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#11449603 Aug 25, 2015 at 10:23 PM
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'Welcome to Imladris, Jullian. It is good that you have come. Rest well, but not too deeply or too long! We have need of adventuring folk, for there is evil beyond the vale.

'Not more than two months ago, a hobbit by the name of Frodo Baggins and his companions were pursued to the Ford of Bruinen by servants of the Enemy. I speak of the Nine, the Nazgûl, fell creatures in the service of Sauron, and though the Bruinen fell upon them at my command, we have found the steeds of only eight. One of the Riders is unaccounted for.

'My sons set forth with scouts bound to them by friendship to seek this missing Rider. I ask that you speak with Elladan at their camp of Thorenhad, among the Bruinen Gorges, and lend your aid to the search. We must learn where this Nazgûl has gone, and most importantly, his designs.'
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#11451169 Aug 26, 2015 at 09:39 AM
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I can't wait for "Welcome to Imladris, Berawena ..."
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#11460258 Aug 28, 2015 at 04:03 PM
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I have checked the start of this series and it seems we can only do the first two quests at level 32. It will require a journey from our current location to Rivendell, then back to Thorenhad.

At 32 there are some quests that open up why there is an evil around the lands and why the Trolls are coming down from the Ettenmoors in numbers. We can now attempt GA on level at 32 too....
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#11471515 Aug 31, 2015 at 09:15 PM
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Hmm, so where does this leave us for Wednesday? Better to jump to 32 and get started on Book 4- or is it still too early? Or maybe Garth Agarwen? Would be great to get those done.
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#11474729 Sep 01, 2015 at 06:18 PM
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Lvl 32 and GA!
"Na 'Aear, na 'Aear! Mýl 'lain nallol, I sûl ribiel a i falf 'loss reviol."

To the Sea, to the Sea! Gulls white crying, The wind blowing and the foam white flying.
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#11509505 Sep 10, 2015 at 09:28 PM
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I have scouted ahead on another character and at level 33 we can do up to Chapter 5. There are a few fellowship quests in this book.
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#11511586 Sep 11, 2015 at 10:27 AM
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Then the idea should be to raise the level cap to 33 and do the epics until chapter 5 next week. (And maybe cap it with a trip to Garth Agarwen).
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#11511939 Sep 11, 2015 at 12:54 PM
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Chapter 2 and 5 are both fellowship quests. There is a bit of running about to do. Rivendell > Thorenhad > Trollshaws South > Rivendell > Thorenhad.
Not something I would expect to finish in one sitting.

I think it might be better if people are finished the quests from Thorenhad at level 32, as it sets the scene for the effect the Nazgul have had travelling through Trollshaws. Then people can begin Book 4. Set to Rivendell, back to Thorenhad, where we will then need a raise to 33. Then possibly do Chapter 2 - 5 in the one night.... up to you tho.
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#11611997 Oct 08, 2015 at 11:13 AM
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There are only a few solo quests available in the Epic at level 34.
Nothing worthy of a whole nights Epic adventure. Go to Thorenhad > Go to Elladan > Go to Giants Valley > Go to Elladan > Go to Elrond.

I would suggest either waiting for level 35 before we continue, or venture into the Giants Valley of an evening during the level 34 solo quests.
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#11612013 Oct 08, 2015 at 11:18 AM · Edited 2 years ago
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I was checking out the same thing... nothing really fellowship worthy in the epics until we hit 35.

Since we have a full group at the moment it could be a good idea to raise to 35 now and open up Annuminas now? Then we would stay at 35 for a good while, finishing up the Trollshaws and Annumias as well.

Or we could raise to 34 and go to Giants Valley next week, and then 35 the week after that? https://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/Giant_Valley
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#11612015 Oct 08, 2015 at 11:19 AM
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Also, Bera still has plenty to do in Fornost ... if anybody would want to go there when we're a full group?
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#11612199 Oct 08, 2015 at 12:56 PM · Edited 2 years ago
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Ill check out opening Annuminas at 35 with alts.

Would it be an idea to have on night for instances, another so we can continue Epics?

Not sure of peoples availability.
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#11612690 Oct 08, 2015 at 03:46 PM
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An instance night and an epics night would be ideal.

Personally, given my work//life/play-balance situation I can only commit to one night a week. Doesn't have to be Wednesday, and it doesn't mean that I can't join other nights as well (I usually manage to turtle my way in 2-3 nights a week).

So either we can make Wednesday the preferred instance night - since there's already a lot of us there, and we will soon have a lot more instances to go to. Or we can make some other day set for instances with e.g. Jullian running the show?
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#11612738 Oct 08, 2015 at 04:02 PM
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I can play most nights, just cant play every night.

I think keeping the Epic story going on is fine when it doesnt push the levels too fast too soon.

Maybe people cant make more than one night, and if Wednesday night is our most popular night then lets not change the formula.

I just suggest, people can try to organise 3/6 man stuff as well as Epic Wednesdays.
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#11612886 Oct 08, 2015 at 04:49 PM
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Instances are one of my big interests in this game, so I'll definitely try to push those as much as I can.
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#11615793 Oct 09, 2015 at 12:29 PM
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Re. Book 4, I have completed it at level 35 on an alt.
The last quest is a lengthy fellowship quest.

If people want to make a night of travelling to Giants Valley at level 34, then we can work the Giant Slayer deed too.
There is a small camp on the way to Rivendell that opens up more repeatable quests if people still need Rivendell rep. (Its not a problem with all the repeatables in TS)

At 35 we can do the Fellowship and finish book 4


I tested entering Annuminas at level 35 and that worked.... but as with when we tried GA/Fornost at -5 levels, we will get our arses kicked. Wave apon wave of 8k Darkwaters..... will be fun on level though.
Perhaps we can do Fornost between 35-40

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#11615799 Oct 09, 2015 at 12:32 PM
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Personally I dont see a need to raise the level to 34 just to take in a few solo Epic quests. There is still a lot of quests open to us in Trollshaws / Evendim that people may want to finish first at 33.

Lets not leave it too long before we finish book 4 though.
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#11617156 Oct 09, 2015 at 08:59 PM
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I think we should raise to 34 pretty soon to finish off the Thorenhad quests, so the turtles can move on to Tal Bruinen. So I propose we do that Monday.
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#11618842 Oct 10, 2015 at 12:12 PM
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Cool, then would you like to do the next Epic quest on Wednesday and take a trip into Giants Valley for the Giants & Worm Deeds?
Lots of 8k mobs to kill...
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#11623462 Oct 11, 2015 at 08:53 PM
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Yes! But it seems I cant make it this wednesday. It's vacation time here and we're away for the week.
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