We have put in several measures in all high-level instances to prevent the exploits that had become rampant in these spaces.
Tier 1 Raid Set now has Tough durability instead of Normal.
The transition between stages 2 and 3 now takes longer, giving players more time to kill the tentacle spawns.
The corruption melee buffs in stage 3 now pile up every 15 seconds instead of 5 seconds
Stage 3 now takes longer to ramp up in difficulty and is spaced out a bit more.
The Watcher welcomes you back with hugs and says he misses all of you very much.
Igash could sometimes fire two aoe skills back-to-back making the encounter overly difficult. This behavior has been curbed.
In the final fight of Fil Gashan, the Fire DOTs can once again be removed by standing in the waterfalls.
Changes to The Lost One in the 16th Hall.
Players should no longer get stuck in the Balrog platform.
Belvagor's appearance is now consistent between Caras Galadhon and the Fanuidhol Battle.
Resource Instances: Orc-cleavers and Orc-hewers have had their names swapped to better imply their character and skill set.
The Sentinel's Challenges have been versioned, so you will need to re-acquire them if one of them was underway in your quest journal. They will now fail if you fail The Battle of Lórien, in order to keep the timers from counting down even once the Battle is done.
Quests associated with this instance will now update properly.
Writing Host-crawlers no longer count toward the advancement of "Kill Boss" quests in the Resource Instances.
The extra chests in the final boss room will no longer drop gold. Only the boss's chest will drop money now.
Hall of Mirrors
Increased Warg-matron's corruption countdown from 10 seconds to 15 seconds.
Nornuan can no longer be enraged.
Nouruan will now remove the effects of Shield Wall with small penalties to those enacting and receiving the effects of this skill.
Full details will be given in an upcoming dev diary. Until then:
Adjusted the minimum level requirements for most crafted light, medium, and heavy armour pieces
Adjusted the minimum level requirements for most crafted shields
Adjusted the minimum level requirements for most crafted jewellery
Adjusted the minimum level requirements for most crafted weapons
Optional Ingredients Revamp! Optional ingredients for many recipes were previously dropped by specific monsters in specific areas, which often led to difficulty imbalances between obtaining the ingredients for the different crafting professions. Additionally, many of these items merely stated, "This item can be used in crafting." This vagueness did little to help players identify which optional ingredients were useful to which professions (and at what tiers). I am happy to say that those days are behind us!
New optional ingredients have been added for the Cooking, Jeweller, Metalsmith, Scholar, Tailor, Weaponsmith, and Woodworker professions. These new optional ingredients replace the old optional ingredients, which can no longer be found in treasure or used in recipes. A new Trophy Broker NPC, located in Michel Delving, will exchange any old optional ingredient you might have for the appropriate new optional ingredient.
The new optional ingredients can now be obtained from two different, widespread sources: Humanoid Treasure & Resource Nodes
The tier of optional ingredient dropped via treasure is determined by the humanoid creature's level:
Apprentice Ingredients: Levels 1-12
Journeyman Ingredients: Levels 13-23
Expert Ingredients: Levels 24-34
Artisan Ingredients: Levels 35-43
Master Ingredients: Levels 44-50
Supreme Ingredients: Levels 51-60
The tier/type of optional ingredient obtained from a resource node is determined by the tier/type of node:
Farming Fields: can produce Cooking optional ingredients
Forestry Branches: can produce Tailoring and Woodworking optional ingredients
Prospecting Deposits: can produce Jeweller, Metalsmith, and Weaponsmith optional ingredients
Scholar Artifacts: can produce Scholar optional ingredients
The new optional ingredients now clearly state in their tooltips which profession and crafting tier (Apprentice, Journeyman, etc.) the ingredient is used by. Each new optional ingredient is used by only one profession/tier combination.
Added a Make All button to the crafting recipe window which will make as many items that the player has components for.
The "number to make" field in the crafting panel will no longer drop to 0 once you finish making a single item or a batch of items.
The single-use Woodworking recipes for Warden Carvings now stack.
The Peerless Turtle-shell Bracelet has been updated to be better than the non-crit version.
The trophy item Flawed Ear no longer states in its description, "This item may be used in crafting."
