SotA Pre-AlphaR2 Introduces New Crafting Systems

Read about Kirthag’s experience with Crafting in Shroud of the Avatar on the SotA.Stratics.com website. Included is a link to the 2-hour broadcast via our Twitch.tv channel. If you want to see even more of the Pre-AlphaR2 from over the weekend, check out Kirthag’s Twitch channel for an 8-hour broadcast! …

LOTRO Developer Diary on Crafting Changes

Another diary up today walking through the various Crafting Changes coming with Echoes of the Dead. This diary walks through the 4 main areas of the update: New Crafting Tutorials Revamping the Crafting Quests Updates for Tailor and Metalsmith New Recipes For the tutorials, I really appreciate this for the …

Sally Forth in LOTRO – Episode 5

[youtube fuaZ_s-55vU] News Finally a name for the update – Echoes of the Dead Minstrel Developer Diary Burglar Developer Diary Topic LOTOR Store Stat Tomes Deeds and Deed Accelerators Crafting Items while leveling Consumables Crafting Guilds

LOTRO Store Sales Expiring Soon

The next batch of sales are up on the LOTRO store as well as some confirmation on when a very nice sale ends. All Virtues and Stat tomes are 50% off, but this sale ends November 31st! The rest of the sale items are valid until December 2nd. Select Quest …

Getting Back on the Leveling Horse

I actually haven’t been able to get in game all that much lately, but over the past week or so that has actually changed and I’ve gotten in some good time on both my Champion and my Warden. I’ve spent most of my time lately leveling up my Champ, and …

Latest End-game Armor Spreadsheets

So I finally got around to updating these spreadsheets with all the changes in the F2P launch.  The other big addition is love for the Champions such that this spreadsheet covers Wardens, Captains, and Minstrels as well.  Sadly I can’t take screen shots of the other radiance sets for Champions …

Radiance Speculation and Raid Gating

I’ve been thinking about this for a while now, ever since the WarCry Dev Chat mentioned the fact that Radiance as a system was going away.  I first want to cover my thoughts on the current system, what I’d like to see happen, and what I think will happen.  And …

Having a Blast with AoE

As I mentioned a couple weeks back, I’ve started up a Champion and have been leveling her up as my schedule just hasn’t worked well for raiding at all and I’m burnt out on Mirkwood dailies.  As the above picture shows, I’ve made my way to Rivendell (small rant on …

My plan for my F2P Turbine Points

So I posted this question a couple days ago (the poll is still open) but I figured I’d share my plan.  I’m expecting to have at least 5000 Turbine points just counting the Loyalty rewards, but I know I will also get more for the various new deeds that are …