Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I admit it, I am a bit overwhelmed with the Lord of the Rings Online at the moment.  That's a good thing and something another popular pve game never accomplished with me.  There are a few reasons why I am in this state.

I did not start from scratch.  Back in 2007 (has it been that long already?) I made this burglar and level him up to 21.  Then I discovered the joys of pvmp and never looked back.  The game has changed quite a bit since then, so my character is caught between two worlds.

It didn't help matters that after I killed a bear, I gained 3 levels.  So now I am a confused level 24 Burglar, with new skills and no idea how to really play my character.

The skirmish system always looked neat, so I had to check it out.  I did the tutorial and two skirmishes.  Hmmm, now I am level 25, very close to 26.  I have started to remember how to play, but I am still advancing.

I'm actually wary of doing more skirmishes because I don't want to level any more quite yet.  My crafting was good for when I hit level 20, now it is inadequate for my current rank.  My 2 crafted daggers are out of date, and I really want to get them upgraded before I start playing in earnest.

I'd also like to actually quest some and get out to see the world.  Doing skirmishes seems like it will have me out-leveling content pretty quickly.  Right now my burglar is not doing much of anything for fear of leveling until I get my crafting caught up.  I guess it is a good problem to have.