The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite LOTRO zone?

I’m back in Lord of the Rings Online this week, and though I’m still working my way through western Gondor at the moment, I really looking forward to seeing Turbine’s take on Minas Tirith.

It may not end up being my favorite zone, because it will be pretty hard to top Rivendell and East Rohan, but I’m sure it’ll be up there among my favorites. What about you, LOTRO fans? What’s your favorite zone?

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wanderv15
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wanderv15

Stonedeans (in Westemnet, soooo beuatiful), South Ithilien (oh those bad volcanic Mordor nearby) and Dol Amroth (it’s like fantasy version of Sevastopol and St. Petersburg mixed). All of these of course after Moria and Shire.

Ματθαίος
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Ματθαίος

The Shire, closely followed by the Ered Luin zones, and then, Khazad-dûm!

Sleepery
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Sleepery

I haven’t seen a zone I remotely liked since coming out the far side of Lothlorien. It’s like they lost their most talented zone builders around the time Moria was completed.

FeveredDreamer
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FeveredDreamer

Mirkwood or Lothlorien probably.  So many zones in the game really are amazing though.  The setting for LotRO is brilliant and the game does an amazing job of bringing Middle Earth to life.

libertylion7
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libertylion7

The Shire, hands down.  Its more of an experience of being in a world than it is being in a game.

Draugris
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Draugris

Misty Mountains, Angmar and the Shire for me.But i love all the zones from Shadows of Angmar to be honest. They all have something i miss in modern mmo´s -> Soul.

Cambruin
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Cambruin

I like pretty much every zone in this game. They all feel natural, unlike other MMOs the likes of Rift, Wildstar, … where every inch of the zone needs to serve a purpose, where you can not ride a mount for 5s without bumping into a mob and where there is absolutely no sense on continuity. I really can’t think of any zone I like best. I can only think of 2 zones I’m not that fond of; Forochel and Misty Mountains. I guess I’m just not too fond of snow.

Cambruin
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Cambruin

ashfyn DemonicPossession Liandreth Which is exactly why I don’t understand they let go of ScaryCrow, the person behind the Bree revamp. Then again, there’s quite a lot I don’t understand about Turbine. Like how they could mess up something as basic as an account profile page. The sunforum is rampant with people being either unable to set up subscriptions or those being unable to cancel them. It’s really ludicrous.
Still, miss you ScaryCrow, which you could have done the dwarf quarter.

wontgrowup
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wontgrowup

Osyris Agreed. When I played in beta, I really did not like it but a bunch of friends got way into it during the summer of 07′ so I gave it another spin and could not have had more fun if I tried. I really like the scale of it all, the story was pretty amazing no matter where I was playing and back then the graphics were pretty decent for an MMO.

Reminds me i need to migrate my dudes to a new server.

Osyris
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Osyris

Every single Shadows of Angmar zone. There is something special about those vanilla zones and maybe it’s the fact that the great war is still far away, in contrast to e.g. West Gondor. Maybe I just like to live a happy life in West Middleearth…