Join the world’s greatest fellowship of players in the award-winning online re-creation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s legendary Middle-earth.
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Release Date: Jun 6, 2012

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April 12

Update 18 is Live and Available!

The Battle of Pelennor Fields call brave adventures forward. Your time is now! Bring the Rohirrim South and play your part in one of the largest battles in Middle-earth. Battle new foes, mission with old friends, and make a stand against the horde of an Army of Mordor.

  • Level Cap Increase +5
  • 3 New Instances
  • 70+ Quests and Deeds for Level 100+ Players
  • New Weekly Instances
  • and more!

Read more about what awaits here:
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January 20

LOTRO's Winter Update: 17.2

Update 17.2
Enjoy new content and updated features in this winter update!
Emote collection UI:
  • You can now see all emotes available to the free people of Middle-earth in the Collections Panel. In the new emote tab you can preview emotes, learn how to earn them, and perform emotes directly from this panel.
  • You can also drag emotes from this panel to your skill quickslots.
New Quests have been added in Minas Tirith:
  • A new public endgame space in the Cisterns is available.
  • New quests can be found near the Stone Theatre (in the northern 1st Tier), inside the Houses of Lore, inside the Houses of Healing, at the Citadel, at the Training Ground, and near the Baths of Belecthor (in the 4th Tier).
  • Stable travel options have been added in Minas Tirith.
  • If you have already completed all of his adventures, George at Sandson's Farm might just have a new one waiting in the wings.
Updates have also been made to Instances & Currency, Housing, Classes, and more!

Read the release notes to find out more:
EN: Update 17.2 Release notes
FR: Update 17.2 Release notes
DE: Update 17.2 Release notes

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Reviews

“The stunning visuals and the gorgeous realisation of a much-loved fantasy world are simply second to none in this genre; the brilliant storytelling and incredibly dramatic scripted events, equally, stand apart from the competition in every way.”
Eurogamer
“a sublime MMO experience”
Gamespy
“Gorgeous vistas, atmosphere and details continue to bring this game alive.”
IGN

About This Game

In The Lord of the Rings Online™, join the world’s greatest fellowship of players in the award-winning online re-creation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s legendary Middle-earth. From the crumbling, shadowed ruins of Weathertop to the ageless, golden wood of Lothlórien, immerse yourself in Middle-earth as you have never seen it before. Visit the peaceful, verdant fields of the Shire, brave the dark depths of the Mines of Moria, and raise a pint at the Prancing Pony in Bree!

Key Features:


  • Explore the Massive World of Middle-earth: Immerse yourself in the award-winning recreation of the beloved fantasy world of J.R.R. Tolkien through renowned locations including the Shire, the Mines of Moria, and Lothlórien.
  • Create & Advance Your Hero: Advance to level 75 with thousands of character customization possibilities. 4 races, 9 classes, 10 professions, 7 vocations, plus over 1,000 titles, skills and traits
  • Solo & Co-op Skirmishes: Dive into instant adventure alongside friends or customizable AI soldiers in exciting, scalable battles!
  • Legendary Items: Design and customize your own legendary weapons of immense power like Bilbo’s Sting or Gandalf’s Glamdring!
  • Play as a Monster: Fight as a servant of Sauron against other players in intense PvMP Combat!
  • Craft Your Own Gear: Farm crops in the fertile fields of the Shire or let your hammer ring in the Dwarven halls Ered Luin.
  • Free Online Play: No monthly fees required.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz or AMD Equivalent
    • Memory: 1GB (2GB for Windows Vista)
    • Hard Disk Space: 12 GB (+3 GB for international clients)
    • Video Card: at least 128MB Onboard graphics memory
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Internet Connection: Cable or DSL Connection
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista 64-bit
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.66 GHZ
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 20 GB (+3 GB for international Clients)
    • Video Card: 512MB dedicated discrete card
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Internet Connection: Cable or DSL Connection
    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
    Recommended
    • OS: 10.7.5
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 25 GB of available space
    • Video Card: nVidia GeForce GT 650M or better
    • Sound: Integrated Sound
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Mire
( 915.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Heads up, my review was too long for the review box so I will post the remainder in follow up comments
Comments include Pay Model and summary

Well, I feel its time to give this game a fair summary. Lord of the Rings Online is true to the T to Tolkiens Trilogy: The Lord of the Rings. Bare in minds this means a lot of differences if you expect there to be assimilations to the movies. That being said the books h definately delved deeper into the lore and ideas that Tolkien wanted to explore when creating the world of Arda.

