First of all, we wanted to thank everyone who has played, purchased, or reached out to us about The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game. From the bottom of our hearts, we couldn’t do this without you, and your passion and engagement has meant the world to us. Truly, thank you.
Secondly, we wanted to take a moment to let you know that we are reading your comments, listening to your feedback, and watching your streams with eager interest. Early Access, to us, lives and dies on the feedback of the players. The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game is Fantasy Flight Interactive’s first official title, and as we’ve said from the beginning, this is an experiment. We adopted Early Access as it gives us a chance to interact with you, the players, in order to make a better game.
Our hope has always been to use Early Access on Steam to tweak, tune and improve the title before its full release. We knew that we couldn’t do it alone, and that we’d need help from passionate players to make sure that we’re doing things the right way. We want to build a game that grows and expands well beyond its initial conception.
We want you to know that launch was just the beginning of the process for us, and your voices are being heard and we remain dedicated to making this game great.
We’re listening to both the positive and the negative feedback, and we’re taking it to heart. Early Access is our time to make things right, and so your comments and reviews are essential.
It’s only been a day, but already we’ve received critical feedback regarding the game, its presentation, and, of course, its monetization.
The entire team at FFI is taking in this feedback and we’re doing our best to respond in a timely and appropriate manner. We’ve always planned to make changes to reflect the player feedback we receive here, during Early Access, and just over the course of 24 hours the response has already been impassioned, vocal and valuable.
We want to remain approachable, responsive and communicate to you our plans. We’re taking in all the feedback in order to look critically at the game, its economy, and other factors in order to refine it before its full release.
Expect to see some changes coming in Early Access—in fact, expect them to come sooner rather than later. We are committed to taking care of you players who have joined us in these early days. As we adjust our trajectory heading forward, we want to do our best to do right by everyone.
To the dedicated fans who have loved The Lord of the Rings: The Living Card Game since the first hour of its release, to the players who were disappointed, to the people in between, we want to build a better experience for all of you. That’s going to take time and effort on our part, but we’re devoted to doing so. We hope you’ll join us and stay part of this process.
To the people who have decided the game isn’t for them: We hope you’ll revisit us at some point, or at least keep up with the changes we make along the way. We can never make everyone happy, but we want to be clear that Early Access is a process, and what we have now will continue to evolve, and change, as we move forward.
This is a beginning, and we hope it’s one that is solid enough to bring you back.
To the people who are playing and enjoying the game: Thank you! We’re so honored that you like the game as much as we like making it. We’re going to hold tight to that core gameplay experience you love while building on it, making it bigger, better, and ultimately, the best game it can possibly be. Thanks for joining us on this ride.
Thanks for an amazing launch, everyone. Stay tuned for more updates during Early Access and beyond!
—Fantasy Flight Interactive