Yeah, that’d be someone getting to level 10 in under 5 minutes through opening Hobbit Presents (with xp boosters.) The xp scales with level as well. “Oh, it’s a bug”, the staunch Turbine defenders immediately exclaim as this being WAI would be a blow to them, yet DDO’s daily dice has given XP for some time now. But a blue name came in and pronounced it WAI. Lotro seems to be going the way of GW2, giving you XP any time you even glance at something, which is fine, I guess… except that downleveling exists in the later and not the former. But wait! There’s a handy XP disabler called Stone of the Tortoise, for only 495 TP per character in the store!!
One of the results of the new class revamps.. one seriously, OP LM:
Apparently part of this bug has existed since RoI(!!!) but has become even stronger in combination with a new LM trait.
gg Turbine devs! gg!
Moar quotes! ( I know I should write something myself but this also was just too good!)
If you have a quality product, you put it on display at gaming conventions and allow people to play it. You have open betas. You allow the “gaming press” to sit down and actually play it rather than plop them in front of guided tour videos. Heck, even if you don’t want people to just play and find out for themselves how good the game is, you at least release lengthy (8-10 minute) gameplay videos.
If you don’t have a quality product, you keep as many details as possible to yourself and focus on marketing tricks.
Gee, I wonder which game this might be applicable to?
Credit: monteeburns, in response to the forthcoming Hobbit Presents.
One thing that tends to bother me in game is female armor, or well, the lack of it. So often it’s downright stupid and only designed for male titillation. I think it’s one of the reasons I liked Lotro so much. The armor stays respectful to women. Sure there are tight pants or a dress that’s low cut in the cleavage area, but on the whole it tends to feel somewhat realistic or appropriate.
Guild Wars is a game that’s caught its share of flak for skimpy armor. I never played GW1 so I don’t know about the choices in it, but in GW2 you do at least have the choice between full coverage or something skimpy.
I did find one piece of heavy armor that I both loathed and loved. Loathed as it is skimpy and no woman would ever wear it into battle yet I couldn’t help but sort of love as it made my Norn Warrior look awesome. 😛
Behold, a gladiator chest piece (and to be fair, the male version is just as revealing I believe :P)
It displays her awesome muscles so very well. I mean, look at how ripped she is! She’s one strong woman who you don’t want to mess with! 😀
And I absolutely love these next photos. She looks like some badass model! 😀 Or maybe some unwitting dude just called her sweetie and she’s walking towards him with her “What did you just call me?” look and preparing to deck him! 😛
I was actually tempted to use this chest piece in an outfit, but I couldn’t find any decent leg piece to go with it. The matching stuff was just bad, in my opinion. So it didn’t last long and she soon upgraded to some new armor, which actually looked a heck of a lot more appropriate and actually quite pretty.
It was a fun diversion and indulgence for a bit. 😉
Danania snuck in a picture of some rather unfortunate clipping in Lotro in her latest entry and it reminded me of some shots I captured in Dragon Age 2. One of my poor party members seemed to have issues with her shield…
You’re doing it wrong Aveline! A shield is supposed to protect you, not hurt you. 😛
And geez, I’d forgotten how gory DA could be.. and I even had persistent gore turned off! Nothing worse than watching a cut scene with your character splattered with blood. *ick* Still it’s not as bad as what I’ve been seeing in Assassin’s Creed: Revelations as Spaix has been playing that. 😛
… well sorta. I happened to notice the lovely colours of the sky whilst swimming in Malchor’s Leap.
In many ways Orr is quite ugly. It’s filled with Risen (aka Zombies), there’s no greenery.. it’s a wholly inhospitable place. But just like some areas in Angmar in Lotro, I can’t help but see beauty poking through every now and again, just like when Sam briefly saw a star in Mordor:
“There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for awhile. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.” – J. R. R. Tolkien, The Return of the King
Today was my 10th day of the Yule Festival which meant I finally finished tier 3 of the festival deed and was able to purchase the war steed cosmetics. I think this is one of the prettier horses that Turbine has designed.
I think it would look even better with a rich dark brown colour, but that’s a few too many TP for me to spend.
I’m not thrilled with what it took to get these cosmetics (more about that in a later post I think), but I’m happy to have them and definitely appreciate the work that went into creating the look. 🙂