It is Friday and that means another update from Dnote on the status of the Free-to-Play launch in Europe.
Whilst we don’t have any dates or concrete information to share with you as yet, the good news is that it looks like the major challenges we were facing are nearly resolved and we will be moving forward with the next step of Free to Play implementation for the European service shortly.
At this stage we are optimistically looking to have plans finalised sometime next week at which stage we will be able to give you more solid dates of when we hope to proceed with the launch.
Still no launch date but a mention of perhaps knowing more next week! That is at least something, right?
Still already a month behind is a bit difficult to bear. I received an email from a German friend today saying that many people on his server simply were not playing until they get new content. Not to mention any of the Europeans that would have been on Codemaster servers that have given up waiting to try their latency luck playing on US servers.
Even with the news of LOTRO being such a smashing success on the F2P model, this delay is a bit of a blackeye. Perhaps even worse for those living with it overseas.