Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Lord of the Rings on line

The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). With characters from the movies and books, Lord of the Rings Online, great MMORPG is sure to lure fans, but there’s plenty here for those unfamiliar with all marvelous story – it’s piece of great game. A massive game world, an interesting PvP mode that allows us to play as monsters, and player housing are just some of the features this game has to offer. The game places a heavy emphasis on story and lore it’s unique MMORPG in my opinion. Right from the start, we are thrown into the thick of things with cool quests. We are only given the option of choosing between the “good” or “free” races which include Humans, Elves, Dwarves, and Hobbits but can play as monsters in additional Player vs Player battles starting at level 10 – if I remember correct. There are a total of 7 classes available, (some are not available to all races). Player vs Player in Lord of the Rings Online is a bit different than most MMORPGs; we can fight in epic battles either as special level 50 monsters or as normal characters. It’s pretty fun I guess.

The 9 Classes Are:
Burgler - Races: Man, Hobbit. The rogue-like class of Lord of the Rings Online: Shadow of Angmar. Buglers fight with daggers and excel at de buffing and crowd control. They can deal a lot of damage as well but have now defense and health.

Lore-Master – Races: Man, Elf. Is very interesting, spell casting class for various, actions. Lore-Masters hurl spells from a safe distance, summon great pets, and – what is very handy - are capable of crowd control.

Captain - A class unique to the race of Man. Captain can use pets, have buffing abilities and are capable of tanking. Captains can use a variety of armors and weapons (mostly powerful halberds and greatswords).

Champion – Races: Elf, Man, Dwarf. Very strong and effective, melee DPS class that has few area of effect (AoE) moves. Champions can use shield and tank when they need, but are mainly concerned with do massive damage.

Guardian - The main tanking class of Lord of the Rings Online. Guardians can use most weapon types and all armor types. They can deal moderate damage, but are most useful in absorbing damage for their allies. Races: Man, Elf, Dwarf, Hobbit.

Hunter - The classic archer archetype. Hunters deal heavy damage from a distance using bows, but have lower defense and health than the melee-oriented classes. All races can play as hunters.

Minstrel
- Minstrels sooth their allies wounds with enchanting songs and boost their fighting potential with powerful chants. Since they are the main supportive class in he game, the Minstrel class is available to all classes.

Curiosities

-The in-game currency is copper, silver and gold coins with 100 copper = one silver coin and 1000 silver coins = one gold coin.
-One of the most challenging aspects of the game is grouping to do big private instances.
- game will be pay-for-play, with subscription model.

The Lord of the Rings Online is a 3D, fantasy MMORPG based on the now legendary LotR franchise. Just enter the world!

PS
Two new characters in game, Gimli son of Gloin and Legolas from the Woodland Realm. About this to characters you can read here.

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