#LOTRO: Links to Pass the Downtime

posted this on November 18th, 2013.
Categorized as class, Class Changes, dev diary, Epic Battle, epic storyline, expansion, Helm's Deep, housing, Launch, lotro, Traits, turbine, video.

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Full link: http://cstm.mymiddleearth.com/2013/11/lotro-links-to-pass-the-downtime/

I had set up this listing in preparation for Helm’s Deep launch downtime but since that is temporarily delayed I figured I could still share this list of Helm’s Deep related linkies to help you pass the downtime.

We hopefully will be patching later today but what to do in the meantime? I have found some assorted links for you to read and enjoy to help you pass at least some of the time and still keep you psyched for the release!

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LOTRO Update 11 Official Patch Notes

posted this on May 13th, 2013.
Categorized as captain, End Game, Equipment, Free to Play, legendary items, lord of the rings online, lotro, mithril coin, Patch Notes, pvp, Raid, Traits, Trechery of the White Hand, turbine, Update 11, Warden.

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Full link: http://docholidaymmo.com/2013/05/13/lotro-update-11-official-patch-notes/

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The patch notes are live for folks to check out as the servers should be up soon-ish.  I’m not going to post them in full, but a few highlights:

<Update> Don’t forget there’s a new batch of top tier guild craftables as I mentioned previously <Update>

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Weekly Store Sale Starting April 19, 2013

posted this on April 18th, 2013.
Categorized as Coupon, Free Sample, LotRO store, slayer deed accelerator, steed of Dagorlad, Traits, Virtues, xp accelerators.

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The following items are on sale from April 19-25. Below you will find the sale listings as well as our recommendation on purchasing.

25% off Coupon Code

From April 19th – 21st there is a coupon code that can be used up to 10 times per account that will take 25% off anything you purchase. The good news is this STACKS with sale items for even deeper discounts.

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U10: Virtues and Property Guards

posted this on March 15th, 2013.
Categorized as Elf Female property guard, rk, Shieldmaiden property guard, Supergirl, tactical mitigation, Traits, Update 10, Virtues.

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Full link: http://www.danania.net/2013/03/u10-virtues-and-property-guards.html

With Update 10 release, some of the stats (power) changed wildly, some of the calculations (tactical mitigation) changed also, and it appears that some of the character baselines might be different than they were before. To fully diagnose changes that are not included in the Release notes and are not gear related, I will take the character to no gear or traits and rebuild it. Assuming I don

Weekly Store Sale Starting February 8, 2013

posted this on February 7th, 2013.
Categorized as Coupon, Free Sample, LotRO store, skill, slayer deed accelerator, Traits, Virtues, Weekly Sale.

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The following items are on sale from February 8-14. Below you will find the sale listings as well as our recommendation on purchasing.

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Producer’s Letter–January 2013

posted this on January 31st, 2013.
Categorized as character, housing, Kate Paiz, lotro, LotRO News, Player's Council, producer letter, rohan, skill, Traits, turbine, Western Rohan, Wildermore.

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A producer’s letter by Executive Producer, Kate Paiz, was published today with some insight on Turbine’s plans for 2013 for LOTRO.

Some of the information we got hints of from the latest developer chat such as their look at revising the housing system and making some major changes to the free people’s classes (meaning not including monster classes at this time). I personally think it’s terrific that housing is getting some attention. I’m being cautiously optimistic about what is coming with the changes to class skills and traits. I always thought my minstrel had way too many skills and that I wasn’t utilizing them, I think a clean up of weaker skills is certainly in order but still hope I don’t return to the days of Isengard and struggling to do solo quests while I was leveling.

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Weekly Store Sale Starting January 11, 2013

posted this on January 10th, 2013.
Categorized as cosmetic, LotRO store, mounted combat, outfits, Traits, Traveller's Writ, war-steed, Weekly Sale.

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You are reading that banner correctly. This week Turbine did not list what is on sale. Instead they are encouraging you to get in game to figure out what is on sale. Feel free to join me in giving your comments on your thoughts about this new system on the LOTRO forums.

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Weekly Store Sale Starting December 7, 2012

posted this on December 6th, 2012.
Categorized as December Deals, Deeds, LotRO store, slayer deed accelerators, Traits, Virtues, Weekly Sale.

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The following items are on sale from December 7 – 13. Below you will find the sale listings as well as our recommendation on purchasing.

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Weekly Store Sale Starting November 9, 2012

posted this on November 8th, 2012.
Categorized as Coupon, creep, LotRO store, milestone, monster, monster play, PvMP, relic, skill, Traits, Weekly Sale.

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The following items are on sale from November 9-15. Below you will find the sale listings as well as our recommendation on purchasing.

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My Journey Through Rohan

posted this on November 8th, 2012.
Categorized as End Game, Equipment, expansion, lord of the rings online, lotro, mounted combat, mounts, Riders of Rohan, rohan, screenshots, Traits, Warden.

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I’ve been off and on with Rohan since launch and still am quite enjoying this expansion.  I’m not sure where I’d rank it up with the other expansions, but it is certainly up at the top.  My main reason for indecision is that Mirkwood also introduced Skirmishes and Scaling Instances which has quite dramatically changed LOTRO.  Rohan has brought us Mounted Combat, and while quite enjoyable, we don’t know how it will evolve and how it will be used going forward.  If we see things like Mounted Instances, then Rohan will quickly vault to the top of the best expansions.

As for my journey, I’ve been more or less following the Epic Story and only really diverted to go get my War-Steed.  I’m really enjoying the story so far and I think this is some of their best work overall in the game.  I’m only probably about half-way through it (Book 8 Chapter 13) but there’s just some very cool stuff in there.  I just hit level 82 up in the Eaworth area and might be a little over-leveled as things are now blue for me, but we shall see.  I really enjoyed Book 7 as we saw and interacted with the Fellowship, and I’ve actually liked the interactions with your travelling companions.  I will refrain from specifics such that I don’t spoil it for people, but if you’re avoiding the story for some reason, I would suggest you change your path.

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