Saturday, May 26, 2012

NBI: When you can't be a battle chicken.


Sometimes you just can't, Ambermist. I found that out today.

While doing the Spring Festival quests in LotRO, I found myself at Sandson's Farm, where the famous chicken session starts. It is a series of quests where you play as a level 1 chicken in Middle-Earth.

I thought about giving it a try. The very first quest is simple enough, about gathering some worms... until you notice that the wolves around the farm are "red" and dangerous, able to kill your chicken-self in a nibble.

This made me remember of a guide for Chicken Session that I bookmarked a long time ago, and there I went to search more about it. In a short description, the quests are mostly about the challenge to run around Middle-Earth as a level one and survive to tell the tale. The guide includes chat channel suggestions, tips on how to have someone escort you at some points, and of course the rewards.

Not sure if I'll go through it, but it is nice to know something this different is there in the game.
Made me think of Bill the Pony and his lonelly journey all the way from the gates of Moria to Bree, which of course led me to double check if I remembered the story properly.

The BattleChicken is right, learning is fun and some wiki articles are good reads in between games. 

2 comments:

  1. Hehe. I found that quest series not too long after starting my adventures on the Shire and loved it. :)

    I still have to finish all the quests but right now the Spring Festival is more important!

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  2. Oh my gosh, that sounds like a blast. BATTLE CHICKEN for real! I love figuring things out on my own, but darn it, sometimes we need help. This sounds like something I'd have gone straight to the internet for. I'm only good at being a chicken equipped with lasers...IMMA FIRIN MAH LAZERS! :-P

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