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The Month of May: The Adventure Begins!

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The first stage of our journey begins!

 

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It is the month of May! That means it is time to begin, if we haven't already of course! This month, we are focusing on new characters levels 1 through 20! The goal is to be level 20 by May 31st. 

 

This will have all of us focusing on the starting areas. Each race begins in a different spot:

Dwarves: Thorin's Gate

Elves: Celondim

Men: Archet

Hobbits: Michel Delving

 

All will eventually meet up in Bree-land where there are a lot of quests in the Old Forest (Tom Bombadil! :D) and the Barrow Downs. Also, it is possible for one new character to ride over to the other starting area once you finish the tutorial. It doesn't take long so people can group up if it is so desired.

 

And lets not forget the deeds that can be done if we get a group going. Lots of experience and getting some traits out of it too.

 

Please feel free to ask for help if it is wanted! Fellowships are certainly more fun than solo play. And while we may not be able to get on at the same time fairly often, I'm sure some of us will share some online time if we coordinate! 

 

Current Fellowship:

@Koro: Eoharn, Warden

@Ellenore: Ellenarial, Captain

@Dalivandrian: Rashildhon, Lore-Master

@Amrithir: Teledrean, Minstrel

@Soasa: Aurtorus, Hunter

 

@CheekyMonkey66: ?

@Daizey?

@Jae Onasi: ?

@RhemaTom: ?

 

@Kateywumpus, you said you'd be joining us once we get to level 30ish, right?

@Chelly, @Malerok are you still interested in joining us?

 

This is going to be fun!

 

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Notification List: @Koro @Tyrtaeus @RhemaTom @Jae Onasi @Telana @Chelly @Lagerfueled @Vorn @Elisel @Daizey @Ellenore @Martini @CheekyMonkey66 @Kateywumpus @Malerok @Amrithir @Dalivandrian

 

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My day times are quite free since I'm essentially retired. Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays are free before 9:30 pm Eastern for RP. I generally am free on Saturdays all day, but I can't commit on weekends since family likes to do things together. Let me know if you all want to get together at a certain time or day that works around your schedules and I'll be happy to join you all.

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As I stated on the other page, I will begin playing my archer.  I played my guardian at first not really paying much attention to what I was playing.  I was just having fun!  Being on of the "top tier tanks," it scares the dickens out of me!  DPS all the way!!!  I can't handle tanking anymore. 

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I have a lot of free time myself since I'm out on disability for the foreseeable future. Sunday, Friday and Monday nights are bad for me since I've got groups I get together with IRL. Other than that the sky's wide open.  

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The races each have various stat bonuses, which you can see on the character creation screen. Here is a link to those passive skills/extra bonus: https://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/Base_Passive_Skills

 

As you level up and accomplish deeds, you gain access to more racial traits that you can choose from. A list of those is here: https://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/Racial_Traits

 

That said, those really don't mean very much in the end-game, at least from what I read online. While the game wants each race to have its 'perks', min/maxing doesn't have a huge advantage, and most people claim that its much better to play what you want.

 

Now if you want information concerning the LORE of those things.... well don't get me started lol. There are whole college courses dedicated to the lore of Middle Earth and its history.

 

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Checking in to see how everyone is doing! I hope things are going well!

 

@Ellenore and I have finally decided on our characters for the group and have begun! I started in Archet (man) and she in Celondim (high elf), but tonight we finally linked up and started working together. :D I joined her in Ered Luin, and we will probably be questing there and then on to the Bree-lands!

 

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I wanted to roll a dwarf (they are the best, after all), but my only dwarves available are hunter, RK, and champion, all dps classes. I figured I'd play a warden for its versatility, so man it is. Though I'll probably level other toons up so I can switch off as we need.

 

We left off tonight at level 11, so making some progress! How is it with you all?

 

@Koro @Tyrtaeus @RhemaTom @Jae Onasi @Telana @Chelly @Lagerfueled @Vorn @Elisel @Daizey @Ellenore @Martini @CheekyMonkey66 @Kateywumpus @Malerok @Amrithir @Dalivandrian

 

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Oh, and by the way @Amrithir, I already died! 😢 Got caught by too many mobs in the Chetwood at level 8, and I'm still getting the hang of the warden gambit system. Didn't heal up enough. I thought about re-rolling, but figured nah, I could live without the title. But I hope others have better luck than I had!

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Awesome @Koro! :)  I already had a lvl 20 captain so I'm debating on bringing her along for the ride, although I have a lvl 1 burglar I made awhile back that I could always level up as well!  I look forward to playing with ya'll! 

