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[LOTRO] Barrovian Society Wanders but is not Lost

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edited February 2009 in MMO Extravaganza
Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
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An MMO set here:
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What more could you want?

Well if you already play you might want to play with your fellow PA forumers.

You're in luck because the Barrovian Society is active again on Landroval. Get in contact with Silmion,
Patho, Sevriwin, Sonelan or Sonelon. Or join our chat channel below as ask for an invite.


Most, but not all, of us play on Landroval. Come join us in our private chat channel:
Type
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Right click on the tab you want to display the PA channel and adjust the filter to include user channel #1. Then type
/1 Hey guys!  Look at me!  I read the OP!

We use this for just chatting, trying to team up to share loot that we don't need and to help each other with crafting.



But if you don't play you might wonder, but is it any good? And is it for me?

Overview

LOTRO is a casual and soloing friendly fantasy MMO in the vein of WoW. It is quest oriented, has built in voice chat and DX10 graphics. It has crafting, special areas for PvP, instances, quests, raids and player housing.

Quests:
Quests are important in LOTRO. If you are killing enemies not needed for some quest you probably have a reason beside xp for doing it.

One thing that sets LOTRO apart from other MMOs is a series of quest lines called "books", a total of 12 to date. These are arcs
of solo and group quests that often end in a special story driven instance. These books are full of recurring themes and
returning characters. Each of the big, content adding patches adds another book and is in fact named after the book it includes.

Monster Play

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LOTRO has a unique version of PvP where one side uses monster characters including spiders and orcs to fight. This means the
developers don't have to worry as much about PvP balance for the main characters and also, you can join in the lv 50 pvp once
you open up monster play at lv 10 since all monsters are lv 50.

Playing Music
Songs and music are important in the fight against Sauron and LOTRO includes a music system where you can play lutes, guitars
and more. You play the notes in realtime or download files to play songs. Passers by can hear you play.

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Here are a couple youtube vids of the in game music:
Serenade of Water
Erana's Peace
Dragon Warrior Overworld Theme
Bonds of Sea and Fire
Dream of the Shore Bordering Another World

Deeds
LOTRO has a secondary advancement system called deeds. By killing a number of enemies, visiting certain landmarks or doing
a large number of quests in a region you get a deed. This might give you a new title, or add a new trait or add a new level to an
existing trait. For example killing a certain number of Wargs in a region might allow you to be known as Warg-Foe and if you
chose everyone will see that title after your name as you wander around Middle Earth.

Traits
Connected with deeds are traits, the main way of customizing your character. Depending on level, each character gets a
number of trait slots split between virtues than anyone can get, racial traits, class traits and finally "legendary"
traits that only open up after level 45 or so. These traits can either give you an new skill to use or make the skills you have
already better or let you use them more often.

Hope and despair
In keeping with the books and movies LOTRO has an emphasis on hope and despair. Get too much despair from dying,
evil locations or overwhelming enemies and you start to lose moral and power. Get more and you can't use the mini-map
since it has been replaced by the lidless eye. Still more and you will be useless, cowering in a corner. Hope can counteract these effects.


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Fighting a Balrog with hope

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Oh no, all hope is lost!

Why play LOTRO instead of WoW?

Overall a "better", more mature player base.

More realistic looking graphics.

No huge raiding ladder to climb.

More interesting story lines.

You are a fan of Tokien's books or the LOTR movies.


Why play WoW instead of this?

LOTRO Takes a more powerful computer.

Raiding is your main focus.

You like more stylized and "epic" looking graphics.

You want to play with Mr T.

Your friends play WoW.



Classes

Champion
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A true master of arms, the Champion excels at combat, focusing on little other than destroying her foes. The Champion's whirling
blades can strike fear into the heart of even the foulest orc, cutting down swaths of their numbers at once. While a Champion's
training and armor grants her some survivability, it is not her focus, and a Champion can quickly find herself in trouble when
facing several foes on her own.

The Champion is the class of choice for players that enjoy fast-paced combat with multiple options available at any given moment.
Champions can use various weapon styles, but focus on using two weapons simultaneously. With their active play-style Champions are
able to consistently cause large amounts of damage to both single and multiple opponents in combat. Their style of combat revolves
around the idea that the best defense is a good offense.

Champions are very good at dealing out damage, especially AOE damage. They are also the secondary tanks in the game.

Guardian
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A doughty fighter and protector of the weak, a skilled Guardian can face even the toughest foes and survive. The Guardian is one
of the few classes willing and able to try to draw more blows onto themselves, so they can retaliate with devastating maneuvers in
response.

