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  1. Thank you for both of your posts, LasraelLarson. That was exactly what I was looking for. It will be interesting to watch those numbers on the legendary vs the regular servers. Also, if I'm reading this right, there were never 4k logged on to the Anor server. Your explanation of this makes a lot of sense. It's much less worrying at these lower population levels. Trisswyn, a loss of 100 AH pages seems like a lot. Though, I admit I don't know how many pages AH typically has on Landy. I bet you're right and the players will return to their servers. This whole LS situation might make an interesting group psychology study.
  2. Interesting. I play almost everyday on Crick and haven't seen any gold spammers on world chat in ages. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone like Agra had done an actual count to see if the regular servers had lost many players or not. I tried looking at his server population thread, but couldn't see the new 'legendary' servers in comparison. I'll try to look again.
  3. How have the 'Legendary' servers impacted the overall server populations?
  4. Update 18.1 Release Notes Release Notes: Quests and landscape An Uruk raiding party spotted in the Beacon-hills is searching for the Rohirrim! The Ghûrdhos' numbers are now stronger in the eastern Druadain Forest where they have taken over a glade of Wose statues! Elite monsters / bosses in Far Anorien may now drop Wose Carvings or Gondorian Polished Marbles rep barter items. Increased Iron Coin count to all Westemnet warbands and added coins to Eorlingas and Helmingas tasks. A swift horse has been added from Galtrev to Nan Curunir, for people who have completed "Bringing Hope to the Hopeless". The defeat amounts for many of the landscape slayer deeds in Gondor have been lowered to more reasonable numbers. The defeat amounts for many of the landscape slayer deeds in Rhovanion have been lowered to more reasonable numbers. The defeat amounts for many of the landscape slayer deeds in Eriador have been lowered to more reasonable numbers. Reminded Legolas of the proper way to hold his bow in IV.2.9, 'Even in Darkness'. The Far Anorien Reflecting Pool has been moved to the milestone near Dru Bhuta, where it should be more convenient. Fixed several small polish issues with the Sons of Ost Rimmon quest arc in the Beacon Hills. There is now a correct quest marker on the cellar in Bar Nadhron. Jarl Akhiz is also always properly scaled and always speaks in the correct voice. Gondrad will no longer hang around outside of Bar Nadhron when he shouldn't be. Fixed the letter involved in 'A Message from Stangard' in the Wailing Hills so it'll appear at the right time. Added a Bingo Reflecting Pool (called 'Bingo's Notes') to the bedside table in Boffin Manor. You'll need access to his home to use it (so Week 04 and after), and it'll let you replay all of the Bingo instances you've previously completed. Added a Far Anórien Reflecting Pool to the south-eastern end of the Stonewain Valley. This Pool can be used to replay instances from Far Anórien, and also to replay the Epic instances from Books 5 and 6. The fallen banner in IV.6.2, 'Death Comes for All,' is now more easily selectable. Aragorn and Legolas had some confusion about what clothes to wear to Pelennor. They've sorted it all out now, and their Rohirric garb has been put back into storage. There are now sparkling interactable objects for the Strange Tracks in IV.5.2, 'Ride Swift and Sure,' and they are much easier to see and to click on. Added Steed XP rewards to quests where Bingo is in Rohan. Adjusted some positioning of the characters involved in IV.6.7, 'A Final Vengeance'. The hotspot for Bingo Week 38, 'The Tracker,' is now significantly larger, and Keen-eyed Lookouts have taken up residence in some of the towers; they might have seen something that will help guide you to the right location. Forge-Master's Horn can now be used in the Osgiliath Culverts campsite. Minas Tirith: A Wager: Rot in the Gut now correctly recognizes when you're standing on