Shamus Plays: LOTRO, Part 10

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Shamus Plays: LOTRO, Part 10

Those clothes aren't going to buy themselves, you know.

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remember that the farmers are the backbone of the Shire, hopefully that will keep you warm since you cant afford to pay the rent.

I really enjoy the series. Funny as well at times provides insight to the game play mechanics.

Lulzy really seems to be enjoying that pipe. You know, if this were a movie, enjoying a good smoke like that would push the G-rated violence, murder, and arson to a R-rating.

LOL!
notice the content of the other bags?
SHOES!
loads and loads of shoes.

A Strong Bad reference before I even started the story! You rock, sir.

When will Homstarrunner.com update?

Brothers Chaps! Why have you forsaken me?

Anacortian:
When will Homstarrunner.com update?

Brothers Chaps! Why have you forsaken me?

My sentiments exactly.

Also, what new shenanigans shall Lulzy get into next week?

jdhays:
Lulzy really seems to be enjoying that pipe. You know, if this were a movie, enjoying a good smoke like that would push the G-rated violence, murder, and arson to a R-rating.

I know what you mean.

Think of the children!

OT: Another good entry into a pretty entertaining series. It has taught me to never work for a post office, and to never use the post office.

For Farming, there's an easy trick.

Get your bits and pieces together, Sow seeds.
Turn 60 degrees, sew again. Repeat.

As soon as you've got 6 seeds out, they should be ready for harvesting, Harvest 6times.

It's a lot faster, but don't go above 6 as the game craps out on you and you lose plots.

Farmville in LOTR?

The_root_of_all_evil:
For Farming, there's an easy trick.

Get your bits and pieces together, Sow seeds.
Turn 60 degrees, sew again. Repeat.

As soon as you've got 6 seeds out, they should be ready for harvesting, Harvest 6times.

It's a lot faster, but don't go above 6 as the game craps out on you and you lose plots.

You must be Sam I suppose? :)

I know maybe it's one bridge too far for a girl but selling a few shoes could help you in keeping youre selfrespect and hands clean.

I don't mean all of them!

Oh boy that's a lot of shoes.

"...unsavory practices like killing giant spiders, murdering people, or delivering mail."

Comedy gold, as always, sir. *wild applause*

GreyDuck:
"...unsavory practices like killing giant spiders, murdering people, or delivering mail."

Comedy gold, as always, sir. *wild applause*

Certainly! The thing is makes it seem like such a common occurance...heh

Dodgy:

You must be Sam I suppose? :)

PO-TATE-OES! ;)

God, this is hilarious!

Er, but I hope you're not implying that you WON'T be writing this for the next three years!

The longer i read this, the more my respect for this game drops. At least you make it funny to read about. What kind of other dumb quests did they put in there i wonder?

Now, go and abuse yourself some more for our fun Shamus.

You know, I read a thread similar to this feature, except it was entirely text. It was a humorous, insightful romp through the early levels of RuneScape(don't give me that look) that gained a cult following. It had to end, though, as the writer ceased to be new and uninformed.

I have to wonder; at what point will Shamus stop being a "noob" and start, for example, making boat loads of cash? At what level will he stop doing meaningless quests that often do not profit? Personally, I think the series will become more interesting once Luly is a respected hero, decked out head to toe, but who's to say?

The Great JT:

Also, what new shenanigans shall Lulzy get into next week?

I believe it will be cooking of some sort, as next week will be "Easy as pie".

Wait ... you sold your crops ... back to the vendor?!? :0

You might have made a lot more money if you'd have chosen one of the vegetable crops (pipeweed usually doesn't sell well, unless we're talking about Shire Sweet-leaf, now that's another story) and posted it to the auction house. Cooks (even top tier ones) are always in need of even the most basic vegetables.

Those price-gouging seamstresses would have to think twice when their husbands came home with bushels of your onions!

Also, referring to the poster above me ... I doubt it's cooking ... Think post office quests ... with pie!

The_root_of_all_evil:

Dodgy:

You must be Sam I suppose? :)

PO-TATE-OES! ;)

You know, boil em', mash em', stick em' in a stew.

I'm sorry, I just couldn't resist.

sooperman:
You know, I read a thread similar to this feature, except it was entirely text. It was a humorous, insightful romp through the early levels of RuneScape(don't give me that look) that gained a cult following. It had to end, though, as the writer ceased to be new and uninformed.

