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Off-topic / Update 18.2 Release Notes
« on: July 05, 2016, 07:32:10 PM »
https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?641861-18-2-Release-Notes&p=7623686#post7623686

New raid (Throne of the Dread Terror), updates to Legendary Items, some class tweaks, and a long-awaited quality of life improvement:  additional hooks in our housing!

Keth

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Ideas and Suggestions / Our Ninth Anniversary!
« on: April 19, 2016, 02:05:34 PM »
Our ninth anniversary is rapidly approaching, friends.  I propose a get-together!  This might be a great opportunity to bring some old friends back into Middle Earth, get the word out to others on Landroval about who we are, and perhaps even make some new friends.  Let's get a conversation going here about what we'd like to do this year, our ninth in LotRO!

Keth

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Vyvyanne has announced that transfers off Nimrodel will become available Tuesday, October 13, 2015.  Details and best practices for individual and kinship transfers are posted here and here.  

I will be transferring Kethrandir (and therefore the Tinnu uin Galadhrim) from Nimrodel to Landroval (see discussion here) the evening of October 13.  Once the kinship has been reestablished on Landroval, I will post a notice in this thread that it's safe to proceed with individual transfers.  Look for that notice sometime in the late evening of the 13th, or possibly the morning of the 14th.  Please note that once Kethrandir transfers to Landroval, the kinship on Nimrodel will be dissolved.  Don't be alarmed!  We'll all be back together again on Landroval soon!

Please note that multiple options are available through the transfer wizard.  The  recommended two-step transfer order is:

  • Step One:  Kin Leader, Home Owner, and Shared Items (all transferred simultaneously)
  • Step Two:  All Other Characters

In other words, the recommendation is to first transfer your home owner (just that single character), shared items, and any kin-leading alts all at once.  Once that process is complete, re-launch the transfer wizard and transfer all your remaining characters.  The prior recommendation from Turbine to transfer everything and everyone all at once has been implicated in some item losses, hence the two-stage process described above.  I strongly recommend that everyone review the migration guides linked above prior to transferring.  Again, if you intend to rejoin Tinnu on Landroval, please do not transfer any of your Tinnu alts (even your home owner) until the kinship has been reestablished on the new server.

Please post any questions you have in the existing LotRO World Transfers thread, located here.  The time for a deep breath and a leap is nearly upon us!  Make sure all your pies are safely stowed!

Keth

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Announcements / The Tinnu are moving to Landroval!
« on: August 08, 2015, 06:57:26 PM »
To all members and friends of the Tinnu uin Galadhrim-

Our home world of Nimrodel will be closing on January 1, 2016 (https://www.lotro.com/en/game/articles/world-transfers).  We are therefore moving to Landroval! 

A wealth of information regarding this important transition can be found in the link above and elsewhere on the LotRO forums.  We expect Nimrodel residents will be able to begin transferring their character(s) to the server(s) of their choice in the coming weeks.  Importantly, those with characters on Nimrodel beyond January 1, 2016 will always have the option to freely transfer their characters to any of the remaining servers, but Nimrodel will be unavailable for playing beyond January 1.  I'll be posting more details in the weeks ahead (including the kinship transfer date) as additional information and timelines become clear.  In the meantime, please consider monitoring these forums and the official LotRO forums for additional details regarding this important moment in Tinnu's history. 

A Kinship Transfer Guide has been posted on the LotRO forums at https://www.lotro.com/en/game/articles/kinship-transfer-guide.  For reference, our discussion leading up to the selection of Landroval as our future home can be found at http://tinnu-uin-galadhrim.com/simplemachinesforum/index.php?topic=1489.0.

Kethrandir
Tur, Tinnu uin Galadhrim

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Items / Imbuement Guide
« on: May 04, 2015, 07:47:44 PM »
With Update 16 comes a system to 'imbue' your level 100 Legendary Items, allowing them to continue to gain experience alongside your characters.  A useful guide to this process, including some very useful tips to consider before you imbue your level 100 Items, can be found at http://rarebreed.guildlaunch.com//forums/viewtopic.php?p=37639769&gid=233773#37639769.  I hope you find it useful!

Keth

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Ideas and Suggestions / Anniversary time #8!
« on: April 16, 2015, 08:00:58 PM »
Greetings friends!

Almost unbelievably, in a few short weeks the Tinnu uin Galadhrim will be eight (!!!) years old!  An event worthy of celebration?  I certainly think so!

