LOTRO to relaunch as free to play?

Didn’t know what Reshade was so I downloaded it and tried it with Lotro. Wow, everything is more vibrant and clear now. Thanks for mentioning it!!

I tried Reshade but there are dozens of settings so I’m not sure which ones are best to use for LOTRO. Also performance might be an issue as LOTRO doesn’t really run well. (I suppose most of it is latency though)

This is my Lotro-reshade.ini config.

So only using MXAO,Vibrance,Tonemap,DELC_Sharpen
ingame everything is maxed, except AA off, BLoom lowest,

Summary

KeyAdaptiveFog=0,0,0,0
KeyAdaptiveSharpen=0,0,0,0
KeyAdvancedCRT=38,1,0,0
KeyAmbientLight=0,0,0,0
KeyBloomAndLensFlares=0,0,0,0
KeyBorder=0,0,0,0
KeyCA=0,0,0,0
KeyCartoon=0,0,0,0
KeyClarity=0,0,0,0
KeyColorMatrix=0,0,0,0
KeyColourfulness=0,0,0,0
KeyCurves=0,0,0,0
KeyDaltonize=0,0,0,0
KeyDeband=0,0,0,0
KeyDepthHaze=0,0,0,0
KeyDisplayDepth=0,0,0,0
KeyDPX=0,0,0,0
KeyEmphasize=0,0,0,0
KeyFilmGrain=0,0,0,0
KeyFilmGrain2=0,0,0,0
KeyFilmicPass=0,0,0,0
KeyFXAA=0,0,0,0
KeyGaussianBlur=0,0,0,0
KeyGP65CJ042DOF=0,0,0,0
KeyHDR=0,0,0,0
KeyHighPassSharp=0,0,0,0
KeyHQ4X=0,0,0,0
KeyKNearestNeighbors=0,0,0,0
KeyLevels=0,0,0,0
KeyLiftGammaGain=0,0,0,0
KeyLightDoF_AutoFocus=0,0,0,0
KeyLightDoF_Far=0,0,0,0
KeyLightDoF_Near=0,0,0,0
KeyLumaSharpen=0,0,0,0
KeyLUT=0,0,0,0
KeyMagicBloom=0,0,0,0
KeyMagicDOF=0,0,0,0
KeyMartyMcFlyDOF=0,0,0,0
KeyMatsoDOF=0,0,0,0
KeyMode1=0,0,0,0
KeyMode2=0,0,0,0
KeyMode3=0,0,0,0
KeyMonochrome=0,0,0,0
KeyMotionBlur=0,0,0,0
KeyMXAO=0,0,0,0
KeyNonLocalMeans=0,0,0,0
KeyReflectiveBumpmapping=0,0,0,0
KeyRingDOF=0,0,0,0
KeySMAA=0,0,0,0
KeySurfaceBlur=0,0,0,0
KeyTechnicolor=0,0,0,0
KeyTechnicolor2=0,0,0,0
KeyTiltShift=0,0,0,0
KeyTint=0,0,0,0
KeyTonemap=0,0,0,0
KeyUIMask_Bottom=0,0,0,0
KeyUIMask_Top=0,0,0,0
KeyVibrance=0,0,0,0
KeyVignette=0,0,0,0
PreprocessorDefinitions=
Techniques=MXAO,Vibrance,Tonemap,DELC_Sharpen
TechniqueSorting=MXAO,MXAO,Vibrance,Tonemap,DELC_Sharpen,AdaptiveSharpen,AdvancedCRT,RTGlobalIllumination,AdaptiveFog,ADOF,After,AmbientLight,ASCII,Before,Bloom,BloomAndLensFlares,Border,CA,Cartoon,Chromakey,ChromaticAberration,CinematicDOF,Clarity,ColorMatrix,Colourfulness,Curves,Daltonize,Deband,Depth3D,DepthHaze,DisplayDepth,DPX,Emphasize,EyeAdaption,FilmGrain,FilmGrain2,FilmicAnamorphSharpen,FilmicPass,GaussianBlur,GlitchB,GP65CJ042DOF,HDR,HighPassSharp,HQ4X,HSLShift,KNearestNeighbors,Layer,LeiFx_Tech,Levels,LevelsPlus,LiftGammaGain,LightDoF_AutoFocus,LightDoF_Far,LightDoF_Near,Lightroom,LumaSharpen,LUT,MagicBloom,MagicDOF,MartyMcFlyDOF,MatsoDOF,Mode1,Mode2,Mode3,Monochrome,MotionBlur,MultiLUT,Nightvision,NonLocalMeans,Nostalgia,PerfectPerspective,ReflectiveBumpmapping,RingDOF,SMAA,SSR,StageDepth,SurfaceBlur,Technicolor,Technicolor2,TiltShift,Tint,TriDither,UIDetect,UIDetect_After,UIDetect_Before,UIMask_Bottom,UIMask_Top,Vignette

