Should You Play LOTRO in 2019?

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alright team since my last Lord of the
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Rings Online upload I've put another 45
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hours into the game so I've played for
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about 53 hours total since returning
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again and in total I've played lotr Oh
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somewhere over 3,000 hours in my entire
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lifetime so for this reason I think I
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can offer you guys a unique perspective
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on the game in its current state because
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I've seen a lot of the updates and
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changes that's gone through in the past
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so it's time for an impressions video on
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how I think lotro is looking in 2019 and
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if it's worth your time now for this
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video I've tried to tone down my Lord of
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the Rings nerdiness obsession whatever
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you want to call it and I'm going to
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approach lotro from more of the
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standpoint of how does it fare as an MMO
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as opposed to a Lord of the Rings game
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because I feel like that would be most
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relevant to a wider audience since some
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of you guys may not have watched Lord of
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the Rings literally everyone has okay my
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girlfriend hasn't watched Lord of the
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Rings and refuses to and this
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relationship has been going on for four
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years and I love her but she has this
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huge flower she won't watch Lord of the
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Rings and I don't know what you call
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them in my head is like dump her do it
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but the Smeagol is like don't do it this
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is the only chance you got I know I said
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I was gonna release a couple episodes of
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me playing lotro before uploading this
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review but I watched my last episode
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again and
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I painted more of a negative picture of
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the game than I intended to so I wanted
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to clear that up by dropping this video
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now since lotro is my most beloved game
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of pretty much all time that's why I'm
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more hasty to be critical of the game
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because it's one of loved in the past
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and I hate seeing changes that make the
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game worse and I've also gone absolutely
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ham on this game since the last video I
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didn't even know how to cut up all that
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footage and on those days I felt
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demotivated to play the game of course
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goose put the trilogy on in the
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background
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all right sunrises blood has been
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spilled this night false
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that's pollution alright guys you know
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the drill but if you're new here hello
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welcome to the dojo of goose we're about
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to go on a bit of a journey through the
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extremely depressing world of
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middle-earth so buckle in because we're
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starting with the breakdown of the game
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which gives you guys an idea of what
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kind of MMO lotro is what have
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accomplished in the game as well as its
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payment model and that will be followed
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by the pros cons and lastly the final
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verdict zip rekt oh yeah I can't play
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that that's copyrighted but hopefully
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that half a second was enough to get you
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like what is Lord of the Rings online
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it's an MMORPG based on the Lord of the
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Rings trilogy and it'll take you along
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more of a behind-the-scenes look at
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what's happening in the books or movies
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you're essentially one of the unsung
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heroes that didn't have enough glam and
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glitz to make it into the movie
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apparently but I mean to be fair who's
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is glam and glitz 'is Gimli our
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character doesn't have a shot in hell
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next to this guy but you're still doing
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a lot to intervene with the plans of
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Mordor throughout your journey which
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will follow a similar path to the one
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the members of the fellowship do you'll
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be able to visit all of the iconic
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locations which for the most part are
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jaw-droppingly detailed and true to form
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I'm not kidding half of the enjoyment
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you'll get out of this game is just
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reaching and exploring new regions
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because this world is massive it is so
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big just Moria alone what I think would
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have been the most difficult place to
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make is so ridiculously well done that
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you'll be wondering how the devs were
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able to truly create such a spot-on
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middle-earth for us to inhabit now lotro
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has tab targeting combat it came out in
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2007 and of course has been worked on
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since then but the game has felt based
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off of that
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quest or World of Warcraft tab targeting
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combat and you'll feel this game is like
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a bit Cloney to those in the beginning
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but I think there's enough that they've
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done so you don't feel like you're
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playing a flat-out cash-grab clone or
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anything like that in terms of play
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styles you have ten classes available
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and six races available two of what you
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need to pay to unlock not all races can
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play all classes but this doesn't feel
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anywhere near as annoying as gender
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locked classes why is that still a thing
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in 2019 these Eastern mmo's do not care
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what we're saying about it I almost
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respect that level of stubbornness but I
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also do not at all there's the fairly
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standard PvE scheme here that you'd
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expect to see in most MMOs so you've got
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the grindy quest the instances and
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dungeons along the way to max level as
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well as a handful at max level and with
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raids being the pinnacle of PvE epicness
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on the PvP side is where things greatly
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differ from other MMOs though as it's
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not just simple player versus player
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Sauron is the big bad bitch of
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middle-earth so the game figures why
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waste time beating the shit out of other
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free peoples of middle-earth when you
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got a guy just to held the block wanting
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to murder you so Lord of the Rings
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offers PvP in the form of player versus
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monster player which allows players to
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either play the character they're using
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for the main game or you can create a
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monster character specifically for
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killing free peoples players in a
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planetside style continuous region of
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conflict called the etson wars it's
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freaking epic and I'll get to this later
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lotro also offers a legendary server if
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you're a subscriber which people have
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thought is like lotr O's version of a
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WoW classic server but this isn't
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actually the case to quote Daedalus AI
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on reddit the two legendary servers are
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a copy from the live server including
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every change made but just capped at
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level 50 with the base game shadows of
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Angmar this was true when Daedalus
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posted it but since then the legendary
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server has released up to level 75
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content as well as the rise of Isengard
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expansion so legendary servers aren't
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even really a vanilla experience of
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lotro they have all the changes and
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updates the main version has but what
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these servers are doing is pretty much
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giving you a place to restart the game
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with other players with a limited amount
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of content and they will slowly
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re-release the expansions over time so
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it's really Andheri server players which
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is kind of cool
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that means there's a concentration of
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players all at the same points of the
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game with you if you want to real 'evil
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which you just won't see on the main
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servers but it's not a return to vanilla
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lotro from 2007 or anything like that
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for players who love group content this
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is obviously a great way to experience
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lotro again or from scratch my
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experience with the game that's a great
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question maybe you guys want to know
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about how I obtained all the raid gear
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from the rift of nerves gosh ooh or the
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watcher or the Tower of Joel Guldur all
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of which went obsolete within three
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months of me getting them you know let's
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say it's a good thing I've gotten my
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priorities in order since then but I run
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an MMO channel so I played this game
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I'd say back in its prime I was pretty
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heavily playing lotro from 2008 to the
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end of 2010 so when I quit the first
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time I had experienced pretty much all
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the content there was to experience in
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game up to the end of an ed way I
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probably said that wrong my bad I had
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done all of the raids to completion
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except for the Austin Hoth one so it's
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safe to say I played the absolute crap
