Patch Notes - Update 2 Echoes of The Dead

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Of Special Note

3/18/2011

Radiance Removal

We’ve heard your feedback! The radiance system has been removed from the game. Find out the original goals and reasons for removal in the Developer Diary.

Four New Instances and a 12 Player Raid

Five different pieces of instanced content await you! This new cluster of instances includes:

  • Two three-person instances
  • Two six-person instances
  • One 12-person raid

All but one instance features three boss encounters and the raid features six. You can read all about them in our Instance and Raid developer diaries.

Monsterplay (PVMP) Changes

The starter area for the Ettenmoors for Monster Players got a much needed face-lift. It is not perfect but at least a step in the right direction. Players choosing to play a monster character have had their starting skills and abilities adjusted in order to improve their initial experience and survivability. Read the Developer Diary for full details.

Class Updates

The Minstrel, Burglar, and Hunter classes have received a number of changes. You can read the full details of each in their appropriate developer diaries.

Character Panel and Cosmetic System enhancements

The character panel has been revamped! Learn about the new panel, new cosmetic costume slots and other changes in the Developer Diary.

Crafting Vocation Tutorials

Starting out, crafters can find themselves full of bewilderment, wondering how they should begin their journey towards mastering each craft profession. Well, be confused no more! We’ve introduced brand new crafting vocation tutorial quests to guide you along your first steps of the path! Read the Dev Diary to learn about these new quest as well as changes to the Metalsmith and Tailor Professions.

Legendary Item Update

The legendary item system has received some significant changes. On entering the game after Update 2, all of your existing relics will be automatically unslotted from your Legendary Items. These relics will be unchanged in any way. The Legendary Item Developer Diary has the full details on the changes.

Volume III: Book 3, Echoes of the Dead

The Epic story continues! What are the Mysterious relics? All will be revealed in the continuation of the Epic Story line. Read the developer diary for behind the scenes info!

Volume II Epic Story Revamp

Players have been asking for an overhaul of the Volume II epic story to make it more solo friendly. Update 2: Echoes of the Dead brings with it the “Solofication” pass players have been waiting for!

Moria Battle Instances Converted to Skirmishes

The old Moria Battle Instances have been converted to Skirmishes. Completing the old Moria Battle Instances and turning in all of the associated quests prior to release of Update 2 will result in the Skirmishes being automatically available to that character. If Volume II, Book 5, Chapter 5 is not turned in, but the Battle Instances (and their wrapper quests) are completed and turned in, you will have to take V2B5C5 again, but the objectives will be automatically satisfied and you can complete the quest. If a given wrapper is not turned in before the Skirmish-conversion, you will have to run that quest as a Skirmish before advancing. Read the Developer Diary for more information.

Evendim Revamp

We’ve added 100 quests to Evendim and smoothed out the quest paths through the region. Learn all about these major changes in the official Developer Diary.

It’s the Little Things that Count

High Value Armour no longer Sellable

Based on player feedback, armour sets obtained from Raids can no longer be sold to vendors. If you want to remove these items from your character you will have to manually delete them by dragging them out of your pack and into the main screen. The 'Classic' Armour sets obtained from Skirmish barter vendors are also updated to not be sold at vendors.

Map Home is now a Skill

Players have suggested we make the Map Home a skill instead of an inventory item. DONE! The map home and milestone system has been revamped! The map home item now grants you a skill which will be the new way for you to recall to your home milestone. When you use a milestone, a new UI will appear and allow you to select whichever recall skill you would like to bind to that milestone. After accepting which skill you want to bind to that milestone, the skill will update to show you which milestone it is bound to and you will be able to use the skill just as you used to use the map home item to return to the appropriate milestone.

PvMP Rank Mounts Updated

The Rank 9 and Rank 12 mount stats have been enhanced to be comparable to reputation mounts.

  • Rank 9: Health has been increased to 250.
  • Rank 12: Speed has been increased to 168%

Update 2: Echoes of the Dead Release Notes

General Gameplay

  • All damage over time effects caused by weapons will take on the damage type of the implement that caused them. This does not include Damage over Time effects that already have a special damage type, like the Warden’s Light DoTs.
  • Heal over Time and Power over Time effects received as the result of a fellowship maneuver will no longer break a player out of stealth.
  • Newly summoned pets will receive buffs from existing banners and rune keeper's healing stone.
  • Buffs bestowed by pets will no longer stick around on players after they leave the pet master's party.
  • Hide in Plain Sight and Disappear are now properly removed upon entering combat.
  • The Pet skills "Return to Master" and "Rally!" can no longer be set to auto-cast by the player.
  • Addressed a number of typos.
  • All of you who love to /dance can now go /afk safely and can once again /dance without logging out.
  • Players who completed the "Assaulter of the Ringwraith's Lair" deed will receive the appropriate title, even if they completed it before the deed was fixed to award the correct title.

Skills & Classes

Burglar

  • Burglars have two new stances:
  • Quiet Knife: It grants a small bonus to melee damage and positional damage that increases when slotting deep in the Quiet Knife trait set. It also comes with a -10% decrease to perceived threat.
  • Gambler: This stance increases the damage of Gambles as well as decreasing the resistance of monsters to Trick Removals. Both of these effects are increased by slotting deep into the Gambler trait set. The Gambler also comes with a +5% increase to the Burglar’s chance to Evade.
  • Knives Out – this skill no longer shares a cooldown with Touch and Go. Its effects last 10 seconds. During this time the Burglar takes only 20% of the melee damage done and deals 30% of the incoming damage back to his attacker.
  • Quite a Snag has had its range increased to 10m.
  • Burglar's Stealth now will increase Stealth Detection by +3 levels.
  • Burglar's Antidote and Cure Poison will no longer break Stealth.
  • Mischievous Delight will no longer have an excessive delay after execution.
  • New Skill: Safe Fall - This skill grants immunity to the snare from falling damage for 6 seconds. It will not save you from death if you fall far enough. It is granted to Burglars at Level 18.
  • There have been some modifications to Burglar Legacies.
  • Gambler Devastating Critical Buff Duration has become Devastating Critical Buff Duration. It will now increase the buff duration of all 3 trait line Legendary Skills.
  • Quiet Knife Devastating Critical Buff Duration has become Subtle Stab Damage Multiplier. This legacy increases the damage done by Subtle Stab by up to +10%.
  • Mischief Devastating Critical Buff Duration has become Aim cooldown. This legacy decreases the cooldown of Aim by up to -10 seconds.
  • The Knives Out Defence legacy has been reduced to +10% maximum.

Captain

  • Corrected the tooltip for Muster Courage.
  • The deed Tactical Prowess for Captains will now advance normally when Leader of Men is slotted.

Champion

  • Elven Champions will once again gain the parry buff from their Racial Trait while in Fervour.
  • The tooltip for the Champion's Dire Need skill, as well as other skills that drain power or morale from a foe to yourself, now always correctly shows what the conversion for the transfer is.

Guardian

  • The Guardian skill Bash will now display Threat Up effects over the target's head.
  • Clarified the skill description for Guardian skill Fray the Edge.
  • The Guardian skill Litany of Defiance can no longer be blocked, parried or evaded. Instead the monsters will get a single resist check when the skill is first applied.

