Monday, July 27, 2009

I hear Amon Sul is lovely this time of year.

I'm going to post some screenshots here every once in a while. In WoW the only screenshots I ever took were from boss kills. Middle-earth is much more photogenic. I have pics of me in front of Bag End (stupid Lobelia wouldn't move out of the way though) and the Prancing Pony. Here's one I took of Weathertop. I had just finished doing a fellowship quest with some pugs when I noticed there was an awesome view of Weathertop over my shoulder. There's some light rain, but the sun is peeking out through the clouds.

I'm glad everyone has decided to make the transition and join me in Middle-earth. I started playing back in January after Edge cleared all initial WotLK launch raid content within a few weeks of launch. I tried talking people into following me then, but not everyone was as burned out on WoW as me at that point. I was beginning to think inertia might keep things that way indefinitely, but wow was I surprised how fast the change came. Everyone seems to be enjoying things so far. Nord and LRNs are posting here again, so I'll take that as a good sign. My only concern is that some may be enjoying the change but when the newness wears off then it could go back to same old, same old. Hopefully that won't be the case though; Turbine has been doing a good job of actually adding new small group content with each patch and even (gasp!) revamping low level zones for a smoother leveling experience.

1 comment:

Nord said...

I am now convinced that if I had made some different choices back when I did the 10-day trial in Feb, I would have joined you in calling for a switch back then.

My thinking then was Ellote was a MERP/RM bard, therefore she'll be a minstrel. And while I thought the minstrel to have a unique play style, different from anything in WoW, it didn't really excite me.

My mistake. Had I rolled her as a hunter, or moved away from my attachment to old RPG toons to try something else, I might have had a very different opinion of LOTRO back then.

Playing the right class makes a difference.