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!


August 16, 2020

LOTRO Basics and YouTube

In this post, I want to give some information on my plans for this website (lotrobasics.com) and how I may still use it now that I will returning to content creation on YouTube soon. When I relaunched this website, I was surprised at the reception and popularity (even in the past couple weeks when I haven't been able to write guides due to moving). With that in mind and knowing I have fun writing these text-based guides, I would like to continue to continually update this site going forward in the future!


I talked about this in the LOTRO Basics About Video, but the difficulty is in deciding how to integrate topics that work for both videos and text, and how to make them complementary with but independent of each other. As usual, I am glad to hear any feedback on ideas for this going forward! If anyone is unfamiliar with my video guides content, some recent ones can be found in this playlist on my channel.


My current plan is to focus on YouTube, while still maintaining and working on the LOTRO Basics website. I will continue to make standalone guides on this website, but will include an additional standalone video for each guide and link them to each other. Some guides that would be easiest to continue this with is the 7 Class Tips series, Trait Analysis and Build Guides, and even the Full Class Guides broken down into sections.


The next step will be making videos of already existing guides on the website. After just a few of those are done, I will work on writing new guides and continuing where I left off!

August 4, 2020

7 Random Quick LOTRO Tips - Set 1

In this new guide series, I will be sharing some quick tips for the Lord of the Rings Online! The goal for each part is to cover 7 random, super short tips that I have found from my time playing LOTRO that would be beneficial for other plays to know! Some tips may be expanded on in full guides and will be linked with the tip.

Since this is a new series of guides I am testing out, I appreciate any feedback, especially on if it is helpful or not! I have also considered having more/fewer tips per post or making a dedicated page for "random LOTRO tips".

The First Set of 7 Tips:
  1. How to swim faster
  2. Frequently replace LIs while leveling
  3. Filter lootboxes
  4. Saving and loading UI
  5. Instances for deeds
  6. Focus on class deeds early
  7. Set your virtues to "earning" early

July 30, 2020

LOTRO Tip: Customizing the User Interface - Resizing, Rearranging, Saving, and Loading the UI Layout



The Lord of the Rings Online offers a lot of customization of the user interface. In-game, you can resize, rearrange, show, or hide different UI elements. Once you find a UI setup you like, you can save the layout and later load it on different characters! In this LOTRO Tips guide, I will cover how to do all of this in the game:
  • Showing, Hiding, and Resizing UI Elements
  • Rearranging and Moving UI Elements
  • Saving and Loading UI Layout and Settings