LOTRO and WoW -- Difference? -1 reply

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Phoenix_CRXsi

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#1 11 years ago

I played a bit of the beta for LOTRO and noticed how much like WoW it is. It is obvious that the developers really liked WoW's structure and play style, because they seemed to have copied it almost exactly. I quit shortly after installing it because it was too much like WoW, and I knew if I kept playing I would get just as hopelessly addicted to it as I did to WoW, and I just recently kicked the WoW habit. Hell, I kicked the whole MMO habit. I have two major issues with MMO's nowadays. One, there isn't an MMO out there with the play style of DAoC, and DAoC has changed too much to compete with WoW that I no longer find it fun anymore. Two, everything takes WAY too long in MMO's, and you have to play for days or even weeks straight just to get a good enough character to make it fun to play. I like games that give you fun things to do from the start (Oblivion, Stalker, multiplayer shooters, Halo, etc). I have a major problem doing menial tasks for hours and hours just to get my character strong enough through experience points to be able to go fight other people, or to get cool items, or things of that nature. Yes, I had my MMO phase (DAoC, WoW, a little bit of Guild Wars -- which is not really much of an MMO for all the hype it recieved), but as I said above, I kicked the habit. I would've loved to keep playing DAoC if the gameplay would've stayed the way it was before the 'minotaur patch' thingie. That was about when they started to change the game to be more like WoW. Maybe I liked it so much because it was less 'user friendly', the main problem I have with Windows XP now. Technology as a whole is getting too 'user friendly'. People who actually know what they're doing can't do anything without tedious workarounds just to change settings that were easily accessible a few years ago. Okay, now I'm rambling. Feel free to comment in any way, I'm just stating a bunch of opinions here.




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#2 11 years ago

The main difference between the two is the story line. LOTRO has a much better storyline, and it is highly original, yet still stays true to Tolkien's world. Besides that, you're doing a lot more in LOTRO then just running around killing things like you do in WoW for 15 dollars a month. I do that on BFME2 for free, and I kill things by the hundreds!




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#3 11 years ago

If you turn it up, Graphics are better than WoW too ;) Of course, WoW still is a great game.

As a bad aspect is probably that I keep experiencing minor lag, but that might be my connection.




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#4 11 years ago
Selek Fires;3674237As a bad aspect is probably that I keep experiencing minor lag, but that might be my connection.

That could also be because it's still in the beta phase. They may not have perfected the connections yet.




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#5 11 years ago
Phoenix_CRXsi;3672903I played a bit of the beta for LOTRO and noticed how much like WoW it is. It is obvious that the developers really liked WoW's structure and play style, because they seemed to have copied it almost exactly. I quit shortly after installing it because it was too much like WoW, and I knew if I kept playing I would get just as hopelessly addicted to it as I did to WoW, and I just recently kicked the WoW habit. Hell, I kicked the whole MMO habit. I have two major issues with MMO's nowadays. One, there isn't an MMO out there with the play style of DAoC, and DAoC has changed too much to compete with WoW that I no longer find it fun anymore. Two, everything takes WAY too long in MMO's, and you have to play for days or even weeks straight just to get a good enough character to make it fun to play. I like games that give you fun things to do from the start (Oblivion, Stalker, multiplayer shooters, Halo, etc). I have a major problem doing menial tasks for hours and hours just to get my character strong enough through experience points to be able to go fight other people, or to get cool items, or things of that nature. Yes, I had my MMO phase (DAoC, WoW, a little bit of Guild Wars -- which is not really much of an MMO for all the hype it recieved), but as I said above, I kicked the habit. I would've loved to keep playing DAoC if the gameplay would've stayed the way it was before the 'minotaur patch' thingie. That was about when they started to change the game to be more like WoW. Maybe I liked it so much because it was less 'user friendly', the main problem I have with Windows XP now. Technology as a whole is getting too 'user friendly'. People who actually know what they're doing can't do anything without tedious workarounds just to change settings that were easily accessible a few years ago. Okay, now I'm rambling. Feel free to comment in any way, I'm just stating a bunch of opinions here.

I too played the demo and noticed the similarities and how they were, in some cases, exactly the same as WoW. As a former WoW player though, I liked that. It meant I was able to get into a new game with new lore, and not have to spend the time learning all the ins and outs of the controls and setup.

WoW has a great setup which is very easy to learn and master and I think this is one of the reasons LOTRO uses the same aspect of it. That and possibly to ease the transition from WoW to LOTRO for WoW players. I know it worked on me.

I didn't play after the beta though and at this time don't plan to. I'm all MMO'd out for the time being.




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#6 11 years ago

I thought WoW was just to repetitive. Not a very original storyline, and all you did was run around killing things. LOTRO is so much better, as it improves on WoW major downsides.




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#7 11 years ago

heard anything about a possible LOTRO Trial?




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#8 11 years ago

The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ > Beta Signup That's the link to the beta signup page. In other words, you can try it out for free.




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#9 11 years ago

I saw cd's labeled "trial" in my local console/computer gaming store, but I think they were exclusive to only those who preordered the game, where you would get in for the last few days of the open beta. I saw them about a month ago, by the way. As for a trial edition right now, I don't think there is one. You're done with the WoW trial, and now you're looking for an LOTRO one? Wow Wundai, keep it up and you'll have tried all the MMORPG's your mind can handle, lol. :D




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#10 11 years ago

:p indeed, Star wars galaxies I wanted to try also (again) but it seemed I could only play that trial once. Then we have the 2 free MMOPRG i have, Silk Road and Knight Online. But in all honesty I think LOTRO Pwns them all ;) ( WoW included) And hey thanks for the beta sign-up link, took me some time to respond so I hope its still valid ;)