LOTRO kicks off summer festival, talks Mordor class balance and testing

    
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Break out the beer kegs and fishing poles, Lord of the Rings Online’s summer festival is back! The festival, which will run through July 16th, offers keg races, Hobbit eating contests, horse races, fishing challenges, scavenger hunts, and of course, dancing.

Looking past the summer festival to Mordor, one developer took to the forums to address a class balance and testing pitfalls for the expansion.

“Class balance is definitely something we want to address in coming updates. It’s a mess in several places and we know it,” Vastin wrote. “Once the new ratings, gearing, and monster statting values settle down that should give us an excellent stepping off point for updating class balance. Unfortunately, there simply isn’t enough time and testing resources to make that happen before Mordor launches. Most of those changes will have to happen during the course of our time in Mordor.”

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Crowe

Hobbit eating contests? I’ll have to try that out. I’ve always gotten the impression that hobbitses were nasty things. But maybe if they are properly marinated and cooked… could be a whole different culinary experience.

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Melissa McDonald

Orcses agrees, my preciouss

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Melissa McDonald

just don’t nerf my Hunter :)

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Ailsa Nordstrom

There is also still time to complete any unfinished Anniversary quests. I checked my quest log last night and I still have them (they will disappear when they can no longer be completed).

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Alex Willis

I’ve largely stayed away from class balance discussions since returning to LOTRO, but I think everyone is in agreement that Burglars are beyond pointless at this juncture. I’ve generally enjoyed my new Loremaster, though it does seem a bit weak in places.