Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria Testing

Unlock the Mines of Moria is offering signups for players interested in participating in the Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria beta test as it enters the final stages. The offer is extended to North American and European residents, and word is they will be continually adding more and more players as the invitation-only test of Turbine's upcoming MMORPG expansion progresses.
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Re: Who gives a fuck?
Aug 31, 2008, 23:21
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Re: Who gives a fuck? Aug 31, 2008, 23:21
Aug 31, 2008, 23:21
 
LOL! Yeah. How long before WoW implements a music system? It may sound stupid, but it's actually a lot of fun.

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Aug 31, 2008, 10:59
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Aug 31, 2008, 10:59
 
@PvH, why would you doubt it? I had fun in WoW for a couple of years up until I decided I wanted a life outside of gaming but let's face it, there were few things about WoW that were new or innovative. Blizzard took a bunch of ideas from previous MMOs and implemented them in better ways for the most part. Now they have the money to sit back and let other games come up with new and better ideas that they can then take and add to WoW.

I mean seriously, Blizzard basically stole GamesWorkshop's IP with the look of WoW. So much so that the WoW fanbois to this day still claim that Warhammer "looks too much like WoW".

Every MMO attempts to take ideas from previous ones. Why wouldn't they? It only makes sense to look at what's worked and what hasn't in previous games.

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Re: Who gives a fuck?
Aug 31, 2008, 10:54
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Re: Who gives a fuck? Aug 31, 2008, 10:54
Aug 31, 2008, 10:54
 
i highly doubt that. care to elaborate?

Another poster mentioned the deed/achievement system. LOTRO's quest management system is a significant improvement over WoW's - I think 6 or so months after LOTRO was out, WoW started to add ! and ? markers to the minimap for quest givers/enders rather then a generic yellow dot. LOTRO also had a very detailed minimap, with markers for various vendors, trainers etc. which WoW has only recently added as well.

Those are just a couple off the top of my head.


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Aug 31, 2008, 07:47
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Aug 31, 2008, 07:47
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it actually brought some innovations/improvements which WoW has later on copied

i highly doubt that. care to elaborate?

For example WoW just implemented an achievement system similar to the Lotro deed system. But it's pretty hard to say which game copies from which, the whole genre is evolving.

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Re: Who gives a fuck?
Aug 31, 2008, 07:04
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Re: Who gives a fuck? Aug 31, 2008, 07:04
Aug 31, 2008, 07:04
 
I could really use a Blue's News Comment Snob

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Re: Who gives a fuck?
Aug 31, 2008, 06:21
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Re: Who gives a fuck? Aug 31, 2008, 06:21
Aug 31, 2008, 06:21
 
I don't know why I'm typing???

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Re: Who gives a fuck?
Aug 31, 2008, 05:21
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Re: Who gives a fuck? Aug 31, 2008, 05:21
Aug 31, 2008, 05:21
 
it actually brought some innovations/improvements which WoW has later on copied

i highly doubt that. care to elaborate?

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Re: Who gives a fuck?
Aug 31, 2008, 01:58
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Re: Who gives a fuck? Aug 31, 2008, 01:58
Aug 31, 2008, 01:58
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I could really use a Blue's News Comment Snob

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Re: Who gives a fuck?
Aug 30, 2008, 18:26
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Re: Who gives a fuck? Aug 30, 2008, 18:26
Aug 30, 2008, 18:26
 
Shut up Watchdog from what Ive heard your mother is a HUGE fan LOL!
Fu b, fu...
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Re: Who gives a fuck?
Aug 30, 2008, 17:48
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Re: Who gives a fuck? Aug 30, 2008, 17:48
Aug 30, 2008, 17:48
 
Shut up Watchdog from what Ive heard your mother is a HUGE fan LOL!

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Re: Who gives a fuck?
Aug 30, 2008, 17:20
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Re: Who gives a fuck? Aug 30, 2008, 17:20
Aug 30, 2008, 17:20
 
Yep, it's actually a pretty good game. I'd say the best WoW alternative available anyhow.

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Re: Who gives a fuck?
Aug 30, 2008, 13:31
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Re: Who gives a fuck? Aug 30, 2008, 13:31
Aug 30, 2008, 13:31
 
Well, obviously enough people to keep the game viable after close to two years.

I actually quite enjoyed the game - it actually brought some innovations/improvements which WoW has later on copied, the developers do a great job envisioning Tolkein's world, and the graphics are very well done. I will likely return for the expansion, just to see how they do Moria.
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Who gives a fuck?
Aug 30, 2008, 11:13
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Who gives a fuck? Aug 30, 2008, 11:13
Aug 30, 2008, 11:13
 
Who gives a fuck about this game? Just another MMORPG trying to get a piece of the pie. Fu b, fu...

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