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    I have no problem with the Yule Festival being...

    I have no problem with the Yule Festival being back, and I'm happy to play it a few more days and grind out more tokens for my consumables deeds, so this is not per se a complaint, but has there...
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    Starlit Crystals

    What level are the Star-lit Crystals that are buyable in the in-game store? Are they level 75 as the name implies, or are they applicable to any LI no matter the level?
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    Very disappointed at the lack of a new dress....

    Very disappointed at the lack of a new dress. Again.
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    Seconded. I don't mind the robes (though some...

    Seconded. I don't mind the robes (though some variety instead of a simple recolour would be nice), but there hasn't been a new dress since the Spring Festival, so that's been a series of let-downs. I...
  5. /signed and +rep for the OP. Goodness forbid...

    /signed and +rep for the OP.

    Goodness forbid people do their jobs. So something got rolled out faulty. Mistakes happen, and they're fixing it. I haven't had time to play for a few days and can't...
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    "When he peeped out in the lightning-flashes, he...

    "When he peeped out in the lightning-flashes, he saw that across the valley the stone-giants were out, and were hurling rocks at one another for a game, and catching them, and tossing them down into...
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    I was initially sceptical as well (still am), if...

    I was initially sceptical as well (still am), if excited. And we can glean a little bit about the material from UT and Appendices that PJ is going to put in that wasn't in The Hobbit proper.

    Some...
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    Thanks for sharing your impressions and links so...

    Thanks for sharing your impressions and links so far! Very interesting to see who and what is succeeding with the fans, and who isn't.

    I love Tolkien's art myself, J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and...
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    Tolkien Artwork

    Since this came up in another thread, I was curious to know if the people here have favourite Tolkien artists or artwork, or if there are illustrations they absolutely can't stand?
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    It certainly seemed so from the interview. And I...

    It certainly seemed so from the interview. And I do agree that with material near and dear to someone's heart - even if he did not write LotR it certainly accompanied him a for a great part of his...
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    First of all, good work! Second of all, a few...

    First of all, good work!

    Second of all, a few quick clarifications requested:

    You're listing Manwë and Ingwë first of all, so I'm assuming that by 'Lords of the Noldor' you mean people ruling...
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    I bow to your expertise. PE and subsequent...

    I bow to your expertise. PE and subsequent changes I've never studied closely (and when I looked it over to derive a few Northern Sindarin forms a while ago, did not get very far), and palantíri...
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    Bitter old man, I agree. I can see Christopher...

    Bitter old man, I agree.

    I can see Christopher Tolkien's disappointment, I can see why he deplores different motivations in adapting the books to the movies - Peter Jackson's especially (I'm not a...
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    Thanks for sharing this - fascinating! I'm...

    Thanks for sharing this - fascinating!

    I'm assuming this is a version by Tolkien himself, not a fan translation? It looks Mercian to me (though it's been a few years since I would have been able...
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    Derived from halatirno (stem: halatirn-) ,...

    Derived from halatirno (stem: halatirn-) , 'kingfisher', but literally translated as fish-watcher, with the same connotations of 'to watch, watch over, guard, heed' you cited above. I did take the...
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    Yep. And that's when I usually turn to the...

    Yep.

    And that's when I usually turn to the HoMe, which will keep me busy for another month. :D
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    First of all, welcome to the forums! :) The tone...

    First of all, welcome to the forums! :) The tone can get rough occasionally, especially when people disagree on things like lore interpretations, but don't let that dissuade you. I like to think that...
  18. Another one here - and while I'm sure there are...

    Another one here - and while I'm sure there are may more, most German players seem to prefer playing in German.
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    Thank you for sharing these - I best start...

    Thank you for sharing these - I best start grinding to get those things. The horse is highest priority, of course, but the flower circlet is lovely, and I'd really like some of those cosmetics as...
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    Do I want to spend five hours on a train and lot...

    Do I want to spend five hours on a train and lot of money on DB tickets to get there, or isn't it worth it? I'm in LotRO because it's based on Tolkien's books, not because I'm much of a gamer, though...
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    Sweetheart, we've talked about game mechanics...

    Sweetheart, we've talked about game mechanics before (besides, it's tengwar that produce the healing attunement, cirth that deal damage, so your argument = invalid). Minstrels' songs in lore also...
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    Thank you for the evidence that you have ignored...

    Thank you for the evidence that you have ignored my previous posts again and keep harping on the same tune. As I'm tired of trying to talk to a brick wall (it's an effective method to shut up...
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    I've listed numerous instances of runes with...

    I've listed numerous instances of runes with magical or powerful properties within the lore (another that I just remembered: His shining shield was scored with runes / to ward all wounds and harm...
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    Instant +rep, thank you for this. I'm one of...

    Instant +rep, thank you for this. I'm one of those people who think that Tolkien's ideological background doesn't quite permit Éowyn's feminist statements here to be taken at face value, after his...
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    He seems to be under the impression that there...

    He seems to be under the impression that there are neither linguists nor masters of true names in the lore, both of which is false. The latter admittedly hinges on interpretation - but considering...
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