Quote of the Day

“I think it’s interesting that the more that I play LotRO, the more I find myself wanting to play it. It’s so different from your normal high-fantasy MMO, that at first it can seem almost boring… at least it did to me 3 years ago. But I’ve seen now that it’s amazingly complex. It challenges you to learn new incredibly detailed lore and ways of thinking about advancement in-game, while at the same time slowing you down and emphasizing the journey over the destination. That’s completely opposite to how many MMOs today are designed, and has served LotRO well over the years.”

~ Battle Priestess

3 thoughts on “Quote of the Day

  1. Dril January 29, 2011 / 3:58 pm

    I *still* don;t understand what keeps people playing LOTRO. I’ve said it before, but: in theory, I love LOTRO. It’s like a classic WoW but with a more in-depth world.

    However, I just never get into it; and I don’t know why. It could be the combat, the UI, the sound, the animations, the art design, but frankly I don’t know which.

    Blech. Hopefully Rift will solve my yearning for an MMO to call home. Until then, PCGamer’s US Minecraft server solves my sort-of MMO problem.

  2. Bhagpuss January 29, 2011 / 5:57 pm

    LotRO had the opposite effect on me. I loved it at first, but after two or three months I found it repetetive, dull and grindy. I ran out of steam in the 40s.

    EQ, EQ2 and Vanguard, however, all did, and still do, pretty much exactly what Battle Priestess describes. I can play all three pretty much indefinitely and if they allow me I probably will.

  3. Moxie January 29, 2011 / 8:54 pm

    Thanks for the mention, Syp! It feels like you’ve made it as a blogger when you get quoted on Bio Break. 😉

    My enchantment with LotRO has been a long time coming. I’ve played off and on since launch, never really staying for very long in the past because it seemed boring. I used to blame it on the too-realistic brown-green-gray color schemes and the lack of shiny spell effects, but I think that had more to do with my expectations rather than LotRO’s shortcomings.

    I’m just happy that we as players have plenty of different options when it comes to MMOs. Be it the stylistic flash of WoW, the subdued realism of LotRO, the sci-fi sandbox of EVE Online, or any game in-between, there’s bound to be something that appeals to each individual player.

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