Dev Diary: Fornost

posted this on May 11th, 2012.
Categorized as dev diary, dungeon, Fornost, Joe Barry, Jon "Rock" Steady, jwbarry, LotRO News, Update 7.

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Fornost instanceYesterday, Joe “jwbarry” Barry and Jon “Rock” Steady released a Developer Diary that covers the revamp coming to the Fornost dungeon in Update 7.   Joe Barry opens up the diary discussing the history of Fornost’s initial design.

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Battle of the Five Armies: Mattock-wielder of Dáin

posted this on May 11th, 2012.
Categorized as backpack, Battle of the Five Armies, Collections, cosmetic, crafted, culture, dwarf, festival, grey, guardian, heavy armour, medallion, outfits, quest, token, vendor, warrior, world drop.

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In late November, IIIA 2941, the dragon Smaug the Golden was slain by Bard the Bowman of Esgaroth. Smaug had been occupying the dwarf-halls of the Lonely Mountain for nearly two hundred years, and with his death his vast hoard of treasure was left unguarded. Thorin, the rightful heir to the throne of Erebor, claimed the treasure, but the Men of Esgaroth, with Bard conducting negotiations for the Master of Lake-town, also claimed a portion of the treasure as reparations for the destruction of their town and stocks and as were-gild for the townsfolk who were killed by the dragon. The Elvenking of the Woodland Realm, Thranduil, also set out to seize the treasure, believing there was no one left alive with a claim to it; but when he heard of the plight of the Lake-men, his army turned aside to aid them. When negotiations failed and an army of dwarves from the Iron Hills under the command of Dáin Ironfoot arrived to reinforce Thorin, it appeared that battle would erupt with the dwarves on one side and the men and elves on the other. Yet these three Free Peoples remembered their friendship and united once again when two further armies arrived to seize the treasure: the goblins and wargs of the Misty Mountains.

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week 2 challenge: why you do what you do

posted this on May 11th, 2012.
Categorized as games, lord of the rings online, lotro, MMO, newbie blogger initiative, rpg.

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thought I’d join in this week’s challenge by Tastes Like Battle Chicken, which is basically to explain why you do what you do in a picture.

so here it is:

I’ve used screenshots from lotro, but really its the same in any game I play ;)

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