Lotro first F2P patch is on the way

Items

  • All items that come from the starter gift boxes will now be bound to account.
  • The Twilight Cloak was missing its dye channel, and was dyeing the entire pattern. This was a bug which has now been fixed to bring it in line with the rest of this thematic series of cloaks.
  • The tooltip for the thingy no longer incorrectly claims it is a whatchamacallit.
  • The Helm of Rohan now supports all dye colors.
  • The Novice Mark item that can increase run speed will no longer conflict with the run speed perks. The Novice Mark will now stack with all other run speed buffs.
  • The Map to Thorin's Hall item will no longer play a cinematic when used.
  • Tomes of Revival can now stack to a total of 50.
  • New Dye colors are available: Evendim Blue, Sea Blue, Forest Green, Ered Luin Blue, Purple, Rivendell Green, Rose, Crimson, Ranger Green, and Yellow. Keep an eye open for the new dye recipes or visit the Lotro Store where the new dyes are also available.
  • “Master of the Risen” quest cloak and shield rewards have had their quality increased to Rare.
  • “The True Thieves” - “Tirithranc” (light shoulders) and “Stone Finder's Gloves” (heavy gloves) quest rewards have been replaced with Uncommon version. The rare versions of these items have not been altered, but can no longer be selected upon quest completion.
  • Fixed typos in the name of the item “Gaunlets of Watchtower”. Item is now named “Gauntlets of the Watchtower”.
  • A typo in the name of “Map to Northern Barrow-downs” has been fixed.
  • Rune-keeper Inlays and Enamels have been given new icons that match the color of the item.
  • All Shield Spike buffs can overwrite each other, allowing players to change their current effect whenever they wish.
  • Unified the quality of some quest rewards:
    • “The Blade that was Broken” - “Rongrist”, uncommon sword, has had its quality increased to Rare.
    • “More Confused Than Usual” - “Cerys' Shield”, uncommon shield, has had its quality increased to Rare.
  • Heavy Helm from the Men of Bree now support all dye colors.
  • Updated some items to support all dye colors
    • Cap of The Shire
    • Forvengwath's Helm
    • Fearless Helm
    • Woven Gloves of Bree
    • Padded Shoes of Bree
    • Padded Jacket of Bree
    • Pointed Hat of Bree
    • Padded Shoes of The Shire
    • Chainmail Boots of Bree
    • Chainmail Gauntlets of Bree
    • Scalemail Boots of The Shire
  • The following headgear now support all dye colors
    • elm of the West-lands
    • Helm of the White Flame
    • Helm of Remmirath
    • Helm of the Sun-lands
    • Helm of the Dwarf-hoard
    • Helm of Celebrant
    • Helm of the North-drake
    • Helm of the Seven Fathers
    • Helm of Orod-na-Thon
    • Circlet of the Seven Stars
    • Circlet of the Seven Stars

Loot

  • Dunlendings (and other high level brigands) will no longer drop under-level Morale and Power potions.
  • “Map to Echad Dunann” can now be found in loot.
  • The Barrow Downs rare spawn, Umen, now drops Ruby Shards.
  • In addition to the normal places legendary pages can be found, all legendary pages can now be found in Moria from Orcs, Goblins and Trolls.
  • Rotted Barghest paws now drop off all Barghests from 39 to 60

Monsters & AI

  • The Water Works - The Drowned Deep - Stonecrest no longer becomes un-attackable after using Stealth.
  • Northdowns - Rhunenlad - The Reinforcement NPC's should respawn correctly.
  • Forochel - Taur Orthhon- Rare Signature - Snarling Wolverine now labeled a Signature monster.
  • Enedwaith - Gwal Draig - Brening of the Draig-luth - Guards are now protecting Brening.
  • Forochel - Taur Orthon - Quest Monster - The Choicest Cut - Silvan Thirty-Point is now alot more elk-like, rather than being fairly moose-like.

