LOTRO Players News Episode 233: The Best Time in the Bloody Gore


This week we discussed the release of update 21.3, the Yule Festival, and our week in LOTRO.

Game News

Update 21.3

Yule Festival

LOTRO Beacon


Store Sales


Free Sample Of The Week Now – December 21st

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Yule Savings Event

  • 75% off Eriador Bundle
  • 50% off Vault Storage
  • 50% off select Cosmetics
  • 35% off Inventory Slots

Now through December 21st!


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Antipodean Writer: Lost Stanzas to: In Moria, In Khazad-dûm


Teri’s pick of the week:

Neo-Khuzdul Initiate Course!


New Player Question

Do you get the buffs/enhancements from legacies, settings, relics and so on, for *all* LIs in your LI panel, or just from the ones you have equipped? (via email)



  • Opened dailies! And ran into Ozifor from Away Shall Fade again.
  • Went raiding with PLOI and did some daily quests with them too.
  • Went skirmishing and questing in the Lone Lands on Arkenstone with my bumbling guardian.
  • Ran my RK on Landy into the last Agarnaith instance. Ugh!



  • Landroval!Teriadwyn did some solo play in Mordor, explored up to Seregost.
  • Thursday with Meyvan and Pinesap, had THE BEST time in the Bloody Gore!
  • Welldressed Killingmachine experienced the Yule Festival. Completed Tier 1 of the More the Merrier deed and has a new elk mount to match his new winter outfit.
  • Warden Meledhriel finished up in Thinglad and moved on to Stangard without encouraging the “bad” romance quest line.



  • My Landroval warden completed the last of the region in Mordor
  • My Crickhollow warden helped a rune-keeper survive an uruk camp in Agarnaith
  • Reached level 50 on my Gladden Lore-master while running some skirmishes


News Beyond LOTRO

The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game Heading To Steam

The Wilds of Rhovanion Coming In A New Deluxe Expansion for The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game

One Ring RPG Bundle Up On Bundle Of Holding


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Featured Comments

Marmi left a comment on last week’s episode:

Well, I didn’t know for years that you can mail account bound items if you type your alt name first before adding such item to a mail.



Bella from Arkenstone writes:

First of all:

Thanks for my one my favourite shows! I’m eagerly looking forward to each Monday’s new episode (no live listening because Europe).


I have a new player question, regarding LIs:

Do you get the buffs/enhancements from legacies, settings, relics and so on, for *all* LI:s in your LI panel, or just from the ones you have equipped?


And here are my five cents of things I wished I had known when I started playing:


  1. Keep track of your class deeds from early on, level 20-30 or so. Check the lotro wiki and set a skill rotation that works them in smoothly.

That way you’ll achieve your class trait points earlier – and get to learn how to use your skills.

When you have your class deed trait points you can set up a rotation that suits your playstyle and purpose.

On my first alt, a lvl 80 hunter, I have completed one (1) class deed. Sigh.


  1. More on skill deeds: they turn *yellow* when you’re done for the day (shift-L). Discovered that after almost a year of playing. /facepalm


  1. Universal ingredient packs (UIPs) are super, super useful, especially if you’re an altaholic and need your mats to cover 10 or so alts 😉

Many kins have the (premium) ingredient crates from where you get them.


  1. If you’re VIP: get guilded. This is especially useful in combo with UIP:s – use your mats to get guilded, and your UIP:s to equip your alts with your fancy guild recipes.

And: scholar only need to reach Artisan of the Guild to buy all supreme dye recepies – combine with UIP and you can dye all your cosmetics all day long.

/ Bella, altaholic on Arkenstone


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One comment

  1. “Do you get the buffs/enhancements from legacies, settings, relics and so on, for *all* LI:s in your LI panel, or just from the ones you have equipped?”
    Only from equipped LIs…

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