LOTRO Mines of Moria In Depth Look at Warden and Rune-keeper

Turbine’s Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria team has released videos with a closer look at the two new LOTRO classes included in the expansion, the Warden and the Rune-keeper.

The Warden is based on Haldir, March Warden of Lothlorien. I’m most familiar with this new class as I’m leveling one on Nimrodel. This class strikes a great balance between distance and close combat, and the gambits are a lot of fun to use. They’re chain combos which give you timed combinations to pull off special moves. I actually reminds of the Final Fantasy XI combat mechanics for Cyan.

The video for the Rune-keeper class introduce in the Moria expansion follows the break.

Rune-keepers much strike a balance between offensive elemental spells and healing spells that regenerate moral over time. The better you are at one end of the spectrum, the less effective you’ll be at the other.

You can find more screenshots and videos for LOTRO: Mines of Moria on FileFront.

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2 Comments on LOTRO Mines of Moria In Depth Look at Warden and Rune-keeper

Blade

On December 16, 2008 at 7:51 pm

Avoid LOTRO, not that there is much alternative. The hardcore grind is huge and boring, filled with rubbish.

The amount of actual LOTR content is something like 1-2% of the actual game

Stephany

On December 18, 2008 at 7:06 am

Blade Said: “The hardcore grind is huge and boring, filled with rubbish. The amount of actual LOTR content is something like 1-2% of the actual game”

What level are you at? Are you still in The Shire? If so, read this excerpt from CVG on the game:

“While it’s hardly the most revolutionary product ever to be released, what it tries to do it does well. There may be extra levels to grind through, but MOM’s treats are in the form of juicy lore and an actual storyline that digs hungrily and deeply into unexploited Tolkien myths.”

As someone who has been reading Tolkien for many many years, (I wont say how many because it will give my 90 year old age away) I would be the first to admit it if the content was only 1-2% of lore in the game. Read the updates in the lore section of the official website and then try to say that. Sure, no Hobbits ever asked people to deliver mail, kill boars/wolves/bears etc for them in the books (for example) but despite being a pain, it helps you level up for the good stuff :-)