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Turbine's MMO is celebrating its two-year anniversary by giving the full game, boxed, with 30 days playing time (new players only) for £4.99 delivered.

Praise for LotRO: SoA...

"It's Awesome." - 1up

"A Stunning and evocative worlddestined to become the next big MMO." - Computer and Videogames

"Lord of the Rings Online is already huge, deep, enormously entertaining" - Games Radar

"the adventure just gets better the more you play." - GameZone

"LOTR Online is one of those games that refreshes and renews PC gaming, and reminded us what can be great about an MMORPG." - Gaming Illustrated

"It is a major achievement of interactive storytelling, the first game truly worthy of the Lord of the Rings franchise and a must-play for just about anyone with an interest in Tolkien or the future of online entertainment. " - New York Times

The Mines of Moria builds on the strengths of the existing game by presenting loads of atmosphere, engaging quests and a meaningful story."- IGN

Official site:
http://www.lotro-europe.com/index.php

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#1
Not bad, may be worth a try at that price. Even though it will be compared to WOW for me I would still like a try.
#2
If it's worth anything, I've played over 2k hours Guild Wars, ~.5k Knight Online and 1k hours of this over ~4 years, and I would strongly reccomend this game for both casual and hardcore gamers.
To get through all it's content with a new character could take you 30 days, or several months and it's all highly enjoyable. Any questions? Feel free to ask. :)
#3
Been playing this since it began and it is an incredible game, easily better than WoW (and yes, I have played both) certainly if, like me, you love the Lord of the Rings lore and universe.
#4
Thanks for the find, always wanted this but as an avid World of Warcraft fan, i didnt fancy paying subs on 2 games. But for 4.99 and 30 days gaming defo worth a try, Heat and Rep added.
#5
I'm hankering for a new MMO, I haven't played anything since they screwed up Star Wars: Galaxies and I find WOW to be tedious and more of an MMO light than anything else.

does this have a decent level of depth or is it more on the light side?
#6
Crap game - but good price... I'll rather pay a bit more and play World of Warcraft.
#7
torbena
Crap game - but good price... I'll rather pay a bit more and play World of Warcraft.


It's got decent reviews and most people who've tried it seem to have liked it (although most ended up going back to WOW). This is a great price to give it a try, even if you don't stick with it 30 days of gaming for £5 seems a decent price.
#8
When was the meeting held where we all agreed to rent games per month? What happened to the old model of buying a game and it being yours...and the developer even working on free patches to improve the game? Did we say "screw it, we don't mind paying twice as the game cost in a year to rent the game?" and I just nodded off and missed it?
#9
ourdave
When was the meeting held where we all agreed to rent games per month? What happened to the old model of buying a game and it being yours...and the developer even working on free patches to improve the game? Did we say "screw it, we don't mind paying twice as the game cost in a year to rent the game?" and I just nodded off and missed it?


DO you have any idea of the costs involved in running and supporting servers supporting hundreds of thousands, even millions of players in a persistant gameworld, 24/7, that requires CONSTANT updating and balancing throughout its' lifecycle? Answer: horrendous.
#10
I used to play on offical game servers that were free - granted it was only 128 players max...but there were lots of them, and cost nowt.

I still think we're being gibbed, although granted, there's an element to it I likely don't know about.
#11
Richdog
DO you have any idea of the costs involved in running and supporting servers supporting hundreds of thousands, even millions of players in a persistant gameworld, 24/7, that requires CONSTANT updating and balancing throughout its' lifecycle? Answer: horrendous.


Do you have you any idea how much profit WoW makes?
The figure typically thrown about is more than $1 Billion.
#12
I like LOTRO, still have it installed, got a cheap lifetime sub since I did the pre launch beta trial.

Go back to it every now and again, always seems to be new content every couple of months, always improving, I just don't have the time to spend on MMOs so I like this as it is easy to dip in and out of.

Also if you don't like paying every month then don't play, vote with your feet, seriously no-one is forcing you to pay. There are loads of games (ok not MMO's) that are free to play online multiplayer after you have bought the game. Go play some free lesser known MMOs just google free MMORPGs there are loads out there.

For me if a game breaks the £1 for 1 hour of entertainment ratio it is worth it, i.e if its a 30 hour game I would pay £30 for it. If a game is short I wait for it to come down in price first, simple, if sub is £10 a month play it for 10 hours a month and I have my monies worth.
#13
TehJumpingJawa
Do you have you any idea how much profit WoW makes?
The figure typically thrown about is more than $1 Billion.


But WOW is the exception, look at all the MMOs which have gone out of business within the first few years, I doubt Lord of the Rings online is making anything even close to that.

