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Title: A Scholar's Guide (How I learned to level up without a resource tracker)
Post by: Orophor on June 06, 2007, 09:14:21 AM
Well my minstrel Malindar is a historian, and as you may know that is considered a difficult crafting profession. I have discovered a way to ease the progression of scholar leveling and though I should share it with the kinship.

First, go to your options window, click combat, then check "Directional Selection Indicator" this makes a little dotted red line from you pointing to whatever is selected. If you have nothing selected there is no line, and if the thing you have selected is down-hill, sometimes the line is not visible, so if you have a selection and no line, move down till you can see it.

Second, use the delete key to select the nearest item. Move around the area pressing delete till you find the scholar node you need. Once it is selected, use the directional indicator to locate and loot it.

Lastly, don't run from ruin to ruin, find one that is light blue or green for you and camp it. The refresh of scholar nodes are always in a ruin, and those locations are fixed, so you may as well get to setting up base-camp for some archeological looting in one spot. It takes longer to run from one ruin to the other than it does to wait for the nodes to repop in a given ruin.

I hope this is helpful. Happy researching.


Title: Re: A Scholar's Guide (How I learned to level up without a resource tracker)
Post by: Kierin on June 06, 2007, 05:17:12 PM
Thank you Orophor, I recently rolled a new minstrel who will be a historian, this will come in handy no doubt.


Title: Re: A Scholar's Guide (How I learned to level up without a resource tracker)
Post by: Orophor on August 27, 2007, 10:28:03 AM
This has largely become obsolete as of book 10. Now scholars have a relic tracking skill. Also I have noticed that the respawn rate for scholar nodes is much slower than before, so it no longer makes sense to camp one ruin.

For apprentice, I recommend going north and then circling back south between Tham Gelair, Limael's Vineyard and Dol Ringwest in Ered Luin for shattered pitchers.

It's a little harder for journeymen since Kheldul and Emyn Hoedh only have one or two broken urns and they are spread a bit further apart. An alternate source might be the barrow-downs in Bree-land as there are at least one or two urn nodes there as well and in the process of questing you may find yoursef going there and back serveral times at least.

Expert has a good stock of ancient vase in the Lone-lands between Naerost and Ost Cyrn. The half-orcs and orcs are tougher, but hopefully by now you will be as well.

Artisan is even more spread-out than journeyman was. In the Trollshaws you can find forgotten lore in Nan Tornaeth ruins among the wights and hillmen (good for reputation drops for the elves of Rivendell BTW) or where the cave claws lair in Ost Durgonn north and east of the Last Bridge.

The long haul for master can get you a good amount from the new 40+ level public instance in the south barrow-downs, where you will find many an antique vase as well as the barrow-treasure the men or Bree seem to favor. If the walking dead are not to your liking, in the Misty Mountains you can find antique vase in Gabilazan and on The Bitter Stair.


Title: Re: A Scholar's Guide (How I learned to level up without a resource tracker)
Post by: Hosklar on August 27, 2007, 12:13:21 PM
i have found that the best place by far for Journeyman was in the South Guard ruins.  There are 3 to 4 broken urns in there, and Palfo at lvl 19 (a minstrel) found it quite easy to either avoid, or defeat the mobs that were in the way.  In an hours time you can probably get most of what you need as long as no one else is camping in there at the same time.


Title: Re: A Scholar's Guide (How I learned to level up without a resource tracker)
Post by: Orophor on August 27, 2007, 12:19:56 PM
Thanks for the tip Hosklar. Where are these south guard ruins, bree-land?


Title: Re: A Scholar's Guide (How I learned to level up without a resource tracker)
Post by: Fireborn on August 27, 2007, 12:49:40 PM
A super fast location for Expert level (if you're a little higher level) is the undead area of Agamaur.  I finished expert in no time at all farming that area.


Title: Re: A Scholar's Guide (How I learned to level up without a resource tracker)
Post by: Orophor on August 27, 2007, 12:53:24 PM
I presume that is outside the Agamaur instance Fireborn?


Title: Re: A Scholar's Guide (How I learned to level up without a resource tracker)
Post by: Hosklar on August 27, 2007, 01:04:51 PM
Yes, the South Guard ruins are South of Bree where all of the Brigands are.  There are a couple of little quests to do in that area, but nothing of much significance, which lends itself to not being too busy.

Also, on my way down to Adso's camp, and also a little north of that road in the Hillshire ruins (in the brandy hills) there are shattered pitchers.  If I am ever heading towards the Great Barrows, the old forrest, or Buckland I take a quick detour and pick those up.  There is also a broken Urn in the old Greenway Fort, so whenever I am near there I pick one of those up.  I am surprised at how quickly they add up while I am simply questing.


Title: Re: A Scholar's Guide (How I learned to level up without a resource tracker)
Post by: Fireborn on August 28, 2007, 06:16:05 AM
I presume that is outside the Agamaur instance Fireborn?

Yes.  The ruins around where you collect the vial or whatever for the Red Maiden..