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Hydarnes

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About Hydarnes

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  1. Still enjoying the game - also those of my kinship.Actually more and more Player who left for GW2 or SWTOR are also returning.LOTRO is not perfect but still a very nice game.
  2. Actually I am in an ettenmoor Battlegroup on Maiar. I asked in teamspeak if anyone had an account which was hacked. One of them told me that his account was hacked and he noticed this on a Saturday when he logged in and all chars were deleted. He was told to use a special link on a turbine page to raise there a ticket. On monday he got everything back and restored despite the money. For the Gold he had to raise an extra ticket and finally he also got this back. This was not the kinshipmember. he is actually not online but I will ask him how he got his chars restored by Turbine after h
  3. Last year the account of a kinmate of me was hacked and all chars have been wiped out. He called the phone support and all chars were restored within a week. Also he got back his equipment. I am not sure, but I think he got everything back beside the Gold/money. I will ask him, when he is online again for more details because I just remember that his chars were deleted by the hacker and later he had them back again full equipped, but needed money for repairs after a raid (and he had before the hack much Gold). Also he missed only one of our weekly raids we performed in this time-period, so T
  4. Again: Greek Hoplites are slow heavy infantry who are not throwing javelins but use spears - like in the image shown you posted. The wardens in LOTRO are mobile medium infantry who are throwing javelins. If some people inspired by this 300-fantasy-film are equipping their warden-chars like ancient greeks this does not change any facts about the combat system of the warden in game or the lore.
  5. I never understood why people compare the warden with greek hoplites. A classic greek hoplite is a heavily armored warrior with an heavy shield, the hoplon, and mor like the guardian. A hoplite uses a thrusting spear/sword and not a javelin. Even later, when the greeks served as mercenaries for the persians and switched from heavy to medium armor they still didnt used javelins. The LOTRO-warden is a warrior in a medium armor with a shield which is by far not so heavy like a hoplon. Also he throws a javelin. So its more like a roman legionaire with his Pilum. Or like thracian peltast
  6. Here the newest outfit of my warden http://tirn-en-amarth.xobor.de/g2p3-hyda.html
  7. That is fine for me. I have to main chars: My captain and my warden. Both are top equipped and while I am disappointed about the fact that I can trash the might-based jewellery I prefer agility for the warden. Most time I play the warden in the ettenmoors as a tactical debuffer and damage dealer with a group. With his ability to debuff the heal of a target by 50% the warden is a very good fighter in the ettenmoors. And with the switch from might to agility he will get more advantages in this role IMHO.
  8. Its indeed an interesting thing, that so many of the "old" LOTRO players actually returned to the game. I left LOTRO at the end of 2011 for SWTOR and returned shortly before the RoR-release. In the last weeks I noticed (on the german server maiar) that many players who left the game in the last 24 months to games like RIFT, SWTOR and/or GW2 returned. Those I could contact via Teamspeak told me that they missed the story/world of Middle Earth and that the other games became boring. I also think that the Hobbit-Film, which is a great success, motivated players to have again a look
  9. One thing which I really love in LOTRO is the possibility to equip the chars with cosmetic outfits. With RoR it is possible to put on cosmetics on the warsteeds. Here 3 of my chars: Hansilein with the Jule-Snowcreature-Outfit I gave his steed a skin which is similiar to the forochel winter pony. Hydarnes: he got the equipbox of the Jule-feast. That was a tough grinding but I am quite happy with the result. Shiromir: He wears a special 2hand-sword from the ettenmoors. How does your chars and warsteeds look like ?
  10. For me the shop is helpful because I have 2-3 hours when I decide to play LOTRO per day. In this relative short time I want to enjoy the game and not waste time for grinding. So I like the option to get items from the shop instead of grinding them in skirmishes or dailies. For example the attribute-scrolls for legendary weapons. Also the cosmetic items for the chars and the warsteeds. It simply saves time and dont have so much time to put in 4 hours every day in a week. Not for a virtual game
  11. Yes - I agree to this statement. I play LOTRO since 2007. While I tested several games including AoC and Rift I left LOTRO for 3 monthes to STO and for 8 months to SWTOR. I am a huge fan of the great storylines llike the Star Trek universe, the SW-universe and especially the world created by Tolkien. This is maybe the reason why Rift or GW2 didnt faszinated me - they have (from my point of view) a boring storyline. Since september 2012 I returned to LOTRO. Despite all the valid critisism to the several bugs and some decisions of Turbine I think that LOTRO is still a very good and faszinating
  12. OK - maybe my English in not good enough, so sorry for this. Nevertheless I will try to explain it in more details: I did not use the Level 50 char of my friend for my test but created a new char. I just used his account on Drakkan See/Drakkar Lake [DE] while I was viting my friend on a weekend. When I test a MMO then I wait during the leveling and exploring of the world if the game is fascinating me. In german we have the expression "Der Funke springt rueber" - but I dont know the english expression. Its like an Aha-effect if you are totally fascinated by something. This
  13. Because I tested GW2 on the PC of a friend of mine who is actually playing the game. If I remember correctly his main char was level 50. And as I wrote: I was not impressed at all.
  14. I am not impressed by GW2 so I won´t buy this game. But I hope that Turbine will take from all new MMO´s new innovations. Not all, because not all new game-elements will fit in LOTRO. But maybe the postal-system of SWTOR (so you can send up to 8 items with one ingame-letter instead of only a single item). Or the crafting-system of SWTOR, where it is possible to craft items even if you are offline. (Its more than boring to stand for hours to create things and to be blocked to play the game.). But I would also like to see some specific LOTRO changes. I like extremely the wa
  15. As an Iranian this question seems to me quite sarcastic. Especially if you consider that the so called civilized western nations destroyed actively the iranian democracy and replaced it by a dictatorship. But lets turn the time back to WW1. Iran, which was called Persia by the western nations in these times, declared its neutrality when WW1 occured. This neutrality was ignored by both sides, so in the northern part of Iran ottoman-turkish and imperial russian troops were fighting each other. After WW1 the iranian Kadjar dynasty was overthrown by the Pahlavi-dynasty. In W
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