The replacement 8800GT arrived from Velocity Micro yesterday afternoon. So after a quick swap I was able to try the new card out.
The first thing I did was run the nVidia stability test which would cause the old card to crash within 30 seconds, regardless of card temperature.
The new card ran through a 10 minute pass without issue.
Then I brought up LOTRO, got out my hunter, and played for a little over an hour.
No issues their either. Plus, my hunter hit level 24. Only one more level until he gets his first horse.
So I am all set to play Lord of the Rings Online again.
And a good thing too.
Within the instance group there has been some renewed interest in LOTRO.
Skronk (Potshot) has been back in the game a bit.
Ula has shown some interest in coming back to play now that housing is available.
And I have had the urge to go back for a while now, which is why I have been griping about my video card issue.
And that urge increased when I read that one of the new Book 13 features is fishing!
For no good reason I end up fishing in almost every MMO I play. (There is no fishing in EVE Online… but mining is pretty much the moral equivalent.)
I like that Turbine has declared fishing a “hobby” as opposed to a profession. Although you can cook your fish and eat them if you have the right profession, the true spirit that seems to be in play here is titles and such, always a strong point in LOTRO.
So look for me on the shores of Nen Harn, fishing pole in hand, some day soon.