Town Services

  • Harry Greencorn now sells Poison, Disease, Fear, and Wound potions in post-raid Archet.
  • Enedwaith vendors now sell only top-tier cure potions.
  • Eogar at Hengstacer Farm will no longer repair your items.
  • Bolli in the Twenty First Hall now grants tier 5 gathering quests for Prospector and Forester.
  • Hobbiton-Bywater – The Hobby Master's map icon will only display when the summer festival is active.
  • The barter vendor for the Ale Association will now be available year round, like his Inn League counterpart.
  • Naithador, the Warden Trainer in Eregion now offers the level 15 and 30 warden class quests.
  • Forochel Reputation Barter NPC and quests are now also available in Pynti-peldot

Fishing

  • The item quality for many fish has been adjusted:
    • Fish that have no current use are of common quality (grey).
    • Fish that can be used in crafting are of uncommon quality (yellow).
    • Fish that are part of a larger set or can be bartered for housing trophies are of rare quality (purple).

Housing

  • The following large rugs are now allowed in the small floor hook:
    • Large Brown Rug
    • Large Red Rug
    • Large Red Leaf Rug
    • Large Bear-skin Rug
    • Large Purple Rug
    • Large White 'Leaf Border' Rug
    • Large 'Dragon-fly' Rug

Auction House

  • The Class Items category has changed significantly. The subcategories under this category are now as follows:
    • Legendary
    • Class Quest Items
    • Skill Scrolls
    • Burglar
    • Captain
    • Champion
    • Guardian
    • Hunter
    • Lore-master
    • Minstrel
    • Rune-keeper
    • Warden.
  • Champion horns can now be searched for using the Champion subcategory under Class Items.
  • Weapon oils can now be searched for using either the Warden or Hunter subcategories under Class Items.
  • Shield-spikes can now be searched for using either the Warden or Guardian subcategories under Class Items.
  • Guardian acorns can now be searched for using the Guardian subcategory under Class Items.
  • The “Book” main category has been removed. Each class's books/pages items can now be found in the class subcategories under Class Items.
  • The “Scrolls” main category has been renamed to “Scrolls & Scroll Cases” and has been moved under the Crafting category.
  • The new “Skill Scrolls” subcategory will allow players to easily find cosmetic pet scrolls and Mentor scrolls for the Lore-master and Minstrel respectively.
  • There are two new main categories to help players search for the following items;
    • “Sealed & Fused Relics”
    • “Legendary Scrolls”
  • The Ingredients subcategory under crafting has been split into two subcategories for easier searching: “Ingredients” and “Optional Ingredients”.

Travel/Maps/Radar/Mounts

  • Receiving the Riding trait will now correctly display the quest rings for quests that require it.
  • We've talked to the Stablemasters again, and they will now graciously show their travel lists to mounted players. The players will still need to dismount in order to actually travel somewhere.
  • There is a new tutorial hint that pops up when you acquire a mount skill.
  • Rental Horse Whistles now are correctly unusable in places where you can't summon a mount. Previously, you could use them, and then would get an error after an induction.
  • Temporary horse whistles purchased from the store will bind themselves to the character purchased (they were nontransferable anyway).
  • The Stablemaster at Harndirion now correctly applies the Grey Company travel discount.
  • All Stablemasters within Moria will now combine the discounts earned through reputation bonuses from the Iron Miners and Iron Garrison.
  • If you die when traveling on a stable horse, you now fully stop travelling.
  • Mounts earned through Moria, Mirkwood and Angmar instance deeds have been improved to be equivalent to the new reputation mount stats. Angmar mounts are slightly weaker as they are earned earlier in the game's progression.
  • We have altered the way that mount speed is communicated to players. The tooltip for all mount effects now displays the percentage bonus that players receive while mounted. This number represents the bonus of normal player run speed.

LOTRO Store

  • Riding Trait, purchased through the LOTRO Store, will now be auto-consumed even while mounted.
  • Some special slayer deeds were upselling the deed acceleration offer but in fact the deeds have no need to be accelerated. This usually happens in the case where the slayer deed is to kill 1 monster, such as in the Drake Wing deed.
  • The deed acceleration items can now be used at level 5.
  • The Swift Travel item has been changed so that it now expires out of game. New versions of the item have been created so you may now purchase ones with longer durations: 1 Day, 7 Days, 30 Days.
  • Travel Maps now have a 10 minute cooldown timer (was 1 hour).
  • The travel maps purchased from the store now stack to 50.
  • Racial slayer deeds can now be accelerated.
  • Purchasing skill-granting items from the Lotro Store wouldn't auto-consume if the player was on a mount. These items will now auto-consume correctly when the player is mounted.
  • The “Sturdy Savant's Sharp Chisel” has been re-named to “Sturdy Savant's Chisel”. no stat changes have been made.
  • New Rune-keeper Chisels have been added to the LOTRO Store.
  • The minimum level requirements on all stat tomes have been decreased.
  • The one hour duration of the Writ of Special Passage will now count down in game time, not real time.

