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Mystery Announcement!

According to their Twitter feed and the forums, there is going to be a big announcement for LOTRO tomorrow!

And they want us to guess what it is, apparently. So go forth, spread thy rumors!

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Really interesting post by Sapience today on the forums regarding what the developers have added/changed in the game based on community feed back. Take a look at this super long list!

Mounts 2.0 – Really the whole revamp was based on player feedback but to name just a few of the player requested changes made to the system.:

  • Interacting with with NPCs while mounting
  • Entering a zone without needing to dismount first
  • Mounts as a skill instead of inventory item
  • Emotes while mounted
  • Ability to have crafting tracking skills active while mounted
  • Adding the Bree Horse for level 20 players to purchase at a discount and not requiring the level 35 riding skill. (and also dropping the Founder’s horse to level 15 to ensure they still had a benefit from the mount).

Shared Storage.



User defined chat channels.

Swirft travel boats in Evendim.

Travel routes in the Misty Mountains.

A slew of crafting changes (including the ‘make all’ button).

The ability to skip the tutorial and new player areas for races you’ve already leveled out of those areas when making new characters.

A number of raid and instance changes.

Adjustments to the skirmish marks earned as well as increasing coin drops in skirmishes to adjust the cost of repairs.

Most items required for collection quests removed from inventory and placed into other storage.

The quest tracker tool.

Lorebook (and now the forums and as well) available in game.

Guardian’s repair npc summoning ability.

Burglar’s Vendor summoning ability.

UI customization
Saving UI customizations and storing UI profies.

Lowering the level required to equip cosmetic items.

Disabling Desperate Flight in the Ettenmoors.
The entire concept of diminishing returns in the Ettenmoors.

The Rift Skirmish added (from a Community Team Thread)

Unpopular legacies removed from the LI system (Community Team thread)

Legacy Pools (based on players response to most useful and least useful

2nd and 1st age LI’s are not BoA (they were bound during testing On Bullroarer at one point – there’s actually a patch note about it somewhere if you research it)

Maxed out Level 60 First and Second ages have a chance to return IXP to be used on Level 61-65 LIS (player suggetion in beta)

Identifying all possible legacies on an LI within the first 30 levels instead of having to wait until the very last reforge at Max level to determine if the LI was ‘good’ or not.

Changing the levleing XP required to smooth out the leveling curve at various levels.

Scroll of Empowerment.

Scroll of Renewal.

Placing Class quest items on Skirmish vendors.

Autocomplete when sending in game mail.

User notes for friend and ignore lists.

Male Hobbit run animation (because the last one wasn’t very popular, this is upcoming)

Several mounts (in fact two were designed by players)

Repeatable crafting instances.

Lowering monster difficulty in some regions.

Lowering induction times on my quest items and crafting nodes. In many cases by 50% or more.

Monster Player emotes.

White Dye.

The dressing room.

Increased stack size on many things (anyone remember crafting mats stacking to 20 instead of 100? Or pots stacking to 10 and not 50?)

Changing the ‘welcome back’ effect from +25% XP on mob kills to +5% on mob kills and free stable travel.

Adding a buff icon to indicate the ‘welcome back’ bonuses were in effect.

He also adds the following about his personal play time, as it has come into question many times:

Someone asked if I play. Yes I do (and have for a long time, even before I started working for Turbine). My entire family does. Between us we have almost every class to 65. I have 2 level 65s (LM and Hunter) and a third (Guardian) I am taking to 65. I actually have every class to at least 20 and several past 30.. I also have 3 creeps (Warg, Black Arrow, Warleader).

The entire thread from the beginning is here, although be warned because much of it is negative and some of the posters are on my ignore list :P