Celebrate LOTRO's 5th Anniversary with ZAM!

To celebrate Lord of the Rings Online's 5th Anniversary, we're giving away PILES of prizes, including mounts, headsets, Turbine Points, a lifetime membership to LOTRO, and more!

Happy 5th Anniversary, Lord of the Rings Online! Turbine is celebrating LOTRO's anniversary today and, to celebrate, ZAM has joined in on the festivities! We've partnered up with Turbine to give away some fantastic prizes to all of our readers, so if winning free swag and celebrating Lord of the Rings Online is on your list of things you enjoy, then our big giveaway event will be right up your alley!

Enter our LOTRO Giveaway here!

First, be sure to enter in the ZAM giveaway by heading over to our contest page and entering your name. You'll be eligible to win 1000 Turbine Points, a Creative Labs HS-800 Headset, a lifetime membership for LOTRO, or even a SteelSeries Siberia V2 Headset. All you need to do is register for a free ZAM account, and then click "Enter Now!"

In addition to our giveaway, we will also be giving away a Lifetime Membership to LOTRO, a Mithril Edition of LOTROand 5000 Turbine Points. We'll be giving them away in a contest in the ZAM comments below! We're looking for two things from you (one sentence each):

Your first memory in LOTRO - A random draw will take place to award this winner 5000 Turbine points.

Your favorite memory in LOTRO - The top two entries will be awarded a Mithril Edition of LOTRO for the second place, with first place winning a Lifetime Membership to LOTRO.

The contest ends and prizes will be given out on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST.

What's that? Feeling a little unlucky, or maybe suffering from LOTRO memory loss? Throughout today we'll also be giving away PAX EAST 2012 Perlino Horse Codes via Twitter. Just follow @ZAMOfficial or @Pwyff and fire us a tweet with the hashtag #zamlotro and we'll be randomly awarding out these Perlino Horse codes throughout the day! Good luck to everyone!


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LOTRO Memories
# Apr 30 2012 at 10:38 AM Rating: Decent
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First Memory: The world defined. As a fan of Tolkien your inner imagination only goes so far. But the landscapes created here went even further. I wandered through every beginning intro just to experience the details of Middle Earth. Exploration was a must, yet defeat was often.

Best Memory: Visiting Rivendell way below my accorded level to fish the Ponds with Scringe, a fellow kinsmen. We would spend hours chatting and fishing, we spent so much time fishing the skill was maxed out before level 30. I fondly remember making it to Lothlorien and completing the fishing Deeds in Scringe's honor. I miss you Scringe, may you rest in peace and fish to your hearts content on the other side.
# Apr 29 2012 at 2:08 PM Rating: Decent
my first memory was walking to the silverdeep mine with gandalf and later wanting a piece of that troll.

my favorite memory was leaving moria for the first time and laying eyes on turbine's apology for the tragedy that is moria with the masterpiece that is lothlorian
LOTRO Memories
# Apr 28 2012 at 5:39 AM Rating: Decent
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My first memory was running through the Hobbit intro and being stunned by the graphics and excited to see a Nazgul up close.

My favourite memory is of entering Moria for the first time, just standing in the entrance hall after the epic battle to get in
Memories of LOTRO
# Apr 27 2012 at 10:55 AM Rating: Decent
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My first memory in LOTRO is being ecstatic upon discovering Bag End, and then becoming even more excited when I discovered I could walk in and look around!

My favorite memory of LOTRO is when I first faced the watcher in the water outside the gate of Moria.
My LOTRO memories
# Apr 27 2012 at 6:23 AM Rating: Decent
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First Memory - Getting in Archet for the introduction quests of the hobbits. The first time I was at the city center I stood still just looking around, paying attention to all details and breathless because the city seemed so real. It was really a thrill to be in a city in middle earth for the first time.

Favorite Memory - I was doing the Old Forest quests, very focused. It was during the night in the game and everything was so dark and gloomy, the mists all around and trees that walked out of nothing. The forest was frightening, more than the beasts that were there. So after a long time there during the night there was only the house of Tom Bombadil to discover. While I was getting there, leaving the dense parts of the forest, the day was dawning and there came Tom jumping and singing to greet me. I was so happy and relieved, my heart was light. Then I entered his house and the song was just perfect, cheering, comforting. And everything was so real during the whole experience. So that is a favorite memory which I will never forget.
# Apr 26 2012 at 9:59 PM Rating: Decent
First Memory: My first memory is also my favorite memory... I remember creating my character in the beta, it was late at night, I was first going in and grabbing my weapon from the crate and not knowing how to equip it and in a panic! Though I loved the game, by the morning I had all my friends in the game and we have a full fellowship and kinship.

