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This is where we'll hold our plan for the upcoming week (the next entry) and following that is re-posted guidelines from Smelly's experience.

 

Go here for general discussion, comments, advice, suggestions. We'll build the plan from it.

Here's the participant's list 

 

If you have or need "stuff" for SLOTRO [submit requests here]

-> 1 Cliff Road, Norhador, Belfalas Homesteads (cheapest house in the neighborhood)
-> 6 Roaring Road, Skoldrof, Thorin's Hall Homesteads (it snows on my house in a CAVE!) 

Thanks!

 



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Thoughts? comment here 

 

Suggestions for 10-Feb run:

Fornost

Dol Dinien

Nan Watheren

(parking Erebor - some concern that scaling isn't right for lower levels)

 

 

 

SLOTRO SATURDAY!

 

------- 17-Feb-2018-------

Some of us will be in game just kicking around. Nothing formal, as its Kin Party Day!

 

------- 10-Feb-2018-------

 Level 32 Cap

 

Preparation (Smelly's guide is below): Fornost seems to be an item for our group. Come up to the Fornost quest hub and enjoy the Earth, frolic in Fire, wallow in Water,  maybe sample a little Shadow. Maybe we'll see what East of Esteldin is all about! 

 

9:30 AM Server - Wake up & Read the Spreadsheet (group up, hang out, run the landscape, settle on the main thing)

10:15 Server - Sit down at the Esteldin Eatery and let's see what's on the menu!
                        (SLOTRO goodies in chest at 6 Roaring Road, Skoldorf, Thorins Hall in the southwest corner above the bridge and theater)
                        

10:30 Server - The main course:  Fornost Fundue, or maybe Dol Dinien .... um, okay, what in the world do you eat that starts with the letter "D"? My illiterator is now broken! As usual, we'll figure it out together! 

 

 

12:30 PM - We're officially done.

 

------- 2-Feb-2018-------

Complete, all the way to the top of Fornost! Do it again! 

 Level 32 Cap

 

Preparation (Smelly's guide is below): See if you can get up North! There are the Trestlebridge and (epic) Meluinen hubs that hit Nan Wathren, Fornost quest and instance and more in all the areas west of Esteldin. See if you can get through book 4 this week. Some have opened Fornost for the 1st leg (water). 

 

9:30 AM Server - Wake up & Read the Spreadsheet (group up, hang out, run the landscape, settle on the main thing)

10:15 Server - Trestlebridge is Toast - we'll see about where we Muster... maybe it's Trestlebridge? We'll see.
                        (SLOTRO goodies in chest at 6 Roaring Road, Skoldorf, Thorins Hall in the southwest corner above the bridge and theater)
                        

10:30 Server - The main course:  If it goes as usual, we'll figure it out together! North Downs is big. I think we'll exhaust the west side of it and not pass yet beyond Esteldin. Maybe when we do, we'll see if we want a small level bump. Lots of orange out there, I notice!

12:30 PM - We're officially done. Maybe you'll want to hang around and clean up more of the North Downs? Is Bingo calling? 

 

------- 27-Jan-2018-------

 

Complete! The Inn of the Forsaken shakily complete, with only one bug! Maybe we'll be back soon? 

 

Level 32 Cap

 

Preparation (Smelly's guide is below): Some of us are beginning to crack open Nan Watheren. It's about a level 25 area, so perfect for those still wanting to catch up. North Downs reputed better for traits and virtues from deeds. Make your way to Trestlebridge and get the quests. If you carry the Epic to book 4, the back side of Nan Watheren is open, too. There are additional opportunities all the way up to Fornost. We'll see getting to Esteldin soon.

(If some need more of GA, of course we can alter plans to get the 3 and 6-person instances done!)

 

9:30 AM Server - Wake up & Read the Spreadsheet (group up, hang out, run the landscape, settle on the main thing)

10:15 Server - Coffee time and maybe we muster in Trestlebridge (Ye must muster!)
                        (SLOTRO goodies in chest at 6 Roaring Road, Skoldorf, Thorins Hall in the southwest corner above the bridge and theater)
                        

10:30 Server - The main course: We're getting there... skirms, slayer, Fornost to open... we'll decide Saturday based on how all are progressing

12:30 PM - We're officially done. Maybe you'll want to hang around and clean up more of the North Downs :)

 

------- 20-Jan-2018-------

Complete! Poor Ivar must be getting quite a headache!

Level 32 Cap

------- 13-Jan-2018-------

Complete! Ivar's gonna lose that helm!

