1. Post #281
    Gold Member
    chunkymonkey's Avatar
    January 2005
    18,749 Posts
    Sorry, I took a break from the game for a week. I'll log on sometime today and help ya out Strongbadmw.

  2. Post #282
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    Kazumi's Avatar
    March 2006
    2,649 Posts
    Anyone of you US guys know when Book 7 is released?

  3. Post #283
    Deadie's Avatar
    March 2009
    43 Posts
    hey i'm playing on Evernight. (EU version) And will be happy to help any newstarters up.

    I have currently a level 60 champ and a level 28 Burglar.

    Also any clue on book 7 release?

  4. Post #284
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    Kazumi's Avatar
    March 2006
    2,649 Posts
    Highfive on my fellow 60 champ! Got any nice parts for the radiance armour? Only got the shoulders and they aren't even worth changing my current (purple axe handler) piece.

  5. Post #285
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    Kazumi's Avatar
    March 2006
    2,649 Posts
    Last week I finally managed to get my BA to rank 7 and gain the infamous Vital Target. Then my boner was killed after I heard about an RK that just got rank 10. :(

  6. Post #286
    HighOnSinz's Avatar
    October 2007
    206 Posts
    Last week I finally managed to get my BA to rank 7 and gain the infamous Vital Target. Then my boner was killed after I heard about an RK that just got rank 10. :(
    Nice, and ouch.

  7. Post #287
    Newaxe's Avatar
    August 2008
    641 Posts
    I though lotro had way better graphics o.O

  8. Post #288
    HighOnSinz's Avatar
    October 2007
    206 Posts
    Well compairing top settings to other MMOs, i find the graphics fine if not better than most.

  9. Post #289
    Newaxe's Avatar
    August 2008
    641 Posts
    lol, I guess you're right. I've been playing aoc for a while now. So my standards are high >.<

  10. Post #290
    Gor Feri's Avatar
    April 2009
    551 Posts
    Yea, I did play it some time too it was really great! But I stopped playing it for the same reson that I stopped play World of Warcraft!
    1: Costs per months!
    2: I often get bored of it quick.
    3: I'm not much of a level raiser, I have never been! Even when I played WoW I was not level nerding.
    I was most of the time gathering money to my "Pension"! :D I thought about making a small farm to rent (like the living houses you can rent) and build up some kind of farming group and live there the rest of the game.

  11. Post #291
    Crono*'s Avatar
    January 2009
    332 Posts
    I just started the 10 day trial. I made an awesome hobbit burglar!!! It's only level 7 at the moment, and I just arrived at the Shire.

    On my computer, I can run everything on ultra high, so the games graphics look awesome. Though I think the UI is a bit, I don't know.. And the fonts are not to my taste. But I bet you can change that with mods and stuff.

  12. Post #292
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    Kazumi's Avatar
    March 2006
    2,649 Posts
    http://www.lotrointerface.com/

    And there's a lot you can do in options > UI.

  13. Post #293
    Crono*'s Avatar
    January 2009
    332 Posts
    Heh, thanks! I also find that the LOD draw distance or whatever is a bit distracting to ^^ But the graphics more than make up for that.

    If you don't know what I'm talking about, it's when the trees/other things change, like an extra branch pops up or they move sort of thing.. But thats a problem I think every open rpg has, so no complaints.

    (Oh and I figured out burglar wasn't for me :( Though I really liked The Shire, I decided to make a woman Captain instead :D)

  14. Post #294
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    Kazumi's Avatar
    March 2006
    2,649 Posts
    Captains are great! They're fairly easy to play compared to burglars. They can get some insane DPS if they pick the right traits.

  15. Post #295
    Crono*'s Avatar
    January 2009
    332 Posts
    Captains are great! They're fairly easy to play compared to burglars. They can get some insane DPS if they pick the right traits.
    Yeahhh dunno what those are, or when I start using them >.> I just hit 10 on the captain yesterday night and am about to start questing again. I got some destiny points, and read up on them so I got a vague idea of what they can do.. I think I might use them to make my leveling process speed up haha :D

    I'm really liking the buffs captains provide so far, along with their solid damage. Can't wait till you get pets or whatever.. and when I can start using heavy armor!

    Might try out Monster Play to (I think trials are allowed to use it..) since I just unlocked it.

  16. Post #296
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    Kazumi's Avatar
    March 2006
    2,649 Posts
    You should have your pet/summon by now. :D It was either level 10 or 11.
    And the buffs can be insane. With the right setup you can increase critical ratings by 1100.

    And yeah, monster play should work.

  17. Post #297
    Crono*'s Avatar
    January 2009
    332 Posts
    Well haven't got much time to play for a little while, so I'm only 13.. But atleast I got my pet now. And he's awesome. I love the idea of a guy running around following me with a banner lol

    Still need to try out monster play >.> I got like 4 days left on my trial, so I'll need to try and fit in 20 quick. by this point, I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy the game. So far it's been awesome.