Favorite Memory: My favorite memory is also my first memory... I remember creating my character in the beta, it was late at night, I was first going in and grabbing my weapon from the crate and not knowing how to equip it and in a panic! Though I loved the game, by the morning I had all my friends in the game and we have a full fellowship and kinship.
Fun times
# Apr 26 2012 at 7:50 PM Rating: Decent
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First memory: Starting my human captain and thinking that it took forever to run all the way to Bree.

Favorite memory: Logging in for the first time after buying the Mines of Moria expansion and playing my warden for the first time.
# Apr 26 2012 at 7:01 PM Rating: Decent
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first memory: killing that auroch outside of thorin's hall. very epic!

Favorite memory: A remarkable comeback save against Draigoch
LOTRO Contest
# Apr 26 2012 at 6:09 PM Rating: Decent
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First Memory: Getting to the Shire as quickly as I could so that I could run up Bag End, take a quick look at the Party Tree and then go into Bilbo's house to explore and really get the feel of being in Middle Earth.
Favorite Memory: Right now I am in Moria and my favorite memory would have to be running thought it to see the broken bridge where Gandalf faced the Balrog.
LOTRO 5th Anniversary
# Apr 26 2012 at 5:34 PM Rating: Decent
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My first memory is entering Middle Earth and seeing the story from the perspective of another random Hobbit as Frodo, Sam, Pippin and Merry take off over the rise before the dark rider comes up the road to question us.

My favourite memory is every time I come across an icon from the books for the first time such as Bilbo's house, Weathertop and Rivendell, and exploring them.
# Apr 26 2012 at 5:02 PM Rating: Decent
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My first memory is meeting Gandalf with my Dwarf at Thorin's Gate. I had just created my first character and started the game and there he was. One of the most famous people of Middleearth. And still it get's me every time we meet again.

My favorite memories are coming to iconic places or meeting iconic characters of the book. Especially the antizipation when you know something big is going to happen like pathing your way to rivendell for the first time or see the balrog on zirakzigil.
Just two memories? Okay then...
# Apr 26 2012 at 2:35 PM Rating: Decent
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My first memory was creating a hobbit burglar and realizing quite early in the prologue scene, witnessing Amdir get stabbed, that this game was going to do a really good job of balancing the whimsy of innocence and the almost-palpable sense of impending dread.

My favorite memory is my first time naively drinking from the Sinister Keg at my kinship's house and finding myself agog (and spraying some real-life beverage) when I realized I'd suddenly been transported to an area way out of my level, and I had no pants on (also a real-life hazard).
# Apr 26 2012 at 2:01 PM Rating: Decent
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My first memory in lotro was when I just finished starting quests and i was so hppy *to start my adventure and see whole middle-earth!

My favorite memory was my first time set my foot in Moria and and saw great dwarf buildings and great black deeps. I just love that place!

Vaskola of Gilrain
Lotro 5th Anniversary
# Apr 26 2012 at 1:41 PM Rating: Decent
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My first memory in LOTRO: My first memory is the view of Celondim in Ered Luin when I entered it after Introduction.

My favorite memory in LOTRO: My favorite memory in LOTRO was first group instance (Great Barrow) with strangers who became my friends after the run.
LOTRO Memories
# Apr 26 2012 at 1:06 PM Rating: Decent
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My first truly great memory of LOTRO is meeting Strider in the Prancing Pony at the beginning of Volume I. It was amazing to meet the King before he came into himself.

My favorite memory is witnessing the reforging of Anduril from Narsil. I was hoping the game would do this moment correctly, and they did! It was glorious. :D
happy birthday lotro
# Apr 26 2012 at 12:53 PM Rating: Decent
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The first memory i have is being awestruck at the great graphics in the game.
And my favorite memory is going into moria for the first time
# Apr 26 2012 at 12:15 PM Rating: Decent
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First memory: Being awestruck by the beauty of Ered Luin.

Favorite memory: Meeting Tom Bombadill, one of the most ridiculous and amazing characters of all time.
5th Anniversary Contest
# Apr 26 2012 at 11:42 AM Rating: Decent
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First Memory: Trhing to figure out WASD controls well enough to maneuver my character around the Thorin's Hall area, and just taking in the fact that I was finally in Middle-Earth.

