August 17, 2017 Whitedoom No comments exist

Hey there,

The final chicken race event will be hold at friday 18 august (this is the new date after it was delayed last week) august at 19.00 CET (18.00 GMT). See ‘http://exploremiddleearth.com/Unified/2017/01/24/chicken-race-introduction/#more-197’ for more info on the event itself!

Goal
your task is to get to the Twenty First Hall auction door, but it shall appear to be even harder then you might think at first as unkown forces shall try to prevent you from getting there!

Requirements
-having the 8 hour chicken is strongly adviced (you get this by completing all the flying the coop chicken quests at sandon’s farm northeast of Michel Delving!
-If you have done the chicken pre-quests already, we recommend you to join in 45 minutes later!
-All levels welcome!

Race info:

-Race duration: about 3 hours
-Amount of chicken checkpoints: 8
-Difficulty: hard
-Prize: 85G + items or more (depends on donations, you can donate money and/or items to ‘whitedoom’!

Hope to see you at the race!
Whitedoom,

August 16, 2017 squirle No comments exist

Total general advice
There currently is no best gear set in the game. There are two scenarios. One where you need light in mordor landscape or (resource) instances and the rest of lotro. You will need light in the right areas. 10 light equals 10% extra incoming damage and 5% outgoing. So any other stats are invalid till you got enough light for your goal.

Light needed
Pocket item with 20 light + 8 * 10 light on others is 9 gear slot for the current cap (100 shadow). Pocket item, allegiance cloak, allegiance gauntlets and chapter 4 rings easiest to obtain and/or best.

Rest of lotro
No light so it’s all about stats. Essence slots vary alot depending on your role and class. All scaled pieces dont have essence slots, but wont help you in capping secondary stats like mitigations, outgoing healing or finesse. And not every essence is valued the same.

Essences
Example 1: Vitality vs morale (main vs secondary)
You will get more morale from 495 vitality 1980+ vs 1966
Example 2: Agility vs physical mastery (main vs secondary)
295 agility = 2360 PM (0,56 essence) + 295 critical rating (0,11 ) + 1485 evade/parry (0,25) If you needed all stats from agility it would equal 0,92 essences. So even if you would need all of them it’s better to get the specialty essences vs the main stats.

This will vary for every class and role. Morale essences are always worse then vitality, but agility is usually worse (by a lot) then getting other essences for a hunter

Armour pieces general advice

  • Doomfold/alliance
  • Scaled loot drops
    • Shadow armour (with light)
    • Rohan scaled (no light)
  • Mathom armour
  • Specifics slots can also drop from specific skirmishes, not confirmed yet. https://lotrotools.pw/en/lootlist/skirmish100.php

Level 115 purple armour with 1 essences slot are about equal as Level 112 teal with 2 essence slots in pure stats (based on empower/shadow essence main stats)

Head
Helmet of the Doomfold / Alliance Renewed:
Heavy helms are crafted via a Metalsmith using the single use reputation barter recipes. These recipes come from the Conquest of Gorgoroth – each costing 90 silver tokens.
Light and Medium helms are crafted via a Tailor using the single use reputation barter recipes. These recipes come from the Conquest of Gorgoroth – each costing 90 silver tokens.
Shoulder
Shoulders of the Towers / Last Alliance:
Not available, lootbox fallen kings is the best. So go for that or lower pieces
Chest
Chest-plate of the Towers / Last Alliance:
The Last Alliance chest pieces drop from Agarnaith quest “Rescue Rangers”
Towers chest pieces drop from the Talath Urui quest “Pit-Fighter – Day Two”
Leg
Leggings of the Towers / Last Alliance:
The Last Alliance leggings pieces drop from Agarnaith quest “The Climb”
Towers chest pieces drop from the Talath Urui quest “Borangos the Horror”
Hands
Gloves of the Towers / Last Alliance:
Towers/Last Alliance gloves are obtained from an Allegiance reward vendor for 75 tokens
Feet
Boots of the Towers / Last Alliance:
Towers/Last Alliance boots are obtained from an Elf-Smith for 625 Ashes of Gorgoroth
Cloak
Cloak of the Hope of Men / Good Company / Strength of Dwarves / Enduring Grace:
Cloaks are obtained from each of the four Allegiances depending on the types-

Jewelry general advice

  • Tower/last alliance – lower stats, but light
  • Big battle jewelry (non-set) – no light, but superior stats
  • Osgiligath – 712 stat + 3 essence slots at 115

