Hello there everyone, pleased to be here and let me say that I've heard quite a few things about this one that made up my mind on trying it.
Before I do that though, I'd like to ask a few newb questions and hopefully steal some of your time to answer them.
First, I know this one is subscription based but the model is kinda different from WoW, meaning that I heard that when your subscription runs out, you can still get into the game and have the subscription features such as bags or traits or some other stuff I can't recall. Can some subscriber explain?
Two, PvP is important to me in lower-levels. Now, I left WoW forever because of these so called "herilooms". If you're not familiar with the scenario, let me break it down to you in a few but simple words
- You're a level 14 Fury spec Warrior. Your class, as the lore stands, is supposed to be unmatched in melee and quickly bring down those undefended as you swing your mighty dual-wielded weapons. Well you got about 700 HP and the healer you're targeting, a priest, has got about 2700 HP. Now that's what happens when you're new in WoW and that doesn't change until you hit the end-game.
To summarize question two, are similiar items like heirlooms present in LotRO to give advantage to seasoned players leveling alternates over newcomers?
Three and my favorite. How's the lore fellas? In WoW there's this constantly evolving lore that keeps changing the zones throughout expansions and patches that gives a feeling like your deeds in the game don't simply go unnoticed after you leave the area. A simple scenario for comparison.
- The first group quest in human questline takes you hunting a troublemaker gnoll known as Hogger (lv10). When you get there, a paladin and three mages show up to stop you from executing the damned thing, taking him to Stormwind Stockade (prison). When you hit level 20, Stormwind Stockade is open as a lv20-30 dungeon and you can see there that Hogger is part of the riot and the Warden tells you, that now it's the time to finish that job, because the beast can't be held, even in the prison.
To summarize question three, is there a continuous lore or it is the same "go kill those pesky lads because I don't like the look on their faces".
Last one. From the experienced MMORPG'ers, I'd like an honest truth.
How's the grinding?
Thank you for your time.
inb4 "TL DR"
inb4 "omg n00b get a lyf"