Blowin’ in da wind: Catch up not ketchup

24 Apr

‘How many roads most a man walk down

Before you call him a man ?

How many seas must a white dove sail

Before she sleeps in the sand ?

Yes, how many times must the cannon balls fly

Before they’re forever banned ?

The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind

The answer is blowin’ in the wind.’

Computer issues

Re-fitted and fast but shocked to find that have no FREE memory…need to sort out photos as impacting my ability to play LOTRO, wife has been nagging me about this for ages…maybe she has done it on purpose? Mouse vanished! Well the onscreen icon/indicator at least, was amazed to realize that I could subconsciously still log in  and start playing…6th sense?

Arwynneth

Reached tier 6 craft guild. Supreme! in Esteldin crafting almost daily. Craft hall has post box and Vault, so super handy.

After discovering that I could expand Vault space with in-game money [really!] I have filled it up with all of Dyort’s and Tsuhelm Task drops. Now I do daily Tasks as well, approaching lv30 just from crafting and tasks…also reputation with Rangers of Esteldin improving! Have just completed Go-getter deed as have handed in over 200 tasks since she started, so now she has 7 tasks a day. Also received a reset token and shockingly was unable to use as ran out of tasks to do…still over 50 slots full in Vault 😦

Have crafted lv38 skirmisher’s armour, helm and shoes…would love to find the rest of the scrolls…maybe 1 day! And have also already crafted full set of Exquisite Hunter’s Armour.

Shopping list to Dyort for Light Hides and common flax to create armour for new Tordy! List also includes Adamant shards and full selection of hides that I need for guild crafting. Guild cloaks sent to help generate some money to cover these.

Tsuhelm

Has started on the wrap up of North Downs, bless his little fluffy socks! [new cosmetic item please!]

North Downs

MINCHAM’S CAMP, AMON RAITH – Q MINAS VRUN – Q ORTHAN – R

OTHRIKAR – Dwarves LIN GILIATH – Elves

NAN WATHREN – big ORCS DOL DINEN – ORCS

Starting East of Esteldin, Warg and Hillmen deeds completed, Wrym quests almost done, deed to be wrapped up but should be a breeze:

‘Pew-pew cold; wrym dies, pew-pew; rock wrym dies, and lots of pew-pew; Wyvern dies.’

Dwarvern outpost has almost been done [not fellowship quests], Elven outpost and the troll killing that follows yet to be done. Odds and sods West of Esteldin (including all of those plant picking quests) wrapped up. So Tsu headed to Trestlebridge, edged Nan Wathren but put off a full exploration, cleaned up quests from Mincham’s camp and Minus Vrun. Ongoing…soon HAVE to do 1st exploration of Nan Wathren to kill Orcs:(…

Tsuhelm is getting close to Lv40, the XP weekend and free XP 1hour boost really helped. 1 Tucky skirmish netted over 10k XP 🙂 Now running them daily as the North Down grind is not really contributing much, indeed I get more XP from collecting woodies than killing mobs at the moment!

Dyort

Epic quests in Trollshaws on hold as carrying out important Auction House duties…indeed it’s actually an open air faire! Started duties with 20GP raised to over 30 after selling ores and wood but huge spending spree, for Arwynneth, on hides and adamant shards, I was desperate so paid 1GP each :(!

Dyort got bored and found the Forge only to realize he wasn’t carrying any ores…eventually found the Vault in the Homely House, only to find that I had none there either… so back to AH, and then to Forge and again realized that I needed stuff from vault for guild item crafting, I just crafted basic Gondorian swords, all fine crafts were posted on AH, yes I traipsed back to the AH. Life in Thorins Hall so much simpler…maybe have to move back.

Yes Rivendell is pretty but like the Elven places in Ered Luin they are not exactly practical to get around. I suppose being near as immortal they have time to wander around and don’t mind so much if they fall off a bridge every so often and have to take a huge detour to get back to their destination.

Luflaf

Lolling around North of Bree…5 weeks to go until need to pay house costs…

Tordy

New Lore-Master still in Archet.

6 year anniversary of LOTRO

‘Yes, how many years can a mountain exist

Before it’s washed to the sea ?

Yes, how many years can some people exist

Before they’re allowed to be free ?

Yes, how many times can a man turn his head

Pretending he just doesn’t see ?

The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind

The answer is blowin’ in the wind.’

The only advantage of playing at such a stupid time, 4 to 5.30 AM (Argentina time) is that I do not suffer from overcrowding, indeed the opposite is true most of the time. Dyort finally had a conversation with a Kin member, and only because he logged in in the evening as wife was sorting out baby clothes so I was free to play…lol F2P!

So Tsuhelm was able to easily do the firework quest in Bree as well as gather up envelopes – I found infront of Bree Town Hall was the best place as they were not all ‘blowing in the wind’. Tsu then exchanged all his tokens gained in North Downs…all Silver and Gold… filled up a bag with junk…couple of useful potions and Ruby Shards being the highlight. Wish I could get some Adamant shards!

Since then have basically ignored…if they had a new steed maybe I would be more interested, I don’t like the firework one.

Final Rant

None of my chars ever find Sturdy Keys…I have about 15 chests in storage now. I even sunk to level of buying 1 key from store…waste of TP, I was hoping to have a free key in chest afterwards! This week Tsuhelm had just had a huge xp grinding session killing hillmen and was off loading junk afterwards, my internet went down, it happens, so got back online 5 mins later… continued selling stuff making space and about to transfer my pending stuff…message flicks by ‘sturdy key expired’ [words to that effect]…WTF nothing I can do about it…maybe a message before expiry would be better!

Frustrating…

‘Yes, how many times must a man look up

Before he can see the sky ?

Yes, how many ears must one man have

Before he can hear people cry ?

Yes, how many deaths will it take till he knows

That too many people have died ?

The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind

The answer is blowin’ in the wind.’

‘Blowin’ In The Wind’ – Bob Dylan

Still…

I love LOTRO.

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