Rangers Of Eriador

Update 20 release notes
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Author:  Aedfrith [ Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:13 am ]
Post subject:  Update 20 release notes


https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread ... ost7698694

Welcome to the Update 20 Release Notes for Bullroarer, released on Friday, March 3rd. These notes will change over time.
We have updated Bullroarer with a preview of Update 20.

Please note that the Beta EULA and ToS have not yet been updated, and will still incorrectly display the Turbine EULA and ToS.
The Bullroarer database has been wiped for U20 open beta. Please feel free to copy your live character to Bullroarer using the LIVE transfer wizard.
New Epic Volume 4 Book 8 will not be available during the U20 open beta.
We would love your feedback on Update 20 and would particularly appreciate any comments you may have about the 6 person resource dungeons and their difficulty.

Update 20 additions:

The world has a new area, "The Wastes" with 3 new regions: Noman-lands, Dagorlad, and the Slag-hills. You can access this area and start the new quest content in the Camp of the Host.
Two new resource dungeons: After completing the required quests, you can enter solo versions of Skoironk and Carchost using the doors found in the Slag Hills. For the fellowship versions of the dungeons you will need to speak to nearby npcs after completing the fellowship quests.
Four more custom tabs have been added to the chat panel. Chat tabs are now allowed to display across two rows at the top of the Chat window.
New crafting recipes for endgame tokens: Two Host of the West recipes have been added to the Anorien crafting tier for each profession (Cook, Jeweller, Metalsmith, Scholar, Tailor, Weaponsmith, and Woodworker). You can also acquire 2 additional recipes per profession via rep barter, and there is a 1-shot recipe that drops for each profession.
Imbued Legacy Tiers have been extended by 10 levels. Legacies will have 5 new tiers unlocked by default and another 5 that can be unlocked with scrolls of empowerment. The main legacy will have 5 new tiers unlocked by default and 5 tiers that can be unlocked with star-lit crystals.
The pet collection has been re-vamped so that it now displays every pet available in the game. We are aware of an issue with kite pets not appearing in the camera, and some TBD pets which are planned for Update 20 but not yet complete. You should be able to preview pets, summon pets you own, and drag a pet skill to a quickslot from the collection UI. The old pet collections and associated titles can now be found under social deeds. To complete these deeds, summon each pet in the collection. Two new pet collection deeds were added: Best Bugs - beetles collection & Fetching Foxes - foxes collection.
With Update 20, the following instances are now in the Featured Instance rotation: Lost Temple, Glinghant, Fornost: Wraith of Earth, Seat of the Great Goblin, Sword-hall of Dol Goldur, and Flight to the Lonely Mountain. Featured Instances now have a chance to drop Wastes crit crafting items and rep token bundles for the Host of the West Quartermasters.
You can now acquire an "Ornate Inlay" in the T2 challenge Throne of the Dread Terror. This allows players to barter up their existing Throne of the Dread Terror equipment.
Two new flora repeatable quests for the Wastes have been added. These quests will count towards Assisting the Herbalists: North Ithilien. Both are bestowed by Arador out of the Host of the West camp after completing Noman-lands quest content. Phials of Golden and Violet extracts can be collected from flora in the Wastes, and traded for rewards at the Herbalist.

Quests and Questing areas:

Players with the vector quest "Incubated by the Flaming Deeps" underway (incomplete) will have to reobtain the quest from the NPC.
You can now perform emotes on the stages in Belfalas premium housing areas.
The Bree Scholar's Hall no longer has a visible exterior.
North Ithilien - Cair Andros: The Captives - fixed Maushlak occasionally not entering combat.
Instance: The Reclamation of Talath Anor - Typo/wrong VO in instance entry dialogue and background dialogue has been fixed.


Skirmish - The price of the Small Reputation Acceleration Tome is being increased to better reflect Mark and Medallion acquisition rates.
Return to Arnach travel skill scroll now properly requires Friend standing with Rangers of Ithilien, not Kindred.
Older and scaling instances received a large scale pass to provide/improve Beorning specific container drops where they were missing or not class appropriate.
Nanu has finally come out of hibernation and started moving again! The turtle's hiding place has been updated.
Dyes - "Dark Purple" and "Deep Purple" were used in different places to refer to the same colour. All references to this colour have been unified to "Dark Purple."
Sigileth's daggers are now appropriately flagged as daggers, not swords, in the wardrobe.
Auction House - Cosmetic Pets - The Aurochs Calf, Stowaway Rat, and Sand Flies cosmetic pet items now properly post to the "Cosmetic Pets" Auction House category.


