Shamus Plays: LOTRO, Part 3

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Shamus Plays: LOTRO, Part 3

Morals? All I see are clothes...

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I did not know this existed.

To the archives!

*Nanananana*

"Anyway, instead of the standard MMOG exclamation mark this game uses a flaming ring as the symbol for "This bloke has a quest for you, why don't you chat him up?" Not just any ring, but the icon is obviously The One Ring. The single most evil object in the history of the entire world. This is like using a pentagram containing a flaming swastika made of horned skulls as the universal symbol for "help wanted".

I've got nothing else to say.

I love that stuffed bear.
also, the hat is awesome.

This is slowly becoming my favorite thing on Escapist, keep it up.

I'd kill for that hat, and I miss being able to whack out an instrument, attempt to play a song with the party I was with whilst we were waiting for someone.

You should end each strip with a song.

And that hat looks bad ass.

Flying Dagger:
I love that stuffed bear.
also, the hat is awesome.

The hat = epic win~!

When you're so small, is this an automatic teabag? Hmmmm...

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I just found my new sig line...

"I'm sure the deadly beasts will be no match for my lute and iambic pentameter."

Love it. Love it!

Leslee

Who Dares Wins:
"Anyway, instead of the standard MMOG exclamation mark this game uses a flaming ring as the symbol for "This bloke has a quest for you, why don't you chat him up?" Not just any ring, but the icon is obviously The One Ring. The single most evil object in the history of the entire world. This is like using a pentagram containing a flaming swastika made of horned skulls as the universal symbol for "help wanted".

Awesome stuff Shamus! Can't wait for the next part. :D

Very nice :)

Shamus Young:
I'm sure the deadly beasts will be no match for my lute and iambic pentameter.

Iambic pentameter is for poems not music, you're a very ill educated minstrel. Everything else was hilarious though.

Nice hat.

I'm enjoying this :3 More and more each time! It's making me want to play it too...

I can't wait till Weathertop. 'After slaying a few orcs, I see something resembling a jail. I open it up... and out comes a CAVE TROLL.

How does one go about making green shoes in ye olden times of Middle Earth? Green cows? Grass-stains?
Anyways, they're clearly worth the deaths of whoever you had to kill to get them. I guess you'd say they're accessories to die for.

Wow, the people of middle-earth offer clothes to Hobbit women to make them kill people, good deal to me.

I would like to point out that the non-combat extras in LOTRO simply rock. Pipe smoking and lute playing for the win!

Oh Shamus.. you're not by chance ACTUALLY putting these songs to music are you? Love to see your abc files...

Anyone else find it kinda weird that people in fantasy settings tend to refer to each other by race rather than by name? Greeting someone by calling them "elf" or "hobbit" sounds as awkward to me as saying, "Hail, whitey!" or "Greetings, black man!"

Seriously, I hate when they have you kill 10 Slightly Agitated Spiders and the next quest has you kill 12 Very Angry Spiders when you have to pass by the Very Angrys to get to the Slightly Agitateds.

Calatar:
How does one go about making green shoes in ye olden times of Middle Earth? Green cows? Grass-stains?

Dye?

Keep it up!

awesome
what lvl are you btw?
would you be able to tell us when you ding :3

The Great JT:
Seriously, I hate when they have you kill 10 Slightly Agitated Spiders and the next quest has you kill 12 Very Angry Spiders when you have to pass by the Very Angrys to get to the Slightly Agitateds.

Very very true, and I hate this too. Thankfully LOTRO has improved at this somewhat, but they haven't shaken it entirely.. even some of the new quests/areas in the newest expansion do it. Argh.

Instead of guarding the food, I'd like to think they were figuring how to part it so each soldier has adequate nutrients for the battle ahead. It's the only RATIONal thing I can see them doing.

Was that... a stuffed and mounted GIANT SPIDER on the wall in that last shot?

Sorry, that's absolutely NOT a trophy I'd want in my lodge hall! GAH!

As soon as I got concerned that he might someday run out of the desire to write about loving clothes so much he'll kill for them, suddenly the murder becomes easier. I must admit, you've written yourself well out of a corner there Shamus!

I do agree about the quests too. I remember in some early World of Warcraft stuff they'd constantly be sending me back to the same place to kill different things, even though I've likely killed a dozen of them last time. Of course my favorite one is "You should collect these things off these guys!" Well, why didn't you tell me before I killed a dozen of them? They've probably cleaned up the bodies by now.

Ah frick! I posted a comment on the wrong thread. That's what I get for staying up too late.

Reminds me of arguing with the fiancee.

Me: "But I don't wanna have to clean the living room today!"
Her: "I'll buy you Bayonetta."
Me: "Where do I start?"

DeadlyYellow:
Instead of guarding the food, I'd like to think they were figuring how to part it so each soldier has adequate nutrients for the battle ahead. It's the only RATIONal thing I can see them doing.

i see what you did there

OT:i find this to be very similar to when i played a trial for this with my GF

i got bored of killing spiders really fast (they're every where :{O <--surprised face with mustache)

i like they way you tell the story more, it makes it funny

P.S. are you gonna do more bits like this when you finish doing it with LotRO?

and if so, what MMO will you use next?

Really great, Shamus. I love this humour. Being a LotROist since beta I'll be following you.

Azure-Supernova:
I'm enjoying this :3 More and more each time! It's making me want to play it too...

Join the free trial. 2 weeks of time to decide.

Haha I love this. Getting better every time.

Keep it up!

Fantastic series! I'm already loving it!

Outta the way, peck! (Willow)

All this talk of clothes brought me to think about what sort of undergarments hobbits wear. Is it boxers, briefs, thongs, panties, sumo wrappings, goblins? I also noticed in one of your screenshots with Mudbrick that you're simply a scaled down model, and that your hobbitish proportions are deficient. What cup size are you using, Shamus? And by the way, if the bardic career doesn't carry a tune for you, I know for certain, that at your stature, many a human could provide an alternative source of income.

These are just tangent thoughts though. I am enjoying your commentary on the paths of Middle Earth. Does your neck get tired of looking up at those mutant humies?

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