The biggest issue as I see it is WB/Turbine not willing to capitalize on - or failing to see the very real potential of - using their licence from Middle Earth Enterprises to create a superb well-marketed Tolkien PVmP-MMO, either from what they have already in LOTRO, via some substantial reworking and a global relaunch, or something entirely new. It genuinely completely shocks me that as a business, they repeatedly fail to capitalise. There is an established wealth of interest in the Tolkien world spanning all kinds of ages, and judging the potential for such a game purely on the intermittently-managed side-show that is currently LOTRO PvmP is a huge mistake on their part, not least since they themselves as developers can be the only ones responsible for the kind of low %'s of players (they say) they have in that portion of the game - which of course is a % only relative to those who play the other, more heavily financially supported side of the game. The way they interpret their player statistics has nothing to do with a wider lack of interest in a form of dedicated Tolkienesque PvmP gaming. If only they would realize this.
Last edited by Mournsigh; Aug 07 2013 at 01:36 AM.