Still playing Star Trek Online and Lord of the Rings Online

So between finishing Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Gears of War 3 and being punished for thinking I could play Dark Souls, I have continued to play Star Trek Online (STO) and Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO), because they are fun and comfortable.

I am a charter subscriber to STO and have a lifetime membership, so I recently picked up a nifty attack ship they are giving as a lifetime member bonus. It is only for level 50 (Vice Admiral), but I finally got my latest Federation guy there, and it is a kick-ass ship. More stations and equipment slots than most, this more abilities, so that’s great fun! Plus it looks cool!

This Federation character is in a fleet that was apparently abandoned by the old leader, so I took over fleet leadership. I am still thinking how to encourage the fleet to grow and become better, so more on that in future.

I also have a Klingon character that is finally level 40 and was able to get a carrier, which isn’t quite as nifty as I’d hoped. It is fun to launch fighters to help deal with my foes, but the ship handles like it’s in molasses. I’ve only had about 20 minutes to play with it, so I may get used to it. My Klingon is an Engineer, so he’s used to cruisers that aren’t the swiftest things, but this is a bit slow.

I still haven’t bought Riders of Rohan for LOTRO, so I’m not playing my level 75 Lore-Master, but I am working on leveling my Warden and Minstrel up to where Rohan will matter. I’m waiting for a sale on Rohan and will buy it then. The LOTRO kinship has also had a rapid decrease in online players since everyone hit level 75 and had their fill of Isengard. I hope things improve, because LOTRO is still an awesome game, and seems to be improving all the time.

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