A new Lord of the Rings Online guide to early levels of the Champion is up at Myndariel’s Middle Earth.
I’ve managed to get my Champion character to level 30. Reading the guide is super helpful though. One of the things that I’ve had trouble with looking at my LOTRO characters since I’ve returned is picking a Specialization for my class.
I’m reading the descriptions, of course, but it feels to me as if they split up what the characters used to be able to do into these three groups that all have desirable skills, and I want them all.
In the case of my Champion, it appears I’ve been choosing from the red Berserker specialization. Reading Myndariel’s description of how the three specializations play out, the yellow Deadly Storm really is best suited to the way I play. I’ll happily switch!
Myndariel has her next guide to a LOTRO class out, covering the Captain class from level 1-20.
This is welcome for me, since my LOTRO Captain remains at a low level. Created in the first hour of the first day of the game, her name is Kate after Captain Kathryn Janeway of the Enterprise. You know you have to get into a game early to get the name Kate. Now she can move forward, and I won’t scorn the Herald, who I may have named Goofy, because he bugged me.
Captain Kate and Goofy
I really appreciate these guides, and wish there were more like them. Often as I’m leveling characters I look for class guides to help me figure out how best to play, but frustratingly, they’re always for max level characters. I say grr when this happens, because I feel when you’re max level you don’t need a guide like this.