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Posted: Jun 10th 2011 12:17PM wfseg said

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Haven't spent anything on LOTRO until now. Got the legendary pre-order, and the bonuses are very nice. Well worth it (unless Turbine decided to release some other better package several months later >.>)

Posted: Jun 10th 2011 12:52PM madcartoonist said

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I was hoping to hear or see something about mounted combat. Did I just miss it or is that something that won't come out with Isengard? It is not a deal breaker for me but I was kind of excited to see what they would do with it.

I haven't preordered yet as I can't decide what bundle I want. I am a lifetime account so the quests mean less but I do like those cosmetic items. I have enjoyed the game the whole time and have definitely gotten my moneys worth out of my 200 dollar investment so I might just buy the legendary anyways. I know I have had more then 50 dollars worth of Turbine Points between my monthly ones and the bonus points I got at the start of F2P

Posted: Jun 10th 2011 3:36PM DancingTaco said

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@madcartoonist

No mounted combat until a Rohan release. About two months ago we heard they are still developing it and it was shaping up, but it will not be out with Isengard. I believe with this expansion we are barely touching on the Rohirrim, and the future chapters will be leading us toward them. The timeframe for the expansion is before Saruman attacks Helms Deep, while he is rising to power.
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Posted: Jun 10th 2011 1:35PM (Unverified) said

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Its worth mentioning that as a premium player, buying the Legendary edition of Rise of Isengard netted me with 3 months of VIP in addition to all the other bonuses. That right there is a $30 value (or $45 if you're like me and pay month-to-month) and will save me from having to spend TP on trait slots, currency cap, bags, and the quest packs for lower level zones. Add in the fact that each month of VIP is another 500 TP and, well...

For a f2p player, the Legendary edition is well worth it.

Posted: Jun 10th 2011 7:03PM Ghostspeaker said

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Seriously? That's not listed anywhere on the perks. You'd think they'd advertise something like that.
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Posted: Jun 10th 2011 2:28PM Sorithal said

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Hope they'll add in some PvMP Skirmishes sometime soonish. I think they said they were planning on doing that awhile ago.

Posted: Jun 10th 2011 3:43PM Utnac said

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I've been really dissapointed by the announcement, maybe they have a few aces up their sleeve but I was expecting to see most of the below:

New PvMP zone,
New Class(es),
New hobbies,
Housing revamp, (untouched for 3.5 years)
Kinship revamp,
Kinship banks,
Crafting revamp,
Additional addon api work, (started brightly but not been mentioned in ages)
Mounted combat,
New PvMP classes, siege reworks and feature additions for creeps,
New character models,
Engine improvements (phasing is good but I really think that ai, pathing, pop in, performance (at times) are all very lacking compared to other games, npcs and swift travel mounts stop moving and pivot around corners, looks aweful.

Posted: Jun 10th 2011 4:00PM DancingTaco said

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@Justin Olivetti

I agree that more screens of the areas and actual gameplay footage would have been nice. A new system or feature would also be nice. I suppose with everyone grabbing up those preorders maybe that helped fill the Turbine coffers to have more overtime so maybe they can flesh out some of the features they hoped to get into the game but are still on the fence about.

As for not paying any attention to early level stuff, well they did just release some new skirms/instances and those were aimed at early levels. With the recent Evendim revamp and Moria Epics now being solo I think there is more than enough early level stuff now. You will not hear me complain on the forums about it being boring to level to 40 anymore.

Now if they would just open up some of the map to fill out some of the missing links, maybe put some new rep places or something in there, I would be happy. My ultimate idea is an area between south bree and enedwaith where if you want to pass or level out there you have to do it with PvMP.

Posted: Jun 10th 2011 5:09PM (Unverified) said

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This game just keeps going downhill. Moria was a huge disappointment. The quests there were boring. Legendary Items were an epic failure. Radiance was unbelievably stupid... I mean it was basically like Fire Resistance in vanilla wow, and Blizzard thankfully got rid of that kind of gear-based gating. I don't know why Turbine decided to take failed concepts from other MMO's and implement them as features.

I started watching the Isenguard Trailer, and I just stopped in the middle because it was so generic. You know it's bad when you can't even get someone through a trailer.

How do you have a separate expansion for Isengard and Rohan? WTF! I guess that splish splash you hear is Turbine trying to milk their customers.

Posted: Jun 10th 2011 6:13PM Oskari said

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Or we could play WoW and look forward to more recycled content. At least Isengard is all new. It may not be for you, but it was enough to draw me back in and resubscribe and I am pretty sure I am not alone.
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Posted: Jun 10th 2011 6:52PM Ghostspeaker said

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Moria was a huge disappointment? Um, ok. To each his own I guess. I'm with you on Radiance (I'm still trying to figure out WTF they were thinking there), but everything else was great. I can easily see that statement being made about SoM and I'd even agree with it. But Moria? Really?

