Lord of the Rings Online announces 8th anniversary awards

    
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Lord of the Rings Online announces 8th anniversary awards

Lord of the Rings Online turns — wow — eight years old this month, which means that the game is not only throwing an anniversary celebration, but distributing its annual batch of rewards based on how long a player has had a LOTRO account. However, only players who have a premium or VIP status are eligable for these presents.

The new eighth anniversary rewards include a portrait frame, hooded cloak, and fireworks. The anniversary festival will run from April 15th through the 28th. If you’re looking for a good anniversary guide, Nazgul Owen has you covered!

[Source: 8th anniversary page, festival guide]

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angelasdoodlepad
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wanderv15 sdyaris Not anymore. Not with all the reuse of textures they use. When I first saw Gondor, seeing all those heads, wings, I thought my god what they stick a casino in LOTRO now. Just gaudy IMO. Quality of this game has gone down the crapper.

ZenJitzu
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ZenJitzu

ogged451 MesaSage Thanks for the advice, guys…I’m pretty darn close — wandering around
the 21st Hall. I’ll admit that it was of my own doing out of respect
for the devs…to have one character who played through at least most
things in Moria. But my friends were right, it’s soul-sucking and all
the outposts are blurring together. I’m pretty much ready to leave every
dwarven expedition and outpost down there to their doom. I suppose not
every area can be Evendim.

Zulika_Mi_Nam
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Zulika_Mi_Nam

wanderv15 I guess I’m “people”.  I doubt that I killed the old LoTRO business model and drove it to F2P & I surely did not ask for the model to be changed or even make up the initial model. They got ‘tween $350-$450 out of me in subs, expansions, and finally the lifetime sub, but I am not sure I qualify as elite, just a normal mid-pack payer/player I assume.  Is that more/less than the avg F2P player? – I have no idea.

Call me whatever the current catch phrase of the day is if you like, if it makes you feel better for some reason that I cannot comprehend.  I think it is abundantly clear that the themepark market has been over saturated for years and the current landscape is nothing more than a market correction of the environment that the industry has created for itself.  There are simply way more themepark games than the customer base can support.
If I was able to feel that I played some small part in influencing that less games that have the same type of item based profit model are in the pipeline, I would be very proud -and I would actually also be ecstatic with N-O-N-E (big, small, major, AAA, whatevs).  However, neither I nor others that share my feelings have that type of power.  
Some great themepark games, of varying business models, have already died and more are going to.  It is an unfortunate fact, but contraction is necessary to move forward.  
Until that correction is completed, few if any venture capitalists are going to be willing to invest in MMOs blindly.  That is why Kickstarter/Early Access backed games are now the norm.  There are very few other options for funding compared to the post WOW drunken madness.
But you can continue to point a crooked finger my way and add a few entitlement thingies in there to for good measure too – those are always stingers.

Bango
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Bango

wanderv15 You come out with this crap often enough on the official forum and now here too? Give it a rest.

leixicon
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leixicon

Dark_wiz Yup! I can easily see 3 more years of updates, and 8 more years of support :)

melissamcdon
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melissamcdon

I had a good run … played it almost daily from launch up to about the Isengard update, hit level 65… then just ran out of gas.    It makes me sad, though, because it was my home for so long.   I think the unexpected finally happened for me.  I think I’m just a little burned out on Tolkien.

wanderv15
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wanderv15

sdyaris But still best landscapes. Incredible work!

wanderv15
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wanderv15

People here write that they stop playing because of f2p. Ok, good job guys, good job! Looks like you are so elite not that low people who plays those evil f2p games bwah! But… Look at MMORPG-themeparks with  open world. How many of them are still alive? Not much. How many NEW big themeparks are in development? The answer is:

N-O-N-E

Thanks to all those elite and high self-positioned players. MMORPG-themeparks are just dying. Not only because of WoW gravitation but also because of exaggerated  elitism. You guys also made your small part in death of MMORPGs

Dark_wiz
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Dark_wiz

Still one of my go to MMO’s, so much still left to do! Grats on 8 years.

Zulika_Mi_Nam
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Zulika_Mi_Nam

I was (and still am I guess) a lifetime member, but a few months after the FTP transition I lost the desire to log-in. Their cash shop items and marketing of expansions rubbed me the wrong way and I eventually uninstalled it. Surprisingly to myself, I have never even thought about going back for a look – it is all about the business model aspects, not about the dev work.
Then again I am constantly underestimating my childishness and pettiness ;-)