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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 12:51PM Jesse A said

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I wonder if Isengard will be out before SWTOR. If not...

Posted: Apr 21st 2011 1:27PM Vagrant Zero said

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@Jesse A I doubt it. Isengard will probably launch around December, TOR should be out no later than October/November.
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 12:53PM ScottishViking said

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This is a cryptic update, and doesn't really tell us much about "the future" of the game other than the upcoming expansion. The questions Massively asked were good, and I like the news about the Mounted Combat, but am I wrong in detecting a decidedly "non-committal" tone here?

Posted: Apr 21st 2011 1:22PM gildhur said

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@ScottishViking Turbine's default state is permenently "non-committal" for good reason. Quite often when they've been committal about things, they turn out to not be true (LIs "level with you", new skills/virtues/class quests in SoM, etc) or get pushed back (upcoming dragon raid).
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 4:29PM Lenn said

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@gildhur No idea why Gildhur's post got downrated. A good point is made. Turbine may very well have gotten a little more careful about how much they should divulge. I don't necessarily see anything wrong with that.
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 1:13PM Germaximus said

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I played this game a bit before it became free to play.

I cant believe how much better its gotten since it became free.

Posted: Apr 21st 2011 1:25PM MrsAngelD said

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If the type of grind that was put into both this "Anniversary" and the Raids is what is going to be seen in turbines future I'm afraid it doesn't look to bright for them.

Posted: Apr 21st 2011 1:27PM gildhur said

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GREAT news about the level cap. I was wondering why we were only getting 5 levels with three full zones. Three new books is also fantastic.

I wonder about the zone size, though. Is the "larger than Mirkwood" content for EACH zone or the collective three? And tons of content is great, but can we stop stuffing it into medium-sized zones resulting in quest objectives 20 paces from the bestower? More Forochel, less Mirkwood.

Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:46PM shipwreck said

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@gildhur

Couldn't have said it better. Enedwaith and Mirkwood were great in terms of flowing from one quest hub to the next but there were far too many.
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Posted: Apr 22nd 2011 10:53AM Zenu said

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@shipwreck Turbine, people want less content, when will you ever learn to give us less content! I don't mind if some zones have more quests than others as far as the quests have some story to tell and don't get too repetitive.
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 1:35PM turkeyspit said

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I feel so sad about this. I got my first toon into Moiria and just got plain bored. I thought I would enjoy the area more, and I thought working on LI's would be more interesting, but sadly, I was wrong. I unsubbed about a month or so before Update 2.

I'm pretty sure I'm burned out on MMOs, not just bored with LotRO in particular, and seeing all these new and exciting announcements makes me want to play it again.....except I don't want to play it again (or any other MMO for that matter).

But, I still log in every few weeks to pay the maintenance on my House, so who knows....maybe in 6 months I'll feel like jumping back into Middle Earth again.

In the meantime Turbine, keep 'em coming. If I do come back, I want lots of stuff to dive into!

Posted: Apr 21st 2011 2:15PM oxlar said

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@turkeyspit

Thats because Moria is a game killer for many people.
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 5:15PM jslim419 said

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@oxlar

the only thing about moria that i disliked was having to fight ever single mob in my way instead of being able to skirt around them, and the cockblock that was the fellowship required parts of the volume 2 story line.

but they fixed that part at least. other than that i thought moria was amazing. i even liked getting lost trying to find my way to the next area. too many MMO's these days holds your hand the entire way to max level and beyond. it's refreshing to actually have to think, and explore on your own now and then.
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 1:37PM madeleen said

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The Anniversary event is absolutely awful. If this is a preview of their new design direction. I'll be counting myself out.

Posted: Apr 22nd 2011 6:44PM WeirdJedi said

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@madeleen Just started playing Lord of the Rings Online and I am just torn. Spring Festival was beyond amazing. So many events, so many things to explore, so many items to obtain. It was all fun! Then just about a week later the anniversary event started and it was a super long grind of one event for obtaining perhaps one item. Sad, sad indeed.
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 1:44PM Crell said

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Any word on whether or not these instances are being included in existing quest packs?

If not any word on their expected prices?

Posted: Apr 21st 2011 1:52PM Tanek said

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@Crell
Very good question about where the new instances fall in the quest pack areas. I was thinking they would be part of whatever zone they are in (like the original instances) since they start at fairly low levels. We have not really had this exact type of addition before, though, so I suppose it could be handled differently.
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 3:10PM Crell said

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@Tanek Eidenwaith is the QP that gates the In Their Absence cluster, and it isn't where they're all located. Also skirmishes have been separate from QPs before..
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 6:00PM Tanek said

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@Crell
Yep, that was why I added the original instances part. As far as I know, you got GA with the Lone Lands (when the zone was still in the Store), and have access to Fornost with the North Downs.

The new ones attached to Enedwaith are a bit different in that they are only level 65 as far as I know, and tied to the Enedwaith story. The ones mentioned here start at levels 20 and 40, so I don't know how that would be done. I guess we'll see soon enough. :)
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Posted: Apr 21st 2011 1:53PM Tom in VA said

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Turbine should offer an account-wide "Skip Moria" token in their end-game store. If they did, I might consider returning to this game. Otherwise, no thanks.

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