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out of this game don't believe me I've
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got the titles to prove it this it's no
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biggie I don't want to talk about it
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boom look at him look at him look at all
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those juicy titles goose stop it they
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don't care they don't they don't care
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about the insane the almost endless
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amount of titles you have they don't
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care stop okay I'm good okay okay just a
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little more I mean look at all of them
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as I mentioned in my last video I needed
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to be mr. completionist so I always
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wanted to experience every single raid
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and group instance the solo content and
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the P VMP the whole works but on top of
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that I also wanted to complete all the
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deeds for these areas so I was doing
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group content like rating around the
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clock and I would raid back then three
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times a week for hours at a time I was
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lucky to be part of a really strong and
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community oriented kinship at the time
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my lotro kin mates were like a family to
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me and the combination of this world
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topped with the amazing friendships I
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made are why I ended up playing this
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game anywhere between four to ten hours
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a day did I skip school to play this
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game yup will I make my future kids go
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to school every day when they say
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they're sick because based off of what I
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did I don't trust him
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yup my obsession with Lord of the Rings
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got me into lotro and my kinship kept me
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in it for over 3000 hours of my life and
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here we are again me seeing how the game
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has turned out half a decade later and
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since returning I have gone from level
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17
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297 completed most of the Rohan story
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content reached helms deep which is the
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level 95 plus area and done a bunch of
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group dungeon style content in places
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like Moria and buried gold era as well
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as revisiting a numinous and some
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dungeons in angle Mars and so as a fresh
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level 91 Aaron decided to take his
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talents to Isengard where he could find
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a challenge of skill equal to his own
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salt did just another big boy coming to
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hang with the big boys
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Aaron Vaughn Garrick tasted defeat
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there's no downtime but he was
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determined to come back better than ever
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he immediately threw himself into a
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vicious training regime of 100 pushups
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100 setups 100 squats and a 10 kilometer
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run every day testing himself to the
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absolute limit and getting trained by
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the most talented minds in the fight
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game yeah none of that actually happened
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I just found some random dude who wanted
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to help me run warp 10 runs several
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times over for fat stacks of XP I
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practically sat on the lawn chair and
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sipped a daiquiri well this guy was
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making sashimi out of Orcs for the next
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30 minutes not my finest hour in terms
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of development as a player or person
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even for that matter but shit if someone
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tells you they want to help you through
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Rohan you just take it and run
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take it and run ma'am just who same bolt
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that shit and so I returned a level 96
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times buffer it affinity times more
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conquer
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guess who's back back back back again
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and Aaron's back get back don't slap
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that ass fuck the payment model so the
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payment model seems a little convoluted
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but I'll try and lay it out as well as
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possible you can either be a free player
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a premium player or a VIP player free
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players are very limited in how much
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content they can do and I believe they
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only have access to four regions of the
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game that'll get them to around level 35
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most of the main storyline quests are
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free and will give you XP but obviously
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you'll need to do some extra gameplay to
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earn the XP to keep up with those main
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story quests as they progress in level
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requirement so you can grind lotro
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points which is for lotr owes cash shop
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and they're given from completing deeds
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or certain quests and if you earn enough
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points from in-game you can spend them
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on unlocking a new region but this isn't
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ideal at all since you'll have to grind
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out a shit-ton to afford the new content
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so next is premium which you can get for
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purchasing either a subscription for
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even just a month or buying store points
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so pretty much spending real money even
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just once will get you premium status
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and that is permanent if you try the
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game out and like what you see in the
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free version I strongly recommend just
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buying one month of lotro VIP so you can
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become a premium player because being
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free-to-play is more of a trial than
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anything premium players still have
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access to a lot of the game and you only
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lose out on some bonuses VIP players get
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but instead of spending the next several
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minutes covering that in detail I'll
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leave a link in the description of the
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video so you guys can see what features
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stay and what gets taken away peep my
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rhymes okay we're at the pros let's rock
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this Dorf was sick of helping these
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needy ass horse Lords no one cares okay
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that's what the last guy said and that
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turned out to be a complete waste of
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time I showed up and they were already
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dead not falling for it this time buddy
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boy no sir your family's probably
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already dead chill the fuck out hello T
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ro is an unbelievably well-made
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recreation of middle-earth the art team
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found this perfectly fine line between
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creating this incredibly charming and
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breathtaking setting one that invokes a
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throughout almost the entire journey by
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its attention to detail and generally
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OnPoint layout in regards to its ease
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effects
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raishin and in complete contrast to that
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despite all the beauty around you each
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region maintains this consistent
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underlying feeling of eeriness and dread
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will Dermer for instance a region in
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rohan else recently leveling in was
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really reminiscent of a place called
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erosion another snowy region that had
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these expansive vistas that looked as
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gorgeous as they did foreboding you look
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into the distance as the snow comes down
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and your character breathes out cold air
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the conditions making your surroundings
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hard to see so it's almost blanketed by
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this hazy darkness and all you want to
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do is stay at the settlement and make
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your character smoke his blunt all night
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but now your quest objectives are
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telling you to go directly into that dim
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horizon or you may find yourself deep in
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the mines of moria these thick shadows
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and old statues surround you and give
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you this sense of claustrophobia just
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like how it appeared when the fellowship
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was in Moria in the movies seriously
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Moria is so breathtaking they knocked
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what I thought would be an extremely
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challenging area to create out of the
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park and in stark contrast to these
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after mentioned zones is the
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delightfully childish and light-hearted
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land of the hobbits the Shire just like
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how it was represented in the books and
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movies and if you play a hobbit you'll
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start your journey out in the Shire and
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begin that slow descent into the chaos
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consuming seemingly every corner of
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middle-earth except for the Shire and
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then there's Bree and Rivendell and
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Lothlorien and so on all of which have
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the landmarks you've heard of as well as
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plenty that you may not have for how
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flippin big of a game world Lord of the
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Rings Online has it is so mind-blowing
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that there is this much detail packed
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into it the devs have truly honoured the
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world that junior art Okun the author of
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Lord of the Rings crafted the first time
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you arrived in Rivendell you're coming
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over the hill and your horse starts
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trotting down the path and you see this
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valley that holds one of the most iconic
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locations in the whole series
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the music is playing perfectly in tune
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with the sense of wonder you'll probably
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be feeling when you see Rivendell for
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the first time at its best lotro offers
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breathtakingly immersive and atmospheric
