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Lord of the Rings Online: Legendary Servers Reignite A Legendary Community - MMORPG.com

SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
edited November 2018 in News & Features Discussion

imageLord of the Rings Online: Legendary Servers Reignite A Legendary Community - MMORPG.com

The Lord of the Rings Online has been home for Tolkien and classic MMORPG fans for over 11 years now. Players have followed the story from humble origins all the way to Mordor and the destruction of the Ring. Now they have a chance to start that journey afresh with new characters on new Legendary servers. We’re there to share our experience with you. Here is our The Lord of the Rings Online Legendary server review.

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  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 7,313
    edited November 2018
    Always has been one of the better communities in gaming , really happy to see the Legendary server further bring it to light ..
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  • ItstimetodealItstimetodeal Member UncommonPosts: 284
    Very good write up.  Even one of lotro most negative forums posters stated yesterday "It might be time I admit I'm wrong about legendary servers".  I'm about 24 hours in and sitting at level 23, found a good kin and haven't had this much fun in years.  
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 12,889
    "Daily Hobbit gifts are an RNG reward (loot crate) with a free daily/weekly spin."

    Even a great MMORPG like Lotro is going to marred by that sort of money raking.
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  • MensurMensur Member RarePosts: 900
    Downloading it now. Hopefully I'll be online in a few hours 
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  • ItstimetodealItstimetodeal Member UncommonPosts: 284
    Mensur said:
    Downloading it now. Hopefully I'll be online in a few hours 
    If there is a queue follow this:

    Start launcher > log in > select server (at this point the queue will show) .

    Perform the following every 2-5 minutes.

    CLICK on the "EN" button > select server.  

    If done correctly your queue number will go down and you will be ingame in no time

    There is an issue with the queue and this has been the most efficient way to get through the queue. 
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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,159
    Great write up my friend. I am pleased to see so many fans of the genre having fun and creating new experiences.
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  • azarhalazarhal Member RarePosts: 1,384
    Mensur said:
    Downloading it now. Hopefully I'll be online in a few hours 
    If there is a queue follow this:

    Start launcher > log in > select server (at this point the queue will show) .

    Perform the following every 2-5 minutes.

    CLICK on the "EN" button > select server.  

    If done correctly your queue number will go down and you will be ingame in no time

    There is an issue with the queue and this has been the most efficient way to get through the queue. 
    I never encountered a queue on Ithil and it was packed this weekend. It's also the unofficial RP Legendary server (a few RP kinships opened chapters on it) and it has at least one music band (there did a concert last night). 

    I also discovered that grouping for deeds makes them go 100x faster. Made it to Bree on one of my characters yesterdat. Might bring another one there tonight. Then I'll start to advance another one, because I can't for the life of me decide which class/race to play first.
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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,505
    edited November 2018
    Informative article Mr. Liden (not sure if you necessarily want your author name to be connected to your username here)!

    I'm still leveling a Magicka Sorc in ESO to try the PvP again, otherwise I'd be jumping in to check this one out. May still give it a go if I get burnt out on ESO!

    EDIT- struggling posting from my phone this morning.
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  • ItstimetodealItstimetodeal Member UncommonPosts: 284
    azarhal said:
    Mensur said:
    Downloading it now. Hopefully I'll be online in a few hours 
    If there is a queue follow this:

    Start launcher > log in > select server (at this point the queue will show) .

    Perform the following every 2-5 minutes.

    CLICK on the "EN" button > select server.  

    If done correctly your queue number will go down and you will be ingame in no time

    There is an issue with the queue and this has been the most efficient way to get through the queue. 
    I never encountered a queue on Ithil and it was packed this weekend. It's also the unofficial RP Legendary server (a few RP kinships opened chapters on it) and it has at least one music band (there did a concert last night). 

    I also discovered that grouping for deeds makes them go 100x faster. Made it to Bree on one of my characters yesterdat. Might bring another one there tonight. Then I'll start to advance another one, because I can't for the life of me decide which class/race to play first.
    I might roll one on Ithil later.  I heard it also has more North America users.  Anon has had a queue every day and a lot of kins I've played with are EU based.  