The Guardian will be the class of choice for players that enjoy drawing the attention of their foes in combat and taking advantage
of their missteps. Masters of the defensive arts, Guardians use taxing attacks and irksome taunts to draw and hold opponents'
attention, relying on their shield and weapon to turn aside incoming attacks with blocks and parries. A Guardian's combat style
depends on creating openings during an opponent's attack to provide the opportunity for their own counter attack.

Guardians are the main tanks, with both good damage mitigation and ability to draw aggro. They also have the neat ability to give
or send an acorn to someone that will allow them to be summoned later. Handy if you need to repair your shield and want to return
to the battle quickly.

Captain
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Bearing her banner into battle, a Captain provides hope and leadership to her fellows, inspiring them to greater deeds. A skilled
Captain can rally a party back from the brink of defeat, or seal a victory against many foes. While a Captain is a respected
fighter on her own accord, she is primarily driven by her powerful sense of leadership to those fighting around her.

The Captain is the class of choice for players who enjoy supporting their fellows while participating in melee combat. Her battle
cries allow her to take advantage of certain events in combat to aid the morale or combat ability of her fellows. A Captain's
style of combat focuses on inspiring those around her to glory.

Captains are the masters of buffing and wipe prevention. Eventually they can absorb their entire group damage for a short time
but yet not succumb to defeat. They are the secondary healers in LOTRO.


Burglar
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A stealthy trickster, the Burglar can dart in and out of the shadows to befuddle, weaken, or damage foes. An unexpected strike
from behind by a burglar can stun or trip enemies, allowing others in his party to combine their efforts for a devastating attack.
Unassuming on his own, a burglar would be wise to not be caught alone.

The Burglar is the class of choice for players that enjoy using cunning and tricks to defeat their opponents. Using concealment, a
Burglar can strike from the shadows, taking his opponents unawares. With his wit, a Burglar can show his allies where a foe's
weakness lies -- or trap someone in a riddle. A Burglar's combat style hinges on his ability to outmaneuver and outwit opponents
while hitting them where it hurts.

Burglars can seriously help their group by opening up Fellowship Maneuvers, a special chance for the group to join together to
either do massive damage to their foe or replenish the groups morale (hp) and power (mana). They are also the secondary crowd
control class.


Hunter
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Woodsman, pathfinder, and master of the bow, the keen-eyed Hunter can use his arrows to devastating effect from a distance.
Archery is not the only thing the Hunter excels at, for he can lead his companions through the forest at greater speed than they
could on their own, and can set up traps to ambush enemies. The archer is no close-quarters fighter, however, and would generally
rather let his bow do the work than resort to his sword.

The Hunter is the class of choice for players who enjoy striking a target at range. Clever by nature, the Hunter is known to lure
his targets into traps to hinder them, giving him time to use his bow to deadly effect. A Hunter's knowledge of nature also
provides skills that help him and his fellows survive in the wild. A Hunter's combat style depends on the ability to injure a foe
while staying out of harm's way.

The main ranged damage class, Hunters can also port their party to various camps, becoming the taxis of Middle Earth. As a hunter
or with one in your group fed-ex quests can be done in no time flat.

Minstrel
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With song and tale, a Minstrel brings hope to places thick with gloom. She can inspire those with desperate minds and heavy hearts
to great deeds. In battle, she can turn the tide with songs that strengthen her allies and dirges which strike fear into the
hearts of enemies.

The Minstrel is the class of choice for players who want to aid their friends, inspiring them to keep going through the darkest of
times. With a vast repertoire of tales both fair and foul, a Minstrel restores the morale of her fellows, as well as causing
enemies to despair. Though able to wield weapons, she prefers to let her words, rather than her sword, speak for her. A Minstrel's
style of combat is based on maintaining hope no matter what the odds.

Minstrels are the main healers in LOTRO, far better at it than any other class. Recently their ability to do damage has been
increased as long as they don't need heal very much. They also have the nice ability to remove dread from fellows who have been
defeated.

Lore Master
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A keeper of ancient lore and otherwise lost knowledge, the Lore-master uses his knowledge of the lesser and greater powers of the
world around him to stave off the advances of the shadow for a time, and to treat the wounds and suffering of his companions. In
dire need he can use this knowledge to hurt his foes; but this task being extremely difficult, a wise Lore-master would rarely
attempt it.

