While everyone else is bouncing around with excitement for Halloween, I’m bouncing around with excitement for the new Hobbit trailer this month!!!
Just a little Tolkien fandom blog. Lots of fangirling over elves going on here. I used to be "Theelvesoflindon" in case you were wondering. Asks, RP starters, and the like welcome.
Reminder that these posts are NOT spoiler-free and if you want to avoid Shadow of Mordor spoilers you’ll want to avoid my shadow of mordor tag.
Made a little more progress in Shadow of Mordor. Not as much as I would have liked, though, for two reasons:
1) I’m not feeling good at all. Has nothing to do with the game but DOES kind of put a damper on playing :p (And it doesn’t do anything good for my already crappy skills either)
2) I died like 4 times during a battle with 6 uruks and a caragor and that got really old after a while. I didn’t want to give up, though, because it’s part of the quest to find and question Gollum. I managed it by (accidentally) getting 3 of the uruks to follow me back into a cave while the other 3 fought the caragor. It made the whole thing much easier because by the time I killed the 3 that followed me and wound up having to fight the caragor, it had already killed a couple of the remaining uruks and the uruks had done quite a bit of damage to it. Lesson of the day: Let your enemies do work for you when you can, I guess.
The Gollum thing turned out to be interesting because he had a necklace that showed a brief flashback of Celebrimbor’s life, where we found out that he had a wife and kid (didn’t get a good enough look to tell if it was a son or daughter). (Also keep in mind that at this point in my game, he doesn’t know he is Celebrimbor yet.) It also turns out Gollum had had a dream about Celebrimbor and can see him, whereas otherwise the only one who can usually see him is Talion I guess, and Gollum calls Celebrimbor “Bright Master.”
I also learned two other things today: Going into Wraith mode doesn’t really help you again the uruks. Like, you can’t sneak by them any more effectively, and you can’t fight them any better (actually if you try to fight them in Wraith mode you just turn back into Talion). That said, you CAN run away from them. If they see you and there are too many to fight or something, you can just run and sooner or later they’ll stop chasing you and you can go back to sneaking. Which is kind of slow, yes, but it keeps you alive.
I still haven’t figured out how to fight off more than two or three at once without dying. I’m pretty good at sneaking up from behind and taking out fairly large groups — got a group of 5 uruks today just by sneaking up and taking them out one at a time, which was fun. But I need to figure out how to fight my way out of these bigger groups, because sometimes the only/best option is to fight them and I can’t always take them out from a distance with archery (you only have a few elf-shots to work with at any given time and rather like the herbs, you can’t stockpile elf-shot as you find it for later use), and sometimes you can’t really sneak up on a group either. Like if they’re all standing around a fire, half of them will have their back to you and will be easy to sneak up on but the other half will be facing you and they’ll see you. You MIGHT be able to get one of them that way, maybe two if you’re good, but not all of them. If someone figures out how, please teach me :p
Anyway, I think that’s it for tonight because my stomach keeps swinging between feeling fine and feeling like I’m going to lose my dinner so I don’t think that running around shanking uruks is the best way to spend the day. So tomorrow I’ll be on my way to activating my fourth tower, and continuing on my way to the next plot event. Also hoping to get enough power points to open up the next tier of skills…I want to poison some grog, dammit.
irish is such a shady language because hello is “dia duit” but directly translated it means “god be with you” and when someone says hello back they say “dia is muire duit” which means “god and mary be with you” .. its like “i see your god and i raise you the holy virgin whatcha gonna do bout it bitch”
irish isnt a language…
Okay, I’m finally accomplishing things other than running around and being killed by orcs in Shadow of Mordor, so now it’s getting more interesting. I finished the first plot quest, which took a while because of my strategy of “pick the orcs off one by one as much as possible,” and there were quite a few to take out (that said, you get some bonus points for taking out the four archers in the area before you go after the captain you’re actually after). AND it turns out Gollum is in the game. Not sure what he’s doing other than being creepy and sneaking yet, but there’s a quest to find out. …Unfortunately I died in the quest and at that point I decided to take a break again.
I have found that sneaking around is actually a pretty good way of getting places without dying, because if you do it right you can get past groups of orcs instead of having to fight them. Overall this is good for me because I’m still not quite sure how best to handle the groups. Sometimes I manage to beat them but if it’s a particularly large group or a group with a powerful member, that’s when I wind up dead. On the other hand I’m fairly convinced at this point that this strategy is going to come back and bite me in the ass, because that WOULD be my luck :p