Oh I love it. Any one that knows me knows I have played a bunch of FRPGMMOs. LOTRO is by far the best I’ve played; I mean it is really what I like in a an FRPG. Fairly complex, enough extra stuff to keep you thinking; it’s not simple hack and slash. There are the crafts that I spend as much time doing as questing. My characters have made all the rugs in my house as well as much of the furniture. lol Well my tailor made the rugs and my woodworker made the furniture, but my other character contributed with components. So yes, if you want to be the best furniture maker in an frpg you can be lol The woodworker also makes bows, javelins, spears, halberds and the like. My tailor makes the leather armor, and the jeweler made the chandelier lol
They have seasonal events/festivals but they aren’t that much fun, or at least not for me, I’m not a big fan of forced emotes; read as griefing.
I mean some of it is funny but since it is forced and you can’t opt out, many use the forced emotes to grief other players.
Pretty liberal bunch here, I’ve caught flack on the LOTRO forum for running so many female characters. Yes, it’s the view