Middle Earth Wisdom’s Lord Of The Rings Online 30 Day Challenge Part 4

This is my 500th post on this blog!  Not bad!

16.  Take a LOTRO selfie

Here’s my Burglar, in the Skirmish Tutorial.

17.  Did you read the books before playing the game?   If not, has playing the game made you more curious at all?

I read all the books in college.  The Hobbit first, and loved it.  I was very attached to the characters and was very unhappy they wouldn’t all continue in Fellowship of the Ring.  That didn’t last long!  I’m usually not a stickler for Lore, but here’s a case where any variations would be hugely notable to me.  I’ve always appreciated how Standing Stone has kept the world, as much as possible, a true Middle Earth.

18.  If you could throw a character in Mount Doom, who would get barbecued?    Lalia from the Barrow-downs!  Agh, maybe they’ve made her less irritating over the years but grrrr, that girl.   On my list of Worst Escort Quests Ever.

19.   Show off your favorite mount.

I just don’t have a good picture of it, but my Loremaster’s mount is my favorite.

20.   If you could only have one skirmish, what would it be?

They didn’t have skirmishes back in the old days…. so for this post, first I tried to level a L17 Loremaster to 20 so I could try it out…way to too slow.

Then, I sent my L25 Burglar to Bree to try out the tutorial, at least.   It seemed pretty simple.   If it turns out to be fun, variant game play and has rewards that I like, I may try a few more, or at least one full one.

I’m adding the address for the Middle Earth Wisdom LOTRO challenge to all the posts in the series to make the challenge itself easier to find in case you’d like to try it.


Middle Earth Wisdom’s Lord Of The Rings Online 30 Day Challenge Part 3

11.  Picture of your choice.   I’m having a terrible time with this one.  I even tried to track down some older screenshots from the 2007 era.  Poofed.   Here’s my Loremaster and her scraggly pal.

12.   Favorite Quest So Far.    It’s been a long time, but the quest right outside the gates of Moria, that finally open up Moria, that I loved.  

13.  Which Faction were you absolutely keen to get kindred status with?      I just don’t pay attention to faction or reputation, except World of Warcraft has beat me into Rep grinding submission.  These questions are serving as a guide to my looking deeper into the game, and someday I’ll be able to answer them.

14. Best Server to Play On.    Meneldor!  Oops, but gone.  Landroval is pretty nice.

15.   Raiding kinship or social kinship?     Something right in between.   People to do group content with, who are friendly, humorous and kind, is the ideal.   


Middle Earth Wisdom’s Lord of the Rings Online 30 Day Challenge Part 2



Here’s my new Hobbit Warden.  I used Mydariel’s timely new Warden guide and the in game guidance, and I think I have it.  She seems pretty powerful, fights are short.

Best Music In the Game   

I don’t know the areas as I once did, and can’t pick a favorite music.  I do know I really keenly dislike the Rivendell theme.

Role-play or Monster Play 

Roleplay for 500!  My husband and I once tried Monster Play, but neither of us could recall anything about it except we named our characters after our dogs.  We had a short but hilarious time running around saying awoooo.   Apparently we chose this Monster form:

What’s your favorite Freep Class? 

 We really didn’t play, so this one is unanswered.

Show Off Your Best Cosmetic Outfit

I have done anything with this feature, yet.   I like this outfit though.

Middle Earth Wisdom’s Lord of the Rings Online 30 Day Challenge Part 1

1.   Screenshot    Here’s my Hunter fighting a War Leader who has double her health.  Died once.  She had to find and fight two of them!

2. Absolute favorite character?   My Hunter of course!   I love her agility in a fight, and I think that of all bow wielders I’ve played, the Lord of the Rings Online Hunter is the most graceful and powerful seeming.

3.  Favorite Quest Pack?   Always, always Moria.

4.  Why did you start playing LOTRO?      I was looking for a new game, and loved Middle Earth almost as much as Star Wars, so I played as soon as it was available.

5. Favorite NPC?   Aragorn.   I have an Aragorn standee.  He’s the best.