LotRO: The itch that won’t go away
I uninstalled LotRO about a month back. I haven’t played since early May, the very day I bought Helms Deep with Turbine points. I was running one of the original skirmishes when I hit a wall. A wall of “OMG, I’ve done this SOOOOOOO many times, I just can’t anymore”. So I logged out and assumed I needed a break. Thing was, I still really wanted to play. I wanted to play my Captain, Condi, who I hadn’t played since seeing the beta for HD. Over the next couple of months I stewed on this itch to play knowing I couldn’t play her anymore. I thought about uninstalling but wanted to wait until I was sure.
Now the itch is super strong again, has been for a couple of weeks. Here’s why (in captioned pictures).
Mostly, I miss The Shire. Seeing screenshots, movie shots, or even hearing music I’ve associated with The Shire calls to me as if it’s calling me “home”. If possible we’d move to a real life Hobbit village (as long as it had high speed internet access) with like minded people and gorgeous views. Every house would look like a Hobbit hole, we’d have a swimming hole and a party tree for occasional gatherings and neighborhood parties. My Hobbit hole home would have a game room, a spare room for visiting kids, a huge pantry and kitchen and views of snow capped mountains. Oh, wait, sorry. Ran off on a tangent there.
Anyway, The Shire is scratching that LotRO itch, hard. I’m considering downloading and reinstalling even and starting over, just to satisfy that itch. I really thought I was okay with being ‘done’ with LotRO when I uninstalled ….