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  1. #26
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    Well, the payoff is big. I was having a good time playing before this, but now I am obsessed. I'm rediscovering skills I never had a use for before and building more complex strategy and tactics. I'm eating food and crafting up a stockpile of healing potions (Wenslydale's a Historian). So much fun!

    I am having a lovely time in the Moria Waterworks, which is yellow for me at level 52. I am about to level up, and I'll take off another article of gear when my quests get to on-level.

    If, as you indicated, blue is more appropriately on-level for completely naked play, then that also helps slow down leveling on the normal servers. Right now, with equipping the Tortoise for crafting/tasks and then forgetting to unequip it, I'm advancing at a pretty comfortable pace . But sheesh, I wish I could turn off the XP bonus for VIP.
    Last edited by Echoweaver; Dec 10 2018 at 11:36 AM.
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  2. #27
    Hobbit warden Nibble reporting for naked duty at level 9 about to attempt the Troll instance challenge, hoping to catch up before weather top, if you're still looking to expand a bit.

    So far I have been using no armor, and intro issued weapons (which by the way never take damage, which is kinda cool) and shield and it's been a blast (although sort of in slow motion like you can see in movies), giving meaning to the name I chose, nibbling at the mob. I was unsure whether or not weapons and shields were allowed, but I wanted to check before I put myself through more pain than necessary before the instance. (:

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    Quote Originally Posted by unforbidable View Post
    Hobbit warden Nibble reporting for naked duty at level 9 about to attempt the Troll instance challenge, hoping to catch up before weather top, if you're still looking to expand a bit.

    So far I have been using no armor, and intro issued weapons (which by the way never take damage, which is kinda cool) and shield and it's been a blast (although sort of in slow motion like you can see in movies), giving meaning to the name I chose, nibbling at the mob. I was unsure whether or not weapons and shields were allowed, but I wanted to check before I put myself through more pain than necessary before the instance. (:
    Greetings Nibble!
    You are certainly welcome to join us. So far all of our members hail from the western US so we are usually on in the evenings Pacific Time, but anyone from any timezone is welcome.

    Rules: Only one really; No armor and No Jewelry (one exception listed below*). That in effect means that on your character sheet, the left and right columns must remain empty.

    Any cosmetic gear is allowed, and any weapons, tools, etc are allowed (bottom row of the character sheet). So shields that slot down there are cool.

    * The exception is The Stone of the Tortoise (Pocket Item, experience disabler). This provides no buffs or protections, so it's OK.

    Contact any of us in-game for an invite: Biggly, Boraxxe, Ursanna, Sugarree, Axemojo, Burzeal, Dagmun

    We have one group sort of holding around L20 (give or take a couple) and another at around L25. And no one is in a hurry (except when we run-away, run-away, run-away).

    ...................... missed a putt...............At a Dead & Co. show on a Mexican beach
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    Biggly's Report: L20



    Level 20 and holding (Rock of the critter that wears his home).

    We have a new kinsman and he hails from the EU!
    Welcome Nibble (we just call him Nibbs) a Hobbit Warden.
    He seems to be a completionist which fits with Biggly (we just call him Biggs) but Biggs is not quite as fanatical as Nibbs.

    Today I died a glorious death.
    Working on the Spiders-in-Breeland deed (Honor Virtue) and they were a few levels higher than me. (Need practice as it makes perfect.)
    I moved up to 23 of 30 for the first stage of the deed and was feeling like I was learning a lot.
    I went from dropping to about 10% morale on the first few to keeping up to about 80% on the last few.
    (activated Battle and Warding scrolls, a Hope token, Food, and a Morale/Power scroll)
    Then kismet introduced itself.

    Valuable lessons learned:
    1. L20 Poison pots ain't worth a damn VS L23 Spiders.
    2. Burglar skill "Cure Poison" (L22) also ain't worth a damn VS L23 Spiders.

    Sometimes you are the windscreen, and sometimes you are the bug.

