Lord of the rings online
Stormsong had nothing to do: log in, take Hobbit presents, rant in chats, ask inf anyone needs help (nobody does), log off. Chats were silent, only few groups for new region instances. One kinnie told me to start Ironfold region – of course, I refused.
After patch players are complaining (except 1 or 2) about monsters. They do hit very hard, normal hit is some 150.000 hp, some classes are just hopeless to stau alive. I think it is intentional, to make players feel more miserable and maybe encourage to purchase something from the store. Which I told with a bit of ranting – “Of course, it will be fixed. We have wise devs. Monsters will hit with 300k”.
Yesterday we saw “patch 23.1.1” telling that monsters hit will be change to “what intended” (i.e. could be even half million…), health be reduced (by 20 or entire 100 health points?) as well as some insignificant changes.
I no longer believe in our developers. Have no faith in their good intentions. They don’t play the game, have no idea how simple player feels, what he loves and what he dislikes, what he wants, they have no reliable data – and thus are doomed to make wrong decisions.
Harvestmath festival has new area, new quests and deeds. All really long and complicated, boring with almost zero rewards (some 1 hour for 3 tokens when steed costs 60 tokens? SSG, you should be kidding).Finally, I filtered out quest for this worthless festival.
Xantipe ran into problems. First time was killed, at lvl.30, soon killed again…no luck. Yes, it’s Agamaur, forced fellowship area…yet I see no player around to group with. I did not even try to enter part, guided my elites (5000 hp each). Hardly survived duel with one, would have little chance with 3.
I hunted. Hunting goes very well, all thanks to ability to detect enemies. Lurker slayer deeds goes superb. I learned my lessons: kill every single deedable monster in sight. Spiders, orcs – done, Goblins – close to completion, Wargs need some work, wighs too, troll slaying just started.
Later I understood there is little I can solo in Lone lands. Quests almost ended. Asked for a kind soul to teleport me to Esteldin, entered Woodworkers’ guild, crafted first two recipes and began my journey in crafting Guild.Took one Hunter quest which I liked: go, tell Hobbitses to hide, then locate some Wargs, kill them all…quest done. Got nice bow and new deed tier (tier 5).
And then took North Downs quests. Was happy with territory where “Fellowship reccomended” and I managed to solo…even if that meant runninf grom group of monsters. Now I must level up, just slay things to level up and be ready for these Lone lands.
The day has ended – full of activity on Xantipe and kind if grumpyness on lvl.115 toons. No content to run, no activity to participate, no player to help. And no more faith in our developers.
task for myself: find any positive activity in Lotro.