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  1. #26
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    Hmph, wonder if this "class skill improvement" will amount to anything more than what Beornings got in Mordor.
    ~ Balance is a game of give and take, at the end of the day even Beornings need nerfs. ~

  2. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joedangod View Post
    Hmph, wonder if this "class skill improvement" will amount to anything more than what Beornings got in Mordor.
    You shouldn't have changed your post. What you said was spot on.

  3. #28
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    Mordor & High Elf not available via Store until 2018 and still no Steam purchase-option for the XPac....well done
    No plans for a 64bit client either.
    At least i can save my subscription fee now
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  4. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by Fealhach View Post
    SSG Team,

    Well done on your first year as Standing Stones Games. Congratulations to the Team. I’m sure that this first year has been an education, and that all the things you’ve learnt over the course of this year will prove helpful in building the game, growing the community and moving the game forward.

    Whilst Mordor itself has been great, some of that positivity was lost with how the expansion launch, the various expansion editions and the High Elf Race were handled. Hopefully we will see clearer communication and intentions with how any future expansion and it’s content are handled.

    I would prefer to see proper, well thought out Exclusive Pre Order Editions that are available for cash until release date. With Non Exclusive Editions being available for Lotro Points (as well as cash) from the day of launch. On that point, please let those people waiting to get Mordor and High Elves for Lotro Points know as soon as possible when they can purchase these. It's really not acceptable to make them wait this long and you'll make a lot of people happy releasing this to them as soon as you possibly can.

    Once again Story telling has been great with the Black Book of Mordor and I’m really excited to see where the story will take us next.

    It’s a really great to be heading north to Northern Mirkwood and visit some super iconic locations that people have been dying to see for years (Especially after all that darkness!). Really looking forward to seeing Thranduil’s Realm, Dale, Laketown and Erebor in all their glory! Will we be seeing areas such as Central Mirkwood/East Bight or further along the Vales of the Anduin? or is this something planned for the future? How and where will these new lands connect to our existing locations?

    Looking forward to new additions to Festivals, particularly further adventures with Bingo.

    With regards the New Elk Mounts - Please keep them simple and leave the tablecloths for the Horses.

    Good to see areas such as Music getting a bit of love with the new instrument. Perhaps some other areas of the game that haven’t seen much development or improvement in recent times will receive some attention in the future.

    So, After Northern Mirkwood - back then to Minas Morgul and a date with Shelob! This makes good sense. And then, do we head south to Nurn or Harondor? East into Rhun or explore other parts of Middle-earth? So many options. But where ever we go, don’t rush us - We don’t want to Sail into the West just yet!! If no expansion next year, then maybe we could have an Expansion in 2019 continuing our Mordor adventures into Nurn.

    Would love to see more open communication, producer letters, dev diaries, and generally more communication on the forums with regards to what is going on, especially on some of the more “controversial” topics where an early and clear statement would set people’s minds at ease.

    Keep up the good work, and keep away from the bad!

    Cheers
    Couldn't have said it better. Thank you SSG for a realy good experience with Mordor (except the current situation in PvMP but you are working on that already). Looking forward to travel through Northern Mirkwood and Dale!
    Last edited by Esterian; Nov 21 2017 at 06:42 PM.

  5. #30
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    Northern Mirk, Laketown and Dale, and Erebor seems like a very large chunk for an Update. Is it going to all come at once or will it be spread out over 22.x updates?

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    Happy to hear where we are going next, I'll definitely be looking forward to exploring the new regions. The world builders in this game are fantastic so I have no doubts that these new locations will look and feel incredible.

    I'm also looking forward to the new models for the dwarves and the hobbits, along with other improvements. I've been enjoying my high elf a bit, but a few of the hairstyles are clipping through the head, or have other graphical issues (take a look at hairstyles 2-4 for examples on the males). There's also currently a lot of nice elven hairstyles on NPCs that would be a great addition to the high elf who currently has very few unique styles and mostly copies from men and regular elves. Additionally male high elves still have one less battle voice clips than females, and plenty of people are waiting on elven heralds for captains. That being said I hope that further improvements will come to the high elves who are good, but could be much more with just a little bit added. Can't wait to see what the designs of the mirkwood elves will be as well. I hope we will see some new wood elf armor and weapons that will be able to be acquired.

    Thanks for all your hard work this year, and I'm looking forward to continuing my journey in Middle-earth.