Fixed an issue with Light, Medium, Sturdy, Pristine, and Exceptional Hides having lower-than-expected coin values.
Cleaned up the singular and plural names of many crafting ingredients and components.
Changed the quality level of some quest-related & reputation-related crafting items to Uncommon (yellow).
Added the various 'Ring of Tactics' one-shot recipes to the appropriate Jeweller recipe scroll cases.
Corrected a typo in the crafting guide called, "An Explorer's Guide."
Fixed an issue where some common trophy drops were using names identical to rare trophy drops. The common Blackened Claw trophy item has been renamed to Bent Claw, and the common Dusky Claw trophy item has been renamed to Crooked Claw.
Updated the stat descriptions on all crafting tools that provide bonuses to critical chance and/or reductions in timed durations to include the specific profession(s) affected by these bonuses.
Lowered the prices of all normal Apprentice, Journeyman, Expert, Artisan, and Master recipe scrolls.
The following optional ingredients are now available from Lórien barter NPCs: Elven-cloth Lining, Elven-steel Grip, and Elven-wood Oil.
The optional ingredients Elven-cloth Lining, Elven-steel Grip, and Elven-wood Oil were incorrectly marked to be "Bind on Acquire." These items can now be traded freely between players.
All common crafting ingredients that are sold by vendors now state in their descriptions, "This ingredient is sold by suppliers and profession vendors."
Reduced the number of optional ingredients needed to execute all farming field recipes from 3 to 1. Coupled with this, the price of one Soil of Rivendell has increased to 48 copper, and the price of one Soil of Lórien has increased 96 copper to account for the ingredient quantity changes.
Renamed some of the Journeyman, Master, and Supreme Scholar Athelas Essence and Celebrant Salve recipes to bring consistency to the names of all tiers of craftable potions. In general, the names for all Scholar-crafted potions should be as follows:
Apprentice: Lesser potions
Journeyman: Simple potions
Expert: Greater potions
Artisan: Refined potions
Master: Distilled potions
Supreme: Infused potions, Pure potions
Reduced the cool-down timer to 10 minutes for the following Battle & Warding Lore scrolls:
Scroll of Minor Battle Lore
Scroll of Minor Warding Lore
Scroll of Battle Lore
Scroll of Warding Lore
Scroll of Improved Battle Lore
Scroll of Improved Warding Lore
Infused Athelas Essence & Celebrant Salve Recipes: These recipes now require one Etching of Moria (previously one Relic of Khazâd-dm)
Pure Athelas Essence & Celebrant Salve Recipes: These recipes now require one Relic of Khazad-dm (previously one Tattered Khuzdul Parchment)
Increased the quantity of some required ingredients necessary to execute the following Scholar's Guild recipes:
Greater Athelas Extracts Recipe
Greater Celebrant Ointments Recipe
Refined Athelas Extracts Recipe
Refined Celebrant Ointments Recipe
Distilled Athelas Extracts Recipe
Distilled Celebrant Ointments Recipe
Infused Athelas Extracts Recipe
Infused Celebrant Ointments Recipe
Pure Athelas Extracts Recipe
Pure Celebrant Ointments Recipe
Potent Athelas Essences Recipe
Potent Celebrant Salves Recipe
New Rune-keeper consumable item recipes have arrived! Scholars can now craft inlays and enamels, which can be used to temporarily enhance the Rune-keeper's abilities. These recipes can be purchased from Rune-keeper trainers, as well as Novice and Expert Scholar NPCs.
Improvements in smelting and refining technology have brought about some positive changes for prospectors who regularly make Bronze and Khazâd-bronze Ingots
Apprentice Prospectors can now smelt two chunks of Tin Ore directly into one Tin Ingot. They can also refine one Tin Ingot and one Copper Ingot into two Bronze Ingots.
Supreme Prospectors can now smelt two chunks of Khazâd-tin Ore directly into one Khazâd-tin Ingot. They can also refine one Khazâd-tin Ingot and one Khazâd-copper Ingot into two Khazâd-bronze Ingots.
