This week we talk about the November Update, Codemaster delay, the latest dev diary on Ered Luin, interviews with Turbine staff, the latest store sales and more!
Goldenstar didn’t play a whole lot this week as Baby Hobbit forgot how to sleep this week. She did manage to get her Runekeeper to level 38.
Merric ran the school, GB Maze and Thadur and thinking about starting a second dungeon night. He finished all the non-repeatable quests and the epic book in Enedwaith. Finally he is working on his hunter to get him to level 40 with the rest of his alts.
- November Patch Notes
- Codemasters Updates
- Dev Diary Ered Luin
- Aaron Campbell and Adam Mersky on VE3D
- Aaron Campbell and Adam Mersky on Ten Ton Hammer
- Thanksgiving Sale
- Thanksgiving Day Points Special
- LOTRO Merchandise released / Feedback Thread
- Palantir applications on-hold
- Downtime Monday November 29th
- New Community Team Members
- Turbine Points codes reported being in LOTR Blu-Ray discs
- New Logo!
- We are listed as gold level sponsors on Child’s Play web site!
- Kia’s Ambient Music Guide
- Landroval Horse Faire Dec 4 9pm EST
- The Finer Things in Life (Windfola) Dec 4 9pm EST
Raise Your Glass
Dear Merric and Goldenstar,
lingo guide: (in case you didn’t know )
creep: monster player
freep: free person (aka. normal characters)
Ok, first things first. Listening to “They’re taking the hobbits to Isengard” at 2x the normal speed was pretty funny .
I just wanted to say that I am happy about the runekeeper updates coming in a week. As an avid creep, runekeepers are the bane of the creep’s life. With the ability to one shot most creeps with a crit from epic conclusion (7k+ hits), lightning has been needing a nerf. Also, their healing has been needing a nerf as well. I was in a group of 6 who attacked a lone runekeeper and he was able to keep himself completely healed, by himself, with 6, 6!, creeps pounding on him. We had to call in the creep raid to kill him, showing that runekeepers, who are traited for healing, can be extremely OP.
Ok, off of my little rant about runekeepers. Concerning Isengard, specifically the changes to monster play, these changes to skills have been long overdue. At low ranks (ranks 1-6ish), most creep classes do not have many skills at all, allowing for easy kills for the freeps. Concerning the change to make monster play availiable to everyone and the new pvmp zone, I’m kinda hesitant about this. Seeing as there is not much info out concerning these, my judgement is still in reserve, but what I hope they do if they open monster play to everyone, is to make the new zone a VIP only area because, atm, with only the VIP’s in the moors (about 24 freeps and 24 creeps on at the same time will cause TERRIBLE lag), we have enough lag issues without the tons of free and premium players. Nothing against them, I just think that as things stand now, the servers will not be able to handle any more people in the moors. Having the new zone be VIP only will give the VIP’s that little extra bonus that they should have for paying the monthly subscription while allowing the free and premium players to try pvmp, while (hopefully) reducing strain on the servers.
Love the show, keep up the good work.
Vox Immortalis and The Council of the Secret Fire
Elendilmir and Landroval
Just sending a mail to say how great your podcast is.
I’m male, 23 years old, still studying, living in Belgium and have been playing Lotro on Eldar since december 2007.
My main’s a champ, but i have a lot of alts i’m working at atm (7 of the 9 classes, wrd en rk aren’t that fun imo) I’ve recently came across your site (i think there was a link on the lotro europe forum, but dunno for sure) and i’ve started listening to all your podcasts (i’m at episode 19 atm).
It’s great, very relaxed and i love the concept of a married couple playing lotro. (my girlfriend hates everything to do with Tolkien and fantasy in general, which is kinda sad)
I really look forward to your next episodes.
With kind regards,
Carl AKA Nathandiel (65champ)
Thank you to the following podcast reviewers:
- “Taking the Hobbits to Isengard” by Erwin “Tron” Beekveld
- “Battle of Ballylochian” by Fathom
- “Let Us Sing Together” by Lonely Mountain Band
- “Beyond the Western Seas” by Lonely Mountain Band
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