LOTRO Update 10 2nd Bullroarer Patch and Armor Screenshots

posted this on February 5th, 2013.
Categorized as beta, Bullroarer, captain, champion, champions, End Game, Equipment, gear, group, instances, lord of the rings online, Lore-Master, loremaster, lotro, Minstral, Minstrel, Patch Notes, Raids and End-game, screenshots, Warden.

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The second build hit Bullroarer today and it included quite a few additions that were not there previously.  You can find the full patch notes here, but there aren’t too many changes mainly the finishing off of the changes they had already announced:

  • Fate determines out of combat power regen, not Will
  • Quests can be completed/advanced in raids
  • All sorts of class tweaks – mainly power related
  • Various Mounted combat tweaks, again mainly power related
  • All sorts of creep changes – shockingly enough, power related
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Episode 29 – Chat with Rose

posted this on April 4th, 2012.
Categorized as beta, End Game, gear, group, hard-mode, instances, lord of the rings online, lotro, Minstral, podcast, Raid, Raids and End-game, Skirmishes, threat.

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Compilation of Post Isengard Launch Information

posted this on October 7th, 2011.
Categorized as End Game, Equipment, expansion, gear, group, isengard, lord of the rings online, lotro, Minstral, Minstrel, moors, PvMP, pvp, Raid, Raids and End-game, Rise Of Isengard, Skirmishes, tank, Traits, Warden.

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There has been quite a bit of change lately with Isengard, and I wanted to put up a post that combined some of that for folks.

First up, for those of you out in Dunland you may have interacted with an NPC Andred out in the Gravenwood.  Personally, I had a horrible time trying to find the last two quests (the set is part of a deed) so I’m sharing the snapshot below to show you where I was standing when I was able to get these last two quests:

Rise of Isengard Official Patch Notes

posted this on September 26th, 2011.
Categorized as captain, champions, Classes, End Game, epic line, expansion, gear, group, isengard, legendary items, lord of the rings online, lotro, Minstral, Raid, Raids and End-game, Rise Of Isengard, Warden.

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Full link: http://docholidaymmo.com/2011/09/26/rise-of-isengard-official-patch-notes/

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While you wait for the patching and servers to come live, there are certainly enough patch notes to keep you busy.

I don’t expect too many changes, but as always there are a few things that we haven’t seen.

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Post Isengard Minstrel Changes

posted this on September 18th, 2011.
Categorized as crafting, Equipment, gear, isengard, lord of the rings online, lotro, Minstral, Minstrel, Rise Of Isengard, threat, Update 5.

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Rise of Isengard has introduced a TON of changes for the class, and Orion isn’t quite done yet.  Although I have to admit this is a great change.  Currently there are a number of changes that have been made to the Minstrel instruments to modify the benefits and make them more useful.

Friday, Orion posted on something he was able to get into the process for the upcoming Update 5 regarding the Minstrel instruments.  He’s been able to change the craftable Tier 7 instruments such that any instrument can have any of the available bonuses leveraging the multi-output recipe feature.  Only the Tier 7 recipes will be changed, the other recipes will function as they do currently.  Here are the buff choices:

  • Ballad and Coda – Damage & Ballad, Cry and Coda -  Power Cost Reduction (Critical Bonus: Threat Reduction)
  • Healing – Critical Bonus & Threat Reduction (Critical Bonus: Anthem – Power Cost Reduction)
  • Healing – Critical Bonus & Healing – Power Cost Reduction (Critical Bonus: Threat Reduction)
  • Healing – Bonus & Ballad and Coda – Damage (Critical Bonus: Threat Reduction)
  • Healing – Power Cost Reduction & Anthem – Power Cost Reduction (Critical Bonus: Threat Reduction)
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Rise of Isengard Video Preview of the Minstrel

posted this on September 14th, 2011.
Categorized as beta, Bullroarer, End Game, Equipment, gear, instances, isengard, lord of the rings online, lotro, Minstral, Minstrel, Raids and End-game, Rise Of Isengard, Skirmishes, video.