A little backstory:
Lord of the Rings Online is now a little over 9 years old as of the creation of this review and is sadly speculated to be taken down in the coming years due to lack of funding and rights to the ownership through warner brothers. Many many players have come in and out of this game over the years to experience myriad updates and journeys. I myself started my journey into LotRO 3 years prior to now. And I found what the definition of an MMO truely is.

I have witnessed but a third of LotRO's life span but in that time have finished the story up to update 18 with my hunter reached the half way mark in leveling with a Rune-Keeper and had fun exploring and challenging other classes along with friends to the rough mark of level 20. With this I can tell you LotRO is a wonderful game.

Why?
LotRO provides and caters to all types of players. Hardcore MMO players can bash out levels swiftly find tough solo and multiplayer challenges at end game and the casual gamer who is in here for the experience can still sink many hours enjoying the combat and content the game has to offer.

What are some of the things you can do in LotRO?
Craft: Choose a proffession with 3 crafting skills within allowing you to create gear for yourself and harvest materials for friend that have different skills you can cater for. Hunt for materials, gather and make. Its simple and rewarding.
RolePlay:
LotRO allows players the freedom of doing what an MMO was designed for and it hits the mark harder than any other game, as a hunter I can make a campfire just out the town of Bree, smoke some pipe-weed, much on Lembas bread and listen to my kin play their music. By this I mean you can litterally do player made music and it is wonderful. People will spare time to listen to and you feel like a star when it happens.
Fight:
When you start the game you have the option for quite a few classes such as Guardian, Minstrel & Lore-Master. Each inspired by characters from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. They each give you a unique play style and can be customised down trait trees to a specific deriverative of the class. Build yourself to play alone or to fight aloneside friends almost all classes can be brought to many different styles of combat and it does not get dull. The combat will set you up with a few working combo's but nothing really true, it leaves it up to you to fight the way you want and build abilities how you like. The combat itself feels smooth and satisfying, sound effects are on point and really feel good. Animations may be a bit dated but they still work well and feel fairly suited. You cans tart fighting weak enemies in your starting region. Move on to groups of mobs and eventually come to fight some that learn to buff themselves or gather squads to group up and take you down. The enemies change themselves up as you play through the game and it feels good learn to take your new opponents down. Or to crush them beneathe your heel when you have out leveled them.
UI:
The HUD and UI of LotRO has to be hands down the most customisable interace I have used in gaming... ever. absolutely everything can be moved and scaled EVERYTHING and it isn't difficult to do either.
Audio:
The audio is astounding rarely do you get a game that really slots the soundtrack perfectly into place but by the Gods if anything will be remembered about this game for year to come it will be the music. No you will not here the iconic shire theme or theme of the fellowship but they are replaced with equally memorable unique and above all amazing soundtracks. If you don't believe me wait until you enter Bree and tell me you can forget that wonderful rythm.
Atmosphere:
Now LotRO isn't exactly new and some fault it immediately for lack of texture quality or too little amount of polygons simply to forget the appeal of video game graphics when they are OPEN WORLD. This might be hard to get by at first but you can quickly come to appriciate how wonderful Middle-Earth actually looks. The design is for the big picture, zoom out your camera run into the distance the world is created picture perfect plains are open, hills steep ruins are run down and towns are bustling its all how it is meant to be in an RPG and mostly it feels like THE LORD OF THE RINGS.
Gameplay:
LotRO gives you a few things to do in the gameplay area. Quests the main scenario will take you through your own story as the saviour of Western Middle-Earth; Eriador and your fight against the shadows of Angmar. Later scenarios take you on the story to follow the Fellowship and fight for your life along side Rohan and Gondor. Side quests offer real rewards that are worth your time. Neatly set up so nearby quest objectives are as they should be, close to each other for convinience and a lot of enjoyment when handing them in by bulk. There is other stuff available to you as well such as deeds and skirmishes. Thse are the staples that make LotRO LotRO. Now most MMOs have their conventional dungeons but Lord of the Rings Online changed things up a bit with small enemies engagements similar to that of a dungeon. You may sometimes be running into a camp blind to wipe it of enemies take position fight counter attacks and be rewarded with loot but you might sometimes be defending and have some groups of goblins or tough Lietenants of the enemy pushing your ground for control. These are great fun to do with your friends on and can be done at all levels and for good rewards at that. Deeds are the second staple. Deeds allow you to go out into the world fulfill your duty as a hero and explore. Some are tough but they can be worth your time if you put that time into them. Deeds ask you to do a set number of tasks in each region of the world such as kill so many enemies, find certain objects, explore different places and help people out (quests). Each deed rewards you with Turbine points [which I will get to in the next section] & hard deeds will give you virtues which can be put towards buffing your character. Some give you marks a currency for trading to buy new gear and crafting recipes. Some give you loot-boxes you can open for free stuff. It ends up being worth it and seeing you have completed deeds in your log for an area is one of the most satisfying things in gaming I have experienced yet.
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Teddy
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
No thanks.
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Game Cooker US Rocks
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
The beginning of the game is ok due to the cinematic gameplay you are involved in but as you level up it takes on the form of any other MMO. If you like questing in MMOs in general then you have the normal grindy leveling situation. I am not sure about endgame stuff because I never have the time nor attitude to do that so I have no opinion. Plus, most endgamers won't even give me the time of day since I have bad gear and not very good on the keypad in Raids. Kind of stinks since at one time I loved MMOs and wanted to do end game stuff when it is hard not when they dumb stuff down for pug groups. The graphics are dated now although the game still looks "good" but definately looks older than it is. The game is worth trying to see if it is your cup of tea. I won't rate it since most people who like MMOs will try them out to see if they like them. It is F2P now anyhow and I think you have to buy level packs to move past a certain point but that make be changed now. I have played the game more than 8 hours before I installed it on Steam. I made it to the 30s before I stopped playing on another account. If you like LOTR lore you will like playing the game other than that try it out past level 20s.
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[FOCK] CR@ZY K
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
game ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t everytime i start it keeps minimizing whats the point all the crappy updates when you cant fix a simple problem
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Sapherno11
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
I do not recommend this review, because it feels very...lack luster.

