LOTRO: Shadows of Angmar - Release Info and planning

LOTRO: Shadows of Angmar - Release Info and planning

Postby Gaera on Fri Apr 06, 2007 12:38 pm

Hi all,

I see that at least some of the people here will get into LOTRO.
Therefore I wanted to start a topic about the release, because it's right on the doorstep.


Release Date information:

10/04/2007:
On this date you can first enter your pre-order information and activate your account.

14/04/2007:
The servers go online for everyone who bought a pre-order version of the game. (Pre-Order Pack Edition)

24/04/2007:
The servers are available for everyone who bought a non-preorder version of the game. (Standard Edition, Special Edition, Collectors Edition)

20/05/2007:
Final date you can profit from the Lifetime Membership and Founding member offer.


Server information:
(I excluded the german and french servers)

English Language-preferred/International Servers

Laurelin [RP] - Role-playing Server.
Meaning - One of the two trees the Valar planted atop a high hill, which cast a golden light over the realm.

Snowbourn – Normal Server
Meaning - A river of Rohan that flows from the foot Starkhorn in the northern White Mountains, down Harrowdale and past the courts of Edoras, continuing across the plains of Rohan to meet the River Entwash.

Eldar

Evernight



Game Editions Information:

Pre-order Pack
With this pack you can play from 14/04/2007 until 24/04/2007
It's nice deal if you're not too sure and want to try out the game first.
You will keep your character once your playtime is over and buy one of the full editions.
Features:
- An in-game item
- Six Lord of the Rings Online stickers
- A Window sticker
- The option to become a Founder Member or take a Lifetime membership
- A DVD containing the Pre-order game client
Price: £1.99 / €2.99

Standard Edition
This edition gets you started after 24/04/2007.
Features:
- 30-days free subscription included
- Full game client on DVD disk
- Full game manual
Price: £34.99 / €49.99

Special Edition
This edition gets you started after 24/04/2007.
- 45-days free subscription included
- Full game client on DVD disk
- Hardback manual
- 7-day Buddy Code
- Exclusive Figurine
- Exclusive in-game item
- Collectors cloth map of Angmar
- Special Edition “making of” DVD
- Additional interviews, movies, exclusive game art, etc.
Price: £49.99 / €69.99

Collectors Edition
This edition gets you started after 24/04/2007.
- all items contained within the Special Edition
- Unique Collectors' box, individually numbered
- Only 5,000 units to be produced
- Lifetime subscription to the game included
- Wax-sealed letter from Jeff Anderson, CEO of Turbine
- Lifetime Member certificate
- Lord of the Rings Online leather wristband, impressed in Elvish
- Exclusive in-game item
- Mini Prima guide
- There will be one 24-carat gold ring hidden in one of the Collectors' Edition boxes
- Nine Sterling silver rings hidden in other Collectors' Edition packs
- Full game client on DVD disk
Price: £179.99 / €249.99


Special Offers:

Lifetime subscription
This offer is exclusive to the Pre-order pack and Collectors edition.
Grants you a lifetime membership on LOTRO
Price: £99.99, (€149.99)

Founding member
This offer is exclusive to the Pre-order pack.
6-month subscription discount
Price: equivalent to £5.99 per month (€8.99)


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See you soon in Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar!
Last edited by Gaera on Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:17 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Postby Gaera on Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:53 pm

I'm currently active in LOTRO.

You can reach me on:
Server: Snowbourn
Charname: Faelwen
Class: Champion
Vocation: Weaponsmith
Last edited by Gaera on Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:38 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Faelwen / MEO / Dead, sorry.
Fenix Rebirth / EVE / Alive
Sudene / AoC / Died pretty horribly.
Sudene / WAR / Missing
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Postby Orakio on Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:53 am

Not having time for this myself, I commend the people that do have time to try this one out. Expectations are high on a game that utilises this jewel of intellectual property, and I don't think they'd release it on this scale if it wasn't any good.

thanks!
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Postby Gaera on Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:09 am

A well written review for anyone that's interested.

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?search=yes&keyword=&id=161846

My personal opinion so far:

A very fun and enjoyable game. Haven't seen alot of bugs around (unless you use Vista, but oh well, what does work with Vista :wink:)
There are some balancing issues though, some things are a bit too expensive like repairing items and traveling, but they say the dev team is going to adress that soon.

Lots of interesting places to see, and so far the community seems to be nice.
Rake Tegler / SWG / Presumed dead.
Faelwen / MEO / Dead, sorry.
Fenix Rebirth / EVE / Alive
Sudene / AoC / Died pretty horribly.
Sudene / WAR / Missing
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Postby Ironaxe on Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:49 am

Hi,
Currently i am playing Vanguard. But i am VERY interested in LOTRO.
I think i will get me a Buddy Code somewhere and test it.
Maybe i change from VG to LOTRO.
I LOVE the Lord of the Rings Book (the Movie isn't bad either).

Most likely i will play a Dwarf.
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Postby Zzinc on Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:12 am

I'm very curious about this, still enjoy WoW but for the community I'm in more than anything, and seeing a new place would be fun. This seems very nice.. *ponders*
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Postby Ironaxe on Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:55 am

OK... i play LotrO for a few Days now. Its a very nice Game in my Opinion and i think i stay there now.

- I haven't encountered any Bugs so far.
- It rund quite well on my PC
- It doesn't crashed so far (in Vanguard, i had to restart the game aprox. every 2 Hours)
- The graphics are nice (WoW doesnt fit my taste... too comic Style in my Opinion)
- IT's NOT SOE (a very big Plus Point if you ask me...)
- Lots of Emotes.... YOU CAN SMOKE and DRINK BEER....

Currently i play a Dwarf on the german RP-Server Belegaer.
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Postby Orakio on Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:35 am

Strive to be on the same server while you still can guys :wink:
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Tuorn Inganar-SWG - waiting for a new SW MMO
Argis La'Shiek-WoW - Murdered
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Darox - Lost every now and then in Telon

Playing: \o/ Dragonica! \o/ - Fenir beta server - Radon - Overpowered magician


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Postby Pipilo on Sun Apr 29, 2007 3:48 pm

Orakio wrote:Strive to be on the same server while you still can guys :wink:


I'm in the same Kinship (kinship is guilds in lotro) as Gaera and I'm really enjoying the game and the kinship :)
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