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[LOTRO] Helm's Deep is assuredly a thing.

Triple BTriple B Registered User regular
edited January 7 in MMO Extravaganza
Okay so we've all been away a while, tried other MMOs, etc. For me personally...nothing has proven anywhere even remotely as worthy of my time as

The Lord of the Rings Online

All you need to know is as follows:

-The game is awesome. Seriously it is the best available MMO. It has the best-designed game world, the best source material, the best community, and the most hobbits out of any MMO.
-The Barrovian Sociey, i.e. the only kinship** worth joining, is on the Landroval server.
-To join said kinship you either have to be a registered member on the Penny Arcade forums, or be married to one.
-Upon hearing this, if you still wish to beg for admission into The Barrovian Society, simply type "/joinchannel PennyArcade wang" in your chat box in-game and ask if there is an officer available who can invite you.
-Any further terms of your admission are left solely in the hands of the officer who was unfortunate enough to be the target of your incessant pestering.
-Don't roll a male elf. They draw some...unwanted attention from certain...unfavorable types. Why rolling a male elf means there's a greater chance that you enjoy yaoi is beyond me. Just spare yourself the aggravation.
-Upon joining, every recruit is promoted to the rank of Kinsman or Kinswoman depending on whether or not your sex organs dangle. Only the worthy are awarded the title of Officer. Don't ask what makes one "worthy", as it is something that is completely arbitrarily determined by me on a day-to-day basis depending fully on my current mood and how well my penis performed the evening prior.

NEW RULE: If you are offline for more than 600 days you will be expelled from the kinship. It helps keep clutter to a minimum when browsing through the kin roster, and I figure it's a good cutoff point seeing as we've never really had anyone return after that long.

Also, there are no bad classes to play in LOTRO. With the recent Isengard expansion, every class has seen its share of attention from the devs, and it seems they've all become OP in their own right. Play what sounds fun to you.

Good talk.

**"Kinship" is the fancy LOTRO word for guild

Addendum: This is a map that allows you to pick a region and an object, and see it's approximate coordinates. It's not 100% accurate, but extraordinarily helpful nonetheless. No longer must we solely rely on the sometimes-broken quest tracker to help us find that elusive NPC or those hard-to-find random useless objects we've been asked to collect.

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  • Triple BTriple B Registered User regular
    edited September 2011
    wharglebargle

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  • martyllianmartyllian Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    So, I was walking past and saw seagulls circling and crying. You sure that is new thread smell? *sniffs*

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  • Triple BTriple B Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    It might just be Zgorin. He's old, you see...and doesn't have the control over his bowels that he once had.

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  • EntaruEntaru Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    You might want to fix the part about you being on Evernight. Don't want people to think you've abandoned us.

    Mostly just huntin' monsters.
  • SudsSuds Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Wait, what's happening to Rune Keepers?

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  • Stick32Stick32 Registered User
    edited March 2011
    *sniff* MMmmmm it's got that new thread smell...

  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray the swamp, always the swampRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Entaru wrote: »
    You might want to fix the part about you being on Evernight. Don't want people to think you've abandoned us.
    Heh, that's true.

    If any Europeans are looking for a server to roll on: Evernight is pretty cool. I can help you out with items on it too and can get you in an active kin that's only slightly retarded.

    Elendil wrote: »
    said Aldo hazily, before clop-clop-clopping out of the room
  • IvanIssacsIvanIssacs Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Oh hey it's a new thread.

    Exciting.

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  • KassKass Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    This thread looks a lot like the old one. WHERE'S THE NEW PATCH, DAMNIT? GET OFF MY LAWN, YOU GODDAMNED KIDS.

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  • Triple BTriple B Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Entaru wrote: »
    You might want to fix the part about you being on Evernight. Don't want people to think you've abandoned us.

    Heh. Nice catch, thanks.

    Suds wrote: »
    Wait, what's happening to Rune Keepers?

    Thread title's just a jab at RK's being Turbine's new prostitutes. I figured now that they're officially sponsored prostitutes, they should have access to health insurance. :P

    Also, Volume 2 "Solofication" dev diary is up.

    My personal favorite tidbit:

    Book 6 - Chapter 8: New Devilry
    "...during the development process we discussed if we should remove the Cloak of Shadow and Flame from the loot tables of the final encounter. We decided to leave it in..."