Bear in mind, I love the Lord of the Rings series/movies so on and so on, and so when I found an MMO that was based in that world, I lost my mind. I thought that, this was SO COOL!

But as I started playing it more and more, I just....stopped playing.

For some reason I couldn't explain, the game just couldn't hold my interest. Perhaps it will you, I do encourage you to give the game a try, as it is free, but for me, the game was kinda.....sad, honestly.
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Nanoro
( 133.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Still the greatest MMORPG I've ever played.

A fantastic, friendly community, incredible ambience and music, spot on Tolkien feel to the world, story, voiceovers, the lot. Hell, I even once met someone who asked if I wanted to join a weekly Tolkien reading club - in-game!

Whether you are a fan of LOTR in and of itself does not matter. LOTRO is still a great and enjoyable experience, and without a doubt still one of the greatest available MMORPGs out there.

For free.

And the game's still as good as it was years ago.
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MeEp
( 514.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
So after 500 hours I guess its time to write a review.

No matter which game I play, I always seem to come back to Lotro. It has its flaws, but yet there is just something special about it. The community in general are always helpful and willing to help out new players, and after the server migrations the world feels much more populated. Even if you are not a fan of J.R.R Tolkien's work, I would still recommend you try this game for at least the first 30 levels, as you would not have to buy a single thing until then.

Pros:
- Great Community
- The only game that allows you to explore most of Middle-Earth
- Very active RP groups if you are interested in that
- Hundreds of hours of content
- Possible to play this game completely free (You can earn Turbine points by doing deeds in-game)
- PvP is fun, as you can play either as the Free Peoples, or as Sauron's Army

Cons:
- The game is old, so even though it still looks very good, the outdated graphics might put some people off
- There is a lot that you would need to purchase or grind for, if you do not pay a monthly sub.
- Server issues can cause lag quite a lot, especially in PvP, though in general it is fine
- Balance issues with some classes, though the game is still being actively developed and balanced

