Archive for the ‘Deeds, Quests, and Skirmishes’ Category

Virtues in Isengard

August 26, 2011 9 comments

Now that the NDA has been lifted, I can show you these! This was how the virtues were in the Beta when I saw them. These are all at rank 12. It looks like Zeal is the new Valour. Every one of my characters will have it probably.

NOTE: These may change before launch!

UPDATE: More thoughts and information about changes on this new post.

Charity +2070 resistance rating +388.8 physical mitigation +240.6 non-combat power regen
Compassion +648 physical mitigation +360.9 non-combat power regen +162 tactical mitigation
Confidence +2070 resistance rating +18 will +32.4 in-combat power regen
Determination +36 agility +67.5 in-combat morale regen +86 maximum morale
Discipline +36 might +1034 resistance rating +216 physical mitigation
Empathy +540 armour value +18 fate +621 resistance rating
Fidelity +486 tactical mitigation +18 vitality +37 maximum power
Fortitude +647.1 non-combat morale regen +18 might +621 resistance rating
Honesty +145 maximum power +324 armour value +9 fate
Honour +2070 resistance rating +292 tactical mitigation +9 vitality
Idealism +36 fate +1034 resistance rating +9 will
Innocence +648 physical mitigation +1034 resistance rating +162 tactical mitigation
Justice +90 in-combat morale regen +170 maximum morale +324.4 non-combat morale regen
Loyalty +36 vitality +73 maximum power +180 armour value
Mercy +480 non-combat power regen +292 tactical mitigation +9 agility
Patience +64.8 in-combat power regen +1034 resistance rating +216 physical mitigation
Tolerance +486 tactical mitigation +18 agility +45 in-combat morale regen
Valour +338 maximum morale +486.5 non-combat morale regen +9 might
Wisdom +36 will +48.6 in-combat power regen +621 resistance rating
Zeal +338 maximum morale +388.8 physical mitigation +180 armour value

Deed with purpose!

August 2, 2011 1 comment

Every MMO has something that you have to grind. Armor and weapons are a huge grind in most games, and here in LOTRO there is some grinding for weapons and armor, but the main grind is deeds.

Deeds grant a number of things that are useful in game, such as Virtues, Turbine Points, Titles, and Reputation with various groups in Middle-Earth. Not everyone enjoys grinding deeds, but everyone appreciates the rewards.

For now, I will discuss deeding for Virtues and how to maximize your time when doing so.

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Icy Crevasse – Tips and Tricks

June 6, 2011 Comments off

I was very excited when I saw there would be a Forochel skirmish. First off, I was thrilled that I finally had another way to earn reputation with the Lossoth, which have an incredibly long grind. Secondly, I just love Forochel. It is one of the most beautiful and deadly places in Middle-Earth.

I tried it out on Bullroarer with my level 65 Hunter, Geldarion, first. I have since tried it with most of my characters that are the appropriate level. I usually run with an on-level soldier, and I would highly recommend that, because this is undoubtedly the hardest skirmish there is.

I would like to give a few tips on completing this skirmish, since it is so difficult. This is not too detailed, and I am sure that Pineleaf Needles at Casual Stroll to Mordor will have a complete guide eventually, but this is to tide people over for the time being. You should definitely check out his posts, as they are the best I’ve ever seen on skirmishes.

Here is how to win (or in this case, not die)! Read more…

1-65 Speedy Soloing Leveling Guide

June 4, 2011 Comments off

This is just a updated leveling guide that takes into account the Evendim Revamp, as well as the solofication of Vol. II. It is from the perspective of a player who is primarily solo and wants to move as quickly as possible through the levels. My captain is the one that most recently went through this, but I have done the Moria part just about the same exact way with my hunter, warden, champ, and lore-master as well. Enjoy, good leveling, and farad vaer.

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