Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Dwarven Facelift

The next update, which is due somewhere in November, was recently added to Turbine's test server Bullroarer. Since I still had that client installed I though I might as well go and have a look at it, and after hearing some praise for the revamped Dwarf Intro I decided to check it out.

The updated intro instance marks some interesting changes that I hope will be made to the entire game sooner or later. Almost all of the NPCs have been completely remodeled and they're no longer just standing around waiting for someone to click on them (actually you can't even interact with most of the NPCs in the new intro, they're just decorations). Now they've got individual faces, clothes and animations, and it was fun just running from NPC group to another just to see what they were doing.

This post is very image heavy and contains many spoilers! You have been warned!

Friday, 22 October 2010

Mirkwood Hunter

A couple weeks ago I commissioned a drawing of my hunter from fellow Finnish artist and LotRO player, Milawyn. And whoa does it look good!! Remember to check out her other stuff as well on her DeviantArt page.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

The Legend of Beracula

Now with Halloween on the doorstep you should go read Beracula, a funny Dracula-LotRO crossover written by my friend Berandon. You should check out her other stories too on the Laurelin Archives, they're all worth reading!

I was browsing through my rss feeds and bookmarks when I realised most of the mmo blogs I read are written by women. Is that just a coincidence, or are girls/women more likely to write blogs? (or post pictures, as in the case of roll100)

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Hello Beastie

So we thought this whole raiding business is getting a bit boring already so we sat down with the big guy and had a talk like adult people.

As a token of good will, a peasant was offered to compensate for all the damage we had done to the tower's interior decorations.

Then we all went to play bingo together.

Look Back

Here's a tip for you explorers: when running forward in a dungeon, remember to stop every now and then and look back (or up, or down, or whichever way you came from). You might be surprised by what you find.