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LOTRO Beta: Stress test this weekend!

Rabid_LlamaRabid_Llama Registered User regular
edited April 2007 in MMO Extravaganza
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    Dr. FaceDr. Face King of Pants Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Just finished DL the client. I am in there like swimwear. I know nothing about the game though; prepare to bask in my newb rays.

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    ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    It took me a week to get the client redownloaded and reinstalled, but I don't think I'll have time to actually get to play for a while.

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    CorvusCorvus . VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Hah, I got into beta ages ago, but my computer is too crappy to run the game.

    Did you guys see the news about the Founders Program? $199 for life time subscription is one option. I wish I'd had that for CoH.

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    AccualtAccualt Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Corvus wrote:
    Hah, I got into beta ages ago, but my computer is too crappy to run the game.

    Did you guys see the news about the Founders Program? $199 for life time subscription is one option. I wish I'd had that for CoH.

    $200 for a lifetime subscription? Shit, I DO wish CoH had that.

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    Whiniest Man On EarthWhiniest Man On Earth Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Beta characters also rollover to retail, in case you guys didn't know.

    Too bad it's nothing new, otherwise.

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    CorvusCorvus . VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Accualt wrote:
    Corvus wrote:
    Hah, I got into beta ages ago, but my computer is too crappy to run the game.

    Did you guys see the news about the Founders Program? $199 for life time subscription is one option. I wish I'd had that for CoH.

    $200 for a lifetime subscription? Shit, I DO wish CoH had that.

    Seriously, I calculated how much I've spent on CoH in monthly fees, and its way more than that. And I've let my account lapse multiple times.

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    AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I'm not in the position to beta anything atm, but I'm curious how this game will work out. When it gets in open beta, does that mean people can tell honestly how good/bad the game is?

    I've seen some in-game footage, and it all looked terribly slow-paced and WoW-ish, so I fear for Middle Earth. :?

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    BuchwaldBuchwald Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    it's alot more fun then WoW, also looks ton better.

    it just needs more emotes.

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    Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous Blame this on the misfortune of your birth. New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Any game with a special attack that involves stabbing a guy with an arrow and them shooting him with it gets a :^: from me.

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    AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Buchwald wrote:
    it's alot more fun then WoW, also looks ton better.

    it just needs more emotes.
    There is no /dance?

    Scandalous!

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    KingMoleKingMole Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    There is. Its just not very good.

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    eelektrikeelektrik Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I should probably reinstall the game... Ive been in since Alpha 3 but havnt downloaded the Beta 2 client yet...

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    JinniganJinnigan Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    so how was this

    was it awesome

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    InvisibleInvisible Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Jinnigan wrote:
    so how was this

    was it awesome


    Well, it sure does take up a lot of space on the hard drive.

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    AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Invisible wrote:
    Jinnigan wrote:
    so how was this

    was it awesome


    Well, it sure does take up a lot of space on the hard drive.
    That is also important... I think. :|

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    crakecrake Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I got on the stress test, but never had a chance to log in. Don't suppose anyone has some juicy details and screen shots?

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    ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Such things would violate the NDA.

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    AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Scooter wrote:
    Such things would violate the NDA.
    I'm used to WoW, I fear. :(

    Blah, NDA, Ebil!

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    RivulentRivulent Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    It's boring and uninventive, and lost my interest pretty quick after a quick run through of a few classes. Does that violate NDA?

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    CaptainCaptain Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I wish to know where the beta download is. I signed up on their site but I dont see a link?

    Oh god, dont let it be on Fileplanet.

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    AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Captain wrote:
    I wish to know where the beta download is. I signed up on their site but I dont see a link?

    Oh god, dont let it be on Fileplanet.
    stress test was last weekend, matey.

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    ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Er, the beta is still running though.

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    Cornell002Cornell002 Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    am I the only one who absolutely positively cannot wait for this game?

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    InvisibleInvisible Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Cornell002 wrote:
    am I the only one who absolutely positively cannot wait for this game?

    Yes.

    I take it you haven't played the beta?

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    Cornell002Cornell002 Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Invisible wrote:
    Cornell002 wrote:
    am I the only one who absolutely positively cannot wait for this game?

    Yes.

    I take it you haven't played the beta?

    no, why? What are the problems with it?

