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  1. #176
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    Quote Originally Posted by Widmore View Post
    Answers?
    We're finally going to start getting answers for the horseshoe?!

    After all the time spent obsessing over its possible purpose, I convinced myself that I have to equip the horseshoe every 108 minutes or something catastrophic will happen to Middle-Earth.
    HA! I just got around to watching Lost (been putting it off for years) and finally got your quote hehe.

  2. #177
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    Maybe it increases the chance of getting a gold item!

  3. #178
    I think it should be add to the lotro store

  4. #179
    Guess this is the answer to the much hated RNG. Just equip the horseshoe and watch your epics drop!

  5. #180
    When you have to go get an ox-hide for the quest “Curing the Leather” in Tâl Methedras, is there always a dead ox lying on the ground on the far side of the lake, that you can just click on to get the hide? If not, I may have just found another thing the horseshoe does. Not a big thing, as it just saves you having to kill one ox, but it would fit with the theme of luck. (“There just happened to be a dead ox already lying there just when I needed one!”)

  6. #181
    Quote Originally Posted by Formengil View Post
    When you have to go get an ox-hide for the quest “Curing the Leather” in Tâl Methedras, is there always a dead ox lying on the ground on the far side of the lake, that you can just click on to get the hide? If not, I may have just found another thing the horseshoe does. Not a big thing, as it just saves you having to kill one ox, but it would fit with the theme of luck. (“There just happened to be a dead ox already lying there just when I needed one!”)
    That corpse is always there, giving you a hide. It's not an effect of the horseshoe.

  7. #182
    OK, guess I just forgot about it (or missed it previously).

  8. #183
    Maybe some of yall should try that Turtle quest you get off the notes in Bree while wearing the horseshoe. A nice little easter egg at the end of that quest line when its equipped
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  9. #184
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    Quote Originally Posted by kickman77 View Post
    Maybe some of yall should try that Turtle quest you get off the notes in Bree while wearing the horseshoe. A nice little easter egg at the end of that quest line when its equipped
    Which would be a super odd thing, since the Bree quest is available early in the game-play (qlvl 21) and the horseshoe is selectable reward from a quest at level 65. I find this to be highly unlikely - and if the easter egg is there, I'd /bug it for being impossible to get.

  10. #185
    Quote Originally Posted by Macroscian View Post
    Which would be a super odd thing, since the Bree quest is available early in the game-play (qlvl 21) and the horseshoe is selectable reward from a quest at level 65. I find this to be highly unlikely - and if the easter egg is there, I'd /bug it for being impossible to get.
    Impossible? Only if you do them before you can get the shoe. No bugs involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenuke View Post
    Impossible? Only if you do them before you can get the shoe. No bugs involved.
    Let me explain, if it seemed like a strange comment from me:

    Yes but...in the user experience, you don't have the horseshoe available. You have it only if your alt was 65+ and had the quest reward offered to him/her before Bree town makeover. I mean that I can run any quest after intro at cap but the quests don't assume that I run them wearing Fangorn stuff. If the reward or extra is available only with the horseshoe, then I get 'punished' for doing the quest when it was available, no? As opposed to getting rewarded when doing a quest on-level. It just seems wrong.

    Not sure how to explain why it looks odd to reward wearing a lv65 thing while running a qlvl 21.

  12. #187
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macroscian View Post
    Let me explain, if it seemed like a strange comment from me:

    Yes but...in the user experience, you don't have the horseshoe available. You have it only if your alt was 65+ and had the quest reward offered to him/her before Bree town makeover. I mean that I can run any quest after intro at cap but the quests don't assume that I run them wearing Fangorn stuff. If the reward or extra is available only with the horseshoe, then I get 'punished' for doing the quest when it was available, no? As opposed to getting rewarded when doing a quest on-level. It just seems wrong.

    Not sure how to explain why it looks odd to reward wearing a lv65 thing while running a qlvl 21.
    MoL is sneaky. That's why.
    https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthr...04#post7117704

    Read that thread further and the easter egg is revealed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TharbadThief View Post
    MoL is sneaky. That's why.
    https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthr...04#post7117704

    Read that thread further and the easter egg is revealed.
    Aha thanks =) And a nice find!

    EDIT I had an old alt leftover on Snowy server with horseshoe who could run the quest and have a look. Of course, I saw nothing.

  14. #189
    Quote Originally Posted by Macroscian View Post
    If the reward or extra is available only with the horseshoe, then I get 'punished' for doing the quest when it was available, no?
    Not sure how to explain why it looks odd to reward wearing a lv65 thing while running a qlvl 21.
    I would not see myself being punished if I was not able to experience every easter egg hidden in the game :-)
    Its afterall nothing that grand, for me, you shall be free to feel different and then blame the developer for his pure evilness :-/

    It does not look odd to me by the way if high lvl ppl goes back to lowlvl areas to do quests they had passed earlier. Many reasons for doing so.
    This particular quest I went back to do because it was added before I had leveled past and it had usable rewards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenuke View Post
    I would not see myself being punished if I was not able to experience every easter egg hidden in the game :-)
    Its afterall nothing that grand, for me, you shall be free to feel different and then blame the developer for his pure evilness :-/

    It does not look odd to me by the way if high lvl ppl goes back to lowlvl areas to do quests they had passed earlier. Many reasons for doing so.
    This particular quest I went back to do because it was added before I had leveled past and it had usable rewards.
    Yup, it's no big thing (from reading that spoiler thread). Just a small additional funny.

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    Here's some hypothesis (based on limited observation) I can't test: When the horseshoe is equipped the mystery drink always buffs. (Sorry if it's old news/already tested etc.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urwendil View Post
    Here's some hypothesis (based on limited observation) I can't test: When the horseshoe is equipped the mystery drink always buffs. (Sorry if it's old news/already tested etc.)
    I checked this, and there's no difference. Had two drinks, removed buffs for the first one, added the debuff for the second one.
    Congratulations to Sanrael who correctly solved the puzzle and won 500 TP. Stay tuned for future puzzles!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon_Blackbird View Post
    I checked this, and there's no difference. Had two drinks, removed buffs for the first one, added the debuff for the second one.
    Thanks for checking it. Seems old Kibilturg was exceptionally lucky with tree consecutive drinks buffing

 

 
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