LotRO: What happened in the Misty Mountains?
I was working my Beorning trying to get to level 38 so I could do the Misty Mountain Epic, Vol 1, Bk 5. I grabbed what quests I could and set off towards the goblin camp without a worry in the world. My Beorning is a very powerful class and has learned to fight in a way that, as long as I’m paying attention TO her and not answering a million questions from someone behind me, leaves little worry of death. It’s a habit of mine to take a break near that frozen lake by the goblin camps and wargs. I’ve done this for years when questing that area though, I’m not sure why that’s one of my ‘break spots’. I was trying to remember exactly where it was that I used to be able to park my character and not worry about mobs when I saw this.
Is this one of the Roving Threats I keep hearing about? I can’t think of any other reason to have a boss mob with over two million health just hanging out in a level 40ish area. Imagine minding your own business, completely
bored to death absorbed in doing your warg deed when, suddenly, FAST PAINFUL DEATH from a mob that’s a thousand times bigger than you in every way imaginable! I don’t know that this Ice Giant aggros automatically as I didn’t get close enough to find out.
I also found this and, for a second, was rather excited.
That’s not funny. I thought I had me something amazing! Are the treasure cache and Ice Giant connected? I’m not sure what these are for but finding a treasure cache and not being able to do anything more than take a screenshot does not make me happy.
This, however, made me happy.
I was going through my bags looking for what I wanted to keep/sell when I saw this. It may have been a quest reward, a question I could answer had I been paying attention I suppose. I tried it on to see what it looked like and immediately set it to display in an outfit slot as well as my main armour slot. It’s beautiful! If I’ve seen this before I don’t remember. Way to go, Turbine!
Gimli and I tore our way through The Last Refuge before I logged for the night. Book 5 is almost in the can which means a lot of questing to make sure I hit level 41 so I can finish the next book. Just three more levels, really, but I’m headed right for that patch of levels I can’t stand, the 40s. I’m hoping revamps or something has changed to make them a bit more bearable than they used to be. Oh, and I have a question. Are the level 39 books still a thing?