PSA: Lord of the Rings Online’s current legendary items will be ‘frozen’ next week

    
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This coming Wednesday, October 13th, is a pretty important date for Lord of the Rings Online players, as that’s when the legendary item revamp is set to arrive, but there is an important point to note that might have slipped your notice in the previous dev blog or if you don’t visit the game’s PTS forums: Existing LI’s will be “frozen,” as described by one of the devs of SSG.

“You’ll be able to keep using them on your character as before, but you won’t be able to continue advancing or tweaking them,” explains the post. “So if there’s anything you want to do, you’ll wanna do it before we bring the servers down for the update on Wednesday.” As for what “tweaking” means, another reply clarifies that this means advancing a legendary item’s levels via applying the appropriate star-lits, SoE, and iXP will not be possible and old LIs will be set “as-is.”

This does fall in line with the final paragraph of the dev blog from the beginning of this month, which states that old LIs will not be able to be updated as well as reforged once 30.3 arrives. So consider this post your friendly reminder.

source: official forums, thanks to Yrys for the tip!
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Ashfyn Ninegold

For those still working on what to do with LIs come Wednesday, I found this post in the forums:

https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?689510-Prepare-your-Legenday-Items-before-the-Patch!

The pertinent info is about half way down, posted by the OP CaerArianrhod.

From my understanding of the OP’s research on Bullroarer the way to get the most out of the LIs you have slotted in your Legendary Item Panel is to Delve them (apply a Scroll of Delving, increasing the max IXP level from 60 to 70) and then apply IXP Heritage Runes until your LIs reach level 70.

From the referenced posting, you can see that you will get more of the vital currency (which we don’t yet know how to acquire in-game) by doing this.

There is no need to increase the level of legacies with scrolls or apply a Starlit Crystal. None of that will increase the mats received. This information is for non-imbued LIs.

There’s little information about what mats you get at what level of an imbued item and since the cost of increasing the level and legacies of an imbued is astronomical, probably not worth imbuing just for this purpose.

If you’re like me and have LIs in all 10 possible panel slots, the real hassle is coming up with enough IXP. My research has shown the following Quartermasters offer IXP runes, the higher the level of the region, the higher the IXP runes available. There are likely more, but if I didn’t have a decent number of Rep tokens for an area, I didn’t look:

Skirmish Camp (Legendary vendor)
Host of the West
Minas Tirith
Central Gondor (Pelagir)
Dol Amroth
Westemnet (Aldburg, Helmingas is higher)
Moria Resource Instance vendors (do the quests, get reward, visit the barterer, do not get keys for chests)

LOTRO wiki doesn’t mention most of the vendors who will trade faction tokens for IXP on the Heritage Rune page showing how to acquire them. But if you have tokens, definitely check out the Rep barter page in the wiki because they will be listed if sold.

Hope this is helpful, fellow travelers of Middle-Earth.

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GumpsGang

Almost there! Ready and waiting!

I met a few playing just now getting to Moria. Good timing, coming into what looks to be a better system.

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Aaron Weddle

Great so All my Li’s will now be useless

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Sleepy

Yes, they’re going to vanish in a puff of smoke. That’s exactly what the post said.

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MrReaper

And here we go with Legendary Weapons version 2.0 mess. Give it 4 yrs for another half ass revamp, the crap on bullroarer at the moment is still in early stages but will be released next week half baked and not what anyone wanted.

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jeremy riedl

So that seems like plenty of time to take care of business. Everyone knew this was coming for at least a year. We all knew out with the old and in with the new. I can’t wait to see the new system in action. If that means some of the garbage in my bags get converted to other garbage that’s fine with me, it’s just a game.

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LiquidElectron

Joke’s on them, my LI’s have been frozen since Mordor came out.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

I wish I had more faith in SSG. Their inability to make key conversion decisions until the last minute bothers me a lot. What will be converted? I have a ton of legendary stuff. I’ve no idea if it will be worth anything, will convert or should be used now so as to increase the conversion value of LIs.

What about all our relics? Should we shard them now or will they convert?
Will current unidentified LIs be auto converted to new system or will they become worthless, unable to be identified or dismantled?

The lack of clarity about a whole host of issues is annoying. Don’t tell us in the Wednesday patch notes when it’s too late to act on the information.

This is why, as much as I love LOTRO, it will always be a low-rent MMO.

And posting key information in the Bullroarer forums, really? Why aren’t there devblogs everyday when this completely game-changing patch is coming? Why isn’t this on the launcher? There isn’t a single link, not one, about the LI changes on the launcher.

C’mon SSG. This is huge. Act like it.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Dadi, who did such a terrific job with LI 2.0, has this about 3.0:

https://dadislotroguides.com/new-legendary-system-possibly-u30-3/

All the really important stuff is unknown. It’s going to cost Shattered/Cracked traceries and Ancient Scripts to get socketable Traceries. But how does one get these items? It’s unclear. How can it be unclear? How can such an essential piece of information, how to actually advance your weapon, be unclear 5 days out?

Okay, done with ranting about what everyone who plays LOTRO already knows. LI 3.0 will limp in more or less a mess and we’ll deal with it.

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MesaSage

I agree. I went through all my alts and deconstructed all the leveling items. Put everything I had onto the mains. Max’d my relics wherever possible. Max titles. I figured that my main weapon/item is the only thing that mattered and I would do whatever necessary to get them as big as possible. Took about two weeks of play time, sad to say.

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MrReaper

Incoming legendary mess v2.0.

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Darthbawl

This mean it’s OK to sweep all the unidentified LIs in my vault into the trash?