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So Lotro releases Minas Tirith and crickets...

rodarinrodarin Member RarePosts: 2,465
They add Minas Tirith to the game and MMORPG doesnt have word one about it.

I know its an eight year old game but its still lord of the rings and its a major part of the story.
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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 27,316
    I received an e-mail about that yesterday and my reaction was "really? When was this happening? I don't remember reading an article about it".

    Maybe Turbine is running on auto pilot and they forgot to let anyone know? Though, I do see there is a mention of it on Massively Overpowered.





  • goboygogoboygo Member RarePosts: 2,079
    Not enough boobs, swords are too small, and combat special effect are too dim to be covered here.
  • AoriAori Member EpicPosts: 4,167
    Sovrath said:
    I received an e-mail about that yesterday and my reaction was "really? When was this happening? I don't remember reading an article about it".

    Maybe Turbine is running on auto pilot and they forgot to let anyone know? Though, I do see there is a mention of it on Massively Overpowered.


    Ya I had the same reaction when I got the email., I had no idea.
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    But we get updates on games that aren't even out yet. Amazing isn't it?  =)
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  • macwoodmacwood Member UncommonPosts: 134
    I play it and was supprized, they had a beta event at weekend that did not go well, meeting monday morning, and just  pushed it out tuesday, they normalty have at least 2-4 weeks notice. very strange :/
  • time007time007 Member UncommonPosts: 1,054
    edited October 2015
    nope, MMORPG is into vaporware and pre-alpha drawings nowadays.  We got tons of articles about some game designers ideas that he has fleshed out on some canvases.  

    They also report about non-mmo's nowadays too, so the MOBA games and single player games have coverage as well.  

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  • Po_ggPo_gg Member RarePosts: 4,753
    At least I posted about it every time on the other thread :wink: (I mean about the preview, the BR fun and also the launch. Harvestmath festival ditto). But yep, nothing on the News section about it... too bad, since Minas Tirith is an iconic place.

    Mac, that was not a beta event, that was a hardware stress test for the new gear.
  • observerobserver Member RarePosts: 3,685
    That's because the game is old, and everyone moved on.  They should've never used the story to be the main vehicle of the game, especially for an MMO.  Did they really expect people to wait 8 years later to play in Minas Tirith?  They should've had these major zones in the game from the start, and made them end-game zones.  The linear expansions took too long.
  • RhoklawRhoklaw Member EpicPosts: 6,561
    observer said:
    That's because the game is old, and everyone moved on.  They should've never used the story to be the main vehicle of the game, especially for an MMO.  Did they really expect people to wait 8 years later to play in Minas Tirith?  They should've had these major zones in the game from the start, and made them end-game zones.  The linear expansions took too long.
    Actually, I think the linear expansions unfolding along with the well known story was a better choice than to just open up a Middle Earth sandbox. However, the expansions do seem to be a lot slower now. However, as much as I love LOTRO, I think it failed to acquire a lot of attention for the same reason TSW went the way of the Dodo.... crappy, clunky combat.

  • VolgoreVolgore Member EpicPosts: 3,872
    Turbine probably didn't had the money for "coverage" or weren't interested in getting their expansion featured here.

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  • cronius77cronius77 Member UncommonPosts: 1,634
    dont forget the weekly Ark updates they have here also. Yeah this site isnt what it used to be for sure...
  • Po_ggPo_gg Member RarePosts: 4,753
    Rhoklaw said:

    [...] However, as much as I love LOTRO, I think it failed to acquire a lot of attention for the same reason TSW went the way of the Dodo.... crappy, clunky combat.
    Lot of attention is overrated, just like combat :lol:  I guess that's why LotRO and TSW have maybe the best communities out there, especially roleplay-wise.

    But even if I personally don't really care about combat, I have a few exceptions, one of them is the Warden. So it may have "crappy, clunky combat" (whis is the same one every tab-target game has), the arrival of Warden in 2008 was awesome. (my other favourite, AoC's melee launched on that year too).
    The lore-breaking RK was also a new idea, I don't remember any classes before that could role-swap in combat at will - sure, there were different stances, but RK switched fully, not just slapping on some few % modifiers.
    (beornings have some nice mechanics too... but nothing new, overall.)
  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,387
    macwood said:
    I play it and was supprized, they had a beta event at weekend that did not go well, meeting monday morning, and just  pushed it out tuesday, they normalty have at least 2-4 weeks notice. very strange :/

    Thought the "beta" was a stress test of the new data centre hardware - a "get as many people to log on for 2 hours and see if it breaks" test rather and not a beta of the new content. 


    Of the content itself I have only tried the new raids and they are "manic" - so much to do. 
  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,387
    edited October 2015
    Rhoklaw said:
    observer said:
    That's because the game is old, and everyone moved on.  They should've never used the story to be the main vehicle of the game, especially for an MMO.  Did they really expect people to wait 8 years later to play in Minas Tirith?  They should've had these major zones in the game from the start, and made them end-game zones.  The linear expansions took too long.
    Actually, I think the linear expansions unfolding along with the well known story was a better choice than to just open up a Middle Earth sandbox. However, the expansions do seem to be a lot slower now. <snip>
    3 (non-trivial) updates in the last year though so not to shabby.  Propelling it - maybe - towards some sort of end maybe? A few more chunks before the ring is destroyed? (Which would be nice of WarnerBros.) It is a huge game these days content wise.
  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,387
    Sovrath said:
    I received an e-mail about that yesterday and my reaction was "really? When was this happening? I don't remember reading an article about it".

