Concerning Helegrod runs, and class set armour
As I have searched for a Helegrod raid recently, I only found ones which were running the various wings for "daily quests". None of them (or maybe one or two I forgot about) were attempting a full run of any wing, and I actually had to start one of my own to accomplish that... also, full runs on each of the first three wings are needed to unlock the Thorog encounter.
One thing in common between all these daily quests is that they award Helegrod Marks, which are needed to obtain class set armour, and other loot. As it is, full runs are not needed to earn that armour... and I do not see any other serious motivation to do any full runs in those instances.
This is an excellent example of why having rare, valuable loot drops is an important thing.
When Radiance is removed from LOTRO (and therefore having gear no longer be a prerequisite), perhaps this other issue might be resolved by having level-restricted barter items (ie. Minor Scale of Thorog for an instance scaled to level 50-59, Lesser Scale of Thorog for level 60-64, Moderate Scale of Thorog for level 65-?) from instance bosses needed for specific tiers of class set armour, instead of just Helegrod Marks? Having a few unique and rare, level-restricted instance drops also drop from boss chests might add a little extra motivation to accomplish a full run.
Applying such changes to other "level-cap" instances like the Annuminas cluster might also be a good idea, personally.
Anyway, just my two cents.
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