[AdaptiveFog.fx]
BloomPower=10.000000
BloomThreshold=10.250000
BloomWidth=0.200000
FogColor=0.900000,0.900000,0.900000
FogCurve=1.500000
FogStart=0.050000
MaxFogFactor=0.800000

[AdaptiveSharpen.fx]
curveslope=0.400000
curve_height=1.000000
D_compr_high=0.504000
D_compr_low=0.253000
D_overshoot=0.009000
L_compr_high=0.337000
L_compr_low=0.169000
L_overshoot=0.003000
max_scale_lim=0.100000
pm_p=0.750000
scale_cs=0.056000
scale_lim=0.100000

[AmbientLight.fx]
alAdapt=0.700000
alAdaptBaseBlackLvL=2
alAdaptBaseMult=1.000000
alDebug=0
alDirtInt=1.000000
alDirtOVInt=1.000000
alInt=10.150000
alLensInt=2.000000
alLensThresh=0.500000
alThreshold=15.000000
AL_Adaptation=1
AL_Adaptive=0
AL_Dirt=0
AL_DirtTex=0
AL_Lens=0
AL_Vibrance=0

[ASCII.fx]
Ascii_background_color=0.000000,0.000000,0.000000
Ascii_dithering=1
Ascii_dithering_debug_gradient=0
Ascii_dithering_intensity=2.000000
Ascii_font=1
Ascii_font_color=1.000000,1.000000,1.000000
Ascii_font_color_mode=1
Ascii_invert_brightness=0
Ascii_spacing=1
Ascii_swap_colors=0

[Bloom.fx]
bAnamFlareEnable=0
bChapFlareEnable=0
bGodrayEnable=0
bLensdirtEnable=0
bLenzEnable=0
fAnamFlareAmount=14.500000
fAnamFlareColor=0.012000,0.313000,0.588000
fAnamFlareCurve=1.200000
fAnamFlareThreshold=0.900000
fAnamFlareWideness=2.400000
fBloomAmount=0.400000
fBloomSaturation=0.800000
fBloomThreshold=0.800000
fBloomTint=0.700000,0.800000,1.000000
fChapFlareCA=0.000000,0.010000,0.020000
fChapFlareDispersal=0.250000
fChapFlareIntensity=100.000000
fChapFlareSize=0.450000
fChapFlareTreshold=0.900000
fFlareBlur=200.000000
fFlareIntensity=2.070000
fFlareLuminance=0.095000
fFlareTint=0.137000,0.216000,1.000000
fGodrayDecay=0.990000
fGodrayDensity=1.000000
fGodrayExposure=1.000000
fGodrayThreshold=0.900000
fGodrayWeight=1.250000
fLensdirtIntensity=0.400000
fLensdirtSaturation=2.000000
fLensdirtTint=1.000000,1.000000,1.000000
fLenzIntensity=1.000000
fLenzThreshold=0.800000
iBloomMixmode=1
iChapFlareCount=15
iGodraySamples=128
iLensdirtMixmode=1

[Border.fx]
border_color=0.700000,0.000000,0.000000
border_ratio=2.350000
border_width=0.000000,1.000000