top of the barrel. Landath will now keep his feet firmly planted on the ground regardless of quest state. In the Beacon Hills: Some floating tools and horse tracks have come to ground. An objective for the Tomb at Halifirien will no longer show "Completed" when you wander from the tomb. Fixed Togbor's and Lacheg's appearances in spots where they weren't right. A helm for the straw men in Ost Rimmon was fished out of the forge slag and placed neatly on a nearby bench. Now Sithgar will remain in Ost Rimmon to talk to you if you try to complete A Gift Gone Astray out of order (i.e. you've already helped Sithgar in Ost Rimmon). Combat and Classes The Guardian trait Thrill of Battle now has an internal cooldown of 20 seconds. The Guardian trait Radiate now only spreads marks and bleeds 30% of the time. Anórien Burglar signals have been significantly improved. They now grant more stats, and they give a new stat: Avoidance Penetration. This stat effectively bypasses part of the enemy's Block, Parry, and Evade ratings. Hunter and Warden travel skills have been added to the Riders of Rohan rep barter in Far Anorien. Instances and Skirmishes You can now swap your unwanted Featured Instance class gear (including gear for other classes) to get gear for your class from the same instance. For example: If a Minstrel gets a Beorning chest piece from the Ost Dunhoth challenge chest, then can trade in that chest piece with some Long-lost Coins to get the Minstrel boots that drop from Ost Dunhoth. Since Sammath Gûl also drops the chest piece, that Minstrel can exchange the chest piece for the Minstrel gloves that drop from Sammath Gûl. You can now swap your unwanted Pelennor Instance class gear (including gear for other classes) to get gear for your class from the same instance. Skirmish - Survival: Barrow Downs - Beornings can now contribute to the Strength in Diversity deeds. Blood of the Black Serpent - If Jarl Dauthar travels too close to the entrance of his arena, he will now reset instead of being stuck behind an invisible wall upon retreat. Blood of the Black Serpent - The Princes should no longer be individually lootable. Silent Street - If the Gloom of Nurn travels too close to the smoke barrier, he will now reset instead of being stuck behind the wall upon retreat. Blood of the Black Serpent - The deed for completing the Challenge should now properly complete when you finish the Challenge quest. The Quays of the Harlond - fixed issue where the Mumak fight sometimes gets stuck in drama. Ruined City: several glitches that might let you escape the clutches of Jukotor and Thrug have been closed up. Featured Instance challenge chest armour drops should now match the armour pieces that are awarded by the coloured boxes given by that featured instance. Misc The Hooded Cloak of Many Worlds now has its proper name again. Hobnanigans - fixed issue where sometimes players will not reward extra tokens for winning a Hobnanigans game. Scaling legendary items will no longer have a minimum level over level 100. New Rohirric housing items have appeared at the Riders of Rohan rep bater in Far Anorien -- must be Kindred to buy them. Relic / forge masters have been placed in elf, dwarf, and human housing neighbourhoods. The hobbit neighbourhood forge-masters are not yet available, as they are still finishing elevenses. Hobby-horse - You can now ride your hobby-horse in Dol Amroth and Minas Tirth in Gondor / the speed and durability of the hobby-horse has been lessened. Known Issues: Wardrobe - Items using only newer dyes will not display in the wardrobe unless you filter by colour. This affects the following dyes: Belegaer Blue Dye, Bullroarer's Green Dye, Dark Clay Dye, Dark Mossy Green Dye, Imladris Fallen Leaf Dye, Lavender Dye, Moria Silver Dye, Lórien Gold Dye, Rohan Green Dye, Shire Peach Dye, Shire-plum Dye, Sunset Orange Dye, Deep Purple Dye, Ashenslades Green Dye. With the reduction in slayer deed numbers, some people will see duplicate deeds. If you log out and back in, the issue should correct itself. Last edited by Frelorn; May 16 2016 at 01:31 PM.