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surroundings and luckily it's almost
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always at its best and because these
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environments are so rich with detail and
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tone it serves as a distraction from how
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much the graphics have aged now it's
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important to keep in mind while watching
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this that what you're
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see may not be a good representation of
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lotro graphics at their best because I
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had to use my stone-age laptop and the
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settings were only on the high setting
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but when you crank this game to ultra
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settings I honestly think this game
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looks like an aged decently and when
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downloading the game if you choose the
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six gigabyte HD graphics add-on that'll
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give you some very crisp looking
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graphics obviously since this is still a
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2007 game there's only so much they can
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do to boost the graphics so it doesn't
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look great by today's standards but what
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I'm trying to say is plenty of other
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games have aged much worse next Pro the
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story doesn't shy away from the grittier
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side of middle-earth like you may hear a
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story about a writer Rohan just lost
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plenty of his men during a trap just to
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return home from a tragic battle to the
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even more tragic sight of his family
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being brutally slaughtered yo man that
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big dude just killed your entire
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generation don't be a hero
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you don't gotta do this get your wives
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back you man it's a depressing ass game
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man hello TRL gives a genuine portrayal
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of what middle-earth is and I'm so happy
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they did not bastard eyes or downplay
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some of the honestly shocking stories
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you'll hear and things you'll see in
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this game despite its team rating
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middle-earth is a seriously dark place
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and lotro wants to make that clear
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without laying on the stories too thick
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to the point of cheesiness the thing I
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hate about this game and any old mmo's
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for that matter is they build up these
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big bad buses but every time they kill
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someone it's the weakest look and shit I
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mean it looks like he's going hoop
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touched you on the head with mclubbe
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you're red seconds naked holy shit what
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the tits or the chances that he throw
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this guy like you got hit playing grab
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now ten seconds later
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man you liked that guy as much as I
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hated the Rohan expansion from a
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gameplay standpoint I am not kidding you
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guys when I say there were moments I was
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almost in tears that's how hard-hitting
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some of the moments in this storyline
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are but maybe to give you some context
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notebook it was one of my favorite
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movies as a teenager I don't I also read
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the books why light just I'm an
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emotional little bitch sometimes it is
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what it is this could just be a me thing
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you guys might be watching the shit and
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being like oh my gosh
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turn off the Cheez Whiz but to be fair
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to me the game feels pretty mature in
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how it handles tragedies like alot of
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mmos have story
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Qwest where you wouldn't even blink an
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eye as some of the moments that are
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probably supposed to make you feel
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something but lotro almost forces you to
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feel the impact of the Saturn moments of
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the game and this is a good thing for
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instance a thing you do a quest line for
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will eventually deal with some heavy
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tragedy where you have to enter into a
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solo incidence and kind of watch the
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aftermath unfold and the way it's
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portrayed the things he says the things
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the other NPCs say it shook me man it's
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tough to read and yes you're reading it
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the NPC's don't really talk in this game
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aside from some like one-liners when you
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click on them but the rest is reading
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the fact that this shit hit me so hard I
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couldn't believe it and it's not the
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first time I've been emotionally
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compromised during playing this game and
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just by some text that's popping up on
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my screen I mean shit I'm about to cry
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right now this is such a pro to me
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because I feel as though this genre
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because of the way these games are set
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up with all the grinding and the fetch
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quest D crap something MMO struggle with
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is delivering a powerful story and
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that's probably mostly because of this
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format where we complete 10 to 100
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quests a day this is honestly the last
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John era I'd expect to make me feel any
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sort of emotions aside from screaming at
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my screen if we die on the last rebus
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now there are some MMOs that are an
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exception to this rule but none have
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been as captivating yet as lotro SS and
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— no you don't need to be into Lord of
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the Rings to appreciate these moments
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the emotions come from these moments by
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just being like a human being because
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we're seeing something really tragic I
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don't know if that makes sense but these
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are just good genuine moments of despair
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being delivered to the player and I
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think the people that worked on this
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game have really just taken a trilogy
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and respected its source content to the
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point where I think everyone will
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appreciate the storyline experience next
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up the depth to player customization
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there is always something you can be
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working towards changing or improving on
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your character because there are a lot
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of different things your character needs
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your hobbit or man or Dorf or whatever
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he's a project he's a needy ass mofo
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whether it be working on upgrading your
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legendary weapon and then getting the
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right specs on it so it's as effective
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in combat as possible or maybe it's
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working on getting those best relics for
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your legendary which is a pain in the
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ass and then you may want to acquire the
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right armor and jewelry set so you can
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experience the hardest content the game
18:53
offers or it's the D
18:54
that'll help you work on your virtues of
18:56
which there are many and now mounted
18:58
combat has been introduced to the game
19:00
so from level 75 to 105 you have a
19:03
mountain horse with his own legendaries
19:05
and his own tray tree that you need to
19:07
develop and of course there is crafting
19:09
which I'd say has a lot of value in this
19:10
game maybe not for the toughest of raid
19:12
and dungeon content but kinships are
19:14
regularly boosting players up and
19:16
getting them caught up with gear by just
19:18
having crafters at the ready to supply
19:20
the rookie guys and lastly I think
19:22
probably not there's just so much shit
19:25
you can build up your reputation with
19:27
one of the many available factions in
19:28
the game so you can get access to all
19:30
sorts of factions specific items in gear
19:33
don't you want a groovy mushroom growing
19:35
tent in your backyard cuz the hobbits
19:36
will hook you up they're useful for some
19:38
things like mushroom growing camps oh
19:40
and destroying the ring I mean that's
19:42
kind of up there but the mushroom camps
19:44
are where they really hit their stride
19:45
ends on the less stressful and more
19:47
joyous side of things you can work on
19:49
collecting cosmetic items to fashion the
19:51
best to look in middle-earth or you can
19:53
go for unlocking all sorts of unique
19:54
looking mounts that can be obtained by
19:56
completing some quest line in the game
19:58
or even some deeds and don't get me
20:00
started on the titles you can unlock I
20:02
think have made it very clear that I
20:03
should attend a TA meeting yeah get it
20:07
titles anonymous that's just some dad
20:12
humor right there I'm so sorry the next
20:14
pro this is probably the only Lord of
20:16
the Rings game that can allow people to
20:18
explore the whole story of middle-earth
20:20
because of it being an MMO what I mean
20:22
by this is a mobiles are designed to be
20:25
huge games I can support huge huge
20:27
worlds and expansion packs on top of
20:29
expansion packs I mean if anyone knows
20:31
that is my wallet I paid full price and
20:33
subscription I'm trying to think back
20:35
like how did I even afford this game I
20:37
mean between all the dates I went that
20:39
jokes not happening ya know what I meant
20:42
to say is between the yukio card booster
20:44
packs and the magic together in booster
20:45
packs how did I pay for this but
20:47
currently the game has expansions that
20:49
pretty much take you from the start of
20:50
the Fellowship of the Ring all the way
20:52
to the end of The Return of the King and
20:53
in between is pretty much every region
20:56
you've not only seen in the movies but
20:57
it's got most of the ones you've read
20:59
about in the books or movies as well if
21:01
you want to experience the Lord of the
21:03
Rings narrative in a dip
21:04
'we lotro is a great way to do it
21:06
because as an MMO it has been able to
21:09
accommodate the entire Frodo /
21:11
fellowship era it has an insanely long
21:13
main story questline packed with as much
21:16
detail as the zones you'll visit and
21:18
this will help you further your
21:19
understanding of the goings on at
21:21
certain points of the three-part trilogy
21:23
as well as tons of side content to build
21:25
on that even more it's really cool that
21:27
one game can essentially be your
21:29
one-stop for everything Lord of the
21:31
Rings which we won't ever see again in a
21:33
Lord of the Rings game because even for
21:35
a game that can accommodate this massive
21:37
of a scale lotro took 12 years to
21:39
finally bring the main story to Mordor
21:42
aka the end of The Return of the King
21:43
book I know Amazon game Studios is
21:46
reportedly working on a Lord of the
21:47
Rings MMO but I really don't imagine
21:49
it'll have the scale of this game maybe
21:51
I'm wrong
21:52
I mean maybe they got like a million
21:53
people working on this game it's Amazon
21:55
they can afford that shit with how much
21:57
money I spend on their site they can
21:58
easily afford 50 more people it's
22:00
awesome Amazon is working on a Lord of
22:02
the Rings MMO but when it comes to MMO
22:04
news there have been tons of MMOs
22:06
announced that never see the light of
22:07
day or are stuck in eternal development
22:09
so until I see gameplay footage I'm
22:11
skeptical of it even releasing but the
22:13
point is I don't think any lotro games
22:15
will ever pull off this scale again to
22:17
recreate all of middle-earth and it's an
22:19
amazing feat that Lord of the Rings
22:21
online not only offers players a
22:23
ludicrous amount of content but it's
22:25
also consistently high quality both in
22:27
how it gives you a deeper look into the
22:29
books as well as creating a world that
22:31
is designed so well that it makes it all
22:33
believable you feel like you are a part
22:35
of this story
22:36
the next pro is the player versus
22:39
monster player okay so I can't really
22:41
show you guys gameplay for player vs.