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I made a point to ask Turbine yesterday about videos and received permission to post videos based on our common understanding.  Based on that, I’ve put together a video with commentary of the changes for the Minstrel class.  We’ve seen some great written guides, but I know for some videos are more helpful.  If Bullroarer comes back up, I will probably do another run with the Yellow line to see how that works out but this video focuses mainly on War-speech.  I’ll also try to do some for the Warden changes and possibly the Captain.

I wanted to show this for a couple reasons:

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Episode 22 – Isengard Interview with Turbine

posted this on September 13th, 2011.
Categorized as beta, champion, crafting, Draigoch, epic line, expansion, gear, group, Instance, isengard, legendary items, lord of the rings online, lotro, Minstral, podcast, Raid, Raids and End-game, reputation, Rise Of Isengard, store, Warden.

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Full link: http://docholidaymmo.com/2011/09/13/episode-22-isengard-interview-with-turbine/

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I have to admit I was a little shocked by the conversation today with Turbine on a number of fronts.  I was very happy to hear from folks other then the Producers, not that that’s not valuable, but I had some pretty specific questions that I was glad to here ZC and Graalx2 hop in to cover.  Not to mention there were quite a few very exciting things brought up in this interview.

My apologies for the call quality, not only were they on a speaker phone but I was recording using Google Voice which would sometimes drop out on our ends, but still record in good quality resulting in some question repetition.

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Isengard Minstrel Developer Diary

posted this on September 2nd, 2011.
Categorized as beta, Bullroarer, Developer Diaries, End Game, Equipment, expansion, gear, isengard, lord of the rings online, lotro, Minstral, Minstrel, moors, Raid, Raids and End-game, Rise Of Isengard, screenshots, threat, Traits.

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Full link: http://docholidaymmo.com/2011/09/02/isengard-minstrel-developer-diary/

<Updated> I realized I mis-read the part on Cry of Valar – you no longer need to use a trait to get the ICMR buff for it as that buff is just part of the Cry now! <Updated>

Not to be out-done by the Champion diary, Orion takes us on a seven page description of what all is happening to the Minstrel class.  Instead of outlining the diary here, I’m just going to give my takes on it page by page and try to summarize, otherwise this post would just be ridiculously huge.

The first page is mainly the introduction for the diary as well as the explanation of what happens with Medium Armor as Minstrels will no longer have the ability to trait for Medium Armor wearing.  Any bound Medium Armor the Minstrel is wearing when Isengard launches will be converted to Light Armor.

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Interesting Posts from Orion Concerning Minstrels

posted this on September 1st, 2011.
Categorized as beta, Bullroarer, Equipment, expansion, gear, isengard, lord of the rings online, lotro, Minstral, Minstrel, Rise Of Isengard.

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I’ll  start off with the good news, the Minstrel Developer Diary is scheduled to come out later today and I’m expecting another doozy :)   But there are a few other comments that I found interesting:

Rise of Isengard Information Collection

posted this on August 30th, 2011.
Categorized as beta, captain, champion, champions, expansion, isengard, lord of the rings online, Lore-Master, loremaster, lotro, Minstral, Minstrel, Rise Of Isengard, Warden.

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With all the news of late, it has been hard to keep track – so I wanted to put this post up as a sticky and will keep it updated as new things come out.

I’ve been using the Rise of Isengard tag on all my RoI related posts, so you can always check out that tag on the lower right side of the blog.  Or there’s a Pull-down menu for this under the LOTRO button on the top of the page.  The newest information bubbles to the top such that you can see the latest information first.

You can also use the class pull-down from the top menu if there’s a class of interest that I cover which will show each class with the newest post at the top.  I’ve been trying to keep up with my main classes, Captain, Warden, Minstrel, and Champion, and Psychobabble has been doing a great job keeping things updated on the Lore-masters.

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