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Terrific game! Insanely good PVE

TheeLordTheeLord Northbrook, ILPosts: 129Member

I tried LOTRO back in beta and was not impressed.  But just recently I downloaded it with a friend after seeing the Hobbit.  I very highly recommend this game!!  Take your time to learn the game, level up to level 20 or 30, really give it a chance and check out the dungeons etc...  Can't believe how good the PVE is in this game, good crafting system, and so surprised you don't hear more about it.  Me and my friend and also my wife just subscribed as VIPs.

 

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  • TokkenTokken Portland, ORPosts: 1,153Member Uncommon
    are you getting paid for this plug?
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  • David_LopanDavid_Lopan Madison, WIPosts: 808Member Uncommon
    It really is a good game. Great community and atmosphere. I played it for 2 years on and off, f2p has kept the pop decent too. It denfiently has its flaws, but what game doesn't.
  • TheeLordTheeLord Northbrook, ILPosts: 129Member
    lol no just think the game needs more attention

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  • TorreyHTorreyH Santa Cruz, CAPosts: 42Member
    It really is.  I can't speak to the later expansions, as I have only gotten as far as Mirkwood, but the original game and the Mines of Moria are excellent PVE, well worth the ride.  Especially if you appreciate the setting - Turbine has done a great job at recreating Middle Earth as a game world.  The epic quests, which follow the main story line, are especially good.  The community on my server is mature and friendly and supportive of role-playing, which is a refreshing change from other MMO's.  I did find the cash store annoying at first, but I seldom notice it anymore.  My main complaint is that  it can be hard to find groups at lower levels, so you end up soloing a lot of content that was clearly designed for a group.  Like a lot of older MMO's, the population is skewed toward the end game.  But other than that, LOTRO has a lot to offer.  Even the crafting is good.  :-)
  • PaRoXiTiCPaRoXiTiC Denison, TXPosts: 576Member Uncommon

    Always sat around and thought about downloading this game, but I just don't like getting late starts into games. Had I played it from the get go I bet I would love it. After all the LoTR is my favorite 3 movies of all time.

    Can't bring myself to start the game though. Like I said I like to start from launch.

  • CheriseCherise Cincinnati, OHPosts: 232Member
    Definitely is my favorite PvE mmo at the moment.  They've made some good changes over the years, and that combined with finally having a pc that can run it well, brought me back to playing last year.  I love the huge open landscapes, the slower leveling pace, and the incredible detail in the zones and structures.  Really is a beautiful game.  Mounted combat has been incredibly fun.  And shout out to Landroval for being such a wonderful server community.
  • InFlamestwoInFlamestwo HindPosts: 662Member
    Deosn't feel like lotr. A good company should make a new mmorpg called Middle Earth

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  • mymmomymmo StockholmPosts: 300Member
    Originally posted by InFlamestwo
    Deosn't feel like lotr. A good company should make a new mmorpg called Middle Earth

    Haha. You are funny. What is the lotr feeling? 

     

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  • ZorgoZorgo Deepintheheartof, TXPosts: 2,226Member
    Originally posted by mymmo
    Originally posted by InFlamestwo
    Deosn't feel like lotr. A good company should make a new mmorpg called Middle Earth

    Haha. You are funny. What is the lotr feeling? 

     

    A subjective intangible feeling the reader develops independently from others by interpreting the words of Tolkein in their own mind's eye.

  • ThillianThillian BratislavaPosts: 3,143Member Uncommon
    Yeh, Rohan was definetly a great expansion compared to Isengard. They still need to do something about the combat, it's kinda clunky; allowing movement during casting and using abilities would help tremendously.

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  • AsamofAsamof La Canada, CAPosts: 738Member Uncommon
    great game sure, but insanely good pve? please, it's a well made WoW clone 
  • Po_ggPo_gg Twigwarren, WestfarthingPosts: 2,717Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by InFlamestwo
    Deosn't feel like lotr. A good company should make a new mmorpg called Middle Earth

    There's a good Company but they're on an adventure right now (at least according to Jackson) - and I don't think dwarves are good programmers anyways :)

  • AmjocoAmjoco Layton, UTPosts: 4,778Member Uncommon

    This is an excellent game to get friends that aren't familiar with mmorpgs started in. It is a great way to get a wife or a girlfriend involved in you nerdiness. :)  It has an awesome story if you read the quests and get involved. 

    It's a good game but it needs a better PvP/Faction system. The entire book screems of good and evil. IMHO the monster play restricts the game, and needs to be opened into an entire playable faction.

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  • darkbamydarkbamy MetropolisPosts: 111Member
    Originally posted by mymmo
    Originally posted by InFlamestwo
    Deosn't feel like lotr. A good company should make a new mmorpg called Middle Earth

    Haha. You are funny. What is the lotr feeling? 

     

    Simple

     

    get 4 large midgets with hairy feet...send them on a quest to throw something in a vulcano, allong the way they meet all these weird ppl including some old guy who think they are kids and follows them allong and bring them in all sorts of trouble.

