Last night was Dwarf Night and so the original members of the Khazad Guard , Izbaruk, Haki and Anlafski went out to play. It was pretty eventful: we completed the first Epic Volume, dinged level 54, and picked up our legendary weapons (ok, perhaps a little late but like we’ve mentioned in previous posts, weve been a bit completionalist about the different zones so far). Because we had all completed the Epic Volume before on previous toons, it gave us alot of time to chat about what we wish we could change or alter about the game, and even what we might be willing to pay for.
As everyone who has completed the first Epic Book will probably agree, top of our wish list was a stable outside Delossad, we even agreed we’d pay for a damn consumable map for this, or account bound map to. You have to go there so many times for tedious little quests that its a right pain in the proverbial. We went and did 10 quests in Gwingris in Eregion to open up the swift travel route between there and Rivendell (Gwingris is the quickest stable near to Delossad and Narmeleth with swift travel routes attached to it). If your in the process of doing the later parts of volume 1, definately do for this as a travel option, it saves loads of time. The most frustrating quest is the Final Council, where you go in to see Narmeleth with Glorfindel. He travels you back from there to Rivendell, only to tell you to go and see Narmeleth in Delossad again!
This brought us nicely to our second wish; still related to the Epic Books. Just like when creating another character you have the option of skipping the introduction, we thought that once you have completed an Epic Book on one alt, there should be a “Skip conversation button” to enable you to speed your way through on the rest, or for some of the session plays even a skip instance button. I enjoyed the book first time round, and may choose to do it a second time, but I’m many alts down the line now, and the seemingly endless Council ones with Elrond and Laerdan do go on!
Something else which I’ve always thought would be good would be if items were bind on account rather than bind on aquire. This would still mean that you would have to physically obtain them in game, but some really nice items wouldn’t get wasted. How often have you gone on a run and a nice piece of jewellery or weapon has dropped, bind on aquire, and no-one can use it on that alt? I know I’ve been on loads, although as a tank I tended to profit from this, generally having the highest repair bills and so our kin always awarded me the unwanted items to vendor and recoup some repair costs. I always think it seems a shame to waste this stuff, especially with a legion of alts to equip! One that I remember particularly was on an Annuminas run, and an awesome Wardens shield dropped, one of the rare occasions where really good stats matched a good looking item, but there was no Warden in the group. We waited to see if Adam could log his Warden, join the group and loot it, but it stayed locked on the corpse. Had it been bind on account, Adam could still have had the shield for his Warden, and still have earned it.
I could go on, but traditionally you only get three wishes. Would love to hear what everyone else wants to ask of their LoTRO Fairy Godmother!