    We continue: Naked and Unashamed
    ...................... missed a putt...............At a Dead & Co. show on a Mexican beach
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    The real Boraxxe... wearing his "Get off my lawn!" face and his "I smoked my lawn" face.
    If it's not dangerous, it's not fun!
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    I'm curious to know what the nudist Burgs (Boraxxe?) think of the Burg changes that were just rolled out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Echoweaver View Post
    I'm curious to know what the nudist Burgs (Boraxxe?) think of the Burg changes that were just rolled out.
    I'll let ya know after I experience them.
    I stopped reading the "changes" threads a while back so I'm not real clear on all the ins and outs.
    Don't need the aggravation.
    Besides I'm too busy making an anatomical spider-map so I can memorize all their vulnerable spots.


    ...................... missed a putt...............At a Dead & Co. show on a Mexican beach
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    The real Boraxxe... wearing his "Get off my lawn!" face and his "I smoked my lawn" face.
    If it's not dangerous, it's not fun!
    Golfing Hobby yes....Golfing Hobby yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    I'll let ya know after I experience them.
    I stopped reading the "changes" threads a while back so I'm not real clear on all the ins and outs.
    Don't need the aggravation.
    Besides I'm too busy making an anatomical spider-map so I can memorize all their vulnerable spots.


    I've read the change list, but I won't appreciate the effect is has until I play for a while. The complaining forum thread isn't terribly useful for figuring out what this'll do for game challenge .

    I'm down to one article of armor on lvl 53. Spent like two hours yesterday crafting with my Cook alt so that I would be better equipped with food for my step into full nakedness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Echoweaver View Post
    I'm curious to know what the nudist Burgs (Boraxxe?) think of the Burg changes that were just rolled out.
    OK, now that I have a couple of hours experience with low level Anor Burgs, one thing I can state that those guys like is the change to Touch & Go.
    It's protection was reduced, but now it has an impressive healing aspect: 50% of Max Morale.

    That is very helpful to these lower level Burgs, particularly the red-line Burg.

    Also finding Fellowship Maneuvers have moved their way back into the rotation. "GO GREEN" is the mantra for our small 3-man group.
    We have been hitting green even when it doesn't do any good (when we are all at near full health) because it helps develop that "muscle memory" so that in the heat of battle, we don't slip into that "red" habit.
    When we are getting overwhelmed and the Minnie can't keep up, the FMs are helping quite a bit.

    The Knife Throwing skill is interesting even if not really much use. Something to click when you are waiting for cool-downs on other skills. Considering the damage it does, it must be that the knife is consistently hitting the target in the forehead with the handle instead of the point.

    That's about all I have experienced so far.
    I will check out the CAP burg tonight. Looks like there is some new content to explore.
    ...................... missed a putt...............At a Dead & Co. show on a Mexican beach
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    The real Boraxxe... wearing his "Get off my lawn!" face and his "I smoked my lawn" face.
    If it's not dangerous, it's not fun!
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    I finally succumbed. My new naked character on Anor is a Woman Captain named Ardith. She's level 7 and just got killed in Frostbluff.
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    Biggly reporting in



    We have had a growth spurt.
    Our Naked kin is growing by leaps and bounds.

    Echoweaver joined us with Ardith. She bring us much joy. She is always ready with anything and everything.

    A Champ joined; Shivering has joined with a flair.
    She completed the Troll-in-a-cage instance at L9 (solo).
    This is quite an accomplishment.
    Our previous "BEST" was Axemojo (a Champ at L10 who completed this solo).

    This instance has been declared our right-of-passage quest for the Kinship.
    You don't need to achieve success, but you must try to get it done at L10 or lower.

    No one until today has been able to complete it below L10.
    Grats Shivering!

    When I was congratulating her on her marvelous achievement she said; "Now I have to try it at level 8".
    That's the kind of spirit the world needs. And we in Victory's Secret will pull it out of you...join us and feel the breeze.

