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 287,340940 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: 2,431 out of 287,34060 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
346,800
LGS I Hitman
TrueAchievement Site Rank: 2,509 out of 287,340Achievement Completion Percentage: 71.68% (Includes owned DLC) - 42 more achievements required to reach 72%1,463 posts
Last post: Today at 20:03
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
368,760 TrueAchievement Points380 posts
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
350,220
Legolas 43 - Happy that I passed 100,000.
TrueAchievement Site Rank: 2,431 out of 287,34060 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
365,006
DefEdge - Stupid copywrite laws, I had to trade my copy of The Crew 360 for a copy of Horizon 2 360 and 11 bucks Wal-Mart store credit. Better trade I suppose.
Donated to TrueAchievements.comAchievement Completion Percentage: 97.13% (Includes owned DLC) - 90 more achievements required to reach 98%227 posts
Last post: 17 Dec at 00:10
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 - Happy Holidays!
330,232 TrueAchievement PointsAchievement Completion Percentage: 93.03% (Includes owned DLC) - 88 more achievements required to reach 94%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 - Drinking and clubbing and all sorts of stuff.
TrueAchievement Ratio: 2.135372 friends935 posts
Last post: Today at 05:26
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 - Has a video game ever made you need to... you know... take care of yourself?
Achievement Completion Percentage: 91.84% (Includes owned DLC) - 21 more achievements required to reach 92%287 completed games(Includes owned DLC)1,510 posts
Last post: 26 Nov 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: 1.8595144 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: 1.7377Achievement Completion Percentage: 59.43% (Includes owned DLC) - 29 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 - All these deals im seeing are burning a hole in my pocket! Latest is Halo: SA.. Couldn't resist.
137 completed games(Includes owned DLC)Achievement Completion Percentage: 75.25% (Includes owned DLC) - 71 more achievements required to reach 76%1,126 posts
Last post: 18 Dec at 08:48
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...
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Last post: 13 Dec at 22:39
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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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 - Crimson Drifter won 168 Achievements in 13 games, for a total of 5,163 TrueAchievement points (3,172 GamerScore).
Achievement Completion Percentage: 89.80% (Includes owned DLC) - 21 more achievements required to reach 90%Site Helper3,171 posts
Last post: Today at 18:02
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: 24,320 out of 287,340Achievement Completion Percentage: 75.34% (Includes owned DLC) - 42 more achievements required to reach 76%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
Breadly Weapon - Wishing one of the games I own would add some challenges so I could finish the TA app. Looking at you Crimson Dragon with your recently expired ones..
TrueAchievement Ratio: 1.7892Achievement Completion Percentage: 88.00% (Includes owned DLC) - 1 more achievement required to reach 88%185 posts
Last post: 17 Dec at 02:45
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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