Mission accomplished!

It took about a week, but Iron Garrison Guard now loves me so much they gave me my own private ghost.  I call him Gozer, after his uncle, the Destroyer.  I know that it’s gimping me a bit right now to trait into Leader of Men to equip him, but one of my primary maxims of MMOs is “fun over optimal”.  Having a scary glowy ghost plug your enemies with arrows?  That’s fun to me.

And while the archer damage is pretty decent — I think it gets overlooked by a lot of captains for whatever reason — it only gets better with traits, and the upcoming patch promises to make the pet/DPS line a lot more viable.  I’m down with that.

So I guess I can report that my plan worked.  If you’re trying to max guard/miner rep in Moria, running at least four crafting instances a day rushes you right through it (that’s around 6K just for the instances, plus more for whatever rep items you find).  I also realized — on the very LAST day — that running the solo instances awarded by infused sapphire/adamant/garnets award rep too, as well as a few nice bonuses for your LIs.

I’ve officially left Moria, although I’m sure to return to finish the epic book line.  For now, I just need to get out into the sunlight and hunt some elves.  Er, orcs.  Orcs.

5 thoughts on “Mission accomplished!

  1. Bex August 26, 2010 / 3:44 pm

    The Oathbreaker herald is a great companion to add a little dps to a Captain’s output. It’s especialy good if you’re solo grinding a lot of Dolven-view and crafting instances.

    Unfortunately, its required trait-set currently pales in comparison to Hands of Healing. Once I got that capstone, I rarely traited out of it. The revamp to the other trait-lines looks very promising, though!

  2. Dril August 26, 2010 / 3:56 pm

    I really dislike the Traits system in LOTRO. Not only is it apocalypticly confusing, it just doesn’t work for me, since the trait lines an ability lines don’t always correspond, I have no idea how to get or even unlock most of y traits without looking them up and blah. Yeah. I really wish the deeds and traits system and interface were overhauled.

  3. Ysharros August 26, 2010 / 4:52 pm

    Oh wow, congrats! V cool. Makes me even more glad I made a captain for the Great No Quests Experiment.

  4. kaozz August 26, 2010 / 10:11 pm

    Oh that is too cool. I want one and I don’t even play =p

    Is it a captain specific pet?

  5. mbp August 27, 2010 / 12:54 pm

    Way cool pet. They are quite rare too so you will stand out from the crowd. The first time I saw one I was sure it was a mob and tried to attack it!

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