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

Level 100 Banner

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!


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!