Lord of the rings online
Stormsong ran Festival dailies. Rewards are not I am interested in – it’s mostly about being busy and getting Promotion points (50 a day).
Xantipe quested, faced ill-fated assault (Rohirrim may be brave, but they lack strategy). Then local Thane calls her council to decide what to do. First assault is victorious, yet one councellor dead.
Second assault was a disaster. There is Reeve, 4 NPCs and four waves of brigands. First two waves were doable, even if I ran out of power at the end of second wave. One NPC dies, because he must. Third waves sees 2 NPCs dead and one that can be saved. At the end of third wave I am with little health, quickly diminishing power and only 1 NPC (since Reeve must be protected).
Then comes 4th wave, maybe 20 brigands, including 2 captains, NPC dies soon, then – either Reeve is killed or I am killed and then Reeve. Traps won’t help. DPS is not big enough, armour is non-existent, health and power at 1% of what they should be. Ok, let’s be wise and NOT tank: just let NPCs fight. Same result, even if I picked easiest and closiest targets. Asked aid in /World chat, but got none, except general “come on, it’s doable”, “good, not faceroll content”. Lotro wiki gives the most foolish advice: take out archers first. Take out easiest units so that elites slaughter my Reeve! Not an option.
Kinnies adviced upgrading armour. I am sceptical, it won’ty double hp and power. Jewellery is lame a bit, sword (shame to say) is lvl.59. But hey, Hunter should rarely need sword. And at lvl.100 I would have quality one. One nice kinnie send me recipes, almost 100 of them. Ahelissa crafted some armour, so now my toon is better.
And then I went to Festival on Xantipe. Did this and that, earned 11 tokens. Would grind to get 30 tokens and barter Anfalas crystal.
Kinship took Xantipe to “In their Absence” runs. For some reason it was tier2, so my toon was not performing well. But hey, we had one of our best kinnies who nuked almost everything.
Weekend has ended. I felt really bad about that impossible quest. One that needs 40 players to survive (on one monster – 1 tank, 1 crowd control, 1 ranged and 1 healer). On one side – this quest, impossible on level, without raid; on other side – impossible to reach location in Dwarf fortress. It’s just being stuck. Lucky am I, though, that my Kinship is great and helpfull.
And so weekend has ended – half good, half bad in Lotro.