Moria, Moria, Moria, was there ever another expansion like the Mines of Moria?
And today, should things go to plan… something of an ask for SSG given how last week played out… Mines of Moria should unlock on the LOTRO Legendary servers, Anor and Ithil.
A hopefully short and successful downtime is planned for today… it is supposed to be done before this post goes live… after which Moria will be unlocked. The patch notes for the associated update give us the basics, including the bump in the level cap to 60 and such. There will also be a special offer in the shop called the “Reclaim Moria Bundle” that includes quite a pile of items. Honestly, I would worry about bag space on my main character on Anor were I to purchase it.
But nothing in that bundle calls to me either, so I likely spend my LOTRO Points on it.
And then there is my own relationship with the expansion.
It took me a while to get to Moria the first time around. The expansion launched in November of 2008 but I didn’t step into the dark until nearly three years later.
I blame that on… well… other games, my own laziness, and the fact that the gap between the Trollshaws and Eregion was pretty rough and very group focused back in the early days. While I am not necessarily proud that I did the LOTRO Legendary journey almost completely solo so far, the fact that I could do as much as I did was largely due to changes made since the last time I played the game seriously.
As for making it out to the other side of Moria, that took another two years further and was done with a different character altogether.
Despite having some misgivings about the venture, I suspect that I will pick up where I left off in Eregion, equip one of the notoriously needy legendary weapons, and eventually step through the gate and into Moria.
The biggest problem will be finding the time to settle in and get it done. As I noted in yesterday’s post, I have more games in play than I would normally consider. Moria might have to wait for a bit.