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Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:57 pm
by Ovoon
Didn't get the chance to get into LOTRO because it had a monthly fee? Well now you can play it for free as of today!
http://www.lotro.com
I highly recommend it, this is my personal favorite MMORPG, and it captures the feel of Lord of The Rings better than any other piece of media has.
But just because it's free doesn't mean that it wont have loads of microtransaction fee's. You have to pay to unlock most content after level 30 or so. But the game is so huge that it's worth it. If I get enough people interested, then perhaps I should have a contest to give out of Turbine points. I have a couple 5$ cards from PAX (up to two can be used per account I think but you never know )and some codes from the beta (Don't know the value). Perhaps I should have a contest for them?

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:15 pm
by Deedasmi
Wow, why are they going free? and the things on premium/VIP users, it says "Earn able through game play". How do you earn it?

I'm assuming you've done some research ovoon.

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:00 pm
by Ovoon
Deedasmi wrote:Wow, why are they going free? and the things on premium/VIP users, it says "Earn able through game play". How do you earn it?

I'm assuming you've done some research ovoon.

I'm not entirely certain how you earn it actually. I think I heard that dungeon grinding gets you points, but I'm not sure. I doubt you could earn very much. They really want you to pay for everything in that game.

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:15 pm
by Deedasmi
Still, fishing in that game is so much better then most MMO's (as I remember), and overall the game matched most of WoW. I only played the trial though, So I missed most of the late game.

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:25 pm
by Ovoon
Deedasmi wrote:Still, fishing in that game is so much better then most MMO's (as I remember), and overall the game matched most of WoW. I only played the trial though, So I missed most of the late game.

Late game was the best part probably. Then once you were halfway into moria it went downhill, then it picked itself back up again once you got into Mirkwood. It's a LONG game. I never tried the fishing actually. :P

I was too raveled in the story and atmosphere. Trust me, if you want an MMO with awesome exploration, that one is it.

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:41 pm
by Deedasmi
I actually think that when Cataclysm comes out, if the original wow and TBC become free when you buy the last two expansions, that I might have gone back. With LotR going free.... Free games tend not to have the best users. But knowing free games, very few of them will go onto the expansions. However, it's enough to get me lol. I'ma start the download in a few minutes, and I will most likely go all the way to end game depending how much time I find myself with.

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:58 pm
by 2cool4me4
LOL! Just look at the bottom of the screen! There are ads for it down there.

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:30 pm
by Deedasmi
Ad's are smart, they actually take words from the page to try and advertise what is being discussed.

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:05 pm
by tuliron
Wow :shock: they know... (the ads)

I actually played this right when it came out :)
If your free you get the 3 starting areas

Yes you earn turbine points for doing quests (sometimes) and earning titles

Takes about 500 points to unlock other areas.
A whooping 5000 for an expansion pack.

But i suggest this game, cause i think it's funner then World Of Warcraft. (Checks bottom screen to see it a WoW ad pops up)

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:10 am
by Ovoon
So... apparently, I have like 4000 free points for being on the game since 07. And I got 1000 points from PAx, and 1000 points from the beta. And I already had all of the expansions... sweet! :P

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:53 am
by Deedasmi
My account was made in july 2007!

Lol, you got your free points from all the deed's and crap you've completed. but it's only 5-15 points per deed, so you had a lot of them lol

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:54 am
by Adam
The commercial for this was epic! "Gandalf: YOU SHALL NOT PAY!!!" :lol:

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:59 am
by tuliron
Adam wrote:The commercial for this was epic! "Gandalf: YOU SHALL NOT PAY!!!" :lol:
:lol:

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:04 am
by Ovoon
Deedasmi wrote:My account was made in july 2007!

Lol, you got your free points from all the deed's and crap you've completed. but it's only 5-15 points per deed, so you had a lot of them lol

Actually, they don't give points for deeds that were already completed. They do for the rep deeds, so I got a whopping 120 points from them. :P

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:07 pm
by Adam
I'm installing it right now! :D

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:31 pm
by tuliron
Add me if you want :P Aarithian (ussually on Riddermark server)

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:28 am
by Ovoon
Oh yea, everyone join Brandywine. It's my server, and the best... well not really, Landroval is the best IMO, but I'm not there. :P

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:04 am
by Adam
Wow! I've only spent like an hour playing it and I'm already hooked. It's like World of Warcraft, but better. :D

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:24 am
by tuliron
Adam wrote:Wow! I've only spent like an hour playing it and I'm already hooked. It's like World of Warcraft, but better. :D
Lol yep agreed

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:36 am
by Deedasmi
I'm on Vilya, and I've got 2 t1 mastery's in crafting, and t2 proffienciency's lol Too much work to give up

But I'll creat a minstreal on that server..

