(U18) Dev Diary: Featured Instances

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(U18) Dev Diary: Featured Instances

Post by Arc » Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:02 pm

A third dev diary is out, covering the introduction of Featured Instances in U18:
https://www.lotro.com/en/game/articles/ ... -instances

Something that isn't (really) covered in the diary, however, is a somewhat important detail that is best illustrated by the in-game tutorial popup:
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As the highlighted section suggest, you can run a featured instance once per day at lvl 105 AND once per day at lvl 100-104, and get daily rewards from both! This is consistent with talk in World that there is a different reward box at 105; a crimson one, whereas at lvl 100+ (up to 104 presumably?) a grey reward box is given. Which, in turn, is consistent with this passage from the dev diary:
From level 100 to 104, this extra reward will primarily be Scrolls of Empowerment.
suggesting different boxes in order to keep the loot tables separate.

As a disclaimer to the above though, empirical testing is needed to validate it.
Archturus (the 'h' is silent!!) -- Rune-keeper, 105; Tailor
Deorwen -- Warden, 88+; Jeweller (+ Cook)
Gilbrindal -- Captain, 100; Historian
Kitsunegari -- Huntress, 100; Weaponsmith
Safirlotus -- Minstrel, (65+); Scholar
Skullrend -- Guardian, (52+); Jeweller
Nareraumo -- LM, (40+); Yeoman

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