Gearing Up for Update 6 – Forth Eorlingas!

Today Turbine released some screenshots, lore snipets and video of the seven new zones we will be getting in Update 6. This includes lots of Rohirrim camps and even… a Rohirrim village!! This is moment I’ve been waiting for since I started the game. I absolutely love Rohan and everything about it. That’s why Cithryth is from Rohan (and Herefara too). I love the lore and just the whole idea of Rohan.

So I’m pretty excited to start heading there.

The videos and screenshots inspired me to make two outfits for each of my high level characters (Cithryth, Herefara, Sriracha). Since they are two Rohirrim women and a Lothlorien elf, it makes pretty good sense given where these new zones are.

So here are my outfits I’ve made for Cithryth in anticipation of the new update!

Sagewood enters Eregion – with outfits!

Later this week I’ll be making a post about the things I’ve gotten for Christmas (Some of which are Lord of the Rings related of course), but I wanted to make a post about LOTRO specifically because I’ve been playing it a lot this week since my winter break started. I got 3200 TP as a Christmas gift, which I used to buy the new Fleet-Footed Goat for Cithryth. I think it matches her outfits quite well, just like the Grey Horse.

I’ve also managed to snag a pretty cool light armour chest piece from the auction house. I believe it comes from one of the new instances, but I’m not sure. All I know is, I love it for Sagewood, and Herefara:

I’ve been mostly playing Sagewood since I’ve been home. I’ve always loved the hunter class. My first character (created exactly 4 years ago today!) was actually a male elf named Liras on the Brandywine server. I then ‘lost’ him because I switched to Windfola (LOTRO was my first MMO and I didn’t understand the concept of different servers. I also had a hard time reconciling the fact that I couldn’t pause or ‘save’ the game).

I’ve just hit 48 on Sagewood and finished up about half the quests out of Zigilgund in Forochel. I decided to move her on to Eregion since it is easily my favorite region to quest in. The flow from hub to hub is very nicely done, the quests are pleasant (a nice mix of kill x of y, gathering, and mini-boss slaying), and the scenery is gorgeous as well as easy to maneuver through. I’ve taken a few screenshots of Sagewood in her newest outfit while questing around Gwingris:

I’ve also been working on her repertoire of outfits and I think I’ve finally got a set I like. Here they are, labeled for what I plan to use them for:

We’ll see how long they last. Knowing how often I like to switch around outfits, I give it a month.

Tis the Season

… To want to do nothing but sit inside and read and play video games. But alas, I still have two papers to write, a video production to film and a French test to sit. Ah well. I thought now might be a good time to share the random things I’ve been doing across my games. Minecraft, LOTRO and Skyrim have all gotten some use recently.

Since this is a pretty image heavy post, I’m going to put most of this into the “Read more”, so read more!

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Skyrim Got Me

Remember when I was all like “Yeah I’m totally getting back into LOTRO!”? It’s becoming more and more obvious that I may never play at the same level as I once did. I used to log in every day. A day without LOTRO felt strange. Now, I can go weeks without it, and have easily. It’s not any one thing and I don’t even think it’s LOTRO’s fault. It’s just hard playing one game for years and years almost every day. Variety is good. Life also has been getting in the way.

But this weekend I have been playing Skyrim. I had never even played any of the other Elder Scrolls games, but the past few weeks I got caught up in the hype and bought it on Friday. And I love it.

I’ve tried to re-create Cithryth in Skyrim as much as I could. It’s pretty easy because the first main town, Whiterun, is so startlingly like Rohan – they even have a horse on their banners!

So here is Skyrim-Cithryth:

She uses a greatsword (like LOTRO-Cithryth), wears heavy armour, and is working on her healing spells (like a captain should). The only big difference is that Skyrim-Cithryth can also use a bow, something I’ve always wanted to be able to do with LOTRO-Cithryth.

It’s a really fun game so far. I’ve only just gotten to level 10. Everyone I walk by says I look sick, I’m not sure why. My roommate’s boyfriend says that I probably have a disease or something, but I have no idea where I would see if that is true or not and then how to cure it.