The Supreme Prospector recipe, "Mithril-infused Khazâd-iron Ingot" has been removed. The item it created is not used as an ingredient in any existing recipe. Sadly, any prospector that produced a Mithril-infused Khazâd-iron Ingot found themselves the proud new owner of an expensive paperweight! Good news though: Taddyn the Trophy Broker (located in the Bree Crafting Hall) will accept one Mithril-infused Khazâd-iron Ingot in exchange for one Mithril-infused Khazâd-steel Ingot.
Corrected a typo in the display name of the Superior Cooking trail food, "Superior Buttered Scone and Jam."
Fixed an issue where consuming a Cooked, Trail, or Fortifying food of a lower tier would have no effect (essentially wasting the food) if a Cooked, Trail, or Fortifying food of a higher tier was already in effect. The effect from a lower tier food will now be suppressed by the effect from a higher tier food until the higher tier food's effect expires. At this point, the lower tier food's effect will become active.
Updated the names of the effects bestowed when eating cooked, trail, or fortifying foods, as well as from fine drinks. The effect names should now more clearly match the type of food they came from (Cooked Food, Trail Food, Fortifying Food, or Fine Drink).
Reduced the amount of crafting experience awarded for the following Supreme Weaponsmith recipes:
Lethal Shield-spike Kit Recipe
Supreme Ancient Dwarf Shield-spike Kit Recipe
Lethal Caltrops Recipe
Big Bag of Marbles Recipe
Paralyzing Stun Dust Recipe
Changed crafting UI category "Guardian Shield-spikes" to "Shield-spikes" now that they can be used by multiple classes.
Corrected output quantities for the Supreme Weaponsmith "Lethal Shield-spike Kit" and "Supreme Ancient Dwarf Shield-spike Kit" recipes. The lethal spike kit recipe will now produce three kits for a normal success and three kits for a critical success. The supreme ancient dwarf spike kit recipe will produce 2 kits for a normal success and 2 kits for a critical success.
Fixed the tooltip for the Supreme Jeweller recipe, "Turtle-shelled Bracelet." Tooltip no longer states that the recipe can only be used once.
Changed the crafting UI display category to "Tokens" for the following Jeweller recipes: Dull Edhelharn Token, Faint Edhelharn Token.
Corrected the plural display names for the following: Engraved Bloodstone Ring of Tactics recipe, Engraved Ruby Ring of Tactics recipe, Engraved Adamant Ring of Tactics recipe, Engraved Beryl Ring of Tactics recipe, and the Dawn-rose Ring of Tactics recipe. The names should now be consistent when you have a two or more of these recipes in a stack.
The following Tailor's Guild recipe scrolls are no longer bound to players:
Exquisite Protector's Gloves Recipe
Exquisite Protector's Helm Recipe
Adjusted the stats on the following crafted sets of medium armour to improve the usefulness of the armour sets for Hunters, Burglars, and Wardens:
New Supreme Burglar's signal recipes can now be found in treasure.
Added the Journeyman, Expert, and Artisan Rune-keeper Rune-satchel recipes to all Novice and Expert Tailor NPCs.
All crafted Rune-keeper Rune-satchels are now Bind on Equip.
Corrected the name of the Superb Leather Shoes Recipe.
Fixed the name of the Journeyman Tailoring recipe for making tough leather shoes. The name of the recipe is now "Tough Leather Shoes Recipe."
The Supreme Metalsmith crafted shield, "Superb Lothlrien Heavy Shield" now has Tough durability.
New Rune-keeper item recipes have arrived! Metalsmiths can now craft chisels, which Rune-keepers can equip in their ranged item slots to provide increased damage. Rune-keeper trainers, as well as Novice and Expert Metalsmith NPCs, sell most of these recipes. More advanced recipes can be found in treasure!
Reward recipes for Warden shields have been added to the Metalsmith's Guild reward vendor.
Adjusted the stats on the following crafted sets of armour to improve the usefulness of the armour sets for Champions, Captains, and Guardians:
Sell-sword's Armour / Superior Sell-sword's Armour
Sentinel's Armour / Superb Sentinel's Armour
Officer's Armour / High Officer's Armour
Noble's Armour / Heroic Noble's Armour
Corrected typos found in the tooltips for the following tools:
Superior Bronze Smithing Hammer
Superior Iron Smithing Hammer
Superior Steel Smithing Hammer
Superior Dwarf-Steel Smithing Hammer
Superior Ancient Iron Smithing Hammer
Superior Ancient Steel Smithing Hammer.