Hunter

  • Added the Bow-master 3 trait bonus critical damage multiplier to the 2nd and 3rd shot of swift bow and improved swift bow.
  • Updated Bow Master set Bonuses:
  • 2 Equipped: +10% Bow Critical Multiplier
  • 3 Equipped: +3% Strength Stance Damage, +3% Strength Stance Power Cost, +15% Barbed Arrow Initial Damage
  • 4 Equipped: +7% Strength Stance Damage, +7% Strength Stance Power Cost, -60 sec Heart Seeker cooldown
  • Updated Trapper of Foes Trait Set Bonuses:
  • 2 Equipped: +60 in-Combat Power Regen
  • 3 Equipped: Rain of Thorns Target Root Resist Rating, -50% Trap Skill Inductions, -5% Ranged Damage
  • The text has been changed from + to - on the Rain of Thorns resistance penetration, to be more consistent with other penetration tooltips.
  • 4 Equipped: Purge Poison becomes an AOE with a 15 second cooldown, Penetrating Shot roots with a 30 second Cooldown, -30s Trap Skill Cooldowns, -10% Ranged Damage
  • Updated Huntsman Trait Set Bonuses:
  • 2 Equipped: +2s before Focus loss from Movement
  • 3 Equipped: -10% Bow Inductions, Strength of the Earth gives morale regen and increased power
  • 4 Equipped: -10% Bow Inductions, 20% chance for Quick Shot to generate an extra pip of Focus
  • Recipes to create Tier 5 and 6 Wind-rider and Whisper-draw books have been added to the LOTRO Store and in game.
Skills
  • Heart Seeker: Induction reduced to 3 seconds. Cooldown decreased to 2 minutes. Base damage decreased, bow contribution increased, causing a net damage decrease, but a DPS increase.
  • Burn Hot: Cooldown reduced to 5 minutes. Power is no longer zeroed out at the end of the effect. Power Cost Penalty reversed; Burn Hot now reduces Power costs by 10%. Damage bonus reduced to 20%. Power cost to activate skill is now 20% of max Power.
  • Penetrating Shot: Can be used while moving.
  • Strength of the Earth: Initial induction removed, regardless of trait line. Power return slightly increased, duration now 5 seconds.
  • Fleet Stance: Renamed to Fleetness. No longer a stance, now a 15 second buff. Costs 6 Focus. Removes Focus loss on movement and reduces miss chance while moving by 60%. Increases movespeed by 10%. Power cost increased.
  • Press Onward: Now always usable in combat, with a flat 5 minute cooldown. Power and Health restoration changed from a flat 3000 to a lower number that scales with level.
  • Bright Campfire: Regen numbers increased.
  • Purge Poison: The facing requirement has been removed, and the cure effect has been pushed to the front of the animation, causing it to happen faster.
Traits
  • Shot Through the Heart: The critical hit bonus has been removed. Instead, the trait will make Heart Seeker remove the Barbed Arrow bleed on a foe and deal additional damage (like Scourging Blow). It now displays how much damage it can do.
  • Swift and True: Adds additional base damage to the 3rd attack of Improved Swift Bow.
  • Deadly Precision: Moved to Huntsman line, in favor of Fast Draw.
  • Fast Draw: Added to Bowmaster Line.
  • Cool Burn: Burn Hot now reduces bow skill Power cost by 60% for the duration. Cooldown reduced to 2 minutes. Damage bonus is now +20%, bringing the total damage to +40%.
  • Quality of Mercy: Renamed to Swift Mercy. Each usage of Swift Bow reduces the focus cost of the next Merciful Shot by 1, can stack up to 6 times.
  • Barbed Fury: now increases bleed damage by 20%, and no longer increases the duration of the bleed.
  • Improved Fleet Stance: Renamed to Improved Fleetness. Adds -15% Bow Inductions. Increases duration to 30 seconds. (Known Issue: In game trait tooltip displays “-25% Focus skill Cooldowns”)
  • Fast Draw: Moved to the Bow Master line, in favor of Deadly Precision.
  • Deadly Precision: Added to the Huntsman line
  • Bow and Blade: Repurposed into Barbed Hindrance and added to the Trapper of Foes line. Now Increases the slow effect on Barbed Arrow from 10% to 40%. Remember that only the highest slow effect on a target takes effect. All Hunters now have a secondary strike on all melee skills without requiring any trait. Players who acquired Bow and Blade will see it transform into Barbed Hinderance without any additional work. Progress on the Bow and Blade class deed will not carry over. The new deed for the Barbed Hinderance trait requires using the Barbed Arrow skill.
  • Deep Concentration: Added to the Hunstman line
  • Rapid Recovery: Reduces Dazing Blow cooldown by 10 seconds, reduces all other melee skills cooldowns by 2 seconds.
  • Deep Concentration: Moved to the Hunstman line, in favor of Bow and Blade. Do note, that Bow and Blade is being repurposed to become Barbed Hinderance.
  • Bow and Blade: Added to the Trapper, and renamed Barbed Hindrance. Increases the slow effect on Barbed Arrow from 10% to 40%. Remember that only the highest slow effect on a target takes effect.
  • Explosive Arrow: Cooldown now reduced by -150 seconds, which makes Distracting Shot a 30sec cooldown for a 30sec daze.
Bow legacy changes
  • Quick Shot Critical Rating – Increased
  • Burn Hot Damage – Increased to 10%
  • Heart Seeker Damage – Increased to 20%
  • Distracting Shot Cooldown – Decreased to -15s (with the global decrease on the cooldown, the net cooldown after having this mod will be lower than pre-Update 2)


Melee legacy changes
  • Blindside Critical Rating – Increased
  • Low Cut Bleed Chance – increased to 50%
  • Agile Rejoinder Heal Chance – Increased to 100%
  • Traited Intend Concentration Power Bonus – Increased to 30%
  • Press Onward Cooldown – Decreased to 90 seconds

