Black Rider

It’s been a while since I last posted! Mostly it’s cause of school – freshman year is a bit of a transition and I’m still getting used to the swing of things, but I figured college stress can take sit shotgun for a while because LOTRO has a new update!

So I’ll admit, when I first heard the update was going to involve going back in time, I had my doubts. And when I was almost immediately transferred back to Mordor – a region I absolutely despised first time around I couldn’t quite wrap my head around the fact that I’d been sent back there again.

That being said, I’m loving it so far. I just finished the region of Mordor besieged, and while I was initially skeptical of the direction they were taking the story (not to mention pretty bummed to be back in literal Hell again – and yes I use the word literal not figurative), by the time the quests in the region were wrapping up I was fully engrossed. It’s cool. That’s all imma say about it.

That’s not to say everything was smooth sailing. With the addition of 10 new levels, people are now running Rako 6 man. I was not prepared for this. So, when I signed up for a Rako group, the leaders were well…um…less than pleased with my performance. In all fairness I did have my champ in the wrong trait line – I concede that – but we were super close to beating him and we definitely could have if one of us had decided to heal instead of all out dps. But um…the leaders didn’t like that I wasn’t providing “adequate” dps, so they booted me. And I do mean just me – I checked social panel and everyone else was still in a fellowship. Not that I’m bitter or anything. It’s fine. We’re fine. It’s. All. Good.

Seriously though, it’s important to remember that people online can be jerks, and you just can’t let that ruin your experience. I’m fine with the fact that I’m not super skilled at raids – that’s not what I enjoy most about the game anyways. Would I have appreciated it if they’d kindly let me know I wasn’t pulling my weight or that I needed to make adjustments? Sure. But I’m not gonna let someone who for all I know could be sitting at a computer screen on the other side of the globe ruin my day, or worse, ruin the experience of something I love.

People will be people. The best you can do is accept that you can’t control how other people will act, and also maybe accept that sometimes you’re just not doing as well as you think you are. At the end of the day, the group leader was kind of a jerk. But also at the end of the day I’m not that great a raid-follower either 🙂

Should have known this would happen. It’s a new region – he’s gotta sniff all the smells.
Okay – so here’s the plan –
Why do I get the feeling you’re not listening to me?
Head:Worn ranger's hood (black)
Back: Cloak of the Citadel Guard
Shoulders: Medium Nadhin Shoulders (grey)
Chest: Jacket of the Causeway (default)
Hands: The Bowmaster's Gloves (default)
Feet: Strong Leather Boots of the Silent Watcher (black)

COSMETIC PET: Harnessed Shepherd Dog

Head: Head-Piece of the Northern Herald (black)
Body: Harness of the Harbinger (default)
Saddle: Marauder's Saddle
Feet: Leggings of the Gloaming Autumn
Tail: Tail of the Gloaming Autumn (black)

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