Ear *2
Earring of the Towers / Last Alliance:
Towers/Last Alliance earrings are obtained from Elf-smiths for 475 Ashes of Gorgoroth
Necklace *1
Necklace of the Doomfold / Alliance Renewed:
Necklaces are crafted via a Jeweller using the single use reputation barter recipes. These recipes come from the Conquest of Gorgoroth – each costing 90 silver tokens.
Wrist *2
Bracelets of the Towers / Last Alliance:
Tower/Last Alliance bracelets are obtained from an Elf-Smith for 475 Ashes of Gorgoroth
Ring *2
Rings of the Towers / Last Alliance:
Rings are obtained from each of the four Allegiances depending on the types-
Note: Unlike the capes, replacement rings “Of the Towers / Of the Last Alliance” are available for barter from Allegiance vendors for 75 tokens of service.

Special attention to the Scout/soldier teal and gold sturdy/fate rings from the epic battles. Superior stats and 1 essence slot compared to Mordor loot. Might even be better then the Gold ash ring ignoring the 10 light.

Pocket
Book (Pocket) of the Doomfold / Alliance Renewed:
The Books are crafted via a Scholar using the single use reputation barter recipes. These recipes come from the Conquest of Gorgoroth – each costing 30 silver tokens.he Conquest of Gorgoroth – each costing 30 silver tokens.

August 16, 2017 squirle No comments exist

On wednesday evening we’ll organise our first post-mordor raid. The box runs start of with a bang with the Mirkwood raid of Barad guldur. Two run, we’ll start with the “old” 105 and follow it up with the new max level box 115.

Expect an old fanshioned raid with tanks, healers, support and dps needed for the 115. This is more of raid then a box run tonight. Bring some time cause it won’t be a 15 minute run.

Sign up, let us know which character you’d want to come with on our new sign-up page. If you have some questions about that, i’ll be online most of the day for questions.

Sign up

August 13, 2017 squirle No comments exist

This week will take a little break for august since our evening plans are a little more fluid then before. The normal schedule is still active, but if there is no request or freep to kill well.

So keep an eye out on facebook, ask an officer for request night. See you ingame.

August 13, 2017 squirle No comments exist

Mordor is out, the kin celebrated their 10 year anniversary and we’re all still alive. In this post i’d like to answer some questions i’ve gotten over the past few weeks and some you might not have asked yet.

What kind of activties will we organise ingame?
We organise what is asked, we like and/or what we feel you would like to do. Ettenmoors, instances, races, chickens, parties, deed night etc. Lotro has changed alot of things and (temporarily) removed some activities for us. We’re sure that the ettenmoors will be populated again in the near future, T2 runs are a lot harder now and the need to do specific raids for armour sets isnt there anymore.

Over the next few weeks we’ll continue to offer a mixed schedule for high, low and max level players. Some will be mordor based and others accesible for all. In the mean time, don’t forget to have fun with your kinnies.

Lotteries and kinparties aka Party-weekend
These will be back on a regular schedule. It won’t be one every month. But we’re aiming for a 6-7 week. This will give us the time we need to make them a success without having them be just be another thing.

First one will be at the beginning of september. Followed by the Halloween party in october and the new year week in December. The first weekends theme will be Back to school. Details will follow in the next week, but we’ll have a new lottery, kinauctions, kinhouse party and a Chicken run to Echad Mirobel.

The mordor instance cluster
We do have plans to tackle this new instance cluster as the kin. The raid that will come after it is on our mind as well. We missed the window to really participate in the Throne raid. But this time we’re not rebuilding the kin as it’s released.

Ofcourse is completely dependant on the number of players, gear and classes available at that time. There will be increased attention for it when it will be released, but the kin won’t go full 7 day T2 raid schedule.

Website update – event planner
To prepare for the new instances and raid and to further polish the website we’ve added an event planner to the page. This will be the basis from which we organise our events. Everyone can join the events, but there will be events for which we have a limit to the number of players of classes.

Website update – Unified
At this time the wotv website and Unified are two seperate website. They will be integrated into one event calendar and sign-up. No need to visit multiple websites or miss events cause there was no place in the MotD or it wasnt posted to our facebookgroup.

