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Transfer updates

AthisarAthisar Member UncommonPosts: 666
A couple more servers (Withywindle and Silverlode) have now been opened for transfer. There are now very few closing servers left that you can't transfer from -- Snowbourn is probably the largest one.

They've also announced a third hardware stress test for today, 10pm-midnight GMT (5-7pm EST). The same bonuses before, everyone who logs in to Bullroarer during the test gets 100TP and put into a prize draw for a lifetime sub or a couple of high TP vouchers.

This time rather than have 10,000 people try to fill Bree, they want everyone to go to various places while turning on every festival in the game at once.

https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?&postid=7490378#post7490378

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  • Po_ggPo_gg Member RarePosts: 4,800
    edited December 2015
    Skipped the best part, all festivals turned on :wink: and the sneak peek on U17.1. I miss Frostbluff, so I'll be there during the stress test...

    edit: indeed, I missed that line at the end. Apologies...

    I think the draw is just a bait, no news on any winners from the previous two tests - on the contrary, some haven't receive even the base 100TP :lol: But of course it's not for pizes, it's for helping with the test of the new gear.

    As for the move, I plan to stick with Withy for a while. I transferred some smaller servers without any problems, but I have lots of stuff on Withy, so I wait for a couple days and watch the reviews :wink: 
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  • AthisarAthisar Member UncommonPosts: 666
    "while turning on every festival in the game at once" :)

    Yeah, it's a bit of bait but still. 100TP isn't worth a huge amount but it's a quantity that is actually worth something in game, and too small to buy directly with cash. I'd log in regardless, but I can understand the need to download a large client just for testing will put people off.

    I've only seen good stuff lately about the transfers. I did a single character + account stuff from Brandywine to Landroval, and it worked without any problem at all, plus it was instant.
  • ste2000ste2000 Member EpicPosts: 6,194
    I always thought AoC was a good game, but I cannot remember the reason why I keep quitting every time I try it.

  • AthisarAthisar Member UncommonPosts: 666
    ste2000 said:
    I always thought AoC was a good game, but I cannot remember the reason why I keep quitting every time I try it.
    Age of Conan or Lord of the Rings Online? :)
  • Po_ggPo_gg Member RarePosts: 4,800
    Athisar said:
    ste2000 said:
    I always thought AoC was a good game, but I cannot remember the reason why I keep quitting every time I try it.
    Age of Conan or Lord of the Rings Online? :)
    Both :wink: great games.

    I just ment with the transfer part that usually after a new server is added onto the list, (maybe due to) the increased transfers used to cause stucked transfers in the first days. And then your account is locked for days, until they fix it. I don't need to hurry, my names are avaliable, so I'll just wait out the first rush :wink: 
  • Po_ggPo_gg Member RarePosts: 4,800
    edited December 2015
    Well, it was the best one so far. At start heavy load on the login server, but survived without a crash. Also a load while getting ingame, maybe due to the massive initial demand. But once you were in, it was smooth, maybe a lag spike occasionally. And after the initial rush, even the startup was smooth (tried a few logout - log back cycles, with closing the client. At the previous two tests if you crashed out, you barely could get back in). So I think the stress test part of the night was a success.

    The U17.1 sneak peek part... the good, the bad and the ugly :lol:
    Bad:  (at least for me since spoke against insta levels since years, I'm sure it's a Good for some peeps), there will be a new Valar item, so if insta-lvl50 is not enough for some impatient people, now there will be an insta-lvl95 as well... with all the fluff (gear, consumables, 3 LIs, etc). I don't get it, LotRO has a great world... but if one wants to skip everything and jump to the end, it will be possible soon. For money, of course.
    Good: housing changes (only a few, but that's still more than nothing), and especially the crafting. From U17.1 crafting stations arrive to houses. Maybe someone from the devs is playing Wildstar? :lol: which leads to the
    Ugly:  (or at least suspicious) there's a box which contains crafting mats on a daily cooldown. Like Wildstar's gathering nodes I guess. Time will tell how these boxes will affect the AH and crafting overall. But sure, it's more convenient than going out into the wild and mining / chopping trees / seeking old ruins / etc :wink:

    (also there are some bugfixes, small changes, and of course the PvMP changes which fueled a big dispute among pvp peeps, but I don't pvp so... heh)


    The fun part, that was great as usual. All the festivals were on, Frostbluff already has the updates with which it will goes live (new steed is neat). Apparently this night was about "stairway to heaven", GMs built massive stairways on several locations (Frostbluff was maybe the largest, took about 10 seconds freefall from the top to the ground - and the massive fall damage :wink: ). Lots of players, like the lemmings climbed up for an hour just to take the jump. Or for sight-seeing. But for that maybe the Rivendell stairs was better, since Frostbluff has just snow and a cloudy sky. (not my shot, but http://nap.nckas.org/images/rivendell_stairs.jpg )
  • AthisarAthisar Member UncommonPosts: 666
    I went to the top of the Frostbluff stairs (screenshot soon). It took ages. It was worth it to see people jumping off the top though. Surprisingly, despite the fall taking forever, you didn't die.

    I couldn't climb the Ettenmoors steps as creeps were there in force with full on healers keeping things at 100% and one shotting everyone. Might be fun for them, but I think it was a bit unfair for people who just wanted to go up the stairs.

  • AthisarAthisar Member UncommonPosts: 666
    Not far up the stairs. At the top.
  • Po_ggPo_gg Member RarePosts: 4,800
    I uploaded a few as well:
    http://postimg.org/image/tnxq0vjsh/   above Frostbluff, a few steps below the top (for the "clearer" shot, on the top GM +Arbor nerfbatted players left and right :lol: )
    http://postimg.org/image/b3cpfd9rb/  firework show above Rivendell (it's a much shorter stairway, GM had to leave early)
    http://postimg.org/image/5ym2hmn51/   science experiment: two brave scholars proving the theory, that the heavy packed steed and its elvish rider will smash into the ground the same time as the light and small hobbit :lol: (except if the tricky hobbit uses his shield for some gliding...)
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