In one week's time, we'll see if Book 10 is enough to keep me going on LotRO. I haven't played in 2 weeks now, in an effort to make sure I don't grow to hate the game. Level 35+ for a solo-preferred quester is a nightmare in LotRO. No 2 ways about it. But Book 10 is supposed to introduce some more quests for levels 38+, and a whole new reputation quest system to help solo-ers get some gear and have a reason to grind those deeds aside from the teensy tiny bits of upgrades that are the traits.
I guess I'll log into LotRO for the 1st time in a while tonight, and see if I still get frustrated trying to quest in Evendim. I hope not. I want to get to 50 for the eventual Moria expansion. :(
Maybe it's possible I just am starting to dislike the Champion and need to try an alt, but I really don't want to stop LotRO so far in... lots of time invested in the game from late Alpha tests all the way up until now. Our Kinship, the Vault staff one, is small and so sporadic in our playtimes that we're hardly ever on together. Is it just that I need a more standard playgroup to quest with, in order to get all these group quests done? Because I know there's more to this game than leveling, but I can't seem to have fun unless I'm making progression towards a goal, and my only goal is to keep seeing new quests and new places. I'm not into crafting, and I'm too low for Monster Play yet.
Save me Frodo!