LotRO September 5th Weekly Forum
Discussion Summary

By Darkgolem

The Forum Discussion Summary of the Lord of the Rings Online forums for
this week talked a lot about the upcoming Mines of Moria expansion,
understandably.  In addition, a nasty type of griefing was talked
about, and some discussion of tiered raids.  The prices of vendors
were mentioned, regarding how sensible (or not) these prices are, and
there is a humorous post about a quest called "going to work" which was
well received by the members of the LotRO Forums.  Read all about
these and other subjects right here at the LotRO September 5th Weekly
Forum Discussion Summary!

1.  href="http://forums.lotro.com/showthread.php?t=160729">Tiered

"[20:37] <@Elm> *Urgamanix* After announcing only one
12-man raid
for MoM, the raiding community got noticeably worried. Can you please
clarify and expand on future plans for raiding, as information is thin
on the ground

[20:37] <@OrionTurbine> One of the key additions or improvements
coming to The Lord of the Rings Online with the Moria expansion is a
better structure to our instances. This means that there will be more
attention paid to the overall flow of instances.

[20:37] <@OrionTurbine> Now, what that means is we are attempting
to form structure to our instances and raids in such a manner that they
feed into one another.

[20:38] <@OrionTurbine> It has not always been the case that the
instances preceding a raid were directly related in any form, in the
future this will not be the case. 

All this talk about instances "feeding into" other instances sounds
interesting, yet it could upset a great deal of people if some content
were "denied" to them because they were not in a "uber raiding kin" or
whatnot. Granted this was sort of a general evasive dev answer, so who

2.  target="blank" href="http://forums.lotro.com/showthread.php?t=160369">Is

"For the
absurdly expensive prices that the NPC Vendors charge for
Scholar Mats?

They by far outdistance the prices charges for other skill crafting

I'm just wondering why this particular craft gets hosed so badly.

How many level 5-20's can afford to purchase the materials needed for
potions, paints or dyes, without getting support from a much higher
level alt?

The true selling prices on the AH (not the pie in the sky asking prices
of some) do not seem to reflect the cost of..."

3.  target="blank" href="http://forums.lotro.com/showthread.php?t=160759">Mines
OF moria:
Confirmed Details: Summary
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summary of the LOTRO forums and external sources about the upcoming
expansions content: Still incomplete, will be updated


# 7 character slots

# 2 NEW classes: Runekeeper and Warden

# Runekeeper available to elves and dwarves

# Warden available to Men, Elves and Hobbits

# 2 NEW areas: Moria and Lothlorien

# New Epic raids, including the watcher of the water and Durins Bane!

# New Crafting tier (above master) that allows extra specialization in
whatever you enjoy crafting

# New crafting guilds

# Level cap now 60

# Legendary Weapons

# Trait sets: equip a set of specific traits and get a new legendary

# Extra legendary trait slot

# New skills and traits for each class

# extra class trait slot

# New skins and trait display mechanism

# New items

# New Frost damage!

Legendary Weapons:

# Start off pretty basic, but grow with every kill!

# can be outfitted with relics, etc

# Can be named

# Can become extremely Potent


# 3rd Medium armour class

# Carries 2 spears, one for throwing and one for close combat, as well
as shield for close combat.

# Special 'Warden-Shield' description for some shields, ie, warden only

# has 3 'classes' of skills: Spear (DPS) Shield (defense, etc) and fist

# Using these skills in different ..."

4.  target="blank" href="http://forums.lotro.com/showthread.php?t=160744">Worst

"Soon I
have to get ready for a really boring quest named "work."

I hate it. Low xp, only a little bit of silver. Ugh..."

5. href="http://forums.lotro.com/showthread.php?t=160071">A new form of
harassment, and solution
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"Today in
Bree I came upon three 50th levels on horses, standing
exactly on the horse stable fellow, and rotating in place. This made it
impossible to take a horse anywhere. The fact that you can only have a
couple tickets open at a time makes it impossible to report them all
for harassment. However, in the spirit of full disclosure, this is
something that should be nipped in the bud.

The easiest way to make it, at least, harder for these jerks to make
one stand there waiting for the horse until they get bored, is to make
the stable master collidable. This would make it much harder for them
to block him from all angles. Or, make the horse tag above his head
clickable for a horse, and that would work too.

This was not fun or pleasant. I don't have a lot of time to play in a
day, and I don't need to deal with griefers. If I were.."

6.  target="blank" href="http://forums.lotro.com/showthread.php?t=158636">The
Big Moria
Preview Thread
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thought I would make a thread that I will update with all the
previews and interviews that are available for Moria. This will make it
easier for people to get info on the expansion and have one place to
find it all. Previews, interviews, and dev chats are in chronological
order in their respective categories.

Official Sites:





sure to read this week's offerings at the Ten Ton Hammer LotRO

  • href="http://lotro.tentonhammer.com/index.php?module=ContentExpress&func=display&ceid=709">September
    1st Mines of Moria Screenshots
  • href="http://lotro.tentonhammer.com/index.php?module=ContentExpress&func=display&ceid=710">Bree-Land
    Quest Item Update (Part 2)

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