That CVG article pretty much sums up my feelings. It's a fun game with plenty of quests, excellent traits/achievements system to individualise your character and crafting isn't a pain either.|
The instanced story missions are fun and offer some really nice actual story. There are the "kill x for y" missions but the drops are extremely frequent that you need like 95% and as I'm a forester most of the stuff you get asked to kill provides you with leather you want anyway!
Plus if you're feeling particularly musical all characters get the ability to play one or more instruments that you can play in real time using keys 1-8 with control and shift so you may make some coin from busking...
Oh and it looks bloody lovely too, especially with the high res textures installed.
Monster play is fun; killing hobbit farmers as an Urak-Hai and taking their legs as souvenirs is a bit different.
My main is Jonty a man captain on Snowbourne, although I do cross dress occasionally as a very saucy female elf called Belleth a minstrel. I only "tried" her out to see what the elf intro instance was like (it's quite good and a bit more epic than the man and hobbit ones I've already tried), nice troll action for starters.
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Should work fine.
Oh another thing the game has built in optional voice coms too, I've not tried it but it at least it's there rather than having to use a Vent/TS server.
The EG group is here
Edited by Whizzo at 11:17:02 20-04-2007
so should i buy this? is it different enough and strong enough to warrant a blind purchase?
Deserters! Traitors! Charlatans! BLAGGARDS!!!
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Deserters! Traitors! Charlatans! BLAGGARDS!!!
I'll stick to the MMORPGs with Mac clients, so I'll play WoW with you...
otto wrote:I on the other hand DO like the books and maybe that's why I don't like it.You didn't like the movies either so I think you probably fall into the "never going to please" camp.
edit: You've still not left Archet have you?
Edited by Whizzo at 11:51:24 20-04-2007
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Hehe, hope theres a hidden gay Hobbit quest.
I just think this looks a bit meh to be honest. WoW will do me until Warhammer finally decides to get released.
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FluffyTucker wrote:Yup. WoW was brilliant in that aspect.
No, most MMOs pre-Wow made it extremely difficult to even level up without a group, WoW makes it possible to get to the level cap without even grouping once. Dungeons are purely optional, only there for decent loot. Try playing FFXI online solo and see how far you get
Unfortunately you're probably not going to find a much better solo experience in a MMO game. You need an MO game but then a Massively Online game just sounds a bit weird...
Soloed my beta captain all the way to chapter 3 and then realised I couldn't do that quest so left it until the final game came out.
There's some quests you haven't got a prayer in doing solo unless you're a lot higher level than what the quest is designed for, the Laila one in the Barrows I managed to solo in beta due to luck as the start monster attacked me first as someone trained it onto me by accident so I got some assistance from people in the vicinity.
The intro instances that I've played which are soloed; man, hobbit and elf are cake walks.
There are so many quests though that having too many to do, whether solo or not is more of an issue. Plus the more quests you do in a region = useful trait given to you.
Edited by Whizzo at 15:17:09 20-04-2007
The topic of "best soloing class" came up in OOC last night, I don't think anyone could agree (loremaster was a common answer) but I've played four classes (captain, burglar, ranger and briefly minstrel) and they've all worked ok.
Mapster wrote:Whizzo, I've been reading on the forums that some folk are having trouble keeping up with repair costs, have you found this?Repair costs aren't an issue unless you're shit. Damage is mostly inflicted if you're taking far too much punishment which means you're dying lots and not running away.
Unless it's red it works anyway so you don't need to get it repaired and it's cheap to do.
Repair costs are going to be zeroed for the first 10 levels in the next patch too.
I'm still pissed off my lack of death ran out a smidge before level 12, Jonty is "Undefeated" but I won't get the level 14 non-death title now...
Snowbourne, it's easy to spot as it's the top one in the list!
Do a "/friend add Jonty" and you should see me about.
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Can't say I see anything in LotRO that makes me wish to jump over from WoW. Art design wise it just looks like any other generic fantasy world and it seems hampered by the license.
If my enire guild where to move over en masse I'd probably tag along, but bar that I'll stick to WoW until Tabula Rasa arrives.
Edited by Pike at 15:48:12 20-04-2007
did the pre-order pack come with the client mappy?
+1 for tabula rasa enthusiasm