Ironfold crafting

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Xantipe did some Skarhald instances. 10 quests done, some deeds are close to finish. Then ran traditional Moria instances – School of Tham Mirdain, Barad Gularan. Some deeds done, some are yet to be finished, loot is non-existent.

Skarhald dailies turned very beneficial to Naktieskarys. He got huge number of ore, so could spend some time crafting. Prospector finally advanced to Minas Ithil. All these Weaponsmith boxes I have been picking-  they were of some use! Well, good to hear.

Looked at Auction house. One Anfalas scroll is some 35 gold. Since I need ~200 scrolls….well, Auction is not an option.

Right now I am busy (on Xantipe) with Skarhald. Need to finish dailies’ deeds, then – then probably move to exploration and some older content. Wells are still not an option: I am under-equipped for them.

The day has ended, efficient one in Lotro. At least old content makes me busy.

Worms, Orcs, maps

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Xantipe was a bit active. First – Regional chat in Skarhald was alive and had entire two players. As typical, very nice and helpfull, /Regional is known for that. I asked them some questions and got my answers. One of them is not too good for me: I am supposed to grind in Imlad Morgul region, do some dailies…while questing here is really problematic (especially Minas Morgul).

Then, found two pages of Karazgar’s book, finishing deed and meta-deed. Got a shelf with books, my beloved audiojournals. This allowed me to teleport home, use all maps, receive +20 Lotro points.

At the end – Sixteenth hall, killed some orcs and remaining 2 worms to finish deed. Maybe it’s the solution: to grind old Moria instances and get LPs.

I came to realise that Lotro’s world can live without me and I can live without it. Missing too little from them. The only thing I may occasionally need is asking about equipment. That’s all I need from Lotro’s world.

The day of orc, maps, journals ended. A bit good in Lotro.

Almost an end

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Returned from my trip – trip went excellent – and right to Lotro. Of course, to Midsummer festival, to earn tokens and mounts.

Lag was super heavy. My toon loaded within 1-2 minutes. Then I saw toon had zero tokens, zero quests. Relogged. Loaded within 1-2 minutes. Was able to walk somehow, then heavy lag again. 5 minutes to walk, enter room and freeze at exiting.

Midsummer quests cancelled, teleported to Bree. Stormsong has nothing more to do, sorry.

Xantipe tried to chat in /Regional, met nobody, then did some exploration deeds in Ered Mithrin, was killed (!) twice by falling. Sometimes map of little use, sometimes it helps.

I feel hopeless. Xantipe cannot compete with higher level monsters, she lacks few hundreds of Anfalas scrolls and there is no efficient way to earn them. Without scrolls, she could use fork as weapon.

Right now, there is zero activity for me in Lotro. Absolutely zero things to do. I’m stuck and alone.

 

Wedding lags

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Stormsong risked to go to Aragorn’s wedding. Medium lag everywhere, with every movement. Special instanced Minas Tirith (Midsummer).

Wedding is on the way, so I am expected to talk to various NPCs, wake up drunklen Dwarves, witness wedding ceremony itself.

All ceremonies looked nice. Midsummer MT decorated with flowers and lots of citizens. Celebrations, fireworks, cheering. I was met my The Grey Company who cheered me. Yes, dear Rangers, I did most work for you, so you may cheer up… Even Grimbeorn came with his own servants, the three dogs.

Due to lag I skipped reading texts. Ok, ok, next, next, finish. Aragorn has new wife, I have extra trait tree point and now can do festival quests. Quests are for local currency (cap is 250), currency is for steeds and some cosmetic items, from Arwen’s wedding dress to housing lamp. Maybe only horses are worth. A pity, no Anfalas scrolls or crystals.

Today, tomorrow and on Sunday I will be offline, so – no questing. When I return, it would be lots of questing, bartering for mounts.

Xantipe would have to wait, she has nothing to do anyway.

The day has ended, laggy one in Lotro.

Treasuring Vales

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Xantipe quested in Vales of Anduin. Went to look for last of 18 treasure chests. Went there are here, managed to be killed one time (!). Finally, in the middle of Gladden fields – last one! Exploration meta-deed was finished.

Then it was Radagast, Rhosgobel and 2 new deeds: Caretaker of Rhosgobel and Quests with Wilderfolk (advanced). Radagast gives quests to pick/use something and then calm frightened animals. All this is rewarded with Radagast’s own currency and he has time to barter stuff. Wilderfolk quests are not so lucrative. Go to some dangerous location, kill lots of stuff…only to get 3 types of currency that are not interchangable. I.e. you cannot change Elf token to Beorning token and vice versa. The only usefull item is Guide to Beorninghus.

