Lord of the Rings Online celebrates nine years in Middle-earth

    
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In the Lord of the Rings, it took Frodo and Sam less than a year to travel from the Shire to Mt. Doom. In Lord of the Rings Online, players have been on a journey to Mordor that’s already stretched to nine years — and that’s something to celebrate!

This month marks the ninth anniversary of LOTRO’s launch in 2007, and you know what that means: fireworks, and lots of them. The anniversary festival kicks off today and will run through May 8th, with several in-game events to refresh the spirits of road-weary travelers.

Turbine’s also prepared new gifts for the game’s birthday. All players will receive fireworks, while members will get a gift package dependent on how many years they’ve been in LOTRO. New this year is the nine-year bundle, which includes white tree fireworks, a palantir orb emote, a portrait frame, and some goodies for monster players.

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Amorey
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schlag sweetleaf That is AWESOME  …thanks Schlag :)

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schlag sweetleaf

Damonvile  .

Zariarn
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Zariarn

My favorite MMO! Time to set off some fireworks!

Damonvile
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plynky12 Amorey It would be kind of cool if every once in a while the Eye showed up in it :)

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Amorey Happy 9th!

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wanderv15

Amorey Same thing :)

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plynky12  done ;)

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Amorey That’s really not a very good idea. Put it back where you found it.

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Jaed paragonlostinspace    For me it’s just getting old, the ole aging thing kicking my ass. The motion sickness with video games and even out on the ocean started up around 15 plus years ago. Comes down to a thickening/hardening of the fluids in the inner ear as you get older. 

It’s a real pisser, but it’s life. Even being up on heights now can throw me a bit I’ve noted in recent years. hard to imagine that I used to rappel, do various types of climbing etc. lol. I can build up a bit of a resistance to it that allows me to play mmorpgs but first person point of view still is really really hard on me and not worth it.

 RoR took a lot out of me in that regard, I did get “semi” used to it but it was never really enjoyable and as someone whose main was a Champion I never grew too fond of his combat style mounted. Plus their server tech really needs to be worked on or more hardware thrown at it so that the rubber banding is a lot less than it tends to be.

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paragonlostinspace I wonder if there’s some camera setting they can add to make mounted combat less motion-sicky for those affected by it. =/ 

It took me a bit to get used to it (despite being a very early beta tester for RoR) but one of my favorite things in LOTRO today is riding full tilt boogie across Rohan; between the speed, the heavy feel of the physics and the music, it’s totally immersive for me. :D