Funny and Confusing

I was questing in the Silvertine Lodes on my RK and got this hilarious poison. I love this sort of stuff. For some reason it reminds me of the movie Aliens...I guess from that Alien that pops out of the people's bodies. :P My favourite debuff has to be the one the toads give you in the Water Works though. :P

Then for the confusing. This staff dropped in SG the other day:

What's the point? Who is going to use that? You'd have to be awfully dumb to do so. There's so many drops in this game that just don't make sense. Why waste time on them? I've never gotten that.

Postcards from Middle Earth, 20th of February

I was out killing harvest flies in the Shire (yes I r a l33t loreblaster!!1 *flexes*), and got to enjoy this view of the Shire near Stock. :)

Pandering for votes

Two kinnies of mine got nominated in the Lotro Community Awards. My good friend Spyx was nominated as best guide-writer for his awesome LM guide. Then xhii (Saelinen) was nominated for best creative work and best all-time thread.

If you think they've done a good job and can spare a vote, please do!

Deadly Embrace

I was hanging out with some former kinnies and did SG with them. Two of them got most unlucky on a Goro knockback. They died up in the air together. :P What was strange is the dirt and stone like stuff was pulsating out of their feet whilst they were dead. It was a most entertaining death though. :D


It's Lothirieth, beautifully drawn by the very talented xhii. I love it! <3 :D

The deeds go ever on and on

More deed completion. ;) I'm actually surprised at how doable these are.

With quite a lot of help from my friend Kalantir, I finished Urugarth (those CD deeds are still looking scary though...):

Getting ready to slay some orcs:

Then xhii and I spent a little time farming the last boss of HoM on our LMs. Was quite fun! I highly recommend turning your back to the drop, perform the snow wizard emote, and fall backwards into the boss room. It looks like you're bungee jumping! :P Unfortunately I never caught a good screenshot of it. Lm's and kitties ready to keel!:

And got my goat!

For a goat it's very pretty! Though I have to wonder why Lothlorien elves would even go near goats. ;) But I love the rectangular lamp and the beautiful fabric! <3

Next goal is the Moria instances. I'm actually fairly close. Just a couple more runs in 16th, Forges and FG...and then more than a few in Skumfil. :/ I'll get there though!

New shiny cosmetics

I finally got two more raid pieces I've been lusting after for so long. Maybe it was was a waste of points...but I couldn't help it. I wanted them and had the points so I bid. :P

First was the awesome Minstrel shoulders! This was a pure cosmetic bid as I'm not really going to play my minstrel most likely. :P

Next was the Mistress armour for champ. *swoooooooons* My champ already looked hot, but now she's even hotter. This was a semi-cosmetic bid. I'd actually like to have a few DN pieces for my champ (since BG ones are definitely out of the question!) I now need the gloves to finish the they have some decent stats imho.


I joined another kin Helegrod run since I had one deed left in each wing and to help out as there are a few that want to go. I have to say I just really don't enjoy that raid whatsoever. Traiting all red and aoeing to my heart's content is fun for about 5-10min...but then it just gets boring and drags on. I was talking to a friend today and he says it's because the mechanics are outdated. That basically back in the old days of Lotro, raiding was a boss and adds. But now we're used to fears, eyes, aggro swapping, kiting...basically more complex fights. So this makes the older raids seem like mindless killing. I have to say, that seems about right. :P It makes me wonder if I'll find the revamped Rift raid boring whenever it comes out. We'll see.

At least throwing sticky gourd on Zadru was entertaining. It was maaaaasive. BOOM! *causes everyone massive lag* :P

Bullroarer Patch notes

One thing immediately stood out for me and made me go w.t.f!?!

* You no longer have the option to unslot your relics during a reforge and you cannot get them back even when deconstructing a max level LI.

Excuse me?? So I grind, do skirmishes and whatnot to play the relic combination lottery. I finally get the relic I want and I slot it into the best random LI I got through the LI lottery. But when I find a better one, I can't put my best relics in it? Ffs! As a fellow kinnie said, they just don't get it. How is this improving the LI system? They also write:
* Legacy replacement scrolls will be awarded when deconstructing a Legendary Item of at least level 30. The legacy replacement scroll is selected from any legacy currently on the Legendary Item. Legacies that have been removed from the game are not available to be selected.
* Major legacies (previously called Pool A legacies) can only be used to replace another Major Legacy.

So no replacing those crappy pool B legacies.

And this also doesn't help with the fact that every few levels we have to throw away the LI and start all over again. This coupled with not getting the relics back? Big fail!!

Oh and also:
* The Snow Wizard and Warm Hands emotes can no longer be performed while moving.

Meh. :P I've had loads of fun messing around with that emote...moving, combining it with others. They better not fix groundroll and danceman3!

Postcards from Middle Earth, 5th of February

Whilst kill deeds can be boring (sickle-fly slayer, ugh! :P), at least the views around you aren't. :) Taken in the Midgewater Marshes looking towards the Lone Lands:

And of course I couldn't resist trying to get a good shot of my LM in that lovely light. ;) :P

Mas Deedage

To my surprise, I finished the Barad Guluran deeds! A kinnie and I found a great pug. We all stuck together until everyone in the group finished all their deeds. Luckily we all seemed to be around the same numbers. But many thanks to Milolle, Turulnya, Bailinor and my kinnie Eriondin for a most enjoyable pug. :)

Finally opened the advance Carn Dum deeds.... *sigh* :P

Da Watcha

I finally got the opportunity to heal a Watcher! I'd always been apprehensive about doing so as I've always felt I've been a sub-par minstrel and healing on minstrel stressed me out. But the raid went really well! Maybe it's all the rk healing I've been doing lately. I do have to say it's nice to see someone's health bar immediately go up instead of slowly working its way up when on RK. But I still find rk healing to be more fun. But, look at those full green bars in my group! :P (and I wasn't having power issues either!)

Unfortunately I forgot to put master looter on and there was an incident with the armour no bidding on those pretty shoulders. I hope to go back soon as I wants them precious!!

Scenes from Carn Dum

A friend needed the final boss deed in Carn Dum and so did well as every other deed in there for my super-uber-personal-meta-deed-challenge(TM). :P So today we headed in for some duoing fun.

We both commented on how Carn Dum Castle is cool looking, but it's still a bit cheesy especially when you consider Dol Guldur. Dol Guldur is proper eerie looking.

I did really love the lighting in the Gurthul boss room and caught a nice shot of my loremaster's lightning storm.

I've been to Mordirith a few times, but never ever have I realised that on the floor, there's the shape of The Great Eye. You have to wonder how stuff like this escapes you sometimes. :P

Mordirith was fun, but not particularly challenging. The only casualty was my poor eagle! Of course afterwards we had to pose for the obligatory Witch King's Seat shot!

I've not even reached advanced on some of my CD deeds. It looks like they're going to take forever. I think I'm far more likely to finish Moria instance deeds before CD and Uru!