The Lore-master will be the class of choice for the player that enjoys using the power of ancient lore to aid their allies and
hinder their foes. Steeped in the histories of Middle-earth Lore-masters are able to aid their fellows in recovering from maladies
caused by the forces of the Dark Lord. They can also use their knowledge to daze, harm, or hinder their enemies, as well as give
of themselves to strengthen another. Some Lore-masters are even said to be able to communicate with animals and request their aid.
A Lore-master's combat style is anchored in the power of knowledge and using it intelligently to defeat evil.

Lore Masters are the main crowd control class with pets and the ability to do some ranged damage. They are also invaluable in
long fights since they can drain power out of foes and pass that power on to their teammates.

Races

Somehow these seem familer. They must have ripped off like every fantasy RPG ever.

Human/Elf
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Dwarf/Hobbit
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What areas of middle earth does the game cover right now?

The initial launch of the game will cover the region of Eriador, including the Shire, Rivendell, Breeland, and other landmarks from The Lord of the Rings.
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Complete list is:

Angmar:
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The Shire:
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Bree-Land, including the Barrow Downs:
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Misty Mountains
Spoiler:
Rivendel
Spoiler:
Thorin’s Gate
Spoiler:
The Ered Luin
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The Trollshaws, the lands between Bree and Rivendel:
Spoiler:
The Lone-Lands, including Weathertop:
Spoiler:
The North Downs, including the gates to Angmar:
Spoiler:
Ettenmoors with PvMP
Spoiler:
Evendim, the lake country:
Spoiler:

Expansion packs will open up Gondor, Rohan, Moria, and Mordor.

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  • ArthilArthil Henchman 21 Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    /joinchannel pennyarcade wang

    Thats how you get in, though oddly enough whenever I get on no one, at all, is on.

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  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Arthil wrote: »
    /joinchannel pennyarcade wang

    Thats how you get in, though oddly enough whenever I get on no one, at all, is on.

    Well we had 3 on this morning so that's a record. More need to join up though.

    [edit] Ok, another idea for the OP. How about I add a section to the third post which is something like:
    So do you have a buch of awesome screenshots taken by PAers?

    Yes. Yes I do.

    Then follow that with a buch of spoilered pics. Which could be in whatever resolution since they wouldn't break the H scroll and also I wouldn't have to upload them to photobucket or be so unlazy as to find another host. Also I could give credit for each pic.

    Sound good? If so post your pics here and maybe a caption for each and I'll add them to the OP as they come in.

    [Edit the second] Added in some links. If you think there should be more, let me know what to add.

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  • The Sneak!The Sneak! Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    How's the population in the game? Are the servers still pretty packed, or is it dying?

  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    The Sneak! wrote: »
    How's the population in the game? Are the servers still pretty packed, or is it dying?

    I don't know about other servers but Landroval has a high enough population that some people can't really handle Bree at peak times. Also the population isn't just lv 50s. I see people forming PuGs in all the zones.

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  • MurphyMurphy Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    My download from gamershell kept timing out. At this rate, my free trial will end before I can even get the game downloaded. Oh well. ;/

  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    should be a torrent version someplace

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  • MurphyMurphy Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I don't know the first thing about torrents. I explained that earlier.

  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    do you know how to install a program

    do you know how to click a link

    if you said yes to any of these, you too can torrent

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  • MurphyMurphy Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Thanks for the help. I'll just go randomly start downloading things in the hope that one of them is the correct version of LOTRO I need.

    I'm not a moron. I just don't know anything about Torrents (what are safe/reputable, etc.)

    This is what I get for tossing my LOTRO disks, is all. Lesson learned.

  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Wren wrote: »
    do you know how to install a program

    do you know how to click a link

    if you said yes to any of these, you too can torrent

    Very helpful as always Wren! Anyway probably the program you need to install is here:

    utorrent


    I couldn't find any recent torrents in the few minutes I have now but you could start out clicking this link:

    http://mach.oldschoolsfinest.com/images/full-cd.torrent

    If you've installed utorrent then that link should start your download if you "open" it. Be warned you will be patching for quite a while. Hopefully someone else can find a newer torrent or I might find one after dinner. Good luck.

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  • MurphyMurphy Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    That's a huge help, thanks. I did download uTorrent, and had found quite the list of various files. But I wasn't sure what to download, as they were all kind of vague (and several of them were the beta client from this time last year).

  • WillisIVIIXWillisIVIIX Registered User
    edited March 2008
    I just downloaded the client off of lotro's website. Download and patching took roughly 5 hours total. 4 of that was the client download. I gotta say I'm enjoying the second trial playthrough more than my first. Having a better computer to pull out some more of the charm of the environments didn't hurt.

