LotRO: Blegba feels stuck
I logged Blegba the burg in Monday to run skirmishes hoping to level enough to continue on with the Epics. She had started Volume 1 Book 4 but after being sent to talk to Elladan at Thorenhad she was stuck, not being a high enough level to continue with the story given she was only level 32. I ran all six of the skirmishes she has and bumped her up to level 34, which allowed her to get as far as the troll caves in V1 Bk 4 before logging for the night.
I enjoy skirmishes, the Epics and even questing through zones. Great stories, fights, scenery, … Sometimes, though, it’s a big case of ‘done it before, repeatedly’, and I want to hurry up and level to get to content I haven’t run a million times. Wanting to hurry up and level when I’m not wanting to do old content I’ve done before, however, poses a problem. I want new skirmishes! That said, I haven’t tried any of the Big Battles yet and believe I saw where one is available for me. Maybe I should give that a go next time I log in.
Speaking of skirmishes I was doing Thievery and Mischief and saw the red dot for LordFisher. I ran into his little alcove and sliced him with my trusty little daggers. He one-shotted me in return so swiftly I had to blink to realize that I was really dead.
WHO PUT A LEVEL 85 OPTIONAL IN MY LEVEL 33 SKIRMISH??? That’s not nice! I never thought to stop and check his level or health before attacking him. You can bet I did every optional after that though! Was the 60K+ health LordFisher a hint that I should free Captain Condi from the East Wall (she’s still standing where Boromir died, right where I parked her before Helms Deep released) and play her again? I miss her and I want to play her but I still want my Condi back, the Captain I spent years building and tweaking until I had her just right. /Sigh.
When I log Blegba in next I’ll run her skirmishes again and get her up another level before tackling the troll caves for the Epic. Hopefully I’ll have decided by then if I want to continue leveling by Epic and skirmish or take a break from it and quest through a zone. Right now I’m bored and feel she’s stuck in a rut. I’m unsure when the next update is going to hit and am REALLY hoping the renewed zones of Esteldin and the Trollshaws will get me out of this rut.