Burglar - Using Track Treasure will deactivate an active resource tracking skill and vice versa. Only one type of item may be tracked on the mini-map at a time.
Captian's Reform the Lines skill has received a visual update.
Captain - Elendil's Fortune buff is no longer removed when the Captain is healed.
Captain - Five stacks of Elendil's Fury will now cause your next Blade of Elendil to consistently grant a defeat event.
Captain - Last Stand Heal legacy will now properly increase the Last Stand heal.
Captain - Increased initial value of Defensive Strike Armour Buff legacy.
Champion - Riposte now unlocks on partial parries.
Champion - The Physical Mastery Buff from Battle Frenzy now refreshes reliably.
Guardian - Follow Through now adds as many max targets as indicated by trait text.
Hunter - Archers Mark now properly reduces a target's critical defense.
Hunter - The Blood Arrow heal over time duration has been decreased from 20s to 10s without changing the overall magnitude of heal, so each tick is larger.
Lore-master - Enfeeble-modified debuffs should properly account for other sources of debuff strength.
Lore-master - The Fellowship Friend buffs from the Bear and Raven now properly reduce incoming damage.
Lore-master - The Firm Grasp trait now works with the daze effect that Lightning-storm can gain from certain items.
Lore-master - Lore-master Resist Legacies (non-imbued) have been re-balanced to be more effective at higher tiers.
Minstrel - Follow Up now works out of combat.
Rune-keeper - Essence of Storm no longer removes the "Charged" buff which makes Sustaining Bolt free.


In the Fellowship Mini Panel, fellows buffs and debuffs will no longer disappear after they are defeated.
Fixed a display problem that would cause effects icons to jump around and flicker. This should also be a small performance improvement for the client.
The following emotes now have animations: assist, attack, blush, brb, curtsey, drool, fight, grumble, hug, innocent, mumble, pat, ready, resist, rest, stare, stretch, succumb, sweat, tear, wait, & wink. "Nothing" should be the only text-only emote remaining for all races now. The /pat emote chat text has been changed to reflect the new animation. The hug emote will now show hugging self animation.
You will no longer see any mobs above level 105 (until Update 21).
Updated french and german mordor map.
The accelerator button should no longer appear on the Deed panel for reputation deeds.
NPCs standing with crossed arms will no longer show held items.
Beleriand weapon fx is now more noticeable.
Mount skill icons should now all appropriately ghost when you cannot use the skill.
The Mordor map should now more correctly display fellow member locations.
Added a Stable-masters Collection button on the radar.

Author:  Obion [ Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Update 20 release notes

Obi's sneak preview U20b1
This beta round 1. Everything is subject to change

There is no official release date. My estimate, given that it was on BR this weekend and how it's been in the past, would be late March.

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Same rep faction as with North Ithillien, Host of the West. But with 3 added tiers, Respected, Honoured and Celebrated.
These new tiers come into play when you want to obtain crafting recipes, travel skills, fluff and other assorted goodies.

Also found some neat stuff. Got this on me as I was riding towards a place on the map. It is acctually a place of interest
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I had to go war-steed and full healing on my RK just to be able to tag it. Bit fun, and I forsee lots of random deaths :)

Tried to get to the Black gate, there's toxic water infront of it and then an insta death. Assuming we're not supposed to go there yet. But it looks massive even at a distance.

The big thing with this update seems to be about the Epic story that continues and the crafting instances.

Craft Instances
Same as previous versions. Main quest with sidequest. Go in, kill a boss, pick something up along the way and gather some crafting materials while you are at it.
Solo and fellowship version (I'm assuming fellow give larger amount of rewards)
The instance quest give you Account bound rep items, that are also used for obtaining new items.
They also give you crafting materials so you can craft scrolls who then can be turned into rep items.

There are 3 instances, each with their own rep faction, same tiers as normal rep factions. The three are Armour, Weapons and Provisions.
As you progress through the rep tiers you can barter for new things. Jewelry, weapons, shields and fluff (comstics and pets).
By completing each rep tier deed I got an Ithillien-infused Essence box. All 3 kindred got me 9 of those boxes.

