Lord of the Rings Online is a major 3D MMORPG based on the vaunted Lord of the Rings universe. This game generates a lot of attention because Lord of the Rings is probably the most well-known fantasy franchise of all time. The game is based on the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings books and not the movies. This game was a huge success in beta and had one of the best launches for a MMO yet. Like World of Warcraft LOTRO tries to appeal to as many gamers as possible by offering simple game mechanics and not limiting players to having to join groups in order to fully enjoy the game.
MMORPG Rank by GameOgre: #2
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Comment: A very smooth launch! This game is so awesome! There is a lot more here than what WoW has to offer. You can have titles. For example if you kill a lot of spiders you get the title spider-foe and if you get to level 5 without dying you also get a title. Then there are traits monster play and crafting professions. I could go on and on. I love this game so much that I have already paid for the lifetime membership. Plus they have already announced the first content update! At launch they are already adding new quests new monsters to kill etc. Thanks Turbine for a great MMO!
Comment: I gave this game a 9 because I haven’t played any other MMORPGs. However in my heart it is a 10. I love the game.
Each race starts in a different area and has different types of quests. I laughed out loud when I finally retrieved the chain from the brigands for the old man in the wood camp and he mentioned that the Sally he mourned who owned the chain was his hound dog. 🙂
Hobbits hunt for lost cows and ferry mail – unless they go for the heavier quests and start killing spiders and the “evil” dwarfs. Elves fight to clear out ruins overtaken by darkness while Dwarves fight against encampments of goblins (naturally). It is all a blast and I am as hooked as anyone can be despite my age (52) and sex (female).
LotRO Insider Guides
Provides strategy guides that detail how to reach the level cap blazingly fast playing a hunter with real skill and mastering professions with ease.