[CA.fx]
Shift=2.500000,-0.500000
Strength=0.500000

[Cartoon.fx]
EdgeSlope=1.500000
Power=1.500000

[ChromaticAberration.fx]
Shift=2.500000,-0.500000
Strength=0.500000

[Clarity.fx]
ClarityBlendIfDark=50
ClarityBlendIfLight=205
ClarityBlendMode=2
ClarityDarkIntensity=0.400000
ClarityLightIntensity=0.000000
ClarityOffset=2.000000
ClarityRadius=3
ClarityStrength=0.400000
ClarityViewBlendIfMask=0
ClarityViewMask=0

[ColorMatrix.fx]
ColorMatrix_Blue=0.000000,0.125000,0.875000
ColorMatrix_Green=0.333000,0.667000,0.000000
ColorMatrix_Red=0.817000,0.183000,0.000000
Strength=1.000000

[Colourfulness.fx]
backbuffer_bits=8.000000
colourfulness=0.400000
col_noise=1
enable_dither=0
lim_luma=0.700000

[CRT.fx]
Amount=1.000000
Angle=0.000000,0.000000
Brightness=0.900000
CornerSize=0.010000
Curvature=0
CurvatureRadius=1.500000
Gamma=2.400000
MonitorGamma=2.200000
Oversample=1
Overscan=1.010000
Resolution=1.150000
ScanlineGaussian=1
ScanlineIntensity=2
ViewerDistance=2.000000

[Curves.fx]
Contrast=0.650000
Formula=4
Mode=0

[Daltonize.fx]
Type=0

[Deband.fx]
Grain=0.006000
Iterations=1
Range=16.000000
Threshold=0.004000

[Denoise.fx]
CounterThreshold=0.050000
GaussianSigma=50.000000
LerpCoefficeint=0.800000
NoiseLevel=0.150000
WeightThreshold=0.030000

[DepthHaze.fx]
EffectStrength=0.900000
FogColor=0.800000,0.800000,0.800000
FogFactor=0.200000
FogStart=0.200000

[DisplayDepth.fx]
bUIUsePreprocessorDefs=0
fUIFarPlane=1000.000000
iUILogarithmic=0
iUIPresentType=2
iUIReversed=1
iUIUpsideDown=0

[DOF.fx]
bADOF_ImageChromaEnable=0
bADOF_RotAnimationEnable=0
bADOF_ShapeAnamorphEnable=0
bADOF_ShapeApertureEnable=0
bADOF_ShapeChromaEnable=0
bADOF_ShapeCurvatureEnable=0
bADOF_ShapeDiffusionEnable=0
bADOF_ShapeDistortEnable=0
bADOF_ShapeWeightEnable=0
bGPDOFPolygonalBokeh=1
bMatsoDOFChromaEnable=1
DOF_AUTOFOCUS=1
DOF_BLURRADIUS=15.000000
DOF_FARBLURCURVE=2.000000
DOF_FOCUSPOINT=0.500000,0.500000
DOF_FOCUSRADIUS=0.050000
DOF_FOCUSSAMPLES=6
DOF_INFINITEFOCUS=1.000000
DOF_MANUALFOCUSDEPTH=0.020000
DOF_MOUSEDRIVEN_AF=0
DOF_NEARBLURCURVE=1.600000
fADOF_BokehCurve=4.000000
fADOF_ImageChromaAmount=3.000000
fADOF_ImageChromaCurve=1.000000
fADOF_RotAnimationSpeed=2.000000
fADOF_ShapeAnamorphRatio=0.200000
fADOF_ShapeApertureAmount=0.010000
fADOF_ShapeChromaAmount=0.125000
fADOF_ShapeCurvatureAmount=0.300000
fADOF_ShapeDiffusionAmount=0.100000
fADOF_ShapeDistortAmount=0.200000
fADOF_ShapeRotation=0.000000
fADOF_ShapeWeightAmount=1.000000
fADOF_ShapeWeightCurve=4.000000
fADOF_SmootheningAmount=1.000000
fGPDOFBias=10.000000
fGPDOFBiasCurve=2.000000
fGPDOFBrightnessMultiplier=2.000000
fGPDOFBrightnessThreshold=0.500000
fGPDOFChromaAmount=0.150000
fMagicDOFColorCurve=4.000000
fMatsoDOFBokehAngle=0.000000
fMatsoDOFBokehCurve=8.000000
fMatsoDOFChromaPow=1.400000
fRingDOFBias=0.000000
fRingDOFFringe=0.500000
fRingDOFGain=27.000000
fRingDOFThreshold=0.700000
iADOF_ImageChromaHues=5
iADOF_ShapeChromaMode=3
iADOF_ShapeQuality=17
iGPDOFPolygonCount=5
iGPDOFQuality=6
iMagicDOFBlurQuality=8
iMatsoDOFBokehQuality=2
iRingDOFRings=4
iRingDOFSamples=6

