LotRO: Moving day, taking stock
Transfers between the servers to remain open were started up again for another test run to see how things fared. I took advantage and moved quite a few characters from Landroval to Arkenstone, then decided I’m enjoying my Windfola Minstrel so much I wanted to Undelete Millee, an old Hobbit Minstrel I had a few years ago. Getting Millee back felt like Christmas. I’ve missed my cute little Hobbit! It also caused me to take serious stock of my characters.
I noticed her health was awfully low for a level 66 so I opened her paper doll to see what was up with her stats. I found I’d gotten rid of all her gear, leaving her with little more than a few weapons she couldn’t use, area maps and some type of potion. I quickly jumped on a tailor and crafted her a set of armour, most of which didn’t crit, and then hit the auction house for jewelry and weapons. I was thinking that because she was a Tinker she could make her own but I couldn’t find the ingredients I needed on the AH. Matter of fact, the pick of on-level baubles was hugely lacking so I did the best I could and kitted her out. Seeing how much wasn’t offered on the Arkenstone AH made me take a good look at each of my characters, specifically, their chosen crafts. Know what I found?
I had an army of Explorers.
Like, almost nothing but Explorers.
Some of my characters were created just to go fool around on with no real desire to level them up much. I assume that’s why I made them Explorers? I grabbed a notebook and made a list of who was what and what they could do as I visited the Master of Apprentices with each character and made revisions that would impact their abilities the least. One did lose progress in two areas but only one character. The rest only lost in one profession. I then rooted through everyone’s bags and vaults to scrounge up enough crafting materials to level up each of the new professions through Expert, a plus to having so many Explorers.
I really want to join an active, fun and casual kin but, at the same time, I don’t want to get to a point where I feel too obligated again. So I made a kin for my characters, House of Sam, and will see if I’m happy with that or need more interaction at a later date. If I didn’t prefer to see my name in blue (cyan?) I wouldn’t have bothered with the kin! It’s a vanity thing. I guess.
The transfers from Landroval to Arkenstone were smooth, instant and without a hitch, all but one from my 2nd account (took three tries to get it to work). I’m anxious about moving my Windfola Minstrel. I know *exactly* what I want to do but I’m not sure I’ll be happy about that in the long run. I really enjoy playing her and want to see her hit cap but the server I plan on moving her to, I haven’t had the best experiences there so far. For now, she’s having fun reliving the Lonelands on Windfola, even if it is the loneliest she’s ever seen them, and aiming for level 30. Should reach that the next time I play her.