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  1. Long drawn out thing, trying for kindred every place
  2. Update 24 Release NotesHere are the Release Notes for Update 24: Vales of Anduin, released on Tuesday, June 4th. Of Special NoteVales of AnduinUpdate 24 brings you to the Vales of Anduin, where the Great River courses down through Wilderland to the shores of Lothlórien. Help the Woodmen defend their lands from the goblins and wargs of the Misty Mountains. Delve into the region’s fabled past, when it was home to dwarves, Elves, and the ancestors of the hobbits and Rohirrim. Seek the aid of the Beornings and Great Eagles – as well as a certain Brown Wizard of some repute. But beware: foul things still roam the woods and marshes, some drawn by the legacy of the One Ring, which lay long hidden near the Anduin’s banks. Update 24 is Free to VIP players and Lifetime Subscribers and available in the LOTRO Store.Black Book of MordorThe storyline of the Black Book of Mordor continues with two more chapters! Pushed to the limit by the attack of Karazgar, the Weeping Warrior, and fearing his promised return, the Dwarves of Skarháld attempt to fortify their position in the Grey Mountains. If you have completed 'Chapter 8.7: The First Promise,' you can pick up Chapter 9 by speaking with Durin on the upper level of Skarháld. This storyline will guide you to the Vales of Anduin once your business with the dwarves has been resolved.News and Notes:Classes The healing percentage for Vigilant Roar Legendary Item bonuses have been corrected. Burglar: Gamble Chance now provides a chance that any gamble applied will upgrade itself by a tier after application. Even the Odds has had its buffs extended from 15 to 20 seconds, and had its progressions updated. Clever Retort's Self-Adulation bonus has been increased from 20 to 25%, and it no longer incorrectly states that it provides a pulse bonus to Mischievous Glee. Guardian's T5 Tenderize bonus has been corrected so that it is larger than T4. Guardian's Fighter of Shadow no longer incorrectly grants an area of effect flash of light with the base spec. The Minstrel's Mastery bonuses from the Trait Strength of Helm Hammerhand has been improved. Melee range skills now have a base range of 3.5m up from 2.5m. Items Most items in the Ironfold and Grey Mountains can now be used while mounted. Removed an unintended on-removal effect from the Hunter Essence of Freedom. Armour and Jewellery of the Traveller, when received by a character level 105 - 115, will have Light of Eärendil. LOTRO Store Up to 200 Epic Battle Promotion points can be obtained via the Promotion Points +10 offer. NPCs A confirmation dialog has been added to the Vendor's Sell All button. PvMP Monster play melee skill range has been increased to 3.5 meters. Quests and Adventure Areas The old river woman in The Crone's Ferry is now taller. A speed buff has been given to players during the quest Heritage Restored to make it more forgiving a run. Rhus Cornchuthur in Enedwaith is giving out quests again. Ivy Tunnelly is once again a barkeep in the Bird and Baby Inn after being fired as a Mote Craft Trader for failing to have any actual things to trade. Albra Lowbanks is no longer invisible. Unfriendly Eyes in Ost Forod now advances correctly for a Fellowship that carries the chest together. The Battle Under the Trees Session Play for the Court of Lothlórien Allegiance has been updated: Additional directions have been added to the quest to improve the flow of the instance. Monster spawns have been thinned and moved closer to cut down on travel time. Galadriel's animations have been adjusted. Mirkwood Archers now lead the way up the hill during the second part of the instance. The pace of Frodo's Burden has been greatly improved. Our Ringbearer still discusses the same subjects, but he doesn't take so long to get to the point. If you have already completed all of his adventures, George at Sandson's Farm might just have something new for those feeling a bit peckish. Bree, Michel Delving, Hobbiton, Duillond, Celondim, and Thorin's Hall all now have slow and swift travel routes to their nearest housing neighbourhoods. Embers of Enchantment can be earned from the following: Reclaiming the Grey Embers increased from 500 -> 750 Reclaiming the Grey (Advanced) no longer offers Embers Reclaiming the Grey (Final) no longer offers Embers Longbeard Marks for Embers rewards decreased from 1000 -> 500 New U24 quest, Protecting the Beornings, offers 750 Embers weekly New U24 Quest, Protecting the Woodmen, offers 750 Embers Weekly New U24 quest, Gúlmarks for Embers, offers 500 Embers weekly Overall, there are 750 more Embers available on a weekly basis. Virtues The Virtue system has been updated. The system now advances through Virtue Experience, allowing you to select the Virtue that will benefit from your Deed completions. Open the Traits Panel with (J) to navigate to the redesigned Virtues tab to examine your Virtues, select an earning Virtue, and