Lord of the rings online
…and the vacations are over, I’m back to my PC and Lord of the rings online. Turbine introduced some updates – and new currency. Bounders’ Tokens, that are drop-only. However, the mechanic of these tokens are interesting. Player is to donate tokens to NPC in Michel Delving and NPC won’t accept less than 50 tokens. Donate 250 tokens – get 5 Turbine points and access to tier I barter items; donate 1000 tokens – access tier II and with 2500 tokens comes tier III. Barter items offers valuable Symbol of Cerebrimbor and (not so valuable) steed of Michel Delving. Also, some jewellery is offered, but all for lvl.85 and nothing too good for my Champion.
This mechanic is weird. it’s the same like you go to McDonalds and give 5 times the price of burger…to be able to purchase BigMac. In normal world things work another way: if you have money, you buy. Also, Turbine told that if players donate 2 million tokens, steed will become avalaible (at the price of 1500 tokens) etc. So, in order to purchase mount and symbol, player has to donate 3750 tokens and yet pay 3000 tokens.
Looks like Turbine repaired Dragoich: a loss for me, because I did not purchase Isengard expansion, only quest pack. But – it may be for later purchases.
My NaktiesKarys went to do some deeds, then slayed some monsters in Enedwaith. At the end of the day I had 899 Turbine points, some 80 Bounder tokens.
And so the day has ended. I left satisfied (kind of) with thoughts about grinding more TPs and tokens. Have to do lots of slaying, but this is not bad as long as I get TPs or even xp. Life is normal in Lotro.