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Sunday, September 7, 2014

WHY BETA TESTING IS SO MUCH FUN

The last two weekends I journeyed into the perilous realm known as LoTRO beta testing. The new zone, the Dead Marshes, was the content being tested, but I was a very bad girl and only went into the Dead Marshes for a mere five minutes due to my never ending love of making new characters, auto-leveling them, and spending thousands of turbine points on beta.

Ellaine, the race of man captain.

Ebonie, the hobbit warden
 Point one, which contains making new characters, states that "making new characters is an obsession of [Makaia's] during beta testing. [She] enjoys designing, autoleveling, and making cosmetic outfits for each."
Makaia, the elf guardian

Meatloaf, the dwarf hunter
Auto-leveling and auto-ranking are overly obsessed obsessions. When you can journey into the Ettenmoors at rank 15 without that character ever placing a foot in the Ettenmoors before, that is truly an accomplishment.

All in all, this second round of beta that I have ever taken a part in has been loads of fun. I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first time (though no bugs were submitted this time), and whenever the next round of beta testing is, let's go!