Minstrel

  • Anthem of the Wizards now has FX, and how!
  • Lay/Lyric of the Hammerhand has had its cooldown reduced from 600s to 300s.
  • Using any of the “Tale” skills while mounted will no longer caused the Minstrel's shield to appear on their back. Thanks for the bug, Lalaeth!
  • The skill “Call to Greatness” is no longer limited to members of your Fellowship.
  • “Soliloquy of Spirit” and “Fellowship's Heart” can now stack once per caster.
  • “Fellowship's Heart” is now grouped with 'Healing and Motivation' skills and thus now receives the benefits of the Legacy “Healing and Motivation Skills Morale”.
  • The skill “Piercing Cry” can now interrupt inductions.
  • The skill “Anthem of the Valar” now removes a Corruption from each enemy hit.
  • War-speech skills (Call of Orome, Call of the Second Age, Call to Fate, and Timeless Echoes of Battle) can now be used during the War-speech tailing-off effect. Also, the bonuses to Piercing Cry and Ballad damage remain for the duration of the War-speech tailing-off effect.
  • The trait “Power of Song” now has an additional benefit: When you use any Healing skill there's a 10% chance your War-speech Calls are temporarily unlocked for a single usage with no power cost. This only applies when NOT in War-speech.
  • The benefits from the trait “Improved Cure Fear” have been removed from the trait and added to the skill directly.
  • The trait “Improved Cure Fear” has been repurposed and is now “Improved Raise the Spirit”. This trait eliminates the Cooldown (from 1.5s to 0s) and cuts the Induction time in half (1s to 0.5s).
  • The skill “Gift of the Hammerhand” is now useable while moving.
  • The skill “Lay of the Hammerhand” is now useable while moving.
  • The skill “Lyric of the Hammerhand” is now useable while moving.
  • The skill “Chord of Salvation” is now useable while moving.
  • The skill “Call to the Fellowship” has had its cooldown reduced from 10m to 3m.
  • The skill cooldown reduced from 10m to 5m (the Warrior-skald 3-set bonus has been updated to support this change, it now reduces the cooldown by 2.5m).
  • The trait “Lyrics of Bravery” now adds Shadow Defence to the skill “Ballad of Composure”.
  • There is a new Major Legacy for Weapons that decreases the duration of the War-speech tail effect by up to 5 seconds.
  • The 'glowy hands' are back while the Minstrel is in War-speech. (They also properly go away when the Minstrel is no longer in War-speech.)
  • The Legendary Skill “Song of the Hopeful Heart” has been changed to “Symphony of the Hopeful Heart”. Numerous changes have been made to this skill:
  • Cooldown has been reduced from 10 minutes to 5 minutes
  • Size of the hotspot has been reduced from 10 meters to 5 meters
  • Duration of the hotspot has been reduced from 5 minutes to 2.5 minutes
  • While standing within the hotspot, in addition to the existing +4 hope bonus there is now a +10% Incoming Healing bonus.
  • If a player remains standing within the hotspot for a few seconds and then exits the hotspot, they receive a 30 second buff to Resistance Penetration and Avoidance Penetration for all applicable skills.
  • The “Ballad Healing Bonus” provided by the “Ballad Tier” effect has been removed and replaced with new (harder, better, faster, stronger) functionality, see below.
  • When a Minstrel plays a Ballad (of any tier) they receive a “Ballad Healing Bonus” buff. Each time a Ballad is played this buff is upgraded to the next tier (to a maximum of three, see below). Important Note: When the Minstrel uses a Heal skill this buff is decremented a Tier. ie; If you have “Ballad Healing Bonus (Tier 3)” and use a heal, the buff changes to “Ballad Healing Bonus (Tier 2)”.
  • Ballad Healing Bonus (Tier 1): +3% Healing on next heal skill, -3% Power cost on next heal skill
  • Ballad Healing Bonus (Tier 2): +6% Healing on next heal skill, -6% Power cost on next heal skill
  • Ballad Healing Bonus (Tier 3): +9% Healing on next heal skill, -9% Power cost on next heal skill
  • The 3-set and 4-set bonuses of the “Watcher of Resolve” Trait Line each provide a +1% bonus per Tier to these buffs.
  • For example, if a Minstrel has the 3-set bonus from the “Watcher of Resolve” Trait line, their buffs will look like this:
  • Ballad Healing Bonus (Tier 1): +4% Healing on next heal skill, -4% Power cost on next heal skill
  • Ballad Healing Bonus (Tier 2): +8% Healing on next heal skill, -8% Power cost on next heal skill
  • Ballad Healing Bonus (Tier 3): +12% Healing on next heal skill, -12% Power cost on next heal skill
  • While if a Minstrel instead had the 4-set bonus, their buffs would look like this:
  • Ballad Healing Bonus (Tier 1): +5% Healing on next heal skill, -5% Power cost on next heal skill
  • Ballad Healing Bonus (Tier 2): +10% Healing on next heal skill, -10% Power cost on next heal skill
  • Ballad Healing Bonus (Tier 3): +15% Healing on next heal skill, -15% Power cost on next heal skill
  • Modded versions of “Ballad of War” (via the Legacy) will no longer be overwritten by un-modded versions.
  • “Gift of the Hammerhand” now converts ALL Morale damage to Power damage at a ratio 2:1 (Morale -> Power). [For a frame of reference: “Gift of the Hammerhand” previously only coverted Common damage at a ratio of 1:2.]
  • The armor set “Armour of the Wandering Bard” obtained in N?rz G?shu now improves the Morale -> Power ratio of “Gift of the Hammerhand” to 3:1 (Morale -&> Power) [For a frame of reference it was previously only a 2:3 ratio.]
  • The cooldown of “Gift of the Hammerhand” has been reduced from 15m to 5m.
  • The trait “Tempo of Bravery” has been changed to “Improved Echoes of Battle” which increases the damage of “Echoes of Battle” (as well as “Timeless Echoes of Battle”) by 10%.
  • A new skill is available at level 28:
  • “Anthem of The Third Age”
  • Increases your Outgoing Healing and reduces the Induction time of your skills. While in War-speech, this skill instead increases the damage of your Call skills.
  • +10% Outgoing Healing
  • -25% All Skill Inductions
  • Duration: 10s
  • Cooldown: 1m
  • “Anthem of The Third Age (War-speech)”
  • Anthem: Increases the damage of your Call skills.
  • +10% War-speech Call Damage
  • Duration: 10s
  • Cooldown: 1m
  • The skill “Ballad of Flame” now provides an additional buff to Tactical damage for the Minstrel and nearby fellows.
  • There is a new Major Legacy for Class Items to increase the magnitude of the Tactical damage buff on “Ballad of Flame”.
  • The skill “Ballad of Unshakable Will” is now “Ballad of Compusure”. It now provides an additional buff to Ranged damage for the Minstrel and nearby fellows.
  • There is a new Minor Legacy for Class items to increase the magnitude of the Ranged damage buff on “Ballad of Composure”.
  • The trait ""Lyrics of Bravery"" now adds Shadow Defence to the skill ""Ballad of Composure"".

Rune-keeper

  • The “Cobalt Armour” 6 set bonus, now properly increases the max targets of “Distracting Wind”.
  • The Thunderous Words deed now only requires the Rune-keeper to use Scribe Spark 125 times.
  • The Dwarven Racial skill Endurance of Stone will no longer trigger the Rune-keeper legendary skill Steady Hands cooldown timer.

Warden

  • Critical Strike will now be a Fast skill.
  • Clarified the tooltip for Warden's Spear of Virtue gambit to indicate that the gambit does melee damage and light damage.

The Ettenmoors (PVMP)

  • Burglars and wargs attempting to breach the resurrection locations in the Ettenmoors will be met with a rude awakening as the defenders there will now see through stealth.
  • The starter area for the Ettenmoors for Monster Players got a much needed face-lift. It is not perfect but at least a step in the right direction.
  • An issue causing the Reaver's Westernese Defence Rating to be over 5000 points has been addressed.
  • Fixed a bug that was preventing Quartermaster Aspduf from offering the Damage and Mitigation Destiny Perks.
  • “Spider Harvesters,” the quest to escort Caragdal from her keep to the Grimwood Lumber Camp, should now work correctly.
  • Character Panel for Monster Play now shows the PVP Rank instead of the Level
  • Monster Players will no longer see the meaningless-to-them minimum level requirement on the Destiny Perks
  • The following skills are now disabled while under the effects of “Power of the First Age”.
  • Warleader: Mobilize
  • Stalker: Sprint
  • Reaver: Charge
  • Typo in the “Power of the First Age” effect has been corrected. This effect reduces Incoming Melee and Ranged damage by 50% not 5%.
  • Race Corruption Traders have had their titles changed to “Racial Traders”
  • Bloodlust Leech health has been reduced significantly

Skirmishes, Raids & Instances

  • The Skirmish Herbalist soldier will now correctly heal Captain Oathbreaker pets.
  • Some cases where a monster corpse would cause a fight to continually reset have been fixed.
  • The Annúminas instance tokens have had their conversion rate to Skirmish Marks corrected. The conversion rate for Arnorian Armour Fragments was much greater than intended. The new rates are as follows:
  • 50 Arnorian Armour Fragments = 5 Marks
  • 5 Battered Arnorian Armour = 25 Marks

Tham Mirdain

  • School boss deed can no longer be accelerated

Annúminas Instances

  • Target rings now show on debris piles

Haud Iarcith

  • Lowered level of rare mob kill deed

Forochel

  • Ore for the Forge fixed

Dannenglor

  • Tuned down Ruingalad and wandering flames reflect on duo

Thadur

  • Buffs will be removed if the fight resets after attempting challenge

An Urgent Summons

  • Will now have a quest ring for Toradan
  • Becoming incapacitated inside one of the IA instance dungeons will no longer exit you from the dungeon.
  • Clicking on Wuli during his initial drama in the Battle of the Twenty-first Hall should no longer break the instance.
  • The North and South Ends of the Northern Hallway in the Battle of the Twenty-first Hall should now coincide with the announcement billboards.
  • Behind Bars and Timely Rescue in Enedwaith will now allow you to enter with one companion.

