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TMC Player Reviews: Lothlorien

Review Submitted By: Gnome
Author Status: Player
Started on Lothlorien: August, 2006
Submission Date: Sep 24, 2006
TMC Listing: Lothlorien

The following review is the opinion of the review's author [Gnome] and in no way represents the opinions of this website or its staff.

Lothlorien has potential to be a very fun mud, however the playerbase
makes it very hard for a new player to get into the mud. The
immortal staff works hard to make the environment enjoyable. The head
coder listens to players a lot and responds to their ideas and
complaints with either code changes/fixes or sound reasons on why
things should or shouldn't be a certain way. I also believe the
immortals try hard to make the world a balanced place at the end of
the day.

That said, the playerbase of Lothlorien is completely un-newbie
friendly. Though it is supposed to be a PK mud, it is in actuality
largely a griefing mud. Players equipped in top end quest gear which
takes hours upon hours to accquire (or high level friends who can hook
you up with quest points) feed on the new players relentlessly. These
overpowered griefers enjoy killing you and sacrificing all of your
gear, then waiting until you have regeared to have their friends do
the same to you.

There is little, to no chance a new player can stand up to these older
low level players due to the gear differences between quest gear and
lootable gear from mobs. Though I am no stranger to PK, and am not
afraid of it, there comes a point where it turns from good natured
competitive rivalry to just a bunch of guys who like being jerks. In
general, Lothlorien has reached that point.

There are definitely players of Lothlorien that try to make new
players feel welcome. They will go out of their way to answer
questions, give advice and hints, and generally be a good sport about
things. However, the majority of the active players are more of the
griefing sort described above.

If you are looking for a truly competitive environment with blood
pumping PK challenge, pass this mud up. If you want to be beaten down
time after time until you finally manage to do enough questing to be
competitive, Lothlorien is the place for you.

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Comment Submitted By: Kalkin
Author Status: Player and staff member
Started on Lothlorien: A long time ago
Submission Date: Oct 6, 2006

(The following review comment is the opinion of the comment's author [Kalkin] and in no way represents the opinions of this website or its staff).

Hey Gnome, apologies for the jerks that play here. I am currently
in the process of changing how older players deal with newer players
as I realize that it is currently unacceptable. I appreciate your
comments towards the administration as a whole, and I am deeply sorry
for having caused you grief. Thank you,