If, however, you're new to MMORPGs, found World of Warcraft too generic and boring, or found that it required too much time investment, you could do far worse than giving Lord of the Rings Online a shot.
LOTRO, this is the same MMORPG, where it is much more interesting to read quests. The story that the developers show us goes in parallel with the main story of the Lord of the Rings novel and is no worse than the original!
Once you plunge into this world and now you can stay in it for 11 years!
Ich habe eine Menge MMOs vorher gespielt, aber keines konnte mich so fesseln. HDRO ist für mich das beste Adventure-Game das es gibt. Ich bin schon seit 40 Jahren Fan von Tolkins Herr der Ringe und hatte mir sehnlichst gewünscht, das die Bücher verfilt würden. Das es auch mal ein Spiel geben würde, davon hätte ich nie zu träumen gewagt. Hier passt alles zusammen. Mein Char im zusammenspiel mit den bekannten Charaktären, was für ein Hammer!!!!
Ich spiele seit 5 Jahren. Mittlerweile nicht mehr so regelmässig, aber immer wieder.
Ich kann das Spiel allen ans Herz legen, die auch die Bücher und Jacksons Verfilmungen lieben!
Viel Spass wünscht euch
Rolf aus Neuss am Rhein in Deutschland (Germany)
That The Lord of the Rings Online could whether the storm of player expectations and its development troubles and still be a decent game is an achievement in itself. That it could go through all that and come out the other side as an exceptional entry into the genre is nothing short of miraculous.
The most perverse thing though is that the most enjoyable moments have little to do with Tokien or his wonderfully overactive imagination; it's much more to do with Turbine's ability to knock out a compelling MMO experience. [June 2007, p.56]
Herr der Ringe ist auch im Jahr 2015 eines der schönsten und größten MMOS auf dem Markt. Man hat so viel zu tun. Das alles hier auf zu listen, dazu würden die 5000 Zeichen nicht reichen. Gebt diesem Game eine Chance und last euch verzaubern von diesem wunderschönen MMO.
When I was playing Warhammer Online, there was a rumour that would hurt us very much. Warhammer Online servers would be shut down. Unfortunately, this happened in 2013. I started playing Warhammer Online in 2009, but that same year I got another highly praised MMORPG. Tolkien's world, one of the most admired and beloved fantasy writers, was packed into an MMORPG. It also offered a tremendous experience, with hundreds of side missions and epic missions. While playing Warhammer Online, I wanted to play LOTRO at the same time.
I got the game and joined the world. What I saw gave me goosebumps, not because of fear, but excitement. There were dozens of places I could visit, hundreds of missions I could complete, and dozens of events I could experience. It was a great experience!
Honestly, what I want to talk about is its game economy, although there is a lot I can say about the game.
Warhammer Online, unfortunately, when they shut down their servers in 2013, I gave all my intensity to LOTRO. Did I do it good or bad? I'm still undecided. However, while one part of me is good that I have spent so much time on this game, on the other hand, I feel sorry for the economy of this game that I play from time to time. Free Player, Premium Player and VIP Player. I guess you understand what I mean.
We are living in 2021 of the 21st century, but they still keep an annoying style in the economic system, which I cannot even call old-fashioned. I am not saying old-fashioned, because even old-fashioned games would do this terrible thing! For example, Ultima Online or Dark Age of Camelot. These two games are some of the best examples that can still survive. There is also WoW. What a good example of WoW, I'll leave it to you. I think WoW's economy looks good too.
Now, I said the economy. Because the LOTRO economy now has an incredibly absurd structure. To get a mount for your hero, you first need to obtain a Riding Skill. So where does this get from? The right guess is from the LOTRO Store! Riding Skill is a Skill that you can buy with LOTRO Point. When you become a VIP member, you can get this Skill for free. You just need to find the NPC. Apart from that, many items are locked in the game, but you can obtain them with LOTRO Point. You can get LOTRO Point by completing Deed. However, this happens to drop by drop. For example, a Deed gives 5 LOTRO Points.
The same economic model is in Star Wars: The Old Republic. This system is not working. You have to accept this now.
While LOTRO is a nice game to spend time with, some of its items might bother you. So try not to think of these while playing the game. If you want to keep playing, you can pay $14.99 a month if your economic situation is good, or in whatever country you are in, in the currency shown to you. I do not prefer it. I play the game just for the sake of Middle-earth.
The beginning of the game is very good: You have a lot of story and I was surprised by the good graphics, it is like in Guild Wars. There are some good new ideas in the game, for example you can change your character strategically by certain elements. They created a great world of Tolkien, so normaly this game should be one of the best, but...
You will be annoyed with the shop and buying stuff already in the beginning. You cant even choose 2 classes without buying them. Even if you re subscried and pay some money every month, there are still a lot of stuff you need to pay extra and you have a lot of restrictions. This is the biggest fun killer in the game. In addition you get +100% XP by subscription and you cant turn it off. Yes, the game is too easy too. Like all the other MMOs LotRO needs a lot of time and have content, that is boring (killing quests)
The game is only free to play until level 25 then you must pay for almost everything you want to do, monthly fee plus expansions make this game quite expensive in the long run. You are "allowed" to pursue your epic story line with the only "reward" being you are allowed to view more of the storyline. I've read the books and seen the movies so nothing new in pursuing the epic story line.
This game was great... ages ago. But now it's majesty become a legend, a legend faded to myth and in days present it is just a p2w garbage, full of bugs, microtransactions and pay to do everything wall.
SummaryThe only massively-multiplayer role-playing game set in J.R.R. Tokien's Middle-earth. Travel with your Fellowship in the fight against the forces of Sauron. Across the wide lands of Middle-earth, the Free Peoples must face the threatening Shadow growing in the East. All of Mordor is stirring as Sauron dispatches the NazgÃ»l to hunt for t...