Lord of the Rings Online players hits level cap by baking millions of pies

    
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If you thought that you were super hardcore because you have raided all the things and are so drenched in purple that other colors might as well not exist, then meet your superior: A Lord of the Rings Online player who leveled to 130 by doing little else than baking pies for experience.

A lot of pies. We’re talking millions of pies here.

Player character Cookingwithsim on the Evernight server reportedly started with simpler cooking recipes but eventually founded an enormous virtual bakery: “Nine-star pies were definitely my staple product. Often doing batches for between 10,000 and 15,000 at a time. Really tested the limits of bag and vault space.”

So why level solely by cooking? Cookingwithsim said that it was “mostly because I wasn’t sure it was possible, [but] clearly it is.” The player admitted that there was a lot of profit made from selling the pies, although that wasn’t the point: “It was always about the challenge of doing it, a lot of grind but with my kin mates encouraging me I got there in a reasonable timeframe. It certainly helped to fill time during lockdown!”

Source: Reddit via PC Gamer
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MilitiaMasterV

Cool. I pondered just making dyes/growing crops to level, but was over doing on all of it and burned out, and every time I try going back, I just can’t get back into it. Was sad to see they canceled the other LOTR MMO…was hoping for a new crack at it.

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NeoWolf

Wouldn’t have been able to do that at launch as crafting didn’t give XP back then lol

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David Goodman

Gives a whole new meaning to the term “Getting baked”

Goodnight everyone, I’ll see myself out.

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CommanderZoom

now that is hardcore.

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Hydlide S

I didn’t even know cooking was a thing in this game lol. I appreciate when games give you multiple avenues to level though.

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Hikari Kenzaki

Yeah, my highest level character in LOTRO got there through farming/baking

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Ardra Diva

i’ve hit lvl 65 just crafting jewelry and baking. I guess I have work to do.

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Minimalistway

XP for crafting, what a concept!

I wish more MMO give XP for a diverse activities, i see no problem if someone want to pick flowers for leveling or cook pies.

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Katzvariak

Reminds me of Southpark episode. haha

Related:

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Greaterdivinity

I love MMO gamers. Sure, the game may WANT you to be a murder-hobo, but damnit, they’re gonna find a way to beat the game without harming a soul.

And what a cool dude, giving tons away for free and selling them for reasonable prices. Perfect name, too.

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PanagiotisLial1

That is because crafting gives exp too – not so many mmos do that. I got to check, but I think his server may be an RP server as well. More likely to find people like that on RP servers. I also love that people actually do small concerts playing music there ingame at inns

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Greaterdivinity

Yeah, it’s like harvesting resources gives XP in WoW and players have leveled that way. I always appreciate when players are doggedly determined to do things THEIR way and ignore traditional paths in leveling.

Hippies and peaceniks unite!

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Katzvariak

You can also max out in GW2 by crafting.

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Bruno Brito

Considering the mess that is GW2’s crafting, you end with dreams and hopes shattered.