Guide: Restoring Regular Map Size with JRR UI Skins

Guide: Restoring Regular Map Size with JRR UI Skins

Sep 20, 2016

User Interface (UI) skins are a neat way to spice up the look of your game and give it a fresh coat of paint. Because MMOs will require many hours staring at the screen, some of the colors or look of the various bars and windows may start making you a bit weary/sick. By setting up some new UI skins, you may find it feeling like a whole new game (even though...

Critters casual – How to get premium account cheaply

Critters casual – How to get premium account cheaply

Apr 3, 2016

Now that you might have chosen to skip the very long TP grind to 100 by going to get premium account access.  In this guide we’ll show you some cheap ways to your account set to premium. Both kind of premium account are the same in their base level. Though if you get to SP through VIP you will retain some additional bonuses you get when going VIP. As...

Critters casual – Minimal VIP for Max result

Critters casual – Minimal VIP for Max result

Apr 3, 2016

While being a VIP isn’t the cheapest way to get a premium account. It does come with plenty of extra options that you would eventually get when you play a bit more.  The most common point at which most people go for a 1 month VIP subscription is at level 15 to 20. At that time the restriction on mail, AH, swift travel, gold cap and bags will become a...

Critters casual – Help, i want a horse

You got yourself a nice little hobbit or dwarf. But their feet grow tired quite fast. Then you spot those things with four legs with players on them. You already had one like those, but it dissappeared after 24 hours. And now you’re dammed to walk to mordor on your own two feet. For surely a horse is too expensive and in /world you get all kinds of advice...

Critter casual – a quick guide to F2P/Vip accounts and content

A small quick reference guide to the different kind of accounts. What are you, how do i get it and what is the point of being a specific account. Lotro has a few different account types. But after a little while most players will settle in what is called a “premium” account.  When you create your account on the lotro main website your account will...

Critters casual – an update to budget lotro

Don’t the critters have no need for a budget? Sure they can eat straight from the environment in Middle-Earth? Yes they can. That’s why this series will focus on how to get most out of lotro without breaking your vault in Bree. Lotros first big influx of new players that don’t want to spend too much real world cash came in when lotro turned...

Benefits of a Kinship

Benefits of a Kinship

Aug 29, 2015

The benefits of being part of a kinship are great. I started playing LOTRO at the end of 2013 and looking back wish I had found a kinship to join from the beginning. I made my way through Middle-Earth without any guidance on how to play, or where some of the best places to go were. I didn’t play a lot and was afraid to ask questions. At the end of 2013 and then...

Pineleaf Previews the Beorning

Pineleaf Previews the Beorning

Oct 28, 2014

My primary goal of the Extra Life marathon was to see how far I can level a Beorning in 24 hours of game play. My secondary goal was to either live stream or record this event. At least the first first goal was successful (the attempt at a live stream proved to be a fiasco). I do have a video from the final moments in the playthrough, where I run a skirmish...

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? ...

Guide to the Revamped Misty Mountains (Part II)

Guide to the Revamped Misty Mountains (Part II)

Sep 24, 2014

Having last week looked at the first half of the Misty Mountain revamp in Update 13, I will now look to the three remaining quest hubs, some of which have received a much needed facelift with the latest LOTRO game technology. Hrimbarg The fourth quest hub in this region is a mixed bag update-wise. There is still only six quests across two quest chains in the...

Guide to the Revamped Misty Mountains (Part I)

Guide to the Revamped Misty Mountains (Part I)

Sep 17, 2014

When LOTRO launched in 2007, endgame was represented by two regions covering levels 40-50 which contained high level landscape mobs and challenging group quests – Angmar and the Misty Mountains. While Angmar has remained largely untouched in recent years, as of Update 13 the Misty Mountains have undergone a much needed revamp. Prior to the update, the...

Reputation Exploration: Gondor Factions

Reputation Exploration: Gondor Factions

Jul 23, 2014

  After scooting ourselves through the Paths of the Dead, we have made it out the other side, and have left the massive region of Rhovanion behind. Our first stop is the kingdom of Gondor, a massive land ruled by Men. As a costal area, we see other forces (including the sea-faring corsairs) attempting to overthrow the land. In prior articles, we have...

Follow Me! (A Guide to LOTRO’s Follow Mechanics)

Follow Me! (A Guide to LOTRO’s Follow Mechanics)

May 29, 2014

Pretty much everyone knows how ‘Follow’ works, in theory: you select another player, right-click their portrait in the screen, then click on ‘Follow’ from the drop-down. If you spend a lot of time following someone, or occasionally have trouble clicking on things (or, like me, are too lazy for clicking), you can keybind it to something...

Helm’s Deep Hunter Skills: Trapper of Foes

Helm’s Deep Hunter Skills: Trapper of Foes

Jan 2, 2014

Well, folks, we’ve had some time to absorb the class changes that update 12.0 (otherwise known as the Helm’s Deep expansion) brought to us. To recap, skill traits were replaced with skill trees, and several skills were consolidated, removed or changed as a result. For the hunter, the names remained the same – Bowmaster (red), Huntsman (blue) and Trapper of Foes...

Helm’s Deep Hunter Skills: The Bowmaster

Helm’s Deep Hunter Skills: The Bowmaster

Dec 18, 2013

Well, folks, we’ve had some time to absorb the class changes that update 12.0 (otherwise known as the Helm’s Deep expansion) brought to us. To recap, skill traits were replaced with skill trees, and several skills were consolidated, removed or changed as a result. For the hunter, the names remained the same – Bowmaster (red), Huntsman (blue)...

Level 95 crafted guild recipe outputs

With each new expansion that comes out, new shiny guild recipes become available. I find it a pain to try to remember what gear I have and what armour/jewelery/etc piece is available. Is it better than what I currently have? I don’t want to waste a recipe to find out it’s not any better. So I’ll take screen shots of each craftable guild recipe...

Helm’s Deep Hunter Skills: The Huntsman

Helm’s Deep Hunter Skills: The Huntsman

Dec 9, 2013

Well, folks, we’ve had some time to absorb the class changes that update 12.0 (otherwise known as the Helm’s Deep expansion) brought to us. To recap, skill traits were replaced with skill trees, and several skills were consolidated, removed or changed as a result. For the hunter, the names remained the same – Bowmaster (red), Huntsman (blue)...

Tips on Leading a Kinship

Tips on Leading a Kinship

Nov 25, 2013

  Have you ever decided to make a kinship after deciding your original one was too flabby?  Did you buy a kinship charter but now have no idea what to do next?  Well before this starts sounding like a bad infomercial I have generously decided to divulge my secret ways of the kinship so you don’t half to run around like a chicken with its head cut off....

tips: emote shortcuts

tips: emote shortcuts

Nov 20, 2013

I’ve recently made some emote shortcuts for the festival dances and for the emotes which contribute towards a deed.  As I have to look this up *every* single time and thought I can’t be alone…, I thought I’d share the how to and include a handy reference guide to the quickslot numbers 🙂 To make a shortcut for an emote, type: /shortcut XX...

Increasing Hunter Survivability

Increasing Hunter Survivability

Nov 13, 2013

Over the last couple of years, I’ve read on Twitter and the Forums about people having some difficulty with survivability while playing their Hunters. One mob isn’t much of an issue but when it comes to multiple mobs or an elite, it can be a bit much to handle. Common ways to combat these problems involve getting gear with more morale and armor or creating a...