  5. https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?608442-Update-18-Release-Notes Update 18 Release Notes Welcome to Far Anórien Follow the Rohirrim out of Rohanand into through secret ways hidden within the Drúadan Forest. In the westerly Beacon Hills, aid Gondorians stationed in the fastness of Ost Rimmon and wade into the Mouths of the Entwash to behold the mighty Falls of Rauros. Follow the distant drumming into the ancient wood and encounter the Wose people, ancient crafters of the Púkel-men and sworn foes of Orc-kind. Epic Story Books 5 and 6 Aid the armies of Rohan in Volume IV, Book 5, 'The Ride of the Rohirrim,' and help them find a safe road to Minas Tirith in time to defend their allies against the ravening hordes of Mordor. And in Volume IV, Book 6, 'The Battle of the Pelennor Fields,' take part in the final defence of Minas Tirith as the Witch-king of Angmar descends upon the field and many fates are decided… Instance Cluster – Battle of the Pelennor Fields Plunge into the thick of battle with a fellowship in three new instances: The Blood of the Black Serpent, The Quays of the Harlond, and the Silent Street The Blood of the Black Serpent (Small Fellowship) Ride with Théoden-king against the Haradrim and fight by his side as he slays their king. Mounted combat optional for portions of this battlefield instance. The Quays of the Harlond (Small Fellowship) Fly to join Aragorn and his men as they arrive on the Pelennor and turn the tide in Gondor’s favour in this second battlefield instance. The Silent Street (Full Fellowship) While the battle rages below, Denethor vies with Gandalf over the body of wounded Faramir. But they are not the only ones who have come to make claims and vie upon the Silent Street, mortuary path of stewards and kings! The level cap has been raised! You can now advance your character to Level 105! All scaling instances and skirmishes can now be played at level 105, however Epic Battles will remain capped at level 100 for now. Featured Instances Every week, one scaling instance or raid from a list of old favorites, will provide new chances at noteworthy prizes. The instance or raid, shown in a new bar on the Instance Join panel, can be played at level 100 and above (with mithril reset) to win Scrolls of Empowerment and new, cap level essences and pieces of equipment. With Update 18, the rotating list includes: Halls of Night, Inn of the Forsaken, Ost Elendil, Sammath Gul, The Bells of Dale, and Ost Dunhoth – Wound and Fear Wing. New Features There's a new "PvMP Performance Override" option on the Graphics page. This option is turned on by default. With the option set, entering monsterplay areas will automatically set various advanced graphics and UI options to lower values temporarily to improve PvMP performance. Your settings will be restored up leaving monsterplay areas. There are two new checkboxes in the social options panel which allow you to suppress effects from showing up in the Opponent Vitals panel. These function the same as the ones that suppress effects in the group vitals, allowing you to suppress effects that are non-dispellable or effects that aren't cast by you. Checking these boxes may improve your performance in the thick of combat. There is a new option in advanced graphics "Avatar Texture Compositing". Disabling this option reduces facial details displayed in game and may improve client performance. All housing neighbourhoods now contain Task boards. You can accept and complete every task at these boards. Quests and Festivals New dyes have been added to the seasonal festivals! Look for four new exclusive dyes available in the Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter festivals this year. In each festival, two of the new dyes will be available for festival currency, and two will be available for Mithril Coins. The dyes available for Mithril Coins this year will be available for festival currency next year, and vice versa. The Glorious Beer-mug trophy is now available to barter during the Anniversary festival. During seasonal festivals, festival tokens can now be bartered for each other by visiting the Token Exchange vendor at the Party Tree in Bywater. Anfalas Star-lit crystals were added for barter to all festivals. Legolas and Sigferth in III.13.1 shouldn't fall through the floor anymore. Elladan's hair color should now match wherever he shows up in III.2.15. The enemies in III.13.8 should no longer become un-attackable if the player vanishes during combat. It should now be impossible to wedge yourself between the stairs and the red barrier wall during III.2.8. The Grand Stair - Deed: The Followers of Igash - slaying White Hand Arrow and White Hand Shield Uruks now counts towards the deed Thinned out some of the monsters in IV.1.12, 'The Shadow in Morthond,' since Rovalang was dying more often than a Swan-knight should. Now you appear closer to Aragorn if you are defeated in IV.2.9, 'Even in Darkness'. Magor will no longer get stuck during 'Return to Azanarukar'. Landroval is now his appropriately majestic