LOTR: Battle for Mid-Earth 2 Server Shutdown

LOTR: Battle for Mid-Earth 2 Server Shutdown

EA at it again

Written by Dave Horobin (DaveKinetic) on 06 December 10 at 18:05

EA have confirmed on the official Lord of the Rings Battle for Mid-Earth 2 site that they will be closing the games servers at midnight (PST) 31st December 2010.

Fellow adventurers, It is with a heavy heart that we come to you today. After a long time of Middle-Earth mayhem and fun, we are saddened to let you know that the games within this franchise will no longer be available for purchase, and online servers will no longer be active after December 31st 2010 at midnight PST.

We hope you’ve enjoyed the Battle for Middle-Earth franchise as much as we have.

This will mean that thirteen of the games thirty five achievements will no longer be obtainable. The achievements affected are:-

The Hobbit and the Troll
Capture them all!!!
King of Kings
My Heroes are better than yours
Entrepreneur of Middle-earth
General
Capture and Hold
King of the Hill!
My Heroes!!!!
Middle-earth Financier
Sergeant
Try a tutorial
In need of a lesson

Not long to get boosting if you're looking to obtain the game's rather random full score of 705G.
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Zach Cooper FBI - Rocks are made of chicken.
Registered on 02 December 2008 (Year 1 - alpha)TrueAchievement Site Rank: 221,330 out of 278,799940 posts
Last post: 14 Mar at 02:38
Posted on 06 December 10 at 18:08
Is there really anything worth saying at this point?

#1 we all know ea sucks.
#2 this sucks
#3 too bad for everyone who hoped this game would ever be 1000g
Legolas 43
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Legolas 43 - Happy that I passed 100,000.
TrueAchievement Site Rank: 2,384 out of 278,79960 completed games(Includes owned DLC)26 posts
Last post: 29 May 12 at 00:24
Posted on 06 December 10 at 18:09
I didn't get one of the 0 point losing achievements, I might go on just to get that. It looks like the game isn't complete when I'm missing one.
LGS I Hitman
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LGS I Hitman
TrueAchievement Site Rank: 2,572 out of 278,799Achievement Completion Percentage: 71.27% (Includes owned DLC) - 95 more achievements required to reach 72%1,455 posts
Last post: 08 Nov at 19:17
Posted on 06 December 10 at 18:10
it won't be long before fifa 08 is gone.
ROBBERT DHT
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ROBBERT DHT - For my WP friends: http://xboxmobilegamer.com/all-angry-birds-games-are-currently-free/
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Last post: 25 Nov at 22:12
Posted on 06 December 10 at 18:11
Damnit..now I need to get the MP done..
Legolas 43
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Legolas 43 - Happy that I passed 100,000.
TrueAchievement Site Rank: 2,384 out of 278,79960 completed games(Includes owned DLC)26 posts
Last post: 29 May 12 at 00:24
Posted on 06 December 10 at 18:11
Hokuto Q said:Is there really anything worth saying at this point?

#1 we all know ea sucks.
#2 this sucks
#3 too bad for everyone who hoped this game would ever be 1000g
Yeah it's really horrible, it had such a strong community and three years after release I was really thinking that they would add more content and achievements, maybe if we just held out a decade or two we could have lived the dream.
DefEdge
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DefEdge - Currently best streak of 400 days, still ongoing, but wish the streak would die.
Donated to TrueAchievements.comAchievement Completion Percentage: 97.65% (Includes owned DLC) - 35 more achievements required to reach 98%224 posts
Last post: 15 Nov at 18:30
Posted on 06 December 10 at 18:14
I guess it had to happen someday. Odd how this one was out much longer than the other LotR game they had, yet that one was first to go.

This game is already strange because of the 705, now that's going to be impossible. I never touched it because I wasn't crazy about LotR, but for those who aren't done, this is an excellent warning. Thanks for passing this on.
Phear my Uber Gimpyness!
talkstogod
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talkstogod - Gaming on hold while I learn Java
326,370 TrueAchievement PointsAchievement Completion Percentage: 92.98% (Includes owned DLC) - 2 more achievements required to reach 93%193 posts
Last post: 07 Aug at 23:38
Posted on 06 December 10 at 18:14
Legolas 43 said:I didn't get one of the 0 point losing achievements, I might go on just to get that. It looks like the game isn't complete when I'm missing one.Hope it isn't Try a Tutorial, because that's glitched anyway. Way to go EA!!!
Doominatorx6
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Doominatorx6 - But can you tell me how to get to the auto garage without farting?
TrueAchievement Ratio: 2.126272 friends932 posts
Last post: 29 Oct at 01:00
Posted on 06 December 10 at 18:17
Uh oh, a RTS on the 360 getting shut down.

