Through the New Blogger Initiative that Syp has been coordinating, I ran across a new blog I find quite enjoyable. It's witty and funny and I like the way the screenshots turn out so I thought I'd point people in its direction. So head on over to Hipsalotro!
They've come out with a Simbelmynë theme, which is appropriate as we head towards Rohan. I'm a bit ambivalent about the horse but am pleased to see a proper saddle back. The detailing is also quite nice. Luckily I had some leftover leaf tokens so was able to buy the dress right away:
They also made a new flower circlet which I like quite a bit more than the old one. I had to use Lotro's standard dressing room to get a screenshot so the quality isn't very good. (I really ought to stop being lazy and get a plug in for a larger dressing room window!) Though taking screenies of cosmetics always makes me want a better computer and a bigger monitor as others out there get some really sharp pictures ingame. :P There's also a matching tunic, cloak and floppy sun hat plus last year's spring cosmetics.
The final maps are there, so the Eriador Cartographile deed will finally come to an end, yay. i've yet to check out any of the quests and see if there is anything new. The shrew stomping has returned as well and I shall be spending a fair bit of time there, finishing out my deed. There do not appear to be any new consumables thankfully so none of those to grind out!
Introducing a new class: Super Invisible Loremaster!! No Turbine Points necessary, it's free to all!
Anytime a Loremaster uses Light of the Rising Dawn or Cracked earth, the character disappears. You can also see another bug in the 2nd picture. Something has gone wrong with all legendary weapons across all classes. Firstly when you're running, it bounces all over your back and even more spectacularly the LI glow doesn't sync with the weapon. Characters don't even hold their weapons properly anymore either. I had to laugh when I first saw it because it's so bad.
|Oh you you rolled need on that because you needed it to sell it on the AH?|
After a fair few nights, lining up for a lot of tries at Shadow Challenge Mode,
For the first time I actually remembered to get a screenshot of the deed completion popping up on my screen. :P We don't have a video unfortunately due to our camera man not raiding with us that night. It was such a relief to finally get this done. I was starting to feel like we were banging our heads on the wall. It's quite the stressful fight for an LM as well. Also your pet won't stay on the boss even when you take it off assist. It makes me feel dumb when I notice my bear is sat in the middle of the room doing nothing! The last thing I want to be paying attention to is if my pet is attacking the boss or not! Anyway, Innocent is now 3/5 for the challenge modes, which is basically all that is possible until Turbine fixes the Fire and Frost and Saruman fights.
Hilarious quote from a poster named mrfigglesworth on the official forums:
And please never make "AHHH I have to press the space bar while dodging exploding puddles of orc pee" a requirement of challenge mode. Ever. Again.Now Acid wing will never be the same. :P I'll always think I'm running around in orc pee....
Did I mention I think acid t2 challenge is a stupid, stupid challenge idea?
I definitely agree about the challenge. It is one of the stupidest ideas ever.
|I call this his "I'm sexy and I know it" look.|
The burglar class in general is a blast as well. It already felt powerful at the lowest levels and it's only getting better. He's almost lvl 30 and hasn't died yet (*knocks on wood*). I'm taking my time leveling him and enjoying the journey! :)