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Middle Earth: Shadow of War will not require a constant internet connection

Gamers will only require an internet connection to access the in-game store

Middle Earth: Shadow of War will not require a constant internet connection

Middle Earth: Shadow of War will not require a constant internet connection

 
It has been confirmed that Middle Earth: Shadow of War will include microtransactions, though a lot of misinformation has been circulating regarding the game's internet access requirement. Yes, the game will need an internet connection but only when players are accessing the game's online store. 

This means that the game will not need a constant internet connection, as some outlets have reported, with the entire game being playable offline apart from a few online features. 
 
The developers of the game have confirmed that players can speed up the building off Talion's army by using the game's market system, with the developers claiming the game is balanced to play well without any microtransactions. This effectively makes micro transactions "paid shortcuts" for the game, with other players being able to access high-level Orks more frequently as they progress through the game. 
 
 


Gold exists for users who want to speed up their army building process. There are people who appreciate having the option. We don’t want to restrict any players from playing our game. So, we have that for those who want a speedy option, and those that choose to avoid it can do so without any negative impact on their game.

The game is balanced so you can play the game without using the Market. As you play the game you’ll have excess Mirian, this gives you an option to use that excess Mirian if you like. Or you can let that Mirian build up as high as you want. Epic and Rare weapons drop with relative frequency, and DON’T need an epic orc to drop. Legendary orcs are rarer. However, the number of legendary orcs you meet increases as you play through the game.

The drop rate of common/epic/legendary orcs has nothing to do with the market. We balanced SoW first, so the drop rates there is set for what our designers and research has shown to be the most interesting. So, if you just do the normal game, the game will be balanced for that.

  

Middle Earth: Shadow of War will not require a constant internet connection   

To be clear Monolith is not implementing any always online DRM tech, reports of the game's online requirements have been greatly exaggerated. 

Shadow of War will release on October 10th on PC, Xbox One and PS4. 

 

You can join the discussion on Middle Earth: Shadow of War on the OC3D Forums

 

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07-08-2017, 06:54:12

NeverBackDown
Yeah people just don't know how to read.

I'm excited for this game and cannot wait to bring in my nemesis from the last game and my best Ally, Thrakk The Champion.Quote

07-08-2017, 07:21:55

Peace
It's really saddening that this is big news these days At least it's something positive.Quote

07-08-2017, 07:55:50

WYP
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It's really saddening that this is big news these days At least it's something positive.
It is saddening that others report false information and misinform people, a story on this would not be necessary if it wasn't reported elsewhere that the internet requirement was constant.

Same as the Need for Speed Payback Smoke controversy, a pile of nothing that people overly big up for clicks.Quote

07-08-2017, 09:25:06

Peace
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
It is saddening that others report false information and misinform people, a story on this would not be necessary if it wasn't reported elsewhere that the internet requirement was constant.

Same as the Need for Speed Payback Smoke controversy, a pile of nothing that people overly big up for clicks.
Yeah true.
About NFS: can you enlighten me about that? I've seen people ask questions about it (this pack) on Facebook more than usual, so what's the deal with it?Quote

07-08-2017, 09:55:43

WYP
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Originally Posted by Peace Ð View Post
Yeah true.
About NFS: can you enlighten me about that? I've seen people ask questions about it (this pack) on Facebook more than usual, so what's the deal with it?
It is a unique car pack that those who pre-order the game will get, giving cars that are already available in the game but pre-modified and tuned. The cars also come with unique paint designs and special tyres that offer a coloured smoke effect.

The same cars will be available outside of the "platinum car pack", just not in the same pre-modified state and without the same cosmetic options.

Some places alleged that the game had a graphical "tyre smoke" option behind a pre-order paywall. Then make it seem like a slippery slope that other games would do the same in the future (IE, the game will look better if your pre-order). The truth is that is is an aesthetic change for a unique car pack and not a unique in-game graphical option.

Long story short is that people see "exclusive tyre smoke" on promotional material and do not properly look into it. It is not a unique graphical option, but an aesthetic change to a pre-order exclusive car pack.

I don't like pre-order exclusive content, but I do not like how mountains can be made out of molehills like this. Usual EA bashing for clicks.Quote
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