Shadow of Mordor Adventures #1

SoM just came out yesterday and I’m already addicted the encounters outside the main questline and orcs’ dialogue are incredibly entertaining so I have decided to write a small report of what randomness happened during the time I spend playing, it’s worth roleplaying. I will try to skip major spoilers. Just look at the cool Orc pictures. ;)

I’m also going to skip the beginning of the game (which I played yesterday) and the first mission I did. That being said, here I go!

Ever since I had watched the first gameplay of SoM featuring Ratbag I had decided he was going to be in my Orc army, when the newer trailers showed he was going to have a more important role in the story I was delighted. Now that I had become accustomed to the controls and game mechanics it was time to look for him and make him Warchief!!

And there he was! Tied up! The poor thing!

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Step 1: Release him

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Step 2: Promote him to Captain by getting rid of the curent one.

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Step 3: Get rid of that ‘Friend’

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But I haven’t got there yet, I decided to explore instead and do side missions. Here are some orcs I met on the way:

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(actually, these two are Ratbag’s new body guards, now some real encounters)

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Now comes the fun part.

A side mission was the power struggle between Hûmgrat and Lûga (both in pics above) and I wanted to intervene. At that point I hadn’t met nor found any info about Lûga (he just appeared as a dark figure in the army menu) so I chose to look for Hûmgrat. On the way I decided to fight an Olog. Bad idea. 

While I was out of comission, Hûmgrat and Lûga solved their problem by themselves like grown Uruks do:

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What to do now? An execution is taking place right next to where I am! Time to intervene! You shouldn’t do that to other orcs Mr…. LOVECHILD OF GOTHMOG AND BOLG??

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O-okay, well, time to battle! I was being overwhelmed by orcs but I was still managing to kick Hoshû’s ass. HOWEVER! Who decides to join the party?

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HÛMGRAT!! What the fuck are you doing here? And- Are those reinforcements?

TIME.TO.RUN.

I was able to get some ground between me and them which allowed me to finally defeat Hoshû (yay for me!) but Hûmgrat and his guys got me. The soldier that slays me gets a name:

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And a promotion, look at that awesome gear!

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Hûmgrat also gets a promotion, of course. He is now an Elite or Veteran Captain.

Meanwhile someone has killed Lûga. Suspicious… I bet Hûmgrat saw to that. 

P.S.: Do not let elmatpe in charge of intel gathering, she ends up killing the ones carrying important information by mistake. *facepalm*

http://bogleech.tumblr.com/post/98822683243/apocalyptic-scenario-where-all-skeletons-come-to

bogleech:

"apocalyptic" scenario where all skeletons come to life but the problem is that they just mindlessly try to re-play all their past actions so you end up with skeletons just in the way all the time, trying to drive, emptying trash cans into dumpsters that aren’t there anymore, walking out of stores…

Kind of like the zombies in ‘I am a Hero’ when they are not chasing anyone.

decreed:

cocktailqueen:

mercenaryyqueen:

never loved a gif so much

this is kinda creepy tho

The story behind this painting is very interesting, though.  The artist’s mother was very sick, so the house was always filled a suffocating silence.  This painting depicts him wanting to scream, but having to be silent, hence the anguished expression.  In the whole painting you see figures in the background, one of which is his sister.

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