Today marks an important date in my life as a Hobbit of Middle-earth, because I finally completed Volume I of the Epic Quest storyline!
I used to skip all the Epic Quests, because I was incredibly lazy and, being able to play only few hours a week in small chuncks of time, I wanted to explore new places without putting much effort to complete instances. After finishing Moria and getting tired of the Lothlorien repeatable quests, I found myself a little burned out with the game, I didn’t want to risk my life in Mirkwood yet and I didn’t want to purchase other regions. Thankfully my friends convinced me that the Epic Quest line wasn’t that bad, so I decided to give it a second chance and I picked it up from where I had left, like Book IV. I had 11 books of quests to complete and it looked like an impossible thing to do for me. But here I am with my new beautiful pony celebrating the victory!
I really enjoyed the story and I think LOTRO did a great job with these new characters that weren’t part of Tolkien’s original work. Here are some screenshots of the last part of the journey.
My plans are now to become Kindred with the Galadhrim and finish Volume II of the Epic Quest line, because I (obviously) neglected it when I was playing in Moria last year. Then, I’ll allow myself to continue helping Bingo Boffin and finally explore Mirkwood.
My goal for the future is to do the Epic Quests along with the regional ones, this way I’ll have a mix of easy and difficult things to do, I’ll keep up with the story and I won’t find myself again doing an instance after another. Lesson learned.