So, when I hit 65 with Kadiya in October/November- 2010, I was told by my Kin that Ettenmoors was the home of griefers, people who wanted to annoy you so much that you wanted to leave the game and more. So with those words in mind, I decided to test it and I actually found the whining of those who had warned me quite hillarious as I found that the Moors were a new part of Lotro that I wanted to be good at.
Now 6-7 months later, I can say that I have tested out much of what the moors can give me. I have done solo PvMP, small group, large raids, Been down in the Delving, and not long ago, I started to play a creep for one reason only; Because I was so fed up with all the complaining that creeps dont do this, creeps shuld do this istead, creeps are so lame etc. So I wanted to test it out - to see for myself what it was like.
My first creep was a Blackarrow and I did not like it, so I made a defiler instead and god did I suck with it. I mean - I have only played a hunter and now I play a class with a totally different mindsetting, but I hope that people on creepside think that Ayidak has improved, at least nowdays I can keep my fellowship alive for quite a long time and revive them quickly enough when they die. So I am having a blast.
But what I do not understand, maybe it is just me not being used to it, But what I do not understand is that most of you says that ''Its only a game'' but some of you go out on a linb to insult and complain about the other side. ''Oafah is a looser'', ''Rustynails is just pathetic and I laugh at him'', ''Dungus is a chicken s**t'' and more.
I mean its all a game, and we are all just persons sitting on the other side and I doubt that many will log in with the intent to grief others just to spite them. Would not the moors be more fun if we could lay all the spite and insults aside and play the game for fun, try to find days when Sauron's Spit, Oafah and Black Blade as well as others can meet in the moors and fight, and then we could sit back and laugh when the evening is done because we all had fun together.
As it is now, I think the current emotions runs so high and the insluts does more harm to the game than good and that it might kill the fun in the moors for people in the long run.
Yes, I know that I am not the most experienced person in the Ettenmoors, infact I am still considering myself just one step away from losing the newbie status here in the Moors. And I am fairly certain that many people out there talk #### behind my back, but the truth is, I do not give a damn. I try to have fun and if I die too much without getting any renown/infamy, I return to the rest of the game, without breaking my smile.
Just so you know it, I have these 6-7 months been tired with certain creeps and now that I joined their side at times, I feel the same against certain freeps, but I do not think that I would either name them, nor that I will complain about them here. But I guess that all-in-all, I actually do not care enough to take people's tactics and them spam-killing me that personal. And when I get really annoyed with someone, I either refuse to heal them or revive them when I am on my defiler or that I just ignore them when I am out on my hunter.
After all, what is the use of calling people or entire tribes/kinships/ettenmoors groups bad names, after all, they are just like me, just another player sitting doing what they like to do; namely playing a game.
So, to go back to when I came out in the moors, I heard of two tribes: Black Blade and Sauron's Spit and I felt taht it was so cool, you guys were laying siege to GV more or less, as seen from my eyes, and the freeps were standing just outside defending it, the entire map was red and whenever a creep was killed, they were either revived or back from reviving themselves from the TR circle and I felt as if there were a neverending stream of orcs, uruks, wargs and weavers coming at us and I loved every minute of it.
I actually still like when I am outnumbered and the map is red, now when I think of it. I dont mind it a bit. And some of the time, I miss the fight outside GV, I know many of you do not like it, but once in a while it would be fun. And in a way, I like the fights outside Grams as well.
Then when the creeps had ran the show in the moors for a long time, and I had tested to run in raidgroups out in the moors with ED and Twobits, I met Oafah and rakia and they started to take me on small group action that was independent from Eds raids and I loved it. Then oafah and some others started to talk about taking back the moors to the Freep side and paint it blue and we formed a gang of friends who wanted to do the same, and the rest you know.
This post is not to glorify what Oafah has done, its just to make you understand my viewpoint, but now we have fights all over and to my big disappointment, I must say (and I have said so in the freep raidchat as well) but I think it would be better in TA would be Freep-owned. That would remove the farming for chieftains brooches (yes I have done it and I want to do it more for getting the Moors set for my hunter) But when creeps log out to join it, then it does not serve its purpose. In teh beginning we started to farm while waiting for creeps to log in, but as soon as people understood that there was money to be made, then it just continued and some days it has killed all PvMP as the creeps log to join the farming.
Would it not be better if we could use these forums to brainstorm and plan big two-sides combats instead of namecalling and ''my bow is bigger than yours''-kinda ####. Why not try to ake Nimrodel PvMP really good instead? If we work together, I am sure we can actually do it. So please stop trying to aggravate the other side by talking #### about them or to their faces, and instead let us work together to make it a better game, Turbine wont do it for us, so we must do it instead
So without any more words, I would like to thank all the Freeps & creeps whom I have fought with and against for making the Moors experience for me so fun (and in some cases frustrating) these months. I wont name names because the list would be too long.
So thank you all and se you out in the fields in the Moors.
Lots of love, kadiya/Ayidak