#1 – I’m really appreciating going back through the lowbie experience with this updated version of LOTRO. Lots more goodies — free ones at that — are terrific, but the rejuggling of skills has made the LM a breeze to level. Plus, I feel like I’m getting free Turbine points like all the time. At least once or twice a night, so far.
#2 – Uppercut is the BEST. SKILL. EVER. Sure, it does piddly damage and only has a fraction of a chance to stun for a brief, interruptible period — but, dude, it’s you throwing a shoryuken! into the chin of every creature and person of Middle-earth. You really haven’t experienced LOTRO if you haven’t thrown an uppercut into the jaw of a bear. I’m not tired of doing it yet!
#3 – I don’t care what other people say, I like the character models — especially the hobbits.
#4 – I so wish you could solo your way through Book 2 a la the changes to Book 1 a couple patches back. Having my progress stopped cold while I wait for available time and interested people collide is frustrating when all I want to do is experience the story.
#5 – I’m already itching to hear about the next patch — I know, I know, it’s pretty soon and we probably won’t be getting anything major with it. Even so.
#6 – I have a new outfit look for my toon (see picture). It’s one of the few “long robes” I’ve seen in the game thus far, and I look pretty cool fighting in it. And don’t worry that it’s elf-made — I killed the elf wearing it and kept the robe as spoils of war.
#7 – Good leveling tip: When you hit 20, do the skirmish tutorial right away, followed by the first two skirmishes. In about an hour, I went from 20-21, and then the next day went from 21-22 from doing both of them again. It almost — almost — feels like cheating.