I’ve been meaning to do this for a while, but it takes time to take screenshots and everything, so I always kept putting it off. But now that we are getting to the end of December, I need at least one blog post, so that my archives won’t have a time-gap, and I thought this would be a perfect time to introduce all of my Lord of the Rings Online characters and their various cosmetics (since playing dress-up is one of my favorite things about the game).
Just some background information: I started playing LOTRO in December 2007, I believe. I played for most of 2008, then took a long break when the Moria expansion came out. My main character, a minstrel, was level 47 then and level-cap was 50, so I always regret not taking her to the top. The game back then was a lot of fun and a lot more challenging both because it sometimes took hours or even days to find a group for the epic quest line and because some classes (like Lore-Master) were almost impossible to solo-level.
Fast-forward to 2011: I came back to the game once I heard it had gone Free-To-Play. I’m just not willing to pay ten or fifteen dollars a month to play a game that I take such long breaks from, which I still do (I usually play for a few weeks or a couple of months and then stop playing for a couple of months). I started playing on Silverlode (*sobs*) with my favorite character, Cetrina, and my favorite class, Lore-Master. By 2012, I switched over to Brandywine, since Silverlode didn’t have many players. Since then, I have made quite a few characters and just love getting all sorts of cosmetics for them. I always missed Cetrina and thought I would never play her again, but since Turbine is consolidating servers, I now have Cetrina with me on Brandywine, and I couldn’t be happier.