New Warden item recipes have arrived! Woodworkers can now craft carvings, which Wardens can equip in their class item slots to decrease the power cost of their gambits. Recipes up to and including the Master Woodworking tier can be purchased from Warden trainers, as well as Novice and Expert Woodworker NPCs. More advanced recipes can be found in treasure.
The trophy item named Long Horn (a required ingredient for the Master Woodworker Champion Horn recipe) now states in its description that the item can be used in crafting. The icon has also been changed for this item to indicate that it is a crafting ingredient.
Adjusted the stats on Heavy Yew crafted weapons to differentiate them from Yew crafted weapons. Additionally, adjusted stats on the Stout Yew crafted weapons to differentiate them from the Hardened Yew crafted weapons.
The Woodworker's Guild Reward Vendor now sells the recipe for Crafted Burglar's Club of the Third Age.
The crafted instruments Elegant Drum and Exquisite Elegant Drum now correctly change Echoes of Battle damage type to Beleriand.
When you slap someone with a fish, now you slap him/her/it with a fish, not just hold a fish while slapping him/her/it.
In an effort to reduce some of the inventory space concerns the following have had their stack sizes increased.
Most food items now stack to 50.
Minstrel’s Lute Strings now have a stack size of 50
All reputation tokens now stack to 100.
Traveling Rations now stack to 100.
All crafting-related ingredients (and components) now stack to 100.
All new optional crafting ingredients stack to 100.
All craftable morale potions, power potions, and cure potions now stack to 50.
The Following Items have been re-leveled to match the new quest advancement structure.
"Adso's Two-Handed Axe"
The Following Items have been adjusted:
The Following Items have been changed to work with the new quest levels:
"Cloak of Cardolan"
"Defender of Cardolan"
The following lvl 15-20 quest rewards, have been altered to fit the new quest structure:
"Saeradan's Shoulder Guards"
Lothlorien Jewelry Sets
Cleaned up the text to be less confusing.
All 'clickable' abilities for these items now share a Cooldown.
Removed the 'placing trap' animation from the 'clickables'.
Reduced the amount of damage reflected by "Protector's Reproach".
Reduced the buff on "Lothlorien Knowledge".
Fixed an issue with the display names of "Root" trophy items changing to "Root Fragments" when stacked.
Heavy Shield "Naudh-caer" now has an equip and usage cooldown time.
Fishing: Sturgeon Group Trophy is now set to Bind on Acquire.
Corrected grammatical issues with the messages displayed to fellowships when a member of the fellowship opens a scroll case or gift box.
Burnt Orange Wall Paint is no longer Bind on Acquire.
Fixed typo in name of Pathfinder's Leggings
Leggings from quest "The Blade that was Broken" have been renamed due to a naming conflict.
The reward items for the Troll-keeper quest have been upgraded due to the difficulty of the quest. This change affects items: Longbeard's Hammer, Favargair's Foil, Trphadanir, Eldram. Also, two additional items have been added as rewards for this quest: A necklace and a pocket item.
Increased the Power on the Rune-keeper's Word-Smith's Robe
Added information to the Stonehelm Shield to tell the user that using its skill will root them for 16 seconds. This info was missing from the usage description.
Wall of Annúminas shield now has a 5 minute equip cooldown instead of 10 minutes.
Fixed typo in the description for Insidious Cuff
Cloak "Jubut-rud" has a cooldown on usage now.
Summerdays Fireworks are no longer destroyed when used.
"Fur Lining for Mammutti Boots" item was using the wrong icon.
Fixed a grammar error with the description of Sandson's Famous Hardboiled Eggs
Fixed some javelins and rune-stones from quest rewards that had very low re-sale value, durability, and repair cost.
Two new home decorations are now offered by Lórien barter vendors. One item is a coat of arms offered by Orelleth and the other is a tapestry from Tharnelleth.
"Master's Lamp Post" decoration item can now be fit into small slots.
Warden's Spear Carvings are now set to bind to the player when equipped.
There were a number of class items, such as the Hunter's & Lore-master's books, that were not set to bind to the player when equipped.
