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[GUIDE] New Player Experience

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I would have to say that LOTRO probably has one of the more enjoyable newbie experiences out there. Each race has it's own starting tutorial instance, as well as another instanced version of a portion of their beginning zone, which they remain in until level six or seven. Many of the characters introduced here are recurring throughout the epic quest arc that spans the entire game.

Each race has it's own beginning scenario. Your character will experience an important event in the recent history of middle-earth, as a way to disguise the tutorial zone and introduce you to the basic mechanics of the game. If you've played WoW, you know 80% of them already, but there are several differences present, though many are not apparent in the first few levels. All of these scenarios will have you doing the same set of tasks, such as looting and combat, and will introduce you to the Radiance/Dread mechanic.

Dwarves
- Thorin's Departure - This event takes place just prior to the departure of Thorin and his company of twelve dwarves, which is the basis of The Hobbit. You are sent into the mine to inform those working that the send-off ceremony is starting, and through the stubbornness of one miner, you discover elven ruins, and the troll dwelling within.

Elves - Many years before any of the other introductions, you are present at Edhelion, during its fall to a less than honorable group of dwarves, the Dourhands, and their goblin allies. (Whereas Thorin and his descendants are all Longbeards). You must fight off goblins and protect the relics of Edhelion from the Dourhand leader - Skorgrim.

Hobbits
- You are in the shire, on your way to Archet, a town just outside of Bree, because the postman refuses to deliver your letter. On the way there, you are forced to detour through an abandoned farm, and are attacked by spiders. Eventually, you meet a Black Rider on the road, and are rescued by a ranger named Amdir, and Gildor Inglorion. Amdir agrees to travel with you to Archet.

Men
- You are a prisoner, in a brigand camp outside of Archet, and are awakened by the ranger Amdir, who has infiltrated the camp to free two hobbits (one of which was the one Hobbit characters are trying to get a letter to in their intro, the other is, oddly enough, a Sackville-Baggins) Before leaving the camp, Amdir is struck by a Black Rider - who was present as his brigand allies had captured a hobbit named Baggins, as ordered. Not the baggins they were seeking, but a baggins nonetheless.

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