    I'm not too focused on deeds right now just clearly out as many quest as I can before moving to the next area.  

    It's been great time so far.  One of the best experiences so far was at One of the npc quest where you had to find (cant remember her name) in a bandit camp I get there and I was the six person in line.  No joke an orderly line waiting for an npc to spawn.  I say in chat there six let's group up.  They all agreed and we spent the next 2 hours playing together it was a blast.  
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  • JeffSpicoliJeffSpicoli Member EpicPosts: 2,849
    If i didn't have so many games I'm into right now i definitely be playing as LOTRO is one of the few them-park PVE MMO's that really gets it right. TBH i don't have enough time to commit to any MMO right (The irony of someone saying that on a website named MMORPG lol). If you have never played this and looking for a good themepark MMO this is worth your time
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  • Kayo83Kayo83 Member UncommonPosts: 398
    I was so happy to hear about this earlier and was already looking up to see if I can find my old account log in info. Then I looked up more details... needs a VIP (sub) to get in it, no transferring in or out, slow releases ..."this all sounds gr.... AAAAAAND Cash Shop."

    The one ****ing thing they decide to keep going is the festering cancer of MMOs that made me want to quit in the first place back in SoM.

    Guess I shouldve expected this. Not sure if Turbine were the first to do it but they were definitely one of the first to show/gloat of the possible profits they made and how they practically saved the game with it in DDO. Which IMO snowballed into the bloated garbage trash heap the genre has become since then.
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  • Gobstopper3DGobstopper3D Member RarePosts: 878

    Scorchien said:

    Always has been one of the better communities in gaming , really happy to see the Legendary server further bring it to light ..



    It was when left the game after it went F2P. I just came back to it to try out one of the legendary servers and found the community pretty toxic compared to what I remember it being when I left. Enjoying the game. The community, not so much.
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  • ItstimetodealItstimetodeal Member UncommonPosts: 284
    edited November 2018
    Kayo83 said:
    I was so happy to hear about this earlier and was already looking up to see if I can find my old account log in info. Then I looked up more details... needs a VIP (sub) to get in it, no transferring in or out, slow releases ..."this all sounds gr.... AAAAAAND Cash Shop."

    The one ****ing thing they decide to keep going is the festering cancer of MMOs that made me want to quit in the first place back in SoM.

    Guess I shouldve expected this. Not sure if Turbine were the first to do it but they were definitely one of the first to show/gloat of the possible profits they made and how they practically saved the game with it in DDO. Which IMO snowballed into the bloated garbage trash heap the genre has become since then.
    Cool story...turbine doesnt own it anymore btw.  

    Just for discussion purposes.

    $15/month helps keep the community great

    In 4 days I have 24 hours in and have not spent a cent in the shop.

    Four days into my $15 I'm already at less than $1/hr of entertainment.   Where else can you get that ROI in entertainment in 2018 going on 2019? 

    But yeah grrrrrrr cash shop...
  • alkarionlogalkarionlog Member EpicPosts: 3,297
    I find it funny really, classic server having more people then the live servers, tell a lot about teh state of the games today, of course there is always the nostalgy to make us look it on a more forgiving eyes.
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  • Viper482Viper482 Member EpicPosts: 3,051

    Scot said:

    "Daily Hobbit gifts are an RNG reward (loot crate) with a free daily/weekly spin."



    Even a great MMORPG like Lotro is going to marred by that sort of money raking.



    Ummm....they're free just for logging in that day. Yes you can buy more if you want, but no need.
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,934

    Scorchien said:

    Always has been one of the better communities in gaming , really happy to see the Legendary server further bring it to light ..