Legendary Items

  • Revised the names of Legacies of and Legacy Replacement Scrolls so that they fit within the item tooltip. All Legendary Items will now have three legacies when identified.
  • You no longer have the option to unslot your relics during a reforge and you cannot get them back even when deconstructing a max level LI.
  • We have eliminated the two tiers of Item XP heritage runes. All Runes dropping from now on will have the XP values of the level 65 runes and be useable on any Legendary Item. Any runes currently in your inventory or in storage will remain unchanged.
  • Legacy replacement scrolls will be awarded when deconstructing a Legendary Item of at least level 30. The legacy replacement scroll is selected from any legacy currently on the Legendary Item. Legacies that have been removed from the game are not available to be selected.
  • The legacy to be replaced must be on a Legendary Item of the same class as the Legacy Replacement scroll.
  • The legacy to be replaced must be on the same type of Legendary Item from which the legacy was extracted. No moving legacies from weapons to class items.
  • Major legacies (previously called Pool A legacies) can only be used to replace another Major Legacy.

Relics

  • Reforging and deconstruction will no longer give the ability to safely unslot relics.
  • Tier 7-9 relics will no longer be available in game. Again note, all previously acquired tier 7-9 relics will be unchanged.
  • Combination, LI deconstruction and sealed relics will now output a new set of relics that range from tier 1 to 6. These new relics have many of the stats the original relics had on them, and many share the name and icons from their original counterparts.
  • The new Tier 6 relics will have level 65 equivalent stats.
  • The number of relics required to combine up have been reduced from: 5/5/5/5/5 to 5/4/4/3/3. Note that tier 6 is now the most potent tiered relic, and that it is of item level 65.
  • Critical combinations no longer give you additional relics of higher tiers. Instead you gain “shards”, which is a new Wallet item associated with Legendary Items.
  • The coin cost of combining has increased, more so at higher tiers. All combination costs may be paid for with “shards” instead of coin.
  • The coin cost to perform various Legendary activities has decreased for lower level Blanks, and increased for higher level blanks. All such activities may be paid for with shards instead of coin.
  • There is a new tab at the Relic-master – Refine
  • The refine tab allows you to destroy unwanted relics to gain some amount of shards based on the relics tier. Heritage runes (that grant bonus IXP) occasionally appear during this process. Higher tier relics will provide more potent runes.
  • There is a new tab at the Relic-master – Melding
  • Melding is much like crafting. A series of melding recipes may be chosen from. These recopies will output various useful Legendary Item components (Scrolls, Blanks, Legacies) as well as special “Unique” relics. The recopies will cost mostly shards, and occasionally some number of relics.
  • The Relic-master panel now has a “Enhance” button that will provide links to relevant parts of the LOTRO Store.
  • A Scroll of Removal is now available on the LOTRO Store, which allows all tiered relics to be removed from a Legendary Item safely.

Crafting

  • The Craft Guild Introduction quests have been changed to provide a better tutorial for your first exposure to the Craft Guild.
  • Craft Guild Trainers will now be at every crafting hub.
  • The quests that gate Crafting have been deleted and replaced with quests that leave advancement more open and provide useful tutorials. These quests can be picked up in each craft area when requirements are met. The new quests introduce the Crafting Guild and Superior Facilities, and the purpose of this change is to unblock crafting advancement by level requirements for quests.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing multiple copies of the same recipe to display in your crafting panel.

Tailor

  • Fixed an issue where the Heavy Cloth Robe recipe was displayed under the wrong Tailoring sub-category.

Farming

  • Updated names for all pipe-weed.

Scholar

  • Added more detailed information to many crafting ingredients that are used by Scholars to make dyes and paints.

Metalsmith

Changes we have made to the Metalsmith and Tailor crafting professions have resulted in the removal of some light, medium, and heavy armour recipes. The removed recipes will no longer exist in any form after the arrival of the next update - it is very important to note that players will lose access to these recipes after the next update is live. The following is a list of recipes that will no longer be available for use as of the next update:

