LOTRO tests out a new build of its Grey Mountains update

    
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Hope you’ve about finished up your adventures in Dale, fair travelers, because Lord of the Rings Online will soon be calling you to lands beyond. Update 23 is coming soon, and we know that because the patch has been in deep testing on the Bullroarer server.

In fact, there’s a new build up this week in case you’d like to get an advance preview (and help stomp out some bugs, of course). The biggest change is the addition of tier 2 difficulty for the new instance cluster. Standing Stone Games has also adjusted lootbox gear, increased the power of crafted potions, and bumping up the danger level of mid-level monsters.

If you missed it, you can get a preview of the new Dwarven zones coming in Update 23, thanks to a series of videos straight from the test server.

Source: Patch notes
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Neurotic

LoTRO lost me when they divided everything up into paid-for mini expansions years ago. It sort of broke the flow for me in a game I had to work hard at just to stay on top of my current situation with each character. But maybe I’ll have another look now. I still have very fond memories here. :)

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Vincent Clark

@Justin, out of curiosity, why aren’t you “reporting” on the fact that there are several multi- page threads full of people complaining about the daily locks in dungeons and the continuous use of loot-boxes in regards to Update 23? Your article makes it look like business as usual, when even a quick look at the feedback on the BR forum tells you people aren’t happy at all. Just curious.

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Alex Js.

To be fair, this game has very small active playerbase, so there’s not much incentive for editors/writers to frequently browse official forums and subreddit to seek out the player responses/complaints ;-)

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Vincent Clark

Fair point. Size does matter. When EA had their loot-box fiasco and their producer got blasted for his disingenuous defense of them it got way more coverage (and cost EA millions) compared to when $$G introduced their loot-boxes and their producer disingenuously defended them. The principle is the same though. Both companies leeching loyal players dedicated to the IP.

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drew who

Sadly that is true . I have just returned to the game and I am having a hard time finding an active social guild on any of the servers I play on . Been looking for several weeks now . :(