Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Episode 24 - Your Armor is Radiant

Hey all-

Episode 24 covers the following:

What I've Been Doing in Game
LOTRO Headlines including a look in to the Minstrel of the Gallery Blog found at

http://my.lotro.com/fionnuala

The Heart of the Show focuses on the Medallions of Moria, Lothlorien and Dol Guldur and the related radiance armor sets. Follow this link to a pretty useful entry on Radiance, Hope, Gloom and Dread.

http://lotro-wiki.com/index.php/Hope_and_Dread

Vote on our poll regarding what type a player you are.

Alberos

15 comments:

  1. Greetings and Salutations from the Landroval server. Great Job!! I have been listening to this podcast from the beginning, even before I started playing LoTRO. I started playing about a week ago and have a 15 Elven Loremaster, and I find all of your content very useful and informative. Keep up the good work!!

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  2. correction to the above post: 1 day. I blame it on the fact that its really early lol ;)

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  3. Another good show, just wanted to point out that the Turtle raid doesn't require radiance gear at all, however being a challenging raid it does help to have good gear and acid resists like you mentioned. The radiance set is helpful there, but not required.

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  4. Oh, and one other point(s) - I believe the coin for the shoulders/helm of the 6-piece Moria radiance set only drops from the Watcher, but it may sometimes drop from the Turtle too.

    The 6 piece Lorien and 6 piece Mirkwood barter items only fall from specific bosses within the DN and BG raid respectively. So the barter item for legs will drop from 1 boss, chest another, etc - just like the Rift works.

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  5. Docholidayj,

    Thanks for the clarification. I forgot it was the acid defence that was the focus for the Turtle. I'll also check on the helm/shoulder for the Moria set. I was uneder the impressions that it dropped from a few instances, but as I have never gotten one I could be wrong.

    Alberos

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  6. Great informative cast again, Alberos. I haven't gotten to any radiance gear yet, but this helps understand how the process works when I get there.

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  7. Very handy introductory stuff for newbs. Though I've gotten numerous pieces on my mains, the system is still kind of confusing; especially now that there is better gear out there, albeit without Radiance.

    I've heard the best general combination (excepting the DN and BG gear) is Chest, Legs, Gloves from Moria and Head, Shoulders, Feet from Mirkwood. Anyone else heard of this?

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  8. Yeah, that was the general direction I was headed in. I like the Mirkwood Head/Shoulders/Feet set and the rest from Moria. Everything else is subpar when it comes to stats. Not really sure why Turbine developed the armor that way.

    Alberos

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  9. Another good podcast... I like the transition music between segments.

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  10. Great show except for one thing.
    Your explanation of hope/radiance/dread/gloom and how they work is dated. You explained how they worked before Moria, now Radiance/Gloom and Hope/Dread are different systems that do not cross over like they used to.

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  11. *I meant before Mirkwood, not Moria. >_<

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  12. Camstrike - GladdenApril 27, 2010 at 7:58 PM

    Great job Moormur! Our kin is not a real serious raiding kin so this is just what we needed since we were just discussing the rad gear situation on our kinship forums. It is simple, easy to understand (as possible as it can be). I have posted links from here on our kin site. I hope you all will thrive here with more and more listeners. Keep up the great work!

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  13. Great job. I generally play solo. However, I have become more interested in raids, end-game, etc. This was very informative. I really enjoy learning about in-game mechanics. It is probably hard to take over the pod cast, but you are doing a great job. Also, I enjoyed your lorecasts as well. Vorromir on Landroval.

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  14. I'm a bit behind with the episodes, but a good explanation really!

    I just wanted to add that radiance gear isn't important at all if you are not planning to raid. And if you are not in a bit more serious raiding kin or alliance, the only places requiring radiance you might want to visit are The Watcher and Dar Narbugud, which are a lot more accessible nowadays. In that case, you should have at least 45 (for watcher) or 65 (DN) to be of real use. Those kind of amounts are quite easy to acquire nowadays as you explained in the podcast.

    To try Barad Guldur you really should have full DN armour set or all +15 and +25 pieces (for a total of 120 radiance). Aaand plenty of gold for repairs...

    So radiance isn't really a grind you are forced to do unless you aim for the toughest encounters. Just saying to all those more casual-minded players :).

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