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    Bullroarer Update 21.2 - Beta 1 Take 2 - Preview and Release Notes

    Welcome to take number two of our first open preview of Update 21.2. These notes are for Bullroarer, released on Thursday September 14th. Both the notes and the update are a work in progress, so you should expect things will change over time. Bullroarer was updated to a new build Friday afternoon to resolve some issues with “The Dungeons of Naerband” and “The Court of Seregost”. If you disabled combat music in your options panel to work around the client crash, please remember to re-enable that option. This Beta preview session will continue through the weekend. We look forward to hearing your feedback and receiving your bug reports.

    Please feel free to copy your current live character to Bullroarer using the LIVE transfer wizard.

    Known Issues:

    • The Filter Panel UI is using placeholder buttons, panel appearance, and icons.
    • The mount collection has many incorrect links to the LOTRO Store.
    • The new instances do not yet have the new rewards hooked up to the Tier 1, Tier 2, or Challenge chests.
    • Some voice-overs are not yet present for the new content. Neither are German or French localized text.


    Focus for this Beta:

    During this beta session, we want to encourage all of you to try out the new instances: “The Dungeons of Naerband” and “The Court of Seregost”. We would particularly appreciate any feedback you may have on the difficulty of the instances at level 115 (tier 1 or tier 2). On Saturday (9/16) members of the QA team will be looking for full groups running those instances (in particular the 6-person “The Dungeons of Naerband”) and will offer a lotro points code to a randomly selected player from those full groups a few times throughout the day. We plan to encourage instance runs and feedback in the same way next weekend (9/22 - 9/24) after our designers have a chance to act on the feedback.

    • To enter “The Dungeons of Naerband”, you will need to complete the discovery deed. Find the sewer culvert at the base of Naerband in Talath Urui at approximately 62.0S x 19.7E.
    • To enter “The Court of Seregost”, you will need to complete the discovery deed. Find the door up on the ramparts of Seregost around 49.0S x 33.0E. To climb Seregost, you will need to complete the Seregost quest line, or speak to Lansu in the Eyes & Guard tavern.
    • If you are making a new character on Bullroarer, or have not completed your Gorgoroth allegiance gear sets on your live copied character, please visit Vastin in the Eyes & Guard tavern and pick up packages labeled Last Alliance and Towers appropriate for your class. You may also want to select a few pieces from the "Mordor I <type> Abyssal" and "Mordor I <type> Wyrm" packages.


    New in this build:
    • Combat music will no longer cause your client to crash in The Dungeons of Naerband.
    • Monsters in The Court of Seregost should now be more challenging.
    • The Court of Seregost Challenge should now work, as should the doors at the first boss when running in tier 2.
    • The Deed Log Instances Tab now has a Plateau of Gorgoroth panel.
    • Lootbox equipment items have been returned to data. Newly copied characters will no longer be missing various pieces of gear. Characters that you copied and logged in on the previous build will still be missing their stuff.
    • Filters - You can now filter quests directly from the Quest Log. Pressing either the character filter or account filter button will filter the quest accordingly, and then attempt to abandon the quest which requires user confirmation. Quests that cannot be abandoned also cannot be filtered.
    • Filters - You can now filter loot directly from the Remote Loot panel.
    • The Throne in The Court of Seregost has been updated from its placeholder appearance.
    • Some voice-overs have been added to The Dungeons of Naerband and The Court of Seregost.


    Of Special Note:
    Plateau of Gorgoroth Instances
    Bring a full fellowship with you when you enter "The Dungeons of Naerband", a place of fire and anguish. Prepare to encounter the Maiden of Flame and face her ally, the chief torturer, in the prison of Direhold.
    You will need a small fellowship to aid the rangers as they penetrate "The Court of Seregost" and struggle to thwart Lhaereth in her attempts to unleash a second Great Plague.

    Filters
    There is a new main menu item - Filters (alt+r default key mapping). This new panel has three tabs that let you filter out sounds, quests, and items (for the current player, or for your entire account) that you never want to receive or hear again.
    Anything that you add to the Loot filtered list will not be awarded to you again (will not appear in your inventory or pending loot). To add an item, drag it from your inventory to the filtered list, or use the filter buttons in your Pending Loot panel. To remove an item drag it from the filtered list to anywhere else.
    Anything you add to the Quests filtered list will no longer attempt to auto-bestow, will not appear as a quest ring on the mini-map radar, and will not appear as a quest ring over npc or mob heads. To filter a quest, in the bestowal dialog or the quest log, click the filter or account filter button at the bottom left. To remove filtering of that quest, simply drag it off of your filtered list. Quests that cannot be abandoned also cannot be filtered.
    Anything you add to the Sounds filtered list will no longer play as audio in your game client. To add a sound, go to a place/situation in game where you hear the sound. Click the record button to see a list of all sounds currently playing (this list will keep updating until you click stop or close the UI). You can play any sound on this list by right or double clicking it. Drag any sound to the character or account filtered list.

