Monthly Archives: March 2009

New 12-man Raid

Turbine has announced a new 12-man Raid:

Daring players will be drawn down into the depths of the Waterworks of Moria to investigate “strange happenings” there. Once you have unlocked the gate, it will take teamwork and strategy with eleven of your friends to defeat the corrupt creature within!

We have exclusively, thanks to Hellfanger again, some more information about this raid from Beta Book 7:

“They will be releasing a 12-man Pre-Watcher raid against the giant turtle Nornuan – 700k HP turtle. This raid rewards second ages, and so far some radiance pieces (non-set pieces, but still give +1 hope regardless). Basically, a transition raid into The Watcher raid”. Continue reading Nornuan Raid Guide – Instance Filikul


Official Release Notes Volume 2 Book 7

Welcome to The Lord of the Rings Online: Volume II: Book 7: Leaves of Lorien! Read on for the highlights and full release notes!

Volume II: Book 7 Highlights

Lothlórien Revealed

The epic story line continues in Volume II: Book 7 as players are reunited with the Fellowship in Lothlórien! Lothlórien has been expanded east of Nimrodel and west of the Anduin. Access to Lothlórien is not free or easy, however. The Galadhrim are cautious and reclusive – players must earn the trust of the Elves of Lothlórien before entering the Golden Wood. Only the truest of friends will gain access to Caras Galadhon. Players who fail to heed the warnings of the Galadhrim will be shot down by sentries before they set foot within the protected forest.

  • Over 50 new quests!
  • The epic story continues with 9 chapters and 4 instances!
  • New faction: Elves of Lothlórien

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Lotro Dev Chat Transcript March 11

Jalessa – *Barruktp* In the Bullroarer patch notes, you stated that it is becoming increasingly difficult to design new content with IHW at 100%. Could you please expand on this? Do you believe there is an place in game for a 100% damage bubble? Will you be giving captains additional group survivability tools to compensate for this significant loss?
Jalessa – There were cases where the In Harms Way skill was being used with other skills that trivialized or completely negated content in the game. Our content team did not have any reasonable way to address this – doing so on their end would have meant a severe reduction in the amount of content they could produce over time, due to having to compensate for every ‘scenario’ that would occur. We chose instead to address In Harms Way, which we believe to be the
Jalessa – root cause of concern with this particular issue of trivializing game content. We do not believe there is a place in the game for a 100% fellowship wide damage bubble at this time, so we changed the skill. Making the skill have a 50% damage reduction still means that the skill on its own could be useful, since Captains (via various banners) tend to have a lot of morale. Spreading out the damage for their entire party becomes a preventative tool vs. a
Jalessa – panic button, but it also means the skill can be used without pairing it with another. As always, we will be evaluating the change over the course of book 7, and we will be monitoring your feedback in case we need to make changes.
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Book 7 Galadhrim Horse

There are only 4 rep quests you can do now that have 2hr cooldowns and those all take place along the road in those orc/goblin camps which are going to be heavily decimated come release!
You need ~ [30 Lothlorien Gold Leaf] & [50 Lothlorien Silver Branch] and Kindred Standing with Galadhrim to get Galadhrim Horse[PSGallery=32nf7oasq]