Light Armour Recipes
  • Dwarf-make Linen Armour Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Linen Shoes Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Linen Gloves Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Linen Leggings Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Linen Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Loose Dwarf-make Linen Armour Recipe
  • Loose Dwarf-make Linen Shoes Recipe
  • Loose Dwarf-make Linen Gloves Recipe
  • Loose Dwarf-make Linen Leggings Recipe
  • Loose Dwarf-make Linen Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Cotton Armour Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Cotton Shoes Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Cotton Gloves Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Cotton Leggings Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Cotton Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Elven Cotton Armour Recipe
  • Elven Cotton Shoes Recipe
  • Elven Cotton Gloves Recipe
  • Elven Cotton Leggings Recipe
  • Elven Cotton Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Traveller's Armour Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Traveller's Shoes Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Traveller's Gloves Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Traveller's Leggings Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Traveller's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Elven Traveller's Armour Recipe
  • Elven Traveller's Shoes Recipe
  • Elven Traveller's Gloves Recipe
  • Elven Traveller's Leggings Recipe
  • Elven Traveller's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Heavy Dwarf-make Cotton Armour Recipe
  • Heavy Dwarf-make Cotton Shoes Recipe
  • Heavy Dwarf-make Cotton Gloves Recipe
  • Heavy Dwarf-make Cotton Leggings Recipe
  • Heavy Dwarf-make Cotton Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Heavy Elven Cotton Armour Recipe
  • Heavy Elven Cotton Shoes Recipe
  • Heavy Elven Cotton Gloves Recipe
  • Heavy Elven Cotton Leggings Recipe
  • Heavy Elven Cotton Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Traveller's Armour Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Traveller's Shoes Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Traveller's Gloves Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Traveller's Leggings Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Traveller's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Superb Elven Traveller's Armour Recipe
  • Superb Elven Traveller's Shoes Recipe
  • Superb Elven Traveller's Gloves Recipe
  • Superb Elven Traveller's Leggings Recipe
  • Superb Elven Traveller's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Explorer's Armour Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Explorer's Shoes Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Explorer's Gloves Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Explorer's Leggings Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Explorer's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Elven Explorer's Armour Recipe
  • Elven Explorer's Shoes Recipe
  • Elven Explorer's Gloves Recipe
  • Elven Explorer's Leggings Recipe
  • Elven Explorer's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Scholar's Armour Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Scholar's Shoes Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Scholar's Gloves Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Scholar's Leggings Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Scholar's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Elven Scholar's Armour Recipe
  • Elven Scholar's Shoes Recipe
  • Elven Scholar's Gloves Recipe
  • Elven Scholar's Leggings Recipe
  • Elven Scholar's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Loose Dwarf-make Explorer's Armour Recipe
  • Loose Dwarf-make Explorer's Shoes Recipe
  • Loose Dwarf-make Explorer's Gloves Recipe
  • Loose Dwarf-make Explorer's Leggings Recipe
  • Loose Dwarf-make Explorer's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Loose Elven Explorer's Armour Recipe
  • Loose Elven Explorer's Shoes Recipe
  • Loose Elven Explorer's Gloves Recipe
  • Loose Elven Explorer's Leggings Recipe
  • Loose Elven Explorer's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Scholar's Armour Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Scholar's Shoes Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Scholar's Gloves Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Scholar's Leggings Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Scholar's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Superb Elven Scholar's Armour Recipe
  • Superb Elven Scholar's Shoes Recipe
  • Superb Elven Scholar's Gloves Recipe
  • Superb Elven Scholar's Leggings Recipe
  • Superb Elven Scholar's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Pristine Dwarf-make Armour Recipe
  • Pristine Dwarf-make Shoes Recipe
  • Pristine Dwarf-make Gloves Recipe
  • Pristine Dwarf-make Leggings Recipe
  • Pristine Dwarf-make Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Pristine Elven Armour Recipe
  • Pristine Elven Shoes Recipe
  • Pristine Elven Gloves Recipe
  • Pristine Elven Leggings Recipe
  • Pristine Elven Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Radiant Dwarf-make Armour Recipe
  • Radiant Dwarf-make Shoes Recipe
  • Radiant Dwarf-make Gloves Recipe
  • Radiant Dwarf-make Leggings Recipe
  • Radiant Dwarf-make Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Radiant Elven Armour Recipe
  • Radiant Elven Shoes Recipe
  • Radiant Elven Gloves Recipe
  • Radiant Elven Leggings Recipe
  • Radiant Elven Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Radiant Westernesse Armour Recipe
  • Radiant Westernesse Shoes Recipe
  • Radiant Westernesse Gloves Recipe
  • Radiant Westernesse Leggings Recipe
  • Radiant Westernesse Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Padded Pristine Dwarf-make Armour Recipe
  • Padded Pristine Dwarf-make Shoes Recipe
  • Padded Pristine Dwarf-make Gloves Recipe
  • Padded Pristine Dwarf-make Leggings Recipe
  • Padded Pristine Dwarf-make Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Padded Pristine Elven Armour Recipe
  • Padded Pristine Elven Shoes Recipe
  • Padded Pristine Elven Gloves Recipe
  • Padded Pristine Elven Leggings Recipe
  • Padded Pristine Elven Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Superb Radiant Dwarf-make Armour Recipe
  • Superb Radiant Dwarf-make Shoes Recipe
  • Superb Radiant Dwarf-make Gloves Recipe
  • Superb Radiant Dwarf-make Leggings Recipe
  • Superb Radiant Dwarf-make Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Superb Radiant Elven Armour Recipe
  • Superb Radiant Elven Shoes Recipe
  • Superb Radiant Elven Gloves Recipe
  • Superb Radiant Elven Leggings Recipe
  • Superb Radiant Elven Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Superb Radiant Westernesse Armour Recipe
  • Superb Radiant Westernesse Shoes Recipe
  • Superb Radiant Westernesse Gloves Recipe
  • Superb Radiant Westernesse Leggings Recipe
  • Superb Radiant Westernesse Shoulder Guards Recipe
Medium Armour Recipes
  • Tough Dwarf-make Leather Armour Recipe
  • Tough Dwarf-make Leather Boots Recipe
  • Tough Dwarf-make Leather Gloves Recipe
  • Tough Dwarf-make Leather Leggings Recipe
  • Tough Dwarf-make Leather Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Leather Armour Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Leather Boots Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Leather Gloves Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Leather Leggings Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Leather Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Sturdy Dwarf-make Leather Armour Recipe
  • Sturdy Dwarf-make Leather Boots Recipe
  • Sturdy Dwarf-make Leather Gloves Recipe
  • Sturdy Dwarf-make Leather Leggings Recipe
  • Sturdy Dwarf-make Leather Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Sturdy Elven Leather Armour Recipe
  • Sturdy Elven Leather Boots Recipe
  • Sturdy Elven Leather Gloves Recipe
  • Sturdy Elven Leather Leggings Recipe
  • Sturdy Elven Leather Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Outrider's Armour Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Outrider's Boots Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Outrider's Gloves Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Outrider's Leggings Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Outrider's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Elven Outrider's Armour Recipe
  • Elven Outrider's Boots Recipe
  • Elven Outrider's Gloves Recipe
  • Elven Outrider's Leggings Recipe
  • Elven Outrider's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Reinforced Sturdy Dwarf-make Leather Armour Recipe
  • Reinforced Sturdy Dwarf-make Leather Boots Recipe
  • Reinforced Sturdy Dwarf-make Leather Gloves Recipe
  • Reinforced Sturdy Dwarf-make Leather Leggings Recipe
  • Reinforced Sturdy Dwarf-make Leather Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Reinforced Sturdy Elven Leather Armour Recipe
  • Reinforced Sturdy Elven Leather Boots Recipe
  • Reinforced Sturdy Elven Leather Gloves Recipe
  • Reinforced Sturdy Elven Leather Leggings Recipe
  • Reinforced Sturdy Elven Leather Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Outrider's Armour Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Outrider's Boots Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Outrider's Gloves Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Outrider's Leggings Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Outrider's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Superb Elven Outrider's Armour Recipe
  • Superb Elven Outrider's Boots Recipe
  • Superb Elven Outrider's Gloves Recipe
  • Superb Elven Outrider's Leggings Recipe
  • Superb Elven Outrider's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Skirmisher's Armour Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Skirmisher's Boots Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Skirmisher's Gloves Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Skirmisher's Leggings Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Skirmisher's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Elven Skirmisher's Armour Recipe
  • Elven Skirmisher's Boots Recipe
  • Elven Skirmisher's Gloves Recipe
  • Elven Skirmisher's Leggings Recipe
  • Elven Skirmisher's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Hunters Armour Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Hunters Boots Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Hunters Gloves Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Hunters Leggings Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Hunters Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Elven Hunters Armour Recipe
  • Elven Hunters Boots Recipe
  • Elven Hunters Gloves Recipe
  • Elven Hunters Leggings Recipe
  • Elven Hunters Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Heavy Dwarf-make Skirmisher's Armour Recipe
  • Heavy Dwarf-make Skirmisher's Boots Recipe
  • Heavy Dwarf-make Skirmisher's Gloves Recipe
  • Heavy Dwarf-make Skirmisher's Leggings Recipe
  • Heavy Dwarf-make Skirmisher's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Heavy Elven Skirmisher's Armour Recipe
  • Heavy Elven Skirmisher's Boots Recipe
  • Heavy Elven Skirmisher's Gloves Recipe
  • Heavy Elven Skirmisher's Leggings Recipe
  • Heavy Elven Skirmisher's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Hunters Armour Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Hunters Boots Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Hunters Gloves Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Hunters Leggings Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Hunters Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Superb Elven Hunters Armour Recipe
  • Superb Elven Hunters Boots Recipe
  • Superb Elven Hunters Gloves Recipe
  • Superb Elven Hunters Leggings Recipe
  • Superb Elven Hunters Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Campaigner's Armour Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Campaigner's Boots Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Campaigner's Gloves Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Campaigner's Leggings Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Campaigner's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Elven Campaigner's Armour Recipe
  • Elven Campaigner's Boots Recipe
  • Elven Campaigner's Gloves Recipe
  • Elven Campaigner's Leggings Recipe
  • Elven Campaigner's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Protector's Armour Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Protector's Boots Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Protector's Gloves Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Protector's Leggings Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Protector's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Elven Protector's Armour Recipe
  • Elven Protector's Boots Recipe
  • Elven Protector's Gloves Recipe
  • Elven Protector's Leggings Recipe
  • Elven Protector's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Westernesse Protector's Armour Recipe
  • Westernesse Protector's Boots Recipe
  • Westernesse Protector's Gloves Recipe
  • Westernesse Protector's Leggings Recipe
  • Westernesse Protector's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Campaigner's Armour Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Campaigner's Boots Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Campaigner's Gloves Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Campaigner's Leggings Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Campaigner's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Superb Elven Campaigner's Armour Recipe
  • Superb Elven Campaigner's Boots Recipe
  • Superb Elven Campaigner's Gloves Recipe
  • Superb Elven Campaigner's Leggings Recipe
  • Superb Elven Campaigner's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Protector's Armour Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Protector's Boots Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Protector's Gloves Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Protector's Leggings Recipe
  • Superb Dwarf-make Protector's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Superb Elven Protector's Armour Recipe
  • Superb Elven Protector's Boots Recipe
  • Superb Elven Protector's Gloves Recipe
  • Superb Elven Protector's Leggings Recipe
  • Superb Elven Protector's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Superb Westernesse Protector's Armour Recipe
  • Superb Westernesse Protector's Boots Recipe
  • Superb Westernesse Protector's Gloves Recipe
  • Superb Westernesse Protector's Leggings Recipe
  • Superb Westernesse Protector's Shoulder Guards Recipe
Heavy Armour Recipes
  • Dwarf-make Bronze Armour Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Bronze Boots Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Bronze Gloves Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Bronze Leggings Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Bronze Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Elven Bronze Armour Recipe
  • Elven Bronze Boots Recipe
  • Elven Bronze Gloves Recipe
  • Elven Bronze Leggings Recipe
  • Elven Bronze Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Heavy Dwarf-make Bronze Armour Recipe
  • Heavy Dwarf-make Bronze Boots Recipe
  • Heavy Dwarf-make Bronze Gloves Recipe
  • Heavy Dwarf-make Bronze Leggings Recipe
  • Heavy Dwarf-make Bronze Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Heavy Elven Bronze Armour Recipe
  • Heavy Elven Bronze Boots Recipe
  • Heavy Elven Bronze Gloves Recipe
  • Heavy Elven Bronze Leggings Recipe
  • Heavy Elven Bronze Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Iron Armour Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Iron Boots Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Iron Gloves Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Iron Leggings Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Iron Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Elven Iron Armour Recipe
  • Elven Iron Boots Recipe
  • Elven Iron Gloves Recipe
  • Elven Iron Leggings Recipe
  • Elven Iron Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Crafted Dwarf-make Armour Recipe
  • Crafted Dwarf-make Boots Recipe
  • Crafted Dwarf-make Gloves Recipe
  • Crafted Dwarf-make Leggings Recipe
  • Crafted Dwarf-make Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Crafted Elven Armour Recipe
  • Crafted Elven Boots Recipe
  • Crafted Elven Gloves Recipe
  • Crafted Elven Leggings Recipe
  • Crafted Elven Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Heavy Dwarf-make Iron Armour Recipe
  • Heavy Dwarf-make Iron Boots Recipe
  • Heavy Dwarf-make Iron Gloves Recipe
  • Heavy Dwarf-make Iron Leggings Recipe
  • Heavy Dwarf-make Iron Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Heavy Elven Iron Armour Recipe
  • Heavy Elven Iron Boots Recipe
  • Heavy Elven Iron Gloves Recipe
  • Heavy Elven Iron Leggings Recipe
  • Heavy Elven Iron Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Forge-crafted Dwarf-make Armour Recipe
  • Forge-crafted Dwarf-make Boots Recipe
  • Forge-crafted Dwarf-make Gloves Recipe
  • Forge-crafted Dwarf-make Leggings Recipe
  • Forge-crafted Dwarf-make Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Forge-crafted Elven Armour Recipe
  • Forge-crafted Elven Boots Recipe
  • Forge-crafted Elven Gloves Recipe
  • Forge-crafted Elven Leggings Recipe
  • Forge-crafted Elven Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Steel Armour Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Steel Boots Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Steel Gloves Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Steel Leggings Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Steel Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Elven Steel Armour Recipe
  • Elven Steel Boots Recipe
  • Elven Steel Gloves Recipe
  • Elven Steel Leggings Recipe
  • Elven Steel Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Defender's Armour Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Defender's Boots Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Defender's Gloves Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Defender's Leggings Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Defender's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Elven Defender's Armour Recipe
  • Elven Defender's Boots Recipe
  • Elven Defender's Gloves Recipe
  • Elven Defender's Leggings Recipe
  • Elven Defender's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Heavy Dwarf-make Steel Armour Recipe
  • Heavy Dwarf-make Steel Boots Recipe
  • Heavy Dwarf-make Steel Gloves Recipe
  • Heavy Dwarf-make Steel Leggings Recipe
  • Heavy Dwarf-make Steel Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Heavy Elven Steel Armour Recipe
  • Heavy Elven Steel Boots Recipe
  • Heavy Elven Steel Gloves Recipe
  • Heavy Elven Steel Leggings Recipe
  • Heavy Elven Steel Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Strong Dwarf-make Defender's Armour Recipe
  • Strong Dwarf-make Defender's Boots Recipe
  • Strong Dwarf-make Defender's Gloves Recipe
  • Strong Dwarf-make Defender's Leggings Recipe
  • Strong Dwarf-make Defender's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Strong Elven Defender's Armour Recipe
  • Strong Elven Defender's Boots Recipe
  • Strong Elven Defender's Gloves Recipe
  • Strong Elven Defender's Leggings Recipe
  • Strong Elven Defender's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Knight's Armour Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Knight's Boots Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Knight's Gloves Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Knight's Leggings Recipe
  • Dwarf-make Knight's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Knight's Armour Recipe (Bree-land)
  • Knight's Boots Recipe (Bree-land)
  • Knight's Gloves Recipe (Bree-land)
  • Knight's Leggings Recipe (Bree-land)
  • Knight's Shoulder Guards Recipe (Bree-land)
  • Polished Dwarf-make Knight's Armour Recipe
  • Polished Dwarf-make Knight's Boots Recipe
  • Polished Dwarf-make Knight's Gloves Recipe
  • Polished Dwarf-make Knight's Leggings Recipe
  • Polished Dwarf-make Knight's Shoulder Guards Recipe
  • Polished Knight's Armour Recipe (Bree-land)
  • Polished Knight's Boots Recipe (Bree-land)
  • Polished Knight's Gloves Recipe (Bree-land)
  • Polished Knight's Leggings Recipe (Bree-land)
  • Polished Knight's Shoulder Guards Recipe (Bree-land)