So overall, I would score Lotro a 8/10, and would recommend anyone looking for a decent MMO or just a fun game to try it out.
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X-MAN
( 17.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
Really good fun
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Toxicmind
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
This is the last good MMORPG still alive on it's retail servers. These new have ♥♥♥♥♥♥ and boring story, PvE is boring too, bosses are not challenging like before, now is all about PvP. You should try this game, it's good, but maybe you will not get hooked as game have that old concept and veryyy veryyy long journey to end-game point.
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Tempaus
( 392.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
Stable-master you da real MVP.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
jennabug66
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Product received for free
Honestly it is terrible you can't even get in the game I created an account but it still said it was wrong I rate this 0/10 don't get this game it's just a waste of data.
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pheonixind
( 44.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
I love it on Windows, and I wish they would bring it to Linux.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Saturon the Wise
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Wonderful game very very gets me into it very adventourus and creative i love the fact that the mpa is so big i also love the fact that it is lordof the rings in general. great game! never let it die!!!
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ilstar
( 29.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
The best MMO I've ever played. (Better than UO, EQ 1 & 2, WoW, AoC, WO, EO, ENB, GW, ESO.)
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James
( 12.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Good fun!
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A2029
( 85.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
The last MMO of it's age. Play it while it's up. RIP memories and good feels. I'll never forgive you Ted. Burn in DDO hell you selfish loot hording ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.
Helpful? Yes No Funny
iTubbys4
( 15.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
kind cool to get back into
Helpful? Yes No Funny
wyattolson
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
This is a great mmorpg. I love the way you can play. Still not better than Elder Scrolls online but not bad at all.
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No Life Scrub
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
If you love that kind of "standing-still-and-smash-your-skills-button" MMORPGs then I recommend this game for you .
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DEATH-2-TYRANTS
( 153.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
LOTRO is a pretty fun MMO I have enjoyed my time and don't regret any of it, especially the story mode which allows for immersive solo play. I know there have been some folks who played it when it had been sub based, and they make strong valid arguments for why it was better before. I wish I could have played it back then, but while this game now is pretty fun and unique I fear this game may be dying. Only for two reasons first each content update is closer and closer to mordor, maybe they have plans for after but this is a problem for an MMO that has an "end game story". Second the servers seem a little.....under populated some times, most players are now long time hardcore ones who play the high lvl maps so being a new player will be lonely for a bit. By all means play the game, the community is friendly and extremely helpful, the content is immerssive and well written, and the map is YUUUUUGE!!! Now once again I could very well be wrong about the end game, they may have other plans, either way if the Tolkien world and MMO's enthrall you then this is a MUST PLAY for you. Over all I have no gripes about this game, I give it 8.5/10 only because it badly needs a graphics revamp.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
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Posted: April 29
I asked for 500 silver in world chat. they sent 10 gold to me.
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15.5 hrs on record
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Pros : - Perfect LOTR atmosphere
- Story driven
- Nice Community

Cons : - The combat system a little old
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Recommended
915.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Heads up, my review was too long for the review box so I will post the remainder in follow up comments
Comments include Pay Model and summary

Well, I feel its time to give this game a fair summary. Lord of the Rings Online is true to the T to Tolkiens Trilogy: The Lord of the Rings. Bare in minds this means a lot of differences if you expect there to be assimilations to the movies. That being said the books h definately delved deeper into the lore and ideas that Tolkien wanted to explore when creating the world of Arda.

A little backstory:
Lord of the Rings Online is now a little over 9 years old as of the creation of this review and is sadly speculated to be taken down in the coming years due to lack of funding and rights to the ownership through warner brothers. Many many players have come in and out of this game over the years to experience myriad updates and journeys. I myself started my journey into LotRO 3 years prior to now. And I found what the definition of an MMO truely is.

I have witnessed but a third of LotRO's life span but in that time have finished the story up to update 18 with my hunter reached the half way mark in leveling with a Rune-Keeper and had fun exploring and challenging other classes along with friends to the rough mark of level 20. With this I can tell you LotRO is a wonderful game.

Why?
LotRO provides and caters to all types of players. Hardcore MMO players can bash out levels swiftly find tough solo and multiplayer challenges at end game and the casual gamer who is in here for the experience can still sink many hours enjoying the combat and content the game has to offer.

