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Shamus Plays: LOTRO, Part 24

Shamus Young | 30 Jun 2010 09:00
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"Come," Ren says. "This way! We must hurry."

"Woah. Come? As in with you? Are you saying you want an escort through your own nonsense tunnels?"

This escort quest is completely different from the Sara Oakheart escort quest I did last time. See, Sara torments the player by walking pathetically slow. RenioLOL here suicidally sprints from one fight to the next without waiting for his tiny little health bar to fill up again. Totally different sort of griefing. For variety.

Game developers: HAVE THE NPC FOLLOW THE PLAYER, INSTEAD OF THE OTHER WAY AROUND!

Also: DUH!

Ren leads me down into a tunnel, then suddenly stops to remark that one of the torches has gone out.

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"So? Are we moving in? You've got a torch already. Let's get going."

Down, down he leads us on the twisting staircase, stopping to light a torch every ten paces.

We get near the bottom and I can't contain my curiosity any longer, "Just so I'm clear on this... have we gotten to the shortcut part yet?"

At the bottom of the staircase is a pool of stagnant water. And some spiders.

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It's hard to see in this screenshot because he won't shut up about the stupid torches, but at the end of those white lines are spiders dropping down to ambush us.

"Is this the shortcut part?" I ask as I hammer away at the slippery spider carapace.

"Quickly, follow me! Through the water! Don't worry. It's only knee deep!"

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I hate human beings so very much.

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