So a few months back I decided to give LOTRO F2P a shot because an online friend recommended it to me and I also enjoyed reading the LotR books. I just never got round to playing this game before as I was quite careful with my cash and it was very rare for me to subscribe to something other than my tv and broadband package. When I first loaded up LOTRO I found the game brilliant and amazing during the first set of quests, I especially loved the bluring coldness of the ingame sequence when we first see the witch king which captures what Tolkien describes in the story. After enjoying a few levels I realised I was very restricted to what I could do and have due to being a free player, the restrictions being understandable ofcourse, and so I decided I would subscribe as a VIP.
I just wish that I was here all those years ago to enjoy the fullness of the original game and later expansions.
Welcome to your new home buddy, i was like you.. started on F2P when it made the switch, went VIP after about a month and never looked back.
I am looking forward to having as many adventures as possible in my spare time (usually before work and/or sleep ^^).
The script and the quests in LOTRO are brilliant and seem excellently driven and related towards the main LotR story. Plus the art direction has been executed dazzlingly, I really do feel like I am running around on Middle-Earth
Not sure if i should say welcome back or welcome for good
Anyway, if you enjoyed the books and want to be in a more immersive server with people that pay more attention to Tolkien's works/world, a suggestion would be to try the Laurelin-[RP] Server (RP is ||not|| enforced by the way)
Good luck and if you join Laurelin, feel free to drop me a tell in-game, if you like