It's like anything else, if you don't think it's worth the cost then don't pay it. I thought WOW was worth the cost when I was subscribed though, especially when you compare it to the cost of something like going to the cinema or seeing a concert.
#14
I have been playing this game since it came out. I have a lifetime subscription. It's wonderful This is the first and only MMORPG I have ever played.
This is a bargain price. Heat and reputation.
If you are a Tolkien fan and are curious about MMORPGs like I was then I implore you to try this.
You don't have to be a Tolkien fan to enjoy it anyway though.

I refuse to pay monthly so I bought a pre-order pack which gave pre-release access to the game. I likeed it so I bought the lifetime subscription.

Give it a try. Even if you absolutely hate it (which I would find hard to believe that anyone would) all you have lost is £4.99 for 30 days play. A bargain.
#15
Good price -

Might want to try your luck on Friday also, when Eurogamer are giving away 2000 free downloads of the full game...........

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/385310/lord-of-the-rings-shadows-of-angmar
#16
love this game, but wow is better, and anyone who says wow sucks just cant play lol
#17
Smeagol<3sDeagol
love this game, but wow is better, and anyone who says wow sucks just cant play lol


Hardly, WOW is an MMO light, its stripped of all complexity to appeal to the casual gaming market (and nobody can deny that it hasn't succeeded in it's aim), most people who say that WOW sucks usually grew up with pen and paper RPG's like Shadowrun (also a great SNES game) Cthulhu, or D&D and discovered MMO's with either MUD's or Ultima Online, Everquest, etc

After the glory days of Galaxies, playing WOW was like playing a console MMO on the PC, it just lacked a lot of things that makes a an MMO special.
#18
Is this game as boring as the films.

Walk, fight, walk, fight and repeat for 10 hours.
banned#19
Nyoxis
If it's worth anything, I've played over 2k hours Guild Wars, ~.5k Knight Online and 1k hours of this over ~4 years, and I would strongly reccomend this game for both casual and hardcore gamers.
To get through all it's content with a new character could take you 30 days, or several months and it's all highly enjoyable. Any questions? Feel free to ask. :)


How sad :p
#20
Golaboots888
Is this game as boring as the films.

Walk, fight, walk, fight and repeat for 10 hours.



been watching Clerks 2 again?
#21
I played WOW for almost 2 years and I simply loved that game. I realised I had to stop playing it because it was taking way too much time of my life.

Now for people that complaint about paying for a game like WOW every month I can just tell you one thing, I used to think exactly the same Why pay a month for a game?

But one thing that I noticed is that in my case it would have been cheaper to stick with WOW and keep paying that subs.

Let's do some maths as this is what happen to me.

Playing WoW cost me
£9.99 for the Original Game
£9 99 for the Expansion Burning Crusade
£8.99 x 24 = £215.76

Total cost for 2 years of gaming = £235.74

During this time I only played WOW (yes I was a hardcore raiding player of WOW) I had no interest in playing any other game, WOW had everything that I wanted.

But when I realised that WOW was taking too much time and it was affecting my life I had to give up (which I did just before the second expansion came out)

So after that I decided to fill my gaming time with other stuff which has cost me a lot more that WOW and has giving me a lot less that WOW. I have to be honest WOW has been the best game that I have played in my life.

Since then I found the HUKD website and have bought the following things to replcae my WOW time:
First I tried the PS3
- PS3 £300
- PS3 games maybe about £150
- PS3 accesories £50 (controllers, blu-ray controller, etc)

This did not really fill me up so then FABLE 2 came out but guess what it was on the XBOX 360 so I've got the XBOX 360 and more expenses.
- XBOX 360 £125
- XBOX Accesories £100 (120GB HDD, Controllers, remote control, charger, batteries, etc)
- XBOX games £150

And all this has only been in one year.

I have to say I am really happy with my XBOX 360 and love to play all those games and I am enjoying different games and some are very good games. But I don't play anywhere near the amount of time I played WOW.
At least I managed to sort out the stuff that WOW what taking away from me in my life.

But regarding gaming TIME, WOW was definitely worth the money by miles and in my case giving it up has cost me a lot more and to be honest no XBOX game or PS3 game has even come close to WOW.

So even that this Lord of the Ring sound a good deal I am staying away from any MMORPG game for good. If I was to go back to them it would probably be WOW which I fight everyday not to do.
#22
Addictions are easy for us as creatures of habit but I didn't realise games could be so consuming. I wonder if King of the Eyebrows realises this and is going to introduce a special duty on MMORPGS in the budget.

(Kidding)
#23
Smeagol<3sDeagol
love this game, but wow is better, and anyone who says wow sucks just cant play lol


WOW totally sucks.
It is the "Care Bear" of MMORPG.
This is why it is so popular and played by so many people - because the game is so easy, there is no depth and any 5 year old could pick it up and play for hours.
There is no skill, there is no fun involved in the "getting to your goal".
It's start game, race to get to the highest level as fast as possible.

