Trete der weltgrößten Gemeinschaft von Spielern in der preisgekrönten Online-Neuschöpfung von J. R. R. Tolkiens legendärer Mittelerde bei.
Nutzerreviews: Sehr positiv (2,857 Reviews)
Veröffentlichung: 6. Juni 2012

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"The Lord of the Rings Online (commonly abbreviated to LOTRO, LotRO) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) and Free-to-Play!"
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5. November

Update 15 – Gondor Aflame

Experience the new race-class: the Beorning.
Troubled times now force Beorn’s Kin out of hiding to join with the Free Peoples in their final stand against Sauron. Channel aspects of the bear as you fight alongside your allies: the strength of the Hide, the ferocity of the Claw, or the inspiration of the Roar. Build your wrath and decimate your foes with the new Beorning Class!

The Dawnless Day Looms over Central Gondor

Ringló Vale
Drive back Saruon’s encroaching shadow. Dangerous creatures spilling from the mountains have brought pain and suffering to this once-peaceful vale. The change and fear in the air only emphasizes that it is now your responsibility to be the Beacon of Hope in this difficult time.

Dor-en-Ernil
Stabilize Aragorn’s war effort. Raids from Corsairs and their frightening Half-troll allies have thrown the supply chains into chaos. Face off against these towering enemies and locate the missing leaders, if they even yet live.

Lebennin
Make ready for the siege of Pelargir! Ally yourself with the Rivermaidens, powerful water-spirits who keep watch over the waterways. Prepare a foothold for Aragorn’s vanguard to launch their assault on the occupied port city.

New: Retaking Pelargir
Take up arms in the first-ever offensive Epic Battle! Fight alongside elite warriors as Isildur’s heir seeks to drive Sauron’s allies from Pelargir. Utilize the skills you honed at Helm’s Deep to retake the strategic port for the Free Peoples.

To view the full list of release notes, please visit our forums:

EN: Update 15 Release notes
FR: Update 15 Release notes
DE: Update 15 Release notes

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15. September

LOTRO Update 14.2 - The Dead Marshes

The Dead Marshes
• The Steward of Gondor has sent Artamir, son of Ilcamir, to the Dead Marshes on a mysterious errand. Unfriendly eyes have tracked him to that vile swamp, and your quest is to hurry him on before his presence causes great mischief to another important mission…

• Did Frodo and Sam come this way? After concluding Artamir’s story, engage in a sessionplay experience to learn what befell the two hobbits as they crossed the Dead Marshes in the company of their treacherous guide…

New Collection system!
• Track your collections of steeds, pets, even different chickens and other objects throughout all of Middle-earth!

To view the full list of release notes, please visit our forums:
English: Update 14.2 Release Notes
French: Update 14.2 Release Notes
German: Update 14.2 Release Notes

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Reviews

“Die beeindruckende Grafik und exzellente Umsetzung einer beliebten Fantasiewelt sind in diesem Genre ohne Gleichen; die brillante Geschichte und unglaublich dramatischen Ereignisse, haben der Konkurrenz in jeder Hinsicht einiges voraus.”
Eurogamer
“ein großartiges MMO Erlebnis”
Gamespy
“beeindruckende Landschaften, Atmosphäre und Details beleben das Spiel.”
IGN

Über dieses Spiel

Sie können der größten Spielergemeinschaft der Welt in „Der Herr der Ringe Online™“ beitreten, die preisgekrönte Online-Adaption von J.R.R. Tolkiens legendärer Mittelerde. Tauchen Sie wie nie zuvor in die Welt von Mittelerde ein, von den zerfallenden, in Schatten gehüllten Ruinen der Wetterspitze bis zum zeitlosen, goldenen Wald Lothlórien. Besuchen Sie die friedlichen, üppigen Felder des Auenlands, trotzen Sie den dunklen Tiefen der Minen von Moria und stoßen Sie im Tänzelnden Pony in Bree an!

