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    Shadows of Angmar --Revisited

    Many people in my kin (Valacirca) have decided to attack the SoA content again. We decided we want to approach it as it was 6 years ago (or as close as we can get to it). We are all getting a toon to level 50 and buying the XP blocking thing from the Turbine store. I mention this to encourage others to do this too as the more people that join the SoA cause the easier it will be for us to pug if need be for the Rift. Here are the criteria we are using and if you want to join our runs you will need to follow these.

    1) No starting any Epic quest past vol.1, this means no LIs, no going to Moria for any reason.
    2) We aren't capping virtues at 10 but you cant get any in Moria or beyond so you should be limited to around 10. I guess someone could buy em but why.
    3) Here is the unpopular one...no Runekeepers or Wardens as they weren't around back then.
    4) You will have to be unanon to join one of our groups and if we see you have an LI or some moria gear then I am sorry but you can't come.....

    There is discussion about at some point moving on to Moria, but that is going to be way way down the road. We have a user defined chat channel for anyone else wanting to part take of this adventure.( /joinchannel SoA) and let us know you want to join the adventure.

    We decided to do this because we have no decent raid content at the moment and everyone I know loved the rift on level back in the day. So if you want to run Carn Dum / Urugarth / the Rift / BG (the Original) / the rarely run Angmar Battle Instances (precursor to the skirmish) on lvl then please join us in revisiting the old days LOTRO.

    Thanks
    Trey
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    Oh my, this sounds like alot of fun! The glory days of SoA revisited, lovely. I might just start a toon on your server for this (all current ones at Laurelin).

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    This sounds like an interesting idea - in theory. Though I would point out that some people may still want to at least earn their Li at 45 and open up Vol II in Moria for later, as that has been the leveling trend for a few years now. As long as people are lvl 50 and aren't EQUIPPING Li's or Moria gears on your runs, I don't see the need to be restricting the group to only people who haven't set foot in Moria for any reason. You may find this will limit your pool of people. After all, it's unlikely that everyone will be on all the time or at the same time, just like any other group or kin, so what exactly do you see ppl doing in that situation? not playing on those characters until a group large enough comes on? We all know how that goes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Souldan View Post
    This sounds like an interesting idea - in theory. Tough I would point out that some people may still want to at least earn their Li at 45 and open up Vol II in Moria for later, as that has been the leveling trend for a few years now. As long as people are lvl 50 and aren't EQUIPPING Li's or Moria gears on your runs, I don't see the need to be restricting the group to only people who haven't set foot in Moria for any reason. After all, it's unlikely that everyone will be on all the time or at the same time, just like any other group or kin, so what exactly do you see ppl doing in that situation? not playing on those charcters until a group large enough comes on? We all know how that goes...
    Well I can see a point. But since this toon is for SoA it should be looked at in that way, the XP Blocking pocket item also would discourage people going to moria. Why would you want to grind thru there getting no XP. This SoA toon is no one's main and if people aren't on then they could work SoA deeds / virtures if they want to play that toon or go play their main toon. Also you are looking at LIs in the wrong way. This toon won't have that LI grind. Think about that, no grind for your weapon, just craft one or get a drop. That's part of the motivation for some people. But again this is just our point of view but we wont be taking anyone with us that has gone to moria.

    Trey
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    /Signed.

    For everyone that is looking for a challenge, this is a great ideia, and the fact that Rift was the best raid ever made by turbine, raiding it at original lvl with no Legendary items will make of this an unique experience and i'm sure will bring lots and lots of fun.

    My hunter is on the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beer_Rules View Post
    Well I can see a point. But since this toon is for SoA it should be looked at in that way, the XP Blocking pocket item also would discourage people going to moria. Why would you want to grind thru there getting no XP. This SoA toon is no one's main and if people aren't on then they could work SoA deeds / virtures if they want to play that toon or go play their main toon. Also you are looking at LIs in the wrong way. This toon won't have that LI grind. Think about that, no grind for your weapon, just craft one or get a drop. That's part of the motivation for some people. But again this is just our point of view but we wont be taking anyone with us that has gone to moria.

    Trey
    LOL. I wasn't suggesting going through Moria without getting xp, all I said was many people go there at 45 (read: before lvl 50 hence getting XP) and pick up LIs and go back later. Happens a lot. If you came across a toon that is lvl 50 and has LIs and other Moria drops but doesn't equip any of them, what's the difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Souldan View Post
    LOL. I wasn't suggesting going through Moria without getting xp, all I said was many people go there at 45 (read: before lvl 50 hence getting XP) and pick up LIs and go back later. Happens a lot. If you came across a toon that is lvl 50 and has LIs and other Moria drops but doesn't equip any of them, what's the difference?
    I understand what you are saying and the difference is not much. The people who would fall into this category would be someone who abandoned an alt in the 45 ~ 50 range, and that wouldn't matter, but the point is once you open moria there is not much stopping you from getting all the location moria virtues or even those past moria. So while its a small difference its a difference. So I am not going to stop someone from coming if we know them, but for the integrity of what we are wanting to do that would be a case by case basis. For the most part most plp don't have that toon at 45 -50 with an LI, so basically it shouldn't come up much, but I see your point and hopefully you see mine.

    Thanks
    Trey
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