Rep items for each faction come in 2 versions, 200 rep or 500 rep.
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Each main crafting type gets 2 new recipes by default. Similar to Guild recipes, both have cooldown, 6 days 18 hours and 18 hours.
Also both requires special ingredience optained from the new crafting instances.
The recipes make scrolls who you then can exchange for rep itmes.
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As you progress through the new tiers of Host of The West you can also barter for 2 new recipes, works as above, but with 2 days 18 hours and 6 days 18 hours cooldown
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I also found Single use recipes that makes those scrolls.
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Crafting exchage to rep items
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This how I figured it. The names of the items aren't always clear and in order to fully test means I would have to do loads of quests just to get into the crafting instances. Do them a couple of times then craft.
So, in best case it's just straight forward, craft a few of each for the pre-given recipes. Exchange to rep items. Get higher rep tiers for recipes to craft even more scrolls.
In worst case there's an conversion within crafting. Craft the pre-given, use them to craft higher tiers of scrolls then exchange for rep items.

New items
In order to barter for the new items you need repution with that faction plus rep items.
Jewelry, pocket, necklase and earrings, comes in 3 tiers, blue, gold and gold deluxe.
* Blue requires Ally with the faction selling it (Armour, Weapons or Provisions)
* Gold requires kindred
* Gold deluxe requires the above gold item plus an inlay you can get from Throne of Dread Terror raid T2CM

Weapons and shields also come in 2 tiers, blue and gold. Straight barter and no T2CM version.
But to get gold versions you need 2 tarnished sigils. Presumably drops in craft instances fellow mode.

There's also an upgrade for the T2 raid armour. Didn't look all that much but if you already have it perhaps an upgrade wouldn't hurt, even a small one.
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Flower gathering
There are new flower to pick (looked more like funky mushrooms to me) with the extracts from those you can barter for a set of lock-picks.
Need 20 of each to get 1 consumable lock-pick, and with it you can open an extra box inside the crafting instances after you kill the boss. Apparently random loot (haven't tried it myself).

Cosmetic pets, 2h weapons cosmetics and shield cosmetics
Sometimes shields and weapons look much larger when I preview them than they are once equipped. So this might not be exact size.
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Good to know
Rep tomes you can barter for at skirm camp will have a large cost increase. And since there's loads of reputation to obtain in the new area, mys suggestion is to stock up now.
* Current price is 60 Marks + 6 Medallions
* New price is 400 Marks + 40 Medallions

Author:  Saralethiel [ Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Update 20 release notes

Thanks, Obi!

Wow, they really raised the cost of those Rep tomes. :(

Author:  Snidgert [ Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Update 20 release notes

Im excited! :D

Author:  Rielthiere [ Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Update 20 release notes

Some more info, including stats on the new cloak:
http://lotroplayers.com/2017/03/07/new- ... hits-live/

Author:  Obion [ Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Update 20 release notes

Update 20 beta round 2

Noteable changes since last
    * Minor adjustment to Chat UI so that text doesn't get cut-off at the bottom.
    * In response to feedback, the Mark/Medallion cost increase of the Small Reputation Acceleration Tome has been reduced somewhat.
    * In response to feedback, Imbued legacy tiers will no longer increase with U20. Please note that if you unlocked all imbued legacy tiers in U20 Beta #1, you might note some oddities on your Bullroarer character. Please equip a new legendary item if you encounter difficulty.
    * Guardian Follow Through now increases Shield-Smash targets to 8 when fully traited. Follow Through increases Shield-Smash targets by +2 at rank 1, +2 more at rank 2, and +3 more at rank 3.

LOTRO Systems Designer
Hello! We're paring down the price of the "Small Reputation Acceleration Tome" to 25 Medallions and 250 Marks

--- I'm still happy I got 1k of them stored in vault

Author:  Obion [ Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Update 20 release notes

Heads up

Cordovan (14 of March 2017)
We are tentatively planning to release U20 next week, if everything this week falls into place.


Author:  Obion [ Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Update 20 release notes


Author:  Aedfrith [ Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Update 20 release notes

https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread ... ease-Notes

The worlds are back up.

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