MMO Viking

December 11, 2009

Sword Hall of Dol Guldur

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The Viking Fellowship put the smack down on the Sword Hall of Dol Guldur in Mirkwood on hardmode last night.  It was awesome.  Redranth tanked, Nindrojrir healed and DPS’ed when able, and Beowyf DPS’ed like crazy the whole time.  Hardmode means you must take on all 3 bosses at once and beat them within I think 20 minutes or a bunch of additional mobs come and make things very difficult.  It might of been the coolest thing we have accomplished in lotro so far.  Very satisfying.  Red and Beo both got the +25 rad helms from Dol Guldur token turn ins.  Redranth made level 65 yesterday too, congrats Red.  Next on our list is the new 6-man dungeon that we haven’t tried yet.  It’s hard for us to get Adanther, Borthos and expecially Canum all on at the same time as us.  So we will probably recruit 1 or 2 members of the Kinship when we try it.  In other news Red and Beo both have thier Archer soldiers at tier 19 working on 20.  It might be a race to max them out.  Beowyf’s soldier is Beobo, Beowyf’s mother’s brother.  Nindrojrir is Beowyf’s son.  So Beobo is Nindrojrir’s great uncle.  Redranth’s soldier is Neecrol named after an old EQ / WoW playing buddy.  I think Neecrol is still playing World of Warcraft, it’s a shame.  Nindrojrir’s soldier is a herbalist named Smartbeo.  I think he might be related to Beowyf in some manner too.  MMO Viking is going to insist Nin refer to Beobo as Uncle Beobo. 

December 7, 2009

The Guardian

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Adanther the Guardian is the next member of the Viking Fellowship I am going to talk about.  After Beowyf and Nindrojrir, Adanther might have the third most actual lotro gameplay time.  Which means a couple things.  The best thing is he is around to help out and will do so whenever asked.  Another thing this means is like Beo and Nin he doesn’t have much of a real life!  Just kidding about that last part, well kinda.  When Ada and Borthos first started playing lotro we yelled at them for both picking guardians, because we already had our Fellowship tank Redranth.  Borthos finally relented and made a Rune Keeper thank Thor.  I make fun of Ada sometimes for being a guardian and not the main tank, with comments like “Hey Ada summon me”  as if he was a captain and etc.  But I have come to realize he does come in useful as the 2nd Tank of the fellowship, great for off tanking especially when there is 2 boss monsters at once.  Also he helped me on one of my final epic quests in Moria when Red wasn’t around which was awesome.   Adanther is another of the X-Everquest crew from Prexus.  In Everquest he played a Frog Cleric which was funny and I enjoyed.  Ada has sworn to never play a healer since though.  Beowyf is jealous of Adanther for a couple things.  Ada gets to wear cool heavy plate armor and gets to wield a huge bad ass two-handed hammer.  MMO Viking loves battle hammers.  Adanther should of been a dwarf but that’s ok.  Being the race of man, the largest playable free person race, the hammer he wields is giganormous.  Seriously that thing would weigh 95 lbs in real life.  Adanther you should name your hammer something cool like “KICK-ASS”.     

December 6, 2009

Epic storyline

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I continued the new Mirkwood epic quest line last night with Nindrojrir’s urging.  He claims I get to fire a ballista.  MMO Viking is all for using siege equipment.  The story is very cool.  I’m actually enjoying it more then the Mines of Moria epic quest line.  That’s blasphemy I know I love dwarves.  Nin somehow got Kindred to the Malledhrim in Mirkwood yesterday.  I don’t know how but I think he is a witch!  Beo is still on ally faction with them.  Anyway the Mirkwood epic questline is very very good.  I think it’s cool how Mirkwood is always foggy / mirky but when you get to certain points of the quest and do the instances, it’s night and clear with a huge full moon.  Very creepy and you feel something is going to happen, something dreadful.  Beowyf would describe it as a feeling deep in his dwarf gut that the shit is going to hit the fan.


December 5, 2009

Ding 65

Beowyf dinged level 65 last night with Adanther and Nindrojrir in close second at level 64.  That means the three of us out leveled Capron by thirteen levels the past week.  This makes MMO Viking sad!  C’mon cappy don’t stall out now!  After making it to the level cap I fast traveled around the various Malledhrim camps in Mirkwood trying to find my new potion recipes.  I found them at the large fort in the middle of Mirkwood.   The fort has two names.  The first is Minas Celebolf which means Minas=Tower and Celebolf=golden flower, so Tower of the golden flower.  The second name is Ost Galadh which means Ost=Fortress and Galadh=tree, so Fortress of the tree.  I’m thinking the Malledhrim renamed it Ost Galadh when they took it over recently.  This is Beowyf’s new home-base.  No more 21st hall for Beo.  Beo found the malledhrim acquaintance faction vendors here.  So I traded in the tokens and got Beo the new Malledhrim-faction Morale, Power, Fear, Wound, Disease, and Poison potions.  Beo has been making some cash from his alchemy lately.  I am really glad a switched from explorer.  Everyone always needs potions!  Also I’ve gotten the new battle scrolls recipes and the new improved bow-chant breach finder recipe.  Cool stuff.  Ost Galadh has a large crafting hall inside it, not small like the Mines of Moria 21st hall one.  And the crafting hall even has a bank inside it!  Only thing missing is an auction house in it but that’s asking too much I’m sure.  I discovered also that there is a Skirmish trainer and captain in our neighborhood of Barleywick in the Shire.  I thought that was kind of cool.  Here’s a screenshot of Beowyf the Alchemist making potions in the Tree-Fort crafting hall.

December 3, 2009

Siege of Mirkwood skirmishing

It’s been a couple days since the launch of Siege of Mirkwood.  I’ve been sick with a cold which sucks.  Beowyf is level 63, 2 more levels to go!  The Viking Fellowship has been having fun with the new skirmish system.  It is fun I pretty much like everything about it.  The only thing I don’t like is having to protect NPC’s from dying.  But I’m sure we will get better at it.  Capron seems stuck at level 48 for some reason.  It seems he made level 48 in two weeks and has now stayed at level 48 for two weeks.  Nin and I thinks he tradeskills too much.  Tradeskill once you hit level 65 cappy!  Another member of the fellowship is Derrigaul the Human Champion, who made level 52 today.  Derrigaul is MMO Vikings best friend from high school.  We have been playing MMOs since you had to roll 20 sided dice to play, and write you character on a piece of paper.  RIP Gygax.  Derrigaul likes to complete every side quest possible and enjoy the lore and story and smell the roses along the way.  Needless to say Nin and Beo disapprove!  Thats alright though come 2011 we will all be the same level, unless the raise the cap again!  Beowyf’s soldier is Beobo his uncle who taught him how to hunt.  Derrigaul’s soldier is a female herbalist that he verbally abuses.  I will be posting some new stuff in the funnies section so check it out ya’ll.

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