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6 hours ago, Koro said:

Oh, and by the way @Amrithir, I already died! 😢 Got caught by too many mobs in the Chetwood at level 8, and I'm still getting the hang of the warden gambit system. Didn't heal up enough. I thought about re-rolling, but figured nah, I could live without the title. But I hope others have better luck than I had!

There is a gambit helper add-on which really helps with that so you don’t have to remember every single gambit.

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I've been participating in the anniversary events over the last week or so and that has been fun. I've definitely settled on my loremaster as the character that I'll be playing. I tried captain as well since I thought it might be good for group play but I just really enjoy the loremaster more.

 

Shall we put together a list of the character names for the group so that we can friend each other or have another way to connect in game? I know there is supposed to be a way to see the character note with our forum names that we are asked to set but I haven't figured out how to see those for other people.

 

My character's name is Rashildhon which I believe is pronounced: rah-SHEEL-then. If we have any resident Tolkien linguistic experts you can let me know if I managed to get that right! I came up with that one before I thought I would be grouping with him much. 🙄

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23 minutes ago, Dalivandrian said:

I've been participating in the anniversary events over the last week or so and that has been fun. I've definitely settled on my loremaster as the character that I'll be playing. I tried captain as well since I thought it might be good for group play but I just really enjoy the loremaster more.

 

Shall we put together a list of the character names for the group so that we can friend each other or have another way to connect in game? I know there is supposed to be a way to see the character note with our forum names that we are asked to set but I haven't figured out how to see those for other people.

 

My character's name is Rashildhon which I believe is pronounced: rah-SHEEL-then. If we have any resident Tolkien linguistic experts you can let me know if I managed to get that right! I came up with that one before I thought I would be grouping with him much. 🙄

Lore-master is fun indeed! Mine is still low level, but I can't wait to level up and get legendary items, as well as dual wield sword and staff! And @Ellenore and @Daizey each will have a captain so don't feel bad! You made the right choice to play what you enjoy!

 

I think you might be right, it would be very helpful to have our roster of those actively participating in the fellowship so we can keep track of one another and have a visual of what our group consists of. I will start placing that on each months' thread as we get rolling. For the kinship panel player notes, you can find that by looking at the kinship window. You'll see (from left to right), class, level, character name, rank, online/offline, and then something like location. Next to the location buttom (the far right column), you should see an icon that looks like a 'play' icon (at least to me). Click on that and it toggles that last column of information. You can toggle it between character location, kinship join date, or player note.

 

I'm no Tolkien linguist, but I'd say your name is pretty awesome! I probably would have assumed rah-SHEEL-den, but either way it is a good sounding name. Very Tolkienish.

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Update: I added a 'current fellowship' in the OP of this thread. I'll do that each month (I hope). I am not sure what some of you will be playing, so I left a ? for now. I know it took me over 2 weeks of internal debate to decide what class I really wanted lol. If anyone has an update or wants me to adjust something (or I simply make a mistake), just reply here and I will update it! Thanks!

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I hit a roadblock.  Well, not a roadblock as much as a mood block.  I got semi-depressed and when I get that way, it is all I can do to log onto SWG to do some of my daily things... which only take about 10 minutes.  Forget playing LotR.  My days have basically been siting, going to bed, and eating when my stomach starts really growling.

 

However, I think it is safe to say that I will likely be your sideline cheerleader anyway.  By 1:30 PM CST, I am pretty much done for the day.  Most people aren't even getting online yet.  I was going to try to push past my normal playtime, but I tried doing that yesterday when I got cheered up a bit.  My guild was doing something in SWG and wanted me to go with them.  I did... and regretted it from the word "go."  I could hit anything, couldn't reach out and grab things fast enough, and was generally like the slow child that has the grownups standing around saying, "It's that.  No, this one.  THIS ONE!  God!  How do you.... THIS ONE!!!!  That's right.  Man!"

 

Everyone in my guild over in SWG is good at treating everyone well as they are here in RoH.  It is just my issue, but it hasn't gotten one centimeter better in 9 years.  It is so frustrating for me.  I know what to do, but my putting that into practice...  Like I said... frustrating!

 

If I manage to log in this week, I will update you as I go.  For now though, both my toons are still level 7.

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Hey!  I'm still monitoring the group and I have a plethora of alts at various levels  from 11 to 110 (mainly minstrel, hunter, champion).  

