on 10 May 2007
I bought this after looking through it in a shop in town and thought it would be helpful. After an extra half an hour flick through it isn't.
What this is a more indelth guide to each race / class, and IS NOT A QUEST guide in any way. It has a nice amount of detail regarding the main game, char creation, classes etc and has maps for the current playing areas but that's it. No info on mobs, quests etc... However THAT info is advertised in and upcoming "World companion" to be released soon...KA-ching cash in time :(
So if you want help choosing your path get this...but for more in depth details get the next guide.
on 26 July 2007
This book has none of the details you are looking for, do not buy it. I bought my copy safe in the knowledge I would soon be able to gloat to my friends on all the special secrets. This book has guides on how to play each class, only problem being I'd worked them out for myself. Aside from that it has a 1/3 of the book devoted to the crafting vocations, but even that is incomplete (for example no stats on what the damage of woodworker bows are). The maps are a nice idea but a little small and blurry, and there is NO questing information at all. Finally it is outdated by the new patch, lacking many basic areas and upgrades.
Stick to looking up info on supporting websites!
on 5 December 2008
Thats about all there is to say. The crafting guide is now obselete, the maps are useful only if you're starting out or if you need to finish an explorer deed. The trait guides are really lacking in detail and the skill guides are now completely outdated. However there are so many gaming sites that will tell you that for free it makes this guide completely pointless.
If you're new to MMO's then it might be worthwhile to help you choose your class, but to be honest the best way to do that is to pick one you find interesting and play it - given the updates to the game, it's made this guide a complete waste of time and money.
on 4 May 2007
This is a very good game with a lot of detail to keep the Tolkien fans happy. The game play is quick and fun. The style does seem to come from WoW, but there is a game with a great following, maybe using a similar style will help. Questing is fun and at parts you are taken into movie based version where you have to make a difference to the story. Your result will have an effect on how you see the world around. Where other players may see builds, you may see burnt out versions. Very good.