Is it time for me to give up on the LotRO Legendary Server?


I’ve accepted the fact that I’m a very intermittent LotRO player. I love the game, and every time I log in after a while away, I think, “Wow, why don’t I play this more?” Then, inevitably, it just doesn’t stick. I have no idea why, that’s just how it is.

When the Legendary Server was announced, I thought for sure this was going to be the time LotRO stuck with me. I was going to learn to play the Warden class, and stick with it this time. And then… I didn’t. The Warden was too frantic, so I rolled a Lore-Master. At that point, not only was I suddenly far behind the pack, I was also starting to lose steam for the game, as so often happens. I eventually dropped my sub in favor of other games. Now Moria, Mirkwood, and Isengard have left me what feels like hopelessly behind. My two highest level characters on the normal servers (not counting a Cappy who I regret level boosting, as she’s stuck in Mordor without enough DPS to get through basic questing) are on either side of Moria (that is, one about to enter Moria and one who just finished it), and I’ve been playing LotRO for years at this point, so the chances that I’m going to just blitz through those three expansions in time for the next unlock seem slim.

On the other hand, the new Stout-Axe Dwarf race just came out, so I would imagine there is no shortage (no pun intended) of lobie dwarves running around Middle-Earth now. Whether I choose to stick with existing characters or make a Stout-Axe of my own, theoretically, there would be a bunch of alts to play with. And I really like my Lore-Master, and my only Lore-Master on the normal servers is much lower level.

Still, if I’m so far behind on current content on the regular servers, why would I play on a server with even slower leveling? At the rate I play, the Legendary server will be caught up to current content by the time I caught up anyway. Plus, as much as I like supporting LotRO, I don’t have to subscribe to play my characters on the regular servers.

I really liked the idea of LotRO’s Legendary server, but, at this point, I think the best my best bet is to wait for the next one (assuming there is a next one).