    Kass wrote: »
    This thread looks a lot like the old one. WHERE'S THE NEW PATCH, DAMNIT? GET OFF MY LAWN, YOU GODDAMNED KIDS.

    Also, listen old man, if Dragon Age 2 hadn't come out today, I'd suggest leveling an alt with me to curb your apparent boredom. But in light of today's circumstances, I'm going to advise you to merely take your damn Metamucil and go play bingo with the rest of the old farts at the home.

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  • EntaruEntaru Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Triple B wrote: »

    My personal favorite tidbit:

    Book 6 - Chapter 8: New Devilry
    "...during the development process we discussed if we should remove the Cloak of Shadow and Flame from the loot tables of the final encounter. We decided to leave it in..."

    Mine too. I want to farm that thing so bad and now it'll be relatively easy to do so.

    Mostly just huntin' monsters.
  • Stick32Stick32 Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Did I just miss it repeatedly or did they not mention 2.5.5. Like at all? Are they just going to make those into skirmishes or what?

  • EntaruEntaru Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Stick32 wrote: »
    Did I just miss it repeatedly or did they not mention 2.5.5. Like at all? Are they just going to make those into skirmishes or what?

    Yep, three new skirmishes.

    Mostly just huntin' monsters.
  • Triple BTriple B Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Heh heh. Dragon Age has effectively put our kinship on temporary life-support. :P

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  • wmelonwmelon Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I still haven't managed to finish the first one of those. I did just pick up 3d dot heroes though.

  • EntaruEntaru Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I got on for a few and was surprised only one other person was on. It was a stark contrast to the weekend when just about everyone was on.

    Mostly just huntin' monsters.
  • GlorntGlornt Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I was off yesterday for Mardi Gras and was wondering where everyone else was in the middle of the day, forgetting that apart from my brother (who was sitting 10 feet away from me but had left his laptop at work), everyone else was probably at work or school. I did level two characters, but something was missing... I think it was the all fart, poop and body parts talk that I'm so used to seeing in the background, although the MOTD helped -- BALLS.

    LOTRO (Landroval): Clontarf (62 Batman), Theorwald (60 LM), Glornt (56 guardian), Onzlo (58 minstrel), Porthian (54 warden), Vilric (54 burglar), Feyerborn (54 hunter), Rudkin (54 champ), Limnon (53 RK)
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  • Triple BTriple B Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    wmelon wrote: »
    I still haven't managed to finish the first one of those. I did just pick up 3d dot heroes though.

    Origins is definitely worth putting some time into, and 3D Dot Game Heroes is amazing. :^:
    Glornt wrote: »
    although the MOTD helped -- BALLS.

    Just doin' my part, mate. :D

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  • wmelonwmelon Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Triple B wrote: »
    wmelon wrote: »
    I still haven't managed to finish the first one of those. I did just pick up 3d dot heroes though.

    Origins is definitely worth putting some time into, and 3D Dot Game Heroes is amazing. :^:

    The part where you could pick your model and one of the options was a shark just made the game for me.

  • EntaruEntaru Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Triple B wrote: »

    Just doin' my part, mate. :D

    Tony Danza would approve.

    Mostly just huntin' monsters.
  • Triple BTriple B Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    wmelon wrote: »
    The part where you could pick your model and one of the options was a shark just made the game for me.

    Heh. I rather enjoyed the part where you could make your own model. Though I soon found out I was not talented or patient enough to do so. :(

    Entaru wrote: »
    Triple B wrote: »

    Just doin' my part, mate. :D

    Tony Danza would approve.

    Dammit, Pheny, quit projecting your immeasurable Danzalove onto others.

    Edit:

    I'm having a thought here...

    Turbine has to be noticing the relative emptiness of their servers right now (Landroval at least). I wonder if it won't kick their asses into gear with getting this patch to go live. A boy can dream.

    Edit2: Server restarts to happen Thursday morning. One can only assume/hope this is for (or at least in preparation for) the patch.

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  • Triple BTriple B Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Good news, lads. [strike]By the time the patch goes live, we'll have a shiny, new Supreme Master Jeweler in the kin.[/strike]

    We have a shiny, new Supreme Master Jeweler in the kin. :D

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  • Pajama_ManPajama_Man Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Wahoo...

    I finally completed my Captain's Rift set. Got lucky on the shoulder roll in a Balrog only PUG.

    Of course that took me only two-ish years to complete. :(
    Spoiler:

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  • EntaruEntaru Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Flash lotto: Symbol of Celebrimbor. Go go go go.