I propose a gathering on the evening of Saturday, May 2.  If another day works better for you, please let us know.  I look forward to seeing you all at the kinhall on May 2!

Keth

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Classes / Interpreting Character Stats
« on: November 19, 2014, 08:29:16 PM »
Particularly following the introduction of the new Essence system, there are now a number of ways to 'build' your character.  It's a confusing world for new players, and even for those who've played LotRO for years.  If you want additional morale, is it better to stack Vitality or raw morale?  As a warden, should I stack Might or Agility?  What's changed since I first started playing?

A great resource to help you navigate these treacherous waters is here:  https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?551751-The-stat-system.  Enjoy and good luck!

Keth

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Off-topic / Update 13.1 Release Notes and Dev Chat transcript
« on: May 05, 2014, 12:35:11 PM »
Two items of potentially great interest to everyone here:

Update 13.1 Release Notes (particularly details regarding the cosmetic pet system):  https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?548051-Update-13-1-Official-Release-Notes

From the Maiar server, a very informative Hobbits to Isengard chat with Sapience and Rowan (including extensive 'back-end' details about future housing updates):  https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?539143-Hobbits-to-Isengard-Q-A-with-Sapience-notes-on-what-was-said&p=7158815#post7158815

Keth

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Off-topic / A funny thing happened on the way to Tamriel...
« on: March 18, 2014, 10:46:47 AM »
Suilad mellyn!

An unexpected cold this past weekend provided a silver lining:  gaming time!  I already had the ESO beta installed and patched, so the timing couldn't have been better!  I had an Aldmeri Nightblade up to level 4 already (Kethrandir), so I played him a little bit on Friday.  I also rolled an Aldmeri Sorcerer named Keth... -something, which I played Friday evening and for a little while Saturday morning.  As Baridoc and others here have mentioned, there were some bugged quests and other issues.  There were also the usual 'getting to know the interface' and other 'new game' issues that took/are taking some getting used to.  Overall, though, I had a lot of fun.  The landscapes and graphics are beautiful, the combat mechanics are well-done overall, and the character creation process (an important one for me) is great.  I really love playing Skyrim, and ESO has carried forward a number of elements from that game which I appreciated.

LotRO was my first MMO, so it is the standard against which I compare all other MMOs.  Skyrim, The Witcher 2, and Dragon Age Origins are my primary single-player RPGs, so they are the standards against which I compare single-player RPGs.  ESO potentially bridges those two genres for me.  But unexpectedly, I found myself thinking two things during most of my time in ESO beta:  'I should play Skyrim more!' and 'I should roll a burglar in LotRO!'  I started with the burglar first...

...and never got to Skyrim.  In short, this past weekend I completely fell back in love with LotRO.  I researched a proper Sindarin name for my male Gondorian burglar (Dinenglir, 'silent song'), role-played my way through every starter quest, purchased a Stone of the Tortoise (the XP Disabler, from the LotRO Store), and basically adventured far and wide throughout the Bree-lands all weekend.  Many of my fondest memories from my early days in Middle Earth came flooding right back.  The music, the sounds, the characters, the storyline, the rich open landscapes, the foredawn glow... all of it just felt so right.  I've always enjoyed playing LotRO, and I've been logging in most weekdays over the past several months leveling various alts, but this felt like picking up and rereading an old beloved book.  Familiar and comforting and yet unexpectedly rejuvenating!

I know I'll continue to enjoy Skyrim, and ESO looks like it'll be a great game as well.  If I were starting out fresh in the MMO world, ESO would probably be where I'd devote much of my time.  But LotRO is where my heart is, and that is where I'll likely continue to make my home.  RL duties will continue to take precedent for me and the rest of us, I'm sure.  But I expect I'll remain in Middle Earth for as long as I'm welcome, and I hope to continue seeing you all upon the roads and fields of Eriador and Rhovanion in the months and years ahead.  To those who've already spent some time away or who may do so in the coming months:  The lights in the Tinnu kinhall will always be lit for your return.  The twilight of the Galadhrim has not yet given way to darkness!

Your friend in Falathlorn,
Keth

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Hello friends!

Apparently there have been a few interesting conversations with Sapience and devs during the 'Taking the Hobbits to Isengard' events (which I've not been participating in or even following very closely).  During a recent event, Executive Producer Aaron Campbell ('Rowan') joined the conversation.  Among other things, he and the devs revealed that they're in the early stages of development of a new class! 

