-Bree
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Posted: Mar 28th 2011 12:28PM Enosoma said

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Why is this Massively article mixed in with my Joystiq?

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