When any MMORPG has gone on long enough, a movement among fans to return to the earlier days of the game tends to emerge. Call it “legacy fever” or what have you, but the nostalgia for old systems and a more limited scope seems to appeal to some players. But for those calling for a Lord of the Rings Online Classic server (as opposed to the progression server type it has now), we’ve got some bad news: It’s not going to happen.
“As for the ‘give us an old version of LOTRO‘ thing, my answer is the same as always: Why unfix all those bugs?” posted Senior Game Designer Jeff Libby. “You think it was perfect back then, but I remember our bug queues at the time and I can assure you it was not. Thirteen years of bug-fixes just disappearing? Yikes!”
In other LOTRO news, VIP members are getting a bonus gift this August: a full cosmetic set of Armour of the Hornburg Defender. You just need to log in to grab it. (It’s a good one!)