Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Episode 017: Hayoo Shownotes

Welcome to episode 017 of LOTROCast: The Lord of the Rings Online Podcast! You can find the episode on the Zune Marketplace, iTunes, and you can direct download the episode from the toolbar on the right once it updates. We would love it if you left us a review on iTunes! We value your feedback and would appreciate if you took a moment to do that.

There is a TON of information in this episode.

If you are a new player, or a returning player coming back for the welcome back weekend…welcome back! You can find all the info you need about the special offers for Siege of Mirkwood here.

If you haven’t gotten a chance to see the “Lieutenant of Dol Goldur” trailer for Siege of Mirkwood, check it out here.

Orion details his work on the ‘Moments of Inspiration’ in his blog, found here.

Special thanks to Jerry over at DDOCast for digging up this piece on the ongoing Turbine/Atari lawsuit. It is a court document, framed certainly from a Turbine centric bias, that explains the whole dilemma.

If you want to catch up on your Zombie Columbus (dev diaries, that is), you can find one on Rewards in Skirmishes here, and one on Accessability of Skirmishes here.

Many special thanks to Hayoo for joining us! Both Alberos and I genuinely enjoyed the discussion. You can see some of Hayoo’s ideas (and spectacular flash maps) at his website, Visions of the Ring. You can also check out his Hall of Fame thread on the Tavern Revelries system right here.

An excellent outline to the Warden class can be found here.

We wish Jaxom92, the blogger at the Middle-Earth Adventurer, the best of luck in Middle-Earth. I will never forget the thrill of excitement when I checked his blog and saw “LOTROCast” for the first time on someone else’s website, only to see that Tony over at MMeOw had also been talking about it. Thank you Jaxom for your contributions and wanderings, and may your journey take you where it will.

If you would like to take a moment to read over Moormur’s screenplay for Kaleidoscope, based on the short story by Ray Bradbury (found in his compendium “The Illustrated Man” if you are interested in seeing the original), you can download the PDF here. The draft has been edited specifically for listeners of LOTROCast, and certain personal information on the writer has been removed. If you are interested in finding out more about the script and author, or would like a ‘normal’ version of the script to pass on to others, please contact Sean, A.K.A. Moormur, at

Until next week’s LoreCast,
See you in Middle-Earth!


  1. The PDF document isn't available? I would have loved to read this!

  2. Huh, I thought I had made it open to everyone...I suppose not. Let me fiddle with the settings ang see what I can do.

  3. Alright, when I set it to "Share with Everyone," I forgot to hit 'save' for the settings. You shohuld now be able to view and download it. Thanks for taking the time!


  4. With regard to the Warden tanking question, I found the following site had some invaluable information

    hmmm... had to type all that address out, how come I wasn't able to cut/paste?

    Daphina L60 Warden Elendilmir server

  5. Wardens are, I think, a bit more complicated to trait since they can be either DPS or Tank. As a Tank you will want virtues that increase your ability to block and evade or parry (i.e. ones that increase Might and Agility) or ones that provide in-combat morale and power regeneration (e.g. Determination, Justice, Fidelity), increasing your Fate is particularly good for the latter. If you frequently have a healer in your group, then concentrate on defensive virtues, if you rarely have one with you, concentrate on increased morale and power regeneration. I would ignore out-of-combat regeneration since Wardens tend to regain quickly. Also something I've noticed, at earlier levels I needed more morale, at later levels I needed more power. I generally keep the following slotted: Empathy, Honesty, Justice, Loyalty and Valour but a lot of it is personal preference and what other classes you typically have in your fellowship.

  6. Just a quick question about the music you used at the beginning of the podcast.

    Can you tell me where I can find more info about it ?

    And keep up the good work, love the podcast.

  7. I have had a few inquiries about the song, lol, so much so that I made a new post about it. See it above!

  8. Good episode, as usual. Found out Alberos is my Kin on Arkenstone, Amistad Del Otro. Good to have him aboard, I see we see eye to eye on many things. Looking forward to play sessions in the future!

  9. LOL..glad to be part of the kin and helping out any way I can.


  10. Hey,
    I am the Warden Kilgarvan that asked the the Question! Thank you all for your comments and help with this. The link you added Daphina was very helpful! And I was wondering about which triats I should slot and work on so thanks!

    To answer the question on the podcast, this is my first MMO. I do not count one year of Runescape 3 years ago *shutter*. I guess it would have been good to wait for a bit of leveling before asking the question but it was all very helpful! Thanks.

  11. /wave from the "Jesters of Middle Earth" on "Evernight" all the way across the pond on the Euro Servers!

    Just started listening to your podcasts!
    You've managed to get a perfect balance of news, game/lore discussion and light hearted banter. Well done!!

    Love the mini lore podcast too. Went out and found the NPC on the strength of your podcast and im now the proud owner of the Briar Pipe :D

    Keep up the good work guys

  12. I have a 57 Warden and the above info is good. Another site you may find handy that has made my life much easier is