Re: Is this normal? :/
Glad things seem to be going your way now.
Don't worry about the WoW joke...we all make em.
Advice: stay away from TDM...use the full client download
You may also want to avoid installing from your SoA disks since there's been sooo much added since then it'd take forever to update. As long as you go with the full client download you should be fine and it'll update the fastest (it's the most recent client).
Sorry, don't know what Pando is, so no comments there.
Good luck and let us know if you have any questions or want advice on the game.
New Player? Check out this chart for Quest Pack access for different accounts/purchases. [URL]http://forums.lotro.com/showthread.php?427692-LotRO-Account-Quest-Pack-Access-Chart&p=5778210#post5778210[/URL]
German version here: [URL]http://forums.lotro.com/showthread.php?429055-HdRO-chart[/URL]