Fixed a bug with the Runic Slab and Javelin of the Unbeliever that made them unusable for characters who wanted to use them.
Fixed an issue with some items that caused a phantom drinking sound to be heard during combat.
Fixed some weapons that had incorrect damage FX that didn't match the item's damage-type. In some cases the weapons were playing damage FX when the item's damage type was 'common.’
Fixed typos in some of the Lothlórien reputation reward items.
Corrected a typo in the plural name of the trophy item, "Mangled Stinger." The name now appears correctly when you have a stack of these items.
Corrected the display name of the Lore-master's Staff of the Third Age. Lore-master is now properly hyphenated!
The Helm for the Warden's Spear Hurler's Armor set now more closely matches the color of the rest of the armor pieces in the set.
Some uncommon javelins were incorrectly set up as bows, causing them to use incorrect attack animations (amongst other problems). These weapons have been fixed and will now be properly treated as javelins.
Scented Candles and the Horn of the Dwarrowdelf will now share the same cooldown channel that all Edhelharn Tokens use. All of these items have a 15-minute cooldown timer.
Changed the tooltip on the Thrill-seeker's Gloves to read "-50% Search Speed." The previous tooltip indicated that the gloves would decrease the speed of searching, which was incorrect.
The spring festival barter items Primrose, Marigold, and Violet are now set to Bind on Acquire.
The Warden class items "Stalwart Guardian of the X" will henceforth be known as "Stalwart Guardian of the X"
The Sturgeon Group Trophy will no longer allow players to attempt to use it.
Uncommon Jewelry and Uncommon Shields found on mobs in Moria are now Bind on Equip.
The title "Hero of Caras Galadhon" (found in Lothlórien) has been fixed so that you can now apply it to a Legendary Item that already has the title "Defender of the Forgotten West". Also, the scroll which bestows the title is now named consistently with the title.
Updated the deconstruction warning message to remind you that runics are returned to you if the item is of max level.
Auto Combine will now pull from the highest counts in each tier first
Only usable legendary items will appear in the list of slottable items when slotting items from the Legendary Items panel.
Minstrels and Wardens will have all points spent on their legendary items refunded in response to changes made to their legacies so they can re-spend them accordingly.
Improved the loot yielded by the Iron Garrison Resource Cache:
Increased the quantity of crafting resources the chest can yield
Removed all lower-tier resources from the profile
Slightly increased the number of scroll cases the chest can yield
Slightly increased the chance to yield a Mithril Flake
Updates were made to many of the level 58-60 non-hard mode boss chests in Moria instances to have a chance of producing a 2nd Age Legendary item.
The Strange Happenings Raid (aka Turtle Raid) now has some additional 1st Age and 2nd Age swords made in the likeness of the Filikul Spears.
Reduced the odds of getting Honey & Oats recipes. Now the odds of getting them are high, rather than spectacularly awesome.
Rare Lórien monsters Morthrng, Trglok, Rkath, Quílfra, Faegnar, Braigam, Zûbardh, Urbhâr, Gwollg, Mundaras, and Rascaras, and Nímau now drop Mithril Flakes.
Orcs in Lothlórien now drop items and money.
A couple of rare bears now drop Mithril Flakes: Daeranc and Belegbrog
Spiders in the Corpse Pile now reward XP and Reputation when killed.
When fellowship loot rules allow for rolling on keys, only players who have not added the key to their keyring will see the roll option.
The Volume I Book 5 movie will now correctly play when completing 'Fire and Ice'
Fixed an issue that was preventing the Volume I Book 6 movie from playing or from unlocking in the movie library.
Removed an extraneous billboard being displayed during I.9.3 Added comments to several quests throughout the Volume I Epic line
One elf male hairstyle did not fit to the back of the head properly. fixed.
Fixed an inconsistency between the two Orvars in Moria.
Corrected display of weapons by Ghash-hai orcs in Crafting Halls.
Fixed Multiple visual effects and animation syncing issues for NPC blacksmiths in Archet and Lone Lands as well as NPC archers in Breeland, North Downs, & Buckland. The animation and vfx now play together.
The Fell-Glass Spiders should no longer appear completely invisible on High Graphics Settings.
Various terrain texture and lighting seams have been cleaned up.
