Okay Duncan, you read my thing about Lord of the Rings Online. Do you feel that my criticisms were so harsh that they merit me being branded a WoW fanboi? I mean, you’re the guy who got me the free pass, so you’re more than welcome to show up and tell me what an incompetent fucktard I am.
I love you, Internet. I love the never-ending flow of hate because I deigned to say a few bad things about an otherwise enjoyable, gorgeous-looking game. Sorry I think they’ve wasted a lot of potential, and I’m very sorry I tried to make a joke at the end of the piece so it wouldn’t be as dry as Treebeard’s cunt. It’ll never happen again.
Anthony: set up a new I hate LOTR site
me: Lord of the Rings Blows Online
Anthony: They’d probably lynch you, but it’d be worth it
me: they’d have to leave their parents’ basements to find me
Anthony: They’ll come and get you in warcraft. Virtual death
Anthony: you’ll never be able to set foot in middle earth again. the hobbits will have you
me: their tiny little hands clawing at me
Anthony: those little hobbitsy feet kicking you in the knackers
me: and they have small feet, so they could probably kick each individual ball
Anthony: so true
me: I should steal this and put it up in my blog post. Do you mind?
Anthony: go for it
those evil hobbitysy ball kickers must have read your Steven Seagal post
Anthony: Sorry to laugh at your pain, but I keep imagining a gang of hobbits kicking your individual testicles with their tiny, hairy feet, and it just cracks me up
me: Hahahaha, me too! and it’s still my balls being kicked, so you think I’d be more upset.
Author’s Note: I will NEVER stop ripping on games that squander an IP that I love greatly. There’s absolutely no excuse for LotRO, a year into its lifespan, to not totally blow World of Warcraft out of the water. The fact that I wasn’t so moved to love the game after my trial was up that I quit WoW right then and there for the world I grew up reading about is unforgivable and a complete failure on Turbine’s part.