26 Comments
Posted by Daniel_SP

Sup

Posted by HubrisRanger

Is this not FtP already?

Posted by adam1808

This horse mo-capped?

Posted by mutantgenius

@HubrisRanger: it is ftp on steam

Posted by Veiasma

@HubrisRanger said:

Is this not FtP already?

Its been F2P for a long time now. You still have to buy the content packs though.

Posted by Morningstar

HORSIEZ? How old are you Alex? ^^

Posted by BrainSonata

It's telling that this trailer just depressed me. How incredibly boring.

Posted by IAmNotBatman

Best trailer I've seen all year.

Posted by Brenderous

This is going to sound like a sarcastic jab, but in all seriousness: I wish LOTRO had had mounted combat back when I played it 5 years ago.

Posted by Socialone

Wow, what a boring trailer. All of Middle Earth should have been in the original game, instead of just Eriador at first. I can't believe nobody figured the game could die before all the necessary expansions were released. Five years later, still no Minas Tirith in sight.

Posted by Jayzilla

the funniest part is that the mounted combat is only in certain areas. you can't just go back anywhere and fight on horseback. it also wouldn't surprise me if you needed to buy a special mount to actually do mounted combat meaning i don't think the horses already in the game will be able to do this. just another way they can charge people for content. this game has turned into having one of the worst cash shops i have ever seen in a game.

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam

Christmas horse!

Posted by Zaapp1

I dunno, it seems like mounted combat wouldn't ever be as smooth as you expected/wanted in an online game. Color me skeptical.

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Posted by TaliciaDragonsong

Looks fun, but I'll wait till I can play it myself.
 
Great game however, been playing it on and off since release and I'm still enjoying it.
The Free to play change allowed me to play the game I love for free and I now have almost every area in the game (quest packs) due to hard work and time spend playing.
Did not spend a dime since F2P and loving it.
 
@Socialone
I don't mean to offend or anything, but you can say that about a lot of MMO's.
Wait, so we couldn't swim/take a boat to Northrend before the Lich King expansion? Wait, we never knew the Twilight Highlands were next to Arathi Highlands even though flying machines/wyverns/etc have been around since Warcraft began?
Some have decent explanations but mostly its gameplay wise what restricts the map.
 
Gotta say though, Lotro has a wild array of cool zones to play in and the mere idea that we're going all the way to Mordor (and beyond?) with zones of this size/content means I will gladly wait and see, I've much to do in Middle Earth anyway before we get there.

Posted by Rawson

Yet another thing that Ultima Online did back in 1997 that was never picked up. >:(

Posted by connerthekewlkid

Er MAH GERD HERSES

Posted by mrpandaman

Now for a PvP Battle of Helms Deep.. unless they have that already

Posted by TastyCakesMcG33

Love me some LoTR, but man, that looks so freak'n boring.

Posted by HerbieBug

Observe that SWEET animation.  
 
Trailer of the year, man.  Trailer of the year.  :D

Posted by bunkerbuster05

This is still the best free to play MMO in my opinion. I played it at launch and loved it, then picked it up when it went free. If anyone is looking for a good f2pmmo, check it out!

Posted by doe3879

damn it's an mmo expansion. was hoping it's a full game with Rohan.

Posted by MeatSim

That doesn't look exciting at all.

Posted by EchoEcho

@Jayzilla said:

the funniest part is that the mounted combat is only in certain areas. you can't just go back anywhere and fight on horseback. it also wouldn't surprise me if you needed to buy a special mount to actually do mounted combat meaning i don't think the horses already in the game will be able to do this. just another way they can charge people for content. this game has turned into having one of the worst cash shops i have ever seen in a game.

You gain your war steed through a quest line in the new expansion, not via the Lotro Store. That would just be stupid. I don't particularly care for the store in the game -- or more specifically, some of the things that they sell through it -- but calling it one of the worst out there is a rather harsh exaggeration. I've seen a lot of MMO cash shops, and the LotRO Store is no where near as bad as the majority of them.

Posted by iSAW

Weird. The trailer was showing horse-mounted combat, but all I saw was some kind of medieval sport being played.

Posted by jozzy

This really is one of the better mmo's out there, but I am just so tired of this genre...

Posted by InfamousBIG

@Morningstar said:

HORSIEZ? How old are you Alex? ^^

Dude, it's Alex. This is just what he does.