  7. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by Severlin View Post
    One of the projects begun in 2017 that will continue into 2018 is the update of our character avatars. We're planning to release the Hobbit and Dwarf avatar update, and will continue afterwards with further improvements.
    Please clarify as to what these "further improvements" will be. The new human and elf avatar updates have many technical issues that have not been addressed or even acknowledged. Heads poking through armour, missing or incorrect textures, male textures on female avatars - to say nothing of the artistic license you took that dramatically altered players' features in ways they never wanted and with no way to get them back. There's a population of players that are absolutely gutted by what you did and have been waiting almost half a year for you say something, anything, about this. How you can introduce so many errors in such a core feature as players' faces and then do nothing about it for this long is baffling. I realize that game development means not revealing certain things until you know that they're ready and presentable to the public, but this is not a new feature we're talking about here; this is fixing what you broke. You absolutely must address this.

    Also, players need more storage. You have ten years worth of updates, and multiple festivals that add about half a dozen new items several times a year, but player storage has not kept pace. I have purchased every bag and vault upgrade, and have about half of the shared storage slots, and yet I find myself unable to have an adequate stock of crafting supplies, the cosmetic outfits I want, and normal adventuring gear. I don't even get many of the new festival items, even though I want them and earn more than enough tokens for them, because they become more of a burden than something fun and enjoyable. A lack of storage also prevents me from purchasing items from the store with actual cash. Making alt accounts and shuffling items through the mail is what everyone does, but it really should not be necessary. MMOs are about progressing and, for lack of a more eloquent term, "getting stuff". Getting new/more stuff is what keeps players going and keeps them in the game. It's too fundamental to the game to be as limited as you've kept it.

  8. #33

    Alienating players is a bad decision

    So, what have we come to in the end?

    1. SSG increases level cap to 115, with drastical stat curve that makes lvl 105 gear totally absolete.
    2. You want new gear? Buy Mordor for ... 50 bucks at least, including taxes. With no way to buy it through Steam. Awkward.
    3. You want new gear, but can't/not willing to pay 50 bucks right away? Buy ... keys for lootboxes, because SSG is removing ash items drop from world drops. No more ash farm raids.
    4. You want top of the line gear?.. You HAVE to buy Mordor for 50 bucks at least because Mordor raids are coming BEFORE expansion gets available for LP.

    What you really don't get, SSG, is that alienating irregularly paying customers is bad for business. You see, your regularly paying customers and all those who already bought Mordor with bucks have to play the game with someone, and the playerbase is shrinking because of your ill-advised decisions. 80% of my friendlist were not online since August.

    You know what that means?.. You're running out of players in a MMORPG.

    Please, stop being so much EA.
    Release Mordor to Steam and in-game Store for LP prior to releasing that raid of yours.
    Don't make the mistake so many people will abandon the game because of.

    Hit the shelves with LP Mordor on Christmas or players will hit the door behind them.
    Last edited by Elven_occupant; Nov 21 2017 at 05:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elven_occupant View Post
    What you really don't get, SSG, is that alienating irregularly paying customers is bad for business. [/B]
    Sadly, people who play this game have short-term memory loss. All they had to see was Erebor, Dale and Northern Mirkwood in a producer's letter and everything else was forgiven.

  10. #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denhith View Post
    Sadly, people who play this game have short-term memory loss. All they had to see was Erebor, Dale and Northern Mirkwood in a producer's letter and everything else was forgiven.
    Case in point...

    Quote Originally Posted by iarlnir View Post
    Just read Sev's letter. All is forgiven, Sev.

  11. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by Denhith View Post
    Sadly, people who play this game have short-term memory loss. All they had to see was Erebor, Dale and Northern Mirkwood in a producer's letter and everything else was forgiven.


    So, we're all Dory fishies now? Because you know, they cook fish...

  12. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    I hear ya...

    Wise players don't buy keys for loot-boxes.
    Responsible developers don't sell keys for loot-boxes.

    This hits the nail on the head.
    SSG: I love this game and intend to keep giving you money. Please add a way to enter or climb the Stone Tower housing decoration from Rangers of Esteldin, that I may then reach the top.

  13. #38
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    Loving the look of the future! It's great to see advancement in such a range of the areas. Someone mentioned it, and I'd like to repeat it: keep those elks simple. We can only deal with tablecloths so much

    Very, very excited to explore Northern Mirkwood, Laketown, Dale and Erebor. You'll have a lot of happy players on your hands if you can pull it off well.

    I've got Mordor myself, but please make it available to people wanting to buy it with points soon. If you want to be able to continue with these updates of yours, you'll need to keep a strong player base.

    Thanks for the update on plans! It all looks very exciting and I for one am itching to get exploring. Good luck, and keep us posted!
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  14. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by Severlin View Post
    Greetings, and thank you for being a part of Lord of the Rings Online! 2017 has been a huge year for us. This not only was our first full year as Standing Stone Games, but was also the year we realized one of the most exciting dreams we've had for more than a decade: bringing you Mordor, the fate of the One Ring, and the Fall of Sauron.

    2017 also marked the start of a new long-form tale of our own with the release of the Black Book of Mordor. We're excited to further explore the lore and setting of Middle-earth for years to come, both by telling our own stories, and continuing to add the most iconic encounters, locations, and developments from the trilogy to the game.

