If your into that overly dense nerd bible, or just love to play with other's & explore this is the game for you.
I give the game itself 9/10 Recomended if your a causal gamer or hardcore gamer I wont tell you to play it If you decide to do I am on the server Riddermark send some mail to Safa and let me know if you need anyhelp the tutorial will gude you thru the 1st 7 levels.
This is what I think of the game and what it has done to me.
This game has taught me mighty patience, and the love to help others, when you see a newb give s/he a hand.
You will come across lots of people that love to roleplay, some will spill their personal life to you if you roleplay with them alot it is a awkward situation at first but later you will start understanding what their going thru, yes there is drama and trolls Simple 1 word BLOCK or just cut the chat right out in the chat settings
It is nice to have Lotro running with steam you can keep in contact with steam friends and keep in contact with Lotro friends that dont use steam you dont have to race to get top gear and level take your time there is much to do
I love the outfits section you can dress what you like you can dress silly Cake topping hat, a box outfit , funky festivals masks, you will notice during lots of fest people will dress diferent like Yule fest lots of red and green outfits to celebrate Christmas.
And Warhorses add a new style to the game for mounted combat there are 3 types of war steeds
Light fast and agile low health but makes up in steed power
Medium the Jack of all trades horse
Heavy Lots of health, heavy armour, but slower
Like outfits you can dress up your warsteed it is not cheap to do soo.... but you can win free warsteed outfits during festival's , doing certain quest's, and some warbands drop horse skin and apparel
PVP for the more Hardcore gamer or PVE aka Player vs enviroment as in capture outpost's and keep's fight as either Free People's or play Orcs and other fell creatures
It is not free to play pvp as Free people's but Orc play you can but only 1 class Reaver the list of orc classes arefarther down
They get you either way you are limited in quest's and content I'd recomend 1 month of VIP to unlock most of the stuff buy the rest seperate plan out dont spend out VIP has no real benifits other then double XP daily and PVP as Free people's just buy the stuff seperate after each quest pack slowely and the No In game currency gold cap, horse riding skill, yes I spent alot $100+ but I spent lots on bloated price Horse crap cosmetics, lots of the content I got FREE from questing and getting free ingame spending points I could use its take alot of time to make enough Points to buy content without using real money but it pays when you get yourself going 1 you get to use up all of the content 2 you have enough to get the next content FREE most expansion are to costly to but doing that way cause its basicly a game added to a game its huge most are over well over 100 quests where quest packs tend to be 50 to 100 filled with many deed's
It is a very relaxing game, yes it is a MMO but it's only addictive if over played, 1 word moderation.
Game is packed full of Festival activities I will name them farther down the reveiw
If your a lore lover of Lord of the rings and dont want to read the book, play thru book quests from Goblin town , Mirkwood, Rohan are one of the many to explore.
Yes its free to play but lots of stuff you have to pay for it doenst hurt to buy some quest packs once in awhile one Quest pack or expansion's if you want ALOT of quest's will last you a long time if you use all of it Deeds, reptutation example Mirkwood is Malledhrim Elve's this is where you learn patience to take the time and mass kill like 300 orcs and 300 of other stuff but your not un-rewarded you get Turbine points your able to spend at the store and a title and other goodies , reputation, sturdy steel key for loot boxes and much more.
Choose one of the many kinships full of other people that share the same love of the Lord Of The Rings Quest together, Raid together fight, together, just hang out together, A popular place to hand out is Bree
Festival's from spring to winter.
Harvest Festival Fyi thanksgiving time
Yule Festival fyi Christmas time
Bilbo & Frodo's Birthday
The Tale of the Shipwrecked Mariners I just call it Pirate fest :P
Choose between 10 mighty classes and races the list...
Free People Classes
Shadow of Mordor classes