Items

  • Stacks of Tomes of Fortitude will now be called such, instead of “Tomes of common mitigation”.
  • The Burglar dagger “Dornhigil” has had its name changed to “Gaelaith” to avoid confusion with the “Dornhigil” Enedwaith necklace reward.
  • The Minstrels “Armour of the Silver Voice” set that is obtained in Mirkwood was renamed to “Armour of the Hopeful Melody” This sudden change was enacted when the creators of the Helegrod “Silver Voice Armour” set sought to sue for copyright infringement. As far as we know all charges have been dropped though Skirmish vendors everywhere intend to keep a very close eye on the Mirkwood barter vendors in the future.
  • Updated visual effects for several pre-existing types of pipe-weed.
  • Artificially flavored iced fruit drinks will no longer be throwable.
  • The Haunted Tree housing item has been changed to be a “small yard” item (from “large yard”).
  • For carnivores who really like to eat cooked meat items, the Stew of Kings is said to be much better than the Roast of Heroes (as the Roast of Heroes is no longer used for anything...)
  • The Falcon Banner housing decoration no longer disappears from view when viewing your house from the curb.
  • Housing decorations made with crafting ingredient packs from the Turbine store (i.e. - that are bound to your account) will now become bound to your character if you slot them. There will be a confirmation dialog when you try to slot them that will warn you in this case.
  • Fixed incorrect names on the following cloaks:
  • Hooded Cloak of the Fallen Leaves (was using Cloak of the Autumn Wood)
  • Hooded Cloak of the Autumn Wood (was using Cloak of the Fallen Leaves)
  • Hooded Cloak of the Silver Birch (typo in the name)
  • The Prized Inn League Steed will no longer magically cure your drunkenness
  • The spear “Gilaith” has been replaced with a mace by the same name.
  • The Spear “Torthel” has been replaced with a Sword of the same name
  • Armour sets obtained from Raids can no longer be sold to vendors. If you want to remove these items from your character you will have to manually delete them by dragging them out of your pack and into the main screen. The 'Classic' Armour sets obtained from Skirmish barter vendors are also updated to not be sold at vendors.
  • Some promotion cosmetic items, such as the Hauberk of Glory, can now be placed in your Wardrobe.
  • Color of the Warden's Spear Hurler's Helmet is now shifted to match the rest of the armor set.