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:54 pm
by tuliron
Just an update i'm going to move to Windfola server. to play with my aunt and her friends :O same name tho

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:14 pm
by Adam
God! It's so addicting and fun! I'm still a lvl 7 n00b, but the game makes me feel like a badass. :lol:

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:34 pm
by Deedasmi
I'm level 19 now, but I'm a T2 mastery forester, and have enough wood to T2 mastery woodworking :P I can make some pretty strong weapons

The bow I'm using has 17.9 DPS, and I'm duel wielding hammers with 17.9 DPS with +6 agi, and +19 health on each. All I made myself :D I know level 21 hunters using bows with 12.3 dps because they don't have a high enough woodworking level

I can actually make bows for level 22, and it won't be long (I'm willing to farm stuff :P) before I can make level 22 purple bows :D

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:04 pm
by Ovoon
Deedasmi wrote:I'm level 19 now, but I'm a T2 mastery forester, and have enough wood to T2 mastery woodworking :P I can make some pretty strong weapons

The bow I'm using has 17.9 DPS, and I'm duel wielding hammers with 17.9 DPS with +6 agi, and +19 health on each. All I made myself :D I know level 21 hunters using bows with 12.3 dps because they don't have a high enough woodworking level

I can actually make bows for level 22, and it won't be long (I'm willing to farm stuff :P) before I can make level 22 purple bows :D

Awesome. You should hit 65 and make me some swords that can beat my current. My item build is lacking.

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:10 pm
by Deedasmi
weaponsmith's makes swords, woodworkers can't

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:17 pm
by Ovoon
Deedasmi wrote:weaponsmith's makes swords, woodworkers can't

Your a woodworker? Oh well that don't help me none. :P
Just wait till you get to Mirkwood...

LOTRO (Lord Of The Rings Online)

PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:59 pm
by RPGking
Perhaps one of the greatest MMO's I have ever played. You can check it out here.

http://www.lotro.com

Its free to download and play although you can pay if you want to. There are 2 versions, a standrad version for lower end machines, and a High Def version for those with higher system specs. ( I run the High def version with all settings maxed as shown in the screens)

If you'd like to play with me, I play in the world Dwarrowdelf and my username or rather charcaters name is Thorindore. ;)

Re: LOTRO (Lord Of The Rings Online)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:42 am
by Adam

Re: LOTRO (Lord Of The Rings Online)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:22 am
by Ovoon
RPGking wrote:Perhaps one of the greatest MMO's I have ever played.

Why does everyone figure this out when I STOP playing it???

Re: LOTRO (Lord Of The Rings Online)

PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:29 pm
by Zhuge
Merging...

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:00 am
by Indiana 266
This looks pretty cool, I think I'll try it later, as in when I'm on my main computer. :-P
I think I'll be a Elf, Hunter.
EDIT:10 hour download!!!! :evil:

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:04 am
by Ovoon
Indiana 266 wrote:This looks pretty cool, I think I'll try it later, as in when I'm on my main computer. :-P
I think I'll be a Elf, Hunter.
EDIT:10 hour download!!!! :evil:

Its only about 2 1/2 for me.

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:39 pm
by Indiana 266
It's file sharing :(
Went from 1 hour and 30 then up and down so I cancelled it. :(
(I didn't have 2 and a half hours, at 2:30 AM)

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:32 pm
by Ovoon
Indiana 266 wrote:It's file sharing :(
Went from 1 hour and 30 then up and down so I cancelled it. :(
(I didn't have 2 and a half hours, at 2:30 AM)

Thats why you go to bed and when you wake up, TA DA! Its done.

Re: Lord of The Rings online going free to play!

PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:05 pm
by Zhuge
Ovoon wrote:Thats why you go to bed and when you wake up, TA DA! Its done.

This.
The solution to any long download.