  18. Post #298
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    Dutch's Avatar
    March 2005
    802 Posts
    Bump because I got back into this. I have a 38 hunter named Algdir on Brandywine.


    I look pretty good, if I say so myself.

  19. Post #299
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    Kazumi's Avatar
    March 2006
    2,649 Posts
    Nice. I like the colours on your armour.
    I just completely ruined my black heavy set with some shining red boots. Looks ridiculous!

  20. Post #300
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    Dutch's Avatar
    March 2005
    802 Posts
    Haha.

    Also, anyone know some good recipes I should look into for an artisan tailor?
    I can make some pretty great stuff, but a lot of it requires crazy crystals that I can never get my hands on for a reasonable price. Excluding that stuff, the rest of the armor I can currently make is average, so the equipment I'm using is much better.

  21. Post #301
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    MisterWaffle's Avatar
    October 2005
    203 Posts
    About to start my 10-day trial. :]

  22. Post #302
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    Kazumi's Avatar
    March 2006
    2,649 Posts
    Haha.

    Also, anyone know some good recipes I should look into for an artisan tailor?
    I can make some pretty great stuff, but a lot of it requires crazy crystals that I can never get my hands on for a reasonable price. Excluding that stuff, the rest of the armor I can currently make is average, so the equipment I'm using is much better.
    I'm not a tailor myself, but I think you will make something called "radiant" armour later on for 45+ characters, and they're pretty damn sweet.
    And I'm guessing you're talking about Beryl Shards or Adamant shards. Here's a list on where to get those shards.
    http://lotro.mmodb.com/items/beryl-shard-8054.php
    http://lotro.mmodb.com/items/adamant-shard-8059.php
    About to start my 10-day trial. :]
    Have fun. :>

  23. Post #303
    Tomberto's Avatar
    May 2009
    150 Posts
    I just got the game about 2 weeks ago, I'm really into the Lord of the Rings books and movies(though definitely not as good as the books).

    I play on the Brandywine Server and I have a level 24:( dwarf guardian named Gerinian.

  24. Post #304
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    Kazumi's Avatar
    March 2006
    2,649 Posts
    You must admit that the game is a tad bit more canon than the movies.

  25. Post #305
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    Dutch's Avatar
    March 2005
    802 Posts
    I play on the Brandywine Server and I have a level 24:( dwarf guardian named Gerinian.
    I play on Brandywine, too.

    We need a Facepunch kinship somewhere.
    Also, thanks for that list of where to get the Adamant shards, I'll be in the Trollshaws anyways so I could pick one up.
    EDIT:
    but it looks like everything on that list is a rare mob :C

  26. Post #306
    Tomberto's Avatar
    May 2009
    150 Posts
    You must admit that the game is a tad bit more canon than the movies.
    Yeah the game adds a lot more depth to the movies, I mean Tom (w/e his last name is) the guy who is in 'charge' of the Old Forest is not even mentioned in the movies. And it adds Angmar, duh, which they never really talk about in the movies.

  27. Post #307
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    Dutch's Avatar
    March 2005
    802 Posts
    Isn't Lotro more based off the books than the movies?
    And the story only goes up to the Fellowship of the Ring, including the Hobbit.

  28. Post #308
    Tomberto's Avatar
    May 2009
    150 Posts
    Well I'm not very far into the game yet, I'm not sure.

    Different topic: I wish more people on Facepunch played Lotro, it gets boring when theres not very man people posting.

  29. Post #309
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    Schmoe222's Avatar
    June 2005
    875 Posts
    Hey, if you guys want I can setup a Facepunch kinship. I'm a level 26 Captain in Brandywine.

  30. Post #310
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    Dutch's Avatar
    March 2005
    802 Posts
    I'm a level 39 Hunter on Brandywine.

    but i'm poor :c

  31. Post #311
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    Kazumi's Avatar
    March 2006
    2,649 Posts
    I'd join with an alt or two if it wasn't for me playing on the EU version of the game.
    Isn't Lotro more based off the books than the movies?
    And the story only goes up to the Fellowship of the Ring, including the Hobbit.
    They don't have the license for Silmarillion yet. But they try to include everything that is mentioned. Fornost and Forochel for example.

  32. Post #312
    Tomberto's Avatar
    May 2009
    150 Posts
    Hey, if you guys want I can setup a Facepunch kinship. I'm a level 26 Captain in Brandywine.
    We'd need at least 6 people to keep it going.

    And even if it is a facepunch kinship, well I'd call it something different, The Legion of Facepunch really doesn't fit to well.

    Edit: I'll start a thread to see if we can get enough people for the kinship.

