Talk:MMO Player's Guide to LOTRO

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I'm not a PvMP player really so I may be wrong but doesn't Lotro have a reputation system for pvp? There are ranks and kill stats at least but perhaps that isn't what that part means. --Hellis 15:52, 19 March 2007 (PDT)

I believe there is nothing to gain from pvp other then having won a battle. I think there isn't a system behind the pvp because of the low pvpcommunity. In MP there is a ranking system though. --Blakborn 16:03, 19 March 2007 (PDT)

Just read that LOTRO has only pvmp and WoW has pvp, but we can still dual/pvp in LOTRO right?--Blakborn 16:05, 19 March 2007 (PDT)

There is both PvP, if you consider monster play as such, and dueling. Ranking is only for the monster play. --Hellis 16:59, 19 March 2007 (PDT)

Would you have any objection to me adding EQ2 details to this too? Or would that just lead to a free-for-all add any game? DancesInTrees 02:26, 20 March 2007 (PDT)

Go for it, I also thought about adding Vanguard SOH as well. --Hinney 08:35, 20 March 2007 (PDT)

What are "socketed items"? DancesInTrees 12:06, 20 March 2007 (PDT)

  • Socketed items are like in Diablo 2 where you can enhance a weapon or armor by adding 1 or more socketable trinkets to it. --Hellis 12:32, 20 March 2007 (PDT)
  • Ah, the EQ2 does have them - called adornments DancesInTrees 01:32, 21 March 2007 (PDT)
  • No, EQ2's adornment system is very different to WoW/Diablo's socketed items. A basic socketed item will have some base stats and several empty sockets for "gems" which can be added for additional stats or effects, and then finally the item can also be enchanted. Adornments in EQ are an alternative to enchants designed to improve the desirability of crafted items, but EQ2 does not have "socketed items" per se. --KalChoedan 08:27, 21 May 2007 (PDT)
You can extend the table to include both sockets and enchants/adornments if you like. Sadly LotRO does not have any of those yet. --Xander 09:00, 21 May 2007 (PDT)

what about costs? thats what most people tend to look at. LOTRO is 4,99 pounds a month. Dont know about WoW and EQ2 --Blakborn 12:29, 20 March 2007 (PDT)

£5? the 6 month discount price is £6 ...
EQ2 is approx £10 a month including those lovely EU taxes DancesInTrees 01:32, 21 March 2007 (PDT)

  • The name is getting kind of complex. How about renaming it to 'Other MMORPGs vs LOTRO'. Other MMORPGs could be useful to add in the future to this page, and I don't really know if its a guide. 'MMORPG Comparison' might be a better name? Nonetheless it could perhaps be added to the Game Guide-page, since this page is kind of hidden at present. Few pages links here... --Tjikke 15:37, 30 March 2007 (PDT)

I have no clue what is meant by the durability line, particularly 5? and 7?

BC raid content (that is all current raiding content in WOW) is 25 man.--YuriPup 08:51, 4 April 2007 (PDT)

Not entirely true, since there are World Raid Bosses such as Kazzak and Doomwalker, where you can have up to 40 man... --Xander 08:44, 4 April 2007 (PDT)
Doh! I never thought of that. But the raid instance are all 25.--YuriPup 08:51, 4 April 2007 (PDT)

updated Nr of Quests to WoW according to thottbot and titles for WoW (exalted in all BGs or some other like AQ one) --Xander 09:00, 21 May 2007 (PDT)


  • Is there a purpose to the seemingly random choice for capitalisation at the start of every line? Or can I go ahead and uhmm, capitalize them all?
  • Any reason that the "LOTRO - WoW - EQ2" banner is listed every two headlines, and is it necessary? It just seems to look out of place, especially the last one down at the bottom.

--Fedaykin 10:30, 2 September 2007 (PDT)

No reason on the case, I just went ahead and fixed it --Hinney 12:48, 2 September 2007 (PDT)

LOTRO Reputation vs EQ2 NPC Faction

When I was looking at the preview video for LOTRO, the description given for Reputation sounded very much like NPC Faction in EQ2. I've been playing for a couple days now, and have gained some Reputation and have noticed it does work very much like EQ2's Faction in that you can gain Reptuation by quest, or by trading items to the various NPC's.

The reason I'm posting this on the discussion page is because I'm not entirely certain what all Reputation is used for— Looking over Reputation, it does seem to be akin to EverQuest 2 Faction; especially being able to buy certain items upon reaching a set level. — Striker 03:43, 1 July 2008 (PDT)

Yes, once you get to a higher level, you can buy a bunch of different items at each faction's reputation vendors. These items range from fairly useless uncommon and rare items to housing decorations and recipes, special cosmetic items, faction mounts and even sometimes a few nice faction gear sets (such as the one from Lossoth of Forochel or Wardens of Annuminas). Aside from that it can also give you access to horse routes that would otherwise be unavailable (such as Gabilshathûr to Gath Forthnír) and special areas (usually access to the reputation faction's area). Not sure how it compares to EQ reputation, but I'd say it's quite similar to WoW's reputation system, except that it's got more creatively done rewards and does not entirely involve grinding. --Fedaykin 07:23, 1 July 2008 (PDT)
Alright then, I'm going to update the table to state "yes (Faction)" for Reputation in EQ2 — Striker 08:18, 1 July 2008 (PDT)