Quests

The Following Changes have been made to the level ranges of the Quests in Volume II

  • Book 2 - Chapters 1 to 5 re-leveled to 53
  • Book 2 - Chapters 6 to 8 re-leveled to 54
  • Book 3 - Chapters 1 to 5 re-leveled to 56
  • Book 3 - Chapters 6 to 9 re-leveled to 57
  • Book 4 - Chapters 1 to 5 re-leveled to 58
  • Book 4 - Chapters 6 to 8 re-leveled to 59
  • Book 5 - Chapters 1 to 2 re-leveled to 59
  • Book 9 - Chapters 6 to 7 re-leveled to 63
  • Book 5 - Chapters 10 to 12 re-leveled to 64

Specific Quest Adjustments for the Volume II Epic Story

  • Volume 2, Book 2, Chapter 6: Goblins in the Western Halls: This changes several aspects of the quest. The quest guide directions have been simplified. There are now more crude maps available.
  • Volume 2, Book 3, Chapter 6: Arms of the Sharpest Bite - The monster drop rate has been increased, and additional world spawns have been added for all three types of items. The items should be closer to bestower.
  • Volume 2, Book 4, Chapter 1: All Escorts now have become signature mobs. Several Quest mobs have had their levels adjusted.
  • Volume 2, Book 4, Chapter 3 & 3B: Chapter 3B has been uncoupled from the Epic book, and now 3 only requires
  • Volume 2, Book 4, Chapter 5: Added additional item spawns, unlocked travel route, and thinned Monster density near quest objects.
  • Volume 2, Book 4, Chapter 6: The locate the plaques and defeat monsters objectives have been seperated into two steps, to allow Quest Guide to more accurately display the objectives.
  • Volume 2, Book 4, Chapter 7: Drowned Treasury - This instance now has inspired greatness. Additionally, number of monster spawns have been reduced, and monsters health, defense, and offense have been reduced.
  • Volume 2, Book 5, Chapter 1 & 2: An additional quest vector NPC was added in Chapter 1, and is now the person that you turn the quest into, he then sends you back out, for Book 2.
  • Volume 2, Book 6, Chapter 3: Orophin has had his stats increased to make him more easy to defend.
  • Volume 2, Book 6, Chapter 5, 5B, 5C: Taken By Madness and Mazong's Searchers - The signature mobs involved with this quest, while still signatures, should be more easy to defeat.
  • Volume 2, Book 6, Chapter 8: New Devilry: This quest now mentions the effect of inspired greatness, and that this instance can be completed as a solo player or as a duo.
  • Volume 2, Book 6, Chapter 8: New Devilry: Orc Beserkers are now able to be CC'd, making several pulls more realistic for soloing.
  • Volume 2, Book 6, Chapter 8: New Devilry - Certain grims have had their pathing changed, so that they will properly agro additional mobs.
  • Volume 2, Book 7, Chapter 8: The Secret Road: Several monsters were removed to make the instance slightly easier to solo.
  • Volume 2, Book 8, Chapter 1 : Escape from Rushdurinul - Several of the Monsters within the Instance have been tuned to make the instance, easier to complete.
  • Volume 2, Book 8, Chapter 3 and 4: Players who previously have this quest underway will have this quest removed, so that they may more easily choose between the group and solo version of these quests.
  • Volume 2, Book 8, Chapter 3: A Relic in Lumul-nar - This quest now has an optional solo version if you wish to complete the quest. Additionally, if you complete the Group version, and have not completed the Solo version, there will be an additional quest that will allow you to enter the space and experience the solo version. The name of this quest is "Replay: A Relic in Lumul-nar (Solo)"
  • Volume 2, Book 8, Chapter 4: A Relic in Nalâ-dûm - This quest now has an optional solo version if you wish to complete the quest. Additionally, if you complete the Group version, and have not completed the Solo version, there will be an additional quest that will allow you to enter the space and experience the solo version. The name of this quest is "Replay: A Relic in Nalâ-dûm (Solo)"
  • Volume 2, Book 8, Chapter 5: Shackles for Mazog - This quest has had the pre-reqs changed to now accept either the group or solo version of "Chapter 4: A Relic in Nalâ-dûm "
  • Volume 2, Book 8, Chapter 6: Return to Azanarukâr - This instance now has inspired greatness. The Dread in the last encounter has been reduced, and Magor has become stronger.
  • Volume 2, Book 8, Chapter 6: Return to Azanarukar - Reworked Death Mechanics within the instance.
  • Volume 2, Book 9, Forward: Assault on The Gates, Out of Supply, Barring the Gate: Each of these quests has had the number of monsters involved reduced to make these areas easier to complete, with lower DPS classes.
  • Volume 2, Book 9, Chapter 2: Monster camp has had several mobs removed.
  • Volume 2, Book 9, Chapter 6: Scouting Taur Morvith - Malendol has become slightly heartier.
  • Volume 2, Book 9, Chapter 6: Mob density in Audaghaim has been adjusted.
  • Volume 2, Book 9, Epilogue: Alfirimbes - Number of Glow worms per group was reduced.

Other Quests

  • Clarified that the weapons and sword sheaths needed for the quest targeting sentient creatures near Kauppa-Khota look for the goblins in the woods or the Gauredain in the frozen valleys in the north.
  • We replaced the outdated reward for the quest “Making Use of the Low-lands” with a reward that will actually benefit players.
  • Evendim: Twisted Heart instance difficulty tweaked. Mob damage and HP reduced.
  • Enedwaith quest completion and tier 2 slayer deeds now award virtue traits similarly to other zones. These rewards will be applied retroactively to anyone who has already completed them.
  • Players no longer are required to complete the quest “The Trust of Lórien” to enter Lórien. The title “Trusted in Lothlórien” is now bestowed upon reaching the appropriate reputation instead. This will make it so players with the appropriate reputation, no longer become a pincussion when you embark on Volume 2, Book 7 Chapter 1, without completing “The Trust of Lórien” .
  • The Quest, The Long Reach of Angmar, has been removed from the game.
  • Quest: Lich Bluffs - Weaken the Grip of Darkness- Fixed text regarding Trac-Plas

Quest Guide

Fixed the Quest Guide information for the following Quests

  • Volume I: Book 3, Chapter 6
  • Volume I: Book 7, Chapter 6
  • Volume I: Book 11, Chapter 9

Tasks

  • Set the billboard up to update when you obtain a dusky wing for the task that looks for wings in the Lone-lands.
  • Fixed a typo in the description of the task title: The Up-and-Comer
  • The task board that was appearing in the Red Pass instance will no longer make an appearance. Who knew that inanimate objects could go where they wanted, when they wanted.
  • Some Oatbarton tasks could only be completed once. This has been fixed.
  • Reputation will now appear on the Pure Black Skin Task out of Suri-kyla.
  • We have altered the name of the second Leathery Fur Task you receive in Tinn?dir to More Leathery Fur. We want the tasks to cover more levels, but lack the targets to up the item drop to fine fur.
  • All tasks obtained from the Shire will now reward players with Mathom Society Reputation
  • The Broken Wooden Hatchets task obtained in Bree has been renamed to reflect the correct drop obtained from sentient mobs in that level range, Broken hatchets.
  • The Pure Black Skin task obtained in Sûri-kylä will now reward Lossoth reputation
  • Fingerbones obtained from wights in the level 18to23 areas will henceforth be known as Pitted Fingerbones. Tasks looking for Decrepit
  • Fingerbones have been adjusted. We had two items with the same name some levels apart. Strange that they were fingerbones...which kind of all look the same anyway.

