lotro stat checker

posted this on July 16th, 2012.
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Found a neat little tool on the lotro forums (the lotro stat checker), it basically compares your stats against others with the same class and level.   The more people that use it, the more accurate it gets.  All you need to do is select your server and type in your character name.  Oh, and its anonymous :)


updated ~ lotro cooking spreadsheet

posted this on April 12th, 2012.
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I’ve updated the lotro cooking sheet to include the Westfold cook’s guild repasts and the colour key, hope its useful :)

click above for a larger image or download the excel (2007) file:  lotro cook westfold.  Feel free to download and adapt as you see fit.  If you re-publish on a forum, blog or website credit/linkback would be nice :)

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legendary items: relics

posted this on February 20th, 2012.
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continuing on from legendary items: general tips and legacies.

Relics:

  • There are 4 types of relics: setting, rune, gem and a crafted relic.  The first 3 are obtained via deconstructing legendary items or from fused relics (quest rewards, skirmish barter, instance drops plus see comment below).  The crafted relic is made by a guilded crafter (all craft types make the same relics see comment below re crafted relics), which is then bartered for the relic.
  • The higher the level the item when you deconstruct, generally the more relics you receive.  However, if you are going through and just deconstructing for relics, it is worth raising the item’s level to 2 if you can (level 1 you receive 1 relic, level 2 you receive 3 to 5 – see comment below also).
  • under the relic forging tab, auto combine up to the tier you wish (I’m as sure as I can be that the results are random however you do it, however manually combine if there are relics at a certain tier you want to keep).  I would guess Tier 4 for around level 55 and Tier 6 for level 75.  (Yes Tier 7 is level 75 BUT I found the Tier 6 extraordinary relics to be more useful than the Tier 7 remarkable… worth checking before you merrily combine up to Tier 7 :) )
  • relic melding tab.  here you can forge existing relics into a specific relics.  Also check out the unique (lvl 55), singular (lvl 60), extraordinary (lvl 65) and remarkable (lvl 75).
  • shards… you get these via the refining tab by blowing up existing relics.  You can also occasionally get these when deconstructing legendary items.  If you have a guilded crafter, you can make the lowest level crafted relic (once a day) and blow this up for a decent amount of shards (there will be a crafted relic choice on the drop down tab).
  • the infused garnets, adamants and sapphires that drop in the Mines of Moria are used for instances which give a fused relic as one of its rewards (quest givers in The Dolven-View).  I found these almost impossible to do at level so you may want to wait until you are higher level or it may have been me being a bit rubbish ;)
  • At level 75, there are daily repeatable quests from Galtrev which reward you with fused relics.

legendary items: legacies

posted this on February 20th, 2012.
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Carrying on from the general legendary item guide:

  • If you level legendary items up to level 30 and then deconstruct, you can choose a legacy to extract.  Start gathering the legacies you wish for your main items.
  • Third Age weapons are quite common so it would be entirely feasible to have more than one to suit different purposes (e.g. solo, group, healing, dps).  As they are quite common, they are good to practice on and get your head around the legendary system :)
  • I would advise deconstructing any extra weapons you get to get a good store of relics for  your main legendary items.  Remember, the legacies you extract will revert to Tier 2 when extracted.
  • Legacies come in tiers… Tier 1 being the lowest and Tier 7 being the highest.  Tier 4 is around level 55 and Tier 7 is around level 75.
  • You also have Major and Minor legacies.  The only difference being that a major legacy can only replace a major legacy whereas a minor legacy can replace either a major or a minor legacy.  As far as I can see there are useful legacies in both major and minor categories (I originally thought minor legacies were the rubbish ones…)
  • You start with 3 legacies on your legendary item, at level 10, 20 and 30 you get a new legacy to add.  At levels 40, 50, and 60 the tier of the legacies on your item can be upgraded.  Make sure you have the legacies you want on your legendary before it reaches level 40.
  • The higher the tier of your legacy, the cheaper it is to level that legacy which means overall you can put points into more legacies the higher they are.

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legendary items: general tips

posted this on February 20th, 2012.
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This is my take on how to level a legendary weapon, as when I first came across them they were pretty terrifying and the system is pretty complex.  I’m not going to explain all the ins and outs of the system (see lotro wiki relics, items, and casual stroll to mordor guides) or give class specific advice (see your class forums).  This is a series of tips rather than a complete guide.  I’ve split into three posts as it was a massive wall of text.

General tips:

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my ui and plugin setup

posted this on January 13th, 2012.
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I thought I’d share my ui and plugin setup in case anyone finds it useful or interesting :)

I’m using Narajana UI as I like the uncluttered, minimalistic approach.  I group my skills into sets (e.g. short term buffs, ranged, melee, fears/stuns, pots etc) and I don’t use keybinds for skill use.  My favourite plugins are:

  • Travel Window:  Useful for all characters, not just hunters :)
  • Lotropad: The beauty of this plugin is that it can be used on all characters, i.e. all of your alts can see and edit the information you input.  Great for keeping track of crafting levels, resource needs, general useful info.
  • Alt Inventory:  if you’ve stashed *something* in one of your alts bags *somewhere* or if you just simply want to check the amount of something an alt is carrying, this app is great :)
  • Paged slots:  These are an additional 24 slots, which are setup with 6 slots per page.  I love these for things that I like to access often but I don’t necessarily need on a hotbar (e.g. buffs, horses, food, traps, tracking) I think I may use this for travel skills and pets (lore-master) on alts.
  • Palantir:  I find this most useful for click to cure pots (self) rather than the health/power bars.
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orc messenger

posted this on December 6th, 2011.
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I get quite a few hits from people searching for information about the orc messenger (from Vol. 1, Book 2, Chapter 3), and I’m guessing that people can’t find him (I had to search for him too ;) )

*spoilers* here he is:

The red circle is the general location where he spawns

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lotro cooking spreadsheet

posted this on November 11th, 2011.
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My head spins when I’m trying to work out which ingredients I need for cooking and which ingredients I need to farm on a separate alt.  So I’ve either been incredibly nerdy or incredibly organised (:P) and made a spreadsheet for the Cook’s Guild repasts (from Expert to Supreme Master).

(its colour coded – so green for farmer produced items, light blue for supplier bought items, and mid blue for cook produced ingredients.  * indicate that you can make the item using a guild recipe – if I’d been truly organised I would have put the key on the file :P )

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