Hauptinhalte:


  • Erkunden Sie die riesige Welt von Mittelerde: Tauchen Sie in die preisgekrönte Nachbildung der beliebten Fantasie-Welt von J.R.R. Tolkien ein, die so berühmte Orte wie das Auenland, die Minen von Moria und Lothlórien umfasst!
  • Erschaffen Sie Ihren Helden und entwickeln Sie ihn weiter: Steigen Sie bis zur Stufe 65 auf und erleben Sie tausende Möglichkeiten, Ihren Charakter zu individuell anzupassen! 4 Rassen, 9 Klassen, 10 Handwerksberufe, 7 Berufszweige und mehr als 1.000 Titel, Fertigkeiten und Eigenschaften!
  • Einzelspieler- und kooperative Scharmützel: Stürzen Sie sich zusammen mit Freunden oder anpassbaren KI-Soldaten direkt in aufregende, auf Ihre Stufe zugeschnittene Schlachten!
  • Legendäre Gegenstände: Stellen Sie Ihre eigenen legendären Waffen voll unermesslicher Macht zusammen wie Bilbos Stich oder Gandalfs Glamdring!
  • Spielen Sie als Monster: Bestehen Sie intensive PvMP-Kämpfe gegen andere Spieler als Diener Saurons!
  • Stellen Sie Ihre eigene Ausrüstung her: Bauen Sie auf den fruchtbaren Feldern des Auenlands Pflanzen an oder lassen Sie Ihre Hammerschläge in den Zwergenhallen von Ered Luin erklingen!
  • Kostenloses Online-Spiel: Ohne monatliche Gebühren.

Systemvoraussetzungen

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Betriebssystem: Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
    • Prozessor: Intel Pentium 4 - 1.8 GHz oder AMD äquivalent
    • Speicher: 512 MB
    • Festplatte: 10 GB frei
    • Grafikkarte: 64 MB GPU mit Pixelshader 1.1 Unterstützung (NVIDIA Geforce 3 oder AMD Radeon 8500)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    Empfohlen:
    • Betriebssystem: Windows XP (Service Pack 2) oder Windows Vista (Service Pack 1)
    • Prozessor: Intel Pentium 4 - 2.8 GHz oder AMD äquivalent
    • Speicher: 1 GB
    • Festplatte: 15 GB frei
    • Grafikkarte: 128 MB GPU mit Pixelshader 2.0 Unterstützung (NVIDIA Geforce 6800 oder AMD Radeon 9600)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    Minimum
    • OS: 10.7.5
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 25 GB of available space
    • Video Card: Intel HD Graphics 3000 or better
    • Sound: Integrated Sound
    Empfohlen
    • Betriebssystem: 10.7.5
    • Prozessor: 2,0 GHz Intel Core i7
    • Speicher: 4 GB
    • Festplatte: 25 GB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
    • Grafikkarte: nVidia GeForce GT 650M oder besser
    • Sound: Integrierte Soundkarte
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9 von 10 Personen (90%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
92.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18. November
HDRO ist ein Online spiel in dem man mit harter Arbeit bis zum Schluss nicht bezahlen muss. Da man aber nach einer Weile nicht wirklich weiterkommt, weil die Turbine (die man zum bezahlen braucht) echt harte Arbeit sind und viel zeit kosten, ringt man sich durch und investiert schon mal 30 Euro in das Spiel. Denn das spiel ist so gut aufgebaut und macht dermaßen spass weil viele richtig coole Leute mitmachen und dir gerne helfen. Du kannst es durch die Welt auch solo schaffen, aber das a und o sind die gruppen hier. Die charaktere sind echt cool und Überraschen einen sehr oft weil sogar Heiler(Barden) sehr viel schaden machen können. Also Leute holt euch das Spiel es macht echt Spass und ist orgininal das Buch von Lord of te Rings.
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9 von 10 Personen (90%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
973.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23. November
Ich hab Mai 2007 mit dem Spiel angefangen und hab es intensiv bis 2011 gespielt. Danach hab ich aber erstmal eine laaaaaaaaange Pause gemacht. Hab dann nur ab und zu gespielt da der neue Content eher untinteressant für mich bzw. schlecht war. Es hat sich aber zuletzt wieder gebessert.

