I have to say, this whole progression server thing with Lord of the Rings Online didn’t give us a lot of time to prepare for it. Standing Stone Games announced it out of nowhere, delivered a very low-key dev livestream about it, and then told us that the server was going to go live
two weeks after the reveal in November. That’s a little worrying and makes me think that (a) SSG isn’t going to test this server at all before turning on the switch, and (b) SSG didn’t really want to hear or react to any community feedback on the server’s particular ruleset.
I mean, I’m really excited about it. I think there’s a lot potential for a new type of community activity for this 11-year-old MMO, and I hope it goes off smoothly. But this is how SSG operates these days: Very little advance warning, little advance communication…
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