Monthly Archives: May 2009

Dar Narbugud (12-man raid)

The majority of the instance is +110 Dread, but you get an additinonal + 50 dread from bosses.

We do not require the hope chain anywhere. We made it so that if you are geared for Watcher, you are fighting in +30 gloom and if you are geared for DN you are fighting in +30 gloom.


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Dar Narbugud
New Raid, Quests, Bosses, Entrance

Lotro Champion Inter-Class Balance

Champions are a DPS class. They do top tier single target damage and are far and away the best AoE damage class in the game. Power use is not generally a concern. Heavy armor allows them to survive damage that would destroy other dps classes and gives them the ability to instantly convert from DPS to tank for even more survivability. These advantages are balanced out by removing all avoidance abilities while in DPS mode.

The post Moria world leaves us with two issues. First, the reduction in overall B/P/E has greatly reduced the penalizing effect of removing the Champions avoidance. This leads to an imbalance between DPS output and survivability especially in group encounters. If average Fellowship healing can keep a DPS mode Champion alive while the Champion is tanking an entire group encounter the purpose of the tank classes is jeopardized.

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Cities XL French and German official release date

Few weeks ago we wrote about new concept of a city-building MMOG known as Cities XL. This MMOG is a city creation sim that will allow players to create their cities on the same planet and connect them and share the experience.

While the North American market is still waiting for release date, Monte Cristo Multimedia announced yesterday

Cities XL, the next generation city builder, will be released on september 3rd 2009 on PC DVD in the following countries: France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and Austria, in French and German languages.

A release is planned for other countries in English language, we will announce a precise date as soon as possible.


Lotro Combat Screenshots

There’s always something to be said when you defeat the boss in your favorite game. A picture is worth a thousand words and these Lotro Combat Screenshots are breathtaking . All credits go to dcook42.


Lotro Stagger Debuff – Broken

Stagger’s little issue is going to be fixed for Book 8, however it’s going to come with a little change to the skill as a result.

The runspeed debuff will be applied just like it is currently, on a critical hit or from behind. The attack speed debuff will be applied 10% of the time regardless of position or critical hits.

The two debuffs will be separate though, so bigger run speed debuffs will no longer remove the attack speed debuff.