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#13810921 Jul 09, 2018 at 11:33 PM
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Im guessing it is going to be quite for the next 4 - 6 weeks... Im just wondering if those that are about have enough to keep going with?

Do we try squeeze any 75 stuff in before end of month or wait till August... is there merit in raising to 80....

Just wondering ppls thoughts, I am fine whatever.. sure I have things I can work on.. and I am not around regular enough just now..
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#13814611 Jul 15, 2018 at 10:07 AM
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I believe 75 is the sweetest level in the game for quite a long time now for a plethora of reasons:
  • partially due to scaling, all World Instances / Raids are now unlocked with the exception of TotDT (105) and AoM (115)
  • as most Virtues are available to have at Ranks 18-20, their contributions are the most significant at this level (reducing the 'need' for Essence equipment for T2)
  • it is the first time all classes have armour sets for all their specializations
  • it is also a very popular cap with many players capped here and its content is being regularly run

It should come as no surprise that some Turtles have decided (or seriously contemplating) leaving alts at 75: Dolgubund (Guardian), Hunfri (Minstrel) and Jimhaden (Champion) come to mind.

Due to the amount of content and taking both the summer absences and class revamps (re-learning) into account, I did not post a level raise for the 3rd quarter. I think that September will probably be the best time to mop up some of the challenges that we haven't gotten around to complete yet (RoF, Draigoch and maybe another ToO for laughs/pictures with full group).

Last but not least I firmly believe this is the last 'station' on any level-restricted group's journey where recruitment is still 'big'. My experience tells me that once you get past this mark, you are hardly considered a low-level group anymore. Apart from the story, 85/95 hardly offers anything most of us haven't done before (due to scaling). The latter cap at which Valar upgrade is an option to those that want to join us at a later stage.
This might, of course, change as the game progresses over the coming years and more levels are added.

tl;dr I would suggest raising to 80 no earlier than the last quarter (1st of October) but am happy to push it out to the start of next year (1st of Jan) depending on your preferences and business.

Happy Gaming ;)
"What we do in life echoes in eternity"
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#13814685 Jul 15, 2018 at 12:49 PM
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Agree with both posts above. My additional two cents are that a raise above 75 would be more meaningful if it were to follow completion of a challenge (Draigoch/RoF T2/other) than being arbitrarily assigned a date.

Plenty to do (including alts) for the time being!
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#13814689 Jul 15, 2018 at 12:58 PM
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Yup plenty to do and agree... apart from story not much else to look forward to until cap. Well unless you include filling armour with essences content.

Still the story is good, and hopefully there will still be interest in experiencing that together.

Perhaps in the not to distant future we will see a few groups....

Terrapins - Bera's level
Static - 75 4ever
Story - 75-Cap storyline
Cap

I havent experienced many (any) of the raids above 75... so would like to experience them with this group if at all possible.. wether thats in an appropriate level group.. or 115/120 group for shits and giggles.

Jim
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#13814768 Jul 15, 2018 at 04:08 PM
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also happy to stay at 75 for a while, Lir may be another that stays there forever, if we do boost to 80 come autumn my champ Faerliriel may be better placed to join the turtles on the plains of Rohan. The storyline would be good to go through with y'all but i'd fear it wont be enough to maintain interest on a week by week basis not unless we really step up the RP...we will see no need to decide now.

I like the idea of having 2/3 groups active at the same time Jim, with Nod though Mordor (at some point) i quite like the idea of us forming a cap group possibly in alliance with other players - the Galapagos tortoises?

I saw someone recruiting a slowtro group at level 6 last night which almost tempted me =) but it'd be nice to see the terrapins become semi-regular with the aim of getting to Carn Dum eventually?


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#13850649 Sep 03, 2018 at 03:02 PM · Edited 8 days ago
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What are our next plans regarding epic quests?

Personally I have done Frodo's and Boromir's session play in Parth Galen and started simple questing in this region
Btw have I missed the Wold quests or we haven't started them yet?

Also I have done warbands of Norcrofts several times to develop my war house a little

As it was decided earlier I wish to stop levelling Hunfri and move forward only with Yorg and no matter will we stay at 75 till October or till next year
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#13850653 Sep 03, 2018 at 03:10 PM
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Also it's interesting what do you think about our low level alts?
Hope we'll further meet new ppl of different levels and to adapt them that would be nice to have Turtles of different levels
I planned to move Eiken into Moria if we currently have no plans for level 50 content
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#13850866 Sep 03, 2018 at 09:02 PM · Edited 10 days ago
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Dura has got to Vol3, Book 8 in the Epic.
The group is still in Parth Galen though, its just there is nothing groupwise in the coming books. Once group has decided its time to move on storywise we move proper into Rohan. Least that was the simple plan.

As for alts. I was hoping Bera would be around at some point and we could catch up with Rift.
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#13852453 Sep 06, 2018 at 12:20 AM · Edited 7 days ago
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Hello, Dear Turtles!

Took the liberty to add to the thread's title, as the leaves are now falling...

First of all, welcome back, everyone!!
If you followed the Official Forums somewhat, (or if not, here you go:) Update 23 is coming towards the end of September with Global Balance Changes. Build 1&2 was up on Bullroarer (BR) in August, Build 3 might be uploaded there, as well, in the near future (according to Cord it will be immediately before U23 goes live). The first two builds were concerning with regards to scaling (of stats/gear) at medium levels, especially. Meaning I would like us to do RoF/Draigoch challenges preferably in September.
The above completions in combination with U23 going live would hallmark the next level raise - 1st of October, to 80.

In the last quarter of the year I would like to dedicate 5-7 evenings to advance the Epic together, namingly Book 8 & 9. There are a total of 21 quests so it would mean advancing 3-4 of them per event. I would appreciate if (Jim) Dura could lead our Company through these events as he is the oldest elf on Arda. Book 8, Chapter 1's last task is to 'Talk to Enstan' upon acquiring our war-steeds (which should be done individually). I believe that would be a good point to start from.

As of now you can quest up to and including the Norcrofts. The Warbands of these areas are solo-friendly ;)
With the level raise, the remaining 2 areas of East Rohan will open up, namingly the Entwash Vale (with the Eaves of Fangorn) and the Sutcrofts. The Warbands there are a tad bit more difficult (FS: Urgai and Kramp, Raid: Bugud) so we'll organize a couple of nights to best these foes (and hopefully get our rings...) both from horseback and as footsoldiers if you like ;)
Other than that we might run a couple of scaling instances and rebuild Hytbold (there are Public Instances among the dailies).

December/January should see us move to Wildermore (Book 10) and then Western Rohan (Book 11) with a level raise to 85.


I also have 7-9 alts (including my secondary account) on various levels at low/mid level areas. I will be adding them to the roster in the near future, as I acquire the Stones for parking them, so that people can see what I can bring for group content (at levels 20,32,50,60,65,75).


Happy Gaming ;)

"What we do in life echoes in eternity"
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#13852811 Sep 06, 2018 at 01:49 PM · Edited 1 minute ago
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thanks Sig happy to try complete Isengard instas before update and your sketched plan looks good - very welcome intro to possible discussion on Sunday (just added an event before i saw your post^)

fair paths
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#13852812 Sep 06, 2018 at 01:50 PM
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Good stuff Sig.
Lir and myself were just discussing stuff and these things came up.. amongst other things like which chars to take to 120.. hence his post about turtlemoot.
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#13855174 Sep 10, 2018 at 12:22 AM
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