Creating Your Toon
Just like any MMORPG game, Lord of the Rings Online has you create your toon before you head into the game. You have several areas that you will have to choose and create your toon's specific look before you can head into the game, but this is the funnest part as you are creating yourself in LOTRO form.
First off, you will choose your race. There are four playable races in Lord of the Rings Online: the Dwarves, Elves, Hobbits, and Humans. Each of these races has good points and each has bad points, there is not a “perfect" race to play in the game. We will go through each race a bit more in the following parts of this series so you can see which one is best for your gaming style.
Choosing your class will depend on which race you have chosen, but there are seven playable classes in the game: the Burglar, Captain, Champion, Guardian, Hunter, Lore-Master, and Minstrel. Now, all of the races can play the Guardian, Hunter, or the Minstrel. For the Burglars, only Humans and Hobbits can play; for the Captain, only Humans; for the Champions, only Humans, Dwarves, and Elves can play; and for the Lore-Masters, only Humans and Elves can play. So, you can choose your class depending on the race you have chosen. If you want to play a specific class, then you need to make sure you choose a race that allows you to choose that class.
Once you have chosen your race and class, your base statistics will be determined. Now, as I said before, there is no “perfect" race, and there is no “perfect" class. Each has good and bad, and they balance out in the end.