Compendium of Middle-earth IV Silliness
I just found this out last night and was rather irritated by it. And someone please correct me if I'm wrong about this.
Previously, to get a Compendium of Middle-earth all you had to do was make it to a certain area, be a minimum level, and run a specific quest—easy enough. But now to get a Compendium of Middle-earth IV, which doesn't appear to be in the lorebook yet, you have to rebuild the forge in Hytbold, to superior, and then run the crafting instance to get it.
I'm not sure how many Hytbold quests it takes to get the forge to superior, it may be possible to do it in one day. But here's the point, most players initially running the Hytbold quests are doing so for the armour, my opinion here. And as far as I know there's nothing in game about having to rebuild the forge just to get this item. So, how is anyone supposed to know this is a prerequisite and rebuild the forge? Just sayin.
Is there anyone else who finds this patently stupid? Is Turbine that annoyed with players having moderately decent items and equipment? And as far as I know this is only used for making crafted relics, so what's the point? If they really want to cut down on the percentage of players with this one particular component, how about only make the quest available after a player has completed every possible deed in Rohan?
P.S. Turbine, your login timeout sucks. If I'm refreshing the page in anyway, i.e. clicking the Preview Post button, my last touch value should also be refreshed. No one likes being auto-logged out in the middle of a post.