Lord of the rings online
StormSong was the only active through weekend, all other toons were passive. I was able to help one kinnie with levelling: we did some instances and somehow picked Annuminas. Even at lvl.40, monsters managed to kill my Minstrel. It was unfair, so we took Trouble in Tuckoborough, did several times and were victorious. A pity I was not able to level kinnie further. By helping kinnie another time, managed to get to Angmar. There were three of us: lvl. 40s, lvl.86 (me) and lvl.100. Things were very quick, I advanced Angmar slayer deeds…untill had to leave. Relogged later and ran through content. No monster was too big for me, I just slaughtered every of them. Took every quest, even managed to finish one exploration deed. Things were going just great: some deeds advanced equipped virtues, so that I am getting closer to condition when I could risk entering Wildermore.
Hytbold dailies are a refreshing air for me. I really enjoy doing them, unlike most other dailies. All I need is Kindred with one faction, so that I could rebuild their quarter in Hytbold. Then I will work with other factions and then I will rebuild Hytbold.
Kinship, as usually, instantly organizes Big Battles or tier 2 instances – things I have been always afraid of and kind of reluctant to go. I do not feel usefull there, just like…tourist. Which leaves me to yet another conclusion: most of remaining content does not interest me. I am in kind of apathy in Lotro. There are slayer deeds, yet they give no “virtues” I need; there are slayer deeds I need, yet they are very grindy. I have many things to do, yet I do not want to. Why hunt yet another 178 monsters? Just for the sake of hunting another 178 monsters or 5 TPs? I do need some impulse, something to move on. Kinship always invites me to Big Battles and I always refuse. I do not feel good there. Too dark, too much mazes, yet another maze-like trait tree that I know little how to use. Yet another RNG which I hate: better give me 1 copper coin than random loot.
I tried to talk with kinnies about my misadventures and worries. They try to listen, try to comfort me…yet even they cannot turn off random number generator. I posted in Lotro forums facts, only facts: no one heared them. No one wants to hear that, for example, I never looted any “essence” in DA dailies. And I killed thousands corsairs there. It is obvious, RNG is set to give me zero “essences”, there is no other explanation. I also tried to explain to one very kind Kinnie why I did not need lvl.100 first age symbols: there would be nothing to do with them. Kill lvl.40 wigh? I can do it with lvl.85 weapon. Kill lvl.90 grulet? Can do with lvl.95 weapon. SInce I am not going to any Gondor region – I don’t need these first age symbols. What I need are lvl.95. yet they do not drop: never saw one in AH within this month.
People in forums are sometimes cheering at Update 15. I -once again- see nothing positive. Big Battles will give tokens we could exchnage to jewellery only, yet Big Battles are not becoming more user-friendly; we have new “essences” which means killing literally tens of millions monsters, another senseless grind; we have “new challenging” content, which mean fighting grulet could require raid; we have new factions to grind reputation with – yet new DA with fixed reputation. And finally, we have new class, Beorning, maybe the only interesting thing.
And so weekend has ended. I felt almost good, yet a bit sleepy in Lotro.