I’ve been on an MMO vacation since I picked up Red Dead Redemption. Now that RDR’s single player story is finished, my interest has returned to PC games and MMOs (I’m still planning to play RDR some more just not as exclusively).
On Monday night I returned to Middle-earth and it felt good to be back. First things I did were the normal house keeping activities needed after any long absence: I made sure my housing fees were up to date and checked my in-game mail. Chores taken care of, I still had some alcohol in my bags from working on Inn League reputation so I headed to the Bree festival grounds to see if the anniversary festival was still happening.
As I started out on the ride north, I thought, “Why an I going so slow?” I checked to make sure I was in run mode and not walk, check. Then I realized, I was also feeling an urge to tap a button to go faster. I’ve gotten so used used to the riding in Red Dead Redemption and being able to move through the world at a full-on gallop that riding a horse in LotRO felt like walking.
Oddly enough, I ended up switching to an alt and running around and the speed felt fine to me, so my expectations got shifted just for horse travel.