I’m not going to lie, I haven’t played much Lotro in the past week. Between my normal job duties and training to learn to program on iPhone, my experimenting on Android and real life duties, my MMO time has been limited.
And what time I’ve had has been mostly spent on WoW, so I maybe played a grand total of 3 or 4 hours of Lotro. I’m giving WoW more time so I can get my DK ready for raiding but I suspect that once the gearing up is done I’ll get more time in Lotro. I do want to help my guildies gear up but my priority remains not burning out on WoW treadmill.
And for that Lotro and the Shire is the best anti-mmo burnout tool I’ve ever had. I’m starting to suspect that unconsciously I’m preventing myself from playing too much so I can spend as much time as I can in the Shire. It’s relaxing, its peaceful and there’s something profoundly satisfying about running pies and helping out hobbits with their shrew problems. I guess it helps to make the rest feel more epic to every once in a while do the simpler things.
So I’m at happy place right now in my MMO playing, alternating between WoW and Lotro, even for short periods, makes the whole a lot more fun. I’m starting to see how someone can become addicted to playing multiple MMOs at once.