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Bodes rather ill for free to play lotro

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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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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Check out what we can expert for the third year party

April 24th marks the 3rd anniversary of Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) and the game is celebrating!
Here’s what’s we know so far.

Everyone who logs in between April 21st and June 30th will receive a Writ of Virtue. This writ when used grants a passive skill giving you a 20% discount with the Bards of Middle-earth! Make sure you have at least one bag space slot open so you can get it!
The monsters of Middle-earth also get involved by dropping tokens that can be bartered in for gift boxes and party favors.

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Playing this week

  • FFXIV
  • Guild Wars
  • Disgaia 3

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