Session-Play allows you to play as a Troll in the Ettenmoors. This suggestion focuses on improving the existing rather than adding something completely new to the game mechanics. There will be multiple choices of Trolls to choose from when using the Session-Play Panel. This will not change the mechanics of the Troll class, but rather change their cosmetic appearances.
Rank Skins - Rank skins are unlocked by reaching a particular rank on your Creep character. There is a rank skin for every 2 ranks. The first skin is available without a rank requirement as a default skin for those who haven't yet reached Rank 3. A Rank 15 will have all of the rank skins unlocked and will be able to choose any of the 8 skins available for his Session.
Special Skins - Special Skins are unlocked with a one time payment of Turbine Points in the LOTRO Store.
Lowering the Price / Allowing 5 each side: The price has been dropped down to 200 Commendations per Session Played to increase the use of the Trolls. The amount of Trolls allowed will be changed to not only also increase the amount of use, but also introduce a real hardened enemy force backing up their side (After-all, Session Play is only available when a side is heavily outnumbered, so sending in single Session-Play character wouldn't make much sense).
Okay, let's read down below to get a better understanding of what I'm talking about (See below).
Monster Play: Troll Session-Play
Okay so I spent a few hours scouting around and snapped a few screenies so that you can have a visual. So go ahead and click the links below to get a closer look at what the skin looks like. The idea is to start out as rookie looking troll and work your way up the ranks until you look like the deadliest thing to walk the Earth (Er, or Middle-Earth rather). I've decided that there really needs to be more than one specimen of Troll in the Ettenmoors.
Rank Unlockables (Please click the links below to see a screenshot of each appearance):
- Grunt Heaver (Default - Available for everyone)
- Skirmish Crusher (Unlocked at Rank 3)
- Soldier Stomper (Unlocked at Rank 5)
- Chief Warrior (Unlocked at Rank 7)
- Taskmaster Wounder (Unlocked at Rank 9)
- Commander War-Troll (Unlocked at Rank 11)
- White Hand High-Chieftain (Unlocked at Rank 13 )
- Tyrant Olag-Hai (Unlocked at Rank 15)
Special Unlockables (Please click the links below to see a screenshot of each appearance):
- Troll Abomination (Unlocked for 399 TP)
- Rock-Troll (Unlocked for 299 TP)
- Fire-Troll (Unlocked for 499 TP)
Live on the Battle-Field - Okay so imagine that the Free People's have advanced heavily on the forces of Angmar. The Monster Players have nowhere to turn and hope seems to be lost. Then out of nowhere a group of heavily armoured Trolls crash into the battle-field breaking the lines of the Free People's and forcing them to retreat back to their Coldfells Base. The best part is that the Trolls don't all look the same.
Alright, well hopefully this will increase the fun factor for Session-Play.
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