Friday, April 27, 2007

TCSG LoTR Progress

I finally have gotten into an area that I haven't been in beta and now the fun has really started. I've hit the Lone Lands and man are there ever a lot of quests in that little Inn at the start of the zone. I went there for a couple of delivery quests (...and out of curiosity..) and I must have picked up about 12 more in there. In the center of that zone is a huge hill with a bunch of structures at the top...it looks very impressive. No, didn't get a chance to go up there for two reasons, 1) I think I'd get my ass handed to me...yeah, it looks like it would and 2) I don't have a quest for that place, at least I don't think I do. Regardless, I was killing mostly wolves, goblins, orcs and of course, boars. What is it with developers obsession with boars? They put so many of these things in games that it's starting to boarder on fetish....which is disturbing on so many levels. Anyway, as I was killing things, my quest log would update about three quests at a time...which I absolutely love seeing. It really gives me a sense that I'm accomplishing something with what little time I have to play. Great job Turbine! I'm looking forward to logging in tonight. So, it looks like they've hooked me again....bastards :)

I do have a concern about LoTRO...and it's a small one and has only been a small nagging of my little voice and that's the level cap. Now, I have never been to level 50 in this game just yet, but I'm wondering how long it will be before the first player hits that cap and how long it will be before I and other normal (yes...usually the first person there is a bit of a freak /wink) get there. Once we do get there, what will we be doing...raiding? Grinding for titles? Crafting? No idea, and I hope that Turbine has a solution for the end game that doesn't fall into the WoW rut.

For me, level 50 is going to take some time and so far I'm enjoying the ride, which is the point in my humble opinion. Captain Belmirus of Gondor is level 17.5 right now and is kicking some goblin ass and having a blast...so there.

Oh, and in case you haven't seen it yet...and this is a really nice feature...here is a list of some funky titles you can get in LoTRO. Here is the link the the info from Ancient Gaming Noob...but if you're lazy, here they are here:

  • the Adorable - Recieve 100 /hug emotes. This can only be incremented 5 times per day.
  • the Alluring - Receive 100 /flirt emotes. This can only be incremented 5 times per day.
  • the Befuddling - Receive 100 /confused emotes. This can only be incremented 5 times per day.
  • the Beloved - Receive 100 /kiss emotes. This can only be incremented 5 times per day.
  • the Dull - Receive 100 /bored emotes. This can only be incremented 5 times per day.
  • the Harassed - Receive 100 /beg emotes. This can only be incremented 5 times per day.
  • the Helpful - Receive 100 /thank emotes. This can only be incremented 5 times per day.
  • the Infuriating - Receive 100 /angry emotes. This can only be incremented 5 times per day.
  • the Insulted - Receive 200 /rude emotes. This can only be incremented 5 times per day.
  • the Intimidating - Receive 40 /cower emotes. This can only be incremented 2 times per day.
  • the Naughty - Receive 100 /scold emotes. This can only be incremented 5 times per day.
  • the Ridiculed - Receive 100 /mock emotes. This can only be incremented 5 times per day.
  • the Victorious - Receive 40 /surrender emotes. This can only be incremented 2 times per day.
...heh, amazing. I'm going to have to get Cuppy's character to blow me a lot of kisses and scold me a bit. Ummmm....ok, that comes out a bit wrong, but you get the idea ;)

D out.

3 comments:

Tipa said...

There are people in their 30s on Windfolia server...

Also, /hug isn't a valid command for me. Maybe it's level-limited. But I wonder about these emotes.

Bildo said...

Ha, my friend and Kinsman spent time using those e-motes last night. They're "hidden" deeds, so you can't track progress in them. So we just stood near Adso's camp /emoting one another. I'm sure people thought we were insane, but I want those titles.

And damn, I need to make sure I add you to my friends tonight.

As for the end-game, I'm not sure it'll be a huge problem with LotRO like it is with WoW. I think the goal for Turbine is to churn out new zones with new quests, new sites, and new everything every 2-3 months. I hope they can do it.

Bildo said...

Oh and do a /juggle sometime. I think you'll like what it says... hidden e-motes ftw.