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Berathiela; a new musical interlude and about time too!

Well, Rhiannon (Berath’s Brain Burps’ official poet-in-residence) has put pen to paper once more and produced another composition. And a corker it is too.  About my LOTRO elven hunter, Berathiela but please note, Berathiela does not pull aggro. Let me say again for those asleep at the back; BERATHIELA DOES NOT PULL AGGRO. Thank you. Instead, Rhiannon is taking licence of the most poetic kind and talking amusing generalisations.

As you will see, this composition has been written with a popular song in mind. So find some friends, grab a tamborine and all large it to:

Berathiela
(Originally titled Cecilia and performed by those loveable 60’s/70’s pop poppets, Simon and Garfunkel.)

Berathiela, you’re breaking my mez!
You’re grabbing my aggro completely!
Oh, Berathiela! I’m down on my knees.
I’m asking you please, not that bow.

Berathiela, you’re breaking my mez!
You’re grabbing my aggro completely!
Oh, Berathiela! I’m down on my knees.
I’m asking you please, not that bow.
Not that bow!

She’s a hunter is our dear Berathiela,
And a hunter is my doom.
I went up to tank that mob
When I turned it around
It had run for the crowd.

Berathiela, you’re breaking my mez!
You’re grabbing my aggro completely!
Oh, Berathiela! I’m down on my knees.
I’m asking you please, not that bow.
Not that bow

Oh, tarnation! She’s at it again!
I fall on the floor and I’m gasping!
Resuscitation!  I’m running again,
Hunters kill tanks by exertion.


The fun of alting: my little hunter

Alting, altoholicism, demonstrating a sad lack of decisiveness and commitment, whatever you chose to call it, it’s what I do. Play more than one character in my mmo. I have five of them on my LOTRO account now. I know some have more, but yes, I have five. They do me fine. And I’m fond of the lot of ‘em.

My first character was my hunter. She is level 60 now. Pew, pew. That’s what she does. And that is more-or-less about that apart from the odd trap and removal of poison. There is the occasional fancy skill that can come in handy but often as not…it’s pew pew all the way especially in a group. But my hunter is great for those times when I just want to go on to cruise control, shift into neutral and coast along. And I’ve found my hunter, standing at the back tucked away out of trouble with her little supply of power and morale pots,  is pretty good for spotting those  mobs sneaking up from the side  or calling out debuffs. She can keep an eye on the whole battlefield. It’s also useful that she can keep out of the way of stuns and area attacks if she’s careful and so keep up that steady supply of dps.

And I’m not forgetting the handy bits and bobs..the ports and the speed buffs, all very nice too. The squishiness is a bit of a frustration, but then that can force you to seriously test your crowd control..traps, distracting shot for a temporary stun, rain of thorns. Good stuff I suppose, but to be honest that’s not really why I rolled a hunter so that part is less fun. And the more you spec for that the less dps you do so it’s all a bit pah.

So there you are, my hunter. The one I played first. Before my guardian. My favourite. But not my main. I don’t have one of those…just the one I play most. I’m going to speak about him next. He’s just a bit different!

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