    Although I still don't like how few skills there are per class, I do however like not having 8 ranks of each like in WoW. Who knows maybe I'll get a sub next month and try to get 50 to say I did it, just like hitting 70 in WoW.

  • ToyDToyD Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    each class has plenty of skills. Plus you can get more through various deeds for your racial traits and so on. There are more than there seem to be initially.

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  • NerissaNerissa Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    While I never played WoW, I did play EQ, EQ2, and a couple of others... and based on the comment about 8 ranks of skill, I suspect that's the difference.

    While you're usually only getting 1-2 new active skills on an even-numbered level, you're getting NEW skills, not upgrades to your old ones. The old ones automatically scale to your current level. (Passive skills on odd-numbered levels are upgrades, I guess, but I don't really think of those as skills so much as combat improvements).

    For example, my minstrel has 2 single-target heals, a quick one and a big one (plus group heals, etc.). The big one heals about 1/3 to 1/2 of my husband's guardian's hp (assuming I'm not in War-Speech mode), and has since the first level I got it somewhere in the neighborhood of 10-20 levels ago. The quick one heals roughly half what the big one does. I don't get upgraded heals every few levels, I don't need them. The ones I have keep pace with what I need, which means I don't have old baby heals left over from lower levels that I never use any more either. Instead of getting upgrades to my heals, I get new, different skills.

    So, while my complete skill list may be smaller than an equivalent leveled healer class in another game, I actually USE most of them, rather than leaving the old lower-level ones collecting dust while I use the upgrades. I suspect if you compare the number of skills actually useful at a given level, they're probably pretty similar.

    Personally, I like D&D because I find OCD much more interesting than ADD.
  • Gnome-InterruptusGnome-Interruptus Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Alright, tonight I head home to reinstall then reactivate my account, and possibly become an MMO pusher and get my 2 roommates to play with me as well. Failing that, I will see what I can do about botting a halfling minstrel with a human guardian.

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  • SkexisSkexis Tongue Firmly in CheekRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Finally got around to playing my character, but then I realized belatedly that you can't use health potions unless they're in a hotbar.

    Long story short I started over so I can get a stupid title. ._.

    Man-Captain: Aesur (lvl 6)

  • KajustaKajusta Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Right click does wonders.

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  • SkexisSkexis Tongue Firmly in CheekRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Kajusta wrote: »
    Right click does wonders.

    Uh, that was pretty much my point, since the most obvious thing didn't seem to work.

  • NerissaNerissa Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    well, you CAN use them from a backpack, but unless you routinely run around with your backpack open, it takes longer than you probably want to activate them

    In the grand scheme of things, I don't know that the title is really worth starting over for... but to each his own, I guess.

    Personally, I like D&D because I find OCD much more interesting than ADD.
  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    ToyD wrote: »
    each class has plenty of skills. Plus you can get more through various deeds for your racial traits and so on. There are more than there seem to be initially.

    If anything my lv 50 captain has too many buttons, with a lot of them pretty situational but too useful to not put on bars.

    In other news, did someone bring up the "we are about to announce something announcement?
    Codemasters Online and Turbine, Inc. team up for major announcement at the forthcoming Codemasters Online Connect Event

    Codemasters Online and Turbine Inc announced today that they expect this year’s Connect event to be the staging area for a major announcement for The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™.

    David Solari, Vice President and General Manager of Codemasters Online commented “Connect is shaping up to be a great event with some massive news. We’re extremely pleased Turbine has agreed to make the trip out to Europe to share the major announcement we’ve lined up for The Lord of the Rings Online. I guarantee it is going to get the community buzzing”.

    Jeffrey Steefel, Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings Online, commented “We are very excited for Connect ‘08. We can’t think of a better place to make a big announcement regarding The Lord of the Rings Online than in Birmingham, the childhood home of J.R.R. Tolkien.”

    Taking place on March 14th / 15th, Connect 2008 is Codemasters Online’s premier gaming event spanning all of Codemasters Online’s gaming titles including The Lord of the Rings Online™, ArchLord, RF Online, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS™ ONLINE: Stormreach™ and much much more!

    Finally, if you guys have any screenshots put them up here and I'll add some to the OP. If you don't have any nice screenshots go out there and get them!

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  • Gnome-InterruptusGnome-Interruptus Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    So I started up my free trial and reactivated my account, in hopes of some hot dual-boxing love. Unfortunately, the second computer powers itself off while installing from the DVD...

