I’ve been playing LotRO off and on since 2011. It’s the only MMORPG that I keep coming back to. There’s something for all play styles and quite a bit of depth for those who want to delve into stats and gear. The PvP environment leaves something to be desired, though I think the DotA-type games are a better match for PvP stuff, anyway. The game can be quite grindy at times, though if you’re just interested in following the main story line (the “epic quest line” in LotRO-speak), it’s not bad at all.
I started off on the Nimrodel server, and have since moved to Landroval. My kin is the Valar Guild, a well-established Tolkien gaming group started in 1997. For those wishing to find me online, my characters are listed above.
There are plenty of people who have a deeper knowledge of the game than I, so these guides are written as an introduction for those who are less familiar with the game and who may not want to peruse pages and pages of wiki and forums (for those who do, however, the wiki is excellent).