Archive for the ‘Bree-Land’ Category

The name of this blog

August 17, 2010

You might wonder why this blog is called “Tales From The Great Barrow”.

First of all, it’s obviously stolen from Tales from the Crypt, and the Great Barrows is kind of a crypt. But more importantly the Great Barrows was where i fully realized what LOTRO is all about. GB is the first time in the game where you really need a fellowship, before that I did everything solo, trying to level up as fast as possible. But playing in a fellowship for the first time made me realize that is what makes this game so awesome. It was a PUG, but it didn’t really matter, it really changed everything. I had been in fellowships before GB, but that was just to help someone, or get some help myself. This was the first time in a fellowship where you needed real teamwork.

I still do most my playing solo. But it’s the times when you’re in a fellowship or raid that you’ll remember. You don’t remember killing hundreds of animals to get a deed, or running around the map like crazy for a exploration deed. I can’t even remember most of the epic quest line. What i do remember is things like GB, Grand Stairs, Sword Halls and taking down that enormous, ugly turtle!

There is one other thing that has stuck in my memory too. I had just come to the North Downs for the first time, being level 20-something I had probably done the first quests you get at Trestlebridge but had now gone up to Colbert the Mad and his little camp overlooking the Fields of Fornost (Probably the quest The search for Idalene that brought me there). As I stood there looking out over the dead forest ahead of me, with my back turned to the green fields, a hobbit standing there picks up his lute and starts playing Concerning Hobbits from the movie soundtrack. Epic moment!

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What a wonderful class!

January 11, 2010

Ok, so I’ve tried every class in LOTRO except burg, and with my Hunter now at 65, I had to choose wich alt to level up.

Not an easy decision, but one that had to be made. I finally picked my Captain (at level 28 at the time). The Captain is an awesome class to play. Solo play is great fun, and quite easy as long as you don’t start hitting the red mobs. In a fellowship you are extremely adaptable, being able to both tank and heal, or just DPS.

I have now hit 38, and I’m taking a break from levelling to complete som low-level-area deeds. I’ve already finished up everything i Bree-land, almost everything in the Shire, and am now working on the deeds in Ered Luin. After that, I’ll go through the lone Lands and North Downs finishing deeds before I resume the hunt for 65.

I intend to make this a solid build, with a wide variety of level 10 virtues to choose from. All the race and class traits unlocked for use and ofcourse all the legendary traits too. It will take many hours to get the perfect build, but as I already have the Hunter at 65, I’m under no pressure, I can still do endgame content with my kin.

Is i crazy to want the perfect build?

Do the deed

November 11, 2009

Continued on my deeds yesterday, so far it’s been pretty easy. I’ve done deeds in Bree-land, Shire and yesterday I wrapped up the ones in Ered Luin. Now comes the time for a bit harder work. A lot more beast to slay in the lone-lands, trollshaws etc to get the work done.

Much thanks to the deeds I’m now getting really close to my target of 4k Morale on the Hunter. Just a few more levels onĀ  Determination and Justice to go, and i’ll be there.

But I must also get to work with my Lore-Master and Captain. They are now at levels 21 and 25 if my memory serves me right. And their proffessions are most important to my other alts (jeweller and metalsmith). Also, I must take a look at my economical situation, i’m getting quite low on cash on all my chars.