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Come here, my pet!

July 19, 2011 Comments off

I love pets. I really do. I enjoy skirmishes simply because, if nothing else, my non-pet-class characters can enjoy the benefits of leading a two man army (including themselves).

Pets are an integral part of the playstyle that comes with Lore-masters and Captains. Some people like this aspect of these classes, some people don’t. I know a lot of people play Captains without using a herald, opting instead to use a banner. I know Lore-masters that only have a raven out for the shadow mitigation, and they might keep it alive for flanks.

While these aren’t necessarily bad playstyles, I’m going to assume that the readers of this post aren’t like this. I’m going to assume that you want to learn how to use your pet effectively. I’m going to assume that you want to get the most out of this aspect of the class you have chosen to play, i.e. Lore-master or Captain. Read more…

Isengard Class Changes: Captain, Second Iteration

July 17, 2011 Comments off

If you are familiar with the proposed Captain changes released a few weeks ago, then here are updates that hit the forums on Friday. If you are not familiar with them, then click here for the entire list including Friday’s updates.

First, Raskolnikov answered some questions:

  • Only one Brother Toggle can be active at a time.
  • Improved Kick was moved from the 3-set bonus to the 2-set bonus in Leader of Men
  • -10s Mark Skills Cooldown still exists as part of the 2-set bonus in Leader of Men.

Then he proceeded to BLOW OUR MINDS! I am so excited for these changes, its making me question whether to run my Hunter MAIN through Isengard first or my Captain. Read more…

Isengard Class Changes: Lore-masters

July 11, 2011 1 comment

If you have been following the posts made by developers on the forums and in their my.LOTRO blogs, then you know that class changes are going to rock in Isengard. I thought I would put up a series of posts on each of the classes and keep them updated as new information comes in. Also, if I have an opinion, I will post that as well.

This overview will cover Lore-masters. The resident developer in charge of Lore-masters is Raskolnikov. I will try to both write what has changed and what it is currently, in case you are wanting to roll a Lore-master alt in the near future and want to know what will happen in Isengard.

NOTE: These are only proposed! Things may change in Beta testing. Read more…

Isengard Class Changes: Captains

July 7, 2011 2 comments

If you have been following the posts made by developers on the forums and in their my.LOTRO blogs, then you know that class changes are going to rock in Isengard. I thought I would put up a series of posts on each of the classes and keep them updated as new information comes in. Also, if I have an opinion, I will post that as well.

This overview will cover Captains. The resident developer in charge of Captains is Raskolnikov. I will try to both write what has changed and what it is currently, in case you are wanting to roll a Captain alt in the near future and want to know what will happen in Isengard.

NOTE: These are only proposed! Things may change in Beta testing. Read more…

Getting creative with TonicBars

June 10, 2011 Comments off

TonicBars is a wonderful plugin for Lord of the Rings Online. I have recently been making full use of it on all of my characters. When it comes to things as simple as travel or as complicated as mid-fight weapon-swapping, it makes my life so much easier.

TonicBars is available here.

The plugin basically consists of two parts. The first is the quickslots, which are the foundation of TonicBars, and the second is extensions, which are branched out off of quickslots. Both quickslots and extensions are able to be set up exactly as you prefer: if you want 20 slots, then you can make 20 slots. You want a constant row of food vertical, then a mouse-over to pop out horizontal rows of various types? Done. Read more…