Level 32 Cap

------- 06-Jan-2018-------

Complete! Great turn-out and Oz is recovering from the whiplash of running from North Downs to Agamaur where all the fun was!

Level 32 Cap

Preparation (Smelly's guide is below): How about that North Downs? For those of you not quite through book 2 in the Lone Lands, don't worry as ND lends its self pretty well to the low and mid-20s. Depending on how people are inclined, we can do the quest hub at the hunter's camp beside the Fornost instances. There's plenty of deeding to go around and virtues to collect. Will-based need a tour of Strongholds and Ruins, Agility-based need to pound on wargs and make the dead... deader. Sorry Might, the western map is a little dry, but maybe you could swipe some physical mits from the goblins? Heck, we all could!  Nan Watheren area run in small fellowships would still be fun - the bosses are still OP. We'll see what the consensus is. See you Saturday!

 

9:30 AM Server - Wake up & Read the Spreadsheet (group up, hang out, tie up some loose ends... a kinmate)

10:15 Server - Coffee time and maybe Finn's Shire Rations (yum!) as we muster in Trestlebridge (Ye must muster!)
                        (Shire Rations and more at my place 6 Roaring Road, Skoldorf, Thorins Hall in the southwest corner above the bridge and theater)
                        

10:30 Server - The main course: The Dead. Hmm, maybe with a dash of Warg (did'ja get the pun?). Hmmm. That's just not right. How about:

The Fornost Quest Hub

                      We can have on-hand our skirmish staples, too! (Tuck, Gondamon). What are your thoughts?
                      Aa-a-and some of you maybe need to mop up Agamaur (there's water everywhere... sloppy!)
                      I hear the water is nicer in Fornost - shall we dip in a toe and open the 1st stage?

12:30 PM - Burp!! We're officially done. That was the sound wargs make when they're done, you know

12:31 PM - dessert - unscheduled goodies, entirely optional!
                             + maybe some crafting... maybe you need something crafted - Esteldin ain't bad for that
                             + we'll always have Weatherstock --- shall we mosey on over?

 

------- 06-Jan-2018-------

Complete! Great turn-out and we overcame our vast range differences to run the map north to south and east to west!
Thanks to those who stepped forward on a moments notice to take the groups out adventuring!

Level 32 Cap

 

A couple of people have been on holiday so we'll anticipate being at level 32 for a bit for them to catch up without stressing!

 

Preparation (of course, see Smelly's guide below): Let's focus on Agamaur this week. The epic at this level is Vol 1, Book 2 The Red Maid. Run through Chap 15, The Red Pass to open Agamaur. It can be done as a fellowship, so see about grouping up for something different! Book 3 goes onto the North Downs. We will wait on Fornost for a bit, though the Nan Watheren area run in small fellowships would be fun. Level 32 will have us a bit OP, but the bosses are OP in the nether reaches of these regions :)

 

Rise and Shine! Let's get cracking early!

Schedule

9:30 AM Server - Wake up & Read the Spreadsheet (group up, hang out, tie up some loose ends... a kinmate)
                        + section 1 - Slayer Stuff - plenty around forsaken inn - goblins to the left, goblins to the right and orcs menacing Candaith
                        + section 2 - Epic events - Retaking Weathertop - another fellowship opportunity!
                        + section 3 - Ruins & Ruination - yes, Lone Lands is full of it
                        + section 4 - News Beyond Weathertop - Boss bosses in Nan Watheren... even at lvl32 - ouch!
                        + section 5 - hmm... a play on words here? Yeah, some of you maybe opened the Inn at the Foresaken.
                                            It's a crazy instance (LP required)... think about it

10:15 Server - Cowboy Coffee at the Forsaken Inn - boiled, not filtered! (Ye' gotta muster - this many people takes some time to form a straight line!)

10:30 Server - The main course: skirms, scraids and instances --- plenty of slayer left in the intro skirms and barrow (some katchup), The Red Maid / Nut cluster (yeah, what's Grimbark really dropping back there!)

12:30 PM - we're maybe done with the key contents (I always say 12 and we blow right past!)

12:31 PM - dessert - unscheduled goodies, entirely optional! Remember we have some folks left back in the low 20s....

 

  

------- 30-Dec-2017-------

Complete! Outstanding turn-out AGAIN, hitting GB and Gondamon!

The vote is in..

TIME TO MOVE TO LEVEL 32 for NEXT WEEK!

 

 

Preparation: With one new arrival to SLOTRO excepted, we should all be at lvl 20, including our epic line (you should be able to start chapter 2 this week). Go to Elrond and pick up the Erebor quest line, too!