    It was when left the game after it went F2P. I just came back to it to try out one of the legendary servers and found the community pretty toxic compared to what I remember it being when I left. Enjoying the game. The community, not so much.
    The internet is a little more salty and surly these days. There are some prickly people in world chat and it can get a little hot. Local chat and interactions seem a lot more normal to me. I made a couple other tabs for chat and such that don't have global on by default so I can turn it off when needed.

    There are enough nodes to go around with phasing that gathering and harvesting have been okay.

    Something I forgot to point out in the article, the game employs "open tapping" now so if you help or get help in combat you'll get credit and drops too. It counts for damage and healing. The times it doesn't work is for some quest mobs. Some quests require you trigger an event first through dialog interaction or something similar.

    I hope it goes better for you.
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  • KeushpuppyKeushpuppy Member UncommonPosts: 160
    any way to recover an old lifetime account?
  • RhoklawRhoklaw Member EpicPosts: 6,964
    Started on Anor but switched to Ithil on day 2. Wasn't aware there are no more quests for crafting professions, so no need to level them up. I'm not sure whether I like that QoL approach or not.

  • ItstimetodealItstimetodeal Member UncommonPosts: 284
    Rhoklaw said:
    Started on Anor but switched to Ithil on day 2. Wasn't aware there are no more quests for crafting professions, so no need to level them up. I'm not sure whether I like that QoL approach or not.
    Well there are quest to get crafting,  then a quest for the crafting guilds, then you can create gear and items as you level up crafting. So there is very much a reason to level up crafting.  
  • Lumiere123Lumiere123 Member UncommonPosts: 62
    At the moment I fully enjoying it... playing Man Burglar with name Shayda.
    What I like is how every time you get group everywhere, which I totally miss in the past, when leveling new alt.

    Having group in Great Barrow or even when Weathertop doing in fellowship version was nice.
    Cant wait for Agamaur quest chain or Trollshaws fellowship quest.. even for Dol Dinen I cannot wait... damn I like it totally now.

    Bringing little back old memories, but under "new" engine...

    I love -40% exp gain, need to done nearly every quest in the sight.
    Some people use shield of hammerhand or Mordor expansion jewerly reward, but I think they miss so much, they trying rush the content and farm Rift/Carn Dum, but when they miss are this low level things which make SoA great.
  • GutlardGutlard Member RarePosts: 1,019
    Isn't the Purple/Teal critted crafting gear pretty OP still? It's nice having a Master crafter gift a full set of gear at the different level milestones, or it used to be.

    Gut Out!

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  • Kayo83Kayo83 Member UncommonPosts: 398
    edited November 2018



    Kayo83 said:

    I was so happy to hear about this earlier and was already looking up to see if I can find my old account log in info. Then I looked up more details... needs a VIP (sub) to get in it, no transferring in or out, slow releases ..."this all sounds gr.... AAAAAAND Cash Shop."



    The one ****ing thing they decide to keep going is the festering cancer of MMOs that made me want to quit in the first place back in SoM.



    Guess I shouldve expected this. Not sure if Turbine were the first to do it but they were definitely one of the first to show/gloat of the possible profits they made and how they practically saved the game with it in DDO. Which IMO snowballed into the bloated garbage trash heap the genre has become since then.


    Cool story...turbine doesnt own it anymore btw.  

    Just for discussion purposes.

    $15/month helps keep the community great

    In 4 days I have 24 hours in and have not spent a cent in the shop.

    Four days into my $15 I'm already at less than $1/hr of entertainment.   Where else can you get that ROI in entertainment in 2018 going on 2019? 

    But yeah grrrrrrr cash shop...



    Oh cool, didnt know that.

    Point still stands. Not only can I spend $15 on anything else, Cash shop is shit no matter where its at, that goes triple when paying a monthly fee for access. Its a cheap, 4th wall shattering feature that is constantly in your face in a genre thats supposed to immerse and encourage exploration and finding hidden treasures through gameplay, not a pop-up store front. Not to mention full price for a serivce that isnt being developed or upgraded anymore, just maintained. with the rest of the profits going straight to their pockets or right back into the cash shop.

