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Considering the Difference: Skyrim and LOTRO Pt2


(this will be an ongoing piece as I dwell through the differences I see)

Although I have played LOTRO for some time and logged in at least 1500+  hours game play on the servers. I have to admit that eventually I ran out of steam. I decided to take a brief break. During that month I bought Skyrim and began to play. I was hooked, I have played Skyrim consistently for over two months. Recently I went back to play LOTRO and after a short stint on the server I logged of and opened Skyrim. I asked myself the question, have I lost interest in LOTRO?  Even more recently I went back to play LOTRO. When I got on the site I noticed immedietley that my War Steed was wonky!! Without touching any keys he was moving backwards and sideways and when I went in to mounted combat it was the most frustrating thing I had experienced in the two and a half years of playing the game.


Riding in Angmar to the castle of the Witch King


Let me say that I have been a supporter and subscribed to LOTRO a few months after I started to play, I have spent hours and money other than my subscription fee and have been a staunch supporter of the game. Whether someone should take offence to my criticism means nothing to me as I personnaly consider myself one of the biggest fans of the game.


On the back of Odahving leaving Whiterun in Skyrim

 At this point I have to admit  after playing Skyrim, I am looking forward to the release of Elder Scrolls Online and a decision may be in the making depending on several factors. Now being that I have only so much time to game and so much money to allow myself the luxury, this means one of two things will happen.  Either I will continue to be a LOTRO subscriber or, I will move on to the realms of Tamriel. This piece will be an ongoing search to find which way I go, So if you find yourself in a simlar situation or if you’re just curious,  please join me as I journey through this quest of making my decision, whether to continue my travels in Middle Earth or, should I venture on in to the realms of Oblivion and Tamriel. We shall see.

LOTRO versus Skyrim

For the last couple of years I have been an avid Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO)  player. I have over 1450 hours of game play and every hour was extremely incredible. LOTRO has one of the largest game play maps I’ve ever seen and the graphics are incredible. It’s true at times the quests can be repetitive but for the most part playing a game that follows the books of Tolkien is an incredible experience. I’ve been a subscriber for at least a year and half and have had no qualms paying to play the game. I own a home, almost every horse you can have and all the updates, now enter Skyrim.


After buying an Xbox for my son under the illusion it was for me, I finally bought Skyrim for him. At first The game didn’t interest me and the graphics didn’t seem that great. Being a PC gamer and not playing console games since the Nintendo days I had no interest in the game. Then one day I got bit and decided to buy the game, after the installation I played the opening scene, immediately I noticed the graphics were much better on my PC than on the Xbox. I played on, as the game progressed I began to feel the game platy and found I liked what I was feeling. The one thing I didn’t like was the motion controls only allows movement through the old WSAD system, perhaps I need to check control setting s to change that. I played on, I found more and more I began to completely enjoy the game. Them I found MODS!