slot any Virtues you would like active. All deeds that currently grant a specific Virtue will instead grant Virtue XP that can be assigned by players to the earning Virtue of their choice. A new Virtue, Wit, has been added to the game. The stats given by actively slotted Virtues are in the vast majority of cases going to be better than they were previously. All earned Virtues now grant a passive benefit that you will receive, even when the virtue is not actively slotted. Players who earned Virtue ranks that could not be previously expressed will gain credit when Update 24 is released. Virtue benefits will be capped based on character level, including the non-Slotted Virtues' passive benefits. There are numerous ways to gain Virtue XP, including deeds, end-game repeatable quests, festival quests, and Featured Challenges. Virtue Tomes and Bundles have been unpublished from the LOTRO Store, and are no longer available to purchase. All currently-held Virtue Tomes will convert into items that grant Virtue XP. For other sources of Virtue tomes prior to the release of Update 24: Virtue Tomes found in lootboxes will be replaced with an item that grants 1,000 Virtue XP. The Gift of the Valar (Level 50) will give five items that grant 20,000 Virtue XP, and 10 items that give 10,000 Virtue XP. The Blessing of the Valar (Level 95) will give 20 items that grant 20,000 Virtue XP. The Aria of the Valar (Level 105) will give five items that give 70,000 Virtue XP, and 15 items that give 20,000 Virtue XP. Note that the Virtue XP items from the Valars are acquired via a quest after consuming the Valar levelup item. UI Screenshots now save with a new timestamp format of "YYYY-mm-dd_HHMMSS". Pressing the Escape Key cancels targeted item usage. The Allegiance Tracker is now scalable. The scroll bar on the Raid Lock panel has been fixed. Fellowship Tradeable gear no longer loses allowed trade target information on Logout. Fixed a bug where quest font size changes would revert back to default when quest update events were triggered. Fixed an issue where zooming with the mouse scroll wheel would stop working when interacting with Lua plugins. Added Lua event triggering of EffectRemoved and EffectCleared for selected targets. Added binding to Lua for various Action definitions. The Quest Grouping panel has been rearranged to have the Quest selection at the very top. The Instance Finder panel has been expanded with a new Instance grouping section. The new section works similarly to Social Panel Quest Grouping in that you can create or join up to 5 entries that are persisted on your character. The new instance grouping section replaces the functionality of the Simple and Advanced tabs of the Instance Finder panel, and those tabs have been removed. Clicking "Show All" will show up to 100 entries. Clicking "My Instances" will show only the instances that you have either joined or created. Members are automatically removed from an entry when entering the specific encounter space for the first time. Shift+F is no longer mapped to the Instance Finder. Updated the Instance Finder tutorial, and added a tutorial hint button to the Instance Finder panel. The player command /lfp has been changed to /lfq (Looking for Quest Grouping). The Item Socket Replacement confirmation dialog now displays in the correct order. Miscellaneous The LOTRO game client can now be optionally run in 64-bit, which can improve game performance. By default, players will continue to run the 32-bit client unless they change the option in the launcher. This selection can be changed again if desired. A separate set of client preferences (userpreferences.ini) for the 64 bit client will be created to allow players to have different graphics settings for the different clients if desired. The sky in the landscape during Character Selection has been fixed. Known Issues: Quest - Good to Be Home - Some NPCs will initially be phased out (despite their quest rings appearing on the radar), but after certain quests are completed you'll be able to advance this quest. Quests - Befriending Critters - Knowledge of Taming items granted by Radagast during his Befriend Critters quests are missing text telling you not to remove the item from your inventory. Doing so will cause progress of the Tender of Beasts deed to be reset. Once both Tender of Beasts deeds are completed, the Knowledge of Taming items will be automatically removed from your inventory. Quest - Dredging Up the Past - Sharkey's Orders quest item is currently able to be destroyed, which it should not be. Removing the item from your inventory will cancel the quest and block you from progressing further in the region. Please do not destroy the item! It will be removed from your inventory upon quest completion. Quest - Rhosgobel: Cleaning the Anduin / Rhosgobel: Cleaning the Tributaries - Some of the items needing to be fished for these quests require a higher fishing proficiency, and some can currently only be obtained from other regions.
