Two of the most-anticipated upcoming options for The Lord of the Rings Online — the brand new Brawler class and the legendary merchandise revamp — at the moment are dwell on the sport’s Bullroarer take a look at server. We do not usually write about take a look at server stuff, however the significance of those two matters warrants making an exception. (Additionally, they sound cool.)
The Brawler is predicated on legendary hero of Rohan, Helm Hammerhand, who fought bare-handed at an earlier battle of Helm’s Deep than the one offered within the novels. The category might be performed by any race however beornings, and it makes use of battle gauntlets and metal armor. Two of the trait strains permit the Brawler to concentrate on offense and protection/assist, whereas the third presents off-tank flexibility to enhance the primary two.
The brand new legendary merchandise system makes use of 4 kinds of modifiers, referred to as traceries. These can provide stat buffs, bonuses to “type” of gameplay (equivalent to AoE, single-target, damage-over-time, and so on.), or skills that resemble old-school legacies. A fifth a part of the system, enhancement runes, enhance the bottom degree of a tracery so you possibly can proceed utilizing the identical legendary merchandise as you degree your character.
There’s nonetheless sufficient complexity within the system that this lapsed LotRO player cannot provide an excessive amount of when it comes to in-depth evaluation, however I assume I like how the brand new system sounds. Simply decreasing the infinite cycle of leveling/breaking down/making use of XP and so forth that LIs used to have can be an enchancment. The satan will naturally be within the particulars, however that is what playtesting is for, proper?
Jason Winter, Information Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a variety of expertise to MMOBomb, together with two years with Beckett Media the place he served because the editor of the main gaming journal Huge On-line Gamer. He has additionally written professionally for a number of gaming web sites.
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