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Edited by Dalamari

they call me tater salad

Posted by Capasso

Wait, Lord of the Rings Online still exists...?

Of course it does, silly. Hell, Ultima Online, Everquest and FFXI still do. Just because you don't care about something, it doesn't make it go away. Check your MMO privilege.

There's even a Coursera class going on right now that uses LOTRO as one of the main discussion topics: https://www.coursera.org/course/onlinegames

Posted by MEATBALL

It still exists, as far as I can tell it still has a solid enough userbase to have kept it going all this time. Considering where most MMOs seem to wind up I'd say LotRO has been pretty damn successful.

My brother is super addicted to it. :|

Edited by thorniergravy

I understand Patrick's dislike for the genre but that's no reason to insult the game and it's audience just to make a joke.

Edited by IrishCoffee

I love MMOs and I have the same reaction as Patrick. I just assumed it went belly up.

Posted by oueddy

@thorniergravy said:

I understand Patrick's dislike for the genre but that's no reason to insult the game and it's audience just to make a joke.

Yeah, they never make fun of any other genres of games or trailers

Posted by BasketSnake

@capasso said:

Wait, Lord of the Rings Online still exists...?

Of course it does, silly. Hell, Ultima Online, Everquest and FFXI still do. Just because you don't care about something, it doesn't make it go away. Check your MMO privilege.

There's even a Coursera class going on right now that uses LOTRO as one of the main discussion topics: https://www.coursera.org/course/onlinegames

We will MAKE it go away. Take that, MMO lover.

Posted by Nardak

Yes...lets make a joke about the games that we dont like to play. But I guess Patrick is too busy with playing whatever is the next so called indy game to save the gaming genre.

Posted by Veektarius

If I were to be totally objective and discount my fondness for games I have serious nostalgia glasses for, LOTRO is probably one of the best MMOs ever made. Good art design, good graphics, decent combat, admirable reverence for the source material. I'm glad it's still around. I'm well over any desire to play it, however.

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Posted by CDUB901

Jesus fuckin christ you guys take shit way too seriously

Edited by Atwa

LOTRO is one of the more successful and active MMO's out there. Ignorance is bliss.

Posted by kerikxi

Having played a little bit of just about every MMO for the past decade plus, me and my MMO buddy actually dumped quite a bit of time into LOTRO. It was not a terrible game at all.

Posted by wewantsthering

@oueddy said:

@thorniergravy said:

I understand Patrick's dislike for the genre but that's no reason to insult the game and it's audience just to make a joke.

Yeah, they never make fun of any other genres of games or trailers

It's just a joke. People need to not get so butt hurt about it. You seriously think they only make fun of MMOs? They make fun of everything.

Edited by Brenderous

@oueddy said:

@thorniergravy said:

I understand Patrick's dislike for the genre but that's no reason to insult the game and it's audience just to make a joke.

Yeah, they never make fun of any other genres of games or trailers

Holy shit you guys: Calm yourselves, grow up, and get a sense of humor for goodness sake. (I play lotro, it's great. It's CRAZY that it still exists!)

Posted by Cheebahh

I freakin' love logging into the roleplay server I'm on and losing a night to LOTRO. Bands in the prancing pony, fisticuffs outside and people doing their best to immerse themselves in tolkiens world.

Edited by KittyVonDoom

Patrick's awkward and recklessly dismissive sub-title sniping ftw.

Posted by TehPickle

Funny that this has come up - I went back to try LOTRO again this week, for the first time since it launched. It's very slow paced, but it's really quite good as far as hotbar based F2P MMO's go.

Posted by thorniergravy

@oueddy: there's making jokes and being funny and then there's a continued disdain for a entire genre just because you're not into it. If someone made a joke about "Gone Home" along the lines of "Oh look another pretentious indy game." or "Who would buy this game?" on this website the shit storm would be huge.

Posted by Kazzenn

All the rage from a little sub title.

Edited by thorniergravy

@kazzenn said:

All the rage from a little sub title.

not really rage just annoyance.

Edited by Murdoc_

Wait, it exists and never had helms deep until now?

Posted by CDUB901

@oueddy: there's making jokes and being funny and then there's a continued disdain for a entire genre just because you're not into it. If someone made a joke about "Gone Home" along the lines of "Oh look another pretentious indy game." or "Who would buy this game?" on this website the shit storm would be huge.

who honestly cares though? It's all opinions at the end of the day

LOTRO hasn't had any mainstream attention in quite sometime so for someone like Patrick to not know that it still existed isn't that farfetched....he doesn't like MMO's, so what? Just ignore the line of text he wrote and just watch the video

Posted by bombedyermom

@cdub901 said:

Jesus fuckin christ you guys take shit way too seriously

Posted by CitizenJP

One of my favorite MMOs! Been playing since Mines of Moria expansion. Lots of awesome exploration and pretty good content. :)

Posted by thorniergravy

@cdub901 said:

@thorniergravy said:

@oueddy: there's making jokes and being funny and then there's a continued disdain for a entire genre just because you're not into it. If someone made a joke about "Gone Home" along the lines of "Oh look another pretentious indy game." or "Who would buy this game?" on this website the shit storm would be huge.

who honestly cares though? It's all opinions at the end of the day

LOTRO hasn't had any mainstream attention in quite sometime so for someone like Patrick to not know that it still existed isn't that farfetched....he doesn't like MMO's, so what? Just ignore the line of text he wrote and just watch the video

It is just opinion, he said his I said mine and you're saying yours.