    Edit: It's over. Hope someone won.

    Mostly just huntin' monsters.
  • Triple BTriple B Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Pajama_Man wrote: »
    Wahoo...

    I finally completed my Captain's Rift set. Got lucky on the shoulder roll in a Balrog only PUG.

    Of course that took me only two-ish years to complete. :(
    Spoiler:

    You actually found people running the rift? O_o

    Well damn...congrats, then.

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  • ImperiusVImperiusV Registered User
    edited March 2011
    I have a question about legendary weapons. All of the legendary weapons I see in the auction house have a minimum level of 51, so I assumed this was the minimum required to use a legendary weapon. However, just today I aw a guy using a legendary weapon who was level 49. I checked on lotro wiki, and there is indeed a quest to get a legendary in moria.

    Then my question is, what is the absolute earliest point you can get a legendary weapon?

  • VrayVray Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    ImperiusV wrote: »
    I have a question about legendary weapons. All of the legendary weapons I see in the auction house have a minimum level of 51, so I assumed this was the minimum required to use a legendary weapon. However, just today I aw a guy using a legendary weapon who was level 49. I checked on lotro wiki, and there is indeed a quest to get a legendary in moria.

    Then my question is, what is the absolute earliest point you can get a legendary weapon?

    At level 45 you can start the quest chain in Eregion to get your first legendary weapon.



    Also, Turbine is doing some PAX tie-in deal.


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  • SudsSuds Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    That's a lot of points for $100.

    But I've already sworn off spending any more money on this game.

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  • Triple BTriple B Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Suds wrote: »
    That's a lot of points for $100.

    But I've already sworn off spending any more money on this game.

    You'll give in. We all...give in...

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  • EntaruEntaru Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Echoes of the Dead release date: March 21st.

    10 days folks.

    Mostly just huntin' monsters.
  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray the swamp, always the swampRegistered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I wonder how many weeks it'll take Europe to catch up.

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    said Aldo hazily, before clop-clop-clopping out of the room
  • KassKass Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    10 days to finish DA2 and get Rift out of my system (at least enough to play here as well). That should be doable. I hope.

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  • Triple BTriple B Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
  • SudsSuds Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Triple B wrote: »
    Suds wrote: »
    That's a lot of points for $100.

    But I've already sworn off spending any more money on this game.

    You'll give in. We all...give in...

    Nah, I've bought enough points. And I'm not actively playing at the moment. I'll just let my freebie Lifer points build up.

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  • Triple BTriple B Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Pheny, where'd you see March 21st? It's not on the main site or the forums that I can see/find.

    Edit: found eeeeet.

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  • IvanIssacsIvanIssacs Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Oh there's a release date now. Should log in and get my 2nd ages made.

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  • Triple BTriple B Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Just in case anyone was wondering, the servers are indeed up.

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  • Triple BTriple B Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Zg just made me laugh harder than I have in years, without even trying

    this man is a genius

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  • GlorntGlornt Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    There's an "Easy as Pi" lottery going on today (3.14... get it?); the prizes are two stacks of pies, don't remember which kind, but one is some sort of coney pie, and I assume they're both crit-type stacks.

    Finally got back on my burg over the weekend after sending him into brief exile for multiple fails at protecting Toki Whitebread; he did finally complete that, and then went on to spank Gurzmat and his little drawf butt-buddy on the first try while still at 41, while my hunter had two fails at 42; I think the difference was burglar's better cc, which kept shorty out of the fight until Gurzmat was already dog-food. That, and the interrupts from stuns.

    P.S. Thanks again, Hjartad, for telling me about pandora.com -- I set up 5 channels over the weekend, which covers just about everything I want to listen to... Latin, blues, prog rock, Celtic, and renaissance/medieval. All that's missing now are a couple of classical channels if I can add later (need to figure out how to omit the entire Romantic period and that 12-tone crap).

    LOTRO (Landroval): Clontarf (62 Batman), Theorwald (60 LM), Glornt (56 guardian), Onzlo (58 minstrel), Porthian (54 warden), Vilric (54 burglar), Feyerborn (54 hunter), Rudkin (54 champ), Limnon (53 RK)
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  • CobellCobell Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    So, my RK ran through 4 bosses in URU solo the other day. I found out last night I had not spent any points on my LI for god knows how long, so I imagine the next time I try, it may go a little more smoothly. I don't even remember when I last reforged my dps stone.

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