We’re one week into 2012 and I think I need to prioritize my LOTRO life a bit .The holidays were a crazy whirlwind of activity that typically translated into not much time for LOTRO. Apart from my Monday Night Dum Group where I play my burglar, there were weeks I don’t recall logging in at all1. This is something I intend to change.
One thing I know about myself is that I love planning things. But I have to do more than just plan, I have to act! Here’s the goals I’ve set for myself when it has come to LOTRO.
- Get that minstrel to level 75 already
Rise of Isengard has been out for months! People have multiple 75s. I really have no excuse other than I found myself not really playing Goldenstar until fairly recently when I got her to level 71. Just four more levels. I can do this.
- Pay attention to crafting
I’ve never done this in all my years of playing LOTRO. My scholar got to max tier when she got there. The jeweler got to max whenever she found she had no more room in the bank to hold the materials so she decided to maybe try crafting something. I’ll make an actual effort to keep up with my crafting as I’m leveling rather than an afterthought.
- Figure Out the Legendary Item Stuff
I realize this is probably just a me thing. Everyone else seems to act like setting up and using Legendary Items are no big deal. We’ve had a few passes with changes in 2010 to the LI system and quite honestly; they are a complete mystery to me. Yes, even at level 71. I don’t know what legacies I should be using, I couldn’t tell a “good” minstrel weapon from a “bad” one, I have never even crafted myself a relic, and I have no clue what shards do.
Go ahead and point fingers and call me an idiot. This system seems overly complex to me and I found it very daunting. Other games I played you simply looked at dungeon loot and ran that dungeon until you got the weapon you desired, or you gathered materials for days and gave them to a crafter for a chance at a perfect piece criting. This build your own stuff sounds awesome but I’m not sure where to start.
However, Alphaman gave me a Worn Symbol of Celebrimbor for Christmas in-game and dammit, I’m not going to waste it. I’m going to figure this junk out if it kills me and have a great weapon for a change.
- Get Back Into Dungeons
First I need to accomplish goal #1 but I really enjoy running dungeons with friends and this is something I haven’t experienced in quite some time. We were attempting to get a dungeon running group together in the summer but it never seemed to settle. I’d love to get into this again and do some lousy healing.
- Work on my Rune-keeper
She’s collected some dust but it’s a class I really do love. I think she’s still sitting in Moria, probably crying and wondering why I abandoned her. Great. Now I feel guilty.
Do you have any goals you wish to accomplish? Doesn’t need an end date. Just a goal you’d like to eventually check off the list.
- Skyrim may also have some blame. Not trying to pick on the holiday season entirely. ↩