In the early days of the game Turbine employees actually played their game as far as I remember.
I know you have quality control playing to check before stuff goes live, I'd hope so anyway, but is there any allocated time for devs to play Live or is it spare time play only?
And if they play, do they play together, solo or in different kins/servers?
I've seen a turbine video of the resent grp content where they go around with zero morale and can't die, maybe it was just for a demo but I'd like to think some of you can actually play. Any kins out there with turbine employees as members? What worries me is that they are all playing other games in their spare time, seeing how those games work and thinking to bring in ideas, gameplay and such into LOTRO. What brought me to LOTRO were those things that stood out as different from other games and over the last couple of years those things have slowly been eroded.
Bentley don't make a hatchback, they might have a cup holder here and there but I'm sure it's made of cow hide and wood veneer and magically pops out of the dash.
I'd really like to know that you guys play this game, one or two afternoons a week together. Do a raid on level, Rift would be perfect. Give yourselves the Rift set if you like but no fancy god mode or "+" prefix, play it for real. Another week do the Watcher or In There Absence or Carn Dum 6 mans on level with appropriate gear.
I'm just worried that you haven't actually played the content, you don't know the great content you've made in the passed nor those failures you might just be repeating around the corner. Perhaps our council members might ask them how much they play or even get in game with them during their visit and play some content.