Website update – overview page
Speaking of not missing events, posts and other information. The website itself has gotten a new look a few weeks ago. It’s build up in a way that each visitor has the information they need in 1 place. Or easily reachable from that page.  Below are the direct links to each part of the website.

recruit.exploremiddleearth.com – Welcome, kin information and website information for new or upcoming members
member.exploremiddleearth.com – Overview of the event calendar, highlighted posts and events and the latest forum posts.
forum.exploremiddleearth.com – Our forum
unified.exploremiddlearth.com – Direct link to the (old) unified website

August 8, 2017 squirle No comments exist

Looking at the new stat food in mordor – Doomfold. All of these require a lower farmer ingredient. So this is part info, part guide and part gold making advice.  It’s possible to use Universal ingredient packs some items marked with *

Fortifying food – Barley and herb mash 2% Resistance + 12352 rating
Cup of Spring barley flour <– Apprentice farmer

Main stat food (trail food) + 457 agility
Herbed pastry dough* <–  Ball of dough (supreme cook) <–  Cup of Winter Barley flour <–Artisian Farmer
Apprentice’s ale (apprentice cook) <– Prepared north down hops (1 extra step) + Bucket of spring barley mash (apprentice cook) <– Apprentice farmer 

Main stat food (trail food) + 457 might
Herbed pastry dough* <–  Ball of dough (supreme cook) <–  Cup of Winter Barley flour <–Artisian Farmer
Apprentice’s ale (apprentice cook) <– Prepared north down hops (1 extra step) + Bucket of spring barley mash (apprentice cook) <– Apprentice farmer 

Main stat food (trail food) + 457 will
Herbed pastry dough* <–  Ball of dough (supreme cook) <–  Cup of Winter Barley flour <–Artisian Farmer
Bunch of strawberries <– Artisian Farmer
Bunch of blueberries <– Journeyman Farmer

August 7, 2017 Quanduro No comments exist

EH will be hosting another throne of the dreadterror tier 1 run on coming thursday (10 august) at 20:00 CET since Mordor didn’t come with new raid or instances.

As usual all kinnies and allies are welcome but you’ll have to sign-up if you want to be assured of a spot!
So go register at our raiding site (ehraiding.shivtr.com) and add the character(s) you want to the roster.
http://ehraiding.shivtr.com/events/823330?event_instance_id=14374240
Please make sure you are online 5-10 minutes before the start of the raid to make the invite process as smooth as possible.

Greetings Quanduro/Bruquo

August 7, 2017 squirle No comments exist

Looking for a nice easy place for all your crafters? Check out the kinhouse. Access to all crafting stations, supplier and the mordor npc with a handy port back to your crafting house. Vault, AH and task station available just across the water.

 

Crafting stations and universal ingredient crates
Supplier and vendor for items and thrash
Teleport to the 2nd camp in Mordor. Udins foothold stablemaster for the NPC’s
The Udin foothold NPC’s with recipes wanted for Mordor gear and allegiances

 

August 4, 2017 squirle No comments exist

Mordor is here ofcourse. But some extra information. On friday there will be a downtime to fix the not receiving the Aria of the valar. So a few quick important pointers.

Aria will be bound to your first eligble character on the first server you log into!
https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?&postid=7757351#post7757351

Downtime on friday from 16 to 20 Cet.
Downtime Notice: Friday, August 4th 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Eastern (-4 GMT)

To add mordor to your account. Use the codes in your mail in the redeem code button in the ingame store.
https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?&postid=7757223#post7757223

The lotro beacon #21 is here with MORHURT for a 5% attack scroll bonus
https://www.lotro.com/en/game/articles/lotro-beacon-issue-21

To enter Mordor, visit Aragon west of the Milestone in the Slag hills
Message of the Day

August 2, 2017 Whitedoom No comments exist

Hey there,

The final chicken race event will be hold at friday 10 august at 19.00 CET (18.00 GMT). See ‘http://exploremiddleearth.com/Unified/2017/01/24/chicken-race-introduction/#more-197’ for more info on the event itself!

Goal
your task is to get to the Twenty First Hall auction door, but it shall appear to be even harder then you might think at first as unkown forces shall try to prevent you from getting there!

Requirements
-having the 8 hour chicken is strongly adviced (you get this by completing all the flying the coop chicken quests at sandon’s farm northeast of Michel Delving!
-If you have done the chicken pre-quests already, we recommend you to join in 45 minutes later!
-All levels welcome!

Race info:

-Race duration: about 3 hours
-Amount of chicken checkpoints: 8
-Difficulty: hard
-Prize: 62.5G + items or more (depends on donations, you can donate money and/or items to ‘whitedoom’!

Hope to see you at the race!
Whitedoom,