Insgesamt gesehen stehe ich dem Spiel sehr positiv gegenüber und kann es jedem empfehlen.
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5 von 5 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
43.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 1. November
Ein wirklich cooles MMO vor allem für die Herr der Ringe Fans unter euch.
Ich versuche euch mal einen kurzen Einblick zu geben. Es gibt eine Vielzahl an Klassen und vier Rassen. Wie man sich schon denken kann sind das die Elben, Zwerge, Hobbits und natürlich die Menschen. Die Spielwelt umdfasst einen großen Teil Mittelerdes, wie z.B. das Auenland, Ered Luin, Bree, Fangorn, Rohan, Gondor und noch viel mehr. Neben dem questen in diesen Gebieten kann man auch die dazugehörigen Instanzen, sowie Scharmützel spielen. Die Scharmützel sind für 1-12 Spieler ausgelegt und manche Instanzen kann man sogar mit bis zu 24 Spielern betreten. Neben dem PvE-Modus gibt es auch einem im PvP. Hier kämpfen jedoch nicht die Freien Völker gegeneinander sondern man kämpft mit oder gegen die Streitmächte Angmars. Man kann sich also auch entscheiden als "Monster"-Spieler zu kämpfen. Jedoch haben diese ein paar weniger Klassen und man fängt bereits auf dem Höchstlevel an. Außerdem können sich diese auch nur im PvP-Gebiet, den Ettenöden, aufhalten.
Da dieses Spiel ein Free2Play Spiel ist kann man sich schon denken, dass sie einen irgendwie dazu bringen wollen doch etwas Geld auszugeben. Man muss sich nämlich einen Großteil der Gebiete, zusätzliche Inventarbeutel und ein paar der Klassen erst mit einer bestimmten InGame-Währung freischalten. Natürlich ist es einfacher sich diese Punkte einfach zu kaufen, jedoch geben sie einem aber auch die Möglichkeit diese duch das Buch der Taten zu verdienen. Dafür muss man dann zum Beispiel eine bestimmte Art von Gegner so oft und so oft getötet haben oder einen Angriff so und so oft eingesetzt haben. Und wirklich, wenn man seine Punkte nicht für irgendeinen Schnickschnack ausgibt und sich im BdT ranhält schafft man es das Spiel komplett in seinen Möglichkeiten auszunutzen ohne auch nur einen Cent dafür auszugeben.
Das einzige Problem bei mir war nur, dass ich es kaum über Steam spielen konnte und mir es erst noch einmal über deren Seite runterlasen musste.
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3 von 4 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
15.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 9. Oktober
Ein sehr durchdachtes Spiel mit guter Story. Ich selbst bin ein Rollenspielfan und spiele natürlich auch auf einem RP Server. Die verschiedenen Geschichten sind gut erzählt, es gibt interesannte Videoelemente und viel Rollenspielelemente für seinen eigenen Char. Ich könnte hier Stunden sitzen um alles was mir aufgefallen ist zu schreiben, ich empfehle einfach jeden das Spiel auszuprobieren und mal 1-2 Stunden zu spielen, bildet euch dann selbst eine Meinung! :)
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1 von 2 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
53.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21. November
Ein episches MMORPG. Man taucht tief in die Welt von Herr der Ringe ein. Da es Free-to-Play ist kann ich es nur empfehlen. Man ist auch nicht gezwungen echtes Geld zu investieren, wenn man es in kauf nimmt erfolge über einen längeren Zeitraum zu farmen, da man hierfür die Ingame-Währung bekommt. Alles in allem ein gelungenes Spiel...
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4 von 8 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2,666.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. Juli
Lotro ist schon ein sehr schönes MMORPG eins der wenigen guten.
Selbst spielte ich es auch schon ganze 4 Jahre.
Nur muss man nun leider sagen das es am ende ist.
Der Entwickler biete den Spielern nichts mehr was sich noch lohnt, High End Equip wird einem Hinterher geworfen.
Multiboss Raids gehören auch der vergangenheit an, denn letzten guten gab es vor mehr als 2 Jahren. Die Raids die danach folgten warn Langweilig und anspruchslos.
PVP ( oder PVMP ) wird von dem Entwickler auch so gut wie garnicht beachtet, in denn 7 Jahren die es Lotro Insgesamt gibt, gab es nie eine Balance im PVMP.

Bugusing,Glitching oder Makrousing wird von den GMs auch nicht beachtet und die leute kommen ohne Strafen davon.
Auch die Server stabilität lässt sehr zu wünschen übrig, bei Schlachtzügen mit mehr als 12-13 Leuten geht die Performance gewaltig in den Keller selbst bei einem High End Rechner. Teilweise war es auch schon so schlimm das man Instanzen oder PVMP Schlachtzüge ganz vergessen konnte.

