The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar – Beta Screenshots

lotro [The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar] Finally got the clarification that we are indeed allowed to share screenshots from the beta test. I went through my first batch and will share them with you today. If there is something you’d like to see, let me know and I’ll try to get it for you. Remember while looking at these, I had my graphics turned down so they do not look as good as they could. I’ll try to get some better shots soon.

Approaching town, the guards blocked my entrance. But as I closed on them they decided I was friendly and let me in. In town, I stopped by the jail to taunt some of the prisoners. Outside, people had their laundry hung up to dry. There was a blacksmith nearby, hard at work.

I had a quest to go kill some spiders so off I went. It wasn’t a friendly looking place. This was all the reason I needed to get out of there.

I was on my way to the hunter’s lodge when I saw a flock of birds fly by. Next to the lodge, there was a camp set up. Before I went in to the hunter’s lodge, I did some swimming in the lake nearby. Finally, I went in to the lodge and looked around. Some of the hunters’ recent kills had been displayed for all to see. I spent some time talking to the locals.

In another room, there were a few fresh kills that needed to be tended to soon as the flies were buzzing all around the dead creatures. Back up front, I noticed the same guy was still sharpening his sword. He must be preparing for some serious hunting. I took one last look around and decided to leave.

I did some sight seeing for a while. The trees and grass were flourishing near the ruins. The wolves were frolicking in the flowery meadow. I took a closer look at the ruins.

Then I decided to head back to town.

By special request: I created a Hobbit. I ventured out to fight, yes, more spiders. At least it’s not rats, right? Eventually, I encounter a black rider and the effect when this happens is hard to explain but this is the best I have to show you. And finally we say goodbye to the black rider, for now.

Added some more scenery screenshots: six, seven, eight, nine, and ten.

That’s not a knife.

– Ethic

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2 thoughts on “The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar – Beta Screenshots”

  1. The trees and grass are pretty amazing-looking. The Black Rider effect looks cool. Heck, the guy sharpening his sword was a nice touch. However, It felt like PC as well as the mobs (both the spiders and the wolf) looked a little off-kilter. Maybe the look hasn’t been finalized, but it struck me as being a little too cartoony in a fairly realistic world. Just didn’t look right to me. I really hope LOTRO isn’t just YAMMO (yet another mmo) but judging from the screenies it’s not really doing anything special. Time will tell, though.

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