    The Black Book of Mordor's plot continues in Update 22, leading to Northern Mirkwood! We are busy developing this region, including Thranduil's Court, Dale, Laketown, and Erebor. Who is now leading Dale and Laketown? Why are legions of refugees fleeing from Rhûn, with tales of death and horror on their lips? And why are spiders missing from the forest, and where have they gone? We'll answer these questions and more. We are also already planning for our updates between 22 and 23, including new additions to the Anniversary event and Summer Festival.

    Before Update 22 releases next year, we’ll be celebrating the end of 2017 by launching a new raid: The Abyss of Mordath. In a thrilling conclusion to the storylines introduced in Dor Amarth, you and your friends and kin will descend into the Black Pits of Mordor in pursuit of King Váskmun Greytooth and the Firehorn Dwarves. At last, the time has come to put an end to King Greytooth’s misguided quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf-ring, Manthríf, and avenge the threats he levied against the dwarves of Durin’s Folk. Alas, the devoted followers of the Order of the Eye also search the Abyss, for they seek both vengeance on the Firehorns and knowledge of Sauron’s greatest secrets. However, neither the Firehorns nor the Order of the Eye know the truth of the terrors that lurk in the deepest shadows of the Mordath. This Level 115 Raid features three new boss encounters and offers a plethora of new rewards including best-in-slot armour, jewellery, off-hand items, and unique housing items!

    Update 21.3 will feature new Housing Items, some of which will be found in the raid, others will be available through the Quartermaster in-game, and a few will be available in Gorgoroth Lootboxes. Speaking of new stuff, the Yule Festival will see new cosmetics, including a woodland crown, a new Winter dress, and a new Yule-themed cloak. Additionally, we have long heard players request the ability to have an Elk mount which will be offered in addition to two new cosmetic pets.

    One of the projects begun in 2017 that will continue into 2018 is the update of our character avatars. We're planning to release the Hobbit and Dwarf avatar update, and will continue afterwards with further improvements.

    For our musicians in LOTRO, we're excited to announce that a new instrument is being added to the music system: The fiddle! We expect this new instrument to debut in Update 22.

    Looking beyond Update 22, we know you have been asking to see even more classic moments from the trilogy. We have a way to go before we see Aragorn and Arwen's wedding, but we intend to bring you other well-known parts of the book. In Update 23, we intend to visit Minas Morgul, and say a fearful hello to Shelob herself.

    We also plan to make improvements to various systems like class skills and power, evolving player power through the Legendary Item system, and more. We'll update the Anniversary Event along with all of our other yearly Festivals. In particular, we’re looking forward to seeing Bingo Boffin’s Harvestmath Festival tale that began this year continue into next year.

    Once again, thank you for helping us bring Tolkien's world to life. We love seeing your concerts, plays, events, livestreams, artwork, poetry, writing, and more, and we think it's one of the things that really sets our community and game apart. We look forward to another year of celebration with you!

    Sev~
    Not even one word about improving performance! I don't know what to say. I'm glad I left some years ago.

    Instead: Elks, fiddles and the lootbox casino. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$ad.

    But, to be fair. A new raid is cool and black book of mordor is cool too. Still, if the main impression of all of it is lag, it doesn't matter.
    "There is always hope." ~ Aragorn

  15. #40
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    Looking forward to the cost of Update 22 and 23 and if they will re-instate the Epic Books or y'know...$$$

  16. #41
    this all sounds very cool! and I thank you all for a good year SSG! and the new content sounds great!
    BUUUUUUUT.....
    you really need to back track a bit in lotro. lotro is in need of a performance boost!!! A BIG ONE!! this is the only online game that I have these lags in, and my PC can handle way more demanded games like this without any lag what sp ever. it really needs to be looked into.
    Also, I think that we really need some kind of a buyable token in store that enables you to change your gender of your avatar! that I think many wishes. I know that to ask for a race change might be to much of a money issue but gender wouldnt cost that much to make? and being able to buy it in the store for a bit of money?

    All and all its really good content. but the game really needs some back tracking!

  17. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by TheGeekGirl View Post
    ...elk mounts. Cringe. Nobody rode elk in Middle Earth.
    No one in the books rode goats either. As a matter of fact, although of course the game is based on the books, and NOT on the movies, in the comparison of whether goats or elk should be allowed as mounts..... elks would have a point up to goats, because at the very least they were featured as Thranduil's mount of choice.

    In short, if we allow goats who aren't in the books OR movies, why no allow elks who aren't in the books, but ARE in the movies.

    The goats were invented by Turbine as a means to go around the "Moria is no place for horses" line in the books... They just looked at mines, how they operated in a pre-industrial area, and because goats were small, sturdy and strong they were often used to pull carts up through small passages. So, there, now we have goats.

