Visiting Old Places

My RK recently reached 75 so I’ve been working on getting her geared up.  The LIs were certainly a challenge but I mostly got lucky with my reforges.  This is the one aspect that I dislike when a character hits the level cap, especially with Turbine still not having any way to remove relics without TP (anyone heard of these mythical relic removal scrolls dropping ingame? Any more stat tomes either? Yeah, I thought not) and the exorbitant cost of getting the relics you want through shards and gold.  The amount I spent in both of those currencies sorting my RK’s four LIs (dps stone/bag, healing stone/bag) out was a bit astonishing.  It made me thankful that the other classes I have at endgame aren’t near as difficult.  I suppose champ could be if I decided I wanted to tank, but that is never going to happen. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

I was lucky enough to be able to take my RK to a T1 Tower of Orthanc run and have plenty of seals in the wallet so that the day after she hit 75 she had 4/6 of the raid fire set.  Our alliance did an alt run since we’d finished T2 wing raiding early that week.  Unfortunately we weren’t able to get Saruman down as we were a bit too squishy.  The fight illustrated the importance of virtues for me.  She had most around 7-8, a few higher, but not the important ones.  Whilst my RK has nearly the morale of my LM, the attacks from Saruman and the poison/shadow clouds he put down hurt A LOT. 

So off to deed I go!

It took me to Mirkwood and allowed me to enjoy the sights there.  Gotta find an upside to deeds right? Turbine Points and pretty sights?  I don’t think many people liked the region but I actually did.  I found the quests to be pretty mediocre but I felt Turbine got the look and atmosphere spot on.  Whilst deeding there, I ran into some lovely light and surroundings (if you can call a dead, creepy forest lovely.. all in the eye of the beholder and how you choose to look at it I suppose!) and finally took some time to take some screenies of the outfit I recently got my RK.

When I first laid eyes on the ToO T1 RK robe, I knew I had to get it.  It was one of my incentives for leveling up. ๐Ÿ˜‰ That and sweet RK fire dps (which is so very, very fun!) So I splurged, spent the seals, got the robe and it’s definitely been worth it!  I have to resist putting it on all my characters. ๐Ÿ˜›

In the Ashenslades, not long after dawn:
-Chest: Robe of Cleansing Fire (ToO t1 rk set)
-Shoulders: Disused Mantle of the Dunland Soothsayer (Dunland quest reward)
-Gloves: Lore-Keepers Gloves (Barad Guldur LM raid set)
-Shoes: Memory of the West Shoes (Ost Dunoth LM raid set) You can’t see these, but I found them to be good boots that didn’t clip with the robe.

I look forward to finishing up her virtues and getting her some Limlight jewelry as I’d much rather take her to raids than my champ.  I definitely prefer a caster class but I also really enjoy aoe destruction. ๐Ÿ˜›  Champ is great for the aoe, but it generally has to get in more dangerous spots, tends to have to offtank, but its dps isn’t as good as RK’s and the power consumption has become annoying.  My raiding alliance always seems to want more ranged classes (especially for stuff like Shadow Wing as we’re trying to crack the challenge) and dps and I’ve felt my champ isn’t the best contribution to that.  Of course my LM is my main, but we have several in the alliance so we have to rotate.  RK would keep the caster in me satisfied yet also lets me burn stuff down and who knows, maybe one day heal. ๐Ÿ˜›
I also couldn’t resist taking some RK action shots in the spider cave in the Scuttledells.  The light was too nice and RK’s have some really picture-worthy skills.

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4 thoughts on “Visiting Old Places

  1. Good to see you're posting again! I must say that your rune-keeper looks gorgeous. I had the same thought as you when I saw the tier 1 robe, but didn't get it yet because my rune-keeper was picky and wanted the T2 versions first. Can you believe it? ;)The blue/turquoise looks special and the golden rest fits the hair of your rune-keeper perfectly. Grats on level 75 and your gear plus outfit, enjoy!

  2. Hehe, if I didn't have enough seals, I would have wistfully skipped buying that pretty robe too! Stats will always win out in the end for me. ๐Ÿ˜›

  3. Fairymore

    Great post i enjoyed reading it. I too am absolutely captivated by all things Mirkwood lol. I love that area very much and agree with you completely that they hit the nail on the head with translating the feel and mood of Mirkwood from words on a page to a visual world you can interact with.

    Its thrilling when everything gets pitch black at night and all you have is the light from your torch. This is how some areas in Moria used to be before (imo) they ruined it. Anyways Dol Guldur is so impressive! They set the bar rather high for themselves when it comes to Towers of the Sauron and look forward to see what they have planned for Bara’dur. But of all the areas in Mirkwood the maze that is Scuttledells are my most favorite.

    Thank you for linking me to your blog from the Lotro forums. Im an instant fan already.

    • Thank you for the kind words. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I completely agree that Moria isn’t as good now as it’s so much brighter. It doesn’t really make sense. And Dol Guldur is impressive. I remember running around it, being in awe of how big it was (though it was too sparely populated with bad guys) and seeing fell beasts circling it above. It makes Carn Dum look a bit cartoonish now. I feel Orthanc was a bit small, but hopefully they’ll do Barad-dรปr justice!

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