Favorite Memory: Organizing a group of 12 strangers to run The Rift and playing until 5:00 AM when we finally bested the Balrog. The members of this group are still my online friends today.
Lotro Memory
# Apr 26 2012 at 10:42 AM Rating: Decent
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First Memory: Leaving the human starting area and enjoying the quaint lives of the Breeland Hobbits.

Favorite Memory: Taking a break from killing monsters to help the Hobbits prepare for their Farmer's Market. At this moment I know I was playing a different type of MMO and it was the right fit.
LOTRO Memories
# Apr 26 2012 at 9:12 AM Rating: Decent
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First Memory:
The first time I played, it was for 72 hours straight during a pre-closed beta weekend stress test. I joined forces with a lore master and we checked out Middle Earth for the first time! It was soo much fun exploring!

Favorite Memory:
Killing the Balrog for the first time in the rift of nurz ghashu.
# Apr 26 2012 at 6:13 AM Rating: Decent
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First Memory:
I remember when I started in Thorin's was amazing... My brother a level 65 (in that moment) was introducing me to the game. I was a pretty young elf that want to be a man so quickly go to Bree, hahaha. At level 11 My brother introduced to his Kin and know I'm level 50 Hurray

Favourite Memory:
My first Ost elendil, was a young nerd and I wipe it... Then I realized that I must not click to Retreat Now !!!!

Happy birthday LOTRO!
First and favorite moments...
# Apr 26 2012 at 5:55 AM Rating: Decent
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Your first memory in LOTRO – My first memory was downloading and installing the game overnight and not being able to sleep well. I went to work and kept imagining what the world was going to be like. I loved Final Fantasy VII, but had never played any kind of MMO, unless you count Diablo II. I was looking for something new, but I knew I didn't want to try WoW. This was an already established game with a great IP (that I also LOVED) and my father-in-law let it slip he played. What a gift! His awesome daughter and a FIL who understands what it is to be a gamer! After creating my first character, I will never forget the nervousness I felt going through the introduction. I had no idea what I was doing and I ran around for an hour clicking things because I was afraid I would miss something and lock my character out of some future experience. It seems silly now, but I thought the world was amazingly huge and couldn't believe how beautiful and varied Archet seemed. My first steps were timid and calculated - now I blaze through impatiently with alts. Ah, memories!
Your favorite memory in LOTRO – I would take the easy way out and talk about a personal accomplishment, but i remember something else vastly more appropriate as a response. One of the quest lines I had trouble finishing involved finding something beneath the Lake in Evendim (because I hadn't really found a kin at the time and didn't have luck finding groups back before I found out about GLFF - heck, I was still posting questions in New Player on the forums!). One day I happened upon a group standing in Tinnudir and was sent a tell asking if I would help in that final instance of the chain. I was ecstatic! It was an exciting trip down to meet what felt like someone's pet turtle that got flushed down a drain and into some toxic ooze (or at least that's what went through my mind). After two attempts, we recovered what was lost (spoiler-free post, I hope), I was able finish the quest chain and the scenes at the forge in Imladris actually elicited an audible "wow" from me for the first time. I had been through many areas and moments where the word crossed my mind, but at that moment, I could not contain myself with silence in a room empty but for a guy with a gaped mouth and dark but for the glow of a monitor. Moments have come since that also get me talking, but that is still my favorite.
the good times
# Apr 26 2012 at 5:51 AM Rating: Decent
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My first memory was standing at the docks in ered luin and wondering if i could travel by boat.
My best memory was doing the inn league initiation. That was trippy!
Memories from LOTRO
# Apr 26 2012 at 1:39 AM Rating: Decent
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My first memory was being overwhelmed and taken aback by the introductory quests in Bree-land that would set the stage for the continuous and immersive storyline following the fellowship through Middle-Earth.

My favorite memory is fighting through the skirmish Ford at the Bruinen, with hordes of enemies encroaching the shore towards Rivendell and the breathtaking instrumental and choral music setting the tone of the ominous and impending invasion I was asked to prevent.
LOTRO Anniversary Contest Entry
# Apr 26 2012 at 1:17 AM Rating: Decent
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My first memory in LOTRO: Is running around in Ered Luin on my main. I remember I had no clue what was going on. First MMORPG ever. This guy who was a bazillion levels above me picked me up so to speak and showed me the ropes. I will always remember that.