 

For next week - take off the tortoise! We'll decide what our next stop will be (Smelly's guide says 32). There are some interesting places that are rather difficult that we can challenge before this (Nan Watheren, for example).

 

Schedule

9:30 AM Server - Wake up & Read the Spreadsheet (group up, hang out, tie up some loose ends... a kinmate)

10:15 Server - Coffee time at Bree's West Gate! (Ye' gotta muster - this many people takes some time to form a straight line!)

10:30 Server - The main course: A Taste of Erebor; Side-dish - our choice of Skirmish Round-Robin, Tuckburough, Gondamon, possibly Methedras* (it's VIP/purchase); GB re-run

12:30 PM - we're maybe done with the key contents (I always say 12 and we blow right past!)

12:31 PM - dessert - unscheduled goodies, entirely optional!

 

Note: I will be vending off the level 20 items in the chest to make room for the level 32-ish stuff. Come and get it!

 

------- 23-Dec-2017-------

Preparation: Time to get to lvl 20 so we can skrim together. Do what you can to get your epic through the Old Forest and into the Barrows. There are some Great Barrow related quests given from the camp in the western North Barrow Downs as well as the entrance. 

 

For this coming week, then:

1) Reach Level 20, epic to level 20
2) Stretch Goal - Run Epic/Quest Line to talk to Elrond for Erabor Scaled Instance Quests

 

Schedule

9:30 AM Server - Wake up & Read the Spreadsheet (group up, hang out, tie up some loose ends... a kinmate)

10:15 Server - Coffee time at Bree's West Gate! (Ye' gotta muster - this many people takes some time to form a straight line!)

10:30 Server - The main course: Skirmish Round-Robin, Tuckburough, Gondamon, possibly Methedras* (it's VIP/purchase); GB re-run if we have time.

12:00 PM - we're maybe done with the key contents 

12:01 PM - dessert - unscheduled goodies, entirely optional!

 

Here's more info on skirms/instances: [link, see Ozif's Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:06 pm entry for resources]

If you have links to good guides for Intro Skirms, Erabor and Great barrow, please append the link above. 

 

When we all have Elrond's Quests we'll be ready to challenge Erabor again.

 

*about skirm purchases - are some of your running free-to-play? Let me know the level of interest in some LP farming here [link].

 

 

 

------- 16-Dec-2017-------

Complete! Outstanding turn-out and great success with the two groups we had to run GB!

 

Level 20 Cap

The group decided there should be more time at this level for people to run the quest lines, epic, level a bit more. So, we'll hold at 20 for the coming week, or maybe longer. We're going to learn how to savor the game, almost but not completely UNLIKE a pack of wolves (we were like kids at a candy store - forgive us!).

Our eyes are on YOU, Great Barrow (but we're level 20, looking up at you at level 24 *gulp*)

 

9:30 AM Server - Wake up & Read the Spreadsheet (group up, hang out, tie up some loose ends... a kinmate)

10:15 Server - Coffee time at Bree's West Gate! (Ye' gotta muster - this many people takes some time to form a straight line!)

10:30 Server - The main course (we're going to hold to this!)

12:00 PM - we're maybe done with the key contents

12:01 PM - dessert - unscheduled goodies, entirely optional!

 

------- 9-Dec-2017 -------

Level 20 Cap

Complete! Well over a dozen showed up throughout the run, and we did so many thing's it's hard to keep track!

Tell us how it went for you in our discussion thread!

 

Preparation: Bring your character to level 20, minimum. If you've over-shot 1 or 2 levels, remember this is Away Shall Fade, we forgive you. 10 levels? We'll see you in a couple weeks. Hopefully you've moved along in the epic and are making your character very robust with questing and deeding and have your one exceptional virtue slotted (or will that be two?). Of course, please use Smelly's guide below for general guidelines and some fun things to do! We'll change things up a little bit as the guide at this level has no suggestions for group events - which we'll naturally augment image

... with SKIRMISHES - please do the skirm intro and get thee a soldier! [Lotro Player's Take on Skirmish Soldiers]

 

 

9:30AM server - Wake-up and smell the ....spreadsheet?

Just some time for unofficial grouping to run content in the intro areas. Great to get through slayer deeds this way. I think we'll have good attendance if people understand we're beginning to come on line at that time

 

10:15AM - Muster - wake-up and smell the coffee! Yeah, that's right!

CRAFTERS, do your duty! Time to wind down from running around the landscape. We woke up, now we'll buff up and group up and perhaps for this day, not split up.

