Do you know how hard it is to get a screenshot of Strider (he, of Lord of the Rings Online, et al, fame) with the 3,000 players milling about in his room? I’m sure you can imagine. After ten minutes of wasted screenies, I had to settle for a shot with just one immovable tourist. (Hi, Greywyn! You’re almost famous.)
Strider keeps his door locked, but the innkeeper is giving out the key to just about any Legooolaas or Phrodoh who asks for it. Real security problem at The Prancing Pony, I wouldn’t recommend it.
Important Online Gaming Etiquette Rule: When visiting a famous virtual character, take your snapshots quickly, then step out of the way so that others can have a turn. It’s just like getting snaps of Mickey at Disney World — take your shot and get out.
If you are touring LOTRO in the open beta, or de-noobifying yourself for the approaching live date, here’s a few links I ran across on my journey through the learning curve:
TITLES!!! I don’t know how complete that site is, but it appears keylogger-free and content-rich at the moment. Also, “The Undefeated” is no longer available to me. (stfu.)
Here’s a LOTRO forums thread with song compilations for your in-game instrument, including some suggested key bind remappings to place the available notes more appropriately for real musicians.
And, one thread to rule them all: Reference Links for LOTRO Players, which includes naming guides (apparently Legooolaas is frowned upon), some .ini file fixes, crafting whatnots, and tips on setting up the built-in voice chat system.