[DPX.fx]
Colorfulness=2.500000
Contrast=0.100000
RGB_C=0.360000,0.360000,0.340000
RGB_Curve=8.000000,8.000000,8.000000
Saturation=3.000000
Strength=0.200000

[Emphasize.fx]
BlendColor=0.000000,0.000000,0.000000
BlendFactor=0.000000
EffectFactor=0.900000
FocusEdgeDepth=0.050000
FocusRangeDepth=0.010000
ManualFocusDepth=0.026000

[FakeHDR.fx]
HDRPower=1.300000
radius1=0.793000
radius2=0.870000

[FilmGrain.fx]
Intensity=0.500000
Mean=0.500000
SignalToNoiseRatio=6
Variance=0.400000

[FilmGrain2.fx]
coloramount=0.600000
grainamount=0.050000
grainsize=1.600000
lumamount=1.000000

[FilmicPass.fx]
BaseCurve=1.500000
BaseGamma=1.000000
Bleach=0.000000
BlueCurve=1.000000
Contrast=1.000000
EffectGamma=0.650000
EffectGammaB=1.000000
EffectGammaG=1.000000
EffectGammaR=1.000000
Fade=0.400000
GreenCurve=1.000000
Linearization=0.500000
LumCoeff=0.212656,0.715158,0.072186
RedCurve=1.000000
Saturation=-0.150000
Strength=0.850000

[FineSharp.fx]
cstr=0.900000
lstr=1.490000
pstr=1.272000
sstr=2.000000
xrep=0.250000
xstr=0.190000

[FXAA.fx]
EdgeThreshold=0.125000
EdgeThresholdMin=0.000000
Subpix=0.250000

[GaussianBlur.fx]
GaussianBlurOffset=1.000000
GaussianBlurRadius=1.000000
GaussianBlurStrength=0.300000

[HDR.fx]
HDRPower=1.300000
radius1=0.793000
radius2=0.870000

[HighPassSharpen.fx]
HighPassBlendIfDark=0.000000
HighPassBlendIfLight=255.000000
HighPassBlendMode=1.000000
HighPassDarkIntensity=1.000000
HighPassLightIntensity=1.000000
HighPassSharpOffset=1.000000
HighPassSharpRadius=1.000000
HighPassSharpStrength=0.400000
HighPassViewBlendIfMask=0.000000
HighPassViewSharpMask=0.000000

[HQ4X.fx]
k=-1.100000
lum_add=0.330000
max_w=0.750000
min_w=0.030000
mx=1.000000
s=1.500000

[Levels.fx]
BlackPoint=16.000000
HighlightClipping=0.000000
WhitePoint=235.000000

[LiftGammaGain.fx]
RGB_Gain=1.000000,1.000000,1.000000
RGB_Gamma=1.000000,1.000000,1.000000
RGB_Lift=1.000000,1.000000,1.000000

[LightDoF.fx]
bLightDoF_AutoFocus=1.000000
bLightDoF_UseCA=0.000000
bLightDoF_UseMouseFocus=0.000000
f2Bokeh_AutoFocusCenter=0.500000,0.500000
f2LightDoF_CA=0.000000,1.000000
fLightDoF_Amount=10.000000
fLightDoF_AutoFocusSpeed=0.100000
fLightDoF_ManualFocus=0.000000
fLightDoF_Width=5.000000

[LumaSharpen.fx]
offset_bias=1.000000
pattern=1.000000
sharp_clamp=0.035000
sharp_strength=0.650000
show_sharpen=0.000000

