Originally Posted by NetMonkey
hah! I work for Turbine and have been working with LOTRO for several years now. glad to have you back
Haha.. That's pretty cool to hear man! I loved LoTRO for so many years. We had a great core group of players that we would raid with and similar to what you described before the downfall of WoW you needed to be proficient at your class.
The Rift of Nûrz Ghâshu is arguably the best raid in ANY MMO to date. It's a shame any raid after that in LoTRO doesn't even come close. We spent many nights in that raid and was one of the very first Kins to 6 man the Balrog at lvl 50.
I've resubed and re rolled my Mini because I want to see the changes made throughout the entire game. I'll leave my LM, Huntard, and Guard parked at 75 though.
The biggest problem I have with LoTRO is the LoTRO store. I understand that this is a business and needs to be profitable to continue to provide a service. But the LoTRO store has become extremely intrusive and you can seemingly "buy" your way to the level cap. This in my opinion lowers the player base that can actually "play" their class.
My second biggest issue and it's pretty damn close to the biggest issue is the fucking legendary item system. I HATE
the legendary items. I miss the days of getting rare drops such as the "Elder Staff" off of Mordirith (Carn Dûm). I ran that countless times until I finally got it. Legendary Items took that part of the game away and now you can just make (buy) whatever weapon you want basically.
I'm going to keep playing for a while and see what's changed. If it isn't any better ES O comes out April 4th.
I still have Palantir installed on my computer.