Archive for the 'LOTRO' Category

A blogger is never late…

… nor is he early. He writes precisely when he means to.

Well, I’ve been playing LOTRO for a while now. Everyone in the world must have posted their impressions, but I thought I’d wait a bit and not rush only to say things I’ll retract or amend later. I know myself, and I know I have a big mouth sometimes.

I’ll just make it short and sweet.

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Community Service

I keep getting hits from search engines. Which is good. Problem is, they’re all about the same thing.

They’re all looking for the LOTRO Hi-Res Texture Pack. As if I had it. Scratch that, as if I could ever download the darn thing. I’m not getting a 1.8 Gb file over this ridiculous “DSL”, as the brochure says.

However, let it never be said The Better Game is not out to help people. No sir. You can get said massive texture pack simply by heading over to and getting it from there. Be warned, though, they want you to become a premium member. Whatever that is. But it’s there for download.

That means, stop bugging me. Over and out.

LOTRO’s Hi-res Texture Holiday Snaps

(I either post something once a month or once a day. No middle ground for me)

Came across a small, player-made collection of shots from LOTRO using the hi-res texture pack available on the pre-order DVD. Looks very, very nice. The difference can be subtle, but it’s there. Personal favorites: 4, 7, 13, 14.

According to floon from Turbine, the pack in question is “… a few gigs of textures”, hence the reason it’s included in the DVD and not available as a download (afaik, at least).

Wonder if it would trash to HD too much if I try it on my old TNT2.

Concerning LOTRO…

Yup. Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (a title designed to compete with Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazhakstan)

Of all that’s coming down the pipe, I guess this is the one that caught my eye and I’m really looking forward to. Graphically, of course, it’s quite pretty. It’s got a few more things going for it. Most importantly, it will be based strictly on Tolkien’s books, and from what I’ve seen and gathered here and there, the team seems to be taking Middle Earth lore and attention to detail very seriously. Second, if you take a look at some of the (old, E3 build) videos around, you realize how it’s really-really similar to WoW, at least in spirit. Looks like WoW with the graphics kicked up a notch. Continue reading ‘Concerning LOTRO…’