size during 'Enter the Easterlings.' Willem Whisker is now the correct size during 'Enter the Easterlings' and 'Bingo's Burden.' Reduced the timer on Bingo Week 27, 'Bingo's Scattered Thoughts' (from eight minutes to two). A new Elf has come to Thangulhad, and he has some more readily-accessible advice for 'Second Breakfast.' Minas Tirith Quests In Days of Youth: moved flowers aside, so they don't compete with the plaque Several Mendings: Lady Raenemel now has her feet firmly on the ground at all times Combat and Skills The effect of Block, Parry, and Evade ratings on your avoidance chance and partial avoidance mitigation have changed. The caps and rating contribution have all been modified so that you are much more likely to partially avoid an attack, and partial avoidances mitigate more damage, while your chance to fully avoid an attack is reduced. Characters that wear medium armour will need less mitigation to reach their mitigation cap than heavy armour wearers do. The formula for converting physical/tactical/ranged mastery to damage bonus percent has been changed to remove diminishing returns - you can now get more damage bonus for higher mastery points to a level-based cap. The mastery cap increases above level 100. The Burglar's Daggery Mastery trait now improves dagger damage up to 5%. All types of archers now advance the Captain deed "Precise Ally". Champions specializing in The Martial Champion can now block with a 2-handed weapon. Champions now get 5 points of Block per point of Might, and 3 points of Evade per point of Might. Swift Blade now counts towards the Champion deed "Swift to Anger". Guardian's Insult to Injury now grants 3% increased proc chance per rank. Guardian's Pledge has been reduced to grant +20% to each avoidance. Burglars now receive 5 Tactical Mastery for every point of Agility. Rune-Keeper Flurry of Words can be used while moving. Wardens specializing in Recklessness receive -50% outgoing healing. Warden Light damage over time effects have had their magnitude decreased from level 92+. Wardens now get 0 points of Tactical Mastery per point of Might, and 5 points of Physical Mastery per point of Might. The Unique Gem of Faith and Unique Rune of Courage give less partial avoidance mitigation. Anfalas Poison, Disease, Fear, and Wound draughts are now usable on effects up to level 110. NPC formations, such as Corsair Captains and their allies, should path more smoothly relative to one another. Misc. You can now loot individual items out of open crafting nodes without getting dismounted. You can now use ó, as in Anórien in various search fields. Fixed an issue where fishing rods were not visible while fishing if the main-hand equipment was hidden. Cosmetically hidden fishing rods should now become visible while fishing. Items that can't be sold to vendors but have a monetary value no longer show their worth in examination tooltips. Crafting tutorial quests Introduction to Weaponsmithy and Introduction to Woodworking now offer more crafted weapon options to fulfill the quest. Horse-lord armour and jewellery recipes are now available from Hytbold barter vendors. You are now able to barter Hytbold tokens for Wold, Norcrofts, Entwash Vale, or Sutcrofts rep by talking to Rinwald. Non-unique special class quest items such as Ashen Gorthorog Horns will now stack up to 100. Skirmish camp barter now offers tier 10 crafting items and level 100 essences instead of level 95. Several instances that were not properly giving gear to Beornings have been fixed. The end chests of many instances, including the Pelennor, Osgiliath, and Road to Erebor instances, now drop up to Tier 14 stat tomes. Fixed various cosmetic problems around weapon glows. Fixed a few minor UI problems in the Social/Fellowing/Open Fellowships tab. Client load and memory usage should be reduced around Minas Tirith and greatly reduced in the Minas Tirith Epic Battles. This work is ongoing. Minas Tirith - Teleport travel horses have been removed. As a measure to improve performance in the city. Fixed various instances of T-Posing throughout the game. Store - Opening the store should no longer cause client crashes Store - After completing a PayPal transaction, the pop up window should now close. Known Issues The Dome of Stars instance has been closed due to a last minute issue found with one of the doors. Last edited by Frelorn; Today at 11:40 AM.
  6. Thanks for the update. I really wish they'd remove Crick as recommended server. Ironically, I chose Crick because it was one of the lowest populated surviving servers...at the time.
  7. True. Also, you cannot 'accidentally' press a mithril coin button with the teleport horses like you can with stable horses. Just saying.
  8. Omg, I can never unsee that. *looking for eye bleach*
  9. Okay I teared up reading that, Doro. Thank you for helping that man get a seat. I was always taught to offer my seat to anyone older than me. It's a matter of respect if nothing else. BTW, you showed great restraint with those two rude woman. Afraid I would have told them off.
