LoTRO used to be a nice place to go and play. I could log in for fifteen minutes in the morning when I needed to kill a bit of time, or spend an hour or two later in the day when my eyes needed an adjustment from knitting or reading. Not so any longer.
I don't know if Turbine is broke, or if the influx of new kiddies from going F2P (free to play) is causing a slogginess, or what the cause is, but it takes a good twenty minutes for my server to even show up, much less my logging in.
As people who had purchased lifetime subscriptions, we were assured that we would not be inconvenienced. Well I'm feeling mightily inconvenienced right now. By the time I get logged in I'm saying to myself "Feh, now I don't feel like playing."
Maybe that will change as the kiddies lose interest and the traffic dies down, but for right now I'm pissed off.