Lord of the Rings Online shows off what’s in the level 120 boost and applies a hotfix to Update 25

    
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It’s been a while since you’ve fired up Lord of the Rings Online, but you want to get in to the Minas Morgul expansion stuff sooner rather than 120 levels later. That’s what the Valar Level 120 Boost is for, which got its own dev blog last week.

One of Standing Stone Games’ newest team members penned their first dev blog about the level 120 boost package, showcasing all of the goodies that await inside. The bundle obviously comes with the expected level boost itself as well as appropriate gear, but it also packs in 90 Trait points for your class, an item that grants enough Virtue XP to take five Virtues of your choice to level 60, maps for Rivendell, Sutcrofts, Eastfold, and the Wastes, and three Imbued Legacy Improvement Scrolls.

In other LOTRO news, Update 25 has gotten a hotfix that makes some tweaks to Warden DoT and HoT pulses, changes Anvil gear to cost Motes of Enchantment instead of Embers, and makes tweaks to a number of items and quests.

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I took advantage of one of the boosts a few years ago. Man did I regret it, it totally fubared my mid 30’s level Rune Keeper and I’ve been off and on trying to fix him since. I hope they’ve worked on the process since then because it’s a nightmare once you click that button.

Where as WoW on the other hand is pretty painless in comparison. Having taken 8 characters to the various level caps of expansions, I’ve made use of their boosts 4 times. Two were free from expansions and two I actually bought. Huge difference between how the two companies implement them.

At this point and time I’d never do another one in LotRO, I’d rather just level via questing etc. So anyhow, I’ll have to read the dev blog because I can’t but be fascinated by their point of view on the boosts.

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Wanted to follow up my post. Went and read the dev blog post, looks like some good improvements. I now might consider doing a boost with one of my alts.

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I applied the boost to a level 29 champion who’s been hanging in the Auction House for 10 years (and he’s really tired of those four walls). He’s now better equipped than my main who got to 120 by questing. You can choose the focus and type of your gold legendary weapon and legendary side item, and after it’s generated they give you some replacement scrolls to fine-tune the result. There’s also a bunch of virtue xp to level up the main virtues you plan to use. I’m really happy with the boost. My Lore-Master main only wishes he could rip through masses of mobs like this guy.

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Note that the legendary weapon generated sometimes doesn’t show any traits when you first pick it, and you have to log out and log back in for it to appear correctly. A one-time thing. Also, the boost armor is great for setting forth into the expansion but don’t expect to be kitted out like someone who’s been raiding. I’m sure you figured that out.

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Good info, thanks for the reply Ratstewcruz, sounds like they’ve done some big improvements to the whole boost process from the one time I used it four years ago. I might end up using it on one of my lower level characters now when I snag the expansion. I know my wife already did, so I’m sure soon I’ll be futzing around myself. heh.