Graphics/Animation/FX/Sound

  • Two-handed weapons will now disappear while mounted instead of clipping into your mount. Horses (and Goats) rejoice!
  • Several instances in Thror's Coomb and the Lich Bluffs were assigned the incorrect Voice Over(VO) opening. The VO and display text should now match.
  • Hobbits will cast shadows once again when running in DirectX 10 mode.
  • The master volume control in the Options panel under Audio can be used to affect overall volume.
  • Addressed a number of visual FX issues that caused things to look…odd.

User Interface

  • The shared vault now displays which characters bound items are bound to.
  • Wardrobe items that are categorized by the color “unique” should now appear correctly when viewed in the dressing room.
  • It is now possible to properly select characters with really long names (such that they are truncated and tooltip'd) in the friends list. Previously, if you clicked on the character name, it would look like you had selected the character in the list, but it was not fully selected, so none of the buttons at the bottom (remove/note/invite/tell) would work correctly.
  • There will be better feedback in the UI when a quest is temporarily disabled for administrative reasons.
  • The dropdowns for Playback and Capture device selection in the Audio Options Panel will now be grayed out if no device is available.
  • The panel that opens when you talk to various NPCs in the game has received a major rework. Entries now have icons that match the particular action.
  • Clicking “Loot All” when looking at a chest will now look and act exactly the same as when you first open that chest with the “Always Loot All” option checked.
  • There's now a “search” box and a “show all” button at the top of the options panel, allowing you to show only options matching particular text.
  • Documents that you can read within the game no longer close when other windows are opened or closed. Instead they have a Close button now.
  • "Show Dispellable Effects Only" and “Show effects cast by me” options in the Social Options Panel are no longer mutually exclusive.
  • The Lore-master Pet Quickslot bar is now correctly hidden when mounted.
  • Context menus throughout the game will now correctly close when you click outside them.
  • Fixed a bug whereby quickslot bars that were undocked and always shown would appear when certain keys are pressed after hiding the UI with F12.
  • When you receive Turbine Points within game, the alert now correctly shows the store front page.
  • There is a new action “Clear all filters.” The idea is that if you are viewing a panel with a lot of filtering options, this action will reset them all to least restrictive so as to see the most items possible. Not all panels support this new action, but over time we hope to get to all of them. Please /bug panels which should support this action but don't. This option can be configured under Keybindings in the Option panel.
  • Unlockable quests now show up in their own category when talking to an NPC.
  • Examination tooltips for Items that grant you Mount Skills should now show you the details of the skill that's going to be granted.
  • Items that grant skills will now show an examination tooltip to show the skill they grant.
  • The alert informing the player that they have money in their overflow will now only show up when money is added to the overflow or on login. It no longer shows up every time they gain money.
  • Double-clicking on an item in the vault or shared storage now lets it merge with existing stacks in the inventory.
  • You can no longer deposit items in the vault while smoking pipeweed.
  • Dragging a stack of items from the vault over an existing stack of that item in the inventory now fills the stack to full but returns the remaining items to the vault.
  • There's a new icon that is shown over the tab in the Legendary Items panel for items that have recently leveled up.
  • You can now withdraw stacks from the vault even when your inventory is full, as long as those stacks can be fully absorbed into the existing partial stacks in the inventory. You can either double-click the stack in the vault, or drag it over the existing partial stack.

