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Would you play LOTR: Online if it was setup differently with a subscription?

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  • SiugSiug Member UncommonPosts: 1,257

    I played Lotro for about 2 years on and off when it was a p2p game. I'd love to play a good Lotr game but I'm afraid Turbine dropped the ball long time ago. I liked Shadows of Angmar and even entering Moria was kind of fun but everything that came after was cheap garbage imho. Rune-keepers and Greek warriors called Wardens. Really? Tolkien must be spinning in his grave.

    I'd play well made Middle Earth Online any time. Made by someone else of course.

  • ReaperUkReaperUk Member UncommonPosts: 746
    It's the best F2P (Freemium) games there is. If you don't like it, there's plenty of inferior ones to try.
  • observerobserver Member RarePosts: 3,685
    I had a great time in lotro from release to mines of moria xpac, and i was even going to try it again, but then i saw their F2P model and i didn't like it.
  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 30,230

    I could care less about the store or payment model.

    I just want a slightly better game, more like the game was at the start.

    After I was on the main quest and I was asked to deliver apples and then carry the basket back it was an effort to move on to the next bit where i was asked to kill large frogs.

    It's hard getting immersed in the Lord of the Rings IP when one keeps getting confronted with that.

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  • CorebolCorebol Member UncommonPosts: 6
    Originally posted by flizzer

    Huge Tolkien fan and Ive been playing LOTRO since 2008 as a lifer.  Recently Ive been playing GW2 and hard to go back to LOTRO combat after dodging and fighting  while moving.   I still consider the LOTRO story and community maybe the best in any MMO, but the combat just seems so bad now after GW2.  I have a ton of pts so will probably pick up Rohan at some point, but I am still enjoying GW2 at the moment.

     

     A few months ago I actually logged in to my hobbit burglar and immediately tried dodging in combat.  It took me a few seconds to realize what I was trying to do, lol.   Yes, the combat just feels that bad now.   

     

     

     

     

    LOTRO ground combat is more tactical. Mounted Combat is more fluid and action-based. One of the things I most enjoyed about Rohan was the variety in switching between the two styles. Plus of course LOTRO actually has a story behind it.

  • CorebolCorebol Member UncommonPosts: 6
    Originally posted by Piiritus

    I played Lotro for about 2 years on and off when it was a p2p game. I'd love to play a good Lotr game but I'm afraid Turbine dropped the ball long time ago. I liked Shadows of Angmar and even entering Moria was kind of fun but everything that came after was cheap garbage imho. Rune-keepers and Greek warriors called Wardens. Really? Tolkien must be spinning in his grave.

    I'd play well made Middle Earth Online any time. Made by someone else of course.

    If you knew anything about LOTRO, then you would know that Wardens appear in Annuminas - part of Shadows of Angmar.

  • avalon1000avalon1000 Member UncommonPosts: 790
    It is a decent game in need of some work. Riding war steeds and having the movement go fast/slow is just weird. Combat on some classes is too slow and frankly quite boring. Some classes have way too many skills and this I believe they will address in the future. Questing is grindy as compared to GW2 (which I play more of these days). I am not a RAIDer or dungeon person so those really don't matter to me. I like open world bosses and miss those shard droppers (some of which were pretty nasty). Pvp needs a new area (Helms Deep?). Mounted combat is great with some classes...not so much with others. Character animation is awful. Overall a great game though and one that will persist for at least a couple more years.
  • xalvixalvi Member Posts: 329
    Originally posted by Corebol

    "there is a reason why this game is going downhil within every update."

    @Xalvi ;  That's just your opinion. I have seen every expansion launch and Rohan is by far the best levelling experience I have had. Calling it P2W when any amount of Turbine Points can be obtained freely is equally ridiculous.

     

    It is really not my opinion, just based on facts. I'm not comparing how fun the game was from SoA till rohan,.Rather on the content realeased and the outdatted game it stand todays.

    -SoA, plenty of content. Not really an expansion but the start of the game which had a lot to offer.

    -Moria, dear god the best expansion  in mmo history, then a mini xpac lothlorien(which starting heading towards a WoW clone even more aka skirmishes and grind). But still had insane amount of content due to the success of SoA.

    - Now at this point the game started going downhill and the prove is that it was losing tons of customers and on the verge of f2p. Mirkwood we all know pretty much killed the game. Moria had tons of raids, dungeons, and small group instances. Mirkwood was a joke with a raid.

    - RoI, i'm simply not going to comment on this one the worst expansion ever that ripped everyone off. Anyone who defends it needs a reality check.

    I didn't mind that the game combat and everything is just slow, until RoI. Now everything is just outdatted. In defence of turbine they said they will now revamp all the classes probably to make it more action based, so lets see how that goes.

     

  • GruugGruug Member RarePosts: 1,773
    Like most if not all level based MMOs, LOTRO suffers the same "grind" mentality once you get to max level as most other games. Developers have yet to figure out a way to keep gamers engaged in the game once the reach max level that is not boring and repetitive. I have played many a level/theme park based game and loved them all up to the point of reaching max level. At that point, the "story" ends and the grind begins.....no thanks. So, I may now play an MMO but I drop my sub and will not play once I reach max level. Thinking about it more, games that I see coming down the road that are level based just do not interest me anymore no matter what the theme.

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  • free2playfree2play Member UncommonPosts: 2,040
    I've left LotRO a few times, came back just as many. It's default, I sub to VIP and when I decide I don't want to play any more I unsub. It has always been a Sub game to me, always will.
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