The foreboding Gygaxian DIKU gate is imminently approaching in Lord of the Rings Online. We are given until December 1, 2009 for the Mines of Moria iteration. Then, the Siege of Mirkwood power levels are deployed. Following the usual formula, your hard earned gear is washed away as more powerful boars and spiders resist laugh at your feeble Morian might. At least on my server, it seems, no one cares.
I just bought a new ring at the sizeable price of 4 gold. I didn’t need the ring per se, but at a 33% discount from the usual market price it felt like I was making a good decision. My stats were buffed the usual 2%, and I had another teal to adorn my indigo-hued Captain. People are still buying my black dye, and my top tier morale potions seem to sell within the hour. Shouldn’t we all know that within a month all of this will be for naught?
People are still working on radiance gear in the Moria instance cluster, the Watcher and Turtle are weekly runs for many, and generally the heroes fighting the denizens of the deep are unaware of the war-hippies’ plans to attack Southern Mirkwood. Maybe all at once the cultural focus will shift from advancement to preparation. Open beta perhaps? Until then, ignorance is bliss.
a child said, what is grass