Weekend in Lotro, only Stormsong active.
Mordor dailies went good. Done them all, without real troubles.
And then – talk with one kind kinnie, one I almost always spam about equipment, essences, statuses. Finally started re-equiping. Thanks to God and developers, we may barter Mirkwood essences for ash. 2500 ash – one essence. I bartered all 4, equipped imemdiately. Then bartered many black keys, opened boxes to get one more essence. Alliance items were used to get one piece of armour. Then, used tokens of service to get useless armour and turn it to ash. Once again, I had ash for 1 essence. By advice of kinnie crafted 2 Empowered abyssal essences. Also, got few pieces of armour.
Long jog of chaning armour and essences started. It won’t end today or tomorrow or this month. With help of my kinnie it has future.
Meanwhile in Dale – quested in hated grumpy areas. There is nothing good in them, always dark, always grumpy, always senseles. I did what I had to, even finishing that very hard quest with Beorning. Just let him go for a kill and I…I just watched. Result – it was done. Did quests for wood elves who were too lazy to work. But hey, these are elves, ages or millenium does not matter.
Received quests about Master in Lake city. One I enjoyed, pity, skipped almost all text of quests. Old Master is dead, council needs to elect one. When it gathers, Dwarf is poisoned, Elf is killed, another person killed and third falls from the top floor. Everyone is under suspicion…then folks arrive.
It’s up to me to accuse someone. Yay, developers – kudos for this! First time I had to choose. Any decision would be accepted, I chose one person who always accused me (since I do not murder these poor folks). Felt pity for the Dwarf, he was the most nice (and hungry…) person here. And well, kind of pity for an Elf, she was meant to live, not to die by the knife.
Quests took me too bones of Smaug, there I cooperated with the Hunter and we killed, quested, looted.
Dale quests: oh my, once again politics. Refugees are so cute, citizens are so bad, so we need help “poor refugees”, these telling phrases that could be told by frau Merkel… Nonsense + politics. But – then I had some trail, some bribery and fights. And one prince who wants to ally with evil Easterlings to unite un-unitable. Met Weeping Warrior first time.
Lake city quests proved to be interesting. I really applaud the option to choose. After all, some NPCs have shown their characters, we had some humour. If only developers could expand this. Made choice matter. Example: I have NPCs: A, B, C and D – one must be accused. A is friend of B (council member), C is friend of D (very rich banker) and finally, city folks would applaud if B is convicted. Whoever you choose, the friend won’t be happy. Friend of that friend won’t too and any choice would be right and wrong.
I look forward for quests…and Anniversary festival, my grind for essence removal scrolls, mounts and maybe crystals.
And so weekend has ended, good and nice in Lotro.