Ansich Bietet Lotro wirglich das beste PVE was ich in einem MMO bisher gesehen habe.
Aber wer Tolles Endgame erwartet oder spannendes PVP oder eine große Community ist bei Lotro falsch.
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1 von 2 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24. Dezember
einfach weil herr der ringe :D
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246 von 272 Personen (90%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
171.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 5. Oktober
Day 43, the Dwarves still dont know i'm a Hobbit in heavy armor. Only thing they complain about is my "weak beard".
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100 von 120 Personen (83%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
37.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25. Oktober
Amazing Game, Friendly Community, and It also convinced me to be a LOTR fan
The World is Massive and full of Adventure
Although you can play alone, It's a crack ton of fun when you play with a fellowship
Plus, There are no trolls ruining your game
Best MMO I've ever played
20 pop tarts out of 16 oreos
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237 von 332 Personen (71%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
584.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 6. August
I would have recommended this game a year or two ago. But they keep adding stupid ways to get people to pay and complicate the game. They keep adding several new things to character development and makes it so complicated i wouldn't even bother with learning it just so they can get you to spend more cash to unlock upgrades in them. They break promises about the main questline remaining F2P. Quality of quests are also dropping.

In short: AVOID, this game was good but now it's just becoming a pay to win fest.
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159 von 221 Personen (72%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
353.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 1. November
As a fan of the LOTR series, this game is pretty damn good for those who are heavilyyyyyyy invested in the series. Those who read the books will not be disappointed. Those who watched the movies? You'll probably be confused but eventually you'll get along just fine with the story.

The story is amazing for this game. The storytelling, your character's involvement, it's all amazing.

From an f2p standpoint, this game is definitely friendlier than other MMORPGs that offer f2p. (SWTOR and WoW, I point my finger at you. They're both really great games, but f2ps get rather shafted by the services that are provided.)

At the same time, however, there are 100 levels to grind through, and if you're f2p, you're REALLY screwed. Yes, everyone can get to 100, but f2ps will have a hard time come around the level 20-25 area when sidequests become unavailable, as they require a pack. What does that mean? That means that for every region of the game past level 20-25 will only have the storyquestline, nothing more. And the story quest line, just like all other MMORPG's, only give you so much XP.

So where does that leave you? That leaves you to purchase either a region for it's quest (Worth or not worth depending on which quest pack you buy) or to buy a bunch of XP boosts (Somewhat worth, but that's a lot of dough...)

That being said, I'm an RPer. I like to RP. This game has a pretty damn good RP community. If you're an RPer and a fan of the LOTR series, you won't be disappointed as long as you join an RP server.

Most people say this game is "Pay-To-Win", but it really isn't. Competitive play in this game is rather limited, which Turbine has decided to implement PvMP to try and compensate for this loss, or "Player vs Monster Player", WHICH you can only get to at a really high level (75, I believe).

Time is a huge factor in this game. You really need to grind skirmishes (equivalent of raids or dungeons) in order to level up if you're f2p.

So overall, I wouldn't recommend the game to non-RPers. It just doesn't really seem worth it to me. However, if you ARE an RPer, then I would definitely recommend it.
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46 von 51 Personen (90%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1,276.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 5. November
A well-balanced mmorpg based on the works of Tolkien. You'll recognise many places and people from the novels (or movies).
Until recently I played, very happily, as F2P. There are several regions which have their quests unlocked and other quest packs and services can be unlocked using Turbine Points which can be easily gained ingame by completing deeds.
A lot of people pay for 1 months VIP subscription for the permanent unlocks it gives, but I love the game so much I decided to go VIP to put some money back into a game that satisfies all my mmo needs. Awesome cosmetic/wardrobe options, great crafting system, beautiful places to explore and I love achievements & titles!
I haven't covered the raiding/endgame or PVM (player vs monster) as I haven't been involved with those. But the PVM, where you can create a monster race player & fight other players in the Ettenmoors sounds like a lot of fun.
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55 von 71 Personen (77%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
9.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. Oktober
I will start off with a few good points as to why i would recommend this game (Only slightly) to people who enjoy mmos with a already created universe. The game does a pretty good job at recreating the lotr universe of Middle-Earth or at least it did at one point. For you see it would seem the worlds are almost empty, If you are thinking of just playing cusually then get ready to grind like hell to get the turpine points to buy most of the items you need in-game. For example you need turpine points to buy the riding skill early game and alot of the other good cosmetic items, but dont get me wrong i like how you can actually get the coins with out having to pay real money it will just take a long time to get them. With the Semi pay-to-win out of the way there is the problem of the servers drying up, beacuse if you are wanting to get into this game now unless you are starting with someone get ready to walk the halls alone. There are a good amount of pros and cons to cover aslso

-Pros
-well crafted maps
-decent gaming community
-not entirely pay-to-win
-story with an interesting twist
-crafting is rather good

-Cons
-close to empty servers
-lots of grinding for "turbine points"
-some glitches (though what games don't)
-armour doesn't have the greatest apeal in the looks