My Favorite memory in LOTRO: The first time I saw Lorien from the hill of Amroth. I still see this in my dreams.
First Memory and Favorite Memory
# Apr 26 2012 at 12:50 AM Rating: Decent
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My first memory was of Strider rescuing me from the jail cell and the ensuing fight to escape and rescue the others. I immediately felt like I was part of the world I loved in the books. And it has continued.

My favorite memory was seeing Rivendell for the first time and finding Gandalf and Frodo in the Last Homely House. The music for that zone and the beautiful scenery took my breath away.
LotRO Memories
# Apr 25 2012 at 9:17 PM Rating: Decent
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My first memory: fighting spiders in a snowy area, beating them, and then accidentally falling to my death a short time later

My favorite memory: Riding out into a field and seeing a vast area all around, then opening the map and seeing how many different places my journey could take me from there. It really felt like an adventure, and a chance to explore the beautifully-crafted realm of Middle Earth.
LOTRO memories
# Apr 25 2012 at 8:17 PM Rating: Decent
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My first memory in LOTRO: I played in Beta and was one of the first players on Arkenstone server...I remember thinking that this would be the first time in an MMO where I could pick just about any name I want and it wouldn't be taken. I chose a Hobbit Minstrel named Peat...he remains at level 17.
My favorite Memory in LOTRO: My favorite memory was a recent one. It was when Galadriel met me in her garden and discerned my future the same way she had for Frodo THEN the great eagle came down and that was it! I thought that was awesome. Little moments like that make us little guys feel like an integral part of something much larger and fantastic.
# Apr 25 2012 at 8:10 PM Rating: Decent
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First memory: Being absolutely transfixed by the water in Archet. It looked SO REAL, I literally oohed and ahhed for several minutes over it.

Favorite memory: Climbing to the top of Weathertop and then promptly falling off the edge. I was laughing so hard I couldn't even breath. Such a beautiful place, and then suddenly PLUMMETING TO MY DEATH!
My Favorite Memory - A Hobbit's Tale
# Apr 25 2012 at 7:53 PM Rating: Decent
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I'll never forget the time I got caught stealing pumpkins from old Farmer Maggot's pumpkin patch. It was a sunny fall afternoon, and I was with my friend Nitmuck. We were giggling so hard I thought I'd wet my pants! At first we tried to steal two Pumpkins each, but they were too heavy and we dropped them, and that made us laugh even harder. Finally, we each picked out a good one, and we were just about to sneak back through the fence when we heard a low, deep voice behind us. "Just where do you think you're going with those pumpkins?" I gulped and turned around. It was old Farmer Maggot, waving a bright steel garden shovel at us. Nitmuck dropped his pumpkin, then pulled out a throwing knife in his waist, turned, and threw it. But the turning must have thrown off his aim, because the knife only stuck in Farmer Maggot's thigh. Farmer Maggot immediately swung the large heavy spade at Nitmuck, slicing deeply into his shoulder. Nitmuck tried to throw another knife, but his shoulder was so torn up he couldn't raise his arm. Just as he was trying to switch to his left hand, Farmer Maggot ran up and cracked him across the face with the flat end of the shovel. Nitmuck fell to the ground in a heap. Farmer Maggot raised the spade to finish him off, but just then Nitmuck pulled out his 2nd Age Dagger with +7 to Hobbit-kind and plunged it into the farmer's big white belly. After that, I don't think I stole pumpkins for at least a year!

of Landroval

Edited, Apr 25th 2012 9:55pm by JAGUART
First and Favourite
# Apr 25 2012 at 7:45 PM Rating: Decent
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My first memory was creating an elf and logging into the game, then seeing Elrond at the end of the intro 'slay a cave troll' and I couldn't stop fangirlling.

My favourite memory was my first time riding into Forochel from Evendim, down into the first valley where I could still see the sun setting in the distance through a gap, with the northern lights - that I didn't know were there - coming out overhead.
5 years goes by fast
# Apr 25 2012 at 7:40 PM Rating: Decent
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My first memory in LotRO was standing in Archet, back in the OLD OLD days, and watching as my wife, married 5 years coincidentally, log in with her character, and the whole day we ran around playing and enjoying this literary love brought to life.