I have to wonder; at what point will Shamus stop being a "noob" and start, for example, making boat loads of cash? At what level will he stop doing meaningless quests that often do not profit? Personally, I think the series will become more interesting once Luly is a respected hero, decked out head to toe, but who's to say?

He did fifteen for Champions Online, but he's getting paid for this, so it might be longer. Also, Shamus isn't new to LotRO, he's done this a few times before and is just acting surprised for our enjoyment.

I really hope that this series goes on after he gets his new clothes.

Nice to see Shamus continuing the stereotype of girls having lots of shoes. Christ, thats a bunch of shoes!

Even my wife, a gamer chick who is also a self-professed "anti-girlie" has a secret closet full of boots and shoes. It's quite disturbing. Every woman I've ever known has a hidden closet of shoes.

So yeah, when I saw those open bags full of shoes....now THAT's good RP!!!!

Sjakie:
The longer i read this, the more my respect for this game drops. At least you make it funny to read about. What kind of other dumb quests did they put in there i wonder?

Now, go and abuse yourself some more for our fun Shamus.

As Shamus pointed out before, he handpicks the quests that make for an easier write and a funnier read. Also, the Shire is full of this sort of silliness because, well, it's the Shire and that's what Hobbits are like.

Many of quests outside of the Shire, particularly those in the Epic line, are quite devoid of silliness (though it's rare that they totally escape from typical MMO quests game mechanics wise).

By and large LOTRO is actually a fairly serious MMO that gets punctuated with the same sort of humour you find in the books.

That... is a lot of shoes. Even my inventory isn't that filled with clothing. :)

LOL, good job on the shoes ;-)

I love the fact you put one of the unhappy faces right on top of Michael Delving to hide the correct spelling. I don't play LoTRO, but I'm tempted from reading these, or know much about the lore so can't comment on the correct spelling.

This is probably one of my favourite things on the escapist at the moment.

randommaster:

He did fifteen for Champions Online, but he's getting paid for this, so it might be longer. Also, Shamus isn't new to LotRO, he's done this a few times before and is just acting surprised for our enjoyment.

I really hope that this series goes on after he gets his new clothes.

That's right; I'd completely forgotten about those. Ah, memories.

Anyway, I should imagine that Luly(Shamus) has only just embarked on her(his) quest, and we will see plenty more of the massive universe presented. One should hope, anyway.

sooperman:

randommaster:

He did fifteen for Champions Online, but he's getting paid for this, so it might be longer. Also, Shamus isn't new to LotRO, he's done this a few times before and is just acting surprised for our enjoyment.

I really hope that this series goes on after he gets his new clothes.

That's right; I'd completely forgotten about those. Ah, memories.

Anyway, I should imagine that Luly(Shamus) has only just embarked on her(his) quest, and we will see plenty more of the massive universe presented. One should hope, anyway.

We'll preobably see the area after the Shire just so Lulzy can get matching clothes. Here's hoping for ten more installments.

Actually, the resource-gathering professions related to weaponcrafting and armorsmithing generally turn a nice profit. This is funnier, though.

Just a quick disclaimer to ease your minds:

There shouldn't be an emphasis on pipe-weed. It's a common mistake; the good professor said that it's just Shire-talk for tobacco. So no need to worry about your young'uns getting high by letting them play. Just lung cancer. But that's what the 'T' rating is for.

Anyways, the Goose laid another Golden Egg. Keep em coming. I'm thinking about making an omelette recipe with them. Now back to my genocidal persecution of all orc-kind. *trots off skipping and whistling*

I wasn't suggesting that the young lady was doing anything illicit. Quite the contrary. She looks like an ad for Jolly Sailor Pipe Tobacco. In fact, if she was smoking something else, it might take the curse off of it.

Also, in that screenshot, it looks like she has a bit of Captain Morgan in her.

ucciolord1:
Actually, the resource-gathering professions related to weaponcrafting and armorsmithing generally turn a nice profit. This is funnier, though.

This is true, you can make a lot of money just running around gathering stuff. One profession (The Forester?) lets you do plants, wood and metals all at the same time, I think.

A great read as usual.
As fun as the Shire is (both to experience and read about), I am starting to look forward to Lulzy spending more time with the big folk and their silly ways again.

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