Today Turbine’s Customer Service Manager, River, came to the forums to announce a new policy regarding rank farmers in PVMP that is effective immediately.
“Rank Farming” is officially defined as the intentional surrender of your character to an enemy; resulting in a purposeful defeat and a gain of Infamy or Glory to increase rank. Rank Farming is specific to Ettenmoors PvMP (Freep vs. Monster Player). The enemy can be controlled by any player – either the same player controlling the surrendering character, or someone else.
Participation in Rank Farming is an abuse of our game mechanics, and against our rules. Customer Service can identify this behavior and will take the appropriate action on both accounts involved, based on our findings. This activity can also be reported to the in-game staff for review.
This policy is effective immediately and is *not retroactive*. We will not be taking action on previous potential violations. Any reports filed should be of actions witnessed after the publication of this policy.
Please remember that we have multiple ways to verify players are participating in this behavior. Additionally, players who frequently report others falsely may also be subject to disciplinary action for harassment.
I am in great support of this new policy as I’m certain a large part of the player base is.
Note that Multi-boxing in the game is not the issue and is allowed in LOTRO. Turbine has correctly identified the problem as an issue with multi-boxing in the Ettenmoors and is taking steps to police its misuse in that area.
Source: LOTRO Forums