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DDO: European players are still hanging in Limbo

It has dropped a little off the radar, so let’s catch up with how the transfer of European DDO accounts from Codemasters to Turbine is going.
Essentially, it isn’t.
On August 19th, 2010, the European Dungeons and Dragons Online servers were shut down, meaning that the characters that European players have been playing since launch were lost to us. We are still waiting for our characters to be transferred, as promised, to the US servers.

I think I have said several times I don’t like how codemaster treats their players and how they support lotro. However from this, it looks like turbine is not very interested in the players of european servers* either.

*because everyone knows that the south africian’s can sometimes outnumber the swedes in lotro/wow/dnd in europe, so no point not mentioning them.

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The summer festival is fun. Have everything for the summer horse beyond the gold. However it will not take long to get that too.

There are new items this year, and a new summer horse.

You can also see pictures of the different summer housing items on casual stroll to mordor.

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Happy
Write to the Fallen Earth developers.
Summer camp in free realms.

Neutral
Battle of the immortals beta.
Ninja fashion in perfect world.

Sad
Lotro goes free to play.
(Because I like it as it is now and I bought the lifetime not long ago)

I got the lifetime sub offer codemasters was offering this week.
It was offered at 75 sterling which in their checkout became 110 euros.

While the euro price is heavily inflated from the advertised sterling price its still a good deal.

For the same price as around 8 month sub, I get a lifetime subscription. And since I am very unlikely to stop playing the game in the next year ( I have been playing on and off for over a year) it works for me.

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I have been reading about elves and men.

I picked up my new horses yesterday and spent the day travelling and collecting ore and wood.

I collected enough barrow-iron to no longer need that level of ore, so any from now on is just for profit. I need the money too after spending so much this week.

I also did two quests in the hedge maze, rescuing a group of elves and one to just try the maze.

I really enjoy travelling through the game. The scenery is beautiful.

There was a buzz on the server last night after the patch with a few more than usual online.

I also picked up the bard discount on all my alt’s.

You can read the patch notes in lotro life.

Also log in today for this (for europe)

The Writ of Virtue: This special scroll will show the Bards that you know the value of revelry and celebration! The Writ grants a passive skill that gives you a 20 percent discount with Bards all across Middle-earth. Starting on April 21st and running throughout the celebration, we’re giving all current, new and returning subscribers a special gift: the Writ of Virtue, a reward for loyalty and a steadfast heart. But you have to come to the party to get your gift; make sure to log into the game between April 21 and June 30th for this token of our appreciation. Note: You must have space available in your Character’s inventory for the writ to be granted. Please confirm that you have free space (more than one slot is recommended)available before you log out on Tuesday April 20.

I hope I did not miss it anyway as I was busy all day yesterday. It does not sound like it though. *fingers crossed*

Update: I got the date wrong, codemaster patch is out on thursday 29/april

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Happy 3rd Anniversary to Lotro!

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Playing this week

  • FFXIV
  • Guild Wars
  • Disgaia 3

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