LotRO: Play A Chicken

So there's a "sneak peek" on the Lord of the Rings Online site concerning a form of play in which you can play a chicken.

No, I'm not joking, it's there. There will also be options to play as rangers, trolls, and other "NPCs". It's called "session play". They're not permanent characters, but if you finish out certain deeds, you can get items and destiny points for your main characters.

I have to say that this is a truly brilliant idea. Not the chicken, per se, but the notion of playing an NPC for a bit. LotRO already seems a very casual friendly game, and this will give casual players another short-term, high-fun pursuit. It won't impact the hardcore folks in any negative way, and it adds options. What's not to like?

Between this and the monster play option - which I've really only scratched the surface of - it looks like LotRO might have considerably more lasting power than WoW, simply because there's more to do than just levelling and then an endgame.

Posted by Drew Shiel at July 5, 2007 12:24 PM

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Good review. I feel like buying Lotro now.

Posted by: Orual at July 5, 2007 11:45 PM