Spring Selections

posted this on April 18th, 2014.
Categorized as Selections.

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Full link: http://starrymantle.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/spring-selections/

Spring selections main

‘How do I feel?’ [Sam] cried. ‘Well, I don’t know how to say it. I feel, I feel’ — he waved his arms in the air — ‘I feel like spring after winter, and sun on the leaves; and like trumpets and harps and all the songs I have ever heard!’

The Lord of the Rings 6:IV

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The Lord of the Rings Online/The Elder Scrolls Online Comparison (Part 2)

posted this on April 18th, 2014.
Categorized as gaming, lotro, LOTRO TESO Comparison #2, The Elder Scrolls Online.

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Full link: http://www.containsmoderateperil.com/the-lord-of-the-rings-onlinethe-elder-scrolls-online-comparison-part-2/

LOTRO TESO comparison Part 2 (6)

This is part 2 of the series comparing my two current MMO’s, LOTRO and TESO. Part 1 of the series compares graphics and questing and can be found here. This post will focus on advancement and crafting.

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Steed of ODOGIL

posted this on April 17th, 2014.
Categorized as 7th Anniversary, Elven Tailor, Horse, steed of ogodil, Supergirl, warsteed, warsteed cosmetics.

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Full link: http://www.danania.net/2014/04/steed-of-ogodil.html

Supergirl rides the Steed of Odogil Happy Anniversary Lotro! Just like that Lotro is 7 years old and hopefully it will be around many many more. With the Anniversary comes the Anniversary festival. The activities are the same and there are a few new goodies to get this year. Of course, my course was set for the horse and his name is Steed of Odogil. (Correction: If you read this post the first

LOTRO 7th Anniversary Festival Guide

posted this on April 17th, 2014.
Categorized as 7-years, Anniversary, Anniversary Festival, clothing, cosmetic, deed, event, festival, Festival Guides, Festival Mount, housing, in-game, lotro, quest, Rewards.

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Full link: http://cstm.mymiddleearth.com/2014/04/lotro-7th-anniversary-festival-guide/

LOTRO is celebrating seven years! This year’s event is going on from April 15 – 29th

The quests are mostly broken up into four major regions in Middle Earth.

  • Bree Firework Stand by North Gate (29.1S, 52.2W Bree-town)
  • Bree Boar Fountain (63.95N, 132.90W Bree-town)
  • Thorin’s Hall (13.48S, 103.2W Thorin’s Gate) – in the underground Tavern
  • Shire Methel Stage (32.68S, 69.92W)

Not included in this festival:
Most festivals mean certain things are also available by default. The horse races are active for this festival but the other festival extras like the dance quests, Inn League/Ale Association are not active in this festival. Don’t worry, they will return with the spring festival next month.

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Contains Moderate Peril Episode 142: I Miss You Grunge

posted this on April 14th, 2014.
Categorized as gaming, H1Z1, lotro, newbie blogger initiative, podcast, SOE.

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Full link: http://www.containsmoderateperil.com/contains-moderate-peril-episode-142-i-miss-you-grunge/

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Finally we have returned to publishing the Contains Moderate Peril podcast on a Monday, despite wealth of technical issues. Due to the abundance of interesting material covered in the latest LOTRO producers’ letter, Brian and I decided to re-record a part of the show earlier today. For some reason only one side of the conversation came out. I eventually summarised what we have previously discussed and managed to edit that into the final cut of the show. Please excuse the my overall tone during this section of the podcast :) In this episode we also tackle SOE’s interesting new zombie sandbox MMO, H1Z1 as well as reflecting upon those games we cannot play due to lack of skill. There’s also news on this May’s Newbie Blogger Initiative.

Show notes for this weeks podcast:

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Game Of Thrones S04E02 *Spoilers*

posted this on April 14th, 2014.
Categorized as What I Listen to While Gaming.

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Full link: http://middleearthchronicles.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/game-of-thrones-s04e02-spoilers/


So 1st off let me say… Ding Dong The King is dead.. The mean old king, the wicked king..ding dong the wicked king is dead!!

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ESO Disguises

posted this on April 13th, 2014.
Categorized as disguises, elder scrolls, elder scrolls online, games, MMO, outfits, rpg.

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Full link: http://starandshadow.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/eso-disguises/

ESO uses a disguise system which allows you to infiltrate an enemy camp and gain information.  Whilst on the quest you cannot sneak as that would seem suspicious.  After the quest has been completed however, you can use the disguises as a form of outfit (and you can sneak once again).  I’ve found the following so far:

Frostedge Bandit disguise - Bleakrock quest Servant's Robes - Betnikh quest Bloodthorn Disguise - Glenumbra quest Vulkhel Guard Marine Disguise - Auridon quest Phaar Mercenary Disguise - Auridon quest (minor variations on the Vulkhel Guard disguise) Quendeluun Veiled Heritance Disguise - Auridon quest

LOTRO Reporter Episode 228 – They Are Giving us Trees?

posted this on April 12th, 2014.
Categorized as Cosmetic Pet, General, lord of the rings online, lotro, lotro reporter, LOTRO Reporter Podcast, mmorpg, Update 13.

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Full link: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/LordOfTheRingsOnlineReporter/~3/suRVK1e3z6k/


Cari and Layanor are back together again. We go over the news from Update 13, and have an actual email from a listener. Layanor learns exactly what our cosmetic pet is.

Audio Version:

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The Lord of the Rings Online/The Elder Scrolls Online Comparison (Part 1)

posted this on April 11th, 2014.
Categorized as gaming, lotro, LOTRO TESO Comparison #1, The Elder Scrolls Online.

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Full link: http://www.containsmoderateperil.com/lord-of-the-rings-onlineelder-scrolls-online-comparison-part-1/


A question was directed to me on Twitter the other day: “How would you compare TESO to LOTRO?”. I muddled through a response as well as I could, but given the Twitter character limitation and complexity of the topic, I decided to also dedicate an entire post series of posts to it. This specific article will explore the graphics and questing aspects of both games.

First off, let me say that a true comparison between the two is fairly impossible given that LOTRO runs off of technology that is nearly a decade old, while ESO has only recently been released. This works both in LOTRO’s favor and against it, as the years of development have provided LOTRO with vast amounts of Middle-Earth to explore and several relatively complex systems and mechanics to master over 95 levels. On the flip side, LOTRO is also hampered by the delicate balance that has been woven between those systems over a seven year period. TESO, on the other hand, has the advantage of both newer technology and a green-field development approach that allowed the developers to start with a blank canvas and code the game to fit the vision, instead being forced to shoe-horn it into existing entrenched mechanics.

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#LOTRO 50% off Helm’s Deep

posted this on April 10th, 2014.
Categorized as expansion, Helm's Deep, lotro, LotRO store, Quest Pack Sale, Sale.

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Full link: http://cstm.mymiddleearth.com/2014/04/lotro-50-off-helms-deep/


Helm’s Deep Expansion is on sale now through April 17th for 50% off! If you haven’t picked this expansion it is available for 2148 Turbine Points. Most of the content in Helm’s Deep is level 85+ but there is the Epic Battle system that is available starting at level 10.

So far this special only appears available in game in the LOTRO Store. I’ve checked the LOTRO MarketAmazon and Steam and all are still showing full price. We’ll let you know if we notice a change!

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