Featured Instance

From Lotro-Wiki.com
Jump to: navigation, search

Featured Instance Mechanics

Featured Instances were added with Update 18 and are available to players with characters of level 100 and above.

Every week, changing at Monday 10:00 am /servertime (Eastern time zone), a specific scaling instance (or raid) from LOTRO's old favorites is featured in the Instance Join panel. Characters level 100 and higher can launch it through the Instance Join panel Specific Tab.

Each instance can be run daily at level 100-114 and at level 115.
In addition to the regular loot from the instance chests (such as a chance for remembrance crystals, star-lit crystals, relics and fixed-stat scaled gear), each of the two runs has a specific featured quest associated with the instance, one for level 100-114, and another for level 115.
Completing the quest will award extra rewards for completing the listed instance, resetting daily at 03:00 am /servertime. (The quests can additionally be reset with Mithril Coin, as well.)

Update 22.2 introduced featured instance challenges whereby players earn Newfound Coins by completing the challenge quests for the week's featured instance. These coins can be bartered at a Quartermaster (Featured Challenge Rewards Vendor) for armour pieces and cosmetics.

The quest reward from a level 100-114 run is a Grey Box of Ancient Spoils. For a 115 run, the quest reward is a <Colour> Box of Forgotten Spoils with the colour depending on the instance. These boxes contain similar loot as the grey box.

Initially the challenge chests for any of the instances regardless of the current featured one, had a chance to also drop one or a few pieces of equipment from the featured instance set or jewellery. They were completely randomly rewarded out of the entire sets and not restricted to the classes that were actually in the group. This drop chance was removed in U18.2.

When featured instances were introduced, they awarded boxes of Ancient spoils, but have been replaced by boxes of Forgotten spoils when the level cap was raised to 115.

A complete description of the Featured Instance mechanic is contained in an April 2016 Dev Diary by "EdgeCase."

https://www.lotro.com/en/game/articles/featured-instances

Featured Instance Rotation

The Featured Instance rotation follows a six-week roster. The weekly instance changes at Monday 10:00 am /servertime (Eastern time zone), and the quests reset daily at daily at 03:00 am /servertime. On Monday it is possible to do the daily quests twice without using Mithril Coin to reset them: once after the daily reset time but before weekly rotation time, and again after the instance changes.

The list of instances in the rotation have changed several times after the introduction of featured instances, with U18.2, U19, U19.1.1, U20, U21 and U22.

This is the roster of instances featured as of U22, and the daily box they reward at 115:

Featured Instance U22 Box Reward U21 U20 U19.1.1 U19 U18.2 U18
Sâri-surma Box 1 (store)-icon.png Crimson Box of Forgotten Spoils Sammath Gûl Glinghant Fornost: Wraith of Water Fornost: Wraith of Water Sammath Gûl Sammath Gûl
Ost Elendil Box 2 (store)-icon.png Malachite Box of Forgotten Spoils Dungeons of Dol Guldur Fornost: Wraith of Earth Haudh Valandil Haudh Valandil Dungeons of Dol Guldur Ost Elendil
Webs of the Scuttledells Box 11 (store)-icon.png Marigold Box of Forgotten Spoils Halls of Night Seat of the Great Goblin Northcotton Farm Northcotton Farm Halls of Night Halls of Night
Northcotton Farm Box 15 (store)-icon.png Amethyst Box of Forgotten Spoils Stoneheight Sword-hall of Dol Guldur Iorbar's Peak Iorbar's Peak Stoneheight Inn of the Forsaken
Ost Dunhoth (Wound and Fear wing) Box 12 (store)-icon.png Obsidian Box of Forgotten Spoils Barad Guldur Barad Guldur Ost Dunhoth (Disease and Poison wing) Helegrod: Drake Wing Helegrod: Drake Wing Ost Dunhoth (Wound and Fear wing)
The Bells of Dale Box 3 (store)-icon.png Azure Box of Forgotten Spoils Lost Temple Lost Temple Sâri-surma Sâri-surma The Bells of Dale The Bells of Dale


Featured Quest Reward Summary

Boxes of forgotten spoils (grey and coloured ones) contain an assortment of the following items:

They always contain:

They may frequently contain:

They may sometimes contain:

They may rarely contain:

Screenshots


 This page has been verified as correct by Sucamarto for update 20.1.2 on Thu, 3 Aug 2017


Instances
Crafting InstancesEpic BattlesFeatured InstancesInteriors
Public Dungeons or Public InstancesQuest InstancesRaids
Seasonal InstancesSkirmishesWorld Instances