Many of you will have completed Lord of the Rings Online
's latest epic storyline from Book 11
by now, and you may have found that you could accomplish this task all on your lonesome. This topic was raised on LotRO's official forums
, and whilst the initial poster was against the idea of a solo-able epic quest, the overwhelming response of the thread was that of people who had finished soloing it and loved it, or those that didn't realize it could be done alone and were keen to log in and get started.
To date, most of the Books have been composed of a mix of solo and fellowship portions, and this was reinforced for future books later in the thread
by a member of Turbine's LotRO
team, MadeOfLions (fantastic name by the way), who said, "we're letting the needs of the story dictate the group sizes, rather than the other way around", and also that Book 12 should be a return to a more fellowship-oriented quest line.
It's nice to have a mix between the two formats, solo and grouped, because let's face it -- a fellowship isn't always available -- and with Book 11 giving my class of choice, the Minstrel, a little more solo-power
, I enjoy having only one life bar to watch over for a change.