Lord of the Rings Online leak outlines legendary item revamp

    
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Many Lord of the Rings Online players would finger the game’s outdated, obtuse, and convoluted legendary item system as the biggest sore spot. And despite the studio making noise about addressing this for pretty much forever, a promised revamp has yet to materialize.

This may soon change, as SSG said that an actual revamp is in the works for later this year. In fact, a leak from the alpha forums seemingly confirmed that “Legendary Items v3.0” is being tested behind the scenes. SSG said that the goal of this system is to address the key problems with LIs, including scaling issues, two different types of LIs, no catch-up mechanics, inflexible design, expensive components, and weapon swapping. The new system will introduce socketed gear at level 50 that can be upgraded and enhanced over time as players advance through a “legendary reward track.”

In other LOTRO news, the Farmer’s Faire event is back with some new pets and housing decor for the 2021 season.

YouTuber Louey7 has a breakdown of what this proposed legendary item revamp will do for the MMO:

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Stormsong Minstrel

Number of years we have been fed with lies “yeah, we devs, do think to rethin LI soon”? Each year we get promises, each year they are broken and it will happen untill Lotro ends.
SSG has to choose from two options:
1) Continue lies. Yes, we are really going to revamp; surely, vrey very soon; actually not with this update…nor with this expansion and in fact not this year, but yeah, we will revamp. Soon…
2) Introduce system that handhelds player through store or complete madness. Replace one terrible grind with another, introduce new pay-to-survive items and have it.
Whatever they choose, Lotro loses. Because SSG won’t choose wise.

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MrReaper

Champs need shields back. Travel rations need revamp. Hobbits are lore breaking and my fat dwarf doesn’t wear pants.

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Paragon Lost

Yes please. Please give us back our bloody shields.

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Ardra Diva

i thought travel rations were discontinued?

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mars omg

The only thing this game needs is Unreal 4 implementation.

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Paragon Lost

Once this revamp of the LI system releases, I agree.

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firelily

lol yes that’s going to happen

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Ardra Diva

I honestly don’t know why people b*tch and moan so much about the Legendary Items. It’s just a mini game, an expandable, improvable weapon. I enjoy the caretaking of mine, and the ability to choose its attributes and upgrades.

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SmiteDoctor

I bitch and moan about the graphics.

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kody

I don’t know why, but “legendary reward track” sounds a lot like a battle pass design.

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Mallus

If they get the legendary revamp right I may come back to this game. I’ve never been a fan of them dropping like candy (to the point of annoyance). You should get the initial weapon through the quest chain and that weapon should then level with you.

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firelily

You can block them out now and only get the ones you want or none at all.

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Mallus

That’s not really the point and its still annoying. The system makes it feel like these weapons are not legendary at all, you actually have to level a bunch of them and then continually break them down for parts.