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Lord of the Rings -- ONLINE

Discussion in 'PC/Console Gaming' started by ethics, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

  2. MNeedham73

    MNeedham73 Well-Known Member

    hehe...I've been playing the beta for a few months now :)
     
  3. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Fucker, thanks for letting us know. You are out of the circle of trust. ;)

    So how do you like it?
     
  4. MNeedham73

    MNeedham73 Well-Known Member

    lol..NDA's suck, don't they?

    I've enjoyed it for the most part. The graphics, sounds, etc are awesome.

    I've tried several different classes so far. All enjoyable to play. Nothing has driven me insane with tediousness or boredom yet (definitely a good thing).

    I'll probably write up something more in depth once it goes retail and the NDA's are lifted.
     
  5. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Is it better than WoW?
     
  6. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    Yeesh, by the time I finish downloading the 4 GB of software the beta will be over. :D
     
  7. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Not so bad for me. 50% already done. :)
     
  8. Brazbit

    Brazbit Nah... It can't be.

    The latest PC Gamer has the Beta Disc, A code to get in, A quick reference chart for keyboard and mouse, and a preview guide. Might be worth picking up rather than downloading the beta.
     
  9. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    Cool! Thanks.
     
  10. Brazbit

    Brazbit Nah... It can't be.

    OK this I like:

    PVP but with a twist.
     
  11. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    I would love to use a name from the Harvard Lampoon parody Bored of the Rings, such as Goodgulf or Legolam, but I'm sure they're taken.
     
  12. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Ok, logged in, played my guardian for 3 levels here are first impressions.

    1. There's no NDA in PUBLIC beta, Mike. I should slap you. At least no NDA that stops you from reviewing the game. It's the same pub beta as WoW had when they first came out.

    2. EQ2 gameplay/WoW interface. In other words, best of both worlds. There ARE differences, but you can jump in and enjoy the game without too many hassles. All of the keys (I think) are the same--L for quests, etc...

    3. It's gorgeous. Not cartoonish as WoW. But you need a rig that can handle it. I have the same Rig as I had when I tried EQ2 and LOTRO plays MUCH smoother on than EQ2 ever did.

    4. Minstrel as a quest!? My favorite to play and I was saddened that Blizz never put one together for WoW. Bards from the old EQ days were the HARDEST to play but were in high demand because of the shortages. I basically wrote my own group check everytime I logged in with my bard.
     
  13. Andy

    Andy ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    WOW.


    Typical Turbine.. lack of info available as far as classes, quests, etc.. but..

    Over on the European site.. much to read. :D
     
  14. Elspeth

    Elspeth Beware the Fire Dragon

    updating right now. Looks really cool. Will let you know what I think
     
  15. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    Multiple servers a la WoW? Or One (virtual) Server to Rule Them All? :D

    If you get a choice of servers, which ones are you folks on?
     
  16. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Doesn't matter to me. Just playing around right now, nothing serious.;)
     
  17. Brazbit

    Brazbit Nah... It can't be.

    Brazori - Level 5 Dwarven Minstrel - Brandywine server
     
  18. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    Ok, made a Hobbit Burgler on the same server, ethics...
     
  19. SixofNine

    SixofNine Jedi Sage Staff Member

    Servers seem to be down a lot. I crashed last night entering that first instance in the Intro. The graphics are gorgeous.

    Elf hunter Seidinove on Brandywine.
     
  20. ethics

    ethics Pomp-Dumpster Staff Member

    No crashes for me thus far. Some bugs but nothing too crazy.
     

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