Hey look, crafting news! Yep, there is more to MMOs than combat, and Turbine
has long fought the good fight in regard to giving tradeskill fans something to chew on.
The latest Lord of the Rings Online
dev update shines the spotlight on crafting in the Westfold
, which Turbine describes as an "all-new crafting tier [...] filled with valuable natural resources, sought-after ancient artifacts, rare recipes, and powerful crafted items."
Unlocking the new content happens by way of mastering your particular profession's supreme proficiency tier. The expansion also gives you more options in the form of a new reputation rank for the game's various crafting guilds. Furthermore, Turbine has eliminated component recipes in the new tier to "reduce the amount of time spent crafting intermediate ingredients." Finally, there are also a couple of changes to resource gathering, including yield tweaks and the ability for Farmers to produce crops individually or in bulk. That's not all, but you'll have to head to the official LotRO
website for all the details.