I agree that the trailer was pretty meh, but the content sounds like it'll be good (yay phasing!) and I'm not one to judge an xpac by its trailer. Rohan is a separate xpac because they're doing what they've done from the beginning, splitting the story up into little chunks and stretching them out over time. They're going for depth rather than blazing through the story. Sure, it's to make money. So what? It's a good thing for players too. This way we don't run out of content in 3 years. If they didn't we'd have already beat Mordor and there'd be no more game left to play.

@ Oskari

Nope, you're not alone. I'm coming back as soon as I can scrounge up the $$$ for the Legendary pack. It's way too good a value to pass up for us F2P folks and the xpac itself sounds like it'll be fun.
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Posted: Jun 10th 2011 9:12PM (Unverified) said

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@Oskari

You say recycled content as if that's a bad thing. What's wrong with taking old, stale content and turning it into something new, exciting, and fresh? In addition to providing all-new content of course. The vast majority of the responses to Blizzard's update of the 1-60 content was extremely positive. It wasn't like they were just tweaking a few things. They were new stories and new quests, using all the tech that blizzard has developed over the years to make the experience immersive.
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Posted: Jun 11th 2011 4:40AM Marinerbay said

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Actually, recycled content is a bad thing, especially to those who want to see something new. And Blizzard's problems go far beyond content. Both its playerbase and it's GMs are so horrible that it sends a normal person away screaming. In any case, with Isengard coming, I have something to look forward to that won't be such an epic fail(unlike Cataclysm itself and the 4.2 patch from Blizzard.)
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Posted: Jun 11th 2011 7:20AM (Unverified) said

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@Marinerbay

lol. you guys don't get it. The "recycled" content is NEW content. New quests. New stories that are relevant to the current goings on in the game. Many zones totally revamped.

Then again, from your comments I see that you have a personal vendetta against wow since you think WOW GM's conspired against you (lol).

Do me a favor. Run through Moria and describe what you see. A bunch of Dwarves sitting in camps. A bunch of orcs wandering around. Nothing much going on. It will be the same when you first enter as when you finish the zone. It's boring as hell. You run through an area in WOW and you will see massive battles going on. You'll get a quest to fight for an area, and completing the quest will change the world. Yea, that's phasing.

Yea I know Turbine is trying to implement Phasing (which wow developed in WOTLK), but I'm skeptical that they will put it to good use. Turbine had the tech to make Moria more dynamic. In Annuminas they had NPC's fighting and capture points that players could take over. But none of that was in Moria. Why do you think that was? Probably because they were understaffed and rushed.

I'm sorry, but I still don't understand how you can have an Isengard expansion without Rohan. It just blows my mind.
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Posted: Jun 11th 2011 2:19PM Oskari said

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Some people don't enjoy WoW. Some people do. To each their own. When I go through Moria I see an immense, beautifully detailed world ripped straight from what is probably one of the greatest novels of all time. To think Moria could be anything else than what it currently is is foolish. It has to be dark, filled with orcs, and depressing because that's how it is described in the novel.

Also, Turbine has had phasing since release in the human starting area. It is hardly something Blizzard developed. What Blizzard is developing is a rehash of two troll dungeons and a recycled raid boss for their two latest patches. What was the last "innovative" feature WoW added? Archaeology? Please.
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Posted: Jun 10th 2011 11:47PM thanatos465 said

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Moria killed the game, it never recovered. Owell I spent $300 in the last 6 months and got a 30 day ban for a small offence so.... I dont think giving Turbine more money will improve the game or their ban happy GM's. Sad I thought WB would atleast want my monies :) Whats another LOTRO like game besides WoW?

Posted: Jun 11th 2011 4:47AM Marinerbay said

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@thanatos465 You wanna see ban happy GMs? Blizzard is the king of ban happy GMs. As bad as people think Turbine is, at least they're strict and fair when it comes to dealing with in-game nonsense. The same cannot be said for the company that's at the top of the heap right now. I spent three years playing their game until a trio of GMs conspired to get me and my friends out simply because they were drunk on their own power. And they don't like it when the truth about them is known. So before condemning Turbine for their practices, you might want to look at Blizzard first.
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Posted: Jun 11th 2011 7:56AM (Unverified) said

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lol. What's with all these people with ban vendettas commenting on here? You think Moria killed the game (which I agree with actually) but you spent 300 dollars on the game in the last six months? WTF. Moria was over 2 years ago! Why were you spending that much money on a "dead" game? And I suspect part of that 300 was gold being bought.

And your conspiracy theory, Mariner, is just as ridiculous.
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Posted: Jun 11th 2011 12:19PM Marinerbay said

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@(Unverified) How much are you being paid to say that? I suspect it's a tidy sum if you believe what you're saying is true. I know what I'm talking about. I highly suspect that you don't. I know I'll never trust Blizzard with my money again. But you keep drinking their kool aid and watch how fast you get screwed over.
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Posted: Jun 12th 2011 3:57AM thanatos465 said

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No VIP and Store BS lol I got Moria in 2009
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