So I’ve come out the other side of Moria with my level 58 Loremaster. I want to hit 60 in Lorien, so I’ve been working on getting access to the inner city.
The quests have me do things like pick flowers, meditating, and singing to saplings. When I last had to pick grapes in a vinyard 50 levels ago, I actually thought it was pretty cool. Goblins had infested the vinyard in Ered Luin, and it was quite fun to fight my way in so that I could get some grapes. Now, I’m asked to collect grapes from a vinyard a few feet away with no enemies in sight. This quest is orange to me. No danger at all. Talk about a snooze fest!
Come’on Turbine. Really? Is that really all you could think of?
It’s sad because the epic quest line seems really cool. The fellowship is all familiar with me and happy to see me. I really feel like a legendary hero, and almost like one of the fellowship when Frodo exclaims, “Suzina! Sam and I didn’t expect to see you again so soon!”
How much of a hero do you think I feel like when the elves tell me they need me to help make Frodo’s dinner. I feel like a loser. Even the npcs can’t be bothered to do something so boring as lighting the street lights, so they assign me to do it.
Why did they not just have 20 different elves say, “Let me tell you a story of one of the many battles in Lorien’s history” and then give me an instanced version of Lorien with something cooler and more interest going on? They did it with the “They can not get out” instance in Moria, so they should have done it in Lorien. It certainly would have made a lot more sense than picking daisys all day.