LOTRO to relaunch as free to play?


#3461

Still doing quests around Lake Evendim, which is still one of the prettiest areas in the game I’ve yet encountered:

The chain of quests revolving around some dude’s riddles, where I had to find specific chests for each riddle, was annoying, but satisfying to finish.

I also see the Fall Festival is back, but I’m gonna skip it. Found many of the quests super annoying.


#3462

I generally do the festivals only if I’m playing a character at the time that could use some cosmetic items only available then. One of these festivals had a bunch of quivers which were cool for my hunter, but it is so often just cloaks, and none of my characters wear those.

There’s always mounts, though!


#3463

Good old Everswim. Ah, the days when there were no fast travel boats…

It’s a pretty zone, but I dislike playing there – the quest density isn’t that great, so there’s a lot more grinding in the low-mid 30s than is necessary.


#3464

I actually LOVE The Yule Festival. LOVE IT. But I tried the quests for this one and found them super annoying, so feh.


#3465

The Yule Festival is the best festival; some fun dumb stuff there. I like the rewards a lot, too. The Villian title and the hobo outfit are must haves for me.


#3466

Hobo outfit? I must has!

I personally love the play that you can be “coerced” to take part in. SO FUN.


#3467

Yeah, it’s the reward for this quest chain: Support the Poor

My burglar wears it because it is fun to be the worst dressed hero in Middle-Earth.

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#3468

I am so getting that so I can be a high-falutin’ Elf in a hobo outfit. ;)


#3469

Shot from Osgiliath, looking across the Pelennor Fields toward Minas Tirith.

I am impressed with how SSG / Turbine has rendered this area graphically. As I’ve said before, to me this game captures the locations as well or better than the movies. It’s what keeps me here.

I don’t care for the grinding that has made its way into the later parts of the game, but it’s livable. And understandable.


#3470

Yea, really like the art on the route to Mordor now :)

And as usual the two biggest issues with the game is the horrendous performance when riding warsteeds (give us a new client!) and all the ‘task item’ loot that isn’t task items.

Loving the new loot/sound filter though.

Got 310 shared vault slots now… and its still not enough. :P

Finally max level also… haven’t been max level since the launch of the game. I want to go back to Ettenmoors but I fear it is only really high-level Creeps going around in groups now, and I cant risk my stats. If they offered a way to freeze them I’d go, alternatively maybe I can go on another character if the ‘PVP currency’ is shared across all.

Wonder where I took this picture though, we need “geo-tagging” on Printscreen from games :P


#3471

I finally climbed out of Moria today, after nine years of having an account with this game.


#3472

Attn lowbies. Almost all the 1-50 content (Eriador quest pack bundle) is super cheap now in the store. You should have enough points to buy it if you picked up the black friday expansions.


#3473

Yule Festival is here! Yay! There goes much of my weekend!


#3474

Lots of stuff on sale now.

Unfortunately that also includes 50% off inventory slots, something I’ve purchased a lot of during the last month.

Oh well, hindsight :)


#3475

I tried one last time to get my level 85 characters back (I think I had 4).

‘We can’t find them, sorry. Thanks for contacting us.’