What specifically do you find to be more enjoyable in LotRO?
I play WoW and have played Lotro in the past. One thing Lotro did right that I have to give it credit for is the Burglar. It is by far the best implementation of a "Rogue" type class you will see in any MMO. If my friends would quit WoW and play that instead, I'd still be playing a Burglar in Lotro. It is so much fun it just has to be experienced to be understood. Self-healing, sets up group combo attacks, crowd control, good damage, stealth, etc. It's balanced well and is honestly the only MMO class I've played that I would say "Bam perfect, doesnt need any changes ever".
One thing Lotro did wrong is that the instances are more dungeon like and atmospheric. Wait you say, that's a good thing! Unfortunately like many other dungeon crawler games, they can be very tedious and take long periods of time to clear. I had a regular plain old dungeon run that took 3 hours to clear. That's not a raid, just a regular place with ok quality loot. I'm sure repeated runs would be faster but I've rarely spent longer than an hour and a half my first time anywhere in WoW outside of raids.
WoW did achievements better as well, the Lotro version of them is annoying and way too grindy for my taste.This comment was edited on Apr 21, 2009, 17:50.