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MMORPG you missed Update 15 for LotRO.

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  • IkedaIkeda Member RarePosts: 2,735

    ... so what you're saying is ... it even took 5 days for someone (you) to notice that MMORPG hadn't posted about it.

    .. Right.

  • MMOGamer71MMOGamer71 Member UncommonPosts: 1,944
    Originally posted by Ikeda

    ... so what you're saying is ... it even took 5 days for someone (you) to notice that MMORPG hadn't posted about it.

    .. Right.

    Actually you are wrong, which is usually the case when people have nothing to offer a thread.

    http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/post/6504505#6504505

     

    Why are you posting in this thread?

  • YamotaYamota Member UncommonPosts: 6,593
    Haven't heard much about this game. Didn't Turbine have financial problems?
  • BladestromBladestrom Member UncommonPosts: 5,001
    trundling away very nicely, it's a very enjoyable MMO if you don't need lightening comming out of your shoulders :)

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  • IkedaIkeda Member RarePosts: 2,735
    Originally posted by MMOGamer71

    Why are you posting in this thread?

    Ok, so 3 days.

    I could ask you the same thing.  Why?  

    Yamota,

    http://www.lazygamer.net/general-news/turbine-inc-studio-faces-layoffs/

  • MMOGamer71MMOGamer71 Member UncommonPosts: 1,944
    Originally posted by Ikeda
    Originally posted by MMOGamer71

    Why are you posting in this thread?

    Ok, so 3 days.

    I could ask you the same thing.  Why?  

    Yamota,

    http://www.lazygamer.net/general-news/turbine-inc-studio-faces-layoffs/

    Because large part of the MMORPG crew is PROBABLY at Blizzcon and I "gave" them a week of consideration before making my post here to REMIND them about a MMORPG update that includes a new race/class.

     

    Why are you posting in this thread?

  • grimalgrimal Member UncommonPosts: 2,907
    I agree with the OP.  Should have been covered.
  • MensurMensur Member RarePosts: 820
    Originally posted by MMOGamer71
    Originally posted by Nadia

    posted a month ago

    http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/45/view/news/page/1/read/32708/Lord-of-the-Rings-Online-Update-15-to-Arrive-on-Bullroarer-on-Friday.html

    and more recent,  from 10/29

    http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/45/view/news/page/1/read/32892/Lord-of-the-Rings-Online-The-Beornings-and-Central-Gondor-Are-Coming.html

    It went live 5 days ago.

    another who has the largest e-peen reply...thats is..I am down prowling these forums..

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  • clumsytoes44clumsytoes44 Member UncommonPosts: 463
    Well why not make your own personal review? List what you like and what you don't like. And what you think they could have done better.
  • Po_ggPo_gg Member RarePosts: 4,607

    Already did that, after the first few hours :) http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/post/6502473 (ok, not a review, just the facts and the prices)

     

    And yep, I agree OP. Since the launch of U15 they also did the first bugfixing update this Monday, I thought maybe now there will be a note in the news section here about the bear people occupation of Bree, but still nope... it's a bit odd, actually.

     

    edit:

    Originally posted by clumsytoes44
    Well why not make your own personal review? List what you like and what you don't like. And what you think they could have done better.

    I like the changes (and the Monday fix) about the epic battle reward mechanic - I don't really play it, but the random BoA loot was one of the reasons why I don't (the other is that I don't like skirmishes :) )

    Music system change, I think there's more time needed for it to settle down, so far it looks promising, and the bugged note is gone with the Monday update.

    Bear, it needs some more work as I've heard, on the higher levels, but it will be a fun to play class.

    Central Gondor, wasn't there yet.

