Turbine announced today that it was lifting the nondisclosure agreement on the closed beta. I’ve been playing the closed beta for a few months now and its been increasingly difficult to hold my tongue about the tremendous progress this game has been making. I’m looking forward to sharing lots of thoughts about what continues to be one of the most highly anticipated MMOs of the year.
Long story short, I will buy this game and play it from day one. My spouse, who is also in the beta, and I are seriously considering pre-ordering since we would be able to roll our beta characters over to the full release. I’m not aware of any other game that has allowed this (I’m sure someone will let me know if there is), but I think its a great idea. The population will start off somewhat disbursed and the economy will have a bit of a jumpstart. This will hopefully make for a much smoother general release.
Look forward to more reports from Middle Earth soon!