I don't play it, but I'm reminded of an older game called Neverwinter Nights, which you probably know of/remember as well. Since this game is in open beta, is there anything you can share about it? You might convince some people to give it a try :}
Btw, I moved this to General Games Talk, because it focused on a game so that board seemed a fitting home, and I'm hoping you'll share more about the game :}
"There Iluvatar permitted the Valar to maintain upon the Earth an abiding place, a memorial of that which might have been if Morgoth had not cast his shadow upon the world." -Akallabeth, The Silmarillion
"When you can do what you want, you will be who you are." -John Hagee (first person I heard use it anyway)
As far as I know its a follow up on Neverwinter Night. I never played that one. Its free to play as can be done in Lotro but I havent found any limitations to gameplay (atm lvl 30 out of 60) itself though you will need to spend real money for some few things if you can not wait.
Rumour says when beta ends chars will transfer over as they are but should they be eradicated its not the end of the World.
Its easy played and has a good (evil dark and sinister ) feeling and atmosphere.
I am playing there with my euro-guild : The Last Alliance but their standards are as Valarities know them.
Elatan Powered by Iluvatar, kept on the road by Manwe. Keeper of the Annals of Arda www.annalsofarda.dk
I am also playing Neverwinter. My main character is on Beholder (which seems to be the forgotten shard!) but since you only get two character slots anyway there's no reason why I couldn't make a character on another server if we designate an official Valar shard.