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11-15-2009 @ 10:23PM
Stuff that Lord of the Rings Online has (and they don't even have any official RP servers): -Instanced player/guild housing within neighborhoods-Cosmetic clothing slots that can be worn over your normal gear-Armor dyes-Music system-Facial expressions-Surnames-Family trees-A wider range of titles (examples: did enough quests in Elwyn? Then you'd become ", Honorary Guard of Elwyn Forest" killed x amount of beast mobs? you could then be ", Beast Slayer")-In-game character descriptionsAnd then possibly stuff like:-Instanced player/guild-constructed cities which could be invaded/destroyed by members of the opposing faction. -Instanced taverns/cities-Guild/player-owned boats (for those who'd like to do some sea-side/pirate RPing)And... there's probably other stuff that I could think of, but I've got other things to do.Unfortunately I doubt Blizzard will even add in Player Housing any time soon : /
11-16-2009 @ 2:10AM
You just list many features I missed from when me and a friend tried Lotro and I miss WoW would take some of these ideas.
11-16-2009 @ 2:13AM
11-16-2009 @ 8:30AM
I don't know about the US servers, but there are definitely RP servers on the EU LotRO realms (Laurelin being the english RP server for example). Also, the ability to tag yourself in the default UI as someone who wants to RP is incredibly useful - others nearby will see you with a white (instead of gold) nameplate. Even though I play on a normal (non-RP) server I still see plenty of people who've tagged themselves for RP...
11-16-2009 @ 8:59AM
Lotro seems to have a lot similar to EQ2Player housing/Guild hallsTitles earn't by status (E.g. Sir/Baroness etc) or achievement (e.g. slay thousands of Brownies - become "Slayer of Brownies").Appearance armourSurnamesPlayer written booksNo dyes though, maybe fortunate too if you imagine how much damage players can do with one pot of pink paint :) Although the restricted colour dyeing in WAR did seem ok.A few not seen, characters in EQ2 turn their head and look towards whoever they are targeting, including the eyes which all animate smoothly and Facial expressions include moods. A Froglok when he shouts will open his mouth where you can see details inside the model.WAR was nice with the twisting from the waist, but none of the characters looked deep, they never open their mouths and you cannot see details like tongue, teeth etc which did make it feel more like a 2D image on a 3D model.
11-16-2009 @ 12:57PM
Ever heard of MRP? It's an addon for roleplayers that lets you put most of that on your character :P A little icon shows up by your nameplate when someone selects you ingame. You can edit all of your info (personality/history/eye color/height/weight/ect/ect) by way of a button that will come up when you click on your character button.
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