I first started playing LOTRO when I heard about this cool course on Coursera. I thought, "Jeez I get to play a game for a course and learn about stuff too? I gotta try it!". 3 years later and a second time through the course and I've only gotten more excited about all of it. VU has such an amazing bunch of people with great personalities and everyone is always willing to help! I still have a hard time asking for assistance since in any other game I play, I never see such selflessness from so many. If you need a reason or 100 to join this Kin, any one of us could easily tell you more than enough :D
Now I don't really have much to say about my characters, but I'll describe them anyhow. So when I first started playing, I joined a different server from Gladden but I can't seem to recall which. I made a Lore-Master and got to about level 12 before having extreme difficulty with many things in the game. I then went to the discussion page on Coursera and someone had mentioned Gladden having the Kinship I should join for the course. So I thank that anonymous hero for all that has transpired after I made the switch.
I then created Kriosorin, an Elf Champion. I guess there's just something about elegantly striking down more than 5 foes at once that really worked better than the whole Lore-master lingo. I managed to get into the kin, and my progress was instantly buffed through many a peoples help. After the course ended, I continued to play the game for a few months and then suddenly went on a hiatus for nearly a year. I came back to the game about a week before the course would begin again and decided I'd give it another go. And that was it. I just couldn't stop from then on. Never have I ever enjoyed a grind in a game as in LOTRO. It's just amazing to have an entire WORLD to explore and adventure and just get away from the small town you may live in.
The next creation of mine was IronKrios, an Elf Rune-keeper. Fun fact about myself and these names is that "IronKrios" is my universal name for most things Online. "Kriosorin" is simply an epic sounding anagram of the original. I haven't had much fun with this toon but I expect I'll come back to him after I feel the time is right.
I came up with the surname "Celorfiwyn" through some LoTR translations of names and stuck with it. For some reason I used the surname to make a Warden, which I wanted to try out for a long time. After getting to about level 25, I realized it was much more complicated to play than I had expected. Again, I'll return to my Warden once I'm more well versed with the entire mechanics of the game.
Now I introduce my second favorite character and my most recent addition, Buteon the Beorning! I absolutely love his class and have so many expectations of him. You can tell I've preferred to play him over my last two characters since he's already level 34 within a month of creation XD.
This has been a more or less brief review of my LOTRO experience, but I hope to get more involved with the Kin and certainly have more adventures to come back and tell in the near future. If anyone reading this has any sort of question to ask of me, please do! I enjoy talking to just about anyone and most likely will give an answer.
See you in Middle-Earth!
Wanna check out my Instagram? Here's my username: ironkrios
Couldn't have asked for a better kin in the world.
August 2018: New Tolkein book on the subjugation of Gondolin expected out.
Alliance with Knights of Seven Stars (KOTSS) and Celtic Social Club (CSC) formed! Sign up for the Dischord Channel to see Weekly Activities!
Harvest Fest runs through Nov. 1! Apologies for not adding it to the calendar
@Krio That was recently requested by Scutto as well. If you look in the forums, I recently added a section just for that purpose, still fine tuning it but feel free to post there :+)
I'm not sure if the messgae box for the kin has a character limit but I think it'd be cool to input crafting needs, like if someone needed a certain cloak they could have that added to a list of things that people need made for them
I have added a new chapter to ToME. Check it out in the Journals of the kin site.
Congrats to Kriosorin on hitting 100! He's on his way to his first level cap character!
yep soon :) and fine here i'll be on my toon ettenmere
@Arhil Doing great! How are you? I hope we get to see you in-game again one of these days :+)
Hey everyone! Barg here! Does anyone need some food for toons level 66 or lower? If you do, send a mail request to Pernorgud. Thanks!
@Arhil There are plans to do more Throne of Dread Terror and Silent Street (Tier 2) starting the first weekend in February. If you are interested still, please send The Professor (Cherryble) an in-game note.
@Arhil Thank you, friend! Happy New Year to you as well!