The Casual Gamer
Not all of us are hard core gamers...some of us just want to relax after a hard day at work and escape. This blog is for that kind of person. I will comment on Lord of the Rings and other MMORPG's that I have tried or am playing.
I started LOTRO about a year ago and have yet to find a better MMORPG for the casual gamer (not to say it has it's hardcore side as well). I don't do RAIDS (have no interest in them at all) and skip some of the over the top material (like instances in which you wipe many times to succeed). One of the best parts of this game (and any other) is learning a new character and exploring with them. I am hoping Turbine adds more beginning and mid content to their game as time goes by.
The Anti-Exploit bug
For those who have not tried Lord of the Rings Online I would encourage you to wait to try it as there is a serious problem with the game that is getting worse. Some mobs that you range or approach go into anti-exploit mode (you cannot attack them...they don't attack you and have little swirly icons over their heads). This has gotten progressively worse over the past few months with each update. Now here's the good part....so thinking that nothing is gonna happen you walk away from the mob and all of a sudden have three angry mobs coming after your back (maybe a new top secret AI mode?). Ok for some of you this might be an added bonus (kinda like Clouseau's sidekick Cato in The Pink Panther who attacked him at random), but for most of us it is not fun. I will keep you updated in this blog about Turbine's actions (if any) to remedy this problem.
Next blog I will review Perfect World (a "free" to play MMORPG).