Shamus Plays: LOTRO, Part 8

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Shamus Plays: LOTRO, Part 8

Getting the hell out of Dodge Archet.

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Mail in this game never seems to end well, does it? I mean, mail was how you got into this predicament to begin with...

where is the new hat! we want to see the hat!

i can barely wait until lulzy starts getting epic gear.

With the amount of bandits killed in fantasy games over the years, the species populations should all be zero. Meaning they're all extinct.

Still a pimp hat. And Lulzy of all hobbits should know it's Michel Delving, not Michael ;)

Smashingly funny as always. Do tell us when you get the new hat!

Mortagog:
Smashingly funny as always. Do tell us when you get the new hat!

Yeah, I am really liking this series of yours, keep it up!

and lol on hat XD

This series is absolutely hilarious, please keep them up Shamus!

And the lulz return. :) A great episode.. even if you did spell Michel Delving wrong. :p

This is easily the funniest series currently on the Escapist!

That human chick is good looking, what's her phone number name?

Lulzy's outfit looks stylish too, probably thanks to the hat and sabre..

Absolutely loltastic!
Teehee... that letter at the bottom of the pile....

The bit about the postmaster totally made me giggle. I look forward to this every week, and you never let me down, Shamus.

Love it! I especially enjoy Lulzy waxing poetic at the end of each segment.

But I have to take issue with the following sentence:

"...ran away like a woman..."

No self-respecting hobbit would say something sexist like that! Lulzy knows better.

Leslee

The Lulzy bard strikes lyrical gold once again. I hope to see more her sharp combat skills and even sharper wit.

Galad:
That human chick is good looking, what's her phone number name?

Her name is long enough so that by the time you finish saying it she's had children with some other man.

I understand the envy of those who have matching outfits. In World of Warcraft, the last time my Forsaken Warrior had a fully-matching set of armor, she looked like an angry little totem every time she stood next to a Tauren. Now it's all mix-n-match again.

Also, I would be seriously reluctant to get into a fight with a Hobbit. Especially one with a known history of junk-stabbing. Not everybody can afford mithril underpants, or the anti-chafing potions they require!

lesterley:
Love it! I especially enjoy Lulzy waxing poetic at the end of each segment.

But I have to take issue with the following sentence:

"...ran away like a woman..."

No self-respecting hobbit would say something sexist like that! Lulzy knows better.

Leslee

Gah!

That should have been "SCREAMING like a woman". Missing word. And unfortunately the sentence still makes sense without it, which is why it wasn't caught. :(

Yeah. It makes no sense that Lulzy would say that.

And you thought Sauron was scary. He's nothing compared to the evil might of the POSTMASTER GENERAL!!! WAH HA HA AH HAHA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!

For all who might think that the character of Mundo Sacksville-Baggins is ridiculous, at least this time the humor is intentional. The Sacksville-Baggins(sp?) are depicted in the game the same way that Tolkien viewed them- as absolutely worthless, conniving ne'er do wells who think the whole world owes them a favor.

I thought after the picture with the postman the next lines would be...
"But just beyond Bounder I see..."
A Mailbox! and the postman... THE POSTMAN!

Gesturing at my package he says, "That one needs to go to Michael Delving. Off you go!"

No double entedres there.

This is the funniest series on the Escapist right now -- hands down my favorite.

...but the Blackwolds are actually somehow poorer that the people they just robbed.

Brilliant.

I love this series, and the adventures of lulzy. Reading this even made me want to play the game lol.

I love reading about Lulzy, you have me this close | | to starting playing lord of the rings online again. Was a fun game, but I didn't know many people and got bored.

Been playing LotRO mostly on my own from 1 to 60 the last month or so. Despite the lower population, fairly entertaining.

I don't know how many garments share that pattern, but Scout Armor, tailor-crafted medium armor, is one of the types of clothing that looks like what that human woman's wearing. My burglar has several pieces of it. Unfortunately Lulzy wouldn't be able to get her hands on that for quite some time as it's level 50+ gear. :|

Actually, it's quite easy to get stuff that looks fairly well together. All you have to do is stop by an Auction House in any of the major cities, and purchase enough dye pots to cover your whole outfit (one pot per article of clothing).

It's a bit expensive, as dyes are only available as player crafted items, but usually you end up looking pretty good no matter what you're wearing.

Another issue is that if you get some new piece of clothing, you will have to dye it again to match.

That name's not long, long names take up 2 lines. :D

Its a trap Lulzy! Don't take that satchel!

Yeah, that mail delivering quest was the bane of my existence. I can't stress how much I loathed it. Needless to say, I avoided the pie deliveries like the plague.

Technically, that's a female elf. Despite that, the humour is spot on as always :) Don't think you're getting out of anything by running errands in the Shire as opposed to Breeland ;)

SoldieroFortune:
Another issue is that if you get some new piece of clothing, you will have to dye it again to match.

Two issues with the dye system: it only dyes one part of any given garment (if a cloak is four different colors, only one of them is going to be changed by dye; the other three are always their defaults) - which sucks - and not all garments dye the same shade. My "violet" outfit is only violet in most places; the legs had to be dyed indigo to get dark enough to match everything else's violet. Fortunately the dressing room lets you test these things out in advance, but it makes it difficult to get an ensemble to match if "gold" isn't the same gold on all the pieces you want to wear.

The second bit is particularly nitpicky, though. It's the only-dyes-one-part detail that really irks me about the system.

SoldieroFortune:
Actually, it's quite easy to get stuff that looks fairly well together. All you have to do is stop by an Auction House in any of the major cities, and purchase enough dye pots to cover your whole outfit (one pot per article of clothing).

It's a bit expensive, as dyes are only available as player crafted items, but usually you end up looking pretty good no matter what you're wearing.

Another issue is that if you get some new piece of clothing, you will have to dye it again to match.

Yep, at level 20 you get access to 2 cosmetic outfit sets. This means you have your normal MMO mishmash of gear on your active gear page but then have 2 different selectable outfits to choose from that are what are actually what everyone sees. It's pretty easy to cobble together a good looking outfit from any level of gear and then tweak it using the dye system.

Of note is that once you reach level 20 on one character, every other character afterwords has access to their 2 cosmetic outfits right from level 1.

Galad:
That human chick is good looking, what's her phone number name?

She's actually an elf, not a human. :)

Ahhh sardonic brilliance.

And Lulzy...good little fighter that one apparently.

StriderShinryu:

Galad:
That human chick is good looking, what's her phone number name?

She's actually an elf, not a human. :)

On my way out of town, I encounter a human

That part confused me, on closer inspection her name is elven indeed. And the pointy ears are not visible *grumble*.

i have to admit tho my favorite n00b missions have always been the hobbit ones. However the most efficient ones are definitely the human ones. Generally just stay away from the Dwarf/Elf ones <.<

the way the post office works in the shire you would think they have to charge you a gold piece for mail since they would have to hire all the day laborers (Bounders) to do the job for them.

In communist Shire, the mail owns you.

This is one of my favorite series on here. That postmaster bit was hilarious...

And yes, shamus on YOU for making me want to play LOTRO again... Dang!

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