July 3, 2017

Warden - Blue Line Leveling Build Guide (Tank Spec)

Description & Video

This episode of LOTRO: Basics returns to the leveling build subseries. This one is much like the previous two going with in depth explanation of my choices with a lot of class-guide related information. This one continues with the Warden builds, on the blue line. The blue line is a good choice for leveling for tanking or better solo survivability. Here is the video:

June 26, 2017

"How I Make Gold in LOTRO" - A Gold Making & Farming Guide + Tutorials, & Strategies [Text]

In the spirit of gold, I am doing a limited time giveaway. Comment with why you could use 100 gold (what you would use it on, anything relevant should do) and I will pick a random commenter to win in 1 week from publishing this post. You must be on the ARKENSTONE server for this to work.

This is the first guide posted on the LOTRO: Basics website that is a text guide! I may look into integrating it into video parts later on, but for now it is text (and image) based. Anyway, this guide is on how to make gold in the Lord of the Rings Online. Here is the layout of this guide:

  1. Why Do You Need Gold?
  2. Terminology, Glossary, and Description of Gold Making
  3. Introductory Methods to Making Gold for All Players
  4. Quick Tips on Making Gold!
  5. How I Make Gold (and What I Spend It On)
  6. Closing

(please leave any feedback on this guide and format if you have any - I will try to make it as clean as I can with the tools Blogger provides as well as the little HTML I know)

June 15, 2017

Why I Am Not Doing Level Cap or End Game Builds - Just Leveling Build Guides (For Now!)

Questions that have commonly come up lately on my level build guide videos have gone something like this:

     Why are you not doing level cap/end game builds?
     Will this work for level cap?

Another related concern I see is actually related to the builds not being for level cap characters. For example:

     [This] trait is bad.
     You can spent your points on [this trait] instead of [picked trait] and be better for your group.

While those statements may be true for level cap characters with a different focus than solo leveling, the whole points of these build videos are to serve as class guides for people leveling those characters and perhaps still not fully experienced with how that class works.

So, the point of this is to explain a bit why these guides are this way, but more so on why am I not doing ones for the level cap right now.

June 12, 2017

Collections Guide - Pets, Mounts, Emotes, & Stable Masters (and a Special Tip!)

Description & Video

The first classic-style LOTRO: Basics guide! This one is on Collections and goes over each part of your collections - mounts, (cosmetic) pets, emotes, and stable masters (map). It starts with a broad overview of how collections works, then goes into detail on each individual part. So, here are some useful timestamps:
  • 1:50 - Pets
  • 3:52 - Mounts
  • 5:38 - Emotes
  • 8:03 - Stable-masters
  • End of Video - Special Tip!
Since you are on the LOTRO: Basics website, I will go ahead and just share spoil what the special tip is... It is on how to do custom emotes in LOTRO. Unfortunately, it won't be a custom animated emote, rather you can just customize the 'chat' part of your emote. This can be very useful for RP, but also good for general fun/messing around. (please use responsibly). Anyway, here is the video:

June 5, 2017

Rune Keeper - Yellow Line Leveling Build (DPS/Solo Spec Traits)

Description & Video

Similar to the last LOTRO: Basics guide, this is another leveling build. This one swaps classes to the Rune Keeper and goes of a yellow line build. This guide follows the format of the last one going into detail of my choices and giving various tips throughout.

The yellow line, or lightning spec, is great for solo and leveling RKs. Although total damage output may not be as high as red/fire over time, it has high burst damage, is mobile, and can kill quicker while leveling. All that combines to a great leveling spec that I also find to be pretty fun! So, here is the video guide:

May 29, 2017

Warden - Red Line Leveling Build Guide (DPS Spec Trait Tree Points)

Description & Video

The first (real) episode of LOTRO: Basics goes over a leveling build for the Warden. This episode goes over the red line and again focuses on leveling aspects. This is a more detailed guide for builds going on about 25 minutes long. I plan to have a much shorter version quickly going over all three lines without all the explanations of why I choose what. These should be more useful in learning the class and spec, though. Here is the video:

May 20, 2017

The Return of LOTRO: Basics - "A Lord of the Rings Online Guide"

There will be a lot of this information used in a separate about page. A lot of this covers general and broad information on the series, and primarily focuses on the return of the series and why this website even exists. - Mainly an introduction post


Hello everyone! I am Louey7, a content creator on YouTube. I largely focus on Lord of the Rings Online, or LOTRO. You can find me here:
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/Louey7
Twitter - https://twitter.com/Louey_7

This blog is a website for my series LOTRO: Basics "A Lord of the Rings Online Guide". This website will focus around improved organization, communication, and hopefully an enhanced viewing experience. In this post, I will be going over the following:
Here is the video that (somewhat) coincides with this post: