Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Episode 31 - F2P Update and Getting to 65

Hey all

In this episode we cover:

LOTRO goes F2P on September 10 (or 8th if your lucky)
Sapience Announces F2P Head Start
Dev Diary:  Instances 2.0 Part 4 - Helegrod
Dev Diary:  Instances 2.0 Part 5 - The Great Barrow
Dev Diary:  Volume 3 Book2 Quest Notes
The Hobbit News

What Have I Been Doing in Game

The Heart of the Show will address a listeners question on how best to solo to 65
  • No why you want to get to end game before you try to get there (healer? tank? other?)
  • Enable your Quest Tracker and Quest Guide
Levels 1-20
  • Learn your class
  • Pickup the explorer vocation
  • Focus on the Epic Story line
  • Get every solo quest you can in an area (focus on the green and blue quests)
  • Don't forget your lvl 15 class quest
Levels 21-40
  • Continue to follow the Epic Story line
  • Continue to grab every solo quest you can
  • Do the lvl 30 class quest
  • Make sure you do the Skirmish quests and tutorial
Levels 41-50
  • Get past the experience hump by focus on Skirmishes to get XP and skirmish marks (to buy class quest items that normally drop from elite mobs)
  • Buy you legendary class trait quest books from your trainer and complete these deeds/quests
  • Complete the lvl 45 Class Quests which will unlook another legendary trait
Level 50+
  • Back to the epic story line, but this time the Mines of Moria Volume not Shadows of Angmar
  • Be prepared to group....some Epic quests and some areas just require it
Hope you like the episode



  1. Great podcast! Keep them coming!

  2. I'm just listening to this, about 35 minutes in, and you said something that set me off. Paraphrased, it was, "Everybody plays a DPS'er, everybody plays a debuffer like a Lore-Master or Burglar, but it's very hard to find tanks and healers - as in any game." (Emphasis mine.)

    I'm coming to the conclusion that the root cause of that is that DPS and de/buffing are active roles. The tank and the healer exist solely to react to what mobs do. Is a mob attacking someone else? Tank throws a taunt. Is someone dying? Healer throws a heal.

    The DPSers and the de/buffers are the only characters that actually get to play the game. In Soviet Russia (and everywhere else), the game plays the tanks and healers.