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LOTRO: Server Status!

4 Aug

So Bingo arrived and I have been focusing a lot on Opopa, my hobbit burglar on Laurelin, I have been neglecting this poor hobbit for an age… and now I have started the Adventures of Opopa fan-fiction I have ideas that require me to get him moving…so there will be more OPOPA stuff in the future which can only be a good thing…keep reading… I created an index page: https://tsuhelm.wordpress.com/the-adventures-of-opopa/

adventures of opopa

The wonder of doing an ‘e-book’ is you can change the cover from moment to moment!

Opopa will not so lonely any more…as Tsukuld will probably be moving with his kin to Laurelin due to server mergers. Or closures as some pedantic commentators persist in calling it…why not call a glass half full of lovely beer a dirty smelly glass of disgusting evil liquid…why don’t ya…? Negative trolls you are all! Tsukuld has started exploring the Eaves of Fanghorn, and as all forests should be he keeps losing his bearing, exacerbated by not spending more time there…


Who is that geezer?

Tsudryt wrapped up the Trollshaws wolf slayer deed on Landy: 14’ish wolves a day and finished 1 day earlier than predicted.


Good job Tsudryt and Harold!


Crawlers next…

My original char Tsuhelm (and his extensive support staff!) on Windfola will have to move to one of the remaining US servers… as yet I am clueless as to which I will choose…as all he does is collect Hobbit Presents at the moment there is no rush!


Tsuhelm the carefree hippy!

LOTRO: Bear Necessities

13 Jul

bare neccesities

Tsudryt on Landy has found a new daily grind to drag out for as long as possible…wolf slaying in Trollshaws. To spice life up he can also do a daily bear and worm hunt…

Its a jungle out there:

‘Baloo: Now look little britches all you have to do is Look for the bare necessities The simple bare necessities Forget about your worries and your strife I mean the bare necessities Old Mother Nature’s recipes That brings the bare necessities of life Wherever I wander, wherever I roam You know I couldn’t be fonder of my big home The bees are buzzin’ in the tree To make some honey just for me When you look under the rocks and plants And take a glance at the fancy ants Then maybe try a few [Speech] Mowgli: Hey Baloo do you eat ants. Baloo: Oh you better believe it little britches And you’re going to love the way they tickle Hey baggy you hungry Bagheera: Mowgli look out. Ensemble: The bare necessities of life will come to you Mowgli: But when. Baloo: They’ll come to you! Ensemble: Look for the bare necessities The simple bare necessities Baloo: Forget about your worries and your strife Ensemble: I mean the bare necessities That’s why a bear can rest at ease Baloo: With just the bare necessities of life Baloo: Now when you pick a pawpaw Or a prickly pear Mowgli: Ow Baloo: And when you prick a raw paw Well next time beware Ensemble: Don’t pick the prickly pear by the paw When you pick a pear Try to use the claw Baloo: But you don’t need to use the claw When you pick a pear of the big pawpaw Have I given you a clue? [speech] Mowgli: Golly gee thanks Baloo. Bagheera: Pawpaw ha of all the silly gibberish. Baloo: Come on baggy get with the beat. Ensemble: The bare necessities of life will come to you.! Mowgli: They’ll come to me. Baloo: They’ll come to you! [Speech] Baloo: Hey Mowgli How ‘about scratching’that old left shoulder while you’re up there, Mowgli?

Now just a hair lower. There, right there. That’s it. Ahh..

This is beautiful. That’s very good. Kid, now we’ve got to get to a tree, this calls for some big scratch! Mowgli: Gee You’re lots of fun, Baloo!

Baloo: Right on it

Yes! That’s delicious! Oh, ooo! Just a little bit more-

Mmm. yes. ha-ha. ooo. Mm. Mmm. ha-ha. ooo. yes! Oh man, this is really living’. Baloo: So just try and relax,in my backyard Because if you act like that bee acts,You’re workin too hard. And don’t spend your time just lookin’ around For something you want that can’t be found When you find out you can live without it And go along not thinkin’ about it I’ll tell you somethin true

Ensemble: The bare necessities of life will come to you Baloo: They’ll come to you! [Speech] Bagheera: Ahh. I give up. Well I hope his luck really holds out. Ensemble: The bare necessities of life will come to you. [Speech] Baloo: Hey Mowgli, how ‘about you start singing with me? Ensemble: Look for the bare necessities, The simple bare necessities Baloo: Forget about your worries and your strife [Speech] Mowgli: Yeah, man! Ensemble: I mean the bare necessities, That’s why a bear can rest at ease Baloo: With just the bare necessities of life Baloo: Yeah Ensemble: With just the bare necessities of life Mowgli: Yeah, man!’


