Update 7 – Putting Things Right

posted this on May 5th, 2012.
Categorized as lotro, Update 7 Shades Of The Past.

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Full link: http://www.containsmoderateperil.com/update-7-putting-things-right/


When I read exactly what was to be included in Update 7 Shades of the Past, I was quite surprised. However, the more I thought about it the more I found myself agreeing with Turbine’s scope of work. New skirmishes are always welcome (more on that later), but fixing Fornost and Moria finally makes all the games regions fall into line with its F2p requirements. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who had a good word to say about Fornost as an instance. It was universally ostracised in my kin and once a player had been in there they seldom returned. So revamping this aspect of the game and adding it into the instance finder is ideal. For me it will effectively be new content.

Now I recently rolled a new character along with fellow podcaster Brian. He has joined my kinship, Children of the Sun on Gilrain and we have both discovered that revisiting the game is a lot more enjoyable in a group. So we are currently working our way through level twenty content, although this has been somewhat skewed by the recent XP boost. We have already talked of bypassing Moria and levelling elsewhere in the game. Therefore we were both interested to hear that the Dwarrordelf was to be overhauled. If Turbine make good on their promise to improve lighting, navigation and streamline the quest hubs, then we may well reconsider and journey through that region.

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Update 7: Mystery and Rift

posted this on May 5th, 2012.
Categorized as Hauberk of Mystery, Latest news, Rift cosmetics, Update 7.

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Full link: https://cosmeticlotro.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/update-7-mystery-and-rift/

Update 7 went live on Bullroarer yesterday and as usual I had to take a look and see if anything cosmetically interesting is happening for Update 7. The good news is: YES THERE IS!! I guess the best cosmetic news … Continue reading

Poll: Time You Play LOTRO

posted this on May 5th, 2012.
Categorized as Player Achievements.

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Full link: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/cstmfeed/~3/QAOaZ7R6cO0/

This week’s poll was suggested by Ardin who sent us an email wanting to ask the CSTM audience when they typically play LOTRO.

Now I know some people’s time for playing may vary, especially for weekends and holidays, but try to think of the basic average time you find yourself playing most often. Feel free to elaborate on your decision in the comments below!

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wordpress tips – screenshots (nbi)

posted this on May 5th, 2012.
Categorized as elder scrolls, eq2, games, lotro, MMO, newbie blogger initiative, rpg.

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Full link: http://suzitastarshadow.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/wordpress-tips-screenshots-nbi/

WordPress has a number of ways to use screenshots in a post.  A free wordpress account will give a very generous 3GB of storage, I have been blogging for 3 years and have TONS of screenshots and images uploaded and I still have 2.9GB left!  If you embed videos though, I expect this will eat up the storage quicker…  So you can insert a link to Flickr or Photobucket, but if you’re just using images my advice would be to upload away   you will have more options with your screenshots if you do.

Insert image:
As you can see above, the simplest way is to simply insert a full size image (preview and adjust smaller if necessary as some themes will post HUGE images ;) )  Generally though, if you have a fixed width post column, the large size will adjust to the size of your post width (kept in proportion with the height).

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