  3. Weird things going on while trying to log on... …. .
  4. Update 23.5 Release NotesHere are the Release Notes for Update 23.5, released on Tuesday, April 23rd. News and Notes:Classes Beorning Relentless Maul now does double damage when it is traited for Brutal Energy, which halves its duration. The blue line version of Relentless Maul is now called Menacing Maul, and its duration is no longer halved. Vigilant Roar's Reflect Damage legacy now correctly modifies incoming healing and is now named Vigilant/Thunderous Roar Incoming Healing. It is not providing the correct increase, yet, however. Some animation changes were not properly applied to male Beornings, and have been updated. Burglar The overall goal is to increase the Burglar's general damage output, fix some structural issues with their skills, improve their group survivability, and streamline some of their play. Damage on most skills has been increased and shuffled in an attempt to put more skills in a more appropriate range of DPS. All melee skills have had their range increased to a minimum of 3.5. Most of the Burglar's skills have had their "Fast" trait removed, but this only really had an effect when the prior skill had an execution time longer than its animation time. Subtle Stab is still "Fast" so you can more easily see which skills are being shortened. Double Edged Strike is now an immediate skill. Find Footing is now Instant. Provoke now has a 15 meter range and a six second cooldown. Provoke now provides a 20% crit chance bonus on your next attack, similar to a lesser "aim" effect. Provoke provides a stacking (x3) self buff that halves the damage of the next attack against you. Provoke no longer penalizes your party's crit chance against the target by 2%. Mischievous Glee now heals for 10% of max health. Self Adulation now adds 20% to Clever Retort healing. Both Double Edged Strike and Flashing Blades are now area of effect skills (3 targets). Coup de Gras no longer has a critical magnitude bonus, but does better base damage. Its cooldown has been reduced from sixty to thirty seconds. Feint now allows you to trigger more stealth effects and bonuses of other skills, though it still does not provide true stealth's melee damage bonus. Knives Out has been changed to provide a small radius Force Taunt that lasts for the duration of the effect, followed by an aggro dump that reduces aggro in a similar radius. Knives Out now mitigates all forms of incoming damage, instead of just melee damage. Damage reduction has been increased from 80% to 85%. Cunning Strike bleeds are now shorter duration non-stacking bleeds that apply at four different magnitudes, depending on how hard you crit +1 from stealth. Cunning Strike Bleed duration has been reduced. Gambles have been substantially reworked. You can now have one gamble of each type on a target simultaneously. The skills Gambler's Strike, Hedge Your Bet, and Blind Bet now apply each of these gambles respectively. A blue line Burglar stealth surprise attack will apply a random gamble. Gambles can no longer be tiered up or down, and simply roll a new 1-6 value when re-applied. Gambles now last a base 30 seconds. Cash Out consumed all Gambles on a target, granting a high magnitude damage effect, a self heal over time, and a stun, respectively. Cash Out's cooldown is now a base of 40 seconds. Note: Gambles are NOT per Burglar, but rather per Target, so competing Burglars will overwrite or consume each other's Gambles. Gamble icons have been changed. Subtle Stab's cooldown has been reduced to 2.5 seconds. Gamble Chance mods have been changed to Gamble Damage mods. Minstrel Major Ballad's description has been fixed. Improved Hero's Strike now properly increases Hero's Strike healing