This week we talk about update 9, bullroarer, hobby horses and yule festival changes. Buckle in folks. Let’s do this!
Goldenstar talked about the new instances thinking it was part of last week’s news but it’s not. In case you are confused what new instances she speaks of check out this link: Rohan Instance Cluster Released in Two Parts.
Oh and we got a Gandalf Ornament! –>
Dum time we ran some tier 2 skirmishes. We’ve never tried them before (although we did bump our run with Odewulf to tier three it was like level 35). Someone seriously needs to do something with Elrond’s boys, especially Elrohir. Goldenstar spent most her play time on Bullroarer after it opened up.
Merric hasn’t done much his week. Still playing in Rohan.
- Stats on the Bullroarer Gear is not final
- A list of the changes in Bree
- XP Accelerators Removed
- More Superior Crafting options in bree
- Update 9 Focus Schedule
- Possible changes to the “Travel to NPC” UI or removed to be reworked
- Account Management Phone Support Closed during the US Holidays
- Festival changes
- Festival mount changes
- Weekly Store Sale, Start November 30, 2012
- December Deals November 30 – December 2nd
- Hobby Horse in the Bullroarer store
Riddles in the Dark
Riddles in the Dark is a bi-weekly podcast series by Dr. Corey Olsen (The Tolkien Professor) and David Kale. Discussion will focus on the themes, characters, and events of Middle-earth and lay the groundwork for intelligent speculation about how the book may be translated to film. Each episode will culminate in the hosts making a specific prediction about the upcoming films, to be proven or disproven when the films are finally released.
More information on RITD can be found at http://www.mythgard.org/exclusives/riddles-in-the-dark/
Riddle: Will the six songs from the book be included and how?
A. Contrary to all evidence, all six songs will make their way into the movie.
B. Significant portions of songs will be included (perhaps as dialogue or poetry) with or without music.
C. Most or all of the songs will be referenced on-screen with only a passing reference or a snippet of verse.
D. The only book songs to be included will be the two listed in the published soundtrack.
Raise Your Glass
I got a catalog from these people in the mail (not sure why, but I am glad I did), and looked up their website to share with you and the CSTM community. Note, there are a few movie spoilers (kind of, its about as much as a trailer would give away), but I personally think it is worthwhile. Links:
LOTR movie replicas:
The Hobbit movie replicas:
Dear Merristar and Golderric (see I didn’t say one of you first!)
Your old friend Harperella here. I wanted to thank you for the kindness of hosting my call to arms on Casual Stroll to Mordor and for all you’ve done for me in the past few weeks. This last week has been a truly epic journey.
My dear LOTRO community, you have supported me well, and I ask for your continued support as this contest moves to its conclusion. I want to apologize if I’ve bombarded you overmuch with tweets, posts, and too much data! I’m going to dial back a bit for the next week. I realize that I need only be Harperella, the kin leader who does her best for her kin and community, and eschews such self-aggrandizing titles like Top Guild Leader or Most Passionate Player. This journey has made me appreciate what I already have–the love and respect of a vibrant community. Putting together my call to arms let me see what a legacy I’ve been a part of in this virtual world. So hello again LOTRO! I’m looking forward to playing a tune at Ales and Tales, sharing a beer with the BBB, listening to music with Andune Ensemble, playing the harp with Galenhir, and watching horses dance in perfect synchrony at the Windy Acres Ranch. But best of all… I’ll be seeing you all at Weatherstock next year!
P.S. We’re planning a Winter Ball in January–Synchronized dancing in the Hall of Fire! (lessons will be available for those who haven’t experienced it before)
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Recorded December 1, 2012