I’ve excessively played Diablo III these past few days. So, before I burn myself out prior to reaching level 60, or the infernal Inferno Mode, I decided to jump out from the game and hop in to LotRO.
LotRO, I just realized, is not a valid game for my F2P project. True, I don’t pay a monthly sub, and I won’t anytime soon. But I did shell out some cash to buy the Mithril Edition. So, it’s not purely free anymore. Even though it was on a bargain, I still paid for it.
However, that doesn’t mean I feel guilty spending all that $15 for the Mithril Edition. In fact, knowing that I can level my characters up to 60 without getting quest packs, and having 2,000 Turbine Points in my pocket, I feel that my purchase of the Mithril Edition was justified. What I don’t feel so justified about is buying costumes for my Burglar, Scorbo.
When I got my 2,000 Turbine Points, I tried to set it aside and promised myself that I would only use it on rainy days –like getting an expansion or quest packs. That promise didn’t last long. Because when I found some costumes on the LotRO store, I shopped with gusto like my ex-girlfriend. Now, I’m the sneakers, jeans and t-shirt guy. I don’t care how I look and I certainly don’t like shopping for clothes. But on the LotRO store, I spent hours trying on different outfits for Scorbo.
After sometime, I finally did went with the wayfarer look for Scorbo. Because he seems like the guy that won’t stay put. I almost went with a cloak though. But when I found backpacks, that was it. I thought cloaks makes your character look cool. But backpacks, they give your character a lot of ooomph. Now, I wish other games had backpacks.
With what I’ve spent on my new outfit, I’ve only 1200 TP on my account. So, I don’t feel frugal right now. Scorbo looks cool, however. But I just hope that Turbine won’t release any new backpack models soon. Or else I’d go broke.