Deeds & Reputation

  • Added Iron Garrison Miner and Iron Garrison Guard reputation to Volume 2 Books 2-5 and Moria quests. This reputation will be rewarded retroactively.
  • The Bree-land reputation dungeon deeds can now be done at the appropriate level.
  • Thorin's Hall Reputation will no longer complete the Kindred Deed, when you reach Ally Reputation.
  • Besides upping the amount of Algraig rep rewarded for quests, we have also added three more repeatable quests: The Half-orcs, Signs Among the Ashes, and Silence the Sentries now have daily repeatable versions.
  • Reputation has been added to daily quests as follows.
    • Men Of Bree reputation to “Defense of the Prancing Pony”
    • Men Of Bree reputation to “Thievery and Mischief”
    • Thorin’s Hall reputation to “Siege of Gondomon”
    • Elves of Rivendell reputation to “Ford of Bruinen”
    • The Elgain reputation to “Stand at Amon Sul”
    • Mathom Society reputation to “Trouble in Tuckborough”
    • Malledhrim reputation to “The Battle in the Tower”
    • Malledhrim reputation to “Assault on the Ringwraiths' Lair”
    • Malledhrim reputation to “Breaching the Necromancer's Gate”

Questing
Volume I

  • Adjusted some of the dials for the boss fight at the end of VolumeI, Book 5, Chapter 8.
  • Renamed and recategorized the emissary instances in Angmar to make them more clearly connected to Volume I Book 8.
  • The path to Drukordh for Volume I, Book 3, Chapter 5 has been made more solo-friendly.
  • The Onodrim for Volume I, Book 4, Chapter 6 has had his position moved to be more reachable for the solo player.
  • Now you can enter the Volume I, Book 7, Chapter 6 instance if you're on that objective of the quest or have completed the quest before.
  • Improved the directions to a character you speak with in Volume I, Book 9, Chapter 1.
  • Volume I, Book 3, Chapter 6 - Added feedback to the Defence of Trestlebridge to communicate why the quest is failing when Nellie Boskins or Halbarad are defeated. Also, they have been given more morale, and their vitals will appear on your UI during the instance.
  • The level of the foes in Volume I, Book 7, Chapter 2 has been adjusted to be more appropriate for the quest level.
  • The Quest Guide has been updated for the several parts of Volume I, Book 14, Chapter 1.
  • The riddle for Volume I, Book 13, Chapter 3 has been clarified to be less vague.
  • You will now be swift-travelled to Rivendell when Volume I, Book 12, Chapter 10 is bestowed.
  • Adjusted the number of required kills for Volume I, Book 12, Chapter 5.
  • Removed the back-and-forth travel in Volume I, Book 11, Chapter 7 between the bestower and Bar-e-therchir.
  • Angmarim have been removed from Volume I, Book 11, Chapter 7.
  • Revised the text slightly in Volume I, Book 9, Chapters 1 & 2.
  • Revised some confusing text in Volume I, Book 4, Chapter 2.
  • Gave Elrond Voice Over for going into the instance in Volume I, Book 12, Chapter 10.
  • You should no longer able to pick up more than one copy of the Watching Stone orders in Volume I, Book 12, Chapter 8.
  • Volume I, Book 12 Chapters 1, 4 & 6, will no longer display as Fellowship Recommended.
  • Golodir now has Voice Over for Volume I, Book 7, Chapter 8.
  • Group size for the I.8.5 instance is now consistently-displayed as Small Fellowship recommended
  • Quest Guide will now properly point only to Gildor at the end of I.3.5
  • Obelisks in the Volume I, Book 5, Chapter 8 instance will now display their glowy quest FX when they can be used.
  • The Quest Guide will now point to the correct location for Volume I, Book 14, Chapter 9.
  • Lorniel will try to be more respectful of mezzes in the Volume I, Book 7, Chapter 8 instance.
  • Removed the four trips between Saija and Yrjana across the vast reaches of Forochel during Volume I Book 13. If you had any of the following quests currently active in your quest log, you will need to return to Saija to reacquire them:
    • "Book 13, Chapter 8: A Dark Storm"
    • "Book 13, Chapter 8: A Test of the Cold"
    • "Book 13, Chapter 8: Spirits of Angmar"
  • Lessened the burden of travel back-and-forth between Delossad, Rivendell, and Angmar during Volume I Book 15, through a combination of instant travel, rewriting, and smoother quest flow.

Volume II

  • Removed extraneous rings from the Quest Guide for Volume II, Book 7, Chapter 2.

