I’m playing with an increasingly miserable lvl 58 elf huntress.
She wants to see all of Middle Earth, but she won’t. Because I am broke.
I feel like writing this review in caps lock and yelling at the top of my lungs “pay to win pay to win pay to win”.
To think I used to have so much fun playing this game.
Middle Earth is beautiful. Beginnings are sweet as you’re not engaged in battles straight away. You start in Eriador, and exact place depends on which race you chose to play with. Crafting is soothing, exploring is fun, everything looks amazing. When you get a horse, things get a lot easier and you find yourself immersed into the world and enjoying it so much. It leaves you curious for other parts of Middle Earth and you want to level up to enjoy them all. Music is great too and fits every scenery beautifully.
But then, around levels 20-30 you realize you need to purchase a quest pack to play the next area on the map. So you do that, still being into the game. Then you grind grind grind, until you face the same thing again. So you buy another area. And so on. Thing is, I didn’t even mind purchasing packs to see more. What I really did mind though, is how boring and repetitive quests became while levelling in parallel became increasingly harder and frustrating. I'm starting to think the best way to play this game is getting a horse and just riding like there's no tomorrow until you reach Mordor. Noro lim Asfaloth, noro liiiiiim!
Unless on top of all those purchases you want to buy experience tomes. Thanks Turbine, but no thanks.
Community used to be better too, but I’m guessing a lot of people left for which I can’t really blame them.
Also in walks my biggest regret, and that’s starting my toon on a non RP server which is extremely boring and has very little activity. However, if you do the same mistake and want to try other server with the same toon, Turbine offers you to transfer it for 20 €. What a surprise, I think I'll get a heart attack.
Still, there were times when I was so desperate I was willing to put all that aside and give it another shot. Then server started crashing. Guess it’s not meant to be, Lotro.