    THAT is the lotr feeling! =P

     

    Anyways LOTRO is indeed a very solid PvE game, i mean it has its flaws (stupid house rent) but besides that...its just a good game

     

  • BroomyBroomy New York, NYPosts: 483Member
    I recently resubbed and am a VIP.  I played the game soon after launch and found the combat restrictive.  The biggest problem I had was being unable to complete the Books due to lack of groups.  Now that you can solo the Books with the "inspiration" buff I no longer feel like I'm missing half the game.  LOVE IT!  Picked up my Captain and caught up on the books and ready to move to Moria!

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  • Mari2kMari2k rzhz, MNPosts: 371Member
    However , the grafics and espacially the animations are so old that you cant play this game anymore. Even WoW feels better.
  • GdemamiGdemami Beau VallonPosts: 7,863Member Uncommon


    Sadly the turn off for me is character models and animations. I find combat very static, unappealing and killing the game for me. :(

  • kevjardskevjards carlislePosts: 1,463Member
    Originally posted by Thillian
    Yeh, Rohan was definetly a great expansion compared to Isengard. They still need to do something about the combat, it's kinda clunky; allowing movement during casting and using abilities would help tremendously.

    ^^^^^^ this..that is  the only thing that lets the game down..the combat.

  • ThenextbigthingThenextbigthing NuneatonPosts: 104Member
    Originally posted by InFlamestwo
    Deosn't feel like lotr. A good company should make a new mmorpg called Middle Earth

     

    How original. I'm sure i've read this on another thread on here...

     

    Are you playing it... no? What a surprise.

  • ThenextbigthingThenextbigthing NuneatonPosts: 104Member
    Originally posted by Broomy
    I recently resubbed and am a VIP.  I played the game soon after launch and found the combat restrictive.  The biggest problem I had was being unable to complete the Books due to lack of groups.  Now that you can solo the Books with the "inspiration" buff I no longer feel like I'm missing half the game.  LOVE IT!  Picked up my Captain and caught up on the books and ready to move to Moria!

     

    I also just completed Moria solo and all the epics. Brilliant stuff and nice gear too. Doesn't detract from the over all feel of the game that the epics are now soloable at all. Still plenty of players in Moria and the 21st Hall as well. Trolls on here are missing out or don't have a clue what makes a good mmorpg, a bunch of muppets best ignored.

     

    Glad you're enjoying it.

  • ThenextbigthingThenextbigthing NuneatonPosts: 104Member
    Originally posted by Tokken
    are you getting paid for this plug?

     

    No he's probably just enjoying the best mmorpg out there at the moment, and i've played them all and still came back to lotro. I'm guessing you either aren't playing or just don't get it.

  • MyriaMyria Lowell, MAPosts: 570Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Gdemami


    Sadly the turn off for me is character models and animations. I find combat very static, unappealing and killing the game for me. :(

    Shallow it may be, but pretty much this.

    I kind of thought the game a bit slow, the inability (at the time) to get groups to do the books detracted from things, and my Mins screaming ground on my nerves (actually the whole nature of combat in the game did a bit, but I'll grant that may just have been my class), but there were enough positives that I could have ignored all that... If not for the character models.

    Such beautiful environments, mixed with the worst looking character models (static Ken-doll hair, seriously?) and animations, just... Ugh.

  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghPosts: 4,270Member
    Originally posted by mymmo
    Originally posted by InFlamestwo
    Deosn't feel like lotr. A good company should make a new mmorpg called Middle Earth

    Haha. You are funny. What is the lotr feeling? 

     

     Something with realistic character models and animations I would imagine.

    Great world, and true to the books, but terrible terrible character models.

  • InFlamestwoInFlamestwo HindPosts: 662Member
    Originally posted by mymmo
    Originally posted by InFlamestwo
    Deosn't feel like lotr. A good company should make a new mmorpg called Middle Earth

    Haha. You are funny. What is the lotr feeling? 

     

    - Persistant and dynamic open world with beautiful and overwhelming artstyle.

    - Heavy graphical effects.

    - Few quests. Questchains that goes on for many hours, that tell stories of events in middle earth.

    - Better character models and character animations.

    - Random scripted NPCs.

    - Hidden/Random/Zone/World events.

    - Better crafting, different styles for each race and more realistic.

    - Action oriented and fluid combat.

    and more.

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  • immodiumimmodium ManchesterPosts: 1,577Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by InFlamestwo
    Originally posted by mymmo
    Originally posted by InFlamestwo
    Deosn't feel like lotr. A good company should make a new mmorpg called Middle Earth

    Haha. You are funny. What is the lotr feeling? 

     

    - Persistant and dynamic open world with beautiful and overwhelming artstyle.

    - Heavy graphical effects.

    - Few quests. Questchains that goes on for many hours, that tell stories of events in middle earth.

    - Better character models and character animations.

    - Random scripted NPCs.

    - Hidden/Random/Zone/World events.

    - Better crafting, different styles for each race and more realistic.

    - Action oriented and fluid combat.

    and more.

    How does that make it feel more like LotR?

     

    At the end of the day the books are linear, so are the films.

    I don't understand how adding/changing gameplay mechanics make it feel more like LotR's.

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