So I preordered, but didn’t receive instructions on how to take advantage of the beta for preorder people. I’m reluctant to go down the world tour path for fear of screwing up my preorder beta thingamajiggy. Advice?
There’s the Loremaster, who plays pretty much like a weak version of the WoW Warlock. But you have to be VERY careful not to describe the class as a magic-user, or the Lore Police will flip out because THERE ARE ONLY FIVE (5) WIZARDS IN ALL OF MIDDLE-EARTH AND YOU CAN’T BE ONE OF THEM!
Oh I see. When I first looked at it, all I saw was:
A keeper of ancient lore and otherwise lost knowledge, the Lore-master uses his knowledge of the lesser and greater powers of the world around him to stave off the advances of the shadow for a time, and to treat the wounds and suffering of his companions.
And so I immediately thought “healer” and closed the tab.
Whoa, I just jumped into the Monster World. Uhh, it looks like you could waste a lot of time in there. A whole other set of quests and character advancement as the bad guys in the Ettenmoors. And it’s all PvP.
On a related note, I have not preordered, but if I do end up doing so, can I transfer the character I make beforehand? Also, if I don’t preorder but do buy the game and can’t transfer my same character, can I start over with a new character with the same name at least?
Extar, I’m not sure what the limitations are. You’ll have to check that web page, where they probably break it down. But I can’t imagine there would be any obstacle to keep a beta player who wants to keep his character from giving them money.
Does everyone get to carry their characters into Live?
A: Only Founders who activate their Pre-order Product Key prior to launch and activate their Launch Product Key within 30 days after commercial launch can carry their characters over from Open Beta to the live game.