[LUT.fx]
fLUT_AmountChroma=1.000000
fLUT_AmountLuma=1.000000

[MagicBloom.fx]
f2Adapt_Clip=0.000000,1.000000
fAdapt_Sensitivity=1.000000
fAdapt_Speed=0.100000
fBloom_Intensity=1.000000
fBloom_Threshold=2.000000
fDirt_Intensity=0.000000
fExposure=0.500000
iAdapt_Precision=1076677888.000000
iDebug=0.000000

[Monochrome.fx]
Coefficients=0.210000,0.720000,0.070000
ColorSaturation=0.000000
Monochrome_color_saturation=0.000000
Monochrome_conversion_values=0.210000,0.720000,0.070000
Monochrome_preset=0

[MotionBlur.fx]
mbRecall=0.400000
mbSoftness=1.000000

[MXAO.fx]
bMXAODebugViewEnable=0.000000
bMXAOSmoothNormalsEnable=0.000000
fMXAOAmbientOcclusionAmount=2.000000
fMXAOBlurSharpness=2.000000
fMXAOBlurSteps=2.000000
fMXAOFadeoutEnd=0.400000
fMXAOFadeoutStart=0.200000
fMXAOIndirectLightingAmount=4.000000
fMXAOIndirectLightingSaturation=1.000000
fMXAONormalBias=0.200000
fMXAOSampleRadius=2.500000
iMXAOBayerDitherLevel=3.000000
iMXAOSampleCount=24.000000
MXAO_BLEND_TYPE=0
MXAO_DEBUG_VIEW_ENABLE=0
MXAO_FADE_DEPTH_END=0.400000
MXAO_FADE_DEPTH_START=0.050000
MXAO_GAMMA=1.000000
MXAO_GLOBAL_RENDER_SCALE=1.000000
MXAO_GLOBAL_SAMPLE_QUALITY_PRESET=2
MXAO_SAMPLE_NORMAL_BIAS=0.200000
MXAO_SAMPLE_RADIUS=2.500000
MXAO_SSAO_AMOUNT=1.000000

[Nostalgia.fx]
Nostalgia_color_0=0.000000,0.000000,0.000000
Nostalgia_color_1=1.000000,1.000000,1.000000
Nostalgia_color_10=1.000000,0.466667,0.466667
Nostalgia_color_11=0.200000,0.200000,0.200000
Nostalgia_color_12=0.466667,0.466667,0.466667
Nostalgia_color_13=0.666667,1.000000,0.400000
Nostalgia_color_14=0.000000,0.533333,1.000000
Nostalgia_color_15=0.733333,0.733333,0.733333
Nostalgia_color_2=0.533333,0.000000,0.000000
Nostalgia_color_3=0.666667,1.000000,0.933333
Nostalgia_color_4=0.800000,0.266667,0.800000
Nostalgia_color_5=0.000000,0.800000,0.333333
Nostalgia_color_6=0.000000,0.000000,0.666667
Nostalgia_color_7=0.933333,0.933333,0.466667
Nostalgia_color_8=0.866667,0.533333,0.333333
Nostalgia_color_9=0.400000,0.266667,0.000000
Nostalgia_palette=0

[PerfectPerspective.fx]
BorderColor=0.027000,0.027000,0.027000,0.000000
DebugPreview=0
FOV=90
MirrorBorders=1
Projection=0
ResScale=1920,1920
Type=0
Vertical=0.500000
Zooming=1.000000

[qUINT_bloom.fx]
BLOOM_ADAPT_EXPOSURE=0.000000
BLOOM_ADAPT_SPEED=2.000000
BLOOM_ADAPT_STRENGTH=0.500000
BLOOM_CURVE=1.850000
BLOOM_INTENSITY=0.100000
BLOOM_LAYER_MULT_1=0.050000
BLOOM_LAYER_MULT_2=0.050000
BLOOM_LAYER_MULT_3=0.050000
BLOOM_LAYER_MULT_4=0.100000
BLOOM_LAYER_MULT_5=0.500000
BLOOM_LAYER_MULT_6=0.010000
BLOOM_LAYER_MULT_7=0.010000
BLOOM_SAT=1.901000
BLOOM_TONEMAP_COMPRESSION=4.000000

