November 20th, 2008

Boromir battle

The Balrog Has HOW Many Hit Points???

Big night in LotRO last night. First and foremost, laurie_robey has picked up an account and so I started a new lowbie character so the two of us could go questing together. :) She created a human hunter, so even though humans are pretty much my last choice in M-E, I created a human as well so we'd go into the same starter instance. The one thing that humans have in LotRO that nobody else does is the Captain, so I created one of those, figuring that she'd be DPS, while I'd be buff-and-tank.

Eventually she'd had enough for the evening, so I went back to my main, Galadhalion, who also had a big night. He hit 50th level (finally!) and got his first legendary weapon. Although I usually picture elves as being swordsy kinds of folks, Galadhalion actually ended up with the legendary axe because it was a better complement to his existing abilities, and ol' G. is generally a "right tool for the right job" kind of guy.

The other big event of the evening was that I met the Balrog of Moria (beware spoilers).

Eep. [1]

I won't say too much about it here to avoid spoilers for the other LotRO players who may be reading. But suffice to say he's huge, he's bad, and he's cominagitcha! 0.o The good news is that you'll know when he's coming. The bad news is … you won't be able to do anything about it.

All in all, a fun night. :) I'm enjoying this game much more than I used to!

-The Gneech

[1] Actually, I also got smacked around by the Watcher of the Black Pool, but after Durin's Bane, a bazillion squidgy tentacles just don't seem to have the same "Holy @&$!!" quality.