Monday, October 04, 2010

Lotro Lows and Highs

Lows: No free to play and no new content yet for Lotro Europe. Not even a clear date as to when these will be released.

In the six weeks I have been back in Middle Earth I have pretty much achieved everything I wanted to achieve before the release of the new content. I am finished the Epic books and I have equipped my level capped main character with a reasonable if not spectacular set of gear and skills. The end game grind awaits which is the point I normally get bored and move on from the game but the carrot of new content still dangles tantalisingly out there. I guess I will try and run a few more end game dungeons while I wait without making a serious effort to gear up for raiding.

Highs: I did have a minor success last night when I managed to solo a difficult quest that was recommended for a small fellowship (the Book 9: Epilogue quest set in Gath Ulunn). It is common enough to hear players talk about soloing group encounters and I am sure more experienced, better geared players would laugh at my pride in this but for me soloing the big worm pulls in this dungeon was a substantial achievement. I had to plan my tactics perfectly not just using long cool down skills but timing their use so that they gave the maximum impact. Pulling it off cheered me up.

1 comment:

Stabs said...

I think Codemasters negotiated poorly. They needed to include in the contract provisions for simultaneous release so that if EU release wasn't ready it wouldn't go live in the US.

The EU flop splits our player base. Impatient people will have rolled on the US servers, just as everyone did for DDO.

If your service is free and on the internet you can't goof around like this.