 

10:30AM - Main Event

 

Level 20 Intro Skirmish areas. Do we dare t2?  Trouble in Tuckburough, Siege at Gondamon, Storm on Methadras! The wiki root page is here.

 

Bingo! We're Done

(12 PM)

It's scary when you group with ASF to not know when we'll be done!

------ or are we? ------

 

Bingo Boffin, anyone? Bingo Boffin is a rich LOTRO Story (with rich rewards!). Let's make a quick trip to Michel Delving and introduce ourselves! 

Bingo was introduced a couple years back, with the dev's supplying a new segment each week. It's a nice way to guide your leveling as well, though when it was introduced it could be tough to level in time for the next weekly segment.

Though our group time will close when we say 'hi' to Bingo, feel free to start questing through Middle Earth with this guy and some of your kinmates also! 

 

The above message is El-approved!

 

Suggestions for 16-Dec-2017 run:

The epic leads into the old forest and barrow downs - press the epic forward
The Old Forest - explorer and slayer deeds
Great Barrow - let's give it a shot at lvl 20
South B. Downs - we have slayer to do
Spreadsheet help - what's on your list (did you tag all the barrows bosses for the deed?)

 

Suggestions [updated 7-Dec]:

Finnok - starter zones like Ered Luin, The Shire and Bree-land, wait a bit for barrows
FinnokII - barrows is good! (Oz is deaf!!)
Gildorff - include a skraid
Elaelin - Bingo, Erebor



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Re-posting this content from retiredFRB / Smelly as our guiding light... until it changes image

 

Ok, very long post, these are the notes / guides I followed in Casual Wanderers on Crickhollow (the Kin is open to folks from all servers that want to do this style leveling). Several of us worked on skill deeds at the Moors training dummies and yes, we roamed around a bit.  I don't know for sure but think some of these folks are raiders as they worked to have very good / best gear at each level.

 

(I believe the follow was created by Arnenna)

start to lvl 20 or 22

Current Progression

The current level stop point is officially level 20, however, a few members wish to level to level 22, so they can more easily craft gear. This is fine, as there will likely be enough players reaching 22 (or a little more, or a little less) and we can adjust groups and contents to balance things. Whichever level you decide upon, you must stop leveling in striking distance of lvl 22. A stone of the Tortoise is available in store to prevent leveling. Either purchase and use one or avoid XP via content at that point.

This level stop is set until the End of April <2017> at least, and it has a few goals for players to strive toward.

Core Goals (Please prioritize these goals)
1. Do all the Epic as far as level 20. Once a quest shows as level 21, leave it in your quest log for the next level stop (no matter how tempted you may be) 
2. Complete all the skill deeds you have in your deed log (under Race and Epic) to your best ability.
3. Maximize your five chosen virtues by completing deeds within the Shire, Bree-land and Ered Luin (and only those three areas).
4. Maximize any racial deeds available to you at this point within the Shire, Bree-land and Ered Luin (and only those three areas).

Fun Goals
1. Dress up your character in pink for a day. When I say pink, I don't mean a shady looking red, I mean PINK! Take screenshots, for later use 
2. Do the Bingo Boffin quest line in the Shire, and get yourself a cute bunny for Easter.
3. /wink at every captain that you see.

Freestyle
Complete as much content in the Shire, Bree-land and Ered Luin as you wish. Eg, cover all quests, all deeds, tasks - anything you want, as long as it remains only in those three areas.

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lvl 32 and holding


Time to play the hare for a while, with the next level stop set to level 32. Drop your tortoise stance and start motoring.

So without further ado . . . .

April 30th onward (we can add an end date after we see how people are getting on)

The areas we can cover.

Lone Lands and North Downs

You may cover as much of these two areas as you wish, but it is not mandatory to do it all.

Core goals

Update your class skills as and when you get new ones open up within the new level range.
Continue to grind your chosen virtues within the two zones.
Continue with the Epic story as far as it goes within level 20 – 30 (it will not surpass level 30 within these two regions). You can do the Weathertop instance solo if you want to, as there is always an opportunity to revisit it with a group to help others, or just for fun.
Continue with your crafting. At this level stop with its areas, you should become a member of the guild and start working through guild reputation, if you haven't already started it.

Fun Goals

Find something spiky looking to wear for a day.
Jump off Weathertop if you don’t mind chancing death.
Carry onward with Bingo Boffin within the Lone Lands, and earn yourself a Sleek Fox.
Scold (/scold) your fellow wanderers at any opportunity, let’s all get “Naughty”.

