LOTRO tests new Anvil of Winterstith raid, Beorning and Burglar changes

    
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Overpowered.

Would you rather be mauled by a bear or backstabbed by a Burglar? Either way, your hypothetical future is about to get a lot more dire thanks to updates coming to Lord of the Rings Online with Update 23.2.

Beorning players in particular should be thrilled with the armor upgrade, an earlier travel form, an end to wrath decay, loads of buffs to attack skills, and fixes to a lot of pesky issues. With heavy armor and a lot more pain at the ready, Beornings could be about to emerge as a powerhouse hybrid class for the game. Burglars aren’t getting as extreme of a revamp, but they should enjoy some nice skill buffs, higher damage, and shorter cooldowns.

SSG is also testing out the Anvil of Winterstith, a new four-boss endgame raid. And for those who have had difficulty reading the small quest text, rejoice — dynamic font scaling is coming with this patch!

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Suikoden

I hope you’re not kidding me Justin. I just joined Legendary because of this news. You better have not been kidding about them fixing the font…

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BalsBigBrother

Holy crap! Dynamic font scaling for quest text *pinches self* nope I am definitely awake.

Well I had all but written lotro off because of that one missing feature and the issues it has caused me. However, it looks like lotro might be back on the menu again (assuming it works of course.)

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Roger Edwards

Over the years, we’ve learned several things about the Turbine/SSG development team. For example, judging by the way relationships are depicted in the game, I reckon the writing team may have experienced some acrimonious break ups during the course of their lives. And judging by the above picture under headline (and there are many other similar images that can be called to testify), that the cosmetic design team are colour blind or have never quite grasped the concept of colour co-ordination.

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Vincent Clark

Meanwhile, SSG has lost it’s lead designer. Apparently the recent Daybreak layoffs were more widespread than reported.

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2Ton Gamer

This sucks…. DrOctothorpe will be missed.

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[GWJ]Osiran

Damn it.

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firelily

That really sucks.. he seemed to care about the game and making it better.

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XK

Beorning buffs are a long time coming. Looking forward to trying them out.

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Randy Savage

Did they ever make it so your bear form can be a different color besides brown?

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BalsBigBrother

Change the hair colour of your actual character at the barber and you will get a different coloured bear.

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[GWJ]Osiran

Is the hair/barber thing an update, or was that the case before?

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Randy Savage

That’s an update. When the class first came out, everyone had a brown bear regardless of character hair color. Good to know they finally fixed it!