Anyone signed up for LOTR:O Beta?

And Dethroned got my beta signup. This is the second beta signup that I've given away for a MMO (first was WoW stress-test to Swampy).

ok, install just took way longer....I may or may not be playing now.....

Hypothetically speaking, how would we go about meeting up in game if there should ever be a time when we may get a chance to, err, you know, meet up in game? Or do you guys pretty much do voice chat stuff only?

I haven't done the voice thing in awhile. Need a new mic, soundcard, and all sorts of other crap. I suppose we could always coordinate via Xfire, which I know a number of us use.

Voice chat would be the way to go... hop on Ventrilo and there's a LOTRO channel. There's only 1 LOTR beta server right now, so the issue of coordinating which server to meet up on is not a problem.

I can't designate a specific time that I'll be able to play, as my life schedule is pretty full right now, but I'll definitely be checking this out over the next few weeks...

Big thanks Vector! Got the game installed, just waiting on the Email forward now. =)

Got my Beta invite also and am downloading this insane file. Hopefully be available to play by Wednesday night.

Rainsmercy and I were on Ventrilo for a little while last night playing (individual like since we were on different sides of the globe), but hope to potentially get some grouping going tonight or tomorrow...

Just got the Beta email too, what's the consensus on this so far, skip, or try?

Can't hurt to try. At all. Lately, I've been feeling a lot like I've been playing DAoC again, but far more polished. Why I feel that way, I dunno.

One recomendation, if you are having issues with lag(was horrible last night with the stress test) turn down the graphics quality, even one notch helps immensely.

Hm, I see my character was wiped.

Hey Prop- hadn't seen you around in a while...

I had the serious lag issues last night as well, but didn't do the graphics turn-down... there's just to many other things to spend time on these days...

I might or might not make it online tonight for another go... we'll see.

Stress tests are supposed to be laggy ;P

Since we're talking about, yanno, Oblivion here, I can speak bluntly. Honestly, turning the graphics up or down doesn't affect my lag or framerates at all. I can run the game on 1280x1024 with ultra-high graphics and get 15-25fps depending on the activity around me, or I can run the game at the same resolution with medium graphics, and get 15-25 fps, again, depending on the activity around me.

The only options that really make much difference on my FPS would be the light bloom intensity. Dropping it a bit gives me a slight boost. Raising it a bit gives me a slight drop. Even turning 6x AA/16x AF on and off has a very limited impact on my rates.

Weird.

TheWalt wrote:

Hey Prop- hadn't seen you around in a while...

I had the serious lag issues last night as well, but didn't do the graphics turn-down... there's just to many other things to spend time on these days...

I might or might not make it online tonight for another go... we'll see.

Been so busy with work and home projects I haven't had much time to surf the boards and play games, unfortunately. Not very conducive to playing MMORPG's, that's for sure.

What's your ventrilo server info, again? Maybe I'll have an opportunity to join you guys if you are going to keep playing LOTRO.

I just signed up for it (I've been ignoring this thread for a while). I doubt I'll log in much, but I would like to see if Turbine is still making the same mistakes.

Vent server info here

I don't think I'll be in LOTRO for the long haul... work, books, DS, and Gears of War all take priority right now...

The vent information is still good regardless of the PC game of choice however

You people sure aren't talking very much. It leads one to believe that this game stinks. I know there's an NDA and all, but you can't even tell us if it's good or not?

Fedaykin98 wrote:

You people sure aren't talking very much. It leads one to believe that this game stinks. I know there's an NDA and all, but you can't even tell us if it's good or not?

I am afraid I can't
Tell you anything.

Remember, if we were accepted we would have
Effectively signed NDAs.
Although, I've been reading about the game for a while, information is still
Largely hidden from public view at this time.
Luckily, they are adding additional players all the time, so if you keep waiting
You might get into the beta someday.

Soon? Perhaps.
Unfortunately, there's no way to be
Certain how long it might take for another wave of invites to be sent out. A lot of players don't think that's very
Kosher, but you just have to abide by the developers policies. It's
Simply a game of wait and see.

Tyrian wins the internets.

JoeBedurndurn wrote:

Tyrian wins the internets.

Seconded, just go ahead and pull the plug on the intertubes, Gore can go invent something else 'cause it doesn't get any better than that. Well, at least without boobies.

I like-a da sauce.

I try to be helpful when I can.

I DISAGREE WITH TYRIAN EVERY DAY FOREVER.

Mmm burritos wrote:

I DISAGREE WITH TYRIAN EVERY DAY FOREVER. :(

That's ok. It's opinion, not fact.

Mmm burritos wrote:

I DISAGREE WITH TYRIAN EVERY DAY FOREVER. :(

ID WTEDF doesn't make any sense.

It's espanol.

Tyrian wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:

You people sure aren't talking very much. It leads one to believe that this game stinks. I know there's an NDA and all, but you can't even tell us if it's good or not?

I am afraid I can't
Tell you anything.

Remember, if we were accepted we would have
Effectively signed NDAs.
Although, I've been reading about the game for a while, information is still
Largely hidden from public view at this time.
Luckily, they are adding additional players all the time, so if you keep waiting
You might get into the beta someday.

Soon? Perhaps.
Unfortunately, there's no way to be
Certain how long it might take for another wave of invites to be sent out. A lot of players don't think that's very
Kosher, but you just have to abide by the developers policies. It's
Simply a game of wait and see.

Almost sounds like you are trying
Greatly to make some sort of
Rhyme of some sort... I'm also bound by the NDA that
Everyone who signed up for the Beta signed
Even though I'd like to share my thoughts, I just can't.

About time more of you got invited I felt all by myself and no one to talk to when I got in a few months back. I will be sure to stop into vent and say hi.

Bump for no reason. Nope, no particular reason at all.