Thursday, July 29, 2010

Even at level 50, GA still hurts...

I figured that hey, I'm level 50 now. That 30 something level quest to go jack Ivar shouldn't be too bad.
OK, well.. not the case. I went around killing off wights mostly one-offs or in pairs. more than 2 is very risky.
There's a gate to Ivar... closed. Come to find out, you must defeat Blogkrit, an 11K badass that seemed mostly immune to my Riddle and Subtle Strike. I hardly did any damage either.
In the third attempt, I got him down to 4K, but he got me before I could HiPS or play dead.
Next time I gotta suck it up and wait for help/LFF.
sniff. :(

Friday, July 23, 2010

know fear, no fear

Just taking a break from game (love access to the lorebook/blog within the game, since I game full screen mostly) to comment on something I've thought about often. I've back in Angmar for the last BUNCH of play sessions, but I'm back in the Trollshaws after handing in a few epic quests - yay me.
Heading back toward the Bruinen Gap, pop in to complete a basic giant quest... and I see all the drakes I used to have to sneak around, else I'd aggro them each time. Now? Nothing. Instead, I can walk up to them and just look. I can walk around the land and look around. One reason I play this game is because the world of Middle Earth just plain intrigues me. The idea that I can walk around it in 1st person is exciting. So, each time I level up to where I grey the baddies into ignoring me, I get to enjoy a part of the game that's harder to do when everyone around you wants a piece - even if you're a morsel of a hobbit.

Now to do some more quests, that are supposed to be fellowship, sneaktastic solo style, cuz there's so few people on, and even fewer willing to fellow with most of my LFF requests.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Rhunendin, really?

Uhh.. Angmar is officially not burg solo friendly. Trying to get to Urugarth for complete class quests to get legendary stuffs... advice says, go through Carn Dum. Oh, ok, great idea... the nasty swampy Imlad Balcorth has too many Fell crap looking to chew me up anyway. So, I do the burglar thing... I'm sneaking, and sneaking, diverting and sneaking. Then I get to the bridge/path to the gates... oh, look at that, need the KEY!!!! I know how to GET the key... but it requires there bing some people willing to actually team up to do the damn quest. So, I sneak by northward to try to get back to safety... and we'll see what happens.

OK... whatevs.

I did take a nice picture. To be loaded when I'm out of game... or later.

edit: here is it

Yurning for Cun Dum...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Does one fly when they die?

Just had to take a moment away from play to post before I forget to... Fellowing with Eruve a bit ago when I noticed she was up in the air.. floating!!! I did not know there would be a chance for that... wow... cool.

Alas, no such coolness. Just a disconnect - though I don't know why she was floating.

Eruve in flight?

Friday, July 2, 2010


On quest hidden gems... no mention of fire drakes, one being a 19K fire breather... ahem, do not stop to take pictures of the Skybreaker, even when in stealth. I don't know how he knew, but he know I was there and started to blast me.. I ran, but not fast enough. Toast. Literally.

Here I'll save you the trouble: