WARNING: Spoilers about the game's quests ahead! So don't read any further if it bothers you.
When we last left our hero*, he had just returned to the Shire. That after a brief encounter with a Black Rider, being captured by bandits, trying to protect (and failing) a village from said bandits, resulting with the death of the guard captain and the whole village going down in flames. If that wasn't bad enough he also witnessed a ranger joining the forces of Mordor. Granted, said ranger was previously stabbed by a Black Rider while trying to rescue him and the other hobbits. But who is counting, right?
Hopefully this time he will have some actual heroics to brag about. Or at least not have anything go down in flames around him or rangers turning to the enemy side after being stabbed.
Of course, the search for ways to earn TPs continues as well.
* Hero here is being used in the broadest sense of the word.
...continue reading "The LotRO Experiment Part 2: The Shire Odd Jobs"
It was a chilly night in the shire. Inside my office it wasn't much better but it didn't bother me. I had opened it six months ago to offer my services as a private eye. Since then my jobs have been all small ones, nothing too complicated. Bakeries who thought their clients were cheating with pies from rival bakeries, lore-keepers who lost their pets, taking care of 10 rats... All properly taken care of and archived in the quest log for future reference.
While I smoked my pipe, reminiscing about the time past, a woman came into my office. She had the looks that would drive any other hobbit female in the Shire mad with jealous. Her face was elegantly framed with blonde hair, her blue eyes had an exquisite gaze about them. Then there was the woman's hair foot, carefully trimmed and brushed, like the owner was used to a life of nothing but luxury.
She walked calmly to my desk, dropping a large beige envelope on it and- Ooops! Wrong introduction! Sorry!
So, the character was created and some stuff happened. That stuff may or may not have involved work as a private investigator and hobbits femme fatales. Read on to find out the details!
Oh, yeah. There might be spoilers about quests and stuff too! So, don't click on the "Read More" if that bothers you.
...continue reading "The LotRO Experiment – Part 1: One dagger to stab them all!"
Recently I decided, on a whim, to play a bit of Lord of the Rings Online. I had tried it before during beta and a trial later on with a friend. In both times it never really captured my heart enough to actually want to subscribe to the game. Lord of the Rings Online (LotRO from this point on) however has switched to a "free to play" model for some time now. So I decided to check it out again and if I didn't like it, I wouldn't be losing anything more than my time. If I liked it but found myself not playing it for long periods of time for a reason or another then there would be no worries about wasting money because I wasn't playing.
As I delved into LotRo again I found that the game's "free to play" model wasn't exactly what I expected... But I also find something interested, that might be unique to Turbine games that made me think about starting this little experiment.
...continue reading "The Lord of the Rings Online Experiment – Introduction"
This blog is a little hard to introduce in a proper way.... Why? A very simple reason: The intention of this blog is more of a way to keep in touch with my friends in a way other forms would not feel adequate.
In other words, a place where I can ramble on and on about stuff that is in my mind right now but would take too many words to talk about. That and it is a way where they can avoid it (if they have any sense) without feeling guilty for not replying to or not knowing about any new update.
I suppose that description is still too vague however and might bring horrible mental images of a blog filled with nothing but pictures of kittens or quizzes nobody care about. Although I can't promise one or the other might end up popping up in the future, that is not the intention of this blog. You see, my goal with it right now is mostly to ramble about the games I am playing right now, mainly MMORPGs since those are the ones I usually play more and have more to talk about. Single player PC games might feature just as much if I find myself having something to say about it. Besides that probably some anime or anything that caught my (fickle) interest at the time.
So, that is about it. Onward to, what I hope will be, many more posts!