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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 10:41AM pcgneurotic said

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LoTRO patch notes are always awesome. :D

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 11:17AM Lenn said

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I was hoping to see "armour with stats will not appear in the LotRO store. That was a mistake. The person responsible for this faux-pas has been flogged severely with a wet dwarf's beard and is, of now, forced to work on the design of hairier looking Hobbit feet until he dies of old age or quits in disgust."

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 11:49AM deluxe2000 said

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@Lenn

heheh - well I bet the players will now flood the AH with cheap level 1-20 armor to curtail this bit of BS. That is my plan anyways.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 12:36PM SwarlesBarkley said

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@Lenn

I haven't played since August, so are you telling me they sell armour with stats in the store now?
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 12:52PM Lenn said

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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 2:26PM aurickle said

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@Lenn
The short version is: "Players aren't making enough low level gear available for sale in the auction house so we're putting mediocre quality knockoffs up for sale on the store."

Better quality stuff is available as quest rewards or from crafters if you're willing to find one. But if you can't be bothered, Turbine is happy to take your money.

Some people think that this is Turbine breaking their promise not to sell advantage in the store. Others see it is the prelude to Turbine doing so. The former really doesn't hold water since these items have inferior stats. The latter could be the case, although I think it's unlikely.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 4:02PM JohnCarradine said

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@deluxe2000

WAI then? The whole rationale behind putting low level gear in the store was that crafters never made it for the AH. Wouldn't it be ironic if this was the very thing that got them to do that?
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 4:42PM Lenn said

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@JohnCarradine Whether or not there was any supply for the demand at the auction hall is really irrelevant. What's stopping players from crafting the gear themselves?
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 4:43PM Lenn said

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@aurickle To be honest, they did say once they might pull a stunt like this, right before stating that they would never put any end-game armour in the store. Let's see if they can stick to that.
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Posted: Jan 17th 2012 12:04PM RogueJedi86 said

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They added chat timestamps? Did the game not have it for all these years? I can't live without timestamps in anything I use that has a chat feature, surprised LotRO didn't have it before now.

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 12:38PM aurickle said

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One of my favorites from the notes this time is: "Players successfully dealing with this will now be required to deal with that."

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 1:49PM Cyclone Jack said

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I was unaware that Saruman used to be an adventurer...like me.

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 2:30PM Sorithal said

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So...

Saruman to Gandalf: "I used to be a wizard like you, but then I took an arrow to the knee.

. . .Damn Legolas."

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 4:25PM jmerriex said

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Umm... Minstrels are not getting nerfed from what I'm reading and from what has been previously discussed on the forums by Orion (unless I'm completely mistaken).

These are mostly bug fixes and one design change so that Coda damage is INCREASED from where it was yesterday, not decreased. They nerfed Coda damage in U5. This is reverting some of that nerf.

Posted: Jan 17th 2012 4:45PM Lenn said

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@jmerriex That's how I read it as well. It's basically an unnerfing.
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Posted: Jan 20th 2012 9:57AM AlucardZero said

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This post makes me feel like Justin doesn't play LOTRO, and only skimmed the patch notes to write this marketing blurb.

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