LOTRO: I finished with the BOG!

10 Jul


Oh yeah! And I finished with the bog slaying faster than I had anticipated when I started the wrap up I predicted 120 days – but many days I couldn’t resist just killing 1 more…


So what to do next, I had thought about heading south to kill some trolls but looks like I may have done that already…

LOTRO: popping in before EVE!

17 Jun


“What you doing here?” asks the surprised NPC of Tsukuld. Withywindle adventures in East Rohan will continue soon…


WOW! more piles of silver!

Tsudryt, the orange cappy on Landy, is now trying to do one of the slowest slayer deeds even slower than ever before… a Bog slayer a day… 120 days to go!


I can see you… (killed 3 today…oh no I may finish too fast!)


Tsuhelm on Windfola… waiting for mail! Will no-one ever write?


For a one legged hobbit burglar the road ahead is long…. poor Opopa on Laurelin!

OK now time to head off into outer space again… Tsu’s EVE N Thorizon

LOTRO: Deeper and Deeper Underground!

26 May

Lilikate Buggins has dug deep for this cracking TUNE 🙂 Check out LOTRO Players for more of Lilikates LOTRO projects: http://lotroplayers.com/

Jamiroquai’s ‘Deeper Underground’

I am pretty sure I have used the lyrics before as well for LOTRO antics, indeed after quite a lot of searching I found a post about Captain Tsudryt on Landy that used it as an introduction 🙂

I myself continue to dig my self in deeper into my LOTRO drought…6 days and still I have not supped at the fountain of gameplay!

LOTRO: Let in dashing giant slayer!

30 Apr


Tsukuld finally was allowed back into Harwick, ROHAN, he got to sit on this weird antler throne:ScreenShot00148


Tsukuld’s little pony has been leveling slowly: and I finally found out how to gain some more mounted skills…although I still find getting off faster and safer to do away with the local mobs…for particularly demanding raiding parties I call forth Dr. Quinn my healer to help out! Saddened to see that she doesn’t get a horse as well!


Maybe useless in combat but is certainly ‘dashing’!


Oh look more trait trees…for horses…


Captain Tsudryt on Landy has been on the slowest Slayer deed ever! Camped out in the Giant city in Trollshaws him and his archer kill 6 giants a day and and a similar amount of worms… halfway to completing giant slaying deed, but today the last worm was taken down!


Thats the last of em…lets kill it!


Kill it quick someones trying to beam it (or me!) up!


LOTRO: Slowly calming down, swift to anger done!

17 Apr

OH YEAH…still waiting for GM to get in touch!

Tsuchump in North Downs: At last Swift to Anger deed done…finally completed class 1 deed! Had to complete in RED DPS which slowed my warg grinding slightly…


…but only slightly!


…soon after…

And other news, MadTsu in the SHIRE: wrapped up ALL SHIRE meta deed 🙂


…is that a pie? You must be mad MadTsu McMad!

Oh yeah...tis confirmed!

Oh yeah…tis confirmed!

AND back in Bree, Tsukuld did anniversary stuff:



And LANDY, in the Trollshaws?


Giant, Tsudryt and Archer the Archer!


LOTRO: Back to being a NEWB!

15 Oct

State of play over in THINKINGPLAY…thinking about LOTRO play

Now to cut a long story short I will jump to the end:

Having become a member of STEAM, I found these nice STATS:

LOTRO on Steam…

Steam Chart LOTROSteam Chart LOTRO sep14

OK so obviously all players of LOTRO do NOT play via STEAM but is still interesting nonetheless:

What happened in September than almost halved the number of players…

The last extension (links to LOTRO-wiki):-

Game Updates

Update 14.2 – The Dead Marshes – September 15, 2014

Update 14.1 – July 28, 2014

Update 14, The Paths of the Dead – July 14, 2014

So having got Tsukuld out of Moria to stupidly getting him stuck in Mirkwood.