Compare WOW to any of the major MMORPGs over the years and it is the easiest.
In less than a month you can have reached the maximum level available - this is not the idea of an MMORPG.

I don't know how many others played UO in the early days.
I played UO during the beta phase - this was when all servers were in the US and our fastest connection to the net was 28.8k dial-up.
UO had depth and to get to the "top of your skills" took many months - when you got there you actually felt like you'd achieved something.
WOW it's all over in a few weeks, maximum level reached.

I have played nearly every single major MMORPG release since UO.
AC, EQ, EQ2, SWG, AO, WOW, DFOL and to this day WOW is still the easiest and shallowest game of the lot.
It has simply played to the lowest common denominator - those that just want an easy game that they don't have to work hard at to get anywhere.
#24
Stoofa
WOW totally sucks.
It is the "Care Bear" of MMORPG.
This is why it is so popular and played by so many people - because the game is so easy, there is no depth and any 5 year old could pick it up and play for hours.
There is no skill, there is no fun involved in the "getting to your goal".
It's start game, race to get to the highest level as fast as possible.

Compare WOW to any of the major MMORPGs over the years and it is the easiest.
In less than a month you can have reached the maximum level available - this is not the idea of an MMORPG.

I don't know how many others played UO in the early days.
I played UO during the beta phase - this was when all servers were in the US and our fastest connection to the net was 28.8k dial-up.
UO had depth and to get to the "top of your skills" took many months - when you got there you actually felt like you'd achieved something.
WOW it's all over in a few weeks, maximum level reached.

I have played nearly every single major MMORPG release since UO.
AC, EQ, EQ2, SWG, AO, WOW, DFOL and to this day WOW is still the easiest and shallowest game of the lot.
It has simply played to the lowest common denominator - those that just want an easy game that they don't have to work hard at to get anywhere.


You might be able to reach the maximun level in a month or a few weeks as you said, but to gear yourself with the best gear at the maximun level (which is only available to people raiding in 25 raids or 40 raid in it's time) can take you months a lot of effort, time, coordination, reading and skills, and this is the part of the game that keeps the game going, not the part of the game for players like you just leveling up and going to the next MMORPG game. You obviosuly did not go in to many raid in WOW then.

And you DO require a lot of skills to go raiding, if you are not good you other 24 friends will die, if you keep doing it wrong they will keep dying and they probably will kick you out. Hence you will not get the best gear.

Having a character at the maximum level 70 (at the time I sttoped playing) with normal gear and having a character level 70 with the best gear at the time the TIER 6 in WOW was a HUGE different with the TIER 6 you were like god in the game and like 4 levels ahead of a normal level 70.

So if you are going to insult a game like WOW please make sure you get your fact right before hand.
#25
asandino
You might be able to reach the maximun level in a month or a few weeks as you said, but to gear yourself with the best gear at the maximun level (which is only available to people raiding in 25 raids or 40 raid in it's time) can take you months a lot of effort, time, coordination, reading and skills, and this is the part of the game that keeps the game going, not the part of the game for players like you just leveling up and going to the next MMORPG game. You obviosuly did not go in to many raid in WOW then.

And you DO require a lot of skills to go raiding, if you are not good you other 24 friends will die, if you keep doing it wrong they will keep dying and they probably will kick you out. Hence you will not get the best gear.

Having a character at the maximum level 70 (at the time I sttoped playing) with normal gear and having a character level 70 with the best gear at the time the TIER 6 in WOW was a HUGE different with the TIER 6 you were like god in the game and like 4 levels ahead of a normal level 70.

So if you are going to insult a game like WOW please make sure you get your fact right before hand.


Sorry, but this is a guy who spent time with UO, AC, EQ, EQ2, SWG, AO, WOW, DFOL. compared to those WOW is incredibly shallow and comes accross as an MMO light.

It's almost impossible to convince anybody who has played UO, AC, EQ, EQ2, SWG, AO, DFOL, DAOC, VSOH, etc that WOW is comparable experience.
#26
keeyop
Sorry, but this is a guy who spent time with UO, AC, EQ, EQ2, SWG, AO, WOW, DFOL. compared to those WOW is incredibly shallow and comes accross as an MMO light.

It's almost impossible to convince anybody who has played UO, AC, EQ, EQ2, SWG, AO, DFOL, DAOC, VSOH, etc that WOW is comparable experience.


Well I don't know about the other MMO that he was talking about, but what he was saying about no skills are require to play WOW is not true. You do need to have skills to play at the highest level in WOW (I guess this applies to any game not just WOW).

Also he was saying not having to work hard to get anything in WOW which is not true, you need it to raid every week in order to gear yourself with the best gear and your mates in your guild.

