I've played LotRO for some time and ponder the relation between the game and the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings books quite a lot (not so much the movies, as Tolkien's tales are very much the Books to me). The course I joined to improve my understanding of these matters, and also from a general interest in how tales may be transformed into games.
I have also played WoW and EVE Online (MMOs) and before that, MUDs, and before that paper-dice-and-pencil Dungeons and Dragons.
I am part of the Hobbit community on Laurelin and a lot of my ingame time is spent on purely social activities. I do adventure, and I do this with others at times, but I rarely raid and have no particular interest in leveling fast - indeed I could hardly care less about the "Endgame", for me the journey is the game.
Also I do not particularly enjoy being in an overpowered Fellowship just rushing through an instance speed-slaughtering everything and not taking time to talk or enjoy the setting.
Haquetia is a young Hobbit from Haysend (mentioned in chapters 5 & 6 of Fellowship of the Ring), and her (meager) backstory is that the traditional family occupation is protecting the Hedge against the queerness of the Old Forest.
I like to set my own goals and the current goals for Haquetia are, first, to see how much I can accomplish at level 7 and second, to attain the summit of Weathertop at as low a level as possible (and without a much-higher-leveled escort).
People tell me I can be very chatty, I love to talk when I'm not too tired. Those who are new here (either to LotRO or to Laurelin), feel free to ask for assistance; there are no dumb questions.