Essences and How to Make the Most of Them

Essences and How to Make the Most of Them

Aug 4, 2015

Greetings, everyone! 🙂 Amidst all the talk of legendary items and the great advancement made by the Forge-masters regarding how to imbue them, another discovery has been made in our lands recently. Essence stones, of various size and luster, are being found to have significant power, and industrious folk have begun to work armor and jewelry to make use of these...

Imbued ‘Legendary’ Items – Tips, Tricks, and a Guide to the ‘Grind’

Imbued ‘Legendary’ Items – Tips, Tricks, and a Guide to the ‘Grind’

Jul 13, 2015

Greetings, everyone 🙂 Surely you have heard the news, yes? The Forge-masters of these lands, with whom we have toiled year after year only to tread water, have had a breakthrough of legendary proportions! No longer must we cast aside our shinies and forge others anew when new trainings are available to us! Yay! 🙂 Through the process of Imbuement, the...

Scout’s Honor (Part 1) – A Burglar’s Guide to the Quiet Knife

Scout’s Honor (Part 1) – A Burglar’s Guide to the Quiet Knife

Sep 29, 2014

Just a few steps more and it is lights out for this creep… Oh, hey everyone!  You all caught me while being sneaky, something we Burglars very much enjoy being.  I am not sure why everyone insists on calling us Burglars, though.  I have never stolen a thing in my life, honest! So, you want to know what it is we do and how we go about doing it, you say? ...

‘Legendary’ Items – Tips, Tricks, and a Guide to the ‘Grind’

Greetings, everyone! 🙂 The idea to write a guide for the Legendary Items system came to mind after listening to Episode 48 of LOTRO Players News, where there was some lamenting over the Legendary Item system and the ‘grind’ involved. Later that day, while with others defending Helm’s Dike, the Rohirrim saw fit to award me an ancient symbol of...

Hardcore Raiding

  Maybe you’ve heard of “hardcore” raiding and want to know more. Maybe you’re entirely ignorant of it and don’t want to know more. Either way, I’m going to tell you more. I’m an equal opportunity informer. I hope to outline here some of the basics and tell you what you might expect from such groups. So what is...

Hytbold Video Guides

While some call it Hot-bolt, others call it LayanorVille but Pineleaf and Spridra call it Hytbold.  They both do a great job running through the complexity of Hytbold and simplifying it so that a simple mind like myself can understand.  A huge thanks to both of them for sharing their knowledge in these...

Raid Guide: The Fires of Smaug

  Here we have my breakdown of The Fires of Smaug, the third and last raid in my series on the Erebor instances. This one is probably the most mechanically difficult, especially if you are going for the challenge quest. Again, in the interest of full disclosure, I have completed this on tier 1 & 2 many times on my lore-master and warden, but have not...

Raid Guide: Flight to the Lonely Mountain

  If you’ve ever done or attempted the Survival Barrow Downs skirmish, then this fight is quite similar.  The raid is always timed (10 minutes) as it’s not about how far you get or which boss you defeat, it’s about surviving until the game says “Time’s Up!” Full disclosure: This is the Erebor raid I’ve done the...

Raid Guide: Battle for Erebor

  I’m going to start my explanation of the current end game raids with Battle for Erebor.  This is a “pick your poison” type battle.  Before you can actually start the fight with the two trolls, you must select a number of unfavorable terms, depending on how difficult you want the fight to be.  For tier 1, you only need to select two of...

Intro to Raiding

Author Edit: This was written before the large-scale class revamps that accompanied Helm’s Deep.  The general principles should mostly be accurate, but the particulars, especially regarding traits, likely are not. I’m writing this for those people who have played in groups before, whether small or full fellowship, and want to get into raiding. ...

Wildermore Warband Locations

Wildermore Warband Locations

Jun 26, 2013

  solo = green small fellowship = purple fellowship = blue raid = red I put this together so I could easily find soloable warbands or if I was looking for a particular warband for the daily Forlaw quest.  I hope you find it useful too. Warband tokens drop from the gift box quest reward (the daily auto bestowed quests), they seem to be more common with the...