New Mounts Coming Soon!

November 3, 2010

General

Collecting horses in LOTRO has long been one of my favorite aspects of the game. So, naturally, when I learned that he upcoming November update was to have new reputation mounts available, I was all over that!

These new mounts did not disappoint and I can’t wait for this update to go live so I can enjoy these new additions to my collection!

The prices listed are what I saw on a character that already has the mount discount. I do not know if the price would be different on a character who has never purchased a horse.

I’m including pictures of interesting details and what the horse looks like from the rear. Hey, if you’re going to be staring at it while riding, might as well know what it looks like before you buy, right?

Note: These mounts were originally listed as allowing you to block, evade or parry. Unfortunately, that feature will not be making it into the November update.

Eglain-horse

Eglain-Horse_1

Requires: Kindred standing with the Eglain
Purchase Price: 5g 532s 42c
Stats: 250 morale, 162% speed, allows you to block, evade or parry
Additional pictures: Detail, Rear-view


Horse of Esteldin

Esteldin_1

Requires: Kindred standing with the Rangers of Esteldin
Purchase Price: 5g 532s 42c
Stats: 250 morale, 162% speed, allows you to block, evade or parry
Additional pictures: Detail, Rear-view


Mathom Society Horse

Mathom_1

Requires: Kindred standing with the Mathom Society
Purchase Price: 5g 532s 42c
Stats: 250 morale, 162% speed, allows you to block, evade or parry
Additional pictures: Detail, Rear-view


Rivendell Horse

Rivendell_1

Requires: Kindred standing with the Elves of Rivendell
Purchase Price: 5g 532s 42c
Stats: 250 morale, 162% speed, allows you to block, evade or parry
Additional pictures: Detail, Rear-view


Thorin’s Hall Goat

Thorins_1

Requires: Kindred standing with Thorin’s Hall
Purchase Price: 5g 532s 42c
Stats: 250 morale, 162% speed, allows you to block, evade or parry
Additional pictures: Detail, Rear-view

Note: Currently this mount is classified as a horse in the mount skill tab. At this time it cannot be ridden in Moria. Hopefully this issue will be addressed before the update is released.

Update 11/30/10: This mount has been confirmed to be usable in Moria!


Elf Ambassador’s Horse

Elf_Ambassador _1

Requires: Ambassador to the Elves deed completion
Purchase Price: Free on deed completion
Stats: 250 morale, 168% speed, allows you to block, evade or parry
Additional pictures: Detail, Rear-view

The Ambassador to the Elves deed requires kindred with:


World Renown Horse

Renowned_1

Requires: World Renowned deed completion
Purchase Price: Free on deed completion
Stats: 250 morale, 168% speed, allows you to block, evade or parry
Additional pictures: Detail, Rear-view

World Renowned deed requires kindred with:


Rank 12 PvMP Horse*

Requires: Glory Rank 12 (PvMP)
Purchase Price: Unknown
Stats: 250 morale, 162% speed, allows you to block, evade or parry
Additional picture: Detail

*Note:  These pictures of the Rank 12 Horse are not mine; they were originally posted by yossalu on the official Bullroarer forum.*

Update 11/30/10: My original assumption that this mount would be 168% speed has been found to be incorrect. This mount is the standard 162% speed.

Update 12/1/10: Found a dev post stating that the Rank 12 horse having only 162% run speed is a bug (no time frame listed on a fix, though).

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Ketani is CSTM's resident Livestock and Fertilizer expert. When not leveling more captains, she enjoys raiding, crafting, adding new horses to her collection, stomping shrews, betting on hobbit races, exploring haunted burrows, attending plays at the Frostbluff Theatre and tracking down wild cosmetics and making outfits out of them.

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62 Responses to “New Mounts Coming Soon!”

  1. Rob Tillotson Says:

    The mount discount normally only applies to mounts from the horse farm, not rep mounts. Also, the prices here are in line with the other rep mounts, so they are probably what everyone will pay.

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  2. Strunto Says:

    “Yeah, my horse’s nose is glowing. Get over it.”

    I’m so excited about these new mounts! Like Ketani, the mounts are one of my favorite parts of the game. (though I’m clearly not as dedicated as she. Do you really have kindred with the Algraig already??)

    At first, I had assumed that some of the areas in Eriador would have more than one rep mount available, but it seems as though they’re just proving mounts for the areas that didn’t have them before.

    I think this is a great idea, as the more variety the better, I say. I’m slightly disappointed by the Esteldin horse (But that’s okay. I wouldn’t want to farm Dol Dinen for rep items anyway!)

    I also think making the reputation horses that are earned have the more appealing stats is a stroke of genius, as it satisfies everyone. Those who want to earn the horse the hard way have a reason to do so, and those who think they’re pretty and want to buy them with TP still can.

    In summation, I’m so happy that Strunto is already Kindred with the Mathom Society and I’m already groaning about the grind I have ahead of me getting my Captain Kindred with the Eglain, because that IS his horse.

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      Ketani Says:

      Well, I’m Kindred with the Algraig on Bullroarer at least… They’ve increased the amount of reputation you get per quest, as well as adding another repeatable, so I was able to gain 4,900 rep per day compared to the 2.600 that is the current max on live servers. I’ll be finishing that grind on live this week, though.

      I’m planning on posting a hints and tips guide for rep grinding soon-ish, so hopefully that’ll help. Oh, and my captain is grumbling a little since I post everything under my hunter’s name, but Ehefkae is really the one doing all the work of collecting these horses. :P

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      • Strunto Says:

        I would definitely love to read a rep-grinding guide! I mentioned earlier that I enjoy collecting the horses, but I’ve really only focused on the horses that I liked the looks of.