What are some of the things you can do in LotRO?
Craft: Choose a proffession with 3 crafting skills within allowing you to create gear for yourself and harvest materials for friend that have different skills you can cater for. Hunt for materials, gather and make. Its simple and rewarding.
RolePlay:
LotRO allows players the freedom of doing what an MMO was designed for and it hits the mark harder than any other game, as a hunter I can make a campfire just out the town of Bree, smoke some pipe-weed, much on Lembas bread and listen to my kin play their music. By this I mean you can litterally do player made music and it is wonderful. People will spare time to listen to and you feel like a star when it happens.
Fight:
When you start the game you have the option for quite a few classes such as Guardian, Minstrel & Lore-Master. Each inspired by characters from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. They each give you a unique play style and can be customised down trait trees to a specific deriverative of the class. Build yourself to play alone or to fight aloneside friends almost all classes can be brought to many different styles of combat and it does not get dull. The combat will set you up with a few working combo's but nothing really true, it leaves it up to you to fight the way you want and build abilities how you like. The combat itself feels smooth and satisfying, sound effects are on point and really feel good. Animations may be a bit dated but they still work well and feel fairly suited. You cans tart fighting weak enemies in your starting region. Move on to groups of mobs and eventually come to fight some that learn to buff themselves or gather squads to group up and take you down. The enemies change themselves up as you play through the game and it feels good learn to take your new opponents down. Or to crush them beneathe your heel when you have out leveled them.
UI:
The HUD and UI of LotRO has to be hands down the most customisable interace I have used in gaming... ever. absolutely everything can be moved and scaled EVERYTHING and it isn't difficult to do either.
Audio:
The audio is astounding rarely do you get a game that really slots the soundtrack perfectly into place but by the Gods if anything will be remembered about this game for year to come it will be the music. No you will not here the iconic shire theme or theme of the fellowship but they are replaced with equally memorable unique and above all amazing soundtracks. If you don't believe me wait until you enter Bree and tell me you can forget that wonderful rythm.
Atmosphere:
Now LotRO isn't exactly new and some fault it immediately for lack of texture quality or too little amount of polygons simply to forget the appeal of video game graphics when they are OPEN WORLD. This might be hard to get by at first but you can quickly come to appriciate how wonderful Middle-Earth actually looks. The design is for the big picture, zoom out your camera run into the distance the world is created picture perfect plains are open, hills steep ruins are run down and towns are bustling its all how it is meant to be in an RPG and mostly it feels like THE LORD OF THE RINGS.
Gameplay:
LotRO gives you a few things to do in the gameplay area. Quests the main scenario will take you through your own story as the saviour of Western Middle-Earth; Eriador and your fight against the shadows of Angmar. Later scenarios take you on the story to follow the Fellowship and fight for your life along side Rohan and Gondor. Side quests offer real rewards that are worth your time. Neatly set up so nearby quest objectives are as they should be, close to each other for convinience and a lot of enjoyment when handing them in by bulk. There is other stuff available to you as well such as deeds and skirmishes. Thse are the staples that make LotRO LotRO. Now most MMOs have their conventional dungeons but Lord of the Rings Online changed things up a bit with small enemies engagements similar to that of a dungeon. You may sometimes be running into a camp blind to wipe it of enemies take position fight counter attacks and be rewarded with loot but you might sometimes be defending and have some groups of goblins or tough Lietenants of the enemy pushing your ground for control. These are great fun to do with your friends on and can be done at all levels and for good rewards at that. Deeds are the second staple. Deeds allow you to go out into the world fulfill your duty as a hero and explore. Some are tough but they can be worth your time if you put that time into them. Deeds ask you to do a set number of tasks in each region of the world such as kill so many enemies, find certain objects, explore different places and help people out (quests). Each deed rewards you with Turbine points [which I will get to in the next section] & hard deeds will give you virtues which can be put towards buffing your character. Some give you marks a currency for trading to buy new gear and crafting recipes. Some give you loot-boxes you can open for free stuff. It ends up being worth it and seeing you have completed deeds in your log for an area is one of the most satisfying things in gaming I have experienced yet.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
AFTER 4 YEARS PLAYING THIS GAME, STILL LOVING LOTRO <33