I mean, it IS EA we're talking about, but please don't tell me C&C 3 is next... not until I get my 100 hours anyway lol. I dont care about my 1/11 record :p
http://www.petitiononline.com/PMMX360/petition.html SIGN IT NOW
XI AlphaMale IX - Happy Native American Genocide Day!
Achievement Completion Percentage: 90.74% (Includes owned DLC) - 34 more achievements required to reach 91%284 completed games(Includes owned DLC)1,510 posts
Last post: Yesterday at 17:25
Posted on 06 December 10 at 18:21
No more random requests for Hobbit and the Troll help! dance
GhostSeraph
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GhostSeraph - ?
Achievement Completion Percentage: 98.66% (Includes owned DLC) - 8 more achievements required to reach 99%TrueAchievement Ratio: 1.8527144 posts
Last post: 02 Apr 12 at 01:29
Posted on 06 December 10 at 18:24
If a game does not have a thriving online community, it is not cost-effective to run the servers for the remaining stragglers. Something tells me that this game wasn't exactly a blockbuster...
Viper Sigma
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Viper Sigma - I may have spoken too soon.  Actually leaning toward X1.
TrueAchievement Ratio: 1.7368Achievement Completion Percentage: 59.10% (Includes owned DLC) - 45 more achievements required to reach 60%198 posts
Last post: 13 Nov 12 at 12:35
Posted on 06 December 10 at 18:25
I wonder if they'll ever shut down Mercenaries 2? I would cry. :(
Hand me my bass... I feel a solo comin' on.
DA CYBER TIGER - Just noticed nobody has completed AoE Castle Siege on nether WP or W8..I have no chance.
135 completed games(Includes owned DLC)Achievement Completion Percentage: 76.01% (Includes owned DLC) - 91 more achievements required to reach 77%1,110 posts
Last post: Today at 04:19
Posted on 06 December 10 at 18:26
Wtf! EA Suckz man.
Never putting another ea game on my account (with MP achievements anyways) lmfao
!!.DA CYBER SQUAD.!!
AntaraelDulacre - Well now I know why Persona 4 Arena has such a high TA Score...
108 completed games(Includes owned DLC)Achievement Completion Percentage: 61.15% (Includes owned DLC) - 60 more achievements required to reach 62%581 posts
Last post: 22 Mar at 21:00
Posted on 06 December 10 at 18:31
better finishing battlefield 1943 and nhl soon...lol you never know <.<"
never can complete the last lotr game...

since the last shutdown i'm not considering buying EA stuff anymore...(never had much EA stuff in the first place... but well)
ROBBERT DHT
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Last post: 25 Nov at 22:12
Posted on 06 December 10 at 18:39
XI AlphaMale IX said:No more random requests for Hobbit and the Troll help! danceHelp me with it before the servers are down?smile
Crimson Drifter - I think I'm going to hate my life and buy Dustforce
Achievement Completion Percentage: 88.96% (Includes owned DLC) - 4 more achievements required to reach 89%Site Helper3,142 posts
Last post: Yesterday at 15:40
Posted on 06 December 10 at 18:42, Edited on 06 December 10 at 18:44 by Crimson Drifter
Glad I decided to get these done with sooner than later. Love the ratios!

Probably wont be able to get Hobbit and the Troll though :( Haven't gotten any replies...


ROBBERT DHT said:XI AlphaMale IX said:No more random requests for Hobbit and the Troll help! danceHelp me with it before the servers are down?smileI second this smile
Your achievements are belong to us!
iruhlman
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iruhlman - Rock Band Network
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Last post: 06 Jun 11 at 00:13
Posted on 06 December 10 at 18:45
glad I got this years ago!
Rock Band Network - twitter@brianruhlman
Posted on 06 December 10 at 18:48
oh that sucks, I was hoping to pick this up during xmas and play online with a few friends....oh well. might still get it, just enjoy the story....
A DiabeticSloth - NZ son
TrueAchievement Site Rank: 24,529 out of 278,799Achievement Completion Percentage: 74.30% (Includes owned DLC) - 44 more achievements required to reach 75%627 posts
Last post: 18 Apr at 20:45
Posted on 06 December 10 at 18:49
I hate EA cry also why did they shut down Conquest servers before BFME2 servers????????
Cheesy Muffins
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TrueAchievement Ratio: 1.7622Achievement Completion Percentage: 86.69% (Includes owned DLC) - 20 more achievements required to reach 87%182 posts
Last post: 17 Nov at 04:30
Posted on 06 December 10 at 18:53
Someone should really talk to the Better Business Bureau or consumer advocacy groups or something, because it seems like EA is always selling half-products, stealing away what their few remaining customers wasted their money on, the multiplayer components. Fucking die EA, "it's in the game" my ass.

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