In LOTRO you gain experience points (XP) to help you advance through the game and with the pre-order version of the new expansion pack Rise of Isengard you get a special item that, when worn, grants you an extra 25% on all XP earned by killing monsters. They’ve done this, it seems, to help people get up to level 65 before the September launch of RoI because the content of that expansion is rated at 65 to 75. This pocket item is a Good Thing and it has helped my champion race through his 30s from 31 to 37 in two weeks of hacking and slashing fun.
But there is a downside. I’m actually going to fast for my liking and I’m finding that when I meet new mobs they are far enough below me in level so as not to grant me enough of a challenge to allow me to complete my various class deeds (i.e. repeated combat skills/moves).
So I’ve taken the decision to remove the item for a bit. I need to ensure Ranhold has enough of a challenge to keep the game interesting and simply racing through areas killing everything in my path is not my style 🙂