Thursday, 25 November 2010

Songs of Power(gaming)

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Guess what was the first thing I bought from the new LotRO Store? It wasn't an outfit, it wasn't a wardrobe unlock, it wasn't even a stat tome...

I bought a new character slot so I could roll a second minstrel.

As some of you may know, my first* character was an old man playing a banjo, and that was aaaaaaages ago. Like two years at least! Anyway, will all nine classes close to the level cap, the whole F2P update experience and the interesting possibilities offered by the new wardrobe system I thought it might be fun to roll a lowbie and dress it up in endgame gear and then see how much I can twink it in order to steamroll through lowbie content.

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So I did it. And now my level 20-something Minstrel is oneshotting on-level skirmish mobs. It's awsum fun!

Hey, it's just for the lulz. It's not like I'm ever going to level it past 50. Right?

* technically my first toon was a hunter on the US servers, second one a hunter here on Laurelin that I deleted soon after, and the minnie, which was my first main, was the third character I rolled. After that I rolled the LM, though, and because the first minnie lost the Undying title I rerolled him too - so the Wakey I have today is the fifth.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010


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Finally, the elusive Fall festival Skeleton Horse is m-m-m-MINE! And I'd only been checking the chest seven times every day for the past weeks.. and now with festival ending on Friday I finally got it - and for my main even! Well, the hunter isn't quite my main, but she does get the most screentime. Yay!

I'm also very happy that I switched from Photobucket, which I'd been using since, hmm, 2004 or so, to Imgur which is so much faster and easier to use.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Rattles behind the curtains

Tiny Easterling Hobbit says hi!

So, LotRO finally went F2P even here in Euroland, and the past week has been pretty exciting. I haven't been able to play as much as I otherwise would have (or would have liked to), since I started at a new job last week, my aching arms are killing me if I play more than half an hour, and seems my main PC is, once again, going all drama on me ("baaaaw my innards are at least 3 years old, let's turn the monitor signal on and off and have some overheating-induced flickering artifacts in your face"). If it turns out it's really the graphics card that's dying my conscience should finally allow me to buy a new, beefy dx11 card to replace it. Yay?

I'm also thinking of getting a cat. Or, actually, two.

And I mistyped that as "car" on the first try.


Wednesday, 3 November 2010

November Store Shopping List

These are the new cloaks that are currently available in the store on Bullroarer, Turbine's test server. I'm assuming these cloaks will come with the next update which should be sometime during this month. All cloaks are available as hooded and hoodless versions.

Completionists and collectors should also rejoice; the rare cosmetics that were previously only available from GM events and the seldom-run Angmar battlegrounds will be available in the store, as well as the elusive Helm of Rohan!

As usual, click for full size! Green denotes dyeable areas.

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Wood-wanderer's Cloak, Cloak of the Windsinger

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Twilight Cloak, Cloak of the Silver Birch, Cloak of the Mallorn

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Cloak of the Autumn Wood, Elf-lord's Cloak, Cloak of the Mountain Wolves (Middle-Earth version of those kitchy wolf t-shirts?)

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Cloak of the Ibis, Cloak of the Dove

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Cloak of the Fallen Leaves (last of the new ones, the rest here are the old event/battleground rewards), Cloak of Vigilance, Helm of Rohan, Cloak of the Steadfast, Campaign Backpack, Hauberk of Glory.

I want Cloak of the Windsinger. Nao!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Twiit tweet

So I made a twitter account for small game-related messages and for all the stupid stuff I'm too embarrassed to post here :D.

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Monday, 1 November 2010

That time of year again

Next Yule festival items as currently seen on Bullroarer - two cloaks, a tunic and a scarf. Green/red are dyeable.

And this post is here because we were collectively wallowing in our laziness so I thought I'd post something right now. Now the hot potato goes to Breggie and Erun to post something.