        I understand that some of the skirmishes are going to start offering some reputation, so that should be helpful. And I do look forward to the extra Algraig repeatables. Are the current rep quests that you’re completing the small-fellowship ones involving the giants and the dragon type thingamabobs? I know there are a couple solo quests (though killing the half-orcs and wargs is the only one that comes to mind.) Am I missing something?

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          Ketani Says:

          The quests you’re referring to (in the Nar’s Peak area of Thror’s Coomb) don’t actually give any reputation at all. You get an absurd amount of item experience and gold barter tokens, though.

          As of right now, there are 4 Algraig repeatable quests. However, there was one quest for the Grey Company that gave you a choice for a follow up quest. If you did not take the “Protecting the Herd” option, you permanently lost out one of the daily quests and instead got an extra Grey Company one. The quest had red text saying “if you pick this one you can’t do the other!” but it never warns what the consequences of the choice really are (a much longer rep grind for the Algraig).

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          • Strunto Says:

            My apologies for dragging this out, but I clearly remember making that choice, and I definitely made the wrong one. D’oh! Thanks for your help!

  3. Thurley Says:

    Beautiful, and great detail. Ketani, can you confirm whether the existing Rep Horses, such as the Grey Company Horse, will have their stats increased as well?

    Thanks for your work and looking forward to your reputation guide.

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      Ketani Says:

      Yes, existing horses will be getting these buffs. The way I understand it, the buffs to reputation mounts are so they can get away with posting horses that look like rep mounts in the store, but give them the older, weaker stats.

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  4. Elahedor Says:

    Guess I’ll be crafting fishing rods so that I can get enough gold to purchase these mounts. I’m kindred with all Eriador factions except the one in the rift.

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  5. Glompf Says:

    NOOO!!!!

    This means i have to spend atleast 27g on horses within the next month! And with all the new mounts in the F2P-content…

    …argh, I am going to be a poor again!

    And I have to start play some pvmp to get to rank 12, that will be like 3-4 years of dedication in killing creeps!

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  6. shipwreck Says:

    Why do we dorfs get stuck with goats?

    Ah, well. It still looks cool!

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      Ketani Says:

      One thing I found amusing was that the default name for my goat was “Wild Eye”. It is especially amusing considering the reason Goldenstar finds them creepy is because of their rectangular pupils.

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  7. Thomas Says:

    I always wondered why Thorin’s Hall never had a rep mount. I am happy to finally see one. Goats rule!

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  8. Dreadhed Says:

    I am a big fan of the goat. They look cool and can go everywhere. Although with the new regions I am spending much less time in Moria, and now with the insta travel to dungeons, even less time traveling.

    I kinda miss actually being where the instance enterance is, sorta.

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  9. Nerves Says:

    1,2,3,4,5.. 6? This is going to drive me to bankruptcy.

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      Ketani Says:

      Well, at least the World Renowned and Elf Ambassador mounts are free and auto-granted when you meet the deed requirements. So maybe not totally bankrupt?

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    Azz Says:

    Now all we need is a random mount plugin. Come on you LUA scripters. Get crackin!

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  11. Ridolain Kirkwall Says:

    Hm, no horses for Men of Bree faction?

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  12. Cyn Says:

    Men of Bree has a rep mount already

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  13. Tony Says:

    I really, really hope they do crafting guild mounts some day. I think it’d be really cool and maybe less common, given that people can only be members of one guild at a time.

    For Cook’s Guild, maybe you could get a horse carrying baskets with pies in them. For Jeweler’s maybe sacks full of jewels and metals. I’m thinking appearance wise kind of like the inn league mount.

    I’d really love that.

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  14. Belegedan Says:

    I love that the Mathom Horse is pictured next to an actual cow. Tres droll!

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  15. Elliestris Says:

    Heh, of course now I want one of each of these after drunk-buying a blue roan… hurpdurp. That Mathom horse is wonderful. And the Rivendell horse.

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  16. Ajay Says:

    Ketani should start a petting zoo! Good article!

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  17. Carrottop Says:

    Nice mounts! Liking the shire mount. Might be rarer to see the PvMP mount than the skeleton horse

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      Ketani Says:

      Oh no doubt. Most servers have less than half a dozen freeps ranked 12 or higher. I know I’ve seen several dozen skeleton horses on Brandywine alone.

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    Ketani Says:

    Sadly, the new and updated rep mounts will not include the ability to block, parry or evade while mounted. :(

    http://forums.lotro.com/showthread.php?&postid=5084889#post5084889

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    Ketani Says:

    Turns out I was wrong to assume the r12 horse would be 168% speed. It’s the standard 162%. Sorry for any confusion!

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  20. Rigator Says:

    I liked it I have an expendable income I bought it, so eat it =p

    if you want it and you can afford it then get it, there is no legit reason for anyone to poke at you for what you do with your money/points and if they do more than likely they are just saying, “i wish I had the money to spare”

    on the same token, however, if they take some of the rep mounts (which in this game I’ve found reps to be stupid easy to get so it really doesn’t matter, say what you want about WoW but some of those mounts are HARD to get, sans the PvMP one and a couple metas none of the current mounts are hard to get) and give them the same look and the same stats that would be bad, to be honest I don’t like the idea of them even having rep mounts that look the same, having unique mounts that are only available in the store I see no issue at all with.

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      Ketani Says:

      Personally, I have no problem with how people spend their money in the LOTRO Store. It’s their points whether they bought or earned them, so they should be free to spend them how they wish. My concern is with what Turbine will choose to put in the store. I am okay with what they’ve done so far mounts-wise, but who’s to say that they won’t put something in there that will bother me later? I’m already not quite at ease with the stat/virtue tomes in the store, but I don’t blame anyone for buying them.

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