  33. Post #313
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    Kazumi's Avatar
    March 2006
    2,649 Posts
    You can always fill the amount of needed members with alts. That's what me and 4 other friends did when we started hobbit alts on Laurelin and made our own kin.

  34. Post #314
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    Dutch's Avatar
    March 2005
    802 Posts
    By the by, if you need money, turn to your craft skills!
    A forester can pump out a full stack of treated leather for bunches of money. Of course, you'll need 100 hides.

    A prospector can also smelt a stack of ore for sale that goes for a LOT of money.

  35. Post #315
    Gold Member

    August 2006
    760 Posts
    Im thinking of starting this again, It whas pretty fun but all my friends played WoW.

  36. Post #316
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    BrokenSanity's Avatar
    August 2006
    873 Posts
    Me and a few others have just started playing this, although just on the trial we're planning to start paying around the 5th of august. Were on the EU client in snowbourn.

  37. Post #317
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    Pinut's Avatar
    March 2006
    5,703 Posts
    Welcome back week (EU I guess)

    We are delighted to inform you that your account for The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™ will be re-activated for a Welcome Back Week starting 3rd August, 2009.
    I've been wanting to retry Lotro for awhile but I hope the welcome back week includes the expansion...

  38. Post #318
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    That Ninja's Avatar
    June 2008
    2,708 Posts
    Is the combat anything like D&DO. I'm only asking because it's made by the same company. I like the combat in D&D online. It's fun. You know what, I think I'm gonna try to trial now. For LoTRO, I mean.

  39. Post #319
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    Pinut's Avatar
    March 2006
    5,703 Posts
    Is the combat anything like D&DO. I'm only asking because it's made by the same company. I like the combat in D&D online. It's fun. You know what, I think I'm gonna try to trial now. For LoTRO, I mean.
    Nope

  40. Post #320
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    Paradox621's Avatar
    April 2008
    774 Posts
    Turbine posted:
    TURBINE UNVEILS THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE™: SIEGE OF MIRKWOOD™

    New Digital Expansion to the 2008 MMO of the Year Launching this Fall

    WESTWOOD, MA – September 4, 2009 - Turbine, Inc. today unveiled The Lord of the Rings Online™: Siege of Mirkwood™, the digital expansion to the award-winning massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG). Siege of Mirkwood will expand the online world of Middle-earth where players will join forces to press further eastward into the dark, foreboding and treacherous forest of Mirkwood and take part in the epic conclusion to Volume II of The Lord of the Rings Online. Siege of Mirkwood will be available as a digital download this Fall with an increased level cap, a new region including the legendary evil fortress of Dol Goldur, major enhancements to combat and Legendary Items and the introduction of Skirmishes, a new system where players will train customizable soldiers and take them into battle as part of the War of the Ring.

    “2009 has been a year of unprecedented growth for The Lord of the Rings Online and the launch of Siege of Mirkwood will end the year with a bang,” said Jeffrey Steefel, Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings Online. “As the game expands east of the Misty Mountains, players will face the raging war and shadow that has spread across Middle-earth and the new Skirmish system will thrust players and their soldiers into the War of the Ring.”

    NEW FEATURES:

    * The Epic Conclusion to Volume II: Mines of Moria™ – Under the command of Celeborn and Galadriel, players will fight through vast armies of Orcs alongside the Elves of Lórien in a battle that will take them to Dol Guldur, the fortress of the Ringwraiths. This update includes Book 9 and the Epilogue to the sweeping epic tale begun with the award-winning Mines of Moria expansion.
    * Increased Level Cap — Players will be able advance their characters up to level 65, gaining access to new traits, virtues, skills and class quests.
    * Answer the Call of War! – Jump into the heat of battle with the new Skirmishes feature. Skirmishes offer endless action in repeatable, randomized instances where players can create and lead customizable soldiers into battle, training them to greater skill as they earn victories against the forces of shadow. Answer the call of war wherever violence erupts with the new “World Join” function that lets players and their fellowships band together to fight in various locations throughout Middle-earth.
    * Take up Arms! – Infiltrate the dark jails, deadly arenas and savage stables of Dol Guldur, the fortress of the Ringwraiths, and strike a blow against Sauron’s forces in new 3 and 6-player instances. Call upon your fellows to adventure into the most deadly 12-player raid yet and face the ultimate challenge – the Nazgűl Lord!
    * Major Gameplay Enhancements – Turbine continues to improve the award-winning experience of LOTRO with major improvements to the combat and Legendary Items systems. Players will experience improved responsiveness when in the heat of battle. Players will also be able to create and craft their own customized Second and Third Age Legendary Items from raw materials and grow their weapons’ power to level 60. Achieve new Legacies, new titles, and a fourth Runic slot that will make Legendary Items even more unique and powerful.
    Fucking sweet. Worthy of the bump, by the way.