  • Tasslehoff35Tasslehoff35 Member UncommonPosts: 962
    I believe this is because Lotro is falling behind and being forgotten.  Lotro was my first MMO and still one of my best gaming experiences...but nobody I played with during launch through Moria is still playing.  This last update was the first story update I didn't return for.  It sad to see the game fading away but Unfortunetly that's what's going on.  
  • BMBenderBMBender Member UncommonPosts: 827


    Originally posted by Tasslehoff35
    I believe this is because Lotro is falling behind and being forgotten.  Lotro was my first MMO and still one of my best gaming experiences...but nobody I played with during launch through Moria is still playing.  This last update was the first story update I didn't return for.  It sad to see the game fading away but Unfortunetly that's what's going on.  
    That and the fact there are only a handful of people on the forums these days who discuss LOTRO regularly, for awhile it was one guy bumping their own Op for a week or two. MMORPG has a choice when it comes time for article space and potential advert revenue. They can write about a game 30 or so people will comment on and maybe a couple hundred even read, or they can write about something that's actually gonna drive a response. This is less of an issue when you have staff/contributors independently playing a game then writing about it on their own, compared to an "assignment" reviewing a game they would otherwise couldn't care less about. Once upon a time a lot of MMRPG staff were players of LOTRO, now just another demographic WB/Turbine chased away. That is what's changed.

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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 18,978
    Originally posted by MMOGamer71
    Originally posted by Nadia

    posted a month ago

    http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/45/view/news/page/1/read/32708/Lord-of-the-Rings-Online-Update-15-to-Arrive-on-Bullroarer-on-Friday.html

    and more recent,  from 10/29

    http://www.mmorpg.com/gamelist.cfm/game/45/view/news/page/1/read/32892/Lord-of-the-Rings-Online-The-Beornings-and-Central-Gondor-Are-Coming.html

    It went live 5 days ago.

    http://youtu.be/6BwV26j9iY0?t=25s

    It would be cool to hear some of the highlights. I read over Po_gg's comments though. I wish I could get it playing in wine again. I'm also having horrible connection problems to Akamai and the LotRO servers.

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  • Po_ggPo_gg Member RarePosts: 4,607
    Originally posted by Torvaldr

    I wish I could get it playing in wine again. I'm also having horrible connection problems to Akamai and the LotRO servers.

    I've never played on Linux, so can't help on that sadly. But the second part, you're not alone with that... sometimes the client closes itself, sometimes it stucks at the Getting connect part, etc. for me too. (and for some others as well, there's a thread on forums)

    It started a few weeks ago, but since U15 it's more frequent. After I manage to get in, all's fine though. Just it takes 2-3 tries sometimes to get in... Hope they'll fix it soon, pretty annoying. (but with the pre-caching at least the login is faster now)

  • GorweGorwe Member EpicPosts: 5,916
    Did they REALLY include Beornlings as a class?

    If so, lore = ravaged. See, Beorn had no students-in fact he lived in a solitude within his longhouse. So, who are these shapeshifters? I always thought that was a 1st april joke... >.>

    Why do this to LoTR? First Shadow of Mordor then this. If this continues, LoTR will be just another fantasy(Lord, please no!)
  • Po_ggPo_gg Member RarePosts: 4,607
    Originally posted by Gorwe
    Did they REALLY include Beornlings as a class?

    If so, lore = ravaged. See, Beorn had no students-in fact he lived in a solitude within his longhouse. So, who are these shapeshifters? I always thought that was a 1st april joke... >.>

    Not exatly ravaged, but I feel you somewhat... it's like the Rk was, gameplay-wise it's fun, but lore-wise... not very fitting :)

    Beorn lived there alone, 50+ years ago, that's true, but later he had a son Grimbeorn who is the chieftain of the beornings at the time of Frodo's journey, they are keeping the pass for travellers safe and open from orcs and wargs (they're mentioned a few times in the trilogy, and a bit more in the other works). So that part is fine lore-wise.

    The issue is more like 1) why would they spread out and travelling all around Eriador (probably it would've been better if they start at lvl50 as the original plans was), though it's somewhat explained during the introduction quests.

    And 2) their massive numbers :) the game is stuffed with bears right now, and I think when it will go on sale the first time (probably next summer) there will be a second wave of bears too... but of course any restriction on their numbers would be weird gameplay-wise, a new class is always something everyone is trying out.

  • GorweGorwe Member EpicPosts: 5,916
    Beorn had a son? With what???