    Defeating Sauron's minions without clothes...we await your help.
    ...................... missed a putt...............At a Dead & Co. show on a Mexican beach
    .................
    The real Boraxxe... wearing his "Get off my lawn!" face and his "I smoked my lawn" face.
    If it's not dangerous, it's not fun!
    Golfing Hobby yes....Golfing Hobby yes

  11. #36

    Blue - Yellow - Red

    Fellow Nudists,

    Question for the group...

    Since we don't have the armor protection provided by...um...armor, we have to think about how to mitigate that. It's not that important under level 20 or so, but it starts to become an issue in later content.

    So I'm wondering:

    Is the way to go for me (Champ) and others who live off of hand-to-hand, close combat to think about the Blue line traits that would help someone tank? I would think we're looking for damage mitigation, block, evade, higher healing, etc.

    But an alternative route would be to kill things so fast that they can't scratch your bare nekkid flesh for long. Again, in higher level content, you don't get to kill big mobs in a few well-placed shots, you gotta wear them down. If you're naked and taking damage, you might not last long.

    We have traits, specialization, virtues, food, and pots that can keep us alive. Should I work on a Blue Champ or instead go Yellow (for that AoE on multiple targets)? Or go Red and use virtues/traits, etc to mitigate damage?

    Thoughts?

    Dagmun
    20 Champ (Man)

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    Experiment with Naked L120



    Now I am going to try to complete one of the Dailies at endgame. Stay tuned...

    Edit after attempting a couple of L120 quests.
    Oof.
    Yes, I can still one-shot on-level mobs.
    No, it is not fun.
    I killed 7 of the 20 required.
    I collected 6 of the 10 items required.
    I died about 6 times before I couldn't stand it any more.

    Elite mobs are almost impossible to take out.
    I know that if I kept at it, I would have eventually killed the elite that was blocking my progress to get the rest of the items I needed.
    But, dying that often takes the spirit right out of ya.
    It could be that changes in Virtues and significant buffing consumables would help, but end-game is not for the Naked.

    (Interesting fact, with or without clothes Wink's Power level did not change at all. Must be the choices I have made in Virtues and gear.)
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    ...................... missed a putt...............At a Dead & Co. show on a Mexican beach
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    The real Boraxxe... wearing his "Get off my lawn!" face and his "I smoked my lawn" face.
    If it's not dangerous, it's not fun!
    Golfing Hobby yes....Golfing Hobby yes

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    Wow. When I took the clothes off my Lvl 52 Burg, her stats across the board dropped to about 1/3. I though that was a lot. But that's.... Well, dang.

    I think Onyi indicated that there would have to be armor starting with Mordor.

    I am Level 10 now and need to get on that Troll quest. It's "A Gift for the North" in Needlehole? I think I have in fact never done this quest....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Echoweaver View Post
    Wow. When I took the clothes off my Lvl 52 Burg, her stats across the board dropped to about 1/3. I though that was a lot. But that's.... Well, dang.

    I think Onyi indicated that there would have to be armor starting with Mordor.

    I am Level 10 now and need to get on that Troll quest. It's "A Gift for the North" in Needlehole? I think I have in fact never done this quest....
    Yeah, that's the quest/instance. From lotro-Wiki.com:

    'Who would have thought theft of a cow would uncover a plot such as this? We must foil Olwir's plans, and if he has captured a troll, we must slay it!
    'Fortunately, I have learned where Olwir and his dwarves are camping. They can be found in the north of Rushock Bog. However, getting into the camp and slaying this Stone-troll, if they have one, will not be easy. We will need help.
    'Gather a party of warriors -- if there are any to be found in this land -- then return here. Make sure to gather sturdy warriors, for the battle ahead will not be easy.'
    Starts with Filibert Bolger:
    "Gracious me, am I glad to see you! You see, my cow Daffodil, she's gone missing, and I suspect some foul play!"
    Last edited by Boraxxe; Yesterday at 11:13 PM.
    ...................... missed a putt...............At a Dead & Co. show on a Mexican beach
    .................
    The real Boraxxe... wearing his "Get off my lawn!" face and his "I smoked my lawn" face.
    If it's not dangerous, it's not fun!
    Golfing Hobby yes....Golfing Hobby yes

 

 
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