Well now that I have finally decided on the character I am taking to the end-game and beyond in LOTRO it’s time to start blogging my adventures! My Burglar is my main character on the Brandywine server. Greybane was created on Friday May 11th and had a rocky start. I was feeling the drain of starting the lowbie areas for the umpteenth time. I didn’t like how I couldn’t find groups and the drain from previous servers really started to wear thin on my nerves. However once Grey reached level 18 things started to really turn around. You see, level 18 was the first time I actually felt like I was able to solo mobs with the normal amount of difficulty. Up until then I felt like I was getting pummeled and felt oddly weak. Over the weekend I wasn’t really able to play much and spent most of my time looking for fellowships to tackle the quests I refused to skip.
Greybane is now currently level 21 and I have never had more fun with the game. I really blazed through the Forsaken Inn quests and the Candaith line. Right now I have two maces and I can’t be happier with the stun proc combined with my natural stuns and evades. This afternoon I picked up the Retake Weathertop quest and found myself a really great group with members of the “All out Assault” kinship. They were a pleasure to group with and a breath of fresh air. I was able to, for the first time, take advantage of positionals, conjunctions, and I did so while feeling useful – something I never felt as a Champion. So with the biggest quest in my log knocked out and my Burglar level 21 I am currently breaking for a couple hours before returning to find a fellowship to tackle the weavers and goblin leader.
I’m looking forward to Ost Guruth and Trestlebridge as Greybane developes into a very capable character.