weekly screenshot: the watcher

the watcher

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!



you shall not…



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.

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 🙂

weekly screenshot: mojo

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 😀

gimme six!

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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**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.**