Highlights: Resolina enters Ered Mithrin
Ered Mithrin is definitely not what I was expecting as a dwarf expedition. The area is essentially divided up into four main dwarf sites that have not stood the test of time: Thikil-Gundu, Glimmerdeep, Stormwall, and the Withered Heath. There is only one central dwarf site - Skarhald. Of course they ease you into the zone with a bit of exploration from a small settlement to the south - Dôm Goru. Make sure you check both bounty boards with a total of six bounty quests. You will also have a small chat with Radagast and his friends in the southwestern portions of the map.
Disenchantment is a bit weird in the area. Although the quest rewards in Mordor give very little (10-40) of motes of enchantment, the quest rewards in Ered Mithrin can give you a moderate sum (100-200) of embers of enchantment. For the time being 10,000 is the current cap for Figments of Splendour, Motes of Enchantment, and Embers of Enchantment. You can convert 1,000 of your currency into Figments of Splendour at any time. There is however a new problem. The Curator that generally has all of the available items for sale is gone with no pending status on when she will return. Filbert Fig... More
by Resolina on 2019-07-23 09:22:12
Highlights: Resolina enters Iron Hills
Where Dragons Dwell is a quest pack that came out October 9, 2018 for 1995 lotro points. That sounds quite expensive at first glance. It has 120 quests, 4 resource instances, ice and dwarf themed decorations tradeable with marks, 4 instances, and a raid. For a comparison Far Anorien is priced the same amount with 70 quests, rohirrim themed decorations tradeable with marks, 3 instances, and a raid. In all fairness, there is much to applaud and complain about this quest pack.
Iron Hills is a region to the east of Erebor that is included in the quest pack. The area is so tiny that there are deeds for completing 30 quests and killing 40 (and then 80 for advanced) beasts and easterlings. The reputation builds on top of Erebor's Kindred status to Respected for a few more buyable decorations. It is too bad they all cost 90 Tokens of the Lake and Rivers. The Dwarf Painting shown in The Black Book of Mordor Chapter 7.7: The Hidden Chamber is probably the only thing worth getting anyways.
I really did enjoy this area. The landscape was beautiful and the controvery over the town of Utterby was very... More
by Resolina on 2019-07-18 08:48:42