Originally Posted by Vendayn
I put this information up here to help people who may be interested in LOTRO and need help starting. Yes, there is a lot of work to do on this guide still, but I put the base of it up here. But it seems you aren't a big fan of LOTRO these days, anyway.
Yes, many of this information can be found elsewhere. And some of it still needs to be corrected. BUT, you have to go through a bunch of sites or forum posts/threads to find a lot of it, with this, I made it in one nice post. This guide is supposed to help people, and thats my intent anyway.
As for Man being the best. Yes, it is...ability wise. But it has nowhere near the cool or fun factor of the Dwarves or Elves, or even the Hobbits. But if you are looking to min/max, then yes, Man would be better. But I myself would rather go with the cool and fun factor. Since that is why I play games, personally. I mean, I find a Dwarf is so much cooler and better sounding than a Man Guardian. And the Dwarf fits the Guardian role more than the Man does. At least in terms of appearance. But maybe thats just me.
dude you can find ALL this info on 1 place, the games forums. even the opinions.
while i do think it sucks, playing anything but man pretty much gimps you. cool is opinion, the man heal is a cold hard fact. the only FACTUAL advantage (and this is grasping at straws) to playing hobit or dwarf is the ILLUSION that they run faster, which can make the game feel like it is progressing faster, but its just an illusion.
it isnt even that i hate the game, if i was 78 years old and someones grandma i might even find it enthralling, but it is easy beyond relaxing, it treats you like you are retarded! ever since they put the quest indicators in the game has been in retard mode, even my friends who still play it (and have more capped characters than me) agree it is EASY. ofcourse once you paid that lifetime sub you may as well keep going right?
i also think this guide is a mess as far as layout, but hey i didnt put it together (note i didnt use the word write since it is all copy pasted) you could sum up each race in 1 sentence for example, screw pros and cons, elves are best for magic based (feel free to argue that dwarves get more crits but read on), humans ..well everything else, hobbits have the easiest starting area, and dwarves look the coolest but with the exception of maybe RK are worthless.
its never about minmaxing (whatever that stupid buzz-word refers to) its about survivability, every race but human sacrifices that BECAUSE OF THE LORE. it is the age of man, the elves are dying bla bla bla.
best looking game on the market? no doubt always has been. deep? no, infact exactly the opposite.
This post has been modified on Sep 12 , 2010 01:02:05 AM by megamanflux.