It’s been a really long time since I logged into Lord of the Rings Online to do anything other than pay up my hobbit hole, which I’d like to think wasn’t a waste of my precious gold pieces. But when I log in, I’m a little bit stymied by how much the game has changed. Classes have been completely overhauled and dozens of levels have been stacked onto the game since I stalled out way back in Lothlorien. And that’s without the most important considerations, like where’s the best place to farm produce now?!
Being overwhelmed by changes sometimes drives me off, sometimes drives me to the forums, and sometimes drives me to just reroll, to generate a brand-new character and play through the tutorial and noob zone just to get reoriented. My husband, however, is the kind of guy who logs into World of Warcraft after a year AFK and immediately queues for a dungeon. He’s pretty sure muscle memory will get him through, and damn if he’s not usually right!
What about you? Do you roll new characters when you return to an MMO after a long time away, or do you jump right in with your highbie and let the chips falls where they may?