Tastier. ask any warg player More seriously, they are best adapted to becoming burglars. Given how popular thief types tend to be with RPG's - instant popularity. To be fair tho, racial considerations do tend to 'fade out' after a while. Although I find my hobbit burg, at level 72, is STILL using 'throw stone' for a range pull - as damage doesn't really matter, it's about them coming to you rather than you going to them - and I am way too cheap to keep him supplied with better-but-consumable throwing axes or knives.
At one point in my LOTRO "career" I played on 3 different servers with 15 toons (5 in each) and started 3 Kinships. Each server was geared toward a certain race such as; CrickHollow for Hobbits, DwarrowDelf for Dwarves & RidderMark for Elves and Men. I loved playing them all BUT, I kept finding myself in CrickHollow with the hobbits. I don't know exactly why but maybe it has something to do with being the "underdog" race. Most players tend to think they're to good to play a little hairy footed toon. Seems like every fantasy mmo has WAY too many elves running around. Since I am the type of person that loves going against the norm the Hobbit race is a perfect fit!
First, because they're not fat stinky Dorfs, and second because they have over-powered emotes.
Originally Posted by wachkussen
Although I find my hobbit burg, at level 72, is STILL using 'throw stone' for a range pull - as damage doesn't really matter, it's about them coming to you rather than you going to them - and I am way too cheap to keep him supplied with better-but-consumable throwing axes or knives.
Trick: Enrage is free, and doesn't cost a trait slot...
Well, for me it's because they're small, cute and look absolutely adorable in almost every type of clothing. Especially when wearing a large, pointy hat.
Create a hobbit guardian or warden and see the reactions. I still find it funny when people see my little hobbit warden, somehow manage to make me feel like they're looking down their nose at me, and five minutes later find me victorious over a bunch of mobs while they're defeated. It makes me /laugh.
It's also funny to run a Rift raid and tank the balrog, or tank one of the giants in Fire & Frost.
Also, being a hobbit hunter makes you shoot your arrows at the taller races where it hurts the most.
While fighting, the sounds made by a hobbit, especially a female hobbit, sound like I'm searching for an extra big frying-pan to slap my opponents around with.
And off course the emotes. Hobbits have by far the best emotes in the game. A hobbit cheering always puts a smile on face, flipping looks a hell of a lot better then with man, elf or dwarf and literrally laughing on the ground is awesome.
In short; hobbits rule!
P.S.: To bad hobbits can't be lore-masters. It would be awesome to summon a pet and find out that most are larger then yourself.