22:42
monster player because I'm not max level
22:44
I just get rolled on if I tried to do it
22:46
right now it scales players up to max
22:48
level but you're still disadvantaged in
22:50
a lot of ways so I'm not gonna get back
22:52
into it just yet but what I can't show
22:54
you is my stats and PDMP Wow goofs are
22:56
kind of a shit I know it's okay this is
22:59
actually a bit misleading I think any
23:01
assists count as a kill so if I just
23:03
went into the middle of like a mosh pit
23:04
of players and did like a single AoE
23:06
I've probably got credit for whatever
23:08
monsters were killed but you guys player
23:10
vs. monster player is one of the most
23:12
epic PvP variations up ever experienced
23:15
in an mm
23:16
even in just like any game it's
23:17
incredibly thrilling because of how it's
23:19
a continuous persistent region that
23:21
players are fighting in think planetside
23:23
2 but for middle-earth in other words
23:25
the region that PDMP takes place in
23:27
called the etsu Mors Never Sleeps
23:29
it's a persistent warzone full of
23:31
different outposts and castles available
23:34
for capturing or defending 24/7 and you
23:36
can roam any part of the Moors freely
23:38
but be careful because the enemy can do
23:40
the same and you never know if you might
23:42
run into a small gang of players or an
23:44
entire raid full of them if you're just
23:46
getting into it make sure to party up
23:47
with other players because strategy
23:49
plays a huge part in the Moors it's a
23:51
no-man's land where it is very easy to
23:53
die if you don't stay organized and have
23:55
a leader that knows what they're doing
23:56
seriously every single fight of Benin is
23:58
some heart pumping shit in this place
24:00
especially castle sieges they are so
24:02
cool if you capture a castle NPC allies
24:05
will spawn and help defend the keep and
24:07
that's when the most batshit crazy
24:08
fights go down I haven't played on the
24:10
monster side much at all
24:12
so almost all my PvP has been done on my
24:14
champion and it is both epic and
24:17
nerve-wracking when a huge army of
24:19
monster players charge through the
24:20
entrance of a castle a clusterfuck of
24:22
players just swinging at each other
24:24
fighting further lives it is golden and
24:26
even the smaller gang fights are
24:28
exciting stuff but there's a downside to
24:30
this pump the breaks cable it seems like
24:32
PV MP is only active certain times in
24:34
the day now I've jumped in on my Oracle
24:36
few times and haven't been able to find
24:38
any monster parties or any act of free
24:40
people's parties to murder the shit out
24:42
of but I know there's still action out
24:43
there because I see people still talking
24:45
about it in the world chat regularly
24:47
enough now I got to put the community
24:48
under the pros while it's much smaller
24:51
than when I last played the community is
24:53
still doing a great job of what made
24:55
lotro so special from a community
24:57
standpoint so many years ago now just a
24:59
quick note my experience only involves
25:01
land robell so I'm unsure of the
25:03
situation in other servers there are
25:05
still plenty of events hosted and held
25:07
by players in land Robel like the
25:09
traveling bands that perform songs for
25:11
sizable audiences and passers-by using
25:13
the really awesome in-game instrument
25:15
system that actually takes some skill to
25:17
do I tried it holy shit
25:19
these guys are wizards man they'll play
25:21
like flute versions of 22 by Taylor
25:23
Swift and just crushing and I still
25:26
encounter role players regularly enough
25:28
to strongly
25:29
this game to any of you that are
25:30
interested in our peeing there are so
25:32
many emotes as well as features
25:34
integrated for our peers to create
25:36
stories together effortlessly and that's
25:38
why this MMO has still held on to a
25:40
player base that's dedicated to that the
25:42
decline in players and lotro is
25:44
undeniable but there are still plenty of
25:46
kinships that hold fairly active player
25:48
basis and any kinship I've been a part
25:50
of both since returning and back in the
25:52
day has been both helpful and drama-free
25:55
I haven't encountered any rude players
25:57
even when doing pickup groups what is go
25:59
what is going on here why why are you
26:01
all so nice
26:02
I mean I'm Canadian I know what being
26:04
nice is all about and your guys is nice
26:06
and it still creeps me out it feels like
26:08
the majority of players that have
26:09
remained our adults that are just
26:11
passionate about the game even world
26:12
chat the known cesspool of mmo's sure
26:15
there are some people in this game who
26:16
decide to get into a heated debate about
26:18
politics even though someone just asked
26:20
about how to get the expansion's for the
26:21
cheapest rate or someone might randomly
26:23
say the Lord of the Rings movies sucked
26:25
ass in world chat after an extended
26:27
period of silence but overall I'd say
26:29
even world chat is quite civil and
26:31
helpful every single one of my questions
26:33
has been answered by other players and
26:35
usually more than one this community is
26:37
supportive and they want to help you
26:39
succeed in the game so don't avoid the
26:41
game based on the declining player base
26:42
there's still plenty of dedicated
26:44
players like me I'll be an LTR oh and I
26:47
just got a shit blown up and eat it is
26:48
so hard play — mmm if anyone wants to
26:51
powerlevel me I'll give you literally
26:53
nothing because I'm broke ash Tech
26:54
College student life I've graduated year
26:57
ago shit next probe the group content is
26:59
exhilarating and badass a lot of people
27:02
say lotro has become more of a casual
27:04
MMO experience and I just want to say
27:07
your experience in lotro is what you
27:09
want it to be if you want to go after
27:11
the best toppest content frequently then
27:13
it's not a casual experience if you're
27:15
into rating and on the fence for that
27:17
reason just play the game go for that
27:19
content because well I haven't
27:21
experienced the new endgame content for
27:23
Mordor I've completed a ton of other
27:25
dungeon content and raid content all of
27:27
which is still available and some older
27:29
dungeons and raids even scale to your
27:31
level so there's a lot to do in terms of
27:33
that tougher content and there's still a
27:35
lot of kinships looking for Raiders on
27:37
my server
27:38
Landro go back on topic the group
27:39
content has never lost that special
27:41
feeling of excitement for me where I
27:43
enter an instance with a squad of
27:45
teammates and my nerves are through the
27:47
roof and I'm on edge about what's about
27:49
to happen and I get this feeling
27:51
regardless of if I've completed the
27:53
instance before or not because every run
27:55
is different every fellowship aka a
27:57
group of players is different there is
27:59
always something that can go wrong or
28:01
differently and rating is the MMO
28:03