Various asset placement issues have been resolved.
Various floating resource nodes have been grounded. Minor waterfall effect issues in the Chamber of Wheels have been resolved.
Issues with assets viewed through windows in Barad Gularan have been resolved.
Various terrain issues have been cleaned up.
Update of Lórien cloaks for all avatars with degrades and uv edit.
Lore-masters will now sheathe their staffs on their backs with the staff head over their shoulder instead of near their feet.
Fixed a problem that was causing the ground to appear black or oddly colored at times within Moria.
Bows, crossbows and javelins will now display various weapon effects while sheathed like melee weapons. This includes the various damage type effects as well as the glow of slayer weapons.
The Doom-speaker in the Nameless Places instance will now properly animate as he knocks people back.
Using throwing daggers now has an updated attack animation.
Fixed a hobbit who was farming without any tools.
Ongli in Gath Forthnir no longer turns when you speak to him
Shire: Lucky Sling Stone: The deer corpse will now glow.
Norsu-huata: Fixed a Gauradan who was in the wrong animation
Various stuck locations have been fixed.
Minor issues with impassable terrain in Eregion have been resolved.
Pathing issues in the Refuge of Edhelion have been resolved.
Tier 2 resources can now be found throughout the entirety of the Old Forest.
Several campfires in Ost Guruth will now be burning. There were too many complaints about the time it took to cook over a couple of sticks and rocks.
Perks purchased with Destiny points now persist through player sparring.
The Sages of Eriador now offer one Master Scholar Scroll Case for three Marks of Triumph.
Master Craftsmen will now interact with people who have abandoned, then reacquired their old profession.
A generic supplier can now be found in the Blue Stone Garrison.
The Bree-land outfitters now sell a Soft Leather Boot. Some of you may recognize these boots as once rewarded to you by Ted Pickthorn. Now anyone can get this style of boot from the Outfitter.
Hambrennil will now display a barter icon and mapnote.
Bainen will now display a mapnote.
Dorongur and Gailthin have been moved forward slightly to allow their rings to be seen in the Refuge of Edhelion.
Radar images for the Redhorn Lodes have been regenerated to remove odd render imperfections.
Issues with the map and radar within Mekeb-farak and Bult-kar have been resolved.
Issues with the Radar and Map within Zurr-thurkh have been resolved.
The Forochel Tundra Pony will no longer be called the "Grey Pony" - it will now be correctly referred to as the "Tundra Pony" once again.
Addressed issues where Creative X-FI cards would generate a BSOD in certain situations.
Moose in Forochel will no longer stand around and allow themselves to be turned into Moose-burger.
The "Swarming Bats" in the Hall of Mirrors will now properly summon bat pets.
Burrow Mobs Take 2! Once again, monsters which "burrow" (Cave-claws, Shades, Dark-waters, Neekers) will no longer do so when they are near death, because that's annoying. Our first attempt at fixing this was equivalent to a 9mm; it should've been enough to get the job done, but it wasn't. *This* time we’re pulling out the Desert Eagle .50, that outta stop these jerks.
Gramsfoot hobgoblins in the Bullroarer’s Sward area will now correctly use their large firepots to attack players.
Corrected some naming errors associated with the items for the following crafting quests:
Consignment: Fine wood
Consignment: Valuable Ore
Consignment: Supple Hides
Consignment: Arcane Lore
Summer Festival fishing quest "Stocking the Pond" has been versioned.
Summer Festival barter reward vendors have been adjusted for consistency.
Longo's Missing Wagon has been versioned, and currently underway, the quest will be removed from your quest log, and can be taken again normally.
There were three stoic dwarves in the second half of 'The Last Refuge.' They didn't do anything, they just stood there being non-selectable! They have been... dealt with.
Three quests occurring before the Raid on Archet were flagged for tracking the Bree-land quest deed. They have been removed from contribution. There are still many more quests than necessary to complete the Bree-land deeds.
The dwarf pack for the quest The Forgetful Dwarf now spawns as all other quest items.
All quests that were ticking up the Ered Luin quest deed in the new tutorial have been fixed to no longer advance the deed.
April Fool's Day quest can now be removed from players' log.
Fixed an issue with the required quests for "Leaving Middle-earth."
