Lord of the rings online
Bullroarer forum has some news about incoming update. Seals are totally removed from game. No more gain, no more barter. People are outraged, since Anfalas scrolls would be extremely rare. Cordovan was arrogant, as all developers are: there are other ways to get them in game. Yes, “other ways” that will take 1 year if played daily. New crafting recipes caused outraged as they require too much rare materials.
Lotro is slowly descending towards (kind of) pay-to-win. NO, there is no pay to win in PvE games, but it means: if you don’t pay, you spend years in getting adequate equipment; and untill you get it, every second monster may one-shot you.
Talks with kinnies did not bring relief. They quote developers: 30% of population pays for 70% free players. Which mean – satisfy whales and let 70% population go. Even if some whales leave, let us say, you have 25% population: still profit. Looks like there is absolutely nothing to do, nowhere to go. And no chance developers would start playing their own game or start understanding players.
Stormsong did nothing. Xantipe was finally teleported to 21st Hall in Moria. Some discussion with kinnies about Moria and Xantipe. I am cautious and wishing to leave Moria as soon as possible. No longer do I think about Tortoise stone: on the contrary, I need higher levels. Will choose Moria-Lothlorien-Rohan-Gondor path. Then I plan to farm grumpy Dor Amroth dailies to get Amroth silver coins and Anfalas scrolls.
Life is grey and grumpy in Lotro now: we have the best online game with best atmosphere, best lore, maybe even one of the best roleplay, superb community…and good-for-nothing developers that are rollng the game down.
Once again I am alone with nothing to do. A pity.