Filthy Hobbitses

About a month ago, I was seriously considering getting back into World of Warcraft. Even though there are so many things I dislike about the game, most of which stemmed from being on a PvP server, there are also many things that I like about it. I stopped playing almost a year ago, but I was never very hardcore. My Warlock only got up to level 34, and although I desperately wanted my Felsteed (the level 40 mount) so I could ride about on this demonic black horse with flaming eyes and hooves, getting ganked so often ticked me off to no end. The plan for getting back into WOW would have involved transfering my Human Warlock to a PvE (“Normal”) server getting her the mount, then creating an Undead (or Blood Elf) Warlock and having the Horde character as my main. I have never liked the Alliance. The only reason I had a Human character was because the people I was playing with a year ago were Alliance, so I never got to play the character I truly wanted to play. However, monthly subscription fees deter me from starting up the game again unless I know I can devote a lot of time to it.

A friend has recently given me access to his spare/unused Founder’s account on Lord of the Rings Online. I played in the LOTRO beta earlier this year, and I liked the game. The level of grind, to me, seemed to be similar to WOW, but it was more palatable. In LOTRO, at least you earn titles for all the grinding you do. I created an Elf Loremaster on the server. I really liked the class when I played. The plan as of now is to hang about Middle Earth for a while, as well as hang around Tyria (Guild Wars).

The Bonus Mission Pack in Guild Wars came out last week, and I haven’t had a spare moment to play it yet. Shocking for a Guild Wars Super Fan, I know! I do still have Portal to finish, and I’m not sure how long I can fend off spoilers at work. I’m just so busy these days!

  6 comments for “Filthy Hobbitses

  1. 5 December 2007 at 09:30

    I sometimes miss LOTRO. We had a lot of fun playing through it and finding different challenges. I remember three manning one of the end instances that normally was done with a full party. Loved it. Great challenge. And it’s very story-centered.

    It’s probably one of my favorite MMOs that we’ve played and I’d probably still be playing it if my fellow guildmates did. Especially with all the changes, like the player housing and additional Minstrel skills. We’ve talked about going back possibly when the first paid expansion comes out, opening whatever next major zone it does.

    Hope you have fun messing around in Middle Earth. :)

  2. 6 December 2007 at 08:46

    I like the story-centred aspect of LOTRO. The environments are really pretty, too.

  3. 6 December 2007 at 17:30

    I’m a “hater” of WoW so I’m really glad you got more into LotRO as the entry went on. I have a Founders account with lifetime membership cause I liked the game A LOT while playing the beta. I recently picked it up again and was playing to save up for a hobbit hole prior to Mass Effect and Rock Band coming out. The game also got me reading the Hobbit, and the trilogy books. What can I say? I love it so.

  4. 6 December 2007 at 17:36

    I wanted to get a Founder’s account, because I enjoyed the beta as well, but I didn’t have the spare cash at the time.

  5. 7 December 2007 at 07:34

    I quite enjoyed LOTRO too. You can actually hit the auto walk and go in a straight line for a good few minutes without adjusting to avoid the inevitable trees, rocks and lions that crop up so often in WoW.

    Simple pleasures, me.

  6. Artaxs
    17 January 2008 at 18:09

    Well, if you wanted to play Alliance on a PvP server after all, Frostwolf would welcome you!

    PvE servers has the no-gank factor, sure, but it’s World of WARcraft, not World of FluffyBunnyHuggleCraft.


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