equivalent of going pro in a sport your
28:06
teammates are expecting the best from
28:07
you and they need you to do your job and
28:09
if you eff it up you can literally be
28:11
responsible for wiping the entire rate
28:13
lotro rating is so jaw clenching teeth
28:16
grinding shit it is so intense and while
28:19
the stakes are high and the boss
28:20
mechanics are usually brutally
28:22
unforgiving there is no greater feeling
28:24
than completing a hard rate I mentioned
28:26
it in my last video but I wear this
28:28
title like an MMO badge of honour so I'm
28:30
just gonna say it again my kinship back
28:32
in the day was the third kinship on land
28:34
rover two down Lieutenant of dole Calder
28:37
on hardmode
28:37
and I was a member of that rate it was
28:39
brutal we did like nine hours a week of
28:42
attempting to complete this rate four
28:44
months and it all came down to this
28:45
incredible moment of tears and tears in
28:48
our Ventrilo server back when Ventrilo
28:50
was still cool i say this because i want
28:52
you guys to know there is a lot of
28:53
insanely satisfying gameplay waiting for
28:56
you and lotro if you want to find those
28:58
moments outside of just enjoying the
29:00
world and storyline i've rarely done an
29:02
instance in this game and felt like the
29:04
boss mechanics lacked creativity and
29:06
this creativity is what causes my
29:08
anxiety to spike every time I do a
29:10
dungeon or a raid because I know that
29:12
there are some tricky mechanics coming
29:14
my way and I have to be on the ball for
29:16
them because it makes you think it gets
29:17
your adrenaline pumping and it
29:19
challenges you in fun ways not annoying
29:21
ones on top of that I personally have
29:24
really enjoyed the level design — the
29:25
group content stuff they mostly feel
29:27
well planned out in terms of pacing and
29:30
it seems like a lot of thought went into
29:31
the layout of these instances so either
29:33
push a narrative because yes of course
29:35
all these ends
29:36
says have a story to them or just to
29:38
challenge you by throwing a unique
29:40
encounter your way the raids are
29:42
important to me because I think they do
29:43
a great job of matching that feeling you
29:46
had when you saw the Balrog in
29:47
Fellowship of the Ring just like the
29:49
fellowship in Moria you're going into
29:51
the deepest to darkest corners of
29:53
middle-earth and finding the most wicked
29:55
and powerful creatures in its midst
29:57
these raids put you in these sprawling
29:59
zones full of danger and just like how
30:02
Frodo or Aragorn or any of our heroes
30:04
take this step away from safety and
30:06
journey towards the darkest evils of
30:08
middle-earth when you get to raiding it
30:10
feels like your character kind of
30:11
undergoes that same journey you started
30:14
in a safe and calm land and now you have
30:16
to go against an almost unfathomable
30:18
level of enemy now we're just about at
30:20
the cons but I want to say for you solo
30:22
players if your solo and still want to
30:24
experience more demanding gameplay there
30:26
are still some pretty cool group style
30:28
substitutes for you guys in the form of
30:30
skirmishes and epic battles skirmishes
30:33
are lotr O's instanced form of horde
30:36
mode where you fight wave after wave of
30:37
enemies all across middle-earth it can
30:40
be pretty fun and challenging at times
30:41
especially when you try a harder tier
30:44
but it doesn't really hold a candle to
30:46
the depths of any of the group dungeon
30:47
style content epic battles is another
30:50
form of skirmish but pretty much just on
30:52
steroids where you're fighting alongside
30:53
tons of Ally NPCs against tons of enemy
30:57
NPCs and it has its own ranking system
30:59
which provides pretty awesome rewards
31:01
and on top of that epic battles allow
31:03
your character to have a lot more
31:05
interactivity with the map like you can
31:07
repair defenses you can mount a ballista
31:09
and load it with the kind of ammo you
31:11
want but epic battles do require you to
31:13
be at least level 95 I believe so
31:16
skirmishes is the only instanced content
31:18
you can do at any level that has both
31:20
solo and group options okay we're at the
31:23
cons it's been 30 minutes none of you
31:26
are still with me so there's almost no
31:27
point in this section but we'll go for
31:29
it cut number one without fail all
31:31
quests have been killed this or
31:33
retrieved this off of these guys which
31:35
you need to kill to get them or go find
31:37
and click on five or ten of this random
31:39
objects and wait for the induction bar
31:41
every time you do it's the most
31:43
notorious MMO formula that you'll be up
31:45
against in lotro and it certainly hasn't
31:48
earned
31:48
that notoriety from how intriguing it is
31:51
quite the opposite actually
31:53
you guys have you looked I don't know up
31:55
have you seen how big the thing you're
31:57
trying to mine out of the ground is you
32:00
you're tired well I'm not surprised
32:03
you're trying to honor the rock the size
32:04
of the meteor that killed the dinosaurs
32:05
so that might be why you're tired
32:07
honestly sometimes I feel like I'm the
32:09
only one who's getting shit done around
32:10
here
32:11
keep at it guys you almost got it ya
32:13
dumb bastards they're gonna get a hell
32:15
of an arm pump though a couple of Arnold
32:17
Schwarzenegger is walking around in
32:18
middle-earth I made a funny looking back
32:21
it's pretty messed up to think the
32:22
quests you do in the first 20 minutes of
32:24
lotro you've pretty much seen the
32:27
formula to all of them for the rest of
32:28
the game the tutorial ones are the same
32:30
ones you're doing at level 70 80 90 and
32:33
so on hundreds of hours down the line
32:35
just in a different zone with different
32:37
enemies what's most egregious about this
32:40
though is lotro has seen several
32:42
expansions all of which must be paid for
32:45
to access their content I have paid
32:47
individually for every single expansion
32:49
I've added onto my accounts so if they
32:51
are still charging for these why have
32:53
they not varied up the content and added
32:55
on some exciting new quest types I get
32:58
that they offer raids instances
33:00
skirmishes epic battles and other
33:02
avenues of gameplay like that but the
33:03
reality is most people will be leveling
33:06
up in lotro from questing I don't know a
33:08
single player that hasn't gone through
33:09
the main story arc and guess how you do
33:11
the main story arc questing and more
33:14
questing so if this is the main way of
33:16
levelling and experiencing the main
33:17
story why the shit haven't you guys at
33:20
least made it worth our while and all of
33:22
the expansions of the game that have
33:23
been released for a cost to try and add
33:26
some more compelling quest objectives
33:28
our questing gameplay why the same old
33:30
shit since level one this is the number
33:32
one reason I imagine new players will
33:34
