LoTRO: The Timing Is Right
For the first time in quite some time, my weekend had quite of MMO happening. My month of Everquest was up and my wife and I decided not to resub. Don’t get me wrong we had a blast but, maybe a taste of the game is all we need to satisfy our EQ craving. I don’t think we did too bad. Levels 1 – 30 in a month of a little more than casual play isn’t too shabby I don’t think.
I left Vanguard as well. I am slightly disappointed I didn’t ride it out for a bit longer to get my Shaman up a few more levels to finally get his pet. I can list my reasons but, I’m pretty sure I’d just be making excuses. For some reason, I just couldn’t get into the game. Pretty sure, me not getting into the game, was all my fault.
Great, now I don’t have an MMO to play. I mean, I don’t have to play MMO’s but I like to have one locked and loaded just in case I need to one. What to do, what to do.
It’s weird how my brain works sometimes and how I associate things. So, via numberous blogs and Massively, I see DDO is going F2P. I know some players are complaining about it but, it today’s tough economic time, I think it’s a “except change or loose the game” kind of situation. And a change like this, good or bad, is getting DDO mentioned everywhere (for a change). Even my grandmother called and asked me about it (she’s very hip for her age).
With that, I started humming a tune of “Turbine smart, mart, mart-mart-mart” and hit up their website. I checked out DDO and signed up for their F2P beta. I then wandered over to LoTRo’s website. I’ve said it before, from what I’ve played (which has been limited to the trial) I really enjoyed the game. I’ve never just been in the right circumstances to play it. Either I’m happy with the MMO I’m playing, or I’ve been broke or something. But, I see on the website that I can pick up Mines of Moria for $10 and pay $10 a month. Hey that’s pretty sweet. And, I’m not playing any MMO. Time see’s pretty good.
I must say, that I am a bit concerned with higher levels. When I hear multiple, old school Everquest players tell me the game gets way too grindy,it makes a bead of sweat instantly appear on my brow (ooooooo magic). But let’s be honest here. As fickle as I have been on my MMO’s lately, do we really think I’ll last that long? I guess we will see.