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Edited by Bill_Rizer

I would rather pay to play this than be paid to play the failed abortion that is Final Fantasy 14.

Posted by m16mojo2

@nardak: You mean the pixelated crap, that we used to play in the 90's?

Posted by DerekDanahy

@murdoc_: That's exactly what I was thinking...

Posted by Shevar

How can The Lord of The Rings be online? Do they even have internet in Middle-Earth?

Edited by SleepyDoughnut

Another day, another flip remark by Patrick Klepek

Posted by sissylion

As someone who regularly plays and enjoys Lord of the Rings Online, I can't believe how fucking thin-skinned everyone in this comment section is. Christ.

This is why everyone else thinks you're weird, MMO community.

Posted by Breadfan

Thanks for the heads up, guys. Reading the comments on this video has assured me that Lord of the Rings Online players are the worst.

Posted by shotgunsullivan

@breadfan said:

Thanks for the heads up, guys. Reading the comments on this video has assured me that Lord of the Rings Online players are the worst.

this.

you guys are all overreacting to a tiny joke about a game.

Posted by makkuwata

I don't play it, but you could be less of a dick. Dick.

Posted by leinad44

Games are serious business! Don't make little jokes that are partially true!

People are way too sensitive.

Posted by MeatSim

You would think Helms Deep would be the first thing you put into your Lord of the Rings game.

Posted by RWolf
Edited by fisk0

@meatsim said:

You would think Helms Deep would be the first thing you put into your Lord of the Rings game.

Yeah ... I was pretty sure it was already in there. Haven't really played LOTRO, but I was sure I had seen shots of that.

Then of course, it seems they only added the Riders of Rohan with last year's expansion, so ... I guess the game didn't include a lot of the content you'd think would be there from the start. ... Moria has to be in there, at least? Right?

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Posted by xxNBxx

The second I read the intro I had to come in and read all the LOTRO players comments. I brought the cheese they brought the...

Edited by GalacticPunt

I've never touched LOTRO but that sub-headline is fucking lame. It's exactly the same cookie cutter negativity that the worst Giant Bomb commenters do, and no staff member should stoop to that. If you want to make a clever joke, come up with a clever joke, don't just post "huehuehue, people still play this?!" for the 10,000 time. That's some bottom-feeder, "Annoyed Gamer" bullshit.

I think we can all do better than that now.

Posted by sissylion

@fisk0 said:

@meatsim said:

You would think Helms Deep would be the first thing you put into your Lord of the Rings game.

Yeah ... I was pretty sure it was already in there. Haven't really played LOTRO, but I was sure I had seen shots of that.

Then of course, it seems they only added the Riders of Rohan with last year's expansion, so ... I guess the game didn't include a lot of the content you'd think would be there from the start. ... Moria has to be in there, at least? Right?

The whole conceit of the game is that it takes place concurrent to the story of the LotR trilogy and focuses on a lot of non-Fellowship stuff, occasionally intersecting with that story. So the amount of leeway there has allowed the game to only recently start moving into the plot of The Two Towers.

Posted by Redhorn

It's not an emo indie 2d platformer but yes, Patrick, LOTRO still exists

Posted by Lively

"Lord of the Rings Online Players petition to sue local games journalist for slander and emotional distress, news at 11."

Posted by Gonmog

I think the people defending the "joke" are worse then the people who think that MMOs on this site get shat on far more often then any other game. It was a dig on people who play games they dont like. That's fine. But for people to get but hurt that people called them on it is a bit odd...

Some other sub lines from the first page of videos.

Look at how dynamic that plant life is. JUST LOOK AT IT.

Some nerves were destroyed in the process of playing Outlast and Amnesia for nearly three hours.

Spend hours making your whip completely your own, then proceed to crash it into anything that moves.

The singer may be virtual, but the shame Jeff will feel after playing this game is all too real.

I'm sure piloting that plane is dead simple. I wouldn't crash it at all!

Vinny, Jeff, and Brad go to the moon to fight an underwear model with a hulking cyber arm. Yep.

Wait, Lord of the Rings Online still exists...?

The developer of Pocket Planes, Tiny Tower, and Nimble Quest is back for more of your time.

Drew jumps into the latest edition of America's Army to see if it's being all that it can be.

Destined to become Matt Rorie's GOTY in 2014.

Just in case you haven't been given enough reasons to finally try this crazy, awesome RPG.

Turning upside-down and dropping your bombs was a totally viable strategy in World War II.

If you're willing to fork over $16.99, you can start playing immediately.

Yet another beautiful looking 2D game from the company, too.

One of Vita's few big-budget exclusives is crossing over to PS3, Xbox 360, and PC next year.

Only one of them seems like a out right attack on the game to me. As to the others that replied. The only other one is maybe the singer joke...

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