hit total burnout if they start fresh
33:36
and lotro because there are a hundred
33:39
and twenty levels to get through and you
33:41
can only look forward to maybe four to
33:42
five different quest types total how
33:45
wack is that and to give us perspective
33:47
when you get to higher levels it takes a
33:50
long time to get to the next level so at
33:52
level 86 I needed 1.2 million XP to get
33:55
to 87 quest would maybe give me an
33:57
average of 17,000 XP that's 71
34:01
just for one level all of which have
34:03
next to no differentiation and then
34:06
think of that grind per level and only
34:08
getting worse as you get higher up this
34:10
leveling system is such a disservice to
34:12
lotro because it creates this boring
34:15
point of entry this wall that hides all
34:18
the great fun content the game has
34:20
because players leveling up for the
34:22
first time can't see over that wall
34:23
until they reach max level or close to
34:26
it and with the Rohan expansion I want
34:28
to emphasize that not only do I think
34:29
this but so many players that I have
34:31
talked to also feel the same way they
34:33
say Rohan is the worst of it in terms of
34:35
leveling so I think just because of
34:37
where I started back up when I started
34:38
playing again I got smacked right in the
34:41
face at the start with this annoying
34:42
region but it does get better to level
34:44
after Rohan and especially before so to
34:47
be fair this problem didn't feel as
34:49
in-your-face when I used to play and the
34:51
reason it feels more prevalent nowadays
34:53
is because there aren't many players
34:55
left so this means I'm not able to break
34:57
up the questing grind by doing group
34:58
content with other players much which is
35:00
unfortunate because all that group
35:02
content that was by far the best part of
35:05
my journey when I used to play and I
35:06
wish the population was still booming so
35:08
all newer players or even me now could
35:11
experience that on their way to max
35:12
level which is a perfect segue to the
35:15
next con almost too perfect shit and I'm
35:19
about to have a lot of bad luck really
35:21
soon the declining population is the
35:23
next condom I've had for our game
35:25
sessions and not seen a single player in
35:27
the game when I started back in game
35:29
this time around I've been pretty much
35:31
exclusively going through the Rohan zone
35:33
when it comes strictly to leveling that
35:35
is to reach level 97 from 79 in that
35:38
whole time in Rohan I shit you not I
35:41
have seen four players in the Rohan
35:43
region to be fair that's two more
35:45
players than the fallout 76 server's can
35:47
handle that launch he'll never get tired
35:50
of roasting that game go check out my
35:52
animation for it but still holy shit on
35:54
a stick lads and lasses four people in
35:57
like 45 hours that's point zero eight
36:00
people per hour I use the calculator and
36:02
how do you think it would look at point
36:04
zero eight of a human being to physical
36:06
manifestation you just see like three
36:08
toes running around and they'd probably
36:10
be nasty Hobbit feet too
36:12
yeah okay speaking of which do any of
36:14
you gentlemen out there wax your feet
36:16
does it hurt just I'm asking for a
36:18
friend and he's got hairy feet and his
36:19
girlfriend is getting kind of creeped
36:21
out now keep in mind this is just one
36:23
expansion region the ugh sorry furball
36:26
the older regions like the hubs breathe
36:29
Shire you know I see more players in
36:32
those areas but still not much but I
36:34
just want to give you guys an accurate
36:35
heads-up of the huge inconsistency of
36:38
players you'll see along the leveling
36:39
stretch of the game which will
36:41
definitely impact the options available
36:43
for obtaining XP that being said though
36:45
in the looking for group chat channel I
36:47
see a decent amount of people
36:48
advertising for group content and those
36:51
groups usually seem to fill up now most
36:53
of this content is being done by max
36:55
level players but if you guys are
36:56
willing to go through that grind there
36:58
are greener pastures waiting for you on
36:59
the other side like the Shire the
37:01
greenest place in all of middle-earth
37:03
just kidding the Shire some level 5 shit
37:05
you will literally see anything but the
37:07
Shire on the other side next con the
37:08
super annoying CAPTCHA
37:10
oh man this is by far my biggest con so
37:12
imma go off a bit here I don't think
37:14
I've ever been so upset by seeing cash
37:16
shop practices implemented in a game
37:19
lotro needed to make a switch to
37:21
free-to-play that makes sense and having
37:23
a cash shop also makes sense as a result
37:25
of this change
37:26
what does not make sense is why they
37:28
need to let it infiltrate every damn
37:30
part of the gameplay every single window
37:32
you open or thing you do there will be a
37:34
constant reminder that this curse at
37:37
cash shop exists get out of my face cash
37:39
up get out of my face at some point
37:49
people are gonna start wondering why
37:50
this white carpet has a big shit stain
37:52
on it and I'll tell them it's cuz of
37:53
this cash job it gives me shotgun dire
37:55
whether it be tasks you can reset or the
37:57
flippin slot machine rewards you can get
38:00
or how you can literally buy stat tomes
38:02
from the store that let you permanently
38:04
boost your characters in-game stats it's
38:07
not by a lot but a stat boost is a stat
38:09
boost okay or if it's the loot boxes
38:10
that can apparently give you endgame
38:12
gear it like whoever said yes let's go
38:15
ahead with adding endgame gear in viable
38:18
loot boxes look I know it's not max to
38:20
your gear and you need to do the raid to
38:22
get the max to your gear but this is
38:23
gear that from my
38:25
understanding and from what I've been
38:26
told this gear will be enough for
38:28
getting you into a raid so the thing
38:30
that is supposed to give you the peak of
38:32
satisfaction and accomplishment in an
38:34
MMO getting prepared for the hardest of
38:36
endgame content you can skip that don't
38:38
worry about it like for people shitting
38:40
on destiny — or even like Call of Duty
38:43
at least those guys are giving like
38:44
mainly cosmetic stuff connection upon
38:47
further research goose found out call of
38:49
duty did not just give a cosmetic I
38:51
don't like these I feel like whoever is
38:53
responsible for these decisions is just
38:56
like undoing all the work that was
38:57
poured into making this game an
38:59
experience for players and delivering an
39:01
experience for players when in the back
39:03
of all of our minds we know we can just
39:05
buy our way to even better content way
39:07
faster it's beginning to feel like this
39:09
game this immersive world that is
39:11
available to me is just a front for the
39:13
cash off that the company tries so
39:15
frequently to promote and I've played
39:17
alot of mmos and none have offered this
39:19
many progression boost II items and done
