Monday, October 06, 2008
This weekend was a double XP (experience points) weekend in the Lord of the Rings Online. Since Kharrn the Barbarian has reached level 50, the highest level in the game (At least until the release of the Mines of Moria expansion) I decided to get an alternate character up and running. So meet Kellax, also a barbarian, but this time a Guardian Class instead of a Champion Class. Guards can't deal as much damage as Champs but they can take a lot more damage, so while Kellax can't kill stuff as quickly as his older brother, he can stay alive a lot longer. Guardians are the preferred tanks in most groups because they can get out front and take the heat while the other players do what needs to be done. (Though a champ with good armor can do much the same.) Anyway, I got Kellax up almost to level 18 over the weekend. It's taking a little getting used to, since I'm used to the monsters dieing much more quickly, but on the other hand, it's nice to have those extra hit points when things get hairy.