Please remove the Regeneration Food in the Lotro Store. This is unfair to all that have farmed and cooked their way up the ranks. Of all the things that you have done, this comes closest to making me quit this game. All for the love of money at the cost of your players. Shame on you Turbine!
I am not quite sure what you are talking about. This type of food has been in the store for years. What is different now is that it is one item for all levels and regens you in amounts commensurate with your level. It is still only a 5 minute food and does not take the place of the Trail or Fortifying food.
Yeah if there's anything those pies from the lottery taught me, it's that 5-minute cooked food is a gigantic hassle. Between that and the fact that I, like a lot of players, won't buy consumables with TP (and particularly not the things I can earn by playing the game), I don't see store-bought regen food as any kind of threat or replacement to the food I can cook with guild recipes.
Neither do I understand being upset over things like this- the people buying food in the store are spending (wasting IMO) real money for the privilege of a consumable, which helps support the game. The only effect on you should be a slightly lessened ability to sell food at auction, which honestly probably never yielded much income for the time investment.
Cooking is just another thing a person can enjoy in the game. If you enjoy cooking, these store-bought foods can't diminish that. But if you grudgingly ground out your cooking, you're in for a big sense of wasted life as everything you've ever worked hard for in an MMO one day passes. The game is how you spend your time, so quit doing stuff you don't want to just for the carrot at the end of a stick.
When you do grinds you don't enjoy, you guarantee little moments like these when you realized you wasted your time for what amounted to nothing but the experience of doing it, and wrongly blame the thing that brought the fact to your attention- in this case the triviality of getting food by another method.
You mean there are people who actually buy that store food? I can't fathom forking out real money for something I can easily buy with imaginary money. I will continue to buy my food from auctions. You have at least one customer.