39:22
it this obtrusively
39:23
in lotro you are constantly reminded
39:26
that this shop exists as almost every
39:28
window has one or several areas that are
39:31
either locked or offering boosts to your
39:33
character no attempt is made to make the
39:35
cash shop more subtle it's meant to be a
39:37
visible entity around the clock and the
39:40
people who say you don't need to buy
39:41
this shit why are you complaining yes
39:43
that's true I don't have to but the
39:45
problem isn't how it fundamentally
39:46
changes the experience of the game and
39:49
it alters the way these devs are making
39:51
these games from how can we deliver an
39:53
amazing gameplay experience to how we
39:55
can make more money and more money off
39:57
of this like lotro feels more soulless
40:00
this time around which is completely
40:02
fucked because an lotro game should feel
40:05
anything but that but it also feels
40:07
grind dear whether it be the leveling or
40:09
the new avenues of gameplay the devs
40:11
have added into the game just to try and
40:13
monetize it somehow the lotro cash shop
40:15
is that annoying kid in class who needs
40:17
to be in the center of everything yes
40:20
Tinker Bell and you just want to go one
40:23
class where he doesn't put up his hand
40:24
and make you notice him but now his hand
40:26
is up but it's ok because you've been
40:28
practicing the art of karate and you
40:30
cannot hitch up that arm in half but
40:31
slip and fall off your chair as you were
40:33
mid swing and you can take him to the
40:34
Hospital that's what would happen to me
40:35
that's why I'm a pacifist peace and
40:37
harmony to all except for the asshole
40:38
that made this cash shop I hope you
40:39
can't sleep at night look the point is
40:41
the cash shop can't talk but it still
40:43
won't shut the fuck up think about it
40:45
think about it and if it's still not
40:47
making sense like it isn't to me right
40:49
now just keep thinking about it cuz one
40:52
day it would it probably still won't so
40:54
the last couple of cons are milder ones
40:57
number one is the mounted combat as
40:59
you've probably seen in this video the
41:01
combat horses are really janky and
41:02
awkward to control and they just look
41:05
super awkward as well they're gliding
41:07
all over the damn place and even after
41:09
looking heavily into this and reading
41:11
your guys's comments controlling this
41:12
horse has only slightly gotten easier
41:14
dude I'm literally right in your face
41:17
how am I too far away I got any closer
41:19
I'd be breathing on your earlobe like
41:21
this like that like that Danny okay time
41:24
to call it a night I've played many
41:26
games with horseback riding and none of
41:28
them have felt this ridiculous and
41:30
looked this immersion braking that being
41:32
said I do like the fact that they
41:34
included mounted combat because I think
41:36
lotro is the only game that's had
41:38
mounted combat where the player has this
41:40
much of a hands-on approach to their
41:42
horse where we get to choose what to
41:44
equip on them and all the stats on that
41:46
item the type of horse we want to ride
41:48
whether it be light medium or heavy as
41:50
well as a complete control over a pretty
41:52
expansive tray tree to really just add
41:54
that much more depth to what is already
41:56
a pretty meaty game in terms of
41:58
character progression but if you're like
42:00
me and to the con slightly outweigh the
42:02
pros with this horse I mean look what I
42:04
named him that's not like a nickname out
42:06
of love or anything you don't have to
42:08
worry because after level 105 your
42:10
combat mount is no longer really part of
42:12
the experience the devs have oddly just
42:15
done away with it I'm surprised they
42:16
actually dropped combat mounts so
42:18
quickly instead of just for finding them
42:20
over updates though like they had a cool
42:22
idea here why not just fix it up instead
42:24
of dropping it so fast
42:25
the next milder con is if you watched my
42:27
last video you heard me talk about how I
42:29
heard champions are obsolete for rating
42:32
now long story short the general
42:34
consensus seems to be if you're very
42:35
skilled with the champ they can still
42:37
put out high enough DPS
42:39
and have enough value in rates but where
42:41
this champs are obsolete statement comes
42:44
from is how the last handful of updates
42:46
to the game have been catering more
42:48
towards the ranged classes so people are
42:50
saying champs aren't really in high
42:51
demand right now because why take a
42:53
champ when you know you'll get a better
42:54
performance and a raid from a class like
42:56
a room keeper or hunter now I put this
42:58
under the mild cons because I think it's
43:00
ridiculous that an MMO can be this far
43:02
into its lifecycle 12 years in lotr
43:05
o--'s case and they can still mess up
43:06
class balancing to the point where this
43:08
is a huge issue to a lot of people there
43:11
are far more people agreeing with the
43:13
sentiment that champs aren't raid
43:14
material right now compared to other
43:16
classes then there are people who are
43:17
saying they're so good for that end
43:19
being content and I think it's stupid
43:20
that this kind of issue can even come up
43:22
in an MMO that's been out so long and
43:24
they've had this class in the game so
43:26
long where someone just worked their ass
43:28
off to level their character up get the
43:30
right equipment and pieces on them just
43:32
to find out that they're the bottom of
43:33
the tadpole for rate selection champs
43:36
are still the best for AoE DPS
43:38
apparently but single target dps is what
43:40
is required in a lot of endgame content
43:42
nowadays apparently now this is a milder
43:44
con because NMOS get updated regularly
43:46
enough and there's a new expansion on
43:48
the horizon for lotro so there's a high
43:50
chance this will be fixed and hopefully
43:52
that fix comes with the new expansion
43:54
otherwise that's a lot of players who
43:55
play these classes like myself that will
43:58
constantly be wondering if they should
43:59
even keep pressing forward with their
44:01
characters just to get to endgame and
44:03
not be needed and personally that's also
44:05
why I haven't pre-purchased Mina's
44:07
Morgul I love my champ I want to be able
44:09
to play my champ and I also love raiding
44:11
so you can see where the problem comes
44:13
from now the neutrals I forgot about
44:14
these will crank these out quickly team
44:16
don't worry
44:16
first up the housing well it's awesome
44:18
that lotro has housing and you can
44:20
choose whether you want your house to be
44:22
a Dorf hobbit elf or man style house in
44:24
those respective style neighborhoods the
44:27
actual house customization system feels
44:29
pretty underwhelming your house will
44:31
have designated spots that can
44:32
accommodate specific types of furniture
44:34
both inside and outside on the front
44:36
yard the best part of the housing in my
44:38