My favourite memory is when my wife and I were running through Staddle, towards the Midgewater, and we had aggroed a ton of bears, and for some reason I just started laughing and going "AHHHH THEY'RE GONNA EAT ME" at the top of my lungs. We laughed so hard that we were crying. It was just one of those moments that you never forget.
LOTRO Memories
# Apr 25 2012 at 7:36 PM Rating: Decent
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First Memory: While my poor hobbit was exploring the lands of the Shire, he was cornered by a group of goblins and this was the first time I was defeated u.u

Favorite Memory: When I retraced the footsteps of Frodo and his friends, and arrived at Rivendell for the first time, that was a memorable moment.
"I always play the Elf with a bow"
# Apr 25 2012 at 7:25 PM Rating: Decent
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My first memory: Sitting at the character creation screen, deciding which combination of head shape, eyebrows, and what have you would most adequately express my inner Elf for all time. (Needless to say, I do not now play strictly on this main; I have developed altoholism like whoa.)

My favorite memory: Being up way past my bedtime with two kinmates (holla, Second Breakfast on Crickhollow!) discovering sentences, particularly LOTR-related sentences, that can be typed entirely with the left hand. I asserted, "Dwarves created a sweater," to which my kinnie countered: "Fat Dwarves wear Versace."
# Apr 25 2012 at 7:04 PM Rating: Decent
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First memory - Fighting along-side Aragorn in the new player intro

Favorite memory - The first time I heard the Draigoch voice-over and got tingles, then went running into the lights and got burnt to a crisp.
LOTRO memories
# Apr 25 2012 at 6:57 PM Rating: Decent
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My first LOTRO memory was there are alot of deeds to do get as f2p some ponits but i have done them all !!! :)

My favorite LOTRO memory was Moria as a Hobbit, in that time i have feel me REALY small ^^
LOTRO Memories
# Apr 25 2012 at 5:57 PM Rating: Decent
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My first memory: running around on my elf hunter on the F2P beta, getting excited about trying the game for real, since at the time, I was playing another MMO and didn't want to pay to try out another. (Now LOTRO is my main MMO.)

My fondest memories: two manning dungeons with my fiance. It's nice to have a game that we can play together, just the two of us, or with friends.
Lotro 5th Anniversary Giveaway Entry
# Apr 25 2012 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
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First Memory: I remember spending 6 hours straight farming and cooking, and then the next day eating the hundreds of foods we created in a mini-Thanksgiving feast on the actual Thanksgiving.

Favorite Memory: Discovering my current kin when they helped me get my level 16 burglar to Rivendell to complete the anniversary quest that earned me the title firecracker, an awesome kin that I would never leave, and lots and lots of fun.
Memories of falling in love with lotro
# Apr 25 2012 at 5:08 PM Rating: Decent
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First Memory: Jumping to my death after discovering that falls only give speed debuffs instead of damaging.

Favorite Memory: Jumping to my death....at the well in Moria to get the Well Traveled title.
First and Favourite Memory
# Apr 25 2012 at 5:01 PM Rating: Decent
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First Memory
I remeber thinking "This game is kind good...", after playing it for 7 hours in a row and finding out it was the game I was gonna play forever..

Fvourite Memory
When I came to Lone-Lands, over the WeatherTop, and all of the LOTR story passed trhough my mind again... seeing Frodo being stabbed in the chest by the Nazgul King and taken to Rivendell by Arwen.
# Apr 25 2012 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
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I was playing with my sister and we were passing by Bree when we stumbled upon an improvised musical performance and we were so surprised by it that we stopped to listen, dance and cheer in the forming crowd of spectators.

First time healing a full fellowship instance on my minstrel where no one died and I got compliments from the tank <3
Memory recap
# Apr 25 2012 at 4:10 PM Rating: Decent
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First Memory

I remember the loading screens how they seemed to take forever but most likely I was just so excited to see more and more and more of Middle Earth and see what I could do in Tolkien's world.

Favorite Memory

Absolutely Moria -- the hype leading up to it, sitting down and reading the Lord of the Rings series again leading up to release, and the absolute "awe" factor when first adventuring thru the region. The scale, the detail, and the atmosphere of this immense "dungeon" -- the game music adding anticipation, leaping out of my seat when combat struck me from out of no where, and having that edge-of-my-seat excitement to steadily learn more -- it was like living the adventure and terror that was only hinted at within the books, but feeling so much more like actually being IN the book.
The First and The Fondest...
# Apr 25 2012 at 3:43 PM Rating: Decent
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The First Memory

My first memory of Lord of the Rings Online would likely be the character creation. I recall the anticipation of wondering what the character customization would be like. Though I prefer a bit more in-depth customization I continued onward at the behest of my friends who were playing the game already. And so, here I am...still playing the game.

