In an interesting turn, the Hero's Guide series of articles that Turbine produces has taken leave of visiting the zones of Middle-Earth and decided to look at character customization. Certainly there are more robust systems in other MMOs, but with a bit of work and willingness to do something a little different with a class/race combination, not to mention hair style, you'll get a character that stands out. And that's not the only part of the story. Once you get past character creation there is a host of stat options you can play with as you level - gear is the most basic but there's also virtues aquired through deed completion. When you think about it, the uniqueness factor isn't all that bad.
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