opinion is a lot of instance bosses drop
44:41
trophies which are considered a type of
44:42
furniture that you can apply to your
44:44
house you can even interact with some of
44:46
them and they'll do weird things like
44:48
what you're seeing at mine
44:49
house and they're usually very creative
44:51
looking you can also obtain some pretty
44:53
cool furniture items from the reputation
44:56
vendors but after I've played an MMO
44:58
like wildstar it's hard to not see the
45:00
age in lotr o--'s housing customization
45:02
overall feels very limited and aside
45:05
from storing items at your house like in
45:07
a bank visiting the house doesn't ever
45:09
feel like an advantage as it would have
45:11
been cool if you could add some
45:12
functionality like crafting stations
45:14
that would make returning to your home
45:16
feel worthwhile but still it's cool to
45:18
me that you can turn your house into
45:19
like a showboat home to cater to your
45:21
accomplishments and ridiculous levels of
45:24
vanity I'd always get salty as hell if I
45:26
completed a raid and someone else got
45:28
the trophy for the boss because I wanted
45:29
it in my home I say stuff like you can
45:31
only polish a turd so much and your home
45:33
is a turd and the next neutral is the
45:35
crafting it's probably the most standard
45:37
system you'd come to expect from an MMO
45:39
bill choose a crafting profession
45:41
ranging from a Forester to a cook to an
45:44
Armour Smith or weaponsmith so the
45:46
typical professions and you gather their
45:48
respective materials and supplies by
45:50
finding them around the world to create
45:51
basic items and that basic item can be
45:54
used in a recipe you've unlocked to
45:55
create another item and you level up by
45:58
crafting anything that is listed under
46:00
your current crafting rank over time
46:02
you'll want to keep finding and
46:03
unlocking recipes to create new items
46:06
and the more advanced the recipe the
46:07
higher tier of ingredients will be
46:09
needed so you'll need to find more rare
46:11
materials in my opinion lotro crafting
46:14
boils down to a common formula I've seen
46:16
so many times in other MMOs like Terra
46:18
and drift for instance on the flipside
46:21
what makes crafting a neutral is for the
46:22
majority of LOTR O's life while I've
46:24
been a part of the game it seems
46:26
worthwhile to max out crafting I've read
46:29
very mixed reviews on the current state
46:31
of crafting some saying crafters have
46:32
sort of gotten the short end of the
46:34
steak onto recent updates but I think
46:36
even if the crafting has been downward
46:38
lately in general I think the devs will
46:40
eventually get it back up to par and
46:42
I've still seen kin mates getting hooked
46:43
up with new peer so in that sense I've
46:45
seen its value and crafters have been
46:47
really helpful to me during enough of
46:48
LOTR owes lifespan that I think it might
46:50
be on the up and up soon enough again
46:52
alright folks were at the final verdict
46:54
the Lord of the Rings Online has given
46:56
me so many amazing memories in the past
46:58
that returning to it and hoping for a
47:00
similar experience felt downright
47:02
English and as I added another 50 hours
47:05
of experience onto my belt I was really
47:07
happy I scaled my expectations of the
47:09
game back before playing this time
47:11
around while lotr OHS gameplay retains
47:14
the same feeling as it had half a decade
47:16
ago the game experience as a whole feels
47:18
considerably different the sense of
47:20
immersion you will feel will be
47:22
regularly interrupted by frequent
47:24
reminders of the lotro store's existence
47:27
and this store is one of the worst I've
47:29
seen in any game not just an MMO we drag
47:32
games like fallout 76 through the mud
47:34
for their cash shot practices but at
47:36
least with those games it's mainly
47:38
cosmetic items so if they received that
47:40
response then lotro deserves flak for
47:43
this as well but if we do the almost
47:44
impossible and look past this does the
47:47
rest of lotro deliver enough fun to
47:49
justify the time sync I feel as though
47:51
lotro will be a top game to get into
47:53
nowadays especially because of the huge
47:55
grind waiting for players to get to max
47:57
level and with an even higher level
47:59
increase on the horizon with Mina's
48:01
Morgul coming out a level boost is an
48:03
option but they don't allow you to skip
48:05
as much as you think as you'll have to
48:06
still go back and do the main story arc
48:08
for important character upgrades and
48:10
then there's the questing which is as
48:12
unimaginative as can be
48:14
what will spotlight this issue even
48:15
further is the lack of players which
48:17
make it hard to do group content
48:19
throughout the leveling stretch to break
48:21
up this monotony and it certainly
48:22
doesn't help to know what kind of games
48:24
are releasing nowadays with their bar
48:26
flash year and more attractive gameplay
48:28
I think lotro will still be an amazing
48:31
experience for people who want to deep
48:33
look into Lord of the Rings trilogy or
48:35
just experience Lord of the Rings from a
48:37
fresh perspective as the storyline is
48:39
packed with depth and emotion it does a
48:41
great job of representing the chaotic
48:43
world of middle-earth but what really
48:45
makes the story come together is this
48:47
beautiful world that feels true to what
48:49
we have read about in tokine's books if
48:51
you can deal with the tedious quests
48:53
in-between lotro will take you on an
48:55
adventure through the most well realized
48:57
middle-earth you'd hope to see I think
48:59
lotro won't be for everybody because
49:02
there's a nasty grind as a price of
49:03
entry to experience the best content and
49:06
a slower pace of gameplay than we are
49:08
used to in this age of gaming but if you
49:10
can conquer the leveling process you'll
49:12
have an incredible story to enjoy a
49:14
world worth enjoying it in
49:16
the dungeons and raids are no joke
49:18
either they are challenging and exciting
49:20
and make you feel like the effort you
49:22
poured into your character was worth it
49:24
just to experience these epic sprawling
49:26
instances man these videos keep getting
49:28
longer I'm sorry guys I hope you enjoyed
49:30
this video or found it helpful I'll
49:32
always love lotro but it's certainly
49:34
showing its age nowadays consider slap
49:36
in that subscribe and like button booty
49:38
and for my next video I'm covering an
49:40
upcoming very unknown MMO and poppy
49:43
goose might have access to an exclusive
49:45
behind-the-scenes build of the game who
49:48
knows who knows and I hope to still do
49:49
an EVE series but if you guys want to
49:51
see me cover a specific game or want me
49:53
to upload more lotro please let me know
49:55
alright stick around with me we got the
49:57
holiday season coming up so I'll be
49:59
covering lots of shit alright take care



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