I was a little sceptical at first, I wasn’t sure what the point was when, theoretically, you could do the same thing on the normal servers. I had a fear of missing out though, so I decided to roll a character and check it out. Fortunately, I waited until this morning to do so and missed most of the server shenanigans.
How amazing though? I’m really pleased that the launch has been so popular (enough for a second server to be added).
I ended up rolling a Lore-master, yes the same class as my max level main. I really didn’t fancy re-playing any of the other classes I have levelled at least somewhat and although I did also make a Rune-keeper to try out, for some reason the familiarity of the LM pulled me back. I think I miss my pets – it doesn’t feel right without them now. I went with High Elf as getting to hang out with Gil-galad, Cirdan, Elrond and Thranduil is too much to pass on. Plus I love Tham Send.
It actually feels quite fun to be starting fresh without a crafting alt-army backup, and it’s lovely to see the low level questing areas busy again. I mean really busy! It’s strange how new and slightly magical it feels, so I’m thinking I might try this out properly… I mean by grouping and joining a kin – I mean MMOs are more fun with other people 😉