I was not taking any merit away from the rest of the MMORPG because I have not played them so I can not say anything about them. But regarding WOW I can and that's why I mentioned this.

I wish I had more time to play MMORPG they are brilliant, but I am afraid I can't anymore.
#27
keeyop
Sorry, but this is a guy who spent time with UO, AC, EQ, EQ2, SWG, AO, WOW, DFOL. compared to those WOW is incredibly shallow and comes accross as an MMO light.

It's almost impossible to convince anybody who has played UO, AC, EQ, EQ2, SWG, AO, DFOL, DAOC, VSOH, etc that WOW is comparable experience.


I think you'll find a lot of people playing WOW have tried all of these too and still enjoy the game, just because you don't doesn't make your opinion any more valid than anyone elses...

I really enjoyed WOW myself and started playing MMOs with MUDS way before Everquest came out. WOW cuts out a lot of the frustrating parts of MMOs which you can see as dumbing down if you like, but personally I see it as keeping more of what actually makes it fun to play. End game stuff is definitely a challenge even if getting there may have been made easier.
#28
As a long time WOW player I struggled to get into this game when it first came out. It's not that its a bad game - its just that I'm such a WOW-head! There is a lot more content in LOTRO now too than there was back then. Certainly for this price its worth giving it a try, especially if you've never played a MMORPG before. Hot price.
#29
Thowky
I think you'll find a lot of people playing WOW have tried all of these too and still enjoy the game, just because you don't doesn't make your opinion any more valid than anyone elses...

I really enjoyed WOW myself and started playing MMOs with MUDS way before Everquest came out. WOW cuts out a lot of the frustrating parts of MMOs which you can see as dumbing down if you like, but personally I see it as keeping more of what actually makes it fun to play. End game stuff is definitely a challenge even if getting there may have been made easier.


That's a nice high horse you're riding, I never claimed my opinion is any more valid than anybody elses, what I claimed was that WOW is an MMO light designed to appeal to the casual gamer and that it has been very successful and has achieved what it set out to do.

which is pretty much the same a what you said, it's just that you seem to enjoy the difference and I don't.
#30
Golaboots888
Is this game as boring as the films.

Walk, fight, walk, fight and repeat for 10 hours.

Haha that's funny, you wrote what they said in the film...

Smeagol<3sDeagol
love this game, but wow is better, and anyone who says wow sucks just cant play lol

Keep subjective comments as such to yourself.

torbena
Crap game - but good price... I'll rather pay a bit more and play World of Warcraft.

See above, you WoW fanbois are painting a masterpiece of the game's demographic. :P

Mazzad
How sad :p

I'm hedonistic. :P
#32


WOW thanks I managed to get one. I will have to give it a go at the game. I hope I don't get addiceted to this.

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#33
All gone now!

Don't forget, use up the 14 day trial before you enter the key, that means you don't have to enter a credit card, and you get some extra free play time :)
#34
nick88
All gone now!

Don't forget, use up the 14 day trial before you enter the key, that means you don't have to enter a credit card, and you get some extra free play time :)


So can I assume that the key gives you 30 days of gaming ?
#35
asandino
So can I assume that the key gives you 30 days of gaming ?


Yep, but use the trial key on the main website first to get your free extra days.
#36
Where do you download the game, I have started my subscription but can't find a link to download the client?

Edit: wish I'd seen the bit about the free 14 day trial before I activated my key Doh!
#37
Incywincy
Where do you download the game, I have started my subscription but can't find a link to download the client?


It looks like you have to subscribe to another web-site to get the game.



So...what now?
Congratulations on claiming your key!
Head over to http://www.codemasters.com/cog/ to download your copy of the game, and enter your key when prompted.
#38
It's a pretty horrible download process... there's about 7gigs of files to download, and they're too cheap to host them... Go to their website, grab the trial key, and follow the directions.

http://www.lotro-europe.com/trylotro/trialkey.php?from=lotro_marketing
#39
nick88
It's a pretty horrible download process... there's about 7gigs of files to download, and they're too cheap to host them... Go to their website, grab the trial key, and follow the directions.

http://www.lotro-europe.com/trylotro/trialkey.php?from=lotro_marketing


Well I am looking forward to this now. nick88 I hope I don't get addicted to this like I did with WOW. I remember I started to play WOW when the game came with a free trial version on the Newspaper and I thought well what harm can it be to play it for two weeks. Two years later I was struggiling to give it up.

I hope history does not repeat itself. After a month an a half you shall expect a comment in here from me saying that I enjoyed the game but I am giving it up lol hehehe :thumbsup:
#40
I can't believe my subscription is running already and it's going to take me another 90 hours to finish downloading the game :(

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