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ilduce620 wrote:
Psych wrote:

Who is Bryan Adams, and why is he my fault?

This is Bryan Adams. He is your fault for no good reason. I'm just told to blame things on you, and as I'm a rookie in the kinship, I do what I'm told.

First, keep in mind I can remove you from the kinship. Second, I am not clicking on that link. When I see you in game you can just sing it for me.

ilduce620 wrote:

I'm just told to blame things on you, and as I'm a rookie in the kinship, I do what I'm told.

Officer material written all over this one.

* Plus, he is from Iowa, that has to burn.

Badferret wrote:
ilduce620 wrote:

I'm just told to blame things on you, and as I'm a rookie in the kinship, I do what I'm told.

Officer material written all over this one.

* Plus, he is from Iowa, that has to burn.

What? I am from Iowa. You guys are the ones that hate Iowa.

I know that most of you don't venture into the Ettenmoors but reading this year and a half old thread is just too funny now that Turbine has finally given into their demands by adding not only a new tree to the moors, but a bird as well in the latest update.

Psych wrote:
Badferret wrote:
ilduce620 wrote:

I'm just told to blame things on you, and as I'm a rookie in the kinship, I do what I'm told.

Officer material written all over this one.

* Plus, he is from Iowa, that has to burn.

What? I am from Iowa. You guys are the ones that hate Iowa.

"No, I'm from Iowa. I only work in Outer Space."

Technically, I'm "from" Missouri, but I currently live in Iowa, for almost a year now.

Secondly, I'm not sure I could sing that particular Bryan Adams song. I could probably sing "All for one and all for love," though, but it'd be nice to have three-part harmony from Sting and Rod Stewart. I take what I can get.

Badferret wrote:
Marsman wrote:

Is crafting worth the effort or is it just as easy to purchase good gear? I'm concerned about the time spent crafting vs. gear found questing. I don't want to spend a lot of time making stuff that I'll be able to find lying around or pay for by selling loot obtained while questing. (Wow, that's a sucky sentence.)

Mars, crafting doesn't really pay off until the end game and even then it can be hit and miss. If you don't enjoy crafting you can safely skip it and not really suffer any major consequences. You might consider picking the gathering professions as you can always sell the low level mats on the AH pretty easily. Many people pick the Explorer(?) profession to start as it will let you pick up ore and wood and let you dabble at leather-working.

I'll second this. Explorer is a pretty fantastic first profession for just about any character; gather ore, gather wood, and depending on where you want to go with an alt(there will be alts, promise), you can hoard or sell materials as you will.

Marsman wrote:

New Elven Hunter Jinara, still in intro area.

Scratch Jinara, screwed up and made her on the wrong world again. Now that I'm on the right world, we;come Gilvorael, Elven Hunter, to the game. I've made it through the Intro.

Has anyone accumulated 50 "fortunes" yet? You can pass them around to instantly give someone 5 new titles so I've heard lots of kins have made one set and circulated it.

That assuming anyone else is doing the Spring Festival stuff. Usually seems like I'm the only one talking about the festivals here. C'mon, guys, get with the spirit. This one lets you celebrate the ancient Elven tradition of crushing hundreds of shrews beneath your heel.

LobsterMobster wrote:

Has anyone accumulated 50 "fortunes" yet? You can pass them around to instantly give someone 5 new titles so I've heard lots of kins have made one set and circulated it.

That assuming anyone else is doing the Spring Festival stuff. Usually seems like I'm the only one talking about the festivals here. C'mon, guys, get with the spirit. This one lets you celebrate the ancient Elven tradition of crushing hundreds of shrews beneath your heel.

I'm doing the festival stuff, but I got caught up in shrewtown. Only 400 more shrews to stomp before I get the achievement!

casual_alcoholic wrote:
LobsterMobster wrote:

Has anyone accumulated 50 "fortunes" yet? You can pass them around to instantly give someone 5 new titles so I've heard lots of kins have made one set and circulated it.

That assuming anyone else is doing the Spring Festival stuff. Usually seems like I'm the only one talking about the festivals here. C'mon, guys, get with the spirit. This one lets you celebrate the ancient Elven tradition of crushing hundreds of shrews beneath your heel.

I'm doing the festival stuff, but I got caught up in shrewtown. Only 400 more shrews to stomp before I get the achievement!

Good job, Dick Cheney.

Thanks Badferret (Akunin) for getting me an invite. Now, I have to learn the chat system. I think I was talking to somebody in town while I was in the GWJ channel, so they saw me waving my arms around but couldn't 'hear' me.

"Hey, look at the elven maiden, I think she's retarded."

I did enough festival stuff to get my mount (the goal I have for every festival) on my warden who resides on Brandywine. That was enough shrew stomping for me - it was somewhat entertaining but I couldn't muster the effort to try for a title.

I'm playing an elf RK on Landroval - name of Cymbrogi - feel free to add me to friends lists. I think the level is 9 or so and will probably play him some more tonight.

Chat channel primer:

/t message (format for a standard tell, substitute /r to reply to someone else. You can also right click on anyone's name to get to chat options with that person)

/k message (Chat in kin chat.)

/1 /2 /3 /4 message (Chat in up to 4 different user created channels, use /listchannels to see the channels you have previously joined [/joinchannel] and then pick the number that corresponds to the channel you want to chat in.)

It is a good idea to change the text color of each of your different channels as it will help you to differentiate them and hopefully avoid crazy elf maiden syndrome. You can change chat text colors by right clicking on the chat box.