Volume III

  • The Uruks in Volume III, Book 2, Chapter 5 will now clean themselves up if they're not engaged in combat. How unlike Uruks!
  • Updated the models of the Gwiber in the Volume III, Book 2, Chapter 15 instance.
  • Fixed a typo in Volume III, Book 1, Chapter 6.

Other

  • The quest “A Little Extra Never Hurts”, a quest that provides players with an insight into the LOTRO Store, will now increase morale upon completing the quest after making the purchase through the store. This is a short term boost to morale and one that can be purchase through the perks in the store.
  • Ered Luin - Gondamon - Rune-keeper trainer is no longer offering level 50 quest to all classes.
  • Moria - Flaming Deeps - Worth Fighting? - Now marked as solo quest.
  • Misty Mountains - Against the Pack – Quest no longer targets Stealth Mobs.
  • Enedwaith - Thror's Coomb - Clobens Fang - Clobens Fang has had its reward increased to now give 2 Gold Leafs. Cloben will no longer drop the Fang, but will now instead drop an eye, which will allow you to complete a new quest, which is very similar to the old one.
  • Enedwaith - Thror's Coomb - The Bigger Ones - Quest guide was displaying two quest rings, one for the object and one for the named monster. It now instead shows one.
  • Quest: Lone-Lands - Enfeebling the Foe - The quest description no longer says “Completed” when bestowing the quest.
  • Breeland - Old Forest - Lebrennil is now correctly labeled as a Signature Mob.
  • Shire - Tookland - Old Sally - At the end of the quest, Old Sally no longer visits the roof.
  • Moria - To the Dolven-view - Rathulf now bestows vector quest.
  • Enedwaith - Lich Bluffs - Source of the Unrest - Corrected spelling in quest text.
  • You can no longer use mounts in the Wild Hunt: Gwenaewen's Spirit quest.
  • The difficulty of the Gabilazan Vault has been adjusted to make it easier to complete on-level
  • All of the Epic Prologue quests are now identified as such in their quest titles.
  • Pinnath Fenui has been made more reasonably soloable.

Lua Scripting

  • Plugins will no longer linger on your screen if the world shuts down while you are logged in.
  • The list of plugins is now alphabetized.
  • Controls now have HasFocus and Focus methods. The focus events now fire as well.
  • Controls now receive passive mouse move events.
  • Controls now receive double click events.
  • Fixed an issue where PluginData would not correctly save on exit.
  • Windows are not visible until SetVisible( true ) is called.
  • Windows now have a Activate method, Activated event, Deactivated event. Activate will bring the window to the foreground and the events fire when the window becomes the user focus or looses it.
  • LocalPlayer can no longer be instantiated. Users should use the static method GetInstance to get the single Local Player instance.
  • The Backpack can no longer be instantiated and can only be access from the Local Player.
  • The Backpack GetItem method will return the same instance for an item across multiple calls.
  • Actors now have GetRace and GetClass.
  • Item GetCategory now works correctly.
  • Item GetQuantity now does not erroneously return 0.
  • Quickslot now has IsUseOnRightClick, SetUseOnRightClick methods.
  • Quickslot no longer overwrites the 1st quickslot in the user's toolbar.
  • Quickslot now receives DragDrop events.
  • Quickslots no longer crashes when stacks go to 0.
  • Quickslots no longer cause crashes if not cleared before a plugin is unloaded.
  • Quickslots work correctly when used with stacks.
  • Added a ScriptLog function that allows user plugins to write information to the script log. The script log is generated whenever the client runs and is truncate at the beginning of each run.
  • Added a GetCallStack function that allows users to get the Lua call stack for debugging.
  • This exposes new attributes classes for Lua for accessing class information while playing. New APIS include GetClass, GetRace, GetAttributes, GetClassAttributes, GetRaceAttributes. The attribute classes provide additional information and events.
  • CheckedChanged should now fir correctly when the checkbox is clicked.
  • SetMinimum for ScrollBars should now function as expected.
  • Addressed a client crash that would occur after unloading a plugin that had a quickslot in a listbox.
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One Response to Lotro first F2P patch is on the way

  1. avatar uggboots says:

    I know this is really boring and you are skipping to the next comment, but I just wanted to throw you a big thanks – you cleared up some things for me!