Turbine Kills Horses, Video at 11

It seems as if the controversial rep mounts may be out of the equation for LOTRO:

“Reputation mounts were removed based on beta player feedback.”

All I got to say about this is: way to listen to the playerbase over your wallet, Turbine.  I don’t think the game would’ve been irreparably harmed if the purchasable rep mounts went live (and hey, they still could), but there were a lot of sore feelings about this, and it’s a great thing if Turbine is responding to these concerns.

5 thoughts on “Turbine Kills Horses, Video at 11

  1. Mark August 30, 2010 / 9:11 pm

    I think that’s the smart decision, they can still make unique mounts to sell.

  2. mbp August 31, 2010 / 2:33 am

    Sudden outbreak of common sense if you ask me. Nothing stopping them selling different horses in the item shop but at least those who did the grind know that their mount is still kind of special.

  3. Dril August 31, 2010 / 3:47 am

    I personally am quite annoyed by this. I was waiting to jump back into LOTRO and utilise my Life Sub points by buying a splendid little goatsie and prancing around on that…but now I guess it won’t happen. Pity. I wouldn’t have minded in the least if all the WoW achievement mounts were suddenly sold for monies. Oh well. (And since I have a Netherdrake, it would affect me.)

  4. mbp August 31, 2010 / 5:00 am

    @Dril I am not saying you shouldn’t be allowed to buy a goat. I don’t mind even if it has the same stats as the rep goat. I just think it would be fairest to give it a different skin so those who grinded (ground?) for the rep goat still have something a little special to show for their efforts.

  5. Dril August 31, 2010 / 5:05 am

    That’s perfectly reasonable, I’m just annoyed that rather than use a solution like that they’ve elected tot totally remove them rather than do it intelligently, i.e. in the manner you suggested.

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