On a whim I fired up LotRO, which was a mistake.
I’m not sure the last time I played LotRO, but it’s been a while, perhaps as far back as the F2P change. My history with LotRO is that initially I enjoyed it quite a bit, especially as a duo game with my wife, but then we lost momentum and stopped playing. Then the game went dumpster-tier F2P, and that was that.
Well in addition to all of the expected dumpster stuff of F2P still being firmly in place, there are other laughable shortcomings with the game now. My default resolution is 3440×1440. LotRO supports that, only not really. None of the loading screens scale that high, so they stretch horribly. The character selection UI looks like its stuck at 2005-sized scale, so looks worse than $.99 indie games on Steam. In-game, the UI doesn’t scale up, so those lovely LotRO icons are basically tiny specs on your screen, while the in-game map is also stuck in 2005, so is pretty close to one giant ugly pixel. Honestly why enable 3440×1440 if you don’t actually support it?
And that was talking LotRO in 2017.