Posts Tagged ‘captain’

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: 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…

How to Harness the HUD, Part 2

June 27, 2011 3 comments

This is the second installment of How to Harness the HUD. Today’s topic is the Quickslots and Social Options.

This will not cover keybinding the quickslots; that will follow in a later post.


The quickslots page is primarily dedicated to display and placement of quickslot bars. Let’s talk about the quickslot bars first.

There are six quickslot bars, each with 12 slots. These bars are for the purpose of holding skills and items for ease of use, especially in combat. Each bar is completely keybindable, and all of the bars except for the main bar have individual options for hiding them, docking them, and positioning them. Read more…

Updates, Instances, and Gear choices

June 21, 2011 Comments off

Hello all, this is just a little update on what I’ve been doing and what is going on in the LOTRO community. I plan to post another installment of How to Harness the HUD soon, so keep an eye out for that.

There was a patch yesterday fixing some of the issues that have been plaguing us. The list of known issues that still need to be addressed after the patch is here. Read more…

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