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Thread: Fear Graphic

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    Fear Graphic

    Hello Everyone. After returning to the game after a long absence, I decided to start a new character. One of things I had really enjoyed about LOTRO was its cinematic flair, so I was a little disappointed that the shadowy fear effect for whan powerful foes appeared wasn't their on my playthrough. Was this something that now needs to be enabled in the graphics settings,or is it gone?

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    Yes, the Dread effect is still in game. Note that the effect is gradual and dependent on the strength of the Dread. Low Dread only grays out your screen, high Dread effect on the other hand is very noticeable. It is tied to one of the advanced graphics settings I can't right now recall, the same one should also govern the drunken FX, and I suppose the unnatural frost's FX in Wildermore.

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    You should check your options. There is a graphic option that turns off all visual Dread effects.
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    Since you had a long absence, there have probably been changes to the various options sections which you may or may not know about. It is a good idea to spend a few minutes taking a look at what is there. There are a couple of different settings on different parts of options that tie into graphics.
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    Wierd. I found the dread effect toggle,but still no effect. Characters cower, but not the color fade. Maybe not scared enough?

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    Not all cowering effects are from dread. A few rare mobs will cause you to cower no matter what happens and no matter how much dread you have if any. Also, some cinematic or story type of scenes will have your character cowering without regards to the amount of dread you have, if any. You may be running into one of these options so that you're not seeing the dread effects because the dread effects aren't actually there.

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    Aw. that may be it. Wierd though. I could have sworn the Nazghul from the tutorial caused the dread effect back in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anakis View Post
    Aw. that may be it. Wierd though. I could have sworn the Nazghul from the tutorial caused the dread effect back in the day.
    I only recall dread effect on Morale, etc. and cowering, not the visual. Both the Man and Hobbit tutorials took place at night, as I recall, so it was dark. Maybe changes to game lighting or your changes to it in options is causing it to appear less dark and dreadful?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anakis View Post
    Aw. that may be it. Wierd though. I could have sworn the Nazghul from the tutorial caused the dread effect back in the day.
    IIRC - This effect was part of the cut scenes for the human and hobbits. Turbine changed all the starter experience multiple times.
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