Lord of the Rings Online's
latest patch brings some interesting client-side changes
to the long-running fantasy MMO. Namely, the update gives you the ability to turn off other players' cosmetic pets. Turbine's
announcement post mentions that this will help if you're having performance problems
, but it'll also help with immersion if, like me, you're one of those crazy Tolkien nutters who wants a Tolkien-based MMO to look like Tolkien's Middle-earth.
In fact, I'd love to see the option expanded to include Loremaster combat pets, Runekeeper spell effects, and heck, even an ignore list that filters annoying players out of the game visually instead of just removing their chat. That last one may be technically impossible, but I can dream!
What about you, Massively readers? Would you like to see more client-side customization options in your MMOs? If so, what sorts?
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