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  1. Thread: Festival ?

    by Calico
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    "String, or nothing!" shrieked Gollum, which was...

    "String, or nothing!" shrieked Gollum, which was not quite fair—working in two guesses at once.
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    I also start reading the books in the autumn. For...

    I also start reading the books in the autumn. For some reason, I associate the changing colors with Tolkien's landscape descriptions, and probably because the Hobbit cartoon used to show at...
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    Crafting in a game like LOTRO should have...

    Crafting in a game like LOTRO should have significant depth and meaningful reward, to appeal to the players who enjoy that activity. Much like the music system - you don't have to use it, but it's a...
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    I think you're injecting your subjective feelings...

    I think you're injecting your subjective feelings about the avatar looks as fact. I would not classify the old/new as cartoony vs. realistic.

    For my avatars, I think some look better with the new...
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    Obviously the old and new models can co-exist in...

    Obviously the old and new models can co-exist in the software, since we can toggle between them.

    So just make the new models available as extra faces, not replacement faces. Like so many people...
  6. I believe this is working as intended. In a...

    I believe this is working as intended.

    In a nutshell - when you accept the quest, only a few of the many fireworks locations will work for that run. And those few that work for you will disappear...
  7. Thread: Too squishy

    by Calico
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    IMO this sounds like perfect tuning. Where one...

    IMO this sounds like perfect tuning. Where one can win a 1-on-1 on-level fight but can't sleep through it, and a 1-vs-many or 1-vs-elite fight isn't manageable without great gear, excellent playing,...
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    I do not have a fresh install; mine is from May...

    I do not have a fresh install; mine is from May 2012. But maybe my answer will help until someone else chimes in.

    Windows XP 32bit reports my install as 18.0 GB. This includes the high-res...
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    Whenever I come back to LOTRO after much time...

    Whenever I come back to LOTRO after much time away, I try to use the LOTRO instance finder to find or form a group. I'm on the active Landroval server, yet I've never seen it accomplish anything. I...
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    I'm a long-time Linux and Windows XP user. It...

    I'm a long-time Linux and Windows XP user. It might be too late for the OP, but here's what I'd recommend:

    - If you're on Windows XP, you don't have to be in a big rush to dump it by April. First...
  11. Thread: Trick or treat?

    by Calico
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    I was a vocal opponent of forced emotes because...

    I was a vocal opponent of forced emotes because of how they violate RP standards - you shouldn't be able to affect someone else's character without their permission. And for the fact that they were...
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    Players shouldn't pick stupid names for their...

    Players shouldn't pick stupid names for their characters for the same reason that game developers don't pick stupid names for the NPCs. You don't walk into The Forsaken Inn and buy goods from the...
  13. Shiny landscapes and Specular Lighting, Landscape Lighting Quality question

    With my graphics settings turned way up, some landscape surfaces in the LOTRO world have been unexpectedly shiny on my client. For example, the dirt roads in the North Downs and the lakeshore beach...
  14. First off, I'd like to say that my original...

    First off, I'd like to say that my original question was half-way facetious, pointing out that these threads generate many replies that are more about patting oneself on the back for superior...
  15. Just for discussion's sake, let's assume that a...

    Just for discussion's sake, let's assume that a game actually had a minor bug in its random number generator.

    How would anybody ever report it as a problem? Every time someone complains, they're...
  16. Here's an alternative way to make your back rent....

    Here's an alternative way to make your back rent. You may have heard about the new daily Hobbit Presents that have just been released in the last update. One of the frequent gifts is "Pile of Copper...
  17. I'd like to mention that when I've been short of...

    I'd like to mention that when I've been short of funds to unlock a house, I've had good results dumping a few stacks of ore/wood/etc. on the auction house. If your server is halfway active, I expect...
  18. Is the Might grace period over as of update 11.0?

    I didn't see any mention in the release notes. Is the +might gear on my mid-level warden still equivalent to +agi gear, or is the grace period over now in 11.0? Thanks for the help.
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    Been away for a while so I'm just hearing about...

    Been away for a while so I'm just hearing about this.

    I think this is great news, it's long been needed. I'm glad that someone on the development team understands what an RP violation it was to...
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    There's a good reason to wait until near the end...

    There's a good reason to wait until near the end to cash in your tokens - mystery awards like the Sack of Presents or the treasure chests from the Haunted Burrow may randomly give you what you...
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    Sorry, I know it sucks. I think the festival...

    Sorry, I know it sucks. I think the festival actually ended at scheduled time, but with the way the calendar adjusts itself to the local time zone, maybe it only appeared like you had all day.
    ...
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    If they put out an announcement ahead of time, I...

    If they put out an announcement ahead of time, I could see it hurting sales. But, if they did it at the last minute, it wouldn't hurt current sales, and would only open the opportunity for more sales...
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    This is a very ironic argument for you to make...

    This is a very ironic argument for you to make against people who prefer the event reward structure that had been used for the last X? years.


    The quests and rewards weren't interesting to you -...
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    Sorry for the confusion. What I was stating is...

    Sorry for the confusion. What I was stating is that I mostly know grown-ups. As opposed to the student children of grown-ups, who in my experience do have the time to spend hours a day on a game,...
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    If I were a designer, I wouldn't cater to the...

    If I were a designer, I wouldn't cater to the hardcore hours-a-day grinder at all for holiday festivals. Their efforts are already rewarded in the functional aspects of the game. I don't see why the...
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