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Monday, February 19, 2007
LotRO US open stress test next weekend

If you are wondering whether to buy a game or not, there is no better way than to play it for yourself for a while. And game companies know that, so they offer game demos, free trials, and something which is increasingly inaccurately called "beta tests". Starting next Friday, the 23rd of February, Turbine is giving residents of North America, Australia, and New Zealand the opportunity to test The Lord of the Rings Online : Shadows of Angmar. They don't even call it a beta any more, they call it a "stress test". And given that one of the big problems of MMORPGs in general is to get the servers stable, you just showing up and trying to connect to the game is already helping Turbine a lot. And ideally you'll manage to connect sooner or later, and play the game for a while. As LotRO is really very good, I'd recommend trying it.

More info on the stress test can be found on the official LotRO website or at Gamespot.
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