Loot & Quest Rewards

  • Sugun, Enedwaith rare spawn, will now drop Mithril Flakes when defeated.

Town Services & NPCs

  • Horse-race Masters Sally Threshing and Carl Proudfoot now give information on racing for a festival mount reward.
  • The “Keeper of Gifts” NPCs (the ones who give gifts during the Anniversary) will now be at a major hub in each zone throughout the world.
  • Craft Guild Trainers will now be at every crafting hub.
  • The Town Criers have been updated to announce helpful information about events.
  • Enedwaith reputation barter NPCs have had an additional decoration item added to their inventory.

Festivals & Events

  • The Hedge Maze no longer forces you to run with the “no cheating” effect on. You can now use speed boosts.
  • The Flower Collection quests (A-courting Bree Will Go, Fistful of Flowers, etc) will no longer be part of the spring festival. These are going to be used in a separate event at a future time.

Housing

  • Housing decorations that have reputation usage requirements will now enforce this requirement when the reputation is slotted. If you can't use an item (because you lack the necessary reputation) you will not be able to slot the item in your home. However, as long as you have decoration permissions, you will still be able to UNSLOT the item. This means that you can remove some decoration items that you cannot replace!

Graphics/Animation/FX/Sound

  • When using “Specimen Jar: Gross Bugs”, the effect will now show up in DX10 mode.
  • The Falcon Banner housing decoration no longer disappears from view when viewing your house from the curb.

User Interface

  • The escort vitals UI got some new art.
  • Removed all dialog pending text fields from all modal dialogs. Modal dialogs will still stack, but they will not notify the player as to the stack depth with the “! # Dialog Pending” text.
  • Search in the vault now shows items with accents in the name, such as “Khazad-dûm” even when searching without typing in the diacritic.
  • Characters who have been transferred between servers can now withdraw from their vault items bound to their account.
  • When entering a new monster player character name, the cursor no longer gets reset to the end when erasing the first character.
  • You will no longer get a tooltip when mousing over cosmetic items held in a character's hand.
  • The Persistent Sound checkbox in the Options panel under Audio can now be checked to allow sounds to continue to play if the game focus is lost or minimized.
  • Mouse-over tooltips work more reliably in the raid member vital displays for the effects that don't overlap other members' vitals.
  • We have made a significant number of changes and improvements to combat logging text.
  • You will now see messages for parries, evades, blocks, resists, immunity, misses and interrupts.
  • Damage is now qualified as a hit, critical hit or devastating hit.
  • Healing is now qualified as a heal or critical heal.
  • Non-damaging and non-healing skill and effect application is now logged.
  • Damage and healing done by effects, including damage-over-time and heal-over-time effects will now be logged with the name of the effect.
  • “Interrupt” floating text indicators are now visible to everyone in the vicinity regardless of how your floating text options are configured.
  • The “Auto move to target” Combat option has been renamed to “Enable movement assistance in combat”. The movement assistance mode now includes turn-to only support for ranged attacks and follow mode for melee when in combat. The movement mode you use is based on the skills you are executing (other than default attacks). This option is disabled by default, you can enable it through the Combat tab on the Options panel.
  • Removed the acceleration button from the “Avenger of Sarnur” slayer deed.
  • Extraneous text is no longer shown below the Fellowship Maneuver information when the fellowship leader sets the desired Fellowship Maneuver.
  • The Wardrobe now remembers the selections in the filter menus when closing/reopening it and no longer resets them when items in your wardrobe change (for example when dye is applied to them).
  • Fellowship/Raid assist window and “selection of my selection” windows now show the selection even when it doesn't have vital bars (though only if it's nearby).
  • There's now a tutorial hint shown when Skirmish Marks and Anniversary Tokens are transferred into the Barter Wallet.
  • Hitting “Esc” while looking at the Logout Confirmation dialog now cancels the logout instead of sending you back to character selection screen.
  • Hitting “Enter” while looking at the Logout Confirmation dialog now confirms that you want to exit, instead of canceling the logout.
  • You can now receive quest rewards that go into the Barter Wallet even with a full inventory.
  • You can now barter for an item heading for the Barter Wallet even if your inventory is full.
  • "Dúnedain" (ie Ranger session play) is no longer shown as an option in the class filter page for the social panel.
  • Using the "Customize Toolbar Slots" button or the "Change Text Colours" option of the chat window now make sure to clear any search string set in the Options Panel so that it can be shown properly.
  • You can now see fractional durations of buffs and debuffs to the tenth of a second precision.
  • You will no longer get a tooltip when mousing over cosmetic items held in a character's hand.

Travel/Maps/Radar/Mounts

  • The Map Home item now grants the user a skill. This skill will be the new way to teleport to your personal home milestone.
  • The new skill version of the Map Home will now update its icon depending on which area you have your home location bound to.
  • The examination information for the map home skill will now tell you a much more specific location for where your home location is currently set after you have bound it using the new milestone UI.
  • The remaining reputation mounts that were not given the “Prized” title for the last release have been adjusted to be called Prized.
  • The Bree reputation mount item is now correctly a rare item.
  • All Horses will now display their speed bonus as a + percentage rather than the full value of their speed the 162% was confusing to some players.
  • The name of the steed gained through reputation with the Warden's of Annúminas is now the Warden's Steed
  • The Dúnedain War-steed obtained from the instance deeds in Angmar has been upgraded to be equal to the other reputation and dungeon steed +68% speed and 250 health.
  • The travel skills earned through Reputation (Bree, Thorin's Gate, Mirkwood, Ost Guruth, Enedwaith, Rivendell, and Michel Delving) no longer trigger each other's cooldowns.

Auctions

  • Auction House categories have been revised for the new Legendary Item update.
  • All Legendary Items can now be found in the new “Legendary Items” category including Class Items and Weapons.
  • Class Items and Weapons categories no longer have a “Legendary” sub-category. Items currently posted under these categories will need to be re-posted in order to appear with the proper sorting.
  • The Lore-master Talismans will now appear when the Lore-master Item category is searched on.
  • The Skill Scroll subcategory in the Class Items category has been removed. Mentor scrolls will now be found under Minstrel Items and Lore-master pet scrolls will now be found under Lore-master Items.

Deeds & Traits

  • The “Raining Snowballs” Deed no longer shows the number of fights needed to win twice when added to the quest tracker

Emotes

  • The Snow Wizard and Warm Hands emotes can no longer be performed while moving.
  • Friend of Lórien Deed: This deed no longer requires the quest "Trust of Lórien" instead it requires that you are 'Known to the Galadhrim'

Lua

  • Context menus should now support Unicode characters.
  • Fix for Quickslots becoming invisible after setting the shortcut. The behavior of IsVisible on Control changed slightly as well. It used to return true if the cotnrol was visible and all of the parent elements were visible. Now IsVisible returns true if the control is flagged to be visible. A new API IsDisplayed was added that returns the old value.
  • Enabled error reporting for syntax errors. Huzzah!
  • Fix so that activating a window as a response to the Activated event for that window will not cause infinite recursion.
  • Fix for ListBox SetSelectedIndex not translating from a one based system to zero based. Plugins will need to revert any offset correction they were doing themselves and use the values that GetSelectedIndex would return.

LOTRO Store and Account Services

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  • Upgrading from a Free account to a Premium account (purchasing Turbine Points) should no longer require you to log out and then back in to take effect.
  • Power and Morale potions have had their potency improved. These potions now provide 50% of their effect up front and then pulse the remainder over 10s.