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PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I am such a moron.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is past noon, did anyone who just got a key this week start to play?

Must get home to play....
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have work and then a final exam so I won't be home till about 6:00 or so.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got it started and it isn't bad. Laggy as all get out due to the stress test.

I tried out the Captain and it's interesting. I haven't gotten into a Fellowship (aka group) yet to try it out.

Interesting thing about the game though... you can create multiple target windows so you can gage when multiple mobs are going to die. This is important for the Captain, because they have rally cries that can only be done when a mob dies. The provide varoius buffs for a short duration.

I have made a Minstril too, but didn't get to work on him much.

Apparently there are NO dwarven women in Middle Earth.
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DEATHFORCE: There are certainly crazy things you can do with this game, you can generate a world that is 3 times the size of earth before it starts having errors, although I dont know how long it would take to generate a world that large anyways lol

TRASSIN: I'm guessing about 21 days? Assuming you take a break every 7th day or so.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mojo:
You broke the NDA, shame on you!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm logging into Arwen since no one has posted as to what world they are in.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know its a beta but the graphics look very sub-par.

I have 2 beta keys now, does someone want my other key?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't say that I broke the NDA. Everything I have put out can be found on their website, non-beta.

The graphics, for me at least, were defaulted to 1024x768 with Medium graphics.

The character creation screen looks very familiar... anD if I coulD Only place it.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could be worse, it could Suck as hard as a Walrus in a Giraffe suit.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I liked SWG character creation. That was the best part after they destroyed the game.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was talking more about the game in general. I was actually pretty disappointed with LOTR char creation but I figure that maybe they are trying to prevent people from running around as this universe's version of a 7'0" 800lbs Wookie that does classical dance. Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure that it is based on the whatever DDO's engine was. I had LOTR crash once, and on the launcher it said it couldn't find DDO games files.....
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where, Oh Where have I seen this game play before?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree Demin, it's VERY much like DDO. But then it's Turbine. I believe, however, that it is better than DDO... from my limited experience.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many of you refer to SWG being destroyed. Are you talking about an expansion or patch after the game was around a while? Because I always thought the game sucked ass from launch and just kept getting worse.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I thought the game was buggy at launch and out of balance. It's in it's third or fourth version fo the game now. I liked the abiliity to make my own character outside of any class. If they changed the two rancor bit and buffed up some other skill blocks they would have been set(and fixed the bugs). Now it's just a WoW clone, from what I' ve read keepng up with gaming news.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In fairness I haven't played the game since they added vehicles\spaceships.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was there for the vehicles. It was actually shortly after that I had finally had enough.

Damn it could have been such a great game.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I picked up the game after the latest revamp during a 10-day trial and can honestly say that I feel it is nothing at all like WoW. Sure, it's been degraded to the standard Race-Class-Level system, but that doesn't make it a WoW clone. I really wish it were a WoW clone though, since I like WoW and I love SW that would have sold me over.

Alas, SWG is still a craptastic game and there is no hope at all for it in my mind.

LOTRO is a much better game than SWG, DDO and even EQ2. This is all based on my limited LOTRO playing experience.

I wouldn't say that LOTRO is crap, it's quite laggy but then.... I'm playing during a stress testing phase.

I can't imagine any PvP happening outside of duelling either. This could hurt the game, but there may just be enough LotR fans to keep this one alive like SWG.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can easily imagine the PVP, it will be abailable when they release the first expansion and it allows you to play as a member of the other side of the conflict; orcs, eastern humans, and Uruk-hai.
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