A lot of us Massively writers like to take the first column of the new year to lay out a wish list for our favorite MMOs. Of course, the other writers are total copycats because I've been doing this for years now and I think that they owe me royalties.
Lord of the Rings Online
faces a challenging year in 2014. We already know that it's going to be an expansion-free year
with a different focus on development. In April, the game will be seven years old, which certainly puts it into middle-age in MMO years. And with some uncertainty over the future of the game's IP rights, some disgruntlement over the store and aging character models, and no word as to how populated or profitable LotRO
is, it's made a few folks nervous.
But it could be a tremendous year as well, full of possibilities for Turbine
to make good choices. I'm still as in love with this game world as ever. I wouldn't be playing LotRO
if I didn't find tremendous fun and value in it, and I have hope that 2014 will see the game get its second wind and strengthen as a whole.
So without further ado, here is my wish list from last year to see what was fulfilled and what was denied, along with my 2014 wish list for features and changes that I'd like to see.