    So yeah, not only is it "grrrrrrr cash shop" ... but also "f**k cash shops" and anyone perpetuating their further implementation by excusing them with subjective 'its great ROI in 2018.' Even if you were right, the keyword is "in 2018"! Thats exactly why that last sentence you quoted is there.
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  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,919
    edited November 2018
    any way to recover an old lifetime account?
    Old Turbine lifetime accounts are still valid. If it was a Codemaster account and you didn't action a transfer in the transfer window (12 months was it) then that will, I'm pretty sure, have been lost. 

    Assuming its an old Turbine one  if you can remember any details first try:  https://myaccount.turbine.com/index.php  (Yes I know it says Turbine in the link!)

    And if not account support is at: https://help.standingstonegames.com/...s/requests/new

    There are posts about people who have recovered their accounts - depending presumably on supplying enough details.
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  • ItstimetodealItstimetodeal Member UncommonPosts: 284
    edited November 2018
    Kayo83 said:



    Kayo83 said:

    I was so happy to hear about this earlier and was already looking up to see if I can find my old account log in info. Then I looked up more details... needs a VIP (sub) to get in it, no transferring in or out, slow releases ..."this all sounds gr.... AAAAAAND Cash Shop."



    The one ****ing thing they decide to keep going is the festering cancer of MMOs that made me want to quit in the first place back in SoM.



    Guess I shouldve expected this. Not sure if Turbine were the first to do it but they were definitely one of the first to show/gloat of the possible profits they made and how they practically saved the game with it in DDO. Which IMO snowballed into the bloated garbage trash heap the genre has become since then.


    Cool story...turbine doesnt own it anymore btw.  

    Just for discussion purposes.

    $15/month helps keep the community great

    In 4 days I have 24 hours in and have not spent a cent in the shop.

    Four days into my $15 I'm already at less than $1/hr of entertainment.   Where else can you get that ROI in entertainment in 2018 going on 2019? 

    But yeah grrrrrrr cash shop...



    Oh cool, didnt know that.

    Point still stands. Not only can I spend $15 on anything else, Cash shop is shit no matter where its at, that goes triple when paying a monthly fee for access. Its a cheap, 4th wall shattering feature that is constantly in your face in a genre thats supposed to immerse and encourage exploration and finding hidden treasures through gameplay, not a pop-up store front. Not to mention full price for a serivce that isnt being developed or upgraded anymore, just maintained. with the rest of the profits going straight to their pockets or right back into the cash shop.

    So yeah, not only is it "grrrrrrr cash shop" ... but also "f**k cash shops" and anyone perpetuating their further implementation by excusing them with subjective 'its great ROI in 2018.' Even if you were right, the keyword is "in 2018"! Thats exactly why that last sentence you quoted is there.
    Cool you hate cash shops and got your pot shots in on LOTRO.  Maybe it's time for you to just move on.  

    1) You didnt even know who the Developer is

    2) You dont need to use the cash shop and the statement was "in 2018 going on 2019". 

    3) Upgraded? CHECK 

    4) Developed? CHECK

       You claim

     "Not to mention full price for a serivce that isnt being developed or upgraded anymore, just maintained. with the rest of the profits going straight to their pockets or right back into the cash shop"

    But in reality they just launched update 23.


    https://www.linawillow.org/home/2018/08/far-over-iron-hills-and-mountains-grey-lotro-u23-preview/


    Here is a tip pal before you go all in on a desperate attempt to bash video game you clearly have no clue on at least try google first.  
    Post edited by Itstimetodeal on
    Kayo83
  • MayhewiMayhewi Member UncommonPosts: 8
    It's a great game but it won't matter how good it might be if it costs 15 $/month with a cash shop. I won't touch it because thats just wrong. Or lets say there can be a cash shop if it's purely cosmetic but this one isn't.

    The MMO's nowadays.. I guess they don't profit enough if you make them equal to everyone. If this was only sub I'd be all over it. Don't know how many others feel the same way but I'm guessing theres a lot.
    Kayo83
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