Finally, the chat box is pretty flexible and has tabs, it is a good idea to play around with them. Also note, that all of your IM (/tell) conversations will be stored on the furthest right of the chat tabs for your current session.

I'll differ on the crafting. As you get mastery in each level, you can crit items which are much better than the run of the mill crafted or looted items. I feel that the crafting system in LotRO is actually one of the most useful I've seen, and definitely worth using.

I know I make stuff for kin on a regular basis, by request or when I feel like it, and I can always find something to improve in their gear with crafting.

Robear wrote:

I know I make stuff for kin on a regular basis, by request or when I feel like it, and I can always find something to improve in their gear with crafting.

As do I and lots of other crafters in Eldain (many of us put what professions we have mastered in our notes, and we have a crafting section at Eldain.com), especially with supplied mats. I was merely pointing out that a player is not really going to miss out on anything if they lag behind on their crafting while they are leveling.

Crafted gear can be worthwhile at the end game, especially jewelery and weapons, less so armor, as the instance/raid gear is currently substantially better. However, to try and craft useful gear for yourself while leveling up can prove to be a frustrating exercise, as the mats needed do not always sync up with your current level range. It is certainly possible, but will require a lot of grinding.

Robear wrote:

I'll differ on the crafting. As you get mastery in each level, you can crit items which are much better than the run of the mill crafted or looted items. I feel that the crafting system in LotRO is actually one of the most useful I've seen, and definitely worth using.

I know I make stuff for kin on a regular basis, by request or when I feel like it, and I can always find something to improve in their gear with crafting.

Yeah, most of my characters use almost exclusively crafted gear, and usually when I'm examining high-level characters I'll see that the super-awesome ultra-deluxe weapons and armor they're using all have a "crafted by" line. I get the impression that the stores are there to give you a way to fill gaps rather than to provide a baseline, and crafted gear will always be better than store-bought gear of equivalent level.

I love the crafting in LotRO, both from a "fun to do" perspective and a "omg wow there's so much stuff that's actually useful, even while levelling!" perspective.

A very significant portion of my hunter's gear all throughout its lifespan has been crafted, either by myself (armor) or others (weapons, food, consumables of various types). Very well-designed system, indeed.

I'll also point out that while farming is very slow and tedious, it is obscenely profitable. You can turn a profit by selling the stuff you farm directly to the merchant but since even top-tier cooking recipes use low-tier farming ingredients, you can make an insane amount of money in the auction house. I'm talking about turning about 12 silver in farming materials (water, fertilizer and seeds) into more than 400 silver in yellow onions and mushrooms (both tier 1 crops). You can completely master farming without running through any dangerous areas or killing any high-level enemies. I maxed out farming on a level 7 character, once. Made about 4 gold along the way, which is twice the gold cap on a free account and a huge amount of money.

That said, it is slow and tedious. The reason you can sell your stuff for such a good price is because people don't want to be bothered farming themselves. You also need to get a sense for the market. I've sold a stack of 100 mushrooms for 250 silver. I've also seen them selling in the AH for only 50. You can't be afraid to sit on crops when there's a glut. They don't go bad.

Also, flowers don't sell. The by-products of growing flowers, things like iris roots, those can sell for huge amounts to scholars for making dyes. Just be aware that all scholars also have the ability to farm and often grow their own materials.

Evening all. Wanted to let you all know of something pretty damned awesome going down tomorrow night.

Roger Travis (@RogerTravis), one of my favorite classics professors, is hosting a symposium on Windfola tomorrow night. I'll wait for you while you check this out...

This.

"I don’t plan to force the discussion to go in any particular direction, but here are the questions I’ll be be bringing up: Roots of modern gaming in Tolkien through Gygax-and-Arneson: How did we get from Homer to Tolkien to D&D, Infocom, and Pong to LOTRO and Dragon Age? Emergent play in the current-gen MMORPG: How confining are the tropes of the Everquest model, in comparison to, say, the tropes of homeric epic?
In future months I hope to talk about, for example: the relation of the free-to-play model to the range of possible player performances Tolkien’s myth-making as a ludic practice,
But I’d also very much like to hear what others are interested in discussing, whether it’s specific to LOTRO or a more general topic in the intersection of games and the humanities"

I don't know if this is for everyone on this thread, but he's had great things to say about our community and the Landroval server where he has a character or two. Heck, he may even be lurking here right now *looks left, looks right*.

I'll be hanging out in their Vent channel. Perhaps you would like to join me.

Badferret wrote:

Chat channel primer:

/t message (format for a standard tell, substitute /r to reply to someone else. You can also right click on anyone's name to get to chat options with that person)

/k message (Chat in kin chat.)

/1 /2 /3 /4 message (Chat in up to 4 different user created channels, use /listchannels to see the channels you have previously joined [/joinchannel] and then pick the number that corresponds to the channel you want to chat in.)

It is a good idea to change the text color of each of your different channels as it will help you to differentiate them and hopefully avoid crazy elf maiden syndrome. You can change chat text colors by right clicking on the chat box.

Finally, the chat box is pretty flexible and has tabs, it is a good idea to play around with them. Also note, that all of your IM (/tell) conversations will be stored on the furthest right of the chat tabs for your current session.

Awesome, thanks for this. The /listchannel command is the one I couldn't figure out. I could join channels just fine, but then couldn't figure out how to chat

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