Archive for Deeds

Into ‘The Rift’…and other bits

Posted in Deeds, Diary, lotro with tags , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2011 by Corleth

Ok. The deeding and skirmishing is wearing a little thin at this stage. We’re just over two weeks out from the release of Rise of Isenguard (RoI), and at least two of my four level 65s, are ready to go. That said, I’ve ground out about as much Zeal as I think I can stand, and it’ll be a long time before I kill another Dragonet in Zirakzigil…for those readers who aren’t aware, Zeal is being re-jigged in RoI to provide a bucket load of morale, which will make it one of the most desirable traits in the game.

One other little activity that I’ve been undertaking, is the crafting of symbols, on all my guilded crafters. This is because there’s a new crafting tier coming with RoI and the only way to get Kindred rep in this new tier is to make lots, and lots, and lots…of symbols…45,000 reputation worth! CSTM has further details here.

Elsewhere in game, I’ve moved my burglar up to level 47. I’ve now completed both chapters one and two of volume 2 (epic quest line), with him, and therefore acquired his first legendary items. Woot! Added to that, I have his level 45 class quests done too (ok I cheated a bit, I grabbed the majority of the items needed for this from my kin’s bank).  Now back to questing in Angmar, the Misty Mountains and Forochel until I hit level 50…I might make this before RoI release…we’ll see.

Balrog in The Rift

Balrog in The Rift

Finally, I can report that I’ve successfully finished that old chestnut, The Rift, for the very first time – on any toon. When ‘The Rift’ was the hardest and best raid in the game, I only had one toon (my guardian) and he was only level 48ish; it was pre-Moria. So I never ran ‘The Rift’ in anger, and certainly never got near to killing the balrog. So, last Friday, as a little distraction, we had a Rift kin run, and we went all the way through in about three hours – me on my minstrel. Great fun it was too, and the balrog fight was challenging enough. It must have been damn challenging at level 50!!! 😀

Bane Of Industry

Posted in Deeds, Instances, lotro with tags , , , , , , on March 10, 2011 by Corleth

Last night I took my guardian, Corleth, on a kin run through the Forges instance in Moria.

Forges of Khazad-Dum instance

Forges of Khazad-Dum instance

We breezed through it (we all know it too well, at this stage!) and in the process I finally completed the Forges’ troll-slayer deed. As this was the last deed that I had outstanding in the Forges, it also triggered the ‘Bane of Industry’ title – see below:

Bane of Industry title

Bane of Industry title

Next on my Moria meta-deed list is a trip back to Grand Stairs (an instance which I burnt out on months ago) to kill the final few wargs that I need the Beasts of the Grand Stairs (Advanced) deed, which in turn will complete my Grand Stairs deed list.

I’m not far off completing all the deeds in Dark Delvings, Skumfil and 16th Hall, either. Curiously enough, the one Moria instance that I’ve hardly touched, is Fil Gashen, so I’m a way off obtaining the Marshall of the Burning Deeds title. Oh yes, I also have to nip into the Vile Maw and kill the Watcher too 😉 – something I’ve done on my LM, but never my guardian, *sigh*.

As an aside, I do use ‘deed accelerators’ [purchased from the LoTRO store] to help finish the odd deed that requires a lot of kills. But in the main, I do it the hard way. I’ve never used real-world cash to buy Turbine points, and don’t ever intend to do so. That said, I’ve absolutely no objection to anyone that does. I am happy to restrict myself to whatever points I can earn in game, plus the 500 points I get per month from my VIP subscription. My ‘Bane of Industry’ title was actually achieved entirely without use of accelerator – more the fool me, probably.

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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