Leaderboard: Did you go back to LOTRO for Mordor?

Before we begin, let’s just get the trailer thing out of our systems. It was bad. Really bad. OK? Good. That’s done.

Lord of the Rings Online launched Mordor yesterday, its first major expansion since the transfer of the game from Turbine to Standing Stone Games last year.

And while Justin’s busy diving in and cooking up some impressions of the expansion for us, I thought I’d open it up to the readers in a poll: Was Mordor enough to make you go back LOTRO or even pick it up for the first time?

Leaderboard: Did LOTRO's Mordor compel you to return?

  • I was already playing LOTRO and am still playing for Mordor. (20%, 87 Votes)
  • I was already playing LOTRO but did not buy or am not playing Mordor. (16%, 71 Votes)
  • I was already playing LOTRO but quit since or because of Mordor. (1%, 6 Votes)
  • I am a former LOTRO player who returned for Mordor. (11%, 50 Votes)
  • I am a former LOTRO player who hasn't decided whether to return for Mordor. (20%, 87 Votes)
  • I am a former LOTRO player who will not be returning for Mordor. (20%, 89 Votes)
  • I had never played LOTRO but am playing it now for Mordor. (1%, 4 Votes)
  • I had never played LOTRO and will not now for Mordor. (7%, 30 Votes)
  • No response / elf butts / view results (4%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 443

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Crowe

Returned a couple of months ago and started over on a new server from scratch to play with my multi-game guild. (originally played on a different server and guild hopped but that ended right around the time that Mirkwood launched)

I’ve been enjoying the heck out of the game and the guild. That said, the Mordor expansion is very lacking for what it offers me. Sure, I’d like the new race but it’s not worth twice the price of the base expansion. It can wait until my characters hit 105. Which may very well not be until the expansion is available for points in the shop.

In conjunction with that trailer (gah), this leads me to believe that SSG is lacking in marketing. (as in: no marketing person much less a department) Heck, they should have had a forum title reward for best fan-made trailer and they would have gotten a dozen submissions better than that.

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GumpsGang

Yup … and it’s great. Now back to it!

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Cindy M

I am a former player who returned for the new character models/avatars. Not so much for Mordor itself :p It’s been 5 years and I could hardly remember a thing so I started a fresh Lore Master and am having a blast. Such a gorgeously made game, very immersive.

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Crowe

LMs are awesome now. Actually decent DPS’ers and fine to solo with.

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MesaSage

I’m a regular player and I’ll peek into Mordor eventually. If I decide to get the expansion, it will be with LP.

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Roger Melly

I am a lifer I have one level 105 who is in Gondor at the moment ( and a couple of high level alts ) . I decided long ago my payment to Lotro would be limited to that one payment ( which actually I got for half price ) so I will play my main characters up until the Black Gate and wait for Mordor to be available for Turbine points ( of which I have about 16 thousand at the moment ) .Would have been nice to be able to get in now but it doesn’t bother me if I have to wait till December it will be something nice to look forward to over the holiday period .

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Dreema

It brought me back, but then I always come back for expansions. Saying that, I still have quite a bit of content from the previous expansion to play through so it’ll be a while yet before I get to Mordor.

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Jack Pipsam

The $40 / $80 thing killed my interest.

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starbuck1771

I already play LotRO I do take breaks to avoid burnout and yes I payed for the $130 bundle. Ultimate fan cosmetic armor set standing in front of the door to Mordor. :P

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zoward

I’m fond of LotRO, but mostly for the environment and community. I didn’t buy Mordor. I may at some point but an $80 price point for a new race struck me as crazy steep. If I want throw some money to SSG to keep the game afloat, I’ll probably just buy some points during the next sale, and keep enjoying the world/my alts/the awesome festivals.

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mosselyn

Just buy the base $40 version and wait for the HE to show up in the store. It’s rumored to cost 1000 TP, which is a lot less than the extra $40 for the mid-priced xpack.

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Jack Pipsam

But $40 upfront and not getting the race is dodgy.

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Crowe

Agreed.

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draugris

You can buy it with points when u22 releases during winter.

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hurbster

Crikey, no. I was done when I went to Moria.

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Thomas

Same here.

Mines of Moria pretty much killed my interest in LotRO. I must have 6 or 7 characters still perched on, near, or by the gates of Moria. I really tried to like the Moria expansion, but it was just too tedious to get any of them through it.

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Roger Melly

I loved Moria it is one of the most interesting parts of the game . It used to be quite easy to get lost in there but it is less so now . I just use the goat instant travel between different areas in there .

The part I always find difficult to enjoy is Rohan .

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Roger Christie

I enjoyed Moria a lot. It’s one of the few times I’ve seen something of that sort taken from a book to a computer screen and still manage to retain its ability to awe me.

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Crowe

I liked Moria when it came out and I’m still liking it now that I’ve returned. Mirkwood… still no. But I’m bulling my way on past and hoping to run into something I like after. (I had left before shortly after the Mirkwood launch and the red/blue/yellow launch)