Kaylorin: Thank you all for attending. We will probably be running an epic battle after the meeting so stick around. Not too long an agenda this week.
Kaylorin: Firstly congratulations to the low level group which ran GA on Sunday. They successfully completed the 6 man and then the 3 men. Well done to them all. If you have a character of the appropriate level (currently 32+) the group runs from 7 pm cst and you will be welcome.
Kaylorin: I hope people are enjoying the new content. For those of you who haven't yet found their way to Dol Amroth, or are in the dark about what to do there, one of our members, Inch, has written a very good guide which you can find on the kin website under the Quests & Instances area. I thoroughly recommend it. Is very detailed and developing by the day. Thank you to Inch for the guide.
Antropyne: I second that, tyvm Inch.
Kaylorin: As well as the update, monday also saw the publication of a Producers Letter giving us details of what we can expect in the future. For those who haven't heard the news here is a summary of the main points.
Kaylorin: The planned additional 5 level cap increase later in the year has been cancelled. Level 100 will be top level for this year.
Kaylorin: In response to feedback (definitely not from me as I would prefer to claw my eyes out with my fingers than go through the level 40s with a character again) the new class, Beornings will now start at level 1 and not 50 as originally planned.
in other news, in an effort to maintain what minimal level of eyesight Kay has, Tina promissed to grant Kay's Beorning Character the gift of the Valar...
Kaylorin: There are major changes to the LI system. Rather than scraping an LI each time a level cap changes and having to level a new one, the one you have at 100 will be locked and from that point will level with you for the remained of the game. This partly explains the astronomical costs of the level 100 scrolls of empowerment as these are the last you will need.
Kaylorin: They have also talked about plans to allow further customization and allow LIs to unlock special skills. Allowing you to make a truly unique and customized weapon.
Lesraldor: i think you will be able to use your lvl 95 one for that, they just said at character lvl 100 you can lock your LI
Kaylorin: Between update 14 and 15 we will get a special session play updating us on Frodo and his progress through the Dead Marshes.
Kaylorin: Update 15 will take us to the great port of Pelargir in Gondor. We will have a new epic battle, the first offensive one which will involve an attack on the corsairs.
Kaylorin: It will also bring an update to mounted combat and the steed max levels as there will be some mounted combat required in Gondor.
Kaylorin: Some of this was expanded upon in a livesteam on twitch where the producer also indicated a willingness to relax or dispense with the racial restrictions on certain classes.
Kaylorin: This week's item of the week is a level 65 necklace. Good for a Captain, Guardian etc, lots of might, vitality and parry. [Greater Steadfast Necklace of Parrying]
Kaylorin: And this week's store sale has 25% off quest packs, mithril coins, 1 hour xp boosts and max morale and power scrolls.
Kaylorin: Use code STA7 for a free skill and slayer deed boost scroll
Kaylorin: And now.. once again we come to the highlight of the week .. the time when Cait will fill our heads with useful and often overlooked information. It is time for Cait's Did You Know? !
Cait: this week I passed out some Lembas. There is yet another eating deed that we will be working on. It requires 100 lembas. I'm passing them out in small stacks so as to not overwhelm anyone
Cait: In this week's Did You Know, I wanted to discuss Fellowship Manuevers (FM's).
FM's were originally called Conjunctions. They are a bonus attack to a given monster and can only be triggered in a party of 2 or more
there are 4 colors that can be selected in an FM. Red and Yellow (on top and bottom of the wheel) can only be triggered by a character in Melee range
Blue and Green (Right and left) can be triggered either from melee or ranged distance
The colors each have a basic ability, red is high damage, yellow is a debuff. Green is morale healing and Blue restores power.
There are special FM's that will trigger a much more effective attack, and if you play poker you have a basic understanding of the needed patterns.
They are pairs, 3-4-5 or 6 of a kind, 2 pair, full houses, and the hardest are straights.
Straights are done by going clockwise or counter/anti clockwise around the wheel. so: RBYGRB would be a royal straight, basically
straights that are 5 or 6 moves long and end in a blue have a cool effect that they summon a pair of oath breakers that center on the player that cast the last blue
there are 2 group runs that require FM's to be accomplished to do better in the run. The first as most of us know is the Draigoch raid
The Draig FM's are all combos of red and yellow...melee attacks
The other is the Rift Skirmish, but only when it is done as 2 or more players. The nice thing about the FM's for the rift skirm is that they are all single color FM's
getting those FM's will kill the mini volcanos much quicker, so you face fewer waves
if you are trying for a straight and you mess up your turn, either jump or move to cancel your selection. The bad thing is that if anyone clicked after you, their move takes the place of yours and you will now be at the end
also, if you make a crazy pattern that isn't a good pattern, one good thing is that all the greens and blues that were selected will at least heal power/morale of the group
oh! one type that I missed are the 5 of a kind plus a kicker....RRRRRY, for example, is also a good pattern
Prabo: just a comment
Prabo: when a Burglar triggers a FM, it can be all kinds, not sure if that was covered while i was booted
Prabo: so either melee or ranged i mean
Cait: I did not menntion that. Oh! I didn't know that either
Lesraldor: oh one thing to note, burg triggered FMs last longer than random tigger FM's
Prabo: most Burglars have 2 ways to trigger a FM
Prabo: I think the trip/ exposed throad (forget the last one) might be a melee only one, but exploit opening is all for sure
Lesraldor: well i have something to add
Lesraldor: this week Sapience released a schedual of all the events they have planned up to september
Lesraldor: this is tentative and subject to change but one of the things that pops out it July 22 the start of Summerfest
Lesraldor: so starting tuesday until August 8 is summerfest
Kaylorin: Thank you. Does anyone else have any issues to raise or questions to ask? Once meeting is concluded we will be starting an epic battle run and I will switch to Kaylorwulf.