    Bottom line is if you are against elk because nobody rode them in Middle Earth, you should also be against goats because no one rode them in Middle earth. Ever.
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  18. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by Denhith View Post
    so the loot-boxes are staying...
    Yes, you will have to use your own mental powers and restrain from buying them. Since the black steel keys are also staying on the dailies quests, you should have no issues gearing up without any BOUGHT keys.
    Moved from Riddermark to Arkenstone on 9/29/2015!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Severlin View Post
    One of the projects begun in 2017 that will continue into 2018 is the update of our character avatars. We're planning to release the Hobbit and Dwarf avatar update, and will continue afterwards with further improvements.
    Are you planning to fix the Bald Spots you introduced with New Avatars, and make it so that each Player
    once again has control over how THEIR characters appear to other players ingame? If not, why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Severlin View Post
    For our musicians in LOTRO, we're excited to announce that a new instrument is being added to the music system: The fiddle! We expect this new instrument to debut in Update 22.
    Now THIS is good news! And long, long overdue! One thing: can you please UnWreck the Bagpipe,
    which you wrecked (or Re-Wrecked) in the last Music System update so that roughly 3/4 of my ABC
    `pipe tunes became squeaky unplayable horrors? Please?

  20. #45
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    I loved everything in the letter except elk mounts...urgh.

    Quote Originally Posted by maartena View Post
    elks would have a point up to goats, because at the very least they were featured as Thranduil's mount of choice.
    I don't recall reading that in the books.

    Quote Originally Posted by maartena View Post
    In short, if we allow goats who aren't in the books OR movies, why no allow elks who aren't in the books, but ARE in the movies.
    If we allow goats and elks, why not war pigs and battle worms? It will no longer be Middle-earth. LOTRO should veer as far away as possible from The Hobbit movies.

    Quote Originally Posted by maartena View Post
    Bottom line is if you are against elk because nobody rode them in Middle Earth, you should also be against goats because no one rode them in Middle earth. Ever.
    I am firmly against both. I'd have preferred a mule to a goat.
    Last edited by Kenomica.; Nov 21 2017 at 06:49 PM.

  21. #46
    Quote Originally Posted by Severlin View Post
    The Black Book of Mordor's plot continues in Update 22, leading to Northern Mirkwood! We are busy developing this region, including Thranduil's Court, Dale, Laketown, and Erebor. Who is now leading Dale and Laketown? Why are legions of refugees fleeing from Rhûn, with tales of death and horror on their lips? And why are spiders missing from the forest, and where have they gone? We'll answer these questions and more.
    Northern Mirkwood! I have long hoped that some of the "empty" spots in the Rhovanian map would be used.... Looking at that in-game map, I see that to the west of (Northern) Mirkwood is Gladden Fields..... this area probably won't be developed any time soon. But to the east is Wilderland, and then Rhun. And since this zone seems to have a storyline that involves refugees from Rhun, I am wondering whether we will see a future story progress into the Wilderland and into Rhun eventually.

    Looking beyond Update 22, we know you have been asking to see even more classic moments from the trilogy. We have a way to go before we see Aragorn and Arwen's wedding, but we intend to bring you other well-known parts of the book. In Update 23, we intend to visit Minas Morgul, and say a fearful hello to Shelob herself
    It was pretty clear that Minas Morgul was in the books, as there is an entrance from North Ithilien as well as Lhingris to get there..... but I would have put money on it (and lost, apparently) that Minas Morgul was to be the NEXT zone. I am glad to see though that Northern Mirkwood is being developed!
    Moved from Riddermark to Arkenstone on 9/29/2015!
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    Quote Originally Posted by maartena View Post
    Yes, you will have to use your own mental powers and restrain from buying them...

  23. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by Denhith View Post
    Sadly, people who play this game have short-term memory loss. All they had to see was Erebor, Dale and Northern Mirkwood in a producer's letter and everything else was forgiven.
    Very sad, but so true. The funny thing is if SSG releases Northern Mirkwood like they did Mordor solo and duo players will still be SOL. My wife and I were looking forward to Mordor, but after hearing you had to be a power gamer to enjoyment it we didn't bother buying the update. I fully expect SSG to pull the same stunt with the new regions.
    Unless stated otherwise, all content in this post is my personal opinion.

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    All I ask for is that you fix the performance not-spots, and sort out who hosts your servers; if they cannot operate the game servers to an acceptable standard, MOVE!!

    Coming out of the tutorial areas and into Bree Town is enough to put most people off before they have even begun.

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    Not fixing the client performance issues is going to slowly bleed LotRO to death.

    Especially once time eats enough of the older hardware, as the stuff in the early 2000's wasn't made nearly as well as the stuff out of the 80's and early 90's.

 

 
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