  10. Thanks for the info. So, is this actress really that well known in the UK? Her name did not sound familiar. Turns out I've seen her in an episode of 'Vera', but she did not stick in my memory. Is she really considered a 'film star'? Regardless, it's a shame she cannot be charged with making an obviously false accusation. I hope she loses her Game of Thrones gig and gets sued. If not at least the CPS prosecutor should be charged with a whole host of crimes. Apparently the CPS tampered with the CCTV footage, slowing it down to make it look like Pearson had more time to assault that lying crone. The defense had to hire a forensic expert to restore the footage to show what really happened. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/12146274/Prosecutors-slowed-down-CCTV-in-case-of-commuter-cleared-of-bizarre-sex-assault-on-actress.html I wonder how long it will take for the regular media to start reporting her name since it's all over social media. Maybe they cannot print her name in the UK, but surely they can here in the US. She's working overtime to remove any mention of her name in Google in reference to this case. She should not get away with this.
  11. I saw that just yesterday, Doro, and it really pissed me off as well. The CCTV had them passing each other in one second. Impossible for him to do what she claimed imo. I don't understand why this woman who falsely accuses him is allowed to stay anonymous. Hasn't she commited a crime by lying? That poor guy should sue her for pain and suffering. Can't someone figure out who this 'film star' is so she can at least be named and shamed? Where's TMZ when you need them?
  12. Thanks Warspeech. Yes, I finally was able to connect tonight. Have lost connection almost every time I walk into a room or port to another area. It's super annoying. Folks on wc are joking about the Turbine hamsters dying.
  13. Here are instructions Turbine is giving to their costumers in order to play the game with their fancy new datacenter: https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?594790-Port-Forwarding-update-and-changes-Important!&highlight=triggering I'm no expert, but this seems like a lot of hoops for players to jump through to make Turbine's game work properly. It's all rather moot for me since I cannot even log in. Just get a 'Installing Pre-Reqs' message.
  14. Same here, Warspeech. I now have a stack of essence removal scrolls that I can use at my leisure...or sell....or ignore. Of course, it would help if the game was actually playable for me. As it is now, I tend to ride 3-10 virtual feet, freeze, ride another 3-10 virtual feet, freeze again, etc. Turbine never fails to disappoint.
  15. Tinker


    Oh no. I haven't been on the forum for a while and just saw this thread for the first time. I'm so sorry to hear this sad news about Spidey. R.I.P.
  16. Oh okay. I didn't know that was a change.
  17. Glad your transfer went smoothly, warspeech. One of my alts is a kin leader and lost all her kinship house items, but I contacted a GM and she kindly helped me retrieve everything. Nice you got the same house, too. Hope I'll see you in game at some point.
  18. I like the way the Belgians responded to the terror raids....with cat pics.
  19. What are the 'good changes' you're referring to exactly?
  20. So many players complained about the trollishly long Forlong the Fat and Children of Minas Tirith quest chains that Turbine has now made it easier: With Mithril Coins, of course! From the update notes: "Enabled teleport to npc for many more of the objectives in both the Children of Minas Tirith and Forlong's Feast quest arcs." When I first read the notes I thought they were adding free teleports to the next location within the quest chain. Wow, was I naive. It's just another money-grab. And this time it's 5 mc's per port. Way to listen to your costumers, Turbine.
  21. I've been watching the housing situation on Crick and it's a little dismal if you want to have kinnies in the same neighborhood. Am hoping Turbine will open up some more neighborhoods, but I won't hold my breath. Anyway, hope to see you on Crick soon, Warspeech. Food yes, but I did not know Hobbits love Harry Potter.
  22. I find it interesting that European countries that want to carefully screen the incoming immigrants and document who they are before allowing them entrance are accused of being racists. Yet Gulf countries including Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain have offered zero resettlement places to Syrian refugees. So, are they racists, too?
  23. I'm taking most of my characters to Crick from Imladris as well. Have been observing world chat on Crick, Ark and Landy off and on for the past few months. Most of the surviving servers are having at least some growing pains. From what I can tell the drama quotient usually seems time-of-night dependent on Crick. Apparently some trolls still sleep during the day.
  24. Watching BBC here. This is really horrible. Apparently France is closing it's borders now that it's too late.
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