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#11090179 May 25, 2015 at 04:43 AM
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The gameplay assignment for this week is Great Barrow - Thadur.

I am looking for players to do this with me during the week. Thursday evening is not doable for me, Wednesday and Friday evenings and Saturday are good for me (European evenings!).

As I have not done this instance before, I would prefer a group who wants to explore the instance and work as a team to overcome any hard challenges.

So, ideally:

- No spoilers beforehand. In particular I am certainly not going to look at walkthroughs etc. as knowing the solution beforehand takes away lots of my pleasure in playing.

- A group at about equal level, say 23 - 30-ish (I am prepared to level a bit if that means we may narrow the spread even more than that).

- no rushing through the instance in the minimal possible time.

What do you all say? Anyone up for this? Or maybe we will just decide on the spur of the moment when we have a sensible-looking group online?
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#11090340 May 25, 2015 at 05:56 AM
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The thread for the previous course has no (or very minimal) spoilers about the run.
If you want to explore the whole GB and enjoy the story, I'd say start with The Maze, that's a nice lead-in :) plus take the quests from the Barrow-downs, those have some nice additional infos.

On-level run is fun, and with the course, with lots of new, lower level players there's a good chance to organise one (during 'regular' time it's quite difficult, almost nobody is running GB at lvl20). Ser is closing on to lvl50, so he's more suited for an aid to smaller groups, but my cappy is lvl19 - true, only from the festivals, so very very undergeared :) If I have some time I'll raise him a bit, but I rarely play cappy, so not much help in there probably...
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#11090355 May 25, 2015 at 06:01 AM
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Well if your captain goes to the Hobbit Market today or tomorrow your gear issue could be resolved, and at little cost (best stay in-character in /say but marketeers will talk with you in /tell if needed).
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#11090389 May 25, 2015 at 06:11 AM
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He's a fine metalsmith (enrolled for the course to make crafting tools for the kinship :) ) so he's in his own crafted lvl12s, but after that he was just sitting in the house until festival seasons... because a few of us ran the festivals between courses for getting some stuff to the kin house.
Main problem is not the gear, he could craft the lvl18s, but the class. I admit I rarely play cappy, my highest is maybe 30-something. Maybe I'll give it an another try...

Market is great, one of my hobbitses still cooking in the pan he got from Miss Nimelia (I think, she's the metalsmith? maybe Tibba), because he's still in his early teens - I think lvl13, maybe? Wasn't on Laurelin with my main lately, nowadays my Laurelin time is strictly course-only :)
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#11090508 May 25, 2015 at 07:02 AM
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Being good at playing the game (or one's class) is not a requirement for going on this/these Thadur runs.

There are many new players in the kin and I hope they will join and we will all work out together how to complete the instance. And we will all learn from it.

It is much more important that people are willing to work as a team and try to leverage what skills we have - e.g. the Burglar is a very deadly character but if the group does not wait for the Burglar to recover after fights and to set up the next attack the Burglar is not vey efficient.

Certainly I have much to learn myself about playing a Warden.

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#11090950 May 25, 2015 at 10:12 AM
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Hi - I'm up for this, if you'll have me! Lorabess is just into lvl 32. I can do Thurs or Sat eve but not Weds.
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#11090960 May 25, 2015 at 10:15 AM
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Definitely up for learning about group roles / strengths etc and using them to the group advantage! Sounds great.
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#11091085 May 25, 2015 at 10:52 AM
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*cheers*

#11090960 Lorabess wrote:

Definitely up for learning about group roles / strengths etc and using them to the group advantage! Sounds great.

We must see what we can find out.

Knowledge about group roles was important back when I did instances in WoW, but has so far seemed less so to me in LotRO, but then again I have been in few full-ish (5-6) groups and the culture seems to be to go with at least some vastly overpowered characters (which bores me) and steamroll the opposition.

By the way you can see from the trait trees offered to you which roles the game designers think fit your class.
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#11111645 May 30, 2015 at 12:54 PM
Tinnulasiel
Count me in! I am only 16 lvl but I have a bear. Baruk should be playing too...he's in Australia.
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