Sharpen Your Skills quests now direct players to the correct location.
The Unwanted Guest quest, part of the Book 1 Prologue, has been re-leveled to fit with the new level scheme of Bree. It is now level 15.
The quest "The Vigil" now correctly states that you can complete the quest solo and at any time of day.
Thickets for the quest to clear the stream outside Noglond are now functioning like normal quest objects.
The mouseover for the Token of Salutation erroneously identified Frerin's Court as a turn in location. The offending information has been filed off of the token and the new location "the door at Thorin's Halls" has been painted in with red ink.
Spider-bane is no longer able to be completed twice. You either get the quest from Atli or kill Iornaith and get the quest from her head.
The quest "The Old Dourhand City" is no longer a fellowship quest.
The quest "Into the Crags" in the newbie area of Ered Luin now directs players to the Mirkstone Tunnels at the bottom of the Axe head Path
The quest completion text for the quest "Old Bones" in Ered Luin no longer alludes to the player having visited Gondamon with the wight skull.
It will no longer be possible to have both the skip introduction and skip tutorial quests at the same time.
In the intro quest "Intro: Seeing to the Defence" Dirk Mudbrick asked you to kill wolves and then stopped talking to you. This type of anti-social behaviour does not belong in this game. We are friendly and open. Dirk is aware of this mindset and will now talk to players on this quest.
Spoiled Pie from Tuckborough can now be used by more than one player at a time.
Quest item for Shaky Foundations now goes into your quest item inventory.
Bounty of the Sea: There are now fish and bubblings at the locations.
Angmar: Mushroom for Rivendell: the Mushroom will go into your quest journal and not your inventory.
Northdowns: Wargs of Annundir: Updated the quest so the popup box would no longer instantly disappear. This caused the quest to be versioned.
Evendim: False Wards: Ward of Doom will now go into your inventory
Remembering the Old Songs quest now offers a sword as a selectable reward. The original item rewarded by this quest, Lost Minstrel's Walking Stick" has been renamed to "Hamall's Walking Stick" and the description has been updated so it no longer mentions it belonged to a minstrel.
Some players had old copies of the Strange Happenings live event quest arc still active in their quest logs. These were supposed to be removed when the live event to open the raid was completed. They have now been properly removed as the quest and its bestowers/turn-in NPCs are no longer available.
A complete overhaul of the structure under-the-hood of 'We Cannot Get Out' in order to deal with some of the issues causing it to become incompletable.
Frar will no longer enter anti exploit in We Cannot Get Out.
Stolen Stones: Toki will reset to his original location.
Piercing the Walls: The wall will now burn and disappear.
Carver's Stash no longer requires you to kill the troll. This caused the quest to be versioned, so if you have this quest underway when Book 8 goes live you will need to speak to the bestower NPC again.
City of the Golden Wood: Minor adjustments have been made to the dialogue text to present a more accurate description of the surrounding flets.
Galadriel and Celeborn should now give you Hope during 'Sons of Leaf and Stone' and 'The Worries of Lord Celeborn'
The Lothlórien quest "Forms from Formlessness" is now repeatable.
There is a new quest that will direct players from Mekhem-bizru (the Dimrill Dale) to Haldir's flet.
NPCs involved in Volume I Book 13 now now have quest comments for all of that Book's quests.
Added some text for the Pulpum to say when they're defeated as part of Volume2 Book 5 Chapter 1
Fixed a respawn issue involving Amarthiel during an instance in Book 9.
A mustering horn, present in the instance version of the final chapter of Volume 1 Book 1 in Bree-land, has been removed.
The final chapter of Volume 1 Book 1 has been altered to allow for solo play. It is a very difficult solo adventure.
Volume 2 Book 5 Chapter 2: Coffers are now unique and the quest can no longer be advanced by collecting respawns of a single coffer.
Volume 2, Book 5, Chapter 5: The Way of the Smiths; enemies should now spawn more reliably.
Volume 2 Book 7 Chapter 5 "The Wilting Rot" now gives level appropriate potions.
Volume 2 Book 7 Chapter 8: Players must now clear Zurr-thurkh of threats before Orvar will arrive and enable access to the ruined Throne of Durin.