Shamus Plays: LOTRO, Part 14

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Shamus Plays: LOTRO, Part 14

Lulzy's adventure really bogs down in Frogmorten.

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Wow. Only 2 quests in the whole town? And they both are just killing toads?

It's a small quest hub. Just there for the lore and a few laughs.

Anyway, classy as ever:

Ow! Hey! What the hell? Okay. I take it back. I am totally going to hurt you now

Sheer genius. Encouraging the toad to appear amongst recently departed relatives made me snort Sprite out of my nose.

P.S. I was drinking Sprite, you understand. My body doesn't naturally excrete Sprite.

VulakAerr:
Sheer genius. Encouraging the toad to appear amongst recently departed relatives made me snort Sprite out of my nose.

P.S. I was drinking Sprite, you understand. My body doesn't naturally excrete Sprite.

Too bad, a skill like that could get you on the freakshow circuit. First stop is an atmospheric little hamlet called Frogmorten.

VulakAerr:
Sheer genius. Encouraging the toad to appear amongst recently departed relatives made me snort Sprite out of my nose.

P.S. I was drinking Sprite, you understand. My body doesn't naturally excrete Sprite.

Shoot, and I was about to shout for attempts to stick a tap in you.

I kind of pity you for having to play LOTRO, Shamus. But then again, you get paid to play games, so perhaps it's just karma being a bitch.

Xorghul:
I kind of pity you for having to play LOTRO, Shamus. But then again, you get paid to play games, so perhaps it's just karma evening things out.

Like Shamus told everyone before, LotrO is a great game. He is purposely persuing the silliest quests around and stamping his humor on them.

Heck, he could probably do this with Half-Life or Dragon Age.

This is, after all, a comic strip. If it wasn't funny then what's the point?

Onyx Oblivion:
Wow. Only 2 quests in the whole town? And they both are just killing toads?

"Apparently being smelly and damp all day doesn't produce the kind of economic juggernaut necessary for hiring adventurers"

There's your answer.

Three things that can immediately kill my enthusiasm for a game:

Sewer Levels
Swamps
Fighting Giant Bugs or Rats

Shamus, you owe me a new keyboard. The aside about contract job ratios had me shooting coffee out my nose. That is exactly what we say every year when the contractors come by to do. . . well. . . whatever it is they do. However, our contractors have exceeded the ratio by having five "guys standing around scratching their nuts" while one guy used a toothbrush to smooth out the new sidewalk - 'new,' as in redone four times in the space of six weeks for undetermined reasons (maybe they forgot to floss).

I swear, this series is the main reason I come to The Escapist now. You really need to begin your own fantasy novel - you'd be the next Terry Pratchett, I swear.

Excellent job! The Lulzy bard has done it again!

P.S. How close is she to getting those dyes?

Great comic as ever. How do you do it? I wasn't sold on the concept originally, but as it's grown on me like hops in a swamp.

wickedpt:

Xorghul:
I kind of pity you for having to play LOTRO, Shamus. But then again, you get paid to play games, so perhaps it's just karma evening things out.

Like Shamus told everyone before, LotrO is a great game. He is purposely persuing the silliest quests around and stamping his humor on them.

Heck, he could probably do this with Half-Life or Dragon Age.

This is, after all, a comic strip. If it wasn't funny then what's the point?

I know. I was merely jesting.

The Floating Log...really? You name a tavern after a poop.

Now that is my kind of town!!

Hilarious as always, thanks!

carpathic:
The Floating Log...really? You name a tavern after a poop.

Now that is my kind of town!!

Hilarious as always, thanks!

Hehe Well, considering the town is essentially one large toilet bowl, I think it's rather appropriate.

Jeronus:
Excellent job! The Lulzy bard has done it again!

P.S. How close is she to getting those dyes?

It'll be a bit sooner than expected now that he has 21 extra pies to sell.

I hope this Let's Play goes on longer then your Champions Online one, they're both so funny.

The Great JT:
Three things that can immediately kill my enthusiasm for a game:

Sewer Levels
Swamps
Fighting Giant Bugs or Rats

First one and third one for me.

Bugs...*shudders* god how I hate them...

randommaster:

Jeronus:
Excellent job! The Lulzy bard has done it again!

P.S. How close is she to getting those dyes?

It'll be a bit sooner than expected now that he has 21 extra pies to sell.

Shamus hasn't given us a number on exactly how much the new clothes cost, but I assume that getting wasted and waking up broke in another town does not help.

On that note, why has Lulzy never been paid a whole silver for her questing? The running price of any and all tasks in 90 copper, which is a weird number to me. And does anyone know how many silvers to a gold piece? I assumed it was ten, but I've never gotten a count for that.

sooperman:

randommaster:

Jeronus:
Excellent job! The Lulzy bard has done it again!

P.S. How close is she to getting those dyes?

It'll be a bit sooner than expected now that he has 21 extra pies to sell.

Shamus hasn't given us a number on exactly how much the new clothes cost, but I assume that getting wasted and waking up broke in another town does not help.

