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Shamus Plays: LOTRO, Part 20

Shamus Young | 2 Jun 2010 13:00
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So, I'm back in the burned-out town of Archet, presumably looking for Amdir the ranger but really just looking for jobs that pay well and don't violate the laws of nature and common sense.

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I'm actually kind of curious what happened to the guy, but my real priority is earning enough money to buy myself some exotic clothes like I see the fancy folks wearing. I noticed I made a lot of money when I was working for humans, and I'd like to get my hands on some more of that sparkly human coin.

Of course, the reason working for humans is more profitable is because humans are always asking you to kill other humans. In the average quest at this level, you make 90 coppers but you can easily get three or four silver worth of junk from the brigands you're putting down. So if you take lots of non-combat quests (like those in the Shire) or fight a lot of animals (also a big part of the Shire quests) then your pockets might end up a little light. No big deal in the long run, unless you're some idiot trying to score expensive dyes and clothing at low levels. As a general rule, it's probably faster to level in the Shire, but faster to make money elsewhere. So the Shire is a good place for leveling alts.

Archet looks much the same as when I left it a couple of weeks ago. It's a burned-out shell of a town full of sadistic yokels and surrounded by bloodthirsty robbers.

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Remember Jon Brackenbrook? No? Well, you're not missing anything. I stop in and ask if he's heard anything about what happened to Amdir. He hasn't, but it turns out he has a message for me. He tells me to go to the Inn in Combe and meet with "someone." He acts like this is all hush-hush secret stuff, although I can't imagine anyone who would care. Heck, the message is for me, and I barely care.

In any case, I'm off to the next town.

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