Lately, I’ve mostly been roaming around the Trollshaws, as well as some in Evindim. I love the Trollshaws because I am a hunter, and a woodsman and there’s tons of things to kill for hides, and lots of wood. I recently found a little camp that has some great tasks, as well as a bunch of quests. Things had been getting boring because quests seemed few and far between in the woods, and a lot that I did find seemed to be a little too hard for me, or meant for an entire fellowship.
Speaking of quests…after doing a lot of quests over the past few months, they are starting to feel similar. Pick these up, kill x number of these deer, etc. Even the monsters in each region are starting to look alike, just with a different color and a different number above their heads. I knew I would eventually get sick of LOTRO simply for the lack of higher strategy stuff. I started working on making money…another aspect I like in mmos, and got bored pretty quickly due to how much money I was able to make in such a short period of time. It was too easy, too predictable, etc.
So, I’ve been spending less and less time in LOTRO. Sometimes, I want something somewhat mindless to play, and it’s great. Sometimes I want easy and it’s great. Sometimes I get on to help a friend. I was thinking about getting Isengard, but I’m not really sure it’ll be worth the money. I don’t think I will play it that much.