Thread: Greetings Brand new to the game
Jul 13 2012 04:34 PM #1
Greetings Brand new to the game
Hello everone I am brand new here I have played world of warcraft before this so are the controls similar to this
Also I am going to be f2P till I get the hang of things and see if I like the game hopefully I will I am a big LOTR fan
Whats the best class for new players and f2p. and could someone show me the page that shows what type of vips I can get Ty.
Last edited by mandalore125; Jul 13 2012 at 04:38 PM.
Jul 13 2012 04:58 PM #2
Welcome to Middle Earth my friend.
As for which class is best for new players, nobody can answer that.
As each class has its own pros and cons.
It is down to personnal preferrence
Do you want to fight at range?
Do you want to get up close and bash the hell out of stuff?
There are only 3 types of Account
Free (F2P) - Player who will play the game and is prepared to grind out Deeds to earn Turbine Points (TP) to pay for additional stuff (Riding Skill, Quest Packs etc.....)
Premium - Same as F2P player but is also one whio has spent REAL money to buy Turbine Points rather than grind
VIP - This is a player who knows he will be around for a long time and has set up a Subscription Package (1mth, 3mth, 6mth or 12mth)
As a F2P player you will start with 2 character slots on EACH of the servers.
So you can play around with all the available classes (this does not include Warden or Runekeeper as these need to be purchased)
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Jul 13 2012 05:11 PM #3
Welcome to LOTRO and have at it!
As mandalore125 points out, there isn't a best F2P class. However, I'd go with something simple and tough (at low level) to start out with--just to test the waters, such as Guardian or Champion. These are easy classes to play and will let you enjoy soloing. Hunter and Lore Master are fun but squishy. Also, what's cool about Captains and Lore Masters is that they have "pets" that help you out--that makes the classes harder to play, however.
Personally, I played a Champion until about level 20 to get the hang of things when I was F2P since I wanted to kill stuff fast. But keep in mind that they don't have powerful ranged attacks. Hunters are fun and easy to play and to good DPS at range.
What's also cool in this game is that the Minstral can do good DPS as well as heal. They are squishy, but I've liked my Mini quite a bit in both DPS and healing roles.Laurelin: Bergr
Windfola: Farinviel, Farinwen, Fonsi, Fluffiel, Minizrak, Noobilas
Brandywine: Baluto, Bashyo, Zrakk, Dannicka, Noobilad
Jul 14 2012 11:28 PM #4
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Hello and welcome!
If you want all the thorough details about the different account types, look at this thread: What happens if... answers about the account types
There's no specific class that's best for new players - it depends on what you're looking for, as people have said. I tried a Lore-master first but was getting frustrated by the combination of squishiness and induction skills. Then I started a Minstrel and fell in love with the class, with the ability to do damage and heal myself, or heal others in a group. Now I'm also enjoying playing a Guardian, a heavy-armour tank type which means I rarely have to worry about dying during normal questing. The story doesn't change, but the game does feel very different with a burglar than with a hunter or a champion.
If you know what kinds of roles you like to play, there's a chart breaking down the various class roles here: http://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/Class. I hope you find something you enjoy.My characters are listed at my lotro-wiki page.