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Out of nothing more than sheer bordom and the desire to play some thing "new" or in this case something I haven't played in forever. I decided to give LoTRO a shot.
I had stopped playing back before Moria expansion came out and LONG before it went F2P. I believe back then the level cap was 50.
Figuring "Hey it's Turbine!" they were always a pretty good company... I would be able to use the over 20K turbine points I accumulated in DDO on my LoTRO account... well that is NOT THE CASE! I confirmed this with various official sources after I was frantic to find out WTF.
This is such a stab in the back! I mean 20k turbine points in LoTRO is roughly worth $200 cash. The valuation between DDO and LoTRO seem similar and even so it is the same company so there should be some form of conversion. I mean hell even the worst of some of the Korean FTP games use a single currency throughout their game catalog. Only the lowest of the low make their currency game specific.
This game also seems to be nickle and diming people to death... The cash shop is jam packed with all sorts of stuff, some of which appears to be P2W.
I saw items such as Perm +10 stat boosts (can these be aquired through normal game play?) I know in DDO they sell stat tomes but they can be found as loot in game.
I also saw that the expansion is very expensive as well... I mean $39 for the "triple pack" of the prior expansions plus $39 for the Rohan ex pac. Is the $80 worth it? Does this include all the content they are trying to nickle and dime me for in game?
This is one of the reasons I hate F2P , see even as a sub paying customer gladly plunking down my $14.99 a month all that gets me is a few points each month along with some "as long as I keep subscribing" things like bag slots and character slots" I am still clubbed over the head with a cash shop full of items, boosts, perks, mounts, convenience items, that would have normally been part of the game under a standard sub model OR earned in game...
I have no problem paying for my entertainment... I just hate being nickle and dimed by some shiloc company while I actively pay for something that should already be included in my subscription.
I guess what I am trying to ask... Is it worth it?
Gaming is Dirt Cheap compared to this...