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  1. #1
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    The LOTRO Beacon: Issue 31


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    Below

    did i do that right?

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    Scariest thing... The traps in the Haunted Burrow!

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    Sauron, of course.

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    What is the scariest thing in Middle-earth?

    The Black Rider of Budgeford...

    Sergio :-)
    Moved from Riddermark to Landroval on 2/10/1015!

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    The scariest thing in LOTRO...for me it’s a toss-up between the very first time you encounter Bogbereth in her lair. It’s like a Shelob redux. Angmar is creepy enough as it is but having that spider drop from her perch and start all that squealing and whatnot gave me an old school B-movie jump. I didn’t know what I had provoked that first time. Thank goodness for Hide in Plain Sight. The other scary part of the game is the first time I went into the tunnel at Cirith Ungol. Without spoiling it for anyone, there is some serious dread on that quest. It was just downright unpleasant (and a part of the game I so very much wanted to experience!). And the best part of that is that you don’t see the end the way the quest wraps up, it just fades to black. Seriously, that quest was just an awesome part of the Epic and put together so wonderfully. But damn that dread just kept me on the edge of my seat!

    Oh and lastly the thing that scares me the most about LOTRO is it shutting down. It’s one of the only games I do play that I like as much for its social gaming as I do for its content. That’ll be a day that I won’t want to happen.

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    The spiders in the old forest

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    Weekly Question 31

    That Aragorn hasn't heard of 2nd Breakfast and may not know about elevensies, luncheon, afternoon tea, dinner, or supper either (though I have to believe he does actually know about luncheon and dinner [or supper]).
    "...At least it tells us they understand our language; they're just not willing to speak to us in it. -Who knew they were French?"

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    What's the scariest thing in Middle Earth?

    The LoTRO GRIND!!!

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    An angry Dwarf, of course.

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    Tolkien's description of Shelob:

    Most like a spider she was, but huger than the great hunting beasts, and more terrible than they because of the evil purpose in her remorseless eyes. Those same eyes that he had thought daunted and defeated, there they were lit with a fell light again, clustering in her out-thrust head. Great horns she had, and behind her short stalk-like neck was her huge swollen body, a vast bloated bag, swaying and sagging between her legs; its great bulk was black, blotched with livid marks, but the belly underneath was pale and luminous and gave forth a stench. Her legs were bent, with great knobbed joints high above her back, and hairs that stuck out like steel spines, and at each leg's end there was a claw.
    ....................... missed a putt. ...............At a Dead & Co. show on a Mexican beach
    ..........
    The real Boraxxe... wearing his "Get off my lawn!" face and his "I smoked my lawn" face.
    This has to end. I do not play LOTRO because I want to gamble. I play LOTRO because I like the game.
    Buying keys is not playing the game.
    Golfing Hobby yes....Golfing Hobby yes

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    What is the scariest thing in Middle-earth?

    All of Mirkwood, it is the ultimate setting for Halloween, especially the whole spider area.
    XanThorr the Well-Met
    "Meddle not in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup"

    ~~Beeornfree 113 Beorning of Evernight~~Xanthorr-1 110 High Elf Hunter of Evernight
    ~~Beeornfree 98 Beorning of Gladden~~Xanaxier 105 Guardian of Gladden~~Xanthorr-1 103 Hunter of Gladden
    ~~Beeornfree 108 Beorning of Landroval
    ~~Beeornfree 59 Beorning of Arkenstone~~Xanthorr 35 High Elf Hunter of Arkenstone
    ~~Beeornfree 29 Beorning of Brandywine~~Xanthorr 30 High Elf Hunter of Brandywine
    ~~Beeornfree 29 Beorning of Crickhallow~~Xanthorr 37 High Elf Hunter of Crickhallow

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    Laugh at the end of "Trouble of tuckborough" instance :)

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    What is the scariest thing in Middle-earth?

    I'm not fond of looking down into the depths of Moria (so I usually close my eyes when I jump).

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    The awfully high prices of things in the auction house.
    When Life Gives You Rotten Lemons, Your Lemonade Will Taste Horrible !

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    What is the scariest thing in Middle-earth?

    The Bugs! ^^

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    Grishnákh
    A light from the shadow...

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    Scariest instanced story: We cannot get out
    Scariest moment: pulling a white hand orc in Moria somewhere and accidentally face tanking it while on my baby level54 mini in one of my first ever fellowships. In those days heal aggro was serious. I still played with the camera zoomed in pretty close and I'd just got a laptop where I could put graphics on medium. I squealed very loudly. The fellows laughed so much we died.
    Scariest place:Old school Moria. The scenery killed me more than the mobs. I suffer vertigo. It was very dark. And where it wasn't dark it was disgusting...carcasses, slime, and those nameless things that still freak me out.
    Scariest creep: almost any Warg but Spilo's GBW scares me most. I see him. 1 sec later I am puppy chow.
    Scariest music: Da Bugans

    the lag, the troll s in world chat the ignorance of some forum posters, and the gambling lootboxes all annoy me but they don't scare me. :P

    And the minstrel sang to them……”and they passed in thought out to regions where pain and delight flow together and tears are the very wine of blessedness.”

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    Scariest thing in Middle Earth

    The scariest thing in Middle Earth?
    Not being able to log in, troubleshooting for two days, only to finally discover through a hard disk diagnostic that my disk drive is exploding with bad sectors, too many to even finish the extended test...and realizing I might not have enough to buy a new hard drive this week.
    I'm spending this weekend backing up any unsaved data, copying my drivers, and taking other steps before my HDD becomes a paperweight.

    Seriously, though, although I've only been playing less than a year, the scariest thing for me so far is joining a PUG at level in the Great Barrows only to find the others in my group have no idea either what is around the next corner. I love it!

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    Scariest thing in LOTRO?

    World Chat. Hands down.

    Scariest thing in Middle Earth?

    Many things, but fear must never stop us.
    Aednat, Champion; Officer of Easily Amused on Gladden
    Caedomae, Hunter; Dollydagger, Burglar; Dympnae, Warden (sort of); Fiachrae, Rune-Keeper; Huszy, Axe-Slinger; Lornaer, Minstrel; Raechael, Lore-Master

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calta View Post
    The scenery killed me more than the mobs.
    Butbutbut ...you can get a title for some of that!

    Seriously though, i remember those days, too. Fondly, now, but not at the time.
    Last edited by Steamweaver; Oct 21 2017 at 02:47 AM.
    Aednat, Champion; Officer of Easily Amused on Gladden
    Caedomae, Hunter; Dollydagger, Burglar; Dympnae, Warden (sort of); Fiachrae, Rune-Keeper; Huszy, Axe-Slinger; Lornaer, Minstrel; Raechael, Lore-Master

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    500 points would come handy...

 

 

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