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So I decided to cancel lord of the rings online, because I have been to busy to play.

After cancelling I get this message:
You have successfully canceled your The Lord of the Rings Onlineâ„¢ subscription. We are sad to see you go, but you can come back again in the future, but you may lose your existing characters.

They actually delete inactive characters after your account is cancelled for awhile?

What kind of a MMO is this.. GG Turbine, they come up with some of the most retarded Ideas. Every single MMO they have made has failed. Now I can see why...
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Hah. What a crock.
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After they messed up asheron's call 2, I told myself I'd never get a turbine game again. Then they messed up DDO (which I never got). Now they throw this out for LOTRO (Which is actually a good game.)

I swear from now on I will never buy a turbine MMO again. If you pay a monthly fee for a game, your characters should never be deleted even if you take a break from the game.

Age of Conan FTW.
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dude this has been discussed like crazy on the actual LOTRO forums and you like some people there are simply making a big deal out of something that really means nothing.

The fact is they only put that in there to cover themselves in the RARE event that for some reason they will actually need the little ammount of space your characters hold up and that they have to delete them. Truth of the matter they are being honest and telling you up front that in a RARE instance they *may have to delete your character.

No offense to you in general but people really make me ponder how MMO's can be succesful at all, your all so uber leet and it's like your just looking for an escuse to bash a game..

*Edit had to edit b/c I took my anger alittle far and made a stupid "go back to wow" post lol. I appologize. But I stand by the fact that this game rocks and it's really not a big deal at all.
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dude this has been discussed like crazy on the actual LOTRO forums and you like some people there are simply making a big deal out of something that really means nothing. Go back to WoW !

The fact is they only put that in there to cover themselves in the RARE event that for some reason they will actually need the little ammount of space your characters hold up and that they have to delete them. Truth of the matter they are being honest and telling you up front that in a RARE instance they *may have to delete your character.

No offense to you in general but people like you really make me ponder how MMO's can be succesful at all, your all so uber lite and it's like your just looking for an escuse to bash a game.
Did I not say the game was good, but this feature was bad?

Learn to read. I never said anything bad about the game. So i'm not sure how I am "bashing" the game. I only said that deleting a inactive character should never happen on a MMO that you pay a monthly fee for.

A character takes very little space, and them being forced to delete them should never happen. It shouldn't even be in the picture. A character should stay there forever until the MMO is shut down, like all other MMOs do.

If a company would delete inactive characters rather then get more space for more characters, then they are a crappy company.
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Who cares if they delete your toon? You left.

Do you leave a long line up outside the movies and then expect to cut back in where you were? I know it's a bit of an apples to oranges comparison but I think it's valid.

I don't expect Blizzard to keep my toon around forever. I played the 10 day free trial and have no intention of going back to the game. Whether I was going to return again or not I wouldn't expect them to keep it around.

I may start a fight by saying this but it's none of their concern.

It's bad PR, sure but still none of their concern
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But it's the fact your paying 10-20 bucks a month to have your toon deleted. In your case, you were on the TRIAL version. I know for a fact Blizzard deletes those after a month if the person doesn't subscribe.
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The thing I love about City of Heroes and City of Villains is that they DO NOT delete your toons! You could go on a two years hiatus, and come back to all your toons in their original glory.

I can understand why Diablo2 would delete toons, as you're not paying, but LOTRO deleting toons? Hell, Guild Wars doesn't even delete toons!
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The fact is ALOT of mmo players take 2-3 months breaks, and then come back later.

Playing a free trial and getting your character deleted is totally different then paying for the game and paying a monthly fee.

I played WOW for 2 years, Thats over $300 in monthly fees and over 170 days playtime. If I decided to take a 3 month break, and came back with my characters deleted, who wouldn't be pissed? WOW doesn't delete characters, and they even state it on there site.

When you play a MMO real life catches up, so sometimes you need to take a break. I've played over 10 MMOs and non have stated they might delete my characters. Thats something no MMO player wants to hear. It puts up a red flag when you are wanting to put 150+ days into a MMO.
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