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LOTRO Lord of the Rings Online F2P

Discussion in 'MMOs' started by Deliverancexx, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Fatal..

    Fatal.. Member

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    So is it better to buy the game, and get the 30 days free play, or just download it?
     
  2. lazjen

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    If you're just wanting to try it out, wait until Sept 10, d/l it and play for free.

    At this point, I'm just glad that I bought lifetime and don't have to pay anything more. While I like LOTRO, I think this nickle and dime approach is just abysmal. I want to explore Middle Earth, not shop the bloody thing.
     
  3. danske91

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    agreed, hopefully free to play doesn't flood the game with young kids
     
  4. Lothar

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    What servers you fellas mostly on. I have a 50 champ I am looking to play with on Arkenstone still?
     
  5. Raptor_Eye

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    i think elindilmer (sp?) is the main "aussie" server thats where my lvl 46 i think champ is.

    what are some good aussie clans on there now days?
     
  6. the-enigma

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    Elendilmir is the Aussie server yeah. I'm in 2 kins now, but it all depends on what you're looking for in a kin, PvMP, raiding, crafting, social stuff, RP etc etc.
     
  7. lazjen

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    Elendilmir is the Aussie server.

    Some of the kins around I've seen:

    Aurora Australis
    Southern Cross
    Nyx (not sure if they're "aussie", but they're around a lot)

    I haven't bothered to join a kin - normally just PUG. My wife and I formed our own so we could buy a kinhouse for more chests, housing items. We've actually formed another kin with some of our alts to get another kinhouse soon. :)
     
  8. Raptor_Eye

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    if you do make a public kin then post up here, would like to join when it go's ftp.

    never been a fan of big guilds/kins, apart from that fact that u can usually find someone to do a quest with, so would prefer to sign up to a smaller one...
     
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  9. Lothar

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    Yeah I will probally stick with Arkenstone myself as I have a 50 champ and 40 minstrel on there. Just seeing who was where and whatnot.
     
  10. lazjen

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    We won't be making ours public. If we want to join a kin, we'll pull a character each out of our private kin to join the other one. We've been thinking about Aurora Australis, but haven't got around to it. :)

    The main reason why it isn't a problem though is that it is fairly easy to just get pickup groups, especially during oceanic prime - for the higher level content anyway (50+). And for most of the lower level stuff you can do solo or with smaller groups. With f2p, I suspect getting groups for the lower level fellowship content will be a lot easier.

    For us, a kin would be most useful for regular raiding - and we've been "casual" on this and again just pug it, which gets us most of the way (we haven't done a couple of end game raids yet).
     
  11. Lothar

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    Woot just loged onto my champ last night. Killed one creature and Bam One and a half levels :p. 50 to 51.5.

    I am happy. And I also discovered I have a bag full of blue items that I can auction off also. So I wont be a poor man.

    However in saying all of that to get my house back it will still cost me 6gold of which I only currently have 600silver.
     
  12. Desert_Runner

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    Has this game gone Free to play yet or is it still in the works? Website is kinda vague.
     
  13. Pinkeh

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  14. Fatal..

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    Has anyone downloaded this yet and got it to work? Specifically on a 64-bit OS.

    If it did work, where did you download it? Don't want to waste 10GB of usage and have the game not install again.
     
  15. Raptor_Eye

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    i think there is a new client to be release when it go's F2P but i tried the client from the link i gave u a page back and it worked fine, for me anyway.
     
  16. GarethB

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    Not quite. The F2P content will be available to paying subscribers on Sep 8 but free players will not be able to join and start a character until Sep 10.

    I'm running the standard hires client on Win 7 64 bit. There are a couple of known bugs with Win 7 (I don't know if it's only with the 64 bit version), and I don't know if the F2P launch has a fix for them.

    Two bugs involve the camera/view angle doing strange things. One is that the camera starts spinning around the toon in circles non-stop. Most of the time that can be fixed by pressing one of the number pad keys (which are default mapped for camera angle control). Sometims that does not work and I have to log the toon out and in again. Very annoying if it happens in the middle of a fight. The other bug is that the camera angle changes to look down onto the toon from directly above. Numberpad or logout/login is the same fix.

    One other bug I've personally only ever seen after changing to Win 7 is that the client stops responding to the keyboard for skill use. If I have skills mapped to certain keys, sometimes pressing those keys does nothing, I have to completely restart the client to get the keymappings to work again. This usually only happenes after playing the game non-stop for an extended time.

    These bugs are reasonably rare, I generally only see them once every couple of weeks or so.
     
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  17. Lothar

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    Cheers guys. I downloaded through the actual LOTRO website, so maybe that link is dodgey.

    Forgot about that :p I'll give it a go VERY shortly!
     
  19. Raptor_Eye

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    dw, i'm sure lebron also forgot about Cleavland, deliberately though :lol:
     
  20. Desert_Runner

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    Client is also available on 3FL downloads for those using iiNet.
     

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