It’s been a busy last week with us starting raiding in Swtor and the preparation that goes with that, the release of both Mass Effect 3 and Game of Thrones dvds/blu-ray and I’ve got a full plate. Still, I managed to squeeze in enough play time to finish up the Shire quests and start making headway in Bree-Land. Right now, my little hobbit warden is up to level 18 and just finished the old forest quests.
Being in Bree-Land allowed me to revisit the Old Forest, a rather iconic locale of Middle-Earth but one that was sadly left out of the movies. In essence, the Old Forest is exactly that, an extremely old forest that dates back to the creation of Middle-Earth, full of wonders and weird creatures along with the famous Tom Bombadil, a rather enigmatic character who is said to be even more powerful that Gandalf and even Sauron!
Well, the exact power level of Tom is still a matter of debate but suffice to say he’s incredibly powerful. However, the real charm of the Old Forest is in showing us what the world used to be. A place full of wonder and magic where nature is in harmony with itself. It can be dangerous for those who seek to harm it or benevolent to those who respect it. Of course, in Lotro, Sauron influence can be felt here as he tries to corrupt the forest and you need to set things right.
All of this to say its one of my favorite zone in Lotro and I’m a bit sad to have already finished it. I’ll be back a few times for the main storyline quests but I’ll miss that eery forest.