The lists can go on for both but that is always up to the indivual person, because i have found you can't always go off of reviews you have to figure out if you like the game yourself. That being said i wrote this just to educate the people who might want to start playing this game and hopefully turbine might see this and lay off the pay-to-win a little but. So all in all it is rather fun, i guess i might have something to do with my love for Lotr.
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133 von 208 Personen (64%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
243.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. Juli
This game has had many ups and downs but that's what you get when you have a F2P game that used to be P2P. My personal favorite part of the game is there is absolutely NO requirement to spend real life money to get everything the game has to offer. Just grind the turbine points, if you dont know how, then the great and powerful google has all the answers. Definitely give it a try, you can't go wrong.
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29 von 33 Personen (88%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
106.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13. Oktober
LotRO is a free-to-play (f2p) game that is set in the world of Middle-earth which was created by the Father of Modern Fantasy himself, J.R.R Tolkien. LotRO (Lord of the Rings Online) is as it's name suggests - it is based around the time of the Lord of the Rings and features a lot of the War of the Ring. First of all, let me talk about races and classes. There are four races which are Elves, Dwarves, Hobbits and the Race of Men which you get to decide on when your making your own character. Then there are the nine classes: Burglar, Captain, Champion, Hunter, Guardian, Lore-master, Minstrel, Rune-keeper and Warden (the last two you need to pay with turbine points or get via Mines of Moria expansion though). The game throws you into the tutorial (not litterally :P) and into it's main storyline.

Depending on what race you choose you are in the tutorial (Dwarves and Elves go to Thorin's Halls, Men and Hobbits go to Archet). And once you complete the tutorial, it is pretty much a free world for you. You can craft on LotRO (litterally some players - all they ever do is craft), you can quest and level or do the epic quests (there's other stuff too but they are the main stuff). Throughout LotRO, you become a hero-of-sorts. You are in the background of the main events and have your own story to tell and act out as you fight the evils of the Witch King, Saruman and Sauron. Overall, I really recommend the game to all Middle-earth fans or a fan of MMOs. Of course, the game does have some problems such as PvMP. Give the game a try but I do have to note that you do need a bit of patience as at the start it (may) seem a little boring but becomes more fun and interesting after about the first 20 levels (isn't that much and hard to get too). So, yeah I give the gaves a thumbs up and 4 out of 5 stars.
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28 von 32 Personen (88%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
114.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 2. November
PROS
-Middle-Earth atmosphere, which is loyal to the original books, not the movies (we can see Radagast, Thranduil, Thorin etc. Even Tom Bombadil!)
-Crafting system
-Quests are rarely mediocre.
-Good at Raids, Dungeons and Events

CONS
-COMBAT SYSTEM!
-Ask for real money too much.
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140 von 222 Personen (63%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
17.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 1. Juli
This game is pretty fun, but I found that in order to have a really good time you need to buy the new worlds.

It's full of action, adventure, and you can make a lot of new friends that can help you in hard parts of this game.

I found you can also earn points to buy the worlds by playing the game, which makes it a fun challenge.

I also love that you can kill the goblins, trolls, minions, etc.

Good game overall!
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101 von 160 Personen (63%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
506.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. Juli
Sometimes the best thing in the world is a quiet walk from Michel Delving to Bywater. Absolutely worth it just for that.
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22 von 25 Personen (88%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1,310.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. August
From a player that's played this game since release back in 2007, playing across 3 servers, founder account, over 15,000 hours logged over the years. I can tell you that my feelings for this game are very genuine and it's taken me a good two months to write this review after leaving the game.

I'll be honest, the game truly has fallen from what it used to be, it's become, let's say, easy from what I remember years ago. Angmar content is probably on par with what vanilla WoW was for me, The massive amount of meticulousness that had to go into every single character that you had. From the start of character creation, you were in danger of getting absolutely smacked by landscape mobs if you were a certain class and pulled mobs badly (I'm looking at you hunter). The way you had to play a class was very different from launch than it is now, and I'm not saying that's a bad thing at all, things change, just me reminiscing over times long past. This is just the tip of the iceberg so to say.