    Mounts Collection
    The mount collection has been revamped to match the style of the emote and pet collections and list every mount available.
    Because we have many mounts that can no longer be acquired (such as pre-order and special event mounts), the mount collection has a unique feature that will cause every character to have their own mount collection maximum. If a mount is no longer available, it will not appear in the mount collection panel unless you already have that mount. So while a newly created character on a new account might only see a mount collection with 144 possible mounts, a player who has the Dusky Nimblefoot Goat for example will see a mount collection with 145 possible mounts.

    Daily requests from the Expedition Organizers
    There are new repeatable Daily Requests available from the Expedition Organizers in each of the Allegiance halls. Speak to Vórthi, Tancram, Glórellas, and Aster Hayward each day to accept these quests.


    News and Notes:
    Quests and Adventure Areas

    • Talath Urui - Shackles have been excavated from the rubble and can now be reached for the quest "Breaking the Chains".
    • Talath Urui - The hiding spot should now be more obvious in the quest instance "Borangos the Horror".
    • Gorgoroth Resource Dungeons - Allegiance bonus quests no longer go away after completing an Allegiance. If you have already completed one or more Allegiances, the bonus quests will return for you.
    • Gorgoroth Resource Dungeons - Barad-dur: Lore of the Past no longer has an Ancient Tome hidden in rubble. Barad-dur: Gathering Relics no longer has a relic hiding in a wall.
    • Gorgoroth Resource Dungeons - Durthang: Gathering Relics Durthang is no longer missing a Relic.
    • Gorgoroth Resource Instances: The following deeds are now available: Resources of Gorgoroth, Gathering of Resources, Gathering of Resources (Intermediate), Gathering of Resources (Advanced).
    • The Tales of Gorgoroth Deed is now visible in your deed log as soon as at least one objectives has been completed.
    • Some actors in Udun region instances now have the correct species/race listed.
    • Some minor typos in the Elf Allegiance storyline have been corrrected.


    Items

    • The Aria of the Valar now includes a Class Deed Tome that will automatically complete trait point granting class deeds. If you have already used an Aria of the Valar, visit your class trainer and get your Class Deed Tome.
    • A large selection of armour that was previously invisible on your High Elf now has its proper appearance.
    • The Unidentified Third Age Legendary Item Box that can be acquired via barter once again correctly delivers a level 100 legendary item.
    • When running the Pelennor Instances: Blood of the Black Serpent, The Quays of the Harlond, and The Silent Street, at level 115, you can now receive equipment that scales up to Item Level 315.
    • Crafting - Doomfold Healing, Milkthistle, Conhuith, and Lhinestad Draughts now remove negative effects up to a maximum strength of level 120.
    • Crafting - Captain Crest and Warden Carving recipes may be executed with Universal Ingredient Packs.
    • Crafting - Food produced from Doomfold Cooking now has a stack size up to 100.
    • Crafting - Woodworkers are now able to craft Strong Boards of Doomfold Wood, Weaponsmiths are now able to craft Quality Doomfold Ingots, and Tailors are now able to craft Well-treated Doomfold Leather.
    • Crafting - Doomfold Jewellery recipes now only require 1 Refined Black Adamant instead of three.
    • Allegiances - Daily repeatable, weekly repeatable, and Resource Instances in Mordor now give a new type of Allegiance Point item. The value of allegiance points from these sources results in the same point grant, but the new AP items can be used to barter for a new tier of Allegiance Gear.
    • Allegiance point granting items now stack to 100.

    PvMP

    • Ettenmoors - High Elves can now use the back doors of keeps.
    • Level 115 Audacity gear has been added to barter vendors in the Moors.
    • The Glan Vraig training dummies are now level 115.

    UI

    • Fixed raid vital background sizes.
    • Scourge-slayer of Mordor deeds will no longer incorrectly show the accelerate button since these deeds cannot be accelerated.
    • The Barbershop camera now zooms farther out for better visibility of Body Type option changes.

    Misc

    • In game voice chat: Party member voice volume can be adjusted individually. Party volume control visibility can be toggled by clicking on the party voice chat icon for party members. Default Group Volume preference has been added to the Voice section of Audio options. Use this volume slider to set the default voice volume level of new group members. This setting is 75% volume by default.
    • Mordor Lost Lore dialog is now affected by the Voice-Over sound volume setting.
    • Lua - We recently changed the way LOTRO ListBoxes work to fix a category of UI bugs. This may have side-effects for Lua scripts dependent on the broken behavior. If you encounter issues with your existing Lua plugins, you may want to change the ListBox orientation from Horizontal to Vertical and remove the SetMaxItemsPerLine limitation setter.
      • The Lua interface is being updated to provide four new functions for the ListBox control. They should be used in the place of SetMaxItemsPerLine( value ) and GetMaxItemsPerLine() which are being deprecated:
        • number GetMaxColumns();
        • void SetMaxColumns( number );
        • number GetMaxRows();
        • void SetMaxRows( number );
    Last edited by Tybur; Sep 18 2017 at 10:54 AM.

 

 

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