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    InvisibleInvisible Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Cornell002 wrote:
    Invisible wrote:
    Cornell002 wrote:
    am I the only one who absolutely positively cannot wait for this game?

    Yes.

    I take it you haven't played the beta?

    no, why? What are the problems with it?

    What? I didn't say there were problems. I just implied that there have been numerous Beta tests so that anyone who wanted to play it as desperately as you do, should have had an opportunity to do so.

    The NDA is still in effect, right?

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    Cornell002Cornell002 Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    haha yes, can you PM me and tell me the issues? I've been surprised how tight lipped everyone has been.

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    ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Well, there's really nothing to say about it.


    Which I think is the point.

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    HandgimpHandgimp R+L=J Family PhotoRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    me

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    NaloutoNalouto Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    yep, after stress testing and playing since the last beta invites I'm confident that I will not be returning to play LOTRO. it's rather bland.

    shame they couldn't come up with something more ....original.

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    Cornell002Cornell002 Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    it's Turbine making and supporting the game though, which is great because they listen to user feedback ALOT. With the monthly updates, I'm sure we'll see housing introduced, among other things.

    Question to the beta testers (if they can answer it): is the economy like that of Asherons Call, where if I sold an item to a shopkeeper, he or she has that item for sale?

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    Dr. FaceDr. Face King of Pants Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Anyone else get an invite to the rest of Beta? I got an e-mail with "Based on your activity during the Event you have been re-invited to play for the remainder of the Closed Beta!". Wondering if its something I actually did or if most people got this regaurdless of their participation.

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    Liquid GhostLiquid Ghost DO YOU HEAR THE VOICES, TOO?! Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I really wish I could enjoy this game more, but it just feels so completely basic. It's not so much the ideas behind the game as it is their powerless, exhausted execution, which lacks impact and results in an incredibly generic experience. After playing for about two hours or so, I assumed that once I took a break, I wasn't going to be able to pick this up and jump right back in. Sadly, I was correct. I doubt I'll be trying anything else with the name Turbine on it.

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    CheetoCheeto Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    It's taking me forever to download because it keeps randomly stopping. FUCK!

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    ZeonZeon Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    So does anyone have a key for beta 2 theyre not planning on using? Or an account you dont want? I know a lot of people ended up hating it, but ive got a friend who really wants to play this. I could just let him use my account, but i want to be in game with him when he realises how terrible it is.

    Or hell, maybe it will be more fun now than it was in beta 1. But yes, a key, my friend and i would really appreciate the help.

    Oh, and the NDA has been lifted now.

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    randombattlerandombattle Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Zeon wrote: »
    Or hell, maybe it will be more fun now than it was in beta 1.

    It really isnt. The game is a Star Wars Galaxies sized turd and wont last for long. Full of generic action, generic quests, generic classes, generic races, and generic places. Utterly bad and generic.

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    DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    its generic but I think its selling point will be small grouip content, and basic gameplay , wether or not your like that type pf gameplay

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    CheetoCheeto Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    LOTR nerds like me will love this.

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    CuckooForCookiesCuckooForCookies Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I dunno, from what I've played it's seemed pretty solid. It's not outstanding, but then, I thought the same thing about World of Warcraft, and look where that is. I would question anyone who says that it is awful. Overall, I've been enjoying myself, although I can see post level 20 play being considerably less fun.

    There is a lot in this game that's generic, but to be fair, the material that it is based off of sort of started the fantasy genre as we know it. Aside from "Monster Play", it doesn't contribute anything significantly new to the genre. However, I'm not sure that a game has to be entirely original to still be fun. What I've had so far has been an extremely smooth experience. It's a quest/group/PvE oriented game with little extras, such as "Monster Play" thrown in as possible end game content.

    One awesome feature, which I would like to see more of, is the preorder bonus that comes along with the game: special pricing. Preorderers get to choose either $10 a month pricing, or a $200 lifetime subscription.

    I've been playing in the beta with my girlfriend, and we've so far our experience has been pretty damn good. Someone looking for something revolutionary probably won't find that in this game, but someone looking for a good time and a fun diversion will find plenty here. As someone who couldn't manage to get into WoW, this LotRO has been a very good experience for me.

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    korodullinkorodullin What. SCRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I got a stress test invite the other week and ignored it. Yesterday I got an actual real beta invite. About 3 more hours for a download to go.

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