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  1. #1
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    Best way for a hobbit, a man and an elf to play together?

    Starting this game with a couple of friends, however, we all want to play different races! When's the earliest we can hook up and really start playing together?

    Thanks!

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    There are two intro areas designed to teach a few basic game mechanics (as well as give the first bit of the story), one area for men and hobbits and one area for elves and dwarves. That goes to around level 6 or 7, after which you enter the main game world. So your hobbit and man characters could play together from the start, but would have to join up with the elf after level 7 or so. (It usually doesn't take long to finish that intro, but depending on how familiar you are with MMOs, it can vary how long people spend learning the interface and basic mechanics.)

    After finishing the intro at around level 7 or so, each race enters the main game world from a different city (Michael Delving in the Shire for hobbits, Combe in Bree-land for men, Celondim in Ered Luin for elves, and Thorin's Gate in Ered Luin for dwarves), but you can go to a stablemaster and, for a single silver, purchase a ride from any of the starter regions to any of the others. Just decide which of those places you want to start and have everyone meet there.

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    Very quick. Very helpful. +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niwashi View Post
    There are two intro areas designed to teach a few basic game mechanics (as well as give the first bit of the story), one area for men and hobbits and one area for elves and dwarves. That goes to around level 6 or 7, after which you enter the main game world. So your hobbit and man characters could play together from the start, but would have to join up with the elf after level 7 or so. (It usually doesn't take long to finish that intro, but depending on how familiar you are with MMOs, it can vary how long people spend learning the interface and basic mechanics.)

    After finishing the intro at around level 7 or so, each race enters the main game world from a different city (Michael Delving in the Shire for hobbits, Combe in Bree-land for men, Celondim in Ered Luin for elves, and Thorin's Gate in Ered Luin for dwarves), but you can go to a stablemaster and, for a single silver, purchase a ride from any of the starter regions to any of the others. Just decide which of those places you want to start and have everyone meet there.
    agree, from lvl 7 (Maybe as early as lvl 5, but never tried...) on it is possible to play together

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    As mentioned above, you need to complete the introduction to bring the elf into the group (the man and hobbit will start in the same place). This should take about an hour (guessing, I think it can be done a lot faster if you know the way).

    Step 0: make sure you are all on the same server.
    Step 1: complete the introduction (note there are two "introductions". One is skippable for premium and above (i.e. anyone who's paid real money to LOTRO) and takes a few minutes (with plenty of pauses) and a second one that takes you to level 7. You need to get to level 7).
    Step 2: I would recommend starting in Celondim (it has slightly better trait rewards).
    Step 2 (elf): you start in Celondim, just wait for everybody to appear (check your mail and buy the novice mark while you are waiting).
    Step 2 (hobbit): You start in Little Delving. Talk to the postman, check the mail and open the packages. Eventually you should find a letter of commendation and 5 barterable badges. Buy the novice mark and equip it. Then talk to the postman about taking mail to Michel Delving. Take the mail (you get a speed bonus) to Michel Delving (avoid nosy hobbits) and keep following the road until it gets to the stables (a horsehead on the map). Talk to the stablemaster (always talk to any stablemaster you see, it lets you ride back to that stable) and take a ride to Celondim.
    Step 2 (man): You have a hike ahead of you. Check you mail and buy the novice mark as above. Head out to Combe (the place where the blockade was during the introduction) and keep going to Bree (you will need to use your map a lot doing this). Once you get to Bree head toward the NW gate (with horsehead) and take a ride to Celondim.

    Step 3 create a fellowship and go questing together!

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    The BEST WAY for a multiracial fellowship to get along is share the lembas & ale while the hobbits dance over the table, so everyone will be happy. Take it from this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=-vUOwz11x0Y
    But really, there are no impediments to play together as long all players are on the same server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yawumpus View Post
    As mentioned above, you need to complete the introduction to bring the elf into the group (the man and hobbit will start in the same place). This should take about an hour (guessing, I think it can be done a lot faster if you know the way).

    Step 0: make sure you are all on the same server.
    Step 1: complete the introduction (note there are two "introductions". One is skippable for premium and above (i.e. anyone who's paid real money to LOTRO) and takes a few minutes (with plenty of pauses) and a second one that takes you to level 7. You need to get to level 7).
    Step 2: I would recommend starting in Celondim (it has slightly better trait rewards).
    Step 2 (elf): you start in Celondim, just wait for everybody to appear (check your mail and buy the novice mark while you are waiting).
    Step 2 (hobbit): You start in Little Delving. Talk to the postman, check the mail and open the packages. Eventually you should find a letter of commendation and 5 barterable badges. Buy the novice mark and equip it. Then talk to the postman about taking mail to Michel Delving. Take the mail (you get a speed bonus) to Michel Delving (avoid nosy hobbits) and keep following the road until it gets to the stables (a horsehead on the map). Talk to the stablemaster (always talk to any stablemaster you see, it lets you ride back to that stable) and take a ride to Celondim.
    Step 2 (man): You have a hike ahead of you. Check you mail and buy the novice mark as above. Head out to Combe (the place where the blockade was during the introduction) and keep going to Bree (you will need to use your map a lot doing this). Once you get to Bree head toward the NW gate (with horsehead) and take a ride to Celondim.

    Step 3 create a fellowship and go questing together!
    The Combe Stable offers rides to Celondim and the Celondim stable offers travel to Combe. It's available via Swift Travel for VIP/Premium players or through consuming your Writ of Special Passage which is included in your Gift for a Starting Adventurer at level 6. Additional Writs of Special Passage can be purchased in the LOTRO Store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingiogal View Post
    The Combe Stable offers rides to Celondim and the Celondim stable offers travel to Combe. It's available via Swift Travel for VIP/Premium players or through consuming your Writ of Special Passage which is included in your Gift for a Starting Adventurer at level 6. Additional Writs of Special Passage can be purchased in the LOTRO Store.
    Not premium, just VIP (and former VIP) can use fast travel. Hadn't thought of the "writ of special passage" (which is worse considering you have to open the Gift it to get the items for the novice mark). While somewhat useful, just using up the writ of passage quickly is a good use for it (new players tend to have storage issues).

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    Even if you all do your own race's introduction areas, everybody gets sent to Bree around level 15 as part of the epic questline, so at that point (and from then on) you will definitely be in the same area.

 

 

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