Disneyworld is fun. However, I think if you went every weekend, you would lose a lot of the magic. Many MMOs are the same for me. Fun, but if you play a lot, you can lose the magic. Sometimes, bringing someone new along awakens the magic once again. I have been experiencing this in World of Warcraft lately, with my wife playing an MMO for the very first time. I can see the fun and magic all over again. I also experienced it in The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar.
Last weekend was a whole bundle of fun events and I’d like to share some them.
We were playing our level 26 blood elf hunter duo and just doing some regular quests when I thought it might be fun to show my wife Shadowfang Keep. We spent some time playing around in there and eventually I decided to have my brother bring his level 70 mage over to show the whole Keep to my wife. Little did I know how much fun we would have watching him round up 30 monsters and then killing them all in three seconds. It was hilarious. We had so much fun that we did it again and had our son watch too. He was laughing so hard, it was great.
Later on, we were on a quest to collect 8 troll charms from Thistlefur Hold just north of Astranaar. Once we got to the back of the cave, we noticed a polar bear in a cage with a quest marker. His name was Ruul Snowhoof and he needed our help to escort him out of the cave. We did so, and just as we exited the cave, two alliance players attacked him. They probably just thought it was a normal mob, but it flagged them for pvp. Since they failed our quest for us, I decided to pay them back with a coordinated two hunter attack. We killed both of them, one as he was running away – the little chicken. So that was my first taste of pvp and it felt good, but mostly because it had real purpose to me. It was payback for what they did to us. Major league fun.
Finally, I took my little fat Hobbit for a journey to Michael Delving in The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. Along the way, I was asked to deliver some mail. The trick is that it had to be delivered quickly, and you needed to avoid having any nosy Hobbits see you. I had so much fun running through the woods and over the paths all the while trying to avoid the nosy Hobbits. The was a chain of deliveries, and I did manage to be seen by one nosy Hobbit so I had to start that one stage over. I’d be running along and spot a Hobbit. Sometimes it was just a hungry Hobbit and I could keep running, but other times it was a nosy Hobbit and off into the woods I went. It really was exciting, and I found myself running through this one swamp area trying to avoid getting the mail soggy and hoping nothing evil attacked me. It truly was one of the more fun quests I have done in a long time.