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Amazon Developing a Free to Play Lord of the Rings Online MMO

keithiankeithian Member UncommonPosts: 3,130
Any thoughts from anyone on the development of this game from a day ago? It's apparently set before the times of the movies and the 2007 Lord of the Rings Online that everyone is so familiar with

https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/10/20688736/amazon-game-studios-lord-of-the-rings-mmo-athlon-games-leyou-free-to-play-tolkien

There Is Always Hope!

Gdemami

Comments

  • delete5230delete5230 Member EpicPosts: 5,641
    Amazon is constantly in the news for their ruthless money ventures, many are borderline legal.

    For them to take on a free-to-play mmorpg shows that free-to-play is a borderline honest business.  
    OG_Zorvan
  • agamennagamenn Newbie CommonPosts: 35
    wait, wasn't there a lotr mmo before
  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 6,888
    Amazon is getting a little too big....I'd rather support a smaller indie company than give Amazon more money.
  • KingsFieldKingsField Member UncommonPosts: 38
    A F2P MMO developed by a Chinese slave-labor studio doesn't sound very appealing to me. It's probably a tax write-off for Amazon.
  • EmeraqEmeraq Member UncommonPosts: 961
    Didn't Amazon just lay off a lot of game development staff recently?
  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,632
    I think with the cancellation of their other games that Amazon is slowly learning you can't just throw out a thousand virtual servers and make it work.  I don't think they have learned that yet though.
    Gdemami
    "I used to think the worst thing in life was to be all alone.  It's not.  The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone."  Robin Williams
  • TealaTeala Member RarePosts: 7,627
    I think Amazon is only providing the servers for the game, and Athlon and Leyou will be making it.
  • DwaaawffulDwaaawfful Member UncommonPosts: 56
    Could be worse.

    They could be developing an IRL MMO enterprise called Lord of The Drones.
    Margrave
  • GolelornGolelorn Member RarePosts: 1,388
    agamenn said:
    wait, wasn't there a lotr mmo before
    And its f2p, too.
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 26,554
    agamenn said:
    wait, wasn't there a lotr mmo before
    before and now!



  • kertinkertin Member UncommonPosts: 193
    Golelorn said:
    agamenn said:
    wait, wasn't there a lotr mmo before
    And its f2p, too.
    Turbine's lotr is the worst possible type of f2p i've ever played, good game, horrible payment model, same goes for D&D online...the most expensive MMO on the market when it comes to unlocking full content available in the game

    I don't know how good Amazon's lotr will be but i'm sure payment model will be much better, it's not even possible to make it worse

  • stevewritesstevewrites Newbie CommonPosts: 2
    Why the hate about amazon?  Yes, they are far rich off but they are a trusted platform



    Steve,
    Editor at Visa Consultancy Services
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