The Lord of the Rings Online released 2007.
World of Warcraft released 2005.
TLotRO newest addition:
World of Warcraft newest addition (to come):
Question I have is, why do you think the quality is so different from each other?
You have World of Warcraft being 1-2 year older game with better quality in artwork and reshaping world, models, water graphics, lightning, shadow effects, so on.
What have TLotRO done to their engine and game in terms of such things?