On that note, why has Lulzy never been paid a whole silver for her questing? The running price of any and all tasks in 90 copper, which is a weird number to me. And does anyone know how many silvers to a gold piece? I assumed it was ten, but I've never gotten a count for that.

90 coppers to a silver.
1,000 silvers to a gold.

Nearly all quests are 90 coppers between level 1 and your late teens. Then it jumps up to a few silver. (About three, I think.)

sooperman:

On that note, why has Lulzy never been paid a whole silver for her questing? The running price of any and all tasks in 90 copper, which is a weird number to me. And does anyone know how many silvers to a gold piece? I assumed it was ten, but I've never gotten a count for that.

In LOTRO you have 1000 silver pieces for one gold.

OT: Hilarious as always, keep up the good work :)

Shamus Young:

90 coppers to a silver.
1,000 silvers to a gold.

Nearly all quests are 90 coppers between level 1 and your late teens. Then it jumps up to a few silver. (About three, I think.)

90 coppers to a silver? Not a hundred coppers? And not that I want to argue the terminology, should you not have been paid one silver, not ninety coppers, Shamus?
By the way, holy hell. Ninety thousand coppers to a gold.

Now I must know what tron would be like if it happened in an Apple... dammit shamus.

Shamus Young:

sooperman:

randommaster:

Jeronus:
Excellent job! The Lulzy bard has done it again!

P.S. How close is she to getting those dyes?

It'll be a bit sooner than expected now that he has 21 extra pies to sell.

Shamus hasn't given us a number on exactly how much the new clothes cost, but I assume that getting wasted and waking up broke in another town does not help.

On that note, why has Lulzy never been paid a whole silver for her questing? The running price of any and all tasks in 90 copper, which is a weird number to me. And does anyone know how many silvers to a gold piece? I assumed it was ten, but I've never gotten a count for that.

90 coppers to a silver.
1,000 silvers to a gold.

Nearly all quests are 90 coppers between level 1 and your late teens. Then it jumps up to a few silver. (About three, I think.)

You'll only need to do 333 quests per gold piece then! Just think of how many times you WON'T have to deliver the mail.

Shamus Young:
Now this is realism. Contractors have been "working" on this renovation job for the three years since the game launched and they're still not done, but Ponto is desperate / foolish enough to believe the noise and expense will end soon.

Well, it will, but not in the way Ponto thinks...Sauron & Son will be along to finish the roof soon after a tip-off from a young hobbit lass. *whistles innocently*

Oh that made me laugh heartedly, "The floating log" I mean come on.

Otterpoet:
I swear, this series is the main reason I come to The Escapist now. You really need to begin your own fantasy novel - you'd be the next Terry Pratchett, I swear.

Have you read the one he already wrote? (I must confess, I haven't yet -- but I keep meaning to.)

It wasn't me who sent the pies. I'd have sent buckets of water instead. XD

The Floating Log is not being flushed.

I wonder if the quests in Runes of Magic are thiis insipid? My brain kind of shuts down the minute I start playing.

Miral:

Otterpoet:
I swear, this series is the main reason I come to The Escapist now. You really need to begin your own fantasy novel - you'd be the next Terry Pratchett, I swear.

Have you read the one he already wrote? (I must confess, I haven't yet -- but I keep meaning to.)

I didn't know he wrote one. Is it a comedy?

Miral:

Otterpoet:
I swear, this series is the main reason I come to The Escapist now. You really need to begin your own fantasy novel - you'd be the next Terry Pratchett, I swear.

Have you read the one he already wrote? (I must confess, I haven't yet -- but I keep meaning to.)

Yeah, I really need to get around to reading that too. It would be nice if he wrote a book that actually got published though.

Anyways, excellent as usual, and top notch rhymes in the song. Can't wait until next Thursday!

Love this. Played LOTRO for awhile; it's a lot of fun, but yeah, the Shire quests can be pretty silly.

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Miral:

Otterpoet:
I swear, this series is the main reason I come to The Escapist now. You really need to begin your own fantasy novel - you'd be the next Terry Pratchett, I swear.

Have you read the one he already wrote? (I must confess, I haven't yet -- but I keep meaning to.)

Wow. I never knew that. I'll have to look for it! Thanks Miral.

Otterpoet:
Shamus, you owe me a new keyboard. The aside about contract job ratios had me shooting coffee out my nose. That is exactly what we say every year when the contractors come by to do. . . well. . . whatever it is they do. However, our contractors have exceeded the ratio by having five "guys standing around scratching their nuts" while one guy used a toothbrush to smooth out the new sidewalk - 'new,' as in redone four times in the space of six weeks for undetermined reasons (maybe they forgot to floss).

I swear, this series is the main reason I come to The Escapist now. You really need to begin your own fantasy novel - you'd be the next Terry Pratchett, I swear.

I second this! Shamus, you might not only be the next Terry Pratchett....you might even be the next Robert Asprin!!!!

sooperman:
In LOTRO you have 1000 silver pieces.

In Soviet Russia, 1000 silver pieces have _you_...

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