On this weeks Contains Moderate Peril podcast we take a more detailed look at the Riders of Rohan expansion for LOTRO. We commend Turbine for dealing with some of the launch faults and discuss the quality of the quest narratives and the technicalities of mounted combat. We try to answer some basic questions about Warsteeds such as which class to choose and how to spend your skills points. It all seems to be a lot easier than expected. Of course we couldn’t pass up on the chance to talk about the new Dwarf cosmetic item (Bare-chested). We also turn our attention to Guild Wars 2, looking at the cultural armour sets and their respective costs. As we learn more about the game we explore the use of combos. Finally how is everyone getting on with their personal story? Are you finding it engaging?
Here’s a breakdown of this weeks podcast.
Guild Wars 2: [Starts 01:20]
- Cultural Armour vs Trading Post Armour. Why re-equipping from the Black Lion Trading Post is at present the most economic option.
- Combos. The mystery begins to become clearer.
- Is Guild Wars 2 too easy? I seem to be on top of my combat, slotting appropriate skills and and ensuring my gear is adequate. I have sufficient funds and have not really encountered any major impediments? Am I missing something?
- How are you getting on with your personal story?
LOTRO: [Starts 28:20]
- Riders of Rohan sees a marked improvement in all quest story lines.
- What Warsteed to choose?
- Legendary Bridle. Bespoke relics required.
- Warsteed skills trees.
- Spur On skill. Auto pilot or cruise control.
- Bare-chested Dwarves cosmetic
CMP recommends Warsteeds.com for information about mounted combat and all associated aspects.
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