You can read a summarized transcript of the full discussion at https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?539143-Hobbits-to-Isengard-Q-A-with-Sapience-notes-on-what-was-said&p=7121646#post7121646.

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Off-topic / Tuiliel & Ellewyn are engaged!
« on: January 08, 2014, 03:31:38 PM »
Many, many of you will remember Tuiliel and Ellewyn, two former Tinnu members who have continued their adventures on Landroval.  Apparently that adventure now continues off-line as well.  Tuiliel has recently announced in a LotRO forums post (https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?537828-A-LOTRO-Engagement) that she and Ellewyn are now engaged!

Tolkien has brought us all together in one way or another, but this 'meet-cute' is something special.  To you both, if you happen to read this, I offer my heartfelt congratulations and well-wishes for many years of happiness together. 

Best wishes to you both,
Keth

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Announcements / LOTRO's Plans for 2014
« on: December 17, 2013, 09:43:58 AM »
Suilaid mellyn!

I wanted to draw everyone's attention to Exec. Producer Kate Paiz's recent open letter to the Community regarding LoTRO's plans for 2014:  https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?&postid=7042572#post7042572

Lots of interesting tidbits!
  • Obviously the changes to housing planned for 2013 largely did not materialize.  Those changes have apparently been expanded to include more substantial changes, but as a consequence implementation has been pushed into 2014.
  • Developers will be temporarily shifting away from the yearly expansion treadmill to "revisit some older systems, add more region content, and just generally have more Middle-earth to explore throughout the year."  For example, plans for the first quarter of 2014 including adding additional area  to Fangorn Forest and providing an opportunity to experience the flooding of Isengard by the Ents.  Also planned for later in the year are the Paths of the Dead and the Dead Marshes.
  • Devs also intend to substantially updating the inventory and bag space situation.  Hooray!

Keth

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Items / Helm's Deep armour sets
« on: November 21, 2013, 12:07:17 PM »
I found a nice screenshot collection of the new level 90 and 95 crafted armour sets (just cosmetics, not stats):
http://materialmiddleearth.blogspot.com/2013/11/helms-deep-cosmetics-part-2-crafted.html

Enjoy!

Keth

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General Discussion / A move across the Tower Hills
« on: November 04, 2013, 10:01:53 PM »
Greetings friends!

As some of you know, my early house in Middle Earth was on a high bluff overlooking the River Lhun.  It was a lovely home.  But over time, Kethras' love for gardening pulled the House of Keth eastward where we built a lovely home, in the Hobbit style, up against the eastern Tower Hills.  The weather was mild, the soils rich, the shrews numerous, the feasts extravagant, and the neighbors a constant delight.  Everything they say about living in the Shire is true!

But after several years, our hearts yearned to return to Falathlorn.  We dearly missed the sweet smell of the sea, the towering peaks of Ered Luin, and the distant songs of the shipbuilders of Celondim.  Kethuthir missed the roar of waterfalls.  Kerephor missed the opportunities afforded by the Scholar's Enclave.  And I missed the summer breezes rustling through the ruins of Tham Gelair.  Those lands are our home, more so than any of the other warm and welcoming corners of Middle Earth. 

And so we've returned!  Riding through Tum Raen from the kinhall of Ainulindale ((my Alts' kinhall, up above that of The Silver Willow)) down the hill toward Tinnu's kinhall, I noticed all the vacancies in the neighborhood.  Where have so many of our old friends gone?  So many empty homes, so many... relocation opportunities!  I have two favorite deluxe homes in Falathlorn:  3 Waterbank Road and 1 Twinfall Path.  After careful consideration, the House of Keth has resettled at 1 Twinfall Path.  I generally prefer a more private spot, but this house came with a lovely statue of Luthien, an expansive lawn, and spectacular views to a lovely pavilion and the waterfalls of Duillond.  And after years of ducking, I no longer have to worry about knocking my head on a rafter!

The previous owners left it in a certain state of disrepair, so I'll be doing some work on it over the next few months.  But I think the landscaping, at least, is done.  I do hope you'll stop by for a visit.  Everyone is welcome!  And if you're in the market, don't be embarrassed to do a little house-hunting while you're 'in the neighborhood.'  It's a buyer's market!

Keth

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Off-topic / PvMP and Raiders declining?
« on: June 03, 2013, 06:25:26 PM »

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