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Felt like something a bit different tonight so I thought I'd attempt Free Range again. Four and a half hours later and it's finally completed. *O*

As I began the session at 9 pm I thought I'd do the Bitter Stairs part first as it's the only part I can't solo. Only had to wait for a few minutes before a fellowship of chicken worshipping minions came along and wiped out all the Corcurs blocking my way to the chicken stone.

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The rest was relatively straightforward and I had no problems until I got trapped between some mobs in a gully at the base of Weathertop. It took nearly 20 minutes until they moved enough for me to dash past whilst playing possum. Finished off with the Evendim deeds and breathed a sigh of relief that I spotted the two stealthed wargs just outside Ost Forod.

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Free Range has been in my quest log for four years and now it's done I sort of miss it already. bloos.gif

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Huge congrats!! I made it with 2 kinnies right up to the last but one stone we needed to visit and then died cruelly at the hands of a ranged snow beast in MMs. One day I'll finish it...

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Thanks guys!

I'm a mite annoyed with myself for not doing it before now. I wish I'd managed to do it before the aggro range reductions from last year when F2P was released. Glad I got my Lady of Streams and the fishing trophy deeds done before they made that easier.

Grind in the game is such a strange thing. I can quite happily grind away for hours doing an activity I choose to do but as soon as it feels like I'm being forced to I apply the breaks and get annoyed. :?

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Gratz in this, I must get round to doing it myself.

Grind in the game is such a strange thing. I can quite happily grind away for hours doing an activity I choose to do but as soon as it feels like I'm being forced to I apply the breaks and get annoyed. :?

This is one of the problems with some of the grinds in LOTRO currently, grinds that are disguised are fine but some of them in LOTRO at the moment are too obvious.

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Completion of Free Range before aggro range change was impressive indeed. Now it's just a normal quest that takes more time than normal quests and that's all. Worth a new thread? No, but grats anyway.

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Congrats Siel! I did this a few months back with a kinnie - still the hardest title to obtain in the game imo.

Oh - and go take a running jump Anglion

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The change in aggro range does help, but in no means does it diminish the appreciation of this title. You still have to run like a headless chicken, risking life and wing, to reach the nests of faraway places. I was mad as a mad hatter on mad drugs too when I noticed the aggro range change, but this is still one of the toughest titles in my book.

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You still have to run like a headless chicken, risking life and wing, to reach the nests of faraway places.

So which nest after the aggro range change requires you to risk life? The only problem now is the stone at Helegrod but here nothing changed, you still need escort. I can only think of Ost Forod that can also cause troubles because of stealthed tomb robbers. Apart from that it's just straightforward with no sweat at all while before it was super hard and required you to be fully concentrated all the time.

Right now it only takes time, nothing else really.

Oh - and go take a running jump Anglion

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