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Lord of the Rings online has recently moved to a free to play model in Europe. While there are still charges related to certain stages in the game (ie, higher level content, unlocking stuff like a mount and extra bag space) you can get quite a lot of game time out of a generally well regarded game. From Free!

Link to Eurogamers recent re-review which again scored the game 9/10: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-11-15-the-lord-of-the-rings-online-re-review

About a 10gig download that expands into a 12gig install; download rates for me were around the 500kbs mark.

Good luck, hope you enjoy!
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#1
who voted cold? this is free!
#2
Hottt! Installing it whilst I post. Can't complain about it being free!
#3
Some people will vote cold for the oddest reasons. Looks good to me, but really should be in the freebies section.
#4
Its only a limited campaign though, level capped and additional areas have to be brought. Just to let you know.
#5
Angof
Some people will vote cold for the oddest reasons. Looks good to me, but really should be in the freebies section.

Did consider where to post this, but as I pointed out and as gambe194 says, there are costs associated with gaining access to late game stuff.

If you have never played a MMORPG though, you will be shocked at the timesink you will be able to get in the free element.
#6
Anyone know why I get this message?
This Connection is Untrusted
You have asked Firefox to connect securely to http://www.lotro-europe.com, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure.
Normally, when you try to connect securely, sites will present trusted identification to prove that you are going to the right place. However, this site's identity can't be verified.
#7
Heat added
#8
As someone who has a lifetime subscription and has played from the game's launch 3 years ago, I can assure you all that it is an amazing games, whether you're a fan of Tolkien's work or not (being a fan does help though! :P )
#9
how many people online 24/7h if its worth downloading if there's 5+6k online?
#10
will be installing this after work!! great!!
#11
Good deal and will give it a go tonight when I get home!
#12
wow it's free - will be downloading later... thanks for this :)
#13
if anyones interested warhammer online is also free to play in a similar manner.
capped at level 10 and not allowed in all areas until you start to pay.

guess this is the new 14 day free trial. just another way to entice paying users.

best mmorpgs;
eve online
starwars galaxies
everquest 2

try em!
#14
*for info my brother has had an issue with getting an 'activation code' to work - which you normally get when you buy the boxed game
#15
for free, i'll try it! :)
#16
Good fun this game, but just a bit weird how to appear in the same instance. I managed tto do it once, but next time the character will not appear in the same instance. We were in the same server. place, etc. but could not see each other :-(

Any idea what extra benefits do you get if you have a cd key from purchasing the game?

Edited By: asandino on Nov 17, 2010 09:13
#17
Its an awful game O.O I just wasted 10gb download *sigh* Lastchaos is better than this.
Or dynasty warriors online!!!! http://dynastywarriors.aeriagames.com/:D
#19
Vampire Hunter J
if anyones interested warhammer online is also free to play in a similar manner. capped at level 10 and not allowed in all areas until you start to pay. guess this is the new 14 day free trial. just another way to entice paying users. best mmorpgs;eve onlinestarwars galaxieseverquest 2try em!
Ah Star Wars Galaxies my first mmorpg ,brill game untill they ruined it and changed the combat system
#20
10 gig ! omg

Travian is a great game guys give that a look too ! and it would be up and running in mins
#21
mmorpg_gamer
how many people online 24/7h if its worth downloading if there's 5+6k online?


What is '24/7h' and what is '5+6k'?

I'm assuming you mean what is the least amount of people likely to be online at any given hour? And if it's 5,000 or more then it's worth downloading?
#22
Alot of in game transactions are needed realistically to succeed, it may be "free" but to succeed it is not.
#23
10 jigga bytes?
#24
Enjoyed this when it first came out. Probably worth a revisit.
#25
The promo video on the site is hilarious! "RISE TO POWAH... BECOME A LEGEND"
Definitely worth a try for free
#26
anyone played it whats it like or am i better getting wow
#27
I think you are better getting wow but that is the sort of discussion point that can polarize opinion.

I tried LOTRO when it first came out and seemed immersive at first but I quickly lost my way with it.
#28
Will download later and give it a try. Free at the end of the day! Hot.
#29
It isn't level capped, and all areas are accessable from the start (Except for those that came with the expansions admittedly). What it is, is that any area you haven't bought have their quests locked, you can still travel there and kill beasties though.

Actually, if you play enough you can earn enough points ingame to 'buy' several of those areas without difficulty - enough to get you to the level cap (Which is the same for all, free or paying players) at any rate.
#30
It would be worth a "try" if it wasnt going to take all day to download. Nothing is worth that for a "try".

Been Free for ages!!
#31
Could someone now tell the car booters on the A3 that this game is now free. I saw them a couple of months back trying to flog about fifty copies of this game.
#32
darkstryder360
It would be worth a "try" if it wasnt going to take all day to download. Nothing is worth that for a "try".

Been Free for ages!!


Its not like you have to pedal a bike to get the electricity to download the game, just click to download and leave it going. Not too much of a hardship.
#33
coastal
Could someone now tell the car booters on the A3 that this game is now free. I saw them a couple of months back trying to flog about fifty copies of this game.

If they were new, and the subscription code hasn't been used, it could still be worthwhile - you'll get a months VIP status, which has everything unlocked already.
#34
Iarwain
As someone who has a lifetime subscription and has played from the game's launch 3 years ago, I can assure you all that it is an amazing games, whether you're a fan of Tolkien's work or not (being a fan does help though! :P )
Cool you will be able to give some pointers
#35
garlik_bread
darkstryder360
It would be worth a "try" if it wasnt going to take all day to download. Nothing is worth that for a "try".

Been Free for ages!!


Its not like you have to pedal a bike to get the electricity to download the game, just click to download and leave it going. Not too much of a hardship.


'Tis if you're gaming, lag fest.
#36
darkstryder360
garlik_bread
darkstryder360
It would be worth a "try" if it wasnt going to take all day to download. Nothing is worth that for a "try".Been Free for ages!!
Its not like you have to pedal a bike to get the electricity to download the game, just click to download and leave it going. Not too much of a hardship.
'Tis if you're gaming, lag fest.

Prob worth pointing out that the servers you play the game on aren't going to be the same as the ones offering the download :)
#37
Downloaded, installed, played for less than 5 mins and then uninstalled!

Maybe i didnt give it enough time, but IMO it's pap.

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