Bandwagon Jumping: Mirkwood and meDecember 8, 2009 at 7:50 pm | Posted in General | 1 Comment
Tags: expansions, LotRO, mirkwood, Siege of Mirkwood
You know, what with all the squeeing I did in the days before Siege of Mirkwood released, I feel somewhat beholden to give some sort of judgement now that I’m currently playing through some of it.
However, I don’t want to ruin someone else’s sense of discovery through me putting up spoilers.
Let me just state:
From what I have seen, Mirkwood is a brooding, dark, and oppressive forest. Just like my memories of The Hobbit said it should be, and that makes me happy.
Skirmishes are fantastic. Tough, but fantastic fun. I love them.
Skirmish Soldiers are funny. I’ve called mine “Lucky”, because I am harsh and wrong, and he most certainly needs all the luck he can get. And because calling him Lunch would be wrong and icky. Besides, I called the goat Lunch.
Yes, I’m enjoying Siege of Mirkwood. To be honest, Mirkwood itself is pure gravy; for me the meat and potatoes of this expansion is the Skirmish system, and quite honestly I’d have been happy paying for that alone.
If you want to know more, you’re better off going to look at Berath’s first impressions, seeing as she’s done a rather marvellous write-up that sums things up far better than I could.