[qUINT_dof.fx]
bADOF_AutofocusEnable=1
fADOF_AutofocusCenter=0.500000,0.500000
fADOF_AutofocusRadius=0.600000
fADOF_AutofocusSpeed=0.100000
fADOF_BokehIntensity=0.300000
fADOF_FarBlurCurve=1.500000
fADOF_HyperFocus=0.100000
fADOF_ManualfocusDepth=0.001000
fADOF_NearBlurCurve=6.000000
fADOF_RenderResolutionMult=0.500000
fADOF_ShapeAnamorphRatio=1.000000
fADOF_ShapeChromaAmount=-0.100000
fADOF_ShapeCurvatureAmount=1.000000
fADOF_ShapeRadius=20.500000
fADOF_ShapeRotation=0.000000
fADOF_SmootheningAmount=4.000000
iADOF_BokehMode=2
iADOF_ShapeChromaMode=2
iADOF_ShapeQuality=5
iADOF_ShapeVertices=6

[qUINT_lightroom.fx]
LIGHTROOM_AQUA_EXPOSURE=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_AQUA_HUESHIFT=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_AQUA_SATURATION=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_BLUE_EXPOSURE=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_BLUE_HUESHIFT=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_BLUE_SATURATION=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_ENABLE_CLIPPING_DISPLAY=0
LIGHTROOM_ENABLE_CURVE_DISPLAY=0
LIGHTROOM_ENABLE_LUT=0
LIGHTROOM_ENABLE_VIGNETTE=0
LIGHTROOM_GLOBAL_BLACKS_CURVE=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_GLOBAL_BLACK_LEVEL=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_GLOBAL_CONTRAST=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_GLOBAL_EXPOSURE=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_GLOBAL_GAMMA=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_GLOBAL_HIGHLIGHTS_CURVE=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_GLOBAL_MIDTONES_CURVE=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_GLOBAL_SATURATION=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_GLOBAL_SHADOWS_CURVE=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_GLOBAL_TEMPERATURE=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_GLOBAL_TINT=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_GLOBAL_VIBRANCE=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_GLOBAL_WHITES_CURVE=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_GLOBAL_WHITE_LEVEL=255.000000
LIGHTROOM_GREEN_EXPOSURE=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_GREEN_HUESHIFT=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_GREEN_SATURATION=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_LUT_SCROLL=0
LIGHTROOM_LUT_TILE_COUNT=16
LIGHTROOM_LUT_TILE_SIZE=16
LIGHTROOM_MAGENTA_EXPOSURE=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_MAGENTA_HUESHIFT=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_MAGENTA_SATURATION=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_ORANGE_EXPOSURE=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_ORANGE_HUESHIFT=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_ORANGE_SATURATION=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_RED_EXPOSURE=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_RED_HUESHIFT=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_RED_SATURATION=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_VIGNETTE_AMOUNT=1.000000
LIGHTROOM_VIGNETTE_BLEND_MODE=1
LIGHTROOM_VIGNETTE_CURVE=1.000000
LIGHTROOM_VIGNETTE_HEIGHT=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_VIGNETTE_RADIUS_INNER=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_VIGNETTE_RADIUS_OUTER=1.000000
LIGHTROOM_VIGNETTE_SHOW_RADII=0
LIGHTROOM_VIGNETTE_WIDTH=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_YELLOW_EXPOSURE=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_YELLOW_HUESHIFT=0.000000
LIGHTROOM_YELLOW_SATURATION=0.000000

[qUINT_mxao.fx]
MXAO_BLEND_TYPE=0
MXAO_DEBUG_VIEW_ENABLE=0
MXAO_FADE_DEPTH_END=0.400000
MXAO_FADE_DEPTH_START=0.050000
MXAO_GLOBAL_RENDER_SCALE=1.000000
MXAO_GLOBAL_SAMPLE_QUALITY_PRESET=2
MXAO_SAMPLE_NORMAL_BIAS=0.200000
MXAO_SAMPLE_RADIUS=2.500000
MXAO_SSAO_AMOUNT=1.000000

[qUINT_rtgi.fx]
RT_AO_AMOUNT=0.900000
RT_DEBUG_VIEW=0
RT_FADE_DEPTH=0.000000,0.500000
RT_IL_AMOUNT=1.960000
RT_RAY_AMOUNT=10
RT_RAY_STEPS=10
RT_SAMPLE_RADIUS=15.000000
RT_SIZE_SCALE=1.000000
RT_Z_THICKNESS=1.000000

