Published April 28, 2010
Tags: roleplay, tips
This Compendium of Emotes on the Lorebook ought to come in handy for Ales & Tales and other RP purposes!
Reminds me of when I first discovered the list of emotes in the chat line menu. Linett, who must’ve been at or nearly at the level cap of 50 at that time, went and found a quiet spot on one of the islands in Nen Harn to practice them all and see what they did. That was back before there were bounty quests in Nen Harn to bring some traffic over there to kill the turtles, so it was truly a nice, quiet island. Her lynx pet, Maenad, got targeted with a lot of emotes that day just so I could see the difference between the text shown when you emote with someone targeted and when you don’t have a target selected.
So, anyone have any good stories of when you discovered the emote functions in LOTRO?
Published April 17, 2010
Tags: linett, volume 3
I’m very lazy sometimes about leveling Linett. Though she’s my main character, she’s been ambling along through level 64 for quite a while now, while I’ve been rotating through the alts and otherwise amusing myself by putting off her final “ding”. Maybe it’s Peter Pan syndrome and I just don’t want her to grow up? Anyway, Volume 3 Book 1 threw so many Orcs and Angmarim and such in her path (not forgetting the huge chunks of XP for quest completion after recruiting each Ranger…) that she finally made it to 65 tonight, just as she finished slaying the last two Angmarim between her and Halbarad in Tham Umdur.
See the quest rings? Halbarad’s literally right around the corner waiting for her to turn the quest in. Neat timing, if you ask me, that she managed to level with the last two mobs in the cave!
Continue reading ‘Ding!’
Published April 10, 2010
Tags: linett, screenshots, volume 3
Something’s slow tonight, whether it’s the servers or my own Internet connection, so as Linett made her way through the tunnels of Laenan for the first task of Volume 3, dispatching the Orc raiders there went kind of haltingly with long pauses sometimes in between attacks. Frustrating – until I realized that Linett and her foes were poised there – I mean – POSED there, just waiting for the photographer to get the shots she wanted. I couldn’t continue the fight while waiting for the lag to pass, but there was a silver lining to the time spent waiting. Time enough to rotate the camera view around to see something other than Linett’s new cloak, and get in position to fire off one of her flashier skills just in time to get a screenshot of it. Here are some results… Continue reading ‘Silver Lining Screenshots’
Published April 7, 2010
Tags: linett, volume1
Finally, thanks to spring break and Inspired Greatness, Linett has completed all 15 books of the epic story, Volume 1! I’m so glad I finally got to play through the whole story, because that was truly…epic.
(And now, the classicist behind the keyboard feels the urge to perform literary analysis along the lines of identifying what makes Narmeleth’s story so epic, and how the Shadows of Angmar epic compares to the standards like the Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid, and of course the Thebaid…yes, the Thebaid, I had to translate large swathes of it for a class, a couple of years ago. And I taught the Odyssey to my freshman English classes this year, and next year will be teaching the Iliad and various other awesome literature to two sections of Classical Literature, yay! But I think I will spare you the literary analysis for now, and go on to pictures…)
The rewards for completing Volume 1 are spiffy indeed. I love the horse (Linett’s amassing quite a collection of steeds, but mostly festival mounts, so the grey horse is a nice, elegant alternative to all those technicolor saddle blankets) and am very pleased with the cloak also! It goes nicely with the robe Linett picked up from whichever book was in Forochel, which she has now dyed umber to look like so:
Continue reading ‘Linett, Champion of Eriador’