Somehow googled “Istaria f2p” What I found was most displeasing. Free players can advance only to lvl.15 in crafting school and cannot complete some (end game?) quests. That is, you advance to very basic things…and bye-bye. Good-bye to the best free to play model.
I thought to reinstall and run again, but hey, what’s the point? Correct, there is none, other than just look and aid someone with buildings. Sorry, my favourite Istaria, home of Dragons and little-friendly community – we must part. My home is Middle Earth now.
Lord of the rings online
Naktieskarys: Received big help from one very kind kinnie. He guided me to the only safe place during that …impossible quest in N.Mirkwood. Explained step by step. Summoned me when I needed it. Yes, I managed to pass the quest, taking one Armoured Shadow, then – another. Quest was done, all quests in N. Mirkwood were done. I was eligible for dailies.
Which took me through most problematic part. I picket 2 in Erebor, then some 3 in Dale…remaining ones were in Felegoth, in the grumpy areas. After much running forward-backward I finished dailies. First bound steel key (on this toon) was mine. First lootbox opened (tome of hedgehog and some ashable item). Kinship congratulated. Yes, with this Kinship one receives 200% support needed. After that, did my Frostbluff runs. In theatre enjoyed yelling (/roar) at one Hobbit. Almost all the time.
Used some Wasteland stuff (all these Dagorlad artifacts, weapon parts…) that were taking space. Bartered for 2 tomes of…dogs. I do not need dogs, yet – why not? I have no use for these barter items anyway.
Stormsong: Mordor dailies. Easy ones. Then Mirkwood dailies, easy ones too. 3 bound steel keys. Several ashable items. Some rant on World chat about Hobbitses and “bdsm kinships”.
Finally (at the cost of 1 defeat) finished killing Infected Orcs in Agarnaith. Slayer of Gorgoroth done, additional Lotro points gained.
And so weekend has ended: very succesfull in Lotro. Naktieskarys has earned 2 Anfalas crystals, maybe would make it to 3. I am finally able to do Mirkwood dailies (additional 2 chests a week). I would be very efficient with ash, I am efficient with Anfalas crystals and I have really nice Kin.
It’s all sunny and bright in Lotro again. I am happy.