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Hey guys. I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is chase, and I play mmorpgs. I am currently playing rift and I am enjoying it. My friends on the other hand seem to have trouble getting into the game and they suggested LOTRO. I've played LOTRO back in 2008 for a bit and I did enjoy the epic book storyline. There were a few factors that turned me off but one that clearly stands out in my mind was how slow the combat was. I don't know if slow is the right way to place it, but I felt sluggish. My question is that was about four years ago, and I know they have poured a whole bunch of new content into the game and I love content. I am a content junkie. I play rift because I feel that trion is by far one of the best game developing company if not THE best company out there today. But before you try and tell me the game is bleeding subs, I object because from where I sit whether it be on Guardians of Defiants the central hubs are packed and there was always 20+ guild members on at any given time. That is not the point of this post though but I felt like I needed to get that out of the way.
I've been reading a few posts on this board about how people think that LOTRO is going down hill, and from what I can understand it is because when new content comes out they make you purchase it using real money.
WIth that being said here is what I have been wondering about. How often are these new content updates released? What sort of end game are we looking at, i.e. how many raids does LOTRO currently offer at Max level. What are their difficulties and how many people would be involved? Is there pvp in this game, and if so what type of modes are available to partake in? If I decide to dedicate myself along with my friends to this game how long will max level take and aside from the questions I have asked what is there to do at max level. Is there a dungeon finder for this game? How long are the queue times. Are the roles of healer/tank/damage dealer just as vital as they are in rift or any other MMORPG.
Lastly I know it's LOTR, but will I feel like I am a part of the story or will I feel that I am simply just playing a game based on it?
If anyone has knowledge of this game at end game level I would much appreciate if they would enlighten me of LOTRO'S current status. Thank you in advance.