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Turbine, LotRO and asorted shit

Discussion in 'MMO(RP)G / Online Discussion' started by Lhynn, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. Lhynn Arcane

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    Found this thread on another forum

    Its a fairly interesting read, but theres a lot of uninteresting shit there, a dude in a different forum went through the trouble of salvaging the good content and quotes from said thread. Basically butthurt veteran employee telling it like it is, i think he used to work in westwood or some shit. Anyway, great stuff for anyone thinking about getting into the gaming industry, its not just Turbine specific.



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    Part 2


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  3. Lhynn Arcane

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  4. Lhynn Arcane

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    Jesus fuck, even copy pasting this shit was painful, all credit to some cuck named Yobai, the undertaking of rescuing all these great quotes and industry insights goes entirely to him, i merely infinitroned it.
     
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  5. Xorphitus Learned

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    How long will it be until DDO and LOTRO join Asherons Call?
     
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  6. Lhynn Arcane

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    Not likely to happen, both games are Standing Stones livelyhood, and until they procure something else or develop it on their own they wont be shutting them down.
    Getting the MMOs probably costed the crew their severance money, so im guessing they are putting all their eggs into those two baskets.
     
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  7. Bester ⚰️☠️⚱️ Patron Vatnik

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    I know all this shit by heart and you can replace LOTRO with any X MMO and it'll all be true, but I still can't uncringe my face after reading this.
     
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  8. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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  9. Rahdulan Arcane Patron

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    Hey, at least they hinted at model updates in the Moria expansion for LotRO.
    https://www.lotro.com/forums/showth...new-Standing-Stone-team&p=7677506#post7677506

    And that whole license renewal that everyone was panicking about not so long ago is apparently a "non-issue".
    https://www.lotro.com/forums/showth...new-Standing-Stone-team&p=7678093#post7678093

     
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  10. Xorphitus Learned

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    Hopefully they can keep them going awhile longer.
     
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  11. Gerrard Arcane

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    Sounds exactly like Cryptic.
     
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  12. BaconAndEggs Augur

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    I'm gonna miss Asheron's Call, though. There wasn't an MMO like it and there hasn't been once since. :salute:
     
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  13. v1rus Arcane

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    And here I came, all excited we are a making LotRO codex guild :M

    Oh well, quite an interesting read. Huge af tho, read the first post, the rest I'm saving for my morning coffee.


    Nothing goes better with some well-deserved bad mouthing than the morning coffee. :bounce:
     
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  14. Commissar Draco Codexia Comrade Colonel Commissar Patron

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    Insert Title Here Strap Yourselves In Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Divinity: Original Sin 2
    I am playing the game Comrade now; not really into this Fellowship shit but I did played with others a few times; the beauty of this game is its plays like Single player non dumbed down Oblivion... but if you interested in this Codex Guild shit send me a pm... I do had a few places I missed cause they were a few instances too hard for even Blue Path Captain to complete.
     
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  15. v1rus Arcane

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    I have been having an MMO itch I cant scratch for quite a while, since I just cant find the game I want to play at the moment.

    LotRO has been a serious contender since the itch started, but I have yet to give it a second go. Gave TOR a try an hour ago, and it seems like there is no way in hell anything can good out of that mess, so the search continues. If (when actually) I decide to try out LotRO again , Ill be letting you know :salute:

    What server are you on? I have a level 50 something Lore-Master on one of EU ones, but fuck me if I can remember which. And ye, the game is completely playable solo, and looks fucking majestic.
     
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  16. It's an MMO. Who cares.
     
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  17. oscar Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Fun classes/races for me and an irl friend (both pretty inexperienced with MMOs) to play?
     
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  18. Drakron Arcane

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    You know what is funny?

    Daniel Stahl back when he was STO Executive producer once mentioned that Cryptic didnt had the money or the staff like Turbine did, now that is just humorous but its hilarious that since I read that AFTER I started playing STO that was after PWE brought Cryptic, since WB brought Turbine in 2010, naming Turbine was already in the shit when good old Stahl made that comment.

    As much Perfect World is a shitty company ... at least they arent fucking Warner Bros, you just had to look at Monolith to see what would happen but hey, it was 2010 and PW was Chinese ... who's laughing now?
     
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  19. dibens as seen on shoutbox Patron

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    :salute:

     
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  20. Exar Kun Scholar

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    Lotro impressed me in how good of a middle earth simulator it is and how responsive the gameplay is. Very polished and detailed game, graphics have held up, and the animations are pretty. Most big IP WoW clones (SWTOR, STO, WAR) have had clunky gameplay, unresponsive UI's and glitchy animations.
     
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  21. Helton Arcane

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    Toilet paper right by PC. Old man can still get his fap on.
     
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