One-hander fishing rod!

When one goes to Forochel, one must fish a bit...well, at least my friend and I do. He caught a funny screenshot of a bug when I was on my champ. I had unequipped my fishing rod, but for him it looked like I had equipped it as a one-handed weapon. It was attached to my side hip like a weapon would. That actually would be go whack on a mob with your fishing rod!

Good ol' Boggie and late night fun

Moar late night fun with my friend Kala! He's soloed Bogbereth on his warden before, but felt like going back as he's not played his warden for a bit and was brushing off the rust. I've come along before to witness the uberness of the warden, but also I can speed up the killing drastically for him once he gets bored. :P I always enjoy this silly messing around. :) Funnily she doesn't aggro when you stand next to her so that provided time for some screenies!


So f2p and any new content is delayed for a week and up to the end of this month. And here's how they're saying they're going to help make up for that:

To help ease the wait for Free to Play we decided to re-run some of your favourite live events. So watch out for trolls hurling rocks at you, brigands attacking you from behind, Margot, chicken of the Shire, clucking for assistance to escort her through the Ettenmoors and much more.

Srsly? A GM troll that causes so much lag some people can't execute skills or a GM chicken that's only in the Ettens? You've got to be kidding me.

Meh, I've been waiting for this to hit to start doing my deeds (and sighing a bit everytime I complete one without trying :P) and had wanted to roll a free account so I could free up a character from a kin (can't lose that kin house!) to join Loth-i-Lonnath for some more regular rp. Now that's all on hold. Not to mention, still no new content!

For something more positive: look at the cute little orcses bedbunk! :D Little touches like these are kewl.

Aaaand I realised today my captain completed enough deep quests to get the Foundations swift travel and innocence before even going to Foundations. Nice! No desire to quest there at all!


" We took Radiance outside, tied it up to some railroad tracks, and...well...I think you saw the end of this in Red Dead Redemption. Look for this in the future - we will be removing Radiance from LOTRO."

Lowbie LM

For kicks I decided to roll a LM on the Snowbourn server in order to check out the atmosphere on other server and also just to see what playing a low level LM is like after you know the class pretty well. I found leveling a LM to be pretty painful until the late 30s, but I wonder if that was just me not having grasped the class or not.

I decided to roll a man for the man heal....if I ever get to that point. :P He looks horrible right now. It's really odd, under 20s on Laurelin can equip outfits cosmetically, but I'm not able to on this alt on Snowbourn. Having to run around in that shirt that looks like it has a corset is somewhat painful right now...not that I'd be able to dress him well anyway. Rolling this character on a new server really hit home how self sufficient I am right now and highlights the importance of friends and kins. I'd be able to kit a lowbie out really well and even slap a pretty Mariner's Hauberk on him. But on this new server, I'm utterly alone and pennyless! It's a bit daunting!

Whilst the mobs around my lvl aren't hard at all, my lvl9 LM does feel lacking in skills. Right now he has two dmg skills: burning embers and staff strike (and of course no SS cd legacy! ugh) They actually pile on the debuffs fairly early. I already have SoPC, Windlore and Firelore, plus the two signs for my pet, the power drain and Beacon of Hope. I know LMs are debuffers, but really, who's going to use all those at such a low level? Especially the power drain. Personally I think it would have been much better to give the damage skills earlier and introduce the debuffs afterwards. At my level I could use Light of the Rising Dawn a hell of a lot more than Wind Lore or a power drain.

It's been fun and interesting so far, but we'll see if that feeling persists as I move out of the starting areas. I have been reminded how pretty Celondim is. A very lovely start to the game. :)