    It should not be the DVD's fault, because I just finished using it to install on my other PC. So I ask you, what the fuck. I tried installing to both the C: and D: partition, hoping it was just some bad sectors or something, but apparently not.

    Any suggestions?

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  • AddaAdda Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Run a download or just shove it on a portable drive and hoik it over onto the other machine.

    Getting your pc checked out is probably a more sensible option but I'm just thinking of what would get you two boxing soonest :)

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  • SkexisSkexis Tongue Firmly in CheekRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Nerissa wrote: »
    well, you CAN use them from a backpack, but unless you routinely run around with your backpack open, it takes longer than you probably want to activate them

    In the grand scheme of things, I don't know that the title is really worth starting over for... but to each his own, I guess.

    See, I played it for a few months already on a different server, and I could always use them from my backpack, but for some reason when I came up against a couple of mobs a level higher than me, right-clicking did jack squat. (And no, I hadn't used any potions in the game up until that point, so I know it wasn't recharging.) I just assumed it was some new update gremlin.

    I'm not too worried about it, since I was only level 8 when I started over anyways. And because I'm not running on a trial, I've pretty much got all the time I need to perfect my low-level stuff.

  • naturalchaosnaturalchaos Registered User regular
    edited March 2008

    I can't see any evidence that it is. It has a pretty solid base of subscribers, maybe second to WoW in the US. But I don't really see how we'd know something like that anyway.

    Sorry if anyone answered this already, but it looks like LotRO currently has about 250,000 subscribers.

    http://www.mmogchart.com/Chart1.html

  • TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Monster play is fun.

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  • KassKass Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    So, I was lured by the free trial and have been playing this thing since the weekend. I'm pretty impressed with it and think I'll end up subscribing. So, anyone here have an invite that would get me the cheaper monthly fee? Send me a pm and I'll get you my email address (or however that thing works).

    Only thing I'm torn about is which class to end up playing. So far I've tried every class at least through the intro (which get them to level 6), just to get a feel for the basic play of them. I'm kinda torn between playing a minstrel, a champion, or a hunter. Anyone have any feedback on what they're like at higher levels? Also, are there any classes that are in higher demand than others (or classes that are way too overpopulated?). I'm coming from WoW, and I guess I just don't want to make the equivalent generic HunterXXX or RogueXXX character that everyone else has (if that makes sense?).

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  • ArthilArthil Henchman 21 Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I will definitely say that there are many Hunters and Champions on Landroval, for obvious reasons... especially the Hunters what with their nifty campfire teleporting thingy. There are a lot of Minstrel's though, however some of them... well, don't seem to read their skills. Being grouped with one who doesn't understand that having War Speech on while healing means we all die. So... I guess what I'm saying is the population for all three is good, and to tell you the truth just play what you feel like :o.

    Also one last thing, 6 isn't the best way to interpret what a class will be like... just like that former game I played which will not be named, 20 is the sweet spot since thats when you get a lot of skills as well as an armor upgrade. However only being able to have five characters per server makes me a sad panda so I can't try everything out to that extent D:, and I'm OCD if I get a character beyond 10 I can't delete them >.<!

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  • KassKass Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Yah, I know that level 6 isn't the best way to tell what a class will be like, but, well, I have a week long trial so I tried to give everything at least a shot to get a feel for them. From what you said, it seems like the 3 I liked the most are the 3 most popular then? :P

    Hrm.. how about this then. Is there a desperately needed class that's way underplayed? (This would probably be for the Landroval server as since that seems to be where a lot of folk are and I'll wind up). With the limited amount I've played so far I've enjoyed all of the classes more or less. I guess I'm just torn as to which character I'd want to play for the long haul.

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  • lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Kass wrote: »
    Yah, I know that level 6 isn't the best way to tell what a class will be like, but, well, I have a week long trial so I tried to give everything at least a shot to get a feel for them. From what you said, it seems like the 3 I liked the most are the 3 most popular then? :P

    Hrm.. how about this then. Is there a desperately needed class that's way underplayed? (This would probably be for the Landroval server as since that seems to be where a lot of folk are and I'll wind up). With the limited amount I've played so far I've enjoyed all of the classes more or less. I guess I'm just torn as to which character I'd want to play for the long haul.

    I'd say the most in demand class is the guardian, with minstrels not far behind. Captains are the least played, I think, but not really necessary except for raids.

    Still I'd say go with what you find fun. There aren't many encounters that a champion couldn't tank and I've done pleanty of main healing on my captain.

