Sunday, June 17, 2012

Lotro now on Steam

I am a week behind the time with this news but I just noticed that Lotro is now available on the Steam platform. I spend more time in Lotro than any other mmorpg so I have a special love for the game even though I am not playing it at the moment. Checking the Steam forums indicates that a number of new players have been tempted to try it since its Steam release. Good news all round I think.

4 comments:

Cap'n John said...

I'm curious how this works. Is Steam like Battlenet now? Do you need to be logged into your Steam account in order to play LOTRO?

mbp said...

I don't know Capn John but it is probably like Steam do with Eve. You can buy Eve through Steam but you still create a ccp account for the game. You can download the client via Steam and play within Steam or you can download the client directly from ccp and play without Steam.

Berath said...

I'm a long time player of LoTRO but all the same felt I had to download the files so I could play it on Steam. And I know others who did the same. Gabe has brainwashed us well.

mbp said...

Hi Berath I wonder if the client will update from Steam servers rather than Turbine's. That could be an advantage. Steams update service is very painless but Turbine's can be a bit slow if I recall.