#lotro barrows and festivals

I keep veering between racing* to 50 and a must do all the things, completionist playthrough on my main on Ithil (I switched servers in the end as that’s where my Kin ended up).  I’m currently trying out a compromise of getting all quest / exploration deeds done and slayer deeds at least the first…

#lotro another lore-master

I’m still slightly obsessed with the legendary servers – I think it’s down to the general business of the areas, knowing that there is a very reachable cap on play and the infectious enthusiasm of the players.  I’ve also got my characters ‘right’ this time.  Names, origins, races, crafting and suchlike.  At times, I wonder…

#lotro Dwarven Realms

Blue Mountains:  known as Ered Luin in Sindarin.  Mines of Moria – Moria is Sindarin for Black Abyss.  Also known as Khazad-dûm in Khuzdul (meaning Dwarves’ Delvings/Mansions) and Dwarrowdelf (archaic Westron for Dwarf Delving) The dwarves fled Moria after awakening the Balrog and settled in the Grey Mountains, where, due to the dragons gaining strength,…

#lotro hunter mirkwood outfit

I wanted an outfit for my Mirkwood elf for when she visits Felegoth, I wanted her to fit in and look like she belonged.  I’m not convinced I managed that but what I did manage was to basically recreate my Minstrel’s outfit… doh! anyway, I liked the shots so… Back: Cloak of the Wind-Singer (dyed…

#lotro Lore-master solo PVE build (U23)

NB.  This is a compilation of the advice I have found in various places and the things that seem to work for me.  I’ve not had any problems soloing (including resource instances and similar in Mordor / Grey Mountains) with this setup.  Having said that, there is always room for tweaking and improvement – if…

#lotro legendary server

I was a little sceptical at first, I wasn’t sure what the point was when, theoretically, you could do the same thing on the normal servers.  I had a fear of missing out though, so I decided to roll a character and check it out.  Fortunately, I waited until this morning to do so and…

#lotro U23: notes on solo gear

I have to admit, I don’t like the gearing with this update – it seems slightly unnecessarily confusing and the costs for crafted gear are, in my opinion, not really worth it.  With that said, it is what it is, so these are notes on the gear I am going for with minimum effort /…

galaxies and shires

I’ve just finished Mass Effect: Andromeda and I really enjoyed it.  On the downside, there were a few too many ‘busy’ tasks which I ignored and the planets felt a bit… rushed, I suppose.  I did expect more differences in the flora and fauna between planets.  I think playing it way after launch was beneficial…

#lotro plant-life

As Middle Earth is an ancient version of our own world, many of the plants are familiar to us,  the plants below are peculiar to Middle Earth. lebethron – roughly ‘finger tree‘ mallorn (pl. mellyrn) – from malt (gold) and orn (tree) athelas – from athae (no direct translation) and lass (leaf), also known as…