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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
153.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
LOTRO is a pretty fun MMO I have enjoyed my time and don't regret any of it, especially the story mode which allows for immersive solo play. I know there have been some folks who played it when it had been sub based, and they make strong valid arguments for why it was better before. I wish I could have played it back then, but while this game now is pretty fun and unique I fear this game may be dying. Only for two reasons first each content update is closer and closer to mordor, maybe they have plans for after but this is a problem for an MMO that has an "end game story". Second the servers seem a little.....under populated some times, most players are now long time hardcore ones who play the high lvl maps so being a new player will be lonely for a bit. By all means play the game, the community is friendly and extremely helpful, the content is immerssive and well written, and the map is YUUUUUGE!!! Now once again I could very well be wrong about the end game, they may have other plans, either way if the Tolkien world and MMO's enthrall you then this is a MUST PLAY for you. Over all I have no gripes about this game, I give it 8.5/10 only because it badly needs a graphics revamp.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
269.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
You can spend 50 hours playing, 19 hours reading text and following the story, .7 hours finding a group, and 200 hours playing metallica on the bagpipes in the shire. 10/10 would live out my dreams in a virtual fantasy world for too long again.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
The beginning of the game is ok due to the cinematic gameplay you are involved in but as you level up it takes on the form of any other MMO. If you like questing in MMOs in general then you have the normal grindy leveling situation. I am not sure about endgame stuff because I never have the time nor attitude to do that so I have no opinion. Plus, most endgamers won't even give me the time of day since I have bad gear and not very good on the keypad in Raids. Kind of stinks since at one time I loved MMOs and wanted to do end game stuff when it is hard not when they dumb stuff down for pug groups. The graphics are dated now although the game still looks "good" but definately looks older than it is. The game is worth trying to see if it is your cup of tea. I won't rate it since most people who like MMOs will try them out to see if they like them. It is F2P now anyhow and I think you have to buy level packs to move past a certain point but that make be changed now. I have played the game more than 8 hours before I installed it on Steam. I made it to the 30s before I stopped playing on another account. If you like LOTR lore you will like playing the game other than that try it out past level 20s.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
85.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
The last MMO of it's age. Play it while it's up. RIP memories and good feels. I'll never forgive you Ted. Burn in DDO hell you selfish loot hording ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
The best MMO I've ever played. (Better than UO, EQ 1 & 2, WoW, AoC, WO, EO, ENB, GW, ESO.)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
392.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
Stable-master you da real MVP.
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Recommended
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
Really good fun
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Recommended
514.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
So after 500 hours I guess its time to write a review.

No matter which game I play, I always seem to come back to Lotro. It has its flaws, but yet there is just something special about it. The community in general are always helpful and willing to help out new players, and after the server migrations the world feels much more populated. Even if you are not a fan of J.R.R Tolkien's work, I would still recommend you try this game for at least the first 30 levels, as you would not have to buy a single thing until then.

Pros:
- Great Community
- The only game that allows you to explore most of Middle-Earth
- Very active RP groups if you are interested in that
- Hundreds of hours of content
- Possible to play this game completely free (You can earn Turbine points by doing deeds in-game)
- PvP is fun, as you can play either as the Free Peoples, or as Sauron's Army

Cons:
- The game is old, so even though it still looks very good, the outdated graphics might put some people off
- There is a lot that you would need to purchase or grind for, if you do not pay a monthly sub.
- Server issues can cause lag quite a lot, especially in PvP, though in general it is fine
- Balance issues with some classes, though the game is still being actively developed and balanced

So overall, I would score Lotro a 8/10, and would recommend anyone looking for a decent MMO or just a fun game to try it out.
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Recommended
133.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Still the greatest MMORPG I've ever played.

A fantastic, friendly community, incredible ambience and music, spot on Tolkien feel to the world, story, voiceovers, the lot. Hell, I even once met someone who asked if I wanted to join a weekly Tolkien reading club - in-game!

Whether you are a fan of LOTR in and of itself does not matter. LOTRO is still a great and enjoyable experience, and without a doubt still one of the greatest available MMORPGs out there.

For free.

And the game's still as good as it was years ago.
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Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
This is a great mmorpg. I love the way you can play. Still not better than Elder Scrolls online but not bad at all.
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Recommended
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
kind cool to get back into
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Recommended
146.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
A fun way to get lost in Tolkiens world and slay a few orcs!
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Recommended
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Why haven't you played this game yet?
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Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
This is the last good MMORPG still alive on it's retail servers. These new have ♥♥♥♥♥♥ and boring story, PvE is boring too, bosses are not challenging like before, now is all about PvP. You should try this game, it's good, but maybe you will not get hooked as game have that old concept and veryyy veryyy long journey to end-game point.
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Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Wonderful game very very gets me into it very adventourus and creative i love the fact that the mpa is so big i also love the fact that it is lordof the rings in general. great game! never let it die!!!
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