21 August 2014

Madness (and lots of loot)

This one is dedicated to a kinmate of mine. I'm sure he can recognize himself. 
Thanks for all the shinies!

On a different note - don't worry, everyone, I'm still alive, albeit slightly busier in real life and not that interested in raiding until 5:30 AM anymore. Perhaps I'll draw some more in the future. Who knows? Life is full of surprises!

29 December 2013

Never forget

Hello, Helm's Deep, and goodbye, hundreds of thanes who couldn't save their own village consisting of 3 houses! 

Helm's Deep! When I started playing this game, I thought I'd perhaps see Rivendell one day, but I never thought that one day I'd end up running errands for Éowyn! It's amazing! 

Not only did the latest expansion add more horses and horsemen to the game, it also changed the way you pick traits for your characters, so you can spend skill class trait some kind of points on various traits instead of having to join GLFF to ask where the closest bard is. It's brilliant! And apparently it changed a lot of things for everyone. 

I really mean a lot of things. For example, minstrels can run around and kill everything with ease now. Well, admittedly they could do that before as well, but now they're even better! 

And wardens... uhh... they, uhh... got like... shinier stuff and... stuff...

... and guards just kind of look better than before?

Honestly, I could sit here all day and come up with amazing improvements for all classes. 

However, there was something that I was not prepared for. I knew the class changes were going to hit everyone and I was okay with it. That's how most MMOs do the whole "specializing for one role" thing, after all, and LOTRO has become a bit stale after all these years, so maybe some changes could make it more interesting again. Right? 

Well, let me give you a hint about what made me freeze in pure horror. 

The class that shocked me like that tends to shout a lot and claim they do all the work while the rest of the group slacks off.

They also tend to have a legendary item for every LI slot because they need their utility belts and buff sticks and all that.

I may have complained about that class before, but deep down I know it's my favourite class and I love it. I guess my love for that class also affected my preferences in other games - for example, in League of Legends I play support more than everything else because 1) I suck at dealing damage and 2) doing the little things that no one notices feels kind of nice. 

O captain, my captain, how I love you! I have two of them on Crickhollow, one on Landroval, one on Laurelin, one on Brandywine and there may be others that I have forgotten. Well, now imagine my shock and horror when I logged on, got the notification about having to respend the points on my legendary items and saw this:

Here's a little hint: those two are for buffing. Note the lack of buff legacies. 

AND THIS IS NOT WHERE THE MADNESS STOPS. There are no buffing skills anymore, aside from the morale buff and IDoME! No crit, no parry, no focus, nothing!

I... I always wished I didn't have those skills. I thought I would be happy, but I'm not. I feel betrayed, I feel like someone ripped my heart out and then stepped on it, I feel like someone cut my thumbs off, I...


08 September 2013


Hey, isn't it odd that I decided to use Untitled as the title, so this post does have a title, even though the title says it doesn't have a title?
Sometimes I confuse myself.

Someone (you know who you are!) wanted me to post something, so I guess I'm here again.
I was very close to drawing a picture about how a hobbit friend of mine "helped her friends" in LOTRO the other day. It's very nice to have friends and everything, but surely getting drunk with festival NPCs and then throwing rotten apples at the bounders wouldn't really count?

That aside - from "aw come on, draw me something space-y, like a nebula or something" to "apple worms are so cute, so why don't you draw me one"...

Hey, who knows? Maybe LOTRO will give me some inspiration again when Helm's Deep finally gets released, whenever that's going to happen. I already heard rumors about some features that are probably going to give everyone a headache, so all hope is not lost yet.

25 August 2013

My relationship with LOTRO

Lately I haven't really been able to bring myself to playing LOTRO seriously and for more than maybe an hour at a time. After all, there are so many things to do, games to play, people to meet, books to read and so on - how could I possibly find any time to go back to the things that I've already done a million times?

Yet something about Middle-earth keeps dragging me back. I don't know how or why. Sometimes...

Sometimes I feel like the ring verse is the best description of my relationship with LOTRO. 

One ring to rule them all, 
one ring to find them.
One ring to bring them all 
and in the darkness bind them.

I'm not the only one who suffers from that, right?

29 June 2013

Simply the best

Dear readers, more specifically the ones who have actively played LOTRO on a rather small server called Crickhollow!

Let me ask you this: who is the greatest player on our server, regardless of their class? Close your eyes and think about it for 30 seconds.

Done? Do you have the answer to that question? Good, good. Now I'm going to reveal the truth to you and you can compare your mental notes to the cold hard truth that does not care about your friends and kinmates, nor does it care about any popularity contests and petty fights on GLFF.
What you're going to see now is the objective truth and if you disagree, then you're wrong and should close this window, shut your computer down and go for a walk to think about the meaning of life.

So who is or was the greatest player of Crickhollow?

Thank you for attention.

1. Not bragging but I have been (LOTRO forums, retrieved 2013-06-29)
2. I can FLY!!! (LOTRO forums, retrieved 2013-06-29)

Apparently I had two (*gasp*) typing errors in that comic. Thanks for pointing them out.

01 June 2013

Miscellaneous drawings

Hello - is it me you're looking for?

I'm truly sorry for being somewhat busy in real life and not drawing anything anymore. Perhaps I'll get back to posting silly colourful drawings on a regular basis someday, but unfortunately it is not this day.

Nevertheless, here are some of the smaller things that I've made over the last few months.

A birthday card for a friend of mine.

A birthday card for another friend of mine.

... yes, another card and quite possibly my first one that has something in Estonian written on it?

Honestly, by now you should be able to guess what it is. 

This is me every day at 8:05.

Someone had a bad game in LoL and I tried to cheer them up. I think it worked. 

Just some bunnies drawn for someone's birthday, moving on...

Oh, me and my million ridiculous and confusing thoughts. 

Another birthday card with super massive owls on it.

That one was for Fergi!

Thank you for attention, I'll go back to doing festival quests on my (not so) secret alt now. Maybe.
We'll see.