LOTRO’s launches in Japan and Korea were so disappointing they were immediately and quite effectively brushed under the carpet and never spoken of again.
Well, if you were looking to kick Turbine while they were down, Massively Overpowered linked to some forum posts earlier that will both set the “down” scenario and give you plenty of targets to kick.
In fact, if there is some Turbine issue you want to pick at, you’ll probably find it. Infinite Crisis as an ill-conceived disaster that is hemorrhaging money? Check! Self-destructive rivalries between groups? Check! F2P conversions that did not meet expectations despite the external hype? Check! Cheaping out on expansions? Check! Blizzard induced paranoia? Check! Leadership problems and rampant self-deception? Check! Neglect from corporate overlords? Check!
I picked the quote at the top because that was an event I couldn’t even recall.
And while the author of these posts, a former Turbine employee, says he is not disgruntled, this does feel like an EA Louse-level event for Turbine, and I haven’t even gone through half of it yet.