Content. It’s one of the main things that keeps us entertained as we progress through the game. And although new content is being released we sometimes forget about what content lies within the lower levels. So, it was with some surprise that as I leveled my Captain closer to level 50 the more content started opening up for him to complete. Quickly I was beginning to feel overwhelmed with choices and even as I made decisions about what quests to fulfill, what zones to explore, and what goals to accomplish I couldn’t help but feel that I was missing out on various things in the game that were intended to keep players entertained once-upon-a-time before the Mines of Moria expansion was released.
And as a result there is a lot of content to choose from. So much, in fact, that someone who didn’t have the Moria or Mirkwood expansions could find themselves occupied for a while allowing that they could actually find level appropriate groups to go through some of the content.
|Angmar||These areas each offer quite a bit of variety although some of them may become less challenging the closer you get to level 50 or carry your onwards even past level 50. It is very easy to skip one or more of these in favor of moving on into Moria even though doing so leaves a lot of the Epic story untold.|
|Legendary Trait Class Quests||The Class Quests are a must for the Legendary Traits alone. These are a pain in the rear, whether it’s killing a ton of mobs for pages and minor class items or going through skirmishes and dungeons for major class items. Volume 2 Book 1 is also a must so you can gain the use of Legendary Items. However, look at how many Books in Volume 1 are in the 40-50 level range! That’s a lot of content.|
|Level 45 Class Quests|
|Volume 1 Books 4 – 15|
|Volume 2 Prologue – Book 1|
|Goblin-town||The Annúminas, Helegrod and Tham Mírdain clusters have recently been revamped and they will scale with you in levels. Urugarth and Carn Dûm both hold Major class items, Goblin-town holds a special place in the lore, and The Rift is classically known as one of the best designed dungeons (although currently the final boss is fairly buggy due to the Mirkwood combat changes). However, all of them are something that should be completed at least once if not for the items that you need for quests or cosmetic looks then at least for the experience of going through some of the older content.|
|The Rift of Nûrz Ghâshu|
|Tham Mírdain cluster|
Other than these items listed there are also Deeds, Class Traits or for Virtues, or a questing areas that can be done at this level as well. However, whatever content you choose to complete I feel that there is some content that can be considered a priority over others. The Legendary Trait Class Quests (collecting book pages) and the Level 45 Class Quests (gathering major and minor item drops) should be very high on the priority list. Along with that, if you’ve purchased the Moria Expansion you should also begin Volume 2 and complete Book 1 as soon as you hit level 45 so that you can gain access to Legendary Items as soon as possible. After these three items, the rest is up to you and there is a lot to choose from. What path would you follow?