[QUOTE=Valamar;6900258The "package" which Turbine provides at lotro.com is unaffected by PANDO's termination. It would only be required to be removed if Reloaded (who apparently purchased PANDO) sent "cease and desist" orders to Turbine. However, more likely, Reloaded will be working with Turbine to convert from the PMB system to Reloaded's system (whatever that is.)[/quote]
I believe Turbine actually switched to Happy Cloud. Not sure if that's what Reloaded calls their software.
You actually can't buy anything from the LotRO Store via Steam. There are only two things offered, the Steely Dawn Starter Pack and the Triple Pack (which, interestingly enough, is not even something Turbine offers anymore, they just switched to the Quad Pack). Everything else is bought with TP even for Steam users.
Valve (Steam) apparently represented the complete opposite -- i.e. zero direct costs to Turbine and a percentage based revenue stream from Valve. (Steam users pay for things in the LOTRO Store using "Steam Cash," so one assumes that Turbine "gets a percentage" of the transaction; however, without Steam, the transaction would not have taken place, so it is a win for both sides.)
Steam: Sneakeh Snake[/CENTER]