Friday, 18 February 2011


I got this pretty drawing from my dear friend Pery as an early birthday gift <3! Thank you so much! Go check out her art/game blog here: Colour Soufflé

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

LotRO Community Awards

~ such irresistible charms ~

Oh my, it seems me and a thread I made have been nominated in two categories in the European LotRO Community Awards! The personal nomination is for best creative work and the other is for best all-time thread. If you have an account on the LotRO-EU forums (you can log in with your game account as well), go and have a look at all the Community Awards threads here and cast your vote.

Other categories I'd recommend checking out are best guide-writer (kinnie of mine has also been nominated for his outstanding LM guide) and best fansite, which sadly has only two nominees but both are definitely worth the title.

Tower of the Bracelet of the Tower

After running Durchest HM over and over again for a year, finally the elusive Bracelet of the Tower dropped. I went all in with BKP and got it. Now my hunter is complete!

With the new Legendary Item changes coming in the next book I'm going to swap out some stats and normal legacies on my weapons to lower my Agility in favour of more Will. I should already probably swap out Treasury Stone for the Phial, but it's just such a nice shiny item that I want to keep it. I'm fairly happy with my build right now, most of my equipment is very balanced so I have maxed Ranged Offence (ie. as high as you can get it solo), near-cap Ranged Crit, good ICPR and my morale and power stay over 6k/3k no matter what traits and gear I swap back and forth.

Now I'm ready for the new content, which will surely make all my previous efforts and shinies completely obsolete within hours!

Monday, 7 February 2011

Fixing that distant shadows bug

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In DX10/DX11 mode, there's a big ugly shadow covering most of the distant landscape.

Since the F2P update and the additiong of DX11 support, there's been a very ugly graphics bug in LotRO when using DX10 or DX11. Turns out it's a problem with the "distant lighting" setting.

Here's the fix:
  1. Go to Options → Advanced Grahics and turn off DX10 Distant Landscape Lighting (use the search box at the top if you can't find it)
  2. "Refresh" the graphics by changing to some other Landscape Lighting Quality setting (ie. from high to low)
  3.  Change the quality setting back to what you had before, but leave the DX10 Distant Landscape Lighting checkbox unchecked

Here I was thinking that my landscape screenshots would be forever ruined, so I'm very happy about finding that fix!

Saturday, 5 February 2011

You nube

[Kinship] xxxxx: One of the best roleplaying moments I saw in pony was few days back...some knights were fighting over a woman and after a sophisticated discussion the other said: "Who are you, you nube to question me" xD

(picture unrelated)

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Not sure what happened, but... yay!

The winners for the Yule Fashion Contest and their winning screenshots were announced a week ago, but I don't know what happened since then because yesterday I received an email saying I had won something in the contest! So I went to look at the original thread and saw that it said "12 winners" but the list held only 11... so I wonder if they couldn't contact one of the original winners or if someone stepped down. Well, I'm not going to look a gift too closely, so.. yay, 1000 store points!

I love my new forum title!