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  • Gnome-InterruptusGnome-Interruptus Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    So I started up my free trial and reactivated my account, in hopes of some hot dual-boxing love. Unfortunately, the second computer powers itself off while installing from the DVD...

    It should not be the DVD's fault, because I just finished using it to install on my other PC. So I ask you, what the fuck. I tried installing to both the C: and D: partition, hoping it was just some bad sectors or something, but apparently not.

    Any suggestions?

    Well, I downloaded the client onto the computer without issue, however, again when trying to install on the computer it powered itself off suddenly. Checked the event log and it doesnt record anything, and I had the reboot on critical failure turned off.

    At this point I'm just going to go buy the new computer that I've been putting off, I was hoping on waiting until Warhammer Online came out so I could get something as current as possible.

    (To be fair, the computer thats being a bitch is actually my roommates, my second PC is actually a really old Dell with a 800mhz PentiumII and 512mb ram)

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  • GaruGaru Registered User
    edited March 2008
    I would be interested in a founder referral. Please send me a message off thread if you can help me out (and possibly a friend, if I can wear down his penny pinching weaknesses...). Thanks!

    edit: I've been taken care of for the referral. Thanks!

  • NerissaNerissa Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Arthil wrote: »
    I will definitely say that there are many Hunters and Champions on Landroval, for obvious reasons... especially the Hunters what with their nifty campfire teleporting thingy. There are a lot of Minstrel's though, however some of them... well, don't seem to read their skills. Being grouped with one who doesn't understand that having War Speech on while healing means we all die. So... I guess what I'm saying is the population for all three is good, and to tell you the truth just play what you feel like :o.

    Also one last thing, 6 isn't the best way to interpret what a class will be like... just like that former game I played which will not be named, 20 is the sweet spot since thats when you get a lot of skills as well as an armor upgrade. However only being able to have five characters per server makes me a sad panda so I can't try everything out to that extent D:, and I'm OCD if I get a character beyond 10 I can't delete them >.<!

    Yeah, I'm used to 8 slots, that 5-character limit is frustrating. Especially since my husband and I started characters to play together, then after I had 4 other 20+ characters (all with well-developed crafting vocations), we started playing those characters only with a couple of RL friends, and then he wanted to make 2 more to play together, but the only way that's going to happen is on another server. :( We made monster characters instead, but haven't spent too much time on them.

    I never really had much desire to play melee-type classes anyway, so I don't miss being able to try out the guardian & champion too badly, although I'm enjoying my captain more than I'd expected I would.

    Personally, I like D&D because I find OCD much more interesting than ADD.
  • TheLawinatorTheLawinator Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I'm leveling a guardian!

    My SteamID Gamertag and PSN: TheLawinator
  • KajustaKajusta Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Guess what?
    Spoiler:

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  • Whiniest Man On EarthWhiniest Man On Earth Registered User
    edited March 2008
    Hahaha, awesome.

    Well, I guess I will bite on the $10 game, then.

  • KajustaKajusta Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Where is it on sale for $10?

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  • Whiniest Man On EarthWhiniest Man On Earth Registered User
    edited March 2008
    If you do the trial, a while after it's done, they'll send you an e-mail with a coupon code to buy it for $10.

  • veritas1veritas1 Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Hey all, I have a few more founders referrals. Send me a message with your email address if you want one. Oh, to get the $10 pricing on the game, I entered the coupon code LOTROFTEN and it worked about three weeks ago, so you can try that.

    Also, who is everyone here in the pennyarcade channel? I'm usually on as Anaborn.

    Alright, here's a few screenshots so this post isn't a total waste:

    I love the way the trolls look and fight in this game. Several shit-your-pants moments as you're sent flying into a pair of other trolls by a backhand swipe.
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    Giant wandering around in the far west part of Bree-land.
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    Explored the Great Barrows a few nights back, ouch... couldn't beat this guy.
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  • DangerousDangerous Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I got in on the free trial and I am liking the game quite a bit so far. I'm hoping to sucker a few friends in so we can have our own fellowship. I made a dwarf guardian with a mohawk and an elf ranger, but I think I'll end up sticking with the dwarf.

    Quick question, do all the races start out near each other? My dwarf and elf started reasonably close, what about humans and hobbits? I just don't want to waste most of the trial finding my buddies.

    Edit: Also, what do founder's referrals do? For 10 bucks I am really considering picking this up.

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  • GaruGaru Registered User
    edited March 2008
    LOTROFTEN doesn't work for me. Oh well.

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