The Stream Team: Stepping onto LOTRO’s legacy server

    
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Although Massively OP’s MJ has no plans to make a life on Anor, LOTRO’s brand-spanking new legacy server that just launched, she’s still willing to pop in and take a peek. Nothing is planned to be new except for all the characters! That makes it a chance to join in and experience the game from the beginning right alongside everyone else. Tune in live at 8:00 p.m. for this first look… if we can slay that server queue boss!

What: Lord of the Rings Online
Who: MJ Guthrie
When: 8:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, November 8th, 2018

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November 19, 2018
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AurochsReborn

I am completely new to LOTRO so I thought this might be a good time to try it. So I bought the VIP and got on Anor. But after a a night of playing I must say – I have a bit of buyers remorse lol. LOTRO screams “unpolished, clunky WoW clone”. performance issues, odd animations, greedy cash shop, and more. But i guess im gonna stick it out for the month i paid for and try to keep an open mind about it.

Also.. kinda annoying that buying the VIP subscription still doenst unlock all the races and classes? huh? not a good first impression but i should have done my homework first. was an impulse buy lol

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Maggie May

You would have been better to try a regular server and play for free to see if you liked it. You really dont need to go vip to get a taste of the gameplay.

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J

Popular enough that they had to open a second server this evening. Tomorrow they are going to have free transfers back and forth between them. So people can always play with their friends.

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Ironwu

“… has no plans to make a life on Anor…”

And this, I think, is going to be the epitaph for this server.

Why play on it at all since it is really no different from standard servers?

Maybe good for a few laughs, for a few hours. But for the long run? Nah.

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Justin Olivetti

Uh-oh. Other people are having fun and that Cannot Be Allowed.

Thank you for your great and persistent service to rain on other people’s parades.

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Vincent Clark

@Justin, there is more to it than that–one would hope you could be objective about it. People who didn’t partake are now complaining that the main servers are ghost towns. This didn’t bring anyone new to the game, it just divided the already dwindling player base. But I guess it’s worth it as long as you (in general) get that old nostalgia feeling back? For what, a week?? Meanwhile, the game is still buggy and suffering from a host of performance problems, but…nostalgia!

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Sleepy

So…the main servers will be back to normal in a week? So we’re good!

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Vincent Clark

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Sleepy

Or I got the point and I’m just baiting you cos really, if this is the kind of thing that gets your back up, you need a hobby. Or an exciting sexual encounter.

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Vincent Clark

Is that an offer? I’m not one to turn down sexual encounters :)

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Sleepy

I know a dwarf who hangs around Keledhul docks…

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JoeCreoterra

Didn’t bring anyone new to the game? It brought myself and 5 other friends, another person on this thread, and I saw a ton of people in chat saying they are new to the game and asking how to do things. Not everybody posts on the forums, that’s the minority.

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Maggie May

I can totally see why the servers are a good thing for a lot of people. Having a group to lvl with through the content gives a new and cooperative flavour to an older game. It wiil be really best for group play which can be hard if you’re trying to do groups in an older server.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

We’re actually having quite a bit of fun. Lots of veterans enjoying having empty vaults and wardrobes, having no gold and selling low-level crafted gear.

And I do believe there are quite a few laughs.

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Sleepy

Can you block people on this comment system?

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Reht

I wish