Saturday, December 25, 2010

Falling Follies in Moria

Be very careful, as always when tired, when at the Crossroads in Moria. One fall into the well and you fall.. not to your death... no, much worse. You fall into the Waterworks, a place that during my first stay was pointless and gave me hours of wandering to try to find my way out - then out of that out to get back into Moria proper. I'm sure I'll have plenty of reason to get back down there eventually... but when I accidentally found it, it was NOT what I wanted.

The real lesson? Stop trying to play when I'm dead tired. Running to my death off cliffs is bad enough, but Moria is a dark dark place... getting lost in the dark is well, it worked well for Bilbo and finding preciousssssss, but the rest of us have normal hobbit luck.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Moria, Here i Come

It was many moons ago that a fellow kinsmate coerced convinced me to go to the Walls of Moria and get a move on to Volume 2. I believe I was level 45 or so. I knew the risks were a bit high, but been sneaking in crazier places. He might have forgotten that once inside, he couldn't help, since he'd finished teh area. So I pittered around with some quests and attempted the expeditiojn quests in Filgogan. Bad idea. Way not doable for a lower 40-something burglar. So I left. My mission? Not sure, only to not get killed here. Of course, I COULD have just entered Moria, but seeing that warning about cancelling expedition quests and weighing against my quest OCD (needing to finish nearly everything in an area before leaving - or until I just cannot do it solo... hello Garth Agarwen).

Well, I finally finished Volume 1 and made my way back. Knocked out a bunch of Eregion quests and just killed off all the expedition quests at Walls of Moria. The ultimate procrastination? Writing a stupid blog entry before taking the plunge.

Um, yeah... time to talk to Bosi and get this show on the road... err... mines.

[edit] Grrr... forgot about the fall of moria session.. which I failed. Stupid Balrog.. didn't know what I was supposed to do.. now waiting for th timer to be up to do again. Such is my life.