April 13, 2021

LOTRO: Legendary Item Imbuement Guide

The Legendary Item Imbuement system is a large source for confusion in the Lord of the Rings Online. It is complicated and not well explained within the game itself. With this post, I want to share a video guide I made focusing on the imbuement portion of the LI system and point you to other resources to help give you knowledge on how it all works!

The layout for this guide:

  1. Imbuement Guide (video and supplemental info)
  2. Other Legendary Item Resources

February 14, 2021

February 2021 Update - New Guides, Gameplay, and WIP

 Welcome to the February 2021 LOTRO Basics "monthly" status update post! In this, you will find a roundup of information relating to guides on this site and new external guides recently found.

Of Note:

Otherwise, for Feb 2021, I will cover:

  • New guides
    • Original
    • External
    • Resources
  • Gameplay
  • WIP/Status

December 9, 2020

A Guide to Level 100 on the Legendary Servers

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A major update is nearing for the Legendary Servers of Anor and Ithil, with all level 100 content being released on December 16th, 2020. In this post, I want to give an overview of what to expect in the update and share some tips I have for players ready to advance to triple digits in their level as we journey to Gondor and Anorien!

This guide features many links to additional resources if you are interested in learning more!

2020-12-19 Update: Updated efficient leveling section based on the path I took.
2020-12-15 Update: Updated Morgul Crests information and some notes on gearing.

October 10, 2020

October 2020 Update - New Guides, Status, and WIP

Welcome to the first LOTRO Basics monthly status update post! In these, you will find a roundup of information relating to all guides on this site, including any new external guides linked to. For the October 2020 update, we will cover:

  • New guides
    • Originals
    • External
    • New Resources
  • Status update
  • Work in progress (WIP)

Of note:
  • All class pages have been updated and I have searched for and added any new guides I have come across.
  • I have also refocused my time into my YouTube channel and guides there since returning a couple months ago (this means original text guides here will be less frequent).

September 5, 2020

LOTRO Class Videos Guides and LOTRO Basics

While I have not had a new guide on LOTRO Basics for a couple weeks, I wanted to share some currently done video guides and progress on future ones! Below you will find a list of:

  • New Guides
  • Future Guides
Throughout this month I will be making updates to the website as time allows. The goals are to improve the ease of finding some of my latest guides that aren't directly posted here!

New Guides

7 Rune Keeper Class Tips - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wzNURqaPiA

Rune Keeper Yellow Line Guide - Trait Analysis and Starter Build - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvV2UFzT3wM

Future Guides

For future guides, my priority is to cover classes not previously covered, or in other words, guides not covered in my "LOTRO Class Guides" playlist (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8Tl6WdlTDfDqYp8SqYHxm__NCFabD65I).

Please request any classes or guide series you want to see! Currently, my priority is:

  • Warden/RK
  • Beorning/Captain
  • Touching up on all classes I am most familiar with
  • Classes I play the least

To end this - again, I just wanted to give an update on what has been going on with guides. Hopefully I can get to working on updating this website within the next week and have semi-frequent posts again!