Yeah thats Tsukuld’s landscape soldier, needed a healer!


Good idea, locking mechanism on the outside!

An expansion that I had NOT purchased…although I thought I had, I decided to grind some TP, and my method of choice is not to use many of my alts (or ready and waiting champs) but to create a Cappy on Withy…yeah I am missing Tsudryt on Landy…and had not played a cappy since HD came out.

2 two handed swords

2 two handed swords

ANd whois this att4

And that being too simple I decided to try multiboxing a hunter to find those dreaded sickle-flies in midgewater…so that means a new account, a basic F2P account…and wow is it basic…luckily I will be able to ship stuff to her to help out a bit!

Horrible starter

Ugly Hunter…

But imagine starting LOTRO like this, as a complete NEWB, the game looks basic, plays so basic and you are not even sure of what to do to get to the more interesting stuff…and its so lonely out in SPACE..er..Archet…

Never before have I thought so much that LOTRO needs a NEW introduction area for new players, an instanced server just for newbies would be kinda cool.

And that story I have finished already:

I am not sure where (probably CSTM) I heard but

Golden Joystick offering X-com Enemy Unknown…for FREE! You just need to vote.

I voted.

Then I was required to join STEAM…

I joined…

So unloaded Arc (Yeah I had recently tried to get NEVERWINTER to work, for the DM forge master part of the game…, it did not work and now I have limited space on my WIFE’s computer I better delete one game before adding another…) So l entered the world of STEAM…

7 million users in the last 48 hrs explains why it was so wet and humid.

And an even bigger STAT I found from PR dated January 15, 2014: http://www.joystiq.com/2014/01/15/steam-has-75-million-active-users-valve-announces-at-dev-days/

Well I suppose they can afford to give away the occasional game then…

…there is even an inducement to get Enemy Within at 80% off as well…

I have not played a serious PC game since I met my wife (other than LOTRO of course!)

LOTRO: RP Sillyness! [GW2!!!]

9 Jun

I have actually enjoyed casual RP in LOTRO a couple of times…my longest RP exchange was via letters to an Armourer on the Landy Captain Tsudryt would send an in character mail requesting armour and or equipment and the armourer would send an in character reply. Me myself and I have taken a pause from Landy, and I think Tsudryt’s Armourer as well…

Also have Opopa, a one legged hobbit burglar, hopping around Laurelin THE RP SERVER…avoiding all RP interaction so far…and see enough of other players that would indicate that most of the time other players do the same. Really…the end of ME is at hand…surely your adventurer should not return to Bree to pick flowers!

Head Burro has an issue with a RP guild in denial of the Living World stories in GW2…

Kind of reminded me of a certain famous comedy sketch from a certain group of British comedians…

* see bottom of blog not parrot for link to the likely creator of this graphic...I nicked it from his website...

* see bottom of blog, not parrot, for link to the likely creator of this graphic…I nicked it from his website!

MR. PRALINE – John Cleese

SHOP OWNER – Michael Palin

Mr. Praline: Never mind that, my lad. I wish to complain about this story what I purchased not half an hour ago from this very boutique.

Owner: Oh yes, the, uh, the Living World…What’s,uh…What’s wrong with it?

Mr. Praline: I’ll tell you what’s wrong with it, my lad. Its dead, that’s what’s wrong with it!

Owner: No, no, Its uh,…its resting.

Mr. Praline: Look, matey, I know a dead story when I see one, and I’m looking at one right now.

Owner: No no its not dead, its, its restin’! Remarkable story, the Living World, idn’it, ay? Beautiful storyline!

Mr. Praline: The storyline don’t enter into it. It’s stone dead.

Owner: Nononono, no, no! Its resting!

Mr. Praline: Now that’s what I call a dead story.

Owner: No, no…..No, Its stunned!

Mr. Praline: STUNNED?!?

Owner: Yeah! You stunned it, just as it was wakin’ up! Living Worlds stun easily, major.