Now, on to the content. The developing team behind LOTRO has put out content consistently that appealed to the audiences up to Rise of Isengard, which in my opinion, was one of the best expansions I've ever played in any MMO. The content before and including Isengard (Angmar, Mines of Moria, Seige of Mirkwood) are incredible, everything from the instances, zones, questing, down to the ambient sounds, it was amazing. Now this basically talking about the expansions as a whole, (I consider Angmar an expansion in this list, but it was vanilla content more or less) but the zones in between the major content areas were amazing as well, North Downs, Lothlorien, Evendim, Enedwraith, If you have never experienced the night in Forochel, you are missing on one of the most amazing game sceneries ever. Great instance designs in all of this content, from forging into Carn Dum with your friends and overcoming the managerie of bosses and Mordirith, to conquering places like Barad Guldur and the Tower of Isen along with toppling Saruman in an incredible battle atop the tower itself. Many many memories will never be forgotten that pertain to such events that took place in the game.

Alas, many new players will never get to experience this content simply because the game has progressed far beyond all of this. Most of the players that I met during my final year and a half or so were players that were there to rush to level cap and do "end-game", that's the joke kids, there is no end-game. All it is at level cap is a daily grind for your daily reputation factions for that "highest tier raiding set" that you will never put to serious use because most of the players that play the game now will NOT run content that will challenge them. It's that simple, I led pug tier 2 challenge runs on my main server of Windfola for years for players not in raiding guilds, and people would rather run Sambrog 6 man spams for crap rewards than spending a little more time in a bigger, more challenging instance for big reward. It pained me to see that the game populace had declined to such a lazy group of "give it to me without the challenge" group of people, because let's be honest, anyone that played in vanilla LOTRO can tell you how bloody hard it was, JUST to get your resistances right to actually stand a chance in Carn Dum, let alone actually fighting the bosses. But don't be let down, there are groups of players on many servers on both EU and NA that play around the level of that old content when it was released so they can specifically run that content and have it challenge them, they are great people and they organize themselves in server world chats and forums still.


Now on to the "current" content. After Isengard, the game started to decline, Rohan was a let down for most players, the introduction of mounted combat looked fun on paper, it was ok, but it was buggy, and it never really fit in with most players. The landscape was pretty for a bit, but you got used to the rolling plains. The instances were sadly a joke in terms of difficulty, aside from the raids in that cluster for the expansion, the three raids that were introduced were pretty fun and challenging at the highest difficulty of tier 2 challenge, Fires of Smaug and Battle for Erebor were great fun, but the third, Flight to the Lonely Mountain was pretty much impossible at release because it was buggy, it got fixed, but far to late for such a simple problem. Then you had the the most outrageous rep grind in the form of Hytbold reconstruction, something that would take around a solid month to complete if you were very diligent about your dailies, something that had to be done to aquire your level 85 class set pieces. It wasn't the worst thing ever, but the real knife in the back really came with the area expansion of Wildemore with the atrocious rep grind at the end of finishing every quest in the zone, it was terrible, an everyone that I knew hated it, and it was all for a shiny epic accessory piece that didn't mean a whole lot.

After this Helms Deep released, Big Battles came with it, I won't go into detail about it, but it was something to see, especially as a player from the beginning. All the classes were redone, traits were completely overhauled into tree progression, basically the game was stripped and redone in most aspects. No new instances were included, no raids, nothing except the battles that most hated, I did my progression through them, did A LOT of bug report testing for them over the months, some say to this day that they are still buggy. When they released update 14 I called it quits, said my goodbyes to many, and uninstalled.

As for players that really enjoy playing PvP, I STRONGLY recommend you watch videos and visit the official LOTRO forums and read through the PvMP threads. Personally, I think the community for PvP is toxic and players are simply looking for who has the bigger E-Peen at any given time. On any server you will find flavor of the month players that jump from class to class every update so they can destroy you with minimal effort, it's just terrible habits that a fair amount of them have and it's nasty, one of the main reasons that led to me leaving the game, considering there really is no PvE endgame anymore.

Now, don't get me wrong I will recommend this game to anyone that every asks me about it, it's very good looking, classes play pretty well, questing isn't a total bore, crafting can be ok, there is amazing RP opportunity. Just remember that this game has been around for a good while and is going through it's decline because of recent content release, but there are still servers with 200+ player login, people still play this game, I leave it up to you to decide whether to drop subscription money to do a large amount of things that this game has to offer in terms of content. I've made many dear friends because of this game, maybe you will as well.

As for the players that have never progressed anywhere near the end of a character's leveling path and experienced a large amount of this game, they truly have no opinion of the game. They haven't gone through anything that would give them any right to judge the game in any way shape or form, it hurts greatly when I read a review from someone that hasn't even logged an hour and down votes this game.

Aa' lasser en lle coia orn n' omenta gurtha
(May the leaves of your life tree never turn brown) :)
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Most accurate hobbit simulator ever.
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