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Enedwaith Reputation Items

Posted in lotro with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2011 by Corleth

Now that I’m gaining kindred status with both the Algraig and the Grey Company [with my various toons], I’ve been taking some interest in the reputation rewards offered by these two Enedwaith factions.

One of the first things I noticed was the duplication of an item – ‘Arthgarab’ – at least in name, if not in stats, between the Grey Company reputation vendor and an item dropped by Istum in Dar Narbugud.

Arthgarab and Arthgarab

Arthgarab and Arthgarab - which is the fake?!

As you can see, Arthgarab is the name of a light armour head-piece in two different forms…the teal version (which I use when radiance is not required) on my LM. The non-teal version comes from the Grey Company. Presumably, the duplicate naming of the Grey Company version is a bug?!

As for the other reputation items offered by the Algraig and the Grey Company, these are the ones that offer the most interest to me (I’m not commenting on cosmetics, emotes, mounts or housing items – just equipable items for use in end-game content)…

The token & heavy shield of ‘Resilience’ are a nice pairing for a guardian:

Token and Heavy Shield of Resilience

Token and Heavy Shield of Resilience

The Enedwaith token & shield of ‘Warding’ look a good best for a warden (although I’m no warden expert!):

Token and Warden's Shield of Warding

Token and Warden's Shield of Warding

 The Ededwaith token and light shield of ‘Perseverance’ are an ok combo for a minstrel:

Token and Light Sheild of Perseverance

Token and Light Sheild of Perseverance

The Enedwaith token and cloak of Elegance could be used by a variety of classes:

Token and Cloak of Elegance

Token and Cloak of Elegance

The Grace set isn’t a bad bet for any tactical class:

Token and Necklace of Grace

Token and Necklace of Grace

Enedwaith Rep Grind

Posted in lotro with tags , , , , , , , on January 10, 2011 by Corleth

All the forum posts, pre the November [2010] patch/update, in relation to gaining reputation with the two factions in Enedwaith, were along the lines of how much harder it was to gain kindred reputation with the Algraig, than with the Grey Company. Now however, post the November patch, this situation seems to have reversed. As I mentioned in a previous post, I only recently got my first toon to kindred rep with either of the two factions – the Algraig; and now I’m finding that it’s way more ‘grindy’ to get to kindred with the Grey Company.

I think the epic quests, plus the non-repeatable quests, just about got me to ally with the Grey Company – since when I’ve been running the four daily repeatable quests that give Grey Company reputation, on a regular basis – but heck, is it tedious! By my count, I’ll have to run each of those four repeatable quests no less than thirty times (i.e. approx. 10 times per toon) to get the three toons [that I currently have in Enedwaith] to kindred with the Grey Company. Is it worth it, I ask myself?

Good Deeding

Posted in lotro with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 6, 2011 by Corleth

I’ve ticked off a few deeds over the last few days. Deeds are like buses – you don’t get one for ages, and then a load come along at about the same time!

First up, I hit kindred with the Iron Garrison Miners on both my Rune-Keeper and my Loremaster – both on the same day – having repeatedly run the Library of Steel quest that is available in Dolven View. This quest coughs up 1,200 reputation and some very handy tier two LI relics. The Nimble Redhorn Goat is a nice steed, too.

Nimble Redhorn Goat

Nimble Redhorn Goat

Second up, I happened to be running my Loremaster through Eregion, on the way to Enedwaith, when I remembered the long neglected ‘Ridge Racer’ deed. So I hopped on my newly acquired goat, and after half and hour of trying to make the initial jump, finally managed the required lead, edged along the almost invisible path, and finally achieved the ‘Ridge Racer’ title. Happy Days.

'Ridge Racer' - completed!

'Ridge Racer' - completed!

Third on my recent list was getting to kindred with the Algraig, on my first toon. I quickly picked up the Algraig horse which I another of Turbine’s new mount – again, a very good looking mount.

Algraig Horse

Algraig Horse

Lastly, I finally a finished the ‘Orcs of the Forge’ deed for zeal, last night, on my guardian – whilst running Forges with some kin mates for the level 58 LM class quests. My guardian’s zeal now stands at 9, and I can grind this up to 10, if I can be bothered to head into the Misty Mountains and kill another 40 or so giants. Coincidently, I now only need to kill two trolls in the Forges to have complete the final deed in there – Blinded by Fire – as/when I manage that, it will be the first time I’ve finished all of the quests & deeds within any one of the Khazâd-Dûm classics (Grand Stairs, Fil Gashen, Forges, Dark Delving, 16th Hall, and Skumfil).

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