Mr. Praline: Um…now look…now look, mate, I’ve definitely ‘ad enough of this. That story is definitely deceased, and when I purchased it not ‘alf an hour ago, you assured me that its total lack of movement was due to it bein’ tired and shagged out following a prolonged chapter.

Owner: Well, its…its, ah…probably pining.

Mr. Praline: PININ’ ?!?!?!? What kind of talk is that?, look, why did it fall flat on his back the moment I got ‘im home?

Owner: The Living World prefers keepin’ on it’s back! Remarkable story, id’nit, squire? Lovely wordage!

Mr. Praline: Look, I took the liberty of examining that story when I got it home, and I discovered the only reason that it had been standing in the first place was that it had been NAILED there.


Owner: Well, o’course it was nailed there! If I hadn’t nailed that story down, it would have twisted reality, bent the game-world apart, and VOOM! Feeweeweewee!

Mr. Praline: “VOOM”?!? Mate, this story wouldn’t “voom” if you put four million volts through it! ‘Its bleedin’ demised!

Owner: No no! ‘Its pining!

Mr. Praline: Its not pinin’! Its passed on! This story is no more! He has ceased to be! Its expired and gone to meet ‘is maker! Its a stiff! Bereft of life, ‘e rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed it to the perch ‘it’d be pushing up the daisies! ‘Is metabolic processes are now ‘istory! Its off the twig! Its kicked the bucket, Its shuffled off ‘is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisible!! THIS IS AN EX-STORY!!


Owner: Well, I’d better replace it, then. (he takes a quick peek behind the counter) Sorry squire, I’ve had a look ’round the back of the shop, and uh, we’re right out of other stories.

Mr. Praline: I see. I see, I get the picture.

Owner: (pause) I got a slug.


Mr. Praline: Pray, does it talk?

Owner: Nnnnot really.


Owner: N-no, I guess not. (gets ashamed, looks at his feet)

Mr. Praline: Well.


Owner: (quietly) D’you…. d’you want to come back to my place?

Mr. Praline: (looks around) Yeah, all right, sure.


Living World

‘The Living World in Guild Wars 2 is ArenaNet’s official term for changes to the game intended to bring the world of Guild Wars 2 to life. Each major game update includes NPCs, events, and sometimes new instances that tell the story of Tyria’s ongoing evolution. Although most of the Living World content has been temporary, these updates also have included permanent changes to the in-game world.’

So what is the point of RP’ing in a world that has been changed and denying it, Lion’s Arch was destroyed in a living world story.

RP…No its not…

GAMER: Yes it IS!

RP’er: No its not… we just need to RP it….

Called stretching imagination a wee bit too far!

Living World is a Dead World to some…

But denying the Living for the imagined past will lead to deadeningly complicated  gaming.


*Stephen J. Fulhum: website

LOTRO: One Week Flu Away!

13 Mar

Yeah got a flu, even worse, wife and nr1 son came down with it as well…nr2 son is simply a brute other than a slight runny nose (which he mixes with any available dirt to smear across his face!) he is simply immune to common diseases!

So managed to get only a little LOTRO play in (EVEN in the daytime which was nice :))

What did I do …er nothing much…

Tsudryt: finally selling Moria Rep items…even on Landy the market is drying up…where is everyone?

No pics of AH…boring…

Tsuhelm: Gave one big push to advance the Epic story line but distracted myself in The Flaming Depths…wrapped up the whole area and quests moved me towards the EXIT..so I hopped back to 21st hall…not ready for daylight yet!



Not stainless steel but maybe ‘rattus norvegicus’…


Should be more of stuff inside stuff…


Tsukuld: Family man…got the riding skill on second attempt…but only just…this is a VIP benefit? Woot…(SARCASM!)


My little pony… my first honest!

Tsukuld only has the freebie Rohan horse (pony), that will change…I hope… the armour is a bit OTT!

‘There’s Lots Of Rats Down Here
You Can See The Whites Of Their Eyes
They Got Sharp Teeth
Deep Breath
And Lots Of Diseases.’

The Stranglers – Down in the Sewers (Album: Rattus Norvegicus 1977)