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    Worth the seven year wait! I've played one...

    Worth the seven year wait!

    I've played one charachter - a Gondorian from Dol Amroth - since the begining of the game. Coming down into Gondor at last was an awesome experiences. The zones are...
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    Thank you very much :)

    Thank you very much :)
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    Volume 3, Book 14?

    I just wrapped up the epic books from Helm's Deep. Thank Eru, I'll never have to touch "Epic Battles" again, but I digress. Book 13, Chapter 11 just sort of petered out. Gandalf says good job, I'll...
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    Thanks to MadeofLions and the world building...

    Thanks to MadeofLions and the world building team. You're the reasons I stayed.
  5. RoI came out in Septemer and the Great River came...

    RoI came out in Septemer and the Great River came out in March, so the six month timeline would be a safe enough bet.
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    Music and Videos

    I'm curious as to two design choices that made it into HD live. Both strike me as skimping on production value and seem to be part of a continuing trend that I've noticed as a long time player.

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    By the numbers, I don't know. In practice, as a...

    By the numbers, I don't know. In practice, as a Red Line player I've needed to use Bracing Attack once in three levels worth of... levels. That was it for active healing, I'm not counting the passive...
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    I'm at work and still figuring out the names of...

    I'm at work and still figuring out the names of everything, but the essentials are...

    Everything maxed in the red line except for the "fillers" like sprint time, hamstring root, and Ebbing Ire (as...
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    I'm loathe to comment on class questions, because...

    I'm loathe to comment on class questions, because even though I have played for years, I play according to how it "feels", not neccessarily what the numbers say. With that caveat, I've been playing...
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    Excellent work. I think that those are awesome...

    Excellent work. I think that those are awesome ideas which I would love to see implemented! As the game gets older, I begin to worry about how much of the "non-movie famous" locations we will get to....
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    Favorite memories?

    As Helm's Deep release comes closer, I've been doing alot of recollecting on the history I've had with LotRO. It's hard to believe how much has happened in my life over the six plus years I've been...
  12. Thread: A Plea For Help

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    I appreciate your post. I've been here for about...

    I appreciate your post. I've been here for about seven years and have seen some serious ups and downs through that time, many "end of the world" situations. This, however, is the biggest single...
  13. Thread: The Music

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    At best this soundtrack is forgettable. It's...

    At best this soundtrack is forgettable.

    It's very generic sounding and the heavy use of synthesizer makes it sound like any random RPG from the 90s. In fact my "favorite" - a term I use loosely-...
  14. Thread: A mini review

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    This is something that was brought up in beta...

    This is something that was brought up in beta numerous times. The sort of "semi-official" response seems to be that they are planning for the future. Trait points are granted every two levels, you...
  15. Thread: A mini review

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    Berserker felt good to me, since it most closely...

    Berserker felt good to me, since it most closely matches my live playstyle. I was able to solo on level with no problems. I'd feel safe going one on one a few levels above me. There are traits that...
  16. Thread: A mini review

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    A mini review

    Now that the NDA has been lifted, I just wanted to post a mini-review of Helm's Deep as I see it. I've been playing LotRO since SoA beta and have logged countless hours on my main (a champion) which...
  17. Thread: Any Ideas

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    I think back to my early days of roleplaying in...

    I think back to my early days of roleplaying in Middle Earth, years before LotRO was a spark in Turbine's eye, and I'm shocked at some of the things that I thought were good ideas at the time. Being...
  18. Thread: Small Firepit

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    Small Firepit

    The quest reward for Epic III.8.5 was a "Small Firepit". I can't remember if I sold it or trashed it (since chests still don't accept the ever growing number of "bound" items), but I don't have it...
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    I'm biased, but I've been playing exclusively on...

    I'm biased, but I've been playing exclusively on Landroval for the better part of six years and I've never regretted it. There are some great, established kinships, the Prancing Pony is usually fair...
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    Interesting ideas. I'll add my two cents with the...

    Interesting ideas. I'll add my two cents with the obvious caveat that I believe RP is a very personal thing and I'd never tell anyone that they couldn't do something. If someone wants to RP that...
  21. Thread: Where to next?

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    Turbine's contract only let's them draw...

    Turbine's contract only let's them draw specifically from the Lord of the Rings... perhaps the Hobbit too, I don't remember. The Third Age is where Tolkien's writings end (actually there are brief...
  22. Thread: GUNS

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    It's also worth noting that the only person that...

    It's also worth noting that the only person that used something that could be construed as black powder for the purpose of weaponry was evil. The Third Age alone was over three thousand years long....
  23. Thread: Where to next?

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    It's my hope that these areas are filled out...

    It's my hope that these areas are filled out during a Scourging of the Shire-esque expansion. The problem for Turbine will be making it sell, since the epicness of the story tends to decrease after...
  24. Thread: GUNS

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    Lore discussions are alot like law discussions....

    Lore discussions are alot like law discussions. You have the letter and you have the spirit. No one except for Tolkien himself (and even then not all the time) was able to match the letter of the...
  25. Thread: Where to next?

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    Where to next?

    Here's hoping that Helm's Deep is a massive critical and commercial success, keeping LotRO in business for years to come.

    I was doing some timeline calculating for another thread today and...
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