#Blaugust2022 ~ Day 1

The introductory post for Blaugust can be found here, it’s not too late to join in πŸ™‚ I signed up today *ahem*

Blaugust Plan / Aims:

  • To post every day of August
  • To return to the more diary style I started out with way back in 2009 but hopefully with a more evolved writing style.
  • On days I am away, to schedule in posts (these will be screenshot based, but I do have a couple of Lotro Treebeard builds to share too)
  • To read more blogs (and comment!)


I am mostly playing lotro at the moment. I do get tempted by ESO, and replays of Skyrim / Dragon Age but I have resisted so far mostly because I’m fairly sure I’ll lose interest after a couple of days.

I am still mostly playing on Treebeard, as I have a lovely Kin to game with πŸ™‚ It makes such a difference. I am still enjoying the Runekeeper and am enjoying the challenge of healing. We are currently getting the unlocks for In Their Absence, ready for Ost Dunhoth. I’m not sure we’ll have quite enough people to clear within the Kin but fingers crossed. We did 6 man Barad Guldur last week, which we were pretty pleased with. My RK and burglar are at lvl 65, LM is at 62 (levelling with the deadly group) and the minstrel is yet to start Mirkwood/Enedwaith. I’m really glad I stuck with Minstrel and Burglar, I’ve finally got to grips with them. I’ve retired two characters and obviously had to rejig the crafting setup – I think I’m caught up here…

On Laurelin, I finally got my LM to level 140, then realised that as I had deleted characters for a re-organise, I was behind with crafting… So she has terrible, terrible gear and embarrassing stats. So terrible that I tried to solo the Gundabad public instances and erm… gave up and decided to try and gear up before I tackled those. I also have the rest of the landscape to finish, plenty to do! Luckily the crafted armour recipes are tradeable with alts, I just need to get a store of Sunstone Shards. I did find a Gundabad gear guide, and I’ll be looking at a mix of epic quest / barter / crafted gear and that should get me to somewhere near decent. I got sidetracked by trying to level up an alts prospecting, so sidetracked that I’ve forgotten why… probably Gundabad ore for weekly sunstone? I think I need to stop trying to fast track my way to nicer gear and just finish Gundabad, I expect I’ll be in a much better position then. I am getting lost almost constantly though – again, its because I’m trying to rush – I need to stop rushing!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Shadowz says:

    Just a heads up The Legacies in SWTOR are no more, it got hacked and I couldn’t really be bothered to revive it, so just thought I’d let you know so you could remove that link.

    1. eldaeriel says:

      oh thanks! um yes, the footer part of my site needs a proper sort out….

  2. Hi, I’m a longterm LOTRO player and I’m always interested to learn peoples thoughts on the game. Enjoy Blaugust.

    1. eldaeriel says:

      hey Roger πŸ™‚ I’ve read a few of your lotro related posts and enjoy them, thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

  3. Syp says:

    Always enjoy your LOTRO blogging β€” keep it up and welcome to Blaugust!

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