 

So busy with things, but if I can ever join in, and have an appropriate class and level, I will.

 

Enjoy the journey.  It's amazing in Middle Earth.  

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19 hours ago, Soasa said:

I hit a roadblock.  Well, not a roadblock as much as a mood block.  I got semi-depressed and when I get that way, it is all I can do to log onto SWG to do some of my daily things... which only take about 10 minutes.  Forget playing LotR.  My days have basically been siting, going to bed, and eating when my stomach starts really growling.

 

However, I think it is safe to say that I will likely be your sideline cheerleader anyway.  By 1:30 PM CST, I am pretty much done for the day.  Most people aren't even getting online yet.  I was going to try to push past my normal playtime, but I tried doing that yesterday when I got cheered up a bit.  My guild was doing something in SWG and wanted me to go with them.  I did... and regretted it from the word "go."  I could hit anything, couldn't reach out and grab things fast enough, and was generally like the slow child that has the grownups standing around saying, "It's that.  No, this one.  THIS ONE!  God!  How do you.... THIS ONE!!!!  That's right.  Man!"

 

Everyone in my guild over in SWG is good at treating everyone well as they are here in RoH.  It is just my issue, but it hasn't gotten one centimeter better in 9 years.  It is so frustrating for me.  I know what to do, but my putting that into practice...  Like I said... frustrating!

 

If I manage to log in this week, I will update you as I go.  For now though, both my toons are still level 7.

I'm sorry to hear about your mood block Soasa. But don't feel like your missing some sort of 'peak' time. As of right now, there is no time where 'everyone logs on', since we all have different schedules. @Ellenore and I will log on to play with one another, but that doesn't count because we are married and can plan for it. And don't feel you need to wear yourself out! Just play as you can! That is the idea behind our fellowship anyways. :) If you decide you'd rather not delve too deeply into Lotro right now for reasons you describe, that is okay, but know that we are all here to help and cheer for ya if/when you do jump in. 

 

17 hours ago, Elisel said:

Hey!  I'm still monitoring the group and I have a plethora of alts at various levels  from 11 to 110 (mainly minstrel, hunter, champion).  

 

So busy with things, but if I can ever join in, and have an appropriate class and level, I will.

 

Enjoy the journey.  It's amazing in Middle Earth.  

Thanks Elisel! I know you are busy but we would be GLAD to have you anytime you want and are able to jump in!

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My elf mini, Teladrean (teh-LAH-dree-en), has been rolling through Ered Luin. I've been taking all the quests and have just gotten to Gondamon. I'm up to level 13. I am thinking I might take a tour through the Shire on my way to Bree. So far no dying, but I did scare myself going over a cliff that was higher than I thought. 😮

I'd be happy to journey with company if anyone is interested. I will warn you that I'm purposely taking my time 🙂

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6 hours ago, Amrithir said:

My elf mini, Teladrean (teh-LAH-dree-en), has been rolling through Ered Luin. I've been taking all the quests and have just gotten to Gondamon. I'm up to level 13. I am thinking I might take a tour through the Shire on my way to Bree. So far no dying, but I did scare myself going over a cliff that was higher than I thought. 😮

I'd be happy to journey with company if anyone is interested. I will warn you that I'm purposely taking my time 🙂

You will enjoy the Shire! Very peaceful. I must admit I don't know what level of quests are available there. I'm not as experienced with it. But I have run around it a bunch and enjoy its serenity.

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6 hours ago, Amrithir said:

I will warn you that I'm purposely taking my time 🙂

Best way to play any MMO, in my opinion!  Once you get to the end of most games, it's just mindless grinding, and I'm always so jealous of people experiencing the content for the first time. :)

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36 minutes ago, Martini said:

Is this on Anor, or which server? I'd like to join as well :D FUN TIMES!

Landroval server!  It's going to be great! Join us!

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56 minutes ago, Daizey said:

Best way to play any MMO, in my opinion!  Once you get to the end of most games, it's just mindless grinding, and I'm always so jealous of people experiencing the content for the first time. :)

I don't think I've ever made it to endgame content in an MMO, except for the first time SWTOR let you make a top level character. I did do that to try the new content.

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1 hour ago, Koro said:

You will enjoy the Shire! Very peaceful. I must admit I don't know what level of quests are available there. I'm not as experienced with it. But I have run around it a bunch and enjoy its serenity.

The Shire is a starter area like Ered Luin, with similar level quests, but has it's own deeds and such. And yes, it's very peaceful there 😊

My very first character was a hobbit.

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