component. Instruments should no longer get stuck in hands after certain skills play. Crafting Apprentice through Westfold crafted cloaks were erroneously modified to all give Will with the crafting updates of 23.4 and 23.4.1. Since cloaks are for everyone, the stats on the following crafted cloaks have been adjusted to provide options for all classes with an attempt made to grant stats consistent with the stats present before U23.4.1, meaning in some cases (indicated by *) Will or Might are still granted as singular main stats in a recipe set: Rough Cloth Cloak, Tough Cloth Cloak, Heavy Cloth Cloak, Stout Cloth Cloak, Quilted Cloak, Thick Quilted Cloak, Linen Cloak, Fine Linen Cloak, Heavy Quilted Cloak, Stout Quilted Cloak, Loose Linen Cloak, Pliant Linen Cloak, Cotton Cloak, Thick Cotton Cloak, Traveller's Cloak, Fine Traveller's Cloak, Heavy Cotton Cloak, Stout Cotton Cloak, Superb Traveller's Cloak*, Exquisite Traveller's Cloak*, Explorer's Cloak, Fine Explorer's Cloak, Scholar's Cloak, Fine Scholar's Cloak, Loose Explorer's Cloak, Pliant Explorer's Cloak, Superb Scholar's Cloak*, Exquisite Scholar's Cloak*, Pristine Cloak, Thick Pristine Cloak, Radiant Cloak, Fine Radiant Cloak, Padded Pristine Cloak*, Stout Pristine Cloak*, Superb Radiant Cloak, Exquisite Radiant Cloak, Rock-climber's Cloak*, Rugged Rock-climber's Hooded Cloak*, Master's Cloak, Herald's Cloak, Officer's Cloak, Noble's Cloak, Magnificent Master's Hooded Cloak, High Herald's Hooded Cloak, High Officer's Hooded Cloak, Heroic Noble's Hooded Cloak, Dunlending Cloak of Tactics, Unmatched Dunlending Cloak of Tactics, Dunlending Cloak of Action, Unmatched Dunlending Cloak of Action, Wizard's Cloak of the Rider, Ranger's Cloak of the Rider, Warrior's Cloak of the Rider, Wizard's Cloak of Théodred, Ranger's Cloak of Théodred, Warrior's Cloak of Théodred Items 12 Year Anniversary Gifts are now ready for players starting on April 24th. The Pony Steed of the Unearthed Kingdom will now display its lantern light in the correct location. The Cap of the Mountain Meadow has been corrected to no longer twitch on some avatars. Dâr Narbugud - All Fungus-covered Strongboxes will now drop appropriate items, including Greater Elf-stones and housing trophy barter items, even for full raid groups. LOTRO Store Making Store purchases on an account with no characters will no longer incorrectly tell you it failed to deliver character items, if a purchase did not include a character item. Miscellaneous Corrected some grammatical errors and missing place names in German for the Eriador, Shire, Eryn Lasgalen, Ered Luin, and world maps. Known Issues: The buffs received from the blue line Burglar trait 'Even the Odds' are not currently stacking. Vigilant/Thunderous Roar legacy is not providing correct Incoming Healing increase yet. The yellow line Burglar trait Self Adulation incorrectly states that it adds +5 pulses to Mischievous Glee.
  5. Well, had a beer and something to eat and am now going to get me some treasure.
  6. Just got here. looking forward to all the treasure.
  7. WOW, finally a crafted armor buff. I use Taylor, for med armor as my main crafting ability The new armor is a lot better.
  8. Update 23.4.1 Release Notes
  9. Yes, I am kindred now though.
  10. I have been grinding on my Men of Bree Reputation.
  11. Seems to still be down.
  12. Downtime Notice: Wednesday, March 6th from 2:00 AM to 12:00 AM Eastern (-5 GMT)
  13. Update 23.3.3 Release Notes
  14. The server is for VIP members and free for them. https://lotro-wiki.com/ https://www.lotro.com/en https://www.lotro.com/en/game/vip I bought two life time accounts over ten years ago so most everything is free for me.
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