And then I stopped, it was bit late, there was nothing else to do. Festival is out of option, I can clearly foresee heavy lag.

Social life is, as always within last 2 months, non-existent. LFF is full of end-game (“geared and non-anonymous only”) activity…or some low levels going to teach Sambrog a lesson.

I have almost nothing to do. Life in Lotro, a bit grey.

Crashed wedding

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We had an update. Most important – class changes. Beorning got some nerf (why?), Loremaster’s skills does not cost morale (interesting…), other class changes are not important for me.

It is Midsummer, it is Aragorn’s wedding and we are all invited. Yes, invited to Minas Tirith that lags without any serious action. Tried to go there yesterday – everythign around lagged, I saw only part of wall (small one), nothing moved, I could not move.

Another unwise move by developes. Minas Tirith and surroundings lag heavily (they are bigger than half of Middle Earth). Now, if you populate it with half of server and make them run forwards-backwards, you get guaranteed lag and crash.

I could not count on aid from Kinship (probably same scenario as Wells…), so logged off Stormsong and quested with Xantipe. Two quests done – Taurindale and Beorninghus table setting, one deed done, I felt quite satisfied. Now, up to find last of 18 treasure chests and Vales are finished!

Unfortunately, weeding content would be very problematic. We have only one month, we have entire server doing quests/deeds, so little chance for success. A pity, our developers think too little about practical things.

The day has ended – bit slow in Lotro.

Vales of Anduin slayer

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Xantipe went to slay. Orcs, Wargs, Goblins- in that order. First two were easiest, Goblins meant more work – some 100. Was afraid to invite groups, since they heal themselves + add poison damage over time. But things went great, I finished Vales of Anduin slayer deed.

What remains is one (!) treasure chest (re-check all 18….), then do 2 quests.

After that – hurray, I should be able to get free Big Honey Bee. If I finish Vales…well…maybe Dwarf territories exploration.

And after that – weekend, tourism, no Lotro.

By the way, Spring festival encore has ended. Did not miss it at all. Summer festival is better. If only there was a way to earn valuable Anfalas scrolls…

And so the day has ended, quite efficient in Lotro.

Xantipe, level 130

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My questing, taskboarding gave the results: finally, Xantipe is lvl.130. I went to finish Vales of Anduin quests. Go there, kill that, destroy this. Things were doable (not easy). One time died – invited too many enemies, maybe 10 or more.

Result: audiojournals (Old Mad Ubb, Thurindale) – located and received. Some quests finished, including ones I could not ever finish on level.  The only problem – Gladdenmere quests, I needed one wrapper and could not find it. Have to rely upon slaying Giants (15 units) and worms (15 units).

Vales of Anduin are my to finish. Need exploration (last treasure chest), some quests, then – stick with orc, goblin, warg slaying. And finally, Vales of Anduin would be done.

What awaits me – hard Wells region. Every fight is problematic, every group fight is almost suicide…yet have to do this. Probably – Skarhald dailies, just to finish deeds.

And it is probably today that I live for 2 months almost without chats/social relations in game. Not missed by anyone. As song says – “living on my own”. I am not judging if it is wrong or right – just stating the facts.

This week would see me with less Lotro: weekend would mean travelling.

And so weekend has ended, quite good and efficient in Lotro.

Wells, Vales and quests

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Skarhald abandoned, Xantipe moved to do some old quests. First – defense of Carrock which I completed. Then – talk to Grimbeorn, prepare some things for festivities. Alas, failed “Set the table” quest. I did everything, table was set…still “Set the table” and nothing happened.

Then I went to do quests for Leothred, evil Scholar. Go there, talk to him. Very well, use some “Moment of history”. Go, kill some monsters, then repeat “go-talk-use-talk-kill…”. I was redirected to Wells region, quested there. Questing was difficult: enemies do heavy poison damage over time, you have to think twice before attacking or just try to outrun enemy. Managed to finish some quests there.

And then I returned to Vales of Anduin. Picked some grey quests so that enemy does not bother me. Looks like I would quest here, finishing all I can.

My xp is growing, quests give good amount of it and right now – only some 1 million xp left to magic level 130.

Social life is still non-existent. Some even won’t answer my messages. Maybe I do not need even /LFF, after all?

The day has ended, almost effective in Lotro.