Freestyle

Cover as much content you wish within the two areas. Deeds, quests, tasks, everything you wish to do, just stay away from level 33 J
Those of you that wish to venture into higher zones for crafting mats may do so, at your own peril, but again, this is not mandatory.

Group Content for this stop

Garth Agarwen is the main instance cluster for this level stop, and covers Arboretum, Fortress and Barrows.
Weathertop Fellowship instance.
Stand at Amon Sul skirmish.
Siege of Gondamon skirmish.
Thievery and Mischief skirmish.
Storm on Methedras skirmish.
Attack at Dawn skirmish.

Fornost instance cluster is optional for those that wish to do it, though this is available at later levels so isn’t mandatory. There are four instances: Water, Earth, Fire and Shadow, which can be done on t1 or t2.
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The Forsaken Inn instance is also optional for those that wish to do it. It can be scaled so can be done at any time.

You can start forming groups to run this content as soon as you are ready to take it on.

Still a little behind? Don't worry about it. The group content from our previous level 20 stop is scalable, so we can run it again within this level stop, or future level stops, to cover it for those that haven't managed it yet. No pressure is the name of the game guys, so just keeping it real :)

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lvl 40 and holding


From June 1st, the new level cap is level 40.

Areas include Trollshaws and Evendim.

Core goals

Upgrade your class skills as far as you can within the level range.
Update your chosen virtues as far as you can within Trollshaws and Evendim.
Complete the Epic quest line within Trollshaws to level 40.
Continue your crafting and guild crafting.

Fun Goals

Continue your adventure with Bingo Boffin through to *Notes by the Author (Hall of Fire Rivendell), and earn yourself a Brown Squirrel.
Find Glimmertail, Mangetail, Steelmaw or Windscreamer and steal their adamant shards.
Cop a squat on the highest monument you can get to in Evendim, and take a screenshot.

Freestyle

Use Trollshaws and Evendim to complete as many quests, deeds and tasks that you wish.

Group Content for this level range

Revisits of all scaled content covered so far at your leisure.
Tome of Elendil (This is a challenging run on level, but a lot of fun. So try and make it for this if you can).
Ost Elendil
Glinghant
Haudh Valandil
The Ford of Bruinen
The Icy Crevasse


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lvl 50 and holding


That time is here again guys. From Friday 7th July, its onward to the next stop, which is Level 50.

New Areas
Misty Mountains, Forochel, Angmar and Eregion.

You may do the Walls of Moria and part of Moria if you wish, but please take note***

Any gear that you earn in Moria, including legendary weapons will not be allowed to be used in the level 50 group content. Hold onto your pre-Moria gear.

All of this content was originally designed pre-Moria, before legendary/Moria gear.

Core Goals

Epic Book VI: The fires of the North
Epic Book VII: The hidden hope
Epic Book VIII: The scourge of the North
Epic Book IX: The shores of Evendim
Epic Book X: The city of Kings
Epic Book XI: Prisoner of the free peoples
Epic Book XII: The Ashen wastes
Epic Book XIII: Doom of the last king
Epic Book XIV: The ring forges of Eregion
Epic Book XV: Daughter of strife is optional, as it is level 51

That's a mighty big chunk of content. Congratulations on earning your Grey Steed if you do decide to do the last book.

Continue your class skill points within this level range.
Continue your virtue grind for your five chosen virtues within the four new areas we are covering.
Continue onward with your guild crafting.

Fun Goals (Optional)

/slap a Roving Threat in Angmar.
Leroy through Imlad Balchorth, and video it.
Continue your journey with Bingo Boffin and earn yourself a light brown goat at Gloins camp and an Umber goat at Gwingris.

Freetime (optional content)

Do as much of the content within the four areas as you wish, including all quests, deeds, tasks.

Group content for this level stop

A lot of Angmar quests require grouping. You can progress through the region without grouping and get the quest requirement for the quests in Angmar deed done, however, I highly suggest you buddy up with CW members when they are online and take on the harder stuff around Angmar as a group because it is a lot of fun.

Many of the Epic instance quests on this level stop have a group or solo option. Again, I would recommend you try to group for them. Goblin Town in Misty and Sarnur in Ered Luin (Thorin's Hall rep) are also a lot of fun when run as a group.

Instances/Raids

A Foul Wood (Gwingris, Eregion)
School and Library
Halls of Night
Barad Guluran
Urugarth
Carn Dum
The Rift
Helegrod

Skirmishes

Barrow Downs Survival
Don't be fooled by it only being a single skirmish listed for this stop. Barrow Downs survival is complex and will take a very long time to complete in its entirety (we won't get it at this level stop, it;s a long term project).

 
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