    And yeah. This is RK all over again ;(
  • Po_ggPo_gg Member RarePosts: 4,607
    Originally posted by Gorwe
    Beorn had a son? With what???

    And yeah. This is RK all over again ;(

    Yep, Grimbeorn The Old, as Frodo have learned in Rivendell. Also that he's the chieftain now in the Vale, leader of many sturdy and valiant men, and if they wouldn't be there, the passage from Dale to Rivendell would long ago have become impossible. And just like Beorn in the past, they don't really like dwarves, so the tolls of passing by is high :)

    (and later, on the road it's mentioned that the honeycake of the beornings is maybe the best cake out there, even better than hobbit dishes - which is a bit hard to believe... maybe it's just the quality of their honey.)

  • Po_ggPo_gg Member RarePosts: 4,607

    So, the news section missed Update 15 back then, here's the chance to fix it: U15.1 just went live :)

    Contains mostly U15 fixes in Gondor, with Pelargir (the new Big Battle), and some bear tweaking, fixing their gear, adding some new stuff.

    Oh, and Yule festival is launched too with this maintenance, with some new cosmetics, and (sadly) new cosmetic pets - yet again. I think this cosmetic pet mania is getting out of control... but probably the players with the collector mindset like it.

  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing EditorMMORPG.COM Staff LegendaryPosts: 4,549
    Originally posted by Po_gg

    So, the news section missed Update 15 back then, here's the chance to fix it: U15.1 just went live :)

    Contains mostly U15 fixes in Gondor, with Pelargir (the new Big Battle), and some bear tweaking, fixing their gear, adding some new stuff.

    Oh, and Yule festival is launched too with this maintenance, with some new cosmetics, and (sadly) new cosmetic pets - yet again. I think this cosmetic pet mania is getting out of control... but probably the players with the collector mindset like it.

     Will update the news, AND we have a review and HiveLeader video coming.

    Honestly, we usually get loads of PR from Turbine about the game, but it's been very quiet. When in doubt just email tips to

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  • TibernicuspaTibernicuspa Member UncommonPosts: 1,199
    Originally posted by Yamota
    Haven't heard much about this game. Didn't Turbine have financial problems?

    It's been limping along with sub average numbers since launch, after they shifted gears from sandbox and turned it into a WoW clone. When they were dangerously low, they shifted to FTP and got a boost for a little bit. But now they're basically spinning their wheels, churning things out with the skeleton crew they have left.

     

    I have no idea what Turbine is doing. Their offices have downsized, they aren't hiring anyone new, and all the games they have are just about dead... are they working on a new MMO, or getting out of the market?

  • Tasslehoff35Tasslehoff35 Member UncommonPosts: 962
    Originally posted by Tibernicuspa
    Originally posted by Yamota
    Haven't heard much about this game. Didn't Turbine have financial problems?

    It's been limping along with sub average numbers since launch, after they shifted gears from sandbox and turned it into a WoW clone. When they were dangerously low, they shifted to FTP and got a boost for a little bit. But now they're basically spinning their wheels, churning things out with the skeleton crew they have left.

     

    I have no idea what Turbine is doing. Their offices have downsized, they aren't hiring anyone new, and all the games they have are just about dead... are they working on a new MMO, or getting out of the market?

    Based on your one star I'm assuming it's safe to say you have zero facts to back up your comment.  

     

    The truth is during launch and through mines of Moria lotro was extremely popular and had a very healthy population. 

     

    Limping along since launch lol too funny.  

     

    MEO would never have worked sandboxes don't work swg, AA come on is been how long and you can't get over a video game switching to a successful model instead of the failed model you like.  So now 8 years later you post lies on a website lol 

  • Po_ggPo_gg Member RarePosts: 4,607
    Originally posted by BillMurphy
     

     Will update the news, AND we have a review and HiveLeader video coming.

    Wasn't complaining for real, hence the smiley :)

    Wow, that's great news, don't know when was the first time I suggested a LotRO vid (way back, before he enlisted here) but somehow there was always some new game popped up its head for testing. A HL LotRO video, that will be epic! Can't wait to see how will he mocking the game :)

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