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Earlier this month I was so jonesin' for a game that I overcame my well-advertised hatred of MMO's and pre-ordered "Lord of the Rings Online" because that would let me into the open beta.

Of course, the open beta didn't start until today.

And now that it's started, it won't let me in.

Pfui. Probably the servers are being slammed by all the other people who preordered it.

I have read on user reviews of the closed beta, that there's already a ton of elvish archers running around -- the community parlance refers to it as "Legolas syndrome". To which I'm like, "Well duh, what's the point of running around in the definitive elf-heavy high fantasy setting, if you're not going to play an elf?" That's like the people on the Conan MMO boards complaining that there are too many Cimmerian barbarians running around.

Oh well, I will freely admit that whenever they let me on, I'm likely to be part of the problem. Although I might change up and play a Haldir-esque warrior, rather than a Legolas-esque archer, just to be different.

-The Gneech

PS: Looks like it's Cherry Blossom Festival day for us, as tomorrow will be cloudy and Sunday will be raining. Good thing we have the day off!

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grifter_t_wolf
Mar. 30th, 2007 05:24 pm (UTC)
Come to the WoW side, Luke. We've got cookies over here!
rum_pirate_sc
Mar. 30th, 2007 07:11 pm (UTC)
*laughs* Oh just like when Q came out. There were so many wood elven rangers (since they could use bows) with blond hair and with every conceivable spelling of Legoles.

Then when CoH came out... there were ... well I think you can get that idea. Wolverines, Superman, Batman, Robins...


Matrix online? Neo and The Ones up the wazoo.

I will have to admit... the MMO world has been tainted once the Quake and Counterstrike kiddies found EQ. Because when EQ first came out, it was nothing but old skool DnD geeks in their 20's and above... People who actually roleplayed and played the game like it was one big DnD fest... When the first expansion came out, the Quake and CS kiddies started to flock in. Netspeak was becomming more common. (Oh gods that grated my nerves) And people just started playing the game like it was one big Quake.. shoot the monsters get xp game. It was.. but there was alot more to it when roleplay was actually there. THe roleplay element made the game enjoyable and not just a boreing kill mobs for xp thing.

=( I miss the first months of EQ...
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