Archive for April, 2009

Multiple Personality Syndrome

I’ve been on Spring Break the past week (where I teach – not where I take graduate courses – so it’s been a semi-break, because I still had homework to do for my online Vergil class…but nice having a week off from teaching). With all that free time on my hands, I took the opportunity to dust off the alts that I hadn’t played for a while. The recent changes in XP required for each level were an incentive too, especially after seeing that first alt jump a couple of levels on her first kill! So I’ve played all my characters a bit this week and all of them have gained some levels – beyond that first jump, even. I’m surprised at how much I’ve enjoyed trying them out again and going back to revisit some of the lower level quests, as well as trying out other crafting professions. At this point, Vanita, level 22, is still my highest alt, but Alduine and Arethryth are catching up at 21 and 20. Alduine is working on the Scholar profession and needs to finish the quest for journeyman mastery, which is set at level 25, up in the North Downs…so she’s going to go explore the Trestlebridge area a bit now. Vanita is working on her journeyman quest for the Jeweller, too. Meanwhile Trumpkin, Pellandir, and Mireleth have all reached level 12 but may not go much farther for a while…I think I’ll focus on the girls in their 20’s first. Linett, at the level 60 cap, has reached friend status with the Galadhrim and is exploring Caras Galadhon, which makes her (and me) dizzy with all those baroque-style stairs around tree trunks. (Seriously, they’re baroque. They look just like some stairs I’ve walked up and down at the Villa Borghese in Rome. I should post pictures, if I have any from Italy trips that show those stairs! Not that I would have pictures of stairs in the Villa Borghese, since you can’t take pictures ANYWHERE in there.)

So, absent any decent stair pictures, perhaps I shall have the level 20’s girls write up some posts about their adventures in a while. Perhaps!

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