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Posted: Jul 27th 2011 12:14PM Natester21 said

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@JohnLane
i almost starting hyperventilating trying to read that in my mind

Posted: Jul 27th 2011 12:16PM (Unverified) said

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@JohnLane If you're going to troll can you at least do it in Ebonics if you can't type any half assed English; I'm too tired to even bother trying to decipher this code from mind of some one under 100 IQ.

P.S. I know that probably came out sounding worst then I meant to but I'm running on 3 hours sleep so I'm not feeling too coherent atm.

Posted: Jul 27th 2011 12:32PM (Unverified) said

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@The Minn

No need for name calling ( in case he's not a troll )

@JohnLane

Please consider the following:

http://www.devstu.org/being-a-writer?gclid=CJHImtX4oaoCFYZrKgod1SIGXQ

Posted: Jul 27th 2011 12:37PM Vorender said

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@(Unverified)

Make no mistake, the 9 year old JohnLane is the site's biggest troll.
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Posted: Jul 27th 2011 12:52PM WyattEarp89 said

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Love the screenshots. I have received two emails so far from Turbine asking me to take part in the Beta for Rise of Isengard, but I do not want to do it because I don't want to spoil the fun when the expansion goes live. I love that feeling of seeing something for the first time, and I would rather experience it on the live servers instead of the PTS where everything I do will be wiped.

Posted: Jul 27th 2011 2:26PM Cogsworth said

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@WyattEarp89

Hi Wyatt, if you have no use for the beta code, as a long-time player myself I would be a grateful recipient :-)

I'm very keen to see the proposed class changes in action, particularly for runekeepers and minstrels!

Phoenix- Withywindle EU
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Posted: Jul 28th 2011 12:23PM WyattEarp89 said

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@Cogsworth

Sorry for the late response. The Beta that I am invited to is conected to my account, so there is no Beta Key.
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Posted: Jul 27th 2011 1:58PM Celtar said

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Don't blame ya Wyatt, I don't do beta's myself anymore. I want it all new. :)

Posted: Jul 27th 2011 2:04PM Celtar said

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Btw on the John Lane thing, I didn't see the post it apparently it is gone. That said from other/older posts by him that I read I'd assume two things though I might be wrong.

1. English as a second language.

2. Young.

Might want to be a bit more patient with him. Or at least keep your critical remarks directed at his remarks and not him. Reading at least two posts in response to his now vanished post was painful since they are clear violations of Massively's posting policies.

Posted: Jul 27th 2011 2:50PM Lenn said

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@Celtar You're forgetting number 3: massive troll.

But you're right. Better to err on the side of caution and assume 1 or 2.
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Posted: Jul 27th 2011 2:08PM Nerves said

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Looks great.! Can't wait!

I always expected orthanc to be bigger. After dol guldur, though, this place looks absolutely dinky.

Posted: Jul 27th 2011 6:40PM Liltawen said

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@Nerves
Everytime I've seen a picture of Orthanc it gets smaller and less impressive.
I thought the first concept painting was totally great but it's gone downhill since then-more like the Orthanc in the movie I think.
That place in NE Angmar is more impressive (Dol Guldur was Sauron's former hangout so I'd think it would be larger).
Are these even screenshots?
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Posted: Jul 27th 2011 2:18PM MMOaddict said

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Is it me or are the environments in LOTRO just spectacular yet every other aspect of the graphics, i.e. animations, buildings, creatures, characters just look like some third rate artist drew them?

It boggles my mind to look at a picture. I start at the sky and go oooh, nice than move down to forest, mountains, lakes and say the same, but then in the bottom or in the corner is this ugly character or hut that completely ruins the whole scene.

Although...the night time lights in the cities and building are done quite well. Like how the lights glow as if people are inside all cozy and warm.

Posted: Jul 27th 2011 2:29PM Cogsworth said

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@MMOaddict

In-game with a bit of cosmetic outfit tweaking I don't think the character models look too bad, but certainly the sky and environments are really stunning!

The sky they have here reminds me of Enedwaith. Tower-wise, I think Dol Guldur has impressed me the most but I have high hopes for Orthanc too :-)
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Posted: Jul 27th 2011 3:11PM Lenn said

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@MMOaddict I agree that a lot of the regular armour looks bland, but Turbine's done an amazing job at the cosmetic clothes/armour. The level of detail on some of those pieces is outstanding.
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Posted: Jul 27th 2011 5:06PM Celtar said

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@MMOaddict

On ultra setting with high texture, the game looks stunning. The weakest thing in my opinion are the character faces. I personally love how the armor, weapons and clothing look. I grew weary of the over sized toon style gear of WoW a long time ago. I love the realistic look to armor, weapons, clothing etc.

The only big improvement they could do would be on character face, hair etc settings in my opinion.
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Posted: Jul 27th 2011 3:52PM Celtar said

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lol I figured that one was obvious since a few had already assumed that and went into flame mode. heh
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Posted: Jul 27th 2011 2:54PM ScottishViking said

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Looks fantastic!

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