The Fondest Memory

My fondest memory of Lord of the Rings Online that comes to mind is when I was playing music in Bree with one of my friends, Berowalde. We were playing "GhostBusters", and suddenly he bursted out with "WightBusters!". It still makes me laugh and he will still sing the newly minted version. Truly, I've had some of my enjoyable times sitting back and playing music, wherever it be.
# Apr 25 2012 at 3:05 PM Rating: Decent
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First Memory: Being thrown into the introduction instance going "Wow! This seems like a cool game already!".

Best Memory: The end of the volume 2 prologue where we see the Fellowship go off on their journey really had a big impact on me.
First and favourite memory in LOTRO
# Apr 25 2012 at 3:04 PM Rating: Decent
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First memory: I remember how breathtaking it was to just roam around Archet, to the Folly as well as woods as an man guardian, I was instantly taken by the game.

Favourite memory: Me and my two friends exploring Evendim. I remember when we first got there that the landscape was great. The part to Dwaling pretty much was similar to Shire. But then we got to High Kings Crossing and that was truly amazing. To see that giant statue was great, and even better when we got to climb on top of it. Then we proceded to Tinnudir and explored the islands a bit. We were fascinated by the sheere amount of effort that was put in constructing those places. We saw all the islands and explored the whole region. We liked the waterfall where the elf girl was, but the best thing was Anumminas. The amount of details in it is stunning. Although we had to fight our way in, we just had to stop every now and then to just admire the work they've done in the city. It was especialy great when we got to the upper level of Annuminas and we could see everything below, that was really amazing. That is the most vivid memory I have of this game, although there has been many since.
First and Best Memory
# Apr 25 2012 at 2:53 PM Rating: Decent
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First Memory:

Rolling my first Champion and seeing the prologue play out was a blast of fresh air coming from other, less story driven MMO's. I was hooked.

Favorite Memory:

Using LoTRO as a way to reconnect with my brother while we're away at university. Losing my best friend was the most difficult part of going to college and, being the Tolkien nerds we are, LoTRO allows us to hang out like we used to. Whether its through orc slaying, quest grinding, or just sitting by Evendim quietly smoking and fishing. It's really something special.
First Memory
# Apr 25 2012 at 2:46 PM Rating: Decent
My first memory was at the character selection screen trying to figure out what class I wanted to be, and how I would start my LOTRO adventures.

My favorite memory was receiving my hobbie and taking the level 5 quest to the river in the shire where I enjoyed fishing in LOTRO for the first time.
LOTRO memories
# Apr 25 2012 at 2:14 PM Rating: Decent
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My first memory is arriving in Celondim after finishing the intro in Thorin's Gate and being struck by the beauty of the place.

My favourite memory is of the first time I ever healed a fellowship instance run on my rune-keeper Zigil -- in Carn Dum, on-level. Since I had only soloed up to that point, I had only used the "battle attuned" skills; most healing skills only become available when one is healing during combat, which I had never had the luxury of doing. So many of the skills I was using for the first time, and it was amazing how potent they were, with beautiful, swirling, mystic graphics! The six of us got to the water boss Helchgam -- how terrifying his enormous size and morale pool was! Very quickly all were defeated except the tank and me. He and I proceeded to slowly but surely fight Helchgam one tentacle at a time. We would hide behind a pillar until the Beast was vulnerable, and then he would go out and slash at the closest tentacle, me healing him from relative safety behind the pillar. What seemed like hours later, but was probably 15 minutes or so, we finally defeated our ancient foe, and I was able to revive the fallen to join in the rolls for the amazing loot, some items of which could fetch a small fortune at the auction house. I was on top of Arda! i knew then that the role of the healer, keeping others alive so they could push themselves to greater feats of heroism, was the role for me.
LOTRO memories
# Apr 25 2012 at 2:10 PM Rating: Decent
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First memory: Entering Celondim as an elf huntress and has my breath taken away by the beautiful sceneries.

Favourite memory: First time stumbling through the Fall of Moria session play as a dwarf (what? what happened to me??) and has to come face to face with the Balrog! The Lord of Darkness and Shadow really gave me the scares.
LOTRO memories
# Apr 25 2012 at 2:05 PM Rating: Decent
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First memory: Entering Celodim as an elf huntress and was breathless seeing the beautiful scene opened before my eyes.

Favourite memory: First time stumbling my way through the Fall of Moria session play as a dwarf and has to come face to face with the Balrog! The close encounter with the Lord of Darkness and Shadow really really gave me the scares.
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