[qUINT_sharp.fx]
DEPTH_MASK_ENABLE=1
RMS_MASK_ENABLE=1
SHARPEN_MODE=1
SHARP_STRENGTH=0.700000

[qUINT_ssr.fx]
SSR_ACCEPT_RANGE=2.500000
SSR_FADE_DIST=0.800000
SSR_FIELD_OF_VIEW=50.000000
SSR_FILTER_SIZE=0.500000
SSR_FRESNEL_EXP=5.000000
SSR_JITTER_AMOUNT=0.250000
SSR_RAY_INC=1.600000
SSR_REFLECTION_INTENSITY=1.000000
SSR_RELIEF_AMOUNT=0.050000
SSR_RELIEF_SCALE=0.350000

[RBM.fx]
fRBM_BlurWidthPixels=100.000000
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New expansion!

https://store-new.standingstonegames.com/lotro/expansions

Everything about this sounds like a quest pack dressed up with cosmetics to look like an expansion.

They are charging less for it than the last one so maybe?

I may never end up leaving Mordor, but I’m cool with $20 if I get there.

You leave Mordor for like 80+ hours doing quests across northern Rhovanion before returning to Mordor again (Morgul Vale)…then immediately right back into northen Rhovanion.

Well, at least I’m not alone.

https://massivelyop.com/2020/10/22/lotro-legendarium-is-lotro-at-war-with-orcs-or-with-its-playerbase/

DDO is getting a new one too. Here’s what the store page looks like for comparison:

https://store-new.standingstonegames.com/ddo/expansions

It’s approx the size of 2 quest packs, and a new race.

I’ve always bought the super-max editions of expansions for LOTRO. But yeah, this time I just went with the $20 basic kit.

I’m cool with them now charging even VIPs for quest packs, as long as the price is low. Frankly I always thought that they were too generous with the content for those paying $100/year for the subscription. They’ve added some quality-of-life improvements for VIPs which I assume are meant to make up for removing the new content from the sub. And new content over the past couple of years has been surprisingly good IMO, especially given that the main story is long over.

Yeah, it’s annoying that they’ve added in huge grinds later in the game in a way to push buying shortcuts. But I’m mostly not biting. Helps that I’m not an end-game/raiding player, and I’m in no hurry.

So, this probably had a lot to do with the recent changes:

EG7 ACQUIRES DAYBREAK GAMES

https://www.enadglobal7.com/

Although, this was in part of the slides about that acquisition for 2022:

Summary:
Planning visual and technical updates for LOTRO for PC and nextgen consoles to capitalize on Amazon’s highly publicized large investment (~$500mm) in LOTR TV series"

Weird company. Their staff page shows how many shares each member owns and that the CEO was born in 1987.

Here are some mildly interesting numbers:

https://massivelyop.com/2020/12/02/everything-we-just-learned-about-daybreak-thanks-to-eg7/

Among other things it looks like Daybreak has always owned SSG.

I’m assuming this is stuff from the slides @Demolira linked but ain’t got time to read all that. :)

Well I resubbed today after a short break. Just in time for Yule, my favorite of the festivals.

That is fascinating! EQ still brings in over $10m/year! I would never have guessed original EQ books more than LOTRO.

Glad to see LOTRO doing well too.

Yeah, $10M YTD (Sept) isn’t bad. To me EQ and LOTRO have the same numbers, which bodes well for LOTRO sticking around, since EQ has. That’s enough to staff a small group of dedicated folks and throw a few shekels to the investors.

I suspect that the recent “mini-expansion” hoopla was about bumping some numbers for this acquisition. Get more folks to buy what used to be a given with VIP, perhaps draw in a thousand or so with a one-month VIP sub.

I don’t know, but I think this change won’t hurt, and may help.

That said, their comment about piggy-backing on attention to Amazon’s LOTR series to boost revenue seems like a big stretch to me.

They did sucker me into getting the new expansion because the Yule Festival asked me to do a mission, which is apparently only a feature of the new expansion. Turned out the missions are pretty fun so far.