Friday, 25 May 2012

A Big YAY for Reputation Deeds!

So I'm level 25 now and still haven't moved on from Bree. I still have to do the Southern Barrow-downs and the Bree-land rep dungeon(s).

I still remember when Haudh Iarchith was one massive dungeon for higher levels (if memory serves, late 30s and 40s), but with the introduction of Free to Play, it was split up into smaller dungeons all over the Barrow-downs. The level was also lowered significantly, so now level 20s can go and kill the Undead, Barrow-spiders, and so on. There are also quite a few deeds, e.g. the Spider Slayer deed gives one Zeal, which has become one of THE virtues to have.

I made the mistake of taking on the Barghest boss Brishzel, which was a bit too much for me with its 3,250 morale. Will have to come back when I'm a bit 'bigger' (edit: was helped by a kinnie, so boss went bye bye). However, overall the rep dungeons are brilliant as you can do quests in there to gain reputation with the Men of Bree and you get rep items as well. That, together with some really cheap items on the Auction Hall got me Kindred and a fair amount of Turbine Points.

I also found some Thorin's Gate rep items on one of my many characters and got Kindred there as well now. And the AH was my friend once more for the Mathom Society. Now, I do understand that part of this was only possible because I have a VIP account. However, making money isn't all that difficult as monster drops sell for quite a bit, and if you're on a semi-busy server, chances are that you get rep items quite cheaply on AH. Just keep checking.

I also found out something else, which struck me as somewhat odd, but I'm not going to complain. Apparently you can get rep with other factions even if you haven't unlocked the area said factions call their home. I saw some ridiculously cheap Rangers of Annuminas items and bought them, and I could actually use them! And no, I haven't unlocked Evendim yet. Handy this, isn't it?

So with the Shire and Ered Luin (except for SarnĂºr obviously) done, and only some Barrow-downs stuff to finish, it's slowly time to move eastwards. Already looking forward to more deeds and a warm shower of Turbine Points. And now that Evendim is on sale this week, things really are looking rather brightly. Wish me luck!

Wynnie.

3 comments:

  1. Haha, being able to use those faction items now because they are clickable instead of needing to hand them in manually sounds ridiculous, but very handy for F2P'ers look you indeed!

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  2. I am pretty much a complete newbie to LotRO and didn't know we could buy the faction items! Now I need to remember to check the auction house later for Mathom Gift Boxes since I am curious about what is inside that house and I have a feeling I won't get enough of them via quests.

    Guess I should start making money for it too. But before that need to do more of the Spring Festival quests. And get more bank space. And... and... Well, there is a lot of things to do first!

    @Ravanel

    Ah! That explains why I was so confused because I wanted to turn in the mathom gift boxes but none of the NPCs had an option for it! I remember that was the way to do it during one of the times I gave LotRO a try.

    When I realized I could click on them I was confused, thinking "Wait. Didn't we have to turn it in to the NPCs? Was it always clickable? Who am I? Where is this place? Why is the sky blue?" and so on.

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