Monday, May 28, 2012
I ended up following the epic quests around through most of my forties, and I started Volume 2: the prologue to Moria as soon as I turned 45 per the advice of some kinmates. These being level 50 quests provided some challenge, but they are doable with a little care, and the rewards, including your first two legendary items, are well worth it.
I found the base of the legendary item system, leveling up your weapon, using points to rank up it's special attributes, to be simple enough and fun, but I think the real complexity and grind will come with deconstructing and such once I am actually into Moria. I'm reserving judgement until then.
I was also lucky enough to finish collecting all of the pages for my first three legendary traits with all of my running around, and I used the need to level up my new legendary items to grind out the stuff I needed to complete my legendary class quest that I also started at 45. I spent some skirmish marks on the last round of items that required boss kills in some level fifty instances or a chunk of gold on the auction house. I've been enjoying the eagle, but I completely understand why some folks don't use him. For now, I think he is a strong choice, but I think that once I have more AOE capability I will find Ents Go to War much more useful.
Until next time, happy hunting!
P.S. I think I'm going to start taking screenshots with fraps, the lotroclient seems to go to an extreme with compressing them.