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#21 Taralom

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 09:10 PM

i don't play WoW or LOTRO.
i don't want to pay monthly.
or in WoW's case don't pay for a server but be seen as ''the noob who doesn't want to pay'' at school
so i've chosen not too.

i have seen something of LOTRO. it looks great. Can you be evil and good?? of just good?
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Posted 04 July 2007 - 09:28 PM

I was the same (always whining about monthly fees) until I actually played the game. I got the lifeime package anyway, so it's a one time fee (and I've got more enjoyment in a few months from LOTRO than I did from my PS2 + all games...which cost a hell of a lot more!).

Good is the name of the game, although at level 10 you can make an evil guy. At level 40, your good guy can then go fight the evil guys (I did this yesterday...the wargs now fear my bow :D ).

Any other questions? I'm on my laptop (not good enough to play it) so have nothing else to do :rolleyes:
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Posted 04 July 2007 - 10:19 PM

Could you show some ingame screenshots please?
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Posted 04 July 2007 - 10:42 PM

another expansion is coming out. then another every 6 months.

agree with you FlameGuard, I won't go back to either of them. I finally quit WOW, played LOTRO beta and had to quit that. didn't want to get attached to that.

Wrong... after The Burning Crusade was released, they said they would try to release expansion packs on a yearly basis, but also warned people that this would probably not be reached every time. The typical perfectionist Blizzard attitude. Sorry Adummy, but yer completely off here.

And I agree with zimoo, monthly fees are fine if you really like the game. WoW has saved me more money then it cost me, because these days I may buy about 1 game a year, strongly contrasting the amount I bought before WoW.

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 11:05 PM

Well I don't have any of my own screenshots but I could find some from somewhere.

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Me in my gay mid-game armour. I've got rid off the pruple scarf now, and upgraded it all except the hat (too in love with it to change :D).

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A high level captain. Isn't mine, but look how shiny and pretty the mail looks :p

I'll get more once I'm back on my main computer.

Some of the armour designs leave a lot to be desired :rolleyes:
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Posted 05 July 2007 - 03:29 AM

Wrong... after The Burning Crusade was released, they said they would try to release expansion packs on a yearly basis, but also warned people that this would probably not be reached every time. The typical perfectionist Blizzard attitude. Sorry Adummy, but yer completely off here.

Where did you hear this? I heard they were going to take a year to get a second one out, then they were going to try and get 4 more out after it, once every 6 months. I don't know the link to this as it was awhile ago so i may be wrong.
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Posted 05 July 2007 - 09:21 AM

I heard this from an interview with the developers at Blizzcon last year, when they announced the Burning Crusade. He stated that ideally they'd like to release an expansion every year.

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 09:21 AM

how much does such a lifetime fee cost??
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Posted 05 July 2007 - 09:25 AM

I dont know how much it is dollars or anything but atleast here, I think, it is 250 euros but this is just what I heard. Might be wrong though.

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 09:30 AM

No, it's 150 euros for the lifetime subscription.

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 09:32 AM

Jussi you may have mixed the US price in. i think its $250 for life time in the states.
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Posted 05 July 2007 - 10:02 AM

Oh yes thats the case :D 250 euros would be quite expensive, I aint saying that 150 is cheap but its certainly less than 250 :p I think that if I keep playing LOTRO for years I will get the lifetime subscription.
At the end it is cheaper than to pay 26.40 euros for 2 months :rolleyes:

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 11:24 AM

maybe americans in general are more addicted to these games, and are therefore calculated to use their lifetime fee for a longer lifetime ;)
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Posted 05 July 2007 - 11:28 AM

Thanks for the screenies zimoo ;)

Indeed the game looks quite good, but I don't want to pay each month, I'm sure that this game could be fun, but I don't have muc htime to play (anyway I don't take it...).
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Posted 05 July 2007 - 12:01 PM

I started playing last week.I'm on Arkenstone.
I've got a
Level 20 -Dwarf Guardian -Radspakr
Level 10 - Elf Hunter - Bruiwen
Level 1 - Hobbit Minstrel - Bulco
Level 6 - Elf Loremaster - ( Forgot the name)
Level 8 - Dwarf Champion - Vaari

The game is pretty good it's adictive.
The coolset thing i've seen is a procession of Hobbits walking through the centre of Bree at least 25 of them the coolest thing ever.

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 04:35 PM

Dwarf guardians...so overused.

*Archer fires arrow into group, dwarf guardian tries to get the hit himself. Flies way over his head and hits the human minstrel standing behind*

I hate dwarves, guardians and champions especially. Dwarf guardians just show a lack of creativity, my guardian is a female elven historian, which makes for a more enjoyable experience IMO. Champions are just idiots and dwarves are idiots so logic states a dwarf champion will be a huge idiot. No offence Rad, i'm sure you're an exception to the moronic close-minded dwarves I usually end up with ;)

The thing I like most about the lifetime fee is that there's no hassle in having to pay every month, and if you stay with games for a long time it works out cheaper fairly quickly.

I refuse to endorse any stereotypes presented. My hunter is human *fires rain of arrows in direction of all Legolas wannabes*, my guardian is a female elf as stated and my burglar is a human. Would have made my guardian a hobbit female if I hadn't wanted to try out the elven prologue missions. My captain is a human, but I didn't have much (any) choice on that :grin:

BTW, is Arkenstone an American server? Cause I don't recognise the name.

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 10:02 PM

I got a voucher to try the game 3 days for free (which i'm gonna use when I can find 3 free days in a row), so I'm certainly going to try it, but I just don't think the amount of time I will be able to (reasonably) spend in the game will justify the costs
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Posted 05 July 2007 - 11:49 PM

A member of the Power Unlimited magazine I take it? :p

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 02:19 AM

I have never played both games, but LOTRO looks more fun. I played Phantasy star the demo for 4 months because it was fun too. I do not like paying alot so I did not get the full game. I do not think I will ever play both games unless there was a online demo that payed free. They would delete our character every two months.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 06:24 PM

ouch Zimoo ouch!
That hurts.I think I will take offence :mad2:
I've seen quite a few Dwarf Guardian morons out there though.
I saw a Dwarf Minstrel Tank too.
I like being a Guardian it's great for going solo on Orc Camps i'm usually backed up by a Hunter.
I think Arkenstone is an American Server.I'll have to check.

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