    Maybe Turbine is running on auto pilot and they forgot to let anyone know? Though, I do see there is a mention of it on Massively Overpowered.


    Maybe it could have been promoted more but in some ways it doesn't really matter whether word gets out before or after.

    As far as the non-coverage goes I suppose the cruel might say that it is because its an mmo!
  • MrTugglesMrTuggles Member UncommonPosts: 167
    All I am waiting for is the day that Turbine loses the license to this game, and the IP goes to someone who builds us a massive, living/breathing, sandbox. This game has too much lore/history to be on rails.
  • JeroKaneJeroKane Member RarePosts: 6,256
    Have you actually seen the ingame Minas Tirith in LOTRO?


    If this is all they could come up with after all these years. /shrugh  It doesn´t look anything remotely how it´s described in the books or how they did in the film.
    It looks like a cheap three story town with a center tower slapped on it and then reused the old wall assets from Isengard. In fact, the wall structure looks exactly like that of Isengard. /facepalm

    They just threw a lot of old existing art assets together. lol.


    It´s pretty clear they have hardly anyone left working on the game, yet alone someone handling press releases.

    As I too only just got the email saying it was released with some crappy twitch video. Usually they announce expansion updates like these weeks (if not months) ahead.
  • Po_ggPo_gg Member RarePosts: 4,753
    It has some reused models and textures, but that's not a novum in the mmo world... (and the similarity to Isengard, well, since both are built by Númenórian, it's not a coincidence... at least lore-wise :lol: )

    I think it's a pretty good remediation of the book. It's huge, looks massive, the Tree (designed upon Tolkien's favourite) is epic...
    Here's a short clip of Lina pulling a Denethor (at least Jackson's jumping version), you can see there that it's not just a "cheap three story town"... https://youtu.be/GPr0S0V1scg

  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,552
    It's a shame but the game is damn near life support status at this point.
  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,828
    Agreed. I honestly wish the IP would change hands. Combat like Shadow of Mordor in an mmo would be amazing

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  • Sal1Sal1 Member UncommonPosts: 337
    I am disappointed in MMORPG.com for not covering this better. Shame on you!!
  • FilburFilbur Member UncommonPosts: 253
    Po_gg said:
    It has some reused models and textures, but that's not a novum in the mmo world... (and the similarity to Isengard, well, since both are built by Númenórian, it's not a coincidence... at least lore-wise :lol: )

    Some? Pretty much every LOTRO update since Helm's Deep consisted of reused, in some cases up to ten year old art assets. And it shows, the game aged terribly because of that. It's a shame, really.
  • PascalCPascalC Member UncommonPosts: 38
    edited November 2015
    We have minas tirith... City is huge but game is too old , Everything looks terribly static, the places, the char, the combat (same old fedex quests, old combat system)... LOTRO has the best lore but the game it now too old. I'm still on it because Tolkien's lore is one of my favorites but not really for the game. Found epic quest not so epic (full of fedex boring missions take mission on circle 7 then go to c3 then C4 of MT then Circle 5 then come back to circle 7 then go again to C1 OMGGGGG) . We're at the end of books, near the biggest battle of all times and you must do stupid quests with your 100 char : take papers and give to another NPC, look for a diner for a hobbit, take care about rats... wtf? who cares about rats when we have to fight against nazguls and sauron's army seriously? :angry:

    Miss my old but great BFME I and II.
    Hope those old but fun games can be played on w8.1
  • time007time007 Member UncommonPosts: 1,054
    PascalC said:
    We have minas tirith... City is huge but game is too old , Everything looks terribly static, the places, the char, the combat (same old fedex quests, old combat system)... LOTRO has the best lore but the game it now too old. I'm still on it because Tolkien's lore is one of my favorites but not really for the game. Found epic quest not so epic (full of fedex boring missions take mission on circle 7 then go to c3 then C4 of MT then Circle 5 then come back to circle 7 then go again to C1 OMGGGGG) . We're at the end of books, near the biggest battle of all times and you must do stupid quests with your 100 char : take papers and give to another NPC, look for a diner for a hobbit, take care about rats... wtf? who cares about rats when we have to fight against nazguls and sauron's army seriously? :angry:

    Miss my old but great BFME I and II.
    Hope those old but fun games can be played on w8.1
    you mention same ole fedex quests.  I hear you, but I'm doing those same quests on wildstar.  its just that wildstar is more up to date and has better visuals.  but its funny how those quests types are still around in game types today.  

    nowadays games have like 3-5 sources of ways to gain experience.  i haven't played lotro in a long time so i wouldnt know, but i think just cuz visually its been around a while i dont think it will make a comeback.  but who knows

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