I signed up for our kin watcher raid and I’m really glad I did. We went in with a mostly overlevelled raid force and it was a lot of fun. I was really pleased to have finally finished the deed and experienced the fight, even though it wasn’t anywhere near the challenge it must have been. I did sneak the UI off for a quick screenshot before we moved to the platform, I’m glad I did as I was too busy tanking tentacles after that!
I ventured into Moria today, trying to clear up some old deeds and realised that the 2nd half of Moria has been revamped. I had completely forgotten about it! I started a quest chain with Svanr the dwarf and it led to this solo instance where you receive a memory or vision. It was a pretty cool surprise and visually its simply amazing – I love the misty stone trees in the background. I don’t know if this quest chain was in game before.
I love the adventure xp gained from crafting, if I’m honest I’d buy levels if I could… I took my time levelling Eldaeriel and saw most of the sights of Middle Earth, its a bit daunting to face all that again. It must be really off-putting to anyone who starts playing and has friends at cap. Open tapping, auto loot and auto quests across the game is great and the great Bree-vamp is also very good. I have started the very scrooge like grind for the Yule war-steed appearance, I don’t know if I can be bothered to go the whole 120 quests or not. I am at 40 so far and I’m certainly not paying TP to reset the quests.
Team Orange have been busy, we’re all geared up (though improvements can still be made – most notably 2nd agers for myself and Aeowulf, c’mon Bugud!) and we’ve cleared the new instances on Tier 1 and will start tackling Tier 2 challenge shortly. The new instances are stunning and a lot of fun, am looking forward to running them again.
Webs of the Scuttledells
I have been completely slacking on the blogging front – usual combination of playing, being busy and getting cold after cold… Perhaps the New Year will be better ;)
Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year to you all :)
I’ve neglected the weekly screenshots lately so here’s two to make up for it ;) The screenshots picture The Argonath viewed from the back with incredible skies and reflections – absolutely gorgeous! Its harder to see in the Night shot, but they are taken from roughly the same angle.
Aeowulf, Dimzad and I have had a few months break from the game and now we’re back, we’ve had to shake off the dust and get back into our classes. The screenshot is from one of the Fornost instances, where we were taking our lower level minstrel friend through – I think Aeo had at least 20 mobs on him and it was relaxed enough that I could turn off the UI and take a couple of screenies – it was done grey to us of course… ;)
Last week the three of us were doing the Limlight Gorge intro quests to get ready for the dailies and we had trouble with the troll quest (full fellowship), where suddenly three of them come running at you. Last night the three of us stormed it – we’ve got our mojo back :D
those colours… just love them.
As I missed my weekly screenshot yesterday, I’m going to make up for it by posting 6 screenshots to join in the Gimme Six! challenge over at I rez therefore I am. I found out about the challenge by a post on Ravalation – check her screenshots out, they’re fab :)
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Dragon Age, Awakenings: Kal’hirol an abandoned Dwarven city and mine accessed via The Knotwood Hills. The architecture and lighting here is just stunning.
EQ2: This is Vasty Deep: The Conservatory accessed by entering The Vasty Deep via The Stonebrunt Highlands. This is the final boss of the zone and the colours and lighting in here are just beautiful.
Skyrim: The interior of the Bard’s College in Solitude. I just love the lighting in Skyrim :)
Skyrim: A view of the mountains and the aurora borealis from the city of Whiterun. Its located in the centre of Skyrim.
LOTRO: in contrast, Mirkwood is an elven homeland under siege. Pictured is the evil stronghold of Dol Guldur. Sauron (aka the Necromancer) has left at this point, but his Nazgul servant is still in charge…
LOTRO: the elven city of Lothlorien in Lord of the Rings Online. Its a beautiful place during the day but during the night-time it becomes very otherworldly and magical
**The final shot isn’t appearing for me if directly clicked or in the carousel slideshow (cannot see a reason why…) if this is bugging out for you too and you want to see it full size, right clicking and opening the image in a new tab seems to work.**